MEET JODY SCIMONE: ELITE MISS NEVADA 2018

Elite Miss Nevada 2018, Jody Marie is a true inspiration to the community. Being a speaker, Jody has been able to reach thousands of people every single year to influence others to reduce waste, go vegan, and support their local community. She has also been accepted to be a representative for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and lead the global fight for climate solutions. As a Fashion Model, Raw Foods Chef, Speaker, Environmentalist and Activist… Jody tries her best to leave the biggest impact with the smallest footprint.

Hometown: Las Vegas Nevada
Occupation: Fashion Model, Raw Foods Chef, Speaker, and work at a Real Estate Investment Firm
Hobbies:Volunteering, Fashion, Modeling, Photography, Creating Recipes, Hiking, Kayaking, Teaching Classes, traveling, vlogging, hosting meetups and community gatherings, speaking at events, making a positive impact in the community, and personal growth.
Favorite food: Fruit
Favorite movie: Beauty and the Beast
Three words that sum you up: Persistent, Altruistic, Courageous
Song you have on repeat right now: Run by Sir Sly
Dream job: What I am currently doing, a Published Fashion Model. Completing my dream would be becoming Elite Miss Earth and Ms. Earth afterwards.
One thing you can’t live without: Love
Favorite quote:“I can do things you cannot do, you can do things I cannot do, together we can do great things” Mother Teresa

Having a state title must keep you pretty busy! What is a typical day like for you?
Waking up and doing some form of self-love is very important to starting the day. It will either start off with Yoga, Meditation, or getting out in nature. Starting your day with self-love can make or break your day! My days consists of volunteering, appearances, photoshoots, planning community outreach activities as well as my day to day work activities. I also spend quality time with my boyfriend, friends and family. Working at a Real Estate Investment company, I have the flexibility to do what I love and love what I do! The joy of being a title holder is every day is different and every day is just as exciting!

What has been the highlight of your reign so far? Meeting some of the most impactful and inspirational women around the USA has been the highlight of my reign. Growing up being bullied by most of the girls in my class, I had an idea of how women behave and didn’t want to be friends with women. It wasn’t until I joined pageantry that I realized that not all women put you down and many of them have your best interest in mind. Empowered women Empower women and I truly believe that pageantry is a true sisterhood to greatness. Even before Nationals, I have met some of the most kind, genuine and empowered individuals. Some of my best friends were from pageantry and I am so thankful to be able to meet the rest of the ladies in Washington DC. Your vibe attracts your tribe!

What are some of your best beauty secrets to looking flawless all the time? Eating a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables are what keep my skin looking flawless. I do not eat processed foods for many reasons such as the waste it produces, the lack of nutrition and for health. Being natural and rocking your own skin is also very important as it keeps your skin clear and free of chemicals. Being beautiful in your own skin is such an empowering feeling. I personally love myself with makeup but love myself even more without it.

Lady Code has a focus on anti-bullying and women empowerment. Do you have any advice for our readers who may be victims of bullying? Bullying has nothing to do with you, it has to do with the other person. Being bullied my whole life, I used to always think there was something wrong with me until I studied cognitive behavior in my 20’s and learned that most people who cause harm to other people is because they are suffering and want to push it on someone else. The best advise I could give would be to give your bullies more love because they truly need it. Stay Strong and keep being you!

Tell us about your platform: Being an Earth Warrior, my job is to protect our beautiful life-giving and life-saving Mother Earth. Coming from Native American Ancestry, I have always felt a deep sense of connection to our Mother Earth and all living things on it. That is why my platform is to encourage others to reduce waste, go vegan, and support their local economy. Americans on average produce 4.4lbs of trash every single day. Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of the amazon being destroyed and causes 51 billion farm animals to be killed for food, every year, and that does not include sea animals. These are beautiful creatures that are essential to our ecosystem and our oceans. Supporting locals is also very important because it helps put money in your local economy and you help make your community a destination. Reducing waste is something everyone can do. We do not have a world hunger issue, we have a world waste issue.  I teach free monthly zero waste classes, intro to veganism, and host monthly meetups to bring the community together. As a speaker, I was able to reach thousands of people at the 7th annual Health Healing and Happiness conference here in Las Vegas to encourage them to reduce waste, go vegan, and support locals. Working with local and national businesses, leaders and congress, I have been able to make a drastic change in my community.

What can Lady Code readers do in their communities to get involved? One thing you can do right away is use your voice for what you believe in! We have so much power behind our voice and if you are not speaking about something you believe in, your community is missing out. It all depends on what your passion is, but you can host community cleanups, teach a class about something you believe in, reach out to local businesses to host events to raise money for non-profits. My favorite quote from Mother Teresa…” I can do things better than you can…you can do things better than I can…but together we can do great things” If you are not good at planning community outreach activities, find someone in your local community who is and use your talents to help them!

In your free time, what do you enjoy doing? Everything I do, I do with love. I do not add anything to my calendar if I am not going to enjoy it. I have come to a point in my life where I do what I love, and I love what I do. During my free time I spend time out in nature. I love hiking, camping, kayaking, grounding, gardening and just being out with our Mother Earth.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Best advice I have ever received was you will always have haters in your life and people who will try and put you down. Be the bigger person and send love their way! Keep being you and never change.

Instagram: @Jodymarie_official
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/jodymarieofficial
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Meet Miss New England Earth United States 2018: Isabella Bennett

Miss New England Earth United States 2018, Isabella Bennett, is an Environmental Activists and Information Technology Apprentice from the beautiful state of Rhode Island. She is a first generation college graduate who studied Wedding and Event Planning at the New York Institute of Art and Design and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Sustainability through the University of California: Los Angeles Extension Program. During her time competing in the Miss USA pageant system, Bella won the Miss Amity Award at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Miss Rhode Island USA Pageant. Last year, she was fortunate enough to receive the Beauty for a Cause Award at the 2017 Miss Earth United States Pageant. In her spare time, she serves as Treasurer of the Rhode Island Theatre Educational Association, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for high school to promote their theatre programs, advocate for theatre education, and feature the work of their talented students.

Hometown: Middletown, Rhode Island
Current city: North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Occupation: Audio Visual Technician & Information Technology Apprentice
Hobbies: Traveling, journaling, baking, performing, and napping.
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese
Favorite movie: Armageddon
Three words that sum you up: Adventurous, adaptable, open-minded
Song you have on repeat right now: Move Together by James Bay
Dream job: Professional Actress
One thing you can’t live without: Moisturizer
Favorite quote: “Her courage was her crown and she wore it like a Queen.” – Atticus

Having a state title must keep you pretty busy! What is a typical day like for you? As an Audio Visual Technician for international science conferences, I spend a large portion of the year traveling. I am currently in the process of getting ready to leave for our summer conference season, so things are a little hectic right now. At the moment, a typical weekday for me consists of working 8:00am – 5:00pm at the office, running errands, taking a power nap, having dinner with my family, at least an hour at the gym, daily meditation,and then catching up on emails or watching an episode of Survivor before bed. On the weekends, I try to make at least one appearance as Miss New England Earth United States 2018, visit my friends and extended family because I won’t have the opportunity to see them for a few months, complete both a morning and evening workout, meal prep for the week, and catch up on household chores. Most people find adhering to such a strict schedule to be dull and daunting, but I actually find that it helps to keep me calm when things get chaotic. While I am never opposed to adjusting my plan, overall I tend to have significantly better days when my time is well structured.

What has been the highlight of your reign so far? During Earth Week I had the opportunity to attend the Party for the Planet at the Roger Williams Park Zoo (Providence, Rhode Island) and at Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, Connecticut). Party for the Planet is an annual Earth Day celebration held by more than 130 American Zoo and Aquarium Association-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America. Both Rhode Island and Connecticut public schools were on vacation that week so the facilities were packed with families! Throughout the events, I had the opportunity to speak with guests about endangered species, marine pollution, and recycling. There is something really special about seeing a child’s eyes light up as you talk to them about their favorite animal or something they learned in school about the environment. Helping to cultivate a child’s a love and respect for nature is the most worthwhile thing I have done with my title. 

What are some of your best beauty secrets to looking flawless all the time?
Good skin care is the foundation to every beauty look. The best way to keep your skin looking happy and health is to stay hydrated; beauty starts from within! I also firmly believe that everyone should use a moisturizer. My skincare routine consists of a vitamin c serum, lightweight gel moisturizer, eye cream with spf during the day, gentle charcoal cleanser, night cream, and hydrating eye cream before bed. Skincare products are something I never skimp on when in the beauty aisle. Having worked as a cosmetics associate for a major department store, I can honestly tell you that not all products are created equally. When looking for skincare products, I pay close attention to the ingredients and actively avoid products that contain synthetic colors and fragrances, parabens, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

Lady Code has a focus on anti-bullying and women empowerment. Do you have any advice for our readers who may be victims of bullying? As someone who has been a victim of bullying, I can tell you first hard that as hard as it may be right now, you will get through this. You are so much stronger than you think. While everyone’s situation is different, it is important for each of you to remember not to isolate yourself. Seek out the people in your life that you can confide in and surround yourself with their optimism and positivity. Never go through this in silence. Your emotions are valid, your thoughts are valid, and there are people who are not only willing to listen but who want to listen. You are not alone.

Tell us about your platform: As any pageant girl will tell you, developing our personal platform is an essential part of this journey for us. Our platform is what drives us; at its core, it is the reason we are competing. I chose to compete in for the title of Miss Earth United States because I believe in the mission of the organization. Their mission to protect and preserve our planet directly aligns with my personal goals and my platform which is “Educate to Advocate”.

One of the things I hear when I talk to people about environmental concerns like climate change and marine pollution is that they don’t know enough about the topic or that they had no idea that these were such big issues. It is impossible for someone to care about something if they are uninformed. This is where education comes into play. Every conversation that you have with someone is an opportunity to teach and to learn. By opening a dialogue, we are enabling ourselves to both share and receive valuable information. Through my volunteer work, I try to talk to as many people as possible about the challenges and threats that our environment is facing. The best way to advocate for our environment is by helping others to develop an understanding of what is happening and why these issues matter. By educating others on the impact that humans have on earth’s delicate ecosystems and the organism that call our planet home, my hope is that I can help to create a greener future for the generations that follow.

What can Lady Code readers do in their communities to get involved? The biggest thing you can do to support my platform and the health of our planet is to start taking an interest in the environment! Take the initiative to learn more about the environmental concerns that your community is facing and how you help to combat these problems on a local level. There are wonderful environmental organizations in every state who have representatives that want to help you learn about challenges your area are facing. Becoming a well-informed citizen is the first step to being able to aid in the protection and preservation our planet!

In your free time, what do you enjoy doing? Since we are so close to competition season, I don’t have a lot of free time right now between volunteer work, practicing for the pageant, and training at the gym. When I do get some down time I usually spend it watching Survivor with my family; we are currently in the process of watching every season from start to finish. I also thoroughly enjoy making colored coded charts and spreadsheets. I have the Google Sheets application on my phone and am constantly creating and updating documents to keep myself organized. I find to be very relaxing.

What is the best advice you have ever received? A dear friend and mentor of mine Mr. Robert Shaffer use to recite a famous quote by Dan Montano. It is something that has always stuck with me. “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

Twitter: @IsabellaBrie
Instagram: @isabella.brie
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/missnewenglandearthus/

MEET ELITE MISS RHODE ISLAND EARTH 2018: LAURA BARLOW

Elite Miss Rhode Island 2018, Laura Barlow, developed a passion for nature and animals at a young age. Now in her thirties, she spends her time volunteering, running a non-profit organization and taking care of her two rescue dogs. Her purpose in this world is to spread a message of love and compassion towards nature, animals and humanity. Laura also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and is a school teacher. Laura is proud to be Elite Miss Rhode Island 2018!


Hometown: Cranston, Rhode Island
Occupation: Teacher
Hobbies: Volunteering, Nature, Animals, Health and Fitness, Cooking, Event Planning, Fundraising, Fashion
Favorite food: Do I have to pick one!? I love to eat! Some of my favorite foods include: Vegan Macaroni & Cheese, Vegan Nachos, Maple Mustard Tempeh and Hummus!!
Favorite movie: Avatar and Contact
Three words that sum you up: Compassionate, Passionate and Motivated
Song you have on repeat right now: XO by Beyonce! The song came out in 2013 but recently I have really connected to it. I love the theme of the song, “to create light from darkness.”
Dream job: I am blessed to be a teacher and I love my career. My other dream job would be working full time to help animals. I would particularly love to help put an end to the Taiji dolphin drive hunt.
One thing you can’t live without: My family and dogs!
Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Having a state title must keep you pretty busy! What is a typical day like for you?
I am very busy! My typical day involves teaching, taking care of my dogs, completing my responsibilities involved in running a non profit organization and being a state title holder. It is a lot of work but I would not have it any other way. Service to my students, community, state and the planet is what gives me purpose. I also make sure to take care of myself as well. Everyday I make time for healthy eating, exercise and relaxation. In order to best serve others we ourselves must first be physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.

What has been the highlight of your reign so far?
The highlight of my reign so far has been all of the amazing people I have met in my community and all of the wonderful organizations I have been involved with. I have volunteered weekly and I have so much more planned. It feels amazing to be making a positive difference in my community! There truly is joy in service to others. I am very thankful to the Miss Earth United States organization for giving me this amazing opportunity to be an ambassador to environmental protection campaigns.

What are some of your best beauty secrets to looking flawless all the time?
My best beauty secret is to use cruelty free products! Nothing makes me feel more beautiful than knowing that no animals were harmed in the making of my beauty products.

Lady Code has a focus on anti-bullying and women empowerment. Do you have any advice for our readers who may be victims of bullying?
Seek help! If you are being bullied please talk to a teacher, friend or parent. Please also know that you are not alone. It is impossible to be alone because you are connected to everything around you. I would also like to offer this quote from Scott Stabile as advice: “I wish you knew how normal your feelings are, and how universal your struggle is. You are so not alone. You couldn’t be alone if you tried.”

Tell us about your platform:
My platform is “We Are All Connected.” I want to help people awaken from the illusion of separation and to understand that we are all connected: nature, animals and humanity. We are all Earthlings. Every action we take has an impact on others. It feels great to know that we can live a lifestyle that shows compassion, love and respect for humanity, animals and our planet.

What can Lady Code readers do in their communities to get involved?
There are easy things that we can do everyday to respect the connection between all life. Reducing single use plastic, recycling, eating vegan meals, saying no to plastic straws and picking up trash are just a few examples. To get more involved in your community, search online or through social media for organizations that have a mission you feel connected to and passionate about. Reach out to organizations and ask what you can do to get involved. Most organizations need volunteers and would love to have your help!

In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?
In my free time I enjoy running a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and volunteering with causes that I am passionate about. I also enjoy trying out new vegan recipes in the kitchen, dining out at restaurants and traveling. I love spending time with my family and loved ones including my two rescue dogs, Baxter and Mama Belle.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice that I have ever received was to research how animals are treated in society. The knowledge that I gained though my research helped me to open up my heart to animals, to truly love and respect them. It feels amazing to live a lifestyle that shows compassion on animals, to know that my everyday choices reflect my core belief of love and respect for all life.

MEET MISS NEBRASKA EARTH 2018: MERRICK ALEXANDER

Today on LadyCode we have a guest interview with Miss Nebraska Earth United States 2018, Merrick Alexander. Merrick is a small town, farm girl living in a big city studying History, Psychology, and Classics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Music has been her passion since she was 3 years old, and she has been through years of vocal training. She is able to sing in several different languages including Hebrew and Italian. Aside from music, her life has revolved around faith, family, and sports. Merrick is also a graduate of two separate modeling and acting programs, and continues to pursue both of these career fields, while volunteering and advocating for Earth and its people.

Quick facts…
Hometown: Plainview, NE
Occupation: University Student/ Model/ Nanny
Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Art, Volunteering, Running
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite movie: Raise Your Voice
Three words that sum you up: Unique, Compassionate, Motivated
Song you have on repeat right now: The Girl You Think I Am by Carrie Underwood
Dream job: Miss Earth / Singer
One thing you can’t live without: Music
Favorite quote: Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.

Having a state title must keep you pretty busy! What is a typical day like for you?
My days contain a balance of workouts, school, work, appearances, and photoshoots, plus I like to enjoy social time as well. The key is to be well-organized and recognize how much you can actually handle in one day without slacking on any of it. Being a student adds a little inconsistency to my schedule, and appearances are on different days and times, so you have to be orderly to make it on time to everything and be well prepared.

What has been the highlight of your reign so far?
The highlight of my reign has honestly been all of the little moments. The smiles on the faces of everyone I encounter, the opportunity to help others and be a part of something so much bigger than myself. I had the opportunity to be a part of the Autism Puzzle Walk in Omaha, NE, to hang out with the families and children. I was brought there to make them smile and bring joy and inspiration to their day, but it turns out that is exactly what they did for me. Seeing their strength and courage, and the utter happiness they get out of life was unbelievable. I want to find that same freedom in life. I had the same type of experience volunteering for Dance Marathon. Children are amazing and we can learn so much from them. These are a couple highlights, out of a multitude more. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with incredible people who constantly help me grow as an individual.

What are some of your best beauty secrets to looking flawless all the time?
My best beauty secret is that Natural is Beautiful. For many of the appearances I have done I have worn much more natural looking makeup, no false lashes, and no extensions. I love doing more natural looks because I believe we are all beautiful in our own skin, and I want to show young girls they can be proud of their own natural beauty. This is why I chose to not to wear extensions or false lashes in my Official Headshot as Miss Nebraska Earth 2018. Another quick beauty tip is that less is more with makeup, and to always have translucent powder on hand to help with oil!

Lady Code has a focus on anti-bullying and women empowerment. Do you have any advice for our readers who may be victims of bullying?
The subject of bullying touches right at home for me. My older sister and I both experienced bullying in JH and High School. It breaks my heart that I have to share my advice, because it means bullying still breaks the hearts and minds of young men and women. My first piece of advice when it comes to bullying is that you make sure your actions are in check. We must always follow the “Golden Rule.” So, even if someone treats you poorly, never let that darkness seep into your own heart and actions. Don’t be afraid to speak to someone about the way you are being treated. People do care, and will help if you let them know what is happening. I promise you are NEVER alone, even though sometimes it feels like it. Remember your worth and value, it will help you stay strong in moments where bullies may try to wear you down. Most importantly I would tell a victim that I truly believe in them and that they are special, worthy, and loved.

Tell us about your platform:
-First of all, my advocacy as an Earth Warrior is to preserve and protect Earth. Earth is truly a gift, and has been taken advantage of for hundreds of years. It is up to us now to work on changing our behavior and working to cleanse the Earth of garbage and damage. These changes will not happen overnight, but the more awareness we spread about recycling, picking up trash, reusable straws, bags, and cups, plant diversity, etc. we can begin to cause multiple ripples and then hopefully a wave of change. Let’s be the difference our Earth needs and the people of Earth need.
-My personal platform is “You Define You.” I came up with this movement to teach men and women all over the world that their circumstances do not have to define them. This is a movement to become extraordinary. We need to dare to dream bigger than we have ever dreamt before, and have the courage to pursue those dreams. We can break out of whatever box we are placed into, either by ourselves or by others, and become the incredible person we are meant to be. It begins with believing in yourself, and recognizing that you are capable of achieving whatever it is that your heart desires. Make the changes necessary and chase after your dreams and goals. Believe in yourself; I believe in you.

What can Lady Code readers do in their communities to get involved?
Oh my goodness! There are so many simple ways to get involved and help out our Beautiful Earth! First of all, you can make a personal initiative to change. You can recycle, use reusable bags, straws, and cups. These are all small changes that can be made at your own home. Many communities have groups that plant trees or do trash clean-ups. One way to find events is simply by googling events happening in your area or by using the key word search for events on Facebook. For example, Keep Omaha Beautiful and the Arbor Day Foundation both post events on Facebook people can volunteer for or donate funding too. It is truly so easy to get involved, and working as a group makes it so fun too! I would absolutely encourage you to get out in the community and start making a difference. Also, raise awareness through social media about things you learn or ways to help. If you are going to an event, post about it to see if others want to help as well. Let’s get everyone in action, and create a wave of change!
In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?
Free Time? What is Free time? Haha Just kidding!  In my free time I love to travel, go to concerts, read, draw, paint, and most definitely watch movies. I catch up on time with my friends, family, and boyfriend. I love to go fishing, tubing, and boating. Spending time relaxing outdoors is one of my all-time favorite things to do. Also, I love love love to shop. So, when I get the time, I hit the malls and boutiques!
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“You are enough” is probably the most important thing someone has ever said to me. We get so caught up in competition to remember that even without a trophy, crown, sash, or medal we are still so worthy of living an incredible life. We are all beautiful, wonderful, children of God, and he made us exactly who and how we are supposed to be with a purpose. People are constantly telling us the areas we need to improve or do better, so my favorite piece of advice to calm the storm is “you are enough.” Another piece of advice I live by is “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” This piece of advice brings an optimistic lens to life.

KEEP UP WITH MERRICK
Twitter: @merrickrandy
Instagram: merrickrandy
Facebook Fan Page: Miss Nebraska Earth United States

NEW COVERGIRL MATTE MADE FOUNDATION

Hi dolls!

Covergirl sent me their new Matte Made Foundation to try so I decided to share my try on and first impressions with you on my channel! Here is the full video:

APPLICATION: It paired very nicely with the CoverGirl smoothing primer, and I mixed the shades M50 and L50 to get my perfect match. I LOVE that they created a shade for EVERY skin tone! The foundation easily glides on to the skin and provides medium-buildable coverage.

WEAR TEST: The foundation DID stay on all day. The formula is lightweight and long lasting. Since my skin is more dry, it did feel a little drying on my skin, but if you are oily this shouldn’t be a problem!

I’m heading to Shreveport, LA tomorrow for Miss USA and I can’t wait to share my experience at Miss USA with you on my social media!

XOX

Lisa

BARCELONA TRAVEL BLOG

Hey Dollies!

As you may have seen on my social media, I spent the weekend in Barcelona, Spain to celebrate Franz’s birthday. I studied abroad in Barcelona for 6 months and I fell in love with the city so I was super excited to go back! We didn’t do a lot of sightseeing, but I vlogged the highlights of my trip to share with you!

Barcelona Travel Vlog:

We stayed at the iconic Hotel Arts in Barcelona, which was a stunning property located in a great section on the city by the beach and marina. The views from our room were stunning and you could see the entire city from our room!

Since Franz and I are both foodies (I think its a Taurus thing), we spent the majority of our time eating the amazing Spanish food. Luckily the city provides such scenic walks that we walked off most of the calories we consumed on the trip.

The hotel we were staying at gave us complimentary access to their spa on the 43rd floor since we were celebrating our birthdays, and it was the perfect way to close out our mini getaway.

We flew to Barcelona from London since I was there for my birthday, but I didn’t vlog the trip since I was there recently. You can see my previous London vlog here:

 

FAST & EASY RED SMOKY EYE TUTORIAL FEAT. PUR X BOXYCHARM PALETTE

Dolls! I shared that I’ll be giving away a PUR x Boxycharm eyeshadow palette in my most recent Boxycharm Unboxing! The day is finally here and this is your chance to enter to WIN a this glam eyeshadow palette.

To inspire you, I filmed a tutorial along with the giveaway announcement. I decided to do a red smoky eye that is simple and fun.

Rules to enter:

1. Open to LadyCode Subscribers only

2. Like this video

3. Comment with your favorite emoji

4. Follow me @Lisa_Opie on Instagram and comment with that same emoji and let me know you entered my secret giveaway on youtube!

5. Open international

6.Winner will be selected on May 6 and contacted via Instagram on May 7 for shipping information

Let me know what you think about the look!

XOX

Lisa

Miami Culinary Tours: Wynwood Food Tour Review

Hey foodies! Miami Culinary Tours treated me to their Wynwood food tour yesterday. As you may have seen on my story, it was a lot of fun and the food was incredible. Our tour guide, Marie, started off the tour with the history of Wynwood, Miami’s hip, up and coming art district.

At each stop, our tour guide took the time to explain the ingredients of each dish we were trying, along with background information about each dining location. My favorite part about the tour was that it was a walking tour, so we were able to truly see Wynwood while trying its unique cuisine.

Our tour included 5 total dining stops. I showed up STARVING and I was struggling to finish the last two meals, so there is definitely plenty to eat. The Wynwood tour started with small sandwiches at a vegan restaurant. The second stop was a Peruvian restaurant where they served us ceviche and tacos. The third stop was a taco bar with more tacos, and the fourth stop served us sliders and tuna tartare. Our final stop was dessert, where we had fantastic gelato.

This tour did include drinks and an alcoholic beverage at one location. I have a food allergy, and the tour guide did everything she could to cater to my food allergy, which was awesome. Another person on the tour also had an allergy and she was accommodated as well.

The tour lasted about 2-3 hours and we learned so much about the Wynwood neighborhood that Franz and I decided to walk around and explore even more after the tour. Miami Culinary Tours is a local, small business, and they also offer tours of South Beach and Little Havana. I’m definitely dying to try the Little Havana food tour next, because I LOVE Cuban sandwiches and Mojitos!

Have you ever taken a culinary tour? What was your experience like? let me know in the comments below!

XOX

Lisa

 

BEST & WORST FOUNDATIONS

I’ve been promising to do a best & worst foundations review and video for a while now, and I feel like I have finally tried and experimented with enough foundation products to bring you this video and review! Watch my foundation hits and misses video here:

Which foundations have you tried? Which ones do you LOVE and which ones didn’t work for you? I’m curious to know so share your thoughts in the comments below!

XOX Lisa

Breezy Sunset Boulevard

­­­­Hey girlies! I’m currently in Los Angeles for two weeks with Beauty by LadyCode and PageantLIVE! This look is super LA and I think it’s the perfect fit for the climate here in LA, because its a nice transitional piece that can work with the weather here.

TOP: Yandy
COAT: Boohoo
PANTS: Boohoo
HANDBAG: MANGO Bratislava
BOOTIES: EGO Official
LASHES: The LadyCode Shop “Gemini” Lashes

Photography by Jose Burrola//Intuition Design Photography