Sep 222014


Today is the first official day of Fall and I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for so long. Plus, it actually feels like fall today with the cool weather and dewy grass that I was greeted with this morning while taking my dogs out.

Every season, when the weather changes, your beauty routine and products tend to change as well. Products with more coverage and heavier consistency replace the light and minimal summer hot products.

Here are few items that I’m itching to try this season that includes serums, concealers, and curl controller.

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Sep 172014


Since I’m borderline obsessed with all things Nicole Ritchie, when I found out that Piperlime (another bullet item on personal obsession list) had tapped the fashionista to curate a list of her favorite pieces for fall, I couldn’t click over to their site fast enough.

While browsing the list and pretty much telling myself I needed every item, there was one item that I was instantly obsessed with…that wasn’t on the list. In one of the promo shots, Nicole is seen wearing a pair of black and white strapped ankle boots that are amazing. It didn’t take much digging or thinking to realize that they are the Minnie bootie from her House of Harlow 1960 fashion line.

Seriously, these shoes can go with almost everything in my current wardrobe of black, white, greys, and occasional punches of color. I need these.

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Sep 162014


I had another weekend in the house thanks to a weekend full of events throughout the city; particularly, around my neighborhood.  Unfortunately, despite the very pleasant weather, I was not in the mood to deal with any the crowds and traffic that comes with such events. However, things eventually died down, which gave me enough time to go wander around some stores. Therefore, here is the latest addition of WEEKEND BEAUTY BUYS!

The first item I picked up was one that I’ve been eying and itching to buy and try and that’s Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel. Every time I would go to Target, I would put it my cart before ultimately putting it back before checkout. I decided that I needed go ahead and do a buy and try. Since buying it, I’ve already used it. I think I’m going to write a review about this. So, look out for that.

The next thing I picked up Maybelline’s Pumped Up Colossal Mascara. All the mascara I had was dried up and needed to land in the nearest garbage can. So, I decided to pick up this up while investigating the makeup aisle at Walgreens. Sidenote: I wish I had naturally thick and long lashes and I needed to do was swipe a couple of clear mascara. Eh..what can you do.

Finally, ELF Eyebrow Kit caught my attention and I decided to buy it. As of this moment, I’m not sold on it, but I think I need to play around with it more. Fingers crossed, because I’ve heard fairly good things about this kit.

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Sep 112014


This weekend alone, despite the rainy and humid weather, I pinned, bookmarked, and contemplated buying a gaggle of sweaters. It seems like every other year, I’m into a different style of sweater. Last year, I was all about cardigans; boyfriend, cropped, swing, fitted, etc.. The year before that, I was into chunky and cable-knit sweaters.

This year, I’m not 100% but, I’m leaning more to longer tunic style sweaters that can be paired with leggings, tights, and skinny jeans. The verdict is still out. However, in the meantime, I’m starting to pull out my sweaters from yesteryear in preparation for those cool fall days. I love sweaters and always make sure I take good care of them so I can wear them year after year.

Here are some valuable tips to take of your sweaters:

  • Fold. Never Hang. – Don’t ever hang your sweaters because hanging sweaters will out stretch and mishape them.
  • Repair Them Immediately – If you notice a missing button or small hole, replace the button and/or repair the hole as soon as possible. If not, the hole may get bigger.
  • Hand Wash – Unless the instructions tell you to do so, never machine wash a sweater. Wool sweaters should always be washed by hand with gentle soap and rinsed with lukewarm water. Also, try not to wring dry your sweater. Instead, opt to let it drip dry or roll excess water off in a towel. Just like with hanging, wringing can cause it to lose its shape.

I hope these tips help you for when its finally time to indulge in warming up in one of your favorite sweaters.

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Sep 062014


Now that football season is about to take over my TV tomorrow, I feel like this is going to be my last weekend, day actually, to watch some of my favorite and classic movies. As you can tell, I have a nice mixture of comedy, drama, musicals, and continuous classics.  Looking for some movies to add to your watch list? Well, here are a few to get you going:

  • Clueless – It’s hard to believe that this movie is almost 20 years old! Maybe, it’s because some of the fashion trends from the movie (hello, knee socks and oxfords) are coming back for fall. Also, I’m sure the fact that Iggy Izalea was inspired by the movie to to create teh video for the most popular song of the summer, didn’t hurt.
  • The Wedding Planner – A super cute, slightly cheesy, movie featuring Jennifer Lopez as detail-obsessed and single wedding planner who fall for the groom of one of the weddings she’s planning. Yeah…awkward.
  • Bridesmaids – One of the funniest movies EVER! It’s just awesome all up and through it and I practically watch it every time I see that it’s on.
  • The Little Mermaid – This movie brings back so many good and nostalgic feels from my childhood. In the late 80s early 90s, this was the headline movie for slumber parties all over the country. If you had popcorn, pajamas, and The Little Mermaid on VHS, your slumber party was an automatic A+. The adult version is gourmet popcorn, candy flavored vodka, VS sleepwear, and The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray. Still a A+, just a little tipsy. It helps the feelings you need to bring when you sing each song out long…despite your neighbors’ wishes.
  • West Side Story – When I think of amazing musicals, this is it! The story of love struck teens from different sides (and gang affiliations) want to be together, despite the wishes of their friends and loved ones. The story, the dancing, the music, and tears makes this one of my favorite movies of all time.
  • Imitation of Life – This is my mom’s favorite movie, which explains why it’s my favorite movie. The first time I saw it, I only saw the last 5 minutes of it, which if you’ve ever seen it, you know that was too emotional to not want to watch all of it. This movie will tap on so many emotions, good and bad, but you feel so warm inside. All of the feels are too much and too strong. Just make sure you are in reach when watching this movie.

Did you see any of your favorites? Have any suggestions? Leave them below!

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