Lifestyle

What’s In My Bag for Fall

August 29, 2016
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Today I’m spilling what’s in my bag for fall. Let me say right up front, I try to travel light (OK, as lightly as possible) because New York is a travel-by-foot town and I can’t afford to be weighed down with a heavy bag. My shoulders don’t need the extra tension. The challenge then, becomes to carry everything I need without stressing my frame and trying my patience.

Full disclosure, I do have a small go-everywhere pouch that contains a mirror, waterproof eyeliner, pressed powder and lip balm that I’ll elaborate on in another post on year-round essentials but for today, I’m focusing on some new additions for Fall 2016.…

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Lifestyle

PopSugar Must Have Box July

August 17, 2016
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All about summertime and retro fun, the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for July is perfect for summer babies like me! Seaside or poolside, these goodies are guaranteed to add to your summer revelry. Let’s take a peek inside!

What’s Inside The Popsugar Must Have Box – July 2016

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Beauty

Shop Like a Beauty Expert: On Trend & On Budget

August 16, 2016
Shop like a beauty expert. Stay hydrated with vitaminwater zero. The Patranila Project.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ColorMeHydrated #CollectiveBias

Shopping for beauty products can be a daunting task. It’s tough to know when to buy, what to buy, from where to buy and whether you should buy at all. Trends come and go at ever-dizzying speeds and though you always want your look to be current, you don’t want to be a slave to every passing fancy.…

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Lifestyle

Summer Weekends + Lovely Links

August 12, 2016
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Last weekend I fell down a couple of rabbit holes and it was the perfect way to spend one of the few remaining summer weekends. One rabbit hole came with the discovery of Bullet Journaling and the other, an off-shoot because so many Bullet Journal bloggers talk about it, the KonMari Method of organizing. Both promise to be completely life-changing for me. I’ll most certainly write more about each of these later but for the uninitiated, the KonMari Method was popularized in the bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.…

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Beauty

Get A Flawless Finish With My Makeup Brush Set

August 5, 2016
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Having the right beauty tools can make all the difference in the finished look of your makeup. I’ve been using the same combination of brushes for years, only adding new pieces when something amazing comes across my radar or when a daily favorite wears out. Quality makeup brushes are a must-have for several reasons. First, it takes a lot of skill to overcome crappy brushes and though I would rate my application skills as better than average, I don’t want to spend extra time making up for inferior brushes.…

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