Sunset at the Montauket, Montauk, NY over Labor Day Weekend. ❤️
Being a friend of Glossier is always a good thing. Always. A group of us were invited to test out and pre-launch the 3 new Glossier serums, named “The Supers.” They are legitimately 100% super. The theory behind the 3 different types of serums are that real people don’t have just one “skin type” or skin concern. Sometimes you’re skin is dry, sometimes dull, sometimes red – and the different serums give you the opportunity to work with different products/ingredients for those different concerns. :: intrigued ::
$28 each or $65 for all 3 serums
Packaging is beautiful – 100% on point, per usual Glossier standards – v v, clean.
These serums are great for combination skin – AKA me. AKA EVERYONE.
Super Bounce – hyaluronic acid & vitamin b5 serum – for tight, rough skin. I put this under eyes and above my lips. Great for hangovers and long flights when you need a little extra moisture and soft skin. It’s a bit more rich / creamy and has tightening properties.
Super Glow – vitamin C and magnesium serum – to brighten & energize dull, tired skin. Will be experimenting with this more in weeks to come. I’ve started putting this on my cheeks and forehead more over the past few days and it makes my skin look and feel brighter.
Super Pure – niacinamide & zinc serum – for calming breakout-prone skin & redness. I love this one! Very liquidy, almost like water but smoother. I put this all over my chin since that’s where I’ve been breaking out lately. Ingredients are great for healing & anti inflammation.
They are designed to be used together for combination skin – which is everyone. I use the super pure on my chin, glow everywhere, and bounce on my cheeks and around the eyes. Glow I’ve used all over.
They work. I’ve already noticed a difference in my skin. I’ve never used serums before (which could be why) but I’m loving the way my skin looks and feels over the past few days.
And here are The Supers in a freaking tree, so they must be magical.
So much good going on lately! Too busy living, not enough time to write about it.
Some of my picks for August are below, take a look!Essie Nail Polish in “Bikini So Teeny” – tried and true. Great pedicure color.
Glossier Haloscope – highlighter in Topaz. I can’t rant and rave enough about this and Glossier in general. Read back on this blog roll for a million and one posts about why Glossier rules.
Nike Juvenate Sneakers – super lightweight, bright white sneakers with black detailing. Comfortable, but they look so cute. Def won’t be running in these – just for sporting around town I’m thinking. 👍
Whalebone Mag – The Food Issue. Pick up basically anywhere in MTK and all over the east end. Take a look inside for tons of mostly legitimate info about food and drankssss, esp on the east end.
Dr. Jart – Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask. Do people actually do sheet masks for anything other than the Snapchat selfie? I mean… Whatevs, got this at Sephora and it’s a good one. And it’s black charcoal.
Capri Blue Volcano Candle – if you know it, you know. If you don’t, you should. Tried and true scent for summer, it’s fruity in a great way. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I’ve been burning it since high school. Can’t go wrong with Volcano. Can usually be found at Anthropologie stores.
Maui Babe Bronzing Lotion – it’s a tanning lotion / enhancer. I’ve been SPF-ing hard body since the beginning of summer to avoid getting that serious “burn”. I did a great job btw – no serious burns, have a solid base tan and Maui Babe just enhances the bronzeness. FYI this stains white bathing suits – BUT does wash out. Available for purchase online obv, I got mine at Poolside Collective at the Montauk Beach House and I suggest you visit.
Relating to each of the text images below — in a way that you’d probably least expect. Last one is my favorite. Live on friends, be well, stay happy, remain true to yourself. ❤
Be aware of your surroundings.
Reach out to a far tie this weekend (as opposed to a close tie) in your social circle.
Move forward. It’s so much more fun.
Hi _______________, it’s a pleasure to meet you.
All images from crimebydesign Instagram.
Since I’ve moved to Montauk, one of my first and foremost (also fattest) goals has been to eat at every single restaurant and drink at every single bar in Montauk. Can’t help it. When I set my mind to something, I must complete it (or at the minimum give it a good old-fashioned TRY!).
Some places I’ve hit up so far are below. And if I didn’t photograph at least one thing there, it didn’t happen. Promise.
Breaking the aforementioned rules already, because the first photo is of a restaurant that isn’t even in Montauk…whatever. Dopo La Spiaggia is located in Sag Harbor. It’s high quality Italian food – it’s amazingly delicious – hand prepared pastas and delicious, fresh seafood. Drinks are delicious as well. Great outdoor scene-y patio seating and string-light ambiance. Great for date night, but be prepared to pay for whatever you’re ordering. Highly recommend.
6 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY
Montauk Farmer’s Market is on Thursday’s from 9:00AM – 2:00PM and located On The Green in the heart of Montauk. Lots of vendors display fresh produce, freshly prepared foods and samplings of whatever it is they’re selling. The fruit and veggies from Bhumi Farms, Balsam Farms and Amber Waves Farm are amazing. Great place to stop. Be sure to check out “The Glowing Tent” for Monbrewcha Kombucha and bliss balls (also available in other spots around town).
On The Green, Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY
Next up is Lunch / Lobster Roll Restaurant. It’s a Montauk classic (even though it’s technically in Amagansett / Napeague on the stretch) but it’s like something you need to eat when you come out this way. And take a picture in front of their LUNCH sign because “being basic” is what we all like to do nowadays. They were out of their Hot Lobster Roll (made with butter not mayo) when I went. Very sad, but it’s the only reason why I got the Maine lobster roll (cold salad with mayo). Still very good, not the same… I did hear that the hot lobster was back though so maybe give it a whirl.
1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930
668 The Gig Shack is a favorite spot for both food and drinks. Extremely chill vibes, frequent live music, it’s right in the heart of the town on Montauk HWY and it’s the type of spot where you always run into someone you know (but in a good way…)! This is a picture of their empanadas, which actually wouldn’t be my #1 reco. The inside was a little dry – def needed the chipotle aioli on each bite, but the slaw was delicious. I do highly recommend the sea scallops, fish tacos, and burger! (Obviously come here too often).
782 Main St, Montauk, NY 11954
The Hideaway is bae. Literally it’s a hideaway and I’m obsessed with coming here for really great Mexican / BBQ / Seafood in Montauk. It’s located in Diamond Cove Marina on the north side of town and you wouldn’t recognize it right off the street (I would try to give you directions, but I suck at that and I’m always lost so… sorry). The Mexican corn at Hideaway is AMAZING. The nachos are tremendous – heaping with all of the toppings (share with 4 people and still have leftovers) style. Burritos are also great – I recommend the chicken but get the spicy chicken that I can’t remember the name of…(oops, again). If you order it as “spicy chicken,” they’ll catch your drift. LOLZ at my Spanglish on Snapchat below.
364 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
Finally tried Inlet Seafood for the first time this weekend after multiple suggestions and recommendations. Pictured below is scallop sashimi, YUM. We ordered the Fluke Picatta and Pan Seared Sea Scallops – they come in large portions, everything was delicious, the server was amazing and knowledgable and I want to go back again soon. Also a great spot for watching a gorgeous sunset over the inlet. Also a great photo spot for candy clouds after the sunset for all the Instagram junkies.
541 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
La Fondita is a delish little Mexican take-out place I recently tried. It’s “order at the window and find a table” style. They’ll call your number. Corn tortilla tacos are tiny but mighty and the camarones with avocado pictured below were pretty good. I’d get them again. The salsas were what made them really taste awesome – very fresh and several homemade varieties. Def a great place to stop in while you’re passing through town.
74 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930
Stay tuned for more tidbits of food info from the east end in coming weeks. ❤
Pink edition! Some of my all around favorites this month include:
WHALEBONE Magazine – Pick up at local shops all over Montauk or order a copy online.
Aviator Nation – Koozie – from their laid back, good times, surf shop in Venice Beach, CA
Montauk Brewing Co. – Summer Ale Can – available at your favorite bars, restaurants, beer distributors and convenience stores all over Long Island, NYC & Westchester!
Glossier. – EVERYTHING! The pink pouches are sold on their website separately and come with each purchase you make.
Summer Water – cute rosé currently chilling in my fridge.
Really beautiful, luxury basics at really fair, affordable prices.
These super minimal, chic and simple slides from Everlane have become a staple in my wardrobe. An everyday sandal. Can literally be worn with anything and everything from sundresses to denim cutoffs. They’re made in Italy (luxe) and the price point is only $98.
The bright navy blue feels anything but basic… these blue sandals are not the ordinary/typical black or tan (which are both beautiful btw). I love that the navy can pair well with black and with virtually any outfit you can come up with. Plus they’re comfortable and the leather feels amazing.
Above images are from Everlane’s website because I really need a pedicure… and my feet do not belong on this blog currently. Photo below from a shoot on the beach this week. Love my Montauk Brewing Co. Summer Ale!
If you’re interested in purchasing Everlane products, use my link!!