Month: March 2014

Music Monday #28 – “Blue Moon” by Beck

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I’ve never actually been the biggest Beck fan. Is that bad to say? It’s just never super appealed to me. But I heard a song off of his new album, and it struck me, at first, on a musical level, but then on a lyrical level as well. I’m usually someone who won’t like a song unless I can stand the lyrics (almost always…obviously everyone has exceptions), but I hadn’t quite made them out. It really fits how I’ve been feeling lately. Hope you like it, too.

I’m going to have to check out more of the new album, Morning Phase!

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Book Recommendations

Today’s question is going to be totally self-serving, but I’m going away in two weeks and I need to bring reading material with me. So…

Have you read anything great lately that you would recommend?

Thanks in advance! 馃槈

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Haul: The search for THE Lanc么me lipstick

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Lanc么me lipstick I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I can be a bit obsessive when it comes to lipstick鈥攅specially when it comes to finding the right shade of lipstick. Which is how I wound up the owner of, count them, FOUR different Lanc么me lipsticks, in the two-monthlong search for a specific one.

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OOTD: Dot Dot Dash

OOTD I can’t post this OOTD without getting teary. This was back when I had my lovely photographer/friend/colleague Danielle to take photos for me. And this was back when my hair was actually long. The one thing I don’t miss is the surroundings. They may make for good fashion photos, but try working somewhere where this is all that’s around you!

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MY HAIR!! *SOB*

It was certainly too cold to leave the office without a coat, though it was just slightly warmer鈥攅nough for me not to have to bundle into my big, black puffer coat and break out my beautiful purple coat.

OOTD A tad blurry, but I had to point out that my friend Dagmar and I found out that we both had the same sunglasses. 馃檪

OOTD I know it’s a tad matchy matchy, but I actually love this outfit. Black, white, and red is one of my favorite color combinations.

OOTD I always feel a bit fabulous wearing it.

OOTD But I can still laugh at myself. 馃檪

DSC_2300 This was my first attempt with the Bobbi Brown liner, incidentally. The lipstick is Melt’s Belladonna 2.

OOTD Yes, I AM a bit ridiculous. 馃檪

Outfit details:
Dress: Hippocampe (bought in Paris)
Top: Kate Young for Target bodysuit (old)
Coat: J. Crew (old)
Sunglasses: Coach (old)
Shoes: Tieks

Photos by Danielle Eastberg

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Wishlist Wednesday #27 – Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01

Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01
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I鈥檓 not sure what it is. Maybe it was buying the NARSissist palette. But suddenly I鈥檝e gone palette mad. And I reallllllly want the聽Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01.

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Mini Haul: Hakuhodo brushes part 2

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Hakuhodo brushes Back with some more Hakuhodo brushes! When I saw that the J5523 was back in stock, I had to jump on it. And I took along the J521 Flat Eyeliner D1 Brush, for shits and giggles.

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Music Monday #27 – “We Are Fine” by Sharon Van Etten

My heart is still bruised and sore from my team’s traumatic loss yesterday to their most bitter rivals, so I thought this song was kind of fitting. Plus, Zach Condon.

How do you cheer yourself up when you’re down?

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Big Changes and 200 Posts!

Welcome to my 200th post! Funny how these milestones seem to keep happening on Sundays.

Anyway, last week 2 things happened. The first is that I had my last day at my job, and I start my new one tomorrow. (Wish me luck!)

The other is that I went for a haircut, asked for 2 inches off, since I knew my ends were still really damaged, and when all was said and done, she had taken off 6 inches. Or so. I’m still not recovered from the trauma. My long, long hair is no more. I actually choke up every time I see someone with very long hair. I’m not even joking.

(My least favorite placation is, “It’ll grow back” followed very closely by, “She didn’t cut off THAT much” [she DID], followed by, “It doesn’t look that short.” So don’t even try. I’m not saying it’s not a good cut, but that’s half a year’s growth, so it’s not JUST going to grow back any time soon. My hair hasn’t been this short in years My one friend who understood said, “It’s the first shower that’s the worst,” and it was. I almost cried. I just hate it when they take that control away from you.)

I have some OOTD posts that I’ve been saving up since I lost my photographers when I left my job, so you’ll probably see shots of my old hair interspersed with my new hair. (Then tell me it’s not that much shorter!)

So, on to this week’s question:

What big changes are going on in your life right now?

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Review: Innarah Skin Care

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Innarah Skin Care Update 4/9/14: Innarah amazingly sent me full-sized versions of the other items, so I updated the photos. They also sent a product I hadn’t tried before, so I’ll review that separately.

When last we talked about my skin, it was in excellent condition. I must have jinxed it, because shortly after writing that, I started to notice weird, bumpy pimples springing out on my upper cheeks. And a field of zits broke out on my chin and refused to go away (and they weren鈥檛 even hormonally induced!). So when someone from Innarah skin care reached out to me about trying some of their products, I knew that I had nothing to lose! (Even though I just keep thinking of Inara!!)

I know that it was just a fluke of proximity, but I received the products the day after they were mailed out. That鈥檚 unheard of. And inclined me to feel favorably towards them. BUT, would they live up to these favorable feels?

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Mini Haul: Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, Kajal Liner, and Sparkle Eyeshadow

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Mini haul Bobbi Brown I had a few things on a Bobbi Brown wishlist for a while, so when I saw they were having a sale a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but cross some of them off my list!

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