THE PRETTIEST FALL LIP COLORS

even though it doesn't feel quite like it here in california,  F A L L  is among us --- which means sweaters + boots + scarves + hot drinks + alllll the colored leaf pics are among us as well. i'm not complainin'! i actually wish it was colder here in cali so i could fully surround myself in coziness, but in the mean time i've been adding as many fall colors as possible into my wardrobe, including makeup looks! to share the autumnal love with you, i've rounded up a short list of some gorgeous fall-inspired lip colors that are sure to compliment any chunky sweater or pumpkin patch selfie :)

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stilla / stay all day liquid matte / tesoro

colorpop / ultra matte lip / are n be

mac / matte lipstick / chili

fenty beauty / gloss bomb universal lip luminizer / shimering rose nude

BONUS: a mascara guide to rule them all --- compliment your lips with some pretty lashes!

if you've been following along for a little while, you'd know that i'm a  B I G  fan of any + all lip colors [see a list of my faves, here!]. i hope this little round up helps you complete your perfect fall look + fully embrace the autumn chill! cheers to sweaters + coziness + the holidays returning +  H A L L O W E E N T O W N  + apple picking + basically everything fall. happy lip-coloring!

THE MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM!

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guys!! it's about time! after i procrastinated for like a month [#college], i'm finally getting around to posting my time at the museum of ice cream! yes, it is as amazing as it looks. back in june, when i heard that the MOIC LA dates were being extended to october, i KNEW i needed one, so i hopped on the website like 10 minutes before the sale went live + waited [not so] patiently - once i got inside the site there was more waiting, but luckily i got in + was able to snag two tickets for my birthday weekend. best early b-day present, ever!

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after grabbing slice of pizza, we headed across the street to the pinkest building you've ever seen. while we waited for our group to be called, we hung out and snapped some pics in the cutest patio space ever! i'm convinced you can never go wrong with a bougainvillea  + string light combo ;)

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when our time finally came, we scanned our tickets + headed into the most magical 45 minutes of our lives, ha! here are some highlights from my personal favorite rooms. 

head to instagram to see the cutest boomerang of us on the banana swings!

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+ finally, the moment you've all been waiting for --- the sprinkle pool. just as magical as it sounds. we didn't get quite enough time in there because a huge group was just about to come right in, but we were there long enough for me to find sprinkles in my shoes, bed, + floor days later!! 

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so that's about it! pretty quick + very delayed [sorry!], but super fun + such a great memory. if you find yourself getting the chance to go, DO IT! it's an experience that's seriously like no other. if you can't get tickets to san francisco where they're currently located, they're planning on expanding to miami, opening a flagship experience in NYC, + possibly even a hotel in vegas! so much more exciting stuff to come. 

peace, friends! happy monday :)

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post + images by molly garvin

MY "NO-MAKEUP" MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

we all have those days. you know, the ones where we feel like wearing nothing but yoga pants + baseball caps? i've been sporting my fair share of lazy-girl-chic styles thought these past four weeks of college, + i highly recommend it =) dotting on some concealer + swiping my lashes with a bit of mascara is the best way to go about casual looks in my opinion, + my new favorite addition to the lineup is perricone MD's "no makeup instant blur" --- read: magic!! in seriously 20 seconds, i can blur away imperfections, redness, pores, + more. effortless beauty? count me in!! [watch the film above to see how i incorporate "instant blur" into my lazy-day morning routine!]

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why spend more time on your makeup look than you have to? instant blur is where it's at, people!! i'm telling you this truthfully. it goes on clear, dries instantly, + mattifies/smoothes in seconds. a miracle worker + an essential for literally anyone else who sports a baseball hat + yoga pants look. lazy-girl-chic forever. + ever + ever. click here to learn more about it, + here to head to my youtube channel for more little films like the one above. cheers to "no-makeup" makeup!

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post, images, + film by molly garvin

sponsored by linquia + perricone MD

OBSERVATORIES + OLD FRIENDS

how long have you + your oldest friend been friends? some of my tried + true ladies i've known since before birth [if you count that... haha!], + natalie is one of these friends. she lived two blocks down the street from me growing up, we danced in the same ballet class, sat next to each other in the middle school band [flute + clarinet section WOOT WOO!], + were in the same playgroup as babies. i think we've spent almost every, if not all, 19 birthdays together - oh ya, + we're four days apart. so basically sisters, ya know? [more posts featuring natalie here + here!]

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somehow, by the grace of god, we both ended up in california at the exact same time. so, the tradition of birthday celebrations + random adventures are continuing, + probably [hopefully] will forever :) a few sundays ago, we decided to meet up for a farmer's market date, which turned into lunch, which turned into us sitting on someone's random stoop looking for free things to do in LA, because #collegebudgetlife. thankfully, the griffith was only about 15 minutes away, so we ponied up some cash for an uber + went to search for ryan gosling [but avtually just look out over this beautiful city that we both now call home]

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as we hiked up the road [myself in a dress, natalie in flip flops #idiots] we turned around for a second and OH HEY HOLLYWOOD SIGN! i'm not sure why the sign holds so much magic in my heart, but it just does. it was so surreal to be up there with my best friend knowing we live here now, + think back on our entire lives + how they lead us here!! ahhh so crazy, so weird, so good. 

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after a good bit of sightseeing + shedding tears [not really ;) but i could have!] about how amazing our city is, we headed back down + said our goodbyes, knowing we'd see each other next week! ha! we headed to the MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM last sunday + both died, so i'll be posting that recap from the grave. cheers to lifelong friends + amazing views! 

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post + images by molly garvin