Tastes of orange and vanilla

I spent the holiday season in sunny Florida, where the average temperature was 85 degrees all week. It was a wonderful break, so lovely to get away and relax in the sun before the New Year. I used the time to realize the good feelings I most wanted to recreate from 2015 and the people in my life who bring me that happiness.

Before I left, I picked up a couple of products that helped keep my skin glowing and healthy during my mini retreat down south.

Recently, I have been thinking about venturing into the world of lip color. My mother never fails to leave a lipstick mark on every cup in her house and she laments that I do not share her joy in the classic red lip. But when I saw the YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil, I thought it would be just my style. The color Peach Me Love goes on shiny and bright to my lips and keeps them hydrated while leaving a slight wash of color for a little while. This isn’t a long lasting product but it tastes of vanilla and does not dry out my lips. This was on my dream list for most of last year so I thought it was time to treat myself!


While in Sephora picking up my dream lip gloss, I used a gift card to get an Ole Henriksen sample kit. Oh man. If you have never heard of this brand before, check them out. While everything in the 3 Little Wonders Mini Collection is amazing, I HAVE already repurchased the Truth Serum Collagen Booster.

This stuff. It smells like oranges and underneath my Clinique Moisture Surge Intense, my dry little face has never been happier.

Of course I did some shopping over the break. I was taken to a used book store and left with an extra 30 pounds to add to my checked luggage…whoops! I couldn’t resist a dream interpretation book, although I’m finding it fairly uninspired, but I’m excited to delve into this book about the mystical history of time.


I am also excited to read Anais Nin’s descriptive diary. I love Neil Gaiman; I just got American Gods, so it was only fitting that I picked up Anansi Boys when I saw it.

I am eager to get into blogging more this year. It has become such a fun creative outlet for me and I hope to spend more time taking pictures of beautiful things and writing about what motivates and intrigues me. I am still striving to become more like the moon, and hopefully this is a place where I can share that journey.


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