February 27, 2015

GLAMSQUAD - Delivering Stylists To Your Door

Who doesn't dream of having someone to do their hair every morning? For me, getting a blowout is a little luxury I like to indulge in every so often. So when I heard about GLAMSQUAD my curiosity was peaked. GLAMSQUAD is an app-based beauty services provider, delivering professional and affordable hair stylists and makeup artists (Nails coming soon!) to your home, hotel or office. They launched one year ago and are currently operating in NYC, LA and Miami. 

February 25, 2015

My February Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

Another month, another round up of my favorite beauty products! You may recognize some of these as empties on my Instagram feed. Here are the products I loved this month:

Elizabeth & James Nirvana For Her Black $75 - Received a sample in one of my Sephora orders and loved it! Got so many compliments when I wore it so I added another sample with my next order. May need to splurge and buy the full-sized version.

February 22, 2015

Best & Worst Dressed at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

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It's the award show the fashion world has been waiting for - the Oscars! Every year I try to watch all the nominated movies; however, many were not of my interest. Two movies that I do want to see and come out on Netflix soon (couldn't do it by today, huh?!) are Whiplash and Birdman. Despite the controversy, I still wanted to see who would bring it to the red carpet. Here are my picks for Best and Worst Dressed of the night:

February 19, 2015

Beauty Reviews: bareMinerals & benefit cosmetics

When I read about bareMinerals Complexion Rescue™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (1.18 fl oz $29) I knew I had to try it! Then I saw a bunch of beauty bloggers reviewing it and their skin looked amazing so I had high hopes. It was marketed as a hydrating BB cream. It claims: "Marine botanicals to help hydrate and replenish thirsty skin. Mineral electrolytes help energize skin. A skin-protecting antioxidant acts like skin's bodyguard to help defense against environmental stressors." I selected Vanilla 02. I loved the finish it left on my skin... dare I say radiant? It is on the sheer side of coverage much like their bareSkin foundation although that started to smell after awhile. Hope that doesn't happen with this one. So far I'm super impressed! It is an unique formula that multi-tasks. I would definitely recommend it!

February 18, 2015

#DatingGirl: The Story of the Lazy Texter

For my latest Dating Girl post I'm talking about texting. One of my favorite new shows, Man Seeking Woman, touched on this topic brilliantly in a recent episode. Watch the clip above and if you related then tune in tonight at 10:30pm on FXX!

February 17, 2015

Backstage Beauty at #NYFW

Fashion Week is in full swing here in bitterly cold New York City. Backstage is always a buzz - pulling hair, plucking eyebrows - but beauty is pain, right? Not only do we get to see what clothing trends will be happening in the next season but also the beauty trends as well. Here are some of my favorites that I've spotted so far:

February 16, 2015

Rent the Runway x Birchbox

This month Birchbox teamed up with Rent the Runway for a fabulous box. I loved the packaging - very spring like! Here's what I received:

February 13, 2015

My Valentine's Day Manicure

This Valentine's Day I'm not doing anything exciting. Probably making it a movie night. But I still like to get festive with my nails! In my Julep Maven box this month I received 6 bottles of Hartleigh as well as heart nail stickers. I knew I had to combine them. I layered Hartleigh, which is a thick glitter polish top coat over a light pink and did a single red nail with a white heart.

February 12, 2015

Review: Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping & Eye Cream

Sleeping beauty products seem to be a big trend. First was Julep's Night Shift Sleeping Mask and now there's Garnier's new anti-age and anti-fatigue night and eye cream. "Infused with Lavender Oil, Hyaluronic and Hydroxy Acids, it erases signs of fatigue and fights wrinkles while you sleep. With an innovative texture that combines the power of a mask with the lightness of a cream, Miracle Sleeping Cream is helping you look well-rested, even after those late nights." Here are my thoughts:

February 11, 2015

#DatingGirl: 5 Movies to Watch If You're Single on Valentine's Day

Make a date with Netflix this Valentine's Day. Head to Midtown Girl to find out the 5 movies I love to watch as a single gal. What movies do you watch on Valentine's Day?

February 10, 2015

An Open Letter to Future Grad Students

Dear current or future grad students,

I myself am a recent alum of New York University. I completed my last semester this December and after two years, I can honestly say I have gathered a few nuggets of wisdom. If you are contemplating grad school or have already begun your studies I have a few pieces of advice for you. Shall we get started? Get out your pens and papers (or iPads...):

February 9, 2015

GIVEAWAY!: Single Girl's Valentine's Day Survival Kit (CLOSED)


I pride myself on putting together giveaways you'll want to win. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I know many of you are in the same boat as me - single! I wanted put together a survival kit for us single gals on Valentine's Day so it won't be a bummer. This "survival kit" features anything a girl will need to feel fierce and empowered - makeup, nail wraps, and hot fashions. One winner will win the following:

February 6, 2015

My February Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box was the Afterglow collection and romance was in the air. I selected the Modern Beauty box because I wanted to try the new beauty products. I ended with a generous surprise from Julep (felt the love). Here's what I received:

February 4, 2015

Review: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

After reading POPSUGAR's list of iconic beauty products to try I've been on a one woman mission to try the ones I haven't. First was the Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm, last week was another doctor, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™Alpha Beta® Peel and this week is Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer (.3 fl oz $18).

February 2, 2015

Space Jam Exhibit

As soon as I read there was a Space Jam exhibit in the city I knew I had to go! Space Jam was one of my all time favorite movies and we can't forget the soundtrack! So after bugging my coworker for two weeks we finally headed over to see it. It was interesting to say the least lol I like to think of myself as hip when it comes to art but this was weird. It featured gold plated, net free basketball hoops with gold plated cups and deflated gold basketballs near it. The only real "Space Jam" thing about it was the carpeting. Otherwise it was just images of Michael Jordan in his prime with paint splattered on it.
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