December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
Monday afternoon my boss treated us to a movie! We went to see Foxcatcher starring Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum. Two actors not known for their serious roles. Long story short: They are both going to get Oscar nominations.
December 16, 2014
This month's Birchbox theme was Decked Out. "... we find it hard to feel anything but buoyant this time of year. There's the anticipation of a pile of brightly wrapped presents, the glow of a family gathering, and of course the fizz of excitement before a big soiree." This month's box featured a $10 gift card from GAP which was appreciated. Here's what I received:
December 15, 2014
Lexington Brass. She leaves in a couple days to go back to Denver so we wanted to say our goodbyes. She's new to NYC so wanted to see my 'hood so we wandered around 5th Avenue. I took her to her first Sephora store, which of course was overwhelming lol, and then we stopped by the Rockefeller Christmas Tree which was a nightmare. Fun times in Midtown.
December 12, 2014
I have been getting into the crafting spirit this holiday season. I always try to reuse and recycle items I already have before buying anything such as using my beauty boxes. In case you're still looking for some wrapping inspiration or affordable ways to jazz up your gifts, I thought I'd share my ideas with you:
December 11, 2014
GLOSSYBOX which was a gorgeous velvet red box with gold details. It featured 7 full-sized products + a perfume spray valued at over $140. It might be my favorite GLOSSYBOX yet! Here's what was inside:
December 10, 2014
|Kim looking contemplative|
December 9, 2014
For my Julep Maven box this month I selected the Holiday Soirée box. It featured a mix of beauty products and polishes. The collection this month was The Countdown collection but nothing really caught my eye. Here's what I received:
December 8, 2014
This weekend I pretty told everyone not to disturb me because I needed to focus on finishing my final project. But of course I procrastinated. I met up with Alex for brunch at Banc Cafe. It was all glammed out for the holidays. Put me in a festive mood. Afterwards, I stopped in Duane Reade to pick up some holiday wrapping supplies but of course I couldn't pass up the beauty aisles lol. Then I proceeded to wrap gifts while listening to Christmas music. Tisk tisk.
December 6, 2014
Let me just say right off the bat - I love Amy Poehler. So I had high expectations for her memoir, Yes Please. I was sadly disappointed. A book that I thought I would finish in two short sittings like Tina Fey's Bossypants instead took me all month. Tina Fey's 272 page book felt like a feather compared to Amy's 329 page book. Thankfully it was broken up by pictures and fun quotes. It hops all over the place and I often found it tedious to read at times (confession: I skipped some chapters). As Dwight Garner said in his New York Times review "her heart wasn't in it."