• Travel

    Travel Itinerary: Stage Two Travel Planning

    The Travel Itinerary For me the second stage in travel planning is the most stressful. Creating a perfect travel itinerary for a place you’ve never even been before isn’t for the faint of heart. What places do you visit? How long do you stay in a certain town? What time of the year do you go? Do you drive or travel by train and bus while you’re there? Do you plan every single day, or leave a few days for whimsy? These are all questions you have to consider. And did I mention you have to create a travel itinerary for a place YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO?!?! Deep breathes, deep…

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  • Beauty

    VIB sale: What I bought at the Sephora sale

    What I Bought Well, the Sephora VIB sale has come and gone. It’s a long wait until the November sale (which, lets face it, is a better sale anyways), but in the meantime I thought I’d share my sale haul with you! Naturally, most of what I purchased is skincare. Yes, I’m a skincare junkie, I know. But there were some makeup bits as well! Makeup I’m always on the hunt for a good foundation. Its pretty common for at least one foundation to make it into my VIB sale haul! I tried some of this tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation on the back of my hand in store…

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  • Hobbies

    My First Crewel Embroidery Project

    I love embroidery. On clothes, linens, home decor-it can be so beautiful. And while I’ve been embroidering myself for many years now, I’ve only recently become attune to the fact that there are several different types of embroidery. One of the oldest, and the first one I chose to tackle, is Crewel embroidery. Crewel Embroidery But what is Crewel embroidery? Basically here’s how I understand it: 1. must be done with wool thread (if its not its technically not crewel) and 2. uses a variety of stitches (freehand, not counted) to create texture. One of the distinguishing features of crewel work is not just the design, but the uses of…

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  • Beauty

    Spring 2019 Sephora VIB Wish-List

    Its that time again! Sephora VIB sale! When expensive beauty products actually go on sale (miracle of miracles, right?). Today I thought I’d share with you what’s on my VIB wish-list. Makeup Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil: A repurchase for me. I love this pencil. It lasts so long, and blends into my brows effortlessly. And unlike the brow wiz, the spoolie doesn’t break. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout concealer: When I discovered this product existed I was like “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Concealer is a go-to for when I get a pimple, so why not have one that contains acne-fighting ingredients. No-brainer, onto my VIB wish-list…

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