Friday, February 28, 2014

A little IKEA haul

Preston & I took a little trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn this past weekend and decided to stop in IKEA. Practically everything in our apartment is Ikea. We love it. Though, we didn't have any big items on our list (and the only thing I was going in for was a milk frother), we ended up with a few little odds & ends that I am super excited for. Along with a list of things I hope to pick up in the future...


Monday, February 24, 2014

Product Empties #3

Empties' posts and I have a love/hate relationship. I hate storing the used packaging, and I hate figuring out how much or how little to say about each item. But I love throwing them all away in one cathartic swoop, and I love reflecting on what I have tried and how long some products last. My last empties post was in September and before that May. So it seems that about every four months this polarizing process starts all over again.


Sunday, February 23, 2014


[I am currently matcha latte obsessed.]

[East Harlem-I love seeing all the different sides of NYC.]

[Breaking open Lush's Love Locket for a relaxing mid-week bath.]

[Rococo loves being outside but isn't too keen on snow.]

[Coconut treats from Baked.]

[Loving all the views from Red Hook, Brooklyn.]

[A fun little trip to Ikea.]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Target OneSpot Finds

After mentioning my love for the Target dollar section in my Filofax Weeks post, I thought I would share some things I found last week (if you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen this haul.) Now, I have been scouring the Targets in the NYC area for the newest line (think corals, blues, & watercolours) but have yet to find any. I did, however, find a lot of things that I hadn't come across previously.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Selection of Filofax Weeks

For my birthday this past September, Preston got me a Filofax. Already being a planner and stationery addict, I was instantly hooked. I shared a bit of my Filofax in this post here. I can't believe the overwhelming response I got- I'm pretty sure it's my most popular post! So today I thought I would share some of my favourite weeks that I have decorated in my Filofax.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Current Foundation Routine

I have been promising this post for awhile now, but here it finally is! I wanted to make this as helpful as possible, so I included some before (eek!), during, and after pictures. I am loving this routine as it's a great mix of high and low end products that provide a long-lasting, non-cakey, natural finish.


Monday, February 17, 2014

New In | Winter Sales Fashion Haul

I am not too much of a fashion girl, so I rarely post on topics relating to the sort. My 'classual' aesthetic isn't the most interesting (every ootd post would be jeans & a sweater). I do, however, love shopping.  I picked up a few new items during the winter sales that I thought were super great steals  And though they are surplus items from the winter season, I went in with the mindset to find things that would fit in perfectly for spring. Wishful thinking perhaps...



A very Valentine's themed week.

[Busy v-day week. Love having my filofax to stay on track.]

[Made some minions valentines for my little brothers. (For a minion nail art tutorial, click here.)]

[A mini drugstore winter beauty haul.]

[New beauty additions for spring.]

[Lush baths & green tea lattes from my valentine. Thanks Preston!]

[Late night romantic dinners.]

[A fluffy new comforter.]

Hope you had an amazing week!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you have a lovely day celebrating with your loved ones- whether it's low key or all out. 
 Thanks for reading my little blog!

Birchbox | February 2014

 This month's Birchbox is a collaboration with US Weekly. The theme is 'Step & Repeat' a reference to posing on the red carpet during award season.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nail Art | More Valentine's Day Nail Ideas

After sharing this heart mani, I thought I would share some other nail art I have done on this blog that would be perfect for the occasion-whether you want something chic, classic, romantic, or girly.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Nail Art | Valentine's Day Hearts

For my Valentine's mani this year, I wanted something fun and girly- a bit of a stickers/stationery vibe. I immediately drew inspiration from these paper straws I picked up at Target, shown in last week's Seven. You just need different coloured polishes and a dotting tool (or a handy-dandy bobby pin) to get a look that appears much more complicated than it is. I am loving this mani (I have even gotten compliments by random train people!) Plus, it's always nice to be able to use so many nail polishes in bright, fun colours. 


Sunday, February 9, 2014


Trying to keep cozy during the relentless snow this season. Cookies, brunch, naps, & TV definitely helped a bit.

[Snow, snow, snow.]

[Can't wait!-but in the meantime, we have finished American Horror Story...]

[Went to a baby shower this week & unearthed some baby pics of myself.]

[At home brunch on a chilly weekend morning.]

[A trip to the ginormous Brooklyn Museum.]

[Homemade chocolate chip cookies from this recipe.  
Warning: the dough needs to chill for 36 hours...Patience is a virtue...]

[A cat(s) nap.]

Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day week!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Favourites | January Lifestyle

I have been obsessed with quite a few non-beauty favourites this month (for beauty favs click here), so I thought I would give them a mention, as well as share what I have been listening to, reading, and watching.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I love Valentine's Day (and I'm not ashamed to admit it.) It's the perfect excuse to go out to dinner, watch movies, and buy cute pink hearted beauty and home accessories. Here is a collection of items that are perfectly themed and definitely on my wishlist (if not already in my favourites.)


Monday, February 3, 2014

January Favourites | Beauty

Hope you had an amazing month of the new year! Here are my favourite beauty products of the new year...


Sunday, February 2, 2014


[Reunited with our Pathfinder crew.]

[City sunsets.]

[Columbus Circle will always be a favourite city scene.]

[A tour of Brooklyn Brewery.]

[Having too much fun with friends.]

[Viewing the city from Williamsburg.]

[Expect a lot of Valentine's Day related posts in the near future.]

Hope you had an amazing week!