A Few Things I’m Loving Right Now

A Few Things I'm Loving Right Now 15

Tonight, it was dark much earlier than I remember.  So, I guess it’s official: the end of summer will be upon us shortly.  This is both good and bad.  Good in that Fall will soon be here, and Fall is truly the best season for fashion (or at least way more exciting sartorially than summer, which, of course, has a lot of other things going for it).  Bad in that summer rules.  But there is a lot to be excited about right now. . .

Trish McEvoy Illuminating Cream Palette — this amazing compact is easily my favorite new beauty find of the summer.  In fact, it’s my favorite compact of all time (admit it, in most compacts, there’s at least one thing you don’t really use or feel like is necessary).  This one combines the most beautiful peachy cream blush (which is normally not my jam, but the consistency of this one is perfect), a cream highlighter, a cream bronzer, and a translucent finishing powder that sets your makeup (and tones down any excess shininess, if you’d prefer not to be too glowy).  Though I like to try new products, I tend to quickly go back to my five tried and true products unless I truly love something.  So it says a lot that I’ve been using this compact every day since I bought it weeks ago.  It has replaced my other blushes, and the bronzer and highlighter together are so easy to sweep on and create a gorgeous glow.  I highly recommend it.

Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse — I’m a fan of Oribe’s other products, especially this one, and now I can’t wait to try his new Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse because that’s exactly what I want from a hair product– volume.  Oribe’s products smell like heaven, too, so they’re like a double win.

Katy Perry’s “Roar”– This is my favorite new song; my summer joy anthem.  I’ve had it on repeat since I first heard it, like a teenager replaying the tune that reminds her of her summer love, except this song gets me pumped and makes me feel like “I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me ROOOOOAAAAR!!!!”  It’s a fabulous workout tune, a fist pumping dance song, and a self-empowerment anthem for the ages (take that, Russell Brand!!).  

Maya Brenner Letter Stud Earrings— These earrings are so precious- I love that they’re sold separately (so you can get your own initials, those of a loved one, or whatever other combination you like).  I bought my initials and am loving them as a change from my usual studs.  So cute!!

Now, let’s go squeeze as much juice out of the remaining days of summer as possible!!

1.  Trish McEvoy Illuminating Cream Palette / 2.  Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse / 3.  Katy Perry “Roar / 4.  Maya Brenner Letter Stud Earrings

5 comments

  • sandra

    okay…1. OBSESSED with “roar” basically want to go run a marathon every time i hear it!!! and 2. i am now OBSESSED and lusting over those earrings- HOW freaking cute! i love them, for your own initials your kids initials, etc…. CUTE!

  • sandra

    one more thing: really excited about the trish product. you got me hooked on her stuff!

    • Alexandra

      Sandra-
      I’m so glad you like the picks!! I’m over the moon about all of them. You’ll love the compact, and the earrings are the bomb.

      Gotta go run and turn on some more Katy Perry! 😉
      xx,
      Ali

  • So, I watched the Katy Perry movie for the first time last night. And…I cried! Seriously! It’s really good. I highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it.

    • Alexandra

      Oh my Lord– count me in!!! I didn’t realize it was out on demand or video already. Thanks for letting us know!!
      xx,
      Ali