New Haircut – Red Market Salon

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Right before the Mount Sinai Holiday Party, I decided to get new highlights, the balayage kind and a new haircut. After some research, I brought a Gilt deal with Red Market Salon. It’s located in Union Square; it a very convenient location. I love the design and layout of the furniture and the artwork.

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The hair salon was located on the second floor of an office building. The furniture matches it name, the reception area is filled with a comfy red couch and a single red chair.

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Across from the couch is an array of hair products. The surrounding is designed modernly and sleek. I love it! None of the staff pushed me to buy any hair products, which was very nice.

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The photo above the reception area was of a red hair lady and it looks awesome and pretty cool.

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HauteLook Shoe Haul

I did some major shoe shopping on HauteLook - Nordstrom. The under $25 shoes sale page were ransacked by me and I brought some amazing boots and a flat for amazing prices!

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Mixx Shuz Drew Flats – Brought for $15

The flats fit perfect but I’m not sure if I like the gold tips on the bow or hate them.

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Pinky Sky Studded Lace-Up – Brought for $22

One of my favorites from this haul. It has a thick rubber sole. It’s perfect, since I have a tendency to walk in a way where the shoe soles eats away. I love zippers and studs. The gold studs at the back was a nice detail. The zipper in the back, made it very easy to wear.

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Black Friday – Fashion and Beauty Haul

On Black Friday, I did some major shopping. This first item was not brought by me but a Christmas and early birthday gift.

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It’s a purple Uniquo down jacket from my friend, Alina. The deep hood is perfect for this weather, it keeps all the wind out. It’s 90% down which keeps me warm and cozy! It wasn’t on sale but it was perfect! Retail: $99.90 Right now on Uniquo it’s on sale for $89.90! But they don’t have this fabulous color online.

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I also got these beautiful Fossil bi-fold wallets in Rose Gold and Navy Glitter from Macy’s. I just love how sparkly and bright these colors are. The size is perfect for party use. Retail: $35 – 20% = $30 each

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I Know The Chef – Sen Restaurant

247464v2-max-250x250 untitled Recently through Daily Candy and Urban Daddy, I was introduced to a new type of restaurant reservation service called I Know The Chef. I Know The Chef is an online concierge service that gives their members the ability to make reservations at exclusive restaurants at prime times with VIP treatments. I haven’t made an actual reservation from them as of yet but I have attended an event hosted by their founder, Joshua Stern.

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(Photo credit to DailyCandy)

This was I Know The Chef’s second ‘Members Dinner’ and it took place at Sen Restaurant on November 13 at 7:30pm. The owner, Toranosuke J. Matsuoka created a delicious and exclusive 5 course menu with sake pairings. It is priced at $70 per person. I think its a very reasonable price for a 5 course with sake pairing but many people will think its too expensive.

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(Snapshot of Sen Restaurant Website)

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(Photo Credit to Sen Restaurant Website)

When we entered the restaurant I was greeted by a friendly host who led me to the front of the bar where Joshua and the rest of the attendees are. I was immediately offered a cocktail. It was delicious, however I had already forgotten what it was. Rate: 5/5

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Clarisonic Mia VS Foreo Luna Mini

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I’ve have been using the Clarisonic’s Mia for a few years and had only recently been introduce to Foreo’s Luna Mini through BzzAgent. In short, BzzAgent is a company who introduces new products for consumers to try either for free or for a discounted rate. We weren’t paid anything to promote or to discuss this product. We actual paid for this product and of course we get to keep it.

Physical Appearance:

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The Mia is at least double the size of the Luna Mini and twice as heavy. Luna Mini comes in Magenta, Petal Pink, Purple, Cool Gray and Turquoise Blue. Mia also comes in 5 colors, White, Garnet, Pink, Gray, and Purple. I like the colors for the Luna Mini more, I love bright colors. Some of the colors for the Mia are too dull.

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Handbag Collection – Hart, Foley and Corinna, Lauren Merkin

I have brought many hand bags since I started college and I now own a pretty extensive collection ranging from every day use to party clutches. Brands such as Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, Foley & Corinna, Gucci, Lauren Merkin, and Hart. Some of these brands are popular while others you might never have heard of. When I love a specific brand, I would love it so much that I would own several bags by that brand.

I’ll start off with the latest addition in my collection from Lavina Joe called Hart. This specific one is the Artery Mini and I also got the Baby Pouch. It comes in Classic Red and Retro Brown. I felt instantly in love with the bag when I saw the Kickstarter project. (Kickstarter is a website that gives people “A new way to fund creative projects.” Anything from food to electronics.) The classic red is sooo beautiful. The leather used for it was super soft. I don’t own any red handbags, this is my first one. It match perfectly with a lot of classic and simple looks.

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I almost wore it to my cousin’s wedding. However, my friend, Wendy felt like it’s not sophisticated/lady enough to match the dress for the evening, therefore I didn’t use it.

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(My Attire: Purple Chiffon High-Low Dress – Coup De Coeur Boutique, Black Wedges – Nine West, Lavendar Necklace – Bauble Bar, Gold Oval Earring – Alexis Bittar)

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However, I did use it when I went to see Matilda with my co-workers. This handbag is not yet out to the public yet. The Kickstarter project took place in April 2013. I received it in July. It will be retailing for $129.

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Broadway Show – Matilda

For the past few years I have been watching more and more Broadway shows especially musicals. Earlier this year, Matilda was opened on Broadway. (It was opened on April 11.) I had never read the book before but after reading the summary about it, I wanted to see it. It has been one of the best musicals I have seen this year, following Wicked and Cinderella. Matilda is being performed at Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th St.) and is 2 hrs and 35 mins long.

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Matilda is based on a children’s book written by Roald Dahl. The story follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who loves books. She is discarded and ignored by her ignorant and dimwitted parents. Her mother is obsess with dancing and competition, her father insists on calling her a boy and yells at her for her preference to read books instead of watching television, and a brother who barely speaks. Above all that there is also her hostile headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Miss Honey, the teacher is the only one who care about Matilda. Her love toward Matilda gave her a chance to dream of a better life.

With such attractive characters, this story will fill your heart with love and sadness. Matilda’s imagination is out of the world and brings great delight to everyone. For this particular night, the little girl who enacted as Matilda was Sophia Gennusa. At a young age of 9, she already have a strong voice. It was full of joy, energy and mischievous. She also must had excellent memory for she is the highlight of the show and have a gazillion lines to remember and sing. This young child has great potential. She is not the only one who enacts Matilda, 3 other young girls rotates the role.

From left, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Milly Shapiro, the four actresses who play the title role in “Matilda.”

Photo Credit to New York Times, April 26th Arts Beat Article

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