Human behavior flows from 3 main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

Trying to figure out exactly where I started and how I have led myself to this point, but no—- why regress into figuring out the past in the current moment when I’m moving forward. Maybe before bed, with tea, maybe. And always in the back of my mind. But not for me to dwell upon. 

Anyway, here is a compilation of photographs that sum up what this month (some, even year) have been for me, and others or within the same photograph by nature, what is fueling inspiration or what I fathom will become of the rest of the month. 


This makes me think. Lovely suggestions, for more open, effective conversation. Also to ask your own self for reflection.
The colors make it more perfect.
This is a beautiful thought to consider. It brought me some clarity, it really did, and it’s continuing to do so.
The possum kills me with his cuteness but vicious self-protecting expression.
One of my absolute favorites. Had to know more.
Like, why? How?
Another one of those good ones.
Don’t mind me.
The texture, the color, the smoothness, the pattern. Oi!
What’s not to love about digital text art?
This HAT.

And finally…

xo, Elle

IPSY Glam Bag Review

I am SO excited that I got my first Ipsy glam bag from my subscription! I’ve heard about this all over the internet and beauty-related material so it’s about time I got on the band wagon. And I got the cutest… bag with it, and it’s definitely glam!

Super cute pink mailed package and super glam & adorable Betty Boop makeup bag!
FLAUNT IT! #DiscoverYourself
All the contents laid out. Super cute pink packaging, and adorable, glam Betty Boop makeup bag.
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Betty Boop blush, and THANK GOD for Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara !!!!!!!
The tones of the blush. Match my neutral-pink kitchen tiling, haha!
Concealer brush (at laaaaaaaast!)
Ipsy providing a choice to be made for next month’s glam bag. Doesn’t the Betty Boop case look so adorable and perfect from this angle, or in general?!
The lovely package that my glam bag came in! Is it weird if I keep it? I’m keeping it.

I haven’t yet tried all of the products- I was too damn excited taking pictures of the pieces atop my lovely neutral-pink kitchen surface tiles. Or whatever those are called. But the products I did try, I am soooo in love with. Again- really happy with this month’s subscription set. Ipsy did something right, all the things.

  1. Marc Anthony’s leave-in conditioner: I definitely love & need leave-in conditioner, and I’m pleased with the size of the sample mailed to me. Marc Anthony is an incredible brand that I’ve known & trusted for years, and was ecstatic to see it in the glam bag.
  2. Murad’s Salicylic Acid face cleanser: I needed this! I know Murad from their makeup setting spray which smells delicious & I’ve unfortunately just run out of. So far I’ve really liked this face wash. It smells good, and lathers nicely; I use it with my Clarisonic Mia.
  3. Beau Gachis Concealer- Anticernes brush: Finally I have one! I have a friend who’s been hounding on me for not using a concealer brush. The bristles are soft & I’m glad to make my makeup routine more hygienic and overall more effective.
  4. Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara: OH. MY. GOD. This is the best mascara I’ve used in my entire life. I didn’t have to use very many pumps of mascara to have luscious volume, dark depth, and the longest, loveliest natural lashes. I recommend this beautiful blend to all.

I am looking very much forward to next month’s glam bag! To get a subscription for yourself, go to to get started & fill out a short but informative questionnaire about your tastes, preferences, and self.

I will be doing more of these beauty reviews about products I come about, the Sephora Play subscription box, and the Ipsy glam bag subscription. Thank you for reading!

xo, Elle

Ça fait longtemps que ma transformation intérieure a commencé.

“A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I really like that sentiment and see how it can apply to the way my life has been slowly turning around. I’ve changed some habits, rid of others, and cultivated some new ideas regarding the direction I want my life to move in. These are stressful times, but the music I listen to, the art I create and surround myself with, and other peoples’ contributions- literary, research-based, or in social situations, all constitute the rise of this change in mentality. It’s been a long time coming and I’m not “here” yet, but I’m executing, I sure am executing.

Elle dit que les fleurs font toute la différence.

Flowers are one of my greatest joys in life- definitely top 3. I can’t imagine my world without flowers, my favorites being pink and white, although I am gearing towards other colors with the more rose gardens I visit.

Yesterday I went to the market and could not help myself away from some pink & pink-orange mini roses. I’m not sure they’re mini roses, but they’re much smaller than average. Maybe that’s just their kind of lifestyle.

I have been collecting bottles- mainly sake and wine bottles, for holding a single flower stem the next time I buy myself my beloved flowers. They proved awfully handy and worked perfectly. This is just one of the fondest delights of life for me. The rooms are refreshed and my mind is at ease when I look at them.

October 18, 2019
Little bunches
October 18, 2019
One of my absolute favorites
October 18, 2019
A bottle of wine and 2 stems, please
October 18, 2019
Pink makes such pretty florals
October 18, 2019
Little bunches in front of my dress rack
October 18, 2019

Hope your life feels some romance in some way, shape, or form soon as well!

Si on prenait un verre un de ces quatres?

I’ve rearranged my materials and setting tonight. I made a delicious smoothie using fruits & red cabernet sauvignon and the bedside table was too far to place my delicacy and evening companion atop whilst writing & browsing. So, I cleaned my desk (partially) but…still, finally. It’s hospitable as of current status. Sometimes I think I make up my own phrases.

I know the state of cleanliness of my residence is of grand importance to you, but maybe it will inspire some tidying up or getting rid of things no longer useful or needed, or aesthetic to the mood. Ahhhhh I sound so instagram. Can’t be the worst thing in the world *insert shrugging emoji*

I had a lovely day even before all this grandeur commenced. Met with a medical professional who was comfortably human in his own nature today. You forget that you’re not the only one who freaks out about things, or finds himself in a rush within a minute’s passing. To recognize these less-admirable traits in someone else but see it in a fond way, that preserves a little bit of the message that things will work out and this really isn’t the end of the world, all this that’s been going on.

Une bouteille de vin supplémentaire, je vous prie.

October 17, 2019
Aqua fresca (watermelon juice)
October 17, 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon & berry smoothie

I had a lot of fun today. See next post. 🙂