I’m sort of a professional makeup hoarder on the side. I love experimenting with new colors, new products, new techniques – all of it. Most days I stick to a fairly natural look, with the exception of some serious black eyeliner on my upper lids (that I’m convinced makes me look more awake). But when it’s time for a night out or a big event anything goes.

Saturday I made a run to ULTA for some face wash in lieu of Sephora. It turned out to be a fortuitous trip when I decided to look around and came upon a line I’d never heard of before, NYX. On a whim I picked up two lip colors. I’ve been on a never-ending search for the perfect red for well over six months, so who knew I’d find it in a $4.99 lipstick pencil. I’d also been lusting over NARS Schiap for almost as long, but wasn’t willing to dish out the $25. Lo and behold, here was my solution for under ten bucks! I’ll definitely be checking out more of their products in the future.

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Clockwise: Yusuke Aida Neriage Mug + Saucer (via oh joy!), zig zag mugs, Moderato Cup + Saucer, modernist mugs

Mugs are one of those things that get out of control in a heartbeat. One minute you have the set that came with your dinnerware, the next you’re sitting on a pile of unattractive promotional eyesores. I swear I clean mine out at least once a year. (The easy thing would be to just say no to the free mugs, right? Wrong.) On weekend mornings when I can actually enjoy my coffee I like to nerdily choose my mug according to my mood. Most times it ends up being a white one I picked up on clearance for $2.99 – wonder what that says about me.


Happy {Easter} Weekend

PHOTO: betkaa


01.  mmm, salt water taffy
02. Jenna’s photography on the new Whimsy & Spice site looks delicious
03.  these conjoined skyscraper plates are brilliant
04.  a map of London’s Underground made from string
05. Helveticons
06. what if you lived at IKEA?
07.  loving this literary ad campaign
08.  not a mayonnaise fan, but make it flavored and in great packaging and I’m on board
09.  make some wrap bracelets
10.  the 50 things every graphic design student should know


Me in other places this week:
01.  talking about my favorite nook on Brooklyn Limestone
02.  guest curating on Supermarket


PS: This is the last week to sign up for the mixtape swap!