2017: End of the Year Wrap-Up

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Victoria’s Secret #PinkSnowedInn Pop-Up Shop

When New York City is your playground, there’s no shortage of fun activities to get into, especially around the holidays. Here’s my end of the year wrap-up for my top 5 events. If you follow me on instagram, you already know I love to attend the latest pop-up shops and best of all they’re usually FREE! December 2017 was the best time for pop-up shops and events as most of them were generally holiday themed and attendees received prizes.

In the photo above, I had the chance to attend the Victoria’s Secret #PinkSnowedInn which was tons of fun! Guests received FREE hot chocolate, bath bombs, photo opportunities, PINK book bags and much more.

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Holiday Beauty on a Budget with Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails!

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The holiday season means spending more time with family, friends and co-workers at various parties and other outings. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to stepping out into the holiday season at any function, I like for my outer appearance to scream chic and together. Now that doesn’t mean overspending on a new wardrobe. It means taking the time to add little touches that can instantly take your look up a notch. Enter Kiss Gel Fantasy nails and Ardell Lashes.

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Yankee Candle Pop-up Shop #CandlePowerNYC

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Yankee Candle pop-up shop

Have you ever wanted to create a customized candle or discover your own personalized candle scent? Well now you can at NYC’s Yankee Candle #CandlePowerNYC pop-up shop in Soho, NY! This interactive pop-up shop is full of instagrammable photo opportunities, candle shopping and so much more.

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It Cosmetics, The Brand You Need To Know

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Don’t you love it when a make-up brand develops cosmetics that not only enhances your skin but uses ingredients that can make your skin look even better? Well at a beauty event I was introduced to IT Cosmetics, a brand that can be found at retailers like Ulta, Sephora and online at HSN, QVC and its online site.

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Momtrends Holiday Winter Soiree

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A few weeks ago I was invited to the annual Momtrends holiday soiree! I had the opportunity to connect with some amazing brands and also catch up with my fellow NYC bloggers. The party was amazing and featured so many great gift-giving ideas. So if you’re like me and have no idea on where to start for holiday gifts, keep reading.

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HGTV Presents Santa HQ at Queens Center Mall

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Can you believe that Christmas 2017 is only 5 THURSDAYS AWAY?! Yes, I know that we didn’t even get through Thanksgiving, but now’s the time to get a jumpstart on those gift lists and of course visit the big man himself–SANTA!! The holidays truly bring out the child in me and I couldn’t wait to attend the HGTV Interactive Santa HQ Workshop at Queens Center Mall.

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Back To School Beauty Bag Trends with Glossier

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Can you believe the summer is pretty much over and it’s time for another school year?! As a mom and educator, a new school year always symbolizes a new start–especially when it comes to beauty items. As the seasons change, there are a few rules to keep in mind to keep your skin at its best.

Rule number 1: it’s very important to check the expiration dates on your beauty items.

Rule number 2: decide what products to keep or toss.

Rule number 3:change up your makeup and/or skincare according to either the cooler or warmer temperatures.

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Women’s Health Magazine Hamptons Party

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I’ve lived in NYC my entire 30+ years of living and I’ll be the first one to admit that I’ve never been to the Hamptons. I’ve always wanted to “summer” there, or go on a quick weekend getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but I’ve never made the effort to actually venture there. Well this summer changed all that when I was invited by a beauty blogger pal to the annual Women’s Health Magazine soiree.

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