Sep 20, 2014

Weekly Photo Diary | Salt Lake City, Finishing #GIRLBOSS & New Lipsticks

Hey there beautiful girls! I am coming to you live from my bed where I have been majority of the day today. Between being exhausted from the work travel to Arizona & Utah this week and having "time-of-the-month" migraines...I just don't have the energy to move from this spot. I will say that at 8 pm I am feeling better than I have felt all day. Anyway, this week was a busy week for me with work as I travel to Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Salt Lake City, Utah and Bountiful, Utah all in two days! I am not at all complaining because I strongly believe that the traveling with my new position gives me a change of scenery that I very much matter how tired the traveling makes me. 

While traveling this week, I managed to finish reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, during all of my airplane travel. If you haven't read that book, run don't walk to pick it up. It was a totally different read for me than any other 'inspirational' book I've ever read. Her approach to sharing her story is very unique and you will walk away even more inspired than you were before reading her book. I am convinced that the #GIRLBOSS in me has yet to come out but when she does fully...I will be a force to be reckoned with. I can only imagine what I will achieve as a #GIRLBOSS operating at my fullest potential.

The week before last I ordered some lipsticks from Selfridges by Charlotte Tilbury. I had read of these lipsticks from a few UK-based beauty bloggers that were provided the entire collection of lipsticks for free. I had to pick up two myself to see what all the hype was about. And they truly live up to the hype!! Pictured below is Love Liberty and Red Carpet Red. 

In other news, the Stella & Dot Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets launched this week! You can shop them on my site! The two bracelets for this year are pictured below! I also traveled with my Stella & Dot Madison Tech Bag this week and it was the perfect travel companion. 

I picked up the faux leather booties from the Altuzarra for Target collection. 

I updated my iPhone 5S to iOS 8 today. So far I am pleased other than the fact that the update seems to have made my photo app crash unexpectedly. 

And new personalized leather camera strap from Mesa Dreams shop on Etsy came in while I was gone. This is my second purchase from this shop & I am very pleased! They put so much love into making their products that I definitely love to support them.

Sep 19, 2014

Salt Lake City from The Clouds

I am sure that this weekend I will have a very photo happy week in review but I could not wait to share some of the photos with you from my time in Salt Lake City, Utah. My colleagues and I traveled there to complete a work assignment and made time for some fun before we headed back to the SLC airport to return home. We (as in I) drove up a mountain on a defined rocky trail and when we reach what seemed to be the top...we hiked a short trail even with my shortness of breath because of the change in altitude. It was by far one of the most incredible experiences in my life to be able to look down on a beautiful city with no other care in the world than thinking of how long it would take to get down the mountain when it took me 2.5 hours to drive up it at 30 mph!  This little life of mine was definitely changed by this new experience! 

I hope that you all enjoy the photos as much as I am now that we aren't in Utah anymore!