26 March 2013

scraps of poetry

Tookan impromptu break from blogging for a lil' to really get the most out of my spring break, no regrets. I like documenting things but some things should just be savored without having to carry a camera around and then worry about editing later, ya dig? I did not engage in any Spring Breakers / Harmony Korine level antics, don't get any ideas (though I advocate for girls ruining things for everybody all of the time, forever). Here are some things I've currently been obsessed with that I discovered I liked since I've been away. 


  1. As a beauty blogger and brand consultant (I am now available again for phone or in-person consulting for both brands and for people to revamp their makeup collection, just a note) I consider it my job to be up to date with everything. I don't like MUFE lipstick packaging at all and their foundations have not reeled me in yet, but this lipgloss!!! Here is a swatch of it with other things during my last visit. It's so beautiful.
  2. Re-reading Just Kids by Patti Smith, and also a lot of poetry in general. Actually, I'm spending more time actually reading zines and stuff about anxiety, loneliness, design, rather than internetting and I feel a lot more inspired. I do a whole lot of nothing on the internet sometimes when I could and should be creating.
  3. I've always liked these Miu Miu's but now I really want 'em for summer. Would be perfect with a vintage dress or high waisted denim, you know? 
  4. My lingerie-collecting hobby has gotten really serious in the past year; I just purchased this Stella Balconette Bra off of THE OUTNET for 50% off. They have plenty of sizes left, and it was only $35 which is like 1/3 of the price of every other bra I have been drooling over, so I'm happy about that. Speaking of lingerie -- I'm going to be hosting a Google Hangout with The Lingerie Lesbian this Saturday at 3pm EST. You're welcome to join!
  5. Bought some Mario Badescu products off of Hautelook last sale and I am very impressed by this item in particular. I stopped using toner awhile ago and this has done a nice job as a replacement, I think it does more than toner. 
  6. Right now I'm using a Graftobian palette (Neutral #1) but I want this one specifically because of the green which would be great to counteract redness.
  7. You probably know I'm a big fan of OCC, and this lip tar was formulated in collaboration with one of their long time employees (and irl beautiful person) January for her gender correction surgery. 100% proceeds go to that and it's a beautiful color. Get it here.
  8. Visited Jeffrey's the other weekend to play with beautiful things and I'm smitten with this perfume. I am obsessed. I carry the perfume sampler with me EVERYWHERE. I MUST HAVE IT. 
  9. Flats forever. 
So! to reward you for getting through this post of wishing, and also as a #treatyoself gift, I have a $50 Amazon Giftcard to giveaway, sponsored by Appliances Online. Thank you Rebecca!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Short giveaway turnaround because I want to be able to announce the winner during the Google Hangout I'm doing on Saturday with Caro. More about that here. See ya then. x 

105 comments:

Andrea Apodaca said...

That bra and those shoes are stunning.

Kristen T-D. said...

Guh, I've also been obsessing over black lipgloss lately, although I've really been debating buying one of the black lip tars.

Margaret G. said...

I too have been lusting after some OCC products: the OCC tinted moisturizers!

Siouxsie Ramone said...

my current wishlist is pretty much all of the lip tars from the new collection. i'm also dreaming about thierry lasry orgasmy wide cat-eye sunglasses.

Erin J. said...

The bra and face wash look amazing!

leishaelaine said...

I made an order for the January Hunt lip tar via indiegogo, but I've been itching to go crazy and do a huge order from OCC themselves at some point and get the concealer, the OCC skin, and a load of pigments! I love their stuff.

Veronica said...

I've been meaning to buy a Tom Ford private blend perfume but they're all to good to decide on just one.

natalie said...

I've been buying a lot of metallic clothes recently, but I haven't acquired any metallic shoes - these silver ones are amazing~

Kathy said...

I love OCC lip tars! That color looks gorgeous and I totally want to snatch one.

Tia Wong said...

I think I might actually try to purchase every single item here. Wow

jennifer said...

frilly dresses and oxfords

LaceyMargaret said...

I've been lusting over Tom Ford perfumes lately as well.

wanderlust said...

I've been lusting over the OCC Lip Tars, specifically in Black Dahlia and January Rising. But those Oxfords, dayyyyum.

Violet Thursdays said...

I've been wishing for some spring togs. The sun's finally starting to show its face and I just wanna put on a dress. Some OCC lip tars might not hurt the situation, either...

Ariana B. said...

I've been obsessing over the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collection, Prada Candy perfume, and some 70s leather clogs I saw !

Akosua said...

What I've been really wanting lately is: "Trinkets" by Kirsten Smith, liquid eyeliner, a composition notebook, and some nice lingerie that I saw on journelle.com

Marie-Claire said...

The concealer palette would be amazing for the redness on my pale pale skin. i've been dreaming of it forever

smeebot said...

I reallyreallyreally want some clear frame glasses, so I've started my campaign to harass my mom until she can buy me a pair.

double rhianbow all the way said...

i desperately want a pair of creepers!!!

wishcandy said...

I've been lusting after way too many things lately. New lazy oaf shoes, Degen shoes from Solestruck, this giant Blendtec Blender to make green smoothies, and some novels. Maybe just a laser gun to get rid of an oppressor. Whatever works.

Saffron Sugar said...

That lipgloss looks sublime! I'm so ready for black lips all the time. Dreamy sigh. Also much love for OCC, I wish their tinted moisturizers didn't sell out so quick! I've heard nothing but good things about them. Currently craving lip tars + BPAL's "Lightning" scent ♥

Nicole Gauthier said...

I've been thinking about buying the Batty and January Rising lip tars for a while! A lot of the new Urban Decay 24/7 liners look reaaally nice, too.

teenmachines said...

I really need to look into cleansing oils! Also, those sunglasses are perfect.

sarah.rose said...

That lipgloss, guuuh. I wonder if it is easier to pull off than black lipstick, which intimidates me to no end. My wishlist only really consists of several back up vials of Revlon's Just Bitten lip stains in Blood Orange.. I haven't seen another stain like it but it was limited edition and can only be scored off amazon now.

Anonymous said...

lately, for myself, I've been wanting to just finally look pretty naturally

Cari said...

I still haven't ever used OCC lip tar and I want one SO badly! Your reviews make me want to buy some even more.

Ginger said...

oh, arabelle, just kids is one of the very best books I've ever read. it's so strange and wonderful to me that the two of them were at the center of so much art and music by just being young and poor and loving each other and the world.

like, I initially thought it was mostly the story of their relationship... and it is that, certainly. but it's also the story of the entire art world at that time.

I think I need to go reread it myself. <3

sjohle said...

Ah I've been checking your blog on a daily basis for an udate and get rewarded with a giveaway, you're the best. xxoo If I had the 50 bucks I'd definitely put it towards some shoes for summer

Ginger said...

oh, and I guess I should actually answer the question....
I've been lusting at the solid perfume compacts by in fiore (heavenly, I tell you).

the other thing I've been wanting I bought yesterday as a birthday present to myself. a ring by my fav jewelry designer.

Jessica said...

I've been lusting over Stella McCartney bras, Warby Parker glasses and shoes and lipstick from Topshop.

Toots Lightbody said...

At the moment I want ALL of the most colourful lingerie. I'm crying over Love Claudette's new collection, particularly the pink lemonade/neon set!

Toots x

t00ts.blogspot.co.uk

Roisin said...

I've been dying for a new coat (an unexpected blizzard makes me wish i'd bought one sooner...) and some pinafore dresses! x

Ashley said...

I have been needing some new books to read during my Spring break.

Bre said...

I really want to get IMAN's bb cream

Sarah said...

I just got a sample of the "memento" lip tar and I love it! Seriously considering buying it!

claudia nguyen said...

I've been drooling over lingerie lately. And perfume but I can't really afford either rn after splurging on a bunch of lipstick

The Knights Pantry said...

The items on my wish list that have top priority this week are definitely Annika, Lovecraft and Zhora lip tars from the new Sci Fi Lullabies collection by OCC.

I was organizing my vanity and figured out that i own 9 lip tars. I learned about them from reading your blog and am eternally grateful to you for that. I love them! My favorite is Belladonna but I'm looking forward to my January Rising coming in the mail.

That concealer pallet looks wonderful. I've been looking for something similar for a while now.

Alison said...

I NEED more lingerie and that bra is gorgeous.

Rachel said...

I'd love to have:

Soap and Glory Hand Food.
A shorter hair style (my hair is down my back and dyed blue and it gets so tangly).
Some really nice chocolates
San Pellegrino blood orange sparkling water.
A interesting non-fiction book to read at the beach.
A perfect black tankini bathing suit top with a built in underwire bra.
OCC lip tars in Lovecraft, Anika and Zhora.

I'm really interested in that concealer pallet. I also have some redness issues with my complexion. I'm currently using the redness relief clinique foundation but I'm not in love with it.

Whitney said...

I feel you on the reading/creating away from the internet because there are times when we sort of just mindlessly browse things without engaging simply because we're online.
For me I've been into looking at new or different frames that I could probably get on the cheap so I can switch out the style of my glasses more often.

Lauren said...

I have been wanting some inglot liners as well as the naked basics palette

Isabela Gualtieri said...

I want some winter clothes. Though to be honest cold where I live is more of an "put a cardigan on and that's it" so it would probably be better to not buy anything too warm that I won't use.

Katie said...

Those sunglasses have been haunting my dreams lately. I'm also lusting after a DJ by Dominic Jones claw ring because the best jewellery doubles as a weapon.

Jocelyn said...

I've been on a ridiculous ring kick, which mostly means drooling over them online!

E. B. Thurmond said...

I've been really wanting those Urban Decay pencils and now that there are even more colours I want them even more!

Stephanie A said...

The silver brogues remind me of the miista holographic ones! I think you'd like them. Also the bra is beauuutiful

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Amelia said...

I've been wanting a new purple OCC lip tar! And those Miu Miu sunnies are amazing!

Maggie said...

In LOVE with those sunglasses. My main (attainable) wishlist item right now is a pair of Miista hologram oxfords.

Jenna said...

My wishlist consists of: 1) hair products that will give me volume, in order to achieve my ultimate goal of wild hair that'll scare the boys away. 2) the Witch Cap from Beanie Babes. 3) bath bombs, always.

Krista Y. said...

I love MUF's palettes so much, I want that one and I want basically everything by them *_* I am also spending time lusting over some cat-eye glasses or eye glasses in another pretty shape.

breakupdancer said...

You ever have eternal regret over something you could've bought but didn't? I have that over two Kenzo coats.

Mai said...

I've been wanting to get into grad school. I'm in that limbo between waitlist and rejection and I really want to figure it all out.

Diana said...

I really want to try the lip tars!

Rebecca said...

That lip tar is a great color! I'm also a fan of OCC although I haven't had a chance to buy any of their lip tars. Maybe this one will actually be my first.
And that bra is lovely. That reminds me that I really need to revamp my lingerie collection.

becky nos said...

I've been stalking Lazy Oaf on asos and holographic golden ponies :( wah.

Emily said...

I've also been obsessing over perfume lately, I want to get ALL THE SAMPLES. Obsessed with Guerlain, which I know is rly old lady, but it works for me.

Lincoln H. said...

I have been coveting that exact tom ford perfume forever!

Lincoln H. said...

I have been coveting that TOM FORD perfume forever!

Monica said...

I've been dying to try some OCC lip tars.... as well as to splurge on some cute lingerie but i am currently unemployed~

Sonte said...

ive been wanting something to get my skin right, so i might have to go and buy that face lotion...

Doreen Hsu said...

Ohmygod that black lipgloss looks so pretty. I just visited Sephora today and I am really lusting after the YSL #47 lipgloss and this reddish-brown Sephora brand liquid lipstick. I also really want to get the black and dark purple lipsticks from Portland Black Lipstick Company.

xxx said...

Patti Smith is one of my all time faves! She never fails to inspire me. And of course I love the Miu Miu's for Spring. Lovely round up!
Love Gillian C x

Michelle Murphy said...

Everything listed on here is amazing!!

Yasmeen said...

I've been looking for something that apparently doesn't exist?? Well, it does but not exactly in the form I want.

It's a short, white, drop waist, textured shift dress with some asymmetrical details. I found one by All Saints on eBay but it got away :( And further research revealed the quality wasn't much good anyway. But yea, if you come across something with this description, me likey :P

Yasmeen

Libby said...

I love Just Kids -- I found a copy of it for £2 in my local music shop, and it's been a favourite since then. Like, to the level that I've bought more copies to give to friends. It's properly brilliant.
Mostly, I really want to buy a new bra -- I blame it on your Magical Lingerie Hour posts! I have pretty much all boring cotton bras that dig in a smidge but have saggy elastic. I don't even need a fancy lace concoction or anything like that; just a nice well-fitted bra.

Maisie said...

The bra and lip gloss are amazing! Agh i want them super badly..

Honore said...

Just Kids as a book on CD is amazing. Having Patti Smith read me poetry while I'm stuck in traffic is necessary.

Anika Tabachnick said...

the bra looks amazing!

sinecolore said...

i want some creepers !

totallyizzy said...

jelly shoes!

Emily Wilkerson said...

I've been wanting to buy a really nice bra. I've recently learned that crappy bras aren't worth it and I'm tired of them.

Adrienne said...

Those shoes are just beautiful.

Victoria said...

quick q. would u do skype consultant type stuff for international peeps?

andrea c. said...

nooo whyy porque!? 34A is sold out, that bra is beautiful +affordable ; - ;

toplesshotdog said...

A new computer

Kim Delgado said...

This Miu Miu shades are amazing, but I'm also obsessed with the red Miu Miu and Prada shades you posted about on your Tumblr!

CHELSEA MILLER / ANGSTYPRINCESS said...

amazing! i'm dying to try one of the graftobian palettes... xox

vaaagina said...

i dont wear perfume but the tom ford perfume seems so good! and OCC lip tars are something ive been looking at for so long x.x

Venus said...

Floral Doc Martins or a new lingerie set. (:

Group 5 said...

I'm wanting anything with lace.

Vicki H said...

oh i own those silver oxfords, but not from this brand :) nice collage!

xx


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Miguel Guerreiro said...

Nice blog!

rosa said...

gimme all the pretty lingerie.

Arabelle said...

victoria -- yep, skype sessions are fine! just email me. :)

Jessica W said...

I've been wanting some lip tar for so long. Great picks :)

Alexandra Watson said...

i've been coveting lime crime's "mint to be" opaque lipstick, and everything holographic. and i might just have to get my hands on that MUFE concealer pallette!

Amanda Lahey said...

I'm currently lusting after a pair of Juju Babe heeled jelly sandals and more red matte lipstick!

Claire said...

this is probably weird but i'm really craving new office supplies. also, super shiny plastic-looking black skirts and dresses

Kailey said...

Somehow I missed this post! *__* Lately I have been wanting a minty colored dress decorated with milkshakes - it's so adorable but so very out of my price range ($90 :|) - and of course, more lipsticks u_u

Enri Navarro said...

I just re-read Just Kids too! Amazing book :)

Ariel Chantel said...

Those shoes are lovely. I'm craving Kerli's new EP "Utopia." :)

Cristy said...

I've been wanting the perfect pair of flat black lace-up boots that won't hurt my feet!

Gaby Asnaran said...

I've been dying to try some lip tars!

Cayla said...

I love that bra

ttttteresa said...

a perfect leather jacket!

nicole myles said...

oh god i've literally been wanting those nars shades and that mufe lip gloss.

Kathleen Benitez Martinez said...

an oscar wilde like suit and heeled black boots

Caroline Blount said...

i'm thinking about getting a lip tar

Kristie said...

All of this is gorgeous...also I think I'm definitely gonna pick up Just Kids this spring break.

Tayler Smith said...

mmmmm need some serious levels of fab lingerie in my life

Yery said...

lately ive been craving silver/blue eyeshadows and black nail polish

Holly said...

Definitely getting some lip tars if I win this!

Ethan Cox said...

Those shoes are amazing! *_* what makes them even better is those bright yellow laces

sarlakitu

Adele said...

Ahhhh that bra makes me smile. lingerie isn't the most affordable thing for ne, but its definitely a worthwhile investment. bookmarking that for when I can get some cash.

Denise said...

Die Schuhe sind gro├čartig :-)