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


Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY VIDEO: STRIPED PARTY NAILS

I'm all for glitter. I may not be covered in it constantly, but rest assured it's raining sparkly bits in my brain. And on nails? Hell yeah. I've coated my ten in glitter countless times. For a night out recently, I decided to go a slightly different route. A clean and simple stripe of glitter for each finger surrounded by a raspberry hue. I flipped my camera on for it as well, thinking it would be the perfect first diy video for Lost and Found. If you're anything like me, you'll be thrilled that when it's time to remove this polish you won't have a mess of cotton ball stuck on glitter and sadness. Thanks for watching, and make sure to subscribe to me over on YouTube for upcoming how-to videos!



Monday, December 29, 2014

RECIPE: CRISP WINTER SALAD

I think we can all agree that we need salad more than ever right now. After gorging on goodies made mostly of sugar, flour, and fats, we. need. salad. And I need this salad, because this December I've become addicted to it. It's delightfully crisp, and super easy to toss together for home or work.

This is what's in it: arugula, chopped pecans, red onion, goat cheese, and delectable pomegranate seeds. On top? Just a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt/pepper. Try that or a balsamic vinegar dressing--I promise you won't be disappointed and your body will totally thank you.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

VIDEO: A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER

The past week of my life involved crazy amounts of work, then excitement for Christmas celebrations, then...the worst case of the flu I've ever experienced. Phew, fuck it all. I did get to have lots of good family moments before my body rebelled against me, but also missed out on a lot by being glued to my bed and basically frozen and only capable of knocking out an embarrassing amount of TV shows (or should I say seasons?). Life happens, and sometimes it kicks you in the ass. But now that I'm feeling a million times better, it's time to reflect on the past month and revisit this happy day (St. Nicholas Day, actually) which involved trimming trees, drinking boozy hot chocolate, and hanging with my girlfriend and my family. Believe it or not, Christmas is so over. Hope you had lots of good times and Christmas tunes, too!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

RECIPE: SWEET BEET SMOOTHIE


Look at this smoothie. LOOK AT THE COLOR OF THIS SMOOTHIE. Okay, now imagine its flavor. If you aren't a fan of beets, you may not want to continue. But if you are...you'll probably fall in love with this sweet take on beets. It has a perfect balance for me, with its sweet fruit blend and earthy tinge. And it's loaded with nutrients that make me feel like I can accomplish a few more things on my to-do list before feeling like a zombie. Recipe is below, give it a try!


SWEET BEET SMOOTHIE

Ingredients
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 peeled beet, mine was medium/112 grams
1/2 cup your choice of milk, I had whole milk on hand so that's what I used

Directions
Pop all ingredients in your blender and power up. I used a Vitamix, so I feel like I got away with using less liquid. Add more if you start to have trouble. Pour into your favorite glass, admire its beauty, and drink up. This recipe made enough to fill this mason jar, so double if you feel like sharing. Cheers!