Illumask Skincare Review Part I


No this isn’t an early Halloween costume, it’s the latest in beauty gadgets from Illumask. Illumask is a brand that created an at-home LED light therapy mask. One mask was designed to cater to mild or moderate acne while the other mask caters to aging skin. Confession–I’ve suffered from acne since I was a pre-teen. It took a horrible toll on my self-esteem and while I’ve tried almost everything on the market, nothing has really worked. You can imagine my enthusiasm when the Illumask team reached out to me to review their illumask AntiAcne Light Therapy Mask.

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The Moms Disney and Pixar Inside Out Screening


Have you seen the latest trailer for Disney and Pixar Inside Out? The film explores the different emotions and experiences that make each of unique. I was so excited to see this film and luckily The Moms hosted an advanced screening. I definitely had to bring my son along as it was his FIRST movie theatre experience!

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Dove Revitalize and the Governor’s Ball


Have you ever attended the Governor’s Ball on Randall’s Island here in New York City?! Well, if your answer is no, you’re definitely missing out on an incredible experience. I had the pleasure of attending the Saturday portion of the three day festival (June 5-7) as a guest of Dove. I learned more about their Dove Revitalize Beauty Bar and Body Wash which smell amazing! The new scents are infused with mandarin and tiare flowers which leave your skin refreshed and moisturized.

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Memorial Day Style


Happy Memorial Day! Okay, I’m a about a day late with this post, but nonetheless I wanted to showcase what I wore on Memorial Day. I thought about wearing the traditional colors of red, white and blue…but I really wasn’t into it. Instead, I built my outfit around my red Old Navy tube top dress.

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Cocotique x Modabox Beauty Meets Fashion


I was invited to the Cocotique x Modabox “Beauty Meets Fashion” event where attendees were treated to a sip and shop at Modabox hosted by Cocotique. I’ve reviewed Cocotique before (see here and here). You might remember that it’s a deluxe beauty subscription service that curates beauty and lifestyle products primarily for women of color.

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New York Baby Show!


This past weekend I had a blast attending the 2015 New York Baby Show ! If you’re unfamiliar with the event, it’s a large expo that showcases the latest brands and innovations for families and those expecting babies or already have children. The two-day event also featured seminars about how to shop for a new baby, mom and dad lounges, a keynote panel about parenthood and live entertainment for adults and kids. Before I dive into my favorite parts of the expo, I also got the chance to visit the exclusive Blogger Lounge hosted by Momtrends!

The Blogger Lounge featured Mables Labels–a brand that provides labels for all of your kids’ items (and adults!), pampering from the GlamSquad and free babysitting from the Nanny League

I’ll be honest. Since I had my little one with me, I didn’t get to take full advantage of everything in the Blogger Lounge as my son was attached to my hip. But I did get to mix and mingle with a few blogger pals and enjoy the delicious lunch set up by Momtrends.


Blogger Lounge hosted by MomTrends.

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Anti Aging: Why I’m All About Resting B**ch Face

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Okay, so I’m sure most of you have heard or seen the site Well, let me pre-face this post by saying that site is  NOT for the faint of hearts. I mean sure, as you can see I got ages “19”, “20” and “29”when I’m really DUN Dun Dun…31. So I was kind of feeling myself.

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Jumpin Jumpin: The Black Jumpsuit


Woohoo! It’s almost the end of the week and I’m jumping for joy in my H&M black jumpsuit. I’ve been on the hunt for a good jumpsuit that was sleeveless and fit my thigh/tummy area in a flattering way. I didn’t find a sleeveless one that I liked, but when I saw the fit of this jumpsuit on the H&M site, I knew I had to have it.

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The Trench Coat


SPRING WHERE ARE YOU?! Okay, I’m sure I’m like most of you who are ready to break out the shorts, tees and sandals. Here in NYC the temps have been pretty sporadic. When the warmth breaks out, you better take full advantage because who knows when you’ll feel it again. Anyway, to combat Mother Nature’s craziness, I’ve been sporting my new khaki and leather trench coat which is perfect for that in-between weather.

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Rocksbox Review Subscription Service


Okay–we’re truly in the ago of subscription boxes for everything! I’ve seen underwear, clothing, shoes, makeup and other items that people can “subscribe” to monthly for a fairly small fee. I’ve tried a jewelry subscription service before, but I wasn’t that impressed with its quality. However, when I had the chance to try out the hugely popular Rocksbox service for free, I jumped at ordering a box. Here’s my Rocksbox review. Read More →