Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 10

I’m pretty happy to know that this is the 10th CF post on this blog. It’s nice to take a moment every month to think about the good things in my life.

I would love to hear more from the rest of you when it comes to the little things that make your day brighter. 🙂


Here’s what has injected some rays of light into my life recently:

1) “City of  Blinding Lights” by U2 :  A lyrically lovely and musically gratifying number by one of my favorite music groups.

2) Pretty earrings: I’ve been trying to wear my earrings more often. I own many, many pairs but I forget to put on one before I leave the apartment. And in typical me fashion, I still buy more earrings even though I hardly wear the ones I already own.



3) Berry eyeshadow: I’ve been blending berry shadow onto my outer v with a neutral all over the lid. Milani Shock is purple looking in the pan, but it turns quite berry on me. I also love Inglot #52 in the flip-top lid pot.

4) Pound cakes:  I have developed serious cravings for this soft, buttery cake. I am making an almond pound cake tonight, and will be making a vanilla bean version very soon. This is a cream cheese pound cake I made several months ago.

cc pound cake



5) The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling: I had to order a copy of this since I’m such a huge Potter fan. While it’s not as fast paced and complex as the Potter novels, I enjoyed it nonetheless. Rowling inserts insightful commentary through the voice of Dumbledore and gives us that satisfying and thought-provoking wisdom we all miss from Hogwarts’ most celebrated headmaster.


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What have you all be enjoying recently?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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9 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 10

  1. Vee says:

    Yummy! You are talking my language with the pound cake. Pound cakes are my all time favorite (specifically, lemon pound cake).

  2. sylirael says:

    Caaaaaaaake! 😀 Now I want cake, damn you! All my ration pouch has in it is some hard tack and weevilly cheese (we’ve been on the road for way too long)….

  3. Natalye says:

    I love pound cake! I have really been loving the Lorac Pro 2 palette!

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