Glossier Boy Brow
I feel like this product has been everyone's favorite recently, and rightfully so. We are living in the era of the thick, wild, bushy brow— the boy brow. I used to get my caterpillar-esque brows done every two weeks, but lately I've been embracing their natural look and just plucking, trimming, and using Boy Brow to style as needed. And thanks to a Glossier rep/dear friend Alicia, I got it for 20 percent off. Shop with her here.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
I'm pretty sure my mom hexed my skin. Since going on birth control, I haven't had a break out in 6 months. But last weekend, when my mother had the audacity to point out how clear my skin had gotten, I IMMEDIATELY broke out on my forehead. Gasp. In the heat of this crisis, Mario Badescu drying lotion has been my saving grace. All you have to do is dip a q-tip into the pink solution at the bottom of the bottle, dab it onto your blemish, and pass the hell out. When you wake up, your break out has vanished. Byeee.
Oops I'm a flop. I actually used to be a major hater of slides/mules aka "bougie grandma shoes." Maybe its because Gucci recently capitalized on the movement, or because I've seen some of my more fashionable friends picked up a pair— I'm just into them now. They're so adaptable, they can dress up mom jeans and a tucked in t-shirt or complete any sun-dress look. It's a great time to hop on the bandwagon.
I know I say bougie too much, its just rolls off the tongue so well. Bougie bougie bougie. Anyways, since the Adidas Superstar movement blessed the feet of teenage girls everywhere, many luxury brands have tried their hand in the over-priced tennis shoe arena. Obviously, these are a wish-list item, but the Gucci New Ace Embroidered Leather Mule Sneakers are ~to die~ for. They just look like something an esteemed french tennis star would wear in the '80s. A bougie french tennis star.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 Campaign: Soul Scene
This video is simply art, and in my opinion, the best campaign video so far. The campaign is a tribute to England's underground Urban Soul movement in the '70s, and portrays the exuberance of the era with absolute authenticity. Not only are the clothes vibrant and beautiful, but the overall mis-en-scene is alluring and transformative. If you haven't gotten the chance to see it, I highly suggest you check it out.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of "The Messy Heads" magazine and youtube creator, this girl's a boss. Her advocacy for self-expression and individuality is inspiring, and incredibly refreshing. But be warned: take one glance at her Instagram and you're going to feel compelled to drop everything and move to Paris.
"Where'd You Go Bernadette?" by Maria Semple
I had never laughed aloud while reading a book until I read, "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" Even if reading isn't your thing, I strongly recommend you give this book a try. Maria Semple is the snarky kind of clever, fitting as she used to write for one of the best comedies on TV, "Arrested Development." Without spoiling too much, the book tells the dramatic and ever-twisting tale of a young genius, Bee, her troubled father, and her misanthropic mother who HATES Seattle, as they try to survive the punishing social climate of Seattle, Washington. You will laugh, you will weep, and you will HATE Soo Lin. "Cheers."
"Son of Mr. Green Jeans" by Dinty Moore
This is actually a short essay I found in one of my old textbooks, and I'm so glad I did. The author, Dinty Moore, tells his story in a dictionary-like format, with subheadings ranging from "Tim Allen" to "Carp" to "Toilets." Within his illusive narrative, Moore shares his experience with fatherhood — or lack thereof— in seemingly disconnected blurbs, coming to a crescendo in the last subheading, "Zappa." Sometimes you read something that just sticks with you, and "Son of Mr. Green Jeans" is no exception.