This week is the special birthday edition!!!!! Nothing super special about it I’m just gonna tell you about what I did on my birthday lol. But I will also be talking lipstick! Party outfits! Unexpectedly good workouts (that almost make you vomit the three glasses of champagne you had the night before)!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick @ Sephora $20.00
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo 2 Sephora $20.00
I’ve really been getting into dark lips for fall and I wanted to share a few that I found that I love. The first is a Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick. It has some crazy staying power and looks great. I actually bought it kinda by accident when trying to buy like a more burgundy shade, but I actually like this one too so its fine. This shade is Exorcism and here”s what It looks like on me:
( I know my arms is weird – let me live!!!!!)
Next, I got some more sample size stuff, shocker, and found these gorgeous NARS shades. Technically; they’re just lip liner, but I just use them for the whole lip – I mean lets not get too particular about it. This is Walkyrie, which is like a deep brown shade that I love:
And this is Dammed, which is more of a purpley burgundy shade:
They both hold up pretty well considering I paid 20 bucks and got two shades! Perf for fall when you want to feel classy.
Velvet High-Low Hem Skirt (wine) @ Forever 21 $19.90
Sheer eyelash Lace Ruffle Trim Crop Top @ Forever 21 $17.90
Qupid Lite 03 Womens Open-Toed Bootie on Amazon $32.95
I had to buy myself a birthday outfit on the fly (cause my nasty gal stuff has been returned to sender and I don’t wanna talk about how sad I was about it). So I went where I belong aka Forever 21. Took me all of an hour to find something I loved and proceeded to never mistrust Forever 21’s powers again. Buyers warning the skirt is not made for sitting as it rises up super far and scandalous when sitting (although maybe that’s the point). Its so cute and soft however and worth the mere 20 bucks I paid. The shirt was sooo hard to find a bra for because it’s literally see-through, but I decided to just do a bralette and throw caution to the wind. You could also make it more family-friendly and put a crop-top came with it as well. The booties I’ve had for literally years but here’s a link to some I really love that are similar and made by the same brand I love. I felt amazing on my birthday night and that’s really all a gal can ask for, right? (although I was dying while walking around outside #worthit).
Kale Available wherever you buy groceries I’m sure
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Cindy’s Kitchen Whole Foods
Daiya Dairy Free Mozzarella Cheese Amazon or Whole Foods
Nut and Berry Mix Whole Foods
Okay ya’ll are judging me hard core cause as you’ve probably guessed – that is kale. I am eating kale and now I am promoting the consumption of kale. I went to this pizza restaurant with a friend and she said Oh we have to get the kale salad it’s so good, and i’m like are you crazy? There’s pizza here. But I went with it and wow-e. It was so good. It was just kale with this sweet & sour vinaigrette and some nuts, but I could not stop eating it. So obviously when I went to whole foods the next week I decided to try to recreate it. I just grabbed a nut mix of cranberries, cashews, almonds and other various nuts and then my fave dairy free cheese. For dressing I picked a Dijon Mustard vinaigrette which I figured would be like a health honey mustard which sounded good and I was correct. I picked it up not really worried if it was vegan or gluten-free cause I gotta live when it comes to dressing. But good news – it is!!! and I didn’t even know it!! I really don’t get why people don’t like kale, its basically crunchier lettuce with less of the nasty white part that sucks so its cool in my book.
So I woke up the day after my birthday and after mounds of bread and cheese and 3 glasses of champagne, my body was not ready for this workout. I powered through despite my slight nausea and managed to burn 211 calories! In not even a full 30 minutes! Each set of workouts is strength and cardio. It goes really quick from one workout to the next, so you aren’t sitting there doing squat jumps for 45 seconds and quitting after 30. I’m really starting to love Pop Sugar Fitness so it may be the only workouts featured on my page for a while.
This is so wild, but T-pain is now going around and blessing us with his actual singing voice and like, where was this in 2009? This song is so weirdly beautiful cause some parts he’s singing about being in love with a stripper (classic) but I love it. Sing all the rap songs and make them beautiful T-pain.
So I found another true crime playlist (when will the obsession end?). This one is about a boy who was abducted in 1989, but the case was unsolved for almost 30 years because of police negligence in this specific county. It really makes you question the way our law enforcement runs and if they’re really doing their jobs the way they are supposed to. Also talks about the stuff this poor kid’s parents had to endure like unsolicited phone calls of people telling them they found their son and rude TV people. Crazy cool to listen to. Also if you have any podcast recommendations for me that AREN’T true crime for once, I’d appreciate it lol. Need to step out of the crazy crime world for a bit.
Okay so it is 35 degrees in New York as a HIGH and so guess what? – its Christmas now. Really this is the only thing making the awful chill better and I HIGHLY recommend the pandora station Michael Buble holiday if you love classic Christmas and jazzy Christmas and Michael Buble Christmas. If you don’t love any of those – you must NOT like Christmas, and idk what’s worse. I was listening to this while walking into Grand Central Station and was tearing up a ‘lil bit cause one-year-ago me was dreaming about being here for this season and now I am! Crazy. Although nothing could prepare me for this cold- it is legit BRUTAL
Katie Does Things in NYC
It was my birthday on Wednesday (how many times will I mention that in one post?), so we got to go to my favorite building in my favorite park! I made reservations like I was turning 32 not 23 and I was EARLY which never happens ever because I live in Brooklyn and the subway is slow. I decided to take our table outside (cause they gave me the option so I thought why not?) and it was magical. I felt very old and classy buying a $64 dollar bottle of champagne but then only ordering an appetizer and dessert, balance is key. It was simple, but I loved it very much and there was a giant smile on face even after I left.
Friday I got out of the city and went to Tarry town/ Sleepy Hollow. It was FREEZING so we didn’t do much besides eat, but the food was good and the company was great. It was sorta surreal being in like a New England small town. Kinda like I stepped into an 80’s Christmas movie or idk Homeward Bound? It was so cute and every house had those little go-betweens (or whatever the actual crap those things are) where the door to the house has a little tiny area and then you open another door to get in the house. It’s to like keep out the cold and riff raft. I loved it because it looked so different than the small towns I’m used to seeing. In actuality, I’m sure people from New York think places like that are like my Alexandria and Eunice, LA (sorry Dad), aka lame and get me outta here fast. But I liked it a lot and i wish it hadn’t been 20 fricken degrees.
Saturday I went shopping all day and spent 20 bucks on a bagel cause I didn’t wanna walk farther (lol). It was actually really good and supposedly one of the best in the city (Sadelle’s) but still sheesh. So after shopping I got ready for dinner and just kinda hung around. Took an uber which was a nice change and we went to this restaurant called The Loring Place. It was so cute and nice and supposedly a place to go for GNO which is our exact reason for being there. The cranberry Cosmo I had was awesome definitely recommend. Then we went downtown the PHD rooftop and danced our butts off. For the most part I’m more of a sit and drink and have fun person, but sometimes I’m down to dance till 4. All in all a great birthday week and weekend! Thanks to everyone who came 🙂