Instamorsels is a genius phrase coined by my girl Tomi of Tiger Lily Makeup, and I really couldn’t think of a more appropriate title for this post. Also, I am too tired to think of a title for this post. It’s that summer break mentality setting in early. I, like every other freshman on campus, am so done with school (unless you wish finals and papers could go on forever? I mean, that’s cool too). But I’m still in school. It’s kind of a problem.
To avoid the typos and errors galore sure to ensue if I attempt a full-blown review, here are a few things from the past week, including snapshots from my Instagram:
1. Spirit Animals
This one isn’t a snapshot, but I was watching this video of a baby duck (baby wigeon, maybe?), and I swear it is me in animal form. The frequent nodding off, the valiant attempt at head shaking, and then of course there is the ending. I have officially found my spirit animal. One more thing to cross of that list of short-term life goals.
Broadly speaking, sushi is my favorite food in the world. In fact, the summer I interned in Taipei, I ate so much salmon sashimi at this one restaurant that I walked in two years later and the hostess was all oh hey, salmon sashimi right?
I got these crispy rice circles with spicy tuna & avocado over the weekend, and they were a) $7 for 3 pieces are you kidding? and b) not even good. The rice was so crispy it was almost impossible to bite, and the soy glaze was so overpowering I could barely taste the other ingredients. Only a couple more weeks before I can go home and have some real sushi…
I am crazy over these badass ballerinas from ZARA. I must have picked them up and put them down a hundred times in-store, probably to the annoyance of the people I was with at the time. Oops. But they are so cute, non? And there’s a coral version, which is even prettier than it looks online. Do I get the fun and splashy coral or the practical and pretty black pair? Do I get both? Do I get any at all?! I don’t even like flats! But they’re only $40. But $40 is like a lot of salmon sashimi.
Guys, I don’t know. Help.
image via ZARA
4. The Candle Craze Never Ends…
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with fig fragrances, and at $16, this is by far the most affordable rendition of fig on my wishlist. Actually, if you know of a decent fig candle that costs less, please let me know in the comments. This one’s perfect, light and clean on the initial sniff, with the barest hint of vanilla. Then you get the sharp green and the milky sweetness of the fig, coupled with the warmth from the vanilla, which thank god is barely detectable. As soon as I finish burning something from my overflowing candle drawer, this shall be mine.
What have you been up to this week? Should I get the flats? What are some of your favorite candles?