Thursday, February 28, 2013

I ALWAYS brush my hair when it's wet. Oops.

Did you know that you should wait until your hair is mostly dry before brushing? When your hair is wet, it stretches and is at risk of breakage. If you can't wait, gently use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seeing Green and Blue

From London to Milan, bold brows were in for spring fashion shows. And so were green and blue eyeliner and shadows. Are these trends for you?

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I think this is a more conservative way to incorporate the green/blue eye makeup trend. What do you think?

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Gmail Boomerang

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GAH! I am in love with Boomerang. It allows you to schedule when your gmail goes out and reminds you to follow up if you don't get a response. What a life saver!

Check out this cool tutorial!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Key to Happiness

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault

Check out for reminders on the little joys that make life awesome!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gratitude Journal

Ever since Oprah said to do it, I've been trying to keep up with a gratitude journal. I would always lose steam. Then someone gave me the awesome idea of keeping it simple and I've been keeping it up! Place your journal on your pillow case and before bed, LIST 5 things you're grateful for and 3 successes of the day!

Wet n Wild follow-up!

As I mentioned, the shadows that came in the "Comfort Zone" palette were super pigmented. Comparable to my Urban Decay shadows..some colors were even identical. However, the Wet n Wild shadows are so soft that you pick up a lot of shadow. Be sure to tap the excess. I also use a fan brush to get any off my face.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Practicing What I Preach

Remember my advice to remove store sales emails to avoid temptation? I just unsubscribed to Express..and it hurt my heart. Ha! #savingmoney

Weekly Brush Cleaning!

Morning! I took a shower and my makeup brushes did, too. Ideally, you should clean your brushes every week. I use shampoo but a reputable cleaner is Parian Spirit. There are also brush holders for drying but just laying it out on a towel is fine. (if the tips are over a ledge so the brush hairs aren't lying flat, even better!) 

Parian Spirit

Sigma Dry 'n Shape

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Shake it! Blend it!

If you're into making juices, smoothies, or shakes, this is a must have! It has a whisk-like ball inside that mixes everything up when you shake the bottle. Absolutely fantastic now that I'm blending leafy greens into my juices!

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Back to Japonesque

My makeup bag got stolen but joke's on them! My mom had already sent me a new makeup bag AND it gave me the opportunity to change my eyelash curler, which is AWESOME. I got the JAPONESQUE® Power Curl lash curler because people said it's comparable to the Shu Uemura one, but I think it's better! And free curler pads for life!

The after is really close up and my eye shape looks completely different. But see the difference in lashes! I used Stila Stay All Day mascara (it's amazing)!

Friday, February 15, 2013


Came home from a long day and saw these in the mail from my mom. Like me, she can't pass up a good deal at Marshall's! Lauren by Ralph Lauren makeup bag & wallet: $20 (originally $58) and $39 (originally $158). She didn't even bother to take off the tags...she's proud of finding a bargain.

Guess what I've been using??

My buddy Joni got us Mulberry Silk charmeuse pillow cases. The fine silk allows your face to slide across it as opposed to settling in and causing wrinkles AND prevents friction so that your hair doesn't experience breakage! Good for when your hair is wet and the follicles are open (I'm guilty of sleeping with wet hair!)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Trend: Drape Pants

How do you feel about the drape pants trend? Are you feeling the pleats and tapered legs? These styles currently available at UNIQLO USA.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: Wet 'n Wild Eye Shadow

A lot of YouTube beauty gurus and online reviews talk about how fantastic Wet n Wild Eyeshadows are so I had to try them out for myself. I got the 8-color Comfort Zone palette for $5.49 at a local drug store. The shadows were highly pigmented and easy to blend. I heard the texture can vary by color, but the colors I used were smooth. I didn't expect this cheap brand to actually be so good!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ugh...Grown Up Time! Finances!

I recently attended an event sponsored by Ladies NYC and LearnVest called "Planning for Your Future."  It sounds painful, doesn't it?  But it wasn't! A couple of girlfriends and I went, drank some wine, played with the most adorable Shiba Inu, and got some answers to questions that nobody likes to ask.

And since you didn't go with me, I jotted some notes down. There are some gems! Did you know there is such a thing as getting your credit report for FREE? And a website for comparing wireless services, cable, gas stations, and more? The money you save right there can totally go toward a shopping trip! Ok, so I didn't immediately transform into a financial guru but I like to think I'm well on my way!

Read on for the fun resources I got from the seminar:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Maybelline Whisper

Just picked up the Maybelline Whisper in Pinup Peach at Target for $5.49. I'm loving how soft my lips feel. No waxy lipstick ickiness or lipgloss gooeyness. Not for long lasting pigment, just weightless sheer color.I'm totally going to buy more colors (there are $2 off coupons in various magazines)!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Long Lasting Trend: This Dress

I was stoked to see that fitted flared dresses are in for Spring! My Forever 21 dress from seasons ago is definitely going to see some sunlight again! This was at the "I Don't Know How She Does It" premiere that Olivia Munn invited us of my favorite memories!