glossier review

hi guys.

i recently ordered from glossier.
i wanted to first try out the balm dotcom products.
i was so impressed by the packaging and the products that i wanted to share my thoughts with you. 

so i ordered three balms: birthday, coconut, and cherry. 
they all smell AMAZING.
(if you saw my last beauty post, you know i am obsessed with scented products.) 
but i didn't expect them to look so good on the lips.
birthday (smells like birthday cake) and coconut (!!!) are both untinted but have a shimmer to them.
cherry has the most beautiful hint of red to it without being overpowering. 

plus, these balms are multi-use.
they can be used on lips, cuticles, and dry skin.

the packaging:
cutest packaging ever. 
my products came in a pink pouch with tons of cute stickers.
the pouch will definitely be used to hold my other makeup.
also, the boxes for the balms are so nice i don't want to throw them away. 

i am a new fan of this brand. 
my first experience was good and all their products seem to celebrate natural beauty
 instead of "hardcore" makeup.
i don't wear foundation and i love a dewy, fresh face. 
so i will definitely try more products in the future. 
plus, they're all cruelty free (no bunnies hurt in the process. yay). 

check them out and tell me what you think! 




hi guys.

issa megapost. 

i ran into some technical issues and had to delete all my posts from 2010-2014. 
I wanted to revamp my blog but this wasn't part of my plan.
so sad to lose so many memories on my blog.

But here's some throwback pics that got deleted.
Mostly from NYC but a few pics from London in the mix, too.

sorry again. technology is a gift and a curse. 

much love.


summer beauty essentials

hi guys.
wanted to share my 4 beauty essentials for summer.

This color correct cream is perfect for evening out skin tone but feeling like you have no makeup on! 
I don't wear foundation at all but this product gives me a lightweight alternative to foundation if I want some coverage.
It has SPF30 so it also protects you from the sun. 
I am obsessed with coconut scent and this spray is perfect.
I spray it all over my body before I go out and I smell like coconuts all day. 
Makes me feel like I'm at a beach in the Bahamas when I'm actually stuck in NYC.
(also check out their other scents!)
This product is one of my favs because it smells so good and looks so pretty. 
The oil is perfect for calming down frizzy hair or giving skin a hydrating boost.
This product smells so good too. 
I think I have a obsession with scents...help.
But it's super easy to apply and doesn't leave that white sunscreen mark on your skin.
(the link is to coconut scent, which I don't have yet but will get ASAP)

Hope you enjoyed these favorite beauty items. 
Let me know if you've tried any of these and how you liked them! 



island vibes playlist

hey y'all. 
here's a mini playlist to give you some major island vibes.




hi guys.

can you believe we're already halfway through 2017?

here's me posing in front of Flatiron Building. 
We had a random photoshoot with my friend and blocked some pedestrian traffic. 
But i like how the pics turned out. 

I'm off to celebrate the 4th of July! 
much love! 


Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Shorts - Gucci
Bag - YSL