30 Jul 2018
Do I have any New York City readers here?! [The Color Factory,] which originated in San Francisco is landing in New York and I’m letting you know so that you can jump on those tickets!
My friends and I were so lucky to [attend]Color Factory on day 1 and it has been a hit ever since. I know that there a lot of mixed reviews regarding these Instagrammable events or whatever you want to call it, but my best advice is to go in and have the experience you want to have. If you want to take photos, do it. If you want to leave your phone at home and just play, you should also do that! I’m really excited that the team behind [Oh Happy Day!] is taking their baby on the road to another city though! It’s a huge accomplishment and they deserve to have the opportunity to spread their joy to everyone else.
28 Jul 2018
“Don’t play with your food.” Isn’t that what all parents say to kids growing up? Well, doesn’t it seem like in 2018, playing with your food is actually the thing to do?! I’m not just talking these beautifully colored pastas, but also things like Museum of Ice cream and even the strangest food combinations that exist today. “Don’t play with your food” can mean a lot of things, but I think playing with it makes eating it that much more enjoyable.
Linda Miller Nicholson starts with fresh from scratch pastas and then combines them with all natural ingredients to give them their vibrant colors. Purple comes from beets and blueberries, yellow from turmeric and green from parsley.
I can’t get enough of these photos and already found myself getting lost in her Instagram.
25 Jul 2018
photo cred | Catbird
The word “permanent” has always been a low key fear for me. It’s one of the reasons why I could never get a tattoo. I’m a girl that likes my flexibility and maybe to an extent – my own sense of control. I’ve been a longtime fan of Catbird jewelry for some time, but my ears perked up when I heard their idea of “permanent jewelry.” It couldn’t possibly mean that jewelry was getting tattooed on, right? Of course not.
For just $94, Catbird’s “Welding Annex” will weld on a very tiny gold chain onto your arm. It’s so light and delicate that you may not even notice it there. So is it as permanent as it sounds? I suppose if you had changed your mind, there are ways of getting it off, but it’s not like your average bracelet that you can remove at the end of the night. I love the idea of a welded bracelet, but only if it’s something sentimental that I know I’ll keep on for a very long time. Readers, would you try it?
25 Jul 2018
After months of not being able to get to my favorite wedding blogs, it felt so good to catch up this week. I can’t wait to show you the wedding videos I’ve got in the queue coming up. One of the posts that I stumbled upon didn’t have a wedding video tied to it, but did it end up being Anna Campbell’s latest “Wanderlust” Collection. I found myself scrolling through the post and having so many favorites that I had to share them here with you.
Anna is known for her beautifully embellished gowns and while I have never seen myself loving a gown that resembled this style, I’m quickly discovering how much it is growing on me!
Read more “Anna Campbell’s “Wanderlust” Collection”
25 Jul 2018
When we were younger, there really wasn’t such a thing as an evening skincare routine. In fact, my routine consisted of taking out my contacts and brushing my teeth. It wasn’t until the end of high school that I discovered Neutrogena cleansing wipes, but even I saw that as a chore in itself. Fast forward to 2018 and taking off your makeup for the day can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Aside from just washing your face, you have to use a cleanser, a mask, and toner. Well, let me tell you, I’ve got the lazy girl’s guide to an evening routine down, but it’s not one that I would advise for everyone. When bareMinerals sent me their Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion, I was thrilled to try it out. After making a purchase at their store a month before, I actually got to take home a sample. I had never tried anything quite like this. It was the perfect finish after cleansing and exfoliating my face in the evenings and went on so easily. All it requires are two little pumps to cover your face and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to also make sure you get your neck as that’s a part I generally end up missing. Vital Power Infusion feels like it locks in my moisturizer after a cleanse and doesn’t feel heavy at all after application. It’s exactly the kind of product you want when your skin can feel dry and tight after a wash. For your own Skinlongevity, click here.
23 Jul 2018
For those of you who have been following Yow Yow! for years now, you know that these are some of my most intimate posts. Often times, I’m saying more with the images that I select than in the paragraphs I’m writing ahead of the post. For the first time ever, I’ve selected images that come from only one source. I recently discovered a new Tumblr that has become a fast favorite. Worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough material to use or even that the post would be an inaccurate representation of what I was hoping to convey ended up not being a real concern after all.
It has been a week of being completely stress free and living in my moments without having a plan. I think these photos depict an image of that. I think this is what carefree-ness and whimsy looks like and it’s entirely how I’m feeling. In these photos, you’ll notice that there are some up-close shots of a part of a body or detail zoomed in. I may not have known it at the time when I was picking out the photo, but it ended up being more intentional than planned. I wanted to focus and hone in on one thing specifically as opposed to doing the whole “big picture” thing.
Read more “A Collection Part 51”