It’s FRIYAY

Happy Friday to one and all! I hope everyone’s weeks went by quickly…With Monday being a holiday , four day weeks sometimes tend to drag and be extra busy. After being in NYC, being exposed to my boyfriend who was sick as well as my roommate, I inevitably also came down with a cold. It was not one that knocked me on my a$$ or anything, but definitely one that was JUST SO ANNOYING. At least today I seem to have more of a productive cough but I still feel under the weather. However, here are a few things this week that I am currently loving.

This ring I bought from Bauble Bar is so simple but I have reached for it almost everyday since I bought it. I think tortoise is so classic and this square shape makes it unique. Since I have been wearing a lot of black, this ring just feels like the right choice. It was only $18! STEAL.

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C.O. Bigelow Cold and Flu Soak ~ I picked this up in NYC and thought “Well I know I am going to get sick soon so I might as well buy this”…and POOF! Just like that, here I am with a cold. I used this in my bath last night. This helped me feel so much better. Just when I thought the menthol and eucalyptis scent was dissolved, I turned on the jets and it was restored. This stuff just keeps on giving. If you don’t like a lot of sud action, then this is nice. The liquid is thin and I love the color of it. I highly recommend this, but an easier alternative to get a hold may be the Kiss My Face bath soak. It’s very similar and a little bit cheaper.

C.O. Bigelow Cold and Flu Soak Herbal Formula - No.122

Even though I kept felt worse as the day went on, I forced myself to head out for a walk after work. I didn’t start walking until almost 6:00, but the sunset was beautiful. Here are a couple of pictures. The sky went from pastels to this firey orange and blue. The crescent moon was stunning. By the end of my walk, I felt better and felt so relaxed. When you’re sick it is so important to listen to your body. I knew I couldn’t have handled a run or an intense lifting session, but I knew the walk would help me take my mind off being sick. In the fall I love being outside at night. The cool air does so much for me!

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Here is my lip trio for the week. Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk followed by Revlon’s Silver City pink for a little bit of a pink frosted pop and then finished with Rimmel’s Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Non Stop Glamour.

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Everyone enjoy your weekend! I’ll be back on Monday!

Thanks for reading,

XO Hill

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Tuesday Blues – Since yesterday was a holiday!

HELLO EVERYONE. I hope all of you had a great Columbus Day Weekend. In the Northeast we had some great weather. It was in the high 60’s with NO humidity (DA BEST) and since I spent the majority of the time outside, feeling that nice warm sun was such a treat! I went to NYC for the weekend with my family. My brother wanted to see Columbia’s campus since he is highly interested in the Teacher’s College for a Master’s in Anthropology. We tackled a lot of the city and I made some SERIOUS purchases that I will save for another post. But, instead of going on and on about how fabulous the Concrete Jungle was, here are some pics and descriptions! I hope everyone had some time to relax, explore and have fun!

An awesome 'wave' life building in Times Square... right outside Bergdorf Goodman.

An awesome ‘wave’ like building in Times Square… right outside Bergdorf Goodman. No filter needed for this!

Chamomile grappa...If you are Italian you probably know how potent this is. It definitely puts a little bit of hair on your chest.

Chamomile grappa…If you are Italian you probably know how potent this is. It definitely puts a little bit of hair on your chest.

One of the cutest little coffee shop in the Flat Iron on Broadway...So great for people watching.

One of the cutest little coffee shops in the Flat Iron on Broadway…So great for people watching.

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We went to this cafe twice. Here is my espresso. It was divine. The place was called La Pecora Bianca which means white sheep.

Macaroons from Laduree. The best. The Orange Blossom offering is in my opinion the best.

Macaroons from Laduree. The best. The Orange Blossom offering is so unique. You get a hint of orange  but it is very floral. 

My bro and I on the library steps of Columbia. AMAZING.

My bro and I on the library steps of Columbia. AMAZING.

This is a C.O. Bigelow down on 6th Ave. Not only does it carry C.O. Bigelow but it has so many high end brands, barrettes and cute makeup bags. A one stop shop for all things beauty.

This is THE C.O. Bigelow down on 6th Ave. The building has been there since the late 1800’s. Not only does it carry C.O. Bigelow but it has so many high-end brands, barrettes and cute makeup bags. A one stop shop for all things beauty…It also has a pharmacy? Who wouldn’t want to pick their birth control up here?

NO words. It was a beautiful site when we got there. I wish people were more respectful of the events that occurred.

NO words. When we made our way to Ground Zero, it was worth the walk. The footprints of the two towers were beautifully made into memorials with cascading waterfalls.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO Hill