October 31, 2013

October Beauty Product Favorites & Not So Favorite

October marks the beginning of fall: changing of the leaves, pumpkins, sweaters! And for those who live in a place that has seasons then it should signal a change in your beauty routine. As the temperatures drop, your skin's ability to hold moisture also decreases so you should switch to heavier creams and serums. Let's start with the good...

October 30, 2013

completely bare's #barefactsofwax

Last week I had the privilege of attending an intimate blogger event at completely bare's 5th Avenue spa. Hair removal can be a bit of a taboo subject but owner Cindy Barshop is not afraid to get down to then nitty gritty. We discussed some common misconceptions about hair removal. Not to be TMI but I hate body hair so I am pro-waxing. They were preaching to the choir for me but I know it can still be intimidating for others. For those who don't know, cb was founded over ten years ago and is the number one destination for hair removal, providing breakthrough treatments and unparalleled service.

Here are some common questions the staff encounters:

October 29, 2013

My Must Watch Halloween Movie List

Halloween is on Thursday so it's time to get into the mood! Halloween is my favorite holiday but I don't like being scared (NO CLOWNS!). So when it comes to my movie list for Halloween I prefer a light-hearted array rather than movies like It or Candyman (which has scarred me for life). Here's my must-watch list:

October 28, 2013

MMG: I Survived Midterms!

Hooray! After an exhausting and stressful week of midterms, I honestly wanted to do nothing. Can ya blame me? I caught up on TV shows, watched my Netflix (which has been collecting dust for the past month) and tuned into some Sunday football.
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October 25, 2013

October 24, 2013

Popbasic: Rubi Collection

The latest Popbasic collection, Rubi, it features a ruby red necklace and a casual dress that can be worn all year long. I had the chance to be featured on the site with how I'd wear the collection (hint: it's the 3rd look on the bottom of the page). And they were recently featured in InStyle! Here's what was included in the collection:

October 23, 2013

GLOSSYBOX + Byrdie Collaboration

This month GLOSSYBOXcollaborated with Byrdie - your online destination for all things beauty, from celebrity makeup secrets to the latest products. Here's what I received in my box:

October 21, 2013

MMG: Midterms Part 2 & Jersey Visits

This weekend mostly entailed studying for more midterms. I have two this week, including one today. My life is so exciting... I know. Here are some other things my weekend included:

October 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY!: Date Night Essentials (CLOSED)

Date Night Essentials Giveaway
DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil | DHC's Velvet Skin Primer | Lulu Avenue Love Knot Ring | Kitsch Headbands (set of 5) | hello® seriously friendly™breath spray in pink grapefruit mint & mojito mint | Twistband Tie Dye Hair Ties (set of 3) | + some extra surprises! *bag not included


Date nights can be a stressful time! What to wear?! To help ease the stress I've put together this great giveaway of what I think are some date night essentials. The prep: an amazing facial cleanser, a primer that make your skin look flawless, headbands to help hold your hair back while you get ready or to wear out for a Blair Waldorf look. On the date: need a great statement ring to complete your look and some breath sprays that are small enough to hide in your clutch to help you get seriously friendly if all goes well.

October 17, 2013

Review: Resvology Age Corrective Eye Cream

I had the pleasure of meeting the ladies of Resvology at the HBA Global Expo earlier this year. So I was excited when BrandBacker offered the opportunity to try their Age Corrective Eye Cream, which was the winner of both the 2013 HBA Global New Product Showcase “People’s Choice Award’ AND the HBA Global 2013 ‘The Best of SPLASH! 2013’ Award! What makes it a winner? It contains Resvology's multi-patented 4-AR Molecule™- the only stabilized ester of the widely recognized “youth-molecule” resveratrol.

October 16, 2013

Get Seriously Friendly™ For Date Night With hello®

For any date night whether it's with your best girlfriends, your old beau or a first date you should feel confident. For me that means being prepared! I don't pack a lot in my bag, just the essentials. I blogged about my date night essentials, which definitely include some kind of breath freshener (especially if you're grabbing a bite to eat). Say hello to hello® seriously friendly™ oral care! This playful brand has beautiful designs by BMW DesignworksUSA that can act as another accessory to your beauty counter and they come in a variety of colors depending on the flavor: Sweet Cinnamint, Pink Grapefruit Mint, Supermint and Mojito Mint. All their products are under $7! My favorite part? Their products are never tested on animals! Their product line includes:

October 15, 2013

My October POPSUGAR Must Have Box

This month's POPSUGAR Must Have Box was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a mix of Halloween. "This month, we are donating $1 for every box to breast cancer research..." Here's what I received:

October 14, 2013

MMG: The Studying Never Ends

Today I thankfully have off from school and my internship for Columbus Day but I won't be celebrating because I have my first midterm Wednesday. I'll be meeting with one of my groups from a class project today so no vacay for me. Studying, studying and more studying.

October 12, 2013

My October Birchbox

The them of this month's Birchbox is Beauty Buzz. "This month's box is devoted to award winners, celeb favorites, up-and-comers - and all the other products we can't stop talking about." Here's what I received:

October 11, 2013

New York Giants #Fanicure With COVERGIRL

As you saw in my Monday Morning Gossip post, I did a little nailgating for the Giants game last Sunday. CoverGirl recently became the official beauty sponsor of the NFL. I guess the NFL is realizing that women watching football too... I love showing my team spirit on my nails (see here and here) so decided to something for the game tis past weekend. Thought you might want a full tutorial so here we go:

October 10, 2013

Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event (CLOSED)


It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right... another Fashionista Giveaway Event with over $25,000 in prizes and 100+ bloggers participating. Each individual blog has at least $125 worth of prizes so be sure to enter as many as you can! The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic with K Squared Glamour as co-host. I'm pleased to announce that I'll be giving away prizes valued at over $250 from MyTee B.A.D, Kitsch and Jade & Jasper.

October 9, 2013

3 Trends I Will Not Be Wearing

I love fashion...really I do. But sometimes trends can go a little too far. Just because it walked down the runway doesn't mean it should be walking down the street. My biggest issue with trends is that they don't work on all women yet most women try to pull them off. We don't have to wear every single trend ladies! Pick and choose the ones that work best for you. Last year I named three trends I didn't want to see in 2013 (and that didn't work out). I'm updating with trends I wish I would stop seeing before spring 2014:

October 8, 2013

5 Items to Help Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

5 Items to Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many companies create exclusive products in pink to help support the cause. Charity is always in style! NBCAM for 25 years has focused its efforts on raising awareness and educating women about this disease. Here are some amazing companies who are being charitable for this cause this month:

October 7, 2013

MMG: Brunch & Football

I'm so excited to be co-hosting with Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip! Today and here on out, you can stop by every Monday to link-up. Be sure to grab a button from the sidebar and share with us! With grad school and my internship I haven't been feeling particularly social lately. Well more like I really just don't have the energy to. So this weekend I made an effort to see my friends since many haven't seen me in weeks. I had brunch with Alex at The Crooked Tree on Saturday where we enjoyed delicious crepes. I got my favorite - banana nutella!

October 4, 2013

My October Julep Maven Box

October's Julep Maven Box was titled the Rebel Set - "Shift your gears and reveal another side of you." It was very noir and featured latex, which can definitely reveal another side of you (if you catch my drift). I once again selected the Modern Beauty box because a lot of the polish colors are repeating for me and I like trying the new beauty products. But not to miss out on Halloween, they included some candy corn. Here's what I received:

4 Books I've Read This Semester

"Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind" // "Accidental Branding" (actually my professor's book!) // "Tipping Point" // "Content Rules"

It's been awhile since I've linked up for Book Club Friday because grad school has consumed all of my reading time and wasn't sure if you all wanted reviews on marketing books. This semester has been especially crazy because for one class I have to read 6 books (not including case studies and weekly articles)! However, it's exposed me to a lot of great books and thought I'd share which ones I think would be relevant:

October 2, 2013

5 New Fall TV Shows I'm Watching

If you don't already know... I'm a TV addict. That's one of the major reasons I got an internship at GetGlue. If you follow me on Twitter, I'm constantly checking-in and live tweeting shows (sometimes spoiling shows for those on the West Coast - I swear I'm working on it!). Fall is when the cream of the crop (well usually) of television comes on the tube and this season many new shows premiered. I was skeptical about many of them but now that they've all had pretty much one episode air I thought I'd share some gems I found:

October 1, 2013

5 Items I Use During A Breakout

It's an unhappy reality about life... breakouts. Even as an adult you can't escape acne. Women especially have to deal with hormonal breakouts every month. My skin is fairly clear as long as I follow my routine. If I skip any of the steps then my skin likes to punish me. Last week while dealing with a cold, I was careless about my usual routine because it was hard to wash your skin with a red, sore nose. By the end of the week there were lovely gifts from my skin because of it. I thought I'd share the products in my arsenal that I use to help me combat a bad breakout in case any of you are dealing with this unpleasant issue as well.
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