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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 :)

Daycation @ Luniac Glamour

Daycation @ Luniac Glamour
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! :))

24hrs in Boston, MA {Birthday edition}

24hrs in Boston, MA {Birthday edition}
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!

 

People Check Emails on their Smartphones. 5 Tips to Make Sure Yours Get Read.

People Check Emails on their Smartphones. 5 Tips to Make Sure Yours Get Read.

I can’t start the day without checking my iPhone for new emails, calls and messages. And I’m sure most of you are the same, particularly since according to Movable Ink’s most recent data 47% of all sent emails are now opened on smartphones, which alone…

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Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Curacao: Island of Wonder and Intrigue Sunny, warm and charming, Curacao [pronounced 'koo-rah-sow'] is a beautiful resort destination that is relatively unknown to many people. With it’s Dutch Colonial buildings and traditional Caribbean feel, it’s a…

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What’s on tap?

What’s on tap?
What’s on tap?

Happy Friday y’all! It’s pretty rare that I write on a Friday morning but so far it’s been a fabulous day! After talking to a colleague during this dreadful summer job I have going, it was suggested that I write a bit more about weekend’s. It makes sense, weekends make the world go ’round. Everyone is always waiting for the weekend so why not talk about them.

So I ask you, what’s on tap for your weekend? This weekend I don’t have too much going on. Last weekend as you know I was in Maine and that was super awesome!

This is on tap for me:

Tonight: Hanging out with someone who makes my heart happy, after I work until 6pm. Chances are I’ll be passed out by 10pm. Working Friday’s make me so tired–really puts a damper on my night.

Saturday is slightly more exciting.  Getting up a tad early for a much-needed haircut with my favorite hairdresser! There is nothing better than a cut and color to boost a girls mood! Saturday afternoon I will be bridesmaid dress shopping for one of my best friends weddings! I should really lay off the late-night snacks if I’m going to fit into a dress. A couple of weekends ago I went out on a Saturday night and didn’t get home until 4am, that is NOT happening this weekend. I’m hoping to hit up the Hot Club Saturday night for a bit with my friend Jess.

I have nothing planned for Sunday at the moment and that’s kinda how I like it.

Soooo what are you doing this weekend? Here’s hoping its great! Enjoy!