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The Best of The Best: Vapour Cosmetics

The Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again green beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare and cosmetics, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.

from left to right: trick stick in luster, multi-use stick in courtesean, multi-use stick in spark, siren lipstick in au pair, multi-use stick in scandal, elixir plumping gloss in beguile, elixir gloss in shiva rose, multi-use stick in impulse, atmosphere luminous foundation in 115, solar translucent bronzer in spicy

Vapour Beauty is the first cosmetics brand I’ve featured in my Best of Best series, and that designation does not come lightly. In fact, when considering all the cosmetics brands in the green beauty realm that I adore, it wasn’t super easy to pick. However, most of the brands I love excel in one or two areas (for instance, my fave Kosas Cosmetics is all about the lips), and Vapour is one of the few brands that not only I can create an entire look with that garners compliments again and again, but these products PERFORM.

First off, a little bit about Vapour as a company. Founded in Taos, New Mexico by Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley, Krysia’s knowledge of healing botanicals and alchemical blending in combination with Kristine’s masterful blending of natural mineral pigments which creates Vapour’s palette of modern, classic color is a match made in heaven.

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Odds and Ends

1. After much research on the topic, I bought a robe. I think I’m in love.

2. It’s not just a cold, it’s “sickness behavior.”

3. Are devices sucking you out of your actual surroundings? This is for you.

4. Wow. Prepare to cry.

5. Great questions to ask your children after school.

6. Um, I do this on a weekly basis with my neighbors. I’m pathetic.

7. THIS is what self-care really means. So much yes to this.

8. The only parenting books you’ll ever need to read. Some great ones on this list.

9. I made the pizza cinnamon rolls from Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter. Loved every word of this.

10. And moving on from Batali to another piece of shit.

11. 80s must-haves. I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed that I owned 5 out of 6.

12. Hot toddies actually work! I shall have one tonight. (Oh, wait. That whole “dry January” thing I’m doing. Damn.)

13. This is the lotion I use daily and it’s finally back in stock. Hallelujah.

14. Pretty much the best salad ever.

Happy Friday! Hope you guys have a great weekend.

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Odds and Ends

1. I’m suddenly really into champagne (despite doing a dry January), but I know nothing. This was a good primer.

2. WTF, Silicon Valley.

3. My holy grail eye serum is a steal this month.

4. Dude. No thanks, Huntington Beach.

5. Looking to reach a meditative state? Just watch a few of his videos.

6. Oh my goodness, did you watch Google’s 2017 Year In Search video? Wow, 2017. Wow.

7. Kristen Bell + Dave Grohl = Amazingness

8. Winter favorites, 30% off. Great deals.

9. Getting ready to hit my high-travel part of the year, and I’m praying to see someone doing this.

10. Dying memorists’ spouses end up together. What a lovely story.

11. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know I’ve been debating the Instant Pot. Love this post on getting started.

12. On this week’s podcast, Kristen and I dish all of our cold weather favorites (teas and robes and slippers, oh my!), and dive into the Enneagram Type 4.

Happy Friday!

photo credit: inès longevial