Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Voila! With Maison Jules #MJVoilaHoliday

Last night, Maison Jules invited bloggers for a festive holiday party at Interface in NYC. 

The feminine, Parisian-inspired brand gathered us for drinks, bites, customized sweaters, an iron-on emoji patch station, and holiday fun. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Budgeting for the Holidays with BJ's Wholesale Club

Ah, the holidays - giving us reasons more reasons to drink and be merry, revel in gluttony, and spread cheer through gifting and spending time with family and friends. More often than not, we become consumed with long and expensive to-do lists rather than participating in the activities listed above. This holiday go-round, I'm making the holidays easy at BJ's Wholesale Club.

I demolished my holiday shopping list. Gifts for friends and family plus hor d'oeuvres and a poinsettia? Yasssss! I am in the holiday spirit. Click here to get your 90-day free trial BJ's membership card and keep reading to find out more about my shopping experience.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

3 Tips To Help You Enjoy More #SimpleMoments with Bona + $150 Giveaway

It's the most wonderful time of the year - except when it's time to clean up after all of your holiday parties. But we don't have to be burdened with hours of cleaning during our special holiday moments thanks to Bona

Bona is a wet & dry cloth mop that allows for easy clean up in just 10-15 minutes. Of course, this time can be reduced if you live in a smaller household (shout out to small NYC apartments!). More importantly, quick cleanups allow you to spend more time on things that matter during this season - friends, family, and wine. Lots of wine.

Inspired by Bona's efficiency, I've created three tips to help you enjoy all of the #SimpleMoments this holiday season.

1. If you're throwing or attending a fair sized holiday party, batch your cocktail(s)! Making a festive drink in bulk will save you more time and adds a personal touch instead of simply bringing a bottle of wine.

2. Give back this season! Clean out your closet and donate to a homeless shelter; volunteer to make meals for those less fortunate; donate money to an organization that touches your heart.

3. Don't forget about yourself this holiday! We spend so much time reading gift guides and checking off everyone's wish list but our own. Make sure you take a little "me-time" in between all the madness. Spend time reading your favorite book or indulging in your guilty pleasure reality show. Or set up an at-home spa day. And if you're lucky, you can win a Spa Finder gift card worth $150!

Since I've been living in a different state that my family for the past six years, many of my favorite holiday memories have been created with friends. Friendsgivng, Friendsmas, Galentine's Day have all been made special by loved ones in my home-away-from-home. This year I celebrated the Third Annual Turkey Turn-Up aka Friendsgiving with @brooklynberesfords and others. Everyone brought a homemade dish and libations while we turnt-up to customized Spotify playlists.

Christmas is more intimate, being shared with just one or two friends exchanging gifts and sipping hot cocoa. And even when I was single on Valentine's Day, my girls and I made sure each other felt the love.

It's #SimpleMoments like these that you can never get back so who wants to spend hours after a fete cleaning up after guests? With Bona, get you a mop who can do both and enjoy the holiday season.

Enter to win $100 worth of Bona products, to get started on your own holiday cleaning - and a $150 SpaFinder gift card, to help you enjoy your “simple moments”!

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
The contest runs until December 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be notified directly by Facebook messenger on or before December 27, 2016. Entrants must be residents of the US and 18+ only. Winner will be randomly selected from entries via the Rafflecopter widget.

How are you enjoying simple moments this season? 

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Reviewing Beauty - Erno Laszlo #ThePowerOfTwo

For the past six months or so, I've incorporated oil cleansing into my skincare routine. I have really dry skin/eczema and found that oil cleansing keeps my skin more supple (before applying moisturizer) than traditional facial cleansers. So it never occurred to me that I should also be using a soap cleanser in addition to the oil. With Erno Laszlo's skincare system, I discovered #ThePowerOfTwo. Keep reading for the full review of Erno Laszlo's sensitive skin double cleanse set.