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Walking in a winter wonderland! (Aspen)

10 Jan

Happy New Year everyone!!!  As many of you know, Nina and I do a winter vacation every year in January. This year we went to our all time favorite place, Aspen! This was our second time, we went 2 years ago and fell madly in love with the magical Colorado town. Aspen is unlike any other town. It is like you’ve been dropped inside of a snow-globe full of shops, restaurants, and beautiful scenery everywhere you look.

Aspen is definitely a bucket list destination and is certainly very high on the price scale. Someone asked me what’s expensive and I answered: EVERYTHING! Just to give you an idea, our hot chocolates spiked with Baileys were $48 before tax and tip! (they were  soooo good though) aspen 7

Activities like skiing and tubing are 2-3 times as much as other places as well as hotels and air bnb. Once you get over the sticker shock, you will want to experience Aspen for yourself. You will fall in love just like we did. When we went 2 years ago, I certainly thought that would be our first and last time, but it was just too magical not to return- so here we are- back home after our second trip.

Would I recommend Aspen? YES yes yes!! I highly recommend it. Whether it’s a drop in the bucket or you need to save up, I highly recommend it for your next winter vacation. Aspen is so full of bucket list moments from Sitting in a hot tub while it’s snowing or the breathtaking views from the top of Buttermilk mountain.  Treat yourself to a little piece of winter heaven. You won’t regret it.

Travel tips: Nina and I prefer renting a car when we are on vacation, but a car isn’t necessry in Aspen if you’re trying to save money. There is a FREE bus that takes you all around town and the hotels have complimentary shuttles to and from the airport. The buses will drop you off at any of the four mountains to ski or take you downtown to the shops and restaurants.  Another cool thing about Aspen is if you don’t have a car, they will transfer your skis from mountain to mountain. For example, if you want to ski one mountain on friday and another on Saturday, your skis will be waiting for you in the morning at the mountain of your choice.

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Below are some of my favorite restaurants and activities.

ACTIVITIES

Snow Mobile at Maroon Bells  

Outdoor Ice skating

Skiing (with lift tickets you can ski all 4 mountains)

Tubing/ Alpine slide roller coaster (tickets include both) 

DINING

Cache cache (favorite restaurant)

The Little Nell (best hot chocolate and yummy food too)

Ajax tavern (best kale and quinoa caesar salad)

Meat and Cheese (yummy soups and salads and a cute little shop too)

 

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Unique Wood Watches (25% off)

7 Dec

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m obsessed with my new Jord wood watch! Jord watches come in a variety of woods and colors, I chose Koa wood with a rose gold face and it’s so pretty. (pictured below)

cora-35-front-angledI’ve teamed up with Jord watches to give you guys an incredible discount just before the holidays, so you can treat yourself to your own wood watch or gift one to a friend or family member. The discount is for 25% off of Jord watches with the code: Journey25  Happy Shopping.

 

Click HERE to check out all the unique wood watches Jord has to offer.

Here is my favorite pick for the men on your shopping lists.  I love the combination of dark wood with a dark grey face, so masculine and bold.

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Teeth whitening at home! (Giveaway)

17 Nov

My smile has always been something I have been proud of. As a kid, I was taken to the dentist regularly and am grateful for being raised with my teeth being a priority. As an adult I continue to visit the dentist regularly and have used at home whitening strips. Whitening strips were the only form of at home teeth whitening that I had ever used until Smile Brilliant reached out to me. I was so eager to try smile Brilliant! The main reason was the custom trays, unlike strips that only whiten the front few teeth, custom trays allow the whitening gel to contact all of your teeth. My only concern was my sensitivity that I’ve experienced before and that was quickly resolved with the Smile Brilliant desensitizing gel that I applied after I whitened. I felt NO sensitivity when I used it- I was pleasantly surprised.

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Smile Brilliant has clear instructions and was very user-friendly. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for dentist office results in the comfort of your own home, and for a fraction of the price. I used Smile brilliant every night before bed which made it incredibly easy to squeeze into my busy lifestyle. As far as price goes, In office Dental whitening can cost upwards of $4oo compared to the Smile Brilliant system that is under $150.FullSizeRender (2)

 

 

If you have any questions, comment below and I can help answer them as best I can. Also, check out this helpful article that answers some frequently asked questions about Smile Brilliant.

 

Smile brilliant is giving one of you guys a FREE Smile Brilliant whitening kit. Click on the link below to enter (only takes 1-2 minutes)   Good Luck!                                                                                                          ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

Before & After: They were pretty white before, but definitely are a few shades whiter now.

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Faux Leather Moto Jacket For Everyone!

4 Nov

I wear moto jackets year round, but especially during Fall when the weather is cool enough for a jacket but not freezing enough for a longer coat. I found a cute faux leather jacket at Target for $40 and had to share it with you all! It comes in a variety of sizes ranging from Small up to XXL so This is literally a moto jacket for everyone! It comes in black & burgundy and at this price, you can buy both! I wear mine over dresses or with jeans- it’s the perfect edgy-chic Fall jacket to dress up or down.

Shop Moto Jacket HERE.

 

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Fall Favorite: Deep Red Nails

2 Oct

When I think of Fall beauty favorites, I always think of deep colors and jewel tones.  I love a good rich nail color and there is no better time to rock it than during Fall and Winter. Below I’ve linked my favorite Fall shade of red, called Raven Red. It’s very red while being deep enough that it has burgundy hues to it in certain lighting. Also- it’s under $5!

 

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Dusty Pink Knit Sweaters (Under $18)

28 Sep

Fall is now upon us and there is no better time than to rock your knit sweaters.  If you’re not stocked up, I’m here to suggest adding a dusty pink hue to your collection. Both of the sweaters linked below are under $18. They are such a cute and cozy addition to your Fall wardrobe.

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Pink sweater with cutout front $17.90

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The Best Fitting Jeans (Under $65)

12 Sep

Hey guys, I’m back with another amazing find- ripped black skinny jeans that fit amazing! Black skinny jeans are a Fall staple and can be dressed up or down! I found these particular jeans at Nordstrom and when I tried them on I was beyond impressed with the fit. They’re super stretchy and hug every curve without squeezing too tight. They have just a few rips, not huge holes, I also love how the hem is unfinished for an edgy look.  I’m picky with my ripped jeans. Priced at $64, these jeans are a steal!!!! I highly suggest them if you’ve been looking for a new pair of black jeans.

Shop jeans HERE.

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