Jul 27, 2012

New Music: Alexandra Stan - "Lemonade"


I love music, so from time to time, I YouTube hop and check out songs/artists I've never heard of. That's how I found out about recording artist Alexandra Stan

Apparently, I'm late. 

When I checked her Facebook page, I saw that she has over one million followers, won MTV Europe Music Awards "Best Romanian Act" in 2011, and won the 2012 Romanian Music Award for "Best Female Act". Upon further investigation, I found out she was the girl who sang on the popular dance track "Mr. Saxobeat"

I suspect it's only a matter of time before she penetrates the US market. Her song "Lemonade" just makes me feel good and want to dance!

Check it out after the jump and hopefully it makes you dance in your chair as you listen!

Jul 25, 2012

July 2012 "Glamour" Birchbox Review



I got my Glamour sponsored July Birchbox *Insert grin here*

Last month's Gossip Girl sponsored box left me on the fence about my box subscription, and although I didn't get a nail polish AGAIN, I was satisfied with the box this month. I have actually used EVERYTHING in this box- a first.

This month's box was centered around the theme of "the five senses". The goal was to stimulate Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, and Smell. While some of the items make perfect sense, I had to work hard to fit some senses together *Giggle* But, even still, I do like my box!

Click "Read More" for the box details...

Jul 23, 2012

Weekly Wrap-up

 
I haven't done one in 2 weeks because i spent them interviewing for potential job leads *fingers crossed* But have no fear, the Weekly Wrap-up is back!
  • I got my monthly Birchbox subscription and it is sponsored by Glamour Magazine. I will do a post on Wednesday.
  • My friend and I did lunch at Pazza Note in NYC on Sunday, the passion fruit margarita and tiramisu were YUMMY!!
  • I NEVER wear shorts (but you can't keep me away from a short dress lol). I tried these on at F21, and while I didn't buy them, I really liked how this top and short fit. What do you think? Should I go back and get them?
  • My friend and I decided we'd enjoy our day in Tribeca one day last week. We walked and walked until we ended up in Battery Park, and relaxed.
  • *GIGGLE* That same friend introduced me to a book called "Overcoming the Angry Vagina". After i finished laughing, I actually looked through the book and liked it. The author is a bit eccentric BUT, she has a lot of great things to say if you are in to holistic health and healing.
  • I got to enjoy two of my favorite things: Banana Pudding from Magnolia's in NYC and a dish native to my country of Grenada called Crabback.Needless to say, I was in oral heaven!
Now, in other news, the winner of my Confessions Of A City Girl and PrintRunner Giveaway is:
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Congrats to Georgina of Notes On Lifestyle.

How is your summer going so far? Have you done everything you had on your summer bucket list?
~Confessor

Jul 11, 2012

Money Matters: The Generation Y Spending Types


Although I love to blog about entertainment, fashion and beauty; I am a stickler for financial stability!

Even though I'm a year post-grad and jobless, *cues violins*, I spend a lot of my time reading financial improvement websites. Balancing the little bit of cash I have left between the bloodsucker that is Sallie Mae (I say that with LOVE) and my day to day travel expenses, I realized that the key to living comfortably is living within your means AND planning ahead.

One of my recent favorite money websites has been www.LearnVest.com. They write really great articles that are geared towords females gaining and maintaining great finances. I recently read an article titled The 6 Gen Y Spending Types: Which One Are You? and I thought i'd share it with you all!


Click "READ MORE" to see which type of spender you are...

Jul 9, 2012

Giveaway Time: Customized PrintRunner Postcards




Confessions Of A City Girl and PrintRunner have teamed up to bring you an awesome giveaway!

Since it's summertime, I figured what better product to "give away" than customized postcards?! 

Many of my readers are lovers of travel, so postcards sent from some sexy location is definitely something I know many of you would like. A lot of you are also entrepreneurs who are starting your own business. Since I've been working hard on the logistics of my own first business, I thought this would be a great giveaway for some who have a business (or themselves as a brand) to promote. PrintRunner is a website that you can use for postcard printing services, business cards, and so much more.

Click "Read More" for details on how you can enter to win this amazing prize!

Jul 6, 2012

Desert Flower: The Story Of Waris Dirie



Every once in a while, you come across a film that moves you. Last night I watched Desert Flower, a movie about the life of super model Waris Dirie, and I was touched. A lot of times people think of models as these brainless blank canvases, but a lot of them have stories that would blow your minds. Liya Kebede plays Waris; Waris means "Desert Flower", hence the name of the movie. I really like Liya as a model but she did a FANTASTIC job in this film, I never even knew she could act!


Click Read More to see the movie trailer plus a few pics of the two women and my summary...

Jul 2, 2012

The Weekly Wrap-up


I didn't do a wrap up last week but the Weekly Wrap-up is back!
  • "Never Be Powerless"- I saw this ad on the train that featured Jay-Z and It really resonated with me! Although it means literally "powerless" (i.e cellphones/laptops), it really can be a mantra for your life.
  • As you know, I went to the A-Morir x Supra sneaker launch party in New York City. Fun times! Click the post to check out the event recap :-)
  • I have begun taking yoga! It's only for a month but it's SO MUCH FUN! Yoga is such a great workout, very challenging. I popped into Barnes and Noble one day after yoga and browsed a few of the books. I saw a book called "101 Things To Do Before You Die". It definitely gave me a few fun ideas to add to my bucket list!
  • I think I was Asian in a past life because I really love Asian food. I had Vietnamese food at this delicious restaurant called Saigon Market. I had a spicy chicken, broccoli, and rice. YUM!
  • I received my Violent Lips lip tattoos from Kelly Brown over at Masque Magazine. I'll be doing a post on them soon!
  • My mother LOVES fruit smoothies so I made an awesome smoothie this week. 
Here are the ingredients: 2tbs Almond Peanut Butter, 1 Banana, 1tbsp Protein Powder, 3 Ice Cubes, 1/2 cup of Frozen Mangoes, 1/4 cups of Frozen Strawberries, 1 cup of Almond Milk. Blend and enjoy!
  • My friend, and rapper, Kyra Kane called me up and decided to treat me to a pedicure (so sweet!) We went to a place in Brooklyn called The Choi's Art Nail Spa and it was awesome! Not only did we get a pedicure; we got hot stone foot massages and neck/shoulder massages! We'll definitely be going back. BTW: I'm on Kyra's mixtape on a song called "Excited" that we co-wrote. So fun! Check it out HERE and tell me what you think.


Do you have a bucket list? 

~Confessor

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