Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 11

I skipped the August CF due to an overwhelming case of busy. That’s what happens to your blogging habits when you’re a student.

But in any case, I am now in my final semester of college! Here’s what I’ve been loving recently:

1) Lauren Brooke Cosmetics Lash Conditioner: I received a tube of this in an Eco Emi box. It’s great as a conditioner and I’ve noticed that my lashes appear fuller and more lush whenever I use it. I’m not sure if that’s just a happy coincidence or if something really is working.


2) Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Uptown Mauve: This has been my go-to lipstick for summer 2014. I wrote a post about it, which can be found here.



3) “Metal Heart” by Garbage: One of my favorite alternative songs from one of my favorite bands. I always perk up when I hear this song.


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4) The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: After years of hearing about this book and not getting around to reading it, I finally checked out a copy of this book from the public library. I’m glad I waited no longer to read it. Riveting, deeply engrossing and painfully perceptive, Baldwin lays out his thoughts on race and anti-blackness in 1960s U.S society. What really struck my inner core was the way his words still resonate today.


5) Walks along the Grand Concourse up to 149th Street: I live near this area in the Bronx. The weather is still warm, and I’ve been taking walks up this street for exercise. I’ve gotten to see parts of the neighborhood I don’t normally see, and I’ve found out that there’s a community garden in the area.

What have you all been loving 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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3 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 11

  1. sylirael says:

    Milani is pretty near the top of my list of ‘lipstick brands I need to try’! I totally need to get a hold of violet volt at least…

    The book you mention sounds really interesting! It does always stick you with something when you read about struggles that are ostensibly in the past, but are actually still very much current. I had this recently in a personal sense during some discussions about the situation of women in academia (by extension, in the workplace generally), when I realised how far we still have to go…

  2. Natalye says:

    Uptown Mauve looks so pretty!

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