Travel Ready With Ringly

About a year ago I was introduced to Ringly Smart Rings by a friend of mine and I HAD to get one! (See my post here.) Well, Ringly keeps stepping up the wearable tech game. They recently launched their new Ringly GO, and I was lucky enough to grab one for my trip to London and Glastonbury Music and Arts Festival.

Being out of the country for work and still needing to be connected to emails/texts/phone calls etc., it was super important for me to be able to know when these things came through. The downside was, even though I was at an amazing music festival, I wasn't able to hear anything. "That's what vibrate is for, duh!" When you're at a concert with 200,000 other people, it gets so loud and crazy that you don't even feel your phone vibrate.

Can you tell which one it is??

What is so great about the Ringly GO? While I love the regular Ringly Smart Rings, they can sometimes be difficult to wear if your hands are constantly going in and out of pockets, jackets, sweaters etc. The GO fits so nicely around your wrist, that you don't even notice it's there. It's basically the most chic alert system that you could ever imagine.


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Like I said before, Ringly keeps the tech updates coming. When I first got my Smart Ring last year, there were only a handful of apps that it was compatible with. Now, Ringlys are compatible with around 140 apps! And that's just on iOS alone! All you have to do is download the Ringly app,

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Basically, there's an app for everything you need to make your life easier. Not only that, you can actually put your phone in your purse or backpack and truly "disconnect" and not have to worry about missing ANYTHING.

Not only all of the above, but Ringly tracks your steps, mileage and calories burned. It also reminds you to take a break from your day (I think we can all probably agree that life can get stressful and we forget to take a minute) with guided meditation and breathing exercises...WHAT? How cool is that?!

Can you tell which day I was on a plane for 12 hours?! ;)

After Glastonbury, it was so nice to throw my phone in my bag and enjoy London like a real tourist. My phone was more or less rendered to the sole purpose of being a camera :)


Organic Skincare With Puristry

Since turning 30 and seeing subtle changes in the tone, texture and sensitivity of my skin, I've made a HUGE change in my skincare routine. In the past, I'd run to the drugstore and grab whatever Clearasil  product would solve my issues, which usually resulted in drying my face out to the point of making it worse -- thus, creating a vicious cycle of purchasing more over the counter remedies, most of which (I can't lie) I'd buy because they had colorful packaging or pretty, shiny exfoliators floating in them. I've moved on :)

Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to fix a problem or buy products that are "in" at the moment, that we totally forget just what is in the products we're putting on our faces. These can include

- parabens
- formaldehyde (YES! it IS in beauty products!)
- sodium laurel sulphate (this is what makes things nice a bubbly/foamy)
- propylene glycol

...and these are just a handful. Did you know that your body literally absorbs these things as you're using them?! I recently discovered an organic brand called Puristry and it's changed the way I take care of my face. I've been really trying to do less picking a plucking (don't lie, you know you do it too!) and just let my face take care of itself without me meddling in it's business ;) While I haven't tried all of the Puristry products, here are a few of my favorites:

- Flower Water Toner: Astringent vs toner? This is definitely a toner! What is skin toner? Skin toner's purpose is to use natural ingredients to cleanse and moisturize the face, while astringents are alcohol based and tend to dry out your skin. Puristry combines calendula and rose in their natural toner, which calms your skin and makes it feel SO incredibly soft. It works so well that I haven't been using my daily's that good.

- Vine Therapy Serum: This isn't just your run of the mill serum. This is a reservatrol serum. Reservatrol creams are packed with antioxidants and help to reduce environmental stressors like, free radicals, that we encounter every single day. Not only that, but reservatrol skin care increases skin elasticity and helps to improve complexion.

- Yerba Mate Eye Cream: Tea is not just for drinking! Yerba mate is the best tea for your skin! While yerba mate isn't technically a green tea, green tea skin products are also super beneficial. Since entering corporate America and traveling tons for my job, I find that my eyes have needed the most love. This eye cream is amazing when it comes to de-puffing those pesky under eye bags from stress and lack of sleep.

Not only are the products above amazing, they smell like a day at the spa. I especially love using them before bed because the natural smell helps me relax and have a good nights rest.

Want to win your own complete set of Puristry products (valued at $268)?! Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and subscribe to the Puristry newsletter...simple as that! (Contest ends August 1st, 2017)

This post was sponsored by Puristry and Shopping Links.

How To: Style Enamel Pins with Orikami

If there is one trend that I've been loving and is super easy to get on, it's the enamel pin trend that's been happening. Everywhere you go you can find these guys and they're kind of like Pringles, you can't have just one ;) I teamed up with the CUTEST company, Orikami, to style some from their latest collection. I totally chose the polar bear because it's the SOREL brand mascot!

By far, the easiest way to style these is to pin them to your favorite jean jacket. I love the little flare that they add to an otherwise simple outfit. I've also been putting mine (I also got the Woodland Fox) on canvas bags and denim shorts...the combinations are endless.

Orikami not only makes these adorable pins, but they've got gorgeous jewelry, home decor and perfectly curated gifts galore. I will definitely be coming back come gifting season because they've got something for everyone on my list!

This post was sponsored by Orikami and Shopping Links

Island Stripes | Isabella Rose

This year Ryan and I  headed back to The Virgin Islands for vacation and a chance to get away from the real world. Work has been nuts and we've been traveling like crazy filming for We stayed in a house on Saint John, which is one of the most beautiful places I've ever vacationed and I'm sure we'll continue to visit year after year.

I teamed up with Isabella Rose to style a few pieces from their new swim line this season. Isabella Rose is fairly new to the swimwear scene and their designs are absolutely gorgeous. The Sweet Caroline line is so soft and comfortable, you don't even feel like you're wearing a swimsuit. It's perfect from going from the beach, to the pool, to drinks at the island bar.

The detailing is absolute perfection. I love the shells on all of the side ties from the bottoms to the coverups.

There are SO many other amazing designs from Isabella Rose's newest collection. Check out some more of my favorites below:


Summer Festival Prep | Folli Follie

Truth be told, I've never been to an actual music festival. Of course, I went to a few small ones when I lived in San Francisco, and would listen to bands perform at Outside Lands from our roof across the street from Golden Gate Park. But, never what you think of when you hear the words "music festival". 

I was so excited when Folli Follie contacted me for a collaboration incorporating festival style. It just so happens that I will be lucky enough to attend Glastonbury this year (for work!) and I'm excited to start thinking about outfit prep for the occasion.

For this look, I've styled their: 

You also can’t attend any festival without amazing accessories. As you know, rose gold is my favorite and I’m a sucker for tassels. I can’t get enough of these Folli Follie pieces and will definitely be styling them outside of festival season!

This post was sponsored by Folli Follie and Shopping Links.


Travel | Spring Hygge with Kimpton Hotels

First things first, what in the world is hygge?! Pronounced "hoo-gah", it simply means an approach to living that embraces positivity and enjoyment of everyday experiences. I'd never heard or seen this word until Kimpton Hotels contacted me to partner up on their Spring Hygge campaign, but definitely see how they strive to incorporate this into every aspect of their properties.

If you follow me on social, you know that Ryan and I  have been traveling A TON for work lately. This past weekend we headed down to the Portland waterfront for a little staycation at the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel. I've never really had any reason to stay at a hotel in Portland since moving here, but the accommodations at RiverPlace were great. Just walking in to the room you get a refined lodge feel with warm tones, a welcoming fireplace, and a gorgeous view of the river. They've taken all the details into account even when curating the yummy smelling Atelier Bloem toiletries, signature Kimpton Candles, and my favorite, bathrobes! (Hotel bathrobes are literally THE BEST!)

After checking in, we promptly grabbed a couple bicycles and rode up and down the waterfront.

This is an area of Portland we don't really think to visit, but it really is gorgeous. We knew a storm was coming so we promptly grabbed our umbrellas and walked down the waterfront to grab coffee and a snack and wait for the rain (it also hailed!) to go away. Living in Portland, I always carry an umbrella with me because the weather can be so unpredictable, but lucky for anyone staying at RiverPlace, all rooms come with umbrellas if you're like me and don't care for rain jackets :)

We had a few minutes before our dinner reservations at Three Degrees, so of course we headed to the bar to grab a couple cocktails.

I admit that I don't always think to go to restaurants in hotels when trying to decide where to grab a meal. However, the experience and food we had at Three Degrees was nothing short of AMAZING! We were instantly greeted by Chef Lauro Romero at our table. He totally hit us in the tastebuds by bringing a rockfish ceviche that took us back to deep sea fishing in Mexico to make our own on a past vacation. We then had a little taste of the special, halibut, which too had a bit of subtle Mexican flair.

We were then presented with a dish I would eat -- dungeness crab toast with smashed avocado and pickled fresno peppers. To die for!

Soon after we happily received our main dishes. I went with the Pan Seared Salmon with pea gnocchi, english peas, cipollini soubise, and smoked mussel salsa verde. Ryan landed on the Grilled Pork Chop with sun choke, pea sprout & apple slaw on top of the most delicious mole dojo (you know I had to dip my fork into that mole!)

As if this wasn't enough food, we ended the night with cheesecake made from local Ava cheese. Needless to say we went to sleep full and happy.

I'm not one to ever order room service or breakfast in bed, but the next morning we decided to indulge just a little bit more and go for the food gold.

We went home that day well rested and ready to take on the week ahead. So thankful to Kimpton for inviting us to partake in such a lovely weekend and can't wait to book our next stay!

This post was sponsored by Kimpton Hotels


Skin Care With Venofye

Every year I get older, I find myself looking closer and closer at my skin in the mirror. I may only be 31, but I know it's time to start taking preventative measures with my skin and my skin care routine.

I was recently introduced to Venofye, an amazing skin care company that I'm surprised I'd never heard of before! Venofye sent me their ViperLift Collection and I will admit, I was skeptical at first. I've now been using ViperLift for a few weeks now and the results are amazing!

ViperLift Bio Serum: I use this every morning and every night. Even alone, it gives me just enough coverage so I don't feel like I have to use a moisturizer. Before using this collection, I did notice the "parenthesis" (-) around my mouth. I'd make sure to check them in the mirror half way through the day to redistribute the makeup that had caked in my smile lines. After using for just a few days, I noticed a huge difference and I haven't even had to check my makeup during the day!

ViperLift Bio Cream: I use this every night in conjunction with the serum. I love how smooth it makes my skin feel when I wake up in the morning. I have typically used a RetinA before bed to help with my stress acne. Before I started using this collection, I got off of my RetinA so I could make sure that I was fully seeing results from the Venofye Collection. I was nervous to not be using something dedicated to reducing stressed induced acne, but my skin has almost completely cleared up since using Venofye and I haven't felt like I needed to use RetinA at all.

ViperLift Bio Mask: I can't say enough amazing things about this mask! I've been using it once a week (I leave it on way longer than suggested though). The mask definitely helps with fine lines. It's crazy because you can feel it heating up once it's applied. I add a couple drops of the serum to make it heat up even more. Immediately after I wash the mask off, I apply serum and bio cream.

ViperLift Bio Syringe: This. step. is. nuts! At first I was super intimidated just by looking at the packaging, but it's super simple to use. The syringe literally freezes your face. I use this step very sparingly because a tiny bit goes a long way. I focus on the laugh lines around my face and my smile lines as they're deeper wrinkles that need more attention. This step you HAVE to experience for yourself!

Overall, I'm so impressed with the results I've seen in such a short amount of time and definitely recommend this collection and other Venofye products!

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This post was gifted and sponsored by Venofye.

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