04.18.2014

GOOD FRIDAY

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My sister came for Easter weekend so we decided to make a trip to Georgetown and head over to our favorite places! We first went shopping at Madewell and grabbed some tops we’ve been eyeing on and then headed to Pizzeria Paradiso (the best pizza place hands down) for lunch. Weather was a bit chilly and we decided not to see the cherry blossoms since the peak season was over and instead treated ourselves with sweets. I love how close DC is and always regret how I don’t take advantage of the museums and what it has to offer.

How did you spend Good Friday? Today is also the last day to enter my blog giveaway, you can enter here.

 

 

Love, Sharon

04.11.2014

BEAUTY FAVORITES + GIVEAWAY WITH SOKO GLAM

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Now that I feel like I’m getting older I’ve been trying to maintain my youth with skin products that I’ve tested and approved. I found my holy grail cleansing oil which doesn’t contain any mineral oil (my skin is super sensitive) Rohto, and my favorite face wash Ole Henriksen african red tea foaming cleanser. Another cleanser I’ve been using daily is SU:M37 rose cleansing stick (not pictured because I’ve used it all up), has natural ingredients and smells heavenly. I’ve been trying to exfoliate my skin and found a great sugar mask by Skin Food, you evenly apply it on your skin and leave it for 10 minutes and then exfoliate! To keep the pesky pimples at bay I use SK-II facial treatment clear lotion and Origins spot treatment.

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My go-to blush this past couple of months has been the Nars x Guy Bourdin cheek palette and Benefit Coralista! I like to sweep my cheeks with either a coral or peach color and found that the $3 ELF brush I bought from Target works like a charm when using a powder blush.

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I always carry my YSL sheer candy glossy balm in dewy papaya (no. 2) and my Etude House cherry tint (similar here) in my bag. For a natural lip stain I use the Tony Moly CatChu Wink (similar here), and top if off with the Etude House tint for a gradient look.

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I have all three Naked Palettes but personally like the second one out of the three because of the neutral-to-taupe shades. I think Naked 3 is more suitable in the spring and summer and know I’ll be reaching for it once the weather warms up!

 

Now…giveaway time!! I’m excited for this giveaway as there will be 2 winners, each winner will win a $50 voucher to Soko Glam :) As you all know Soko Glam is one of my favorite websites to buy Korean skincare and cosmetics and there’s always products curated just for you.

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These are some of my picks from Soko Glam, but there are plenty of items to choose from! IOPE Air Cushion is sold every 30 seconds in Korea, it’s a one-of-a-kind foundation that helps you achieve the flawless look. You’ve already heard me rave about the SU:M37 rose cleansing stick and Skin Food black sugar mask that are now part of my skincare routine. If you’re looking for a new eyeliner I would recommend Clio’s waterproof liner, doesn’t smudge or flake!

It’s easy to enter the giveaway, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Follow me on bloglovin’ and follow Soko Glam on instagram
  2. Comment below sharing one beauty tip
  3. This giveaway is open to those living in the US and Canada
  4. Giveaway begins today, April 11 and ends April 18 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on this post on April 19.

Extra entries:

  1. Follow me on pinterest and twitter
  2. Follow Soko Glam on pinterest and twitter
  3. Follow me on instagram and like Soko Glam on facebook

Good luck!

***Soko Glam & I each picked a winner, thank you everyone for entering!***

Here are the winners:

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Love, Sharon

04.04.2014

SPRING VIBES

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So excited that there are finally hints of spring, it’s been snowing on and off here on the east coast even though winter passed! The weather has been nice enough to run around my neighborhood and enjoy the spring breeze :) I’ve given my nails a mini break so they can breathe but will be painting my nails with the new spring polishes from Essie. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend, I’ll be posting my spring beauty favorites next week!

 

 

Love, Sharon

03.29.2014

SATURDAY THOUGHTS

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It’s finally the weekend so excited I can sleep in and relax! It’s been a rough week but glad that it’s over. I’ve recently been going to the gym to de-stress and it’s helped me keep my mind off things and focus on the present instead of the future. This past Sunday was my birthday and I’ve been blessed with a wonderful group of friends and family that made it memorable. I’m sad that I’m a year older but am hoping I will be wiser and make good decisions this year! I’ll be lounging around the house today as it’s been raining all day, hope everyone has a great weekend :)

 

 

Love, Sharon

03.19.2014

I LOVE MY BAGS FEAT. LUXE LINK

Everyone who knows me know that I am obsessed with bags, I would rather invest my money on a bag over clothes any day. One thing that bothers me is no matter what I do my bags always end up on the floor so I was thrilled when I heard about Luxe Link. Luxe Link is a purse hanger that keeps your treasured bags off the floor and can also be conveniently used as a purse charm.

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HOW TO USE LUXE LINKS:

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I decided to give Luxe Link a try and was excited it was able to hold my heavy Alexander Wang Rocco when I was dining in New York! To tell you the truth I never thought I would put these Luxe Links to use but found myself reaching for them whenever I went out. I love the simplicity of the design, practical and minimal. What are your thoughts on purse hangers, have you ever tried Luxe Link?

Luxe Link has offered my readers a 20% discount on their website! You can use the code TPD20 to on your Luxe Link purchase :) Expires March 31st!

 

 

Love, Sharon

03.17.2014

LIFE IS SWEET

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How incredible is that view of New York City? It was freezing in New York over the past weekend but the view of New York from Top of the Rock was amazing! I had to make a stop at Ladurée to satisfy my sweet tooth before I left and picked some up for my friends. Life is sweet, enjoy every moment of it!

 

 

Love, Sharon

03.04.2014

LET GO

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Don’t let your past determine your future :) First find yourself and what makes you happy, don’t rely on anything else for your happiness. Learn to love yourself first.

 

 

Love, Sharon

03.03.2014

HAPPY

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I want to apologize for the lack of updates but I’m back! Hope you all like the new layout – clean and minimalistic. I wanted to share some things that have brought me joy and happiness over the past couple of weeks :)

  1. avocado toast with chili flakes from cafe gitane
  2. art on a random block in new york
  3. fresh berries mid-day
  4. someone brought 7 dozen roses to my house
  5. laduree macarons from the new soho location in nyc

Hope everyone enjoys their Monday :) Can’t believe it’s snowing in March!

 

 

Love, Sharon

02.16.2014

WEEKEND ROUNDUP

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Here are few of my favorite things from my weekend roundup! Little things like finding a new lunch spot or seeing roses on my desk in full bloom puts a smile on my face :) My sister came to visit over the weekend and she brought my favorite macarons from la maison du macaron, trust me nothing beats this place! What are some highlights of your week/end?

 

Love, Sharon

02.10.2014

AFTERNOON PICK ME UP

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I love snacking on fruits when I’m feeling hungry or want something refreshing. Luckily I had fresh fruits and yogurt in the fridge so it didn’t take much time to prepare. I’ve been reading Alexa Chung’s book and find myself picking it up when I’m snacking, I would recommend it for anyone if you’re looking for a light and easy read. On another note, I’m debating about buying a juicer since I’m trying to be health conscious this year but we’ll see how that goes – I’m not a huge fan of vegetables.

 

Love, Sharon