On My Desk This Month: October 2017

It has been a BIG MONTH, y’all. I sold my book, and got to actually tell people I sold my book! I’ve also started to really work in earnest on a new project, which is exciting and invigorating and all sorts of other adjectives.

ANYWAY. Let’s get into the material objects I like to spend money on.

  • Adrenaline Crush, a sort of glittery purple nail polish from Sally Hansen (that is WAY darker than it looks on the Target website)
  • This Ambrosia candle from Aspen Bay Candles, which I think I got from Anthropologie (or it may have been a gift?)
    • Notes of orange and grapefruit and it doesn’t say pineapple but I am convinced there’s some in there
  • A pair of one dollar Christmas socks from Target because it’s time
  • The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
  • A mini matte creme lip crayon from Bite Beauty in the shade Pastille
  • A mini GEN NUDE matte liquid lip from Bare Minerals in the shade Bo$$
  • The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb which I would full on DIE for
  • A Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer because I finally replaced my old one, which shattered
  • Thayer’s Witch Hazel toner – I’ve never really been a toner person but this is affordable and it’s actually working
    • I got the Rose Petal version by accident… kind of wishing I hadn’t but I still like it!!

What have you been loving this month?

On My Desk This Month: August 2017

I am not a beauty vlogger, so I can’t call this my “August Favorites,” but basically it’s my August favorites.

Here’s what’s on my desk (which I use as a vanity/coffee table/sometimes recycling bin) this month:

  • After School Boy Blazer, a deep navy Essie nail polish
  • Australian Bamboo Grass scented candle from Makers Kit
    • notes of French lavender, fresh cut grass, lemon peel, mint, and date
  • Espresso scented candle from Boulangerie
  • Two empty Diet Coke cans (okay, way more than two)
  • See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt
  • A tube of Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, my forever fave
  • My computer charger, wrapped almost entirely in electrical tape (hang in there, bud – love ya)
  • My phone in its new phone case, which has an illustrated leaf pattern
    • related: on the floor near my desk, my new favorite skirt, also with a leaf pattern (somebody pls take me to a forest)
  • A pair of battered blue-lensed sunglasses from CVS
  • A NYX Micro Brow pencil in black/noir (if you have dark brows, do not kid yourself that anything but the darkest shade of this pencil will work for you – their espresso shade was WAY too warm for me)
  • And last but not least, a lactic acid serum from The Ordinary

What’s on your desk this month?