April 30, 2015

My April Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

This month has been a tricky one here in New York City. One weekend it's 70 degrees and I'm eating ice cream. The next 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 29, 2015

#DatingGirl: 10 Things I Learned From @Bethenny Frankel's New Book

I am not exactly one to read dating advice books. However, I am a fan of Bethenny Frankel. She's been through some drama recently so I thought her new book I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After would offer good insights since I relate to many of her flaws. Check out my review on Midtown Girl!

April 28, 2015

Movies I've Watched Recently

The Tribeca Film Festival is currently running in New York. It's a great festival where a parade of films premiere. Many are even available on demand (like iTunes or Amazon) while playing at the festival. I've tuned into a few so thought I'd share my reviews:

April 27, 2015

Dangers of Wearing Your Hair Up

I wear my hair up almost every day. I'm a low maintenance gal when it comes to my hair so throwing it up is the simplest thing for me. I love me a good top knot. But lately I've noticed a thinning around my hairline. EEK! I've avoided rubber bands which can tie your hair too tight and break your hair by pinching it and now use ribbon ties. However, over time, tying your hair up will put too much strain on the thinnest pair of your hair, around your face (Source), causing thinning or worse... balding. So what's a girl to do?

April 24, 2015

4 Spring Nail Colors to Wear Right Now

The weather is finally warming up here in New York and that means it's time to bust out your brightest nail polishes! I love wearing corals and bold fuchsias this time of year but I've also fell in love with some pastels. These are the nail colors I'm loving for spring:

April 23, 2015

#Throwback: Albums My Sister Introduced to Me

My super cool sister and her BFF Nora
Having an older sibling has many benefits. One being introducing you to Parental Advisory music. She is 3 years older so she had access to cooler music than me. When we got together during my grandma's funeral we got on the topic of our first albums. She grew up loving New Kids on the Block while my first cassettes (yes... there were such things before CDs) were Meatloaf and Michael Jackson. Then when she got to high school, I very vividly remember her albums because I wasn't supposed to listen to that music. Scandal! So many of the albums hold up today and are oddly "throwbacks" which makes us feel super old.

April 22, 2015

#DatingGirl: Why I Didn’t Renew My Match Membership

At the beginning of ‘Dating Girl’ I made the investment of a 6-month membership to Match.com. As some of you may know, that’s where Amy met her lovely Midtown Chap. She also graciously helped me fill out my profile and pick photos. I’ve heard stories of people meeting great guys there so I figured the investment was in me and my potential future with someone. However, I found myself disappointed and dateless at the end of 6 months. Read the full story on Midtown Girl today.

April 21, 2015

Put Down the Sticks! Try Deodorant Wipes

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There are all these reports about the dangers of antiperspirant. I've tried several organic, all-natural deodorants but let's be honest... you can smell the difference. Spray deodorants promise that it will spray on dry unlike sticks which can leave white residue and ruin clothes. However, aerosol cans are terrible for the environment. What's a girl to do?! Pacifica's Underarm Deodorant Wipes!

April 20, 2015

Graduation Outfit Ideas

Simply Dresses Short Sleeveless Scoop Neck Dress $59 // Ann Taylor Tuxedo Jumpsuit $190 // TahariFloral Print Scuba Sheath Dress $128 // DRA Highgarden Jumpsuit via MYHABIT $59

In May, I'll be walking down the aisle... for graduation. I technically finished in December but the ceremony isn't until May so it will finally feel official that I finished my Masters degree at NYU! I also have my brother's law school graduation the same week so I'll need TWO outfits.

April 17, 2015

April TV Reviews

Another month, another roll out of new TV shows! April we saw the return of some of my favorite shows - Game of Thrones, Veep, Louie and Mad Men along with some newbs. From last month's premieres, I'm still tuning into Last Man on Earth which is definitely not the same show it was episode one. I finished Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards! Here's what I tuned into this month:

April 16, 2015

My April Birchbox

This month's Birchbox was in collaboration with the Rifle Paper Co. who created a gorgeous box. "There's a reason they call it spring. The fresh blooms and fresh air have put a bounce in our step, and we're thrilled to update our look (hello, new colors and trends)." Here's what I received:

April 15, 2015

#DatingGirl: 10 Ways to Get Me to Swipe Right

Swiping through Tinder at any give time, it is an endless parade of wacky photos that make you question why you even want to leave your comfortable single life. Today on Midtown Girl I'm sharing tips for how to get a girl to swipe right. What Tinder fails have you come across?

April 14, 2015

Blogger Reunion

Group selfie!

Earlier this year Katy of ModlyChic made a quick trip to NYC where we grabbed dinner. She was back in the city this weekend for a blogging conference where she was one of the speakers! Jamillah, Alex and I met her in the East Village for some dinner and of course a photoshoot.

April 13, 2015

My April Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box theme was Paradise. I selected the Modern Beauty box because I wanted to try the new eyebrow product. You know I'm all about the eyebrows. Here's what was inside:

April 10, 2015

12 Tips for Surviving Coachella

Music is a huge part of my life both personally and professionally. For me, nothing is like a true music festival experience. Dating back to my first taste of an outdoor festival during the Lilith Fair days of the late 1990’s/early 2000’s to now where I make a trek across the country every April to take part in Coachella, it’s all become second nature. Here’s a few tips, tricks and suggestions to help make your festival experience the best it could be!

April 8, 2015

#DatingGirl: Can Dating Sites Survive in the Tinder World?

How I feel waiting on a message...

Like it or not, Tinder has changed the dating game. I'm even noticing my own habits shifting since using the app. I'm discussing over on Midtown Girl for my latest Dating Girl post.

April 7, 2015

Drugstore Dupe: Clinique vs New York Color

I love discovering a drugstore dupe. However, the downside for a cheaper price is a lower quality product. Not so with this drugstore dupe! Clinique's chubby sticks are best sellers and for good reason. Their Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes costs $17. Well New York Color is giving them a run for my money with their City Proof 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow, which costs $2.99! That's right, less than $3! Both come in 12 shades so let's see how they stack up:

April 6, 2015

#ManiMonday: Easter Edition

I was inspired by the Whoppers Robin's Eggs candy I got for my nephews. I used my new favorite polish - JINSoon's Doux and spotted my nails with Julep's Lulu and Essie's Penny Talk. The hardest part was resisting the candy!

April 3, 2015

My Sephora Haul + Reviews

When my tax refund came in I immediately headed to Sephora(.com). I had 500 points to use so I cashed them in. Thought I'd share my reviews of some of the items in case you were considering of picking them up. So here we go...

April 1, 2015

#DatingGirl: Would You Go On A Group Date?

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There's a new trend in the online dating world - group dating. Discussing over on Midtown Girl for my latest Dating Girl post. Tell me, would you do online group dating?
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