My Favorite Products – Spring Roundup

My Favorite Products

I decided to switch up my beauty routine recently and my skin, lips, hair, and eyelashes have thanked me… These are a few of my new favorite products!

Remember, you can click on the pictures to purchase the products. 

Ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color: For so long I had been using a normal eyebrow pencil so when I started using this benefit brow gel I was blown away. No more worrying about my eyebrows looking horrible at the end of the day / applying more of the eyebrow pencil in the middle of the day and I was finally able to shape my eyebrows in a way that looked completely natural (and no lines)! I can’t recommend this product enough, especially for those who put their makeup on super quick in the morning and don’t have much time to mess around with perfecting their brows. I use the 01 color (light) because it goes best with my cool skin tone and blonde hair. 

Blowout Balm R + Co

R+Co Park Ave Blowout Balm:  I’m obsessed with this new styling product! It keeps my hair looking bouncy and feeling super soft. The best thing is, my hair looks just as good on the second day (which is new for me)! A little bit of the product goes a long way – so it’s well worth the slightly higher price tag. This is now a must have in my daily hair routine. 
 
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette
Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette: I love the warm colors in this palette and the pink and gold hues. Plus, the dark blue is great for the crease. These colors go well with my skin tone and my blue & green eyes. Plus, the palette literally smells like chocolate – it’s amazing. 
 
Rodan+Fields Lash Enhancements
Rodan+Fields Lash Enhancements: I’ve been using the lash boost for 8 weeks now and my lashes have been completely transformed! I started to see results after week 3 and have been floored every week with the amazing results. They are looking long and beyond belief. The serum is worth every penny – I have never been more excited about my eyelashes! I will be posting a before and after transformation post soon so stay tuned. Click the picture above or the link to purchase today! 
 
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15
Neutrogena SPF 15: Now that summer is right around the corner, sunscreen should be an essential part of your daily routine. I’ve started using this moisturizer everyday under my foundation to protect my skin from the harsh sun. I was surprised by how “oil-free” it actually is – my skin didn’t feel oily at all after using it. This is the first moisturizer I’ve used that didn’t dry out my skin or clog my pores. I definitely recommend trying out this product if you are searching for a good facial sunscreen! 
 
Vaseline rosy lips lip therapyVaseline Lip Therapy: I recently was introduce to lip therapy and I can’t believe I didn’t know about this before. I use the “rosy lips” for a cute pink tint. 
 
SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying

SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water: I have been searching for a non-oily solution for removing my makeup for forever and I have finally found something I love – this micellar water. The all-in-1 magnifying is so gentle on my skin and takes off my makeup so easily (even waterproof eyeliner)! The micellar water works so well and leaves my face feeling super smooth and hydrated. I am so happy with this – I’m never going back to another makeup remover again! 

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Sweet Life – Graduation Edition

Yesterday was my college graduation and now I can officially say “I’m a BA (but technically a BSBA)” !! I am so excited for my next chapter in Washington, DC.

Here are some fun grad pictures taken at my favorite spot in the city – the Lincoln Memorial.

I have attached a similar dress to the one I have on here, and I also put up the shoes and accessories I have on. 

      

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer || Shoes: Vince Camuto || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Watch: Michael Kors ||Bracelets: Stella & Dot 

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and I wanted to share some of my favorite gift ideas! From espadrilles and a sun hat to perfume and jewelry, there’s something on this list for every mom.

Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray – ($94.00)

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Ariella Collection Crystal Stack Rings – Set of 3 – ($17.00)Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 5.20.28 PM

Eugenia Kim You’re Blocking My Sun Straw Sun Hat – ($495.00)

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CLUSE La Bohème Leather Strap Watch – ($99.00)

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Rosanna ‘Kashmir’ Highball Glasses – ($78.00)

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Longchamp ‘Mini Le Pliage’ Handbag – ($95.00)

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S’well ‘Metallic Collection – Yellow Gold’ Stainless Steel Water Bottle – ($42.00)

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Slip Silk eye mask – ($45.00)

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Soludos Jason Polan Espadrille Sandal – ($75.00)

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Kendra Scott Tessa Stone Stud Earrings – ($65.00)

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fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream – ($40.00)

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Fitbit Charge 2 Leather Accessory Band – ($70.00)

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New York City Girl

New York city girl

NYC, how I love you so… Photo Apr 23, 7 08 26 PMWe had so much fun in New York City this past weekend. This trip was the first time I walked the Brooklyn Bridge and it was amazing – I mean look at that view! I was totally having Kate & Leopold flashbacks to the scene where she crosses the bridge. Scroll for more pictures and outfit details! Photo Apr 23, 6 50 51 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 47 41 PMLooking back at those AMAZING sample sales wishing I spent more time and money… Guess I’ll have to go back! Photo Apr 23, 6 37 42 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 36 25 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 33 00 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 35 08 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 34 48 PMWe also stopped by the Lincoln Center… Photo Apr 22, 8 13 03 AMThe architecture was incredible and so beautiful. We sat by the fountain for a while snacking on the banana pudding we’d gotten at Magnolia Bakery a few minutes before and taking in the views. Keep scrolling for more! Photo Apr 23, 5 34 26 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 42 54 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 40 43 PMHonestly, I was probably thinking about the banana pudding… Photo Apr 23, 5 37 24 PM

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  • I finally tried the famous Levain Bakery and the cookies definitely lived up to the hype – they were gooey and delicious.
  • We also had to go to Mikey Likes It ice cream shop and try the Parliamint Funkadelic flavor (mint ice cream with crushed Oreos). We got it in a milkshake and it was super good!
  • We got pizza from Prince St. Pizza and it was super good, probably one of the best pizza slices I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a lot of pizza in my lifetime!
  • Of course we had to stop by my all time favorite Magnolia Bakery and get the banana pudding (my favorite) and obviously it was delicious.

As you can see we tried a ton of new (to us) food spots! We love finding new good eats so let me know if you have any recommendations for places we should try next time we are in NYC in the comments below!

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That’s My Best Friend

We all know long distance is hard—and I’m not talking about dating. This is serious long distance: a long distance best friend.

From living down the street from each other to living on opposite coasts, my bestie and I have been inseparable since grade school. When we moved away for college we knew distance had nothing on us… Here are a few things I’ve learned about having a best friend 2,685 miles away:

  1. Your bond grows stronger being apart
  2. You’re constantly texting, snapchatting or facetiming to stay in touch
  3. They give you a fresh new perspective on things
  4. It’s easier to be honest with them
  5. You spend hours reminiscing and laughing about the past
  6. Reunions are a grand affair
  7. Long-distance best friends are friends for life

Photo Mar 11, 12 03 36 PMFun fact: my long-distance BFF is also a blogger! Check out her awesome fashion,  lifestyle, and travel blog here: It’s A Wanderful World {keep scrolling for outfit details}Photo Mar 11, 12 06 52 PMShop our outfits:

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Chillin’ in #Cville

I had so much fun exploring Charlottesville! Scroll for outfit details and to hear about my trip…

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I had so much fun exploring Charlottesville and University of Virginia! We meandered along the Historic Downtown Mall and I shopped around in a few boutiques. We grabbed some grub at the famous Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint saw the Paramount theater along the way. UVA’s campus is not only historic but it’s absolutely beautiful! I especially loved the rotunda on campus designed by Thomas Jefferson. Below are some of the pictures I snapped along the way…

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I Woke Up Like This

Photo Mar 17, 5 00 15 PMWe recently completely transformed my room and had a blast doing it! Of course, a trendy gallery wall was at the top of my list for what I wanted to include in my room. It was a big project, but thankfully I got a ton of inspiration from Pinterest which was a huge help. The wall describes me and my personality extremely well, with some of my favorite personal photos, canvas prints, and cute quotes. It’s a mixture of everything I love, especially London with the script on the right and the snow globe with Big Ben and the London Eye below it. Photo Mar 13, 10 33 17 AMFun fact about me: I love inspirational quotes like this one! Photo Mar 17, 5 00 31 PMI fell in love with these black and white striped lampshades when I saw them in the store. I love how unique they are and the statement that they make! Photo Mar 13, 10 36 29 AMI had so much fun searching for the perfect books for my nightstand. I especially love the 100 Years of Fashion book, I can spend hours looking through it and find something new every time. Photo Mar 13, 10 36 01 AMI was so excited when I found this dish for my nightstand. It’s perfect for the space and super adorable and functional. Photo Mar 17, 4 51 51 PMSurprisingly, finding the perfect bedding took the longest. I was very specific with what I wanted and I am so happy that I didn’t compromise on it. The classic clean look of the white with the gold trim gives an elegant look. The patterned blanket at the bottom of the bed ties it together well and finishes off the fun yet classic look. Photo Mar 17, 4 53 34 PMThe pillow was made custom and I was so happy with how it turned out. The pink of the pillow pulls perfectly together the colors from the gallery wall and the books.Photo Mar 17, 5 04 27 PMI was so thrilled when I found these bedside tables I had been searching for forever. The pattern was perfect and they were just the right size for the room. The sheer polka dot patterned curtains were so adorable I knew I needed them. They bring a childlike element to the room which I love. Photo Mar 13, 10 35 46 AMSomething you may not know about me: I love fake flowers. These pink peonies were perfect for the space and so pretty. The table with the picture frame, ampersand sign, and flowers is a funky shape that ended up fitting perfectly in the space. Photo Mar 13, 10 30 30 AMAs I said before, I am all about inspirational cute quotes. This one is one of my favorites and something that I live by. It’s perfect to wake up to in the morning, plus the stripes are super cute! Photo Mar 17, 4 51 14 PMI hope you enjoyed touring my city chic room!

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