19 May



19 May

Just wanted to share a link to the Philip Kingsley blog – they mentioned my review of their event the other day. I thought it was cool they highlighted my site!!


16 May

My nails are a MESS & I needed a manicure/pedicure like a month ago. If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with nail polish & obsessed with painting my own nails. SO tonight. I’m painting my nails. I picked up this color by Essie – Aperitif is the name.

Wish me luck – red is tricky!


15 May

Sunday Funday!

I had a great week! On Thursday night I went to a Philip Kingsley event at his New York City clinic. The clinic is located on East 52nd Street between 5th & Madison. I had trouble catching a cab after work – since EVERYONE & their mom in Manhattan was trying to do the same thing. But I managed to find one after almost giving up & my PIC {partner in crime] Erika met me outside the clinic.

Philip Kingsley himself was in the building along with other great editors from the major magazine outlets. There were a few representative from the London office & we chatted with one of the NYC consultants who explained the Philip Kingsley products and mentality to us. First of all, they don’t do color, cuts, blow dry, style or anything of the sorts here! This is strictly a TREATMENT center for scalp & hair. Even if you don’t think you have a hair problem, you’ll shortly discover that you do 😉 .

A Little About Philip Kingsley:

  • Called “The Hair Doctor” by The Times and “The Hair Guru” by The New York Times, Philip Kingsley, born in London, has been a practising trichological consultant since 1957 and a Fellow and past Chairman of the Institue of Trichology.
  • The list of Kingsley’s clients reads like a world’s Who’s Who. He even created the product Elasticizer specifically for Audrey Hepburn.
  • Check out the site here.

A Little About the NYC Clinic:

  • There are two consultation rooms where you meet with Philip or another consultant who proceed to closely examine a strand of your hair. This is where they talk to you about your diet & how you currently maintain your hair. They work to make sure you are getting enough B12 & other vitamins essential to healthy hair & a healthy scalp.
  • There is a large room where quite a few hair stations are set up. For the event, there were gift bags for editors & online influencers so they could test products out at home. There are steam machines to sit under once product has been applied to your hair and/or scalp; this opens up the pours on your scalp (similar to a facial) & helps the product penetrate your hair & scalp.
  • The clinic is minimal & reminiscent of a doctor’s office, but WAY more fun. Everyone there was extremely knowledgable & helpful. I learned a ton & am so happy I attended this event!
A Little About What I Got:
  • I walked away with a wonderful gift bag. It had the ‘Moisture Extreme Jet Set’ pack & the ‘Soft & Shiny Jet Set’ pack.
  • I also received press materials from the PR agency LaForce + Stevens with some great information on Philip & the product

My Review:
  • I used the product last night & I’m already OBSESSED! I currently have extensions in my hair. About two years ago I cut my hair off into a pixie cut. As of six or seven months ago I decided I wanted to grow it out so I’ve had extensions in ever since. Next weekend I’m taking my extensions out & am even more excited to use the product. A little nervous to see how long my hair is. Wish me luck!
  • I loved the ‘Moisture Extreme Elasticizer Extreme’. This is a super-moisturizing treatment that you use PRE-shampoo. I learned that a pre-shampoo conditioner is just as important as a post-shampoo conditioner. You apply this to dampened hair & allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it out & proceed with the prescribed shampoo & conditioner.

  • I also used the ‘Moisture Extreme’ shampoo and conditioner. Absolutely love this stuff. I can’t wait until I can use it on my entire head & not extensions.
I have tried so many products & this is HANDS DOWN the best product I’ve ever tried. I will be heading back to 52nd & 5th soon to re-up. Trust me – TRY IT! 


10 May

“It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t match anything, but it can save your life.”

Oh, Karl!


9 May

I love these bright nail polishes. I also snapped a picture of some of my bright polishes. Check them out below.

GOSH! I am obsessed with nail polish.


9 May

Do you ladies remember this book?!? I found it during my most recent trip home to Maine. AHHH I used to LIVE by this book. Please please please tell me other people were obsessed with it like I was.

The Care and Keeping of You – American Girl Library

The Care and Keeping of You - The American Girl Library