July 16, 2016

WEDDING: iPHONE PICS

Wedding 1

I can't believe it's already been one week since the wedding... Last Saturday everyone got together for my mom's wedding. My cousin Izzy and my best friend/sister Hatley wore pink with me and we were sort of "bridesmaids" though apparently it's not really done here haha. I love this picture of the four of us: mothers & daughters... 

Wedding 2

Getting ready for the wedding... I used a bunch of Hatley and Izzy's makeup. I really do only own the basics. It's ok, I like it like that ;) I didn't end up doing anything with my hair. Thank god it looked ok in the end! My mom got her hair and make up done and looked stunning!

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Right after the wedding. Everyone went outside for photos and then next door for the reception. It started with SNOW CONES (not in cones... some name?) Alcoholic for those who wanted. I wanted. Of course, hello vodka. And everything had those adorable cartoons of my mom and Ricardo!!! LOVE.

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And then we danced the night away! So much fun! More photos to come :)




July 13, 2016

FAVORITE FOOD BLOGS :: PART I

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It's been three weeks since I arrived to Colombia. So far, I've eaten a few of the things I love to get here... We've been to Clown's Deli twice already. We haven't gone to Sansai though, so the trip is not over yet! Yesterday night all my cousins and I had some "perros calientes" from 7 salsas. I don't actually eat the hot dog, so I got "perro sin salchicha"... It's hard to understand but the hot dogs in Colombia have loads of melted cheese and stuff, and who ever hated bread and cheese?! haha 

I haven't been able to stay up to date with all the food blogs that I like but I wanted to share a few of them with you. Some beautiful and wonderful blogs that make me want to invite all my friends or family and make a nice big meal full of delicious things. 

This list is by far finished. My list of bookmarks is frighteningly long. I wouldn't be able to go through all of them in one sitting if I tried. 

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July 10, 2016

SUNDAY LINKS: JULY 10

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Been hanging out loads at out farm. Last weekend was magical. I probably have taken this same picture about 100 times over the years. I can't stop myself. I milked a cow in the morning – I'm not great at it yet but hopefully I'll do it again soon and then make my own cheese from it. The cheese we make at the farm is sooo fresh and delicious. Now I'm back in Cali. I just took a wonderful shower (after two days without one ahem...) and put on some fresh clothes. Ahhh that feeling!

Here are some links to interesting/fun articles, videos or just random things I liked on the internet. Have a great sunday! 





July 7, 2016

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS WHILE TRAVELING

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS WHILE TRAVELING

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I want to say, don't forget your toothbrush and you're set. Right?

I travel quite a bit, and I'd like to think I've gotten better at packing. One thing that can be hard is knowing what beauty products to take and which to leave... Coming to Colombia, I actually brought quite a bit because I'm staying for two months, and I had two suitcases plus a carry-on plus a purse, so it wasn't a big deal to overpack. And I really didn't have time to go through everything again and again so I kept throwing things in haha. But sometimes you're taking RyanAir or hiking for days and you realize how important it is to pack light. 

Travel Beauty Essentials 3 Travel Beauty Essentials 4
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So for those times, I have the basics. I strip it down to the essentials (I bet I could even make the list shorter).

  • deodorant. These days I use homemade deodorant that actually works (more in future post)
  • toothbrush. Yes, yes, yes
  • vitamins. A simple multi-v is great and takes up less space
  • moisturizer. So your skin stays happy. Ideally find one that says spf 15+ so it's two in one bottle
  • Lip balm. I also make my own (more in a future post)
  • Tweezers. I don't know about you but this is an essential for me... (hashtag colombian)
  • Concealer. When it comes down to it, this is the only make-up I reaaaaally need
  • Mascara. If I leave the house wearing just mascara, I usually feel like I put in enough effort
  • Eyeshadow or eyeliner. To feel fancier, I guess. 
  • Oil Absorbing sheets. Not an essential for all but a good, light thing to have 
  • Make up remover. If you take make up
  • Shampoo & Soap. If you're going somewhere that won't provide it. I rarely do apparently
  • Nail file. You don't want to take a whole nail kit, but if you break a nail, you'll be happy you had it

Any essentials for you that I didn't mention?
I didn't mention razor, though I still should. But I hate shaving so I try to wax and have started permanent hair removal too. So I never have to worry about that again. I also didn't mention dry shampoo, which is a great replacement for shampoo. 
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