Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday's Fab Five

I love the summer, it's my birthday season, the beach is my best friend, I love outdoor happy hours...but when August rolls around, and the new school year starts...there's just something about fall that gets me all super excited.  Fall scented candles, Sunday football, slow cooker meals, & mulled wine...ARGH, I love it so much!!

Thursday's Fab Five

Here are some things I've been loving the past few weeks, tweet me (@elizabethmayce) some of your recent favorites!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

NYFW Spring 2018: Alexander Wang & Christian Siriano

NYFW has been in full swing, I used to post my favorite looks, then I let life get in the way.  Well, I'm not doing that this time around, stay tuned through the week for all my NYFW favorites!! I'm starting with to of my favorite designers, Alexander Wang & Christian Siriano.

I watched all the celeb Snapchats while they were at the Alexander Wang #WangFest last night and oh my gosh, I was so jealous I wanted to be there so bad!  The show looked awesome, and the after party looked even better.  I'm loving the grunge look, & the black and white color palette, because of course, I usually only wear black.  Check out my favorite looks below!

Christian Siriano always has a special place in my heart because I was a Project Runway fanatic when I was younger.  It's been awesome to see him grow as a designer, and I love the collaborations he does with brands such as Target and influencers.  Not only is he now a top designer, but I think he remembers to keep it real, which is so nice to see in the fashion industry.

Photos from The Cut.

Looking forward to sharing more of my favorites through the week!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Travel Tuesday: The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

If you missed it last week, I started my Travel Tuesday series with a recap of my trip to Reykjavik, Iceland!  Visiting The Blue Lagoon is def at the top of most people's lists when visiting Reykjavik, so I wanted to have a little post for it on its own, especially since I talk about the face masks I used while at the lagoon!!

Make sure you check out my last Travel Tuesday post on Reykjavik, here!  & don't forget to read about my Reykjavik food adventures, here!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Travel Tuesday: Reykjavik, Iceland

Back in July I went on a two week European adventure through six countries, only one of which I had been to before.  Aside from the perfect summer vacay, the main purpose of my trip was to attend the wedding of one of my best friends, Sabah, in Bulgaria.  I was more than honored to be her Maid of Honor, if you didn't see my post on 5 Tips on Throwing an Unforgettable Bachelorette Party, you can check it out here!

Seeing that I'm a teacher, & having the summer off to recuperate from the school year, I wanted to take full advantage of being able to travel through Europe.  I did just that, and planned quite the trip over the course of two days.  I had been watching flight prices for months...yes, literally months, and I had finally found prices I was thrilled with, so I bought one, then just kept going!

I'll be featuring a new country per post, for the next few Tuesdays.  I'm a huge planner, whether it's in the travel, teaching, or party realm.  If you're looking for additional tips on how to up your planning skills, in any area, feel free to email me & we can chat!  I can always be reached at lovelifebeauty90@gmail.com!

The first leg of my European adventure landed me in Reykjavik, Iceland, a nice little departure from the hot humid weather in Washington D.C.  The first question everyone asked me was, oh that's so cool and all but, why Iceland?!.  Well, as I mentioned in my Reykjavik food post, which you can read here, Iceland is def having a moment!  I've seen countless bloggers visiting Reykjavik, the country has seriously upped their tourism reach out, and since it also has a connection with Game of Thrones, I feel like people are just flocking to visit the unique Nordic country.  Aside from the fact that so many people are visiting Iceland, I could not beat the one-way ticket I found, departing from Newark Liberty International in Jersey.  I was able to snag an evening flight, that landed me in Reyjavik at 5am, for $250.

View from the tower in Hallegrimskirkja.  The hotel I stayed in, Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, is the large white building in the front of the picture!
PS: Yes, I live in the D.C. are but I was going home to visit my family first, so it made perfect sense to leave from NJ!

Monday, August 21, 2017

VIIcodeT2 Oxygen Eye Cream Review

I'm always raving about my love for serums, I think it's a major component to any skincare routine.  One part of my routine that I sometime slack on, and need to start focusing more on, is my eye cream game.  I've actually never been eye cream lazier that I was in the beginning of the summer, so when VIIcode reached out to me about their T2 Oxygen Eye Cream, I was too excited...now I'd have to stop slacking and start giving some love and care to my under eye area. 

One of the main reasons I slack is because I'm #blessed with very little under eye issues.  I don't have circles or lines, and I'm never worried about looking dull.  I sometimes forget that this won't last forever, and I'll skip an AM or PM eye cream.  I was initially unfamiliar with VIIcode, but by the time my T2 Oxygen Eye Cream showed up at my door I had learned a lot.