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Glossier on a Budget

I've been on the Glossier bandwagon since early last year. My emergency contact got me the Phase 1 set and I was hooked. The haloscope highlight-- a happy stand-in for the ultra coveted and sold out Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003.

I really ride for Glossier heavy, because, I think there's something to be said about a cosmetic line that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. (Don't get me wrong, I love a good beat, even though I can't contour to save my life.)

I feel when I'm wearing Glossier, I'm serving a casual face. Like, "hey, its me! I enjoy carrying a tote bag and going to art book fairs" looks.

Glossier matches dark skin really well. The concealer is questionable but I might try it again. My only gripe is the lack of spf in the products. Layering spf 50 under the priming moisturizer and then tinted moisturizer can make me look like I should be a part of Salute Your Shorts.

But you're here for the Glossier dupes for cheap right? So let's get into it.

I generally use Glossier for my everyday look and when I run out and have to wait for my order to ship all the way across the country, I reach for these:

Glossier Boy Brow Dupe---> Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel
The brush isn't as precise and small as that of Glossier's Boy Brow, but I'd like to think the color pay-off is much better. Don't get too heavy handed with this stuff or you could go past Peter Gallagher in seconds.

Glossier Boy Brow Dupe (clear)---> Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara
Glossier recently debuted a clear boy brow and Maybelline's Brow Drama in "Transparent" which is almost always sold out in stores just might be your happy alternative.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Dupe ---> Maybelline Dream BB Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Perfector

There is SPF 30 in this. 'Nough said.

Glossier Balm Dot Com Dupe---> Smith's Rosebud Salve

Glossier Rose Water Face Mist---> Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

But if you're ready to make the leap and you've got the funds, head over to Glossier.com and get 20% off by clicking my super special BFF link here.

Best Albums of 2016

2016 will probably go down in history as the year nobody will particularly jump to have any nostalgia over. We lost Prince. PRINCE!

However, we still have music and so here are my favorite albums of 2016 in no particular order:

Cass McCombs- Mangy Love
Best track "Bum Bum Bum"
Miserable- Uncontrollable
Best track "Violet"
DIIV-  Is The Is Are
Best track "Healthy Moon"
DVSN- Sept. 5
Best track "The Line"
Mild High Club- Skiptracing
Best track "Skiptracing"
D.R.A.M.- Big Baby D.R.A.M. 
Best track "Cute"
High Highs- Cascades
Best track- "Boxing"
Drake- Views
Best track "Child's Play"
Beyonce- Lemonade
Best track "Love Drought"

[Video] Living in LA in Your 20s

I'm sure everyone is tired of me saying I'm coming back to YouTube at this point so I won't say it just periodically pop up on your timelines.

So I know many a 20-somethings in Los Angeles can relate to dealing with these characters (myself included). Matter of fact, I'm sure all of these characters are me..except I really enjoy CB2 over West Elm unless someone has a West Elm parsons desk they don't want anymore?!

From really wanting to be able to afford Aesop handsoap for your bathroom to drinking kombucha and talking up your tinder date, it's all apart of the Los Angeles millennial fabric.

Enjoy...preferably at a table inside of Moon Juice in Silver Lake.

Black Girl Club

Well it's obviously been a very long time since I've put anything up on MissRiot.com. Almost let the domain expire...(just kidding/not really) Any old way, some of y'all have been here through my first big cartel shop 5 years ago and I loved each and everyone of y'all for it.

Now, I launched my new bundle of joy GrandmaRoseCo.com. It's basically a shop for 4th wavey feminist merch. The item I'm most proud of is these "Black Girl Club" Varsity Bomber Jackets. They are everything I've ever wanted. The story behind these is that I really wanted to make something that reaffirms #blackgirlmagic. It can be so hard just trying to assert yourself as "good enough" when you're consistently pressing against adversity. Whether it's a lack of representation or erasure of your valid emotional being, it can be beyond frustrating to defend your personhood.

Here's my reminder that you are more than good enough.

Save $24 on the "Black Girl Club" jackets during the #ShopSmall Pre-order through Midnight 11/28
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Best Albums Out of 2015

Tame Impala- Currents
This is self-explanatory and I'm coming for the juggular of anyone that says this wasn't a good look for Tame Impala. Currents was RAD AF. You want to challenge me on this? Fight me!

Father John Misty- I Love You, Honeybear

Seeing J. Tillman perform this live a couple of times really solidified the greatness of this album for me. However, I'm starting to wonder what this says about me as a person? Like, is my humor highbrow? 

Jamie XX- In Colour

This got major play the last 6 months of the year. If I could put a ringback tone on my phone like it was 2005, it would be "Girl." The beat just sounds like I'm chillin on baecation at The Parker in Palm Springs in the spa.

Honorable mentions
Panda Bear- "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper"
Mew- "+-"
Years & Years "Communion"
Kurt Vile- "b'lieve i'm goin' down"
Vinyl Williams- "Into"

Anyway, this is all subjective. If there's something I should be listening to that falls under psych rock, lo-fi goodness let a sis know.

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