My Experience Traveling During a Pandemic
Traveling - it's still happening! Some people have valid reasons to travel and some people are still taking leisure vacations despite the pandemic but many airlines and airports are taking extreme measures and are following CDC guidelines to not only keep travelers safe, but also their staff. I took a last minute trip to Nevada last month to visit my family and here are some of the things that I learned during my travels as well as some of the precautions I took on my way to the west coast.Read full story
How To Buy Designer Items Without Spending A Fortune
Luxury fashion appears to many as something only the richest of the rich can afford. $2,000 bags and $500 sweaters are a steep to many of us and we don't think we can afford the hefty price tags. However, there is way we can obtain these designer goods without spending our life savings. Luxury consignment shops have been popping up almost everyone in stores or online. Even on social media, many people are creating accounts to rehome their beloved pieces for less the retail price. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind while looking at pre-owned designer goods.Read full story
Not Leaving Your House? Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Home!
One of the things that I miss the most about pre-COVID life was going out to brunch with friends. No worries, no fears, just vibes and mimosas. While some restaurants have reopened for brunch and are following CDC guidelines, some people may still be uncomfortable with dining out during the pandemic. As we approach our one year anniversary of our new normal (ugh..), I've upped my brunch prepping game at home to make staying home on the weekends a lot more bearable. Over the last few months, I've been brainstorming ideas, trying out different brunch recipes thanks to Pinterest, and looked at other brunch inspired flatlay photos in order to prep the perfect brunch and make it feel like I'm back out again. One day, I decided to put together a brunch board!Read full story
DryBar's Straightening Tools: Brush Crush vs. Tress Press
America's favorite blowout destination, The Drybar, have people lining up to get their hair styled for any occasion. Whether you have fine, thick, straight, or wavy hair, Drybar caters to all. If you don't have a Drybar within a close proximity, like me sadly, you can easily purchase their products so you can do your own hair blowout at home!Read full story
Peace Out Acne Patch Review
Acne is the skin's worst enemy and we've all had our share of acne growing up. With today's new normal of mask wearing almost everywhere you go, the downside of it all is the darn zits that pop up around your chin area, also commonly known as "maskne".Read full story
More to Portland, ME than just seafood and lighthouses
Portland, ME has become a tourist destination to not just New Englanders wanting to take a day trip up the coast but is becoming a vacation hot spot for many people all over the country. Sure, as soon as you get to Maine you want to indulge in all the lobster and clam bakes the state has to offer but there are other things in this city that makes it even more wonderful. From shopping to baked goods, the following Portland staples will make you want to come here during your next summer adventure!Read full story
Social Media's Favorite Skincare Products: Is It Worth It?
We find all the latest trends on Instagram from the newest hair products to skincare musts that your favorite influencer recommends with his/her entire soul. How worth it are these products though? Are they worth the money/is it everything that the influencer says it is and more? Being stuck at home for the past nine months with nothing to do meant that I needed to try these products and give it my honest review. And unfortunately, no, we won't be seeing La Mer on this list since $400 for face cream is a little too extreme.Read full story
Local Maine rock bands Turner and Hate the Thought reflect on beginnings and their "Split" EP release
The music scene in the greater Portland, ME area has started to grow over the past decade, especially in the rock department. Home to many beloved venues like State Theater and Thompson's Point to small, but wonderful joints like Empire and even Mathew's Pub, local bands have found their way to the stage, the circle pits, and the hearts of many Portlanders. Local music has been cherished and supported by many, however this past year, it's been missed.Read full story
The Best Holiday Beauty Gift Sets
Shopping for a present for your loved ones can be tedious. Even though you may know someone well, you're not sure what to buy for them! However, there are items out there that can make present shopping easier and they are holiday gift sets! You can pretty much get a gift set for anything but the sets listed below are show stoppers. And at a great value too!Read full story
Why You Don't Need 100k Followers To Be Recognized on Instagram
Like how many people are trying to become YouTube famous, both past and present, it seems as if a lot of people are also trying to make it in the Instagram world. In the past several years, becoming an "influencer" was the next rank in social media celebrity status and everyone wanted a taste of being a well-known influencer. Many of these influencers would receive big brand partnerships and would be gifted items or get paid to promote for brands like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and even Bud Light. Some people have worked their way long enough to be Insta-famous and some have taken the easy way out with buying their followers to make it look as if they are Insta-famous in order to get big brand partnerships.Read full story
5 Life Changing Hair Products You Want to Check Out!
Hair care is no joke! Everyone is blessed with different types of hair whether you have thin or thick, a little or a lot - you decide however you want to express yourself with your hair. It can be a lot of maintenance and work to keep it from being damaged but with the right products, your hair will be shiny and healthy in no time.Read full story
How to Have a Virtual Holiday Party
Hanging out with friends and family through Zoom has been the go-to for many people since the pandemic hit but with the holiday season sneaking up on us, it's been tempting to get together with others. Sure that there are some people who are still getting together as if "quarantine" has ended but others may not be so comfortable in group settings right now and that's okay! As if 2020 can't get any worse, it has to interfere with our holiday plans! If you're like me and had your annual holiday get togethers cancelled because of the virus, you may have already been thinking about how you're going to keep the tradition alive. The holidays will always be about spending time with the people you care about so even though you cannot be there physically, there are still ways you can have a "party" in the comfort of your own homes! It's definitely possible and just requires a bit of creativity.Read full story