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What Did I Think of My January Ipsy Bag?

I had super high hopes for my January 2015 glam bag from Ipsy, as it was full of a lot of products I was really enthusiastic about trying. In retrospect, I'd say it was a pretty big hit, as I enjoyed four out of the five products. Nice job, Ipsy, nice job! Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream Anything with avocado on the packaging instantly grabs my attention and curiosity, so I was excited to try this Nourish Organic eye cream. I don't use eye cream products often, but...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

It's finally Friday! I can't complain because Juno had me working from home the first two days of the week -- so I had a four-day "vacay" -- but all the same, I'm insanely happy for the weekend. The move is tomorrow and I'm anticipating a rough night of sleep, as I can't wait to be settled into my new place. Here are some Pins that kept me inspired this week: Taking fashion photos is usually a one-woman job, but when I came across this stylish mother-daughter duo,...

How to Dress Stylishly for Winter Storm Juno

  Greetings from Suffolk County, New York, where Storm Juno left us drowning in 22 inches of freezing cold snow. Thanks to the remote nature of my job (ah, the perks of being a Web Editor) I've been home the past two days, working from the comfort and warmth of my living room. But today it's back to work, so I'm bundling up and schlepping myself into Manhattan for the final days of my Long Island-to-NYC commute. Here are my winter essentials to not only avoid...

Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower Bites

Four years ago, I cut out meat, simply because I didn't like it. I only ate chicken growing up, so it seemed prudent to renounce and identify myself as 100% vegetarian (though I do eat seafood occasionally). Beside the typical struggles most vegetarians endure -- getting enough protein and such -- one of the things I've felt recently is a void. When it comes to ordering out it's especially hard because let's face it: 99% of appetizer options contain meat. I've been on the hunt for a vegetarian substitute, so I started poking...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

  One of the things that has kept me inspired this past week, which has simultaneously fed my ravenous puppy fever, is animal pics. Since I'm pug-obsessed, this photo earned a special place in my heart and has had the effect of coffee on boring, listless days. When it comes to beauty, tea tree oil is my new obsession. Originally, I purchased this little bottle of pure magic because I heard it was great with treating spots and pimples. Since buying it, I've found countless uses for it. (When I...

Beauty Myth Buster: Is Your Dry Shampoo Giving You Dandruff?

OK, guys: First of all, can we please talk about this picture? Taking photos for my blog has never been my strength (and it's definitely something I resolve to improve), but when I saw this outtake in my photostream, I had to use it. It's too good to pass up, am I right? Today, I'm tackling something new: Beauty Myth Busters. There are tons of beauty myths out there and it doesn't really help that my parents are the kinds of people that absolutely swear by these myths,...

Apartment Design Tips for Renters

In light of recent events, I feel like I'm becoming the Queen of Moving. As of February 2015,  if the current lease I'm negotiating works out, I'll have moved three times in a matter of only six months. (You think I'd become more skilled at the art of moving, but honestly, I find it just as daunting and also find myself just as unprepared as ever.) With these tentative moving plans taking priority right now, I've been thinking a lot about apartment design and decor. I've...