Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Favourites | July 2013

Another month has come and gone. I have to admit, I haven't added too many new things to my beauty routine. Though, I have ended up discovering a lot of amazing products through subscription services.  Here are some of my favourite products of July.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Hula Skirt Nail Art (a.k.a. Waterfall Nails)

I have been loving off-white nail polish lately for some odd reason, but I have also been wanting to use some fun bright shades for the season. I decided why not have both? This design is based off The Nailasaurus' Waterfall Nails. To me, it looks more like a hula skirt than water, but either way it's a fairly easy and super customizable nail art technique.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Today marks my two-year anniversary with New York City. I left my Florida beach town and moved 1,000 miles north to the largest city in the country. It was such a drastic change moving from suburbia to the urban landscape of NYC. Though I would now consider this week par for the course, this is why I love the city so much.

[Rococo resting on my current favourite shoes]

[A present from Preston's parents-our first apartment]

[To-Do list making with absolute efficiency]

[Seeing our Alma mater in NYC always makes me happy]

[Brunch at the new French Bistro next door, literally]

[Heading back from the Farmers' Market]

[I will never get tired of Park Slope]

Wishing you an amazing week!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Albums on Repeat

Some people have favourite songs they listen to on repeat, I have albums. I have to listen to it track by track. Albums also tend to resonate a certain season with me. Being at the height of summer, I thought I would share the albums I have been and will be listening to this summer.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crazy for Coconut

I have been obsessed with coconut: the scent, benefits, taste, everything! Here are some of the coconut products I have been loving lately.

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
I love the Organix range of hair care products. They are super affordable without including parabens and sodium laurel sulfate. This duo of products cleanses, moisturizes, and leaves my hair smelling amazing.

Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray
This is a pretty typical thermal protectant. It works well, and it smells like a tropical vacation.

The Body Shop Body Butter in Coconut
I have recently become obsessed with these body butters. All the scents are amazing, including this coconut one.

Zico Coconut Water
It's important to not only nourish your skin and hair on the outside using topical products, but also on the inside. Coconut Water is a great source of potassium and is low in calories and sodium. I like to drink it on it's own or add it to smoothies.

David's Tea Coconut Grove Tea
This is a white tea blend with bits of coconut. If you love tea and love coconut, I highly recommend this. It tastes great hot or iced.

Tropical Coconut Candle
 I just love the smell of coconut. This candle isn't too sweet, more of a fresh coconut scent. I picked it up at Rite-Aid on a whim for like 60 cents. I keep it in my bathroom for impromptu at-home spa nights.

Coconut can be a love it or hate it scent. Which side do you fall on?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ipsy | July MyGlam Look

I was very impressed by my July MyGlam bag and was curious as to see how the products would perform. I tested them out and here is the look I came up with featuring the products from my Ipsy MyGlam bag.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Early this week, I met up with my graduate school friends in the city. Later in the week led to Preston's birthday. His dad and brother flew up from Florida for a long weekend. We spent one day in the city followed by a weekend rural escape. With the outrageous temperatures, it was nice to spend the some time outside of the city and in the water.

[Reunited with Columbus Circle]

[Lunch meet-ups at Union Square]

[Exploring the City]

[Happy Birthday to my Best Friend]

[Spending the day outside with nature in New Jersey]

 [A nest of baby birds]

[A day trip tubing down the Delaware River]

Wishing you an amazing week!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ipsy | July MyGlam Bag

This month's Ipsy bag theme was 'Beach Beauty', and I definitely feel like they matched the theme quite well. There were many different products given out this month, so I thought I would share the assortment of products I received.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Mint Eyes & Coral Lips

My favourite colours of spring & summer are mint & coral. I love wearing these hues in clothing, accessories, and nail polish. Today, I thought I would share how I translate these trendy shades into a fresh, summer make-up look.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


[Latest nail obsession off-white polish]

[Daydreaming of beach trips]

[Fun with Rococo]

[Nail mail from my fellow nail polish addicted friend]

[Rainy day Union Square]

[An after work coffee date]

[Weekend pie break at Four & Twenty Blackbirds]

Hope you have an amazing week!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birchbox | July 2013

July's Birchbox arrived super early this month. The theme is 'Power Play', so products that keep you in control and confident.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mixed Neutrals Nail Art

I have been loving neutral nail polish lately, contrary to my usual bright polish obsession during the hot summer months. This nail art idea came to mind one evening, and I just had bring it to reality. I love the neutrals with a touch of metallic. It gives me the impression of comfortable elegance, like a cashmere sweater or knitted throw.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


This week has truly felt like summer, thanks to the patriotic holiday and the crazy hot weather.

[Grilling outside]

[Fireworks in NYC from our rooftop]

[Spending the afternoon at Ikea]

[Summery walks in Park Slope]

 [Cute glass trays at Barnes & Noble]

[A Sunday tradition: Food Trucks at Grand Army]

[Best grilled cheese ever]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Nail Art

It's Independence Day in the US, so I thought I would paint my nails for the occasion. I couldn't decide between so many different designs and polishes options, so I did a skittle mani of sorts to fit the Red, White, & Blue theme.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sonia Kashuk | A Kiss on the Cheek Palette

This cheek and lip palette from Sonia Kashuk has been on my wishlist for awhile now. I was immediately drawn to the pretty pots of colour. With the temperature rising and summer starting, I decided that now was the perfect time to pick this up. Plus it's limited edition which always makes me a little anxious that I might miss out.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Favourites | June 2013

Happy 1st of July! Today, I am going to share what I have been loving throughout the month of June. My May Favourites have continued to be necessities during the month of June, but I have purchased, as well as rediscovered, a few new things that have made the favourites cut.