Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Products: LUSH, Sephora, Nars, Boots, CVS

Hello!! So I thought I would show you the new products I recently have acquired in the past couple weeks as preparing to be back at school for a few months. 

- Cath Kidston Star Collection Hand Cream (Bluebell & Jasmine)
- Tocca Crema de Mano
- Almay Longwear & Waterproof Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
- LUSH Snow Fairy Limited Edition Shower Gel
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (which the lovely Ring-a-Round a Rosey got me when she was in Ireland and I am already loving it)
- Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief 
- Urban Decay's Naked 3 24/7 Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil 
- NARS Powder Foundation (in Light1 Serbia)

Do you have any experiences with these? 
Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

favorite winter drinks

I have been absolutely addicted to coffee and tea shops. I think there is something so beautiful about chatting with a friend over a warm drink in a coffee shop or making a hot tea whilst blogging in bed. 

I love me some Starbucks, but some of the greatest drinks I have had and my absolute favorites are at the unique, quirky, non-chain shops. These kind of shops are the ones that have funky names for their seasonal beverages, really personable employees, and organic teas galore. They are the kind that give you a mug instead of a cardboard cup. Some of my favorites include Connecticut Muffin in Brooklyn NY, The Root CafĂ© in Cleveland, Drip in Madison, epistrophy in Soho, The Drawing Room in Greenwich, and Carluccio's in Cambridge. 

I also realized whilst thinking about this and deciding to do a blog post about it, that I seem to like to photograph my tea or coffee A LOT. Here are some of the photos I found from the past year:

So anyway, moral/point of this post? I don't really know if there is one. Maybe it is just that I am spending waaaay too much money per week on buying a warm beverage and need to cut down because it certainly adds up. Maybe it is that I think coffee dates are the best kind. Maybe it is that I secretly want to own my own coffee/tea shop and have cute drinks and decor... Either way, I hope you enjoyed! 

What are your favorite places? What drinks have been your go to this winter?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy Haul

My little sister and I went to the mall yesterday in hopes of spending some of the gift cards we received for Christmas and we had a very successful trip. These are the items I bought:

1) From Sephora, I got the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. They are basically sold out everywhere, including online and I have been desperate to get one :) I had gone into Sephora three times previous in the past couple weeks hoping they might get some in. I walked in on a whim, thinking why even bother and I went up to the Urban Decay displays feeling doubtful. BUT THERE IT WAS. ONE LEFT. I looked at my sister in shock and picked it up like it was gold. I took it to the register and the woman told me that a girl had returned it unopened because she received two for Christmas! I took it home and opening it was a spiritual experience for me haha. I can't wait to try new looks with the palette, especially since I wear eyeshadow almost everyday. 
2) I got this necklace from Forever 21. I needed a good statement necklace and I love turquoise and gold and really long necklaces.
3) This is the Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Eye Repair Serum. I have only used it once so far but it seems great and I am excited to keep using it.
4) This came with the Naked 3 palette - it consists of four Urban Decay Primers. I look forward to trying the other three because I have been using the original for the past year and love it.
5) This is a mini skirt from Forever 21. I have really wanted one for when I go to parties and I finally found a great one! 

So that is everything I got. Hope you enjoyed this post. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monthly Favorites | December

Hello everyone! Here are my favorites from this month - hope you enjoy!

- Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
- The Great Gatsby movie
- Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl 
- Over the Knee Socks
- Fresh Lip Treatment in Sugar
- No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Make Up Remover

What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments because I am nosy and would love to know 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve!

Hello! I had such a great New Year's Eve and I hope you did too! 
I spent the night with some of my best friends (all from high school) and it was amazing to be with all of them. We have made our party a tradition and I love it every year. They are all incredible people and I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for their friendships. I was so happy to ring in the new year with them by my side. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way :)
So, here are some pictures, including the makeup I wore and fun pics with friends using my new camera which I am in love with!


Happy New Year to you all <3 
2k14 is going to be a good one.