Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Colors from MiniLuxe

If you have read my blog before, you know that I am a big fan of a local salon chain, MiniLuxe. They were kind enough to share some of their newest polish shades with me and obvi, I had to share with you gals as well!

MiniCure has a gorgeous pale pink designed to support the Ellie Fund Do Good Campaign’s effort to battle breast cancer.  All net proceeds from the nail polish bottles will go towards the campaign. *The Ellie Fund is a non-profit organization that provides things such as groceries, nutritious meals, transportation to medical appointments, childcare and housekeeping all free of charge for over 500 breast cancer patients and their families across Massachusetts every year.

MiniLuxe in Lynnfield is set to open this month and bring the best of Boston to their first ever North Shore location! Right in the MarketStreet shopping area, MiniLuxe Lynnfield offers 8 manicure stations, 9 pedicure stations, 2 brow stations, and 2 private waxing rooms.  There is even a new fall color named LUXE Lynnfield (a sexy maroon, rich and deep) to celebrate the addition of the 8thlocation!

What do you think of MiniLuxe's new polish shades?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Prim and Propah PINK Picks

It's October, that means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means everyone is coming out of the woodwork with their products that support a cause related or where proceeds are donated to charitable organizations. This year, I wasn't going to do a round up of my favorite Breast Cancer Awareness picks, that was until I actually saw some of the products that were available. I love shopping for a good cause, who am I kidding, I love shopping period. What do you think of my fave picks for Pink October?

Monday, October 7, 2013

I am a Sara Bareilles Convert

So last night was my first Sara Bareilles concert. My friend Alicia had grabbed two tickets to her October show at The Orpheum Theater in Boston, MA and asked me to come. In all honesty, a month ago, I only knew Love Song, King of Anything and her new one, Brave... because they play them on the radio stations that I listen to. Alicia lent me her copy of the newest DC, The Blessed Unrest, and I legit listened to it on repeat for the past month in preparation. You know, so I wouldn't be sitting there with a blank stare on my face while everyone else was oozing excitement (which they were).

Alicia gushed leading up to the show. Oh, Sara is so talented. Oh Sara is so funny, she tells stories and is just hilarious. Sara is gorgeous and so on and so forth. Alicia has a self proclaimed girl crush. After listening to the CD, I had my favorite songs and was prepared to mildly enjoy the show. Truth be told, I didn't really feel that great so wasn't stoked about staying up late for a concert... but that all changed when we got to The Orpheum. The Amanda who said "I hate opening acts" turned into the Amanda loving Harper Blynn, Sara's opener. The Meh feeling I had turned into complete adoration of Sara Bareilles. Everything Alicia gushed about was completely spot on. She was effing amazing. So talented, hilarious and gracious with an audience that I found annoying at times (stage rushers ugh). I am a total Sara Bareilles convert and will be first in line next time Sara is in town. Moral of the story? I need to be more open minded about music. There are pretty amazing artists out there that I need to experience.

You can follow Sara's escapades on Twitter and Instagram. She is fairly hilarious.