Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day in BK! 3Things to Do in Brooklyn this Weekend

Who needs the beach when you've got Brooklyn?! I'm not much of a beach enthusiast so heading to one of my favorite places, Brooklyn, is the ideal weekend destination. Here are 3 fun things to do in Brooklyn this weekend as we celebrate and honor those who have given their lives for our American Dreams. Happy Memorial Day!

Things to Do in Brooklyn this Memorial Day Weekend:
1. Dance Africa 2012 at BAM- This weekend long dance festival features the best African dance companies around and is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer. Dance Africa brings the culture of the African Diaspora to life. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the festival so the performances are sure to be inspiring and entertaining. Tickets are $20 for all shows this weekend. Get more ticket info for Dance Africa 2012 here.

2. The Do-Over-The L.A. based backyard day party lends itself to Brooklyn this Sunday in celebration of Memorial Day and the Brooklyn way! The Do-Over is a laid back dance party that features up-and-coming DJs, an eclectic jams, and a diverse crowd. Kicking off the summer season with select DJs, new sounds, in a new city, The Do-Over is all about the NEW! Who knew? Admission is free. and the party goes from 2pm to 10om. RSVP and get more info here.

3. Comedy Night at The Knitting Factory-Not having to work on Monday morning provides the perfect opportunity to LOL late into the night on Sunday with Hannibal Buress and his posse of amateur and well known comedians. The show is free and no less than fun. Get there early (8:00pm) so that you can actually get in. Click here for more information about this Sunday night show.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nails Matte-r: How to Get the Matte Manicure

Mother Pinterest knows I love a glossy stylish nail trend but matte manicures are on the come up. Although, the effect kinda reminds me of unfinished acrylic nails from back in the day, after the primer and before the buffing, I absolutely love it. Ditch the shiny top coats and see if a matte finish is your thing. I've seen a few matte nail colors around the and thought I'd share the best nail brands and colors to help achieve this look.
Photo Credit: All photos from Pinterest

According to my "research"  here are a few of the best matte polishes out there. The first two (L to R: E.L.F Matte Finisher $2 and Essie Matte About You $9)  are matte finishers that will transform a shiny polish into a matte finish. The last pick is a full on nail polish with color, Heathrow from Nails Inc $5., with a built in matte finisher. Now, get out there and set some trends.





Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Musings

Welcome back to the week. Here is what is on my mind today. Be inspired and have a good week!

Musings in Style-
Musings in Jewels-I discovered a new accessories shop on Etsy, CSFootprints, via Addicted2Etsy.com. These designs are so marvelous and affordable!



Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Foolishness: Sh*t Rihanna Says

If you haven't ever seen one of Darmirra Brunson's celebrity YouTube spoofs, you are in for a real treat today. This woman is a legit comedic genius. I enjoy all of her videos but this one she does of Rihanna, saying things that are characteristic of what our imaginations (and our Instagram and Twitter timelines) would believe the Bajan, popstar beauty would say on the phone, to her celeb friends, and in her everyday life. Watch and LOL. Don't forget to share your favorite lines/moments with me in the comments section. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Livin' Life Like It's Rose Golden: Trendy Rose Gold Accessories You'll Live For

I have a secret to share with everyone; rose gold is hot in the streets right now! Although I am slightly territorial of this trend as I like to consider myself the first person after Michael Kors to make rose gold hot, I figured I'd share in the love of rose gold and celebrate some fab accessories I've come across. Rose gold is slowly but surely becoming a part of lifestyle trends everywhere. I hope these rose gold finds inspire you to live your life like it's rose golden.


How about a little theme music?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Musings

Welcome back to Monday! Get into these style and lifestyle finds.


Musings in Manicures. My signature fall manicure look has arrived. It's never too early to start trend-setting.



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celeb Inspired Mother's Day Gifts

No matter how long you've been a daughter, it can still be hard to find the perfect Mother's Day gift. There is never a good enough gift for your mother, especially those that already have everything. I figured that channeling some celebrity mom personalities might give some inspiration for the greatest gifts ever. Our moms may not be rich and famous but that doesn't have to stop us from treating them as such. With this we give you Mother's  Day gift inspiration from some of the most popular celebrity moms.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Musings

Musings in Femininity- The Conversation with Amanda de Cabenet. The Conversation is a new talk show on Lifetime that features female celebrities including Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, Alicia Keys, and more, hosted by Amanda de Cabenet and produced by Demi Moore. The women join de Cabenet for candid conversations about womanhood with topics ranging from sex positions, boob jobs, death, postpartum depression, marriage, love, romance, and more. I watched the show for the first time today and was immediately sucked in. I love hearing these notable women talk about the real things we all relate to as women. Who doesn't love girl talk? Click here for episode with Lady Gaga. Tell me what you think in the comments section.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Foolishness: Kiki's Makeup Tutorial

I love to laugh! Seriously, I spend portions of every day either chasing or sharing laughs via YouTube, Pinterest, or Facebook videos. I watch Kevin Hart's stand-ups over and over and love to watch classic episodes of Martin; I believe in making comedy a part of my day. Considering comedy is so essential to my happiness, I figure I should make it a part of Day & Night Socialite as well. Who says that women of our caliber can't be dorks every once in a while? To that end, it is with much pleasure that I share with you the first post in a series of hilarious, knee-slapping, out of this world funny videos, quotes, e-cards, and more, to follow every Friday. For this inaugural post, I'd like to introduce you to an up-and-coming, soon to be celebrity make-up artist, Kiki. Enjoy and PLEASE leave comments on you favorite parts of the video.


Can anyone tell me where I can buy that Waffle House or Omelet Yellow eye shadow Kiki is using? M.A.C.? Sephora?

Oh, and Happy Cinco de Mayo! Definitely one of my favorite holidays.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

6 Lovely Finds From the New Etsy Weddings Site

Etsy has a great track record for helping brides find the most unique and affordable wedding items, so the launch of their new specialized wedding site comes as no surprise. The e-commerce mega-market has finally caught up to its niche and made it easier for brides-to-be to shop in perfect time for summer wedding planning. Etsy Weddings launched this past weekend and is fully equipped with a bridal registry and bloggers who curate the best of wedding bests wedding toppers, veils, bow ties, garters, vintage dresses and whatever else you could imagine for a perfect wedding day. We've visited the new site and here are a few of the lovely things we found.


1.) A Dream Engagement Ring-IGI-Certified 3.67 carat diamond engagement ring, 14kt Solid Gold with IGI Laser inscription for a mere $10K. Who knew Etsy was ballin' out of control in such a way?
2.) Paper Floral Bouquets-Can you believe it's not the real thing?
3.) The Dress- Ivory, lace, silk, draped, with a bustier. It's simply everything!
4.) Fly Thank You Cards- Customized caricatures drawings of your bridal party. It doesn't get better than this.
5.) Pretty but Sexy and Modern Garter-Purchase or learn how to make it on Etsy.
6.) Origami Party Favors Get the Party Started-Customize origami wedding favors. Have fun trivia or random questions about your mate printed inside for guests to get a good laugh.

What are some weddings novelties you'd shop for on EtsyWeddings?

3 Real Style Bloggers You Should Follow

When it comes to seeking fashion advice and idealizing the perfect outfit, female tastemakers like you and I have so many social media outlets to gain our inspiration from, namely personal style blogs. While most personal style blogs are pretty, luxurious, and intriguing, not many truly inspire beyond the latest fashion trends and wardrobe updates. I believe that a good style blog is not only fashionable, but relatable as well with less, "I'm-really-not-going-anywhere-in-this-Marc Jacobs-tutu-and-6-inch heels-but-I'm-so-fabulous-someone-MUST-see-me-in-this-outfit" blog posts. Ya know? Here are 3 conscious, lovely, and real style bloggers who will inspire you beyond their fashionable outfits and you're sure to want to jock their style.
Photo Credit: Addicted2Etsy.com

Why you'll love her: Cyn not only curates the endless e-commerce wonderland that is Etsy on her popular blog, Addicted2Etsy, but she also shares tid-bits of her personal life and style that inspire not only her readers' style sense, but their lifestyle, creativity, and self-image as well. Beyond  keeping you in the know about the newest Etsy shops, sponsoring giveaways, and sharing her stylish weekend outfits, Addicted2Etsy is the best place to discover up-and-coming designers, online sales, brunch spots, DIY interior design, and travel. She's not afraid of calories, loves African prints, oozes self-possession, and she truly inspires genuine self-expression. She's also a wife and attorney with serious hair swag which tells you that she's pretty much Super Woman. Obsessed yet?
What she's all about: Practical yet exciting personal style, affordable lifestyle and fashion finds, loving life, self-love
What to Read: Acceptance on My Road to Happy about Cyn's journey to happiness & Wedding Dress where Cyn shares photos from her Esty-planned and super gorgeous wedding day.
Where to find her: addicted2etsy.com, Twitter @Addicted2Etsy, and Facebook

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

If I Was a Rich Girl: Purses

The older I get the more expensive my taste becomes. For whatever reason, I am drawn to things that are expensive and totally out of my budget even when I'm not looking for them. I just have an eye for quality. Considering I can't actually afford to buy most of the expensive stuff I love yet, I figure I may as well let my tastemaking talents go to some use and share the things I would buy if I was a rich girl. So, just in case anyone hits the lotto, is about to close a big business deal, or just looking to splurge, here are Day & Night Socialite's picks for the best purses money can buy.

Don't forget the theme music.


Stay tuned to the edition of "If I Was a Rich Girl". Til next time, socialites.