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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Low Down On Lashes

I love long lashes but I have never had luck with having false eyelashes applied.  I was so allergic to the glue that I found it so painful but I did love the look.  However, I am persistent and kept trying.  I recently found some options for lush, long lashes that you will LOVE.  

I went to a salon (well a casual salon) to have mink eyelash extensions applied and it was a huge success.  The process is long but they seat you in a very comfy chair and it became painless. allergic reaction and I love the result.  If you are local the salon is called Angel Tips and it is in Stamford, CT (it is a chain so there might be one near you, if you are out of the area).  And, you are in luck...there is a Groupon for almost $50 off the first application.  Click HERE for more information.  

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Maybe you don't feel like sitting for an hour to have the eyelashes applied or the maintenance is too much for you (you need to have them refilled about every 3 weeks).  Well, I have the most incredible option for you.....One Two Cosmetics Magnetic Lashes.   I ordered these and they are really amazing.  I will admit, it takes some practice to get them just right.  I watched every youtube video out there, on this product, but they are super easy to apply (once you get the hang of it) and look really great.  

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Lastly, maybe false eyelashes are not for you....I get it!!!!   Don't worry, I've got you covered.  In my opinion, the best mascara to zoop up your natural lashes is, hands down, Benefit's They're Real Beyond Mascara (click HERE).  


Monday, June 26, 2017

Book Club Monday

This week's Book Club Monday is an awesome fun beach read.  It is The Assistants by Camille Perri.  I read that this book has been called "addictive", "funny" and "smart".  Here is the story:

Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money.

Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not. 

When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated.

Featuring an eclectic clan of coconspirators, a love interest far too handsome to be trusted, and a razor-sharp voice full of wry humor, The Assistants is a rallying cry for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid women who are asking themselves, How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants? -

To purchase this book, click HERE.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Fashionable Friend Friday

Today's Fashionable Friend Friday is local Rye mom Susanne Carroll.  Susanne comes to the rescue to some many of us who stare daily into our closets choc full of clothes and cannot find anything to wear!!!  She helps to tackle the job of cleaning out your closet, which she swears is the first step in making getting dressed easy.  At your first meeting with Susanne, you will talk about your lifestyle, different wardrobe needs, style and color preference.  Then she goes to work!!  She really aims to rejuvenate her client's current wardrobe by putting outfits together with what she already owns.  She suggests pieces to add and most often,  Susanne explains, that it is only a few pieces that "can open up a whole new wardrobe".  She also will shop with you in store and online!  She started working with another local mom, Susie Johnson and this dynamic duo are conquering closets all over Westchester County with their incredible fashion sense.

Lastly, you might just want to know what happens to all these discarded clothes and treasures!!   Well, stay tuned...Susanne and Susie are going to have curated online consignment sales and seasonal pop-ups.   I CANNOT wait!!!  To contact Susanne to set up your own closet refresh, click HERE

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And she does Men's closets too

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cool Whip Peanut Butter Treat

OK>>>>>This is probably the BEST recipe I will share with you all summer.  I read about how amazing and calorie friendly this dessert is.  It is only 1 Weight Watchers point per serving so if you don't know what that is basically hitting the jackpot on guilt free desserts!!!!!!!  I made this for my son and my family, that are visiting....Needless to say, we are all addicted and honestly, we have gone through container after container of cool whip.....YOU HAVE TO TRY IT (Oh and you can thank me later!!!!)

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Adapted from stockpiling moms

  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 tub Cool Whip Fat-Free
  • Hershey's Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup

  1. Mix the Cool Whip and Peanut Butter together
  2. Spoon into 12 lined cupcake tins
  3. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and freeze

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Statement Earrings

If there is one thing that you MUST add to your 
wardrobe this summer it is a pair of statement earrings. 
 I have shared my favorite picks below.  I have been 
drooling over those incredible gold square earrings for 
months now.  But I think I can find an outfit for each 
pair.  Any of these styles would look incredible with 
a white dress or white jeans and festive summer 
top!! Throw on a pair and you are all set for all your 
summer outings.

Statement Earrings

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Westchester Milk

I recently tried Westchester Milk at home fresh food delivery.  All the products available are all natural with no pesticides, artificial preservatives, additives or growth hormones.   They source everything from local family owned dairies and farms delivered right to your door step every week.  I have already tried some of the amazing products and I am hooked.  From milk to local grass fed ground beef to quality eggs, and fresh squeezed juices, Westchester Milk has it all and more.  To place your own order or for more information, click HERE.

Thank you to Westchester Milk for sponsoring this post.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Book Club Monday

OK readers, I am finally sharing with you my pick for the best read of the summer.   And, it is Fitness Junkie: ANovel by my friends the AWESOME Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.  I loved their first book, The Knockoff and was waiting with bated breath for this new one.  I just received an advanced copy.  Thank you so much Doubleday Books!!!!!! And I read it from cover to cover almost immediately!!! Here is the story (you are going to LOVE it)...

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin—the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin—her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.

Fitness Junkie is going to be released on July 11th, but you can order it HERE on Amazon so that you are able to get it hot off the presses.  I am looking forward to catching up with Lucy this summer in the Hamptons and taking an exercise class with her (perhaps one of the very ones she frequented while writing the book) and getting all the behind the scenes juicy details.  Stay Tuned!!!