August 18, 2017

Summer Time Ice-Cream

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Bmore Licks-Summer Fashion-M. Gemi The Treccia-Yellow bag-Jeans and Tee-Modest Fashion-HIjabi-Baltimore

Bmore Licks-Summer Fashion-M. Gemi The Treccia-Yellow bag-Jeans and Tee-Modest Fashion-HIjabi-Baltimore

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Bmore Licks-Summer Fashion-M. Gemi The Treccia-Yellow bag-Jeans and Tee-Modest Fashion-HIjabi-Baltimore

Bmore Licks-Summer Fashion-M. Gemi The Treccia-Yellow bag-Jeans and Tee-Modest Fashion-HIjabi-Baltimore
Top: Banana Republic | Denim: J. Crew  | Bag: Urban Expressions | Sandals: M. Gemi | Scarf: Haute Hijab | Sunnies: Talbots | Bracelets: Alex & Ani

Nothing says summer time like a huge waffle cone of soft serve ice-cream! My darling friend Katie and I went to checkout the newly opened Bmore Licks for some delicious summer treats. I opted for strawberry soft serve with sprinkles! I can't wait to go back and try all the amazing soft serve flavors - they have over a hundred!! 

I'm a also a tad bit obsessed with these sandals beautiful braided sandals I picked up from M. Gemi. They are super comfortable and go with any summer look! I'm excited to pack these for my trip to Dominican Republic. I head out to tomorrow - be sure to follow along on Instagram for all my travel grams!

|| Photos by Katie Vee Photography  ||

August 17, 2017

Hive | National Building Museum

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One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to head to D.C. and visit the summer exhibit at The National Building Museum. They always have the most innovative and interactive exhibit on display during the summer time. This year NBM and Studio Gang present Hive instillation, on display until September 4. I was super excited to head down to D.C. to checkout this fun summer exhibition.

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Hive-National Building Museum-Washington DC-Travel Blog

The Hive exhibit is built of 2,700 paper tubes of silver exterior and bright pink interior. The installation reaches to 60 feet tall and it's definitely worth going up to the top floors of the museum to get an aerial view of the exhibit. The exhibit is super kid friendly - lots of little ones running throughout, it was a fun challenge snapping photos sans kids. The exhibit is very interactive and super family friendly! The exhibit goes through Labor Day, be sure to get your tickets and check it out!

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My Look // Denim Jacket | Top | Denim | Shoes | Scarf | Bag | Rings

|| Photos by Amir Lowery ||

August 16, 2017

Caudalie Skincare Haul

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While I was in NYC in July I had an amazing facial at Caudalie Boutique on Bleecker - thanks to my sister for treating me! I've been using Caudalie products for a few years and I love the brand!! Last summer when my sister was in Paris I had her stock up on the Beauty Elixir and Lip Conditioner for me! My aesthetician, Natasha, recommended the Vin[Activ] Glow & Anti-Wrinkle facial that focused on radiance and luminosity. Honestly my skin was radiant after the facial - I didn't even put makeup on for dinner that night! I felt all the summer pollution was lifted from my skin, everything was evened out, and I was glowing!

I stocked up on a few products and I've been using them for a solid three weeks and wanted to share them today on the blog! I promise this is not a sponsored post, I'm a huge fan of the brand and have been using the precuts for many years now. I have very sensitive skin therefore I can only use products with natural ingredients.

// Beauty Elixir // I've been using this product for about 4 years now and absolutely love it! There is no wrong way to use this product. It can be used as a toner, to set makeup, or even a mid-day pick me up. I especially love taking this product on my travels and having it on the airplane during long flights. It really gives your skin that extra boost!

// Vine[Activ] Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream // This product was recommended to be during my facial. I haven't found an eye cream that I'm satisfied with therefore I was open to trying this one. I thankfully don't have bad dark circles or wrinkles, but I use this product as a preventative measure. A little goes a long way! I like this because it's not heavy like most eye creams normally are.

// Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil // I never go to sleep without taking my makeup off. The first thing I do when I get home from work, if I'm not going out, is actually take my makeup off! I normally use a make-up wipe before using my cleanser and clarisonic brush. This product is very easy to use and effective at getting all my mascara off! The aesthetician recommending using two pumps of it to cleanse my entire face and follow up with my cleanser and clarisonic. It really does get all the make-up off and gives me that added step of facial cleansing.

// Deep Cleansing Exfoliator // This product is wonderful for sensitive skin! You get the deep cleanse and super clean skin without irritation of sensitive skin. For an extra tip the Caudalie aesthetician recommended applying the exfoliator twice a week and going over it with a Clarisonic to really get the product to work effectively and deep clean your pores.


// French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm // I am obsessed with the Caudalie Lip Conditioner, I have one at work, one in each purse, and one on my nightstand. I have chronic dry lips and this is the only thing that works for me. I was excited to hear about the tinted lip balm that is even more moisturizing than the lip conditioner. I picked up the shade seduction, a rose pink, and love it!!

What are you favorite Caudalie products?!

August 8, 2017

Summer Brights

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Summer Style-Free People-Audrey Picnic Basket-Baltimore-White Maxi Skirt-Modest Fashion-Hijabi Blogger

Summer Style-Free People-Audrey Picnic Basket-Baltimore-White Maxi Skirt-Modest Fashion-Hijabi Blogger

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Skirt: Anthropologie (old, similar and here) | Top: Banana Republic (old, similar) | Shoes: SJP  | Bag: Free People | Hijab: Haute Hijab | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Cuff: Baublebar | Watch: Michael Kors

Happy Tuesday!! I wore this look last week to dinner with my darling friend Katie (see her site here).  I finally got a chance to dine at Little Havana in Baltimore. The food was incredible!! The churros were my absolute favorite!! I also adore the pretty colorful walls on the outside, the make for some great #ootd photos!

Have a lovely day!

July 31, 2017

NYC | July Recap


Happy Monday!! Last weekend I took a quick weekend trip to NYC. I enjoy these trips to the city because its a great change of scenery and I get to visit my little brother. Today I'm sharing a few highlights from my trip, which basically is all the food spots I went to because that is all I do in NYC - EAT!

I got into NYC early Friday evening and went to dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria. The restaurant is located on the 6th floor of Macy's Herald Square. The food is delicious and the service is excellent! I went with the classic Margherita pizza, which totally hit the spot! The best part was the gelato straight from Florence, Italy. I couldn't believe it was gelato from Vivoli Gelato of Florence, I've actually been there and I'm obsessed with the gelato. The food was excellent, sadly I was  too hungry and exhausted to take photos of our meal, but trust me it's totally instal-worthy!

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On Saturday I started my morning out in SoHo and stopped by M. Gemi to try on a few shoes. I adore the brand and own a few pairs from them (see here and here) and wanted to get fitted in their sandals and heels. I bought a cute pair of white sandals for an upcoming beach wedding that I'm super excited about. After some shopping I met up with some of my insta friends at Laduree in SoHo. I've been friends with these gals for years on IG and it was so nice to finally meet up with them!! Melanie (@hautehijab) is the CEO and founder of Haute Hijab. Thanks to her my hijab game has been going strong since 2010! Heba (@heba_jay) is a fashion blogger from Michigan and we have so many mutual friends! Fatima (@fatimaibrahim27) is from Chicago and she is an optometrist who also has the BEST IG FLAT LAYS EVER!! Her page is so insisting and she is just a sweetheart! Israa (@israaodeh_) is an NYC native and we connected on IG and have been friends since! I has such a blast meeting up with these inspiring ladies and getting to know them better. It's amazing how we were all friends virtually but felt like we've known each other for ages!

The best part of the weekend was getting a facial at Caudalie Boutique Spa. My sister and bro-in-law were sweet enough to get me a facial for my birthday. My aesthetician, Natasha, was absolutely amazing! I am a huge fan of Caudalie and use a ton of their products for a few years. The facial had my skin glowing! She gave me such great advice on my skin and recommended an eye cream. I've been using it for the past week and I'm super happy with it. I will be doing a separate blog post sharing more details on all the products I picked up! 




For dinner we went to Cafeteria followed by dessert at Spot Dessert. We walked to both places to work up our appetite and walk off our dinner before eating dessert. Everything we had was delicious!!! I highly recommend the Mac & Cheese Spring Rolls from Cafeteria. At Spot Dessert we opted for the tapas menu and got The Harvest, Tropical Cheesecake, and Cookie Camp. All there desserts were delicious!



On Sunday we had lunch at Fish Cheeks followed by a walk to La Churreria NYC from some delicious Nutella Churros. From there we walked to Magnum NYC and had the most delicious customized ice-cream!


July 27, 2017

Fitness on the Fly


I LOVE traveling. It's the reason behind I started blogging, to be able to share all of my travel adventures with the work  The not so glamorous part of traveling is airports and being in transit for hours. I tend to over plan therefore I constantly arrive early to the airport. For someone who has so much energy I find it extremely boring to sit still at the gate. Thanks to ROAM is changing airport experiences for travelers by offering the first of a kind gym and shower amenities inside the airport terminal. I had the chance to tour the newly opened ROAM Fitness inside Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) a few weeks ago and I'm excited to share it with you!



The Basics

ROAM is located in the D/E terminal past security in BWI. ROAM allows travelers to get a workout in pre-flight or if you have a flight delay and need to kill some time and prefer to break a sweat instead of sitting idly waiting for your flight! ROAM Fitness offers various pricing plans: a day pass for $25, monthly pass for $100, or yearly pass for $350. Each pass includes access to the gym, workout gear rental, and showers. ROAM has an exclusive partnership with Lululemon and allows travelers to rent or purchase gym clothes including Brooks shoes! The gym is open from 5am - 9pm every day.




Workout Equipment

ROAM offers top of the line workout equipment including cardio equipments, stretching space, free weights, medicinal balls, a TRX system, and yoga props. The cardio equipments include two treadmills, one elliptical, one recumbent bike, one spin bike, and a Concept II rower, and a SkillMill. There is a variety of gear to choose from for any kind of workout you are in the mood for!




Amenities

There are four private bathroom and showers with towel service that can be reserved for up to 15 minutes after your workout. All showers are equipped with complimentary MALIN + GOETZ toiletries for all members. They have all the extra amenities you can think of such as hair ties, lotions, shaving cream, hair products and much more. Of coarse the facility is equipped with lockers to store your belongings safely while you workout and/or shower. Each locker includes outlets that allow you to charge any electronic devices. The facility also provides discounted passes to Priority Pass and Lounge Key members. Many travelers purchase a pass just to use the showers after a red eye flight and freshen up before leaving the airport!


ROAM will be opening two more domestic locations by the end of 2017 and hoping to have 20 locations in the next five years, including internationally! Be sure to keep an eye out to see if ROAM is coming near you soon. 

For all my Charm City travelers, be sure to checkout ROAM the next time you are traveling through BWI!

Thank you to ROAM Fitness for sponsoring this post.
 

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