Three Thrills by Thursday

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Glossier. Over the weekend I stopped by the Glossier Showroom in NYC & picked up two of their lip colors: Jam & Crush. The store is as simply elegant as the rest of their campaign. I love these lipsticks because the color adapts to your own pigment, so each color looks different on every person. It has a creamier feel to it but appears matte after application. The lipstick itself appears more natural than a lot of other lipsticks I own, which is great when going for a less “done-up” look. I also cannot wait to try their other products!


This week, for the first time, I dropped into Pink Soda, a great new blowout bar & full beauty salon in Stamford. I got their signature blowout which took only 45 minutes & lasted the whole weekend! Highly recommend.


It’s no secret I love a good sweet treat. I contacted Hayleycakes and Cookies for these incredible Beyonce themed bachelorette cookies. Just following their Instagram makes me want to become a baker- though I could never even fathom having that much icing talent. Spoiler alert: the cookies taste even better than they look.



Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cream Cheese

Sometimes a girl just needs to indulge. The perfect way to do that without killing your bank account? A chocolate chip cookie. I was in the mood to bake and wanted to try something new. Instead of making large cookies, I decided to try a new recipe and make the cookies much smaller; two bites worth. This new recipe includes a tiny bit of cream cheese and wow, it makes a great difference!

What you’ll need: 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
semi-sweet chocolate chips (for me, I prefer to add less than normal because I don’t prefer my cookies too chocolatey)

How to:

  1. Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg, vanilla, and mix either with a standalone mixer or handheld.
  2. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and mix.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Roll dough into small balls and lightly flatten with your hands then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Do not bake right away, the dough will not set correctly.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and bake on a nonstick cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!