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The Thursday {3}: Bridal Makeup, Earring Heaven, and Penne Vodka from Lisa’s

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It’s been a long, chilly “spring” week, but we’re not letting it get us down. Here are three of our faves from this week that you should definitely check out around town:


1. Wedding Makeup = CHECK!

If you haven’t been following on Instagram {@HobokenGirlBlog}, then you haven’t heard that HG Editor Jen found her makeup artist for her wedding — Juliette of Artist Makeup Academy in the Monroe Center. 

hoboken girl jennifer casson makeup

Bridal trials are $100, and the day-of bridal makeup is $300 with Jules {$150/bridesmaid} — and ommmiggodd, never-have-I-ever felt so beautiful! Absolutely loved the way Jules did my makeup, and am not sure I can ever do my makeup myself again without feeling less-than-airbrushed! I think I may be spending $100/night whenever I need to go out so I can get my makeup done by Jules. This photo was taken with my iPhone without ANY retouching, and I can’t believe how flawless Jules made my face.

PS: Spray tan from Splash of Sun by the PATH!


2. Earring Heaven from Aaraa Accessories

hoboken girl aaraa earrings

Was shopping recently and picked up these bad boys from Aaraa Accessories {on 6th}. LOVE THEM! They are pink and totally spring. Wearing them with some purple nails and a mint scarf {from the Gypsy Warrior pop-up #RIP/Miss youuu}. Hopefully it sends the message that we NEED SPRING. Pretty please.

3. Penne Vodka from Lisa’s


While I’m not a big fan of how long it takes to order from Lisa’s Italian Deli on 9th, I am a big fan of their penne vodka pasta! Such great comfort food, especially with these cold spring days. The turkey meatballs were juuust okay, but the penne vodka {with peas, which I love} was definitely something to write home about {or on Hoboken Girl}. Yum.

There you have it. Some fun updates from the week…and on that note, is it Friday yet? Or above 50 degrees? And not raining? Would love to stop looking like Pierre:


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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