Beauty Haul

Beauty Haul

Morning, Lovelies! I've done quite a bit of shopping lately and I thought I would give y'all a haul post today on the beauty items that have found their way into my collection lately! I'll report back most likely in my August Favorites on which ones we're outstanding, and I'm excited to try the majority of these while on vacation this week in Cancun, Mexico (don't worry, there will be one vlog at least, maybe two!) Tell me below any of these that you've tried, and your thoughts! Or If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them!

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May Wishlist

May wishlist - Southern New Yorker - Tarte, J.Crew, Mark & Graham, sandlas, espadrilles, waterproof makeup, spring, summer, beach, blazers,

This next month is going to be insane! With finals, a wedding, moving home, starting my summer job, and settling back in, I'm excited to get going! Of course, I'll be hitting the beach (hopefully a lot) this summer, so sandals, a cute beach hat, and tote are a must! (Check out last months wishlist for swimsuits!) Plus, with J.Crew releasing so many gorgeous styles for Spring / Summer, I just have to grab a few! There goes my paycheck!

Sandals & Espadrilles 

Time to paint those toes, (might I suggest Essie's Tarte Deco?) and strap on something pretty! These jeweled sandals from J.Crew Factory and Espadrilles from Nordstrom are perfect for your spring and summer wardrobe!

Anything Mark & Graham

I may have left the south, but my love of monogramming will never die. Mark & Graham has a huge assortment of bags, apparel, accessories, and more that you can custom monogram to your hearts content! This hunter green plaid tote and scarf are too cute! A little wintery, yes, but they have tons of summertime items just waiting for that perfect circle script! 

Everything J.Crew

My love of J.Crew is absolutely no secret. Half of the time, I look like a walking advertisement for them. But this season, they've nailed the spring wardrobe. I mean, NAILED it. On my wish list: Teddie Pants in every color and pattern, an Uptown Tote, that gorgeous yellow off-the-shoulder top, and every shoe and accessory offered. (That may be overdoing it a little....or maybe not) 

Tarte Summer Makeup

Tarte Lights camera splashes waterproof mascara
Tarte waterproof cheek stain

Tarte has long been known for amazing, natural, waterproof makeup, and the release of their Rainforest of the Sea collection could not have come at a better time! Everything is geared towards that easy, flawless summer look that will keep you fresh and dewy without melting off your face in the heat or water! 

What's on your wishlist this month?

xoxo,

Audra

February Favorites

February Favorites

This month was full of rediscoveries and a few new favorites. February was all about pretty neutrals and muted colors to transition from winter to spring! First up, these gorgeous shades from Essie! I've been loving rotating and mixing these three for an understated but fresh mani. Imported Bubbly (left) has a beautiful pearl-effect on the nail, and looks amazing paired with Mochachino (right) which is a pretty light brown with tiny light-reflecting particles in it. Sugar Daddy (center) is the ultimate natural color. It adds just a slight polished pink to the nail, and pulls together whatever look you're wearing without drawing too much attention. 

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Bomber

Bomber

This week is going to be a busy one! For those of you who don't know, I'm an intern at Suite 1521, and with added days there, so much to do for classes, and keeping  my regular blogging schedule, it's going to be hectic! Sometimes I wish I was a normal college student.... but not really.

Today I had a lot of errands to run, so I needed something comfortable and easy to move in. My trusted pixie pants and tweed sneakers were no-brainers, and I threw on this cream and grey bomber jacket from LOFT to keep me warm and add a model-off-duty style to the outfit. But of course, it would never be my style without a little extra sparkle, so in came my favorite J.Crew necklace.

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Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette Review

Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette Review

Is there anything better than a new eyeshadow palette? (probably, but it's definitely up there!) One thing I got for my birthday was this Tartelette 2 In Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette, and I'm in love! It comes with 12 gorgeous shades that will work for any skin tone. 

Just the overall palette itself is gorgeous. It's made of a sturdy-weight gold metal and has a huge mirror which is amazing for travel! The shadows themselves are rich, pigmented, and buttery! I haven't had too much fallout while applying, and all of the colors are beautiful!

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Currently Craving: February

This month is February, and you know what that means, Valentine's Day! (and my birthday, woohoo!) Here's a list of some thing's I've had my eye on (most of which aren't "traditional" valentine's gifts, but who wants another heart shaped necklace and a box of mystery chocolate?)

J.Crew Ryder Pants

I've been eyeing this gorgeous, classic pants for awhile, and after trying them on in-store, I can attest that they are sleek, comfortable, and so cute! Definitely craving them in both black and navy, but they carry olive green and brown as well! 

Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte is known for it's fantastic pressed-powder products made with amazonian clay (Their clay blushes are my all-time favorites!) and this new edition to their line is full of gorgeous eyeshadow shades that are buttery, pigmented, and such beautiful shades. I swatched them in a Sephora a few weeks ago and I've been dreaming of it ever since!

J.Crew Factory Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are so functional and trendy, and this brown leather one from J.Crew Factory is simple and chic. It will work with anything from leggings and an oversized sweater, to a cute dress and heels. 

Kate Spade Travel Mugs

For your favorite coffee lover, (whether this be yourself or someone else) the Kate Spade travel mugs are too cute to pass up and will brighten up anyone's morning! They come in a ton of adorable colors and patterns, but I'm especially in love with that gold stripe!

Kiel James Patrick Pearl Bracelet

This classic glass pearl bracelet is stunningly simple, and looks beautiful worn alone or in a stack of your other favorites. The anchors come in both silver and gold, and the ribbon ties come in many different colors. They're all handmade in Rhode Island, and KJP also has apparel, tons more jewelry, hats, and shoes!

What have you had your eye on this month? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

What's in my Makeup Bag

LORAC skinny palette in Black, Benefit Rollerlash mascara, Eyeko black magic mascara, STILA stay all day eyeliner, real techniques eye brushes, Tarte 24 hour amazonian clay blush in Captivating, Revlon 24 hour Colorstay Foundation, Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour palette, Maybelline New York undereye concealer, real techniques makeup face brushes - Southern New Yorker - What's in my Makeup Bag

Due to limited space while packing for the holiday break, I had to pair down my makeup collection to just my favorites. Today I thought I would share which one's I picked and why!

Face Stuff:

What's In my Makeup Bag - Southern New Yorker - Tarte 24 hour amazonian clay blush in Captivating, Revlon 24 hour Colorstay Foundation, Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour palette, Maybelline New York undereye concealer, real techniques makeup brushes

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This gem was part of my Best Drugstore Foundation Review, and to be honest, it's one of the only foundations that is light enough for my skin tone (I swear, I'm somehow getting paler). Besides that, it has great coverage, a good consistency and it LASTS. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Captivating

This has been on my face daily for months. I just can't seem to find anything that measures up to it. The shade is beautiful on fair skin and the formula is long lasting and natural looking. These blushes are a cult item for a reason!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer 

Another cult favorite. Every beauty blogger and their mother raves about this budget find.  It has great coverage for both redness and those monster zits (we all get them, let's all admit it). The sponge tip is a little odd at first, but I promise you'll love it once you start using it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette

Okay, so this one was a Christmas Present, but it's still taking over my makeup bag as my favorite product right now. The highlight shades are beautiful, and the contours are so pretty and natural. Watch out for a review/tutorial in the near future!

 

What's in my Makeup Bag - Southern New Yorker - LORAC skinny palette in Black, Benefit Rollerlash mascara, Eyeko black magic mascara, STILA stay all day eyeliner, real techniques eye brushes

Benefit Rollerlash Mascara

I absolutely love this mascara! My lashes are perpetually sticking straight out, but this makes them hold a curl SO much longer. Most people either love it or hate it, but mine is a LOVE.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

This mascara is so good, Birchbox has a waiting list for it. (and I'm on it). seriously. I'm actually still trying to scrape the last bits from this sample size, but crossing my fingers that the list opens up soon and I can grab a full size!

STILA Stay All Day Eyeliner

At first, I wasn't a huge fan of this liner, I had heard it talked up by so many bloggers, and I was rather disappointed when it smudged right off from my lash curler. I revisited it a little while ago, and I found that if you A) Put it on over eyeshadow and B) Wait a few minutes before curling your lashes (I used to curl them RIGHT after) the liner will have time to set, and this stuff will stay dark and black all day long.

LORAC Skinny Palette in Black

I fell a little guilty putting this one, seeing as it was limited edition and is no longer available, but LORAC has so many similar palettes which are fabulous (I'm eyeing the Pro Mattes palette). LORAC shadows are buttery, pigmented, and long lasting. Some of the best I've ever used!

 

 

 

Have any favorite everyday products? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

November Wishlist

Another month, another list of things to crave! Keeping in mind that the holiday season is right around the corner, here's a few things you might add to your list!!

Nasty Gal Wrap Flat

How cute are these tied flats?? Maybe not practical for winter, but something to look forward to breaking out in the spring! The laces are so trendy and you might even be able to pull them off for the fall with tights!

Kate Spade Fairmont Square Monday Crossbody

As soon as I saw this plaid beauty, I fell in love! I loved the solid-color version of this bag, but the pop of plaid makes it even more chic!

J.Crew Factory City Coat

If there's one thing I've been on the hunt for recently, it's definitely winter coats! Things are starting to cool down in NYC and the freeze is on it's way! I love this wool coat from J.Crew Factory (especially the bright red version!!) Such a fun way to keep warm and stay chic!

A Full J.Crew Factory Cart

I tried so hard to pick only one or two of these, but it's absolutely impossible! J.Crew Factory just has too many perfect pieces!! Here are only a few of my favorites!

Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette

If there was such thing as the perfect eyeshadow palette, this one comes pretty close. I'm a big fan of matte shadows (shimmer and I do not get along) and this one has twelve gorgeous shades that create so many beautiful looks! I swatched this last time I was in Sephora, and the shadows are buttery, highly-pigmented, and everything you would expect from an amazing brand like Tarte!

 

Anything you've had your eye on for the upcoming month / holiday season??

xoxo,

Audra

July Favorites!

It's that time of the month again, Monthly Favorites Time!! I decided to take a different route this month and branch out to Youtube! All the products I talk about will be linked down below, as well as in the video description, so please watch, and like/subscribe to my channel for more!!

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