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Odds and Ends

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1. People. Get ready. If you are looking for alternatives to resting bitch face, here you go. I used a lot of these faces this past year, but the winner has to be a tie between “You Are Still Talking About Yourself Face” and the “I Would Do Well to Question Your Motives Face,” which I used approximately 49,000 times this year.

2. Vintage holiday snapshots. I want that emerald satin dress.

3. Dude. Do you put toilet paper on the seat? Oops.

4. What romance really means after 10 years of marriage. I love this so much.

5. Why it’s time attitudes towards addiction change.

6. Have you heard of the Invisible Backpack of White Privilege from LL Bean? “It’s great for carrying questionable things like weed, Ponzi schemes, and sex crimes.”

7. Do you know that the Merriam-Webster word of the year is? I know a few who love to use this word.

8. 21 books everyone has started but never finished. Haha, I have over 10 on the list.

9. Sometimes, I wish Lena Dunham would just shut her mouth.

10. Are you still bullet journaling? Here are some top ideas from 2016.

11. Me, trying to understand many things. Ha!

12. Dark sense of humor? You will LOVE these. I could not control my laughter while reading.

13. What chefs buy from Trader Joe’s. I have to say the Omega Trek Mix is my absolute fave.

14. Best photographs of 2016. Oh, these are good.

15. Born before 1985 like yours truly? What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the Internet.

16. How many of these “healthy” things are you doing? According to this article, they are all myths.

17. 2016 was the year the feminist bubble burst. Super interesting read.

18. What is up with the celebrity deaths this year? I CAN’T TAKE IT.

19. All for this approach to eating.

20. What a month of mirror selfies can can teach you.

21. Have you seen these reversible faux leather totes? So good. Also, this initial bar necklace is on sale for 6 bucks. #whut

22. Last, but certainly not least, I am going to miss this man so much. SO MUCH.

Happy New Year’s Eve! 2017, let’s do this thing!

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Odds and Ends

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1. Okay, 2016 wasn’t a total jerk. Some of these made me a little teary.

2. Seriously, though. Good riddance, 2016.

3. Tata Harper sale! 15% off sitewide and free 2-day shipping on orders over $100. Now through Sunday the 18th! Can’t live without the Regenerating Cleanser daily and the Resurfacing Mask. Also LOVE her aromatherapy.

4. Some hilarious country tourism slogans here. Colombia is MAGICAL REALISM. Okay.

5. Want to help out with the horrifying situation in Aleppo? Here’s the information you need.

6. OR you could spend your money sponsoring a Millenial.

7. I love Bruno Mars. TLF.

8. This is the greatest thing I saw all week. I’m all over these cell phone alerts.

9. Stevie Nicks is a goddess.

10. So glad ticket bots are about to get the boot. Drives me crazy when I want to see a show!

11. Listen. These are the best shoes for going to yoga in the colder months and I don’t care what you say.

Happy Friday! 9 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.

image credit: ida ekman

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Holiday Gifts for the Beauty Lover

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Um, Christmas is in less than two weeks. (WHUT.) If you’re like me and scrambling for last-minute gifts for friends or loved ones. (or, hey, just need to treat yourself for effectively dealing with all of the holiday stress…), might I suggest these lovely items from Petit Vour?

Yep! Not only does Petit Vour have a fabulous monthly green beauty box, but a fantastic green beauty shop.

Here are some of my favorites – all under 35 bucks! (Okay, except for the last candle, but it’s worth every penny, friends.) Enjoy!

1. Lily Lolo Eye Palette – This is my most-used eye palette. Love the shades and the wearability.

2. Apoterra Tulsi Try-Me Set – Love love love the scent of these products!

3. Jardin de Paris Memoir Notebook – So lovely. Needs to be on a bedside table or in a purse.

4. Habit Nail Polish – Great nail polishes – I’m partial to Camp, Deep Sea, Santa Sangre, and Hussy.

5. French Girl Organics Sea Soak – Oh, this scent is divine. Rose and Ylang Ylang…perfect for a long evening soak.

6. Little River Sock Mill Color Block Knee High Socks – How cute are these? Love the colors!

7. Gressa Lip Boost – These lip boosts hydrate and stay on the lips for a long, long time. I love Radiant and Bare.

8. Moon Juice Brain Dust – Time to get on the Moon Juice train. I personally have the Brain Dust and Beauty Dust, and love to put them in smoothies.

9. Fitglow Beauty Pressed Blush, – Joy is my favorite shade for that flushed wintry cheek look.

10. Lite + Cycle Vetiver Candle – If you love Vetiver, run don’t walk! Smells amazing.