Category Lifestyle

How to Live with a Cat in a Small Apartment: 5 Tips

When I first moved into my apartment I was worried about it being cruel for me to keep a cat in such a small space.  I loved Mila, my adopted siamese mix, and I didn’t want to find her a new home, but I thought… would she be bored while I was at work?  Would she get enough exercise?  Would it be crowded with an animal there?  With a bit

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What to Pack for Hawaii: Tropical Travel Essentials

When I’m headed somewhere tropical I like to keep my packing really simple and easy– just the essentials!  I usually start by packing my bikinis and working backwards.  As for beauty, my main concern is sun care so it’s really important that all of my hair and skincare products contain UV protection and SPF. Head over to SONOIRE to read the full story! Stay tuned for my Hawaii Vlog coming soon!

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DIY Embroidered Gucci Denim Jacket

Both high fashion and fast fashion seem to agree, the patch trend is back!  Embroidery may be everywhere right now, but it wasn’t until Alessandro Michele launched Gucci Garden that it caught my eye– the snake motif especially.  I fell in love with the embroidered Gucci denim jacket, but I wanted something a little more personalized and less of a splurge and thus this quick DIY was born. This DIY is perfect for those

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Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s about that time… the time when Halloween is less than a week away, and you’re still not even sure if that house party is happening or not, let alone what you’re going to dress up as.  Here are four super easy, last minute DIY Halloween costume ideas sure to save you when crunch time hits. All four of these DIY costumes can easily be put together using Amazon Prime

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The Power to the Period Drive

New makeup, sparkly jewelry, and fresh flowers are some of the little luxuries that make being a woman so much fun.  But its the least glamorous products that are the real luxuries… that’s why I’ve partnered up with U by Kotex to spread awareness about the first-ever national Power to the Period Drive. As a woman, talking about that time of the month is strictly taboo.  That’s probably why I did’t know until recently

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8 Best Modern Incense Burners

A lot of people have strong opinions on the Incense vs. Candles front, but the lack of modern incense burners isn’t doing ‘Team Incense’ any favors.  It just so happens that collecting candles can quickly become an exuberant habit, so I like to buy incense as an alternative way to change the atmosphere of a room.  I also find that the aroma of incense lingers long after it stops burning, as opposed to

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Deluxe Beauty Box Giveaway * WINNER *

Today I would like to announce the WINNER of the Deluxe Beauty Box Giveaway! Out of 700+ entries, the randomized winner of over $435 worth of makeup and beauty accessories is @Ashleysita! A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway by following and tweeting.  If you didn’t win this time, there will be many more chances to win in the near future.  What would you like to see

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WIN this Deluxe Beauty Box!! GIVEAWAY

Enter to win $435+ worth of makeup, skincare, accessories and more in this deluxe beauty box giveaway!  To enter this 1yrs Blogiversary giveaway, all you need to do is follow me on Bloglovin’!  Although “Follow on Bloglovin” is the only mandatory entry, I’ve included a few optional entries as well in case you’d like to stack your odds. In the deluxe beauty box you’ll $435 worth of full-sized beauty products, some of which

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Happy Birthday ElleKae

Statistics say that most blogs are abandoned within the first 120 days; assuming that to be true I suppose I’ve just reached an important milestone.  On August 16, 2014 I decided to translate my love for sharing the things that inspired me and made me happy into a lifestyle blog, and I launched ElleKae.  To say that I didn’t really know what I was doing would be an understatement, so to see

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The NARS x Steven Klein Dark Holiday

I rarely suffer from the fear of missing out, let alone for a party in Yonkers… but this is definitely an exception.  François Nars and Steven Klein transformed the historic Alder Manor into a dark, glam, and extravagant launch party to celebrate the NARS x Steven Klein upcoming 23-piece holiday collaboration.  Sections of the Manor were transformed into a series of haunted house vs couture bondage installations by Nars, Klein, fashion

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