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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Beauty Brands That Give Back

October 18, 2017
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Beauty Brands That Give Back, Shopping for a cause, Products that benefit breast cancer research

According to statistics, one in every eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime making it the second-most-common cancer among women worldwide. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a number of beauty brands have released a range of pink products which benefit breast cancer research efforts. While none of us really need an excuse to shop for beauty products, there's no better time to splurge a little and shop for good.  Keep in mind that not all pink products are created equal. Some products are merely branded pink and don't actually make any type of contribution towards the cause or if they do, it may not be as much as you think. Here are 15 beauty buys that are each dedicated to donating a portion of their proceeds towards breast cancer charities. Some of these would make wonderful gifts.

Current Mood

October 16, 2017

Listening...  to Royal Pirates Hasta La Vista.  So sad this will be their farewell EP and I will miss them.

Reading...  Food Can Fix It by Dr. Oz. If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I attended a party celebrating the launch at Good Housekeeping and got some real life advice from Dr. Oz himself. He also thinks that sugar should be avoided. The whole idea of healing our ailmentst through the food we eat really makes so much sense.

Eye Candy : Song Joong Ki for Marie Claire

October 13, 2017
Song Joong Ki, Song Joong Ki Marie Claire, Song Joong Ki Marie Claire 2017, Descendants of the Sun, 송중기, SongSong Couple, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, 태양의후예

Battleship Island star Song Joong Ki covers Marie Claire's special edition spotlighting the Busan Film Festival where he talks about the box office reception of the historical film. The 32 year old actor who looks boyish as ever models a variety of fall fashions some of which look more wearable than others. Turtlenecks and tweed suits yes, funky fuzzy pants no. I was a little disappointed to hear that Joong Ki turned down a lead role in the Netflix original Joseon era zombie K-drama Kingdom but the man is currently preparing for a much more important role with his impending marriage to Song Hye Kyo at the end of this month.

As an avid SongSong shipper since the beginning of Descendants of the Sun, this is an event I am anticipating as well. The pair have been spotted overseas in Los Angeles and more recently in Paris looking as sweet as ever. They're both known to be very low key and private but I hope we'll get a glimpse inside the nuptials and even a wedding pictorial. 

Marie Claire Korea October 2017 BIFF Special Edition  //  Photographer: Kim Young Joon  //  Editor: Choi Park Min
Hair: Lee Hye Young  //  Makeup: Before Advance //  Prop Styling: River Hermit

Currently Coveting

October 11, 2017

Our apartment has been undergoing an ongoing transition for most of 2017. It started at the beginning of the year and ramped up some time after we paid off our mortgage. After a massive declutter, selling off some of our stuff and a reorganization, we are in a mode of updating and upgrading and it may or may not involve some major changes. My husband is in charge of shopping for our new television and we've been making decisions together on other home decor.

1. simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro
I'm not sure why we need a smart mirror but my husband seems to think that we do.

2. Dyson Hygienic Mist Humidifier
A humidifier is a must for us during the winter months to conquer the dry air but we've become increasingly paranoid about germs and bacteria so we're thinking of upgrading to this one which uses UV light to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and it's supposed to be super quiet to boot.

3. Liv Smoke Glass Carafe
We keep talking about getting a bedside carafe and it's time to make it happen.

4. Audio Pro Addon C5 Grey WiFi/Wireless Speaker
Looking for a new wireless speaker that combines form and function and this one seems to fit the bill.

I like my candles with a touch of whimsy

6. H&M Cutting Board
The cute design of this board makes it perfect for entertaining.

The current front runner to replace our old media center.

You can always check out my running wish lists in the Shop With Me section on the blog. What are you coveting?

Dine Out : Momosan Ramen & Sake

October 9, 2017
 Momosan Ramen, Momosan Ramen & Sake Review, Momosan Review, Momosan New York

Momosan Ramen and Sake in Murray Hill is Masaharu Morimoto's first ramen focused restaurant. The name comes from one of the former Iron Chef's nicknames in the kitchen. Punctuated by whitewashed brick and dark wood details, the modern and relaxed space features an expansive bar area that offers an extensive range of sake brewed from different regions as well as sake based cocktails. The seating options include counter seating by the entryway and booths as well as communal tables in the back. The ramen centric menu puts the focus on four versions of traditional ramen - Tonkotsu, Tokyo Chicken, Tantan and Tsukemen that can be customized with a choice of toppings. A variety of appetizer options are on offer with everything from edamame, sticky ribs and a soft shell crab bao to a crispy pig ear with a Japanese mayo aioli.

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