Oh Canada! Photo Journal

Hi Loves,

Remember that time I went to Canada? No? That might be because I never got around to posting my photo journal. Better late than never right? My trip to Canada was a girls trip in the summer of 2016 with my mom, my aunt, and my cousin. We left at 5 am and drove up to Niagara falls, spent some time there then drove over to Toronto. We were in Toronto for a couple of days (I searched for Drake the entire time). We ate some amazing food and saw some pretty cool art. Then we drove over to Montreal where my cousin and I shared our first legal drink, ate some more amazing food, and saw some of the city’s history. When it was time to leave Canada we had one more adventure back in New York before we returned home. We stopped and went hiking then rafting, which are two of my favorite activities. I hope you enjoy the photos!

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2016: A Year In Review

Hi Loves,

My initial instinct when I think of 2016 is to say that the year was completely awful, but taking a closer look I have to say I had a lot of fun times this past year. I wanted to take sometime to reflect on the fun bits of the year before I look forward to what 2017 has in store for me.

I started off the year by attending a show that was part of New York Fashion Week. I love fashion, and being in that kind of environment was so fun. I’ve always wanted to go to a NYFW show, so I’m so thrilled I got to check this off my bucket list.

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Real Techniques for the Holidays

Hi Loves,

Makeup brushes have been a thing I’ve been struggling with since starting my small beauty obsession. What are the best brushes? Should I be using a Beauty Blender? What are the best ways to get a flawless look? All these questions have floated around in my head for the last few months as I’ve tried out different brands. I was sent a set of Real Techniques brushes by Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes, and boy did I ever put them to the test!

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Fall in New York

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Over the long weekend in October I headed back to the Hudson Valley to take some time off from the busy life in the city. It was a nice change of pace being home and seeing the amazing fall foliage that upstate New York has to offer. From a hot air balloon ride to an amazing brunch by the Beacon Falls it was a great time at home.

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Multipurpose Makeup ft. Bite Beauty

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Hi Loves,

As you may know I’ve been slowly getting into makeup recently. I don’t wear it everyday, but I love having it available to play with when I’m in the mood. A new item to the makeup scene is the Bite Beauty Multistick, which I was lucky enough to receive in three shades, curtesy of Influenster, to test and review. I do own other Bite Beauty products that I bought for myself upon the recommendation of my good friend (and makeup artist) David Lucas.

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College Fashion Week 2016!

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Hi Loves,

It’s that time of year again! Fall is in the air and fashion is hitting the runway. Everyone knows about NY Fashion Week, Milan Fashion week, and London Fashion Week, but not many people know that Boston has a Fashion Week too. The kickoff was on Friday and there are shows throughout the week. Her Campus held it’s annual College fashion week here in Boston on Saturday night. They hold CFW in 4 locations: Boston, NYC, Chicago, and LA (Find tickets and event dates, here).

CFW is a great night out with friends, they have tons of sponsors this year including, Rebecca Minkoff, European Wax Center, and Essie. The swag bags included AMAZING deals as well as essentials every girl needs in her life. All the models you see in the photos below are college students, another thing I love about CFW, the clothes are modeled by real girls!

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Time to Get REAL!

Hi Loves,

Aerie has taken their new Chill. Play. Move. line on tour! This past weekend, Aerie, hosted an event here in Boston. An entire day of yoga, smoothies, shopping, and a braid bar! They really know how to make us real girls feel special. Aerie was promoting their #AerieREAL campaign in which they don’t retouch their photos. All the models are natural in their photos, natural curves, natural waistlines, and natural beauty! Thank you, Aerie, for giving us REAL models who we can look up to with realistic visions of loving our bodies!

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Delicious Findings

Hi Loves,

The last time I went home to the Hudson Valley I got the chance to explore the wide variety of food it offers. My mom and I went on the Hudson Valley Food Tour led by Jennifer Brizzi. She took us to 6 very different restaurants on the Poughkeepsie tour, and each of them was amazingly delicious. This tour had a special focus on local food. It was amazing seeing what restaurants can do with food that comes from just down the road. From sweet potato pizza to lobster chowder, it was a day of deliciousness.

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Top 5 Backpacks for Back to School

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My Fjallraven Kanken in Frost Green

Hi Loves,

It’s hard to believe, but Summer ’16 is coming to an end. I start school before August is even over, the earliest I’ve ever started classes, and it’s very disappointing. One thing that makes back to school a bit better is picking out your new backpack that you’ll rock on the first day back.

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