An Organic Spray Tan Review

I am over on The Boston Day Book today sharing my experience with Pure Glow, an organic sunless tanning service in Boston. I had their at home treatment before the Miami wedding last month. Click on over to read more on why it's my favorite spray tan I've ever gotten!

Photo by me of their at home facial mist.


Mother's Day Gifts Under $30

Happy May! Mother's Day is this Sunday and if you need a last minute gift, here are some options on a budget for the favorite woman in your life:

- the lux mascara that will make her eyes pop | $27.50
- pink bubbly! | $15 (get at Whole Foods)
- cute iPhone wallet for when she needs just the essentials | $24.50
- turquoise statement earrings to jazz up any outfit | $22
- a spiralizer for making veggie rich recipes this spring | $29.99


Friday Faves | 4.29.16

Loving these The Mindy Project quote cards on Etsy.
The Mindy Project quote cards
Photo via Shaileyann
Terry Dresbach, costume designer on Outlander, shared amazing mood boards for season 2 in Paris. There are many more than these 2, so if you love the show, check 'em out. (via Go Fug Yourself)
Photos via Terry Dresbach 
I love flash lashes but always have trouble putting them on myself. I cannot wait to try Ardell's new self-adhesive press on lashes for much easier application!
Photo via Amazon

And I will leave you with this amazing Matisse wall... take me there!


PS: #itsgonnabemay


5 unique smoothie bowl recipes to try

I've been wanting to try making my own smoothie bowls at home. There is an entire Instagram dedicated to them! I've rounded up 5 unique smoothie bowl recipes that caught my eye. There are a variety of flavors and of course you can always change it up with ingredients. Some seem healthier than others (ahem, double chocolate peanut butter, don't tempt me!) but all sound delicious.
5 unique smoothie bowls
Mixed berry smoothie bowl via What's Gaby Cooking
Beet, raspberry & vanilla smoothie bowl via My New Roots
Avocado smoothie bowl via Food Faith Fitness 
Coconut banana oats smoothie bowl via Half Baked Harvest
Double chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl via How Sweet It Is

What are your favorite smoothie bowl recipes?


Friday Faves | 4.22.16

It's finally feeling like spring in Boston (let's hope the warmer weather sticks). This weekend is a catch-up weekend for me, tasks that need to get done around the house and for the wedding, like our registry!  Here are some things I am loving this week.

Love this wallet for spring...
Photo via Sezane
Basically want to host a crostini party just to make this!
Photo via Something New For Dinner

Two books that celebrate Italy that are on my Amazon Wish List: Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence and Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes (and how beautiful are the covers?!)
Photos via Amazon

I can totally relate to this article on being afraid of flying when you love to travel and found some of her tips and videos very helpful.
Photo by me