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About Lindsay Carreiro

Lindsay Carreiro is the woman behind Fashionista's Travel. She is obsessed with fashion and style, as well as her love for exploring new places. She can be a bit of a wine snob and a sassy pants. Don't say we didn't warn you :)

Review: Garnier Anti-Wrinkle Face & Eye Cream

I absolutely love reviewing products and sharing them with you! Today I have finally have TWO really great product reviews for y’all. They both are made by Garnier which has really come a long way in the skin care genre. Most of you have probably used their BB Cream and hair care products but I highly recommend checking out this new line of anti-wrinkle products.

Many of you know that I do enjoy using Olay‘s anti-aging face moisturizer but about a month or so ago I decided to switch to Garnier for a bit. Well I’m pleased to say that I am loving this skin care line. It’s also a bit cheaper than Olay which doesn’t hurt either.

So here’s the deal:

Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer is what I have been using on my face.  It’s pretty light-weight but heavy at the same time to give enough moisture for the upcoming colder months. The real test will be in the winter but I’ll have to wait and see.

Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is clearly for your eyes–under and above REALLY moisturizes! I started using this in the summer when my eyelids started getting dry patches. Dry patches are all gone and this is a really great eye cream.

So I’m not saying that Olay still isn’t a good product but if you are in the market for a new moisturizer you really should look into Garnier.

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Rainy days & New Jersey

Whew! What a day! I shouldn’t complain too much because I have had worse days but I’m pretty exhausted at the moment.  So any-who this past weekend I was in New Jersey to visit my boyfriend. It was a pretty relaxing weekend, he just moved so there was a lot to still do around the house and I didn’t mind helping. So basically we finally got him settled which is always nice!

This was pretty much my first adult visit to New Jersey. When I was a child my family took us to Six Flags before they opened Six Flags New England.  I just remember being in a rental van and driving about 6 hours. Luckily this visit is only a 3 hour drive door-to-door.

I did not make it to Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, maybe Columbus Day weekend when I go back down to visit.  I will be REALLY excited when that happens because I enjoy watching the show Cake Boss!! My favorite day from my mini-trip was Saturday night.  We picked up some Raspberry wine and my boyfriend made me a great dinner–it was truly awesome. :)

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So besides my trip and a small case of the stomach bug yesterday things have been pretty mellow.  Today it is raining here and it’s actually pretty chilly.  I am sporting fleece pants and slippers at the moment!

I hope your weekend was great and your week is off to a good start! :)

Pizza and coffee...breakfast of champions

Mondays suck! Weekend Recap

Monday was here again–it is probably the most dreaded day out of the whole week for most people.  At least for me and my fellow Providence teachers, it is only a 3day work week. Knowing I only have to work for 3days REALLY helps get me through the days.

So that being said, how was your weekend? Did you do anything good? It’s pretty rare that I blog about something so general but I figured why not, maybe people will want to share and that is always welcome.

My weekend was pretty mellow but fun at the same time. Some of you know that my boyfriend of 2years and I broke up last March only to get back together around June. Well he has up and moved to New Jersey for work (don’t worry we are still together), needless to say I was a tad lonely but that is when my wonderful girlfriends stepped in.

When I tell you that I vegged out all weekend it is no lie. There were a few productive things that happened, such as helping out at a family yard sale and going with my bestie to buy her wedding dress.  (so exciting!)

Other than that my weekend consisted of watching movies, The Other Woman and Scream 3 (random choices I know).  It also consisted of popcorn and pizza.  I finally introduced my bestie to the best pizza in RI, Twins. It was actually so refreshing to have a night in to talk and catch up, talk about boys like middle schoolers, and lounge in pjs. Every girl needs that once in awhile–I would like to make it on the regular!

So like I said my weekend was fun and very relaxed–my girls are awesome at keeping me distracted when I am missing my man so much. The good news is I will see him in a few days AND I get to do some road tripping to New Jersey twice a month! I’m going to try really hard to get to Carlo’s Bakery (Cake Boss) this weekend–I’ll report back!

Hope y’all are having a great start to your week–let us know what’s happening and if you had an exciting or relaxing weekend!

Pizza and coffee...breakfast of champions

Pizza and coffee…breakfast of champions


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Daycation @ Luniac Glamour

Everyone loves to pamper themselves semi-regular. Most of us plan out appointments weeks in advance and tend to stick to that tight schedule.  So what might happen if on a whim you decided to pamper yourself? Well I’ll tell you, a polished and fabulous you will emerge, even if it is on a weekday.

Today was the day I treated myself to an afternoon of glamour.  It’s not a secret that I live in Rhode Island and pretty much love it here, so of course when I’m thinking about going glamourous, Luniac Glamour comes to mind.

Most of you are loyal readers and probably have read a thing or two about Luniac Glamour in one way or another on Fashionista’s Travel.  One of the owners has been a friend of mine since we were 10 I believe (holy long time!) and I just absolutely love her shoppe and beauty bar!

So as I was saying, today after work, I treated myself to a blow-out and a manicure.  I don’t typically go outside of my regular salon for hair treatments but I am always on the look out for a good place to get my nails done.  Not to mention that Luniac Glamour is more than just a beauty bar, it is a locally stocked shop full of clothes, accessories, skin care items, and all things Rhode Island.

My blow-out was done by Courtney (sorry that sounds dirty) and also my nails as a matter of fact.  I was really impressed with the blow-out (it was actually my first), I ended up leaving with some serious volume! While I LOVED my hair, the nails are actually the highlight for me today.  Courtney talked about a new vinyl nail polish that is supposed to last about a week, so a little less than gel, BUT it is the same price as a regular manicure ($18).  I decided to give it a go and I freakin’ love how they turned out!

Vinyl nail polish in purple

Vinyl nail polish in purple

Fabulous blow-out

Fabulous blow-out

I’m telling you right now that if this polish goes a week and still looks good, I will be going back!! Let’s face it I’ll be going back regardless–I love it that much! Luniac Glamour runs some pretty great specials throughout the year and who can beat $20 blow-out Fridays?! Here is a list of their services:

LG menu

LG menu

 

Thanks to Jackie and Courtney for a great experience at Luniac Glamour today! I hope you all will go! :))

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries

24hrs in Boston, MA {Birthday edition}

Last weekend may have been Labor Day but it was also my 32nd birthday! Yikes, I’m really getting old…

Anyways my awesome boyfriend wanted to take me away and I suggested Boston, because it is only an hour from our home state of RI and I hadn’t been there in quite sometime. My only birthday requirements were to stay in a nice hotel and to be taken out for a steak dinner.

Requesting a nice hotel wasn’t new for me, I LOVE staying in hotels, but the steak dinner was another story.  Most of the time, I crave Italian, this time I wanted something I hardly ever order and that was a nice piece of steak.

I’m getting hungry just thinking about it again but let me start from the beginning with the hotel…

W Hotel‘s are probably my second favorite hotel chain, the first being the Four Seasons. There are many reasons why I love the W and here are a few; modern, PRODUCTS, fashion savvy, and technology friendly.

King size bed

King size bed

Bliss make some of the best beauty products

Bliss make some of the best beauty products

So those two pictures right there are two of my favorite things about the W Boston. Unfortunately during my stay the technology was lacking–there were plugins for iPhones and tablets, however they simply did not work. (sad face)

Another wonderful thing that happened during my stay at the W Boston was the surprise from my boyfriend…

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries

Yep, he’s a keeper!

So lets talk about that steak dinner I enjoyed. Originally we had planned on dinning at Top of the Hub in Boston but after reading the reviews it seemed like more of a place to get drinks at instead of food.  After a bit of digging I found the restaurant Smith & Wollensky.  A chain restaurant I know but a 5 star chain restaurant. We decided to give it a go. Now while I would have loved to photograph my entire meal, all I got was a picture of the steak (I was trying not to be on my phone).

Gorgonzola crusted filet mignon

Gorgonzola crusted filet mignon

It was quite possibly the best piece of food I have ever eaten.  Now as far as the actual restaurant goes, I would probably not go back, mainly because of decor and parts of my steak were undercooked. I understand it was a huge filet BUT for $50 it should be cooked to my liking. Don’t get me wrong, I still ate 80% of it, so it wasn’t terrible.

So as you can see my 24hrs in Boston were well spent. I had a great birthday weekend with my boyfriend and couldn’t have asked for anything more. I hope your Labor Day weekend was great too!