Wedding weekend at Oheka Castle 

One of my law school friends got married this weekend, and I went into it being excited for the food and the booze, but also indifferent since it’s the time in my life where everyone and their mother is getting married. Except me. It’s still just the dog and I, people.

Since my life lately has been non stop bridal showers and engagement parties and weddings that I’m like. Ok. What’s gonna be so special about this one? I’m happy for them and all, but like. I would rather be watching Netflix. With the dog. Is this why I’m single? Anyway.

But this wedding my darlings? Did not fucking disappoint. First off, the venue. It was at a god damn CASTLE. And not one of these new venues posing as one. This is a place on Long Island that used to be someone’s SUMMER HOME and is absolutely GORG and now is a friggen landmark. You can read about it here.

Guys. There was a dessert room. A whole damn room. Just. For. Desserts. To say I was happy was an understatement. Dessert room aside, the wedding was BEAUTIFUL. They were so happy it was both contagious and disgusting.  The band was great. All around, an A+.  But it wasn’t totally smooth sailing.

For starters, the hotel check in was at 4pm. And the shuttle for the venue? Leaving at 4:15pm. And we weren’t granted an early check in. So I did my make up IN MY CAR. And you know what? It turned out pretty good.

Here is the finished product:


Not too shabby, all things considered.  And below is everything I used for my in-car makeup look.  They are some of my favorite products and served me very well.

tarte Twinkle Lighting Pallet

I was in a vehicle and didn’t want to FULLY contour, so this gave me some glow and bronze without going crazy.  The colors blend so well, and this pallet smells DELICIOUS.  I can’t describe it, but it smells so good.

tarte rainforest of the sea eyeshadow pallet

These colors are fairly neutral but still have a nice shine to them. Also they stayed on ALL NIGHT through dancing and eating everything in sight.  My makeup remover wipes were covered in eyeshadow, and I’ll call that a win any day.

Anastasia Brow Wiz

This. is. MAGIC.  I have brows that are a little sparse due to tweezing and waxing that was done when I was younger (not for long though, that shit HURT. I’ve been rocking this natural and thick look for a while.) BUT – this makes them look fuller and not overly filled.  Plus it lasts all day so you don’t look like a weirdo halfway through an event.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Mascara that is as BLACK AS MY SOUL and doesn’t clump.  Doesn’t smudge off your eyelashes later in the night. Gives you fuller lashes.  What else can you ask for from a mascara? Other than it stopping your mother from nagging you, not much.

Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner

I keep trying other liquid eye liners, but I always go back to this one.  The tip on this eyeliner is perfect and precise.  You don’t end up accidentally looking like a raccoon because it ends up bleeding all over – it stays put and dries real quick.  It’s a pretty foolproof liquid eyeliner, and that’s coming from someone who is normally a klutz with this stuff.

Dose of Colors liquid lipstick in truffle

I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS STUFF. This was my gateway into liquid lipstick and I have not turned back.  This stuff is so so good – literally lasts all day, goes on smooth, not sticky at all. AND THE COLOR. UGH. Also it runs at $18 and is so worth itttttt. Not like some of these other liquid lipsticks I may or may not own….

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I have oily/combination skin and this stuff doesn’t add ANY shine and is the perfect primer. It helps my foundation go on SMOOTH AS BUTTA. I carry this tiny tube for easy travel but obvs it comes in a bigger size….

MAC Matchmaster foundation

Finding a good foundation has always been a struggle because freckles, but this foundation is EVERYTHING. IT doesn’t overpower my freckles to the point where my face looks ridiculous, but also just makes my skin look flawless. Like, naturally flawless. Not like you just caked on foundation.

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing HydratingConcealer

This is another product I keep finding myself circling back to. Its so easy to apply and provides perfect coverage. Good for use with foundation or on the morning in the bus when you haven’t slept because your dog decides all night long he needs to switch up his position and climb over you every. single. hour. It also doesn’t dry out your skin, which is wonderful.

Tory Burch Rollerball

I love this scent so much I have the full sized AND rollerball to carry with me. Its both fruity and floral without being too overpowering in the citrus department or making you smell like an old woman (you know what I mean).


And there you have it! All the things that made me look put together while doing my make up in a car, the most ideal places. But, nice to know that these products will get the job done.

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Trend Tuesday: the pin craze that was cool in middle school is back

Every Tuesday I’ll discuss current trends: the good, the bad, and the god awful.

Remember in middle school when you had that goth/punk phase and you had pins with quotes on them all over your bag and jackets? No? Just me? Ok. Cool. Anyway….

WHAT ARE THESE THINGS: Adorable enamel pins with the likeness of everything you can imagine. These cute little things are back – and improved! These new shops are probably popping up all over your instagram feed as often as Kylie pregnancy conspiracy theories. Basically anything you love or have ever loved, someone has made into a pin. From cartoons to cult films to a cute one I found of a La Croix can, if you love it, it’s in pin form.

WHERE TO PUT THEM: I personally have mine on a mini backpack.  I’ve seen people put them on denim jackets, backpacks, and cork boards for starters.  So really, have at it! Throw them on your gym bag to add something different to that all black tote.  Add a few cute ones to your cubical at work to remind you of your will to live.

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Instead of just going to your local Hot Topic, you can hop on Etsy and find some that better suit your adult interests.  Go on insta and search any pin hashtag or whatever interests you and you’re bound to run into something, and add a little color to your wardrobe or accessories. If you’re like me, your soul is still black, but your outsides are a little brighter.  Kind of.  Ok listen my wardrobe is mostly black but I live in New York so thats our uniform, ok? I’ll link some of the sellers I’ve found that I love here, and on my Insta!

SOME I OWN:

LOOK – ITS JOEY AND CHANDLER IN THE CANOE!


And because I am a closeted  geek – some Harry Potter ones.

These are just a few of the ones I’ve collected/impulse bought at 1am. A lot of these companies are also bringing back stickers, iron on patches, and the like.  So if the pins aren’t your jam, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something else you love.

Have you found any of these adorable little pins that you love? What would YOU like to see turned into a pin? It could be a movie quote, your favorite GOT character (idk, I don’t watch), a throwback to a cartoon, whatever. Let me know in the comments!