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Summer nails

nail polish purchased from Walgreens, Jumpsuit: Marshalls 

Photography: Nick Carter 

Hi, Everyone! I wanted to share how much I love the nail polish brand Sinful Colors. I started to use Sinful Colors a few years ago when I was shopping for random items at Walgreens. The nail polish is $1.99 and it’s just as good as nail brands like OPI and Essie. I stopped paying for manicures and pedicures a while ago so now I do everything myself at home

I’ve worn all three colors but my favorite has to be yellow first pink second. The blue is filled with glitter and that isn’t my thing.  All three colors cost $5 and that’s a great deal.  There’s something so refreshing about a fresh manicure, I feel so put together.  For my cuticles and nails, I use the Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit. The tips and toes kit is the best thing to use on your hands and feet and it’s only $11.41 on Amazon.  This is the best money saving tip for anyone who loves to pamper themselves. Honestly, it’s taken me a while to make my manicures look decent but with some practice, they’ll look amazing!

Getting ready with Harry’s

It can take me over an hour to get ready and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I wake up, shower, make coffee, do my hair, brush my teeth and all that good stuff. I have a strict morning routine I need to stick to and if I skip one step my whole day is off. One routine that’s very important to me is shaving my legs and finding the right razor is so difficult. I have sensitive skin so scented razors and shave gels make me break out and the cheap bulk pack of razors DO NOT work at all.

I was offered product to try from Harry’s and I was really excited to get a new razor in my life.  Men have the best razors so I knew I wouldn’t regret using this. My legs were so soft after the first use it was unbelievable. I can’t even describe how amazing this razor is. I swear right after I felt my legs and I said WOW out loud in the shower to myself. Right now Harry’s is running a shave club free trial  you just have to cover shipping which is only $3. Seriously ladies!! TRY IT! Also, how cute is my pup Tiger!! He’s so photogenic!

In collaboration with Harry’s 

Casual in Mules


This is my normal look on a daily basis. I do wear dresses and skirts a lot at work or on the weekends but this is my everyday look. I like to keep it casual and comfortable since it’s the summer and I really hate being hot, it makes me so grumpy. Normally I wear jeans, a cute top, my Keds or flats to work. I really don’t like wearing my nice clothes to work. And when I say my nice clothes I mean my over the top dresses or heels. I really don’t want to wear 6 inch heels for 8 hours.

I found these mint green mules at the Gilt Warehouse sale for 30 dollars. Mules are the most comfortable shoe for me to walk in and I’m really glad I bought these. I was debating between these shoes and black boots that would be perfect for fall but they didn’t fit around my ankles. I normally wouldn’t buy green shoes but this color is so fun. I had an  obsession with this color green in high school but I never really fed into it.

This outfit was a complete steal. I got these pants at Old Navy for $15 dollars and the shirt at Loft for $19.50. If you’re currently looking for comfy weekend pants ( is that even a thing?) these are the pants you want. They are easy to throw on with a t-shirt and some sandals too. On another note I have a really fun collaboration coming up soon and I’m really excited to share it with you! Follow me on Instagram to keep up.


Shirt: Loft  Pants: Old Navy

Beach day + Adore me


adore me post

It’s summer time so there’s no harm in writing multiple blog post about the beach. Many of us will be on the beach every weekend so we need a place to find some beach day inspiration.  I’m always browsing for new bikinis, sun hats, cover-ups (you name it, I have it saved in my bookmarks). Recently I came across  Adore Me and they have such a great selection of bathing suits for all sizes in a variety of different prints and styles. I personally love a two piece bikini. The Melodie two piece has the crochet style with a mix of colors to make that tan pop. Another favorite is the Joanna Push-Up two piece bikini, I really like the stripe detail and the different shades of blue.

Adore Me has tons of bathing suits to choose from so I’m sure you’ll fall in love with one. Check out their swim collection here and the hashtag #beachdaymusts on Instagram to see what everyone is bringing to the beach.


Special thanks to Adore Me for collaborating on this post 

Winter skin favorites


Winter Skin Favorites

With the weather changing so often, I’m not sure if I can really call this winter. But my skin seems to know what season it is so I picked up some new beauty products to use. During the winter months, my skin is constantly dry.  One of the main things I look for with beauty products is moisturizer and hydration. My skin is a mix between oily and dry (my face is oily and my body is dry).

On my lips, I’m using   Vaseline jelly baby in rosy lips. Not my favorite one from the Vaseline brand but I loved the smell. Next time I’ll stick to the original formula.

I’m using three things on my face. First is the Nude Facial cleanser. This must be applied to dry skin and washed off gently with water. Second is the Soul Sunday fine facial scrub. And lastly, Coconut Oil  – not pictured  (found here). I like using coconut oil after I wash my face because my skin is so smooth after. Also, when I don’t feel like using my cleanser I  clean my face with the coconut oil.  It fights acne, takes off makeup, basically coconut oil is the best!

My body products change daily but as of now I’m using Jergens wet skin moisturizer, Palmers cocoa butter , and coconut oil on my face. Cocoa butter has always worked for me so I’m sticking to it.

Also featured- Skyn eye gels, Karuna face mask, Smiths lip balm


Paridaez event

I was invited to the Paridaez event at the Bradley & Diegel salon on Newbury St and it was a great time. Paridaez is a transformative clothing line for fitness, work, and play. A night filled with snacks, drinks, a complimentary braid bar courtesy of the salon, and makeup touch-ups by Jeannine Vincent, winner of the Improper Bostonian’s Best Boston Makeup Artist. I had so much fun and I can’t wait to attend more fabulous Paridaez events. Check out their website to get yourself some cool pieces.

Allure Magazine August Giveaway



Allure.com is have a huge August beauty product giveaway with 25,237 items! Every week in August you can enter to win some of the major goodies they have listed like Butter Nail polish, Kat Von D Contour Palette, body creams… The list goes on until the end of the month. Each slide has the specific week and time you should enter to win. Make sure you mark your calendars!

Karuna hydrating face mask


Serum infused cloth mask….Sounds weird right? Well it is but my face loved it. The pack comes with four face cloths that should last for one month when used weekly. Made with 100% natural fiber cloth this mask provides deep conditioning for your skin along with lasting hydration. It took me a second to get the mask on my face but once it’s on just lay back and relax for 10-20 minutes. Once you take the mask off massage the remaining product into your neck and hands. For those of you who suffer from dry skin this mask would definitely help. My apartment felt like the spa! Sunday afternoon mask treatments and relaxation. No better feeling.



Follain meet the makers event

IMG_0320 (1) IMG_0327 IMG_0330 IMG_0326 IMG_0318 Follain in the South End hosted a meet the makers event with the founder of SW Basics, Adina Grigore.  I got the chance to meet Adina and chat with her about the skincare line. We both share similar views about how important a proper skincare routine is as you get older. I also mentioned to her that switching to natural products really changed my skin and the SW Basics toner works wonders on my face.  She listens to her customers and cares about their skincare results. She signed each book with a personal note and included her e-mail address if we wanted to talk about the products.

Daily skincare routine- Jyotsna

Cuppa Jyo

Jyotsna from Cuppajo shared her daily skincare routine with me.


1.When you wake up in the morning what products do you  use on your face?

I wash my face with a normal face wash Jojoba oil face wash and then apply a face moisturizer.


2. Do you use any products during the day to keep your face fresh?

No I dont usually use any products during the day. I do carry around my moisturizer and a compact to keep it refreshed if need be.


3.What moisturizer do you swear by?

Love the Kiehls Creme De Corps – it is super moisturizing.


4. What is your nighttime routine?

I remove my makeup with makeup wipes, then wash my face again with the Jojoba oil cleanser and then apply a few of these Beauty drops by Skin owl. They are SO amazing, I think there’s definitely unicorn tears in them!


5. Any new beauty products you just started trying?

Trying out some new products by Enza beauty.