April 30, 2014

#DatingGirl: 5 Differences in New York Dating


For my latest 'Dating Girl' post I'm talking how dating in New York is unlike any other city in the world. What would you add to the list?

For an early #throwbackThursday, learn some old fashioned dating tips from the 1930s!

April 29, 2014

April Beauty Product Favorites & Not So Favorite


This month has been a tricky one here in New York City. One weekend it's 70 degrees and beautiful then Tuesday it's snowing. Usually Spring is the time to put away your winter essentials and get out the self tanner. But not this spring. So this month's favorites include a mix of products that you could use in warm or cold weather.

April 28, 2014

MMG: Good Times

Friday I met up with my boo Nicole whom I haven't seen in over a month! We went to this adorable tea place Alice's Tea Cup on the Upper West Side where we enjoyed scones and tea. We were celebrating the awesome news that her clothing company, MyTee B.A.D., was featured on the Elvis Duran show as "What's Trending" - so proud of her! (P.S. You can use the code BGKIM15 to get 15% off).

April 25, 2014

C. Wonder Mother's Day Giveaway

Struggling with what to get your mom this Mother's Day? Shop the Mother's Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder! You can find clothing, accessories, home decor and hostess gifts for every type of mom. I know my mom would be a fan of the personalized accessories such as the Monogram Chevron Print Stationary Set. The Gift Guide is also nicely divided into price ranges for those of us on a fixed budget. Don't miss out on the C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com to help save you tons of money. Did someone say 50% off?!

April 24, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Nails Edition

This post could be called "everything except Rejuvacote." My nails cannot survive without it. It is my base coat, top coat, my everything. Without further adieu here are the nail products that have disappointed me:

April 23, 2014

My Oil Pulling Experience

I have been seeing a lot of articles about "oil pulling." The name kind of scared me until I read Clear the Way Kate's experience with it. She eased any worries I had. Oil pulling has been around thousands of years and basically you swish around oil in your mouth to remove harmful bacteria. It's like using mouthwash but with supposedly better results. It is recommended to use coconut oil since a) it tastes better than other oils and b) because the lauric acid is more effective.

April 22, 2014

The Style Box by Socialbliss


Found another box! lol The Style Box by Socialbliss is a monthly subscription for $39.95 that brings you the latest in fashion finds. "Each box will contain an assortment of popular one size fits all fashion accessories and lifestyle products" curated by their global members. Each box is valued at at least $100 but this month's box was valued at over $200! Here's what I received:

April 21, 2014

MMG: Happy Easter


Hope everyone who celebrates had a great Easter weekend! My parents came in Saturday to help me hang my curtains. My apartment looks like a real home now! Saturday night I found Purple Rain playing on VH1 and my night was made. I haven't watched it in years but the soundtrack is one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. Forgot what heavy topics it deals with so probably shouldn't have been watching it at 10.

April 18, 2014

My April Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was "Rainy Days" which we are having plenty of here in New York City. "April showers may bring May flowers, but they're also a blissful excuse to stay tucked inside, doing all those things that fall by the wayside when it's glorious outside. This month, we're embracing that rainy-day mentality..." Here's what I received:

April 17, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Skincare Edition

For this week's 'Don't Believe the Hype' I decided to categorize all these products as "skincare" but it includes lotion, face wash and acne spot treatments. That's skincare right? Let me know which edition you'd like to see next!

April 16, 2014

#DatingGirl: Spring Date Ideas in New York City


The weather this weekend teased us and it got me in the mood for some fun outdoor dates. I shared them for my latest 'Dating Girl' post where most of the date ideas centered around food... naturally. Check it out and tell me some of your favorite date ideas!

April 15, 2014

Review: Liz Earle's Gentle Face Exfoliator™

Last Friday I had the privilege of attending a breakfast with Liz Earle hosted by Birchbox at their headquarters. Dana Kline, Global Ambassador of Liz Earle, spoke with us about the company and their philosophy around beauty. A popular brand in the UK, Liz Earle launched their best seller Cleanse & Polish™ through Birchbox for their entry into the US market (which I got to try in my October box last year). I highly recommend it for all skin types. They also graciously sent us home with some more lovely products to try including their Gentle Face Exfoliator™.

April 14, 2014

MMG: April Showers


This weekend I headed down to Jersey for an event filled weekend - showers! (See what I did there?) This weekend was my sister's best friend since kindergarten, Nora's, bridal shower so my sister, Keri (in the stripes), flew in from California. It was great to have some time with her this weekend since I haven't seen her since Christmas. I got tons of compliments on my Majestical Jewelry necklace! They have great pieces at affordable prices. Take 20% off with code "TWENTYOFFNOW."

April 11, 2014

#FBFF: 4 Spring Trends I Love


Happy to say FBFF is back! Katy of Modly Chic has thankfully decided to resurrect Friend Beauty Friend Friday and reached out to some bloggers to be a part of her editorial board. I was happy to help! How it works is that each week there will be a topic and a few of us will discuss. Today's topic is Spring Trends We Love and I'm participating along with Katy, Arash and Kristin Marie. See their answers below and feel free to share your favorite trends in the comment section!

April 10, 2014

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes'


On Friday, HBO premiered the documentary Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes", which followed Bruce behind the scenes during the making of his 18th studio album. It features rare footage with exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. I grew up in New Jersey and when you live there you are basically bred to be a Bruce (a.k.a. The Boss) fan. Even if I didn't live there, I'd still be a fan of his music. I love it all!

April 9, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: BB Creams Edition

As a girl who doesn't wear heavy makeup on a daily basis I've fallen in love with BB creams. They're like a tinted moisturizer with SPF that helps even your skin tone and hide imperfections. They originated in Asia where they were a much heavier product; however, when American beauty companies marketed it to US consumers they made them more like tinted moisturizers. I'm okay with either one. I did a major round up of BB creams in the past but I thought I would share the ones that I wasn't a big fan of since I have more to add:

April 8, 2014

Quick Beauty Reviews: Benefit, BECCA, W3LL PEOPLE & DECLÉOR

I've tried some new products lately and thought I'd share them in a quick round up of reviews. Here we go...

April 7, 2014

MMG: The Return of Great TV!


Many months of anticipation have led up to this weekend! Games of Thrones Season 4! I ordered me some cookies and hunkered down for the glorious return of one of my favorite shows (and one of the best shows if I say so myself). Spoiler alert (well it's not really a spoiler since the books have been out for years) but this season is going to be bloody. I'm excited for the badass ladies, Arya and Khaleesi, to start fucking shit up.

April 4, 2014

Beauty Grab Bag Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Beauty Grab Bag Giveaway
*GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW!*

This giveaway is for all your beauty product lovers! I am giving away $200+ worth of beauty products featuring Grand Central Beauty's S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting® Serum + Primer ($68 value) and will also include the products featured above (not including the bag) along with hair products, nail polish, skincare products and much more!

April 3, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: Shampoo Edition

It's time to talk hair! For the latest installment of "Don't Believe the Hype" I'm talking shampoos, conditioners and dry shampoo. Sidenote: I have medium/thin, straight hair so this is from my point of view. If you have other types of hair then my opinions may not apply. Here are products that have failed me:

April 2, 2014

Music Festival Outfit Inspiration

MyTee B.A.D. Neon Yellow B.A.D. Girl Crop Tee $10 // Topshop Monochrome Zig Zag Shorts $44 // Keds $39.99 // Kamali Kulture Cat Eye Sunglasses $98 // Gala Backpack $28 // MyTee B.A.D. Evil Eye Hand Chain $18

Music festival season is here! Coachella is next weekend but sadly I will be missing out. Even though I am not attending I can still dream about music festival fashion. It always puts me in the mood for summer. If I was going I'd opt for some cute print high-waisted shorts, a colorful top, a backpack to store all my necessities and closed toe shoes are a definite must!

April 1, 2014

My March GLOSSYBOX


This month's GLOSSYBOXdidn't come with a description card but featured a bonus jewelry item, which is always nice. Here's what was inside:
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