BOXYCHARM Unboxing | March 2017

Hi friends! Today's post is a little late due to my travels, but I couldn't go a month without posting my BOXYCHARM unboxing! I'm really happy with this month's box (A Smashbox product?!) and I think it's prefect for spring. Keep on reading to see what I got and how you can sign up!

Iceland 2017 | Travel Photo Diary

Hi loves! Sorry I've been so MIA! I just landed in London and wanted to quickly put together a photo diary from past few days in Iceland. I'm going to do an entire blog post on my whole trip (which also includes London & Dublin), but I just needed to let you know how amazing Iceland was. I was in awe every place we went and I will 100% be going back. It's truly the most beautiful country!

I can't wait to write all about it, but in the meantime, take a look at the amazing photos I was able to capture the past couple of days! Note, I was unsuccessful in photographing the Northern Lights BUT we got to see them and I am stillllll amazed by it! You really need to plan a trip to Iceland ASAP :P

February Favorites | 2017

Hey guys! It's been waaaaay too long. I had been on such a roll with shooting, editing and posting and next thing you know, I'm at the office until 10pm and back at 8am for a full week. Now that that's out of the way, today, I'm bringing you my February favorites! It may have been a short month, but I certainly brought some new products into my daily routine and I'm excited to share them with you!

Best of BOXYCHARM | My Most Used Products

Hi loves! If there's one thing I'm consistent with on this blog, it's my BOXYCHARM unboxing posts. I've been subscribed since summer 2015 and I've gotten almost 20 boxes, so I thought it was time to put together a list of my top used products! There are certainly products I've used up and never repurchased, as well as products I used a ton when I first got them, but these 8 have become a part of my routine and I 100% would have never discovered them without BOXYCHARM!

Alexis Ren x ColourPop Haul | Review + Swatches

My looooong awaited package has finally made it to me-- My newest ColourPop haul! I placed an order the day the Alexis Ren collab launched and due to such high demand it took almost 3 weeks to ship--so you can say I was very excited to receive this package just in time to test out this past weekend!

Current Travel Bucket List | Winter 2017

Ever since we booked our Euro trip (which ahhhh-- we leave in less than three weeks!), I've caught a serious travel bug. I've never been the biggest traveler, but my wanderlust has gotten stronger and stronger as I've been researching my upcoming trip. I wanted to put together a roundup of my current top 5 destinations I'd like to visit in the near-ish future. Some of these are more realistic than others at this point in my life, but still dream destinations nonetheless.

Derma E Charcoal Scrub + Face Mask | A Review

My most viewed + shared blog post is all about my skincare routine and how I cleared my skin. While my routine is has remained somewhat consistent, I'm always looking for new products to work into my rotation as my skin is always changing. I've always been a fan of charcoal products for deep cleaning so I was very excited to see that Derma E launched a new scrub and mask!

BOXYCHARM Unboxing | February 2017

Hi loves-- welcome back! I hope you had a great weekend and are recharged for (yet another) work-week.  Today's post is all about my newest BOXYCHARM, which has some really amazing products! I'm excited to try out these products and report back on my favorites. As always, this box is valued at over $100 and only costs $21/month! Keep on reading to see what I got and how you can sign up for your own box.

Drugstore Haul + First Impressions | January/February 2017

While I like to pretend I'm made of money and can buy any products I want, I know that's not always a reality. This is why I'm such a sucker for drugstore products since it's easier to justify spending $10 rather than $20--or maybe that's a lie I tell myself to continue my beauty hoarding problem ;) Regardless, the drugstore has been killin' it lately. Over the past few weeks I purchased some brand new products and some older products I never got the chance to try and today I'll be giving my initial thoughts on them!

The Perfect Belly-Friendly Smoothie | OLLY Probiotic

If you know anything about me, you know I love my NutriBullet. Ever since I got it last Christmas, I love to make all different kinds of smoothies. The past few months, I wasn't experimenting much because I was obsessed with this green smoothie (still am!), but I decided to switch it up recently when I found this new probiotic protein powder at Target and I'm loving it!

January Favorites | 2017

Happy Saturday! We made it to another weekend :) I'm currently on the couch with a candle burning, watching Mean Girls and sipping a pumpkin spice coffee. Tell me how it gets more basic than that? Haha my kind of Saturday afternoon, though! Today's post is all about my top 5 products of January. These are all actually new finds over the past month or two, which makes me happy because I love to switch things up!

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil + Heat Protectant | A Review

Today's post is all about my new hair care OBSESSION. I discovered the brand Gisou through Tess Christine when she posted an Instagram saying her now thick, voluminous, beautiful hair was all thanks to this hair oil. I had noticed how great her hair had been looking, so naturally, I had to have it.

A Last Minute Trip to Miami | Travel Blog + Tips for a Budget-Friendly Weekend

Hi loves! My boyfriend and I just got back to snowy NJ from a nice, long weekend in Miami. We decided to do a little trip instead of gifts for Christmas this year and we landed on Miami since we got an amazing deal on flights! This post is a little bit of a travel blog and some tips we used to spend under $500 each for all transportation, accommodations and food/drink! I hadn't been to Miami since I was 14, so this was my first time as an ~adult~ and I certainly fell in love.

Two Year Blogiversary | Accomplishments + New Goals

Where in the world does time go?! Life Across the Hudson is officially two years old today. I still remember finally choosing a name for this blog and writing my first (really great?) post. Today's blog is all about reflecting on these past two years and my goals heading into my 3rd year blogging!

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains | Review + Swatches

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend. I know I say this a lot, but I am REALLY excited about today's post. I had been hearing a ton of great things about the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains, so naturally I had to give them a try myself and spoiler alert: THEY'RE AMAZING.

Apartment Refresh 2017 | Living Room

Hi loves! Welcome back. If you've been following my blog for a while, I used to talk about how I was going to be moving out of my apartment soon because my lease was up... buuuut, 8+ months later we're still here! Our landlord let us go month-to-month and we haven't found anything that blew us away, so we decided to stay put for a while!

With that said, I was really looking forward to moving solely for the fact that I could redecorate. I honestly love where we live so much (that wall though), it'd be hard to give it up. Anyways, my redecorating itch got the best of me, so once I took down all of our Christmas decor, I decided it was time to refresh our place!

BOXYCHARM Unboxing | January 2017

Hello, hello! It's the best time of the month-- Boxy time! I love having this box to look forward to each month. I'm really excited for some of the products I received in this box. I've seen a few different products sprinkled throughout a bunch of people's boxes, but I'm really happy with the selection I was given. Keep on reading to see what I got!

My Current Favorite Instagrams to Follow!

Hi guys-- Happy Sunday!! Ever since I created an Instagram account for my blog a little over a year ago, I've loved finding new and inspiring people to follow. Weather it's someone I look up to, people who post amazing reviews and new products or just have #goals written all over them, I'm into it. I decided to put together a little post detailing out my top 5 fav Instagram accounts at the moment to one, get you guys to follow them (because they're amazing) and two, show a little love!

How Much is My Face Worth | Winter 2017

Hi loves! Welcome back to my blog. Today's post is going to be all about how much money I've spent on my current essentials <Insert upside down smiling emoji lol.> I certainly don't have the most expensive products in my collection, but for a gal who only within the last year or so started to dabble in high end makeup, I'm nervous for this total! Keep on reading to see how much my face is worth!

My 2017 Goals | Trying to Stay Accountable!

We're officially one week into the new year and I've finally had a moment to sit and think about some goals I have for 2017. I don't want to call these resolutions per say, since those never seem to work out for me, so I'm going with goals. I've put together this list as a set of guidelines to live this year by! Keep on reading to find out what they are and to help me stay accountable.

ELF Pore Refining Brush & Mask Tool | A Review

Hi loves! Happy 2017 :) I hope you had a great time ringing in the new year. In the past few months, I've become obsessed with face masks. The one issue I always had was getting my non-sheet masks all over my hands when applying and wasting a bunch of product. A problem I'm sure a lot of you have had, I'm super excited about today's post about the ELF Pore Refining Brush & Mask Tool! Keep on reading to find out more about this new find!