• 7 things to do this weekend {June}

    Happy Fri-yay everyone!! I am so glad it’s Friday and can you believe it’s almost the end of June already?! School is almost out for me (1 more week) and it’s been really fun planning what I want to do on the weekends. This weekend is a Rhode Island weekend for me, meaning that I won’t be traveling to NJ to see my boo. I do have quite a bit planned actually which is nice because I hate sitting around doing nothing! However, tonight I will be lounging around considering that I just got home around 6pm. Tomorrow (Saturday) I am working with my autistic teenager, taking him to the…

  • Review: Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

    Let me start by saying how much I love this line! After receiving both the shampoo and conditioner in my June Birchbox, I simply fell in love. Most samples don’t blow me away or give me much to try, this month it was different. Right now I’m using both products on days my hair has been exposed to the salt water from the beach or the chlorine from a pool. It really does a great job of restoring my hair’s moisture and its gentle enough for my color-treated hair. It’s definitely one of those products that after the first time you use it, especially the conditioner, you want more, immediately!

  • Must have Summer reading list

    Hi guys!! Sorry things have been cray around here lately but I PROMISE to stop forgetting you!! So I started reading a new book and it dawned on me that I haven’t done a book list in a while. Over the past few months I’ve been reading a lot of really awesome book and I decided to share some of them with you. If you’re like me, then finding a good book can often be hard. I tend to read a lot of series but lately I have been reading one-off type books and that’s ok. Ok so here we go: 1. The Rosie Project I think I probably talked…

  • Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Day’s 6-8

    It’s official I finished my first full week of volunteering.  What a challenge! I honestly didn’t expect it to be this hard. I spent one week working with children aged 10-12, who barely spoke English and I barely speak Spanish-you can imagine the confusion.  Regardless, I’m loving it and I really wish I could give these kids another week of my time. That being said, after a long week, getting away is just what we needed. Earlier in the week we decided to plan a trip to Manuel Antonio.  Manuel Antonio is a beach community that is a 3.5 hour bus ride away from San Pedro.  There you are able to enjoy…

  • Fun In The Sun: The Top 10 Beach Sunscreen’s

    It’s almost beach season which not only means skirts, dresses, and bathing suits but it also means sunscreen. We’ve heard for years how the sun causes damage, but with all these new sunscreens there is NO excuse now. Here is a list of the top suncreens brought to you by EWG.  For more information and more sunscreen options visit EWG. 1. Alba Botanica Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Kids, SPF 30  Sun: Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 30  2. Beyond Coastal Natural Clear, SPF 30  Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30  Kids Natural, SPF 30  Natural, SPF 30  3. COOLA Baby Unscented Natural Mineral Sunblock, SPF 45  MineralBaby Moisturizer Suncare, Unscented, SPF 45  Sport Citrus Mimiosa…

  • Summer 2012: Get Beach Ready Now

    Who’s ready for the beach this year? I know I am! With this rather warm weather we are having on the East Coast, its only making us count down the days till Summer. I don’t know about you but getting beach ready always seems to sneak up on me and before I know it all the good bathing suits are already picked over. Now I’m not suggesting you buy in December cause lets face it no one wants to try on bathing suits in the dead of winter; but what you can do is start complying a list of must have items and slowing start picking them up. (It will…