Today I'll be sharing the rest of the photos from my trip: travels, day-to-day life, special events and some beauty things! (Sorry for the delay!)
Lake Winnipesuakee, New Hampshire: "Live Free or Die"
How cool is this totem pole-like tree?
I went paddle boarding for the first time ever and I loved it! Look at me being all adventurous haha
I have to thank my Aunt for paddle boarding with me because I know I wouldn't have tried it alone!
After spending some much needed time in nature with my aunt and uncle, amongst the pine trees & the extra crisp air, we headed to Brooklyn, NY to see my brother and girlfriend's sweet new pad. Yes, I just said "sweet new pad" and I feel fine about that. There really is no other way to describe it.
While I generally don't consider myself a city person (not a big fan of Manhattan), I do LOVE Brooklyn and it's quaint, old-fashioned neighborhood feel.
Backyards in BK
Oh hey, Manhattan.
Walking the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I noticed that each and every building has such character!
Even the fences are unique!
This fence I have dubbed as The "Fruit Stripe" Fence.
Back home, I enjoyed our beautiful patio full of colorful flowers...
Another cool thing about being in the country is that you have neighbors that have horses...and donkeys!
Well, one donkey.
What do you call a donkey that's not yours?
Nacho is the donkey's name...
My last weekend in the US, I headed down to Baltimore to celebrate the wedding of one of my college friends!
It's always so much fun to be reunited with good friends!
Congratulations, Jess & Brian!
Now for some beauty related things I loved while on vacation...
When I was in Sephora shopping for some skincare essentials, I came across this Golden Glow Booster from Clarins and I remembered hearing some beauty gurus on YouTube talking about it. I was pleasantly surprised by the price (It's $30 which, to me, seems cheap for Clarins), so I decided to pick it up. I was in desperate need of a facial tan and this seemed like the way to go. Basically you mix a couple of drops in with your moisturizer and wake up glowing! I'm thrilled with the results, and since you only need a few drops for each application, I know this is going to last me a long time, making it worth every penny.
Here I'm wearing one of my more daring lip colors: Roller Girl Lip Tar by OCC. I think this color is so fun and it's pretty impressive how long it lasts on the lips! I've seen online that they are changing the packaging of the Lip Tars to make them more user-friendly... all the more reason to stock up!
I also happened to have a good hair day that day, so I had to document it. ;-)
White nail polish has never been on my radar, but my Mom picked this one up for me from the new Essie collection so I gave it a whirl! Most opaque white polish I have ever used. Staying power was also pretty good, considering it's Essie (I usually don't have much luck with Essie polishes; they chip almost instantly on my nails).
Added bonus: While this is an opaque polish, it has a subtle micro-shimmer in it! You know I love me some shimmer.
And that concludes all things delicious, pretty and wonderful from my trip!
Hope you guys enjoyed this series!
Have a fabulous weekend! xx