Keeping Up With Coco


September 21, 2016

Coco Takes NYFW

Happy New York Fashion Week! I’m so thankful for all of my amazing followers who are able to make all of my fashionista dreams come true!
This year I actually have a job and was only able to get one day off and attend one day but I made the most out of this one-day and tried to spend it the best I could!

First stop was to the Betsy Elisa Beauty Bar, which was my favorite NYFW experience of all time! I got my hair and makeup done by some of the top industry professionals and could not have been happier with my outcome! Marisa did such amazing makeup on me I came home and wanted to keep it on all night! And Elisa did my hair which again, AMAZING! If I could have kept it in all night without it getting ruined by me sleeping on it I swear I would have shown up to work with this hair! My hair is EXTREMELY thick and hard to manage and she gave me exactly what I asked for which was volume at the top and up! Here is the beautiful outcome of the Betsy Elisa Beauty Bar! Also want to mention we got an amazing goodie bag for stopping by filled with tons of phenomenal products!!

Next was the Supima Design Runway Show! It’s actually a lot like project runway where finalists from all over the US show their collection and the winner gets $10,000! HOW AMAZING! The collections were absolutely beautiful and each designer brought their own interpretation to the Supima cotton fabric, which again I thought was absolutely amazing! I didn’t get to many photos but I did find this one on the Internet of my favorite piece from the show!

Unfortunately for me the day was kept short but there will always be another fashion week to attend!
I posted a ton about fashion week and my Chicago trip on Instagram so head over to check it out!! Also be sure to follow my Snapchat to see the next adventure ill be heading on starting tomorrow!
See you soon beauties!!

September 19, 2016

Coco Takes Chicago

This time we went to one of my top 5 favorite cities in the world, CHICAGO!!!
I adore Chicago and literally everything in it, everything from the amazing food to the skyline. Anyway lets get going and ill bring you around Chicago with me!

First of course we fly out to Chicago and I took a billion pictures while in the air because I am the most basic girl you will ever meet. So here is one of them.

We actually arrived in the morning, got set at the Hampton Inn Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel that I would highly recommend if you want to be pretty much close to everything, especially SHOPPING!

We then headed out for an amazing lunch at a restaurant we actually found out about through The Cooking Channel called Kuma’s Corner! We ended up being closest to one of the other restaurants Kuma’sToo! The place on The Cooking Channel was very crammed and packed (at least it seemed that way) but Kuma’s Too we got right into and could really sit down and enjoy a nice lunch! They are known for their insane burgers but obviously I opted for the mac and cheese because, basic and added bacon YAAAAS! Every time I see this photo I just want to go back and eat more of this stuff! It was relish!

We then after a little shopping and just walking the streets decided we were going to head over to Navy Pier! Again I would highly recommend going here but you must go on a nice day! It’s pointless to go if it is raining or crappy out! We took a ride on the ferris wheel thing (its not actually a ferris wheel, its more like the London Eye Chicago style!) We somehow timed this SO PERFECTLY and got to see the sunset over the skyline! And then of course more photo ops and we had to hit up the Snow Dragon Shavery!
Get the shaved ice there and don’t be dumb like me and get a macaroon filled with ice cream! The shaved ice was so much more fun and is more a one-time experience!

Moving on to yes, more food. Our taxi driver told us the best pizza place was actually a block behind our hotel, Gino's East. LET ME ADD YOUR PIZZA WILL TAKE AN HOUR TO COOK! So sit down and order right away and don’t go when you are absolutely starving! You will end up waiting and being hangry! The pizza was good but definitely not my favorite Chicago pizza!

Day two! Yes everything before this all happened in one looooong day! Day two we took it easy, did more shopping and had our exciting night out which included going to The Bean and RPM Italian (MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE RESTURANT IN CHICAGO!) The Bean was a large bean, what did you expect? It’s pretty much just fun for photos and getting sweaty if you go in the summer. The sun just beats off of The Bean right onto you and you will get hot very quickly! Plan accordingly unlike I did, I said lets go to The Bean before our fancy dinner! Yay!

Moving onto RPM Italian!! First of all, as we are walking out and I casually go on Instagram I come to find out Giuliana and Bill Rancic HAD TAKE OUT FROM THE RESTURANT AND WE WERE LITERALLY JUST SITTING IN OUR BOOTH! COOL COOL!
But anyway, you need to get the Chanterelle Risotto because it is life changing! That and all of the desserts on the menu! I think my family consisting of four people got five different desserts.

Day Three consisted of food and more food of course. We had Lou Malnati’s for lunch, this is by far some of the best pizza I have ever had and you must go here if you are in Chicago!

Of course following lunch I need dessert because I found a super cute place on Instagram and it ended up being right across the street from Lou’s. It was called Goddess and Grocer and they serve RAINBOW CAKE! It was not only delicious but it made for a bomb Instagram post!

And last but not least, day four, my favorite day of all. I found another place on Instagram (life of a social media obsessed girl) for brunch! It was called The Hampton Social LET ME TELL YOU! This was by far my best find of our trip, not only was brunch delish this place was so Instagramable, see photo below! Literally the best place in Chicago!

That was so much to write but I had to tell all of you lovely people about my AMAZING trip to Chicago! I will see you on Wednesday with another Coco Takes post! Stay tuned!!

August 22, 2016

Save $$$$$$ With Groupon*

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Opinions are all mine. 

I am going to assume that most of my readers have either read my previous Groupon post or know of Groupon and if you don’t here’s a little background on it. Groupon is a website and an app where you can virtually find a coupon, a discount and a deal for almost anything in your area.

For me of course I spend my time on Groupon in the beauty section, DUH! So I will go to the health, beauty & wellness Groupons and spend my time scrolling through. You will be able to find deals on nail and hair salons, places for eyelash extensions, waxing’s, facials and SO MUCH MORE. And when I say so much more, I actually mean it! With Groupon you are really able to save tons of money on all types of places, items, vacations, and of course they have local deals specific to your area.

I also want to mention if you don’t have the Groupon app I highly recommend you getting it, its completely free and allows you to browse deals on your phone at anytime. So when your wanting a fresh mani pedi I will look up local manicures and find a deal or coupon that fits my needs!

Groupon is by far one of my favorite websites and apps to find deals and steals on and it should be yours too! Also check them out on Facebook & Twitter

July 21, 2016

Dear Jeffree Star: You Should Tell The Truth

 I wanted to share my opinion on this whole Jeffree Star issue because WHY NOT! I’m a beauty blogger, I use makeup products and I am passionate about what I write and I wanted to get a little more personal and share my personal opinion on all this Jeffree Star crap! I want to also add that I have done my research, not only have I read up on stories from the past, I’ve watched YouTube videos from other people and then watched of course Kat’s video and then as I type this I just finished Jeffree’s.

Firstly I can’t even imagine how much will power it took from Jeffree to sit down and create this video, he isn’t raising his voice and is keeping things calm, which I can respect. But what I cannot respect is the words that are coming out of his mouth. Multiple times he has mentioned respecting people and from what I have seen and heard he doesn’t do that a lot with the way he lives his life. If someone brushes up against me do I get a little pissed yeah sure, but do I swat him or her away? HELL NO! So in my opinion I would keep the word “respect” out of things. Here is a video of him swatting someone away at an unknown event.
This is also just one specific time where he is seen on camera not respecting people.

I think this video is not addressing the correct things and I truly do hope he comes out with another one in the future regarding his bullying, non-respectful words and actions and just some other stuff he has done in the past. I do think these are more important things to address rather then just commenting on every single thing that Kat had mentioned in here video.

Previous to all of these viral videos on Jeffree I could honestly say I didn’t know about many of these things, I saw his products all over Instagram and watched his YouTube videos and nothing else. When Kat posted her video I was reading more into some things and some people recommended I watch Stephanie Nicole’s video. That is where I found out most of my information along with going through all of her links and doing some more in depth research. Yes, his Snapchat’s and Tweets, some articles and videos of him do show his true colors and I really honestly think this whole Kat & Jeffree issue is a public friendship fight. Friendships end every single day and the fact that they both are extremely public figures and decided to make this public is bringing up some old and unresolved issues.

I do not think anything he addressed in this video was a problem to me just like what Kat addressed in her video was not a problem to me. Bigger things need to be addressed because until they are me and quite a lot of other people will no longer be buying from Jeffree Star Cosmetics or supporting him on social media. He has way bigger issues then just a little friendship feud with an old friend of his. 

I have also provided links to all the videos I mentioned and hope you enjoy this type of post from me! I also have something VERY exciting happening soon and you need to follow me on Snapchat to get involved!! Here is my Snapcode so add me and stay tuned! 
See you soon beauties and let me know in the comments your take on all of this! 

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