Summer Makeup Wishlist !

It's officially summertime now and there are quite a few things I am lusting over in the cosmetics department. I've compiled a list of products I have a summer crush on, that I think are just perfect for a fling with during these hotter months. They'll keep you looking like a beach babe and feeling like a rockstar, too bad my pockets will be completely empty after I purchase them all.

1. The Lancome x Alber Elbaz collection. Holyyyyy amazing. The packaging is so cool and gorgeous, and the colors are out of this world. I swatched all the palettes, ermagawhd, the largest bright color of each palette is good enough to have sex with. I especially was crazy about Mint Jolie, as I am partial to greens because of my eyes. Gah, duochrome hotness. $51
2. Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer. I completely LOVE two of my other Benefit primers, Stay Don't Stray for shadows and That Gal for a luminizing face primer, so I am betting this one will make my collection happy. It is a hydrating stick form primer with a matte finish (interesting) that promises up to 15 hours of makeup stay power (doubtful) but, hey, who knows? I think the idea is original and it's formulated without parabens which is a plus, not to mention the precious packaging (kind of channeling Topshop makeup though, no?) $32
3. Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Liner- originally designed for water ballet dancers, this liner promises to stay smudge proof and water proof, leaving your eyes sans-raccoon look and delivering gorgeous color (which can also be used as an eyeshadow) and it comes in 25 color options. Top of my list are 12L and 52L which is pictured, Lagoon Green. $18
4. Essie resort 2013 collection In the Cab-Ana. I already have Naughty Nautical from summer 2013, and Boom Boom Room from neons 2013, but I can't seem to find this one ANYWHERE. I have checked Target, Lengths, CVS, Ulta... ugh. Anyway, this is on my coveted list and the colors this year from all the collections are just so bright and gorgeous and, well, summery. I also am really loving Come Here! $8
5. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation- I am officially on the prowl for a new foundation, and if you know me or my blog, you know I am crazy about dewey skin. I have rather dry skin in some areas so anything that can make me look radiant and smooth and touchable is a must-have in my book. I've heard good things about this foundation and I have sampled it in Sephora many times, so I think I will definitely be picking it up. $42
6. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine - Yes, there are new shades! I really like the looks of Orange Impertinent, and Brun Insecure. The packaging on these babies is to die for, solid and gold and fabulous. The formula of these lipsticks is hydrating and smooth, like a chapstick, but the color payoff is really rich, but not over the top. Oh and it's made with fruit antioxidants, can't get enough right? $34
7. Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray. I tried this out in Ulta today. I am obsessed! It literally leaves a tingly cooling sensation, very pleasant and not at all uncomfortable, and dries pretty quickly as well, as it seemed quite lightweight. I haven't ever used De-Slick or Up All Night so I think I'd like to hear a few more reviews here and there before I invest, to make sure it really does what it says? I do like the hydrating, deweyness of it all though :) $29
8. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee- another product I have been playing with here and there when I visit Sephora and I really think next time I'm going to jump in and get it. The formula in this little pot felt like a solid jelly, really nice and smooth, not goopy at all, and the color payoff was AMAZING, so pigmented and looked really nice in every shade when I swatched it. Smelled like my favorite scent too, coconut! Hence the name. My obsession. COCONUTCRAZY. Comes in 6 shades. $22

Now Playing: MIA "Bring the Noize"

I don't know about you but I can remember the first time I ever heard MIA and watched her Galang video on repeat with my girlfriends for days straight. Then came Sunshowers and we would braid our hair in a bunch of little braids and wear tons of glitter under our eyes and pick flowers (weeds, mostly) and sprinkle them on the trampoline and jump around blasting it. This was BEFORE the Paper Planes era, sorry tweens, I am an old lady, and dare I say, quite hipster "I knew MIA before she was popular" (aka if you're under age 20 i'm sure Paper Planes is how you discovered her, which is fine, i'm glad you did!) Anyway she is just so freakin cool and always has been. Not only her music, but her style is killer and she's just an artist in every sense of the word..I'm sure now everyone's savvy on her extensive list of tracks (and if you aren't yet, do yourself a favor and listen to every song she's ever made!) and the [actual war] rebel girl-90's graphics-acid trip-tropical getaway feel of every video. I got overly excited to hear another new song from MIA, and a new album, I know this is going to be on repeat for a while... As Mindy Kaling said, "Bring the noize? More like bring the dance party!" The video is set to be released Friday, and I am guna watch it til my eyes bleed.

The illest trilliest bad bitch killesttt

Doesn't she just make you wana slap on some red lipstick, leave your hair uncombed and natural and wear some form of a gold headpiece at all times? I know my outfit goals for this week... patterns/on/patterns.


So I woke up this morning craving something filling and full of protein to give me a great start to my day. After doing a little bit of morning yoga, I ventured downstairs to try out a pancake recipe I found on Ambitious Kitchen, but with my own twist to it. That's the link to Monique's original recipe. I changed out the blueberries for raspberries too, honey greek yogurt for plain, and added some chia seeds as well. I have to say, these were AMAZING, delicious and so fluffy!! The syrup too, yum yum yum. To see how I made these just read on through the cut!

HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque (and review)

So for those of you that know me, my hair journey has been a long and confusing one. I literally have had every color hair (except like, rainbow colors) ranging from bleach blonde to bright red to jet black and even some phases of pink and purple here and there. Two August's ago, I cut my hair off completely; see inside for a photo :