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Self Date Sunday: Chesapeake Beach Salon + Spa

It’s winter; the harsh cold and winds have our skin dry, lacking vitamins and moisture, our face’s whiplashed into flakes. While at-home spa treatments (and the thought of the low temperatures keeping you from wanting to leave your house) can be effective, there’s nothing quite like getting yourself out and getting the professional treatment. When I was approached by local CB Salon + Spa to come in for a relaxation day I was ecstatic. I took a day trip to the scenic beach side town (really, there’s nothing so heart-thumping as seeing the sea side, even in 25 degree temps) and indulged myself.

After changing out of my cold weather layers and into the quintessential fuzzy robe it was time to begin. I headed into a red lit chamber where I lay undressed in a shallow tub. I received what the CB Spa calls the “vichy scrub”; a full body exfoliating scrub and rinse which eliminates dry skin and soothes it with warm water and lavender soap and moisturizer. HELLO HEAVEN.

Next up it was time for my facial. I relaxed with soothing sounds, layers (and I mean layerS) of exfoliates, lotions, and warm towel wraps immersed in massaging shoulders. It was bliss. And all of a sudden it was three hours later; time flies by when you’re eyes are closed and your body is getting it’s highest form of self-date love.

Fresh faced and smooth bodied I reluctantly made my way to the beverage bar and on to the changing room to return to the real world, not ready to confront the freezing world outside. Thankfully, my body stayed smooth for days after, and my face literally glowed (as compliments at work let on).

More about the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: it’s one of the top wedding destinations on the Eastern Shore (meaning if you’re getting married and want a gorgeous white-sand beach without the trip to the Bahamas, you can head there) (not that I’m looking either but hey), and the salon gets pretttty crazy around wedding season, Mother’s Day, and other warm-weather holidays. With such generous and exceptional staff, it’s hard not to want to treat yourself and those you love to such luxury.

Have you ever had a spa day? If you’re a DC/MD/VA resident I highly suggest the day trip to Chesapeake Beach for the salon; it’s worth the trip and the exiting of the city for the relaxing sea side!

Be sure to follow the CB Salon and Spa on Twitter, on InstaGram and check out the website here!

this post is sponsored by the CB Salon and Spa

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Palette

20131211-100314.jpgI may not be your usual beauty blogger, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate an easy to use palette for dolling myself up! This palette was sent to me by BrandBacker and Studio Gear Cosmetics for review. It arrived quickly in non-descript yet festive holiday packaging (love the bokeh effects!)
I played around with it over the course of a couple of days, acquainting myself with the palette and how it works for me. 20131211-100406.jpg
I loved that the inside gave concise directions for applying the make up, and the powder isn’t too loose or messy. The colors are bold, but they don’t show up/stay as such even with primer, which is good for those not looking to go crazy. I know the “coal” hue scared me at first, but it’s not overbearing at all. I’m the biggest fan of the ‘frost” color, as it’s used on the inners of your eyes and reminds me of a pin-up style like that. The “Frost” and “Glimmer” are even great colors on their own/with just eyeliner and mascara.

What do you think of me in this holiday make up!?

If you’re interested in trying out Studio Gear Cosmetics’ Holiday Palette, you can score 10% off by using code SGHOLIDAY at checkout!
And don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a BATH BOMB GIFTSET!

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New In: Monogram Necklace + A Giveaway!!!

I love that these initial monogram necklaces are so big right now! A throwback to the 90’s and the ever-so-iconic “Carrie” necklace of the Sex And The City days. I’ve been seeing everyone from Lucy Hale to Lacey of ALaceyPerspective, and everyone everywhere. Pretty much.
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Thank you to ONecklace for sending me this beautiful custom piece! Their team and I worked together to choose the perfect metal, cut, and style for me. I chose my initials, spelling out Sahra Katharine Schukraft, in a silver which will compliment my skin even at it’s palest. They ship from Jerusalem, which was said to take about 2 weeks but actually took less than one to reach me! I love the magnetic and ornate box to keep my cherished necklace safe and sound in when it’s not adorning my clavicle.

Now, it’s your turn to cash in on this trend! ONecklace is GIVING AWAY one FREE custom necklace to one lucky follower! And for those of you don’t win, score 10% off with code “GIFT” at check out! The giveaway is open worldwide, and you get to pick your choice of silver or gold, and which 3 initials you’d like!
Here’s how to enter:
Follow me on BlogLovin‘ AND ‘Like’ ONecklace on Facebook

Leave me a comment with your email address confirming that you did this!

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each completed with your appropriate username/handle!):
Follow me on Twitter
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Follow me on InstaGram, repost the giveaway image, and tag #EffortlessGiveaway

I will use a Random Number Generator on August 29th to pick a winner; GOOD LUCK!!


Holy Toledo it’s humid (as you can tell by my frizzled hair)! I’ve been slightly sick and staying indoors as best I can but the warmth is so nice outside. Just, the humidity… Oh, we’re starting August off on the right foot! Thankfully, I’m wearing the most perfect summer dress, lightweight and comfortable, and totally on trend with it’s tribal print and hi-low/mullet skirt!

Chenoa Tribal Dress gifted from SugarLips Apparel

Handed down elephant necklace from my paternal grandmother

DIY bracelet

Bakers pumps

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Garden City Plaza

I was feeling cabin feverish the other day so I decided to get outside. The Garden City shopping center in Cranston, RI was the perfect location! I could walk shop to shop between sunlight and air conditioning with my delicious Berry Hibiscus Refresher from Starbucks; damn those things are good.

Also, I get alot of questions about my tattoos and figured I’ll do a post about them. If anyone has any specific questions about them, comment with them and I’ll have them answered later this week!

Aeropostale basic tank

BullHead white denim from PacSun

Bag gifted from Francesca’s Collection

Michael Kors watch

Necklace gifted from J. Rudy Lewis

bangles/bracelets from Target, Forever21, DIY

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