Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Favourites | April Beauty

I can't believe it's the last day of April! This year is flying by. As per usual, here are some beauty products that I have been loving this past month. Many of these will come as no surprise as I have mentioned them in posts throughout the blog-I linked all the posts in case any of these products strike your fancy.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review | Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation

With the warmer weather approaching, I wanted to switch up my foundation. On a whim at Target, I spotted the Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation. I haven't tried too many products from the line, but the ones I have tried, I found to be great quality. So for $10, I figured it wouldn't be too much of a risk. I happily found out that I am really loving it!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Nail Art | Cherry Blossoms Revisited

This past weekend was the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I shared a bunch of snaps from the event here. I love cherry blossoms so much and decided I had to do cherry blossom nail art for Sakura. Though, I did Cherry Blossom Nail Art last year, I decided to try a different technique, and I have to say, I am quite liking the results. I love the impressionistic vibe.


Sunday, April 27, 2014


Hello! Simple collage format to share my week this Sunday. I did a whole post on what I got up to this weekend at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. With that already shared and a super hectic work week, there isn't much to report!

  1. Went to the lovely Sakura festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. 
  2. Started Monday off back in Brooklyn after an Easter weekend in Jersey.
  3. It's feeling like Spring in the Slope.
  4. A perfectly random Tuesday night date night at Talde.
  5. A sneaky lunch at Taco Bell. Despite not being a soda drinker, I can't resist Mountain Dew Baja Blast.
  6. Long days at work in East Harlem...and Midtown....and the Bronx...
  7. New teeny-tiny plants I picked up at the Botanical Garden.
Hope you had an amazing week!

The Weekend | Brooklyn Botanical Garden Sakura

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday! This weekend was the Sakura festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It is one of my favourite events of the year (some pics from last year here). Though, the Cherry Esplanade was pre-bloom courtesy of this long winter...there were some gorgeous blooms surrounding the Japanese Garden. As I finally convinced Preston for us to get a membership and am addicted to the Cherry Watch, we will definitely be back when the other trees bloom.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

PopSugar Must Have | April 2014

I tried PopSugar Must Have for the first time last month. I really loved the March box but was hesitant to stay subscribed. An amazing spoiler and discount code lured me back in, and I'm a happy camper.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Wishlist | Currently...

Happy Friday! I thought I would share some items that are currently on my wishlist. I have just been feeling the urge to update my wardrobe and beauty collection lately which is potentially dangerous to the bank account...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Light Spring Jackets

I love to layer. Usually it's with a huge sweater or scarf, but when the weather warms up that option is not always feasible. Even with the huge handbag to shove it in. I decided to update my wardrobe a bit for spring by adding some lightweight jackets. An easy addition to make a simple tee & skinny jeans combo look put-together-without over-heating.


Monday, April 21, 2014


A day late...

[Rainy Days.]

[& chilly ones.]

[Fluffy cat.]

[Easter nails (Illamasqua Speckled) & Iced Chai.]

[A wait at Penn Station.]

[An afternoon in the sun.]


Hope you had an amazing week!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter | Lush Bunch of Carrots

I have such fond memories of Easter. Even through college, my mom would hide eggs around the backyard and make up gift baskets for my sister and me. If I was still in the same state, I am sure I would find little pastel eggs marked with a 'K' hidden by the pool. Now that I am in New York, Easter has been a new tradition. Preston and I go visit Preston's grandmother in New Jersey. I love spending the afternoon on the deck in between helping make deviled eggs and mashed potatoes. Perhaps, I'll bring some plastic eggs and hid them in the woods.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Nail Art | Spring Gradient

Happy Friday! I am quite looking forward to the weekend and thought I would share my spring/Easter mani. I love a good gradient and have post quite a few over the years. I am loving this super springy colour combo and kind of want to dye some eggs to match...


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review | Liz Earle Skincare

Last Friday, I went to a lovely breakfast at Birchbox to learn more about the brand Liz Earle. My first discovery of the brand was their cult product the Cleanse & Polish, which I received in a Birchbox back in October. It quickly became a favourite and is part of my Evening Skincare Routine. I was so excited to be able to discover more products from the line and share my thoughts with you.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birchbox | April 2014

Now this is a theme I am identifying with at the moment as evidence by my past few weekly updates. I am all for a rainy day of good reads, movies, naps, and pamper sessions. However, I am not too pleased to have to sludge around the city avoiding 4-inch deep puddles. But as the card says, 'April showers bring May flowers', and I am happy to experience this omen of spring.


Sunday, April 13, 2014


Here's to another week.

 [Currently Loving: Hot Air Balloon Printed Blouse & Iced Coffee]

 [Not loving all the rainy days.]

[Trying to get better about eating the most important meal of the day.]

[Had a lovely morning at the Liz Earle + Birchbox breakfast.]

[So much fun & food at Smorgasburg. Check out the post here.]

[Gorgeous city views.]

[Warm weather means the cat flats are back!]

Wishing you an amazing week!


The Weekend | Smorgasburg

This weekend was jam-packed with warm weather activities. It felt like summer- I even got my first sunburn of the year. Preston, my friend, Vanessa, and I decided to go to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. It's a ginormous food market. We wanted to try a bit of everything, which is impossible, but we did manage to hit up quite a few different vendors.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review | Elf Smudge Pots

I have now mentioned these little pots of creamy shadows several times now (see here & here). So without further ado, here is a review on the Elf Smudge Pots. There are nine total shades ranging from pearly white to deep blue. I picked up four of them: Back to Basics, Brownie Points, Cruisin Chic, and Poppin Party.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Zoya Spring Water Marble

So apparently this is an annual thing for me as I happened to post a very similar Spring themed Water Marble last year. So check that one out because it might actually be better. Water marbling is definitely a practice makes perfect type of nail art. And I have been out of practice. Even so, it always ends up looking super cool and different. My first water marble ever was actually with some foil finished Zoyas as well...& yes, you can see that one too right here.


Sunday, April 6, 2014


This week's Seven is highly focused on the weekend. It felt like the start of old traditions thanks to the warmer (though not quite there yet) weather. 

[Finished reading Orange is the New Black & now even more anxiously awaiting Season 2]

[Iced Coffee is back as my drink of choice. Stumptown is easily available in Brooklyn, 
but it always reminds me of our trip to Portland last year.]

[Hi! We're Preston & Kim, and we love our neighborhood.]

[People's Pops at the Brooklyn Flea]

[Followed up the long walks with some reading time with the little fam.]

[The Food Trucks are backkk! We started with a favourite-Kimchi Tacos
If you google evladylrebmik & food trucks, there are quite a bit of Seven's with this same view
...what can I say? I love food trucks.]

[& tried something new-Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches. 
I got Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream & Coconut Almond cookies. Yum!]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Tray of Stationery...

This little tray has been through quite a few repurposes. At first, it was used to store nail polishes and when the nail polish collection quickly got out of hand it stored extra beauty bits. Over the weekend, I did a desk organization overhaul as my drawer dedicated to office supplies was over flowing. I decided to try the tray as a way to store some of the influx-aka washi & sticky notes.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Zoya Normani

Now, if you follow my Instagram you have basically seen this whole post, but I figured I'd blog about it as I did with Zoya Odette. Basically exactly the same, complete with mani mug shot. Zoya Normani was my other pick from the Naturel Collection.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Trying New Things...

I picked up a few new drugstore make-up items recently and decided to try them out and document the results. These items were all listed in my Spring Make-up Wishlist. So here are my first impressions of these new releases.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Target OneSpot Giveaway Announcement!

I started this month off by blogging everyday. I wanted to thank you all for your continued readership and support by hosting a little giveaway of some of my favourite stationery things from Target. I can't believe the month is over, and it's time to announce the winner!


March Favourites | Lifestyle

More than trying new beauty bits, this month has been about lifestyle changes. So, today I thought I'd share what random things I have been loving. If you missed my beauty favourites, you can see those here.