My Travel Journal: Brighton, England

Hello beauties! This will be the final post from my England travels! I’m very glad I split these up into separate cities, since I clearly have way too many photos to squeeze into one post! I’m excited to share my adventures with you from Brighton, England! Brighton is a little beach city, which is on the southern coast of England and about an hour south of London. We arrived in the city on a bright and sunny afternoon, perfect for walking around and exploring. I’m super happy with the photos, so without further ado: Brighton, England!

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We started off our day with a short train ride from London to Brighton. It was a very easy ride and we loved looking around the beautiful countryside of England. As I mentioned in my previous post about Windsor Castle, everything is so beautiful and green, which is so much of a contrast to California. My sister Skye read her Mini Book of Mindfulness while I watched the beautiful landscapes, which were oftentimes filled with goats and horses. Once we arrived, we were greeted by a colorful “Welcome to Brighton” sign and found directions to Brighton Pier, which was our main destination. I do have to say, I absolutely love the building with the Adventure Time art all over it. I have a very nerdy side and am such a fan of the show and the art style it exhibits. The colors and simple lines made this building one of the most unique things I’ve ever seen. We need more beautiful corners like this everywhere!

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We loved stopping by the fountain to listen to the water and these birds were just so happy! 

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It was about a mile walk to the coast, which I didn’t mind because of all the lovely architecture around the city. I was simply obsessed with all the colorful buildings and detailed architecture. I have never seen anything quite like it, and I wish we did this more in the states. The whimsical and exciting nature of this city really fascinated me and wasn’t anything like I was expecting. It was much more of a city environment than a tiny beach town. Growing up in a small surf city in Orange County, I was expecting more beach bums and cute bohemian houses. However, it is much more bustling and exciting than that.

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When we finally made it to the beach, I was so excited to get onto the pier. I had seen videos and photos of it before, and I finally had my chance to look around! The first thing I noticed that was so different from my beaches at home were the rocks that covered the entire shore. Our beaches at home are usually full of fluffy (and sometimes scorching) sand all the way down to the water. With the lights stringing along the front of the pier, I imagine its simply gorgeous at night and a great date spot! So jealous of you Brighton couples! I also noticed a strange building (if that’s the correct term for it) in the distance that was built out into the water. It’s something I’ve seen before, but it was so fun seeing this mysterious structure for myself.

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Of course, I was snapping away with my Nikon the entire day!

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Looking through some photos on a little walking break

The pier is covered in arcade games, rides, and cute shop to buy food at. You could spend hours here, just playing games and having a great time. Bumper cars and a horror house included, my favorite! Another small detail I love about this pier is the detailing along the railings, and the fact that the buildings are all white! It gives such an old timey feel that I just adore. Brighton placed a large sign that said “Brighton Pier” at the very front, which is iconic but unfortunately when we were there, they were taking it down. Hopefully they just need to restore it and aren’t removing it for good! Luckily, they have a couple other signs that say “Brighton Pier” along the sides, as you can see in the photo above.

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I have to say one of my favorite parts of the day was getting a little ice cream cone and walking along the streets of Brighton, parallel to the sea. I think this is one of my favorite places in England, partly because the ocean reminds me so much of home. Simply hearing the seagulls, watching the waves, and feeling the sunshine brought me back to California and made me so happy. Unfortunately I will mention, we ate lunch at a small vegan shop somewhere in the city and I ended up with a horrible fever and stomach cramps, as I’ve talked a lot about in previous posts. This was a bummer, but I feel lucky I could still fully enjoy our day in Brighton! It truly was a quaint and magical place that I would definitely recommend visiting.

Let me know what you guys think of the photos and I’ll talk to you very soon! Love you all!

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Thoughts for the Future + Ramblings

Hello lovelies! I was thinking to myself, “When was the last time I simply sat and chatted to my readers?” I’ve been doing so many highly edited posts with perfected photos and trying to plan out every word of every sentence. Of course, I always speak from my heart but if you’ve read my latest travel posts, every paragraph has a specific theme and is planned out. Anyways, I’m not sure if you guys like these life update/wordy sort of posts, but I thought I’d write one tonight. It’s very therapeutic for me and as always, one of my favorite things is reading your responses.

So what’s up with me lately?

Well, currently I’m laying in my bed with extremely sore feet. I’ve been back at my retail job for the last five days relearning the register and selling to customers. I feel very lucky to have a job at such a nice department store that has a reputation for being so good to their customers and employees. After I graduated, I gave myself a little break to just unwind from the 16 years of schooling I had just endured. I was waiting to take our Europe trip and didn’t have much planned for that first month. That was when I realized I am a creature of habit and someone that wants to always feel productive and useful. Not having homework or a job in the back of my mind was a very weird feeling…it was something I didn’t like. So being back at my job has helped with that a bit, making me feel like I’m working hard for savings that could benefit my future.

What does my future look like?

Honestly, I’ve been asking myself this question a lot. I’m an extremely passionate person when it comes to things and people that I adore. I’m ready to dive into something big when it comes to my career. I have all this bottled up energy that I just want to put into something I love. Has anyone else felt like this after college? I finally have the chance to chose a path I’m obsessed with while not having to worry about going back for another semester. I’ve never had the chance to stick with a job longer than a few months, since during my years at school I was fully dedicated to that. I also know I love fashion, beauty, and this blog with all my heart. Social media and learning how it all works is slowly becoming a new interest of mine and something I wish I would’ve studied in school. Searching for something that fits me has been hard, but I know when I find it, I’ll be the best at it and completely dedicated. Patience when it comes to this kind of thing is not something I was blessed with. Hoping it all comes together soon…

Where is my future home?

Ever since I can remember, Los Angeles has had my full attention. Growing up in south Orange County was a dream and I’ll always come back to this place. I spent my childhood on the beach, in the surf, and went to the most prestigious schools. I’ve been blessed in that aspect without a doubt. Having a mother from L.A. I also grew up taking frequent trips to the city, which carried over into my college life with my repeated trips there with my classmates and professors. I love it to say the least. It’s somewhere I can see myself without quite knowing why. Have you ever felt drawn to a place? Like something was pushing you there or gravity was pulling you in that single, solitary direction? People ask me constantly, “Sage, why would you ever want to go to a city that is so congested and with so much traffic?” I never quite have an answer for them. I also don’t see traffic as a valid reason to not move somewhere, to be blunt. Anyways, my hope for the next year and a half is to create a solid plan, which will hopefully involve L.A. and finding a place for me there (with a job or grad school included).

My message for this post is: I don’t have it all together, and I’m not sure many college graduates do within the first couple months of graduating. And if they do, that’s amazing! But for me, I’m still looking for my place. I know I have so much passion for what I love, its just finding a career in which to put all that energy and happiness. I have faith that it will come soon, as long as I keep on this hustle! I’ve loved coming home from my 8 and a half hour shifts and blogging. It honestly has been keeping me sane and reading your comments is a highlight of my day. So please, let’s keep the chat going! Thank you for allowing me to rant, I’ll talk to you all soon for another Travel Journal post in the near future!

What are your big plans for the future? And what advice do you have for any recent college grads regarding job searches, finding a career path, and networking? I’d genuinely love to know down in the comments!

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My Travel Journal: Windsor Castle, England (With Bonus Location)

Hello loves! I started work again this week, which means most of my days have been swamped with me running around the store. I haven’t forgotten about my travel posts though, and I’ve been editing photos whenever I have the chance. On top of that, my computer’s storage is completely full so I haven’t been able to use my normal editing system (Bridge from the Adobe Creative Suite). Nevertheless, I’m still determined to get these posts up and share my travel with you all! Today’s post will be about our trip to Windsor Castle, which completely blew us away and was one of our favorite places to visit! So let’s get to the photos!

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The trip to Windsor was about an hour train ride from London. It was very quick and once we arrived, it was a short walk up to the castle. There were lots of cute shops, restaurants (Pizza Express was present of course), and touristy things to do. This town was very quaint and the people were very kind (shoutout to the barber who lets us use his WC when we couldn’t find another toilet).

We waited in line for a bit before starting our audio tours through the castle (probably the most touristy thing I’ve ever done, honestly). Also fun fact, if the flag is flying on a specific building, that means the Queen is home! And the flag was flying away that day! A photo of that is pictured below.

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I went for a comfy OOTD that day, with a classic black flowy top, distressed denim, and my favorite Vans

Not only was the architecture of the outside of the castle stunning, but the land around it was just as beautiful! In California, we don’t have acres and acres of lush greenery. It’s simply too hot and we have so many droughts so a lot of our natural foliage is brown and basically dead. So witnessing miles of green brush and grass was just gorgeous.

One of the first rooms we entered held the Queen’s dollhouse. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Sage, what? Why would you go to a castle only to see a little dollhouse?” This was no ordinary dollhouse. This thing was enormous and incredibly detailed. It had running water and was it’s own little community. It was so impressive and creative! We weren’t allowed to take photos, otherwise you know I’d have plenty. We went from room to room listening to the history behind the architecture, decorations, and what kind of ceremonies are held in them. One of my favorite parts was the church. Since we were visiting right after the marriage of Meghan and Harry, I had just seen the inside of this church on T.V. It was so cool to stand where Meghan did on her wedding day and imagine just how she was feeling in that moment (filled with anxiety and excitement, I’m sure). I don’t believe we were allowed to photograph in here either (but I’ll photos if I find any).

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My favorite part came at the end of our tour: ice cream made from the milk of the Queen’s cows! This little dessert was so delicious (and beautiful as well!) It was the perfect little treat after walking around the castle all day, and it made for some of my favorite pictures. The way this tent was designed was truly so adorable and I loved the pink walls!

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Bonus Location with Photos!

Okay, so I had so many photos specifically from London, that I forgot to include one of my favorite spots in the previous post! I ended up meeting with a friend during our trip, which I’ll talk about in another post, but my family and I got the chance to explore Covent Garden. It was so beautiful and the shopping was phenomenal! I bought my first Jo Malone perfume, which is literally to die for and my new favorite beauty brand. There were street performers, flowers, and so much more! Here are some extra photos from our stop in Covent Garden!

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I hope you guys loved this My Travel Journal post! I’d definitely recommend both Windsor Castle and Covent Garden if you’re visiting England any time soon. They were both so lovely and made perfect memories for me and my family. Also shoutout to my mom and  dad for being so patient while my sister and I got our photos at all these locations, LOL. Talk to you guys soon!

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My Travel Journal: London, England (Part 2)

Hey everyone! Wow, it’s been a whole year since I’ve written a “My Travel Journal” post. I actually really love writing these and sharing photos with you, so I’m glad the time has come. As you all know I recently took a trip back to Europe with my family. My last trip was with my university’s art department, so I knew this time around it was going to be a whole new experience. We planned for England and Paris, France so today I’ll be showing you all my photos from London specifically. I’ll be going through places we visited, food we ate, and what I thought of it all.

Now, since I literally have over 500 photos from England alone, I will be splitting up each city into separate posts. I hope that’s okay! Today will be London and later on I will create posts for the other cities we visited by train (if you’ve kept up with my Instagram, these two extra places are no secret). Let’s get on to the photos!

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Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, & More!

So of course, one of the first sights we visited was Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. We stayed at the St. Ermin’s hotel, which was very close to them. We ended up around this area a lot, considering the hotel’s proximity. This area was much more touristy compared to where I stayed last time, which was the Lee Abbey in Kensington. Unfortunately, as you can see, Big Ben is getting some cosmetic surgery right now and scaffolding was covering basically the entire building. Nonetheless, it was still quite breathtaking and so English! Our hotel ended up being even closer to Buckingham Palace. It was a short walk over, but right when we arrived was when the guards were practicing for the Queen’s birthday. We were there right before the birthday ceremony and after the Royal Wedding; two huge events for the country!

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Happy Birthday to the Queen!

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Tower of London & Tower Bridge

Another day we decided to take a long walk over to see the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. I had been to the Tower of London before, but never had the chance to explore the inside. In it’s walls lie the Crown Jewels and an endless amount of English history (which is fascinating to me). I never expected for their to be what seemed like a little city inside the walls (and a torture chamber, yikes!) The Tower Bridge was beautiful as always, and I got to walk across it this time!

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Chilling on what used to be the moat of the Tower of London

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is one of my favorite art museums ever, so of course we took a little walk through and saw some pretty cool works of art. I really love pieces that are placed in large exhibition spaces that make you feel so tiny. I’m also a big fan of audio pieces with odd or interesting sounds. The Tate Modern is a great place for that, especially the central room, which is called the Turbine Room (it’s probably one of the biggest spaces I’ve ever experienced). The following photo is probably my favorite photo from the entire trip! We took an elevator to the 10th floor of the Tate, where there was a 360 degree view of London skylines. This specific view includes the large column of the Tate and St. Paul’s cathedral in the distance.

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Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral

Trafalgar Square was another place I had been to previously. It’s my favorite place to relax in the sun while snacking on my favorite cucumber and tuna sandwich from Pret a Manger! You guys better believe I took full advantage of the Prets on every corner, LOL! Trafalgar Square is just so beautiful and I love seeing the different art pieces they have outside of the museum.

I went to St. Paul’s during my last trip, but never got a chance to explore the inside. My family planned on attending a church service with the choir planned to sing. The inside of this cathedral is absolutely breathtaking, complete with coffered ceilings, tall arches, mosaics, and gold detailing. With the enormity of the thing, the voices of the choir filled the entire space and was quite angelic. Again, appealing to my love of audio art pieces. It was so beautiful, even the outer architecture is gorgeous. My sister and I decided to take some photos at the front while a strange English man decided to give us a history lesson about the statue out front. LOL, it was quite the random (and funny) experience. Love the photos we got though!

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Fountains of Trafalgar Square
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I got hustled here last year, LOL

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My sister (Skye) on the steps of St. Paul’s

 

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Your girl hangin’ next to these dope columns

Food & Strolling Around Town

A few things I noticed about London this time is that there isn’t a wide range of food options. On every street, you have the option of either Nando’s, Pizza Express, Wagamama’s, or Pret a Manger. I’m not complaining though, I actually really enjoy every one of these places. Pizza Express and Pret were both huge hits with my family. There were some of the funniest places we found just by walking around. If you’re traveling somewhere new, I’d recommend taking a day just to explore and find random, weird things on your adventures. Hyde Park (which is right next to Buckingham Palace) was one of our favorite little spots to walk around and enjoy the beautiful garden they built around the water. Please enjoy the photo of me chilling with the geese that inhabit the park. I apologize if I annoyed any of them with my fascination, LOL.

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This little yogurt shop called “Snog” was just too cute!

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Love this mural of Shakespeare and this girl dancing around, having a grand time
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Just enjoying St. Ermin’s

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That’s about it for this post, I hope you enjoyed this little trip through London with me. It truly is one of my favorite places, and I’d like to think I’ve seen a lot of the world. Our last day here however, I did get a pretty horrible fever and chills, which led to a further sickness that took a bit of a toll on our travels. Check out my post here if you’d like to read in detail about what happened. With that being said, I would like to mention how kind and considerate the hotel staff was when all this happened. On our way to the train station to leave London, they sent us off with a bag full of water bottles and made me a hot peppermint tea to calm my stomach. It really was one of the most kind gestures I’ve experienced, so if you’re ever staying in London, I would highly recommend the St. Ermin’s Hotel. Not only are you getting incredible room service, an elegant and beautiful building, but also a staff that genuinely cares about their customers.

London is definitely somewhere I’ll be returning to throughout my life, if I get the chance of course. The history fascinates me and the architecture is something I wish we had here in America! Let me know what you thought of my photos down below in the comments! What’s your favorite place to travel to and what’s on your bucket list? I’d love to know! I’ll be back soon with the other cities we visited in England!

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What Happened to Me in Europe (Dealing with Sickness Abroad)

Hello my lovely readers! Hope you are all doing well. I thought I’d make a little update regarding my recent travels, since I haven’t talked about it since I’ve been home. To put it shortly, the trip was amazing and I loved showing my family around my favorite spots in London and some in Paris. However, I did have a little bump in the road which prevented me from writing any posts while I was there or exploring as much as I wanted to. So in the post, I want to describe what happened and how I dealt with it. I hope this is especially helpful to any of you avid travelers out there.

So I will be making separate posts for both London and Paris, but I’ll do a quick synopsis in today’s post. We spent a week in London, with our hotel being extremely close to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. It was so lovely and every person we met was very inviting and wanting to help my family. I absolutely love the people of London! We went all over the place, from Windsor Castle to the Brighton pier. However, during our trip to Brighton and while spending our time on the pier, I began feeling a bit funny. It’s very normal to feel a bit off or tired while traveling, but this was something different. That night, I started to get the chills and ended up having a pretty severe fever that whole night. I didn’t mention it to my parents, since I could take care of it myself and assumed it would be gone by the morning.

But I was wrong.

Waking up that morning, I still felt extremely exhausted, as if I didn’t sleep a minute the night before. My body felt so weak and I could barely walk to the bathroom. This was something that has never happened to me while traveling, and I was especially nervous because this was the day we were leaving for Paris. We had a train ride planned that was headed straight for Paris, but I could barely get out of bed! There was no choice but to think of other options, possibly to stay another night in London. I was not about to ruin this trip for my entire family though. I was the only one who had been to Paris previously, so my family was very excited to see the city. With that in mind, I forced myself out of bed and into a taxi to get onto that freaking train to Paris.

I tried to sleep on the train to Paris and by the grace of God, we made it! Our first day in the city, we spent the morning simply walking around the Eiffel Tower and taking in the stunning architecture of Paris. It really does have some of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen with the most gorgeous European detailing. Unfortunately, in the evening of that day, sickness hit me again (or it never went away in the first place). I began having horrible traveller’s sickness which the next day turned into awful stomach cramps. Normally, I’d just stick it out and get past the pain, but at this point my family was getting quite worried. Personally I was hoping this wasn’t something awful like a parasite.

Long story short, after taking a few Imodium caplets and TONS of Pepto Bismol, we asked the hotel if there was a doctor available. They were very kind (even through the language barrier) and called a doctor who came straight to our hotel room. We don’t have doctors that make house calls in America, so this was very strange (and extremely convenient) for us. In the end, the doctor said I would be alright even though I would get severe stomach cramps after eating anything. He prescribed a couple medicines and even gave us great advice about exploring Paris. I actually quite enjoyed his visit even under the circumstances, especially because he brought positive news.

I gradually was able to get back on my feet, even though I was very sad I had wasted a day in a half laying in bed. But I was very grateful to be feeling better at all, so our trip went on with lots of exploring and visiting the Louvre. The reason I bring this whole story up is because things don’t always go as you plan. Even when things go wrong, I try to put things into perspective and through all of it, I felt so blessed to travel to two unforgettable cities. And even though it may be uncomfortable to talk about topics like traveler’s sickness or stomach bugs, it happens to each and every one of us. We’re all human and sometimes these things happen. All you can do is try to get healthy as soon as possible and move on to your fun activities! This is one reason I love my platform here on WordPress. Life happens and I’m happy to share these experiences with you guys because they are raw and real. This trip was such a blessing and I love that I got to share my favorite places with my family. I’ll stop rambling now, but I hope you guys enjoyed or learned something from this little experience of mine. Remember, bad things will always happen, but recognizing the good in everything is what matters most.

Photos of my travels coming soon!!

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How I Styled My Azeredo Lashes (Discount Code Included!)

Hello loves! For today’s post I wanted to share an amazing product with you from an awesome lash company: Azeredo Cosmetics. When I saw their lashes on the site, I was completely hooked. These aren’t your day to day Target lashes. They are completely handmade, cruelty free, and can be reapplied up to 15 times! That is unheard of and I love it! Better yet, 5% of their profits go to the Cancer Research Institute. It’s amazing that this company wants to give back to such an amazing cause. If you want to know more and checkout their selection of lashes, head on over to the Azeredo Cosmetics website.

Now for the exciting part! They have been kind enough to provide my readers a discount code to their lashes. Yes, special for my lovely little fam on this blog! If you find a pair or two (or three) that you love, use the code SAGE10 at checkout for 10% off your order. Not only are their lashes completely affordable but you’re also getting them with a discount! We love a good deal and you’re helping me out as well! Okay, now onto the makeup look and how I styled them!

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I bought two different styles: Legendary and Doll. The first is a very dramatic, full lash that forced me out of my comfort zone and I fell in love with them. Doll is more natural and fluffy, perfect for day to day wear. In this post, I’m wearing the Legendary lashes. I love how they flare out towards the end; this makes them super flirty and perfect for a night out on the town! I wanted the lashes to be the center of attention, so for today’s look I went for a brown/neutral color palette and I think it was the perfect backdrop to display the elegance of these lashes. I used the brown/tan shades from the Jaclyn Hill palette.

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With my delivery, the Azeredo team included an adorable note. These are little details that I really appreciate when it comes to companies. I’m sure it didn’t take long to write this up, but it really shows a lot of care that is between the company and their customers. Of course, this is the Graphic Designer in me speaking. On the left is the Doll lashes and the right is Legendary.

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This specific pair of lashes has a black band (compared to commonly used clear bands) which was very different for me. However, it gave the effect of black eyeliner which was super convenient because I didn’t have to apply any across my lid (I added the tiniest bit on my inner corners to make the lashes appear more natural). I paired this brown toned eye look with a natural lip using MAC’s Honey Love, a classic! On Instagram live, I actually created this entire look so be sure to check out my Instagram for future live makeup tutorials!

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If you’d like to purchase the Legendary lashes, I’ll drop a link here. If you’d prefer the more natural Doll lashes, check them out here. Azeredo also offers a variety pack of their lashes, what more could we ask for?

You guys know I’ve been getting more and more into makeup/beauty lately, so this has come at the perfect time. I will only promote a product I truly love to you guys, and these lashes are definitely one of them! I find them so gorgeous, especially because they give back to a great cause. They are also saving you tons of money simply because they can be reused so many times! Again, use my code SAGE10 for 10% off your Azeredo lashes. Let me know down in the comments what you think of this look! Also be sure to drop any questions you have about the lashes down below, I’ll be answering them! Talk to you guys soon!

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My Favorite Post Workout Protein Bars!

Hello everyone! Yes, I’m back from Europe! It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, but I promise I have a ton to tell you. Lots have gone on within the last twelve days, but I’ll save that for another post coming soon! When you’re away from home traveling a lot, usually you have no choice but to buy every meal or order room service at your hotel. There is no cooking from home or knowing exactly what’s in your food.

My family and I needed a nice detox since eating this way, so we bought tons of fruits and veggies and have been cooking delicious and healthy meals since the second we walked in the door. It’s been awesome and super motivating! That being said, I made my own little trip to Sprouts to pick out some special things. I ended up finding TONS of amazing protein bars for when I can’t always make these fabulous home cooked meals. They’re the perfect post gym snack so I really wanted to share them with you guys!

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The Complete Cookie

These little gems right here are called the Complete Cookie from Lenny & Larry’s. I initially found this brand from watching MissRemiAshten on YouTube, since she’s been on a health journey for a while now and I’m super inspired by her. I ended up seeing them a few weeks ago at the grocery storing and LOVING them! So naturally, I picked up a few more flavors at Sprouts. I can honestly say these things taste like an actual cookie! It’s kind of scary really that these things have no eggs, no soy, are non GMO, and are vegan! I have no words.

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So I’ve tried the double chocolate chip and snickerdoodle flavors. I very much enjoyed both but I’d believe the snickerdoodle flavor was an actual cookie if someone handed it to me. Even better, one serving of these is actually half a cookie so they will last longer. One serving is 220 calories, so they could very easily be a meal replacement if you don’t have time for an actual healthy meal. If you have time to cook for yourself or buy a meal, I’d still recommend doing that first, as it isn’t healthy to just eat protein bars for your nutrition. However, if you have one of these in your car and you’re running late to work or school, the Complete Cookie is a fabulous option! I’m really looking forward to trying the peanut butter and chocolate chip flavors, so I’ll keep you posted on Instagram!

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RXBar

I first found out about these bars last semester when many of my friends in college were trying the Whole 30 plan. It worked very well for many people I know and these bars are a staple for the Whole 30 diet. I first tried the chocolate sea salt flavor and wasn’t actually a huge fan of it. The texture is extremely chewy and sticks to your teeth a bit. However, I gave them a couple more tries and now I’m literally obsessed with them! Once I got past the texture, I found them delicious and another great option if you’re running low on time in the morning. I will mention these are not vegan.

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As you can see from the beautiful packaging, all the ingredients are right there on the front! 3 egg whites, 6 almonds, 4 cashews, 2 dates and NO B.S. I love it! They’re so simple and packed with flavor and great things for your body. They had tons of different flavors at Sprouts, so definitely check them out if you have one near you.

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Quest Bars

These bars are ones I am least familiar with. They sold them at my university’s “grocery store” (lol) but I never picked one up. Before reviewing them, I opened one up and tried it for myself. I will never write about something that I don’t truly love or use myself, as I never want to mislead any of you. But luckily, I am now a big fan of the Quest bar! I chose the cookies & cream and S’mores flavor. Clearly, I love my sweets which is no surprise. The cookies & cream flavor was honestly delicious and I really enjoyed the texture. It’s pretty dense, but again tastes like you’re having dessert! This is another bar I saw in Remi’s videos, and I’m really glad I’m giving them a shot.

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Thanks so much for reading today’s post! I’m very motivated to get healthy, so maybe this is the first post of a healthy series? Who knows. Let me know if a health journey/workout tracking series would be something you guys are interested in. Also comment down below if you’ve tried any of these protein bars before!

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