Month: October 2018

Where to go Glamping Near Los Angeles

Where to go Glamping Near Los Angeles
Best Places to go Glamping Near Los Angeles I love the idea of camping, but I’m kind of a high-maintenance gal, and I don’t love a lot of the things that go along with “real” camping. So I say, “Why go camping, when you can kick it up a few notches and go “glamping” instead? Glamping basically means you are staying in a cabin or super fancy tent. You usually have a bathroom, running water, electricity, maybe even a fireplace and A/C. Yes, it costs more. But, it’s TOTALLY worth it! Here are some of the fun places to go all-out camping near Los Angeles. There really is something for everybody. ...

Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Best Farmers Markets in Los Angeles
Where to Find the Best Farmer’s Markets in Los Angeles Farmer’s markets have SO much to offer. When you’re looking for something to do on a sunny weekend afternoon, the market is the place to be. Keep reading, to learn more about three farmers markets located either in Los Angeles proper or a short distance away. Food and fun await you! Brentwood Farmers Market  This Farmers Market stands out from others in the area, and has become a staple destination for many. The focus on family-oriented fun and activities makes this an ideal market to visit for families with children of all ages. While th...

How To Make The Most Of Your Long Layover

How To Make The Most Of Your Long Layover
How To Make The Most Of Your Long Layover at the Airport Gregg and I are currently dealing with a six hour layover at the Manchester airport. We’re on our way from Los Angeles to Edinburgh for our wedding, and this was the best option we could find for our budget. Since we’ve got some time to hang out, we’re going to make the best of it! While most of us aim to book a direct flight when it’s time to travel, it doesn’t always work out. Sometimes, the direct option is far more expensive than the flight with the layover. In other cases, there might not be any direct options at all. In any case, ...

Six Ways To Make Your Long Flight Suck Less

Six Ways To Make Your Long Flight Suck Less
Six Ways To Make Your Long Flight Suck Less Well, Gregg and I are finally headed to the UK for our wedding and honeymoon! We have a loooooong international, red-eye flight ahead of us, so we’re doing everything possible to make the trip comfortable. We know we’re going to need to sleep on the flight, and normally melatonin does the job for me. But, Gregg is not a good airplane sleeper, so he went to his doctor and got some sleeping medication to help things along. We won’t be asleep the whole time, so I’ve put together some ideas to make our international flight suck less. I hope this helps y...

Celebrity Skincare Secrets at Verabella Spa in Beverly Hills

Celebrity Skincare Secrets at Verabella Spa in Beverly Hills
Best Beverly Hills Facial – Verabella Spa I can’t believe my Scotland castle wedding is in just over a week! I’m just finishing up my wedding beauty prep appointments and I’m hopping on a plane VERY soon. I had two AMAZING facials at one of my all time favorite cruelty free day spas in Beverly Hills, Verabella Spa. I had the first one about a week ago, and then the second one yesterday, right before we leave for our trip to the UK. The first facial is to get in there, do extractions, clean everything out, and the second one is more of a touch-up and lift right before the big event. Verabella ...

Here’s How I’m Keeping an Eye on my Pets While I’m Out of Town!

Here’s How I’m Keeping an Eye on my Pets While I’m Out of Town!
Guardzilla 360 Lets me Talk to my Pets When I’m Out of Town! My friend is watching my apartment for me while I’m in the UK for my wedding and honeymoon (can’t wait!), but I just got a new toy that is going to let me watch and TALK TO my pets while I’m away! I got the Guardzilla 360 camera, which is my first foray into things like this. It’s so neat, and perfect for home security, as a nanny cam (to keep an eye on small children) or for pet lovers who travel often (or even pet owners who just miss seeing their pets while at work!). First of all, it was SUPER easy to set up. I just took it out ...

New Becca Highlighters Won’t Make You Look Like a Disco Ball

New Becca Highlighters Won’t Make You Look Like a Disco Ball
Becca Skin Love Glow Glaze, Glow Elixir and Hatrice Schmidt Berlin Girl Glow Review and Swatches Help a Blogger Out: Stef from we heart this asks for “a subtle highlighter that doesn’t make me look like a glazed glitter donut.” Well my friend, I have JUST the thing for you! I tried the new highlighters from Becca, and although they look pretty shimmery in their packaging, they are actually quite natural-looking. I swatched all three on my hand for you, but because they are not “extreme”, you can really only see them when my hand hits the light. So, because of that, I have three separate swatc...

Where to Find Travel Size Cruelty Free Beauty Products

Where to Find Travel Size Cruelty Free Beauty Products
Travel Size Cruelty Free Beauty Products I’m Packing for my Overseas UK Trip If you go to your local drugstore, you may have a bit of trouble finding cruelty free travel size beauty products. You’ll probably find some, but not for EVERY need. In that case, it’s time to hit up your local Ulta, because they seem to have a bigger selection of cruelty free travel sized products. You’ll also find a lot of options on Ulta.com and Target.com. I do NOT pack light! As a beauty addict, there are so many product I need to bring with me! I don’t understand people who are able to travel with nothing but a...

I’ve Found the Best Paleo Vegan Low Sugar Chocolate!

I’ve Found the Best Paleo Vegan Low Sugar Chocolate!
Buddha Chocolate is the Best Paleo and Vegan Chocolate I’ve Ever Had! The secret to life is really good chocolate! When Gregg and I embarked on a paleo, low-sugar diet in January of this year, we were pleased to find that low-sugar, 70% cacao chocolate was still on the menu. Dark chocolate has a ton of health benefits when eaten in moderation, including polyphenols and other antioxidants (even more than blueberries and acai berries!). We were looking for something without refined sugar, dairy, gluten and soy, and without any additives like sugar alcohols or aspartame. We tried A LOT of differ...

Drugstore vs Prestige Cosmetics – Which is Better?

Drugstore vs Prestige Cosmetics – Which is Better?
Drugstore vs Prestige Cosmetics Question of the Week: Drugstore vs prestige cosmetics – which is better? Which is better – drugstore beauty products or prestige cosmetics (like those found in department stores, Sephora or the high-end section of Ulta)? Well, everyone has an opinion on this. I personally think you get what you pay for – up to a point. I have consistently found that prestige makeup and skincare products tend to work better. BUT, I have also found some really amazing gems in the drugstore world that have blown my mind (the NYX 3 Steps to Sculpt palette has an amazing cool-toned ...