April 2018

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April favorites

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At a glance, this subdued yellow might seem unconventional as a polish, but its charm really shines when it's finally applied. It's subtle but slightly bold, understated but chic, relatable but unique all at once. And while J. Hannah's entire line of nail lacquer offers the best set of neutral colors, "Miso" is my favorite for its interestingly colorful approach into the neutral zone. It's perfect year-round really, but donning this muted pastel hue during spring and summer seems especially appropriate.

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Right off the bat, I ought to say that I'm not much of a lipstick person, much less one for the matted variant. BUT! This Velour Extreme Matte lipstick collection from Laura Mercier is a game changer. True to its name, the product is velvety smooth, very pigmented and actually long lasting. Like, you-can-eat-and-not-feel-like-you-have-lipstick-on-and-only-reapply-once-in-a-day long lasting. It's honestly hard to pick one swatch, because every single hue is wondrous, but if I *had* to whittle it down to my top five, they would be: "On Point" - a bright and fun neon orange, "Vibe" - a cool and relaxed pinkish beige (what I'm wearing above), "Fierce" - an alluring milky chocolate, "Fire" - a fiery reddish orange reminiscent of a sultry night in southern Italy, and "Power" - a sophisticated-but-fun berry burgundy hue.

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This set of shampoo and conditioner does what it says it does- it plumps and strengthens and refreshes. But what I love most about these two, and about the Kevin Murphy hair brand in general, is that I generally feel like I have to wash my hair less often after using. It stays feeling clean (without ever giving me that 'stripped' clean feeling), AND my hair smells amazing for at least two days following the wash. Everytime I tousle my hair or run my fingers through the top of my head, I still get whiffs of this wash and I love it.

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If you're like me and you often feel sore, or if you have a hard time falling asleep or even just feeling relaxed, these CBD gumdrops from Lord Jones are your answer. Lord Jones makes an array of CBD-infused products but these all natural, old-fashioned confections are seriously some of the best cannibis products out there in general. After having one, I feel calmer and relieved, and sometimes I'll even pop one for that time of the month. They're non-psychoactive so it's a treat and treatment in one! On a side note, Lord Jones also regularly hosts medicated sound baths (electronic mixes) around Los Angeles - if you're interested in attending, you should follow them to look out for upcoming opportunities.

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When it comes to working out, I get bored pretty easily so it's important that I get to hop around to various studios and attend any class at any time. Classpass lets me do that. I've taken over a hundred classes, everything from (hot) yoga to boxing to pilates to HIIT/circuit training to barre to vertical climbing and power plate exercising. Better yet, the app works on a credit system (each class is worth a different amount, depending on the length and time of the day), which allows you to set your schedule month to month however you see fit-- if you're feeling really inspired to work out one month, you can purchase a bigger package and have the ability to attend 10-14 classes. Conversely if you're strapped for time in the next month and can only manage three or four classes a month, there's a tier perfect for that as well. I truly love the versatility and freedom I get with Classpass. If you've never tried it, use my referral link for $40 off your first month. Springtime is my favorite season for working out-- the weather is right and coming out of hibernation I begin to feel excited and motivated for summer, so if you feel the same, go out and do something! Once you find your favorite studios, it's worth it, I promise.

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It is not very often that I feel completely wowed by a makeup product, but these are the most recent ones to make me feel that way. I've been recommending these blushes to just about everyone I know. The texture is light and and the finish gives you the most natural, gorgeous flush. In all honesty, all of these colors are flattering--I just added the limited edition "Hot Tin Roof" to the arsenal this past month--and sometimes I'll even mix two colors to get a slight variation. A little goes a reeeally long way, so I feel that you really get your bang for the buck.

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For someone who has a hard time falling and staying asleep, this sleep pen from Dosist has become a vital part of my nightly routine. It'll get me sleeping in no time and keep me sleeping soundly. I started using this after I would get clogged up from allergies (and therefore had trouble falling asleep), and now I continue to use it just because I generally wake up the next day feeling so refreshed after doing so. Definitely recommend!

Neon Blush, February favorites, favorite products, monthly favorites, Los Angeles, beauty and fashion blogger, J Hannah nail polish, miso nail polish, yellow neutral nails, silk scrunchies, satin scrunchies, Zebra mildliner pens, Lord Jones CBD gummies, Kevin Murphy hair products, Kevin Murphy plumping rinse and wash, Med Men, Dosist sleep pen, MedMen DTLA, MedMen WeHo, MedMen Los Angeles, NARS liquid blush set, makeup blush, liquid blush, Oribe hand cream, Classpass referral, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte lipstickOribe nourishing hand creme

Even though we have really mild winters in Los Angeles, my hands still manage to dry out and crack quite a bit. This hand creme from Oribe has grown to be one of my favorites - it's rich and truly moisturizing for hours. After continued use, I noticed it repaired my dry skin and kept it soft and moisturized for a while, so the effects seem to be long lasting. This hand creme is a pretty penny but worth the investment.

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Scrunchies! What's not to love? They're fun. They add a nice touch to your bun or ponytail. They make you feel like you're wearing a corsage. They also surprisingly hold really well and rarely snag your hair. I got my assorted pack of 12 on Amazon here.

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After getting into bullet journaling in 2017, I decided this year that I would get more creative with layouts, colors and such. Leave it up to these Zebra mildliner pens to amp it up. These pens are perfect for your usual highlighting, but do well for regular coloring, too. And the colors are PERFECT. I get that weird, giddy feeling I used to get on the first day of school with my fresh school supplies whenever I use these.

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Blue jean baby, starry eyed lady

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Combining denim and a starry pattern in an ode to welcoming spring in none other than rag & bone, one of my favorite brands of all time. It's a label that's synonymous with the effortlessly cool, that's fun but grown, that's mostly casual but usually thoughtful - something that I've always associated with spring styling.

As mentioned previously, this year I'm trying to widen my sartorial reach to more prints and patterns, and try sophisticated silhouettes while maintaining the casual, simple aesthetic that I normally go for. These spring/summer pieces from rag & bone strike the perfect balance between the fresh and familiar:



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Summers, or something like it

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Sadly I did not make it out to Coachella this year, but I do look forward to the carefree air that seems to follow the festival season. I feel like festival season is the marker of the brink of summer: the desert tones, balmy bodies, the juxtaposition between the vibrant and fun and the modest and minimal, and that laissez-faire modus. All of these things are encapsulated in Eggie, the uber cute yet spunky brainchild of the ever so adorable Jenn Im. As a fellow Angeleno and festival fiend, I feel like she just gets 'it' and how to dress in warmer weather. Many of the pieces in her collection seem to fit just right even for petites and the vertically challenged, which is a major plus. Peep some of my favorite pieces for spring and summer below:



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See it through

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Hi guys! AHH, in the blink of an eye, it seems as if spring has arrived... it especially seems that way on here. Needless to say, I've been posting more consistently on Instagram and Stories but decided I should link you guys to more options here as I'd gotten quite a few inquiries about this top. You guys know I'm not normally one for colorful garb (although I think I'm open to turning a new leaf on that front), so instead of jumping right into an explosion of color, I decided that I'll take it easy this transitional season and go for sheer pieces or an exaggerated cut instead... and then maybe slowly edge into that polychromatic zone. Think: neutrals in tulle, polka dots, texture, ruffles, layers, because monochromatic can still be vibrant and feminine. For those who feel the same, here are some alternatives to typical, colorful spring styles:


On that previous note, I know this place has been collecting a bit of dust over the past couple months and I've actually gotten a few concerned emails and DMs about it, but I promise I haven't forgotten about this space of mine. I've been steadily thinking about ways to improve this site, hopefully making it less of a landing page and more of a digital home, to make it feel more like myself and the ways I've grown outside of this realm of fashion and beauty. I'm hoping to bring it back to life soon enough. Until then, there will be a few posts scattered here and there. Thanks for sticking around and being patient x

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