In honor of my 30th birthday, I’ve decided to restart this blog! I have been posting on instagram, however, I’ve let this site slide. I turned 30 *queue screams* and I had a house party in my new brooklyn apartment. Had a great time with a few very close friends playing cards against humanity.
I was invited to a special app launch even for the app The Glam Archive. It was a really awesome event filled with independent makeup artist and beauty entrepreneurs. There they served Vodkila cocktails, a new mixed alcohol that has 70% Vodka and 30% Tequila. There were also several independent vendors advertising their products. My favorite brand was Gem Cosmetics, a cosmetics line formulated by Shakema Cyrus. The lipsticks were pigmented and smelled awesome. The lipstick I purchased from her I put on at the event and it lasted the entire night. The Gem eye shadows were very pigmented as well and all looked so bold and awesome that I purchased one in addition to the lipstick.
Because I am a VIB Rouge member at Sephora, I got a chance to go to a makeup forever event for 750 Sephora points. They rented out a pretty big space in the city for the event. Makeup artists that work for makeup forever doing special lip applications, and you could even mix your own shade of lipstick. There was also a photo booth and photographers. It was such an awesome atmosphere as well. There were cocktails, wine, little hors d’oeuvers, and a DJ. I was able to bring a friend, and we each got a small gift bag with makeup forever goodies inside. I had such a blast!
It’s my 28th (ugh) birthday tomorrow on Monday! I went out with my friends yesterday and had a really nice casual dinner. I didn’t really plan anything this year because I had no idea what I wanted to do or even what I wanted to get for a present. My boyfriend James always has a hard time finding me a present, so now he includes me in the decisions. I had looked for a long time but never really fell in love with anything. I normally ask for jewelry, but my taste has gotten a bit more sophisticated over the past couple of years. I now prefer real 14K gold or sterling silver to fashion jewelry.
My boyfriend decided to take me to Tiffany’s on 5th Ave. He got a Tiffany’s heart bracelet, and a Tiffany’s heart necklace. These are two great classic pieces that are timeless and will be great everyday jewelry. I’m very happy with my birthday presents and grateful to have such a generous boyfriend.
My mother and father went on a romantic trip to Paris. My mom brought back this gorgeous Saint Laurent scarf for me. She is an outrageously generous person and always brings back gifts for everyone.
My very generous mother bought my boyfriend, James, and I a Celebrity cruise vacation!! Our first cruise together was an Eastern Caribbean cruise, so this time we did a 7-night Western Caribbean trip that visited Cozumel in Mexico, George Town in Grand Caymen, Falmouth in Jamaica, and Labadee in Haiti. We had sailed on the Celebrity Reflection previously, so we experienced the best boat that Celebrity had to offer at the time. We decided to save a little money this time and go on the Celebrity Silhouette, which was almost identical and had all the features of the Reflection that my boyfriend and I loved. It was an easy decision to make. We got a better room in the concierge class, the premium beverage package, unlimited Internet, and were still able to afford some excursions.