November 20, 2014

Review: Julep Go Big Volumizing Mascara

Julep's Go Big Volumizing Mascara was supposed to be in our Maven boxes this month but Julep was backordered. It finally arrived and thought I would share my thoughts. Julep claims:

November 19, 2014

#DatingGirl: Surviving The Holidays As A Single Lady

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Today I'm over on Midtown Girl discussing the dread us single ladies feel when we go home for the holidays. Chime in!

November 18, 2014

My November Birchbox


The theme of this month's Birchbox is Giving (of course). "November isn't just about pumpkin pie and holiday shopping... It's also about giving back. This month we're partnering with (RED) to raise money and awareness for the global fight against AIDS." Loved the concept and the packaging was also cute! Here's what I received:

November 17, 2014

MMG: In A Nutshell

Thursday I got my haircut. Got my winter bangs. Went a little crazy during the Veteran's Day sales but I did get a start on my holiday shopping. Kendrick Lamar killed it on SNL. Watched Chelsea Peretti's comedy special on Netflix. Very hilarious and offbeat. Got a Starbucks. Was overwhelmed by all the holiday cheer. Froze my butt off since the high was 40 degrees all weekend. And that's my weekend in a nutshell.

November 14, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products $20 And Under

Second edition! Each week this month I'm breaking down my favorite beauty products at different price points. We're now entering the more "reasonable" prices with products ranging from $20-10 dollars. Definitely share some of your favorites in the comments below!

November 12, 2014

#DatingGirl: 5 Places to Meet Your Date Offline…Safely


Today I'm over on Midtown Girl sharing 5 places in Manhattan you should meet your date offline.  Where do you like to go?

November 11, 2014

Why I'm A Tea Drinker


Tea has always been important in my life. We have tea time in our family. The women in my family drink tea several times a day. Drinking tea is how we deal with many things lol. Tea time had a social component but as I've gotten older, it also has health benefits.

November 10, 2014

MMG: Turning Over A New Leaf


... or a new closet. This weekend I did what all us East Coasters have to do when the temperature drops - clean out our closet. I packed away my light summer clothes and pulled out my big bulky sweaters. In the process I also was able to fill two shopping bags of Goodwill donations. Feeling good! I also watched Clueless so I included this photo.

November 7, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products $40 And Under

I have tried A LOT of beauty products. At the end of each month, I try round up my favorites to give you a sense of what I enjoyed. But there also staples that I have in rotation in my beauty routine. I thought I'd highlight them all month long and break it down by price. I know sometimes when I feature an item that is not in drugstore prices you gasp but some things are worth investing in - a good beauty routine is one of them. (Don't worry by the end of the month the items will get cheaper) But hear me out about these products!

November 6, 2014

Book Review: #Newsfail

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The hosts of my favorite podcast, Citizen Radio, Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny wrote a book! They are a listener supported podcast and I have been supporting them for 3 years so I feel a little like a proud momma. The full title - #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will - sums it up. They cover major topics that mainstream media won't (or only for a brief moment when there's a hot story around it). Topics they frequently cover on their podcast.
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