Sunday, March 31, 2013


This week for me was a balance between cramming in a ton of work and enjoying the spring time & Easter holiday. 

[It's slowly starting to feel like springtime in the city]

[Loving my weekly lunch routine with my fellow externs]

[Crunch time thesis writing]

[Little Easter goodies]

[Packing for our weekend trip to New Jersey]

[Enjoying a break from the city]

[Dying Easter Eggs]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Water Marble

Happy Spring! This weekend, I am going to New Jersey to visit Preston's family for Easter, so I thought I would do a Spring-themed manicure for the occasion. I have also been dying to use my new spring pastels from Julep again! I thought a water marble would be a great design for the season. Now, I am definitely not a pro at this method (& all three of my attempts are documented here, here, & here), but I always have fun doing it & it still looks so cool no matter how 'flawed' my technique is. So here is try number 4!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


This week I was superrrrr sick. Tuesday I was just feeling a little off but by Wednesday morning it was a full-blown ordeal. I am still not completely back to normal but will be able to tough it out & get back to work on Monday! Hope everyone's week was at least a little better than mine. But through being absolutely miserable, there were quite a few things that made my day a little brighter!

[Going to Bellevue for my externship]

[Bright days]

[My arsenal of necessities this week]

[Spending some snuggle time with my Rococo]

[An impromptu business trip brought my dad to NYC]

[Nail Mail! From my lovely friend, Annisa]

[A late lunch with Preston at Dumplings 'n Things]

Wishing everyone a lovely week & good health!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Top Ten Spring Nail Colours

I have been obsessed with spring colours! Today, I thought I'd share my top ten nail polish colours for spring.  I have been accumulating quite a bit of new polishes for the season, but I also realized I have some great ones already in my collection. Here are my top ten colours for spring with several polish options to fit the trend!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Julep Maven | March 2013

As you know, I was obsessed with my last Julep box. And I am just as in love with this one. I have been constantly thinking of spring colours (despite it snowing), and this month Julep delivered with their Playful Collection. I chose 'It Girl' this month because it had the exact colours from the collection that I wanted.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Simple, little, everyday things.

[Views from my commute]
[Starbucks study sessions]

[Compiling quite an assortment of new Spring colours]

[Bubbles & Buildings]

[Cold, busy days]

[Reaching WoW achievements]

[How much fun a box can be]

I hope you had an amazing week!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you had a fun weekend celebrating! Being part Irish I make sure to rock the green today. This year, I themed my nails, eyes & desserts for this holiday. This post has it all!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lush Haul

Yesterday was my first time at Lush & I went crazy! For a long time, I had been reading about Lush products and looking at reviews online, but I never ordered or went to the store. There are several locations in NYC and when I happened to be in the area of one I decided to go for it! This has been a super stressful month & there is more to come so the idea of having a nice relaxing bath was too good to pass up.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wet 'n Wild Spring 2013 Eyeshadow Palettes

As I showed yesterday in my Seven, I was super lucky to score both of the Spring Limited Edition Wet 'n Wild eight-pan eyeshadow palettes. These palettes are notorious for their amazing quality and inexpensive pricing. The two newly released palettes are named "Going in the Wild" which is a mix of spring colours and classic neutrals and "Nude Awakening" which as the name suggests, is your full range of neutrals. I am so excited about these palettes & I want you to be too! So I have pictures, swatches, & dupes(!!!!) waiting behind the "read more" button.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Happy Sunday! I am hoping this is the last week of winter and that spring is on it's way. If so winter definitely went out with a bang with a snowstorm this Friday in NYC. Crazily, this was followed by mid-50s this weekend. For me, this week was about bringing in the new for spring and admiring the transition of the seasons.  

[Busy, busy working Dowtown]

[Loving this professional pairing: Sweaters & Blazers}

[So happy to find the new Spring Wet 'n Wild palettes]

[Crazy snow storm on Friday]

[Followed by gorgeous weather on Saturday]

[Testing out the textured polish trend with Zoya Pixie Dust in London]

[New tea flavours. Loving coffee-teas.]

I hope you had an amazing week and wishing you the best for the upcoming!

Birchbox | March 2013

It's Birchbox time! The theme is "March Madness." Kind of a stretch and if I just judged it by the contents of the box it would seem like your typical "Spring" box. To see what's in my box and my first impressions, click to read more!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Happy Sunday! Time to get ready for a new week. I can't believe it's already March! Again another slow one for me: working all day & staying in on the weekend.

[Spending the days working in Downtown Brooklyn]

 [Wearing spring jewelry]

[Drinking copious amounts of coffee]

 [Long days on campus]

[Going mad for anything mint]

[Breaking the habit of eating out with easy meals at home]

[Spending the weekend inside playing Minecraft]

Hope you had an amazing week!

tarte Journey to Natural Beauty

tarte is one of my favourite make-up brands. I love their views on incorporating natural ingredients and their stance on animal testing. Not to mention their products are amazing, and design is gorgeous! I have slowly been adding more of their line into my collection. However about a month ago, I dived right in by ordering this 6-piece set, Journey to Natural Beauty, from QVC.