Monday, April 29, 2013

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

One of my favourite times of year is when the cherry blossoms are at their peak. It feels like the mark of spring. To celebrate the Sakura Festival this past weekend, I painted my nails with cherry blossom branches.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


I feel as though I am always going on & on about the weather. I have to admit I am pretty weather obsessed. Probably because my mood is so dependent on it. I love reading a book or watching a movie when it rains, but if I am at work or school, I could fall asleep instantaneously. And if it's bright & sunny, I want to walk around town accomplishing errands. Anyway, this week might officially be spring (crossing my fingers). Preston and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, we ate lunch outside, we gardened. It was perfect.

 [New cute post-it notes for maximum productivity]

 [I'm not usually a pink girl but this colour is just so fun]

 [Rococo finds a new spot in the sun]

 [Walks along Prospect Park]

 [I look forward to the cherry blossoms every year]

[Spending the day at the Sakura festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden]

[New plants to care for]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Friday, April 26, 2013

DIY | Birchbox Drawer Organizer

I love receiving my Birchboxes each month. Not only do I love the samples,  I love the boxes. I never want to throw them away since they just seem to have so much potential! Awhile ago, I saw this organizer built out of past Birchboxes on Birchbox's blog. I thought it was such a fun way to recycle previous Birchboxes. After I saw the tutorial, I decided I would make one as well; however, it took me quite a few minutes to realize that I didn't have enough boxes at the time. Well, now I have a ton of them (I'm approaching the one-year mark!) and decided to try it again. I thought I would post a tutorial since I found this one to me a bit confusing, and I had to tweak several steps for it to work properly.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Nars The Happening Palette

I added a new palette to my collection, and I am totally in love. Nars' The Happening is a Limited Edition Eyes and Cheek palette. It features cult classic shades in a sleek, travel-friendly compact.


Sunday, April 21, 2013


Happy Sunday! This week was spent flying back from Portland, recuperating, getting back to the usual, and enjoying the (almost) spring weather in Brooklyn.

[Double-rainbow on our last day in Portland]

[Two nail trends I have been loving!]

[New purchases from Sephora's 15% off sale]

[Post Farmers' Market relaxing in Prospect Park]

[Enjoying walks around the neighborhood]

[Lunching at the Food trucks]

[Flowers finally!]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Showers

During our trip to Portland, Oregon, Preston & I went to the Japanese Garden in Washington Park. It was a cold and rainy day, but it was definitely worth being outside in the cold for. Here are some pictures from the garden and what I wore for the occasion.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Preston & I just got back from our trip to Portland, Oregon. We had an amazing time exploring the city! With traveling over 2,443 miles across the country with a 3 hour time difference, I missed posting my weekly Seven. So today I thought I'd share some photos from our trip.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ipsy | April 2013

This is my first Ipsy/MyGlam bag ever! I loved the March bag so much, I decided to try out this subscription service. This month's theme is "Pretty in Pink" which wouldn't be my ideal (I'm weirdly not a pink person.) However, I am really happy with all the products & can't wait to try them out.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweater Weather

This past Saturday was the first day of the Brooklyn Flea Market, so Preston & I decided to walk to Fort Greene from Park Slope. We wandered around the tents checking out the handmade and vintage finds and had to make a tough call regarding which food truck to eat at. On our way back, we stopped at the Grand Army Farmers' Market. The weather was great. Though I brought a coat, I didn't end up having to wear it. Perfect sweater weather.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Birchbox | April 2013

It was a happy day today coming home to this pink box. This month Birchbox collaborated with Women's Health. So the theme is all about changing the little things to make for big results.

Spring Make-up Wishlist

I have been having major make-up cravings lately! Here are some make-up products that currently are at the top of my beauty wishlist.


    Sunday, April 7, 2013


    I can't believe I have less than two months 'til my graduation. Time just keeps passing me by! This week, I have been wrapping things up and enjoying (possibly!) my last two months in Brooklyn. It's crazy to think that this chapter is coming to a close so soon. It feels like just yesterday I moved to New York City and started my master's program, though in reality it's coming on two years.

     [Heart-shaped latte]

     [To-Do lists]

     [New cat toys]


     [Dinosaur inhabited terrariums at Brooklyn Flea]

     [Grand Army Plaza]

     [New magnets to show my Brooklyn pride]

    I hope you had an amazing week!

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    March Fashion & Random Favourites

    Monday I showed you what I had been loving in March in the realm of make-up, skincare, hair & nails, and today I thought I would share my lifestyle favourites. Fashion, jewelry,  food/drinks, & more!

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    March Beauty Favourites

    Happy April Fool's Day! Each year, I wish I could come up with a clever little prank, but I always fail at coming up with something. If you want to see some, I "loled" a few times this morning with Zoya, Birchbox, & Cupcakes and Cashmere's April Fool's jokes!  On another note, with the start of the new month I thought I would let you know what beauty products I have been loving in the month of March.