Summer Proof Your Hair

Living Proof Satin Hair Serum Review

Since moving back to NYC, my hair has NOT been happy and what I mean by that is that the humidity, frequent rain and heat has lead to lots and lots of frizz and flat hair. I switched shampoos which normally wakes my hair up, but it did little to make my hair come to life. I thought I maybe needed a haircut (I did) but while that did make my hair look awesome, I was still combating frizz and flat lifeless hair. I knew I needed to bring out the big guns aka I needed to start using some kind of anti-frizz defender of good hair.

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Let Me Tell You About Last Week

LOccitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil

So last week, let me tell you about last week. Last week I fell down the stairs to my backyard. It was only two steps but my legs completely flew out from under me and I landed right on my back and hip. It really hurt and I could not get up, it was so completely terrible and painful that I had to call 911 to help me get up and to the hospital. Thankfully, nothing is broken I am just very very sore. Either way, getting better has been quite a process. For the first week, I could not shower or get dressed without help. Sleeping in a bed was out of the question but thankfully I have a recliner which has been my sleeping post for one too many nights. But how does this relate to beauty? I can’t moisturize after a shower because I can’t bend, so I began to search for something to keep my very dry skin in check.

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Genius Solution for Summer Weekenders

yaby liquid travel pack review

This genius little kit from Yaby basically solves all of your super quick summer weekending adventures. Each tube is perfectly sized to hold the right amount of product for a weekend adventure without lugging extra stuff. The syringe allows you to fill each tube with your personalized products from skincare to makeup. Its so freakin’ smart, I LOVE it! Bonus is that its TSA friendly and comes with a clear pouch with dividing loops help keep your tubes organized. The clear pouch comes with  6 empty tubes and transfer syringe. Buy it HERE

More Glow-y in an Instant

Pacifica coconut crushed pearl bronzing body butter Review

I’ve been obsessed with finding Josie Maran’s Model Citizen Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter with Radiance, as a cure for my pale-ish legs in anticipation of summer and more importantly summer weddings. The problem though is that it’s sold OUT. Fail. Epic fail. There are other leg shimmer things out there, but the Josie Maran one really stole my heart. That was until I got a nice surprise in my Ipsy bag this month. Continue reading

Getting my Sketch On

fit foot

I am started writing this post several months ago when I thought the following day I was headed to Fit Foot. I was not, nor would I make there for a few months. Fit Foot is a place I would lovingly describe as a sketchy massage place. Confession: I love these places. When I lived in Brooklyn, there was a sketchy place down the street from where I lived, on my block, thirty feet away. I frequented this place quite a bit. I love them because they are super affordable, clean and decidedly not sketchy. They are not your regular spa, there is no Enya, there are no scented candles it is a just a utilitarian place to get a massage. So when I moved to Chicago, I was wondering how I was going to get my sketchy massage on? Continue reading

Subscription Box Addiction: Part Two


I love subscription boxes, this is no surprise as I’ve mentioned them a few times on the blog here and here. One of the boxes I get is by Ipsy its very makeup heavy and light on the skincare. You can customize what you get by answering a survey. Continue reading

Self-Tanner Anxiety Attacks: How to Avoid Them and Glow

Chocolate Sun Cocoa Illume Lite For Face (Light) Review

Self-tanners are both exciting and terrifying– thats how I feel when I’ve ponied up the energy to use them. I’m pumped that I might glow and simultaneously terrified I’m going to be orange. Its a fine line that I seem to enjoy walking every time the temperature rises.  Continue reading