Friday, May 30, 2014

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings

After falling in love with the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette, I wanted to try more from the brand. So when I spotted this kit at Sephora- I knew I had to get it. I love when brands have kits of minis. They are perfect to test, to travel, and just plain fun.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ruby Wing Colour Changing Polish in Kitten Heels

I remember during my middle school years of colour changing polish being a huge 'thing'. It seemed that every girl in my grade would come back from summer vacation with the Del Sol polishes they got while on a family cruise in the Bahamas. Though, I have yet to go on a cruise (Being from Florida, I have no idea how that hasn't happened yet...), I still had a few bottles of the trendy polish. Flash forward over a decade later, and I am wearing colour changing polish yet again.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Review | Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Silver

I received the Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Silver in my most recent Birchbox. I was pretty excited to try it out as metallic silver is not a usual in my make-up.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wet n Wild Lipsticks

Over the weekend, I picked up a couple more Wet n Wild lipsticks. With a 'buy one get one' offer, how could I resist? These lipsticks are known for their amazing quality for basically one dollar. So, I decided to have a bit of a swatch-a-thon with my collection. I currently have six shades ranging from light peach to a vampy plum.


Friday, May 23, 2014


When it comes to Birchbox points, I'm a hoarder. I waited a whole year before placing my first order, but I have caved for a good limited edition box. After collecting another 500 points and having a cart filled with favourites, I decided it was about time to go on a point spending spree.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review | Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

I spotted the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos in the checkout line at Sephora (that has to be one of my favourite sections of the store as there are so many cute travel sized options.) I have always been curious about Bite Beauty, hearing great things about their lipsticks. I love that with this duo you could have two shades for an affordable price. There were two different duos: neutrals and vivids. I showed a pic with swatches here and after a long internal debate, I decided that the neutrals in this little packaging would be the perfect product for my work bag. How practical?


Monday, May 19, 2014

Birchbox | May 2014

Though with much delay, I have finally received my May Birchbox. I was so excited that it was a collaboration with Kate Spade Saturday. I love the quirky chic vibe of the line.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Weekend | Walking the Cat

This might be my weirdest post yet and probably ever. As Saturday was so lovely, we decided to head to Prospect Park. We decided to bring Rococo with, and I couldn't help but take a million and one pictures. So consider this a photo diary of sorts-the diary of a crazy cat lady.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Makeup | Everyday Spring

Naked, nude, seems every brand has a line dedicated to the idea of 'no make-up' make-up. I have been playing around with a few new products with these titles and have been loving them. One is the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette and the next few are from Physician's Formula NudeWear line. I am pretty much all or none when it comes to make-up, so I don't know if I will ever do the 'no make-up' make-up look. But I do love soft neutrals and creamy textures paired with a bright lip and winged liner....


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Facial Oils

I am currently oil obsessed. I want to try every type there is. Currently, I have these four on rotation as my nightly moisturizer. Even though I have somewhat classifiable as 'oily' skin (acne-prone, not dry-but not shiny either), I find facial oils to be super efficient at keeping my skin balanced. Plus, many have additional skincare benefits as well.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Review | Elf EX-tra Lip Gloss in Marc & Joe

I have had these little glosses for awhile now, but now that the weather is warmer these spring/summer shades are calling to me. I wrote a little bit about them in this post but figured it was time to give them a proper review.



[New little stationery. Paperclips from KawaiiPaperie & Notebooks from Target.]

[Working at the Bronx Criminal Court led me to finally see Yankee Stadium. The outside at least.]

[Rainy day blanket forts.]

[Finished The Goldfinch. Good read.]

[Brunch in Chelsea on a summer-like day.]

[& a walk around Chelsea Market.]

[Trying on this eyemask I got in my PopSugar box.]

Hope you had an amazing week! & Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sample Selection

Being a beauty lover, I end up with a lot of samples. I'm sure you can relate. Sometimes I use them up right away and other times, they end up sitting around. So I decided to start a little series reviewing some of these products. It will force me to use them and remind me to share my thoughts! This selection comes from a recent Sephora order.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

PopSugar Must Have | May 2014

Yup, I still stuck with PopSugar. There were no spoilers released early like in previous months, but there were some coupon codes. Since I loved the March and April boxes, I decided to try it again. I have to say this box doesn't really 'wow' me like the previous months, but it is still a lot of products I will use!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NOTD | Butter London Bossy Boots

A super quick 'Nails of the Day' post. My fellow beauty obsessed friend and I have been swapping nail mail for awhile now, and this lovely shade was in my most recent package from her. I literally have painted this on two times in a row. That never happens.


Monday, May 5, 2014

OOTD | Faux Leather Mini

I was quite excited for the warm weather and decided to throw on my new(ish) faux leather mini from Forever 21. I love the light khaki colour, high waist, and little slit. I kept it springy with coral lips, cat flats and a pastel statement necklace.


Sunday, May 4, 2014


Seven little things I have been loving this week...

[Wearing bright spring lip colours. Even while just running errands.]

[The texture and finishes of the Physician's Formula NudeWear line.]

[A quick trip to SoHo.]

[Makeup Minis.]

[An epic nail mail. Thanks Annisa!]

[A lunch date with this guy at Melt Kraft.]

[Springtime in Park Slope.]

 Hope you have an amazing week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Weekend | Spring Time

Happy Saturday! I have been loving writing up these 'The Weekend' posts. It is a great outlet for sharing some pics (as opposed to flooding my Insta-though I do that too...). Since the weather has been stunning, we have been enjoying being outside and walking around our 'hood. We started with a trip to the post office (not pictured), had lunch at Melt Kraft, stopped by the Grand Army Green Market, and ended with a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I can't get enough cherry blossoms and have to touch every tree we pass...


Friday, May 2, 2014

DIY | Mini Succulent Garden

Living in a ground floor, half-basement level apartment in the city leaves much to be desired in the lighting department. I am always chasing daylight hovering over my window sill or longing for the weekend to take pictures for this here blog. This also makes it difficult to keep plants alive. Air plants and succulents are supposed to be easy, but I have to say minimal sunlight keeps them a challenge. But I love these teeny-tiny dinosaur-like plants, so I am giving them another go.