Happy Thursday! There’s been so much going on recently, all great things, & I’m so happy to be back today to share five of my recent favorites.
Yes to Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask, $3
I spoke about this mask on my Insta-stories last week because Target was & still is, having a 25% off sale on all Yes To products! I love a good charcoal mask, but the application & clean up process can sometimes be a bit too much, if ya know what I mean. Having a charcoal mask in sheet mask form, especially with a ton of product on it, is perfect for a Wednesday night. The fit could be a tiny bit better but given how budget friendly this mask is, it’s really no big deal.
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I haven’t done a Face Mask Monday in a while, so I thought today would be the perfect day to share one of my favorite budget beauty face masks with you! Not only is the L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Clear & Comfort face mask inexpensive, but the texture & application process is great!
L’Oreal has been killin it with their product lineup lately. From face & hair masks, to new exfoliating scrubs, L’Oreal has been doing an awesome job producing high quality products at a perfect price point. This fun, blue, mask is seaweed clay based and only needs to sit for 10 minutes before washing off. I love applying this mask right after a shower, and hangin’ in my robe for 10 minutes before needing to take it off.
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If you missed my Travel Tuesday: 24 Hours in Savannah, GA [Part 1], you can check it out, here!
I left off talking about my love for the speakeasy, Alley Cat Lounge. The drinks were fantastic, craft cocktails at their finest!! The next morning, I was feelin’ all that vodka, so we went to get some hangover curing Bloody Mary’s at The Collins Quarter. The Bloody came with bacon, shrimp, & had just the right amount of spice, so it was basically to die for. For brunch I ordered a Collins Quarter signature dish, the #Tag this Hash. Of course, it tasted amazing and was just what I needed to kick that hangover to the curb. The Collins Quarter does brunch every day so it’s the perfect spot to visit when recovering from an Alley Cat Lounge hangover, or if you’re just really hungry on a weekday morning!
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The Renwick Gallery is an awesome, *free*, Smithsonian museum right across from the White House. The Gallery features a variety of artists and installations that are as thought provoking as they are visually appealing. The current exhibit, No Spectators, features installations, art work, costumes, and more from the yearly Burning Man festival in Nevada. & let me tell you, it’s awesome.
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If you know me, then you know I’m obsessed with nail polish. I have a great polish wall filled with all sorts of amazing brands + colors. One new brand that I’ve added to my collection is Londontown, a great vegan and cruelty free brand featuring botanical and mineral oils as ingredients. They sent over a great package for me, and I’ve really been able to explore the brand and the awesome products they make!
First, let’s start out with nail care. The health of your nails will help any mani last just a bit longer. I have acrylic nails, which I get refilled every two weeks, but when I decided to take a break from them last year, I hunted for a great nail strengthener. The ingredients in Londontown’s Nail Hardener & Base Coat will help you build a great base for your manicure. The Kur on top of all their nail care products signifies the brand blend of natural ingredients & botanical blends. Doesn’t botanical blends just sound amazing?! Since I haven’t needed to use a nail hardener/ base coat since getting my acrylics back, I’m going to pass it along to a friend that can use it, and I’ll report back on what she thinks!
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It’s been a decent summer so far, I’m still little by little organizing and cleaning the house since getting back from vacation, but, it’s been a veryrelaxing week! I’m super excited to be doing a Fab Five today, since I haven’t in so long! Don’t forget, share any of your current favorited with me, in the comments below!
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I just got back from an awesome week long girls trip with my bestie, Heather. We bounced around in NOLA, Savannah, and ended in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I’m going to have quick little travel guides for each, but since I wanted to get one posted today, I decided to start with Savannah!
We flew into Savannah from New Orleans, with a quick layover in Atlanta. On the way back I was able to get a direct flight from the SAV airport into DC, which was so quick and cheap. I highly suggest my DMV area readers to book a trip down to Savannah for a girls, or a solo, weekend!! If you have a bride to be in your tribe, Savannah is a great (& super popular) bachelorette weekend destination too.
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The summer heat can lead to easy breakouts. Whether it’s from sweat, sunscreen, or just the daily oil slick that somehow forms on our faces, hot & muggy days can produce pore clogging events. Nobody has time for that ‘ish, so in comes one of my latest favorite Budget Beauty products, the Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Foam!
This is a deep cleansing foam that I’ve been using at night, after removing my makeup. It’s good for all skin types, and really gets into those pores to clean and degunk them from the long day. I haven’t noticed any drying whatsoever, which may be because I generally have more oily skin, but since it’s geared toward all skin types, I don’t think drying should be a concern.
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Did you know, Peruvian Independence Day is July 28, and National Pisco Day is July 22?! No, you didn’t?! Well, now you know!
I had the opportunity to attend the press party for Service Bar D.C.’s Pisco Month kickoff the other week, and let me tell you, Pisco drinks are the best. Every Monday during the month of July, Service Bar will be serving up Peruvian cocktail realness starting at 5pm. Service Bar really prides itself, as it should, on the craft cocktail experience in a relaxed and chill as F setting. The Peruvian cocktails below were made especially for this Monday month long celebration, and the mix of flavors is on point…it really is an experience versus just your typical drink.
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Summertime should be all about light cooking and grilling. Since I’m a teacher I have a bit more time to focus on the little things during the summer…like…making lunch! My boyfriend & I ordered our favorite Peruvian chicken one day last week, lo and behold, they actually gave us two, yes, two, whole chickens instead of one. Needless to say, we had a lot left over.
I decided to get creative and whip up a quick chicken salad for lunch one day, using all Trader Joe’s ingredients…minus the chicken, of course. Although, it would be super easy to use the precooked Grilled Chicken Strips (hint: in the green packaging).
My secret weapon in this chicken salad is the Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce, which is, let me tell you, the best sauce ever. You can put it on anything, and it serves up the best mustard realness. I put this on grilled salmon, use it as a dipping sauce, you really can’t go wrong.
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