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Lately I have been thinking a lot about beauty and the products that I reach for on a daily basis. Honestly, this post was pretty spontaneous and in fact very organic and as I was simply sitting on my couch, sipping my iced latte and looking down at what products I had gathered in front of me as I was getting ready for the day. So I thought, why not share them with you?
Here are some of my favorite beauty products that have been on heavy rotation as of late:
Bliss Arm Candy: I just bought this over the weekend so I’m only a couple days in, but have heard good things. Have you guys used it?
Le Labo Santal 33: This is what I like to think of as my signature scent. The other day I wore something completely different and kept smelling it throughout the night. It really threw me off and I didn’t feel like me. So funny how a scent can be so powerful.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir: I have come to LOVE this stuff. I spray it on in the morning to wake myself up and in the evening after I have put on my makeup and want to “set it” before leaving the house. It’s especially great after a sweaty workout and you want to spray something cooling and camling on your face.
Mini Olivine Love + Salt Beach and Hair Mist: This was recently sent to me as a gift so I tried it out and ended up really liking it. The ingredients are simple but it still smells amazing. I haven’t used it on my face yet, but I love the texture it gives my hair, like I just came from the beach!
Cetaphil: I definitely have other face creams that I swear by that are great for different things (i.e. night and eye creams, diminishing fine lines etc.) but a long time ago, my dermatologist told me that I should be using Cetaphil because my skin was so dry and sensitive. I was really struggling with flakey skin after I got back from being in the sun at the beach last month so I reverted back to this tried and true brand, and I have to say, my skin has fully recovered and is back to feeling soft and moisturized.
Alright, well that’s it for now! Hope you enjoyed this little impromptu post – thinking of doing more of them in the near future. What do you think?
(This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.)
Ever since I arrived back in New York last Monday, the rest of the week and weekend was jammed pack with fun activities and plans, including my Birthday celebration! It all began on Tuesday night, after Casey and I attended the New York premiere of the movie he worked on called I Origins, which was incredible and I highly recommend you all see it. (In theaters July 18th!!!) Afterward we headed to a nearby bar to ring in my Birthday at midnight with friends over a glass of wine and a bodega Twinkie with a candle on top.
Wednesday was my actual Birthday, so I took the day to relax, get a mani/pedi and read by the pool. Later that night, I wore this dress to dinner at Cafe Mezcal with a bunch of my close friends. We grabbed drinks at Nurse Bettie afterward where somehow within five minutes of walking in, I was called up on stage along with two other people for a mini Birthday dance competition, which hilariously I won. Needless to say it was a blast.
Wore this Parker dress on Wednesday.
Thursday night was a surprise that Casey planned for me, which turned out to be a very special, old school New York evening, complete with dinner at The Lamb’s Club and a show, Avenue Q, a hilarious Broadway comedy/musical. (My jumpsuit is by Parker.)
Also, seriously obsessed with this necklace by Bauble Bar x Stripes and Sequins.
Saturday was my Mom’s Birthday, which sadly I wasn’t home to celebrate with her and my Dad. Instead it was spent low key, wandering around the East Village. We grabbed lunch at Cafe Mogador then ice cream at Van Leeuwen. Then later on dinner at The Mermaid Inn and caught a movie, 22 Jump Street, which was super funny – I highly recommend it.
Happy Pride Day!
To wrap up an amazing week and weekend, on Sunday we saw back to back UCB shows to conclude the annual Del Close Marathon, which you can read about here. Some pretty heavy hitters performed, including Amy Poehler and the girls from Broad City. We were thrilled. All in all, it was such a great past seven days and I feel so incredibly grateful to have such an amazing boyfriend, friends and family. And to you, my dear readers, thank you for the Birthday wishes and following along all these years. It means the world to me. Love to you! xo
Happy almost weekend, everyone! Yesterday was my Birthday so I took the day off and spent time with Casey. I pampered myself (or he did actually) with a mani pedi and then laid by the pool and read for the rest of the afternoon. It was wonderful. Then later in the night, we got dressed up and met friends for dinner at Cafe Mezcal and drinks at Nurse Bettie. Over all, it was a great Birthday! Lucky for me, it will continue on throughout the rest of the week and weekend, with apparently a few surprises planned, so stay tuned. Hope you have a fantastic rest of your day! xo
Necklace: Bauble Bar x Stripes and Sequins
Hat: Found in a little store in Chico, California / Bag: Bought on a trip to Morocco
Hat: Found in a little store in Chico, California / Vest: Unknown (old) / Boots: Zara
Necklace: H&M / Bag: Lancaster Paris (gift) / Shoes: Zara
Earrings: Bauble Bar (gift) / Clutch: Coach (old) / Jacket: Rebecca Taylor (old)
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Happy shopping! xo
Happy Monday! I’m heading to the airport now to fly back to New York, so I’ll make this quick. We had a jam packed weekend, but here are a handful of photos to show a few of the places we visited while in Nashville this past weekend. We had a fantastic time in this great town and I can’t wait to come back! xo
Lunch at Marche.
Ice cream at Jeni’s.
Stopped into Imogene + Willie.
Had strong, yummy coffee, and biscuits at Barista Parlor.
Had to check out the Grand Ole Opry!
Loved swinging into this cute store called Old Made Good.
Hope y’all have a great Monday! xo
Hi y’all! (Yes, I am feeling very southern right now.) So, we’ve been in Nashville only a day and have already experienced great food and drinks at The Farm House, The Southern, Patterson House and Rolf & Daughters. Needless to say, it was a fantastic introduction into the bar and restaurant scene. It was a scorcher yesterday so this flowy maxi was a perfect choice for the 90-degree weather we were experiencing.
Today, we are hoping to check out Edgehill Cafe and the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, then eat dinner and maybe go bowling at Pinewood Social. Afterward, I am hoping to hear some live music at either the Listening Room or The Bluebird Cafe. I can’t wait and hope to get some great photos this weekend.xo
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