December 31, 2013

My December Beauty Product Favorites

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Winter is upon us! There were several days of snow here in NYC this month so my beauty routine definitely took an overhaul to seal in moisture. Here are my favorite products I've tried this month:

December 30, 2013

Keeping Your New Years Resolutions by Modly Chic

Today's guest post comes from Katy of Modly Chic.

It’s the start of a new year. It’s that time when we have the chance to re-invent ourselves, that catalyst that makes us want to change. Whether it’s healthy, finances, education, relationships, hobbies… we all have some goals for 2014. But keeping resolutions is not easy, even with the best-laid plans.

December 27, 2013

3 Tips on Incorporating Radiant Orchid Into Your Beauty Routine in 2014 by Blush & Beakers

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Today's guest post comes from Laura of Blush & Beakers.

Every year the fashion and beauty world awaits with excitement the Pantone Color of the Year selection. While one color does not single-handedly determine what will be popular in the upcoming year, the color still affects what might be on trend. This year the shelves were inundated with Emerald products, from nail polishes to accessories to home decor and next year the color will be Radiant Orchard. Pantone describes the color as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”  

December 26, 2013

5 Ways to Be the Best You This New Year by Delayed Missives

Today's guest post comes from Alex of Delayed Missives

Ready to get your new year off to a fantastic start? Here are five ways you can be the best possible you in 2014.

1. Find a new hobby or pick an old one back up. A fun activity can help you reduce stress, boost your mood and provide a new place to socialize. Need some ideas? Visit Discover A Hobby.

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas today! Hope Santa got you everything you wanted on your wish list this year :)

December 23, 2013

MMG: Holiday Travel

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Today I'm schlepping through the airport to travel to California to spend Christmas with my family. I'm going to have a white Christmas because we are going to go on a family skiing trip. I haven't skied in AGES so wish me luck on that adventure. I have some guest posts scheduled while I'm gone so stay tuned for those! Now for my weekend...

December 21, 2013

My Winter FabFitFun VIP Box

I've had my eye on the FabFitFun VIPbox for awhile so was super excited when I was offered the chance to review one. FabFitFun VIP is a curated box filled with full-size, premium products delivered 4 times per year. Each box is curated by Giuliana Rancic, the FabFitFun Team and promises $120+ in beauty, fitness, fashion, and wellness finds for only $49.99 per season. Here's what I received:

December 20, 2013

Review: Studio Gear Cosmetics CC Cream

When Brand Backer offered me the chance to try Studio Gear's Hydrating CC Cream, I jumped on the chance because I love trying new products. I've been doing thorough research. CC stands for Color Corrector. Studio Gear states that "this foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish." It is on the higher price point costing $34 for 1 fl oz.

December 18, 2013

My Top 10 TV Moments of 2013 (SPOILER ALERTS)

My office was rounding up the top TV moments of the year and since I got out voted I decided to make my own list. Humph. Also, these shouldn't be spoiler alerts because you should all be already watching these amazing shows lol but if you haven't then you've been warned:

December 16, 2013

MMG: Almost to the End

Marshmallow hot coco + banana hazelnut crepe // Julep Pop-Up shop // Christmas goodies

Today is my last final! The semester will be over and pretty soon 2013 will be over. I can't believe it. Friday I met up with Laura to check out the Julep Pop-Up Shop here in NYC. We ended up making a day of it, grabbing some delicious hot coco and crepes at Max Brenner and then buying each other nail polish for our Christmas gifts. I got her Juleps, she got me Essies. We are such enablers.

December 15, 2013

Giveaway!: 12 Days of Holiday Giving (CLOSED)


Holiday shopping can be a big pain! So many people to shop for, a limited budget, limited time! How can you get to them all? I'm here to the rescue! I've put together a giveaway filled with great holiday gifts that are sure to help you cross off many people on your list: co-workers, mother-in-law, the fashionista, and even the techie. There's over $150 worth of products so it will also help you save money this year.

December 14, 2013

My December Birchbox

The theme of this month's Birchbox was of course holiday. It came in an extra cute box that I almost didn't recognize it. There wasn't a description about the items they chose for the month. It was definitely an eclectic mix of products. Here's what I received:

December 11, 2013

Gift Guide For Men

I haven't forgotten about the men this holiday season! While many of the gifts featured in my 12 Days of Holiday Giving Giveaway are mainly focused on women, I thought I'd highlight some of the man-tastic goodies in Bonobos x Cool Hunting's Gift Guide. It features super stylish gift ideas for the man in your life ranging from $10 to $6,400 (a car). Here are some of my favorite pieces:

December 10, 2013

My December POPSUGAR Must Have Box

Let the holiday themed boxes begin! This month's POPSUGAR Must Have Box was all about "the wish you never knew you needed." Featuring items that will "keep the celebration going till 2014." Here's what was inside:

December 9, 2013


He's totally cute enough to be a member! 

Final projects and finals are looming over my head this week and the next. So I had no social life this weekend. Saturday night I did stay up to watch my beloved Paul Rudd host SNL. Despite all the cameos, it could have been a MUCH better show. And when did One Direction become Mumford & Sons?

December 6, 2013

My December Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box was called the "Glitterati Collection" and they introduced some new beauty products including an eye shadow palette, which was featured in most of the boxes. I selected the Boho Glam box because the polishes were colors I don't have in my collection yet. Here's what was included:

December 4, 2013

Currently Craving: Watches

Watches may seem obsolete since we all use our cell phones to tell time but I think they are still great accessories. I've had my eyes on a rose gold watch for quite some time. Rakani's Fashionably Late collection has a rose gold "What Time?" watch that I'm proud to say is now part of my collection. The Fashionably Late collection by Rakani is designed to turn the negative notion of being late into a creative and elegantly fun concept. "Arriving late doesn't have to mean being irresponsible or careless, but instead can show being fashionable and elegantly defying the standard." Thankfully with this super easy winter outfit and fashionable watch, I'll never run late.

December 2, 2013

MMG: Thanksgiving Weekend

Delays! // Bruce! // RV tour // Table decor before the crowd

Back to the grind! After a semi-relaxing long weekend, back to work and school I go. My weekend recap starts Wednesday when I rushed after class to Penn Station to head down to New Jersey. Imagine the 8 million New York residents trying to leave the city... nightmare.
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