lelabar ↬ for practicing the little knowledge you learned from a wine tasting at a swanky saturday happy hour.
asbury park distillery ↬ for potential prohibition-themed costume soirées. gin and tonic in hand, of course.
los andes restaurant ↬ for salivating over pitchers of sangria, frijoles, and latin lovers on an inconspicuous street corner.
yelp elite events ↬ for the seldom nights spent socializing with strangers: free food.
flamin' hot limon crunchy cheetos ↬ for morphing into the guy from toy story 2.
david jumbo ranch sunflower seeds ↬ for TMJ-triggered, late night internet rabbit holes (i.e. serial killer wikis, the history of tickling, ingrown toenail videos, youtube conspiracy theories).
jo malone wild bluebell cologne ↬ for post-beach outdoor showers during golden hour.
marc jacobs daisy eau so fresh ↬ for go-to escape routes from bad dates.
orly no bite ↬ for being weirded out by freud’s psychosexual oral stage.
side effect: VILE taste.
seche vite topcoat ↬ for deciding to buy groceries for the week instead of getting a gel manicure.
hourglass ambient lighting edit unlocked palette ↬ for finding the one photo on the family shared google photos album that doesn’t expose your double chin.
note: pretty sure this was limited edition and is sold out. whoops.
bite beauty french press lip glosses in dirty chai and salted caramel ↬ for becoming a regular at a local coffee shop featuring an exposed brick wall, string lights, and an array of non-dairy milk.
ABH x amrezy highlighter ↬ for not being able to block sunshine with a car visor while driving during evening rush hour.
stila glitter & glow liquid eyeshadow in diamond dust ↬ for ghosting someone solely because he doesn’t vote.
honorable mentions: rose gold retro and smoldering satin.
drunk elephant t.l.c. sukari babyfacial ↬ for an ugly, puppy dog filtered snap to your crush.
aztec secret indian clay mask ↬ for experiencing firsthand how beauty is truly pain.
ole hendriksen banana bright eye crème ↬ for insomnia-driven thoughts while sending several “hey u up?” messages around midnight.
bath and body
lush sex bomb ↬ for pretending to be an OG kendrick lamar fan that one time kendrick lamar called you a real one at his concert for knowing his song, “swimming pools (drank),” when really it was the only song you knew by him.
l’occitane almond shower oil ↬ for the dread that accompanies shaving legs.
first aid beauty ultra repair cream ↬ for reaping the slight reward of smooth skin that comes with shaving.
native deodorant in jasmine and cedar ↬ for deciding not to shave and justifying the laziness as a middle finger to female standards of beauty.
this is what you came for by calvin harris ft. rihanna ↬ for snapchat-filtered karaoke sessions in the car (don’t snap and drive).
i like it by cardi b ft. bad bunny and j balvin ↬ for proving people wrong.
perfect places by lorde ↬ for timing the right time to ask for a bathroom break while on a summer road trip with friends.
new light by john mayer ↬ for reading a kids joke book full of cheesy puns and corny knock-knock jokes (premium content!) that make you laugh our loud.
say amen (saturday night) by panic! at the disco ↬ for prancing at night on city sidewalks while practicing for a hypothetical screamo band audition.
personal by hrvy ↬ for practicing hair flips in front of the mirror and contemplating getting bangs again.
gypsy by fleetwood mac ↬ for using astrological memes to explain how true you are to your sign.
i’m on fire by bruce springsteen ↬ for a glass of cabernet sauvignon in one hand, shower head in the other, on a candle-lit night in the bathtub.
don’t take the money by bleachers ↬ for caffeine-fueled job searches and refreshing email inboxes, revising resumes, and authoring cover letters 10,000 times as the sun rises.
new rules (initial talk remix) by dua lipa ↬ for looking up a slang word on urban dictionary you overheard a youth say in conversation.
to all the boys i’ve loved before ↬ for having a type: tall, dark-haired guitarists.
note: noah centineo is the perfect combination of cute and sexy. don’t @ me.
ozark ↬ for wondering if your favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant is a front.
bob’s burgers ↬ for laugh/crying with your only friend who can make you wheeze/scream while laughing.
cnn’s decades docuseries ↬ for finding a pristine bob dylan vinyl at goodwill for $1.
better call saul ↬ for the art of breaking hearts.
sharpie brush pens ↬ for figuring out how to ace upstrokes in hand-lettering.
plot twist: no bleed-through with these—in my experience, at least.
uniball signo dx pens 0.38 mm ↬ for all the pens lost from reluctantly letting strangers borrow your favorite pens.
sakura white gelly roll 0.8mm ↬ for “accidentally” sending a nude to the wrong person.
tombow mono eraser ↬ for accidentally sending a nude to the wrong person.
muji .5 mechanical rotating pencil ↬ for feeling the imprints of handwriting on the backside of the page.
zebra drafix .3 drafting pencil ↬ for determining the fine line between being thirsty and being a thirst trap.
muscle tees ↬ for embracing bedtime side boob.
note: i’ve been cutting graphic tees into muscle tanks. most of mine are from spencer’s.
ae fuzzy teddy 1/4 zip hoodie ↬ for becoming a walking blanket in the name of fashion.
sojos sunnies ↬ for pretending not to notice male genitals escaping a speedo at the beach (no hate, but no thank you).
steven madden cavo black multi sneakers ↬ for the 156,394 times you fell off rainbow road playing mario kart.
the guest house by rumi ↬ for attempting to listen to a podcast during morning rush hour and failing.
the bullet journal method by ryder carroll ↬ for looking up future getaways and fun airbnbs only to remember you can barely afford to buy gas for rest of the week.
fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury ↬ for swearing off technology and planning a social media cleanse while intermittently watching black mirror.
cat on a hot tin roof by tennessee williams ↬ for finally getting closer to understanding human behavior after an anxiety-ridden existential crisis.
what have been some of your favorites of 2018?