Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Make-up | Lavender Wash

I have been seeing this eye look in all my March & April magazines- a washed out pastel lid and mentioned in my 10 Things to Do This Spring post that I wanted to try it out. I'm more of a neutrals girl, but I do love playing with colour. It's perfect for spring and though it's a purple, it's quite wearable since it's so soft and light. I complemented with other spring products to have a fresh spring look.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seven


Just some little things from this past week...

[Debating between brights & nudes with Bite Beauty's Lipstick Duos.]

[My version of a Spring Haul.]

[Oh & this too...]

[The ever so photogenic Patches.]

[Such a rainy week.]

[Obsessed with Fatty Daddy's Portobello Tacos.]

[Which to light first?]

Hope you had an amazing week!
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

March Favourites | Beauty

Another month has flown by! My beauty routines haven't changed too much this past month as my winter standbys were still needed during this polar vortex of a winter. But I did find some new products along the way, though most of them you are fully aware of as I have been mentioning them throughout the month.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Drugstore Eyeshadow Sticks | Milani & Jordana

I have been quite into the cream eyeshadow base of late, and I wanted to share two of my first purchases in this realm. Both are that stand-by champagne cream colour but with different finishes. The first is the Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast, which was in my February Favourites, and the second is the Jordana 12HR Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond, a recent purchase.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wishlist | Spring Make-Up

My little wishlist of spring beauty items is not so little anymore. I thought we should take a break during this hectic week and admire some spring make-up.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review | Too Faced Pretty Rebel

I can't believe I haven't written a post about this bad boy! I found the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette at Nordstrom Rack for a ridiculously low price and decided, despite my overage of eyeshadow palettes, to pick it up. I figured since it's limited edition, it probably wouldn't be available for long, but after recently posting The Perfect Palette Tag, and seeing it was still up for purchase, I thought I'd share my thoughts. Though if you read the tag post, you already know that I approve.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OOTD | Shades of Gray

Am I not the most awkward 'Outfit of the Day' poser or what? Well, I am trying. It was a gorgeous day over the weekend. One of the first where I didn't have to wear a coat, boots, or thermal underwear...I decided to go with a monochromatic gray outfit. I am loving gray jeans at the moment and can't wait 'til it gets a bit warmer, so I can channel this inspiration outfit.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

TOPSHOP Lipsticks | Whimsical & Macaroon

I have heard quite a lot about TopShop lipsticks so much so that I wanted every colour. Unfortunately, we can't just always get what we want. So, I compromised with myself and picked two shades. I decided on Whimsical and Macaroon. Quintessential spring and summer hues.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Seven

So begins the last week of March. It's been fun blogging everyday. I feel like I was able to complete some posts I have been wanting to write for awhile. However, I still have many ideas that haven't yet come to fruition. This past week, the start of Spring officially happened, though in actuality it seems like a couple weeks away yet.

1. I have a love/hate relationship with Lena Dunham's Girls. Love the show, hate all the characters. If I had to be any of their friends- I might have to move across country. I quite liked her interview in the latest Glamour.

2. Spending the weekdays jumping all around the neighborhoods of Manhattan.

3. And the weekends taking walks in our Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.

4. Loving this mask from my Whole Foods Haul. It smells amazing.

5. I have been on such a muffin craze. This afternoon I baked some vegan blueberry muffins.

6. Pretending it's spring by drinking fruity drinks outside in the backyard.

7. Having an aggressive snuggler helping me out with some blog posts.

This is a much different arrangement than my usual weekly updates. Let me know which one you prefer! I like having one main image but dislike that the pictures aren't chronological (is that weird?...)

Hope you had a great week!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Zoya Odette

Happy Saturday! I was kind of at a loss for what to post today, so I decided to keep it simple and share a new polish in my collection. I showed some new Zoyas in last week's Seven. This is Zoya Odette part of the Naturel collection (I love you Zoya, but the spelling of this collection drives me crazy.) I love the dusky purple shade. It's neutral without being boring. Plus, the name makes me so happy. As a kid, my sister and I were obsessed with The Swan Princess. My nana even made me Odette's dress for a Halloween costume one year.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

POPSUGAR Must Have | March 2014

I love looking at PopSugar Must Have unboxings but had never subscribed-until now. It's a bit more of a gamble seeing as the products have such a great range-fashion, beauty, home, fitness, food- and everyone gets the same box. I decided to try it out after seeing a $10 off promo and a spoiler. I loved that item, so it made it less of a risk to get this March box.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

10 Things to Do This Spring

Happy First Day of Spring! I am still waiting for the weather to catch up. I am hoping the pouring rain outside means no more snow... though I won't hold my breath. I love the change of seasons, it's always so inspiring. I feel like it's kind of like the New Year. I just feel ready to set goals, make little changes, and plan some fun activities. In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share a little list of ten things I want to do this Spring...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Evening Skincare Routine

My morning routine was pretty simple. Especially in comparison to the amount of nighttime products. Now don't worry, I don't use all of these in the same night. That would be crazy, but sometimes I try to mix it up if my skin feels like it needs something or I just want to have a bit of a pamper session.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Haul | Whole Foods Natural Beauty

So I had a costly run at Whole Foods this past weekend. But what was surprisingly not so expensive was the skincare. I literally wanted to buy everything. I decided to stick to the plan and to pick up a new cleanser and rosehip oil, but I couldn't pass up a new mask so that ended up in the cart as well.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Nail Art | St. Patrick's Day

I love green nail polish, and I love Zoya so this picture makes me so happy. Themed nails for holidays is kind of my thing. Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Halloween, etc., etc. This year for St. Patrick's Day, I wasn't quite feeling an intricate nail art session. So, instead I drew straight from these Zoya polishes and kept it simple.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Seven


[NYC evenings.]

[Addicted to Blogilates. Love the calendar-makes working out simple.]

[New Spring polishes. I used this promo.]

[A few sunshine-filled days.]

[A trip to Whole Foods for beauty bits & smoothie supplies.
Check back for the beauty products later this week!]

[On another muffin making rampage. This time vegan pistachio from this recipe.]

[This trip to Pickle Shack felt like summer.]

Hope you had an amazing weekend!
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birchbox | March 2014

How about we skip the intro & go straight into this "Spring Forward" themed box...

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Review | Fabletics $25 First Outfit

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to do more yoga. And though it might sound superficial, there is nothing like a new workout outfit to increase motivation. From reading my blog, you know I have a bit of a subscription addiction, so when hearing about Fabletics, a monthly workout outfit subscription service, I was curious to try. Plus, when you factor in a 50% promo code, I couldn't resist.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Morning Skincare Routine

My morning routine is pretty simple as time is a limited resource in the a.m. Here are the products I have been using for the past six months during the late fall and winter seasons.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review | Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask

I love when magazines give little freebies, but I feel like I haven't experienced that in awhile. However, the March 2014 Allure came with quite a few foil packet samples and a lot of spring trend make-up ideas. One ad that caught my eye was the new charcoal formulated Biore products. I don't use Biore products too often as they are a bit gimmicky but sometimes it's fun to use a nose strip or a one-minute self heating mask...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to | Paint your Nails

Yesterday, I wrote about the nail care products I was currently using and today, I thought I would show my steps for how I paint my nails. I never thought of doing a post like this before but a comment on my Instagram encouraged me to post it (Thanks Lucie!)

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Nail Care Products

Happy Monday! I thought I would share some of the nail care products I am currently using-some old favourites and some new products. At first, this was also going to include how I paint my nails, but I decided to split up that post- so check back tomorrow to see how I use these products when I do my 'at-home' manicure. I think the last time I went to a nail salon was when I got acrylics for my high school prom...

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Seven


I am feeling ready for spring, though the NYC weather isn't quite agreeing with me.


[A wintery Brooklyn.]

[A little spring themed haul.]

[My Project Life partner.]

[A mid-week treat from Snice.]

[A beautiful weekend wandering around the Slope.]

[Picked up some new teas & a new read.]

[I am hosting a Mini Giveaway on my Instagram so check it out! 
& don't forget to enter my giveaway on this blog!]

Hope you had an amazing week!
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Perfect Palette Tag

I am an eyeshadow palette junkie. This isn't news as I mention all the time that eyeshadows are my favourite make-up item. So, I figured it only makes sense that I do the 'Perfect Palette Tag'. I love these posts and videos. It's so much fun to see other people's eyeshadow collections and to add new palettes to your wishlist.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Dreaming in Blush

I thought I would start this Friday, with some fashion inspiration. I am highly anticipating the start of spring. Though, I am doubting that will be happening any time soon (Please, NYC, please!) Well, a girl can dream. In blush.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Recipe | Matcha Latte & Blackberry Muffins

Every once in awhile, I find myself in huge baking mood. I ended up making something completely different but a few days later, was still feeling the urge to whip something up. I drew inspiration from the carton of blackberries sitting in the fridge, so I started googling blackberry muffins and found a recipe that sounded delicious and managed to call for ingredients I had already on hand. To pair with my fresh blackberry muffins, I made my recent addiction-green tea lattes. It ended up being the perfect afternoon treat.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Body Shop | Camomile Cleansing Balm & Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

I recently added a couple of new items into my skincare routine. Surprisingly, I haven't tried much from The Body Shop's range, but I am really excited about these products and trying out more in the future.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Favourites | February Lifestyle

Now these favourites won't come as a surprise, as they have been mentioned quite a bit on this here blog and my Instagram. Anyway, here they are- my February Random/Non-beauty/fashion/lifestyle/.... favourites!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Favourites | February Beauty

This year needs to slow down a bit. It's going by so fast. So fast that I didn't really manage to try too many new things. None-the-less, here are my favourites of February 2014!

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