26 August 2014

Discoveries: Limited Edition Mass Appeal – 2014 Birchbox for CEW

The Birchbox for CEW Mass Appeal box will set all  you drugstore product lovers back $15, which is particularly attractive if you live in New York and drugstore prices are exponentially higher than say... Pittsburgh. I scooped one up the day it became available for purchase.

Included in the box:

Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Spring Splendor
Burt's Bees products have been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. This nourishing, pearly pink gloss will make you look and feel good in a pinch.  Purchase individually at Amazon.

Dove Go Fresh Restore Body Wash
As the summer comes to a close next week and the cool Fall air begins to creep in, your skin will thank you for this gentle, moisturizing wash. I'm halfway through my second full-sized bottle (in the pistachio scent) and love this  fruity fig variety as well. I had planned to save the sample for a weekend trip and ended up caving and using it up in 3 days. The deal: pack of two for $18.99.

L'Oreal Voluminous Bufferfly Mascara
Already a huge fan of this silky mascara paired with wing-tip effect brush, I will enjoy this spare.

Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15
I have no idea what is going on with my legs lately, but I've been getting razor burn. I've been using this gentle lotion for sensitive skin, which is helping a wee bit. Oil free and vitamin rich, the lotion also shields against UVA and UVB rays.

TRESsemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum
This is the ingenue of the box! The lightweight serum combats frizz for salon shine. One pump will do. It's going to last me six months (if not more).

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips
Rose tinted and adorable, this itty bitty pot deeply moisturized your pucker upper.

Discoveries: Limited Edition Prestige Headliners – 2014 Birchbox for CEW

Birchbox & CEW came together to create the 2014 Prestige Headliners box. At $18, the limited edition box is a fantastic value.  I look forward to scooping one of these up every year!

Included in the box:

100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in velveteen
A luscious nude-mauve hue crafted from a 5-free and chip-resistant formula. Additional shades are available in the Birchbox shop.

COOLA Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion
Sun care high on my radar. I'm a huge fan of COOLA products and was so excited this new-to-me post skin can lotion. Rich in organic hydrators the product is a master in replenishing skin while taming the sting of a sunburn.

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme
If frizz caused by changing weather and humidity is a concern, this gorgeously-scented cream is your golden ticket to glossy, chic locks. You only need a dime-sized amount, ergo, this sample will last for ages.

Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
Skin and hair oils are coming in so many lovely forms lately! Josie Maran sources 100% organic Argan oil direct from Morocco. The formula is super light and soothes everything from dryness to eczema. I use this product around the corned of my nose, eyebrows and on my lips in the winter. It's magic. I love the new ultra light variety which further diversifies the uses on body and hair.

philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight
When I think of philosophy products, I tend to categorize them into body moisturizers and cleansers. I am loving this facial moisturizer formulated for use when you're getting your z's. With a blend of marine algae, peptides and Vitamin C,  the cream fights signs of aging while you're resting up for a new day.

Lifestyle Extras

Pocket Mirror
Oh so mini and cute!

Toe Separators
Who doesn't need a spare?

25 August 2014

BAUBLEBAR Same-Day Delivery in Manhattan



BAUBLEBAR has flexed it's New York muscles and stepped up to the plate to provide same-day delivery for Manhattan residents. Don't you love that? You really can get everything you need and desire in a snap in this city.  At $5 flat-fee, the delivery is less expensive than a messenger. I tested it out last Thursday w/ these on-trend earrings featuring over-sized turquoise backs. As promised, when I came home from the office, this lovely bag was sitting with my doorman for me to unwrap and bauble-up before my dinner.

22 August 2014

Have a chic weekend.

Everything in this photo is exactly how I plan to spend  my weekend. What are you getting yourself into? Wrap yourself into something good. You deserve it.

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A round-up from around the web:

Dogs eating popsicles.

Your Twitter timeline has some new bells and whistles.

Tea for two.

Dress down on Wall Street.

Live better.

A modern super hero bedroom.

There is an app that converts your favorite photos to nail art.

I've been on an eggplant dip kick lately. I plan to make this smokey variety next.

Stop refrigerating your butter.

Your ultimate guide to the Simpson's marathon.

Would you pay $70 for a cup of joe? It comes from an elephant's butt.

Bear-y cute cookies.

City Living vs. Suburban Living: how it affects your health.

Subway yoga.

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20 August 2014

Lucite Stapler

I'm a lover of school office supplies. Pens. Pencils. Wooden rulers. Post-it notes! A friend recently gifted me a stapler (hand-me-down) and a bracelet. I was more excited about the stapler. I literally demoed it to my husband the moment I walked in the door from work. With that being admitted, I'm not in the market for a stapler, but if I was, I would be tempted to invest in the Lucite model from Anthropologie. It's gorgeous, no? The Rolls Royce of the Stapler Kingdom, to be sure.

18 August 2014

Discoveries: August ipsy Glam Bag

I'm not headed back-to-school, but I love ipsy's August Beauty Schooled-themed glam bag.  The small cylinder-shaped bag features playful orange polka dots and can double as a pencil case.

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Included in my Glam Bag:

Absolute New York You're the Balm Lip Balm in Grape | Full Size $6
If you're a fan of grape candy, this moisturizing balm is right up your ally. It tastes like childhood. There is a dash of glitter in the balm, which isn't noticeable when applied.
Bonus: 30% your purchase  at Nicka  dot com w/ promo "IPSY."

dr. brandt Pores No More primer | Full Size $45
Having previously sampled Pores No More, I was thrilled to find another in my glam bag. The gentle primer is fantastic under powder and bb creams.
Bonus: 20% of any purchase plus a free travel sized Pores No More primer w/ promo "IPSY20."

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara | Full Size $22
Pitched as a one swipe mascara for thicker and  fuller lashes, I am impressed (and surprised!) with the results. If I wasn't currently swimming in mascaras, I would definitely take advantage of the offer for a free deluxe mascara primer with purchase at urban decay dot com.

Coastal Scents  Forever Blush Duo | Full Size $8
This  cute little duo of coral hues is the perfect travel size. I tossed in the make-up bag I keep in my purse for touch-ups before heading to happy hour.
Bonus: 25% off w/ promo "blush25off"


Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Pencil | Full Size -Unknown
Teeny-tiny with a relatively smooth glide, I added the pencil to my travel make-up bag. I checked out the online site for more details,  however it is currently down.
Bonus: 25% off any purchase w/ promo "LAB@14091"



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Aimee Wilder Designs Piña Wallpaper


Designed by Aimee Wilder, this pitch-perfect pineapple wallpaper is a fun way to kick-up a room in your home a few notches. I'm in love with it! Details and purchase at All Modern. #wishlisted

Discoveries: August Birchbox

Themed Lighten Up, my August Birchbox arrived earlier than anticipated and addressed to "The Fantastic Keisha Rose." It made me smile! I dove right in to smelling and exploring the products.

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Included in my box:

Made with 50% aloe vera, this antioxidant-rich lotion smells like a tropical vacation. I'v decided to save the sample for my next vacation. 

Inspired by the sea, Cool Lids shadow applies a  rich swatch of color with shimmery, wet-look finish. The directions suggest that you apply with your finger and blend. 

Neil George Shampoo | Full Size  $9
Designed by Beverly Hills stylists, Neil George promises shinier locks with just a dime-sized amount when washing. My gran asked me to send her some shampoo, ergo, I set the sample aside to mail to her.

Neil George Conditioner | Full Size  $9
Made with a parbaben free formula,  this detangling formula smells spicy and energizing. It's a hit!

Beauty Extra
I love masks! nügg is crafted from 95% natural ingredients inclusive of a "bevy of oils" to hydrate and replenish your skin. The formula was super minty, but felt tingly-good after a long day in the office.  

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15 August 2014

Have a relaxing weekend.

Hello Weekend! What are you getting into? We're checking out the New Museum, brunching around and hitting up free yoga on The Seaport.

A round-up of things happening around the web:

Ralph Lauren is making denim suits.

My mouth is watering.

A gorgeous workspace.

I love this look.

Can you imagine vacationing in this charming Bordeaux guest house?

An adorable dog balanced 100 items on his head.

I'd like to add this to my desk.

A simple solution for a bottle opener.

Cat overlords.

People diving into cleavage necklaces.

Apparently, it' s National Relaxation Day.

The best pubs in London.

I love Messy Wands.

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14 August 2014

Discoveries: August POPSUGAR Must Have Box



After my third month as a subscriber, I'm officially bubbling over with joy over how amazing the POPSUGAR Must Have box is! At $40 a month, the box is of exceptional quality for the price point.  Can I hug the geniuses behind this?

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Included in my box:

Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Slate | $52
I tend to wear studs, but I love throwing on a pair of gorgeous dangly earrings to a nice dinner or cocktail hour. These slate gray stone drop earrings are incredibly versatile and not too heavy. Bonus! They came with a 20% off promo (of which I have already used to treat myself to this bracelet).

Paddywax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt Mini Jar Candle | $10
Hand-poured in the USA, this cute little candle features a  sea salt and ocean tide scent. It's made a little home in my bathroom, where is perfectly matches my towels.

Goodbyn Purple Meal and Dipper Set | $8
My office recently relocated from the West Village to TriBeCa. It's a wee bit more expensive to pick-up breakfast and dine out at lunch. I'm so excited to start using the Goodbyn box to tote in my lunch. The dishwasher safe box is the perfect size for a healthy portion.

The Mason Jar Cookie Company | $12
Although I'm not big on sweets, this festive cookie mix arrived just in time for me to bake for my BBQ. The pouch is a breeze- simply add butter and an egg and bake. I opted to substitute coconut oil for butter for chewy cookies and they were a huge hit with my guests.

Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel | $22
I take my shower-time as serious business. It's a sacred moment when I can refresh and pamper my body alone. With that being said, Lollia is a gorgeous luxury with a light floral scent coupled with nourishing shea butter and joboba oil.

Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip in Custom Color Popsugar | $22
In celebration of POPSUGAR Must Have Box's 2 year-anniversary, this luscious gloss was designed in unique vibrant pink hue. The formula tastes amazing and features nourishing  strawberry, coconut and avocado oils. It's an instant favorite.

Special Extra from Think Thin
Brownie Crunch High Protein Bar | $2
In a word: intense. With 20 grams of protein and 0 sugar, Think Think bars are quite filling. If you're on the go or interested in swapping one of these for plane food, it's a great option.

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13 August 2014

Good Kitty Earring Set


Do you have a cat lady friend in your life? Or someone with an eclectic sense of humor and fun style? The Good Kitty Earring set is a perfect gift. The set would be perfect to break-up and toss in goody bags as well! Details and purchase at Nasty Gal.

Lee Coren Arizona Landscape Escape Pouch

As a lover of desert landscape, I cannot help but adore the Lee Coren Arizona Landscape Escape pouch. At just $26, I'm tempted to purchase one and tuck a few of my favorite things into it. More details and purchase at Edge of Urge.  #wishlisted

Lucky Charm Cocktail Napkins

It's Wednesday and my first post of the week! The last few days have been a little crazy tying up loose ends for a project while juggling a million other tiny details...but I'll catch-up!

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Any who, can we take a moment to appreciate these cute Lucky Charm Cocktail napkins? Made from cloth and embroidered thread, the wishbone is my favorite. Purchase your set of four at Tory Burch.