February 2019 in Review.

Things I Learned From Getting My Makeup Done by a Pro.

This was a fun + busy month! It’s always fun to take a look back at what worked and what didn’t, which is why I love putting these posts together – it’s helpful and informative for me and (hopefully) highlights something you may have missed! And as an aside, I was shocked to see that my #1 post this month was my Amazon roundup!!! I have a lot of fun pulling those together (though my wallet hates me as I inevitably end up buying most of it so I’m glad you guys are liking ’em too!

This month’s Top 5 Blog Posts

one // Amazon Favorites.

This was a particularly fun Amazon roundup (and I loved how many of you guys bought those amazing fuzzy slippers – they are my absolute most favorite!! There were a lot of other fun gadgets included in this round-up though… including my ice roller and the best lint remover ever! Happy shopping / don’t click this post if you’re on a spending freeze!

two // Tips & Tricks for Red Eye Flights

You guys love the travel posts! I hate red eye flights; but over the years I’ve gotten it down to a (less painful) science. In that post I round out all of my best tips + tricks, and all of the products I pack for a red eye (or even just a long flight!)

three // Losing a Friend.

Another really hard to write post.  THANK YOU FOR the amazing comments and emails about grief. It was a very hard thing to go through and a hard thing to share, but I’m glad I did as I know that a lot of you have experienced something similar.

four // 10 Things I Learned from Getting my Makeup Done by a Pro!

This was a partner post with Bluemercury and I was so happy to see it rank because I put a lot of work into the post, making sure that it had some really good information that I could pass back to you guys. Still using everything I bought; I definitely got some new favorites (that primer! Chantecaille everything!!)

five // February Reading List

My reading lists are always top performers so no surprises here, but I’m glad you guys liked this list as it was such a good month of reading!

February 2019 in Review.


Here are the things you bought the most of, this month! The Shopbop sale definitely impacted this month’s list… it’s always my favorite sale to shop, too!

one // coolchange Piper Dress

It’s a shame because my exact pattern sold out during the Shopbop sale but they have tons of other great colors and patterns in that style (at pretty affordable prices!) I love this light blue striped one, and the tangerine is really pretty too. I took it to Costa Rica and love it for both on and off of the beach!

two //  Marysia one piece swimsuit.

Couldn’t love this suit more (I bought the black for this trip). It’s so comfortable, so flattering, and just really cute! As an added bonus it transitions easily to lunch or cocktails off of the beach as you can wear it like a bodysuit with shorts or a pareo.

three // Lune & Aster Primer

This came from that Bluemercury post and I’m so happy you guys tried out this primer too! It’s amazing! I use it before foundation but also before tinted moisturizer. It’s packed with light reflecting particles that deliver a beautiful “lit from within” glow. Highly, highly recommend this one!

four // Rixo Floral Dress

Could not love this dress more – it’s one of my favorite dresses for an occasion or event. I wore it to speak on a panel and got so many compliments! See it in action on my Instagram here! (Wearing a medium!)

five // Vince Slides

How cute are these slides!? I love them. I don’t even own them (yet?) but linked to them in my email newsletter about the Shopbop sale as a thing I WANT and a lotttt of you bought them. They are good. I see myself owning them very soon. That fire engine red color is pretty perfect.

six // Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

This is one of my favorite face mists of all time. I have the travel size for when I fly and couldn’t love it more. It smells amazing and is deeply hydrating. I spray on generously (like ten mists), and then pat on face oil.

seven // Lime Crime Bushy Brow

One of my favorite brow products at the moment. Perfect when you want to go for a more feathered, bushy look. I love the brush! Read more about it in this post.

eight // Sunday Riley A+ Advanced Retinoid

I’ve been using this retinol serum for the past month+ and have gotten very hooked. It’s really powerful. I talk more about it in this post, this post, and this post!

nine // Rhode Resort Ella Dress

Yay, the best dress ever! You can see how I styled it for winter in this blog post.

ten // Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask

This one was a winner. I liked it so much that I gave it its very own blog post! It’s definitely one of the best face masks I’ve tried in a while as it is suuuuper hydrating and packed with hyaluronic acid.

photo by Carter Fish.

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    Your Amazon posts are always my favourite! I love the quirky things you find, even if I don’t end up buying them! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • grace at the stripe:

      So glad to hear it! Thanks Charmaine!

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  2. Lisa Autumn:

    I am always so obsessed with your blogposts 🙂

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    • grace at the stripe:

      awww thank you!

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  3. cy:

    I think those slippers are a “Best Buy”. I bought the pink too and they are so cute and comfy. And $25? A great value. I’m “homeless” now because the apartment above me flooded ( a burst pipe) luckily none of my belongings were damaged, but my slippers got wet. ( I’ll be out for almost two weeks while the floors and walls are drying) They dried just fine and look like new, so I guess they are washable, another plus! They are perfect to travel with. I love all your posts, Grace.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry that happened (but I’m glad the slippers survived!) I agree, they are definitely a best buy!

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