October 22, 2014

Year of Veganism

I like to think of this blog as a personal one so I like to step away from the fashion to discuss personal things. I'd like to talk about my journey towards veganism as you may be considering it yourself. I know reading other people's journeys helped me. For those who may be not be aware, a vegan is someone who does not eat any animal products (meat and dairy). It may sound like an impossible task but it's actually easier to than you may think. My journey began unconsciously. I didn't say "Today I'm going to be a vegan!" However, it is something I've wanted to do but thought it was too difficult to do it. It was even on my list of 26 Things To Do By 27. 29 is close enough, right?

October 21, 2014


This month's GLOSSYBOX was centered around date night. They sent us GLOSSYBOX bloggers a few items in advanced, which I have been enjoying. They included a lot of full-sized products which is always appreciated. Here's what I received:

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.

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:
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