Beautycon Festival NYC 2017

Beautycon Festival here in New York City was an adventure of its own. I learned about different beauty companies that I never knew of before. However, the highlight of the festival for me was Gabrielle Union! Shes more flawless in person!! Anyways, she shared some inspirational tips, talked about her book; “We’re going to need more wine” and her new hair product line; Flawless Hair.

People come to these types of festivals for different reasons. Since I am fairly new in the blogging community I wanted to meet bloggers like myself and learn about different beauty companies. Mission accomplished! Below you will find a list of freebies that I got!

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Free Macaroons for everyone! They were so yummy

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Pretty and yummy

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Flower mascara tower

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Gabrielle Union

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Freebies

List of freebies:

  1. New Cantu Cleanse Root Rinse (Sample Packet)
  2. New Cantu Color Protecting Shampoo (Sample Packet)
  3. Soap & Glory; Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk (Sample Packet)
  4. Soap & Glory: Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumpling Lip Gloss; Colors Spun Sugar, Plumsup &Nudestar (Sample Size)
  5. Colorpop Lippie Stix; Color Dusty Pink (Full Size)
  6. Milk Makeup Lip Color; Color Blue (Full Size)
  7. New L’oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise (Full Size)

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Rocking the Boat: Free community rowing and sailing

Although the idea of being on a boat freaks me out, I wanted to challenge myself to try something new and so I did! I went on a boat, with two program assistants who made my experience memorable. Generally speaking, the whole staff are knowledgeable and very passionate about their work (which honestly put me at ease). This is a great experience and if you are a Bronxite or looking to visit The Bronx, I suggest you stop by for a row! You have everything to gain and nothing loose, plus its free.

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Whether you want to row or sail, both are completely free. This opportunity however is available from Memorial day to Labor day, as listed on the website. So go ahead and pick any Saturday from 1pm to 6pm for some fun!

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What makes you happy?

Sure, everyone wants to succeed and live a comfortable life but the ultimate goal is to be happy. Right? Think about it. Take a second and ask yourself about the things that bring you pure joy. Can you name a few? Although this may be possible, it is rare that you meet someone who wants to be unhappy. We want to finish school, succeed in our career, make our family proud, buy nice things, why? Everyone craves a taste of happiness but what is that? We go to work everyday and live our normal days not knowing exactly what truly makes us happy.

Uncovering your happiness can lead to a whole new view in your life. This question is very important in order to understand and enjoy the life that we live. This is not about your mom or your friend, this is solely about you and no one else. I mean honestly. What makes you happy? Cooking, dancing, traveling, teaching, what is it? What drives you to get up in the morning? (Please comment and share below) ♥

 

May Highlights

Hey you guys! May was such a busy month! What were some of your highlights from May? (Comment and share below)

Looking back, May was so much fun for me and here’s why:

  • Fitness goal accomplished

As a follow up to my April goal, this month I mastered my goal of running for a minimum of at least twenty minutes, three days a week. Yippie!! I have dropped five pounds just by running a few times a week. My favorite part of this small workout, is that its just twenty minutes and its completely free! On top of that, you feel so much better and stronger after every single run.

  • Read 4 great books

This month I read four amazing books. One book for self development, another book for inspiration and two fun non fiction books! I loved each one, but if I had to choose which one I enjoyed the most it’ll be “The Happiness Project”. This book can be a hit or miss, depending on the reader. However, reading this book has taught me so much about myself and my future goals. Nonetheless, all books are amazing in their own ways.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Thicker than water by Takerra Allen

Still Thicker Than Water by Takerra Allen

A cup of comfort for inspiration by Colleen Sell

  • Tried four new yummy recipes!

I’m not too sure about ya’ll but I love good food. Before I enjoyed the idea of paying for a home cooked meal until I took a cooking class in Italy and realized that I can make anything that I want to in my own kitchen! I also love food network and recipe books. By keeping a list of recipes that I want to try, here’s what I scratched off for this month.

Alfredo Sauce

Jamaican yellow cornmeal porridge

Shrimp Rasta Pasta (my new fav recipe)

Jerk Chicken

Cheers, to a great month!

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Gourmet Popcorn in NYC

You will think of popcorn differently when you try gourmet popcorn from Garret. From Chicago to NYC, Garret simply offers heaven in a bag! My boyfriend and I love to go for the Garret mix, which is a combination of cheese and caramel. I know what you are thinking! Just try it, you wont know until you try! And if you are a wine lover like me, you can pair this snack with white wine.

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Garret Mixed Popcorn and Italian white wine

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Soul Food spot in The Bronx

Another Hidden Gem in The Bronx, ya’ll! Okay so whenever I walked pass this block, this restaurant is always packed with people. I went inside and asked the chef why this restaurant is always packed and he simply told me in his Caribbean accent “When you try the food, you will know”.

I must admit that the food is truly good!  My boyfriend and I had fish, shrimps, mac and cheese, candied yams, corn bread and their signature drink called half and half. The serve a lot of food so we split the food and we were more than satisfied.

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Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The chef was right after all, now I know why this place is always packed.