Another month, another bunch of beauty products I’m eying….. I’ve sort of been on a skincare kick so a lot of these products are more skincare related! I’ve been attempting to take better care of my face (washing make up brushes biweekly, washing my face before bed every night, drinking lots of water….), however I still have a couple trouble areas. I like the concept of Max Complexion Correction Pads as they are simple to use, just wipe and done, and they promise to cleanse skin, refine pores, clear up blackheads, and diminish fine lines. Lovely. 
I’ve been admiring Marc Jacob’s new perfume Daisy Dream mostly because that bottle is just plain gorgeous. I got a chance to smell it the other day and while I don’t care much for the original Daisy this version is right up my alley. Blackberry, pear, jasmine, coconut water…. makes for a deliciously pretty scent! Toning mists have been my savior in the summer, giving me a nice pick me up when I feel like I’m melting. Meow Meow Tweet’s Palmarosa Cider refreshes, hydrates, and awakens tired skin and can be used on face and body!
I’ve been gravitating towards a more natural glow face so this Ambient Lighting Palette from Hourglass has me swooning. Would be perfect for slipping into your bag for touch ups throughout the day. I do love a good mask and the cult like status of Aesop has me intrigued to try out the Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque. Containing anti-oxidants it decongests neglected skin. Any beauty products you’ve been looking at? x

Another month, another bunch of beauty products I’m eying….. I’ve sort of been on a skincare kick so a lot of these products are more skincare related! I’ve been attempting to take better care of my face (washing make up brushes biweekly, washing my face before bed every night, drinking lots of water….), however I still have a couple trouble areas. I like the concept of Max Complexion Correction Pads as they are simple to use, just wipe and done, and they promise to cleanse skin, refine pores, clear up blackheads, and diminish fine lines. Lovely.

I’ve been admiring Marc Jacob’s new perfume Daisy Dream mostly because that bottle is just plain gorgeous. I got a chance to smell it the other day and while I don’t care much for the original Daisy this version is right up my alley. Blackberry, pear, jasmine, coconut water…. makes for a deliciously pretty scent! Toning mists have been my savior in the summer, giving me a nice pick me up when I feel like I’m melting. Meow Meow Tweet’s Palmarosa Cider refreshes, hydrates, and awakens tired skin and can be used on face and body!

I’ve been gravitating towards a more natural glow face so this Ambient Lighting Palette from Hourglass has me swooning. Would be perfect for slipping into your bag for touch ups throughout the day. I do love a good mask and the cult like status of Aesop has me intrigued to try out the Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque. Containing anti-oxidants it decongests neglected skin.

Any beauty products you’ve been looking at? x

DREAM BROOKYLN TOWN HOME

I have New York on the brain for multiple reasons, one being that in a little more than a month my brother and I will be moseying up during Fashion Week. So I’m pretty much swooning over these interiors within a Brooklyn town home recently redecorated by Roman and Williams.


That dark chocolate bedroom is an absolute dream. But who am I kidding the whole joint is GORGEOUS. See more photos on The New York Times. xx

I gotta clean up my room. The amount of coca cola I drink is ridiculous. xx

I gotta clean up my room. The amount of coca cola I drink is ridiculous. xx

EIGHT MILLION PETALS

While this was done for promotional purposes (selling Sony’s 4K TV), I can’t help be feel truly inspired by this gorgeous ad created by agency McCann & photographer Nick Meek. They spent two weeks collecting beautiful flower petals and put them in a volcano in Costa Rica. The results are amazing. See the video here.

All photos via Design Boom and Lost at E Minor.

Hi it’s a me, Natalie.

Hi it’s a me, Natalie.

THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E SKIN CARE

I recently picked up a couple things from The Body Shop’s Vitamin E skin care line. Being the savvy shopper I am I scored all these products for $20! I’ve heard many good things about these products and were excited to try them.

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser - After washing my face I use this cream cleanser to remove any stray traces of make up. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and squeaky clean doing a great job of removing even the most stubborn make up.

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner - I follow with this toner. I was surprised by the consistency as it comes out as more like a watery gel instead of a liquid. It feels great on my skin making it feel like velvet!

Vitamin E Moisture Cream / Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream - I love both of these. The day cream is perfect for summer, light but incredibly hydrating. It also keeps my make up in place from slipping during the hot summer heat. The night cream is unlike anything I’ve ever used. The texture is rich and creamy almost like a mouse. It soaks in quickly and leaves my face feeling incredibly soft. Can’t get enough of it!

These products make washing and caring for my face a treat. With the Vitamin E products and the Honey Bronze, I’ve officially been converted into a The Body Shop fan. Anything I should be checking out? xx

TIM WALKER + AIRPLANES






Tim Walker is easily one of my favorite photographers. His attention to detail and creativity always makes me swoon. I’m slightly obsessed with these photos from the Chocks Away editorial from Vogue UK’s March 2009 issue. I feel like no matter how many times I look at them I still catch something new. To see more of the editorial click here. xx

All photos from Fashion Gone Rogue.

LONDON ROUND THREE

I know, I know, I just went to London a few months ago but I’ve already been dreaming about going back. (Literally, I had a dream a couple weeks ago I was having Green Eggs & Ham at The Breakfast Club, a very real and very tasty dish!) It also doesn’t help that my UK friends are clamoring for me to go back across the pond. I’m hoping to go around Summer time next year close to my birthday so that I can celebrate mine and my friend Rudi’s (our birthdays are only a few day’s apart) and see her gorgeous daughter, who I spoil.

Here’s a little round up of things I’d like to do my third time around!

God’s Own Junkyard
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How awesome does this place look? A gallery for Chris Bracey’s neon signage is like Las Vegas, New York, Ocean Boardwalks, Sketchy Carnivals, Tattoo Parlors all rolled up in one.

Kensington Palace Gardens
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I’ve been to St. James Park & Regent Park, I’ve been to Kew Gardens, so I’m dying to see Kensington Palace Gardens. It looks absolutely gorgeous during the summer with all the flowers in bloom. Seems like the perfect place for a little stroll!

Duck & Waffle
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Duck & Waffle toots it’s horn for being not only the highest restaurant in London but also having the best view. Also it doesn’t just have a funny name for kicks, one of their signature dishes is Duck & Waffles! I’m a huge lover of Chicken & Waffles here stateside so naturally I must try this!

Lucky Chip
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If I could only have one food for the rest of my life it would probably be burgers, which is also probably incredibly unhealthy! The last time I went to London I had to check out Honest Burgers (thanks to Carrie over at WishWishWish). It was so good I went twice (the Tribute Burger is killer and their fries…. good lord)! Lucky Chip is next on my list. I mean, come on, any place that had a Breaking Bad themed burger (called The Heisenburger - beef patty, blue cheese, smoked bacon, onion rings, methylamine hot sauce and aioli *DROOL*) is right up my alley.

Neal’s Yard
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What an amazing looking little alley! Tucked away in Covent Garden it would make a great spot for lots of photos! Perhaps pop in the cafe and enjoy the beautiful colors and greenery.

Artesian
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I do love me a pretty looking bar, and let’s be honest Artesian is straight up GORGEOUS. They create experimental cocktails that are not seen in any other bar in London and were even voted World’s Best Bar. A little on the pricey side, would still be worth grabbing a drink or two just to be able to experience that interior!

Any other hidden gems I should look into?! xx



Photos in Order: Now Here This // Samantha Jo Linnett // Telegraph // The Critical Couple // Eurostar // Artesian

Can you believe summer is nearly half over?! It’s crazy how fast time flies!  I am so obsessed with joggers. One, they are incredibly comfortable. Two, they are so versatile! For these favorites under fifty I’m particularly interested in trying those Hum Supplements also that Cargo Highlighter I must make mine! I tried it a while back and fell in love. xx
hd picture perfect blush/highlighter by cargo $30 // tropical cami top from dorothy perkins $28 // loves me not clutch by lulu guiness for jcp $25 // red carpet from hum nutrition $25 // harlem pants from h&m $18 // salt flats bib necklace from anthropologie $48 // gold metal hardware flat sandals by river island $48 // the wes anderson collection $40

Can you believe summer is nearly half over?! It’s crazy how fast time flies!  I am so obsessed with joggers. One, they are incredibly comfortable. Two, they are so versatile! For these favorites under fifty I’m particularly interested in trying those Hum Supplements also that Cargo Highlighter I must make mine! I tried it a while back and fell in love. xx

hd picture perfect blush/highlighter by cargo $30 // tropical cami top from dorothy perkins $28 // loves me not clutch by lulu guiness for jcp $25 // red carpet from hum nutrition $25 // harlem pants from h&m $18 // salt flats bib necklace from anthropologie $48 // gold metal hardware flat sandals by river island $48 // the wes anderson collection $40

I used to do this eons ago and completely forgot about it, so I’m going to try and bring it back!
WANT: I’ve been thinking about getting an iPad. I tend to use my laptop mostly for blogging or browsing the web so I feel like investing in an iPad will make my life easier as I can tote it around with me.
NEED: Is it bad I’m already thinking about fall/winter outfits? I’ve been dreaming about getting a pair of faux leather trousers to wear with oversized sweaters and drape-y tops.
GREED: Since I’ve gotten my Kate Spade Monday bag I’ve been really into smaller crossbody bags. I’ve always loved Furla’s Candy collection, so dreamy! This pouchette is big enough for the necessities, and comes with a strap!
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I used to do this eons ago and completely forgot about it, so I’m going to try and bring it back!

WANT: I’ve been thinking about getting an iPad. I tend to use my laptop mostly for blogging or browsing the web so I feel like investing in an iPad will make my life easier as I can tote it around with me.

NEED: Is it bad I’m already thinking about fall/winter outfits? I’ve been dreaming about getting a pair of faux leather trousers to wear with oversized sweaters and drape-y tops.

GREED: Since I’ve gotten my Kate Spade Monday bag I’ve been really into smaller crossbody bags. I’ve always loved Furla’s Candy collection, so dreamy! This pouchette is big enough for the necessities, and comes with a strap!

xx

There is something incredibly luxurious about Chanel’s beauty line. Recently on a trip to Nordstrom’s I was staring longingly at the Chanel Beauty counter until I was lured in to take a peak. Here are a couple things I’m eying. I’ve heard nothing but good things for the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, I love the eye shadow duo, and a red lippy from Chanel is a must. xx
rouge allure luminous intense lip colour in pirate $35 // joues contraste powder blush in plum attraction $45 // stylo eyeshadow $34 // ombres contrast eyeshadow duo in rose majeur $42 // vitalumiere aqua ultra light skin perfecting makeup $45 // hydra beauty lip balm $50 // etats poetiques le vernis nail colour in secret $27

There is something incredibly luxurious about Chanel’s beauty line. Recently on a trip to Nordstrom’s I was staring longingly at the Chanel Beauty counter until I was lured in to take a peak. Here are a couple things I’m eying. I’ve heard nothing but good things for the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, I love the eye shadow duo, and a red lippy from Chanel is a must. xx

rouge allure luminous intense lip colour in pirate $35 // joues contraste powder blush in plum attraction $45 // stylo eyeshadow $34 // ombres contrast eyeshadow duo in rose majeur $42 // vitalumiere aqua ultra light skin perfecting makeup $45 // hydra beauty lip balm $50 // etats poetiques le vernis nail colour in secret $27

Next up on my reading list is We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen. Trying my hardest to not buy anymore books! Too many to read and not enough time! xx

Next up on my reading list is We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen. Trying my hardest to not buy anymore books! Too many to read and not enough time! xx

LAYLA HEADPHONES BY FRENDS

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I don’t usually make expensive purchases (though lately that seems to be changing….), however my mama gave me two important thoughts: one - you should treat yourself to something you really want every now and then & two - sometimes it’s better to spend more on something that will last, than little on something that won’t.

Case in point, I bought cheap headphones for my iPod which were absolutely horrendous. The sound was awful, they were falling apart, I definitely made a mistake. So when my birthday rolled around I decided I wanted to treat myself to something that could be an investment. I picked these beautiful headphones by Frends because, well, I needed new headphones and look at them!

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I can vouch for the sound quality being awesome, they are extremely comfortable to wear, and they are definite head turners. So if you’re on the fence about buying expensive headphones or if you’re looking for something a little more dainty and lux then Beats by Dre - get the Layla headphones from Frends! xx



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