My Trip to La Romana, Dominican Republic

March 24, 2016

This post is long overdue, but last month I took a little trip with my girlfriends to La Romana, Dominican Republic. We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Resort, and I highly recommend it especially if you are a family, and/or looking for something more low-key than the usual resort fare. The weather was beautiful almost all throughout the trip and the resort staff were wonderful and attentive. We participated in two off-resort excursions - ziplining, and snorkeling with a trip to Catalina Island. These two excursions really made the trip for me, as we got to really see the beauty of the island without the commercialized lens of a resort. 

Hope you enjoy my vacay pics and that they help you think of warmer days. I filmed a lookbook/travel diary of my trip as well. Check it all out after the jump! 


Take Instagram Pics Like a Pro - DIY Marble Background

March 23, 2016

I've always wondered how other bloggers were able to get their pictures and feeds perfectly curated and what they were using for the beautiful marble backdrops I was seeing. After a little poking around, I've finally figured it out - marble Con-Tact paper! I bought the paper off of Amazon and used a square piece of plywood I got from Home Depot to lay it down on. For my example, I put together a cute little beauty flat-lay using some of my beauty favourites - MAC lippies, Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced, Essie nail polishes in Borrowed in Blue and Ballet Slippers, Nars blush in Outlaw and Nars lip gloss in Stolen Kisses. Watch my tutorial below to see how I put it all together:

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