Currently saying welcome to DC to tons of new establishments. My newest blog post (link in bio) speaks on a brand new store in DC and this pic highlights @chase coming to our little metropolis. #chasebank was my first ever account as an adult and it’s good to see them here! #notsponsored
I’ve got 31 days left in my #NoBuyTilBlackFri (21 days in), so I wanted to share some of my faves and #holygrail#beautyproducts , mainly just to remind myself that I don’t actually *NEED* to buy anything right now because I’ve already got products I love and keep on hand on the regular.
First up, it’s my favorite #SPF#sungel : @lagomkorea’s Cellus SPF 50+ Sun Gel. For a very long time, I would only use moisturizers that included SPF because an extra step seemed redundant to me, but as I learned more about layering products, customizing my routine, and getting enough sun protection, I realized that a separate SPF product was probably necessary. Enter my fave SPF discovery, found on @peachandlily and purchased religiously for actual years since.
While not a true “gel” as I would define it, it’s extremely lightweight, highly absorbent, almost zero fragrance, and layers beautifully on top of daytime moisturizers. I’d categorize it as more of a thin, watery cream and it leaves absolutely no white cast on my already sad paleness. 👻 Plus, it doesn’t leave me too shiny or greasy looking, and it doesn’t dry me out either. I pretty much always have this on hand and at least one in the stash no matter what, and it’s my favorite day-to-day SPF, whether I wear makeup or not.
If you’ve seen any of my other routines, you already know that #Lagom is one of my favorite brands in general, #kbeauty or otherwise. The formulations are simple & effective, and the prices & value are on point, and those are really the two biggest things for me when it comes to finding the perfect products for my daily routine. What’s your favorite #holygrail SPF, babes? What’s the bare minimum you’ll leave the house wearing, even on a cloudy day?
M U S E U M || Vrijdag had onze dochter een extra vrije dag in verband met een studiedag. Een mooie dag om weer eens naar het @nemosciencemuseum te gaan. Dachten we. Maar wat was het druk! 😅 Gelukkig is het zo groot dat je dan ook veel kunt zien en doen. Ik krijg vaak de vraag of het ook een leuk museum is voor jonge kinderen en volgens mij is het antwoord ja! Natuurlijk beleven zij het anders dan de wat oudere kinderen maar er is voor elke leeftijd genoeg te beleven. Bellen blazen, schaduwen maken of figuren samenstellen. Een film bekijken over het heelal. Zien wat magneten doen. Het kan allemaal. Of je nou begrijpt waarom je iets aan het doen bent of gewoon geniet van de kleuren en vormen, je bent sowieso een paar uur zoet. Maak een museumbezoek nooit te lang zodat je niet overprikkeld weer de deur uit gaat. Het moet vooral leuk blijven. Zodat je er rustig een volgende keer weer naar terug kunt komen. Nemo blijft interessant, of je nou drie bent of 83. (We worden hier niet voor betaald, we zijn gewoon weer enthousiast!) #notsponsored#verveeljeniettip#vooralleleeftijden
R E C O V E R Y
I have been journaling a lot lately because of so much reflection I had to do on myself.
My last binge eating post received so much positive feedback, thank you guys so so much for that 🙏🌷 I am so proud to have shared this, a very raw vulnerable but big part of myself. And it led me to reflect. The day I postet that, was my second day of not counting any calories in one and a half years (!) 🤭 It has positive sides - I now know what a certain amount of calories in food looks like, I learned to have a feeling for portion size, which foods keeps me full and going and which don’t. I learned at what times my body needs food in order to not completely shut down being hangry.
But at some point you need to arrive at a point where you can let go. A point at which you feel like you have gained enough confidence and knowledge to stop counting and planning ahead for hours in a day year for year. That, my friend, gets absolutely tiring and annoying. It stops you from being social - what if there’s snacks? What if we go out to eat at a restaurant and I don’t know the calories of their foods?
To be honest, I never reached that point of confidence to stop. But I can also say after days not counting - I FEEL GREAT.
I eat when I am hungry. I don’t restrict. I eat what I want to. And my binge cravings subsided for good. Why would you crave anything while eating what you want and eating enough? I was surprised of myself I didn’t even feel like wanting to eat more after dinner. 😮
Seriously, read @brain_over_binge ! It helps you understand yourself. And it makes sense 🙏 #notsponsored#noad If you’d like me to, I can address what the book taught me in another post.
Let go and nourish yourself. For example with this beautiful bowl of chocolate porridge topped with fruit and curd 😍🍎 Because breakfast is the best time of the day 😋
#bingeeating#eatingdisorder#edrecovery#recovery#food#foodporn#breakfast#coffee#blackcoffee#sunday#porridge#porridgebowl#health#healthylifestyle#fitness#motivation#positivevibes#positivity#weightloss#healthjourney#mentalhealth#plantbased#diet#calories#journal thank you @rebeccajleung for daily #inspiration
Sketchbook recommendation time.
@shopdenik has some of the nicest sketchbooks I've found. I was always sad that sketchbooks didn't get cool covers. Even though 2 of the 3 pictured I jave stickers on, they really have amazing textures and designs on the covers. (The one on the top of the stack is a great example) and as you can see they come in alot of sizes too!
The paper is not thin, and is very smooth. Great for sketching, inking, and marker coloring. Which is what I normally do. But it's always nice for ink washes, which ive been having for fun with lately.
I'm really happy I randomly bought my first one while buying shipping supplies at Staples.
But ive found them at Michael's as well. And of course you can order from their site!
And top of all that? You can even order custom covers too!!!! I also included a picture of what is in the cover of their books. The denik schools. Sales of their books fund education around the world.
So besides the books being awesome, but knowing by buying their books I'm happying them a little with this goal. It makes me want to keep buying them and sharing them with you guys.
So yea.... #notsponsored#iwishiwassponsored XD but yea check them out guys next time you are looking for a sketchbook.
:: LEITURAS DE OUTONO ::
Há umas semanas a minha irmã falou-me deste autor. Passado pouco tempo um amigo veio falar-me do mesmo. E já depois disso li algo sobre ele, também.
Ora, curiosa como sou não fiquei muito mais dias sem adquirir um livro para ler. Oh, ainda por cima livros... Se fosse roupa, ainda hoje a loja estaria à minha espera, mas livros? 😁
Já estou a terminar o The Law of Attraction de Esther e Jerry Hicks, e como a minha mala não pode ficar vazia de leitura, aproveitei o saldo que tinha no cartão da @bertrandlivreiros e comprei o que está na foto.
O que vos parece? Não vale dar pistas sobre a história...
#panopramangas#margaridavargues#fromabove#booksandmagazines#joaotordo#bertrand trand #notsponsored#lifestyle
My Aveda moisturizer ran out so I had to get a little something to tie me over. @biossance has samples for $5 on their website right now. It will keep you hydrated in this strange weather we’ve been having. ❄️ ☀️
Exploring murals / street art in Chinatown, depicting early days of Singapore that is nearly gone in this dynamic and fast paced environment that we are situated at.
Amazing works by @yipyewchong for its vivid artworks that never fails to amaze me. For more murals, check it out at http://yipyc.com.
In addition, my previous post for teck ghee murals are also done by him. Please check that out too.
Looking forward to going to other mural locations in the future.
After the hours of meeting. Most of my makeup is still there. Used Blk bb cream stick. It is light to medium coverage. It is blendable and spreads evenly but it's not long lasting. Maybe if you put 2 layers it will last longer. I find sticks easier to apply than liquid makeup. Since I am in a hurry I just use my fingers. .
Nichido final powder, cheek contour bys, lancome blush on, Nyx lingerie matte liquid lipstick, etude eyebrow pencil, maybelline hypercurl mascara. I love the nyx lingerie I ate french fries and drank shake but it is still there. .
Very surprised to find that I had a #zerowaste experience with @renttherunway! This weekend I had both a bridal shower & wedding 👰 to go to so I thought now would be the time to try them out. I used to buy a different 👗 for each new occasion but found that I would only wear them once & then they'd accumulate dust in my closet -such a waste! @renttherunway was the perfect solution!
The dresses were shipped in a garment bag (top left) & although were wrapped in plastic, I can also return the whole set back to them, plastic & all, & the company recycles the plastic. I would recommend this service for those trying to keep a #minimalist wardrobe! #notsponsored
Oh so autumnal 🍂🍁
Sorry (not sorry) but I just love autumn a bit too much. Ft. My bullet journal essentials (@leuchtturm1917 Black bullet journal, @uniball_uk pin 0.1mm, lah de dah sticker set, cactus washi from the succulent washi tape set) - all kindly gifted from @ryman
I loved making these pieces 💖 I think the piece on my right is my current favourite! It’s one of my least thought out designs but I just loved how it came out. Sometimes you just have to let the creative juices flow - the most spontaneous pieces are the best pieces!
I love drawing, designing and getting creative. If you haven’t in a while then I’d really urge you to do so... it’s not just for kids, it’s not just for stress relief, and it’s not just for artists - anyone can do it. It’s relaxing, fun and it’s really needed in this new technology driven era where we’re starting to lose our creativity. Just spend some time doing something a little creative every now and then. It doesn’t even have to be this. Maybe crafts or baking or anything that uses a bit of imagination and gets your creative side out! It’ll do heaps for you, your health and your well-being 😌
On a side note, I just want to say thank you to all those who continue to support my page 😊 love you guys lots 😝💕 I hope I can add something to your lives or make just a little bit of a difference.
If you have any requests for tutorials or content then be sure to let me know 💛
Hope you all had a great week and are enjoying the weekend 🎉🧡
Anyone who knows me knows I love my #yoghurt . Most of the time is the @woolworths_sa double cream plain yoghurt with some fruit, but while in #Spar the other day I saw this and had to try it. I love that it is in a glass jar and that it’s more of a #local , small business kind of vibe. I encourage you to give it a try! While I still love and will continue to buy the @woolworths_sa kind, this will be a treat every now and then. ✨
I did a weekend trip in Paris. A weekend, two nights and a day. Through @scottscheapflights, I found a direct flight to Paris from Boston for just under $300 on @flynorwegian. I took a redeye flight leaving Boston on Friday at 10 PM, landing Saturday at 9:45 AM Paris local time, and then took a personal day on Monday from work to leave Paris at 5:45 PM and arrivé Boston time at 9:30 PM - I was back at work on Tuesday!
Since I was only traveling for the weekend, I decided to only pack a backpack to make my commute an easy one (check my Instagram story highlights to see how I packed for this trip)!
I would not recommend doing a weekend trip to Paris if you plan on doing all of the tourist activities. For me, I don’t tend to find myself wanting to go on the tours as much as I want to walk around, immerse myself amongst the locals, and eat (and drink) amazing items. My mentality is that from Boston, I have done weekend trips to the west coast, which is a similar flight duration as flying to Paris - so why not do a European weekend trip?
Having global entry was amazing getting back home. I was in and out through customs once I got off my plane in five minutes - I highly recommend applying for global entry if you intend to do a lot of international traveling. Apply for the first available slot - the first opening available when I applied was six months out, but then a week later a slot became available for the week following, and I was global entry approved two weeks after I applied. Global entry is active for five years at $100, and includes TSA precheck for domestic flights. (TSA precheck alone is $75 for 5 years, you may as well invest in that additional $25!!)
All of the details in this post is #notsponsored . Happy wandering.
[📍 Paris, France]
Group photo number 2! Better smiles once we all managed to catch our breath. And this time with our new found friend, Ming!
Met Ming while setting up at the transition area. Turns out it was his first triathlon, and he only did it on a dare! Prior to this had never cycled more than 20km! 😂
But he’s a cool guy and has plenty of heart. Finished strong in the end !
Always great meeting people and making new friends at these events. Everyone has a story to tell, unique to themselves.
On Friday night I went to a local Steiner school twilight Market and stumbled upon @thesuperfoodmask Waimarie Joy is 18 years young and has started her own business journey! You can read about it in my stories. Pop on over, show her vegan masks some love 💞💞💞 With Super sensitive skin this mask left zero redness, no irritation and my skin feels amazing 🙏#notkmart#notsponsored#helpingsmallbusiness
Taken In the middle of a fairly successful sunday at the dreaded malls getting weather appropriate clothes for the constantly growing kids & a lunch! Baby wearing with @kolkolbabycarrier (Leela)was super helpful & convenient. She slept through & through!! fantastic investment. I hope her position was correct :) #kolkol#kolkolsunday#nofilter#notsponsored#clove#babyno2#raisingaparent
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Das #Baby schläft schon seinen Mittagsschlaf 👶💤💤 und ich gönne mir mal einen heißen! #Kaffee ☕ #butfirstcoffee 😊
Ich glaube wir gehen nachher noch gemütlich spazieren.
Es ist zwar schon frisch geworden aber strahlend blauer Himmel und Sonnenschein 🌅 da zieht's mich raus....es gibt nämlich noch genug kalte,dunkle, nasse , erkältete Tage wo man die Zeit drin rumkriegen muss, da wird jeder machbare warme Tag ausgenutzt.
Ich Nehm dich heute einfach soweit es geht mit durch unseren Tag [hab ich mir gerade überlegt 😉 ]. Sei(d) mit dabei und nun KAFFEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Im Bild: Endlich konnte das #Babyphone mit Video-Funktion angeschafft werden.
Da wir das Bett vom #junibaby2017 nun "aufgemacht" haben auf einer Seite ( ist ein umbaubares Bett) , und btw WANN ist das "Baby" eigentlich sooooo groß geworden 😲😢, und nicht immer jemand daneben liegen kann und nicht alle "fünf" Minuten hochrennen kann zum schauen ob alles gut ist, haben wir uns für diese kleine "Hilfe" entschieden.
Von #avent#philipsavent sind wir ja schon seit 12Jahren überzeugt / Fans da kam für mich! nur dieses in Frage.
Das übrigens fast 12 Jahre alte Alte Babyphone von der Marke funktioniert immer noch.
Allerdings natürlich ohne Bild/Musik/Gegensprechfunkt. usw.
Das spricht für sich bzw.die Marke.
#notsponsored#selbstgekauft , nicht grad günstig aber Top 👍 ™ jeden Euro wert.
How are you all? I just started selling some of my clothes lol. The obvious reason why, is because I'm broke and I need money to survive. So it's like if someone wants to buy your clothes or other items you have to meetup with them and the app I use is called Carousell #notsponsored . Basically that's what's going on rn lmao. Im so broke so I'm thriving and doing something productive rather than laying 24/7 doing nothing so at least I have some shit going on ya feel me lol.
@yeahhdenise and I both share a general philosophy about travel and for us the best trips are split between 1) finding the hippest, most happening place in a town and 2) finding the tackiest, less tourist-iest activity as possible and taking lots of photos.
While in Ilocos, we were invited to a local's home to watch a certain noontime show, this time around we went low-key and settled in exploring Sagada and its wonders on our own.
First in our list was Gaia Café – yup, the same café in the movie. We filled ourselves with their sumptuous veggie adobo while indulging the great scenery and occasionally playing with their resident dog (which name I completely forgot)
filed under: #EandDBucketlist
Chocolate for breakfast before I retest a new protein brownie recipe that I can’t wait to share with you! Then I need to finish of a piece of my PT coursework (procrastination 💁🏼♀️).
I used @vega_team #vegan choc protein. #notsponsored but I love their proteins at the moment so wanted to share it with you! 💪🏻 Topped with @upfullfood #glutenfree nutty granola & some of Cacao Granola (click the link in my bio to order @nutritiouslynaughty) because sometimes one type isn’t good enough 🤷🏼♀️
The luxurious Remede Spa has an exquisite treat!
Check out this post from @newindoha "@stregisdoha Spa has a special on.
Enjoy a 30 minutes free Massage, Pool and Beach access for only 250Qar.
The package includes
Towels, 2 bottles of water and a 30 minute massage.
Payment: at the fitness center reception at M floor.
Time: Daily, 9am to 12pm.
This special is available for Qatari Residents only.
For more information contact @stregisdoha + 974 44460304
Normal Day Pass Rates:
QR 100 per child
QR 250 per adult
QR 350 Couple
QR 550 Family (2 adults & 2 children)
QR 100 Qatar Airwaysweekdays/150qr Weekends .
I make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the above information. However, I would recommend that you always call ahead and confirm the details as they are subject to change.
Photo: the beautiful @vaninitadoha