July 26, 2017

Cali Travels

It's that time of year again! Time to head to Cali to celebrate some birthdays. First, I'm making a stop in San Francisco because my brother has moved up there and San Fran is one of my fave cities. Haven't been there in many, many years so excited to see how it looks now and to have an excuse to visit. Then it is on to southern California to celebrate my nephews' Liam & Jacob's birthdays (and a mix of mine). Leo season in full effect!

July 19, 2017

Macy's Beauty Box Review

There's a new beauty box in town and it's from Macy's! For $15 a month you'll receive "five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 coupon available for use in-store and online at Macys.com." The samples are selected by their beauty experts. "This month's box is all about best-in-class beauty essentials, sample cult-classic skin care, get a perfect eye look & finish with a sexy designer fragrance." Here's what's inside:

July 17, 2017

Weekend Recap: Bodegas & Rooftops

I actually did some fun things this weekend (Thursday counts, right?) so thought I'd recap. The long awaited Desus & Mero Live was Thursday! Tickets went on sale in May and sold out literally in 2 minutes. I was shocked I was able to lock down a pair but felt the blessings. If you don't know, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero (a personal fave) have a nightly show on Viceland (previously were on Complex & MTV2) as well as a podcast, The Bodega Boys. They're two friends from the Bronx who rip off the cuff on all things pop culture. Nicole and I headed to Williamsburg for a night of laughs. The crowd was so hype and they gave the energy back. My face hurt from laughing. Brand is strong! Bodega Hive for life!

July 12, 2017

My July Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme was One-Two-Punch. "Sundresses and flip-flops, a pop of color on lips and cheeks - during the dog days of summer all it takes are those ultra easy one-two-and-done combos to get you out the door." Loved the packaging! Here's what I received:

July 5, 2017

Movie Reviews: Okja & Baby Driver

Recently I watched a few indie movies - one on Netflix and one in limited release - so thought I'd share some mini reviews in case you were looking to check them out.

July 3, 2017

My July Julep Maven Box

This month's Julep Maven theme was Neon Lights. "The days are long, the air is thick, and the mood is electric. This month’s collection was inspired by vibrant summer nights, where bright, vivid hues take the spotlight. Get ready, because this July collection is sure to bring the party wherever the summer takes you." I was in a desperate need of some summer neons so this was up my alley! Here's what I selected:
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