Sunday, October 27, 2013


i'm having a really hard time 
not turning this blog into a beauty roundup
of the products i accumulate and test on myself
right now i'm so into oils 
and things in unlabeled jars, pots, and dropper bottles

just bought that josie maran argan oil - no opinion yet
i switch off cleaning my face with 
a half sweet almond/half castor oil (clear pump bottle)
and straight coconut oil (clear pot) 
depending on what i feel like at night, either pumpy or scoopy

my favorite part of the day is my night routine: 
taking off my makeup and putting on my night creams 
my second favorite is when 
i wake up 8 hours later and put my makeup on again

happy sunday, bring on another week!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

the big M

who remembers this?
biked passed it everyday and 
it's the pic that shows up when my mom calls me

wednesday off hanging with my mom

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ballister's ballers

last night i got to go to
 seamus' law school's formal dance,
ballister's ball
on a 3-decker yacht in marina del rey

basically seamus is the biggest baller at law school - 
two girls spent a good 5 minutes telling him how awesome he is
amidst breaking into katy perry's "eye of the tiger hear me roar" song:
second hand pride and second hand embarrassment all at once

and i got to wear the prettiest dress of my mom's too!
so pretty that when we got back i didn't want to take it off
so i snapped some pics in their bathroom

fun night, chill sunday
bring on monday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

hawaii mani

got this mani when i went to hawaii
got it again this week for good time's sake
isn't it cool?

Monday, October 14, 2013

cheek kiss

got kissed on the cheek
 by a very gracious, very old woman at work today
there's always one thing like this per day 
that makes working hard all day 
and the sweet designer bags under my eyes
totally worth it

portrait of an old woman by louise de hem

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

wednesday off

album on repeat and cleaning stuff

Monday, October 7, 2013

never moving out!

cormac doing his best squints

eating dinner, reading into the gloss, when this happened

then we got hannah involved and threw it back to 2009

this photo was taken summer 2009
when i had 4 extra pounds stored in each cheek
(on my face, you sickos)

2013 - all cute and killin it
bella takes home trophy for longest tongue
chelo for biggest freak

Sunday, October 6, 2013

sunday favorite day 
and possibly my favorite top shelf 
in a while

twins love it too because she is on their favorite show
H2O: just add water
which is about mermaids, of course

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

blisters on my sisters

i had a slew of bubbling blisters plaguing my heels
from all the walking i did in new york
 - spared you the pic of them - 

i wanna say thanks to my feet for letting me do that to you, my kicks, 
and a big thanks to egyptian magic for the sweet relief.
generously (almost wastefully) slathered the cream on my heels overnight 
when i got back and i'm not kidding: magic!
heels nearly 100% healed

on this wednesday off i'm about to go get a mani pedi
and treat my tootsies to some "me time"

note: i've had my jar of egyptian magic 
since junior year of college at the polly pocket
it's not even half gone!
 totally would've gotten the 2 oz. had it been out

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NY || NY

wildcat! wildcat! + MS MR @ webster hall

so hip i was in the shop and didn't even know i was in the shop

st. patrick's cathedral chapel

my favorite part: 9/11 memorial

later NY...

but LA is where it's at