Posts Written On September 01, 2013

Back-To-School Goodies with Modella + @got2bUSA!

September is finally here and that means the hot sticky summers are coming to an end (hooray!) and school is back in session! And I’m coming across a ton of goodies to get you ready for school and looking fab 🙂

But first you’ll need to get organized, right? Modella knows how. This company is well known for its creative designs and lush color palettes and their chic new collection is no different. These cosmetic pouches and travel accessories hold a little or a lot. Grab one of their multi-piece traveler sets or go with a roomy organizer (like the one pictured below)—I crammed all my daily necessities in there and still had room for more.

Modella Organizer

And what I love about these products is that they’re stylishly made but they’re also completely affordable. The entire range retails from around $3 up to $22 and they’re all available at Walmart. Must have!

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Another back-to-school goodie I’ve come across is göt2b oil-licious styling oil. I’ve mentioned before how lazy I can be when it comes to my hair, but this styling oil really works a treat. I put it in my hair while it was damp and it gave my locks an incredible shine. I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. Maybe I could get used to having perfectly presentable hair!

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The beauty of this oil is that it can also be used on dry hair. Add a little to that frazzled hair and the oil smooths and calms it into submission! It also smells divine — none of that typical chemical smell…this one is definitely a keeper. It retails for around $5.99 at drugstores. Get it!

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Best of NYC: Food

I have only been in China for about three days and I’m already getting nostalgic for New York City. New Yorkers may be loud, aggressive, and insane, but you can truly be whoever you want to be in this city.  There really isn’t another place in the world quite like it.

I’m also thinking about so many of the great meals shared with new friends, old friends, and school buddies that I reconnected with. As I think about all of the delicious food and wonderful company I encountered this summer, I feel it’s only right that I share some of my favorite spots in the city for a bite to eat.

Country-Bacon-with-Onion-RingsSource: Bare Burger

Bare burger has a ton of organic variety… from Bison burgers, to several kinds of veggie options, to sandwiches and wraps. I will definitely be bringing my family here the next time they are in town!

Source: www.koreanbeacon.com

If you feel like getting some beers and grub in Korea Town, Mad For Chicken, makes delicious chicken marinated in hot & spicy and garlic sauces. You can also order a beer tower. Seriously people, it’s a tower of beer that lights up in different colors.

pbjThai-Iced-CoffeeSource: Oddfellows NYC

 My favorite new ice cream place is a 1950’s themed parlor in Williamsburg (near the water where they have The Brooklyn Flea) called Oddfellows. I would go back and get their awesome flavors like Thai Iced Tea and PB&J (see picture above).  The PB&J is made by freezing the condiments with liquid nitrogen to keep them separate from the vanilla base. At Sundaes and Cones in Manhattan, the taro, green tea, and guava ice-creams are must tries! GROM has the best gelato in the city. Paris Baguette in K-Town has a fantastic green tea shaved ice with toppings for days.

xianporkxian1Source: Xian Famous Foods

Xian Famous Foods is the place to go for inexpensive spicy noodles and their insane pork buns. Ohmygod their pork buns are just bursting with flavor.

For cheap, tasty Vietnamese fare, I would head down to Nha Trang in Chinatown and order their shrimp summer rolls, pork chop, and chicken pho.

I have not found a place with more choices and toppings than Kung Fu Tea. I love that you can adjust the amount of sugar you want in your boba. I’m obsessed with their kung fu green milk tea and taro milk tea. For a sit down place, I always go to the Teahouse from Hong Kong, St. Alps.

What are your favorite places to eat in the city?

Stay tuned for more posts about where to drink, exercise, and shop!

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