Friday, July 31, 2015

JULY FAVES


I know I say this at the end of every month but for real, HOW IS JULY OVER?! I can’t say I hate it though because your girl is ready for fall!! Let’s chat about all my favorite things from the month, sound good?





BEAUTY




I forgot to pack my It’s a 10 when I went to NJ this month and my hair hated me! I knew this product worked, but I didn’t realize how much my hair depended on it. Without it, it was super hard to brush and just really hard to deal with overall. The only thing I hate about it is how expensive it is, but I promise it’s totally worth it. I’ve raved about it before and don’t think I’ll stop any time soon.


My lips have been kind of on the chapped side lately so I’ve been reaching for my Nivea lip butter. It’s a little too thick to wear during the day but I love applying this after using my lip scrub from LUSH. When I wake up my lips feel super moisturized and I can still feel some of the lip balm on it! Come to think of it… they’re probably chapped from all the matte lipsticks I’ve been putting on them. #WORTHIT


Porter talked about her love for this mask here and I knew it had to end up in my beauty cabinet ASAP. We have pretty similar skin (ie super oily and occasionally hates us and breaks out for no reason) so I trust her judgement. It’s a nice combo of getting all the buildup out of my pores and exfoliating my skin. I suggest following this up with a good moisturizer, it leaves my skin feeling slightly dry. I like this mask as a staple in my collection since my favorite LUSH ones have an expiration date which is NO BUENO. 


LIFE


Really trying to not be a hot mess on a daily basis. As in, I bought TWO planners trying to get my life together. I don’t know why I think that these are going to be life changing but hey, I’m hopeful. I haven’t started using it, so it’s functionality is not in my favorites (yet) but HOW STINKIN CUTE IS THIS THING?! I mean, gold & white?! Stripes?! Love it! I’ll take two! …oh wait.


If you know anything about me, my love for Shark Week will come as no surprise. Gonna be honest, the past couple of years have not been great, I mean Voodoo Sharks? Are you for real right now?! Air Jaws, I’m about that. This year they totally redeemed themselves with some really great (real) shark shows and I definitely enjoyed it. Pretty sure I wore this necklace every day that week, probably my favorite etsy find ever. Also, Bath and Body works redid their hand sanitizers and not sure if it was just for shark week or if it’s permanent but THERE’S A SHARK THEMED ONE. I might have stocked up, whatever they were on sale. 


Currently going through a phase where I am beyond obsessed with these sour Ice Breakers and I can’t stop. I wish I had an endless supply. 


TV/MUSIC


In general, I’m not a huge Selena Gomez fan but GOD DAMN this song. So good, SO SO GOOD. I’m the kind of person who wears a song out real quick but luckily that hasn’t happened with this one yet. Also, can we just talk about how gorgeous she looks in the video? If someone wants to make my hair look like that every day, I won’t complain.


I went to see Trainwreck this month and while I didn’t love the movie, I did fall in love with Amy Schumer. Trainwreck wasn’t terrible and some parts had me dying aka when Lebron is quoting Golddigger, but nothing to go crazy over. Amy on the other hand, CAN YOU BE MY BEST FRIEND. I know she’s definitely not everyone’s style and her humor can be a little much for some but it’s totally up my ally. Has anyone watched her show? Is it worth checking out?


Hope you enjoyed today’s post! What were some of your favorite things from the month?


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clancy




Monday, July 27, 2015

Welcome to Miami

As ya'll know, I was in Miami a few weekends ago for some much needed time away. But of course, just like another WDA girl, I felt like one post just wasn't big enough for my adventures. Last week I shared with you my perfect travel outfit, now this week I'm dying to share with you my actual travels!


Maybe you're like me when you think of Miami, I instantly think "beach"... "South Beach" to be more exact. But when I'm traveling what really excites me are the local spots, the hidden spots that might not get that much attention. Exploring is my specialty. 

My travel buddy bestie, Alice has the same mind when it comes to adventures: Have a plan but be ready for anything unexpected. Alice also has the same mind as me when it comes to donuts, in that, I need them 24/7. We started our morning (still in pjs thank you very much) at Mojo Donuts and O. M. G. my life has changed.




YOU GUYS I HAD A CRONUT (KRONUT WHATEVER) AND IT WAS AMAZEEEEEE). It's a croissant and donut hybrid, there's no question.


I've never been so happy with calling something "slutty" as this donut. Hands down that was the winner.



After stuffing our faces with sugar (slight coma on the drive home) we cleaned up a bit while the ever-reliable Florida thunderstorms passed through. Then we headed to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. So. Gorgeous!



You look at it and automatically think "castle." It's right on the water, has the most insane gardens, fountains, you name it. No brainer that I did my outfit of the day post here.





If you like exploring outdoors, great photo ops and some history thrown in the mix, Vizcaya is definitely your scene.





Just be careful of the local residents. Yikes.

After exploring "the castle" as I've affectionately been calling it, we drove to what I knew was going to be my favorite stop of the trip. The Wynwood Walls.



I can't begin to explain to you guys how "Porter" this place was. It was downtown-ish, with everything on the main street, galleries on every corner, and graffiti on EVERY wall. All of them. It was so beautiful! And you can't just pass by the walls, they're so detailed you have to stop and look at every aspect of the painting or you will definitely miss something.



 And don't forget to look down!


You bet your bottom dollar we stopped for coffee because 1) I was dying and 2) Why would you walk by this guy and not go in and get coffee?




They have featured walls right next to the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar where you can take pics, explore and take it all in. Definitely selfie central, I was in heaven.








Oh and Wynwood Kitchen, yeahhhhhhh I'm about that life. Tapas baby...tapas. Which means I get to sample ALL the foods! 



This blessed beverage is called the Wynwood Inferno and may I say...holyfreakinshit YAS QUEEN! 'Scuse the language but DAY-UMMMMM! One of Alice's friends is an angel and let me try hers before I ordered my own little piece of heaven.


And almost edging out the Inferno was the Queso Frito. It's a piece of fried cheese. It's a fancy mozzarella stick. I'll take 12 please.


Agreed.

The sights, the walls, the foods, the drinks, the friends. My trip to Miami was perfect and much needed for my mental health. I do have to say that it sparked something in me, some sort of travel bug or wanderlust or whatever you want to call it. I need the exploration! I need the adventures!!! So, I hope you enjoyed this travel post, now where should I go next???????

///Porter///

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