Saturday, November 30, 2013

Favourites | November Beauty

I can't believe the holiday season is here! I have been a little MIA this week, but I am hoping the craziness will calm down. As it's the last day of November I thought I would squeeze in a November Beauty Favourites post in between finishing up my Ph.D. apps! A lot of my October Favourites remain, but I have added quite a few things to the rotation.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Zoya Zenith | Payton & Dream

Zoya is definitely my favourite nail polish brand. They have an amazing selection of colours, great formula, and are 5-free. I recently ordered some new polishes from their fall PixieDust line (post to come!) and from their latest holiday collection, Zenith. I thought I would share my picks from the collection, Payton and Dream. Gorgeous, rich jewel tones with scattered holographic glitters.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter Holiday Make-up | Navy & Champagne

I don't know what came over me, but I decided to forgo my everyday make-up for a holiday navy eye. A bit dramatic for my trip to the grocery store, but perfect for any upcoming holiday parties or winter nights out.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


It's the most wonderful time of the yearrr!!! I have been feeling quite festive lately and am looking forward to the approaching holidays. This week was filled with work but also lots of time with friends.

[The first snow of the season.]

[Views of the city.]

[Some new beauty things to amp up my winter routine.]

[Exploring Astoria with friends over the weekend.]

[Interacting with the art at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.]

[A new pack of extra cute & cozy socks.]

[The week is never complete without a trip to Bagel Pub.]

Hope you had an amazing week! 

Birchbox Limited Edition Home Snow Day Box

Today, I have a super exciting limited edition Birchbox to show you. Birchbox has done several limited edition boxes featuring a mix of lifestyle and beauty products representing a common theme. For the holiday season, this home box features an assortment of items to keep you cozy and entertained during a snow day.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birchbox | November 2013

This month's Birchbox theme is #moregood, which I think is apt for this time of year. I have seen several different box variations and was highly anticipating the arrival of my box. I think this month might just be a winner for everyone.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag

I have mentioned so many times now how Autumn is my favourite time of year. After watching MissGlamorazzi and DailyGrace's responses, I thought it would be fun to do the Sweater Weather tag. Here are my answers to these fifteen fall related questions.


Monday, November 11, 2013

David's Tea 24 Days of Tea

Though I love counting down the days 'til Christmas, I have rarely ever had an advent calendar, even the chocolate ones. This might change after discovering the David's Tea 24 Days of Tea calendar. I have a feeling this is going to become a yearly tradition for Preston & me. I am picturing it now- each chilly morning discovering what tea we will start our day with. Plus, trying 24 teas leads to a huge possibility of discovering new favourites. It's the perfect winter treat for tea lovers.


Sunday, November 10, 2013


So I decided to update my little Seven header. Of course, I added some fall foliage. This weekend was definitely chillier, and the holidays feel right around the corner. I am excited for the festive winter season, but Autumn will always be my favourite...

[Cuddling up with blankets & cats.]

[Cutest package from Zoya.]

[Every step was picture perfect at Prospect Park.]

[Every weekend, you can find us here.]

[Playing with leaves the size of my head.]

[Dingoes, Pallas Cats, Red Pandas, Zebus...Oh my!]

[This week's favourites are festive in hunter green.]

What did you do & love this past week?

MIYU Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my first ever giveaway with Birchbox & MIYU Beauty! I truly loved this little assortment of tea & beauty treats and was so happy to have the opportunity to give a set to a reader. So now on to announce the winner! And the winner is.....


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mini Haul & Review | Lush Christmas

This Halloween, I stopped by Lush to check out their Christmas items (I like that this sentence has two holidays in it...) There were so many fun, festive items! Since it was still October, I limited myself to just a couple of winter products. Though I know I will be coming back for more.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winter Wishlist

Every season, new items make their way to my wishlist (...and subsequently shopping cart). I am pretty content with my core winter items, but a few new accessories and make-up items would spruce up my winter look (Spruce. Like a Christmas tree...) I am way more of a make-up lover than a clothes/shoes/handbags kind of girl. I invest more time, money, and effort into my make-up routine and collection than my wardrobe. This wishlist reflects that in my pricey make-up products and my super affordable fashion items. I think it strikes a good balance.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sample Society | November 2013

The start of the new month means another round of beauty boxes. Today, I received my second Sample Society with Allure box. Last month, I was super impressed by the sizes and selection in the October Sample Society box, so keep reading to see what I think of November's.


Make-up | Autumn Berry Eye

I am a neutrals girl when it comes to  shadows, but recently I've been loving mauve-cranberries as my new everyday shades. They are the perfect colour upgrade for autumn.


Sunday, November 3, 2013


Having a great week back in NYC. Autumn is gorgeous, and Halloween is always a fun time.
I had an amazing October and am so far loving November.

[Can never get enough of fall leaves.]

[Enjoying a latte in Madison Square Park.]
[Happy to be back to the architecture of NYC.]

[Rainy walk to work.]

[Rediscovering my love of gold flake nail polish with this navy combo.]

[Having a fun day with friends at Prospect Park.]

[Watching the NYC Marathon along 4th Ave.]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Favourites | October Beauty

Happy November! I'm already starting to feel the holidays rapidly approaching. With the start of November, I thought I would share what beauty products I have been loving over the past October.