July 14, 2014

MMG: That Time I Got Blue Hair

Today I'm gossiping about the time I got blue in my hair. It happened Thursday at an event with Garnier Fructis and People Style Watch magazine. I took my beauty blogging friend Laura with me. They invited some New York City bloggers to come check out their style lounge before enjoying a concert at Hudson River Park. In another life I was a girl with blue hair and covered in tattoos. I'm just too much of a wimp to do it. The stylist said that it would wash out after 3 or 4 washes so I was less timid about the commitment. I actually loved it! She braided the small section into my hair for a sleek summer look. Then we went backstage to enjoy some snacks before the band took the stage. Not too shabby for a Thursday afternoon. The rest of my weekend was laid back despite having my new blue hair.

Saturday I woke up to the sad news of Tommy Ramone passing. He was the last founding member of the Ramones. My father raised us on the Ramones and it's sad to think that there are no longer any living members. I proceeded to listen to all their albums this weekend. Saturday night finally watched my Netflix, August: Osage County. It has a similar vibe to Nebraska - midwest, dysfunctional family - but Osage County was more focused on the dysfunctional women. Meryl gave a great performance as always but felt the story of the characters were not fully fleshed out.

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July 10, 2014

Are Dating Apps Killing Romance?

My latest Dating Girl post is over on Midtown Girl! Recently read an article in Psychology Today that is showing the effects all these dating apps are having on romance (i.e. putting in effort). I thought it was just me lol.

July 9, 2014

Almay Celebrates the Beauty and Strength of Women Everywhere

I'm excited to share with you that I am joining a group of bloggers and Almay to help celebrate beauty. I participated in their Mother's Day campaign with Kate Hudson and her mom, Goldie Hawn. This time they've partnered with former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. Love what she had to say about beauty:

July 8, 2014

My July Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven theme was "Make A Splash - July forecast calls for bright colors." I selected Classic With a Twist box. Here's what I received:

July 7, 2014

MMG: July 4th Recap

The few pics I was able to snap this weekend

This is the story of how Hurricane Arthur ruined 4th of July. Flights were grounded. Slowly dwindling the attendee list. The fireworks I would get to see would be on my nails. I did get a chance to take a dip in the pool before the storm hit because it was 104 degrees. Family Trivia continued with us Skyping in family members who weren't able to make it. My team lost by one point. A tough pill to swallow. Thanks for Arthur it didn't feel much like July 4th but it was still nice to have a long weekend.

July 4, 2014

July 4th Mani

Cue Katy Perry song...

Happy 4th of July! To all my non-American readers... Happy Friday! lol GLOSSYBOX challenged us to show off our July 4th manicures with the help of the nail polish duo included in our Stars & Stripes box. I typically do flag nails so this year I wanted to try fireworks. Thought it would look great with glitter. Warning: fireworks are much harder to do than they appear. My right hand is not as graceful but oh well. Still festive!

July 2, 2014

MyTee B.A.D. Birthday Sale

I'm so proud of friend Nicole who quite her day job to start her own company - MyTee B.A.D.! This week she's celebrating 2 years of being in business, which is crazy to me because I remember being there at the beginning of it all. MTB is offering a great deal that I wanted to pass on to all of you to take advantage of. Get 40% off everything including sale items and each order includes a special gift while supplies last so don't miss out. Sale ends July 6th at 11:59 pm EST! 

Items I love AND own:

July 1, 2014

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 30, 2014

MMG: Goodbye June

Can't believe today is the last day of June - eek! Friday I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and ran some errands. Had to pick up Lupita's Vogue! Friday night was the premiere of Girl Meets World, the "sequel" to one of my beloved childhood shows Boy Meets World. It's on the Disney Channel so it's a typical Disney show (i.e. not totally palatable for anyone over 13). There were some callbacks to the original show but overall it's going to be hard to stomach lol. Think I'll just have to stream the original.

June 27, 2014

3 Ways to Wear a Baseball Tee

The Day Book Blog // Joanna Goddard // Style Within Reach

Earlier this season I talked about falling in love with baseball tees again. Mindy Kaling recently wore one during the finale of The Mindy Project and looked gorgeous! I think you can wear this casual tee in several way so I thought I'd show you three ways you can wear this trend for some outfit inspiration:
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