Underground Glam

Ever been on the subway (or bus, train, etc) and noticed another fashionista like yourself, scrambling to get ready and put her face on? I’m guilty of the last minute get-ready routine myself, and have been known to wait not-so-patiently for a seat to open up so I can spread out my wares and put my damn face on. But this morning I reached an all-time beauty low (high?) and found myself … shamelessly… painting my nails on the subway.

Sigh. It’s true, dolls, that we are often running so late we should just shelve the plan entirely and go for a more natural look. But when your nails are completely bare and you’re headed out into the world, doesn’t the sad little sight of them make you want to cringe? Luckily, I was armed with the following products, and I suggest you hurriers head straight to Duane Reade pronto and pick some up yourself! While my nails don’t look amazing by any means, they are passably cute. And they were certainly dry before I clocked in. Hurrah for underground beauty!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri fast drying nail polish in Slick Slate, drugstore.com, $4

 

Julep fast dry top coat, julep.com, $14

 

 

A White Manhattan

Today is Wednesday and the glorious cushion of white that swirled and shimmered and covered this beautiful city has mostly turned to brown slush and black ice. But Monday was a lovely snow day for those of us lucky enough to be off from work and not relying on any mode of transportation to get from here to there, aside from one’s own feet.



Josh and I walked from his place on the east side across to do some shopping (window and otherwise) on Madison and Fifth, then continued through the park and ended up at the shopping center at Columbus Circle. It was his birthday and we joked that the whole city was halted in his honor. We warmed up in the afternoon at the Brooklyn Diner with skim lattes and split pea soup. Yum!


Check out these shots from our Winter Wonderland adventure.
Photo credit: Joshua Gerson ;)

Snow fall on 12.26. as seen from Josh’s window
Swirls of snow
Abandoned cabs were everywhere!
44th Street
A bench in Central Park
We found this cute guy in the park
Maniac running in shorts!
Peace
Columbus Circle in a blanket of white