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Seven Things

Hello friends! I'm back to share another 7 things I've been loving lately! 

Photo details - Plant: Ikea // Plant Pot: candle jar from Target (similar: 1 & 2) // Candle: HomeGoods (similar) // Mug: TjMaxx (similar) // Cookbook: How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

1. I've recently rediscovered my love for vintage dishware. I've got visions of Pyrex and Jadeite collections dancing in my head. Time to hit the thrift store! Also, here's a cool resource for pyrex patterns!

2. My real-life-turned-internet-friend Fatima's Instagram is chock full of lovely bookish inspiration, it makes me want to fill my walls with books and prance around Pride & Prejudice style in a meadow. Check out janetomyausten!

3. Mary Elizabeth is my current favorite YouTuber, and she's really inspiring me to redecorate, as well as be a little more glam in my everyday life. She's so fab.

4. A little reading wishlist: Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham, Bloom by Estée Lalonde, The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food by Nigella Lawson, and Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.

5. A recipe for Braised Brisket with Bourbon-Peach Glaze?! Count me all the way in!

6. I'm having an art-deco moment, and I picked up these earrings for a Christmas party and I'm thinking about making it a full-time thing. They're definitely not too extravagant for every day or anything, haha!

7. Anything and everything peppermint is on my radar right now. Cookies, coffee, candles, ornaments (though I don't have anything resembling a tree quite yet) and even leggings!

What are you loving lately?

Hiking in Red Lipstick // South River Falls

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Now that the year is coming to an end, I'm making a point to reflect on some of the best moments of 2016. It's been an interesting year to say the least, and I've been reviewing some things that never made it to the blog, but definitely deserve a post! 

Back in September I made the trek down to central VA to go hiking with a few friends at South River Falls in Standardsville, Virginia. I'd never heard of the hike until about a week before we ventured out, but after research I learned that SRF is the second biggest waterfall in the Shenandoah Valley. I've always loved hiking, and hope to get even more into it when the weather gets warm again, but this hike was a bit of a wake up call for my amateur group. 

The journey to the falls was deceptively easy, mostly downhill with a little bit of a climb on the way to the base of the waterfall itself. The waterfall was absolutely stunning, definitely check out the instagram video of it, even though it does nothing near justice! The journey back, however was about three miles uphill, at a total incline of 850 feet. It was a bit of a bear, but we made it all in one piece. We should've packed more water and snacks, but we ultimately survived!

I would absolutely recommend visiting South River Falls and will likely be back to visit the trail myself many more times.

What have been your favorite moments of 2016?

Pin Announcement + Gilmore Girls Prize Pack Giveaway!

Hey friends! I'm here today with exciting news! I've just launched a new pin in my shop to celebrate the new season of Gilmore Girls, and I could not be more hype! My new Luke's Coffee pin is perfect for any GG fan, and of course pairs wonderfully with flannel.

To celebrate the pin launch and Gilmore Girls in general, I've teamed up with some amazing artists to bring you an awesome giveaway! Included in this prize pack will be:

Wooden Dragonfly Inn ornament from SortaStupid
In Omnia Paratus print from GenuineDesignCo
Luke's Coffee Embroidery from TotallyBarbaric
Luke's Coffee Pin from RedLipCo
and a $10 Starbucks Giftcard!

To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter form below! Contest is open internationally. Winner will be drawn via Rafflecopter on Dec. 2nd!

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Thanks for playing! 
Be sure to give these amazing artists some social media love, and enjoy the new episodes!

Skincare Update with Clarisonic

For the longest time I've been meaning to dedicate the time to my skin that it really deserves. Every few months here and there I'd get a facial and then be back to my normal routine of washcloth/water/moisturizer and call it a night. I've never had any legitimate problems with my skin, but it's always been on the dry side, prone to clogged pores (yuck) and my facialist always got on my case about not exfoliating enough. So when I had the chance to try out the Clarisonic, I knew it was going to change my skincare game.

I've been using my Deep Pore Mia 2 to wash my face nighty for about a month now, and the difference in texture is really significant. My skin feels so much softer and fresher, and has more of a natural glow than ever before. Having fresh feeling skin has inspired me to get more sleep and drink more water as well, and altogether it's made a big difference, not only in how my skin looks, but the way I feel overall!

I think that the Mia 2 would be a great gift for anyone looking to improve their skin this holiday season. The set includes a Mia 2 device, Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask and a Deep Pore Brush Head. The device features two speeds suitable for all skin types!

Bonus! Get 15% off through November 20th on your Clarisonic with code HERCAMPUS!

This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Writing in Red Lipstick possible! #GiftFromClarisonic

What is your go-to skincare routine?