August 27, 2014

My August Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

I'm back this month with a round up of my favorite (and not so favorite) products! Honestly, last month I didn't have enough products to round up. But I've been busy testing products and have some to report on this month:

August 26, 2014

How I'm Using Intel Tablet This Summer

My friendly travel companion

In the summer time I'm always heading down to Jersey for family get togethers. There's nothing I dread more than lugging my heavy laptop with me. Enter Intel Tablets! Thankfully these little guys are lightweight yet can help me do everything I need to (i.e. schedule posts, edit photos). I have been enjoying using my Iconia Tab 8 this summer, which is powered by Intel® Atom Quad Core CPU and weighs less than a pound! It can slip into any bag whether you're reading on the subway for your commute or going on your next vacation but need to keep in touch. The Atom processor gives you 7.5 hours of battery life where you can enjoy videos, listening to music or read Tweets anytime, anywhere.

August 25, 2014

MMG: Meeting Baby Liam

You may remember that I went to Cali the last week of July when my sister was due any minute. Well baby Liam arrived two days after Auntie Kim left. Boo! But I finally got to meet him this past weekend when my sister and her family were in town. Friday night I headed down to Jersey for a packed weekend.

August 22, 2014

Monster Tour Nail Art

As I mentioned in Monday Morning Gossip, I had the pleasure of attending Eminem & Rihanna's Monster Tour. Of course I had to do some nail art! I took inspiration from the posters (pictured above). I used the red/blue image for most of my nails and then did the E/R image on my middle finger (because... of course). Definitely think it was fitting for the occasion:

August 21, 2014

Review: Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Line

I was given the opportunity to review Neutrogena®'s new Rapid Wrinkle Repair® line. It includes Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Serum, Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Eye Cream, and Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Moisturizer for day and night. "All four products contain Accelerated Retinol SA, the fastest retinol formula available. By combining a unique combination of Accelerated Retinol SA, Glucose Complex, and Hyaluronic Acid, these four exclusive products will fade the look of stubborn deep wrinkles (including crow’s feet, forehead, and cheek wrinkles), brighten skin’s tone, and smooth fine lines and texture." Neutrogena promises results in just one week. I have been using it for 2+ weeks and thought I'd report on my results.

August 20, 2014

Can You Find Love on a Reality Show?

Image via Bravo

I'm back with another Dating Girl post where I'm discussing this summer's reality dating shows. Which ones are you watching? Do you think any of them have the formula for love? Weigh in here!

August 19, 2014

DIY: Double Chain Link Hat

As soon as I laid eyes on this leather chain hat I fell in love. But it's $164! I knew I could DIY my own version. I found a snapback for $5.95 in the clearance section at Wet Seal. Then I went to my trusty MJ Trimming for the chains. They recommended I sew the chains in but since I'm not a highly skilled sewer I used safety pins. Here's what I did:

August 18, 2014

MMG: Monster Tour

Excuse me while I scream like a little girl! Last night I fulfilled a 15+ year wish to see Eminem live. It was worth it! He was amazing. I brought along my boo Nicole who shares my love and could sing almost every word lol. He did a mix of old and new, which brought back so many memories of singing "You don't want to fuck with Shady" and terrifying my parents. Unfortunately, we were a little late so we missed the first time Em came out but thankfully that's what YouTube is for. Here's the opener:

August 15, 2014

Mani of the Week: Julep Claudia

I passed on this month's Julep Maven box but couldn't pass up ordering the August birthstone polish, Claudia. It's a gorgeous peridot multidimensional polish. I had interviews this week so I wanted a muted look so opted for nude nails with one nail in Claudia.

August 14, 2014

My August Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme is Lighten Up - "We don't take ourselves too seriously any time of year, but especially not during the height of summer. Here's to keeping cool and laughing our way into fall." I'm definitely lightening up this August with fun activities planned. Can't believe summer is almost over! Anyways... here's what I received:
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