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What I'm Loving: Beauty & Fashion Ramble Vol. 1

Beauty & Fashion Favorites: Quay, KVD Liquid Lip, HRH Dauphines, Jo Malone & Steve Madden

Time for a product ramble. I've rounded up some truly random things so let's get on with it.

Quay Australia Sunnies

I've been loving Quay. These are the About Last Night glasses that I have been LIVING in for the past few months. I love the blue polarized look and with the tortoise it's just, well, everything I want in sunglasses really. Quay makes lots of frame styles for those with wider faces (60+ mm lens width), perfect for round faces such as mine. Back in June I picked up Gemini Rose (still in stock here) from the QuayXChrisspy line - I never thought I'd see that kind of geometric browline style with such a wide lens. Last week I caved and broke my no-buy when I found a pair of TYSM from the Desi Perkins collab on Urban Outfitters (still available!).

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi

I'm kind of a snob about this formula. I've tried about 5 shades in the range and I have been equally as elated as I have been disappointed. Most of the brighter shades, including this one, work really well, but the deeper shades I've tried go on very patchy (I had to return Bauhau5 and basically sobbed through the entire transaction). I've been wearing this loads on the weekend, along with Berlin, a gorgeous deep rosy coral. But there's just something lovely and wearable about not-quite-neon hot pinks. Mmmm.

HRH Collection Dauphines Bracelets

I contemplated these for about a year. I picked up the top bracelet with the A/B crystal about a month ago, and less than a week after I received it I had ordered a second one. Made from vintage Swarovski crystals, these are both stunning and look great stacked or on their own. I have had some trouble with the sizing though - I paid extra to custom my first bracelet since my wrist is about 7", but it was massive. The second one I ordered (the Provence Lavender pictured below the A/B) was too tight and wouldn't close. To solve this I bought some extra jump rings and added two to the end of it, which you can see above. Still recommend. 

Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Quartz 

I did a comprehensive review of these on my YouTube channel, and although I gave these a B I will admit that I've been reaching for Quartz more and more these past few weeks. My lazy ass hasn't been getting out of bed early enough to sit down and do proper makeup, which has led me to put my face on during my commute (no shame). I keep this in my makeup bag and just add it to the tops of my cheekbones/browbone and I love the "living" light that it gives. Note that that the high amount of oils lends a tacky, greasy feel to the formula. It's always a little strange when you can still feel your highlight 8 hours after applying.

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Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne

Normally I reach for this scent in the fall, but something about the woodiness has been so appealing lately. Am I getting tired of warm beachy summer fragrances? Let's hope not. But this is a welcome change and such a "grown up" fragrance without smelling like "old lady". Which I hate using to describe fragrances, but it's the best way to communicate that kind of scent. 

Steve Madden Floral Sandals

I bought these last summer and they didn't get enough wear time...since Gucci has been doing a ton of floral footwear and I'm a big fan of the look for (a whole lot) less, I've broken these out. Not anywhere close to the same style caliber but let's just ignore it and press on (although I will say I'm about thisclose to splurging on a pair of Princetowns). These are definitely a weekend shoe, but still fun with cutoffs and an oversized button down. Unfortunately sold out, but similar styles here and here, or a splurge option here

Sidebar: Searching for these sandals online to link you guys led me to the SM website, where I fell in love with so many pairs I did a post about. Check it out here if you need some summer shoe inspo!

Let me know what you've been loving in the beauty & fashion world, any current must-haves? 

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