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Review: My Favorite Products From The Ordinary: Part 2

More favorites from The Ordinary! Check out part 1 if you missed it here.


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Beauty, Home, Skincare, Uncategorized

Review: My Favorite Products From The Ordinary: Part 1

The Ordinary

The Ordinary is a new skincare line from the brand Deciem. Their approach to skincare is no-frills – no fancy packaging or filler ingredients. Just active ingredients that do what they are supposed to. I was extremely intrigued by this brand, but more so by the price point. These products are very affordable so I jumped on the opportunity to try some products out and here are my thoughts!

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Food, Home, Recipes, Uncategorized

My Favorite Open Faced Sandwich

This recipe idea came to me all because of one ingredient – my favorite chipotle lime mayo. It’s by the brand Primal Kitchen and oh my is it delicious. You can get this at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, etc. It’s approximately $8 for a jar, which is steep for a mayo, but I’m telling you…it’s worth it.

All you need is:

  • bread (whole grain preferably)
  • chipotle lime mayo
  • arugula
  • 1-2 eggs
  • seasoning (salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, etc.)

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Home, Travel, Uncategorized

Iceland 2017: Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland is hands down one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. The mountains, the glaciers, the waterfalls…all straight out of a nature documentary. It was also just nice to go to a place that’s not overflowing with people. Many of the stops that we made while driving were very peaceful and it was so refreshing to just experience quiet beauty for once.

In terms of how I got there, we flew from Dallas, TX to Minneapolis, MN to Reykjavik, Iceland. The flight from Minneapolis to Reykjavik was approx. 6 hours which is not bad at all. It was me, my parents, and our close family friends who we travel with often (7 of us total.) We had a tour guide that drove us around for the week, which I would definitely recommend if you are with a group. The guide was very knowledgeable and the van fit all of our stuff comfortably. And yes, the moms did bring an entire bag each of just Indian snacks that were both subjected to additional security scanning at the airport. Some things never change. Continue reading “Iceland 2017: Land of Fire and Ice”

Food, Home, Restaurants, Uncategorized

Wabi House

Wabi House in Lower Greenville is hands down my favorite ramen place in Dallas. They have one vegetarian ramen dish and it is good.

The veggie ramen consists of noodles, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, snap peas, bok choy, corn, scallion, bamboo shoots and mayu oil. I always like the veggies that come with any ramen bowl but what really needs to be on point is the broth. I love their broth. It has a great earth-y flavor to it and is seasoned perfectly. I like to add an egg on top because I love the flavor of a nice, runny yolk mixed in with the broth.

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Chronicles of a Vegetarian

To my fellow vegetarians, I wanted to dedicate a space on my blog to discuss restaurants that I love. Whether they have a lot of vegetarian options or just a single standout dish, I want to share my dining experiences with y’all!

One of the most annoying things about being someone who loves to try new restaurants and foods is that oftentimes there are very few or even zero options for those that have dietary restrictions. I really appreciate the places that have good options and not just the standard salad. I also love substituting items so I will also discuss that when those situations come up.

I would love if y’all shared your experiences or your favorite places to eat as well 🙂

Beauty, Home, Makeup, Uncategorized

Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer

I’m extremely picky about concealer. As someone who does not use liquid foundation daily, I place a lot of importance on having a good concealer. I have searched high and low for the perfect one to cover hyper pigmentation while also looking natural on the skin. A couple years ago, I actually had found one that I really liked and it was a super random one…the Revlon Age-Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer. I used this one for years and loved it. I can’t even tell you how many times I have repurchased it. But, then I noticed that many stores were not carrying it anymore and I started to get worried that it would get discontinued. Why does this always happen to me? *Sigh* Continue reading “Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer”