You know when you are in a funk and someone asks you to hangout a week in advance and you say yes but when the day comes around you actually dread leaving your house?  I made plans with my friend Marj ( you can check out her amazing instagram page here ) to meet her at one of the local malls called Pentagon City Mall but before I met up with her I visited this new restaurant called Basic Burger. It was by far one of the best sandwiches I ever had! Big shoutout to Jim who was our bartender for the recommendations! Our food was delicious and my Vanilla Cream Soda with cane sugar was life!

BASIC BURGER 






PENTAGON ROW 





PENTAGON CITY MALL 


Marj and I visited a few stores and of course temptation kicked in and I did a little shopping. I also bought a bathing suit. Which is something that I haven't owned/worn in years! Literally! It's an olive green ribbed one piece that I surprisingly loved! Plus it was also 50% off and you guys know that I am a sucker for an amazing sale. 






CORRIDOR COFFEE













BANTAM KING 






Today I will be talking about my experience while trying out Botanics skincare, a UK based brand whose mission is to keep your skin feeling amazing using sustainably sourced plant based ingredients. Their products are completely natural, free of parabens, mineral oil, and a bunch of other yucky things that harmful to both your skin and the environment. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers so I was very excited to try the All Bright Hibiscus range. And can we talk about how beautiful this packaging is?




All Bright Hibiscus Foam Wash


I was a little hesitant trying this out at first, as I prefer my skincare products to have no smell at all,
and this product does contain parfum or fragrance. Luckily, I was positively surprised
and the fragrance didn't irritate my skin at all. I really enjoyed using the cleanser, it leaves your face
feeling cleansed but not super dry.


  • Pros: Gentle Cleansing, affordable, looks pretty on your bathroom shelf.
  • Cons: Fragrance might be a little too strong if you've got a sensitive nose or if your skin is fragrance sensitive.

All Bright Micellar Cleansing Solution


If you wear makeup, then you know how hard it can be to get mascara out of your lashes, especially waterproof mascara (honestly the worst!). This cleansing solution really helped dissolve the mascara and get it out of my lashes. It was very gentle on the rest of my skin and to be honest, I didn't even smell much of anything (yay!). This toner does not contain fragrance (yay again!).
  • Pros: Helps remove remaining mascara, preps skin for moisturizer.
  • Cons: None! It felt great on my skin!

All Bright Hydrating Night Cream


This cute little pot of goodness contains a lot of hydrating power, seriously my skin loves this stuff. It's nice and thick, perfect for overnight moisture and it left my skin feeling super soft when I woke up. I would totally recommend this to someone looking for deep nightly hydration on a budget.
  • Pros: Deeply moisturizes the skin.
  • Cons: This product also contains fragrance, which could irritate sensitive skin.


My Final Thoughts

The products I've tried from the Botanics All Bright range have really been good to my skin the past week. I really enjoyed making them a part of my skincare routine and they aren't going anywhere! Definitely check out their products at Walgreens, Target, Ulta and Botanics website

We all deserve to have great skin, no matter what budget we are working with and I believe this brand is helping us achieve that.

Thank you guys for reading my review! Let me know your thoughts on this line and feel free to follow me on instagram!



Summer is here and with Summer generally comes a new items added to my wardrobe. I think that I mentioned that I will be doing a bit of traveling during the last couple of weeks of July into August. I will be going to Florida for a wedding for a couple of days so I am hoping to create some content there even if it's for a short stay. Then after returning to DC for 2 days...I will be hopping back on another flight but to Las Vegas with my Mum. Kind of like a Mother/Daughter trip. Which I am actually looking forward to because 1 I have never been to Las Vegas and 2...it would be a lovely experience. Right after our 5 day stay in Vegas ( I am hoping to have such amazing new content for you guys ) we are heading to San Diego to visit my sister and we are road tripping from San Diego to Virginia! That should be fun! I would rather much drive than fly. 

I personally think that the craziest thing is....right after returning from my road-trip. I will be taking another trip for the weekend with my love Marj and her hubby. We will be venturing to Philadelphia for a staycation and I am pretty excited but I have never really done a staycation before. So, this will definitely be a new experience. 

So, yeah my late July into early August is going to be a really busy one. I am excited though. It means new content coming your way. 





It's time for another photo dump. Woohoo! Man that sounds kinda weird to write. This past week and a half has been a bit of a blah for me creatively and even behind closed doors. I literally closed myself off again to the outside world and was only posting deadlines on instagram. I already told myself what to do whenever that happens but I wasn't even following my own advice but now I am. 

Saturday

I mentioned that I watched Aladdin but I never talked about that day or even posted the photos from around that time. So, think of this as combining last week into Saturday. 








Sunday

Attending the Follian Event that my love Marj hosted! I was able to meet some new local bloggers and they were all lovely. 




















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