The past few months have been incredibly busy for The Babes! Read on to see what they’ve been up to!
Sarah at her first interview in NYC!
Sarah: Life has been crazy since graduation in May! I began working as a wedding consultant at David’s Bridal right after school was over. That was a fun and interesting job! Plus, I got to try on lots of pretty dresses. 🙂 The whole time I was working there though, I was constantly applying for fashion design jobs in New York. I had decided towards the end of the school year that I wanted to move to New York City with a couple of my best friends from school! Finally, in June I got an interview for an assistant designer position at a swimwear company in New York! The following week I came to the city to interview for the position and less than a week after that I had accepted it! I had very little time to get myself to NYC more permanently so I ended up staying with a family friend in New Jersey for several weeks. In July my two roommates, Shannon & Derek, and I moved into our new apartment in the Bronx! It’s huge and beautiful and I can’t wait to share it with you! Now, I’m finally getting settled into my new life in NYC and I couldn’t be happier! 🙂
Emily at the X-Ambassadors Concert!
Emily: My summer has turned out completely different then I thought it would but it’s been amazing! I started shooting for the Suicide Girls which is basically my dream job, and I’ve met some amazing people through it so far! I also recently started working as a jewelry apprentice at a major jewelry store’s repair shop. Throughout school I focused on trying to get a full time job working as an entry level fashion photographer or assistant in a larger studio but I decided to take this amazing job that gives me time and money to focus on my personal photography business on the side, while still doing something I love. I feel so welcomed by everyone I work with and I’m happy to be a part of such a fantastic team. I’ve been busy with a lot of other fun things this summer! I’ve been to a few concerts and have seen some of my favorite bands: X-Ambassadors, Matt & Kim, Glass Animals, and Bear Hands were all so amazing to see live! The next year is going to be insane with my goal of moving to the pacific northwest by next fall! Right now I’m embracing change and I’m so excited for whats to come!
This was a special, decorative box to kick off the New Year!
The Babes both subscribe to Birchbox and today they will be reviewing some of their favorite products from their January boxes! Birchbox is a beauty subscription service. For $10 a month they send you a beautifully packaged set of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that are customized to your personal taste. The Babes love it because it allows them to try tons of new products and brands without committing to full-sized purchases. You can get your own subscription here!
Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in All of You
Manna Kadar Liplocked
Priming Gloss Stain
All of You
Emily: I’m not usually much of a lipgloss girl, I prefer my brightly colored matte lipstick over a shiny gloss, but I will say that I love this product! I didn’t think the color was going to look good on me, but I have been looking for a good almost-nude lip color and this is exactly what I have been needing! The color on me is a pinkish nude, slightly darker than my bare lips. It’s not super shiny which is why I like it a lot, it’s moisturizing, and stays on for a long time for a lipgloss. All-in-all I’m pleased with this product and with Birchbox’s ability to provide products that I love.
Whish Body Butter
Emily: I’ve received several samples from this brand before and I always love them! This body butter is super moisturizing and is a lovely lavender scent. It’s thick and doesn’t leave a greasy residue like some lotions do.
Sarah: I really love the small size of the Birchbox samples because I can just throw them in my purse & take them anywhere! This one is no exception! It’s an incredibly moisturizing lotion, but it wears very lightly and doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue on your skin. This sample has a nice lavender scent, but it is also available in almond, blueberry, pomegranate, lemongrass, coconut, & acai grapefruit.
TheBalm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen
Sarah: This is a two-in-one lip and cheek stain. I was kind of intimidated by this product at first because I had never used a liquid product on my cheeks, but I love it! On my lips, this stain adds just a hint of rosy color, which is nice when I don’t want to wear a heavy lipstick. On my cheeks, it creates a nice blush that lasts all day! This product kills two birds with one stone and I especially love it when I’m in a hurry and need to finish my look quickly.