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Our Euro Trip: Ireland Recap

May 22, 2018

Ciao! I’m finally back with another post after 2 weeks away, and 1 week of re-organizing my life. After weeks of blog silence, I feel like there’s much to recap, products to review, vanity toppers to announce, and more. If you’re just joining me on this blog journey, I recently came back from 16 days abroad – the first half of those days were spent in Ireland and the second half of them in Italy. This was my first trip…

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Vanity Toppers #4

April 26, 2018

A monthly series focused on the beauty & skincare products making it to the top of my vanity. You didn’t think I’d leave the country without giving you my April Vanity Toppers, did you?! That would just be cruel. Also, I don’t think my OCD would have allowed me to skip a month without a mental beating… so here we are. Let’s get to it! This is the fourth post of my Vanity Toppers series, you can see the last…

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All Packed Up

April 25, 2018

What I’m bringing as a first-timer to Ireland and Italy You can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the makeup habits, clothing obsession, packing-too-much-all-the-time out of the girl! I’m the kind of girl that over packs for a weekend trip.  I’ll bring five outfits for two nights just incase I’m not feeling the one I originally planned to wear. That’s just who I am! However, when you’re about to be in Europe for 16 days,…

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A Low Key Weekend with Family & this Week’s #MondayMask

April 23, 2018

Hey there! How was your weekend? This Monday is quite special to me because it is officially the start of the week I leave for Europe! More on that later this week — I’ll be sharing what I’m packing for each country and the items I snagged in preparation for the trip. I’m stopping by today to share my weekend recap with all of you and to dive into the details of today’s #MondayMask. Let’s get to it!   Dinner…

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A Drugstore Find for Keeps: Love Beauty and Planet

April 19, 2018

Happy Thursday! How is your week going? Other than the ups and downs of this crazy weather, my week has been pretty enjoyable. I think part of that is my increasing anticipation about leaving for Europe IN ONE WEEK AHHHH! I am so incredibly excited for this trip as I’ve never been “across the pond” as they say. I’ll be sure to share with you what I’m packing for Ireland and Italy since the weather in each spot will be…

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New York, New York and this Week’s #MondayMask

April 16, 2018

Hiya! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I made a very impromptu trip to New York to visit my best friend and her husband and to attend another close friend’s 30th birthday dinner. The weekend was amazing, and as is always the case of spending time with close friends I grew up with, it left me feeling very nostalgic and craving more time with such special people. I am stopping in today to share a glimpse of my weekend…

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Spring Cleanup: Switching Up my Makeup Routine with the Weather

April 13, 2018

Welcome to the weekend! I couldn’t think of a more perfect day to share this post with you, considering temps are supposed to reach the high 70s from today into Sunday. I’m trading the Philly skyline for the NYC skyline this weekend and I can’t wait to be able to walk around the city without worrying about a jacket.  The little things! Today, I am sharing my new spring makeup routine with you all. In the last month, I’ve probably…

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Weekend Recap & Another Monday Mask

April 9, 2018

Hi there! I hope you all had an energetic start to the week yesterday.  Whether your weekend was relaxing, busy, indulgent, wild, productive…any of those things… it’s always tough to get into the swing of things on Monday.  I feel like Tuesdays are always easier, so hopefully you’re feeling more adjusted and ready to take on the world today. I planned an impromptu trip to New York for next weekend to visit my bestie and celebrate the 30th birthday of…

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Monday recap: Masks, Meditation, & Mindfulness

April 3, 2018

Well, hello there! I hope your Tuesday has been swell, and hey, why not…I hope your Monday was swell, too.  Anyone else struggling as much as I am this week? Steve and I leave for our Ireland/Italy trip in three and half weeks and I think I’m hitting that wall one hits when they need a legitimate vacation. I have had a day off here or there for weddings, holidays, etc., but I am always tuned into work during these…

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Creating & Embracing a New Hair Identity

March 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Ohhh my goodness.  This week has been insanity for me. I did get myself to a hot yoga vinyasa class last night and it was much needed to destress.  Needless to say, I am so ready for the weekend! This Friday post is all about hair! I’ve always had unruly natural hair, but it’s changed over the years.  In middle school and junior high, I struggled with hair that was basically curly underneath and wavy on top.  Not…

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