Friday Favorites

This Friday marks the end of a long and rainy week in Seattle. While I’m glad we missed out on #Jonas2016, sometimes I do wish that every once and a while our rain would turn into snow. This weekend I’m throwing it back to my college days with some karaoke at an old favorite dive. A favorite mostly because they never bothered to check my ID back in the day. Hope your weekend is filled with as many power ballads as mine and enjoy this week’s roundup of favorites from across the web.
Friday Favorites South by Northwest Julia Malinowski.
1. Tina of Just a Tina Bit always has the best shoes. This relaxed Valentines Day outfit features the red lace-up flats of my dreams. The only caveat? They apparently need some breaking in.
2. This new story about a cheese heist made me giggle.
3. I love seeing The Everygirl diversify their career profiles with a feature on Neonatalist and UCLA clinical professor Valencia Walker. She is one smart and badass b*tch.
4. Is it just me or are mascara marketing terms confusing? Plumping, voluminous, lengthening, fanning…which one do I need? Because it sounds like I need them all! This week, The Blonde Salad came to my rescue with a guide on how to pick the right mascara for your lashes.
5. Next weekend, Teach for America will mark its 25th anniversary with a summit of alumni and corps members in DC. As a former corps member, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with colleagues and engaging in discussion around pushing education and income equality forward. Bonus: Janelle Monáe is the headliner for the main event.


The Beauty Brief

The Beauty Brief

Hey beauty lovers! I cannot believe it’s almost the end of August. I’m clinging desperately to the last few weeks of summer, trying to cram in all the beach days, outdoor movies, and BBQs I possibly can. I’m so not ready for sweater weather yet! Partially because I only have, like, three sweaters. Anyway! Read on for a few products I’ve been loving this month. (Full disclosure: I love Diorshow mascara all year round.)

bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

You know how you can just feel some foundations sitting on your skin? bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation is the total opposite of that. Infused with vitamin C and jojoba, this lightweight serum foundation feels as good on your face as it looks. However, while it will give you a luminous, dewy glow, it only provides light/medium coverage – so if you’re trying to cover up a breakout, this probably isn’t going to cut it.

Lipstick Queen Endless Moisturizing Lipstick

I am a sucker for packaging, which means Lipstick Queen products won me over the first time I ever laid eyes on them. The punchy colors! The saucy name! I just love it. And when I tried Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick, I knew my love was justified. Enriched with vitamin E, this stuff goes on super smooth like a balm, but has amazing color payout. My favorite shade is Aloha, a sheer, bright red.

Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

Guys, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara is hands-down the best mascara in the world. No contest. A few swipes of this will give you lush, thick, glamorous lashes that require very little combing out to look absolutely perfect. Plus, it’s waterproof, so you can swim or watch sad movies to your heart’s content without worry. However, there’s a new formula out and I’ve heard mixed reviews. I’m a little afraid to try it…

What beauty products are you into right now? I’d love to hear about your current faves!

♥ Mil

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