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“He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.”
– Unknown

Sometimes I wonder how…

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Link Love, Vol. 64

Link Love, Vol. 64

I finally went to Jazz in the Sculpture garden for my first time EVER on Friday. It’s a weekly Friday thing in DC during the summer, so I’m not sure how it took me my third summer in DC to finally go. “Sangria in the Sculpture Garden” would be a better title for the event if you ask me, but I still had a good time catching up with friends and enjoying the gorgeous, GORGEOUS weather DC served up…

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Beauty Haul: Toronto Edition

Beauty Haul: Toronto Edition

Remember when I visited Toronto? Yeah, I know that was a while ago, but I’ve only just got round to uploading this video! I did some beauty shopping with Clem and Asian Pearwhen I was in town. AP and I hit up Asian beauty brands as I have yet to see any Asian beauty brand carried in stores in DC (with the exception of Dr. Jart+ in Sephora and Laneige in Target). Clem and I visited Shoppers where…

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My Favorite Things: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

My Favorite Things: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

I first came across Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil in a post Kate wrote, where she mentioned it in passing. (Recently she did a full-length post devoted to the product.) Anna raved about it too way back in the day, as did Estée. Now, I often take beauty blogger reviews with a grain of salt because there seems to be an alarming lack of disclosure about sponsored posts (particularly with UK beauty…

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Putting My Best Foot Forward

Putting My Best Foot Forward

In exactly a month, I’ll be turning 24.

23 has been a hit-and-miss year for me, with most of the misses in the first six months and hits in the last six months. And as I turn towards my 24th year and start to think of what’s in store for me and what I want ~to do with my life~, I realize that overall, I’m pretty happy with how 23 turned out. I’ll get more into the highs and lows of my 23rd year…

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My Writing Process

This “My Writing Process” tag has been floating around the blogosphere the last few weeks. As I’ve been tagged by Betsy (new blogger find, and also fellow DC-er!) and I’ve been talking about my intentions to take musicalpoem back to “square one” with the intention to just write, I figured now’s probably the best time for me to be participating in this tag!

What are you working on right now?

I’ve…

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Link Love, Vol. 63

Link Love, Vol. 63

When Alicia asked in the Jaybird Community on Facebook what our plans were for the weekend, my response was pretty straightforward: hang out with friends, clean/reorganize my apartment, and get some writing in. I’m pleased to report that I can check off all three as “complete!”

Although I didn’t spend as much time with friends as I had thought I would do to some poor planning on my part, the time…

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Travel Tales: Buenos Aires

Travel Tales: Buenos Aires

Before Buenos Aires, I was in Chile. Click here for my Chilean adventure recap!

I didn’t plan to go to Buenos Aires.

No, I was meant to go to Mendoza, a town that was a 6-7 hour bus ride away from Santiago. The bus was supposed to take us up the Andes and through the border crossing to Argentina. Mendoza was the first big city over the border and famous for its wine. L and I were looking forward…

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Travel Tales: Chile

Back in November (or was it December?) my childhood friend L contacted me out of the blue. She was one of my best friends in high school, back when I lived in Australia. Since I moved back to the States, we kept in touch sporadically over Facebook.

“I’m in South America,” she said. “I’ll be here till July. Come visit me?”

As if I needed anymore convincing than that.

(Both my friends and L’s…

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Link Love, Vol. 62

Link Love, Vol. 62

It seems like I’ve only just gotten back from Chile and Argentina and already, I’m on the move again. Tonight, I depart for a week-long trip for work. While I’m not going far (only a state away), it’s still a week away from home and on the road.

While my time in DC between trips has been brief, I have enjoyed being back. I could do without the swelteringly hot temperatures, but I can’t have…

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