This Milkshake Brings all the Boys to the Yard

New York City may be one of my favorite places in the world. I can’t quite put into words why it’s my favorite place because there’s endless reasons why..  Something about the diversity of the people, or how New Yorkers have such pride in their city, or the fact that it truly is the city that never sleeps, or that it offers something for everyone.. It simply fascinates me. If the cost of living wasn’t so sky high or if I won the lottery, I would most definitely move there.

Anyways.. I’m always seeking out yummy, insta-worthy foods to try and cool eateries to go to. I’m such a foodie. I came across this awesome looking milkshake on Facebook one day.. I was salivating just staring at the picture on my computer screen. The restaurant that houses these mega milkshakes, loaded with all the sweets and treats that I love, is Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer located in New York City. Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I’m a Harry Potter fanatic. Go ahead, quiz me! If Hogwarts was real, I’d never grow up and forever be a student. I’ve seen all the movies, each more times than I can count on two hands. If you’re just as crazed over Harry Potter as I am, you need to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley in Universal, Orlando.. Incredible! I plan on experiencing the same in California this October. I even have my very own wand (Harry’s, of course) that actually does magic throughout the Worlds!

Now, to the point of this post…. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I pre-ordered this gem months before it’s release date in fear that the book would fly right of the shelves. I came home from work on “release day” to a tiny package on my front stoop.. I knew right away that it was the book. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. Continue reading

Calling All Blondes: You Need Violet Shampoo

I’m a natural blonde. In the summer, my hair becomes lighter and a tad golden. I hate golden undertones. I occasionally go to the salon to achieve a more neutralized, ashier look but I always end up unsatisfied with an unhappy bank account. I thought, “I need a quicker process, a longer-lasting effect, and a pretty price tag all in one.”

I always knew about violet/purple shampoo but was hesitant to try it. I didn’t want to damage my hair or end up with purple hair! How does purple shampoo work? Let’s take it back to second grade… Purple is the chromatic opposite of yellow on the color wheel.. So a purple shampoo would help counteract the appearance of yellow undertones. When I say “purple” shampoo, I really mean quite a pigmented shade of purple. Continue reading

Lake Norman, North Carolina

On Friday the 26th, my boyfriend, his family, and I packed up and took a road trip down to Lake Norman, North Carolina. Everyone drove because we each had to trailer a different toy.. Two boats and a pair of jet skis. My boyfriend had this idea of moving down there because the cost of living was ideal and he loved how vast the lake was. We were originally going to take a weekend trip down there to check it out ourselves but his dad thought it would be a good idea to make a family vacation out of it. All together, there was 16 of us.. But, the house we rented for the week was ginormous and could sleep about 30 people. It even had an elevator! The best part about the house was the bar on the first floor. We spent the majority of our time down there (besides on the lake, of course). Continue reading

Swimsuits of Summer

I have a swimsuit obsession.. I’ve bought 8 new suits this summer and I have a few pretty babies en route to my house as we speak.

There is one swimsuit brand in particular that has surpassed them all in my opinion: Maaji Swimwear. This brand has the cutest patterns, prints, color schemes, and styles, each being as unique as the other. Not only that, but they’re reversible! I was so sick of the always-so-similar Victoria’s Secret swimsuits that I decided to explore other brands. I have countless bikinis that look the same: the standard string bikini that has no wow factor. I have a thing with intricate details and creatively designed backs because I feel like that’s what makes a swimsuit stand out from all the rest. Well, boy am I so glad that I found Maaji Swimwear. Continue reading

Shoe Shelves

I have an obsession with shoes… Designer shoes in particular. Impulsively buying new shoes is my vice. My one issue: I can’t seem to fit them all in my closet. It wasn’t like I could just throw them into the bottom of my closet, creating a stackable mountain of a mess, because they’re expensive and I make sure I take care of my nice shoes. For the longest time, I had each pair of shoes atop their box ordered neatly on my floor. It looked as if they were showcased but truthfully, I just didn’t want anything to happen to them.. No scuffs, marks, folds, creases, etc. As my shoe collection began to grow and grow, I was losing more and more floor space. I thought, “I need to improvise.” I knew if I Continue reading

Weekend Getaways

Weekend getaways are my favorite.. Which is actually the reason why I haven’t blogged in a few days. My boyfriend and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Lake Winola, Pennsylvania. Our friend has a log cabin house perched on a hill, right on a lake. The house was beautiful and the property was vast with beautiful foliage and a swimmable pond.. But, I was without Wifi.

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I’m the type of girl who will forego the standard weekend routine and scenery in my hometown, to go on a road trip somewhere, anywhere. I’ll be the first to say let’s just get up and go! Come to think of it, this is our fifth little getaway this summer.

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Céline For The Soul

Ask me what my most prized possession is and I’d say my Céline Micro Luggage Handbag in Black Drummed Calfskin. Ever since I became spellbound by the world of expensive goods and designer name brands, I knew I needed to get my hands on one of those bad boys.

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Because of my tiny frame, I always had my sights set on the Micro because the Mini looked too big on my arm. I also needed (yes, needed) the handbag in all black. My entire wardrobe is basically all black and I had never owned a black bag.. Weird, I know.  Now, this bag, in that color, is incredibly hard to find. I saw it once in Las Vegas but let’s  Continue reading

Waffle Magic!

So, I have a serious sweet tooth… Desserts are my favorite.

I was scrolling through the Instagram explore page and came across a picture of a waffle loaded with all of the sugary sweets that I love. I thought to myself, “I need that in my tummy, right now.” This drool-worthy waffle is created at Waffle Magic right in West Babylon, NY. I decided to take my boyfriend’s little sister, Brianna (she’s 10 years old), with me and surprise her. We arrived at Waffle Magic and the place looked like heaven on earth. Not only did this place have waffles, it offered frozen yogurt, a

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Must Have Moisturizer

I’m a Sephora fanatic! I’ve tried it all.. Bought it all. I’m currently VIB Rouge status which means I spend enough money at Sephora to be a top-tier member (I apologize to my bank account often).

I have blemish free skin, always have. I have dry skin but by the end of the day, my face can get a tad oily. I’ve tried many different moisturizers to sustain the perfect balance and I’ve found the holy grail: Tidal by Sunday Riley. If you can get past the $65.00 price tag, it’s totally worth it. This moisturizer is very lightweight, as it is considered a water Continue reading