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Escape from the City with Enterprise CarShare

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This post is brought to you in partnership with Enterprise CarShare. I received compensation for this post, and all views and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make this site possible!

Enterprise CarShare{Anne Klein Dress, Old Navy Jean Jacket, Dooney & Bourke Purse, H&M Tassel Earrings, Valentino Sunglasses, Tahari Sneakers}

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I’ve got one thing on my mind: ROAD TRIPS!

I know you’re probably thinking – “Wait, you have a car while living in Manhattan?! You must either be a really brave gal or a glutton for punishment!”

Nope, I’m neither. But you didn’t think I’d let a little thing like not owning a car stop me from hitting the road, did you? If you recall, last fall I partnered up with Enterprise to test out their CarShare program. Well, we loved our experience so much that we teamed up again to hightail it out of the city for a sunny weekend excursion to explore some of the sights and sounds in Westchester County.

Enterprise CarShare

Having access to a vehicle whenever we need it  – without having to endure the hassle and expense of parking and upkeep that comes with owning a car – has opened up a whole new world for Eric and me. The subway and Metro North railroad get us pretty far, but there are so many hidden gems in and around the Hudson Valley that you can only truly enjoy with a car.

For our recent mini-adventure, we set our sights on a day of exploring at Storm King Art Center, followed by a little vintage shopping and a romantic dinner at Equus Restaurant in the Castle Hotel and Spa in Tarrytown.

Enterprise CarShare

Candy Stripe Dress

On the drive up, we couldn’t resist stopping for a few photos along the scenic Palisades parkway. It still blows my mind how an area so serene and peaceful exists such a short drive outside of the city.

Accessing our vehicle was super-convenient. After choosing a make and model and reserving it using the Enterprise CarShare app on my phone, we simply zipped down to a garage a few blocks from our apartment, waived our membership card in front of the dash to unlock the doors, and jumped behind the wheel. We were on the road within minutes with no fuss, and no muss.

I can’t wait to enjoy more weekend excursions over the coming months!

And because sharing is caring, I have a special offer for all you lovely readers. You can sign up for a free first-year membership and receive $20 in driving credits. Just visit and enter BLOG17 in the promo code box.


Video: POPSUGAR Must-Have Unboxing

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There were so many goodies in my recent Must-Have box from POPSUGAR that I just had to share with you guys. Check out my video for the full scoop and my honest review of the following products in this month’s box:

And because I’d love for you guys to experience this subscription box for yourselves, here’s $5 off your FIRST Must Have Box with code SHOP5:


No-Heat Stretched Curls {Featuring Head & Shoulders}

Beauty, Product Reviews

This post is brought to you in partnership with Head & Shoulders. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brand that make this blog possible!

Instead of winding down for the year, December has turned out to be one of my busiest months ever. Between finishing up last-minute client projects and prepping for the holidays, I have almost ZERO downtime for personal maintenance. That means that the few moments I do have to spare on my beauty routine have to be spent wisely. You guys know that I’m generally no-fuss, no-muss when it comes to styling my natural tresses, so I just wanted to share my one of my easy styling methods – that I picked up from my Granny – in this quick tutorial. And I also want to share my review of Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo.

My hair is prone to dryness, so I use a sulfate-free shampoo about 80% of the time. But recently, I’ve started a new exercise regimen which means a lot more sweating that can at times lead to a dry itchy scalp. So for those times when I need a little extra sudsing power, or when my scalp feels like it needs some extra TLC, I’ll sometimes reach for my hubby’s Head & Shoulders. For the 11+ years that we’ve been married, this is the only shampoo I’ve ever seen him use. He swears by the Original version, so I was pretty stoked to test out the Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo for a change.

If you ever use Head & Shoulders, the first thing you’ll notice is the mild tingly sensation in your scalp. This comes from their proprietary 1 percent pyrithione zinc technology, combined with fresh scent of green apple. Afterwards, my scalp felt refreshed, and my hair was clean but didn’t have that stripped feeling that some shampoos can leave you with. I followed up with a 15-minute deep condition and wrapped my hair in a microfiber towel after rinsing.

After my towel soaked up most of the moisture from my hair, and my strands were no longer sopping wet, I reached for my trusty satin rollers. These have been a staple in my beauty arsenal for the past 30 years. Back when I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was spend the weekend at my grandmother’s house. On Saturday morning, we’d take a trip to the beauty parlor to get our hair done. And at night, she set my hair satin-covered sponge rollers and dress me in one of her old nightgowns before bed. In the morning, we’d wake up and take my rollers out before getting dressed up for church. So everytime, I wear my hair like this I have sweet memories of the time we shared together.

By the time I woke up in the morning, my hair was completely dried. After taking my rollers out, I then applied a bit of hair oil to the palms of my hands and lightly rubbed my fingers through my hair and scalp to help break up the curls. My hair was soft, bouncy and free from product-buildup after using the Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo the night before. And my scalp still felt great and not at all tight, itchy or flaky.

After breaking up the curls, I then brush my hair up towards the crown of my head and secure it in place with an elastic headband that I cut open in the center and wrap around my head to make a ponytail. I like using the elastic headbands as opposed to regular hair-ties because it gives my hair a fuller look and is way less tension on my edges. Sometimes when my hair has extra slips, I secure the band in place with 2 or 3 bobby pins as well.

This style is a lifesaver because of the time it saves me. Just 10-15 minutes to put my hair in rollers the night before, and another 3-5 minutes of styling in the morning. And because the curls were set while my hair was still damp, this style will easily last 3-4 days just by wrapping in a satin scarf or bonnet overnight. It doesn’t get any better than that!

You can find the Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo and many more Head & Shoulders products on Amazon! Having your hair products shipped to your home is a huge time-saver.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.