July 28, 2016

Gone to Cali


This evening I'll be flying to southern California for the weekend to celebrate some birthdays - Liam's 2nd, Jacob's 8th and mine.

July 22, 2016

Another Off-the-Shoulder...


Like everyone I fell in love with the off-the-shoulder trend. As Style of Sam showcased in her wonderful series "Chic At Every Age" this trend does work for all ages and body types. After some trouble hunting down the perfect top, I found one at Neiman Marcus's Last Call.

July 20, 2016

Battle of the Micellar Waters: Bioderma & e.l.f.

The micellar water craze has hit big in the beauty blogging world. When I was in Paris I decided to pick up one of the originals - Bioderma. Did you know one bottle of Sensibio H2O sold around the world every 5 seconds? Damn! I was enjoying it but didn't know if it was worth the big bucks on repurchasing. Then e.l.f. released their Micellar Cleansing Water for $7 so I knew I had to compare to see if I could go down in price without losing quality.

July 19, 2016

My July Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was Let's Do This. "This month is about the things that get you up and at 'em. Fittingly, we're spotlighting the product our subscribers say they won't leave the house without: mascara." I somehow received two boxes and praise be because this was one of my favorite boxes in a LONG time! Here's what I received:

July 17, 2016

Movie Review: Ghostbusters

Can ya tell I was excited?

Ever since they announced they were going to be releasing an all female led cast Ghostbusters movie I was ecstatic! I grew up playing with the Ghostbusters packs and jumpsuits with my little brother. I loved the original movie and cast but I can't imagine how powerful it was going to be for little girls to see badass ladies on the big screen unlike I got to. Yes, Marvel and DC superhero ladies are great to see as well but most of them are in skintight outfits whereas these fabulous ladies wear some unfitted jumpsuits that make you focus on their brains, talents and humor. Then came the trolls...

July 12, 2016

My July Julep Maven Box


This month's Julep Maven theme was Into the Sea. "There’s just something about summertime that gets us in the mood to pay homage to the sea and its never-ending enchantment. The July Collection was inspired by the eternal allure of deep summer – lush, saturated nail colors that are far from your average, plus our latest lip essential: Lip Shade Sheer Lip Butter with SPF 30." I selected the Bombshell box. Here's what was inside:

July 6, 2016

July 4th Weekend Recap


This July 4th weekend was jam packed! My sister and her family were coming to town for what would be the last big hoorah in New Jersey as my parents were permanently staying in California. Their Jersey house was where all the family reunions were held so it was bittersweet that we wouldn't all be gathering again like this. We made sure to hit all the spots:
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