Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!  Long time no Fab, ugh, I know!  Here’s what I’ve been loving the last couple of weeks.  Don’t forget to comment below, or Tweet me, with some of your favorites!

Bath & Body Works Candle in ‘French Lavender’, $24.50

This is my current living room scent and I am loving it for this time of year.  Lavender & lilac scents are my favorite, so I always make sure to keep a candles stocked up.  Right now Bath & Body Works is offering 20% off purchase with the code, GLOWING.  & once the weekend hits, who knows what candle deals they’ll have!

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D.C. Happenings: District To Dos

The weather in D.C. is finally getting itself together.  Both yesterday, and today, have been 90 degrees.  SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!!  With warm weather brings plenty of fun, and mostly, outdoor, District activities that should be on everybody’s to do list.

Toned Up Tuesdays FREE Yoga in CityCenter !! 

It’s a leeeetle last minute, but every Tuesday, for the rest of May, CorePower Yoga hosts a free,YES FREE, hour long yoga class.  Toned Up Tuesdays is a great way to get in a class, all while enjoying the awesome environment of CityCenter D.C.  I haven’t been able to attend this year as of yet, but last year it was super fun!  The class is from 6-7pm & you’ll need to bring your own mat…I suggest getting there 5:45 at the latest because it does really full up  The workout is totally worth it, and plan ahead & decide what restaurant you’ll be hitting up for drinks after!!

Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

This is one of my favorite events in the area.  I go to both the fall and spring Wine Festival at George Washington’s house, and it’s always a great time.  Tons of wine from all around the region, and great prices for any bottles and glasses you might want to enjoy while picnicking on the property.  You can also take tours of the house, and wander around the grounds.  There’s plenty of food options too, all perfect for pairing with any vino.  There are still tickets available, but they’re selling out quickly!!

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Budget Beauty: Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender Toner

Toner. IS. Life.

No, really, toner is life.  It’s my favorite part of both my AM and PM skincare routine.  Why?  Well, it proves to me how clean my face truly is, and also makes my skin feel ready for the next steps of serum and moisturizer.

Since I love to try new products, I always bounce around from toner to toner…but the toner I’ve been using most recently is the perfect budget beauty buy.  Thayers Witch Hazel Toner can easily be found in Whole Foods or Target.  It’s a natural, alcohol free toner, that refreshes and cleanses the skin without stripping it of natural oils.

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Are You Taking Evening Primrose Oil? You Should Be.

One of my 2018 resolutions has been to take more supplements and vitamins to keep me nice and healthy.  I’ve been incorporating a daily multi-vitamin, which I’ll share in another post, but I’ve also been adding in Evening Primrose Oil pills daily too.

Photo: Pixabay

If you’re unfamiliar with evening primrose oil, it’s best known as being a great supplement to take for hair, skin, & nails.  The beauty girl vitamin so to speak.  Well, it does much more besides help grow your hair longer…

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Clinique Pep Start Exfoliating Cleanser + HydroBlur Moisturizer

I’m a big Clinique fan- every skincare product I’ve ever bought, or used, has been great.  I particularly love the Clinique All About Eyes Serum, it has a great cooling roller ball that’s perfect to use both in the AM and PM.  My most recent Clinique products have been from the Pep Start collection, the Exfoliating Cleanser, and the HydroBlur Moisturizer.

First of all, I love the packaging of the Pep Start line.  It’s bright, and fun, and makes you excited about your routine.  Or, maybe it just makes me excited, not sure- but regardless, the packaging is super cute!

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D.C. Happenings: A Visit with Pennsylvania 6

I had the pleasure of touring D.C.’s Pennsylvania 6 Restaurant this week for D.C. BarScene.  As you may know, I posted a couple of weeks ago about a new venture I’m working on…@dc_barscene!  You can check out the full post here, but basically I’ve created an Instagram that will focus on the District’s best cocktails & wine.

I’ve been having so much fun reaching out to bars & restaurants in D.C. to feature them on my page.  I’m learning so much about the bar scene in the Capital and I’m super excited to feature Pennsylvania 6 both on D.C. BarScene and Love. Life. Beauty. today!!

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Is it finally spring…?  Some days I can tell, other days I can’t…it’s so confusing here in D.C.  One thing I know for sure, I’m spring nail ready, and have been doing some major spring cleaning to try to get the season here faster.  Check out the five things I’ve been loving this week, and share what you’ve been loving in the comments!

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D.C. Happenings: Fare Well on H St.

Before the start of the new year I had this grand idea in my head of attempting to go vegan.  It ended up not working out so well, but the good news s, I have been making healthier eating choices.  D.C. is def a health conscious city, and there are yummy vegan restaurants popping up left & right.  My personal favorite has been Fare Well, a cute little bar/ restaurant/ bakery on the H St. corridor.

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Top Five Favorite Podcasts

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Favorite Podcasts to listen to while on the go, or in the house.  Whether it’s in the morning while getting ready for work, in the car commuting, or cleaning around the house, I’ve been finding myself putting on my current favorite podcasts to pass the time.  I’ve also been making it a priority to listen to podcasts when driving back and forth to NJ when visiting home, and while on flights.  I love listening to music, don’t get me wrong, but I’m really enjoying this kick I’m on, and I feel like I’m learning so much too.

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Remay Glide & Shave Gel Bar

I’m super pumped to be going to Naples, Florida for a few days during my spring break.  A few teachers, off work for a week, at the pool…could get pretty wild & I cannot wait.

One thing I know I’ll need to bring if I’m going to be lounging around poolside is my Remay Glide & Shave Gel Bar, which I’ve become obsessed with.  As women, shaving our legs can be super annoying, especially if you choose to use shaving cream.  It gets all over, is messy, hard to apply while trying to shave, the list goes on.  I typically use shower gel, but I hate using so much product like that, and I realize it’s not moisturizing my legs the way they need to be after shaving.

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