Hello everyone! So first let me say hi, my name is Christie (creator of christiescloset here on Tumblr) and welcome to a new little column for Reef Magazine: Christie’s Crazes! Basically every month I’m going to write a column about what I’ve been loving during the previous month; from beauty, to fashion, to other things such as music or books. This August has gone seriously fast…I know now its time to settle down for school and what not, which is why this month’s favorites are leaning more towards the upcoming fall season.
So first things first…fashion. If you do keep your eye on my blog or Instagram (holla @ you and thank you!) you probably know that my new obsession is hats. I love all the different sizes, colors, and styles…they add the cutest little touch to literally any outfit. From Urban to Etsy, its no lie that stores know it too; tons of companies even dedicated to making hats are popping up a lot lately, and just in time for autumn. This month I’ve also been really into street style and just overall simple pieces, such as a nice pair of jeans, a quality t shirt and leather jacket, with pointy heels. I’ve always been a fan of simplicity, but never as much as this month.
When it comes to makeup I tend to have oily skin, which is why I’m keeping Nars sheer foundation in my holy grail. I decided to try it out one day and haven’t looked back since. It has a very nice, airy feeling to it, and great coverage without looking too crazy. If you’re looking for a new foundation for back to school, Nars is the brand to go to…which leads me into my other beauty love, the Tea Tree line by the Body Shop. I’ve been using the facial wash, toner, and lotion as my nightly ritual, and it still hasn’t failed me. It keeps my skin looking totally clear and under control, so its a definite recommendation from me…for this month and every month after!
As for books and music, I fell in love with a new novel by Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss. It made me want to go to Paris and fall in love but also it really made me think about things, just life in general, and is full of great lessons and overall is an unbelievable, clever, and intriguing story about two people falling in love. What more could you want? As for music, besides the usual 1975 and Strokes jams, I’ve been loving Milky Chance. You might have heard his single ‘Stolen Dance’ (an amazing song to road trip to), but the rest of the songs on his EP are just as great. Alt-J’s new album, This Is All Yours, definitely deserves a listen as well. If you’re into the whole Frank Ocean and The Weeknd vibes, I definitely recommend FKA twigs, a new beauty who is slowly taking the music industry by storm with her originality and eye for real art. Welp, that’s about it for this month, see you in September!