Good Books + Cozy Things

My favorite fall weekends are spent curled up in a heavy blanket, sweater and fuzzy socks with a good novel that warms the soul. Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWhile boarding an airplane weeks ago, I ordered a few books on Amazon and have been itching to crack them open and explore the stories within. I’m on a holiday reprieve from traveling so I spent this past weekend diving into different worlds. Two paperbacks ended up being fantastic reads, both for contrasting reasons.

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Sisters First 

by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush

This non-fiction piece details the lives of the Bush twins, first daughters of President George Bush. Heartwarming, each page is filled with stories of youth, life lessons and family traditions. It gives an inside look into the world of the First Family – a privilege and responsibility not given to many.

Recommended for those who need a sweet, true story or for those interested in White House behind-the-scene anecdotes.

Love Her Wild

by Atticus

Short-form poetry at its best, this book is filled with sayings that awake the adventure in every spirit. Atticus, an Instagram poet, keeps his readers inspired with fanciful language and well thought out ideas. Full page pictures co-exist with paragraphs of rhymes.

Recommended for those who enjoy inspiration from few words, coffee table reads and Atticus’s Instagram.

This months reads are inspiring, calming and create a lust for adventure. Perfect for cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa on a brisk fall day. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

March: A Few of My Favorite Things

How is it already halfway through March?! This year has flown by so far and I can’t seem to keep up. Here’s what I’ve been crushing on this month.

Stella + Dot – This jewelry and accessory line is beautiful. All of the pieces are absolutely stunning. My friend and sorority sister Abby is a new representative of the brand! I tested out a few of the pieces and fell in love with the ear cuff (below).

Nina Dobrev – I’m a huge Vampire Diaries fan. I remember streaming the first season on Facebook because it wasn’t on Netflix (so long ago).  The series finale played this week and I cried throughout the entire hour. Nina posted so many throwback photos from the series and I’m obsessed.

Hanna Eyre’s Voice Audition – Her rendition of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space is mesmerizing. Did I mention that she’s only 15…

Riverdale – When I saw that Cole Sprouse was starring in another television show, I had to check it out (any Suite Life fans out there?)! Turns out the cast is hilariously witty, the show is well-written and the visuals are outstanding. I now follow all of the cast members on Instagram. If you need a new binge-worthy show, I highly recommend this high school drama fest.

 

xx,

Rebecca

Rebecca Reviews: Rosy VoxBox

Welcome to the first installment of Rebecca Reviews! If you’re like me, you do your research before buying anything online. For example, I just spent 3 hours reading laptop reviews (update on that later!) I always want to make sure I’m getting the highest quality for the best price. This is why I love Influentser.

Influenster sent me a box full of free items to review. The box, called the #RosyVoxBox, included so many wonderful products. Let’s get to reviewing! All opinions are my sassy self’s own.

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Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant – This smells AMAZING. It smells like heaven in deodorant form. I struggle with finding the perfect antiperspirant. So many brands out there streak, only work for a couple of hours, or they smell terrible. After a 24 hour test, Clinical Strength still smelled amazing, didn’t leave any streaks and worked all day long. Do you need a deodorant that can take you from work to the gym and back home? This works.

Fancy Feet by Foot Petals – Fancy Feet sent me ball of foot cushions. They are slid into heels or flats to cushion the sensitive ball of foot area. To be honest, these were a bit of a mystery to me. I hate wearing heels, so I rarely wear them. These cushions were confusing and didn’t stay in place as promised. Disclaimer: I am very active and move around a lot even in heels. These might work for those who tend to sit during the day.

Vera Wang Embrace – I received two sample scents from Vera Wang. The first perfume  is Periwinkle and Iris. It came in this pretty blue package that reminds me of summers spent in South Carolina. This scent is subtle and smells like my grandmother’s herb garden; soft and full of sunshine.

The second scent is Green Tea and Pear Blossom. I love fruity aromas and this packs a punch. Perfectly balanced, this fragrance is ideal for summer days spent in sundresses. Both of these odors are gorgeous and delicate. They will last for hours and won’t disappoint.

Purell Naturals – This is a lifesaver. I work two jobs outside of school. I’m an intern and I babysit for a few families on a weekly basis. This bottle has a lock-top, which means no spills in my purse,  and kills 99.9% of germs. For all my fellow nannies, sitters and child-care providers, you need this! It’s made of natural ingredients and is safe for all classrooms, car rides and doesn’t spill. Don’t get sick my friends.

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“Can you get more natural than this?!”- me

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray – THIS. I use Not Your Mother’s products on a weekly basis (dry shampoo anyone?) and was ecstatic when this came in the mail! I’ve used the sea salt spray before and absolutely adored the smell. Then, I cut my hair. So I decided to post my review of this product on my Instagram story. Check it out here. The spray is perfect for creating quiet waves, the perfect ‘do for a casual night out.

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My hair smelled like I dipped my head in the ocean. I’m in love.

After trying all of these products, I smell like a coconut flower goddess. I keep sniffing myself. Sorry if that’s too much information, but I’m feeling myself right now.

Have you tried any of these products? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

xx,

Rebecca