Thursday, July 31, 2014

Art Everywhere: Starting August 4

I'm super excited for the launch of Art Everywhere US. The movement to flood public spaces with great art first started by Richard Reed in the UK in 2013 with Art Everywhere UK. Now in the US, 50,000 outdoors displays on billboards and subway platforms across the country will display 58 selected artworks.

Jasper Johns, Three Flags to be seen in Art Everywhere US

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Money Tip Tuesday: 3 Tips on Store Surveys

I'm a firm believer that you make your own luck by looking out for opportunities. Just by filling out surveys as I've found them, I have been able to get $5 Starbucks gift certificates, $15 from CVS, and more. Is it going to make a huge dent on your wallet? I doubt it, but it can be fun for little treats you don't want to budget for!

Tips on Store Surveys
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Piece of My Heart Musical Review

One of the best things I've seen recently in the theater is Piece of My Heart (The Bert Berns Story) off Broadway. It's in a limited run until the end of August...so check out my review and get your tickets SOON!!

The show tells the story of Bert Berns, a largely forgotten songwriter from the 60's who died at only 38. In the present day, his daughter is fighting for control over his songs and his legacy.

I was pretty excited for this show because it has more than a few big Broadway names: Leslie Kritzer (of Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Sondheim on Sondheim, Catered Affair), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia), and Linda Hart (of Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray), and Teal Wicks (Wicked). Add in a few classics like "Twist and Shout", "I Want Candy" and "Piece of My Heart" and I was on board! 

I'll be honest-the first act was a bit scattered and the framing device didn't work for me. Whenever we got to an exciting part of Bert's life, it seemed like the daughter had to sing a little in the present. Usually, the first act is a lot better (more time to work on it?) than the second, so I didn't have high hopes for the rest of the musical.



Sunday night wrapup (7/27)


Reading: "The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust" is amazing. Once you start, it's hard to put down. Edith, a law student from Vienna, ends up becoming a "u boat": a Jewish person hiding as an Aryan in the Reich. The book mostly discusses what does she get to that point and the people she encountered.


I highly recommend putting a hold on it at your local library as it is really popular. It took over two months for me to get an eBook copy!! 100% worth it. I will be putting on hold another book from this time period called Backing Hitler. It discusses the German public and how much was known throughout WWII.

Listening: I've been listening to Blown Away by Carrie Underwood so much the past few weeks. I love "singing" this at the top of my lungs. It's a real standout from the rest of the album (forgettable after the first 4-5 tracks). I'm hoping her next album is more like this song than Somethin' Bad w/Miranda Lambert.

Loving: I got Sinful Colors in Open Seas in a Pinchme box and am surprisingly really liking it. While I don't usually gravitate towards colors like it, I love how it pops against my more neutral basics. Only downside to this color is that I don't think it will look too great on toes. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

OOTD 7/25: Hawaiian Shirt OBSESSION

Okay, I have had a bit of an obsession lately with Hawaiian shirts. I know, I know, you are so sick of bloggers wearing them already!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Loreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher Review

Last week, I unexpectedly received this product for free in the mail from Cosmopolitan. Let's see how it works...
Loreal Paris Youth Code Paris Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Giveaway: One Direction Concert Tickets + 2 Makeup Tins

It's been 1 year since the Best Song Ever came out...and I am here to share with you a great giveaway I am co-hosting! To celebrate the launch of One Direction's new makeup line, 50 winners will receive One Direction concert tickets  and makeup! Each giveaway winner will receive 2 tickets to the One Direction "Where We Are" Tour Concert at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for Friday, 8/8 at 7:00pm.
Free Tickets to One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014