As we roll in to August, I am happy to report that this month hasn’t gotten away from me too terribly bad yet. In my last Quick Edit I had talked about how July just seemed to zoom away! This month I have definitely been on top of things.

Let’s get started with some Instpiration! Photos I am loving from Instagram this week:

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Last weekend I had a wonderful but short trip to San Francisco (my second home by now). I was really just happy to get out of the heat and enjoy some time with my parents. I was able to hit up two coffee shops and I drank about four coffees in one day. Not a record though. I published the first one of my reviews on Tuesday!

Before I left I went on a nice Sephora binge and bought not nearly enough products for the total cost of my purchase. And no, you don’t want to know. I was so excited to pick up this Sunday Riley UFO dry oil. I’ve truly never seen anything like it. Right now I am testing it out and have been using it for about a week and a half. I will definitely keep you guys updated! But as I told a few other bloggers, this is, in my opinion, BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR. I haven’t fully gone the three weeks I’d like to yet for testing, but that claim speaks volumes to how it works after a week. Literally so happy with this!

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I still want to get to writing about my first travel experience, but haven’t felt the inspiration for that one yet. Maybe inspiration isn’t the right word. I guess I just haven’t felt that ‘all-nighter words pouring from my fingers’ feeling yet. It will surly be one of those, and I will know when it comes…

I also have a confession for you guys. I don’t think I’ve read a book front to back in about three years. Yes, I am totally ashamed of that and it’s so hard for me to admit. However, I am so happy to report that I finished my first book last weekend! The book is called The Sound of Gravel. I had the book for about four months but I actually read it in about four days that were largely spaced apart, and I was able to finish it on the plane. I don’t know why, but this gave me so much joy and accomplishment. I already have my next one picked out. I still don’t get how it’s been this long!!?? Gah! Has this happened to anyone else?

As far as future travel dates, thinking about LA in September! Leave me a comment below and let me know if you want me to do a review on the Sunday Riley UFO. I was also thinking of picking up Martian (matching toner). Would you want a review on that one too? Have a great weekend all!

-Emily

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  1. Loving these pictures, great inspiration! I think your blog is great and you seem so lovely also, let me know if you would like to follow each other and keep in contact! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  2. Yes, yes, and YES please to review on UFO. Frankly I don’t need more skincare as I am bleeding skincare out of every orifice on my body but I can’t stop. Helppp, I need skincare rehab. My latest purchases were REN Global Protection Day Cream, Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse and Micro Exfoliants.

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    1. I will do any review for you Shireen! You are the skin care qweeeen after all. 😉 I really want to try that Dermalogica pre-cleanse, let us know how it goes!

      Hope you had a great weekend!

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  3. The book thing happened to me before too so I wouldn’t feel too bad. It’s hard to admit but I think more people can relate to that than would like to admit it. LA in September sounds nice! I’m on vacay now and I’m thinking about where to go next!

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

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    1. Definitely hard to admit because I always thought of myself as a reader. I’m sure this does happens to lots of people, and thank you for sharing it’s happened to you too! 🙂

      Hope you are enjoying your vacation! I am always thinking about my next trip while on vacation. That’s when you know you have a problem. Or maybe that you’re just awesome. Woot!

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  4. I have just come across your blog by pure accident. Let’s be honest, there are no accidents in life 🙂 Ok, closer to the point. I am in luv with your blog, girlie! Say hello to a new subscriber 🙂 Such a lovely post with SO. MUCH. INSPO! Hope you had a great time in SF, lovely.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thanks Nadia! Makes me so happy you like it! Thank you for all the nice comments. 🙂

      P.S. I love the name Nadia. That will be my little girl’s name if I ever have one!

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  5. I can’t say I’m on the same page with you… August has definitely gotten away from me I can’t even believe we’re midway through the month already! You don’t need to be ashamed about not reading lately.. I think I haven’t read a book front to back even longer than you! I hope to take at least one on my upcoming vacation but who knows how much reading I’ll actually accomplish!

    xoxo
    Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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    1. I really can’t believe it’s already the middle of August, it’s so crazy! I always take books on vacation with the plan of actually reading them. NEVER HAPPENS. Haha.

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  6. I totally know what you mean about the reading! I always find it so much easier to unwind and devour a book while on holiday. I am definitely known for starting a finishing my books in the last few days of my vacation!

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    Anjelique

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    1. Yes! I find it easy to read on the plane. But I have to admit when I’m at home I get too distracted by the TV and my favorite shows… *sigh*

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    1. Thanks Dom! I just posed my Sunday Riley review this morning (FYI haha). San Francisco is definitely one of my favorite cities. I just love the diversity.

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