Cinnamon Chip Cookies

January 28, 2015

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After exhausting countless grocery stores searching for cinnamon chips I finally ordered them online with every intention of using them for a Christmas-y recipe.  However…weeks flew by and the cookies never happened!  Rarely do I look for a recipe by the brand, however this one sounded too good to pass up.  Incredibly cinnamon-y cookies drizzled with a basic sugar frosting made for the perfect afternoon snack on a rare gloomy/cloudy San Diego day.

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Pop of pink

January 23, 2015

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Bobby Prom Photography

Everlane Sweater /  J.Crew Tee  /  Madewell Hat and Jeans
Converse Sneakers  /  Street Level Tote  /  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

My affinity for pink is slowly gaining momentum.  Plus I have a burning desire to wear a hat every day (if only!).   So, this is a typical run errands/check off to-do’s/take my dog for a walk weekend outfit.  It’s what I like to call ‘stylishly practical.’   And one of my biggest to-do’s is to plow through my closet and sell/donate a mass amount of clothing and accessories.  I’m a pro when it comes to procrastinating, so hopefully I can pull this off even though I know it feels so great afterwards.  Have a fantastic weekend!


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Winter Beauty Finds

January 21, 2015

imageDry and cold winter weather always starts a ‘war’ between me and my skin.  Since the beginning of December, my skin has been incredibly tight and flaky so I’ve enlisted some new products to help replenish its moisture.  I can’t get enough of these two items!

Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer – I’ve experimented with primers in the past but after choosing this free sample one from Sephora, I was immediately hooked.  I’d say it acts as a moisturizer first and primer second.  It replenishes my skin’s moisture in the morning and preps it for a smooth application of foundation later.  Another plus…it doesn’t give skin that weird, slick primer feel like some other brands I’ve tried.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment – Most of my peeling and flakiness occurs around my nostrils and on the bridge of my nose.  After applying my nightly serum, I’ll apply a thin layer of this Vaseline to provide an extra layer of moisture.  On super dry days, I like to put some on my cheeks and between my eyebrows.  Do I look like I rubbed shiny gloss all over my face before bedtime?  You betcha!  But waking up with flake-free, moisturized skin makes it all worth it.