In my Bag, Minimal Travel Makeup

Minimal travel makeup: Less really is more! I only took 5 items with me on my trip to Paris.

For my recent trip to Paris I thought I’d do something different when it comes to my travel makeup. Inspired by what I’ve read about French beauty, I packed only 5 products for our trip. The French approach makeup with a less is more outlook, and I have to say it was quite refreshing to spend a minimal amount of time packing and applying makeup. My skin is thanking me for it, and I’ve continued this routine at home too. Maybe less really is more?

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My Birthday Wishlist

My Birthday 2017 wishlist, featuring Everlane, Mason Pearson, Carrie Forbes, Cult Gaia, Lulu Frost, MyHappySoaps, Nona Vintage, Design Hotels, Tether Straps.

1. Everlane Relaxed Silk Shirt / 2. Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hairbrush / 3. Carrie Forbes Salon Slide Sandal in Natural, 3b. Gianvito Rossi Frayed Satin Slides / 4. Cult Gaia Black Acrylic Ark / 5. Lulu Frost Zodiac Pisces + Water Ring / 6. MyHappySoaps Zen / 7. Nona Vintage Straw Hat / 8. Design Hotels Book: Edition 2016 / 9. Tether Leather Camera Wrist Strap

It’s almost March, which means it’s almost the month of my Birthday, yay! I don’t like to focus on stuff as gifts a lot but since I don’t normally shop year-round, I’ve got a few favorites on my wishlist. Can you tell that I may or may not have been in a tropical mindset when I was browsing for some of these? It’s been raining here in California all Winter and I am really craving a warm getaway.

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What I Learned at Alt Summit

What I learned at Alt Summit

At the end of last month I attended Alt Summit in the beautiful Palm Springs, California. I’ve always made it a point to continue learning, even if I feel like I’m already knowledgable about blogging. The landscape of blogging and social media is continually evolving and there is always new information to absorb. I feel strongly that in order to stay relevant and at the forefront of your craft, you need to continue learning in your field. Today I’m sharing some of my takeaways from Alt Summit in Palm Springs.

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How to Not Look Like A Tourist in San Francisco

California's Highway 1 Road Trip Travel Guide

Often when I travel, I try to avoid the typical tourist look. Not only does it help me to enjoy the city more as a local when I travel, but it helps to keep those who may prey on tourists away as well. I find that usually when I visit the more popular places in San Francisco there are some definite things that make people stick out as a tourist. I’ve consulted with a bunch of my local friends about how to blend in, and today I’m sharing a few of those tips with you.

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