New York’s SoHo neighborhood draws mixed feelings from me. The real estate is phenomenal, the shopping is outstanding, the restaurants are adorable, the cobble stones are charming, but the people… while the people can be so frustrating. I know it’s the city, and I signed up to live here, and yes it can really be … Continue reading
Review: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation
It’s a cold and blustery night in New York City, so rather than walk Leopold, go to the gym, or be otherwise productive, I thought I’d finally write for my holy grail foundation: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation. For my dry/sensitive skin, this stuff is simply perfect. Genius. If you haven’t heard of it before, … Continue reading
Review: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
As a self-proclaimed foundation-junkie, it’s rare for me to have any brand loyalty (grass is always greener!), but Koh Gen Do is the one line I keep coming back to over and over again. I love the whole range, and reviews of additional products are coming soon. Koh Gen Do is a Japanese makeup and … Continue reading
Wow, the past 7 months sure flew by
So, it’s been a little while. No sense in pretending my resolution to blog more frequently went well, because it didn’t. Ah well, I’m getting back on the horse as they say. You may be wondering where I’ve been – it’s unlikely, but I’m an optimist. The past half year has been really hard. And … Continue reading
A baby shower in a studio apartment
Because it’s New York, so why wouldn’t I offer to host 30 people in my brownstone studio loft apartment? Lucky for me, the event on Sunday was a success, and mother and baby were well celebrated. This whole thing with my friends starting to have babies has really got me thinking. It feels like a … Continue reading
The end of our MBA era
I’m mourning the end of an era today – Paul’s last day of class at Columbia Business School. The MBA years sure have treated us well: 2,900 mile drive across the country, 525 sq. ft. apartment in Manhattan, 7 full days of orientation flare, 100s of recruiting events, 10 weeks in banking, 4 black tie … Continue reading
A few changes here at BeautyInTheBigCity
When I first decided I was ready to blog, my universe revolved around beauty (I was working in beauty PR), and I was relatively new to Manhattan. Well, things have changed. I still love beauty (obsessively love, and Paul gets nervous every time he sees a Sephora/Barneys bag in the house that our bank account … Continue reading
Welcome to the family, Leopold!
And with that wrinkled face and oversized ears, Leo has taken his place in the household. We couldn’t be more pleased with his arrival, and his remarkable adjustment to life in the big city. He hasn’t made a single accident in the house yet! (Knock wood) He is settling in beautifully, and I will keep … Continue reading
Beauty Lust: How great are these new BUXOM blushes?!
Normally when I get Sephora emails, I give them a quick scan and then press delete – but the latest one made me pause and got my beauty-loving heart to skip a beat. I mean – just look at these blushes. GORGEOUS. The colors! The texture! The skin benefits! They are so true and beautiful, … Continue reading
Amber Heard’s GORGEOUS Makeup!
I had no idea who Amber Heard was until I worked an event she was at a few weeks ago, and now I see her name everywhere! She was so so stunning in person, I decided to run a quick google search – and I am LOVING this makeup look on her. The golden brown … Continue reading