10.21.2014

four things

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I know it’s only mid-October but I wanted to share some things that have brought me laughter and joy in October. What are some things that made you happy or smile? Here are mine:

1 | Spontaneous trip to DC and making time for Sprinkles cupcakes with friends! (My favorite flavors are strawberry and pumpkin)

2 | Having meaningful conversations with friends while enjoying the crisp fall air.

3 | Greek yogurt + granola + berries = happiness. Plus pretty flowers = happiness.

4 | Celebrating October birthdays! Making new memories with friends and family is priceless.

 

 

Love, Sharon

10.15.2014

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

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It’s pumpkin season! Everywhere I go I see pumpkin but I’m not complaining I love it. I bought a box of pumpkin spice macarons from Trader Joes this past weekend and they were delicious, only $5 for a box of 12! Another reason why I love fall is because some of my favorite places offer pumpkin cupcakes. I’m in the process of re arranging and decorating my space and can’t wait to show what it looks like after I’m done. Hope everyone stays warm and enjoys the fall foliage. P.S. Happy Birthday Saya!

 

Love, Sharon

10.01.2014

BACK AT THE BIG APPLE

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Hello, happy October! Last weekend I was in New York City and wanted to share snippets from my trip. The highlight of my trip was The North River Lobster Company. It’s a hidden gem in the city where you can ride a boat and enjoy fresh seafood while having a view of the city. I was also in town when the People’s Climate March was taking place and was amazed to see the turn out, almost 400,000 people took over the streets of New York! The weather was amazing so I walked around and enjoyed hot chocolate at High Line and enjoyed the fall breeze. I discovered new spots in the city and went to my first flea market in the city! And how did I not know about Chobani in SoHo – that place is amazing! Can’t wait to go back to New York and get lost in the city in the fall! A big thank you to Distrikt Hotel for the hospitality.

 

Love, Sharon

09.10.2014

fresh tulips

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I picked up these pretty pink tulips yesterday night and they lit up my room when I woke up in the morning! The quote from my Kate Spade’s agenda has been encouraging me to live the life I’ve always imagined and not doubt what I can achieve. Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! I have some exciting projects coming up that I can’t wait to share :)

 

 

Love, Sharon

09.02.2014

HELLO SEPTEMBER

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Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend. So excited that it’s already September! Can’t wait for the upcoming fall festivities and fall clothes; if you can’t tell already fall is my favorite season. I thought I would share some of my fall staples like a neutral tone bag, denim jacket, and black denim jeans. What are your wardrobe staples for fall?

 

Love, Sharon

08.15.2014

tea time + flat tummy tea giveaway

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I’m a huge fan of tea and was excited when I heard about Flat Tummy Tea! What is Flat Tummy Tea? Flat Tummy Tea is a tea designed to help you get rid of the toxins in your body and reduce bloating during the 2 or 4 week detox. Other benefits includes feeling energized throughout the day and helps with digestion and eliminating water weight. The tea is 100% natural and has a delicious, herbal taste that I like to use as a base when whipping up a smoothie. I usually brew the loose leaf for about 3-5 minutes in the afternoon and drink it while snacking on fruits. This tea wasn’t designed for weight loss but is a great way to kick start healthy eating habits and lifestyle. I’m almost done with my 2 week detox and so far have had no side effects (my stomach is sensitive) and love the taste of it! For additional information and FAQ, you can check their website HERE. With that being said, here’s a chance for you to win a four week detox – one for you and a friend to detox together!

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EDIT // THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY! THE WINNER IS:

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 GIVEAWAY RULES:

  1. Follow Flat Tummy Tea on instagram @flattummytea
  2. Follow my blog here
  3. Comment below with who you would like to detox with
  4. This giveaway is open worldwide, giveaway will begin August 15, 2014 and end August 22, 2014 at 11:59pm EST and winner will be announced and notified on August 23, 2014 on this blog post.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

  1. Like Flat Tummy Tea’s Facebook page here
  2. Follow my twitter here and pinterest here

Good luck!

 

Love, Sharon

07.30.2014

beauty box collab with memebox

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Hello! Happy Wednesday :) So excited to share a special collaboration with MEMEBOX, MEMEBOX is a non-subscription beauty box where you can pick and choose which box you would like to try out! Typically, MEMEBOX comes with 4-8 full-sized products and deluxe samples that ship to your doorstep from Korea, but if you would like only full-sized products there are Superboxes that are curated with its own exclusive theme. I have curated a beauty box with MEMEBOX and have selected products that I personally love and know would be a great addition to anyone wanting to try out Korean cosmetics :)

My limited edition MEMEBOX will come with 6 full sized products and is available for purchase here, but I will giveaway 5 boxes to 5 of my followers! Each item was selected by me for you and I hope they become part of your favorites. One of my favorite product that I use everyday is the Banila Co. primer in “classic”, it is one of Korea’s cult favorites and helps smooth out your skin texture and works wonders on those with an oily t-zone like myself. It has a gel-like texture and you can’t feel it once you have applied it, one thing I do appreciate because I don’t like to feel like I’m wearing any makeup. Another favorite of mine is the Croquis eye shadow stick which I like to use in the inner corner of my eye to make my eyes appear awake and brighter. One last product I would like to share from my box is the black sugar facial scrub which I use to exfoliate and help keep my face glowing and feeling refreshed. The products may have directions in Korean, but there is a leaflet with the product description and how to use in English. To be one of the lucky winners to enter my giveaway, please follow the rules below and enter :)

MEMEBOX x The Pink Diary box is limited edition, to purchase please click here. (sold out)

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EDIT // Big THANK YOU to everyone that entered the contest, here are the winners:

*winners will be notified via e-mail from MEMEBOX

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GIVEAWAY RULES:

  1. You must create an account with MEMEBOX here (it will be easier for MEMEBOX to ship out the box if you are one of the lucky winners!) Please leave your e-mail address or full name you signed up with in the comment box.
  2. You must follow my blog here
  3. Comment below sharing your favorite beauty product
  4. This giveaway is open worldwide, giveaway will begin July 30, 2014 end August 10, 2014 at 11:59pm EST and winner will be announced and notified on August 11, 2014 on this blog post.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

  1. Follow MEMEBOX on facebook and instagram
  2. Follow me on pinterest and twitter
  3. Follow MEMEBOX on youtube and my instagram

Good luck!

 

Love, Sharon

07.22.2014

TAKE A BREAK AND BE INSPIRED

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After a long day of staring at my laptop and my iphone my eyes need a break so I like to take a walk or look up at the sky to gather my thoughts and be inspired. I’ve been taking frequent breaks throughout the day and have been enjoying my time snacking on fruits and taking a break from technology. I was inspired by the colors of the morning sunlight and curated images incorporating the two things I am passionate about, food and fashion. It was challenging being disconnected from technology, but sometimes you have to take a break and enjoy the little things in life. Take a break from technology and join the look up challenge! smartwater is having an Instagram challenge here, follow smartwater on Instagram and post an image that embodies the look up challenge & #lookupsweepstakes to be entered :) Good luck!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own.

Love, Sharon

07.14.2014

JULY 4 WEEKEND

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Happy Monday! Sorry for the lack of updates and know it’s a bit late but wanted to share pictures from my 4th of July :) I went to New York for the holiday weekend and discovered an adorable dessert spot called The Bakeshop located in Brooklyn. I also went to Smorgasburg and shared delicious eats and refreshing drinks with my sister and J. After several attempts to find the best tacos, four to be exact, we found an amazing taco place called Taqueria Diana in St. Marks. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and had an amazing Fourth for those in the states!

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Love, Sharon

06.29.2014

SUMMER FAVORITES

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Happy Sunday! I thought I would share some of my favorite summer products that I have been using religiously over the past couple of weeks and months. I switched my foundation back to Make Up For Ever HD foundation and have been using the Real Techniques sponge, which gives the right amount of coverage. I’ve been searching for a sunblock that doesn’t break me out (my skin is very sensitive) and heard great things about Shiseido’s suncare line and have been using their oil-free face sunblock and face/body sunblock. I would recommend it for anyone that is looking for an everyday sunblock, I love that it doesn’t feel heavy when applying. I’m a huge fan of Ole Henriksen and have tried almost all their products but wanted to try a new moisturizer, I’m on my second jar of their nurture me moisturizer and love it! Tarte has a great skincare and beauty line, I’m a huge fan of their line because it is formulated without SLS, mineral oil, and parabens. I’ve been using their cheek stains and their eye cream which is wonderful for the summer because of the light consistency, perfect for the summertime. What are your summertime beauty products you’ve been loving?

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Love, Sharon