Things I’m Loving: Fall 2017
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!