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Tre Songs

Hello, loves!

Comin’ atcha today with a lineup of Tre Songs!  Have a listen to my latest go-to tracks.

1. “Papercut” by Zedd ft. Troye Sivan

I was listening to Zedd’s newest album the other day and this track definitely stood out to me; when I realized it was Troye Sivan singing, I loved it even more!  It’s lengthy, but it’s dynamic and seriously catchy.  I’ve had it on repeat for, like, a week!

2. “Conqueror” by Estelle

I stumbled upon this song while I was doing research for a feature on Misty Copeland and I fell in serious l-o-v-e.  It’s a beautiful song with an empowering message — a.k.a. a pick-me-up in musical form!

3. “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne is amazing — she’s honestly so talented!  I am all about this upbeat pop jam of hers.  It’s so cute and fun, and I can’t get enough of it!

I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do!  If you wanna help a girl out, let me know some of your fave songs so I can delve into some new music!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Hello, loves!

Has it really been a MONTH since I’ve posted on here?  Yikes!

Now I’m not one for excuses, but there are a couple reasons why I have been a little distracted from writing for Brenn Coco.

First, I was selected to be a staff writer for a lovely site called Twenty Something Living – super exciting!  I’ve wanted to land a consistent writing gig for a while now, so I was very stoked when TSL asked me to join the team.  You can check out the site here and view all posts written by me here — I have a new story live every Thursday!

I was also accepted to be a Marketing & PR Rep for the Lala, an online publication aimed at empowering college women through media!  It’s an amazing site with content by the coolest college creatives so be sure to check it out here!

In addition to working on these two teams, I’ve been squeezing in lots of time with family, nannying for some extra cash, cleaning out my closet to get rid of old clothes, prepping for my trip to Dublin, and, of course, Netflixing the days away (#summer).  I will hopefully be a bit better at keeping up with this site, as I do miss it!

Until next time!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Tre Songs

Hello, loves!

You know what it’s time for?  Another round of Tre Songs!

Here are three songs I’m currently jammin’ to.

1. “Psycho” by Rozzi Crane

Mark my words — Rozzi is going to be your new fave!  This song is her debut single and I am loving it!  She’s so fresh and talented, even Adam Levine is a fan.  In fact, she’s the first artist to sign onto his record label and he’s featured on her track “Painkiller”!  But back to “Psycho” — this is my jam.  It’s pure fun and I like to listen to it while getting ready!  Listen a couple times, and you’ll be hooked!

2. “This Time Around” by Tove Lo

I am so so happy that Tove Lo is becoming more popular in the States!  I’ve been into her music for a while now, and even saw her in concert in NYC (which was amazing, of course!).  Her hits are golden, but her lesser known songs are just as good!  I really like this one.  And the rest of her album.  But currently, this one — very much.

3. “Bring Night” by Sia

Sia’s my girl, and although I love her latest album, I’ve recently been enjoying this oldie but goodie!  It’s a bit different from her newer stuff (it’s from 2010!) but I am just really into it.  Its upbeat melody makes me wanna take a long drive in the sunshine with the windows rolled down.  Or go to a club and dance.  Or maybe both.  Yeah, both.

I hope you enjoy some of my latest faves!  Have a song you’re currently loving?  Let me know in the comments!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Four For You!

Hello, loves!

Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and the summer vibes that come with it — I know I am!

Today, I have a fresh batch of Four For You.  Here are my latest faves!

1.  Milani Baked Blush in “Luminoso”

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I did it.  I finally gave in and tried the holy grail item that everyone raves about — and I loved it.  I’ll admit I was skeptical about this peachy blush, as I tend to gravitate towards cool tones for my makeup.  I kind of thought it would disappoint me.  But when I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong, and I was definitely wrong about Luminoso!  It gives me the perfect healthy glow and I can’t stop reaching for it.  If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t wait another minute!

2.  Kate Spade Passport Holder

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Okay, I’ll admit it — this summer is basically just one long countdown to my study abroad year in Ireland, beginning in August!  I am so hyped about it, and I cannot wait to go abroad.  This passport holder from my girl Kate will most likely be my favorite travel accessory.  I adore it, and am so excited to put it to good use!

3.  Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

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I have loved this palette since I received it as a Christmas gift, but I have been especially into it as of late!  I have found myself reaching for these shades on the daily to create a variety of natural looks.  The shadows are very versatile and can work with any skin tone or eye color.  My favorite shades?  “Bootycall” (third from left) and “YDK” (third from right).

4.  Lush Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub

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This thing is a little jar of magic.  Seriously, I am obsessed!  Real talk: I was a little panicked when I saw that I had accidentally picked up the self-preserving version of Lush’s bestseller, but I am so glad I did!  While it’s not as colorful and has finer salt crystals, I like it better than the original.  It’s a lot gentler and seems to make my skin smoother and brighter than it’s original counterpart — I swear it’s helped clear up breakouts, too!  It also still has the same yummy scent and is chock full of ingredients like lime, vodka (yes, really!), coconut, and avocado. Added bonus: it’s vegan!

There ya have it…four for you, Brenn Coco, you go, Brenn Coco!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Tre Songs

Hello, loves!

I have a roundup of Tre Songs for you to enjoy today.  Lend your ear to some of my latest favorites!

1. “Until We Get There” by Lucius

I first heard this song on an episode of New Girl (thanks, Netflix!) and I immediately looked it up.  I can’t get enough of it.  It has a chill but uplifting vibe and can instantly improve my mood.  Love!

2. “She Moves In Her Own Way” by The Kooks

Another feel good track!  While this song is almost a decade old (!!!) it’s still hip in my book.  I can literally play this song any time of day and jam out — it’s that good.

3. “Barcelona” by George Ezra

George Ezra is the man.  Seriously, his voice is unbelievable and his music has an authentic and original vibe.  This song is one of my favorites off his album…well done, George.  So well done.

End of roundup…open Spotify & enjoy!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Sunnies Side Up

Hello, loves!

Today I’m sharing my top picks for one of my favorite accessories — sunnies!  As someone with eyes that are ultra sensitive to sunlight, I know the importance of picking the perfect shades to protect my eyes and keep me lookin’ fresh.  Here are a few pairs that I’ve been lusting after!

Quay Fleur Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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I adore these statement shades from Quay!  The metal geometric cut-outs are unique and fun without being too over the top.  I personally love them in black, but they also come in gold if you’re looking for a bit of shine!  Buy them here at Urban Outfitters.

Zara Striped Sunglasses

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While I usually go for classic black frames, I’ve been on the hunt for some patterned sunglasses to spice it up.  These striped ones from Zara definitely caught my eye.  The black and white pattern is versatile and fun!  Snag them here.

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses

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I have wanted to try round-framed sunnies for a while now, but always back out at the last minute!  This pair from Forever 21, however, just might be the one to break the cycle.  They’re simple and chic, and only $5.90 — I’m sold!  Pick them up here.

Steve Madden S5575 Sunglasses

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Tortoiseshell is one of the most iconic and timeless prints when it comes to sunglasses, which means it can be hard to make your turtle-y shades stand out.  Luckily, Steve Madden knows how to help a trendsetter out — these tortoiseshell shades are basically ombré, so they’ll make a statement for sure.  Grab a pair here.

I hope you love love love these shades as much as I do!  Now snag one of these pairs, or use them as inspiration to discover your own signature shades for the summer — happy shopping!

XOXO,

Brenna

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