Live From Austin!



Austin is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The food is great, the people are friendly, and the shopping is outstanding. I’ll take any excuse I can find to come up here for a day (or ten) to chill around the city.

That’s one reason I was so excited that we still had some wedding planning left to do! My partner and I will be getting married here in May, and a growing guest list meant that we’ve had to upgrade our reception hall, choose a different seating plan, etc. I’m super visual, so there’s no way for me to take care of this stuff over the phone or by looking online. Lucky me!


On Tuesday, our first night here, I somehow was able to drag Elisa to the mall so I could pick up a few goodies while I was so close to a Nordstrom. Take a peek! (This is just a brief first look – I’ll have reviews and swatches up of all of these in the near future! ?)




The first thing I bought was Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani’s blush palette. Score! I’ve been waiting ever-so-impatiently and it’s finally on Sephora’s shelves!

Tom Ford is a brand I love to admire from afar, but have never purchased. Last September, I freelanced for a skin care line at Nordstom’s Trend Show and came thisclose to buying the lipstick Indian Rose, but the counter was sold out of it. This time I was able to pick up the Skin Illumimatimg Powder Duo in Moodlight. I can’t wait to play with it!

Lastly we have the YSL color-correcting face powder from the Spring Boho Stones collection, called Gypsy Opale! I came looking specifically for this, but it wasn’t yet out on the shelves. Fortunately, an artist was able to pull it for me. I love not having to order online!


As you can tell, I also got a new tattoo this week! I love vintage lipsticks, and my partner and I decided to get matching ones on a whim. While I usually love watercolor or very delicate tattoos, the bold lines and traditional design really spoke to me after the artist drew it up. My love of makeup runs deep!


As much as I love Austin, I don’t mind heading home as much this time because I know I’ve got lots of fun stuff to test out and show you guys! Until then, you can find me stuffing Torchy’s Tacos in my face, living off of Jo’s Coffee’s ‘Iced Turbos’, and perusing boutiques on South Congress. See you lovelies soon!


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