September 30, 2014

My September Beauty Product Favorites

Fall is finally upon us here in New York City and that means it's not only time to switch out your summer wardrobe but also your beauty products. Colder temperatures require a different type of skincare routine. Here were my favorite beauty products I tried this month:
Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash $29 - Really enjoy Kiehl's products as they're all natural and great for sensitive skin. It's an all-in-one type of cleanser that washes away impurities, such as makeup, while also cleansing the skin. It does have a strong smell but it didn't effect my skin when washing. It also goes into a rich lather which I enjoyed.

Glowology Hand Balm $12 - Been enjoying these but haven't featured them on the blog. Were part of my Back-to-School Giveaway. Comes in 4 scents.

Essence of Beauty Lavender with Rosemary Oil Foaming Bath Soak $9.99 - I'm a big bath girl. This soak smells wonderful and is all natural so it's great for my sensitive skin. The Essence of Beauty line is sold exclusively at CVS.

get gorgeous® Herb Tea for Clear Skin $10.50 - Read about this on Beauty Fix's blog. I love tea and sensitive skin that likes to break out over the smallest thing so this seemed up my alley. My skin definitely seems more calm as I've been busy testing tons of my products and it hasn't had a break out. Woo hoo!

Garnier Color Styler in Blue Burst $7.99 - Favorite might be a slight exaggeration but this is the only blue wash-out hair dye I've found that has actually had any affect on my dark brown hair. You may remember my first intro to it. Then I hunted it down at the drugstore but then got a job and was worried it wouldn't be allowed so I left it alone. Then I recently did it and everyone at work loved it lol. It's clay based so it does leave your hair feeling... let's say coarse. It's definitely a different texture and it does wash out after ONE wash (not 3 like the box says) but if you're looking to just play with color with no commitment then I'd say this is the best option.

What products did you enjoy this month?

Disclosure: Some items featured in this post were sent to me for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

September 29, 2014

MMG: Weekend of TV

Don't have much of a weekend lately as I work on a college football account (aka Saturdays are fully booked). Friday was pretty stressful at work so I did want to take the time to relax. Recharge my batteries if you will. So basically I caught up on TV. Saturday night Chris Pratt hosted the premiere of SNL. He was okay (he flubbed a few times) but I think we can all agree the stand out of the night was newcomer Pete Davidson. He's just 20! Ugh, what am I doing with my life?! Looking forward to seeing more from him.

I also binged watched Transparent on Amazon, which I mentioned was a TV show I was looking forward to. All the episodes are available on Amazon Prime for your binging pleasure. This family takes the cake for weirdness. Tambor is amazing as Mora. Can't recommend it enough. Can't wait for more episodes!

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September 26, 2014

Popbasic: Alice Collection

Another great Popbasic collection! It included a fitted black dress and gold accessories. They also revealed there were two full-sized beauty products. Why I love Popbasic is that each collection is gorgeous together but can be easily incorporated into your every day wardrobe. Alice was no exception. Here's how I styled it:

September 25, 2014

I Wore Sweatpants to Work

... and didn't get fired! lol I Actually got a lot of compliments on my outfit. I have been loving the trend of dressing up a pair of sweatpants (or as some stores call them "joggers"). Now that fall weather has arrived in New York City, it was the perfect opportunity to wear mine out. I found a great pair in the junior's section at Target. There are many options from low to high end. Ashley at Le Style Rouge found an adorable pair at Old Navy. This is definitely a trend you can wear,  you just have to do it right.

Some of my tips:

September 24, 2014


Image courtesy of GLOSSYBOX

This month's GLOSSYBOX was in collaboration with Harper's BAZAAR. I loved the black and white box over the traditional pink GLOSSYBOX. Joyann King, the Digital Director, shared her favorite beauty finds. It featured some products that I'm already a fan of including benefit's They're Real mascara and OCC's lip tars.

September 23, 2014

3 Fall TV Shows I'm Looking Forward To

If you know me then you know I watch a lot of television. There's a lot of great TV out there! There's not much room in my rolodex of tv shows for new ones but these are the shows premiering this fall season that I'm giving a chance:

September 22, 2014

MMG: Crossing Off My To-Do List

This weekend was jam packed. Wanted to cross a lot off my to-do list and it was also in between my parent's birthdays. My dad is the 18th and my mom is the 24th so we celebrated this weekend. Saturday I got up bright and early to treat myself to a massage at Bliss Spa. I've been needing one for awhile. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day is hell on your body. Then I did some errands, homework and caught up on TV shows.

September 19, 2014

My September Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box screamed fall to me, which is fitting since it's just around the corner. It was called the Art Walk collection and featured the perfect fall colors: dark purples, reds, and grays. I opted for the Boho Glam box because I was excited for the lip crayon as well as some polish. Here's what was inside:

September 18, 2014

The Oldest Items in My Closet

Clothes come and go. I've had a bad habit of buying too much fast fashion so typically clothes go every season. I've tried to be more conscious when I shop and buy items I know will last me longer. And like most women, my weight has fluctuated over the years so I've had to get rid of beloved items because they no longer fit. Despite all that, I still have items that are several years old and wear quite frequently. It may surprise you that they are not all "investment pieces":

September 17, 2014

My September Birchbox

The theme of this month's Birchbox was Fresh Paint. "September means turning the page on summer, and diving into fall's colors, textures and inspiration." It is also Birchbox's 4 year anniversary. Here's what I received:
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