Two years ago today I moved to Paris, France to begin the gap year that over the course of 10 months would completely change my life in the most positive way. To celebrate, I wanted to share a personal guide for you guys of all of the places I came to love over the year and have missed ever since. So, it’s been a long time coming but here is my full guide to Paris, the corners I loved and the places I tell people to visit every time I get asked about the city. Note: for some of the categories or places I have done previous posts. I have linked them all below for you so that you get a fully comprehensive overview.
As I mentioned in the post I wrote about Venice, in February a good friend and I took off to Italy to celebrate the end of exams. To be honest, before booking my trip to Verona, the city had never been on my radar. However, that quickly changed; after a quick scroll through Pinterest I was hooked, and booked my ticket. It’s the backdrop to one of the most famous love stories of all time! The place of Romeo and Juliet, of wandering little side streets and amazing hilltop views. Today I am so excited to share the images I shot with you guys, along with some recommendations should you ever find yourself in magical Verona.
Hello lovelies! I hope everybody has had a great weekend and that Monday isn’t too tough. In today’s post, I wanted to talk about shopping in Germany. Seeing I’ve visited Germany yearly since birth and now live/study there, over the years I’ve cultivated a list of things that I will only buy there. Today I wanted to share some of these things with you, items you should definitely look into if you ever find yourself in this wonderful country. Enjoy!
I’m completely and utterly addicted to Instagram; I post daily and love sharing my life with you guys through the app. So, being home in Los Angeles this summer, it only made sense to get some photos at the city’s most famous backdrops. A friend and I looked up some photo spots, plotted them into a map, and spent a wonderful (but hot) afternoon snapping away. Below are our stops along the way (I put them on a map for you guys) plus the photos we took that day.
Today I wanted to share with you guys the little things I swear by on long flights (actually any flight) to keep myself looking fresh upon landing. Taking care of your skin and relaxing is key when flying!
- Keep makeup simple. The only makeup I put on for flying is tinted moisturizer (I swear by this one) and concealer (generally good to have on hand as well to hide dark circles upon landing). Usually I’ll fill in my brows as well, but leave out any eye makeup. This gives your skin a little bit of a break, and you don’t have to worry about smudging anything.
- Swap out your contacts for glasses. The air in planes is very dry, leading to extra irritation. Taking the contacts out not only makes it easier to get some shut eye (no worrying about taking anything out), but also let your eyes relax for a bit.
- Earplugs. If you’re like me and have a hard time sleeping anywhere other than an actual bed, these will help. Even if you don’t manage to get some shut eye, these will help you relax by blocking out the outside world for a bit.
- Moisturize your face. Airplane air is so so dry, take care of your skin by nourishing it throughout the flight. In air I usually end up washing my face and putting some of this on. It’ll stop your skin from getting irritated.
- Take care of your lips as well. I hate nothing more than dry cracked lips, so I always take some Vaseline or Aquaphor on board with me for the extra punch of moisture. Also works great on cuticles and extra dry cheeks.
- Hand cream. I’m currently trying to stop chewing my nails, so this was especially key. Plus hand creams just smell so good (especially my all time favorite), so who doesn’t want it with them?
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, thank you for reading! I’d love to know your inflight beauty essentials, comment them below. Much love, Julia
Seeing that one of the questions I get asked most frequently is „How can you afford to be on-the-go all the time?“, I thought it was time that I wrote a post on it. Yes I’m young, yes I’m broke, and yes I travel all the time! While I wrote a post on how save money to travel (in the first place) here, today’s focus is on how you can get the most out of your savings once you are actually on-the-go. There are so many ways you can save your hard earned cash along the way, tricks that have taken much trial and error to learn.