December 22, 2014

Final Monday Morning Gossip

It's true. Some of you may have seen our email this weekend but I'm sad to say today will be the last Monday Morning Gossip. Somebody hold me. I was honored to co-host with Leeann under a new name. However, MMG has run it's course and it has been too much to maintain for us with our busy lives. MMG has afforded me the opportunity to get to know some new bloggers and I even got the chance to meet some of you incredible people in person including Leeann whom I've known in the blogosphere for several years. We hope you all continue to support each other's blogs and stay in touch with us after today. We're so proud at what an awesome, supportive community MMG has become and that's all thanks to you. So with that said... this week's (and every week's) Featured Blogger is... 


Thank you all for your support over the years. It's been great getting to know all of you week by week. Blowing you all minion kisses.
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December 21, 2014

My Holiday Nails

My first attempt doing my nails for my company's holiday nails were wrecked once I hopped in the shower. So I went to Plan B - add glitter! I painted them in a festive red and green with some gold microglitter. I may change them to #5 (below) for next week #nailartproblems.

If you're looking for holiday nail inspiration, here are some other holiday nails I've done:

December 18, 2014

Battle of the Lip Balms: Teadora vs Nuxe

I'm a major lip product junkie. Currently I have about 5 lip balms in my purse (and that's on the low end). I feel like I've tried everything when it comes to healing chapped lips. I'm always excited when I see a lip product in one of my subscription boxes because I'm always down to try a new one. When I received these products I thought they were fairly similar so I thought I'd do a comparison.

December 17, 2014

Movie Review: Foxcatcher

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

My December Birchbox

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

MMG: Guilty Pleasures

This weekend was pretty low key. Saturday I met up with my coworker, Margo, for brunch at 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

DIY Holiday Wrapping Ideas

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

Limited Edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX

I received the Limited Edition Holiday 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

Reppin' B.A.D. Girl For Life

Kim looking contemplative

I took advantage of MyTee B.A.D.'s Cyber Monday sale. Everything was 50% off! They released their new winter collection and of course I wanted everything. If you read this blog often enough you've probably seen me rocking MTB. B.A.D. stands for Beautiful, Authentic, Determined (despite what men on the streets think). "We are more than just a fashion brand; we are movement and our mission is to help women discover their inner B.A.D. Girl. Our girl is confident, strong-willed, ambitious and has a killer sense of style. She is also free spirited and kind, but doesn't allow anyone to put her down." How can you not get behind that?!

December 9, 2014

My December Julep Maven Box

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:
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