There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. -Simone De Beauvoir

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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Hope you're all fine and dandy! Forgive the blog layout for the next couple weeks- I'm in the process of reinventing my virtual abode. And I just got mini-business cards (will post about them once they arrive). Anyway, I'm heading to NYC Sunday morning, so I'm leaving you all with a list of wündermuffins [tips & info I find useful, or learned through trail& error]:

- YogaRat: Creators of eco-friendly yoga mats that are compact, comfortable, affordable, and well-designed. One of the reasons I've remained faithful to my strength-training is that I've bought fun exercise gear.
- "If you suffer the heinous habit of constantly saying “I’m sorry” (a real career killer, right up there with downing a flask of vodka before important meetings), take your pathetic “I’m sorry” and start adding three words: “I’m sorry…I’m so brilliant.” “I’m sorry…I’m so stunning.” “I’m sorry…I’m so miraculous.” E. Jean's 25 Things Every Woman Should Know
- Drink green tea everyday. Check out the health benefits here.
- Nadège: I already tweeted about their delicious tufts of heaven (read: macaroons), but I just recently ate their croissant sandwiches and I almost died... of taste-bud happiness. -_- 
- Lucubration: laborious study, work, thought, etc. especially at night. (This is a word every college student should know. Example: During midterm season, all I do is lucubrate.)
- The Globe & Mail's "Tips for taking great travel pictures" - thanks H!
- I'll repeat this again: get a face brush. It has been the cheapest, yet most useful skincare tool I've ever purchased. What a difference. I haven't even broken out during my hormonal fluctuations. AMAZING!
- Another interesting response by E. Jean (she's great, you should check out all of her posts) on How to deal with reverse weight-discrimination
- Madewell: they have the best wardrobe essentials I've seen in one location. Just last month I purchased this striped shear blouse, and I'm hoping to pick up a few other pieces in Soho.

And finally, the winner of the Lub Lub contest is #27.
Lindsay, you didn't leave an e-mail and I'm not linked to a profile; 
please message me back. I'll re-do the random.org on Wednesday if I'm winner-less!
Congrats!

8 comments on "There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. -Simone De Beauvoir"
  1. Have fun in NYC :) BE sure to report back!
    Can't wait to see the card!


    ♥ Marta from With Love...

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  2. Lovely outfits, and PERFECT the NYC :)
    Xxxxx

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  3. love these posts!

    just a bit curious as to how/and how often you use the facial brush? Also do you use it dry before cleansing or wet while cleansing at night?

    Thanks so much! I am so intrigued by it as I've been hit with strong breakouts due to hormones :(

    I think exfoliating might aid in the healing

    xoxo

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  4. I love this List! So happy I stumbled on your blog, it's fantastic! Following you now. ;) Hope you'll visit us.

    I Live For It

    Xx. Jewls and Liza

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  5. Loving the list too! I'm off to NYC this Tuesday as well...can't wait to go for the first time! I love your list and I'm definitely going to read that Globe and Mail link about taking pictures - no more blurry shots for me!

    http://semplicemente-sarah.blogspot.com

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  6. Hello there - it's Lindsay from the Lub Lub contest! Sorry for forgetting my email!
    simmons.lindsay@gmail.com

    I am so excited to win!

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  7. Hi anon!

    I'll give you the lowdown on my routine. I take off my eye makeup first with oil cleanser, then I use ponds cold cream all over my face to remove concealer and the rest of my eye makeup (esp mascara)... THEN, I actually wash my face: I wet the brush and pump twice with Cetaphil, then I do circular motions for 1 minute.

    I really hope it works for you!

    Chantelle

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  8. that first picture is quite stunning... oh how i will i could be there right now!

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