Weekend at the Venetian Vegas

11.27.2019




I love traveling to places I’ve never really explored so when the famous Venetian Resort LasVegas invited me to stay a few nights, I was sold! I was honestly blown away by the beauty of the hotel with the grand marble entry, real Italian-style gondola rides and so many restaurants and shops. It really was a dream come true! The first day we arrived we were warmly welcomed with champagne and chocolate strawberries - the suite was absolutely gorgeous and spacious with a view over the strip. But we headed straight to the exclusive party for ShopStyle x Venetian Vegas at Mott 32 inside the hotel with special guest Audrina Patridge! I had to get a photo with her, and she was incredibly sweet and gracious. After the cocktail party we had a delicious Italian meal under the painted blue-sky ceiling at Sixth & Mill. We capped off the night with drinking and dancing at the club Electra, all within the Venetian! The next morning, we had brunch at the most adorable French bistro, Bouchon (which is French for ‘cork’), a Thomas Keller restaurant. I had a delicious Croque Madame with fries and a fresh orange juice mimosa. I wish all my mornings started like that! Next, was my favorite experience of the whole trip, a gondola ride! I’ve been dreaming of doing a gondola ride all my life and I was so happy to have la dolce vita right here in the US! I loved the singing gondoliers with their striped shirt and sunny smiles, and we snapped a ton of awesome photos on the boat! Next, we stopped at Black Tap to try their out-of-this-world milkshakes. I got the Birthday Cake milkshake complete with AN ENTIRE SLICE OF BIRTHDAY CAKE on top of the shake. For dinner that evening we enjoyed a taste of South America at Chica. This restaurant was my favorite of the trip. We enjoyed watermelon margaritas, fresh ceviche, lamb, and Peruvian skirt steak. Afterwards we had a chance to see the Venetian’s in-house show, Atomic Saloon, a raucous performance of acrobatics, dancing, and comedy. We were bent over laughing and ooh-ing and ah-ing at the acrobats. Afterwards, it was more drinking and dancing at the Dorsey. With a gracious late check out we said goodbye to Vegas with a send of brunch at Yardbird with a cinnamon roll the side of my head, scrambled eggs and a kale salad. Thank you so much for the team at The Venetian Resort and ShopStyle for an amazing weekend I will never forget. Book your suite today - you won’t regret it!


Loose Waves for Fall

11.08.2019

This post is sponsored by Conair and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own. 

99.9% of the time you’ll see me with loose waves. This has been my go-to hairstyle ever since college and I’m always trying out new hair tools to get the look. Recently I was sent the Conair UNBOUND Cordless Wireless Auto-Curler and I was so impressed by the results! First off I LOVE the fact that it’s cordless. I hate cords especially when they get tangled together or even worse wrapped around other hair tools.  After it’s charged, the UNBOUND Cordless Auto-Curler has a 60-Minute cord-free runtime –– plenty of time to get every strand. The ceramic coated barrel features 3 heat settings (up to 400 degrees) and 4 timer settings plus multi-directional curl action so you can get the exact look you’re hoping to achieve. 
To achieve my signature soft waves, I section my hair then position 1” pieces sections into the barrel. I set the Curler to 230 degrees with the 8 second timer. From there, the device curls the hair with the click of a button and styles it beautifully without even needing to think about which direction I’m curling! Just make sure you have the curl direction set correctly (L for Left, R for Right). For curls that flow away from your face, select the R (right) curl direction when curling the left side of your head and the L (left) curl direction when curling the right side of your head. For a more casual, undone look, select the MIX curl direction which automatically alternates the curl direction. 
For even looser waves, I would decrease the temperature and number of seconds and for tighter curls I would increase the temperature and number of seconds. The UNBOUND Cordless Auto Curler has totally changed my hair game and I would recommend it to anyone looking to ditch the cord and get great curls or waves quickly. 
the before
the after 


Fresh Skin for Fall

11.07.2019

October really has been a crazy month! Between all the Halloween costumes and my best friend Noelle’s wedding preparations, I felt like I really needed to pamper my skin. I have been wanting to try retinol for such a long time but always feared irritations, luckily Olay has come with its new Regenerist Retinol24 range! It has two types of retinol and provides hydration without irritating the skin. My favorite product is the serum which is super potent yet comfortable. Olay retinol is affordable which is a big plus! The face moisturizer is light-weight, not greasy, fragrance free. After 4 weeks of use, I was able to see improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. Olay’s Retinol 24 delivered all these improvements with virtually no irritation! Have you ever tried retinol inyour skincare routine before? Let me know in the comments below! This post is sponsored by OLAY. All opinions are my own.






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