April 18, 2014

My April Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme was "Rainy Days" which we are having plenty of here in New York City. "April showers may bring May flowers, but they're also a blissful excuse to stay tucked inside, doing all those things that fall by the wayside when it's glorious outside. This month, we're embracing that rainy-day mentality..." Here's what I received:

April 17, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Skincare Edition

For this week's 'Don't Believe the Hype' I decided to categorize all these products as "skincare" but it includes lotion, face wash and acne spot treatments. That's skincare right? Let me know which edition you'd like to see next!

April 16, 2014

Spring Date Ideas in New York City

The weather this weekend teased us and it got me in the mood for some fun outdoor dates. I shared them for my latest 'Dating Girl' post where most of the date ideas centered around food... naturally. Check it out and tell me some of your favorite date ideas!

April 15, 2014

Review: Liz Earle's Gentle Face Exfoliator™

Last Friday I had the privilege of attending a breakfast with Liz Earle hosted by Birchbox at their headquarters. Dana Kline, Global Ambassador of Liz Earle, spoke with us about the company and their philosophy around beauty. A popular brand in the UK, Liz Earle launched their best seller Cleanse & Polish™ through Birchbox for their entry into the US market (which I got to try in my October box last year). I highly recommend it for all skin types. They also graciously sent us home with some more lovely products to try including their Gentle Face Exfoliator™.

April 14, 2014

MMG: April Showers

This weekend I headed down to Jersey for an event filled weekend - showers! (See what I did there?) This weekend was my sister's best friend since kindergarten, Nora's, bridal shower so my sister, Keri (in the stripes), flew in from California. It was great to have some time with her this weekend since I haven't seen her since Christmas. I got tons of compliments on my Majestical Jewelry necklace! They have great pieces at affordable prices. Take 20% off with code "TWENTYOFFNOW."

April 11, 2014

#FBFF: 4 Spring Trends I Love

Happy to say FBFF is back! Katy of Modly Chic has thankfully decided to resurrect Friend Beauty Friend Friday and reached out to some bloggers to be a part of her editorial board. I was happy to help! How it works is that each week there will be a topic and a few of us will discuss. Today's topic is Spring Trends We Love and I'm participating along with Katy, Arash and Kristin Marie. See their answers below and feel free to share your favorite trends in the comment section!

April 10, 2014

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes'

On Friday, HBO premiered the documentary Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes", which followed Bruce behind the scenes during the making of his 18th studio album. It features rare footage with exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. I grew up in New Jersey and when you live there you are basically bred to be a Bruce (a.k.a. The Boss) fan. Even if I didn't live there, I'd still be a fan of his music. I love it all!

April 9, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: BB Creams Edition

As a girl who doesn't wear heavy makeup on a daily basis I've fallen in love with BB creams. They're like a tinted moisturizer with SPF that helps even your skin tone and hide imperfections. They originated in Asia where they were a much heavier product; however, when American beauty companies marketed it to US consumers they made them more like tinted moisturizers. I'm okay with either one. I did a major round up of BB creams in the past but I thought I would share the ones that I wasn't a big fan of since I have more to add:

April 8, 2014

Quick Beauty Reviews: Benefit, BECCA, W3LL PEOPLE & DECLÉOR

I've tried some new products lately and thought I'd share them in a quick round up of reviews. Here we go...

April 7, 2014

MMG: The Return of Great TV!

Many months of anticipation have led up to this weekend! Games of Thrones Season 4! I ordered me some cookies and hunkered down for the glorious return of one of my favorite shows (and one of the best shows if I say so myself). Spoiler alert (well it's not really a spoiler since the books have been out for years) but this season is going to be bloody. I'm excited for the badass ladies, Arya and Khaleesi, to start fucking shit up.
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