Month: May 2017

Best Wedding Ever! (part 1)

My weekend vlog got very long, so here’s part one of the best wedding weekend ever!  This is night one, the sangeet.  And yes, my friends & I performed!

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The New Cambridgeside

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Change is in the air!  It’s Memorial Day, unofficially ushering in the summer season!  If you’re a New Englander like me, you’ll know we got a big change in the weather last week– some sunshine!  I spent a beautiful, sunshine-y evening (isn’t it nice that the sun is still up at 7:00?) on the Charles River with my friends at Cambridgeside Galleria, where major changes are occurring!

I met my fiancé at Cambridgeside Galleria, so you could say I spend a lot of time there.  There’s a lot of construction right now as the whole mall gets a face lift!  I can’t wait to see what it’s like when it’s all done!  I got to go on a little scavenger hunt around the three levels of stores stopping by some of my favorites– Sunglasses Hut (will be returning for sunglasses now that I have my new prescription!), Sephora (might’ve dropped some money there), Banana Republic (need one of these phone-charger clutches by the way), and more!  Macy’s demo’ed Clinique’s Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color  and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!

After some light shopping, we took to the sea! that dirty water.  If you’ve never seen Boston from the Charles before, I promise you, you’re doing it wrong.  Charles Riverboat Company provides the best view around!  It was a perfect night for it and I’m already looking for an excuse to do it again.

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It was a great kickoff to the season, and obviously I’ll be back for more shopping at Cambridgeside Galleria!

Steven Universe vol. 1

As soon as I started watching Steven Universe, I checked iTunes for the songs I loved.  The music in this show is AMAZING (like, I’m considering several tracks for our wedding) and I was so sad that I had to depend on Youtube for my Steven Universe tunes.  Thankfully, my prayers were answered and volume 1 of the soundtrack is coming out at the end of this week!

I’ve already pre-ordered and the track listing is phenomenal.  I thought I’d highlight some of my favorites for you today! (more…)

Naked Smoky

I’m a self-confessed eyeshadow palette-addict.  I’m leaving for a wedding weekend trip tomorrow and am planning on packing at least three.  I’ve got so many new ones to share with you too!

This one is not-so-new.  Urban Decay Naked 2 was the first palette I got and I’ve been building my Naked collection ever since.  Smoky gave me pause, though.  I don’t often do very dramatic eyeshadow looks.  Naked has always provided super wearable shades, and frankly I was a bit intimidated by Naked Smoky.  I picked up Naked Smoky because it was on sale randomly at Sephora and I had a VIB Rouge discount.  It sat unused for a while because I never had an occasion to try it out.  Once I finally took the plunge, I found these shades to be incredibly wearable– even for day-looks!

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Japan In Photos

As promised, I’m sharing some of my favorite photos from our recent trip to Japan.  (Yes we’ve been home for over a month, so what?)  Why now?  Because my vlog playlist is finally finished– you can relive my whole trip with me! If you can believe it, I managed to take more photos than video…

Get ready for a photo-heavy post!

Part One: OsakaIMG_5520

Part Two: Nara and Osaka CastleIMG_5529IMG_5530IMG_5531

Part Three: Osaka to KyotoIMG_4603

Part 4: Fushimi Inari & Daigo-jiIMG_5534IMG_5538

Part Five: Two days in Kyoto– Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Ginkaku-ji, Arashiyama, and Gion!IMG_5543IMG_5544IMG_5545IMG_5549

Part 6: Himeji, Kyoto to TokyoIMG_5553IMG_5554

Part 7: Shinjuku, Harajuku, ShibuyaIMG_5557IMG_5555

Part 8: Tsukiji, Asakusa, AkihabaraIMG_5563

Part 9: Kusama and Mucha at the National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo TowerIMG_5566IMG_5568

Part 10: OdaibaIMG_5233IMG_5565

Wedding Wednesday: Progress Report

Let’s be real, this post is mostly for me.  We’ve made SO MUCH progress planning our big day, (April 7, 2018!) but there are so many details to keep track of!  I like to be able to check the boxes, so it’s interesting to me to take inventory of where we are in the process.  I warn you: I’m the kind of person who likes to get everything done early, so don’t feel like you need to go by my timelines!

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Nintendo, Rick Mobile, & Bridal Squad

If you liked yesterday’s post, you’re in luck!  You can watch us shop the Nintendo x Uniqlo collection in real life!  Also, we see the Rick Mobile (from Rick & Morty) and I get my bridal squad together for something exciting…