Things I’m Loving: Fall 2017

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara
Lively Smooth Strapless Bra
Bite Beauty Sangria Lipstick
BECCA Shimmering Skin Pressed Highlighter
ASICS Metrolyte Sneaker
Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash
Brass Clothing Modern Trouser
01/08
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo/Find It

As a former daily hair washer, it took me a while to come around to dry shampoo but now I’m on board with it. I have tried out practically every brand on the market and tested extensively to find my favorite, and here you have it! I love everything about the Aveda version – “cleaning” ability, lift, scent, dispense mechanism, and the value for my money.

Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara/Find It

I have been wearing this Tarte mascara for well over a year now and I am very glad to say that the honeymoon period still isn’t over, even having gone through at least a few tubes. I simply adore this stuff – it gives my lashes length and volume but does a fantastic job separating them. It just has a nice natural look and from start to finish of each tube, the quality stays constant.

Lively Smooth Strapless Bra/Find It

Are strapless bras just the worst? Usually. Finding one that is supportive, smoothing, stays put, doesn’t lose form over the course of a day, and has the right top silhouette for low cut tops has been quite a challenge. I’m happy to report that I purchased two of these beauties and have been extremely pleased with their performance. This is my new gold standard for strapless bras.

Bite Beauty Sangria Lipstick/Find It

Bite lipsticks are forever my favorite and this shade, Sangria, is a must have. It is a rich magenta that is bright, bold, and seems to go with just about everything. It has great longterm wearability and has become my fall back when I can’t quite decide what shade to wear. It never fails me.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Pressed Highlighter/Find It

When my work bag including all of my makeup was stolen, replacing all of it at once was one of my least favorite parts. Ouch! However, finding this new highlighter that I simply adore was a silver, or maybe a sparkly champagne, lining. This gives a beautiful shimmer that truly makes skin appear to be glowing. A little bit goes a long way, which is great because it lasts a long time. (I have and love the champagne pop version.)

ASICS Metrolyte Sneaker/Find It

I have two pairs of these sneakers and have owned them for quite some time. I LOVE them. They are cute, comfy, and are my go-to option for wearing at work with my scrubs, heading to yoga or pilates, walking around the neighborhood, or running errands. If it weren’t totally impractical to have them in five colors, I definitely would.

Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash/Find It

Since puberty, I have suffered from varying degrees of back acne. While I know there are much worse problems, this one is embarrassing and often painful. I’ve tried every remedy under the sun, over the counter and prescription from a dermatologist, and while most things provided a temporary fix, nothing was a long term solution. Finally, with this body wash, I’m having better results and I’ve been using it for quite a while. Breakouts are now a rarity and when they happen, they are much less severe. (PS – My dad was full of sh*t when he said my acne would go away when I hit adulthood.) I only use this on my back and shoulders and use it maybe every other shower.

Brass Clothing Modern Trouser/Find It

As I have mentioned before, and as I will continue to discuss over time, I’m working on shifting my wardrobe to clothing made by companies that focus on ethical and sustainable production. In cutting out my former supplier of fast fashion work trousers, I needed a suitable replacement. I found it in these classic pants from Brass Clothing and I am thrilled with them. I wish they came in lots more colors but for now, I’m pleased to have the black pair!

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  • Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
    Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo/Find It

    As a former daily hair washer, it took me a while to come around to dry shampoo but now I’m on board with it. I have tried out practically every brand on the market and tested extensively to find my favorite, and here you have it! I love everything about the Aveda version – “cleaning” ability, lift, scent, dispense mechanism, and the value for my money.

  • Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara
    Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara/Find It

    I have been wearing this Tarte mascara for well over a year now and I am very glad to say that the honeymoon period still isn’t over, even having gone through at least a few tubes. I simply adore this stuff – it gives my lashes length and volume but does a fantastic job separating them. It just has a nice natural look and from start to finish of each tube, the quality stays constant.

  • Lively Smooth Strapless Bra
    Lively Smooth Strapless Bra/Find It

    Are strapless bras just the worst? Usually. Finding one that is supportive, smoothing, stays put, doesn’t lose form over the course of a day, and has the right top silhouette for low cut tops has been quite a challenge. I’m happy to report that I purchased two of these beauties and have been extremely pleased with their performance. This is my new gold standard for strapless bras.

  • Bite Beauty Sangria Lipstick
    Bite Beauty Sangria Lipstick/Find It

    Bite lipsticks are forever my favorite and this shade, Sangria, is a must have. It is a rich magenta that is bright, bold, and seems to go with just about everything. It has great longterm wearability and has become my fall back when I can’t quite decide what shade to wear. It never fails me.

  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Pressed Highlighter
    BECCA Shimmering Skin Pressed Highlighter/Find It

    When my work bag including all of my makeup was stolen, replacing all of it at once was one of my least favorite parts. Ouch! However, finding this new highlighter that I simply adore was a silver, or maybe a sparkly champagne, lining. This gives a beautiful shimmer that truly makes skin appear to be glowing. A little bit goes a long way, which is great because it lasts a long time. (I have and love the champagne pop version.)

  • ASICS Metrolyte Sneaker
    ASICS Metrolyte Sneaker/Find It

    I have two pairs of these sneakers and have owned them for quite some time. I LOVE them. They are cute, comfy, and are my go-to option for wearing at work with my scrubs, heading to yoga or pilates, walking around the neighborhood, or running errands. If it weren’t totally impractical to have them in five colors, I definitely would.

  • Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash
    Origins Clear Improvement Purifying Charcoal Body Wash/Find It

    Since puberty, I have suffered from varying degrees of back acne. While I know there are much worse problems, this one is embarrassing and often painful. I’ve tried every remedy under the sun, over the counter and prescription from a dermatologist, and while most things provided a temporary fix, nothing was a long term solution. Finally, with this body wash, I’m having better results and I’ve been using it for quite a while. Breakouts are now a rarity and when they happen, they are much less severe. (PS – My dad was full of sh*t when he said my acne would go away when I hit adulthood.) I only use this on my back and shoulders and use it maybe every other shower.

  • Brass Clothing Modern Trouser
    Brass Clothing Modern Trouser/Find It

    As I have mentioned before, and as I will continue to discuss over time, I’m working on shifting my wardrobe to clothing made by companies that focus on ethical and sustainable production. In cutting out my former supplier of fast fashion work trousers, I needed a suitable replacement. I found it in these classic pants from Brass Clothing and I am thrilled with them. I wish they came in lots more colors but for now, I’m pleased to have the black pair!

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  • Lauren Ochoa

    I love that highlighter! My skin is very fair like yours so I tend to love the colors you use. Do you ever use a liquid to powder compact foundation? I use liquid foundation when I do my makeup at home but I would love to find a great compact-based product that I could throw in my gym bag.

  • Annie

    I think maybe I don’t know enough about foundation to answer your question well. I don’t know what liquid to powder is. Mine is more liquid than powder, but pretty thick. It is Tarte but I forget exactly which type off hand.

  • Christi Long

    I love the Aveda dry shampoo too! I’ve also tried several, but this one is my favorite! I especially love how you squeeze the bottle to apply it, rather than spray it on.

  • Kat Moore

    Just got my Bite Sangria. Officially addicted.

  • Kat Moore

    Do you just shop in store at Sephora? Or do you order online ever? They don’t have a location that’s really convenient for me, so I gave online a shot. Having significant issues with their shipping procedures and wondering if it’s a temporary issue or an ongoing thing. Because I do LOVE the Bite lipstick now, but it’s apparently sold exclusively through Sephora. TIA

  • Annie

    I order online about 50% of the time. I have never had any shipping issues but I shop there so much that I have the VIB Rouge status (aaaah don’t judge!) and that gives me 3-day shipping every time.

  • Annie

    Yay! I have another latest color love to share with you all soon. I’m a great influence :)

  • Kat Moore

    Ha! No judgement. I got about halfway there in a week.

  • Jennifer

    As a fellow back acne sufferer, thanks for the suggestion! I’ve also had great results with the Paula’s Choice Clear Acne Body Spray. http://www.paulaschoice.com/clear-acne-body-spray/624.html?cgid=category-acne

  • Melissa

    You’re an amazing influence, Annie! I bought both your recommendations (Sangria and Cayenne!), please tell me the other color you love! :)