beauty youtuber | northern virginia | lover of cats & cosmetics
Summer road trip is officially happening! Jer & I are headed to Charleston next month for our wedding anniversary. We've only been there once, but we loved it (I took way too many pics of the 🍍 fountain 😂). ♥️🌴
I'm so excited to visit some favorites from last time & check out some new-to-me places too. So far on my list I have @shop_wildcraftchs (thanks to @leahlaniskincare for posting about it 🤗), @huriyali,@sugarbakeshop, & @bluebicyclebooks. I'm also thinking of taking a candle making class at @shopcandlefish & touring Fort Sumter with Jer.
Let me know if you have any favorite things to see or do in Charleston! 😄 #charleston#explorecharleston
book recommendation! 📚Over the weekend, I finished @phoebelapine's The Wellness Project. It's like a health version of @gretchenrubin's The Happiness Project (a favorite of mine). Phoebe picked twelve wellness initiatives and put each into practice, one at a time, over the course of a year to see what would have a positive impact on her autoimmune disease. A lot of the wellness challenges were things I learned about by taking classes from @joyoushealth (connecting with nature, anti-inflammatory foods, lemon water). It was fun to read Phoebe's experiences. Honestly, it felt like sitting down with a friend over lunch and chatting. Her story was inspirational, but she's not militant. She still indulges in life's pleasures (what she calls "healthy hedonism") If you, like me, need a little motivation to make healthier choices or are just interested in wellness, I think you'd enjoy it. ☺️ Have you read any good books lately? I read a lot more when Jer's traveling, so I'd love to hear your recommendations.
This weekend I went to a craft expo with @reeselovespaper, saw Wonder Woman with @a.summer.miracle (🙌🏻♥️💪🏻), enjoyed lattes with @karinwtfont, and shopped at the Sunglass Hut...where I was told my style seemed "very edgy" by a sales associate (yes, I was wearing this dress. no, I couldn't stop myself from laughing. 😂💐) Hope you are having a great weekend too. xx
I went to a cat cafe today with my mom & @a.summer.miracle, & it was so fun! 😻♥️ More of our trip to the city in my story (really loving stories right now as I'm not on YouTube much - I'll let you know when I'll be back to videos. I've been enjoying a break, but I miss talking with you all. ☺️).
I was introduced to matcha honey ice cream rolls today. 🐨🍵🍯😍 (Jer got to come home early from a work trip, & we've had the best weekend - even filmed a video! Hope you all are doing great. Happy Easter!)
My favorite #essentialoils company @edensgardenoils is having a sale next week 🤗 (you can find details on their page). I posted in my story about making a wishlist & a few people asked to see it - hopefully you can zoom in & read the little notepad. I love learning about EOs (currently working through The Heart of Aromatherapy by @aromahead), especially the safe use of them (the Safe Use of Edens Garden Oils Facebook group was an eye opener for me - highly suggest joining!). Would love to know if you are planning on getting anything during the sale. 😀
Jer's home from his latest trip, & I'm so happy. 🤗 Hope you are having a great weekend too. xx
Finished off my weekend trip with a chilly walk in Red Rock Canyon. I miss him a lot when he's away for work, but these short visits are always fun. 😍♥️
Online friendships are a wonderful & weird thing. You get to know a person. You share in their joy, their heartbreak, their day-to-day life. When you meet in person there's a nervousness - will all that - the goofy Snapchat videos, long emails, funny tweets - translate IRL? The internet has been so good to me in terms of friendships (can't imagine life without @sarahprandall & @karinwtfont ♥️). While this weekend was only my second time meeting @ourcitylights, I love her dearly, & my heart grew three sizes watching her with baby Miko. Anyway, all that to say, I'm very grateful for my friends, and I'm dedicating this caption to another of my favorite internet friends, @sarahnicolehunt. I know how much she loves a long IG caption. 😂😘
Weekend trip to visit Jer while he's working in California. 😀🌴 My highlights so far - spending yesterday afternoon with @ourcitylights (finally saw her pink kitchen IRL!), meeting @hellomikorey (she's perfect 😭💖), and today I went to @alfredtea (totally lives up to the hype 🙌). More shots of everything in my IG story. 📸 #alfredtea#acolorstory (Jer's highlight? His rental car is a bright yellow Mustang. 😂)