Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Target Dollar Spot Haul - Office Chic

Monday, February 23, 2015

Body Drench Shout Out!

Thanks for the shout out, Body Drench!
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A few weeks ago I revealed my love for the best, most inexpensive self-tanning spray in the game. I wrote a great review & topped it off with proof: a shocking before & after shot! If you haven't seen it yet, see it here:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pandora's Hidden Gem: Dainty Rings

Call me deprived, but who knew Pandora Jewelry has the most beautiful line of chic minimalist rings? Not to mention - at a SAY WUT price.... Ready?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sephora's Free Birthday Gift

What a great time to be born in February! If you have a Beauty Insider rewards card with Sephora, this month's free birthday gift is two NARS Velvet Matte and Satin Lip Pencils. I'm in love.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Futuristic Branding: Essie Vending Machines

Just when you thought you've seen it all...

I strolled past this bold & bright Essie Nail Lacquer "vending machine" at my local mall last week and couldn't believe my eyes.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wallpaper? Nope, Wall Stencil

As promised, I've finally been redoing my bedroom that hasn't been redone since my 13th birthday - YUP, 10 years ago. I decided to go with a shabby chic theme with neutral colors and elegant accents. My previous bedroom had a wallpaper mural, so I know how expensive wallpaper could run - and like any decor diva, I had the most specific vision of my new bedroom. Who knows if I'd find the exact pattern and colors I'm looking for?

For probably 1/5 of the price, I purchased wall stencils along with two different colored paints and went to work.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#TBT Presents: An End to Lip Smacker

#TBT and soon to be RIP to one of the betchiest childhood brands in the game. Could it be that Bonne Bell & Lip Smacker are soon to be extinct?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ulta's Free Birthday Gift

Next time your boyfriend barks back at you by saying "it's not your birthday anymore", tell him birthday months really do exist. Your free gift is waiting for you at Ulta!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Best "Party of 40" NYC Brunch Spot

Can every day be my birthday? As if hump day alone isn't a reason to celebrate turning 23 last Wednesday, I decided months ago that all I want is one night for my family, childhood friends, and college friends (who all live AT LEAST 2 hours away) to celebrate with me. What better spot than NYC, and what better idea than a Saturday morning boozy bottomless brunch?

I obviously asked NYC's biggest enthusiast who happens to be my sorority big + best friend, who has hit up every single brunch spot in the big apple, and who had previously hosted her own 20 person brunch at PRANNA, to help me plan.

When I told my big (Melody) that I have a list of 30 people I want to invite, she laughed in my face. I was positive that more than half these people would flake out anyway, as I've been such a hermit since I graduated.

I heard good things about PRANNA in a "fun" way, but not so much in a "quality" way. Melody hit up a bunch of places to inquire about accommodating such a large amount of people: Essex, PS 450, Bocca di Bacco, Tavern 29, and the rest were irrelevant. Essex's brunch started way too late in the day, PS 450 wanted over $500 as a deposit, and Bocca di Bacco's drinks were not bottomless. Completely hopeless and tired of reading Yelp reviews, my big gave me a serious ultimatum: have a messy, crammed, sour orange juice, shitty food, rude waiters, but a dancing-on-the-table atmosphere brunch, OR a sit down, quality food, good booze, parent-friendly, no rush endless brunch that ends just in time for the PRANNA after party.

I said F it let's book Tavern29.  $20 for two hours of endless mimosas, bloodies, and house beer, and $14-16 a brunch entree.