dress // in flowers

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Dress via Le Tote // 14kt gold necklace via Love AJ // Sandals via Chinese Laundry (similar here and here)

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Summer Nails

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TOPSHOP Nails in Aurora

Summer color on the natural nails.

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Easy Roasted Chicken & Veggies

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The one intimidating word I left out of the title was spatchcocked. Yes. This chicken is spatchcocked and it tastes so good. I know what you’re thinking. WTH does spatchcocked mean? It sounds like a verb used to describe a murder scene, which technically I guess it could, but that would be very morbid. Spatchcocked refers to how a chicken is prepared before it is roasted or barbecued. More specifically, the backbone is cut or removed and it is laid open, like a butterfly. This allows for a shorter cook time with just as much moist tenderness for the chicken and even more for the vegetables that lie below! Here’s a quick video of how to cut the backbone (ignore the skewer part).

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I love this dish for four reasons…

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Going Places

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Nanette Lepore Watch, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, Konjac Sponge, travel friendly Advil (always). 

I’m a big fan of packing these when I’m going places.

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The Best Mascara Tip

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I rely heavily on friends and beauty boxes for all my makeup tips. I’m such a newb.

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I like: Dior Mascara Base travel size and Clinique Mascara Primer

Tip: one friend with exceptional eyelashes shared: always use eyelash primer. This allows for long-lasting, fuller lashes. My favorite part though: you know when you get black mascara all over your eyelid? When you apply this first, you can hit your skin with it and be as messy as you want, it won’t show up. Your final black mascara layer will only need a few coats.

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Two Faced BTS Mascara originally discovered via Glossybox

The best mascara I have ever used. Hands down. Makes my Asian lashes have length & volume unlike anything else I’ve used. It’s in between regular & waterproof mascara. Lasts as long as waterproof mascara, but washes off way easier.

 

Second from top image via NSMBL

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