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Wishlist Wednesday #28 – Vintage Scarf

My recent obsession is a vintage scarf. Okay, to be honest, I have been wanting one for a while now, but it’s suddenly resurfaced in urgency. The summer is coming up, and I’m trying to figure out a way to keep my hair neat when the wind blows it around. Because of the curls, I can’t pull it back or put it up without ruining it.

Then I started thinking about all the old Hollywood stars who wore scarves and how glamorous it looked.

 

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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! 😉

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Wishlist Wednesday #27 – Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01

Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01
Photo from Viseart

I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it was buying the NARSissist palette. But suddenly I’ve gone palette mad. And I reallllllly want the Viseart Neutral Palette Matte 01.

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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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Wishlist Wednesday #26 – Davines Natural Tech Replumping Line

I’ve spoken previously of my love for their products, and today I’m wishing for the newest release: Davines Natural Tech Replumping line.

Davines Natural Tech Replumping

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Music Monday #26 – “Human” by Christina Perri

I know, “Human” by Christina Perri is an odd choice for me. I hate classifying songs like these as “guilty pleasures,” just because I usually tend towards less popular music. But I’m not a hipster, and I don’t care if I like things that are popular or uncool. And we should just be able to like what we like, without having to justify it.

I like this song. Nay, I love this song. It really hits a place in me that’s wounded right now, and I get choked up whenever I hear it. I think we all can relate to this song.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Travel Plans

I am currently in the process of hammering out the final details of my next 2 trips (France in April, Brazil for the World Cup in June), so I was wondering what your travel plans were!

What’s your next trip you have planned? Or, where would you like it to be?

I have a guide to international beauty shopping brewing in my head, so stay tuned for that before I go away. 😉

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Wishlist Wednesday #25 – Delphine Manivet pour La Redoute Dress

So, today’s edition is an amalgamation of two desires, one already expressed, and one found in the course of researching a different week’s.

Delphine Manivet pour La Redoute Dress

 

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