Ah, V-Day memories. The earliest I have are those from 2nd grade, when we would have parties and place cards and candy into each other’s “boxes” (and blush a little when we got to our secret crush’s box). Ya know, even though I’m single, I can’t help but love all of the pink and red hearts, bouquets, and chocolate treats that make everyone go googly-eyed and put way too much pressure on men to buy their boo a gift.

That being said, I also think it’s a really wonderful time to remember the blessings in each of our lives, as we are surrounded by those who love us, romantically or not.

So in regards to the picture, I recently sampled the Rosa Regale sparkling red wine in the grocery store, mostly because it was paired next to my favorite Prosecco (wine happens to be my favorite, typical girl I guess) and fell in l-o-v-e. I’m not normally a fan of sweet wines, but this one is just the perfect level of sweetness infused with an aftertaste of whimsical bubbles. How perfectly lovely and romantic. Although a bit pricier than your average bottle, I definitely recommend trying!

I celebrated Valentine’s today with my beautiful mother, getting our nails done festively for the holiday, because why not. If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, don’t fret! Spend time with your friends, or family, or cuddle with your puppy or your kitten. Go get your nails done. Pop some champagne. Go see a movie (not a chick flick–done that before, it doesn’t end well). Enjoy it. If you’re not, enjoy the company of someone you love and hold them tight.

Much love to you and yours 🙂



Tinted Pouts and Glowy Cheeks

Y’all. Spring is upon us! Which means vacations, beaches, denim shorts, tank tops, sandals…which then means SUMMER! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I recently purchased these fabulous finds and didn’t know I would be falling in love!

This perfect pout-pleaser is a YSL ‘Volupte’ Tint-in-Oil. What does this mean, exactly? It means that this lipgloss is a high-shine lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Get ready to keep the color on your lips AND keep them soft. (When does traditional lipstick ever give us both?) I wore it out all night, doing lots of sipping, and the color was STILL there the next morning. I bought it in the shade “Cherry My Cherie”, but there are also 7 others just in case you want my options.

I also found one of my favorite items–illuminator. It gives you an all-over “just-spent-a-day-at-the-beach” look without a whole lotta effort. This new shade by Nars, Hot Sand, gives a peachy tint to your skin to wear alone, mixed into tinted moisturizer or foundation, or on top of makeup to add a finishing touch.

You can buy both at Nordstrom (because it’s my favorite store), but I’m not sure where else they are sold! Also, if you don’t have time to pick them up in person, no worries–it’s always free shipping, no matter how much the order costs 🙂

So until spring officially gets here, you can get a little taste in the meantime!

Much love,


Documenting My Desires

Well, this is something I have been wanting to start for a while. Between my love for fashion, fitness routines, gluten-free endeavors, and beauty finds, I made the decision to take action–just blog about it!

As often as I love to write in deeper detail about the mysteries, discoveries, trials, and tribulations of life, this blog is a creation of my desire to share the little things in between, as a woman (makes me sound old) who journeys through life and takes pleasure in the small details.

My goal for this site is to share:

  • pretty-little-finds, from Target to Neiman’s and in between;
  • workout tips and inspiration, e.g. pics of the beach and such 😉
  • favorite beauty finds/tips and tricks
  • healthy food finds that correspond with my decision to cut out sugar, gluten, and dairy (this also may be for accountability)
  • occasionally, some of my own reflections on life and everything it encompasses

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” William Shakespeare

Much love,