Thursday, February 19, 2015

NAIL POLISH: A FAIR GIRL'S NUDE

Nude is so not a universal shade. As a fair skinned girl who wouldn't be able to sport tights labeled "nude" without looking like I spray tanned the bottom half of my body, I have felt the struggle. That's why I added this odd looking light shade to my endless list of things I want when I spotted it on shelves last year. After purchasing it the other day and swiping on for the first time I can safely say I've met my match. Essie's "Spin the Bottle" is this fair girl's perfect nude.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

RECIPE VIDEO: MELTED HOT CHOCOLATE

Once you get the hang of making your own REAL hot chocolate, you'll never go near the powdered stuff again. At least that's been the case for me. And aren't you just the luckiest? I filmed my favorite hot chocolate recipe the last time I whipped some up. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DRAWING CHALLENGE: JUST CALL ME DOODLE QUEEN


I have a brain that creates non-stop. I have ideas for miles and always have, especially when it comes to art and imagery. But if time accumulates and I haven't gotten hands-on for a while, all of that stays frozen in my mind. That's why I've come up with a little challenge for myself as a remedy.

I scribbled this list and pinned it next to my desk. I'm planning on starting today and finishing by the end of February. Since there are just fifteen challenges, this has some wiggle room and I like that a lot. No pressure to "get it over with" every day. Some days I may not draw a single thing, some days I may draw three. You can bet on seeing a few of my favorites this month, both here and on my instagram feed (lostandfoundblog). If you feel like joining in now or in the future, use the hashtag #lostandfounddrawing so I can see your doodles pretty PLZ!

15 LITTLE DRAWINGS, ONE MONTH:
1. Something that flies
2. A pop star
3. A body part
4. A favorite food
5. A favorite product
6. Symbol(s) of your favorite color
7. A word
8. A comic strip
9. Your favorite tool
10. Your hobby
11. A mantra
12. Your spirit animal
13. A hero
14. Your favorite item of clothing
15. Your favorite drink

Sunday, January 25, 2015

VIDEO: A JANUARY DAY

As a sort of project I started with myself I filmed everything I did for a whole day in January. Take a peek into my day of working at home, walking around, and taking my girlfriend for date night!



Friday, January 23, 2015

THREE COLORS ON MY LIPS LATELY

As soon as the air had a chill a million months ago (that's what winter's feeling like), I started reaching for lip color. Weird how different seasons have me begging for a totally different array of products. Last summer I was all about a clean and super natural look, but the wintry part of the calendar makes me crave more. Want to know what I've been wearing? The colors below are ones I've had glued to my lips as of late.

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in the shade "Ruby Woo"
This shade is perfection in a tube. With a velvety matte finish that stays put and a blue-toned shade of crimson that suits nearly every girl, this lipstick is my go-to shade of this season. I wear it mostly for nights out, making sure to moisturize my lips a bit before to prevent any flaking throughout the night.


Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in "Candy Apple"
I pop this pretty red on when I want some color but also want to combat the dryness that comes along with low temperatures. This formula is super moisturizing and feels silky on my lips. Although this shade will start to fade after some time, re-applying is super easy and the color can be put on lightly for a tint or full-blast for serious color.


Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
I'm well aware that this color looks like nothing. Pure nothing on paper. But I SWEAR by it on days when I want a sheer wash of color to wake my face up. This shade is one of those "my lips but better" kinds of colors. It's the slightest raspberry pink, so slight that I almost didn't include it on this list. But how could I not? I use this like an addict, and it adds the perfect flush of life to my vampire complexion almost every day.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

IT'S LIKE THE WHOLE TV WORLD IS MY OYSTER

Shot by Jacqueline Di Milia for Paper Mag




It's like the TV world is my oyster right now. It truly is. And while others may be averting their new year eyes from screens and pretending to be super health freaks, I'm totally fine with planning my week based on when Girls, Broad City, and Portlandia are airing. It may actually be the only thing keeping me alive and warm in this stinging cold. And okay, I'll admit it...I'm doing all those annoying healthy new year things on the side, too.


(Cue more photographs of my favorite TV babes.)
Shot by Frances Tulk Hart for i-D
Shot by We Are The Rhoads for Rolling Stone


Shot by Tom Hines for Foam Magazine