Mara, From HTX to PDX

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Mar 28, 2017

GLOSSIER in PORTLAND

After work today I headed to a cute meetup with Glossier and AirBnB. I have always seen people talk about glossier but they are online only and I was cautious of just ordering things from them. I was able to try a few items and they even gave everyone boy brow and balm dot com. YOU GUYS, BOTH OF THESE ARE INSTANT FAVES.

I got coconut balm dot com for free but I want to order mint, I linked many glossier items below. In addition to the balm I got Boy Brow in clear. I want to order it in brown to take my brows next level. I like the way the brush and serum make my brows look a tad messy. I liked the undone huge brow effect.


Even the packaging is really nice. Fun fact, who was a fan of The Hills? Remember the girl that was so mean to Whitney when she worked at that magazine? That was Emily Weiss, the founder and CEO of Glossier! She worked her ass off and started such a great brand. I'm glad to have explored a part of downtown  being able to try everything.
LOVE, MARA
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Mar 27, 2017

MUSIC MONDAY: EVERYTHING THAT IS ESSENTIAL

I'm back! Sometimes you just need a second to step back but I feel great and I have more Portland specific things and events to share this week! I am really happy to start getting out, now that it's spring I feel like I just woke up from hibernating.
Last Friday adidas threw an EQT music festival with an open bar and kick back bites. Mini Burgers, quesadillas and popcorn were fuel to dance the night away. Kaytanada, Lou P and NXWorries Djed at the memorial colosseum, the venue for the night.
MUSIC MONDAY PLAYLIST:
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Mar 21, 2017

FIRST DAY OF SPRING, SOMEONE LET PORTLAND KNOW.

It is the first day of spring and Portland is still cold and rainy. I guess I didn't fully look at what weather is like in the Pacific North West. It doesn't get really warm until maybe May. When it reaches 50's I personally walk around in a longsleeve and think it feels "good." Maybe my body is changing but my mind still envy's everyone in 80 degree weather right now.


I'm also taking a Spring Break from my blog. 
One moment to myself to take a small breather. 
SEE YOU SOON!


LOVE, MARA
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Mar 17, 2017

TWISTED SHOTZ | HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Everyone's drinking holiday and day of wearing green, St. Patrick's Day is here. I'm teaming up with twisted shots to celebrate! They have many flavors to choose from and they are so easy for gatherings. I brought them to a baby shower. Ladies loved them! A few men tried them but weren't into it which is fine, because Twisted is all about #Twistedgals. Guess what? You ladies are able to win a free house party hosted by Twisted Shots!!!

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Mar 15, 2017

MAP ART | ROOM DECOR INSPO , Reveal Soon.

Its been almost 5 months since I moved to Portland! I had maybe 3 weeks to plan my move and I ended up coming here on a oneway ticket with 2 suitcases. I paid to ship my car that had a trunk full of clothes and other random items. We did a little bit of planning after that, but here we are 5 months later, and I have been living with no furniture. With a bit of change in plans with my stuff in Houston, I am going to start furnishing my apartment in PDX. I obviously want to do this on the cheap because 1) I own 1500 Sq Ft worth of stuff, 2) Shit is just expensive. 
It's fun because I am picking small pieces and I get to design a new place! I will be sharing some cheap and easy DIY hacks for temporary living situations. Conveniently while trying to make my house look like a home Modern Map Art  reached out and sent me a Houston Map Art Poster! I will be framing it for my bedroom and will show you my completed hacked bedroom next month. 
Below I have really cute living room inspiration for anyone who is interested in these Map Art Posters. I kind of want to buy New York and Portland to add to a gallery wall. I think being able to experience other parts of the country I have developed a love for a rustic, industrial style. I am dreaming of covering my dream kitchen in subway tiles.  I have a new love for leather couches and house plants. These map art posters layer in so well, I can't wait to share my new space with you!
I love my Houston Map Poster. Its pretty thick and comes in many measurements. I wanted mine to be a statement piece so I have a large 24x36 piece. It came tightly in a heavy duty poster tube and was preserved nicely! I get nervous sometimes with shipping prints so it was a pleasant arrival.
Life is good, I can't wait to share my DIY's and Hacks with you! If you are interested in Modern Map Art Posters you can find them here: https://www.modernmapart.com.



LOVE, MARA

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