As a part of my new series, THE WEEKLY, this post is a round-up of last week’s shenanigans & a few tips I learned or experiences I had along the way.
I know many of you like to follow along on daily life as a blogger & life in Los Angeles through vlogs on YouTube ( & I’ll still be doing those! ), so I thought I’d pop in on a weekly basis to give y’all a little round-up of the previous week in my life.
It’s a bit easier than doing YouTube videos every week. I just DON’T have that kind of time at the moment, though that is a goal in the future.
Obviously, I love sharing my day-to-day life with you beebus people. Last week was pretty busy. In today’s post I’m talking about my recent visit with my naturopath, my possible coffee replacement, blogger events & tips, some cute outfits, & other stuff I thought might be helpful.
I had the first follow-up with my naturopathic/holistic doctor on monday morning. We went over test results ( blood test & um, digestive test… ) that checked my tolerance/allergies to foods ( which I’ve done before ) & the status of my gut health.
The results SHOCKED me, honestly. My intolerance to gluten decreased quite dramatically from my tests done a couple of years ago, and I found out that I’m quite intolerant to EGGS & SUGAR. BRB– I’m crying. I eat eggs SO often.
If my Monday can teach you anything, it’s to go get blood work done if you suspect you have issues with inflammation & gut health! It was such helpful information to have.
She prescribed me a few natural medications to help populate my stomach with good bacteria, block inflammation, & decrease stress/anxiety. She also suggested I try the Candida Diet due to my intolerance to sugar. More to come on this one.
Once I find a solid supplement regimen that works for me, I’ll share it with y’all! I don’t want to speak on anything too soon.
BTW– if you’re in the LA area & you want to find a naturopath, my doctor has been great so far! Let me know if any of you need her info.
Also, through one of my instagram friends, I discovered Teecino, an herbal tea that tastes like COFFEE. Can you BELIEVE? I’ve been wanting to cut my coffee intake, so I’m testing out a few different flavors of Teecino, & pairing it with unsweetened almond milk in place of a morning latte.
Tuesday evening was all about celebrating the launch of the Ouai’s new ombre spray called Sun of a Beach. The Ouai is one of my top-recommended haircare brands, because the quality of the products are KILLER & the packaging is freaking gorg.
The aesthetic of the brand is kind of my inspiration for everything at the moment. It’s so beautiful. Right now I’m loving their Rose Hair & Body Oil and their CLASSIC Wave Spray.
I wore this over-all-style dress, a drapey top ( similar here ) & these shoes to the launch. LOVED this look!
Last Wednesday, I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with Nuface. For those of you who don’t know about Nuface: they’re a seriously-revolutionary company creating at-home micro-current treatment devices. These devices help to fight aging by toning your face muscles on a daily basis.
I’ve had my eye on this tool for awhile, but didn’t know if it was worth the money, so I was excited to get invited to try it out first.
I’m NOT being paid to say this ( though I did get to grab a Nuface mini to try out at home! ): Nuface is UNREAL.
During my facial, my esthetician spread the conducting gel ( comes with your Nuface ) on the right side of my face, & then used the Nuface on just that side for about 3 minutes or so. After she treated the right side, she gave me a mirror to check out the instant results. I SHIT YOU NOT, the right side of my face ( my brow & cheek bone, specifically ) was SO MUCH more lifted than the left.
I saw results immediately. After looking at a few of the longer-term trials involving women of all ages, I decided that I’m using this device every. damn. day. My face will thank me for it later.
If you’re looking to invest in one, I recommend getting the Nuface Trinity, as it has a specific attachment for treating your eye & lip areas, as well as an at-home laser treatment attachment. If that’s too much for you, go for the mini.
Thursday was QUITE a busy day that started with taking photos with The Ouai for the lightening spray I mentioned above! Their office is covered in inspiration photos & pretty products. I kind of want to do something like their inspo wall in my new apartment. Thoughts?
In the afternoon, I went on a long walk to Alfred Coffee in Brentwood to spend some time in the sun & to listen to the newest My Favorite Murder podcast episode ( it’s MY FAV ). Oddly enough, The Ouai partnered with Alfred to promote all things The Ouai ( very on-brand for me that day ).
On Thursday evening, my FLAWLESS assistant, Emma, & I went to the opening of a new hotel, the Westdrift, in Manhattan Beach. In terms of getting invited to events like this ( because I know some of y’all are bloggers & are interested in hospitality events! ), a PR company I have worked with in the past reached out to me with the invite!
Even though I don’t have much personal use for a hotel so close to my apartment, I like to show-face at events put on by PR firms & companies I like to work with. It’s always good to go support their new ventures, show some social love, & chat with the people behind the business!
Emma came over to help with the Poshmarking process on Friday morning ( she listed TONS of new clothes on there! ), because I honestly despise spending time posting my clothes online.
While Emma was busy being my magical Poshmark fairy, I was recipe-testing & doing behind-the-scenes work on H+H. Only 1 of the 4 recipes I tested on Friday actually turned out the way I wanted, LOL. I’ll be sharing that one soon!
After working, I headed to a Pure Barre class with Kira Grace, a yoga-style athleticwear company. I got so many questions about this top after putting it on my instagram story! I hadn’t done barre in quite awhile, so that class was killer. I’m so ready to start adding pilates/barre back into my workout routine.
After my workout, I treated myself to a ~fancy~ lunch by myself ( my favorite thing EVER. eating alone is a beautiful thing. ) at Neiman’s. That BROTH, THO.
Because I was on a bit of a productivity high, I spent friday night recording a Spring/Summer clothing haul ( will be up on my channel tomorrow! ). I also watched 2 seasons of the documentary series Flint Town on Netflix. I highly recommend.
On occasion, I’ll add some of my weekend activities in these weekly posts. Why not.
Because Saturday was Cinco De Mayo, after a quick morning workout, I spent most of the day with friends, sipping tequila by the beach. Obviously, I had to make my 3-ingredient skinny margarita.
Luckily for me, my best friend had this UNBELIEVABLE tequila stored away in her freezer, so I helped myself to that. Like…. really helped myself. This is something that I do not recommend.
Sunday was painful.
So that’s it for my Weekly #1. Are y’all liking this idea or nah?? Is it too much or do y’all like these daily tips? Let me know your thoughts.
Talk soon, beebs. xx
Kennedy Lazar says
love it and you as always
Krista @hundredblog says
Loved reading about your week and yes, OUAI is such a great quality brand!
I love your new series, Payton!! It’s so honestly and chill.
And story of my life with tequilla. I broke my ankle drinking that shit!