December 19, 2016

Link Love: A Gingerbread Mansion, Beauty Year in Review, & A Whimsical Tudor Home

      Happy Monday! Christmas is just right around the corner and NYC has already had its first snow this past weekend. Due to the upcoming holidays, I'll be taking around a 2 week hiatus from the blog since my parents are coming into town and will be staying with me. Plus, the overcast is just way too depressing and it makes for terrible photo taking light. 

December 14, 2016

Product Review: Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil

      Today we're going to talk about a product from one of my favorite skincare brands - Tatcha. Everything I've tried in store, as well as the one product I've bought full size from the brand (their rice enzyme powder) has felt amazing on my skin, and all of the products feel really luxurious. I want to eventually try every single one of their products. Now that I have the cleansing oil, it looks super nice when place next to the Rice Enzyme Powder. At this price point, the packaging and aesthetics should also look high end too am I right?

December 12, 2016

Winter 2016: Product Empties

      It's empties time! Some of these products I was really sad to finish up! I've already repurchased some products that I've used up because they're staples in my beauty cabinet. Some products I used up, want to repurchase, but must move onto other things that I already have and use those up first. one particular product I don't see myself repurchasing in the future. Continue reading to find out which ones are which!

December 9, 2016

House to Home: First Christmas Tree

      Over the weekend my fiance and I were able to get our very first Christmas tree in the new apartment! Growing up, I actually never had a real Christmas tree. My parents opted for the artificial ones, but my fiance and I really wanted a real Christmas tree and the experience of choosing one. We opted for a 6 foot Fraser fir, and I already purchased all the ornaments which arrived the week of Thanksgiving. I wanted a nontraditional color scheme, but I also wanted it to blend in with our living room decor so I chose a powder blue, white, and gold color scheme. The miniature lights are also in "cool white" rather than the more common warm white string lights because I thought it would pop more against the dark green branches of the tree. It's the perfect festive touch to the living room and I can't wait to have guests over during the holiday season!

December 7, 2016

Product Review: Heimish All Clean Balm

      If you subscribe to Meejmuse on Youtube like I do, you've probably already heard of the All Clean Balm by Heimish because she raved about it on her channel some time ago. Heimish is actually a very new Korean brand that launched in 2016, so they only have a few products in their lineup. However, it seems that the All Clean Balm has been getting a lot of love in the beauty blogosphere. I don't currently have a cleansing balm in my beauty cabinet, and I purchased it not having any expectations about the brand.

December 5, 2016

Black Friday Haul

      I did quite a lot of shopping online during this year's Black Friday. I purchased a little bit of everything this time around - clothing, shoes, beauty, and home decor. Some things I purchased I knew I would most likely be keeping, and some I had to try on and see first before making the decision. Most things (much to my wallet's dismay) made the cut, so continue reading to see which items are keepers!

December 2, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Gifts Under $30

      Happy Friday! Today is the last post in this year's gift guide series. Being on a budget doesn't mean that your gift will be any less thoughtful! Whether you're a student or someone who just started working, I've compiled a small list of gifts under $30 that I think give you a lot of bang for your buck and that anyone would appreciate!