Monday, August 29, 2011

Cookie Party!

Hey people! I am very exited to show you something that I found today while I was in Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ.

So I'm walking out of the food court after having my lunch and I decided to go to Aldo Shoes. Since Aldo is in the second floor, I take the escalators only to discover this cute little stand called Cookie Party. Now, what called my attention about this spot wasn't the cookies, but the cupcakes. I didn't know which ones to get.  There were Sundae Cupcakes, Fudge, Vanilla, and Strawberry cupcakes. It too a while but I decided to get the Red Velvet with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!!! Ugh, it was so good. The frosting was a little too sweet but the cake balanced it out because it wasn't that sweet. Man that cupcake was good. I love Red Velvet Cake especially with cream cheese frosting. Its like the perfect balance between sweet and savory.

Do you see that? Do you see that frosting? I wish you can taste it because It was so light, sweet and airy... Ahhh. The cake was also fluffy. I have to admit I have tasted better, but this one was great! You can definitely find great cupcakes in the city, but this is very good for when your in the mall and your sweet tooth starts aching. I can't wait to go back and grab another one of these babies. Maybe I'll also try the cookies this time. They looked so good; and cute!! The cupcake's frosting is to blame for me not buying the cookies the first time around. Cream Cheese? Come on, how could one say no?
You can get a cupcake for $2.50, which is pretty good considering they're huge!! They're also coming to the city as I saw on their website (click here to go to their website), Toy's R Us: Times Square to be exact. I love to see small business grow like that. I hope you stop by and grab something sweet from here cause everything looks great!!

Hope you enjoyed my post as much as I enjoyed writing it,

Jennifer. <3

Chanel Black Pearl

Hey you guys!

Today I wanted to show you my swatches of Chanel Black Pearl. This nail polish came out as part of the Chanel Les Perles de Chanel Collection for Spring 2011. Now this also came out with two other nail polish colors, Pearl Drop and Péche Nacrée, but this is THE ONE... the one that caught my eye. The one I made an investment on. Chanel nail polishes are very expensive ($25 a bottle). I think the only people that are actually willing to buy them are loons for everything nail polish, like myself!!

Here are my swatches of Chanel Black Pearl. I don't regret buying this baby here because it looks amazing. It's heavy green shimmer shines through in the sunlight... that I unfortunately didn't have to swatch them. You see this weekend in New York we had Hurricane Irene as a visitor and she made my swatching day horrible with her heavy clouds and rain. Sooo I had to take the pictures Indoor. So bear with me here, they aren't the best.
Black Pearl is a charcoal grey/dark green shimmer.  Unfortunately, this picture doesn't show you the green shimmering beauty. It does how ever show the base color, which is a dark charcoal with flashes of green. I love how this dark grey-green was released for Spring. It is dark for the season yet it works.... really well!!
In this picture you can see a little bit of that green shimmer I was talking about. Black Pearl is definitely a hit for me. It is now one of my beloved treasures from my nail polish collection. <3

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hey people,

Today I wanted to show you my belated birthday gift from Sephora in a short post. I was walking around the Upper West Side and came across Sephora on 76th Street and Broadway. Then I was all, "Hey? Did I get my BeautyInsider's birthday gift from Sephora?" So right there I went into the store and asked for my gift. To my surprise it was a Philosophy "Happy Birthday, Beautiful!" 3-IN-1 Body Wash. This has been the best BeautyInsider's birthday gift to this day!

I have to be honest, I don't know much about the brand. But what I do know is that This body wash/shampoo/bubble bath smells delicious! The sent of vanilla birthday cake just kicks the levels of my sweet tooth to a whole new level. OH MY GOD. It smells like a bakery in a bottle.

When your in the shower and you drizzle some of the body wash on... ahhh, Happy Birthday indeed. I love sweet smells, just in case you didn't notice. Like if the smell isn't enough, the body wash makes your skin really feel soft and moisturized. This was a great gift by Sephora. I can't wait to see what they have in store for next year.

Thank You Sephora :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sinful Colors Mint Apple

Hello Humans!

Today I've got an old swatch for you. I've always taken pictures of my hands (like, ALWAYS.. to the point where people think I have a problem). I've had the swatches for this polish for quite some time and it has always been one of my favorites. Why you ask? Because my nails were long & beautiful; there, I said it.

BEWARE: I did have a couple of days with this mani, so expect my cuticle line to look horrible. Please excuse me. The polish looks great though! Enjoy :)

Sinful Colors Mint Apple, 2 coats (without base/top coat), w/Flash

This color is gorgeous!! From the subtle silver shimmer to the dustiness in the green, THIS IS JUST AMAZING. The formula is smooth and as you can tell, long lasting with this picture being taken about 3-4 days after the day i painted them. Unfortunately, this picture doesn't really let you see the nice shimmer it has. But it is definitely there... on it being a "mint green" I don't know because it isn't as milky as the color you might think of when you think of mint green.

See what I did there?

Anywho, back to the polish! I really like this color, even if it isn't your classic, creamy, mint green. I like that about it; it's unique in the family of mints. Mint Apple is more of a aqua-mint green.. with shimmer to make it that much better.

Sinful Colors Mint Apple, 2 coats (without base/top coat), w/No Flash

In the picture above, you can definitely appreciate more of that shimmery goodness. Although this has been re promoted this year in the Spring, you sure can rock it in the Summer... like I did. With a nice orange daisy flower ring I scored at Target about a year ago. Now that's what I call color contrast!!

You can get Sinful Colors nail polishes at most major drugstores such as Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens etc. I hope you like my first real post. I'm really kinda liking this whole blogging thing, even if I don't have followers yet :( I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed righting it for YOU.

See ya later,

Jennifer :)

Friday, August 12, 2011



Hey everyone!! This is my first blog post on Makeup, polish & FOOD. Yes, I know it is an odd combo, but that's what I like so that's what we've got. My name is Jennifer and and I live in New York City, but please take that fancy image of what the city is supposed to be out of your head because it ain't all that fancy. I live in the neighborhood of Washington Heights (Google it). I am a young girl that likes to write but is to self-conscious to tell people that know me about it. I rather tell the world that doesn't know me, or you. I also want you to know about my love for makeup, nail polish, food, fashion, shoes, decor and everything in between. I want to know what you think. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it for YOU :)

Andddddd here is a picture of a heart strawberry that I found before I enjoyed dipped into La Lechera sweetened condensed milk. ahhh.. OH! This heart is for you; just showing some early love.

BTW, if you come across this blog by any chance, please follow. I promise, you will be entertained!!