Monday, July 28, 2014

Haul | I Didn't Have An Umbrella

It's just an average Monday, and I went out to the grocery store to pick up a few things. It's forecasted a high of 82F and sunny. So I walked the few blocks over, and suddenly it started POURING. Not the sprinkling of sun showers that happen throughout the summer, but legit POURING. Fate would have it that Bluemercury (a beauty and skincare shop) was the closest store to me, and so I ducked in to wait out the rain...

I already had in mind to pick up the Belle du Jour//NARS lipstick the next time I stopped by a beauty supply store, but it was still pouring when I found the lipstick. I ended up getting sucked in to the Deborah Lippmann display and picked up two nail polishes. And the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.

I'm kind of excited about the "Today Was A Fairytale" nail polish, as I don't own any glitter polishes. I'm usually not a fan, but this one just looked so pretty in the bottle- a silvery blue. I think it would look super pretty on its own, or layered over a neutral or something. "Break 4 Love" looks super pretty too, a bubble gum pink. I've been super into pink polishes lately. The packaging is kind of neat too. I'm predicting a mani-pedi later.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Minute Getaway

Every day I walk by the sky lift that connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island, and the other day I thought it was time to give it a try. Roosevelt Island is a small island situated between Manhattan and Queens, and the only way to get there is by the sky lift, F train, or to swim- I suppose. Car access is only from Queens. It's one of those places where everybody knows about, but nobody actually goes to. It's quaint, full of apartment buildings, and actually has real grass (shocker).

After about 5 minutes on public transportation that provided such gorgeous views of the city and river, it felt as if I had driven a hundred miles away. The vibe was immediately calmer, complete with BBQs going on and people enjoying a live band. I didn't think that the $2.50 fare could get me that far away from the hectic lifestyle on the other side of the river.

Remember to take some time to get away from it all, and some time for yourself, regardless of how busy life can get to be. Where do you go for a getaway?