Category: Playlists

[ Belated ] April Favorites // Beauty + Lifestyle (and playlist)

may 14, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

I know, it’s already mid-May – I filmed this the first week of May, and just wasn’t able to edit right away. I hope you still enjoy! Let me know your current favorites. xoxo, mercedes.

Products mentioned –

Vibrational Medicine book http://amzn.to/2r9BOxc

Intelligent Nutrients hand sanitizer http://amzn.to/2pGHRIg

Precious Skin Elixirs Peridot Cleansing Balm* http://bit.ly/2qesGYQ

Precious Skin Elixirs Sterling Honey Polish* http://bit.ly/2pSikQr

Vered Botanicals Toner* http://bit.ly/2pOdLGn

Vered Botanicals Anti-Aging Face Oil* http://bit.ly/2pOksIx

RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up http://bit.ly/2qbNSjP

Trish McEvoy Foundation Brush http://bit.ly/2raNpwO

Au Naturale blush http://bit.ly/2qaTlYI

Bite Beauty Torte [limited edition]

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick http://bit.ly/2phH2W8

Luminarc glasses http://amzn.to/2rbdpZ0

Captain Blankenship Smudge Spray http://bit.ly/2qeE4DS

Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Deck http://amzn.to/2pHyybW

Druid Animal Oracle Deck http://amzn.to/2pHwWyM

Vert Nouveau Facebook Group (search for the group on Facebook and request to join!)

 

La Musique –

(please consider supporting these artists by purchasing their tracks for your own library if you enjoy them)
1. LTJ Bukem – Moodswings
2. LTJ Bukem – Revival by Blame
3. Air – All I Need
4. Air – Les Professionnels
5. Nightmares on Wax -Les Nuits
6. Nightmares on Wax – Nights
7. Nightmares on Wax – Stars
8. Nightmares on Wax – Survival

March Favorites and playlists

april 2, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

This favorites video is a bit light on products and heavier on lifestyle, reading suggestions, and music. Obviously a reflection of my paradigm shift/re-orientation! I hope you enjoy, hop over to YouTube to check it out. Oh and also, unrelated to this video but I’m giving a way a few Mahalo products on Instagram! The Bean just launched yesterday, and I want to spread the PR product love I received as I already have and love the product. I’m keeping that open until Wednesday, I’m @lamouretlamusique on IG <3

Products mentioned –
Jordan Samuel skincare https://jordansamuelskin.com/collections/all
Tammy Fender Awakening Eye Gel http://bit.ly/2oob2nf
W3LL People-Bio Bronzer http://bit.ly/2i2Ury8
RMS Sacred and Diabolique http://bit.ly/2oo8s0J
W3LL People Bio-Brightener http://bit.ly/2onGule
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat http://bit.ly/2oLOB7I
Bite Beauty Pecan (sadly discontinued)
Glossier Boy Brow in Black https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow
Trish McEvoy Sexy No.9 perfume rollerball http://bit.ly/2nuYcj5
AILA Nail Polish Remover Wipe https://loveaila.com/collections/removers-treatment
The Laundress –
For silks http://amzn.to/2oLXhuJ
For wool/cashmere http://amzn.to/2mZWx8X
Wool/cashmere spray http://amzn.to/2nXBpQ1
Un-Fancy blog post for reference –
http://www.un-fancy.com/laundry-care/sweater-101-keeping-them-happy-pill-free-and-fresh-between-washes/
The Psoas Book http://amzn.to/2nXwxKC

Reading –
The Underground Railroad for Refugees, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/the-underground-railroad-for-refugees
Work is My Self Care, The New York Times

The Politics of Conspicuous Displays of Self Care, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-politics-of-selfcare
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Expands into Vitamins, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/gwyneth-paltrows-goop-expands-into-vitamins

La Musique –

I decided to create two different playlists this month because I was SO inspired from the Trentemøller live show I was at this month. He now works and tours with a band, different from his older dance music production which is what was just so insanely profound to me in the mid-2000s+. I hope you experience some auditory bliss :)

The second playlist are favorite tracks I discovered this month, including my favorite track off Sampha’s new release – I’ve loved him since he worked with Jessie Ware on Valentine. Such an innocent beautiful little track!

January Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites and some very ethereal beats

january 29, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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LOTS of things to cover in this almost 30-minute video, including skincare that helped abate my whack January skin (too much holiday alcohol and gluten?), a liquid foundation (WHAT), an exquisitely beautiful body product, crystals (heart-shaped eye emojis) and lots of other stuff. Head over to YouTube to watch!

Products Mentioned –

Mun Akwi Purifying Cleanser http://bit.ly/2kfLqGk

Lina Hanson Global Face Trio http://bit.ly/2kgdFVW

Activist Custom Hyaluronic Acid Serum http://bit.ly/2neESam

Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask http://bit.ly/2jEKDhm

Ellis Brooklyn Excellent Body Milk in Fable http://seph.me/2kH9i2M

Josie Maran Vibracy Foundation in RG20 Euphoric http://seph.me/2jiMJoM

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara http://seph.me/29mw5jE

Hakuhodo J5523 http://www.hakuhodousa.com

MAC Cherry http://bit.ly/2kgbTEa

MAC Ruby Woo http://bit.ly/2k5yocl

Bite Nori http://seph.me/2kBqwz9

Bite Licorice http://seph.me/2kBfY3d

Aromi Power Red http://bit.ly/2jKdM8E

Lifestyle –

Lapis Lazuli pendulum (gift, I’m not sure where it’s from)

Astrophyllite pyramid (from Ghosthorse Talismans on Etsy: http://etsy.me/2kHkZ9z)

Ancient Organics Ghee http://amzn.to/2kHgUlX

Civilized Caveman Paleo Banana Bread recipe: http://bit.ly/1ch3d8y

Sunfood Jungle Peanuts (available on Vitacost)

Detoxinista Paleo Blondies recipe: http://bit.ly/2kH63Zg

Detoxinista Paleo Brownies recipe: http://bit.ly/2kGXRw8

YouTube –

Dani’s Dish https://www.youtube.com/user/BeaubyDanielle

Jamie Greenberg https://www.youtube.com/user/jamiemakeupgreenberg

Whitney Simmons http://bit.ly/2eYnap4

Yoga with Adriene 30 Days of Yoga Revolution 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvlxn0EnmbM

Articles –

“Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless” The New York Times, Dec. 17th, 2016

“A Dreamy Paris Apartment” from A Cup of Jo

http://cupofjo.com/2016/12/paris-apartment-tour-sezane-morgane-sezalory/

Sézane

http://www.sezane.com/us

La Musique –

  1. icy – wet clouds collab w. newweraaa
  2. cosmia – WYD
  3. instupendo – champagne
  4. POLIÇA – warrior lord
  5. francis harris – pensum (original mix)
  6. kings of tomorrow – fall for you feat. april (sandy rivera’s classic mix)

2016 Best in Eco/Luxury Beauty + Lifestyle and Top 10 tracks playlist

january 4, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

Au revoir 2016! You were and intense, magical, complicated, but ultimately transformative year. I’m so excited to see what the coming year has in store. I hope you enjoy hearing about all my favorite beauty and lifestyle products from 2016! Head over to YouTube to watch :)

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Items mentioned –
Skincare –
Amly Silver-Rich Face Mist http://bit.ly/2eztwMS
Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap http://bit.ly/2cvXukl
Previse Nutrify Level 1-6 Tonic* http://bit.ly/1YofDjG
Activist Skincare Customized Hyaluronic Acid Serum* http://bit.ly/2neESam
(I have an ongoing code with Activist – using the code LAMOUR you can save 10%)
Skin Owl Mangosteen Beauty Drops* http://bit.ly/2cV0win
Mahalo The Petal Mask* http://bit.ly/2hcB5tc
Lina Hanson Global Treasures Balm* http://bit.ly/2bW8e84
Honest Hazel eye gels https://www.beautyhabit.com/products/revitalizing-eye-gels

Makeup –
RMS Translucent Un-Powder http://bit.ly/2gOFD5r
Glossier Boy Brow https://www.glossier.com/products/boy-brow
Surrat Autographiqe liquid liner http://seph.me/2heRSZS
Modern Minerals Lotus Wei-Infused Emotive Lip Gloss* http://bit.ly/2cvWGvG
Modern Minerals Moonstone Cream Highlighter* http://bit.ly/29FW2Wm
Mahalo Red My Lips Tint* http://mahalo.care/shop/red-my-lips/?love=27
Kosas Darkroom https://www.beautyhabit.com/products/weightless-lip-color
Wayne Goss makeup brushes https://www.beautylish.com/b/wayne-goss

Body –
Max and Me Circle of Protection Body Oil* http://bit.ly/2br3lT8

Hair –
Innersense Pure Harmony Shampoo http://bit.ly/2df2F8o
Uma Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil* http://bit.ly/2dl31at
Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment http://seph.me/2eOUmws

Dental Care –
David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste https://www.beautyhabit.com/products/davids-premium-natural-toothpaste

Fragrance –
In Fiore Patchouli Royale (Formerly Jehan) Parfum Solide Haute Concentré http://www.beautyhabit.com/product3590.html

Lifestyle –
In Fiore Facial at International Orange
Victory Jewelry Crystals
Kei Jewelry (Azurite cuff, no longer available)
Raaka First Nibs Chocolate Subscription
Everlane
Bullet Journaling (I use a Leuchtturm1917 journal)
Bitch Sesh Podcast
The Future Beats Show by DJ Complexion

And last but not least, my top 10 tracks from 2016 (that were new to me this past year, not that were necessarily released during 2016) –

November Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites and musique bien sûr

december 9, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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Phew ok, finally had a moment of sanity and space to get this blog post up, along with the beats for your listening pleasure! If you’d like to hear everything I was loving during November, be sure to go watch on YouTube (and please like the video if you liked it, and subscribe to my channel if you’d like to see more!).

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Products Mentioned –

Amly Silver-Rich Face Mist http://bit.ly/2eztwMS

Mahalo Blue Hawaii Nutrient Mist* (not currently available, from what I can see)

Mahalo Unveil Cleanser* http://bit.ly/2h5ykKc

May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon (Deluxe Sample) http://bit.ly/2ebxDPd

Max + Me Sweet Serenity Mask + Wash* http://bit.ly/2heWYGs

Max + Me Circle of Protection Body Oil* http://bit.ly/2br3lT8

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo http://seph.me/2eD5nVl

Surratt Beauty Auto-Graphique Eyeliner in Chat Noir http://seph.me/2dGJu7U

Josh Rosebrook Ethereal Perfume (sample)* http://bit.ly/2h5IQB4

Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume http://seph.me/2heV9cs

Kahina Fez or Essourira perfume samples

In Fiore Patchouli Royale perfume solid https://www.infiore.net/products/patchouli-royale-parfum

Kiehl’s Original Musk http://bit.ly/2gkWNfA

Alan Watts videos (just search on YouTube)

Donna Eden’s Energy Routines on YouTube

Raaka Chocolate Subscription https://www.raakachocolate.com/collections/first-nibs-monthly-chocolate-subscription

French conversation classes!

 

La Musique –

October Favorites and a playlist of really good beats

october 30, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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Another month of favorites, and an exceptionally good month for music (click over to YouTube to watch there). I chat about my magical night watching RY X performing at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and then effusively gush over DJ Complexion’s The Future Beats radio show. The following are the tracks I pulled from the shows of his I’ve listened to thus far, and have been on the heaviest of heavy rotation for me this month:

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June Eco Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites and a playlist of recent musique loves

june 29, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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Another month, another round of favorites! I literally just published this a few minutes ago on YouTube, so go head over there to hear about everything I was enjoying the past month!

Products Mentioned –
Honest Hazel Revitalizing Eye Gels http://www.beautyhabit.com/honesthazel.html
Previse Nutrify Tonic Level* 1-6 http://bit.ly/1YofDjG
Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen + Primer http://bit.ly/297lgBP
Modern Minerals Emotive Lip Gloss in Padparaschka* http://bit.ly/1NBr58q
Modern Minerals Moonstone Highlighter* http://bit.ly/1NBr58q
Zoya Nail Polish in Dove http://amzn.to/2964KQO
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey Lip Balm in Coconut Lime* http://shop.wedderspoon.com/pucker-up-gift-set/
Surratt Beauty Relevée Eyelash Curler http://www.sephora.com/relevee-lash-curler-P394163
Diane Hair Pins, Assorted Sizes, 100 count http://amzn.to/294lQ2p
RickyCare No-Crease Silver Leaf Clips http://bit.ly/290PUIu

YouTube Channel –
Eppcoline – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCquqN40UXDd5SqRBR1ovDew

Mes coiffures du moment | cheveux mi-longs | Coline – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDI0G4ebmF4

Everlane The Silk Short-Sleeve Dress in Black http://bit.ly/293zhkI

As for la musique – here are my picks. I’ve admittedly not been in much of music hunting mood the past several months. As I’ve alluded both subtly and more overtly, I’ve just been going through some really intense shifts in my life, and things are re-organizing and shifting in ways that I hadn’t anticipated. I’m riding it out with the understanding that this is all an alchemical process. Verbose way of saying – I think someday I’ll be back in music-hunting mode, but for now I’ve been minimally revisiting faves from months and years past.

1. Ledisi – Alright
2. K. Flay – Make Me Fade (Gianni Kosta Remix)
3. Serena Ryder – Stompa (Juno Ray Remix)
4. Rampue – Wilderness
5. Huxley – I Want You (Youandewan Version)
6. Huxley – Dark Bourbon (Original Mix)

May Eco/Luxe Beauty + Lifestyle Faves et La Musique du Moment

may 29, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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An ever-random mix of skincare, hair, makeup, youtube channel, blog and music favorites this month! You can clearly see how much I love the things I chose to share this month – and that actually IS how I really feel. Beauty = l’amour. You can watch the video here, and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

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Full list of products mentioned and links where you can purchase –

La Bella Figure Crema Supernova Vitamin C Day Cream (sample) http://bit.ly/20Pf1Cj
Laurel Whole Plant Organics Antioxidant Face Serum http://bit.ly/22shofK
ISUN Emerald Sun Hydrosol http://www.beautyhabit.com/product4563.html
ISUN Ultra Sapphire Age Revitalizing Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin http://www.beautyhabit.com/product4568.html
Mahalo The Petal Hydrating Mask* http://bit.ly/1TJ42ds
LaVanilla Deodorant in Fresh Vanilla Lemon http://www.sephora.com/the-healthy-deodorant-P237120
Innersense Pure Harmony Shampoo http://bit.ly/1jZRks1
Yarok Feed Your Volume Conditioner http://bit.ly/1TMIJG9
Essie Geranium http://www.essie.com/colors/corals/geranium.aspx
Nudus 27 Kisses http://bit.ly/1Nn5Mrq
Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Coulis (Limited Edition)
J Crew Always Chambray shirt http://bit.ly/1RAHmpn
StyleLikeU on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/stylelikeu/videos
Into the Gloss https://intothegloss.com
Astro Arena http://astroarena12.blogspot.com

 

And of course, my monthly playlist of top beats!

April Eco/Luxe Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites, and a playlist of influential l’amour tracks

may 1, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

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Odd tidbit…my list two videos (this one, and my maquillage empty products + reviews) were the *exact* same length, 21:18. Isn’t the kind of strange? I’m vaguely into numerology so I wonder what it meeeannnnsss! Always looking for the deeper meaning. But anyway. If you’re so inclined, hop over to YouTube to watch my monthly favorites – an even mix of skincare and makeup (and a huge ode to my latest YouTube obsession/makeup crush), some lifestyle recs, and then find the playlist of tracks I gave a cursory mention to below!

March Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites, Mini-Vlog + Playlist <3

march 30, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

I’m a bit late getting up the embedded playlist of my favorite tracks of the month, but as I said on IG – two videos a week is kind of a LOT to manage if you work full time! I’m doing my best though – a forever work in progress. I also decided to include some vlog footage from my recent trip to the SXM Music Festival in St. Martin/Sint Maarten in the middle of the month. I’ll never tire of looking at images of the beaches there, especially at sunset (my favorite time of day).

My music favorites this month actually don’t really reflect much about the festival, except for the one YokoO track I included. I got REALLY into Chez Damier early in March, and he dj’ed in Boston the weekend after I was back in town. Honestly he wasn’t great live, the night I saw him, but some of the tracks I have of his are just BLISS – intensely classic deep house with soulful vocals that are lushful perfection. There’s a new-to-me Francis Harris track remixed by Black Light Smoke that I’ve been really loving, and the Caius track is a bit of an odd throw in, but I really have been listening to it a bunch! I found it through a Michelak vlog this month, and filed it away to use in a future video myself. It reminds me of how much I used to love what they covered (ASHANTI’S FOOLISH ZOMG THROWBACK!).