Happening Now: Nars, Star Wars and Cape Town

I’ve typed and retyped a million clever intros for this week’s Happening Now.

None of them clicked enough to hit the publish button though.

Sometimes I have to remind myself to KISS- keep it simple sweetheart.

So without further ado, I will let these news pieces speak for themselves.


1: Nars Orgasm Lip Balm

Nars Orgasm Basking in Burgundy

Nars, the cult classic brand, is FINALLY bringing their dreamiest shade to a nourishing lip balm. Orgasm is the perfect orangey pink with the loveliest amount of shimmer. I currently own the blush, lipgloss, nail polish and the multiple in the Orgasm shade and I’m counting down the days till I can add this to my makeup bag!

2: Star Wars Theme Park

Star Wars Basking in Burgundy

Y’all I can’t even with how excited I am about the fact a Star Wars theme park is in my future!!! I’m a total SW junkie and being able to live the movies in real life will be a childhood dream come true. Anyone else with me?

3: Cape Town Water Crisis

Water Basking in Burgundy

On a more serious note, the city of Cape Town, South Africa is facing a serious water crisis. The city is facing Day Zero when the water will be shut off. At the moment, residents are allowed 13 gallons of water a day for cooking, drinking, cleaning and self care. To put it in perspective, the average American uses 88 gallons a day! This article from Glamour talks with the women of Cape Town and how the water crisis has changed their beauty rituals and daily lives. Information is power- perhaps this story will give you the knowledge to be more aware of water use to prevents such crises from happening in our cities.


What news did you connect with this week?

I would love to read your suggestions!

Have a wonderful weekend babe.

Basking in Burgundy Signature

Happening Now Basking in Burgundy



  1. March 16, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Need to try the Nars balm! Sounds amazing!!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

  2. houseofloren
    March 12, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I am a huge fan of the blush so I just got super excited when I read about the Nars orgasm lip balm! Thanks so much for sharing x

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Yessssss! I felt the same way. Now we just have to wait!

  3. adriana
    March 12, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Ok I cannot wait to try that NARS lip balm! It sounds so good!! It’s so scary to hear about that water crisis – so many prayers for them! We need to help in any way possible!

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      I can’t either! It is scary and makes me feel so blessed every time I take a shower. I totally agree babe!

  4. March 12, 2018 / 10:26 am

    OMG I didn’t know about Nars lip balms!! Must have!!

  5. March 12, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Okay, I need that Nars lip balm! I love the peachy pink colour and pretty packaging!

  6. March 12, 2018 / 9:49 am

    omg so cool that there’s a star wars theme park coming out in your area! i’d love to go check it out too!

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      I wish it was in my area! Disney is always a good trip though!

  7. Liz
    March 12, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Wait, what? Star Wars theme park? How amazing is that!!


    • March 12, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      Right? I’m so glad I could share the magic with you!

  8. maggie
    March 12, 2018 / 7:39 am

    OMG I have to go to the Star Wars theme park!!!

  9. March 12, 2018 / 6:58 am

    Haha I have such a hard time with post titles too! Like you said, sometimes its just better to keep it simple!

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    • March 12, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      It can be so hard- especially when you throw SEO in the mix!

  10. March 11, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Star wars fan here! I really love your post today and i enjoyed reading it! The Nars Orgasm Lip Balm is also amazing!

    • March 12, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      I’m loving how many commenters are Star Wars fans!!! It makes my nerd heart so happy!

  11. Nataly
    March 11, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I am a Star Wars fan too! Sounds like you will have so much fun!

    • March 11, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      It’s the best!!!! Happy Sunday babe! Hugs!

  12. March 10, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Such a Star Wars fan too!!!! I am so sad about the water crisis in Cape Town. In Los Angeles, this summer will be difficult too as it did not rain and we had a lot of fires. Hope it won’t be a disaster this summer.

    • March 10, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      CA got nailed by such terrible fires last year. It was heartbreaking to watch! Definitely in prayer about water for multiple places. SW is the best!!!!!

  13. March 10, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    I’ve got to try those lip balms. NARS can do no wrong in my opinion!

    • March 10, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      I can’t wait for them to be released!!!!

  14. March 10, 2018 / 12:24 am

    Ooh, so excited for the Nars Lip balm, such a gorgeous shade of pink!

    cute & little

    • March 10, 2018 / 4:58 pm

      It’s the PERFECT shade for everyone! I can’t wait for the balm version.

  15. March 9, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Hmm! News over here! We have a new puppy! And on a serious note been listening to the news about Trump and a meeting with South Korea’s leader.

    • March 10, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      Awwwww! What type of pup did you get? That meeting would be insane- anything involving those two is definitely worth keeping an eye one. Enjoy the weekend with your new family member!!!

  16. March 9, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of your happening now! It truly breaks my heart hearing about the water crisis in cape twon. Really makes me think about how much water I use each day and to not use as much.

    Also, will definetely have to try out NARS lipstick.

    Xo, Lydia

    • March 10, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      YES! It does the same for me….. I’ve been more aware recently about how much I waste in general: paper, plastic and water- and am trying my best to cut down. Hugs babe!

  17. March 9, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I heard about the water crisis! so scary! its so easy to take clean drinking water for granted! Thank you for highlighting!


    • March 10, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      It really is frightening! Such a large city, it doesn’t seem possible. Thanks for reading!

  18. March 9, 2018 / 6:58 am

    It breaks my heart about Cape Town! I read about a few days back and it makes me so sad! I’m glad you mentioned this! You are beautiful inside and out, Kait!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • March 10, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      I can’t even imagine how terrifying it must be for them. Thank you so much love! I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself gorgeous. Hugs!

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