Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Beauty Favorites.


Biore Charcoal Pore Strips
Wow, these are so amazing. I have never had a pore mask that actually pulls the blackheads right from underneath your skin. I have tried expensive products such as the Boscia charcoal line from Sephora but this, this is a game changer.  Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes while your doing your morning routine or your getting ready for bed. Finish with a moisturizer and you are good to go!
Click the link: here

Loreal Face Mask
This mask is super refreshing if your looking for something to completely refresh your skin. The eucalyptus purifies and mattifies your skin in just 10 minutes. Because this mask isn't super harsh, you can use these three times a week to slowly minimize those pores and mattify oily skin!
Click the link: here

St. Tropez One Night Only Bronzer
Best.Self Tanner.Ever. I have tried several self tanners but am always disappointed with the "orange-y" look it leaves on your skin. This product gives you such a natural looking glow for up to 24 hours! I try to put this on the night before an event and I wake up with a beautiful bronzed body every time. This to me, is worth it.
Click the link: here

Mac Lipstick in Mehr
This is the perfect fall lip color. If you've followed me for a while, you know my go-to lipstick is Mac Brave. Well, this is very similar…didn't shy to far from the "mauve" family but it is just different enough. Give this one a try this fall!
Click the link: here

Jose Maran Argan Oil
This oil will make your skin come "alive" again, putting moisture back into your pores. Every night I put a teeny tiny amount onto my fingers (a little goes a long way) and "press" it into my skin very gently. Just wait till you see your glowing skin in the morning!
Click the link: here

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
This leaves your skin so soft, and moisturized. The mask contains seaweed (obviously), hyaluronic acid and collagen!
Click the link: here

Essie Nail Polish
Yass, you need this color. I'm addicted to the mauve color for fall this year and this is the perfect "mauve-y" red.
Click the link: here

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Links to love.

I"m sure everyone at some point throughout the day finds themselves searching through sites on Pinterest or links from Facebook/Instagram. Well, I've round up a few links I've found that are definitely worth your time.

Pumpkin Praline Cake
This delicious fall recipe would be great paired with a southern homestyle meal….ya'll know the kind I'm talking about…mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, biscuits….and then get yourself some a slice of cake and vanilla bean ice-cream.
Click the link here: here

Unroll.Me
I can't believe I just discovered this website, I used to spend hours unsubscribing from emails. The Unroll website allows you to sign into your email and unsubscribe from any subscriptions you'd like. Best part, it's completely free…no gimmick.
Click the link here: here

Pumpkin PB Dog Treats
Because your dog loves pumpkin too…and because it only has four ingredients. Make about 75 mini treats, depending on the thickness of the cookie.
Click the link: here

The 10 Best Desk Exercises
If you're sitting at a desk all you day puts you at risk for obesity, back pain, poor posture, leg cramps and tense muscles. These exercises won't take more than a few minutes and will be sure to relieve some stress.
Click the link: here

Ritz Carlton Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is a copy cat Ritz Carlton recipe, rich, chewy and salty. No excuse needed.
Click the link: here

Fall Stovetop Potpourri
Want your house to smell like fresh apple pie without the mess of baking? Try this easy fall stovetop potpourri. Mm mm mm.
Click the link: here

The Home Edit Pantry Kit
This kit is customized and designed to be a functional organizational tool to get your pantry in shape. The kit includes russel and hazel binder, poppin pen, 18 custom pantry labels, 6 spice jars and a tape measure.
Click the link: here

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Song, Song of the South.

I love the South, the fried chicken, the biscuits with gravy, the music, the twang, the people, the porch swings and the fact that mac & cheese is considered a vegetable. Savannah embraced every aspect of the South that I love and I promise you'll love it too. If you have the opportunity to visit, I have created a, "how-to-see-Savannah-in-three-days" guide below. Ps. Put your cute shoes away and wear your walkin' shoes, trust  me.

Day One. 

•Relax, chances are you had a long drive or flight and your going to need to save some energy for the next three days. 
•Grab a quick acai bowl from Beetnix downtown
•Stop by the concierge for the local maps, make yourself comfortable with the town layout so you don't waste any time this trip
•Explore, visit a few of the 24 "squares" that make up Savannah 
•Grab a bite to eat at Treylor Park (loaded nachos or fried chicken pancake tacos) and a cocktail (the recliner) 
•Head to River Street, walk the beautiful fossilized oyster shell streets and grab a hot praline sample
•End the night with Willies, your choice of 18 adult slushies and walk home (no open-container law) 
•Get some rest, tomorrow is a big day!  


Day Two. 

•Start the day with a protein packed 
breakfast (room service anyone?) 
•Head to City Market for shopping, dining and live music 
•Stop in at the famous Byrd's Cookies (Georgia Peach, Scotch or Key lime) 
•Grab some organic treats and toys for your favorite pooch at Woof Gang Bakery 
•Treat yourself to a "to-go" Georgia Peach Sangria at The Cafe
•Sit back and enjoy the live music 
•Grab a slice of Vinnie Van Go-Go's or head back to River street for Spanky's, home of the original chicken fingers 
•Visit the three pastel colored homes on 508 E. Bryan St. 
•End the day with Leopolds icecream 


Day Three. 

•Start the day off at Slyvester & Co. or Back in day bakery for a coffee and pastry 
•Head to the Wormsloe Plantation, a mile and a half road lined with 400 live oaks (The Last Song was filmed here) -it's $10 but totally worth it, hike through the ruins of the old plantation home
•On the way home, stop at a produce stand on the side of the road for a real authentic Georgia Peach 
•Back in town, eat at Hitch, the sister restaurant to Treylor Park (fried chicken apple pie sandwhich) 
•Visit Juliette Gordon Lowes house (founder of the Girl Scouts) and get a $2 box of Girl Scout cookies
•Visit the Old City Exchange Bell or Chippewa square, where parts of Forest Gump was filmed
•Head to Sweet Potatoes for dinner (man vs. food best banana pudding) 
•Attend a ghost tour, after all, Savannah is the town built on the dead


That's it, you just saw Savannah in three days!! 
Thanks for stopping by!! 
Xx





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

On Trend: Ombré Dog Leash

Cali girl loves keeping up with the trends and right now these are all the rage!! Yodiggitybykimberly is an etsy shop that specializes in these beautiful ombré rope leashes. She also carries handmade collars, leash keychain attachments, dog treats, wedding bandanas and bow tie collars! Kimberly allows customs orders and is super quick to respond with any questions you may have. The packaging, shown below, is one of the many things that makes this shop unique. Every item comes packaged in a cellophane bag with a cute ribbon, a homemade dog treat and a personalized handwritten thank you note. Please check her out and support a small business! Click for a direct link to her Etsy shop, Instagram and Facebook.


Kimberly has also been nice enough to give my readers a 30% discount starting today and ending next Tuesday (9/6). Use the code: PINK30 (excludes flash sale items) 
If you miss this wonderful discount she is offering an ongoing 10% discount using the code PINK10. 
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Almond Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream

I love all things cherry; cherry pie, cherry filled donuts, cherry pop tarts, even cherry snowballs (you know the one that tastes like cough medicine). Last weekend I made myself a bowl of vanilla ice-cream and drowned it with maraschino cherries. I thought I had invented my own ice-cream flavor until I did a quick Google search and found the "New York Cherry" by Baldwin (insert disappointed emoji here). I was already in my pjs and ready to binge watch Friends on Netflix so I wasn't running out. Instead, I made my own....and it's kind of amazing....
Ingredients:
2 c. Heavy Whipping Cream 
1 can of Cold Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz can)
2 t. Almond Extract 
2 Jars of Maraschino Cherries 

Directions: 
Using a standing mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream on low until soft peaks form. Add in the cold sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. DO NOT OVER MIX. Cut the maraschino cherries in half and drain the juice into a bowl. Fold in the maraschino cherries and add in the cherry juice (this part is completely optional). 

Thanks for stopping by!!
xx 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Host your own paint night.

This past week my family and I were on vacation in Sandbridge, VA. This small town was a mini replica of Nags Head in North Carolina, a mixture of old and new homes lining the coast. For the most part, our goal was to relax and drink wine. However, every year we try to do some sort of craft. Being that my grandmother is a very talented painter we thought we'd host our very own paint night. Here's how to host one too….


First, you need donuts…priority, not optional. Remember, this doesn't have to be a huge event , just something small and personal.  It's best to host this type of event after everyone has ate dinner so that donuts and coffee are all you need! 
Second, pick out your painting. Keep in mind, not everyone can paint (including myself) so you'll need something on a beginner level like this one below.


Third, gather your supplies. Find out the size canvas you prefer for your painting. Take advantage of Michaels coupons to get the best deal. Find your color scheme and gather paint accordingly. Make sure everyone has a copy of the painting, a pallet to put there paint in, a brush and a cup of water. Place a roll of paper towels in the center of the table and a lazy susan for the paint display. 


Lastly, have your guests wear suitable clothing if you don't have aprons…because if you're anything like me, you'll have it everywhere! 

Enjoy hosting your very own paint night!

Thanks for stopping by!!
xx

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beach Essentials

Those post may be late in the summer but in my eyes, we still have one month of beach days left so I'm hangin' on.
My family and I are heading to Virginia for our annual family vacation. We have a few things planned (stay tuned for a diy paint night) but other than that, I plan on staying glued to my beach chair with a cold beer in my hand. With that being said, every year I get to the beach and have that, "I forgot_____ but I'm too lazy to walk back up and get it" moment. Well, that's not happening this year. I've done my planning and here's what I've come up with.
Essentials
Water
Hair ties
Hat
Sunscreen 
Face sunscreen 
Spf lipbalm
Snacks
Beach towel
Magazine
Portable speaker 
Towel clips
Sea salt hair spray 
Sunglasses 
Deck of cards