I am kicking off March with the beauty buys I have been working with all winter long to prevent havoc on my skin. Now in my mid-twenties I have become more conscious about my skincare routine and its my top interest in the beauty department. I came across the beauty and skincare line From The Lab which sells beauty products from Europe months before they hit the US Market. I picked out their AM/PM Cleanser, Face Mask, and Face Primer. The cleanser and face mask are brand new to my beauty routine and I have started to see a difference already. My skin feels smoother and brighter which is all I need right now. The Face Primer I mainly use to prep for putting on eye shadow for work. No matter what I do, my eye shadow is always gone by the afternoon and this Face Primer helps keep it on until work is over.
My love of makeup remover wipes is still going strong so I treated myself to the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes in Cucumber and Sage. The smell is heavenly and I feel like its a treat when I take up my makeup off at the end of the night. My skin feels cool and refreshed, exactly the way it should before going to bed.
Lastly, I bought a nude eyeliner from NYX to test out for days at work when I want to wear a more natural look. Now that its March, I am looking forward to softer color palettes to welcome Spring. What beauty products are you looking forward to buying?
Happy HOUSE OF CARDS Weekend. I am so so excited to binge watch on Netflix with Kevin Spacey I kind of can’t believe I am admitting it. Of course, plowing through Season 3 won’t be the only thing I do all weekend, just all of Friday. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Tomorrow I am going to a free salsa class at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. I used to work with the Society Hill Dance Academy and I am so excited they will be teaching the class. I am really excited to try something new too! I love to go dancing like anyone else, but I can bust a move on the dance floor solo. Give me a partner and they have to lead me…. I have two left feet.
I’ll think I look like this:
When really I look like this:
Hey its only one class so I am not expecting a miracle to happen. However, I did convince Scott to go with me so at least he will laugh with me when I mess up. Then on Sunday its back to my running plan for the Broad Street Run. What are you up to this weekend? What ever you do I hope its a great one!
At the moment, links I am currently digging on the internet:
The pin of the week is a tasty one. Yes, I am training for my third Broad Street Run and the light bulb went on for me last week. Scott and I are night gym goers, which is fine, but we are usually scratching our heads after the gym wondering what we are going to have for dinner. I am trying to not eat too late during the week so I decided to look into protein powder as a meal replacement/post work out meal. Success! I found after countless articles on the internet that protein powder is a great meal replacement and is good to add to your diet when training for half marathons. Ten miles is a little shorter than a half, so protein powder smoothies it is! We bought this brand of powder from Target and tried this recipe last night. The above pin I think is super helpful for anyone who wants to make a regular smoothie and be full for a few hours. Let me know what you think!
This week has been hella busy for me. So busy in fact, I am admitting that I fell asleep two nights in a row at 8:30pm… Exhausted, might be the word you are thinking of. I have been moving around quite a bit at work with our flower garden programming (media filming, press conference, beer garden, OSCAR PARTY this Sunday) so I am looking forward to next week when things calm down a little. Ah the life of a lady in marketing and events.
Speaking of work. I was asked to speak at Temple’s PRSSA meeting on Tuesday and it was quite the success. This was the first speaking engagement in my career where I created a Power Point to explain all of the things I do at work and on the blog. It was a great experience for me to explain my past as a student and how I have transitioned to my current position. It was a lot of fun talking about being a blogger as well and it was the first time I have ever spoken about my blog to a large group. Two thumbs up over here.
Alright its Oscar’s Weekend and here is a roundup of public parties you should watch the main event in Philadelphia:
Oscars Party at the Hard Rock Cafe
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are hosting an Oscars party at the Hard Rock Cafe complete with cocktails, food and happy hour pricing on other drinks. Tickets are required. The party runs from 7 to 11pm.
Oscars Viewing Party at Square 1682
Square 1682 at the Hotel Palomar hosts its second-annual red carpet bash in celebration of the Oscars. Guests will find additional televisions lining the bar for the live stream of the show, specialty cocktails named for the nominees, complimentary truffle popcorn and celebrity Q&A during commercial breaks. This party starts at 6pm!
Oscar Viewing Party at Pennsylvania 6
Join Penn 6 for their second annual Oscar’s Viewing Party. Guest hosts Kristin Detterline and Tim Adams will be here to cover all the action. Enjoy $1 oysters and $6 select bubblys. To reserve your table, call 267-639-5606.
At the moment, the links I am currently digging on the internet:
- Need to detox after a long weekend? Here are some tips on how to detox everyday.
- A great interview on how to endure classic style everyday.
- Jimmy Fallon’s recap of everything awesome on the SNL 40 special.
- The best looks from NYFW Fall 2015.
The pin of the week is brought to you by Benefit Cosmetics. I have been holding myself back from running to Sephora and buying the new Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer and this pretty natural eyeshadow palette. Per usual I am always trying to find the best makeup for my skin and going for an effortless look in the morning. What are some Spring makeup trends you are looking forward to this year?
I love a good night out experiencing the arts in Philadelphia. I am very excited to be partnering with the Pennsylvania Ballet on their 2015 season and specifically Swan Lake. I will be giving away 3 pairs of tickets to my Jade & The City readers. Good luck!
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Image via the Pennsylvania Ballet
At the moment, the links I am currently digging on the internet:
- Adidas made a reservation app for their collaboration with Kanye West.
- Kevin Sbraga debuts pre-theatre dinner menu at SBRAGA.
- Winter skin woes? Check out these tips for anti-aging.
- Guess which designer will be partnering with SJP on her next shoe collection.
The pin of the week is brought to you by one of my favorite bloggers! Naomi from Love Taza has the most adorable family and she has impeccable style. Recently, she wrote a post about her favorite lipsticks and I had to pin it immediately. She has her favorite colors, shades and finish all listed out in a perfect beauty post. I have been longing for a long lasting lipstick with minimal upkeep during the day. I hope her list will lead me to the right one!
Every year, I love to do a roundup of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards on Jade & The City. Since I am such a sucker for hilarious and witty cards, I take my time whenever I am card hunting for a loved one. This year, I bought both of Scott’s cards (anniversary + Valentine’s Day) on Etsy. It was like falling down a rabbit hole because I couldn’t stop looking at every single page. Here are a few of my favorites!
via RowHouse14 **I did purchase a card from this shop!
Are you a card enthusiast? Where did you buy your Valentine’s Day cards this year?
Don’t you feel like the first weekend of the month there is always so much more to do? I’m not sure how other cities do it, but one of the first ways I fell in love with Philadelphia was First Friday in Old City. I’d venture down from school and spend a few hours wandering into all of the small art galleries and boutiques to look at their new collections that month. The street vendors were always entertaining so to speak and you can always expect to find one of a kind prints, jewelry and figurines to add to your home. Almost seven and a half years later and I still love the spirit of First Friday and I always look forward to what my friends at Art in the Age lined up.
The Wolfgang Roving Market, a collective of Philadelphia makers, to the Art in the Age store for February. This month and a half long in store pop-up features quality goods from Honest Alchemy,Good Wear Co, Forager Co, Custom Lifestyle and Bombyx Vintage. Join us for a drink and meet the makers on First Friday, February 6th from 6-8pm.
At the moment, the links I am currently digging on the internet this week:
The pin of the week consists of two of my favorite British actors, Ben Barnes and Eddie Redmayne. Since its so close to the Academy Awards (!!) I can’t help but add pins to my Dapper Gentlemen board. Who doesn’t love a man in a suit or hear “I’m wearing Tom Ford.” #swoon Alright, alright before I get way too celeb crush filled on this post I’ll leave you with this. Who are you looking forward to seeing this year on the red carpet? We have the Grammys and Academy Awards up next. Let me know!