Yay I got my first job – how do I feel about it? 


Since my graduation in May, I started working in the big apple – NYC at a media company! I remember when I was in college, this was everything I wanted after graduation. I was hypnotized by the fast paced city life, in comparison to NJ. 

Till today, I still really enjoy that type of lifestyle – but it does get exhausting sometimes. Keep in mind when you find a job in NYC, you will be working long hours (9-8) – sometimes even till midnight. There’s no such thing as normal work hours or a work life balance on weekdays. However, it could also be because I’m an entry level employee. 

Fortunately, I’m learning a lot for the four weeks I started working. I was able to be complete a whole project on my own and little assignments on the side. It’s been an overwhelming four weeks but also exciting. It’s very different than college which I wasn’t expecting, maybe I was in denial/college withdrawal. 

Leave a comment below on what your first full time job experience was/is like? I’d love to hear your opinions! 

Much Love,

Veee 

Blooming pink 🌸 || OOTD


Shirt: Charlotte Russe // Pants: Mango // Shoes: Payless // Bag: Kate Spade 

These days, summer feels like spring most of the time – which I’m not complaining at all. I’m definitely enjoying the fact that I can still wear jeans and not be sweating like crazy. 

The look I have on is for my cousin’s baby shower, who I am SO excited to meet! I picked this outfit, because it’s 1. It’s Appropriate 2. It’s super cute. Pink and white is my favorite combo for any outfits, and to think I used to hate pink. The shirt has a lace pattern over it, so it adds that girly effect. The jeans are boyfriend jeans so they’re extremely comfortable but still looking cute. My shoes are the perfect height, where you’re able to get that extra boost of height but not too high where you’d be tripping all day – and really comfortable. Lastly the bag was a gift from a family friend and it just adds a pop of blue to my whole outfit. 

Much love,

Veee 

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City Kitchen in NYC | Foodie Review

Do you love food and hate how restaurants don’t have a wide range of variety? Well, City Kitchen is the place for you! City Kitchen’s layout is essentially an IKEA food hall layout, but with different vendors in the food hall. The vendors range from sushi to mexican food to seafood to dessert. You will never get bored or hungry when you’re here.

Here’s a list of  their vendors and their menus:

Azuki | BOX | Dough | Gabriela’s Taqueria | Kuro-Obi | Lukes | Whitmans

At Azuki, I didn’t get anything because I got SO much food everywhere else.

At BOX, I got a Roasted Duck (shawarma) which was different than the usual shawarma that I’ve had. It was different but really delicious. Imagine a peking duck with shawarma sauce inside a pita wrap, that’s what it tasted like.

At Dough, I got a Dulce de Leche with Tasted Almonds doughnut that was HUGE. It was bigger than the size of my hand, but again, it was delicious. The dough wasn’t hard, it was flaky and the toppings were to die for.

At Gabriela’s Taqueria, I got an Al Pastor tacos and it was delicious, again. The taco shell was freshly made and so were the fillings. It was super moist and tasty, definitely one of the best tacos I’ve ever had.

At Kuro-Obi, I got a Pork Bun which is essentially a steamed bun that is shaped like a taco shell, but soft and moist with pork belly inside. It was DELICIOUS and very tasty. It came with two buns, so the portions were small, but definitely worth the money.

At Lukes, I got a Lobster Roll which I’ve gotten before in Boston, and it’s still just as good as I remembered. The bread was perfectly toasted and the lobster was drenched in butter. OMG thinking about it makes my mouth water. 

Lastly, I didn’t get anything from Whitmans because they had burgers and fries and I’ve had that every day for the past few days. I can’t help it, but I LOVE BURGERS AND FRIES!!

After trying out most of the vendors, I have to say…I CAN’T CHOOSE A FAVORITE, THEY’RE ALL SO DELICIOUS AND YUMMY!!!!

 

If you ever end up trying out City Kitchen or have ever went to City Kitchen, let me know which vendor was your favorite!

Much Love,

Veee

Eyebrow Tint | #BeautyHack

How many of my readers have sparse eyebrows and is sick and tired of filling them in every single day?? Cause I know I am. I’m going to share with you my favorite eyebrow products and my recent discovery that will solve your problem.

For the past few months, my favorite go-to eyebrow pencil is from KIKO MILANO. This store is located at almost every mall I’ve been to in New Jersey. If you have trouble finding one located near you, they have a website that I’ve attached above!

This Precision Eyebrow Pencil is my holy grail and I LOVE it. The color pigmentation is ahhhh-mazing and the price is a steal! ($9.99) The product is almost as great as the Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil, which is crazy. I would recommend this product to anyone of my friends/family/readers/anyone, and I know anyone would love it too.

But…if you’re getting tired to filling them in all the time, every single day; then keep on reading. I’ve recently discovered EYEBROW TINT!! (I know it’s been around for a while, but I was always too afraid to try.)

Godefroy Eyebrow Tint  Kit, Dark Brown

The Godefroy Eyebrow Tint Kit is sold on Amazon, Ebay, and in some stores. The price for the eyebrow tint varies from $10-13, but it comes with a large amount of product. Each box comes with a: 20 Pre-measured Color Capsules, Cream Developer 1.5 oz, Reusable Applicator Brush, Mixing Cup, Instruction Sheet. It claims that it lasts for  uses, but each capsule can be used for several applications and you can’t keep it after you’ve mixed it with the cream developer. So, here’s my little tip for you: Go to the dollar store and purchase a contact case – open the capsules and pour 2 in the left side, and pour in some cream developer in the right side.

So, here’s my little tip for you: Go to the dollar store and purchase a contact case – open the capsules and pour 2 in the left side, and pour in some cream developer in the right side. For each application, use the brush included and scoop out a little bit and pour it into the mixing cup; repeat the same process for the cream developer. Mix the mixture into a creamy consistency and start dabbing on your eyebrows. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes, wipe it off with warm water and pat dry with tissue. Mine lasted for a week, which is pretty good for me!

Let me know if you end up trying this product on your own and your feedback on it!

 

Much Love,

Veee

The Lion King: On Broadway | Review

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Disclaimer: My review of The Lion Kong is solely based on a personal opinion.

Hakuna Matata, it means no worries. Who has heard that phrase before? Probably everyone…I hope. Well if you don’t know this phrase, then you should go to your local public library to pick up a copy of The Lion King and watch it ASAP.

Recently, I got a chance to watch The Lion King live on broadway at Minskoff Theatre in New York City (NYC) and here’s what I have to say about the experience. Initially, when you get there, you wait in a line outside. The line wasn’t too bad and it went by fairly quickly. They check your bag and jackets prior to entering so it made me feel safe(r) being in a dark theater. The theater itself is 3(?) stories tall and there are theater staffs at every floor to help navigate you to the proper seating area. Outside of the theater is a little concession stand with alcoholic beverages, snacks, and soft drinks. The pricing of the items are a little expensive, but that was predicted. (Imagine the movies, but a little bit more expensive.)

After getting my drink, I walked into the theater and a theater staff helped me find my seat. The whole process was pretty smooth and it was enjoyable. The theater itself is a decent size, I sat in the orchestra section towards the left. I could see basically the entire stage and the seats were comfortable. The theater wasn’t too cold or hot throughout the whole show, it was the perfect temperature.

The show itself was great, the costumes were amazing and the actors/actresses were awesome. But, I would still personally won’t recommend this as a “must-see” broadway show. Here’s why. The beginning of the show is incredible with great songs and acting. However, as the show goes on, it gets more…boring. It was hard to adjust from cartoon characters to real life people with masks on top of their heads. Even though they sang each and every song flawlessly, the show itself as a whole was just not as enjoyable as I imagined so. The beginning of the show is the most exciting part, the middle and end are the most “ehh” parts.

If you have seen The Lion King on broadway as well, what were your thoughts on it? Do you agree with my opinion or do you disagree? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Much Love,

Veee

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XFinity Live! | Philadelphia, PA

A few weekends ago, I got a chance to go to XFinity Live! in Philly and it was a pretty interesting night. We first got an Uber to drive us from our college to the destination. Our Uber driver was the absolutely best, she was hilarious but awkward at the same time. Imagine your high school bus driver, with big glasses, a baseball cap, big funky hair and sweats. Got that image? Well that’s what our Uber driver looked like. If I could request her every time, I definitely would.

When we first got to XFinity Live! we didn’t have to pay a cover because my boyfriend’s roommate had a free cover. (That came in clutch, because #BrokeCollegeStudentStatus) We started at the 1100 Social Bar, which is located in the front of the entrance. The bar has a restaurant with a full menu and a bar attached to it. They had a happy hour deal from 8pm – 11pm, so we tried to take advantage of that. Unfortunately, I accidentally ordered a drink that wasn’t on the happy hour menu for a whoopin’ $10 for a cocktail. I mean it was pretty damn delicious, but I wasn’t planning on spending $10 a drink… After my first drink, I learned my lesson and decided to only get well drinks. Basically it consisted of me getting a few Gin and Ginger all night, aka my FAVORITE drink of all time.

After a few drinks in, we decided we wanted to get some crab fries from Chickie’s and Pete’s but unfortunately it was closed. 😦 But we settled for Geno’s Steak instead, which was really delicious – definitely recommend it to everyone.

If 1100 Social Bar doesn’t sound too appealing to you, There’s also 3 other bars in Xfinity Live! Each bar with different music and environment. The bars are: Broad St. Bullie8, PBR Bar & Grill and Victory Beer Hall. Broad St. Bullie8 has a similar feel to 1100 Social Bar, but it’s a little less “sophisticated”. It feels like a relaxing place for people to whine down and relax. PBR Bar & Grill on the other hand has a mechanical bull in the bar, and I personally didn’t ride it, but it looked pretty fun. It’s definitely the place to be if you’re turning 21 and want to have a little more fun. Lastly, Victory Beer Hall is a pretty chill environment. They have a live band playing at night and a patio with a bonfire. It’s definitely a place for people who want to have fun but relax at the same time. I definitely liked Victory Beer Hall the most out of all the bars.

Update: I went back last weekend and I still liked Victory Beer Hall the most out of all the bars. 

Much Love,

Veee

February Favs | Beauty

With February coming to an end, here’s a few beauty items that I loved this month:

  1. COCONUT OIL! This is my holy grail of all beauty products. I was really skeptical about using it as a moisturizer because I didn’t want my skin to feel greasy afterwards. But my skin feels AMAZING afterwards and smells awesome too. It keeps my skin moisturized all night and all day, which is better than name brand ones like: Aveeno. I use it as my daily moisturizer on my face as well!
  2. Drops of Youth from The Body Shop. This serum is organic and it really helps restore bounce in my face. I would recommend this product to anyone that’s trying to cut down cost from purchasing high-end face serums, this works just as well.
  3. Plus White 5 Minute Teeth Whitner. You can buy this at your local Walmart for about $10 or less, and this really does work! This is definitely an inexpensive way to whiten your teeth without the splurge.
  4. Sample Clinique Barbie Pink Lipstick. I got a chance to try out this clinique long lasting lipstick in a similar shade of Barbie Pink (I’m not 100% sure what the color name is called!). Usually I’m not a big fan of pink lipsticks, but this color is GORGEOUS!!
  5. Jergens Gradual Glow. I LOVE this stuff! I use this once a week  mix in with my spf daily moisturizer as my base, and I have a tanned face for a whole week. Since I only use it once a week, my face does not turn orange or anything, but it gives me a beautiful glow.

What are some of your favorite beauty products??

 

Much Love,

Veee

White Sneaker Trend


Source: Google.com 

This white sneaker trend has been around for a while now, and I’m definitely late in the game. But, I absolutely LOVE this trend. While walking around Philly a few days ago, I saw a couple of people rocking jeans with white sneakers and I fell in love…again.

Here’s a few pairs of white sneakers that are affordable, yet trendy:

Converse sneakers, $75, net-a-porter.com

Adidas sneakers, $80,nordstrom.com

Supra sneakers, $60,suprafootwear.com

What’s YOUR favorite pair of white sneakers??

 

Much Love,

Veee

 

Dry Skin? We got you covered.

Winter, why do you exist?? With the coldness blowing in real fast, our skins are the ones taking a toll on dryness. Dry skin ain’t sexy, but don’t worry, I’ve got the perfect tips for you!

  1. According to Iconiclooks, you should avoid hot showers, but if you choose to take a hot shower – try to only limit it to 10 minutes only. After getting out of the shower, moisturize yourself immediately with lotion. Lastly, don’t expose yourself to the harsh weather too much.
  2. According to lovetoknow.com, try to eat more fatty food rich in omega-3 such as: salmon. If you’re not into salmon, there are a lot of supplements that you can substitute to get the same effect.
  3. Moisturize your face daily. For your day lotion, be sure it has at least an SPF 15. Night lotion, make sure you use a lotion that’s hydrating. My current favorite is Olay Regenerist. 
  4. STAY HYDRATED. Drink water daily, at least 6 glasses a day.
  5. Eat your veggies, they’re not only good for your body, but also for your skin.

Got any tips that I didn’t list? Please comment below, I’d LOVE to hear it! 🙂

Much Love,

Veee

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What You Should Watch Next on Netflix…

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Jane The Virgin.

Yeah, I said it. I have to admit, when I first heard about this show, I was a little skeptical. The title seemed odd and the cover seemed uninteresting. Basically, I scrolled through it and I ignored it for a whole semester. But then, everyone kept telling me about how great this show is, and I just gave in. (I also just finished another show, so I was show-less)

My first impression of the show was – holy sh*t, SO MUCH DRAMA! For those who don’t necessarily like shows that goes in order and is related to drama, then this show is not for you.  But, for those who LOVE drama as much as I do,  you’ll LOVE this show. There’s so much unknown, so much suspense, and so much detective-guessing-work on your part. It keeps you thinking and wanting more, and most importantly, it’s not repetitive. (We all know how repetitive Pretty Little Liars is)

I would give this show a 9/10 stars. I look forward to watching season 2 on Netflix when it comes out! What’s your favorite show on Netflix??

Much Love,

Veee