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Glossier Black Friday

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a small representation of my fat stack of Glossier pink pouches from some of my past purchases...

a small representation of my fat stack of Glossier pink pouches from some of my past purchases...

I've been a fan of Glossier literally since Day 1. An avid reader of Into the Gloss during college, I couldn't wait for Glossier's first product launch. I've tried every single one of their products, some I absolulutely LOVE, some just aren't right for me, but every single item from their perfectly designed website is amazingly packaged, thoughtfully developed, and comes in a Millennial pink pouch (which you really can never have enough of).

I've finally been selected to join their army of reps, and I'm hyped - I'm not normally a fan of MLM companies, and I have a fiery passion against those copy and pasted Rodan + Fields-type of posts that are now all blocked from my Facebook feed. But Glossier is 100% a brand that I use every day, and I'm always excited to talk about their products to anyone who will listen. Emily Weiss is a true Girl Boss, and I love the way that she's built her company, her team, her products, and her branding.

With all that being said, my rep link is officially live! Go forth and stock up on Boy Brow! Gen G! Milky Jelly! Super Pure!

20% off *everything* today - shop now!

want: Overose Holographic Candles

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all hail Overose candles - $55 each

all hail Overose candles - $55 each

I go for neutrals in every aspect of my life - my nails, my car, my go-to purses, my living room accessories. Every once in a while, though, I'll wander outside of my comfort zone and go for something that really pops, like when I ventured into Paintbox this past summer and got sparkly pink and shimmering silver nail art. That same feeling came over me the second I saw the latest collection of candles from Overose on Instagram. I don't care what they smell like - I just need one of these holographic bad boys. 

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apartment aspirations

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The older I get, the more stuff I accumulate. It's human nature, I suppose, to pile up the books and souvenirs that make me happy, keep on-hand stacks of blankets and pillows to make a Netlix-and-chill session that much more relaxing, and grow my collection of stemless wine glasses (hey, they break eventually!). With each online order of stuff to add to my apartment, I do get a sense of satisfaction that I'm making my home into a fully functioning adult space, but at the same time, I get the nagging sense that I'm moving further and further away from that aspirational minimalist apartment that haunts my dreams and my Pinterest boards.

living room

The warm yet neutral home of Paige Geffen is a space that makes me want to throw 70% of my belongings out on the curb. Her pots and pans all match in the same earthy clay tones, her couch looks perfectly comfortable yet refined, and her mix of metallics, woods, and stone scream sophistication without being too delicate. She could throw a party for all of her closest friends in this space and not worry about anything not surviving - as long as no one spills red wine.

want: Boy Smells Candles

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$29 Boy Smells Candles on

I've been able to control my candle shopping habits by only allowing myself to pick out under-$20 options from T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods. By thoroughly combing through their aisles, I can usually pick out a few soy wax options with the muskier, more masculine notes that I prefer over fruity or florally ones (I've actually had good success with the "Manly Indulgences" line and love to think about the type of bro that would actually pick one of them out for his own pad). 

I'm a sucker for the more Instagram-friendly selections, though, and while I'm not going to start filling my online shopping cart with Byredo or Dyptique candles anytime soon, I am ready to spend a tiny bit more to satisfy this urge to fill my home with millennial pink purchases.

Enter Boy Smells candles. These candles seem like they were designed as click bait for a rosΓ©-loving 28 year old like me. The design is minimal but playful, the names are punny and simple, and their scent profiles are sophisticated but not overly complicated. I'm allowing myself to pick one out as a new summer scent, but now the real hard part is deciding which one to get.