best of fillmore beauty mini haul (+ some glossier goodies)

Best of Fillmore Beauty Mini Haul 1

The reason I love speciality beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta is because you can find everything you want in one place. I have the pleasure of living near Fillmore Street in San Francisco, so if you’ve got time to peruse the seven blocks that hold Aesop, Le Labo, Benefit Cosmetics, L’Occitane en Provence, Atelier Cologne, Credo Beauty, MAC, SpaceNK, Kiehl’s, NARS, and Walgreen’s, then you’re basically smack dab in a cosmetic wonderland. When the weekend rolls around I’m usually too lazy to do much of anything, but if I need to get my beauty fix I don’t have far to go. This morning—though it was very tempting—I decided against being a hermit and made my way to Benefit, MAC, and Kiehl’s.

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wish list

go for broke


If I attempted to purchase all these lovelies, I would literally be going for broke; but there’s something about all these bold colors that reflects my current state of mind. The order that holds this jumble of electric accessories and home decor in place is what I’m searching for. I want to harness my creative energies and pursue all kinds of endeavors. As I near life in the “real world,” I want to take advantage of my inspiration at this moment and channel it, from knocking out some kick-ass writing to crafting a portfolio of visual and design work to enlivening my wardrobe and making fashion fun again. I have a good feeling about this (almost halfway done) year. Things are happening.

(Clockwise, from top left: YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Beige Leger / YSL Saharienne Nail Lacquer in Jaune Babouche / YSL Belle de Jour La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Nuit Blanche / Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat / Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings in Beryl Green and Pink / Burberry Ombré Check Wool & Silk Scarf / MAC Eyeshadow in Freshwater / Jonathan Adler Utopia Cat Mug / Alexander McQueen Two-Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses / Kate Spade New York Idiom Heart of Gold Bangle / Rosanna L’Alphabet Porcelain Tray)

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personal style

lady in camo





This little urban garden is a magical spot. So many succulents, so little time. The contrast with the concrete really makes these plants pop. As for my outfit… I came to the camo trend very late, and only have this one piece in my closet, but I love it in the motorcycle cut. This quintessential San Francisco weather has me layering up again—I can never get enough of Karl the Fog, so I hope he sticks around! Also, meet Tag, a little Shiba Inu friend who came round to say hello.

(Jacket byCORPUS / Sweater Madewell / Shirt Vintage / Pants BDG / Necklace Crossroads / Sunglasses Crossroads / Shoes Bally / Lipstick MAC Viva Glam Lipstick Viva Glam III)

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summer favorites


Well well well… it certainly has been awhile (months and months!), but I’ll spare you the apologies and promises and get right down to it. I’m always perfecting my beauty routine, and with summer wrapping up I thought I’d share a few of my recent and longstanding favorites. I can’t get enough of Benefit’s Instant Brow Pencil in Deep… I’ve been thinking about filling in my brows forever and the shade is perfect—not overpowering, not muddy, not too light. I also just discovered both Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfumes, the Olsen twins’ first fragrance, and I definitely can’t choose between the two. The scents actually complement each other well, so I’ve taken to mixing them. And I know what you’re thinking… Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe is more of a fall/winter pick for sure, but I fell in love with it at Sephora and can’t wait to pick up a tube for myself (they were sold out, understandably so!). Also, I just found out that my favorite blush by Urban Decay is no longer being sold/made… I’ll have to cherish every last swipe of mine.

(Clockwise from top: Elizabeth and James Nirvana in Black and White / Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Deep / Tweezerman Tweezers / MAC Select Cover-Up; Lime Crime Nail Polish in Milky Ways / Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner / Floss Gloss Ltd. Nail Polish in Stun / Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe / Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Crush / Diorshow Iconic Mascara)

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