October 2, 2015

I Got An iPhone 6s!

So, I've had an iPhone 5 for the past year and a half. Love the little thing. It's cute, functions wonderfully, and I can find pretty much any case for it I'd ever want. All that's great and dandy except...I only had 16GB to play with.

It may sound silly, and a #firstworldproblem, but oh goodness how annoying it was to get that little pop up that said "Cannot take photo, please adjust memory settings". It was always a sacrifice between my music, my text messages, apps, and photos.

But no more will I have to deal with that. I got myself a 64GB work horse now. I really just wanted 32GB, but those aren't available at the moment (and not sure if they ever will be).

I love this thing. It's nicely sized, familiar to me, and Siri and I are getting along great so far. It really is the little things in life that can put a smile on your face.


September 23, 2015

10 Things That Make Me Happy.

I've seen this tag a bit here on numerous bogs lately, and I figured I'd give it a go.
1. School supplies/stationary.
2. Purple.
3. All black outfits.
4. Cats with serious attitude problems (cause they're literally my spirit animal).
5. Blogging.
6. Weird movies no one's eveer heard of (my Netflix one-star game is SICKENING).
7. Red Bull.
8. Pork. All of the damn pork.
9. Post it notes (I guess this goes along with #1, but these give me a special kind of glee so it needed its own spot on the list).
10. Fairytales (blame this on my love for Once Upon A Time).
11. Starbucks (specifically soy chai lattes).
12. Talking to/joking with my mom.
13. Good books.
14. Relaxing days at home (I'm a serious homebody, like for real for real).
15. Seeing butterflies fly around in the hood. It shows me there's some kind of beauty in these mean/crazy streets.

What are some things that make you happy?

September 16, 2015

Update: How I Spent My 27th Birthday.

I wrote a post few weeks ago talking about why I don't do much for my birthday. This has been a tradition for a few years now. My 27th was not much different. Except, I finally got to wear my Amy Winehouse tank. Yay. I'm all about that #VirgoLife.

Again, I didn't do anything extravagant. The only thing I had planned for certain was that my friend Jennifer and I were going to get lunch. We went to a Cuban restaraunt called Coppelia on 14th Street. We've been here before, and came again because the food was so good. The portions are also huge - two people can share one of their rice and meat bowls. I had some sort of rice, beans, and egg plate. 'Twas delicious.

After that Jennifer and I decided to go the the Highline. We frequented here last summer, and again this year because it's just a nice place to be. Beautiful views of the city, the gardens within the park, and they even have lounge seats for you to lay out and relax on. Loved it.

We decided to go to our other favorite place to just chill out in the city - Chelsea Piers. This is our usual go to spot if we can't figure out anything else to do, or just wanna enjoy the beautiful view of the water. And people watch - cause ya know, that's fun every damn day of the week.

We headed uptown to Washington Heights to grab a few drinks and continue our easy going celebration. It was calm, cute, and wonderful. And that is how I always want my birthday to be.

September 14, 2015

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color In The Stand Out.

I was in Walgreens a few weeks ago and randomly stumbled upon a new (to me, at least) collection of Wet n Wild lipstick pencils. These seem to be all the rage now, with every brand trying to make it that much easier and bolder than the next. I love Wet n Wild, and I love purple lips. So of course I had to get this.

The color is a nice lavender shade, seemingly similar to Lime Crime's Airborne Unicorn (which I just recently purchased, and might get it's own post soon). Except The Stand Out is slightly more matte, and in turn, slightly more drying. That's typically fine with me, because I always exfoliate and slather on lip balm right before I apply lippies like this.

I have yet to actually wear this out, so as far as longevity on the lips I can't comment on that. But I do love the color on me. I use a bit of a nude liner around my lips first, then apply this color. That way it won't looks as stark and chalky.

Have you tried any of Wet n Wild's Velvet Matte Lip Colors?