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Weekend Reads

pink-white-and-blue Fourth of July party decor idea 1

If you are looking for a perfect summer soiree inspiration, definitely check out this gorgeous pink-white-and-blue Fourth of July party decor idea!

I prefer tinted moisturizers and BB-creams in the summer as opposed to full-coverage foundations, and this ultimate list of BB and CC-creams is a great resource to refer to if you are on the market for coverage products.

summer-inspired DIY envelop design

This DIY summer-inspired envelop design by Oh Happy Day is so adorable! I need to start working on it ASAP!

Loved this post about why a Chanel bag is officially the best financial investment you could ever make. I guess it’s time to finally invest in one!

summer-inspired nail art tutorial by Paper N Stitch blog

I love nail art, but sometimes NOTD tutorials are too complicated and I don’t have time to repeat them. This summer-inspired nail art tutorial by Paper N Stitch blog is colorful, fun, and doesn’t require long time to recreate.

Maybe it’s because I watch too much Portlandia, but Portland, OR, is one of the cities on my to-visit list. This extensive city guide by Design Sponge proves that it’s one of the best cities in the U.S.

how to re-purpose wrapping paper leftovers

If you are a DIYer, there is always a dilemma—what to do with leftovers of craft supplies? This post by Oh Joy! provides a few great ideas on how to re-purpose wrapping paper leftovers.

Loved this guide on how to grow basil! So easy and so eco-friendly!

Beauty gurus always talk about mixing different shades of foundations together, but I rarely see attention-worthy tutorials on how to apply those foundation mixes. This tutorial by The Beauty Department is one of the good ones—definitely check it out.

Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts by Kitchen Konfidence.

Vegan recipe of the week: Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts by Kitchen Konfidence.

Blogs I 💗 this week: Ela Bella World, Little Blushing Birdie, and Polished Polyglot.

Recent podcast love: Oh, Boy by Man Repeller.

Currently reading: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk.

Photos via Oh Joy!, Lauren ConradPaper N Stitchand Oh Happy Day.