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A Long Wear Nail Polish System that is Blowing my Mind

How was your week? It was a light week as far as deadlines go on my end, and I loved the creative space it gave me! I’m working on a handful of blog posts and videos that will be rolling out soon, one of which is my absolute favorite summer salad. It’s filled with fresh basil and homemade “croutons”. Recipe will be coming soon!

We hosted my cousin Kelley and her family for the past few days. I think the last time the kids were together was many, many years ago at my other cousins’ wedding! Luke was a tiny baby! I wasn’t sure it would ever work out to have them here and we really enjoyed their visit.

My nephew Liam turns one next week so we’re having a little family party for him on Sunday evening! I’m also inching closer and closer to our trip up North to meet my newest little niece! AND we have an upcoming pool date with Justin’s sister and their crew too! I gotta say, this aunt gig is pretty great.

I shared this swimsuit on stories this week and just wanted to mention it here as well. It’s extremely flattering and fits very well. The cutouts on the sides make it feel special while still being a very functional one-piece swimsuit! I also love the removable straps!

These french breads from Bev Cooks look *so* good!

Cute tank tops from Anna!

Everything from this outdoor collection at Target is speaking my language!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed: 

Jason Wu Eyeshadow Palette

Natori racerback bra

Target paper bag shorts

Armani Beauty Glow Enhancer Highlighter

Patrick Ta Blush Palette

Patrick Ta Contour Palette 

IGK Legendary Shampoo and Conditioner

Ole Henriksen Lemonade Face Scrub

Esmeralda Grill local Mexican food 


This week’s discount codes (#ad): 

KiwiCo: You can get 30% off your first month of @kiwico with my code K8 !

Miranda Frye: Smallthings10 will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Spanx: Use code Katexspanx for 10% off plus free shipping!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 05.14.21

Thanks for the links, Kate! Have a great weekend! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Eeca Shyaa says · 05.14.21

Happy weekend! We are celebrating Eid Mubarak here in Malaysia. 🙂 x

Danielle says · 05.15.21

I adore these style of blog posts!

Danielle |

Barb says · 05.16.21

What about the target eyeshadow palette from a week or so ago? I forgot the brand.