July 26, 2017

Cali Travels


It's that time of year again! Time to head to Cali to celebrate some birthdays. First, I'm making a stop in San Francisco because my brother has moved up there and San Fran is one of my fave cities. Haven't been there in many, many years so excited to see how it looks now and to have an excuse to visit. Then it is on to southern California to celebrate my nephews' Liam & Jacob's birthdays (and a mix of mine). Leo season in full effect!

July 19, 2017

Macy's Beauty Box Review


There's a new beauty box in town and it's from Macy's! For $15 a month you'll receive "five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 coupon available for use in-store and online at Macys.com." The samples are selected by their beauty experts. "This month's box is all about best-in-class beauty essentials, sample cult-classic skin care, get a perfect eye look & finish with a sexy designer fragrance." Here's what's inside:

July 17, 2017

Weekend Recap: Bodegas & Rooftops


I actually did some fun things this weekend (Thursday counts, right?) so thought I'd recap. The long awaited Desus & Mero Live was Thursday! Tickets went on sale in May and sold out literally in 2 minutes. I was shocked I was able to lock down a pair but felt the blessings. If you don't know, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (a personal fave) have a nightly show on Viceland (previously were on Complex & MTV2) as well as a podcast, The Bodega Boys. They're two friends from the Bronx who rip off the cuff on all things pop culture. Nicole and I headed to Williamsburg for a night of laughs. The crowd was so hype and they gave the energy back. My face hurt from laughing. Brand is strong! Bodega Hive for life!

July 12, 2017

My July Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was One-Two-Punch. "Sundresses and flip-flops, a pop of color on lips and cheeks - during the dog days of summer all it takes are those ultra easy one-two-and-done combos to get you out the door." Loved the packaging! Here's what I received:

July 5, 2017

Movie Reviews: Okja & Baby Driver


Recently I watched a few indie movies - one on Netflix and one in limited release - so thought I'd share some mini reviews in case you were looking to check them out.

July 3, 2017

My July Julep Maven Box


This month's Julep Maven theme was Neon Lights. "The days are long, the air is thick, and the mood is electric. This month’s collection was inspired by vibrant summer nights, where bright, vivid hues take the spotlight. Get ready, because this July collection is sure to bring the party wherever the summer takes you." I was in a desperate need of some summer neons so this was up my alley! Here's what I selected:

June 28, 2017

My June Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)


This summer is flying by! June is ending so it's time to round-up my favorite and not so favorite products I tried this month. Summer is in full swing here in New York City with temperatures breaking 90 degrees so it's time to switch up your beauty routine. A lot of focus on skincare as the weather starts taking its toll. Let's start with my favorites:

June 15, 2017

My June Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was Face the Day. "Embrace warm weather by stripping layers off your routine so you can face whatever comes your way." I pleasantly received several vegan friendly and cruelty free products this month! Here's what I received:

June 14, 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

My father often forgets he has three children and gives a one item list for gifts. Gotta bug him until the very last minute for more gift ideas. So if you're looking for some last minute gift ideas, here are some suggestions PLUS there are some discount codes!

June 13, 2017

My June Julep Maven


This month's Julep Maven box was Bask in the Heat. "You know golden hour? That magical (and fleeting) time of day when everything just looks extraordinary—like nature’s Instagram filter if you will. This month, we’re channeling those glorious summer sunsets into our cohesive nail color collection filled with fiery reds, rich amber, and more." Here's what I ordered:
09 10