So Good

So much good going on lately! Too busy living, not enough time to write about it.

Some of my picks for August are below, take a look!

August Essentials
Essie Nail Polish in “Bikini So Teeny” – tried and true. Great pedicure color.

Glossier Haloscope – highlighter in Topaz. I can’t rant and rave enough about this and Glossier in general. Read back on this blog roll for a million and one posts about why Glossier rules.

Nike Juvenate Sneakers – super lightweight, bright white sneakers with black detailing. Comfortable, but they look so cute. Def won’t be running in these – just for sporting around town I’m thinking. 👍

Whalebone Mag – The Food Issue. Pick up basically anywhere in MTK and all over the east end. Take a look inside for tons of mostly legitimate info about food and drankssss, esp on the east end.

Montauk Brew Co Summer Ale Koozie – because you need to keep your hand dry and more importantly, your beer cold! Follow on all the social media’s @montaukbrewco.

Dr. Jart – Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask. Do people actually do sheet masks for anything other than the Snapchat selfie? I mean… Whatevs, got this at Sephora and it’s a good one. And it’s black charcoal.

Capri Blue Volcano Candle – if you know it, you know. If you don’t, you should. Tried and true scent for summer, it’s fruity in a great way. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I’ve been burning it since high school. Can’t go wrong with Volcano. Can usually be found at Anthropologie stores.

Maui Babe Bronzing Lotion – it’s a tanning lotion / enhancer. I’ve been SPF-ing hard body since the beginning of summer to avoid getting that serious “burn”. I did a great job btw – no serious burns, have a solid base tan and Maui Babe just enhances the bronzeness. FYI this stains white bathing suits – BUT does wash out. Available for purchase online obv, I got mine at Poolside Collective at the Montauk Beach House and I suggest you visit.

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What’s In My Bag? | Aruba 2015

What’s in my bag blogs always interest me, so I’m sharing some details. Life Looks Better In Black gives a glimpse into some overall big picture thoughts and opinions. As if I don’t share enough, now you can OD! Enjoy or don’t! Xx

Bag: Mansur Gavriel Tote Black & Blue

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LV Passport Case: essentials, duh.
9ft iPhone Charger: because when traveling, and especially in life — that regular length cord just does not cut it!
Snaaaaacks: betches get hungry, the bar I had in my pantry was Nature Valley Peanut Butter something, ehhhh.
Reading Material: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are – I’ve read it before, great book so I’ll read it again. I learn new things every time I pick it up and it feeds my Parisian addiction.
LV Card Case: no need for a wallet on vacation. Store ID, credit cards, insurance cards, and cash. All the necessities without the extra weight!
Meds: vitamins and prescriptions, necessities you know.
Headphones: downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on my phone so I can take my French language course on the go! Great for when you’re bored in the airport. Also feeding aforementioned Parisian addiction.
Evian Facial Spray: miracle worker for flights, keeps you feeling refreshed!
Sunglasses: I usually travel with 2 pairs because of the sheer fact that I’ll likely lose a pair in the ocean. Or both. Yikes! Celine’s and Tom Ford this time, wish me luck. 😉
Moleskine Journal: I write a lot. I always have something that I want to remember but will likely forget. Also has a hardcopy calendar. I keep my Le Pen with it because I love the way it writes and you never know when you’ll need a well writing black pen.
LV Makeup Bag: great for storing all makeup and beauty products. Also doubles as a clutch for a dinner/night out at your destination.

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Contents: all my fave products!
Le Miuix Hydrating Face Moisturizer, Byredo Gypsy Water, rms beauty oil, Lucas Papaw Ointment, Aruba Aloe, Chanel Sublimage La Creme Yeux, the lip slip by sara happ, Avène Cold Cream lip balm, MAKE eye makeup remover, Crest 3D White toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner (samples).

Makeup: Chanel and NARS everything! (More to follow…).

If you really know me, you’re likely shocked to see I’m moderately organized and not causing a scene at the airport. I’m extremely relieved to escape the frigid temps and icy, slushy, wet sidewalks of NYC. #OneHappyIsland here I come!

Xx

P.S. Wrote this while on Wifi from the air, so there’s no links to products. If you have a question, ask me! 😘

Back to Reality

OOooooffff. It’s Monday night of Labor Day weekend. Tomorrow (or today – depends on when you’re reading this) is back to work, back to school, back to the “grind.” Summer is “over” although Indian Summer seems to be in the cards. Silver lining to going back to work tomorrow —– 4 DAY WEEK!

September is one of my favorite months, and this is just a special time of year for me. I get quite nostalgic thinking of first day back to school and the weather and getting back onto a schedule. Back to reality. I’m quite a realist although I have severe idealistic tendencies.

Here’s a few things I’m feelin’ right now…

We're ALL gonna need this tomorrow ;)
We’re ALL gonna need this tomorrow! (gimme! coffee, Nolita, NYC) 
Gorgeous Decor from a BFF's Bachelorette Party this past weekend <3
Gorgeous Decor from a BFF’s Bachelorette Party this past weekend ❤ 
Cute little FlashTat!
Cute little FlashTat!
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
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Refresh your Jeans for Fall – Cut off the Ends to just above the ankle for cute crops! 
Whit knows how to party! #bachelorette
Whit knows how to party! #bachelorette
Great end to a weekend in Westhampton Beach
Great end to a weekend in Westhampton Beach
Put Apple Cider Vinegar on your Nails before applying nail polish - reduces chips! You're welcome! :)
Put Apple Cider Vinegar on your Nails before applying nail polish – reduces chips! You’re welcome! 🙂
Back to Reality - Underwear & Responsibilities. WOOF.
Back to Reality – Underwear & Responsibilities. WOOF.

 Hope this random crap helps you get through your Tuesday morning! Remember you only have 4 days until the weekend. Love today! xx