November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday Deals

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I can't get into the frenzy of Black Friday or shopping around this holiday but one day I do like to support is Small Business Saturday. Rather than pour your money into billionaire dollar corporations (*cough Walmart cough*), go out and support small businesses! Here are some I recommend that have great deals going on all weekend:

November 29, 2013

My Thanksgiving Mani


I always like to get festive on my nails during the holidays. I didn't have the patience to attempt any turkeys but decided to keep in the Thanksgiving color scheme - fall colors. I thought Ruffian's Fox Hunt would be the perfect orange and I contrasted it with some gold and colored dots along the edge.

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hope you're all eating some wonderfully delicious food and spending time with friends and family today. I'm in New Jersey at my parent's helping out in the meal preparation and overeating as I always do when I'm here. I'll be back!


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November 27, 2013

ShopStyle's #WeShopStyle Campaign

I'm wearing: Material Girl Marine Booties in black // Hanes Matte Opaque Control-Top Tights // H&M Leather Shorts // Old Navy Flannel Shirt // Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in 410 Blissful Berry

Being a member of POPSUGAR's Select blogger network, I was invited to take part in ShopStyle's We Search. We Find. We ShopStyle! campaign. This is part of their first ever print advertising campaign where they had models lay down among some of their favorite items. It was quite the difficult task to look cool while laying on your back lol but I tried. The theme I selected for my collage was '90s grunge because it's what I've been loving this fall. Here are the items I featured:

November 26, 2013

My November GLOSSYBOX


This month's November GLOSSYBOX was all about holiday romance. "This month, we're inspired by holiday romance - think gorgeous matte skin paired with bold and dramatic shades on the eyes and lips." Here's what I received: 

November 25, 2013

MMG: Greatest Day in Television


That might be a slight exaggeration but it was epic! Friday night I worked on a project with Laura (stay tuned), met with two of my groups this weekend, did homework, but mostly I was looking forward to the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who!! 4 out of the 12 doctors were there including two of my favorites: Matt Smith & David Tenant who were hilarious on screen together. "My doctor" (or the doctor you start the series with) is #10, but he was a darker doctor. I definitely liked the quirky ones in bow ties and Fezzes. It was an amazing episode and reminded me I really need to make more time for Dr. Who in my life.

November 24, 2013

Modnique - The Flash Sale Site Of All Flash Sale Sites


I just discovered a new flash sale site that I think you should all know about - Modnique.com. It is like the Amazon warehouse of flash sale sites. It is HUGE! If you like an exclusive brands only available in certain countries then I'm sure you can probably find it on Modnique.com. Modnique covers every fashion taste from high-end to a good deal. I like the option of searching for $10 deals among all the designer temptations. It is also really easy to browse by Size, Category, and Price. I wear a small sized shoe (size 4/5) so I could easily eliminate all the other gorgeous shoes that I could never wear by selecting my size, which is not a feature on all flash sale sites.

November 22, 2013

Review: Josie Maran's Bear Naked Nail Wipes


During Sephora's VIB sales, I threw in Josie Maran's Bear Naked Nail Wipes for moi while shopping for Christmas gifts. These 3-in-1 wipes are formulated to remove nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails. Josie Moran is known for her amazing Argan oil and although it didn't work on my hair, I was interested in trying it out on my nails.

November 21, 2013

Albums I'm Listening To

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There's been a lot of good music released lately so I thought I'd share what I'm listening to. It's an interesting mix but hopefully you find something new to listen to:

Don't judge! Lady Gaga knows how to create catchy, pop tunes and "ARTPOP" is no different. I like all of her albums so if you're not a Lady Gaga fan than skip. So far I'm only in love with half of the songs but as I'm sure with most pop music, the others will grow on me. Not sure why she needed another song called Fashion though... but I digress. You can watch the uncomfortable SNL performance of "Do What You Want" with R. Kelly:

November 20, 2013

My Tips For Creating A Holiday Gift Guide

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Are you looking to create a holiday gift guide for your blog? Check out my tips on Blog Trends!

November 19, 2013

My November POPSUGAR Must Have Box


This month's POPSUGAR Must Have Box was created to help prep you for the upcoming festivities. "We wanted to make your life easier with practical but swoon-worthy pieces. From a cozy wrap to a new way to remove nail polish, you'll find everything to get you through November and beyond." Here's what I received:

November 18, 2013

MMG: What I Watched This Weekend


My weekends are usually spent catching up on my beloved TV since I'm too exhausted during the week to stay up. I stayed up Saturday night to watch Lady Gaga on Saturday Night Live and boy was that a mistake... it was painful. I felt like she wrote the jokes because she wanted to make sure people knew she poked fun of herself (i.e. the last sketch where she's an old lady). I did like her performances because they were the songs I'm enjoying from her new album. But then R. Kelly had to go and make things uncomfortable lol.

November 15, 2013

My November Birchbox


This month's Birchbox was about "abundance in all forms. More thanks, more giving, more thoughtfulness, more samples, and of course more pumpkin pie and stuffing." I hear that! Here's what I received:

November 14, 2013

My First Stitch Fix Experience


I got the chance to try Stitch Fix thanks to my POPSUGAR Must Have Box las month. And being the box queen, I'm always down to try one especially if it's free! If you don't know, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a curated box directly to your door. You fill out a style profile so that the stylists can come up with the best items for you. It was very thorough! You only pay for the items you keep and get 25% off when you purchase all 5 items. Here's what I received in my first box:

November 13, 2013

My Must-Haves From InStyle's Holiday Gift Guide

Yep. Time to start your holiday shopping! I've been lagging this year but retailers have been pushing sales and pop-ups to help me get motivated. I already took advantage of Sephora's VIB sale last weekend. Now through December 27th, InStyle has an exclusive Pop-Up Holiday Boutique. Shop this season’s must-have holiday gifts from 30+ fashion-forward brands. Categories you can shop include: Designer Fashion, Contemporary Fashion, Jewelry/Watches, Accessories, and Beauty. I'm getting lots of requests for beauty products (since I'm apparently an expert now...). Here are some items I'll be picking up for those on my list:

November 12, 2013

Tell Your Story With Elizabeth Arden

As I get older, I find myself attracted to different fragrances. In high school I would wear Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon then in college it was Juicy Couture (I know...). Now I've graduated to what I like to call "sophisticated lady" scents like DKNY, Viktor & Rolf and Elizabeth Arden. Elizabeth Arden's UNTOLD is their latest launch and I am in love. From the bottle to the notes, it is the most sophisticated fragrance I've owned. But it's not a far stretch for me since it includes my favorite type of notes - fruity and floral. P.S. I've gotten several compliments when I've worn it!

Each note in the fragrance was selected to evoke a characteristic of the UNTOLD woman:

November 11, 2013

MMG: Veteran's Day

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This weekend was a pretty typical weekend for me: group project meetings, homework and catching up on TV shows. It was also a bit of an exhausting (in every sense) week for me as there were a lot of big (and sad) changes at the company I'm interning for this semester. Hence the shortage of posts this week. So this weekend I really just wanted to zone out and enjoy some laughs to take my mind off things. I watched Aziz Ansari's Netflix stand-up special "Buried Alive." He just turned 30 so he discussed all his friends having babies and being single at the bar scene. All things I could relate to so I enjoyed it. But it definitely wasn't for everyone's taste lol.

November 6, 2013

My Fall Cravings

My Fall Cravings
Fall is in full swing here in New York! Usually I share trends I'm currently craving but thought I'd round-up some things I'm craving this fall. Fashion, beauty and even food!

November 5, 2013

My Influenster #RoseVoxBox


I always enjoy when I qualify for an Influenster box... free stuff! This box was called the Rose Voxbox. "Romance yourself with beautifying goodies that will keep you in bloom all winter long..." Here's what I received:

November 4, 2013

GIVEAWAY!: 2 Pieces of Ethical Jewelry From Indiverve (CLOSED)

**GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW.**

I'm excited to bring you yet ANOTHER giveaway! I was really excited when Indiverve reached out because I love what they're doing - Indiverve Retail Company Inc. is an innovative and socially conscious apparel company, dedicated to bringing high-quality, and artistically designed clothing to customers in an accessible and affordable way. Every Indiverve item is created responsibly and is purchased ethically by ISO certified manufacturers, which is refreshing in a very wasteful industry. Also, I really like that the pieces are available at affordable prices.

MMG: Fall Weekends

Friday I met up with boo Nicole who I haven't seen in weeks for some good ol' fashioned mac n' cheese at S'MAC. I tried the vegan version, which wasn't too bad. I wore my new MyTee BAD studded flannel headwrap so of course she had to snap a pic but I'm the worst model imaginable so this was the pose she ended up with lol. The logo was so perfectly placed.

November 1, 2013

My Halloween Manicure


I went for super simple this year because I just don't have the energy to do nail art like I used to anymore. Boo! This is a combo of the candy corn ombre nails I spotted on Elle Sees and the adorable ghosts Star Crossed Smile shared on her Instagram (and I shared in my Halloween round-up post last week). I like it!
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