Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What to Do in Pittsburgh: Volume 1

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Looking out on the city of Pittsburgh during a weekend visit last fall. And no, this was not posed!
As many of you may know, I made the choice to move from NYC to Pittsburgh this past December. Leaving New York was something I'd wanted to do for awhile, but I was waiting until the right next step presented itself. Moving to Pittsburgh has proven to be beyond rewarding, and has certainly enriched my personal life in many ways just in the past 7 months. I decided to start this column, What to Do in Pittsburgh, as a way for you to share in all the wonderful experiences I've had -- and as a guide for you to experience my fair city for yourself! I'll be doing this column at least bi-weekly (if not weekly) and will include places to eat, things to do, sights to see ... everything you could possibly want to learn about such a fascinating city.

Monday, July 28, 2014

#ManiMonday: Zoya Harper from the Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection

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While I'm normally not a wearer of pink nail polishes -- they're a bit too #normcore for me -- I'm making an exception for Zoya Harper. This is one of the colors from the Summer 2014 Bubbly Collection, which contains 6 super glittery colors.

Harper is a pretty fabulous Pepto Bismol/cotton candy pink packed with tons of iridescent and holographic yellow gold glitter. One coat yields almost perfect coverage, but two make it completely opaque. This is definitely one of those colors that make me want to keep staring at my nails over and over (and over). You get a jelly sandwich-like effect with two coats, which trap the glitter in between the solid pink.

Honestly? If pink nail polishes always looked like this, I'd wear them a lot more!

Zoya Harper retails for $9 at zoya.com.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lusts of the Week: Egyptian Magic Skin Cream & the Band-Aid Friction Block Stick

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You know those products that people have told you about over and over (and over) again ... but for one reason or another, you just never get around to trying them? Well, that's how I was with Band-Aid Friction Block Stick and Egyptian Magic Skin Cream. No matter how many times I heard how amazing they were, I just never picked them up. Until now, that is.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: My Version of the Cosby Sweater

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Everyone knows about the Cosby Sweater. The oversized sweater with crazy designs was all the rage in the 80's, made popular by Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show. (Sorry for all the Cosby Cosby Cosby talk.) And, while I like to believe I was always super fashionable, I think I had a few moments of ... well ... just the opposite. (Just wait until you see my Throwback Thursday post about jumpsuits.) I happened to own my very own version of the Cosby Sweater with the very one you see above.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Salon and Spa Directory: Spa Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza

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Back in February, I took a trip to Los Angeles to visit my old roommate and very dear friend, Todd. We spent a day at Disneyland, had burgers at In-N-Out, hung out by the pool ... you know, everything you're supposed to do in LA. And, of course, I simply had to visit a spa while I was in town. I took some time out to get a pedicure at Spa Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza.

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