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Bonus Vlog

Hello, September, I am still here!  Here’s a little bonus vlog since I missed a weekend vlog.  This was right before we left for Montreal, and stay tuned for those vlogs next week!  Here, I talk about skin care, tell you my save-the-date horror story, and go full blonde for the first time in 10 years.

Miss ya, March

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If the infrequency with which I’ve posted this month isn’t a clue, I’ll tell you now: March was awesome!  Usually, this is a tough, long, cold month.  Instead, it was awesome.

[1] We made cinnamon bun waffles. [2] But mostly Matt just cooked for me. [3] I dyed my hair PURPLE. [4] My best friend became a certified Body Pump instructor. [5] We went to Myers & Chang on a special date night. [6] We went to CHICAGO. [7] Where we ate the best meal ever at Girl & the Goat. [8] And the best breakfasts ever at The Bongo Room. [9] And saw some beautiful places, like Garfield Park Conservatory!

Many more Chicago pictures to come, and hopefully just as much awesome in April!  Follow me on instagram to see what I’m up to this month!

Weekend Vlog #15!

Is this a milestone?  Maybe a mini milestone.  Please subscribe to see all the videos I filmed during this weekend vlog!

As you can see from this video, I made it to spin class both Tuesday and Friday last week!  Have I retired from running for the season?  Ugh, I hope not.  As we slide into less daylight and warmth, everything seems to get harder.

How’s everyone else holding up?

At June’s Close

Holy cannoli, can you believe today is the last day of June?  My summer is just flying by!  With the Fourth coming up, at least I’ll get to enjoy some time off!  As always, here are some of my favorite June moments in instagram form:

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[1] workin’ on my summer reading with a distinctly YouTube theme [2] finally cut my super long hair! [3] rockin’ the polka dot Keds [4] my cousin Chiara visited Boston from Italy! [5] obsessed with these lip stains from Sephora [6] catchin’ a Red Sox game with the family [7] anchors aweigh! my weekend bag packed & ready to go [8] my favorite place, the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island [9] Paint Nite with my favorite blogger babes!  More on that soon.

 

What are your favorite June memories?

Anything you’re looking forward to next month?

Ultimate Straight from L’Oreal Paris

My first Influenster Vox Box came a week or so ago full of products promising the straightest of hair.  Even as someone who considers her hair very straight, I still need to use a heat tool to achieve truly straight hair– a purposeful look, rather than my hair just looks like this.  The Ultimate Straight collection from L’Oreal Paris was the answer!

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I received the following:

  • Full-size Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight straightening shampoo
  • Full-size Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight straightening conditioner
  • Full-size Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight straight boosting pre-conditioner
  • Full-size Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight straight perfecting balm
  • Sample-size shampoo, conditioner, and pre-conditioner

If you happen to catch my unboxing video,  you may have noticed I was a bit confused about how I’m supposed to use this four part system.  I’ve never used a pre-conditioner before, though it very obviously falls between shampoo and conditioner… I just wasn’t sure of the practicality of the whole thing.  Luckily, there were instructions. (more…)

February Beauty Favorites

I’ve been absolutely addicted to trying out new makeup products.  I started doing my face every morning to keep me motivated through the snow and layers of clothing– warmth is more important than fashion right now, sadly.  With that, I’ve got a bunch of beauty-related February Favorites for you!

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Read about each of my favorites below!

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