Handbag Essentials

By April 17, 2014 My Life, Style

One of my favorite things to do is watch ‘What’s In My Handbag?’ videos on Youtube, so I though I’d do my own in post form. The contents change daily, but I do have a few staples – my Clubmaster sunnies, Louis Vuitton Wallet, and my Google Nexus never leave my side. I take a small journal (this bright one is from Poppin’) for random thoughts, and the Paul Arden book for a little inspiration. Makeup wise, I have about 3 different lip balms, and nude lip colors (from Jouer and Revlon). That little fox pouch you see holds perfume vials, random rings and business cards. And since we’re still in that in-between weather, I also have a lightweight scarf.

The Spring Nail Duo

By April 15, 2014 Beauty

I’m totally jumping the gun with the flip flops, but I couldn’t resist showing you the nail colors I’ll be reaching for this spring/summer. The lavender shade you see above is OPI’s You’re Such a Budapest. It’s the ideal lavender – not too pale, not too bright. The bright coral shade is Live, Love, Carnaval from OPI’s Brazil Collection. It makes for a beautiful pedicure shade, especially when my skin is a shade darker from the summer sun.

Citrus Mint Water

By April 15, 2014 Food, My Life
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Since I’m pretty dependent on my morning coffee/tea, I try to limit my intake of sugary drinks throughout the day. It’s really challenging though, and I find myself drinking more than I know I should. This past weekend my plan was to fool myself into drinking more water and less sugar – in a delicious way. I love anything citrus – oranges, lemons, limes – you name it. So after a quick Google search, I came across a number of combinations using the citrus fruits I had on hand.

The recipe is simple – slice oranges, lemons, limes, (you can substitute or omit as well) and add water. Be sure to squeeze the orange in the water before adding your fruit slices, it helps to enhance the flavor. The next step – adding mint- is completely optional but it adds a refreshing component that I love. It’s only been a few days, but so far so ¬†good. Hopefully I can kick my sugar habit for good! Well, not for good, but you get the idea.

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