May 5, 2016

Off to France!

I am so excited to announce something that I have been hinting at for several months now, I'm heading to France! I've been dreaming of this time since I was a little girl and I can't believe all my daydreams of being Madeline are coming true (sorta).

First, I'll be spending three weeks in Aix-en-Provence on a program through school. I'll be studying and staying with a family during this time and traveling to Cassis, Marseille, and other small cities around Provence. 

Next, I'm spending four days traveling to Nice, Monaco, and Cannes for a little more action in the South of France. Can we talk about how my other dream of being a West Philadelphia girl turned princess will be realized while I'm in Monaco (again, sorta). 

Then, the grand finale of my time in France will be spent in none other than Paris, where I'll spend ten days! I know these two weeks of travel by myself are going to absolutely fly by, but I'm so excited to soak up what the city has to offer during my time there.

I seriously could not be more excited for the five weeks to come, be sure to follow along with me on Twitter and Instagram while I'm there!


May 1, 2016

Beauty Sales Week of May 1st

  • Korean Beauty: DAENG GI MEO RI Herbal Hair Care, ProSonic Cleansing Brush System (Sales begin 8am PT 5/1)
  • Royale USA Hair Tools Up to 90% Off (Sales begin 4pm PT 5/1)
  • Mirai Facial Cleansing Brush, Treat Beauty Natural & Organic Skin Care (Sales begin 8am PT 5/6)
  • Jolie Femme 24K Skin Care, truDERMA Dietary Supplements (Sales begin 8am PT 5/7)

  • Treat Your Skin feat. Elemis (Sale begins 9am PT 5/5)

  • SK-II Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 5/7)

April 30, 2016

Link Love: April 24-30

6 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder [Levo League]

12 Coachella Looks That Beat the Heat in Style [New York Times]

20 Experiences You Should Have Before You Turn 30 [My Domaine]

How Jenna Lyons Wears Gingham [Design Darling]

How To Stop Feeling So Stressed, According to Science [Refinery 29]

My Zero-Waste Week: How I Cut Down on Food Packaging When Eating (or Taking) Out [The Kitchn]

What - and Who - Are Meal Delivery Services Good For? [Food 52]

April 26, 2016

Tech Talk: Wellcoin

Wellcoin has become my latest obsession, and let me tell you why. Wellcoin is the first app to offer health-related digital currency, where you can exchange healthy living choices for gifts, discounts, and gift cards. Based in Boston [woohoo!] with an operational center in New York City, all in-person redemption occurs in these cities until more national partners are added, hopefully in the near future.

The app is completely free to download and use, and it's so simple to start earning your way towards a Whole Foods gift card, discounts on headphones, and more! Here it is broken down:

-Make a healthy living choice, i.e. healthy lunch, sleeping 7+ hours per night, buying healthy groceries
-Log what you did with a photo
-Added coins for adding your location and sharing to your social media channels
-Earn coins instantly, plus the community will verify your activity for added coins
-Once you rack up enough coins, redeem away!

Yup, it's that easy! It's a part of my everyday routine to log almost whatever I'm doing to earn my coins, I currently have enough that I've racked up over the past month for $20 to spend at my local Whole Foods.

April 24, 2016

Beauty Sales Week of April 24th

  • La Prairie (Sale begins Noon ET 4/27)
  • Terre Mère Cosmetics and Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 4/29)

  • Mirenesse Australia, Tiziana Terenzi Luxury Fragrance & Candles (Sales begin 8am PT 4/27)
  • NuMe Style Hair Tools, Tweezerman (Sales begin 8am PT 4/28)
  • CONTEXT Skin Care, truewhite whitening system (Sales begin 8am PT 4/29)
  • D'OR 24K Luxury Skin Care, LightStim LED Light Therapy (Sales begin 8am PT 4/30)

  • NuFACE (Sale begins 9am PT 4/27)
  • L'Occitane (Sale begins 9am PT 4/28)

  • Clarisonic & More: Our Kind of Face Time (Sale begins 11am ET 4/29)
  • Luxe Fragrances feat. L'Artisan Parfumeur (Sale begins 11am ET 4/30)

April 23, 2016

Link Love: April 17-23

8 Superfoods For Better Sleep [The Zoe Report]

73 Questions With Taylor Swift [Vogue]

Don't Wait for Door to Open [Tory Burch - LinkedIn]

Spring Fruit Sangria [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul Guide to Etiquette [Town & Country]

The Brief: Get Ready To See a Woman on the $20 Bill [Levo League]

The Nightly Routines of 14 Successful Women [My Domaine]