sleep with this: Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream review.

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned to be more and more true in life, it’s that sleep can cure just about anything. And, as someone who just celebrated a 28th birthday, I’m learning that the amount of sleep I get can greatly effect not just how I feel, but also how I look. Oh, the joys of getting older ;)

While I wish I could say I get a full 8 hours of sleep every night, that just not always the case. As I’m sure most people can relate to, life happens, and sometimes 6 hours of sleep is more the reality for me. Living in New York City (AKA “the city that never sleeps”) definitely doesn’t make that much easier!

BUT – thankfully that doesn’t mean I’m doomed to have that lack of sleep appearance when I don’t get my full 8 hours. I was excited to recently be sent some Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to try out, and I’m so thrilled with the results.

 Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream is a new hydrating face cream that fights wrinkles and signs of fatigue while you sleep for younger looking skin. The anti-aging formula reduces signs of dull, dry and tired looking skin. The cream is infused with Lavender Essential Oil, Rare Plant Extracts & Adenosine.


The scent is seriously amazing. I’ve always had issues with night creams in the past because I didn’t love the scent, but this one actually is pleasant to the smell as I fall asleep at night. The most common results reported are:

      • 1st Morning: 96% said skin felt softer. 85% said skin looks rested.
      • In 4 weeks: Wrinkles are visibly reduced. 81% said skin felt firmer and looked revitalized. 88% said skin felt smoother.

I’ve been using Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream for about 2 1/2 weeks. I definitely noticed my skin feeling softer and looking more rested after just the first few days. About 2 weeks in I did notice more of an overall firmness in my skin that lasted throughout the day.

Along with the Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream I tried Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream: Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream. It’s an innovative gel-cream texture that combines the hydrating power of a cream with the light refreshing feel of a gel to visibly reduce signs of dark circles, bags and tired looking eyes. Infused with Essential Oil, Caffeine and Rare Plant Extracts, this anti-aging formula works nightly to reduce signs of fatigue to revitalize eyes. I loved pairing these two products for what left me feeling and looking much more refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning… even if I didn’t get an ideal 8 hours of sleep.


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eats: White Chocolate Covered Cake Batter {Easter Egg} Truffles.

I like to think of myself as a Cake Batter connoisseur. While I certainly haven’t come up with the majority of the incredible cake batter recipes out there, I really do take pride in the fact that I invented Cake Batter Blondies (all the way back in 2010, ha!).

But even more so than that, I just freaking LOVE all things cake batter. I’ve never been a huge fan of chocolate, so cake batter satisfies that almost-too-rich sweet tooth of mine.

I had seen a trillion recipes for Cake Batter Truffles over the past few years on Pinterest and blogs, so I decided it was finally time to try them for myself. And since it’s almost Easter, I figured I’d make cute little Easter eggs of out them.

…AKA shape them in ovals instead of balls. Not exactly rocket science, but still cute, right? ;)

White Chocolate Covered Cake Batter Truffle (Easter Eggs!)

I followed this recipe exactly, and they turned out SO good. Amazing, you guys. And the best part is that there’s no baking required!

White Chocolate Covered Cake Batter Truffle (Easter Eggs!) White Chocolate Covered Cake Batter Truffle (Easter Eggs!)

Are you a fan of cake batter flavored treats? Or is a trend you can’t wait ’til it’s over? :) 


inspire: happy triggers.

I’m not really sure how it happened, but over the past 6 months or so I’ve gotten slightly obsessed with having fresh flowers in the apartment. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already noticed this…

I never used to be a “flowers girl.” They didn’t really do it for me. I thought, what’s the point of spending money on something that’s going to be dead in a few days anyway?

Such an optimist, I know.

After getting flowers here and there over the past year, though, I realized what a huge difference they made in the overall vibe of my shoebox-sized tiny NYC apartment. Even if only for a week or few days, I love how flowers bring a little bit of nature into my 5th floor walk-up. Life. Color. Happiness. They’re a little touch of joy that when I walk out of my room in the morning make me smile and feel a bit of extra excitement for the day ahead.

The point I’m trying to make isn’t about why you should have flowers in our house/apartment. It’s about making a point to intentionally place Happy Triggers throughout your day

I know, Happy Triggers is the cheesiest term ever. But it works ;)

I always knew the importance of the little/simple things in life, but lately – as I find myself rushing through the day from one thing to the next – I’m realizing how important it is to strategically place those things in my life, right where I can see them.

fresh flowers
frothing the milk for my morning coffee
lighting scented candles before I go to bed

We all have those little, seemingly insignificant things that actually make a bigger difference than we might realize…

What are yours?