Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Roundup: Beauty, Beauty, Beauty, Beauty Rockin' Everywhere

Where do I begin? This was a surprisingly eventful weekend. Friday afternoon, I went to the Storefront for Art and Architecture to check out their latest exhibit titled Situation NY. Then I popped over to the Dr. Jart pop-up shop and learned about all the innovative, Korean technics being put into their beauty products. I left with a customized bag of goodies* to fit my skin needs. Later, I stopped by all of the galleries on 24th street in Chelsea, including Lyons Weir Gallery to check out the Jae Yong Kim "Donut Rush" exhibition. Then I met up with a friend and we darted uptown to the Hudson Hotel for a cocktail, courtesy of Jetsetter**, in the new Half&Half lounge. And as ridiculous as it may seem, we headed back downtown to the actual launch party for Dr. Jart's pop-up to enjoy drinks, Korean hors d'oeuvres, and even more beauty samples.  

Saturday night, my friend and I went to Saks for an evening of prosecco and beauty treatments. W Mag and Clarins celebrated the 60th year of the iconic beauty brand. There were stations to indulge in every beauty need plus hand treatments, massages, passed hors d'oeuvres, and flowing drinks. We also got $50 gift cards to boot! I picked up a cream cleanser* and gave the rest of my gift card to my friend. AND before we left, one of the hosts booked us to come back for a complimentary facial from Clarins. 

What did you do this weekend?

*Beauty reviews coming soon. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

She's A Very Lacy Lady

I know winter is coming and it's the perfect time to throw on an oversized sweater and dash. But that is no excuse to neglect your undergarments. I've written about my passion for lingerie previously, as well as True & Co. They just launched their B├ęzier collection, a modern lace line, and I love it. I currently own a bra very similar to the one pictured above. And while I'm usually one to go for lacy and plunge, I must admit it makes you feel beautiful even on your most drab days. 

*Bonus* True & Co. is offering $25 off this collection. Take the online quiz and shop today. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I Spend Way Too Much Mula On Take-Out

I'm goin' fishin' with these little bitty shrimp dips. (photo: StyleCaster)
Let me just start out by saying that this is my ideal food menu pictured above. Ok, now back to the subject at hand: all of my money goes to food. What used to be coins spent at sample sales, has turned into currency for cuisine. I try to spend less on food, I really do. But I get immense satisfaction from savory treats - pad Thai, Dominican chicken stew and rice, classic pepperoni pizza. None of these are particularly healthy, but they take me to a mental place of peace and that counts for something right? New York also makes it a piece of cake to order from a wide range of local restaurants no matter what neighborhood you live in. Seamless, if you're reading this you are responsible for bankrupting me. If you too love take-out, at least do me a favor and save $10 on your next order.