November 29, 2014

Shop Small Business Saturday

While you may have enjoyed the Black Friday frenzy, don't forget your local small businesses! Small Business Saturday is an important reminder that our economy and local communities thrive when these stores do. Some small businesses I'm shopping are:

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those who celebrate today, I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be joining my family in Jersey for the festivities where I'll definitely eat too much. Stay tuned for a full recap for Monday Morning Gossip!

November 26, 2014

My November Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

This is going to be a combo since October I didn't have enough to round up. These are the products I have been enjoying (and not enjoying so much) lately:

November 25, 2014


This month's GLOSSYBOX featured an exclusive collaboration with OPI. It's a pink modeled after the color of the GLOSSYBOX. Very creative. Here's what I received:

November 24, 2014

MMG: Cold Season Is Here

This was pretty much me all weekend

Long story short this weekend - I was sick. It's been going around the office. Friday I worked from home. Saturday I tried to convince myself that I wasn't sick to get a few errands done but then Sunday I barely got out of bed. I'm still stuffed and have a bit of a sore throat but at least I have energy again. Thankful it's a short week this week. But onto happier topics...

November 22, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products $10 And Under

Third edition! Each week this month I'm breaking down my favorite beauty products at different price points. We're now entering the more "reasonable" prices with products ranging from $10-5 dollars. Hope you find something new to try:

November 20, 2014

Review: Julep Go Big Volumizing Mascara

Julep's Go Big Volumizing Mascara was supposed to be in our Maven boxes this month but Julep was backordered. It finally arrived and thought I would share my thoughts. Julep claims:

November 19, 2014

#DatingGirl: Surviving The Holidays As A Single Lady

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Today I'm over on Midtown Girl discussing the dread us single ladies feel when we go home for the holidays. Chime in!

November 18, 2014

My November Birchbox

The theme of this month's Birchbox is Giving (of course). "November isn't just about pumpkin pie and holiday shopping... It's also about giving back. This month we're partnering with (RED) to raise money and awareness for the global fight against AIDS." Loved the concept and the packaging was also cute! Here's what I received:

November 17, 2014

MMG: In A Nutshell

Thursday I got my haircut. Got my winter bangs. Went a little crazy during the Veteran's Day sales but I did get a start on my holiday shopping. Kendrick Lamar killed it on SNL. Watched Chelsea Peretti's comedy special on Netflix. Very hilarious and offbeat. Got a Starbucks. Was overwhelmed by all the holiday cheer. Froze my butt off since the high was 40 degrees all weekend. And that's my weekend in a nutshell.

November 14, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products $20 And Under

Second edition! Each week this month I'm breaking down my favorite beauty products at different price points. We're now entering the more "reasonable" prices with products ranging from $20-10 dollars. Definitely share some of your favorites in the comments below!

November 12, 2014

#DatingGirl: 5 Places to Meet Your Date Offline…Safely

Today I'm over on Midtown Girl sharing 5 places in Manhattan you should meet your date offline.  Where do you like to go?

November 11, 2014

Why I'm A Tea Drinker

Tea has always been important in my life. We have tea time in our family. The women in my family drink tea several times a day. Drinking tea is how we deal with many things lol. Tea time had a social component but as I've gotten older, it also has health benefits.

November 10, 2014

MMG: Turning Over A New Leaf

... or a new closet. This weekend I did what all us East Coasters have to do when the temperature drops - clean out our closet. I packed away my light summer clothes and pulled out my big bulky sweaters. In the process I also was able to fill two shopping bags of Goodwill donations. Feeling good! I also watched Clueless so I included this photo.

November 7, 2014

My Favorite Beauty Products $40 And Under

I have tried A LOT of beauty products. At the end of each month, I try round up my favorites to give you a sense of what I enjoyed. But there also staples that I have in rotation in my beauty routine. I thought I'd highlight them all month long and break it down by price. I know sometimes when I feature an item that is not in drugstore prices you gasp but some things are worth investing in - a good beauty routine is one of them. (Don't worry by the end of the month the items will get cheaper) But hear me out about these products!

November 6, 2014

Book Review: #Newsfail

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The hosts of my favorite podcast, Citizen Radio, Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny wrote a book! They are a listener supported podcast and I have been supporting them for 3 years so I feel a little like a proud momma. The full title - #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will - sums it up. They cover major topics that mainstream media won't (or only for a brief moment when there's a hot story around it). Topics they frequently cover on their podcast.

November 5, 2014

Channeling My Inner Cher Horowitz

I've had my eye on the throwback trend of layering a cropped sweater over a top a la Clueless. When I spotted this Elie Tahari for Kohl's sweater I immediately thought of Cher Horowitz. When it was delivered, I wasn't a fan of the length of the sheer blouse attached so I ripped it off (eek!). I layered it over a white button up and some jeans with a statement necklace for a work appropriate look. I definitely can see wearing this cropped sweater for a more relaxed weekend look as well. You'll be seeing more of this sweater:

November 4, 2014

My November Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box was all about besties - best friends and giving thanks. I selected the Classic With A Twist box because the colors seemed like ones I didn't have. Julep notified us ahead of time that the mascara was on backorder (womp womp). So here's what I received:

November 3, 2014

MMG: Cold November Rain

Cue Guns 'n Rose. It's been cold and rainy here in NYC. Boo! Can't believe it's November and the holidays are just around the corner. I actually have something to share for my weekend recap - REJOICE! Friday night Alex and Nnenna came over for a low-key Halloween movie night. We watched Beetlejuice and Capser while pigging out. I wore my Popbasic Forever dress and Lorde's Pure Heroine MAC lipstick for a very goth look.
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