Sunday, June 30, 2013


Low-key summer. 

[Trying new smoothie combinations. This is Blackberry Mint.]

[Having a 'helper' when I'm outside gardening or taking pictures]

[Organizing the apartment, including the bookshelves]

[Loving this Coconut tea from David's Tea]

[Combining Orange & Gold just screams 'summer' to me]

[Enjoying delicious snacks from the Farmers' Market]

[Checking books off my 'To Read' list]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY | Make-up Brush Holder

My polka-dot craze continued, and this past week I did a simple DIY project that incorporated the design. DIY brush holders are nothing new, but it was fun & easy enough that I thought I would share.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Textured Gold Polka Dots Nail Art

I am usually not one for polka dots, but lately I have been gravitating towards this fun print in stationery and home decor. I thought it might be fun to replicate the design on my nails as well. I decided to add a textural element as well. This print feels very Kate Spade to me!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale Make-up Mini Haul

As I was wandering around the Victoria Secret Semi-Annual sale, I stopped at the beauty section of the store and was surprised to be intrigued by their selection of make-up (and the huge discounts.) Usually clothing store make-up lines tend to be a subpar (though I do love Urban Outfitter's nail polish). However, I was pleasantly surprised by these items I picked up and at about $4 each there isn't much to regret.


Sunday, June 23, 2013


This week I have been enjoying the warm weather, new beauty trends, and fresh food summer has to offer.

[Wearing Birchbox+Color Club's Mod in Manhattan in Brooklyn]

[Cute mini binder to stay organized]

[Bright Summer Lips]

[Movies with my Rococo]

[Weekend Brunch with Preston]

[Fresh herbs from our urban garden]

[Summertime in Park Slope]

Hope you had an amazing first week of summer!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Bright Lip

As you may know, I have been lusting after a coral lip colour. After receiving the Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy in my Ipsy bag, I couldn't wait to try it. I decided to stick with my everyday make-up and add the lip pencil as a pop of colour.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Target's First Beauty Box

I love Target & I love beauty boxes. So when TargetStyle announced the Target Beauty Box offer, I jumped on it. I have previously received one of the Target 'Beauty Bags,' a program I was unfamiliar with until their final bag last summer. It was nice that it was free and had a variety of foil sample packs and coupons to orient yourself with Target's array of beauty choices. This is their first 'Beauty Box.' It was $5 and came with five samples. A full-size Venus & Olay Razor, a travel-size Fekkai Glossing Cream, and a full-size Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips in Lust Rous. Two of the samples were foil packets, a L'Oreal BB Cream and La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. It also came with a coupon for $3 off a $15 beauty purchase. So far, this seems like a cool, inexpensive beauty box. The five dollar value was reached pretty easily and as a frequent Target shopper, the coupon & product knowledge is quite valuable.

Are you subscribed to Target's Beauty Box?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ipsy | June 2013

"On the Wild Side" is the theme of the June 2013 Ipsy MyGlam bag. In viewing 'Sneak Peeks' on this month's products, I wasn't feeling too excited. Some of the items did in fact seem too "wild" for me; however, I was pleasantly surprised when I unzipped my bag.



Compiling this week's Seven was challenging; I didn't take too many pictures this week. Monday was the last day Preston's family was here, and we spent a rainy day in New Jersey. The rest of the week revolved around editing my resume & completing household errands, not the most picture worthy events.

[Playing with bugs in New Jersey]

[Enjoying outdoor time]

[In love with this exfoliating foaming cleanser]

[Girly cleaning supplies]

[Reviving my video game addiction]

[Extending the subscription boxes to food]

[Long summer weekend walks]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hard Candy | Candy Sprinkles Polishes

Sprinkle nails is a polish trend I have fallen hard for. It seems low & high end polishes are all offering shades to give your nails an ice cream sundae look. Here are pics from my selection of Hard Candy's Candy Sprinkles collection.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Birchbox | June 2013

 I can't believe it has been a year since I first subscribed to Birchbox! I still love receiving this little box each month. I have discovered so many new favourites. This month Birchbox made several design changes to their website, logo, and boxes. I quite like the new aesthetic. The theme for the June 2013 box is Wanderlust, which is something I can get right behind. I love bringing my samples with me when I travel; it's a perfect match.



Today's post is a very belated Sunday Seven (as well as my 100th! Yay!) Preston's parents were in town & we had a super fun weekend together exploring the city. Here are some of the things I loved this week.

[Dr. Seuss-like Flowers]

[The tiniest golden anchor studs]

[Seeing The National]

[Spending the weekend exploring with family]

[Meeting new kitty friends]

[Cute Thank You cards]

[Wildflowers in the city]

Hope you are having an amazing week!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Beauty Wishlist

With the change of season, I feel the spark to purchase some new beauty products. These items are currently on my wish list.

Milani Blush in Luminoso
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Sonia Kashuk Cheek & Lip Palette
Clarisonic Mia 2 with Boscia
Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
Beauty Blender
Caudalie Beauty Elixer
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Butter London Molly Coddle

I think all these items would be perfect for the summer time and am hoping to cross a few of these products off my wish list soon!

What's on your wishlist for summer?

Sunday, June 2, 2013


This week was graduation! I can't believe I officially have my master's degree! This week was all about celebrating & relaxing after finishing two tough years of graduate school. It feels like the start of summer!

[Celebratory brunch with friends]

[Graduation Day]

[Walks in Brooklyn Bridge Park]

[A different view of my favourite sign]

[Smoothie Making]

[Cat Cuddling]

[Kimchi Tacos at Prospect Park]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

May Favourites | Beauty

So apparently it is June now (time is going by so quickly!), so I thought I would share my favourite beauty products of the past month. I have been mostly using my favourites from previous months, but I few new standouts have been incorporated into my routine.