Category: Playlists

October/November Favorites Playlist + Upcoming website changes

december 3, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: playlists

I fell in love with some beautiful new music the past couple months! I highly recommend checking out the full albums these come off of, and supporting the artists by purchasing tracks you enjoy. I just selected some of my favorites for you to enjoy – this is a very relaxed playlist, perfect for a Sunday:

Ok and then website changes – basically no real details yet, just that it’s in the process of happening and I’m reconfiguring how I post and catalogue content, stay organized across the various platforms I produce under and manage. This whole managing an online endeavor has become so increasingly complicated! But it will get sorted out, and then I feel this space will become much more functional and with less repetition (just reposting videos and such). So I hope you’ll stay tuned!

xoxo, mercedes.

September Favorites // (Eco)Beauty, New Yorker Article Recs, Astrology & Popovich on Race in America [+ Playlist]

october 1, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlist

Really enthusiastic about all my favorites this month – so much is happening in the world and we need to be discussing! Lots of autumn love to all of you – bring on the bordeaux nails/lips, homeade soup, and warm drinks 4 days. You can watch the video on YouTube here! xoxo, mercedes.

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Thank you to everyone who supports this channel!

Products mentioned –

Beauty:

MUN Anarose toner* http://bit.ly/2fJjue5

Skin Owl Beauty Whip* http://bit.ly/2w2L7BG

LILFOX Cleopatra* http://bit.ly/2tVeO5P

CV Skinlabs Balm* http://bit.ly/2h8d1tK

Osmia Lip Repair* http://bit.ly/2x86VvE

AILA Nail Remover wipes https://loveaila.com/collections/removers-treatment

Gressa Obscur* http://bit.ly/2xIS53e

Kjaer Weis Radiance http://bit.ly/2xQhoQ0

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 034 http://bit.ly/2x6ijwV

 

Lifestyle:

New Yorker articles –

Back To The Garden https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/04/reality-tvs-wildest-disaster

How Civilization Started https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-case-against-civilization

Stephanie Nicole Interview with Kett Cosmetics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxeUS18rRyw&t=369s

Nightlight Astrology http://www.nightlightastrology.com

Gregg Popovich on Trump and Race in America: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/gregg-popovich-on-trump-our-country-is-an-embarrassment-w505406?utm_source=email

 

Regarding music this month – I wasn’t in much of a digging mood, or rather I just didn’t have time to dig. I was mostly listening to live Ron Carter performances during the work days, and some Blue Six and early Miguel Migs mixes on YouTube as well (it’s so annoying when ads play in the middle of long sets! please no ad interruptions!). Ok so for this month, I thought of a genre I really haven’t shared much with you, but I went through a HUGE phase with from around 2007 through 2011 or so. Indie electronica! I was avidly scouring Hype Machine and a blog called Et Musique Pour Tous (the tagline was “space age bachelor pad music” lmao), and was obsessed with groups like Passion Pit, Phoenix, Classixx, Friendly Fires, Ladyhawke, O’Spada, Dragonette, Datasette, Aeroplane, Aanorak, and on and on and on. I dug through one of my old playlists of this kind of thing and put a list together of some of my old favorites – this selection is pretty laid back and chilled out (you know how I DO). Listening to these tracks brings back SO many happy memories for me! I hope you enjoy <3

August Favorites // Beauty, Astrology & Lush Beats

august 27, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

A weekend of YouTube hustle, no doubt. Launching Patreon AND squeezing in my regularly scheduled programming, a Sunday video – watch it here. I’m off to go take a huge BREAK from my computer now, but I hope you enjoy!! Especially the music. And the astrology talk. Those are my personal favorites of the month.

xoxo, mercedes

Products mentioned –
Beauty:
Au Naturale blush* http://bit.ly/2qaTlYI
Tatcha beauty papers* http://bit.ly/2vijh8j
Viseart cool mattes http://bit.ly/2xDJ1sq
Urban decay liner in Chaos http://bit.ly/2wJks0P
Veg-Up liquid liner (from Italy!)
RMS Sacred http://bit.ly/2gfMOZA
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk http://bit.ly/2vA3ZXK
Glossier Crush https://www.glossier.com/products/generation-g
EvolvH Ultra-Shine shampoo and conditioner https://www.evolvh.com
Ellis Brooklyn Fable body milk http://bit.ly/2wS5Zim

Lifestyle:
Original Beans chocolate http://originalbeans.com
The Alchemist http://amzn.to/2wfSNBu

Astrology:
The Body Astrologer https://thebodyastrologer.com
MoonRX http://moonrx.com
Nightlight Astrology http://www.nightlightastrology.com

La Musique:

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Easing into le week-end

by: mercedes | july 29, 2017 | filed under: playlists

photo: journal.thefrankieshop.com

I was just in between doing laundry, tidying, and getting ready to film a video and was jumping around one of my iTunes playlists (titled “coffee shop” which is a bit of a hodge podge) and was drawn to each of the tracks below. I thought they’d make a nice Saturday morning playlist, for easing into the weekend. I have actually historically not been terribly fond of Saturday mornings, which is weird I know. Growing up I always associated them with chores and having to get things done, rather than the ease and relaxation that Sundays impart. Anyhow, however you feel about Saturday mornings, maybe you’ll enjoy these selections. I’m planning to add more regular streaming playlists beyond my monthly favorites playlists to my Patreon feed so – stay tuned! xoxo, mercedes.

  1. Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
  2. Jill Scott – A Long Walk
  3. Kings of Convenience – Cayman Islands
  4. Radio Citizen – The Hop
  5. Gorillaz – Empire Ants

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June & July Favorites // Beauty, What I’m Reading, Astrology, Esoterica, Musique

july 23, 2017 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists, spirituality

Probably no one noticed but me but I missed June Favorites – making up for it today with everything I’ve been loving the past two months. Also, happy New Moon in Leo! You can watch the video on YouTube here :)

Things mentioned –

Beauty –

Mahalo The Bean* http://bit.ly/2q6YsGw

Studio 78 Bronzer http://amzn.to/2eFxTam

Modern Minerals highlight* http://bit.ly/29FW2Wm

Glossier Zip https://www.glossier.com/products/generation-g

RMS Sacred http://bit.ly/2tRDc8p

Arcona SPF Powder http://bit.ly/2vxKxvY

Surratt Autographique http://bit.ly/2tR4b4g

Trish McEvoy Gel Liner Pencil http://bit.ly/2gUfdEB

Antonym Noir https://www.antonymcosmetics.com/products/noir

Vered Signature Perfume* http://bit.ly/2vxAHdB

 

Lifestyle (starts at 10:05) –

Red garnet from Hauswitch https://hauswitchstore.com

Runes (see book here: http://amzn.to/2uMuLA9 )

Nightlight Astrology http://www.nightlightastrology.com

Books!

French Love Poems http://amzn.to/2uMCKgt

The Alchemist http://amzn.to/2vxFTyh

White Hot Truth http://amzn.to/2eFmV4L

The Highly Sensitive Person http://amzn.to/2eFwvVc

Rising Strong http://amzn.to/2uMvkK5

On YouTube –

StyleLikeU with Melinda Alexander http://bit.ly/2uNgm6n

Gigi Young http://bit.ly/2eFnBqX

scienceandnonduality https://www.youtube.com/user/scienceandnonduality

Video on the cerebrospinal fluid http://bit.ly/2tAGNg7

NY Times article on the liver https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/health/liver-bodily-function.html

Original Beans chocolate http://originalbeans.com

Ambitious Kitchen Paleo Chocolate Chunk cookies http://bit.ly/2ump5LP

Ambitious Kitchen Tahini Brownies http://bit.ly/2vxlsBB

 

Musique –

  1. Gorje Hewek – De Erweckens Bruderschaft
  2. Luke & Sio Blackwidow – Yum Yum (From P60 Magic vocal)
  3. Vanessa Daou – Love is War (Timewriter’s Love is Peace Mix)
  4. Funk D’Void – Homage (obsessed obsessed obsessed with this one)
  5. Blaze – Lovelee Dae (a an absolute CLASSIC house track from the late 90s I was recently reminded of – it’s timeless)

Available streaming elsewhere –

Wayne Shorter http://bit.ly/2tR4MD2

Cosima – Un-Named https://soundcloud.com/cos1ma/un-named

KiNK – Strings http://bit.ly/2un948F

 

Other videos I referenced –

The Line Up // Face Masks + Exfoliators http://bit.ly/2uNAJ32

Summer Beauty Recommendations http://bit.ly/2uNddDu

The Line Up // Highlighters http://bit.ly/2vNo6Cy

A Guide to Crystals http://bit.ly/2tr1VkH

How to develop intuition http://bit.ly/2tRnkmI

[ 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 :)

bestbeauty2016

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 –