May 31, 2015

Summer Fun Week Returns!

Summer fun week returns! Since you all enjoyed last year's week long theme I thought I'd bring it back for this year. To get you ready for summer I'm dedicating an entire week filled with great tips and advice on how to have the best summer. Here's what you can look forward to starting tomorrow:

May 29, 2015

My May Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

Another month, another round up! You may have seen some of these before on the blog or on my weekly beauty empties round-ups on Instagram but I always like to give you a condensed list of what I loved (and didn't love) each month. Let's start with the good...

May 27, 2015

Bidding Farewell to #DatingGirl...

All good things must come to an end, right? Today on Midtown Girl I'm bidding farewell to my Dating Girl feature. It's been a fun ride and I've enjoyed sharing my experiences with you all. Keep in touch and keep me updated about your dating adventures!

May 25, 2015

Graduation Recap Part 2: Brother Edition

Failed to capture him walking across the stage but got him waiting to get his photo taken lol #goodenough

This weekend it was my brother's turn to have his moment in the spotlight graduating from law school. So Friday morning I got up bright and early to head down to New Jersey. It was held at the Prudential Center so he got his moment on the jumbotron. You weren't allowed to bring in snacks but I snuck some in then my Dad saw another man with Rita's Ice so he grabbed himself one. He was quite happy about it (Dad's first selfie!). We ended up being grateful we grabbed snacks because we didn't get to eat lunch until 3 o'clock!! We ate at my brother's favorite, Pete & Elda's, a popular pizzeria near my parents so I had to opt for the tomato pie (i.e. not very filling). Saturday our family came over and we had a low key shindig to celebrate both graduations.

May 22, 2015

GIVEAWAY!: Win A Signed Copy of Sahar Paz's "Find Your Voice" (CLOSED)


I'm so excited to present "Find Your Voice: The Life You Crave is a Conversation Away" by Sahar Paz. I met Sahar in college where she was the Editor-in-Chief of our school's magazine and I was an eager writer. She took me under her wing and groomed me to take over her position as she graduated. She always had a warm spirit and I knew she'd go on to big things. She started a movement!

May 20, 2015

#DatingGirl: Summer Dating Tips From #MDLNY's Fredrik Eklund and Luis Ortiz

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York stars Fredrik Eklund and Luis Ortiz to get their summer dating tips for Dating Girl. Check it out!

May 18, 2015

Graduation Recap

If you didn't catch my Instagrams yesterday, I graduated from NYU! I finished my Masters in Integrated Marketing back in December; however, finally got a chance to walk in the ceremony this Sunday. It was held at Madison Square Garden (which was personally exciting as a Knicks girl) where I attended my school's specific ceremony so thankfully it was only 2 or so hours. We were definitely the loudest/rowdiest bunch and several took on-stage selfies. Oh marketers...

May 15, 2015

HiFashion's 4 Favorite UK Beauty Brands

Today Sherin of HiFashion and I are swapping posts! She's sharing her favorite beauty brands from the United Kingdom with us US gals while I'm sharing my favorite US brands that aren't available overseas. So be sure to stop by!

I know there are a lot of similarities between the UK and the US, but there are still a few brands that haven’t made it to the other side of the pond yet.

May 13, 2015

#DatingGIrl: Why I Unlinked My Instagram Account From Tinder

Image via We Heart It

Beware! When Tinder announced that you could connect your Instagram account to your Tinder profile, I was honestly excited. Most users include their Instagram handles in their profiles anyways which honestly was a pet peeve of mine. However, it has lead to Instagram stalkers. Read the full scoop on Midtown Girl!

May 12, 2015

May TV Reviews

Did your show get the axe? Networks brought down the hammer and cleaned house. The only show I'm bummed about is The Mindy Project because we need more women of color as leads on TV. Don't be bummed! I've got some recommendations for you this month. From last month, I'm still watching Younger. Everyone is buzzing about it. It's available online for all you cord-cutters. I like the cast (especially Nico) plus there's good fashion. Still not a fan of the plot but it's a guilty pleasure. I'm still watching Grace Helbig's show. I posted about a cute outfit she wore. She's getting more comfortable with guests and bringing on more of her YouTube friends. But anyways... on with the shows!

May 11, 2015

Cupcakes & Cashmere x Birchbox

This month Birchbox collaborated with Emily of Cupcakes & Cashmere. "Beauty products have a way of instantly transforming my mood, whether I'm taking a bubble bath at the end of a long day or brightening up my look an unapologetically bold lipstick. I love that simple products can have such a profound impact, which is why I'm thrilled to be curating the May Birchbox." Here's what was inside:

May 7, 2015

How to Wear: Minion Yellow

That's right. Pantone must be big Despicable Me fans because their latest color creation is Minion Yellow. “Just as the sun’s rays enliven us, PANTONE Minion Yellow is a color that heightens awareness and creates clarity, lighting the way to the intelligence, originality and resourcefulness of an open mind—the color of hope, joy and optimism” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. It's perfect for summer!

May 6, 2015

#DatingGirl: So You Like the Same Tinder Guy...

Today on Midtown Girl I'm answering a reader's question about swiping right on the same Tinder guy as a friend. What would you do?

May 5, 2015

My May Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven box theme was Set Sail. I'm a sucker for nautical and may have gone overboard this month. I ordered the Modern Beauty Box because I wanted to try the lippie but then added on several polishes. Woops! Here's what I received:

May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mother's Day is just around the corner so I'm sharing some gift ideas for you last minute gift givers. Whenever I ask my mom what she wants for any holiday, she always says how she doesn't need material things. Christmas "world peace"... Mother's Day "just to spend time with my children"... Easter "just to have my children call me"... you get the idea. I have my usual go-to's. Here are some gift ideas:

May 1, 2015

How To: Rodarte S/S '15 Nails


Rodarte teamed up with Sally Hansen for their Spring/Summer 2015 runway show and created three limited edition Complete Salon Manicure™ nail polish colors. It's a super low maintenance manicure and is supposed to look "perfectly imperfect" so you can really put your own spin on it. Celebrity manicurist and Sally Hansen nail ambassador, Tracylee, shared how to get this look which "carries 2 seasonal trends... negative Space and texture."
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