Odds and Ends


1. I love love love this video so much.

2. Did you guys see the whole coyote prank thing this week? Pretty damn funny.

3. 13 things mentally strong people do not do. I need to work on #13. A lot.

4. OMG! This song perfectly sums up 2006. Laughed so hard.

5. “Life is not a series of problems to be solved, it’s a journey that you should be fascinated by.” Letting go is hard, y’all.

6. Credo Beauty is one of my favorite green beauty retailers and they are having their friends and family event right now. 20% off all orders over $75 with code CredoLovesFriends. I love their perfume and candle selection, and they pretty much carry every skincare brand that I use.

7. Dance like no one is watching. Get it!

8. This right here is my 5-minute makeup look for the winter months.

9. Well, now that you are mandated to bury aborted fetuses in Texas, here are some ideas for funerals. (I can’t BELIEVE this is now a law.)

10. Looking for a gift box or stocking stuffer this holiday? Check out this one and this one. Sustainable, eco-friendly, and handmade! I’d do a cartwheel if I received one of these.

11. Haha, the 2016 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog is just on time. The Poop Bucket Peppermint Bark had me smirking.

12. Love this post on how to get more involved in your community.

13. “The purpose of education is to become yourself so you can make meaningful and innovative contributions to society.” Great read.

14. Love. Five theories on the greatest emotion of all.

Happy Friday to you.

image credit: crate and barrel


Warm Up Your Winter With This Look


Whether you are into a full face of makeup or a barely-there kind of girl, I have a palette for you. The limited edition Winter Warmth Palette by Beautycounter is getting tons of play in my current rotation. I simply can’t think of a person this palette wouldn’t work on. Neutral browns, warm-toned blushes, and a fantastic highlighter…I’m loving it all.

I know many of you are just starting to build your green beauty arsenal, and this palette packs so much punch for the price. (Only $58! It’s such a steal.) Plus, it makes my makeup process fly by in the mornings since it’s all packed into one.

Here’s how I’m using it.


1 Apply Tint Skin Foundation (I use the shade Linen) to entire face.

2. Apply my favorite concealer by W3LL People (I use Light, and it’s on sale right now!) underneath my eyes.

3. Apply Goldleaf (third from the left) all over eyelid. Apply Amethyst (second from right) into my crease. Apply Pearl (third from right) underneath my brows and in the inner corners of my eyes.

4. Apply a very thin line of Jane Iredale Jelly Jar in Black onto upper lashline and finish eyes with a coat of Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel (now carried at Sephora! This makes me very happy.)

5. Sweep Tawny (blush on left) across entire cheekbone and a dab of Whisper on the apples of my cheeks. Pat a little bit of the Feather highlighter on the tops of cheekbones.

6. Finish off with Dahlia lip gloss.

Voilá! A warm look for winter in about 5 minutes. Can’t beat that.

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Give Better with Cuyana


oversized carryall tote in navy

Cuyana’s philosophy of fewer, better things has always resonated with me, and is the primary reason I’ve been a customer for years. A secondary reason? I LOVE ALL OF THE THINGS.

When anyone asks my opinion on a great shop for gift-giving, Cuyana is tops on my list. They have a wide range of gifts from totes to tops to keychains (all dreamt up by the design team in San Francisco and made by their family-run partners in Italy, Argentina, Peru, Turkey, and beyond), with all types of price points.


Here are a few of my favorite things. Enjoy!