Desk Diaries Vol. II

As I mentioned in my very first Desk Diaries Vol. I, I have been incorporating more organic products into my skincare routine. (I do still use a few Boscia products that I have not been able to phase out yet, they're still too good, I'm looking at you Tsubaki Glotion!) I'm pretty sure that everyone is familiar with Herbivore and French Girl by now, they have been taking over the social media spotlight all summer. If not, here's a simple rundown of what both companies stand for: natural & sustainable ingredients, plant based oils, recyclable packaging, etc. For me, if the product works and feels good, I'm in. The organic angle is just an added bonus, although I do like the fact that I know exactly what I'm rubbing into my skin on a daily basis. Plus, I am a sucker for pretty packaging.

Okay, let's get into it. I LOVE a refreshing face mist for that half way point in the day when you don't want to ruin your makeup but you could use a little moisture boost. So, I started out buying Herbivore's Rose Face Mist for this task, but have ended up replacing my nighttime toner as well. Thank goodness oils have been such a skincare trend lately, because I am obsessed. I used to use the Neutrogena body oil in high school, and sort of forgot about oils after that. I am now using French Girl's Face Oil Elixer in the am and Herbivore's Phoenix Face Oil in the pm. After bath time, I like to use the Lumiere Body Oil on my collar bones and shoulders for a soft glow, and the Jasmine Body Oil on my arms, the subtle fragrance is lovely.

On to the extras. I'll use a few spritzes of the Coconut + Sea Salt Hair Mist in the morning before styling my hair with a blowdryer, it gives my locks a fresh feel plus (again) I love the scent. Followed with dry shampoo for those lazy shower-less days. I used to exfoliate with a charcoal sponge, but I've been loving the Rose Face Polish, a little goes a long way! Most nights I just use a face oil plus retinol, but if I'm feeling a bit dry I'll add in the Creme Lumiere Face Moisturizer as a final step. That's about it for now!

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French Girl Rose Lip Polish // French Girl Lumiere Body Oil // French Girl Rose Face Polish // Herbivore Phoenix Face Oil // Herbivore Rose Face Mist

Not shown here, but recently purchased (and fallen for!) are the Jasmine Body Oil and Coconut + Sea Salt Hair Mist from Herbivore as well as the Rose Sea PolishCreme Lumiere Face Moisturizer and Face Oil Elixer from French Girl. I've also heard good things about the Pink Cloud and Moon Fruit moisturizers.

A New Summer Hat

With summer coming to an end almost everywhere else, it's only just beginning in San Francisco. Our official summer season usually peaks during October, which means I will be wearing strappy sun dresses and straw hats for a couple more months! My go-to brand for hats has been the Aussie company: Lack of Color. I came across them years ago when I started following Jasmine Dowling, an Australian graphic designer, if you do not know her yet, (huge fan here!) you should. Side note: something on my SF summer bucket list that I finally want to make happen this season is a beach bon-fire with friends, cozy sweaters and s'mores. Fingers crossed!

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Lack of Color Straw Hat with Pink Velour Ribbon // Sweet & Spark Vintage Scarves

Desk Diaries Vol. I

Hello vintage lovers! I'm starting a new mini series here called "desk diaries" where I can share more about what I am up to with work and some of my personal life as well. Thought it would be a sweet way to share how my week is going, and what I currently have laying about on my desk. This week's desk accessories consist of some bits and bobs from my vintage jewelry collection as well as my new beauty obsession. I love to mix high and low jewels together, like these fun plastic floral earrings from the 1960's and this golden Chanel choker from the 1990's. Wore this combo out to an afternoon meeting with a crisp white button down and Levi's jeans. In other news, I cannot get enough of French Girl Organics, my gateway product was their rose lip polish. I have been venturing further and further down the organic skincare rabbit hole, and will report back with my favorite products so far in my next desk diaries, ciao for now. 

Blush Pom Poms

Jillian and I absolutely adore our blush pom pom slippers that Birdies gifted us for our Summer photoshoot. They are so simple to slide on as I run out the door, not to mention how simply sweet they make my toes look! We will be hosting a Sweet & Spark trunk show at Birdies' San Francisco shop this Saturday June 23rd through Sunday June 24th. If you're in the Bay Area, stop by to say hello and shop our new summer clothing and vintage accessories collection.

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Birdies Songbird Pom Pom Blush Slides