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Gala’s Gems by Gala Gonzalez for Color Club

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I recently had the pleasure of attending  the launch party for blogger Gala Gonzalez’s new nail polish collection with Color Club, Gala’s Gems. Gala, a Spaniard now living in the UK, writes Amlul, a blog chronicling her personal fashion, style, and international travel. Aside from spending her days as a model, blogger, fashionista, and jet setter, Gala can now add nail polish creator to her impressive resume.

Gala's Gems (starting top left, clockwise): Heirloom Pearls, Breakfast At..., Aquamarine Azulino, Gold Struck

Gala’s Gems (starting top left, clockwise): Heirloom Pearls, Breakfast At…, Aquamarine Azulino, Gold Struck

Gala’s collection features a gorgeous set of four spring pastels with a shimmery pearlescent finish. At the launch event hosted by Birchbox at Manhattan’s Mondrian Hotel a variety of beauty and lifestyle bloggers were treated to manicures in our shade of choice from Gala’s collection, as well as some much needed hot cocoa. (Did I mention this event took place mid-blizzard?!) The night ended with a Q&A between Gala and Birchbox cofounder Katia Beauchamp, giving the attendees an intimate opportunity to ask Gala about the collection and her career as a successful blogger. Not only was Gala beautiful and poised throughout the evening, but she also had us rolling with laughter at some of her remarks!

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To end an extremely fun evening each of us was sent home with mini versions of Gala’s Gems, as well as a Birchbox containing a few additional goodies. Overall I think these polishes are beautiful and right on trend for spring. I was impressed at their coverage with just one coat, but was disappointed to see huge sections of polish peeling off the next day. Other bloggers in attendance had a similar experience, so I’ll guess it was due to the lack of top/base coat used on our manis at the launch event. Once I give Gala’s Gems a test run at home with my personal favorite top and base coats I’ll report back on their true staying power. I have to give a huge thanks to Birchbox, Gala Gonzalez, Color Club, and the Mondrian Hotel for such a lovely event, even despite the frightful weather! Look for Gala’s Gems to launch soon on www.shopcolorclub.com.

-LMC ♥

Weekend Wrap-Up: Delivery Man & Birchbox

This week’s Weekend Wrap-Up is coming to you a day late so I could tell you about  a special event sponsored by Birchbox that I attended last night.  Birchbox’s theme this month is “More Good”– giving back, giving to others, and indulging yourself too. What could be more perfect  for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays? To celebrate the “More Good” theme they hosted an advance screening of the new Vince Vaughn movie Delivery Man for some of the NYC Birchbloggers and I was lucky enough to get two tickets.  We met up with the Birchbox team at the Crosby Hotel in SoHo last night for the screening and were  lavished with sodas, popcorn, and complimentary Birchboxes on our way out!

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My boyfriend loved digging into his Birchbox Man box, and is even debating signing up for his own monthly subscription. (And I’m hoping I can get him to do a guest post once he gives everything in this box a good test run!) Since I know my monthly Birchbox is on the way I figured I’d stick with the “More Good” theme of the evening and pass my box along to a fellow beauty loving friend. I hope she enjoys it!

Overall the movie was fun, with lots of laughs and a few “aww” moments.  I would definitely recommend seeing it with your family when it hits theatres soon. After the screening we stopped by a local bar for a couple of drinks to continue the date night– overall a pretty fun Monday!

Have you seen any great movies lately? My sister and I love watching movies together when we’re home for the holidays, so I’m looking for some new additions to our “must watch” list. Leave a comment and share your favorites!

-LMC ♥