October 20, 2014

MMG: Off-Broadway Shows & Halloween Candy

This final class is going to be the death of me. Not to be dramatic but it's a lot of work let alone having a full-time job. I really just wanted to not think about it because I'm mentally exhausted. Friday night I came home to my copy of #Newsfail. The authors are from my favorite podcast, Citizen Radio. They're listen supported (i.e. no sponsors) and I've been supporting the podcast for 4 years so it's great to see them achieve such success. Stay tuned for a full review! Sunday I took a break from homework to get crafty and make Halloween goodie boxes for my nephews since Auntie Kim is on the other side of the country.

Saturday I met up with my NYU friend Sonia to take advantage of Off-Broadway week to celebrate her birthday (a little late). We saw "Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man" lol it was a lot of fun. Definitely recommend it but you can't be a prude. Spoiler alert: It ends with a full strip show ;)

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October 16, 2014

My Trick For Making Mascara Last Day All

A pet peeve for all women is their mascara flaking and smudging by the end of the day. I know I struggled with this for awhile. I played with mascaras and tricks and finally settled on a routine that works for me. I think part of it is the formula of the mascara you choose and part the application. As mascara can be very personal and every woman has a formula that works for her, I'm going to talk about application. Here's what I do: 

October 15, 2014

5 Beauty Products Benefitting Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all see the pink ribbons and pink limited edition products benefitting the cause, but we can't forget to take steps to protect ourselves. 1 in 8 US women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. During NBCAM, everyone is encouraged to educate themselves about symptoms and how to detect it early. Educate yourself! Here are five beauty products benefitting the cause:

October 14, 2014

My October Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was Fanfare. "Whether you're excited about blockbuster season, geeking out about fall TV premieres, or searching for a new soundtrack, everyone has a fan in them." I can definitely relate to this month's theme as a major TV addict. Here's what I received:

October 13, 2014

MMG: Catching Up

Friday night after work I headed to campus to a workshop about P&L statements. I lead such an exciting life... I know. This weekend was pretty cold and rainy so I was happy to stay snuggled up inside. Saturday I was so excited to have Bill Hader back at SNL. He was one of my favorites. He did an amazing job. STEFON! Need to see his movie with Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton TwinsASAP!

October 10, 2014

DIY: Chic Glitter Pumpkins


Growing up we always decorate our pumpkins or carve out cool designs. As adults we kind of lose that fun. I always see such adorable pumpkins on Pinterest and want to do them but in the back of my head think it must be a pain. Well this season I took on the challenge! I created two different options on two different types of pumpkins both involving glitter (because of course). It does get messy so I recommend setting up an area you don't mind glitter being. All the tutorials were different so I think go with what items you have available to you. Here's what I did:

October 8, 2014

Getting My Hair Ready For Fall With Dove


The colder temperatures can brutal on hair. It can dry out or get weighed down by the products we add to help keep it nourished. Dove's Pure Care Dry Oil collection to the rescue! Women crave beautiful, silky hair but don’t want it weighed down by heavy products that claim to nourish and add shine. I always suffer with this problem. The Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection is ideal for all hair types and will make your hair feel silkier after just one wash. I gave it a try and loved the results:

October 7, 2014

My October Julep Maven Box


Loved the "Black Magic" theme of the October Julep Maven box. I opted for the beauty box since I wanted the mask and added on some polishes. Although one of the items was missing when my box arrived. I also went crazy with the add-ons lol. Here's what I received:

October 6, 2014

MMG: Funny Ladies & Brunch


Sorry, I try to come up with clever names. This weekend it dropped down to the 50s and definitely signaled fall was here. October is my favorite month - fall weather, cozy sweaters, smell of pumpkins, leaves changing and my favorite holiday, Halloween! This weekend I watched two funny ladies that I'm a fan of. First, I finally got to see Jenny Slate's movie Obvious Child. It was a charming indie rom-com (i.e. slightly mocking rom-coms) that broached a heavy topic. If you're okay with the subject matter then I recommend it. Sarah Silverman hosted SNL this week. I liked the tribute to Joan Rivers, no one else could do it except Sarah (or Kathy Griffin). My favorite skit was short-lived soap opera "Supportive Women" lol it's exactly what it sounds like (i.e. the opposite of The Real Housewives).

October 3, 2014

5 Reasons I Want to Be A Rapper

Immediately thought of Andy Samberg's Blizzard Man when writing this post lol

My dream career in another life would be a rapper. I have no skills other than my ability to rhyme words and fly style. No street cred. No knowledge of the music industry. No 'Cinderella' story. They just have a super awesome life. Here are 5 reasons I want to be a rapper:
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