Tag: Playlist

[ 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

January Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites // January PLAYLIST

january 31, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists

January was a MONTH for me, let me tell you. Lots of transition! And challenges! Mercury was retrograde most of the month too, so I kind of partially blame that. Anyhow things are getting back into smoother waters, and I’m no longer wearing my glasses out of the house (thank god). Find out more in my January Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites:

Products Mentioned –
Mahalo Balm http://bit.ly/1QytwJ2
In-Shower Facial Steam/Balm Cleanser Remover Technique (read about here: http://bit.ly/1PmQqll)
[ Cleansers mentioned:
In Fiore Lustra Cleansing Essence* http://bit.ly/1T544Jx
In Fiore Treate Cleansing Emulsion* http://bit.ly/1T5424g
One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil http://bit.ly/1ROr2a8 ]
Uma Beauty-Boosting Face Oil http://bit.ly/1GqHwul
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer (it’s in new packaging now) http://seph.me/1WRDS77
Alima Pure Eye Pencil in Coffee http://bit.ly/1QKxGgP
Honest Beauty TrueVelvet Eyeliner in Truly Cocoa http://bit.ly/1Hb4nkP
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Pecan http://seph.me/1ZrqNky
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk http://bit.ly/1rqe4QT
Hubalou Wrap Hair Towel in Blueberry http://www.hubalou.com
Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion in Vanilla Orange http://bit.ly/1nsnUEd
Zara Blanket Scarf (mine is from last year) http://bit.ly/1WREglW
doTerra Citrus Bliss essential oil blend http://bit.ly/1qRgYyg
Four Sigma Foods: Mushroom Coffee with Cordyceps, Mushroom Coffee with Lion’s Mane, Hot Cacao with Reishi http://bit.ly/1P1CzgO

And while I wasn’t on a big music kick this month (some months go by where I find literally NO good new beats), but here were a few things I kept on repeat –

Bedouin’s Friday Sunrise Robot Heart Burning Man 2015 Mix on Soundcloud –

La Musique Favorite de December 2015

december 30, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: playlists

My top 5 tracks of the month, here for your listening pleasure! I had a love affair with each of these, with the Frank + Tony remix of the Herbert Track “I Hadn’t Known” probably taking the cake for most listened to track of the month. Just something about them – all three of them, really. I was a Matthew Herbert fan long before I was a Frank + Tony Fan (his remix of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Bonnie & Clyde, anyone???). If you want a copy of “I Hadn’t Known” I think you can still download it for free here:

The Lawrence Remix of Lake People’s “Drifting Red” is ethereal and sublime – slightly minimal but with a substantial bass line. I had a moment with Black Coffee in late November that carried through into December, and Jullian Gomes’s remix of Rock My World brings that beautiful, soulful female vocal that initially hooked me into house – done very properly here. I’ve been OBSESSED with Andre Lodemann’s sound after hearing so many of his tracks in Lee Burridge sets. He sound is so deep and layered to me, and this remix he did of Temporary Hero’s “Ballet” is one of my favorite recent finds of his. And I spent some time going through Resident Advisor’s top artists and labels of 2015 – recent list releases of theirs as we close out the year – and realized I needed to be into Hunee (aside, he’s djing in Boston in late January ouiiiiii). I guess he’s had a real break out year in underground house, and I’m seeing why. This remix he did of Virgo Four’s “It’s A Crime” is feel-good and fun, and I could have imagined myself playing it during one of my gigs in my grad school days, to the non-house music initiated. Just a good dance track, in my opinion.


Music Monday + Inaugural Embedded Playlist

november 30, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: playlists

I’ve been wanting to curate monthly playlists for a long time [and as an aside, it’s always one of my long term goals to regularly record and post my own mixes]. I always end my monthly favorites videos with La Musique and end up linking to tracks on YouTube or Soundcloud but I know that’s extra effort and really probably no one clicks through to those links.

Now it’s easier! You can hear my top tracks of the month all in one convenient spot! Here’s some of my faves from the month of November, some of which I mentioned at the end of my November Favorites video. I *really* hope you enjoy. Stay Gold <3


If you like any of these tracks, please consider supporting the artists by purchasing them for your own music library. All can be purchased on Beatport, except for the Nina Simone remix which is only available for purchase on CD format off Amazon.