September 15, 2014

Envious Events: Her Campus "Get Prepped" at CambridgeSide Galleria

This past Friday I was treated to a day of fall fashion with my fellow Boston-area Her Campus CC's at the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall in Cambridge, MA.

The day started off with complimentary Starbucks drinks (vanilla soy latte is my drink of choice) and treat samples. First, I headed to Origins for a mini-facial and skincare consultation. Judy Gary, the Origins Counter Manager was so sweet and even gave me a few samples to try at home including two of my favorite products, the GinZeng eye cream and the Clear Improvement charcoal mask. The GinZeng Collection is perfect for college students, it's brightening and refreshing before a long day of classes after an even longer night of homework.

We each received $50 for fall fashion shopping as well as an adorable tote bag full of goodies! I used my gift card to buy two fall staples, a pair of black jeggings and a black pencil skirt from Old Navy and even got 10% off with my student ID, as well as my favorite long sleeve top from J. Crew for 15% off with my student ID. I also picked up an adorable pair of underwear from a new store to CambridgeSide, Plammie Activewear that we all got a free coupon for in our goodie bags.

The day ended with a complimentary Au Bon Pain lunch by the water fountain outside in the cutest little carrying box. I had a great time shopping with my Her Campus friends and enjoying the day together. Thanks to all the wonderful ladies from CambridgeSide Galleria for a fabulous day!

I was provided a $50 gift card, gift bag, breakfast + lunch by CambridgeSide Galleria. All opinions are my own.

September 14, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of September 14th

  • Natural Beauty Essentials (Sale begins 9pm ET 9/14)

  • Edward Bess, Salon Worthy Strands, Vivant Skin Care (Sales begin 8am PT 9/14)
  • #ManiMonday: Urban Decay Nail Lacquers, H2O Plus, Lab Series Skincare For Men (Sales begin 8am PT 9/15)
  • BECCA Cosmetics, Erno Laszlo, Le Angelique (Sales begin 8am PT 9/16)

  • Skip the Salon: Hair Tools & More (Sale begins 11am ET 9/14)
  • Lancome (Sale begins 11am ET 9/15)

September 13, 2014

Link Love: September 7-13

Anna Wintour on Brooklyn, the Rumors, and the One Thing She Shall Never Wear - 73 Questions [Vogue]

12 Tips For Cleaning Faster & Smarter [Refinery 29]

It's A… [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

Jenna Lyons of J. Crew's Beauty Routine [NY Times]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows How Little Fashionistas Know About Fashion In 'Lie Witness News' [Huff Post Comedy]

Take a One-Way Trip From Tatty to Natty [Slate]

September 12, 2014

At Home: Coffee Table Books

In the beginning of August, a friend asked me what book I was currently reading. I was embarrassed to say that I wasn't currently reading any books (leave me suggestions in the comments!), but I had a love for coffee table books. It all started with two books, Sisters and Daughters, that have sat on the coffee table in my parent's living room for as long as I can remember, and over the past few years I've been building up my own collection for a future coffee table, for now they just sit on my desk. All of my recommendations are either one's I already own and treasure, or are currently on my wish-list!

September 10, 2014

Brand Spotlight: Band Of Outsiders

Founded by former agent to the stars Scott Sternberg in 2004 as a menswear line, Band of Outsiders takes a modern and rebellious take on classic preppy pieces which can easily be transitioned from day to night for men and women. Their womenswear line, Boy. by Band of Outsiders launched in 2007 taking much inspiration from the menswear line, followed by Girl. by Band of Outsiders in 2010 which offered more feminine options at a slightly lower price point. In 2013, Sternberg merged the womenswear and menswear lines into the namesake brand name Band of Outsiders.

September 8, 2014

Back to Boston 2014

I've only been back to school for a few days but I'm already back in my old routine at school. I can't imagine going anywhere else but Emerson College and being anywhere but Boston, and I'm SO happy that I made the decision to go to school here. It's crazy that two years ago I was stressing over college applications and now my friends and I are thinking of what apartment we should live in next year (eek!) and my sister is starting her senior year of high school and the college application process.

My schedule this year is going to be crazy, I'm taking 3 journalism classes, and one "gen ed" class (even though gen ed classes at Emerson are awesome like my Burlesque class last semester and my Plagues & Pandemics class this semester) and only have classes 2 days a week, leaving plenty of time for working at my new job, working on my 3 extra-curriculars, having a social life, and of course working on the blog. I've also decided to declare a Marketing Minor, and I'll begin taking those classes next semester.

If you ever have any questions about college, Emerson or otherwise, don't hesitate to reach out to me, I love helping people with the college process!

September 7, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of September 7th

  • Beauty Best Sellers Under $50 (Sale begins 9pm ET 9/7)
  • Makeup Artists' Must-Haves (Sale begins Noon ET 9/10)

  • Argan Magic Oil, Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, Smile Sciences (Sales begin 8am PT 9/7)
  • #ManiMonday: Ciate, AHAVA Skincare, Gorgeous Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 9/8)
  • Brilliance New York Skincare, Eyeko London (Sales begin 8am PT 9/9)
  • Oriental Fall Fragrances, Ready to Wear Cosmetics, Rodial Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 9/10)
  • Basq, Eva NYC (Sales begin 8am PT 9/11)
  • CoTZ The Healthier Sunscreen, miracle 10 Extraordinary Skincare, theBalm Cosmetics (Sales begins 8am PT 9/12)
  • Aviva Hair Revitalizer, BH Cosmetics, Dead Sea Spa Care (Sales begin 8am PT 9/13)

  • CHI Hair Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 9/7)
  • Pamper Yourself: Face & Body Care (Sale begins 9am PT 9/9)
  • Designer Fragrances: Italian Edition (Sale begins 9am PT 9/10)
  • Sensational Scents: Fragrance, Skincare & More (Sale begins 9am PT 9/11)

  • butter LONDON (Sale begins 11am ET 9/8)
  • Hair Tools & Extensions by HairArt (Sale begins 11am ET 9/11)
  • Fall Beauty Must-Haves Featuring Estee Lauder (Sale begins 11am ET 9/13)