Hi guys! So February is just about over and although February is a rather short month a lot has happened during this month and maybe because I was stuck in the house for about a week (due to a snow storm dilema) this month went by rather slow for me. But anywho I am back with some monthly favorites for you all! A lot of these items I have previously mentioned in other posts and they have worked their way into my "favorites list."



Okay so to begin with probably THE most favorite all-time product that I am sooooo happy I got is the Tatcha cleansing oil. I am seriously in love with this product and I can see this product always being in my nightly routine for years to come. It just effortlessly takes off all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling so soft and firm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing makeup remover and it will definitely also make for a good Mother's Day gift! Or a great gift for anyone at that! And for the price I say it's all the well worth it because your skin is something you should seriously invest in and take care of and for $50 it is more than worth it. So 10/10 would recommend this to anyone and everyone!

Along with the Tatcha Cleansing Oil on busier, stressful days where I feel my skin needs a little bit more of TLC I like to use the Lush 9 to 5 Cleanser after I use the cleansing oil. The cleanser leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth without stripping it of any oils or dehydrating it. The product doesn't have a strong, noticeable smell to it or anything and I usually just use about a dime size of the product and it's enough to cover my whole face. So when I use the two items together I feel they work well together without any "conflicting elements" or working powers, for the lack of a better word(s).


Another Lush product that I fell in love with is the Enchanted Eye Cream. Now I know a lot of other people have had mixed feelings about this product but I feel for me, personally, it works really well. I feel like the area under my eye doesn't feel so thin or translucent and it really softens up but firms the eye area. I use it both during the day and at night and a little goes a long way so I know that definitely whenever this product runs out I'll be repurchasing it. 

Moving on to night cream, if you read in my previous haul post, you guys would know that I also got the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream. And you guys would also know that I wasn't loving this product very much when I was first using it because it left this "film" on top of my skin and I felt like it wasn't absorbing into my skin whatsoever. HOWEVER, after using it nightly my skin has started to absorb the product more and I no longer have that film-feeling sitting on top of my skin. And actually I've noticed quite a difference in the firmness and softness in my skin when I wake up in the morning. After having using this product for about 2-3 weeks now I've noticed that my skin is a lot firmer, looks a lot smoother and is definitely a lot softer. So now I can see what the hype is all about when it comes to this product. As for age prevention/anti wrinkle not necessarily sure I see in difference, like I said my skin does feel a lot more firm so I want to say it does do a good job with getting the skin to look a lot healthier but I can't really say much about wrinkles. (Mostly because I don't really have crazy noticeable wrinkles or anything) But overall I really like this product I'll probably be repurchasing this in the future whenever I run out and I am a lot happier with this product now than compared to when I first got it.

Next on my list is Hask Argan Oil, and first off I just want to say this is my first experience using argan oil and I didn't choose this product based off the branding or anything like that. But with this oil it's mainly used for your hair and I got this at Walmart for about $2 and this bottle lasted me about a good month. I am just about out of the product and I'll probably be repurchasing this same bottle again once it's completely out because it's so cheap, but even though it's cheap it does a good job with hydrating my hair and mending my split ends. Now it's not a miracle worker or anything, but I find it works best when you apply it to wet hair. My hair feels noticeably softer and looks shinier once my hair dries after I apply this after washing my hair. So I would definitely recommend this to people who needs a quick fix for their dry hair and split ends.


Now I know you guys are probably wondering "What the heck is that?" I'm not really sure what the technical name for this tool is but it's basically a tool you use for blackheads and whiteheads. And I really like using the "rounder" (?) end which is meant for whiteheads cause I find that it really does extract your whiteheads out especially around your nose area. But a fair warning to those who have never used this tool before, but when you use this around your nose area for the first time you will probably end up in tears because it hurts soooo much. I don't know maybe it was just me and the area around my nose being super sensitive but regardless of how much pressure or how light of a hand I used when using this around my nose, it just hurt so bad. The other "flatter" end which is for blackheads, I never really used because I feel maybe I don't have any blackheads and so I never really felt a need to use that end. But I mainly use this to extract my whiteheads and it does a fairly good job doing so and it only cost me about $1.50 at Walmart.


Now for a tea or teas that I have been enjoying, I have really enjoyed drinking this tea from the brand Yogi  and I'm pretty sure they're available at any grocery store that sells organic foods or anything similar. What I really like about the two teas I got, which were the Honey Lavender to help with relaxation and the Echinacea for immune support, is that they taste really really good. Usually the teas I've drank in the past just have a plain "Whatever" taste to it, but these have a genuine and tasty taste to them. I forgot how much these were but I wanna say about $3-4 each.

And now onto these bad boys that I got from H&M <3 I know some people are probably intimidated of such high heels but these boots are so easy to walk in and so comfortable! I managed to do about 3 hours of walking around two malls in these without any problem! I think it really helps how the bottom of the shoes are "grooved" or "cleated" the way they are because then it provides more friction and grip to the floor which makes it less slippery when walking. Of course it took me a minute to get used to walking in them because these are probably the tallest shoes I own. But I am absolutely in love with them and plan on wearing them out a lot more. 



And for the song I've really been enjoying this month it's Trevor Wesley's "Chivalry is Dead" which was featured in Ian Eastwood and Megan Batoon's Choreography "Chivalry Is Dead" which is also a favorite video for the month. You guys all know how much I love Ian Eastwood and whenever he comes out with a new video he just never disappoints <3

But that is it for this month's favorites! Not sure when the next post will be coming out but I'll be sure to keep you guys up to date with what's going on in my life for all you creepers and for all those who are actually interested. If you want to be more in contact with me check me out on my other social media like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat @ Katsangfroid


February 26, 2015



Hi guys! So February is just about over and although February is a rather short month a lot has happened during this month and maybe because I was stuck in the house for about a week (due to a snow storm dilema) this month went by rather slow for me. But anywho I am back with some monthly favorites for you all! A lot of these items I have previously mentioned in other posts and they have worked their way into my "favorites list."



Okay so to begin with probably THE most favorite all-time product that I am sooooo happy I got is the Tatcha cleansing oil. I am seriously in love with this product and I can see this product always being in my nightly routine for years to come. It just effortlessly takes off all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling so soft and firm. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing makeup remover and it will definitely also make for a good Mother's Day gift! Or a great gift for anyone at that! And for the price I say it's all the well worth it because your skin is something you should seriously invest in and take care of and for $50 it is more than worth it. So 10/10 would recommend this to anyone and everyone!

Along with the Tatcha Cleansing Oil on busier, stressful days where I feel my skin needs a little bit more of TLC I like to use the Lush 9 to 5 Cleanser after I use the cleansing oil. The cleanser leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth without stripping it of any oils or dehydrating it. The product doesn't have a strong, noticeable smell to it or anything and I usually just use about a dime size of the product and it's enough to cover my whole face. So when I use the two items together I feel they work well together without any "conflicting elements" or working powers, for the lack of a better word(s).


Another Lush product that I fell in love with is the Enchanted Eye Cream. Now I know a lot of other people have had mixed feelings about this product but I feel for me, personally, it works really well. I feel like the area under my eye doesn't feel so thin or translucent and it really softens up but firms the eye area. I use it both during the day and at night and a little goes a long way so I know that definitely whenever this product runs out I'll be repurchasing it. 

Moving on to night cream, if you read in my previous haul post, you guys would know that I also got the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream. And you guys would also know that I wasn't loving this product very much when I was first using it because it left this "film" on top of my skin and I felt like it wasn't absorbing into my skin whatsoever. HOWEVER, after using it nightly my skin has started to absorb the product more and I no longer have that film-feeling sitting on top of my skin. And actually I've noticed quite a difference in the firmness and softness in my skin when I wake up in the morning. After having using this product for about 2-3 weeks now I've noticed that my skin is a lot firmer, looks a lot smoother and is definitely a lot softer. So now I can see what the hype is all about when it comes to this product. As for age prevention/anti wrinkle not necessarily sure I see in difference, like I said my skin does feel a lot more firm so I want to say it does do a good job with getting the skin to look a lot healthier but I can't really say much about wrinkles. (Mostly because I don't really have crazy noticeable wrinkles or anything) But overall I really like this product I'll probably be repurchasing this in the future whenever I run out and I am a lot happier with this product now than compared to when I first got it.

Next on my list is Hask Argan Oil, and first off I just want to say this is my first experience using argan oil and I didn't choose this product based off the branding or anything like that. But with this oil it's mainly used for your hair and I got this at Walmart for about $2 and this bottle lasted me about a good month. I am just about out of the product and I'll probably be repurchasing this same bottle again once it's completely out because it's so cheap, but even though it's cheap it does a good job with hydrating my hair and mending my split ends. Now it's not a miracle worker or anything, but I find it works best when you apply it to wet hair. My hair feels noticeably softer and looks shinier once my hair dries after I apply this after washing my hair. So I would definitely recommend this to people who needs a quick fix for their dry hair and split ends.


Now I know you guys are probably wondering "What the heck is that?" I'm not really sure what the technical name for this tool is but it's basically a tool you use for blackheads and whiteheads. And I really like using the "rounder" (?) end which is meant for whiteheads cause I find that it really does extract your whiteheads out especially around your nose area. But a fair warning to those who have never used this tool before, but when you use this around your nose area for the first time you will probably end up in tears because it hurts soooo much. I don't know maybe it was just me and the area around my nose being super sensitive but regardless of how much pressure or how light of a hand I used when using this around my nose, it just hurt so bad. The other "flatter" end which is for blackheads, I never really used because I feel maybe I don't have any blackheads and so I never really felt a need to use that end. But I mainly use this to extract my whiteheads and it does a fairly good job doing so and it only cost me about $1.50 at Walmart.


Now for a tea or teas that I have been enjoying, I have really enjoyed drinking this tea from the brand Yogi  and I'm pretty sure they're available at any grocery store that sells organic foods or anything similar. What I really like about the two teas I got, which were the Honey Lavender to help with relaxation and the Echinacea for immune support, is that they taste really really good. Usually the teas I've drank in the past just have a plain "Whatever" taste to it, but these have a genuine and tasty taste to them. I forgot how much these were but I wanna say about $3-4 each.

And now onto these bad boys that I got from H&M <3 I know some people are probably intimidated of such high heels but these boots are so easy to walk in and so comfortable! I managed to do about 3 hours of walking around two malls in these without any problem! I think it really helps how the bottom of the shoes are "grooved" or "cleated" the way they are because then it provides more friction and grip to the floor which makes it less slippery when walking. Of course it took me a minute to get used to walking in them because these are probably the tallest shoes I own. But I am absolutely in love with them and plan on wearing them out a lot more. 



And for the song I've really been enjoying this month it's Trevor Wesley's "Chivalry is Dead" which was featured in Ian Eastwood and Megan Batoon's Choreography "Chivalry Is Dead" which is also a favorite video for the month. You guys all know how much I love Ian Eastwood and whenever he comes out with a new video he just never disappoints <3

But that is it for this month's favorites! Not sure when the next post will be coming out but I'll be sure to keep you guys up to date with what's going on in my life for all you creepers and for all those who are actually interested. If you want to be more in contact with me check me out on my other social media like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat @ Katsangfroid


Last week my girl-friend Eshie and I did a little retail therapy. We've been dying to go shopping for the past month or so and last Wednesday we decided to treat ourselves! So because I am currently procrastinating on my paper that's due this Friday I decided that since I don't feel like writing a paper, I might as write a blog post heh. 
Most of my purchases were towards skincare because lately I've really been noticing that I don't do much to take care of my skin. I've also been dreary about aging and I want to do whatever I can early on to prevent any severe or premature aging. 

The first items I'll be talking about were purchased from Sephora. 


The first product which I got from Sephora was from the Tatcha skincare line. Originally I was not going to get this because the only cleansing oil I've heard of prior to buying this was the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil. But because the Sephora I went to was sold out of that product the sales associate introduced me to this cleansing oil and let me just say that I am so glad I decided to buy this in the end because it is absolutely AMAZING. The oil is pure camellia oil and it just does a wonderful job getting off all my makeup. I seriously think about going home at the end of the day and using this to clean my face. And the packaging for it is very sleek and feminine-looking in my opinion. I think this is a great item for people of all ages (well maybe not 5 year olds or anything, but you know what I mean.) 
And even after purchasing this item I've been seeing that it's been getting a lot and a lot more attention geared towards it. For $50 I would say it is definitely worth it. As the first cleansing oil I've ever used I'm pretty sure I'm going to never use any other kind of cleansing oil and this is definitely going to be a repurchase for years to come. And I'll probably even purchase these products for my mom for Mother's Day that's coming up! 


And if you haven't heard of the brand Tatcha, it is a brand by Vicky Tsai and you can read her story and journey of creating Tatcha here



The second product I got from Sephora was the First Aid Beauty's Ulta Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream. So as you will see I was looking for both a day and night time cream and for night time I decided to go with this one solely because a lot of people on the Sephora website were raving about this product, so I decided to give into the hype. 

I will say that the cream does leave my skin feeling a lot firmer in the morning and I have noticed that my face does feel a lot more plump. However, when I apply it, it kind of feels as if it's just sitting on top of my skin rather than being absorbed into it. 

I'm not quite sure if I would repurchase this once it's all out but I've only been using it for about a week and there have not really been any other problems other than it leaving a "film" over my face. 
I have been breaking out ever since I've been using these newer products on my face, but I want to say it's probably more likely due to stress and hormones.







For a day cream I bought the Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer for Age Prevention. Prior to purchasing this I haven't really heard about this either. I've used other Clinique products before and haven't had problems with them. With this, so far I've been using it everyday for the past week. I haven't noticed much difference in my skin but like the First Aid Beauty cream I've noticed that it doesn't necessarily absorb into my skin either. Also when I put my makeup on top (which I'm not really sure whether or not it's okay to do when wearing this cream) it does kind of feel a little heavy and makes my foundation look a bit cakey.
For the price ($48) I'm not totally sure if I'm going to repurchase this in the future. I'm not totally in love with it, but I'll probably still use it until it runs out.

Now, onto the Lush products that I bought.

 The first product that I got from Lush was the H'suan Wen Hua hair treatment. And I've been wanting to try this out for the longest because I've read a ton of reviews from people saying how this has really helped revive their hair. My hair has gone through hell and back from a bad bleach job and has become completely fried at the ends. So in hopes of a cure for my hair I thought I'd give this a try.

So basically you apply this to dry hair and leave in for about 20 minutes then wash and condition like normal. 
Let this be a fair warning to those who are thinking about purchasing this though, because this stuff has a really pungent ginger smell to it. It's really overpowering when you first smell it. I want to say it kind of reminds me of gingerbread but at the same time it also just reminds me of a really strong ginger-tea. 
And I was really surprised when I first applied this to my hair because the cream looks really thick but it's actually fairly thin. 
I was kind of disappointed when I first used this though because it actually made my hair feel a lot drier than it did before I used this and I ended up having to drench my hair with argan oil just to gain back the moisture I lost after using this. 
I'll probably try and use this again later in the week because it's recommended to only use this once a week, but so far I'm not that impressed with this and I feel like it was a big let down. But I want to say maybe it didn't work as well because I didn't apply as thick of a layer as I should have (because I'm cheap and want to make the product last as long as I can) but after I use it 3 or 4 more times and I still get the same results of my hair just getting stripped of it's moisture then I wouldn't recommend this to people who have overprocessed hair and I more than likely would not purchase this again. 
What's funny is that the person who made this is named Anthony and kind of looks like my boyfriend Anthony without a mustache. heh heh

The second item I got was a lip scrub and OMG this stuff smells sooooo good. This stuff does wonders for those with really chapped lips and those who find that their lips really start to peel, especially during the colder months. What I really like about this is that you can literally eat this stuff. When applying this to your lips you can just lick off the excess without worrying whether or not this stuff is toxic. And applying chapstick after using this feels really great on my lips and the chapstick just goes on so smoothly. The one downside about this product is that it can get a little messy when applying so I would recommend doing this lip scrub over the sink if anything. Overall I really like this and would recommend it to all those dealing with chapped/dry lips.

The next product is Lush's "9 to 5" cleanser. I bought the 3.3 oz bottle just incase it didn't work out for me or decided it didn't want to get along with my skin. I bought this cleanser because I work a lot and that really causes my skin to be overworked and stressed out so I thought buying this cleanser, which is meant for those girls who y'know work those 9-5 hours and come home exhausted and just want to feel relaxed and clean afterwards. So far I've been using this after I take off my makeup with my Tatcha cleansing oil and so far the combination has been working well for me. I feel the cleansing oil takes off my makeup and the 9 to 5 cleanser really revitalizes my skin.
The last item I got from Lush was this Enchanted Eye Cream. And along with my hunt for a good night/day cream I've also been looking for a good eye cream and I think I've found it. After using this for a week I've noticed that the area around my eyes feel a lot firmer and don't feel as thin or look as transparent. I've been lacking a lot of sleep lately so I know my eyes have been going through a lot so it's become really noticeable how well this cream has been working for my eyes so 10/10 would seriously recommend to everyone out there looking for a really good eye cream. I do wanna say it was kind of pricey for such a small bottle ($26) but a little goes a long way and you just need about one tiny pump and it'll cover your whole eye area.
Then lastly from Forever21 I got these two necklaces and then a pair of black leggings (not pictured, cause...we all know what a plain pair of black leggings look like lol). They were both about less than six dollars (USD) each and I kind of bought these on a whim because I felt I don't really wear that many accessories. So to add a little bit of detailing into my outfits I decided to buy some crystal-y pieces.

Overall. I feel it was a really successful shopping day. I'm pretty happy with my purchases and hopefully later on down the road I won't regret any of the things I bought *fingers crossed*

With love,

Sephora, Lush & Forever 21 Haul

February 11, 2015

Last week my girl-friend Eshie and I did a little retail therapy. We've been dying to go shopping for the past month or so and last Wednesday we decided to treat ourselves! So because I am currently procrastinating on my paper that's due this Friday I decided that since I don't feel like writing a paper, I might as write a blog post heh. 
Most of my purchases were towards skincare because lately I've really been noticing that I don't do much to take care of my skin. I've also been dreary about aging and I want to do whatever I can early on to prevent any severe or premature aging. 

The first items I'll be talking about were purchased from Sephora. 


The first product which I got from Sephora was from the Tatcha skincare line. Originally I was not going to get this because the only cleansing oil I've heard of prior to buying this was the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil. But because the Sephora I went to was sold out of that product the sales associate introduced me to this cleansing oil and let me just say that I am so glad I decided to buy this in the end because it is absolutely AMAZING. The oil is pure camellia oil and it just does a wonderful job getting off all my makeup. I seriously think about going home at the end of the day and using this to clean my face. And the packaging for it is very sleek and feminine-looking in my opinion. I think this is a great item for people of all ages (well maybe not 5 year olds or anything, but you know what I mean.) 
And even after purchasing this item I've been seeing that it's been getting a lot and a lot more attention geared towards it. For $50 I would say it is definitely worth it. As the first cleansing oil I've ever used I'm pretty sure I'm going to never use any other kind of cleansing oil and this is definitely going to be a repurchase for years to come. And I'll probably even purchase these products for my mom for Mother's Day that's coming up! 


And if you haven't heard of the brand Tatcha, it is a brand by Vicky Tsai and you can read her story and journey of creating Tatcha here



The second product I got from Sephora was the First Aid Beauty's Ulta Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream. So as you will see I was looking for both a day and night time cream and for night time I decided to go with this one solely because a lot of people on the Sephora website were raving about this product, so I decided to give into the hype. 

I will say that the cream does leave my skin feeling a lot firmer in the morning and I have noticed that my face does feel a lot more plump. However, when I apply it, it kind of feels as if it's just sitting on top of my skin rather than being absorbed into it. 

I'm not quite sure if I would repurchase this once it's all out but I've only been using it for about a week and there have not really been any other problems other than it leaving a "film" over my face. 
I have been breaking out ever since I've been using these newer products on my face, but I want to say it's probably more likely due to stress and hormones.







For a day cream I bought the Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer for Age Prevention. Prior to purchasing this I haven't really heard about this either. I've used other Clinique products before and haven't had problems with them. With this, so far I've been using it everyday for the past week. I haven't noticed much difference in my skin but like the First Aid Beauty cream I've noticed that it doesn't necessarily absorb into my skin either. Also when I put my makeup on top (which I'm not really sure whether or not it's okay to do when wearing this cream) it does kind of feel a little heavy and makes my foundation look a bit cakey.
For the price ($48) I'm not totally sure if I'm going to repurchase this in the future. I'm not totally in love with it, but I'll probably still use it until it runs out.

Now, onto the Lush products that I bought.

 The first product that I got from Lush was the H'suan Wen Hua hair treatment. And I've been wanting to try this out for the longest because I've read a ton of reviews from people saying how this has really helped revive their hair. My hair has gone through hell and back from a bad bleach job and has become completely fried at the ends. So in hopes of a cure for my hair I thought I'd give this a try.

So basically you apply this to dry hair and leave in for about 20 minutes then wash and condition like normal. 
Let this be a fair warning to those who are thinking about purchasing this though, because this stuff has a really pungent ginger smell to it. It's really overpowering when you first smell it. I want to say it kind of reminds me of gingerbread but at the same time it also just reminds me of a really strong ginger-tea. 
And I was really surprised when I first applied this to my hair because the cream looks really thick but it's actually fairly thin. 
I was kind of disappointed when I first used this though because it actually made my hair feel a lot drier than it did before I used this and I ended up having to drench my hair with argan oil just to gain back the moisture I lost after using this. 
I'll probably try and use this again later in the week because it's recommended to only use this once a week, but so far I'm not that impressed with this and I feel like it was a big let down. But I want to say maybe it didn't work as well because I didn't apply as thick of a layer as I should have (because I'm cheap and want to make the product last as long as I can) but after I use it 3 or 4 more times and I still get the same results of my hair just getting stripped of it's moisture then I wouldn't recommend this to people who have overprocessed hair and I more than likely would not purchase this again. 
What's funny is that the person who made this is named Anthony and kind of looks like my boyfriend Anthony without a mustache. heh heh

The second item I got was a lip scrub and OMG this stuff smells sooooo good. This stuff does wonders for those with really chapped lips and those who find that their lips really start to peel, especially during the colder months. What I really like about this is that you can literally eat this stuff. When applying this to your lips you can just lick off the excess without worrying whether or not this stuff is toxic. And applying chapstick after using this feels really great on my lips and the chapstick just goes on so smoothly. The one downside about this product is that it can get a little messy when applying so I would recommend doing this lip scrub over the sink if anything. Overall I really like this and would recommend it to all those dealing with chapped/dry lips.

The next product is Lush's "9 to 5" cleanser. I bought the 3.3 oz bottle just incase it didn't work out for me or decided it didn't want to get along with my skin. I bought this cleanser because I work a lot and that really causes my skin to be overworked and stressed out so I thought buying this cleanser, which is meant for those girls who y'know work those 9-5 hours and come home exhausted and just want to feel relaxed and clean afterwards. So far I've been using this after I take off my makeup with my Tatcha cleansing oil and so far the combination has been working well for me. I feel the cleansing oil takes off my makeup and the 9 to 5 cleanser really revitalizes my skin.
The last item I got from Lush was this Enchanted Eye Cream. And along with my hunt for a good night/day cream I've also been looking for a good eye cream and I think I've found it. After using this for a week I've noticed that the area around my eyes feel a lot firmer and don't feel as thin or look as transparent. I've been lacking a lot of sleep lately so I know my eyes have been going through a lot so it's become really noticeable how well this cream has been working for my eyes so 10/10 would seriously recommend to everyone out there looking for a really good eye cream. I do wanna say it was kind of pricey for such a small bottle ($26) but a little goes a long way and you just need about one tiny pump and it'll cover your whole eye area.
Then lastly from Forever21 I got these two necklaces and then a pair of black leggings (not pictured, cause...we all know what a plain pair of black leggings look like lol). They were both about less than six dollars (USD) each and I kind of bought these on a whim because I felt I don't really wear that many accessories. So to add a little bit of detailing into my outfits I decided to buy some crystal-y pieces.

Overall. I feel it was a really successful shopping day. I'm pretty happy with my purchases and hopefully later on down the road I won't regret any of the things I bought *fingers crossed*

With love,


Hello and good afternoon/morning (depending on when you guys are reading this)! So as you all know I did a lot of traveling these past few weeks and I literally went coast to coast. I first went to California and if you missed that post you can check it out here, and about a week after I came back from California I went to New York for Anthony's birthday! And to celebrate Anthony's birthday I got us tickets to the Sam Smith concert at Madison Square Garden! His reaction to when I gave him the tickets was priceless haha.


So when I first got to New York we just spent the first couple days relaxing at home and getting settled. On Wednesday we went shopping at Tanger Outlets and I splurged on myself a little, actually a lot my whole stay in New York. So I'm pretty guilty of splurging on myself, I admit, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Well maybe because the reason I was visiting was for Anthony's birthday, and yet look at me being selfish and just spending on myself haha. I am totally kidding guys. Anthony was so stubborn and wouldn't let me buy him anything because he felt guilty for me getting us tickets to the concert -____-



So on Thursday, which was the day of the concert, Anthony and I went into the city and boy was I glad that I wore layers and a thick coat! Because it was beyond freezing cold and the wind did not help any! And I can see why people love the city so much because there is just always something to do and new places to see and tons of places to eat! (because we all know how much I love food) I, personally, would not live in the city just because I prefer a suburban kind of living or household, but I would not mind being able to visit the city whenever I wanted.




I didn't get a chance to take as many pictures as I wanted because we were just constantly moving and I wanted to actually take the time to look around and see everything. But I did my best, and most of the pictures are of and in the city because the rest of my stay in New York was just at the house and I'm pretty sure you guys aren't necessarily interested in seeing pictures of that lol.


We did make a couple stops while venturing around the city though! We went to probably the best H&M I've ever been to. Like seriously still dreaming of filling my closet with all the things I found and wanted. But I refrained from buying anything (even though I wanted to take advantage of the somewhat cheaper taxes in NY compared to back home lol) because I didn't want to carry too much while walking around the city and when we got to the concert.

If you haven't been to the H&M in Manhattan, you are missing out. It's 3 floors, the music is ridiculously loud and it just has everything you H&M lovers (and non-lovers) need and want in life. And pictured above is just a quick panorama I took from the second floor of the store that had a busy view of the even busier city.
Eventually we got really hungry and one incredibly delicious place we stopped by and went to eat at was at The Hummus & Pita Co., which is, in one of the employee's exact words, "The Mediterranean version of Chipotle." And honestly if Chipotle and this place were to team up, it would be all I would ever eat for the rest of my life. Seriously the hummus, and just everything there was incredible and even Anthony, who is known to finish all his food and still be hungry, couldn't finish all the food we ordered. Just thinking about it makes me want to get on a plane and fly to the city just to enjoy another meal by them. I am a tad sad that the only have locations within the city. So to you lucky city dwellers who haven't checked out this place yet, I would suggest you go there now because you won't regret it.




After the mind-blowing meal at The Hummus and Pita, we headed towards Madison Square Garden for the concert! But we arrived an hour and a half early before the doors opened so we went to a nearby bar and had us a couple drinks. And coincidentally enough, the bar was playing some of Sam Smith's songs! I forgot the name of the bar we went to, but it was just about a two minute walk down the street next to Hooters.

Also a little shoutout to the man at the Hummus and Pita saying that Anthony and I were really cute together :3



Finally the time came for the concert! I didn't take any good quality pictures because most concerts don't allow you to use any "higher tech" cameras like DSLR's. But I tried my best trying to catch some pics with my phone! 
The opening act was George Ezra, and he was pretty good! I never heard of him prior to the concert but if you guys are into a kind of "folk" soft-rock kind of music then I suggest you guys give him a listen! 
 The concert was amazing, of course, and Sam never fails to satisfy the crowd. He even surprised everyone by bringing Discloure out to perform with him during "Latch." 

My heart seriously broke when Sam told us all to stop. I was like "WHAAAAATTTTT?!!?" But then oh my goodness Disclosure came out with him like "WHAAAAT"
Oh and shoutout to the tallest guy in the universe for being seated in front of me. Like only me. like why. Still enjoyed the concert nonetheless!
Some Polaroids of my boyfriend and I on the train back to Long Island.
We look like a couple back in the 80s.



The next couple days were kind of a blurr because we were on such a Sam Smith high lol. But over the course of the next couple days we went to one of the best Italian restaurants ever, Cafe Amici! They just have the most amazing dishes and for cheap! I wish they had one in Nashville because only being able to eat there when I go to New York is such a letdown.

 Then came along Sunday and we celebrated my boyfriend's birthday! We had Chinese food for dinner and this chocolate mousse cake that his mom picked out. I thought it was super sweet that my name was on the cake too! My birthday was in December but because I wasn't in New York for my birthday his mom still wanted to celebrate it, even if it was a month late lol. Better late than never!
And then sadly Monday came along and I had to go back home and get ready for spring semester. It was cute when we were at the airport though cause we saw another long distance saying goodbye to each other. But yeah, here's just a creeper picture of me creeping on the bae while he was knocked out haha.

I miss you soo much babe! Hope you had a great birthday!

With love,


Kat Goes To New York [Boyfriend's Birthday Edition]

February 6, 2015


Hello and good afternoon/morning (depending on when you guys are reading this)! So as you all know I did a lot of traveling these past few weeks and I literally went coast to coast. I first went to California and if you missed that post you can check it out here, and about a week after I came back from California I went to New York for Anthony's birthday! And to celebrate Anthony's birthday I got us tickets to the Sam Smith concert at Madison Square Garden! His reaction to when I gave him the tickets was priceless haha.


So when I first got to New York we just spent the first couple days relaxing at home and getting settled. On Wednesday we went shopping at Tanger Outlets and I splurged on myself a little, actually a lot my whole stay in New York. So I'm pretty guilty of splurging on myself, I admit, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Well maybe because the reason I was visiting was for Anthony's birthday, and yet look at me being selfish and just spending on myself haha. I am totally kidding guys. Anthony was so stubborn and wouldn't let me buy him anything because he felt guilty for me getting us tickets to the concert -____-



So on Thursday, which was the day of the concert, Anthony and I went into the city and boy was I glad that I wore layers and a thick coat! Because it was beyond freezing cold and the wind did not help any! And I can see why people love the city so much because there is just always something to do and new places to see and tons of places to eat! (because we all know how much I love food) I, personally, would not live in the city just because I prefer a suburban kind of living or household, but I would not mind being able to visit the city whenever I wanted.




I didn't get a chance to take as many pictures as I wanted because we were just constantly moving and I wanted to actually take the time to look around and see everything. But I did my best, and most of the pictures are of and in the city because the rest of my stay in New York was just at the house and I'm pretty sure you guys aren't necessarily interested in seeing pictures of that lol.


We did make a couple stops while venturing around the city though! We went to probably the best H&M I've ever been to. Like seriously still dreaming of filling my closet with all the things I found and wanted. But I refrained from buying anything (even though I wanted to take advantage of the somewhat cheaper taxes in NY compared to back home lol) because I didn't want to carry too much while walking around the city and when we got to the concert.

If you haven't been to the H&M in Manhattan, you are missing out. It's 3 floors, the music is ridiculously loud and it just has everything you H&M lovers (and non-lovers) need and want in life. And pictured above is just a quick panorama I took from the second floor of the store that had a busy view of the even busier city.
Eventually we got really hungry and one incredibly delicious place we stopped by and went to eat at was at The Hummus & Pita Co., which is, in one of the employee's exact words, "The Mediterranean version of Chipotle." And honestly if Chipotle and this place were to team up, it would be all I would ever eat for the rest of my life. Seriously the hummus, and just everything there was incredible and even Anthony, who is known to finish all his food and still be hungry, couldn't finish all the food we ordered. Just thinking about it makes me want to get on a plane and fly to the city just to enjoy another meal by them. I am a tad sad that the only have locations within the city. So to you lucky city dwellers who haven't checked out this place yet, I would suggest you go there now because you won't regret it.




After the mind-blowing meal at The Hummus and Pita, we headed towards Madison Square Garden for the concert! But we arrived an hour and a half early before the doors opened so we went to a nearby bar and had us a couple drinks. And coincidentally enough, the bar was playing some of Sam Smith's songs! I forgot the name of the bar we went to, but it was just about a two minute walk down the street next to Hooters.

Also a little shoutout to the man at the Hummus and Pita saying that Anthony and I were really cute together :3



Finally the time came for the concert! I didn't take any good quality pictures because most concerts don't allow you to use any "higher tech" cameras like DSLR's. But I tried my best trying to catch some pics with my phone! 
The opening act was George Ezra, and he was pretty good! I never heard of him prior to the concert but if you guys are into a kind of "folk" soft-rock kind of music then I suggest you guys give him a listen! 
 The concert was amazing, of course, and Sam never fails to satisfy the crowd. He even surprised everyone by bringing Discloure out to perform with him during "Latch." 

My heart seriously broke when Sam told us all to stop. I was like "WHAAAAATTTTT?!!?" But then oh my goodness Disclosure came out with him like "WHAAAAT"
Oh and shoutout to the tallest guy in the universe for being seated in front of me. Like only me. like why. Still enjoyed the concert nonetheless!
Some Polaroids of my boyfriend and I on the train back to Long Island.
We look like a couple back in the 80s.



The next couple days were kind of a blurr because we were on such a Sam Smith high lol. But over the course of the next couple days we went to one of the best Italian restaurants ever, Cafe Amici! They just have the most amazing dishes and for cheap! I wish they had one in Nashville because only being able to eat there when I go to New York is such a letdown.

 Then came along Sunday and we celebrated my boyfriend's birthday! We had Chinese food for dinner and this chocolate mousse cake that his mom picked out. I thought it was super sweet that my name was on the cake too! My birthday was in December but because I wasn't in New York for my birthday his mom still wanted to celebrate it, even if it was a month late lol. Better late than never!
And then sadly Monday came along and I had to go back home and get ready for spring semester. It was cute when we were at the airport though cause we saw another long distance saying goodbye to each other. But yeah, here's just a creeper picture of me creeping on the bae while he was knocked out haha.

I miss you soo much babe! Hope you had a great birthday!

With love,


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