September 25, 2015

Home Discourse: Glamorous Closets

Image Source: Alvarez Homes
     "Should we get you a ring?" "No, just get me a really big closet!" - said Carrie Bradshaw to Big. If you are a shopoholic or even have a slight inclination to buying pretty clothes and accessories, chances are you also dream about an amazing and beautiful closet to showcase you wardrobe. While most of us aren't as lucky as the fictional Carrie Bradshaw (her closet in the movie was so gorgeous!!), maybe we can strive to have a third of the size and glamour of her closet? Right now my closet is bursting at the seams, and I'm just counting down the days until I move into a bigger place! Until then, I'll just admire these amazing closets that are essentially as big as my bedroom in NYC. Lastly, the next post will be on Wednesday! I'm taking a nice short vacation to Chicago, and next week's post will be posted on Wednesday.

September 23, 2015

Beauty & Non-Beauty Tips that May Help Alleviate Your Acne

      If some of you don't know my acne story, essentially I had clear acne-free skin right until I went back to graduate school. All of a sudden, I was suffering from terrible huge cystic acne that couldn't be covered up no matter how much concealer I used. Since graduating and discovering Effaclar Duo, my acne is much better and manageable. I'll be sharing seven tips in this post, both beauty and nonbeauty related that could help you get your acne in a more manageable state.

September 21, 2015

Currently Loving - Lancome Rouge in Love's Rose Tea

      The little black dress, your perfect red lipstick, the ideal fitting jeans - all things that are hard to find, but once you do you're beyond elated! I'm mentioning these things because I've found my perfect neutral nude lipstick in the color 200B Rose Tea by Lancome. It's funny that it turns out that Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick would also be my perfect neutral nude lipstick, because Sequence in Love, is already my perfect red lipstick. I absolutely love the formula, the color payoff, and the fact that it's in between a matte and shiny finish.

September 15, 2015

Six Transitional Pieces From Summer to Fall

     First off, my apologies for last week and this week's erratic posting schedule! I've been so busy on with work and other personal activities on the weekend that I've fallen behind on my posts! Please expect posts to go back to a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule starting next week. It's finally mid-September and I seriously hope all the hot and humid weather is now behind us. I'm super antsy to start wearing my leather jackets, sweaters, and boots. I'm fully aware that my personal summer "style" isn't so much a style as it is a struggle to keep myself from sweating up a flood in the NYC humidity. I feel personally that my personal style really comes out when the weather starts getting cooler. However, the transitional period between hot hot summer and crisp fall can be a struggle. Click through for six pieces that I think can carry any wardrobe from summer to fall.

September 11, 2015

Currently Craving - Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's Gorgeous New PBteen Collection

      I don't think I've ever liked a home decor/furniture collection that was meant for "teens" as much as this one by Emily Current & Meritt Elliott. The entire collection is slightly edgy, glamorous, but whimsical all at the same time. It's hard represent all three of those design elements in one collection! The collection is heavy handed in the gold arena (not that I mind) and geared towards "teens." I absolutely see several of these items in my own home. And I have to mention, the collection is priced for the working young adult - I mean, the gold bookcase up there is currently "on sale" for $500! So click through the jump, and see some more of the gorgeous offerings in this collection!

September 9, 2015

Product Review: Be the Skin Power Botanical Serum

      I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day weekend! I'm almost done with my Innisfree Sparkling Mineral Water Essence (reviewed here), so I recently picked up a new serum by Be the Skin (a Korean skincare brand) as the new serum in my skincare routine. I've never tried anything by Be the Skin before, but I've read good things about the brand and how they offer great products for an affordable price. Their most expensive product is priced at $39, while the entire product line ranges from $25 - $39.

September 4, 2015

Home Discourse: Herringbone & Chevron Patterned Floors

Image Source: My Pinterest

      I can't decide if I love herringbone or chevron floors better - they're both so pretty! Not only that, do I like wide planks or slim planks more? Decisions, decisions. One thing is for sure, I definitely think that herringbone and chevron floors add more design interest to a space, and my dream home would have these floors. Even if it's not an option for the floors to be in the pattern, it's still just as amazing as a kitchen backsplash, bathroom accent tile, or fireplace tile.

September 2, 2015

Product Review: Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack in Virgin Red

     Today's product review is a lip product that is unique and a first for me! Berrisom's lip tint pack is a tinted lip product that, get this, you peel off your lips. I usually don't really use lip tints all that often, I find that most of them are drying and accentuate the wrinkles in your lips, however this product was so interesting that I just had to try it! The product states that it's supposed to last a whopping 12 hours per application. Click through to read my review and to see how long it lasted on my lips!