June 30, 2015

My June Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

Summer is in full swing with temperatures breaking 90 degrees so it's time to bust out the summer beauty products. Here were the products I enjoyed (and did not enjoy) this month:

June 29, 2015

What to Wear: 4th of July

4th of July Outfit Inspiration

July 4th is this weekend so time to get out your red, white and blue. Whether it's in your outfit or on your nails. I like to get festive. To avoid going overboard balance out with a plain tee and a bold necklace then a navy hat.

June 26, 2015

June TV Reviews

Good lord was it a busy month for TV! True Detective returned with a new cast and a new story. Still watching all my May shows (although I finished Grace & Frankie on Netflix). I definitely didn't watch everything but hopefully I've captured enough of a mix for you to find a new show to enjoy.


June 25, 2015

Drugstore Dupe: Stila vs New York Color

Back with another dupe for ya! If you're looking for a long-lasting red lip stain then I may have found one for you and it's under $3! I love my Stila lip stains but they can be pricey. This Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick is $22. So when I received New York Color's Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain ($2.99) I wanted to see if it could compare. Here are the results:

June 24, 2015

New Haircut

Yesterday I chopped off about 4 inches. Needed a good trim and added in some lighter layers. My girl Linzee at Ted Gibson's salon always hooks me up. Whether it's getting my winter bangs or talking me through cutting off 7 inches (it was a big deal for me lol). I feel lighter and looking forward to styling some summer beach waves.

June 23, 2015

Mani of the Week: A Vision in Pearl

This weekend I cleaned my apartment so my nails needed a little TLC. I was inspired by the lilac color of this Sally Hansen's Pearl Crush™ in Shell & Tell so I layered it over a coat of ncLA's As If. Sally Hansen recently released this Pearl Crush collection made up of eight new Special Effect polishes that give your nails an eye-catching, shimmery finish with larger glitter chunks. It matched my Popbasic Dreamer necklace almost perfectly:

June 22, 2015

What I've Read Recently

I've been gone for awhile but now I'm back with a quick recap of what I've been reading lately.

"Reality Bites Back" by Jennifer Pozner - A hard hitting look at the effects of reality TV on our society/culture. Bad news: it's not good... especially for women. I knew these shows were trashy but wow Jenn Pozner really puts it in a perspective.

June 18, 2015

Battle of the Concealer Sticks: Benefit vs Smashbox

I've always struggled with dark circles no matter how much sleep I get or no matter how many eye creams I try. When it comes to concealers, I find myself preferring sticks because they blend well with both liquid and powder foundations. I've had Smashbox's for years (so long that I don't see it available anywhere!) and it has always been my go-to. However, on a whim I picked up Benefit's Fake Up concealer. I decided to do a comparison review to see if this newbie product could knock out an ol' favorite of mine. Here are the results:

June 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Bro!

Happy Birthday baby bro... although you're not much of a baby now. This year we both celebrated monumental graduations. He's almost an official lawyer! Glad New York persuaded you after an initial bad first impression lol. Thanks for letting me you use for the blog. I've turned you into quite the fashion critic.

Don't forget we used to be the same height at one point in our lives.

June 16, 2015

3 Trends I Predicted in My Masters Program

I finished my Masters in Integrated Marketing at NYU in December and finally walked in May. I joined the program because I didn't have a degree directly related to marketing and found it interfered with my job search. However, while there I learned that my on job experience had prepared me plenty. We would discuss current trends in the industry and I'd sometimes find myself in disagreement with other students & professors about where the industry was going. Turns out... I was right! lol Here are the three biggest predictions I made (#humblebrag):
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