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This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

  I've been less preoccupied with the idea of summer and more preoccupied with what makes me me. Call me dramatic if you want, but I'm currently reading Man's Quest for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and it is difficult to take in without getting emotional or philosophical. Inherently, it makes you question who you are, what you are doing, and what your purpose is. With that being said, I tried to highlight things this week that aren't curated with a theme in mind. I curated them because...

What Did I Think of my May Ipsy Bag?

I quite literally screamed out loud when this Ipsy bag arrived in the mail. I mean, just check out that bag. It could not BE any cuter, to quote Chandler Bing. Initially, I was quite pumped about the tapered blending brush and the Klorane eye patches because I kneel before the holy Klorane. (I love their work.) Keep reading to check out my review! Chella Eyebrow Color Pencil #NotAFan. Sorry, I'm not one to beat around the bush. But in all seriousness, I am sure this is a...

OY VEY: My Fave Five Spots in NYC

One of my favorite bloggers Natalie Holbrook, who writes Hey Natalie Jean, recently became an author of a book of the same name. A couple of weeks ago, I met her at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. She was giving a presentation on how to not only survive but to thrive during summer in the city. Afterwards, I was even so fortunate as to chat with her for a bit. Not only is she an angel (who knows her way around the city like Barney Stinson knows...

Tried It & Liked It: Greek Yogurt and Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods of all time, but I have been in search of a healthier alternative to the boxed stuff. For a while, I was super turned off by the idea of using mashed-up bananas as an alternative (since I despite bananas with a hatred unlike any other). I found that combining bananas with greek yogurt and honey and chocolate chips helps to dilute the flavor and makes for a delicious breakfast alternative. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS honey or...

Three Nail Polish Colors Perfect for Spring

I retired the entire prospect of giving myself a manicure during winter. So from about December to March, I rocked the bare nails look. But as I've said in previous posts, the weather has severely enhanced my mood and it's even affected my desire to groom. All the nail colors! All the time! Pictured above are three of my favorite colors to wear during Springtime. The first one is Bikini So Teeny by Essie and what I really love about this one is it has a slight shimmer...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

The gorgeous weather spilled over into this week and my internal clock is officially convinced it's summer. There have been fresh flowers adorning the kitchen island, lots of late-night reading sessions in the back garden patio, and more cooking than usual. I attribute the improved weather to my now almost-constant presence in the kitchen. My first favorites are these Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches, which arrived in my May Glam Bag from Ipsy. (Review TK.) You can also purchase these at Anthropologie for $21. As soon as these under...

Favorite Spring Flower Arrangements

Spring changes the game and most significantly, my mood. I have been an orb of positivity lately, filled with a brand new vibrancy and energy, all thanks to the weather. I wasn't able to travel home this past weekend for Mother's Day, so my parents made the drive to Hoboken and spent the day here with me on Saturday. We dedicated our time to delicious meals and redecorating the back garden patio of my house. Before their visit, I woke up early to meditate and then I...