This was just too adorable not to share!!! Watch as this girl kills Nicki Minaj's super bass!
Looks Like I'm onto something, Haters who moan when I get up to go to the bathroom 100 times when stuck in the window seat. According to a new study, people who sit in the window seats are nearly 2x as likely to get blood clots. Of course it's probably not the location of the seat but that you don't want to be that person making your neighbor shimmy in and out of his seat while he's taking a nap. Well, people, I am that girl. I wake my airplane peers from naps, disrupt their movies and step on their toes if need be to get up and walk around. And you should too!
Check out this article from Men's Health!
N/R/6 Trains to 28th Street
As many of you know I'm preparing for my honeymoon to Southeast Asia, I know it sounds ridiculous to stress about but figuring out what makeup essentials to pack has been worrying me. Two and a half weeks of wanting to look sexy with uber limited suitcase space (which let's face it, packing for a weekend isn't one of my strong suits, let alone a 2 week journey!)
I had the brilliant idea to compile a Honeymoon Makeup essentials story for you all in case you had any upcoming trips that required you to pack light. Well, my friends over at Smashbox made is so effing easy for me, they sent me over Smashbox Cover Shoot, which comes with such amazing essentials. The set includes: 2 Photo Op Eyeshadow trios, cream cheek color, Full Exposure Mascara, Creamy lip color (Strike-a-Pose), an Eyeliner duo and Lip Enhancing Gloss (Tabloid). It even comes with a double ended brush for shadow and liner in one! Hello space-saver! Nevermind that I have 14 cover-ups, at last I have one fabulous brush that will be working double duty. I feel kind of bad for the other makeup companies who sent stuff because I honestly am set and don't even care to look at the other stuff. But you can't get a better deal than this, $68 for over $180 worth of makeup (and these are full-size products!)
The standout products for me were the Cream Cheek Color. It glides on so smoothly and gives the most gorgeous glowing coverage. Plus it's so tiny and you just need a small dab for each cheek! I also love the mascara-it's a very darkening mascara (which I happen to prefer to mascaras that only lengthen). I know that some people are into water-proof for the beach but I just find that its impossible to get off.
I do, however obsess over a good waterproof liner since I find these actually do stay on for days whereas most water-proof mascaras seem to almost stay waterproof but the part that leaks seems to like to stick right below your eyes for the entire day. Smashbox also has fabulous waterproof liners, Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner, that I'll be taking with me, I am especially in love with the Navy Blue. Is it a honeymoon essential? No, so I'll be traveling with the black, but when I get back watch out, these eyes will be lined to the nines in Navy Blue!
I'm also loving their matte Bronzer, Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte. I mean how can I be honeymoon ready in Southeast Asia without a good fake bake? I love this blush because the antioxidant-packed bronzer perfects and protects while creating a matte glow. I hate glittery bronzers.
Check out my fabulous Cover Shoot! Holler!! I mean after all that's what vacations really are? Photo shoots with your loved ones with really really awesome backgrounds! Now I'll be photo-shoot-ready and screaming cheese!!
I love that Smashbox won't break the bank and they really specialize in photo shoots so you really get the most out of your makeup for home (or vacay) photo shoots, which let's face it is when it's most important (immortalizing your honeymoon for instance!)
For more makeup by Smashbox for your vacation or for Valentine's Day visit Smashbox.com
It's a Saturday night and you need to rest up for your upcoming honeymoon, what do you do to prepare? Try out all the effing fabulous makeup that Smashbox sent over for you to sample. Today was my Mother-in-Law's fabulous 60th birthday party. It was a wonderful family-filled day of Amazingness! Now I am beat and had to come home and unwind after a fabulous day. I wore my favorite of all the glosses to the party today, Sultry. And sultry it is. It's super vampy but you can get away with it during the winter because even though it's dark it's very wearable because it's more about the shine than overwhelming color. If you want to sexify yourself even more you can put a dark lipstick underneath like Chestnut. Just be careful to blend them properly, otherwise you may look like an uneven clown. What better Saturday night is there than this? Oh, I guess hanging out with friends… tomato/tomahto…
Loving each and every single one of these colors: (from left to right) Illume, Tabloid, Pulse, Radiant and then Sultry (rawrrrr!)
Another shot of these gorgeous shimmering lip glosses.
Terrible iPhone photo. DIdn't realize the camera is not as great of quality backwards, my apologies Here are pics of me in each from light to dark (as above)
See Sultry isn't so dark Every single one of these babies is coming with me on my honeymoon! Let's go to Southeast Asia, ladies!!
What is your favorite lip-gloss du juour?
After being somewhat disappointed after my last Bliss spa experience (the steam showers and sauna weren't working and the staff were rude and had no idea how to fix either) I vowed not to spend another nearly $200 for a mediocre facial just because I didn't know where else to go. So I called, desperate to get my skin fixed–and quick! With the honeymoon fast-approaching I really need to be camera-ready!
I was shocked to hear that facials start at only $65! The spa is located on 52nd street between 1st and 2nd avenue. The facilities are a little reminiscent of an efficiently run doctor's office, which I liked since I was on a mission today–get skin cleared up (rather than a day of pampering). My appointment was right on time, which I appreciated. You get changed quickly, then the facialist puts the steam machine on your face for about 10 minutes. Then–it's extraction time! Not my favorite part of the facial of course. Who wants their pores pinched until they pop? Be warned that Badescu facials are very aggressive with their extractions. They mean business. But in a good way. I had a Bliss facial about a month ago and she said that every pore I had was clogged and they just had not done a good job. After the extractions she applied a glycolic mask ($50), which is meant to help clear the skin, fade old marks, etc. She warned that it might tingle a bit. Last time someone said this to me at Bliss, I felt like my face was going to melt off so I was a little worried. However, it barely tingled at all. After this she applied the Vitamin C ($30) mask to accelerate healing since I told her I have a very important event next weekend–my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party!!! Yay!! I never want to show up at a party looking like I had just been butchered so she said this would help speed things along. This felt absolutely fantastic. It was a freezing cold mask but it helped calm my skin.
Overall I loved my experience. I felt like my facialist was extremely knowledgeable and she could not have been nicer. Her name was Leah if you want to ask for her. Now I finally understand why celebs have been using Mario Badescu for all their facial needs. It's a no-frills spa, the rooms are not overly extravagant and the waiting room is definitely nothing special. But if you want a good facial at an extremely reasonable price then this is the place for you.
I went a little crazy in the product department–as I am so desperate to get my skin back to normal. This past month has been a little rocky in my personal life and my skin is showing that off. I picked up a bunch of products that I plan on using ASAP. They gave me an entire regiment, which I am excited to start.
For more information about Mario Badescu's products or spa visit their website or feel free to ask me in the comments!!