Alyson’s Obsessions // April 2018

Hey there and happy April! The year is too quickly flying by; I find myself panicked that I haven’t finished summer travel/camp planning so it’s a goal to handle in the next two weeks. In the meantime, I’m back sharing a handful of items I’m absolutely obsessed with this month. And on a similar note, if you ever want to see what I’m shopping from Amazon, you can do so on my Amazon shop page… so convenient! 


Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Have you seen this show? It’s sooooo good. The premise is a 1950s housewife in New York City whose businessman husband is a struggling comedian by night. Turns out though, she has a knack for stand-up comedy. Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, is so incredibly talented, with perfect comedic timing and the captivating voice of a Type A, problem solving Jewish girl from New York. It has earned lots of awards and just got picked up for another season on Amazon. Watch it!



Kiehl’s Line Reducing Concentrate (here)

Absolutely the best beauty product I’ve tried in a really, really time. I’ve been super frustrated with lines around my forehead so started using this and after just even one day, my skin started looking so much better. My lines have gotten less noticeable and my skin is starting to look smoother.

I don’t want to sound like some crazy blogger, but ladies… buy this and thank me later. (the reviews show equal adoration!). It has 12.5% vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which is likely what makes it so effective.

I think what makes it work so well is that it’s got 12.5% vitamin C. I’ve tried so many vitamin C serums (obsessed) and have never seen one with more than 10% vitamin C. I apply it each morning, and then wait at least a few minutes before putting my face oil and then make-up on. Nightly, I aim to let it soak in for at least 10 minutes before my face oil.

Find it at Nordstrom or Sephora.


Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers (here)

I needed (err, ok, wanted!) a pair of sneakers for our recent NYC trip that weren’t my running shoes. I have these Brook’s and they’re AMAZING but I wanted something a little cooler for daily treks around the city. I popped into a DSW, and besides needing to exert insane self control because the sandal situation was so good, I couldn’t get over these Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers that are SO cute, so comfy and still felt good after three solid days walking around New York City.

Legit feels like you’re walking on clouds and they’re so incredibly light-weight as well (the box feels like you’re picking up air). Can’t say enough good things… AND, through today, DSW has 20% off your purchase.

You can find these sneaks at DSW here, plus, check out these footwear finds I’m loving from DSW… all 20% off through today!


NARS Power Pack (BEST DEAL!)

If you follow here for a while you know I have confessed my obsession for NARS power pigment in the American Woman color; it’s gorgeous, universally flattering and stays on your lists without drying. You can try the full size here, however while at Sephora in New York I stumbled across this mini pack deal where you can get the best-selling American Woman along with a gorgeous nude called Le Freak.

Find it here.*

*Best of all, it’s now Sephora Spring Bonus time. If you sign up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider (it’s free!), you can get all of Sephora’s best makeup, skincare and makeup products starting at 10% off, April 20-23. If you’re already a VIB member, you can get 15% off all the same products April 20-23, and if you’re a Rouge Member, you get 15% off beauty finds starting now!

If you aren’t already a Beauty Insider, you can sign up here, and if you’re already a VIB Rouge member, you can start shopping here.


Popsocket (here)

I’ve shared an older popsocket once before but I get at least a dozen questions weekly (whenever I post a selfie!) about what I’m using to hold my phone. It’s a pop socket — this one being so cute and metallic. At just $15, it’s such an easy way to hold your phone and avoid your pinky holding it up. Plus, you can use it as a kick-stand to watch videos. I had one with a design but without sounding absurd, I love that this one goes with everything. #bloglife

Get it here, with free shipping.

Wearing: sweatshirt, denim (wearing my regular size, 27), purse & flats.

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    April 20, 2018 at 5:36 AM

    Heard about Kiehl’s Line Reducing Concentrate from a friend, I’ve been thinking of trying it myself. Anyway, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel sounds like a fun show. I might check that out. Thanks for the recommendations dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      April 21, 2018 at 7:36 AM

      If you’re seeing fine lines and wrinkles, I would highly suggest… the current Sephora sale could be a good opp!

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    April 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    I loved Mrs. Maisel! I probably watched it in less than a week. There are so many great things working for it, I can’t wait for next season.

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      April 21, 2018 at 7:36 AM

      Same — it’s SUCH a good show. She is incredible and the writing is so spot on.

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    April 16, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    I love these posts!! I’m going to try the vitamin C serum. I have a jeans question…Are your jeans the cropped version or regular length skinny? Thank you!! Happy Monday!!

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      April 16, 2018 at 9:27 AM

      Hi Jackie… great question! I went back to look and mine are the rocket crop (thanks for asking!). You can find them at Nordstrom: http://bit.ly/2JPkEz9 and at SHopbop: http://bit.ly/2JPPFTx. Linked here to all the color options. Hope that helps!

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    Kimberly Smith
    April 16, 2018 at 6:34 AM

    Always love this post and am immediately ordering that Vitamin C serum!

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      April 16, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      It’s honestly the best product I’ve tried to reduce these wrinkles and the bottle is a good size.

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