Wednesday, October 8, 2014

review: greenbody deodorant

The GREENBODY Tea Tree & Rosemary deodorant didn't work for me. I have no intentions of keeping you guys in suspense here. It was an absolute disaster.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Wishlist

October Wishlist

October Wishlist by jaguar-zinnias

1. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn- $14.23
2. FASHION-CONSCIENCE Vegan "Shona" Classic Leather ankle boots- $104.38
3. SAPPHO ORGANICS Liquid Foundation in shade "Jennifer" - $48.00
4. KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY Brightening Serum- $72.00
5. ARDENCY INN Modster Manuka Honey Enriched pigment in "Sunday" -$21.00*

*Note: I take that back because talc is 2nd on the ingredient list ;___;

Friday, October 3, 2014

the lip product addict tag

Lighting may or may not have been crappy the day these were taken. To clarify: Icon is a classic red; Santa Fe is a pinky-red; Rosebud is a true, blue-based red which is darker and richer in person; and Modest can be be a bold peachy if worked up or a subtle every day color if rubbed into the lips.

Well, this one took a while. When Evelyn from We Were Raised By Wolves posted her version of The Lip Product Addict Tag, I was really inspired by her format and simplicity. I somehow never got around to writing it all out, but I'm newly inspired with the change of the season. On to the tag!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

review: zuzu luxe concealer

I initially walked in to Whole Foods hoping to find something I could put on my face and go. Biased towards tinted moisturizers and cc creams, I have somehow collected a host of concealers that don't actually match my no-makeup face. I have concealers that are too light (for mixing), too dark (also for mixing), and too orange (to match foundations with bizarre notions of what tan, olive-toned skin looks like).

So, a girl walks into Whole Foods and asks for a ZUZU LUXE concealer color match...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

instagram 14: towards the fall

1. Went to a Hillsong worship concert. It was amazing and I am so happy to finally cross this off my bucket list! | 2. We stopped by Antoine's to enjoy #CoolinaryNewOrleans. | 3. But also: happy hour + crawfish pupusas at Basin Seafood and Spirits! | 4. I spotted this hilariously great mural at the Gonzalez Tanger Outlet. | 5. No one is really sure what happened that night, but we bid adieu to my dear friend before she left for the U.K. | 6. At Sucré, a lovely afternoon of chit chat and french macarons. For readers outside of the New Orleans area, you can order and enjoy the blackberry lemon ones here. | 7. You all know I am a fan of thrifing (understatement) but antiquing down Magazine Street is pretty fun as well. | 8. What's on my bedside table: sick-in-bed edition. | 9. Once recuperated, I did some shoe shopping with the fam. | 10. And some window shopping at Anthropologie. | 11. I urged everyone to visit their local museums and cultural institutions for #MuseumDayLive! These are a few of the planes in the National WW2 Musuem. | 12. Stopped by NOMA to the see the "Five from Louisiana" show and the recently acquired Melic Meeting (Spread) by Robert Rauschenberg.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

friendly reminder: smithsonian museum day

Just a friendly reminder to all of my American readers that Saturday the 27th of September is Museum Day. This is a great event which allows residents to visit a lot of their local cultural institutions, museums, and heritage sites completely free of charge. From what I understand, Museum Day Live! cover the admission of two people per household. I would highly suggest you visit the Smithsonian website in order to see which of your local institutions are participating. You can get a bit more information about ticket availability here.

If you're in the NYC area, I would seriously consider visiting the Museum of Art and Design or the Morgan Library & Museum, where admission normally cost $16-18. Personal favorites also include the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the Asia Society.

If you happen to find yourself in the New Orleans area, your choices includes most of the big-ticket museums. I'm biased towards the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National WWII Museum, the Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. If you love plantations and historic homes, you'll also be pleased to see a good selection of them on the participating museums lists.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

currently channeling: sheer, ophelia-inspired greige

We may be in the middle of SS15 fashion month, but I'm currently obsessed with Pat McGrath's work for the Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014 show. I feel like Valentino always has the best runway hair and makeup, but this look is sophitisticated, feminine, and universally flattering. It was so subtle yet so beautiful. Recipe: light pearl on the lid, warm greyish-brown in the crease, plenty of inner corner highlighting, and brown mascara.

Friday, September 19, 2014

well this is embarrassing: summer empties part 2

Part two of my embarassingly large Summer Empties includes Body, Nails, and Hair care. It's an interesting mix, since I go through hair care and body products in completely opposite ways. It takes me ages to move through lotions and fragrance, while conditioners and hair serums has rapid turnover. Some of these items are part of the purge I mentioned in the last post and a few of them predate my transition into cruelty-free beauty. On to the products!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WTTT: show your stripes

1. Giambattista Valli HC Fall 14 | 2. Altuzarra SS15 | 3. Alexander Wang SS15
The graphic, slightly dizzying stripe obsession is here to stay, people! This is a trend which can be easily and inexpensively incorporated into any wardrobe. Whether you're going for mod or classic, stripes are versatile, flattering, and fun to style. Lucky thrifting!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

esty wishlist: indies for the win

1. PUMPKIN & POPPY Aphrodite Inner Glow powder- $11.00
2. OHSUDZ Activated Charcoal cleanser- $12.95
3. NAKED EYE BEAUTY Brunette dry shampoo- $18.00
4. ROCKY TOP SOAP SHOP Rosehip soap- $6.50
5. MUM MUM'S CRAFTS "Dragonfly Wings" mineral eye shadow- $4.00
6. OHSUDZ Acne Drying Lotion- $16.00