How To Create A Photo Book In 10 Minutes

How to create a photo book in 10 minutes using Google photos

The holidays are mere weeks away, and if you are stumbling for a last minute gift idea, I have you covered. I recently created a photo book using the Google Photos app and it took me less than 10 minutes to do. I’ll explain the entire process and how I made mine seem like professional coffee table book. Right now, Google is having free standard shipping on orders and will deliver by Christmas. So, let’s begin!

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Lexli Review: Aloe Vera Skin Care Products You Need To Try

Lexli Review. Aloe Vera Products

You may have seen Lexli on my counter tops in the past few months if you follow along on Instagram! Lexli has been the aloe vera based skin care brand I tested for the past month. Previously, I never thought about using pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera skin care products in my daily regimen, but after learning the dramatic health benefits, I am so shocked I hadn’t included it sooner. Keep reading for the full review on four Lexli products (including AloeGlyC®) and why you should try pharmaceutical-grade Aloe Vera skin care. PS. I share a 25% off discount code at the end!

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A Night On The Peace Boat with The United Nations

A Night On The Peace Boat with The United Nations

I recently had the opportunity to board the Peace Boat along with a few renowned United Nations delegates. It was an incredibly moving experience that I wanted to share with all of you. The night was full of inspiration and messages from leaders around the world. Here is what the Peace Boat is currently doing to provided assistance and exciting news that was just announced.

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These Are The Most Glam Cards To Send

Basic Invite Paper Glam Custom Cards

Snail mail is completely underrated. I love receiving a beautiful handwritten letter in the mail. The intricate design, the cute note, the pretty paper… It makes my heart so happy. When I am sending a gift, or a thank you card, I thoroughly enjoy shifting through the handmade letter options picking out the right card for that person in mind. It’s that last personal touch that completes the gift or shares the sentiment.

So when I heard about Basic Invite and the plethora of custom-made cards they carried, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. From thank you notes to special announcements ( ehm like personalized graduation announcements that is right around the corner), Basic Invite offers a card for every celebration. And they are so glamorous, take a look!

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5 Tips On How To Capture NYFW With Pixel 2

How To Capture NYFW

New York Fashion Week is notoriously fast-paced, and offers an abundance of opportunities to shoot compelling photos. Capturing the essence of Fashion Week can be tricky, but I’ve mastered a few foolproof ways to get those perfect shots with the help of Google’s Pixel 2. Here’s how I capture runway trends, backstage beauty, street style, and everything in between.

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The Five-Step Facial That Will Have You Reconsider ‘Home Spa Days’

I recently had the privilege of testing out Purpletale’s five-step facial. Purpletale is a Korean skin care movement, with the notion ‘if you look good, you’ll feel good, and if you feel good you’ll do good’. The brand is all about the amazing pamper sessions that nourish our souls. After hearing so many raving reviews of Purpletale, and Korean beauty as a whole, I was super interested in trying it myself.

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Trying out the Really Blue Pixel XL by Google

Really Blue Pixel XL by Google

I was recently approached to test out the latest Pixel XL by Google in the color Really Blue. When I was growing up and asked what color I wanted to paint my room, I chose an exterior blue. The type of paint you typically cover the outside of the house, but I wanted it for my bedroom. My mom was skeptical, but it turned out beautiful. I also picked out matching blue cloud sheets for my bed. Long story short, I loved the color blue.

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My 30th Birthday at Black Barn

I rarely have birthday parties, but given this was a big milestone I wanted to do something special. I dreamed of having a beautiful dinner for all my close girlfriends who have been there for me and with me along the way. A nice thank you for the memories and laughs.

The Venue

My only, and I mean only choice for a venue was Black Barn. From the first time I visited, I fell in love with the upscale yet laid back atmosphere. A very rare combination you won’t find anywhere else in New York City. The moment you walk through the big heavy doors, you’re taken out of the city and placed in a beautiful oasis. Especially with the number of private rooms they have available for hosting private parties.

The Food

The food is phenomenal as well. You simply cannot go wrong when ordering. Each ingredient is fresh and often bought from the local farmers market. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it. So yes, for my birthday it was Black Barn or Bust. This was the only place I could imagine hosting my friends. Luckily for me and my guest, not only were they happy to have us but were incredibly helpful when setting up the dinner. In a private room, they started the feast with sabering champagne (check out my Instagram), and every type of crafted cocktails you could imagine. Topping it off with a four-course meal everyone is able to enjoy (even the glutton intolerant).

The Dress

To make the occasion even more phenomenal, I wore a beautiful gold dress by Julie Brown NYC. The beading around the collar and cuff made this a stunning fit for the occasion. Plus, it is so forgiving and comfortable, even after consuming so much delicious food!


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November Holiday Favorites

I feel like it was just Halloween, now we are passed Thanksgiving. Where did the time go?

Today I would like to share a few of my holiday favorites with the help of PopSugar’s November Must Have box. It is by far my favorite monthly subscription box, loaded with goodies for everyone. My personal beloved piece is always the yummy snacks, but there are a number of star pieces I actually use daily. Here are my holiday favorites from November:

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October Must Have with POPSUGAR

A week ago I received the October Must Have Box from Popsugar. It is by far my favorite curated monthly box I have received! It was so thoughtfully crafted with all the fall must-haves, including some yummy Cocoa Mix. I want to share what was inside plus how you can get $5 off your first box!

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