How To Decorate Your Home This Holiday Season

Sunday, November 27, 2016

I'm not afraid to admit that I've spent way too many hours browsing Pinterest for home decor inspiration - especially come the holiday season. Unfortunately, my budget (and my tiny NYC apartment) don't really allow me to put these ideas into action.

But that doesn't mean I can't browse and come up with some amazing ideas! And these are all from Target. Below are some of my favorite holiday pieces from Target that I think can make any home just a little bit cozier and festive this holiday season. Maybe I can pick some things up after all!






How To Unwind With ASMR

Friday, November 25, 2016

Working in PR, there are days I come home and I am physically and emotionally drained. Those are the days that I really need to help unwind and take my mind off things so before I go to bed, I tune into some ASMR videos on Youtube.

ASMR also known as autonomous sensory meridian response, is when the body is flooded with waves of euphoric tingles. For me personally, I experience a tingling sensation down my spine and arms.

I first realized this when I was at the doctor’s office, whenever the doctor or nurse is listening through the stethoscope or checking my ears and eyes, I feel this sensation. The same also happens when I go for a massage. It is a wave of relaxation – and that’s why I tune in almost every night to ASMR videos.

Truth be told, there is no solid evidence backing ASMR or its effects on the body and mind. But by searching Youtube, you will see thousands upon thousands of videos…so I realized I wasn't alone!

As I mentioned above, I feel this sensation when I’m physically at the doctor’s office (tune into videos like “cranial nerve examination”) or getting a massage which is why I am suggesting the videos below…these are my “triggers” but there are so many more! I’ve included some additional ones below as well in case they are different for you.

Take a listen! It’s possible you may not even know you have these triggers as well, and some people don’t get any sensation whatsoever. 

Some of my favorites videos:

ASMR Cranial Nerve Exam Role Play with Personal Attention, Light, and Face Touching ASMR Role Play Scalp, Eyes, Ears and Skin Medical Examination / Soft Spoken
ASMR - Role Play Dr Dmitri Scalp Inspection with Scalp Massage  ASMR Eye Exam Role Play: Lots of Light!

ASMR Role Play Ear Examination with Dr Dmitri - Ear to Ear Binaural Relaxing Doctor Visit | ASMR Full Body Exam with Ear Cleaning 

 ASMR Binaural (3D) Cranial Nerve Examination Role Play for Tingles, Relaxation, and Sleep

My favorite ASMRists:



Best Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals

Monday, November 21, 2016

I would be lying if I didn't say I was in the holiday spirit, and to be honest I've been listening to Christmas music since November 1st.

I love the holiday season and pair that up with some amazing deals, and I am as jolly as Mr. Clause! Below are some of the deals that I'm most excited for and I hope you are too!

Black Friday
Alex & Ani
20% off Site Wide Plus Free Shipping, No Minimum, at ALEX AND ANI - Valid 11/24 through 11/28

Black Friday BONUS Offer! Deluxe 4-Piece GWP for all orders $50+ with code FRIYAY - valid 11/21/16 - 11/27/16
Black Friday Private Sale - Save 50% off!

Black Friday Special: Get up to 50% off an assortment of exclusive gift sets - no code necessary (valid 11/21-11/25)

ELF Cosmetics
e.l.f. cosmetics

Shop the NARS Give & Take Event: Save 20% off sitewide + free shipping & sample with $50 purchase! Offer ends November 29th.

Choose from 80+ Beauty Gifts with Purchase at NORDSTROM.

Choose from 80+ Beauty Gifts with Purchase – up to $173 Value – at Nordstrom. Plus, Get 3 FREE Samples with Your Beauty Purchase. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Shop Nordstrom and Choose from 80+ Gifts with Beauty Purchase – up to $173 Value, while quantities last! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Save up to 50% off + shop daily deals at Perricone MD! Plus, receive free shipping & 3 samples with every purchase. Offer ends November 28th.


Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday Specials! Spend $75+ receive 4-Piece deluxe gift with code CYBER75, Spend $150+ receive 5-Piece deluxe gift with code CYBER150 - TODAY ONLY!

ELF Cosmetics
e.l.f. cosmetics

Francesca’s Cyber Monday


Shu Uemura
Cyber Monday - 728x90
Tarte Cosmetics
get gifting - shop limited-edition tarte cosmetics holiday gift sets!
 shop the cyber monday sale at tarte!

Topshop  US


2016 Summer Olympics: The Gold

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Today is the last day of the Olympics so here are my favorite gold colored beauty products!



Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
Let’s ignore the fact that this is upside down in the pictures (Blogging 101: details!) but this palette is AMAZING. It features all of Hourglass' best-selling powders to help finish, contour and highlight!

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
I admit that I don’t get as much use as this palette as some of my others, but it is still up there as one of my favorite gold colored products. The shades in this palette are just as amazing as all of UD's other eyeshadow palettes!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Forbidden Burgundy
So this shade in particular isn’t really summery, but since fall will be right around the corner I anted to include it! It’s gorgeous wine shade (see my full review here!) and it is still one of my favorites. Here’s to hoping the weather will cool down and I can wear this soon.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
This is my favorite foundation! I used to be a YSL Touche Éclat Foundation lover but this Estee Lauder option gives me so much more coverage. I still use the YSL foundation on days when I just want light coverage and even out my complexion, but I find the Estee Lauder foundation lasts all day and provides flawless, even coverage when I apply with a beauty blender.

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Entourage
This was the second LQ lipstick I've tried and I fell in love with it immediately! It glides on and stays put all day.

Eve Lom Mineral Powder Foundation
The past few days I have been reaching for this powder more and more. It's super easy to apply and you can build for more coverage, but the reason I've been reaching for it is because it really reduces the shine from my skin!

stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara
I am a sucker for mascaras and will try almost any new mascara that hits the shelves! This one lives up to it's name. One coat and you will have extreme dramatic lashes - yay - and the brush makes it so much easier to coat every lash.

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