What's In My Travel Makeup Bag

I wanted to share with you guys this little gem I found at Fossil.  It's called the Key-Per Frame Cosmetic bag and I absolutely adore it. The version I got was at the Tinton Falls Fossil Outlet so I didn't pay the full price for it. It was about five dollars less I believe, not that much of a difference, I would have paid full price for this because I love it that much. Anyway, this little bag is a perfect fit for my handbags. It also packs a lot of crap too! I have to be careful and not go overboard cause it gets too heavy.

The bag itself is made out of coated canvas which means it's pretty durable. The interior is very fun and bright with the yellow backdrop and white polka dots. The latch frame adds an unique and nice touch, making it seem more like a clutch than your usually make up bag. Another positive about the bag? It comes with a mirror! There have been many times where I've forgotten my compact and have had to settle using my phone's screen as a mirror. While it gets the job done, it's definitely not as nice as a mirror.

Currently in my travel makeup bag: (Going clockwise)
-Crown Kabuki Brush
-MAC Prep and Prime Pressed Powder
-Hourglass Liquid Lipstick in Ballet
-Nivea Recovery Lip Balm
-L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse in Merino Mauve
-Tarina Tarantino Lip Conditioner in Showroom
-MAC lipstick in Angel
-NARS Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover
-Duane Reade brande scentless hand sanitizer
-Ulta Brand hand sanitizer
-Milani Liquif'eye pencil in Brown
-Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black
-MAC Eyebrow Pen in Lingering
-Maybelline Lumi Concealer in Light
-Japanese blotting sheets

Happy Monday!! 


Quick OoTD Post

After being recommended this sweater by LC, I got it for my birthday. It took forever to get here cause of Sandy, but the wait was well worth it. It's super warm, chic and goes with pretty much everything. I'm debating about getting more because if I find something that fits amazing on me, I tend to buy duplicates for those just in case moments.

In the end I changed my shoes just because I felt a little too dressed up just going out for lunch.

-Bobeau sweater
-Old Navy vintage tee
-Gap skinny jeans
-Zara shoes


New Haircut and Color!

About every few months, I get sick of my hairstyle or color. This has led to many dye jobs, which has led to my horrific dry ends. Last June, I decided to take my already ombre-ed hair and lighten it some more. It came out nice, but being that I did it myself, it was probably a very poor job of what the professional could do. My ends were SO dry and ugly.

So I thought maybe a cut would do the trick. No coloring, just a nice trim. I went a popular Korean salon in Midtown one day I was in the city towards the end of October. While the hairdresser was nice, she didn't mince words. Majority of the time she spoke to me, she was talking about my hair, telling me how damaged and brassy it was. However, after complaining about how horrible my hair was, she decided to RAZOR it. Which is probably the worst thing you can do to dry and damaged hair. My hair ends were snagging against my shirt! I mean what hair does that??

I tried to live with my hair a while longer. During the hurricane power outage, I basically threw it up in a ponytail and forgot about it. Then I decided that if I wanted to have healthy hair again, I needed to chop it off. I went to a new hairdresser, one that's closer to my apartment and spent about four hours in the chair. I have to say I feel pretty happy about the end result. She took off about two inches of hair leaving me with a chic looking lob, inspired by the lovely Olivia Palmero.

Me waiting, this is my before shot

The amount of the foils she put in my head, I felt like Joaquin Phoenix in Signs where he makes the foil hat so aliens couldn't read his thoughts

End Result!

I'll probably go back in a month or so to get the red retouched

With the flash
Hope you are all having a great week! 


Together We Are Strong

Both New York and New Jersey have been called home in my 27 years of existence. When there was news that came of a storm threatening to destroy my homes, I was to be quite frank, scared, but the optimistic part of me thought, 'hey when the storm passes, we'll be fine.' I was definitely wrong.

It is still quite surreal that a week has already passed since Hurricane Sandy plowed through our Eastern Coast leaving many homeless and scared. But together with some hard work, dedication and above all, patience, we will be able to rebuild. Every pair of helping hands, pennies and prayers count. It helps people so much when they know that they aren't alone in this.

If you have any spare money, or even items the shelters need, please donate! Any little bit helps. If you are one of the people who have been terribly affected by the storm, just know there is help on the way. If you cannot donate or help due to circumstances, saying a prayer or even keeping those in need in your thoughts is also appreciated. Like the great Muhammad Ali once said, "service you give to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."


It's always darkest before the dawn.

ULTA 20% Off Today Only and Sephora VIB

If you guys have missed out on a chance to score some of your favorite beauty products during the ULTA 20% sale, you're in luck. For today only, you can get 20% off your ENTIRE ULTA purchase. I don't know about you, but that sounds mighty awesome to me!

Just enter the code, 84840 when you check out.

The Sephora VIB sale doesn't start till tomorrow but I just wanted to let you guys know about it. The sale runs from November 8th to the 12th and offers 20% off as well.
Well, whatcha waiting for?! Go shop!


You're a Grinch, Sandy

Just wanted to update anyone who reads this of my current situation since the power just turned back on. Had a mandatory evacuation of Long Branch and am currently staying at me and Beau's close friends' apartment. While our apartment building is still standing, it has taken extensive damage and we do not know when we will be able to go back and live in it. We are very lucky to have people who love us and are willing to take us in. I have been lucky to be in such great company and so grateful as well.

It's always amazing what a natural disaster does to perspective. So when I read tweets of how devastated people are about not having coffee/alcohol it infuriates me. There are so many people right now who don't have homes right now and all you can think about is coffee? Just because you aren't affected, or affected as severely it doesn't mean you take the devastation lightly.

I hope everyone who is able to read this on the east coast is doing all right. I'm praying for all of you.

Thank you to EVERYONE who has been constantly texting/calling my phone to make sure we were OK. AT&T still has some shotty service so I apologize if I do not reply right away.

Be safe everyone and never take for granted all the wonderful things you have, cause it can be gone in an instant.

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