Friday, August 31, 2012

Review: Moroccan Oil Treatment

My hair is pretty damaged from previous dyeing and perms.  So when I found a fantastic deal on Bloomspot for a haircut, shampoo, and Moroccan Oil treatment, I had to take advantage of it!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

My Attempt at the Modern French Manicure

I thought this seemed like a very do-able take on the French Manicure.

(for some reason, the video keeps changing. If it's not the DIY French Tips, here's the link)

Here's what happened when I attempted this at home.

Friday, August 24, 2012

An Easy Meal!

I'm a lazy chef.  I can't say that I'm a horrible cook because I honestly don't try too hard.

It's the thought of buying all the groceries, mixing all the ingredients, and the COOKING part.

So here's an easy recipe!

Plain yogurt is the BEST.  You can throw in honey, fruits, oatmeal, granola, pretty much whatever you want! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cover that Naked iPad!

I have been enjoying my time with my iPad.  Sure, sometimes I get annoyed when I am limited in the functions and want to throw my iPad against the wall and wish I had gone back in time and gotten a Macbook Air...BUT I still appreciate this overpriced tablet. " iPad, I didn't mean what I said. I love you."

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One of my favorite things to do is to read on my iPad.  Like, ALL the time. I'm one of those obnoxious NYC pedestrians who read on the sidewalks and will inevitably get hit by a cab.  

Anyway, I have a Logitech Keyboard Cover that I use, but I bought another front and back cover that makes it the iPad more accessible and is protective at the same time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Power of Writing Things Down (or how NOT writing things down led me to watching porn)

We TOTALLY underestimate the importance of writing things down.  And it doesn't have to be the "old-timey" method of putting pen to paper.  It can be via typing into your iPad or whatever doohickey you kids use nowadays.
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The CRUCIAL thing is that you can get to it quickly and you don't lose what you wrote.  Because then what's the point, right?  You just thought of the greatest Twitterism EVER and even got to your McDonald's napkin in time to document it perfectly word for word. And then later that night you realize you chucked that nugget of wisdom/comedy/bitterness-poking-at-some-minority-group into the garbage with your Big Mac crumbs. Yes, you will never get that back. Sad face.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School H & M Discount!


H & M is offering 15% off your entire purchase in-store with valid student ID with photo! What? You aren't a student? Go shopping with your college-aged cousin or your little brother.  All you need a student ID! Or...I guess, charm the pants off the person at the register. Good luck!

All the small print:

Valid August 20th – August 26th*  Valid student ID with photo must be presented at time of purchase. Discount taken at register. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or on sale merchandise. No adjustments on prior purchases. Not valid for the purchase of gift cards. May not be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent and is not transferrable. Offer valid in the US and Canada only.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

All of Your Favorite Blogs in One Place!

I LOVE to catch up on my favorite blogs, and it's a bummer when the inconvenience of signing into various blog sites keeps me behind in my readings.

It's also not fun to create accounts for blog sites in order for me to read my subscriptions.  For example, I don't personally use a Tumblr account, but I have friends who use Tumblr for their blogs.  I don't want to bookmark each web page to check for updates so I log in to see all the people I'm following.

Now I don't have to create those useless accounts. And I don't have to check to see if someone updated. Because Bloglovin' lets me see only the updated blogs.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Plan a Trip with SniqueAway!

We are inundated with all these discount service websites, such as Groupon Getaways, Bloomspot, and Living Social Escapes.  We see deals all the time in their travel sections on hotels.  Yet, it can be a pain to sift through all the hotels to figure out which lodging option meets your standards!

That's where SniqueAway comes in and does the work for you!  SniqueAway gives you fabulous prices on accommodations that were awarded at least a 4-out-of-5 star rating on TripAdvisor from unbiased recommendations and reviews by actual travelers.  

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Review on the Japonesque Go Curl Pocket Curler

I have really stubby, wimpy lashes.  I've accepted my lot in life.  But it doesn't mean I don't try to AMP up these babies in any way that I can!

I have a Shu Uemura eyelash curler that many people rave about (I think it's just ok.)  I heard that Shu Uemura curlers were discontinued in the States, and you can only get them here.  Anyway, I took the line being discontinued in the US and a desire for a more portable design as an excuse to hunt for another brand.

Through Amazon research and reviews, I came across the Japonesque brand and their cute little Go Curl Pocket Curler.

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$9.18 at

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spotify Mobile App

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I got an email last night that notified me that Android users could now play FREE radio from Spotify.  iPhone users had received this option about a month ago, and both applications provide the same functionalities.  Previously, only paying subscribers could get any mobile access to Spotify.