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Friday Favorites | The last of April

Happy last Friday in April!! This week was a blur, between work and a couple of events (more on that below) I'm happy to see Friday! Here's a few of my favorite things from this week! Oh and I'm working on a new blog design, attempting to do this one on my own...so stay tuned! 

Favorite Cocktail

Since Cinco de Mayo is next Thursday I was looking for fun cocktail to make and this Sangria Swirl Frozen Margarita is at the top of the list!! 

Favorite App

I randomly came across the Sworkit App and decided to try it out. It's basically a way for you to get a workout in as little as 5 minutes up to 60 minutes. After putting in all your information it gives you different exercises based on your goals.  You don't need any gym equipment, but some of the exercises could be made harder by adding weights - which I was able to do at home. The bonus is that it does pair with your apple watch! I really liked the core strength one, because I run out of ideas for what to do for my abs and you get a handy dandy demo of each move before it's time to move on. Oh - it's a FREE app! 

Favorite Lippies//

I stopped into CVS earlier this week and was craving some new lip gloss - as if I need more! I always love the feel of the NYX Butter glosses and picked up the shades "Fortune Cookie" and "Éclair" - I love that they smell good, but since they don't taste like anything - I don't end up eating my gloss off! Anyone else do this?

Favorite Events


I'm not sure when I decided going out two nights in a row during the work week was a good idea, but I still had a blast. Wednesday night Tess and I attended a sneak peek of the "Fashion in Bloom" event at the CambridgeSide Galleria - celebrating, you guessed it, Spring Fashion! We pretended to be on vacation by sporting some new sunnies from Sunglass Hut. 

Thursday evening Gary and I attended Copley Square Hotel's 125th birthday with it's new refreshed look! They've had all the rooms redecorated and redone as well as the lobby!! One of my favorite little bars aptly named "Mini Bar" is located inside of the hotel and we were able to enjoy a few much needed cocktails! 
That wallpaper is textured and gorgeous! 

That would be a Boston terrier painting.

Favorite Links

//Ralph Lauren released what Team USA will be wearing during the opening and closing ceremonies
// Kerry Washington is collaborating with OPI on a D.C. inspired nail polish collection - so ready for those pretty nude polishes that she's always sporting! 
// ICYMI: I shared my new spring uniform - white jeans, chambray top and pink purse! 

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! See you back here Monday for weekending! 

Linking up with Amanda

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  1. I love workout apps- I use one called 7 minute workout which gets a full body workout in super quick.
    I can't wait to see the new blog design, I think I'll need to be redoing mine soon too.
    Hollie | hollieshighlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Oh YUM did you say Sangria and Margarita in the same drink title!!! Heaven!! I am tickled pink you showcased those lip glasses as I need some new ones since my favs are discontinued! What s lovely hotel but even lovelier YOU!! Here's to a terrific and sweet weekend my friend!!!

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  3. Ohh that margarita looks delicious! And I definitely need to try those glosses, I've heard amazing things! That hotel looked absolutely gorgeous, such fun events this week! Have an amazing weekend love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I can't wait to see your new design, and I am seriously impressed that you are doing it yourself. That Sangria recipe looks amazing! I may have to give it a try next week!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Your outings sound so fun! And that cocktail---- mmmm…. Happy Friday!

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  6. Ooo a new blog design is so exciting! Can't wait to see it! And that hotel is so pretty! Maybe we will look at that one when we (eventually) visit Boston!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  7. That margarita!! Make it and report back how it is please!

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  8. That margarita looks amazing. Totally going to pick up those glosses too! I got the Revlon kip stain the other day at Target, now I just need to do my makeup so I can try it lol. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  9. so many fun things to talk about! i love the color of that sangria swirl! i would make the drink just for that! always love NYX glosses! the scent--yummy!! how fun about the hotel!! have a great weekend!!

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  10. That cocktail looks so pretty and pink!! Perfect for May. I loved seeing what team USA will be wearing! Have a great weekend girl!

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  11. Oooo a new blog design is so exciting! I can't wait to see it! And that hotel is so nice! Maybe we will look into it when we (eventually) visit Boston
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  12. The lip glosses look great. I have heard great things about that brand. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  13. Yeah for Spring finally hitting Boston and all the fashion that goes along with it!!! I love those NYX glosses, such a great price point and the pigments are fab. Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. NYX glosses are some of my favorite--Eclair is a great shade! Also so excited to see your new blog design!! Have a wonderful weekend love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  15. Ohhh I am pinning that cocktail now! It sounds delicious! How fun getting out 2 nights in a row during a work week, although I'm sure it caught up to you, at least it would have for me! Thanks for that app recommendation, definitely checking it out

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  16. Yum those sangria swirled frozen margaritas sound amazing!! And I'll definitely have to check out that workout app!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  17. Pinning that sangria margarita - yum! And that hotel is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  18. I was so excited to see Copley Square Hotel on your Snap last night! We stayed there last time we were in Boston and loved it! The renovation looks amazing. Also, how delicious does this sangria margarita look?! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  19. Omg that sangria and margarita swirl drink!! Yum!!! Def will need one after today haha! That hotel looks so gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  20. Can't wait to see the new blog design! Also, did you get to stay in the hotel? It looked really nice!

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  21. I have been using that SWORKIT app for a while now it's great! That hotel looks pretty cool and those butter glosses are pretty. Looking forward to seeing the new blog design and yes to that margarita too. I hope that you have a fab weekend!! :-)

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  22. I loved following along to all your fun events via snapchat! You are a busy lady!! P.s. I have that brown and pink top too! Wear it to work all the time!

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  23. That frozen marg looks yummy! And you get to go to so many cool events around your city! Good luck with the new blog design! Can't wait to see it!

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  24. those team USA outfits tho! at least they aren't those sweaters lol. you know what i mean. i get it on going on during the week! i do it all too often and i don't know how to survive anymore haha. i should try to do less :) happy friday love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  25. yes I'm checking this free awesome app!

    You had such a fun week! Hope you have a fun weekend :)

    liz @ j for joiner

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  26. How cute is that first photo?! I keep wanting to try the NYX lip stuff. Have a good weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Omg, give me that margarita! It looks so good, even at 9:45 in the morning haha. Glad you had a fun week!!

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  28. So many fun events this week, was loving your snaps from the hotel last night. That wallpaper is amazing! I'm way too excited about the Kerry Washington and OPI collab! Those polishes are going to be too pretty! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  29. That cocktail is calling my name! Sangria is my fave (after champagne of course). Do you guys have Blockheads in Boston? They have a few in NYC where they make something similar that is this margarita/sangria hybrid. I cant wait for the warmer weather so I can sit outside and have some sangria and guac al fresco! I will have to remember that hotel the next time I am thinking of where to stay in Boston. Have a great weekend! xo

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  30. I 100% need to try this frozen margarita recipe! I cant wait for Cinco de Mayo- whats better than a holiday celebrating tequila!? Also, thanks for including me lady! xox

    Tess | sequinsarethenewblack.com

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  31. I love you find such cool workout apps - I never think to look there

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  32. O.M.G! The frozen margarita looks delish! And I'm not even much of a drinker! Haha! Downloading that app as I type! Lately I've been loving PopSugar Fitness videos...they are the best! Last minute I did a 30 minute fat burning video...loved it! You rarely need equipment with any of their workouts...but I do like to add weights if I can. Loved seeing your snaps throughout the week...so fun that there are SO many events in Boston. Kinda wish I lived in a bigger city! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  33. I can never decide if I like Sangria or Margaritas more... sounds like you found the perfect blend of the two!! Happy Friday!

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  34. You look amazing in this red dress. Love these lipglosses , and the hotel room looks very pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend ahead. xx
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  35. The spring fashion event looks so fun!! I love events like that! And I downloaded that app a while ago and never used it so I deleted it. I'll have to get it again and try it out!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  36. As someone obsessed with Scandal, and obsessed with Keri, you best believe I will be picking up every last one of those polishes! haha I'm ridiculous. (;

    Cinco de Mayo slipped my mind last year. I will not let that happen again this year!

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  37. So pumped for Cinco de Mayo, I love any excuse for Mexican food :) Your two events this week sound really fun!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  38. Another great recap, Biana! First off, I LOVE sangria, so that drink is right up my ally, I have to give it a try, too! I also need to download that app which sounds amazing! I, too, run out of some ab workouts, so it's great to have an app that provides some suggestions WITH demos! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  39. Ummm I'll take a few Sangria Swirls...those look SO good! I love the NYX Butter Glosses, so great and so cheap!

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  40. Happy Friday! That sangria swirl looks amazing! And so does that event you went to. Have a great weekend xo Beautifully Candid

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  41. Such great favorites! Can't believe April is almost over!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  42. I love that you go to the store just to get a new lip gloss! I totally do the same thing.... I get a need sometimes, you know???? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. I need that workout app! So embarrassing but I've maybe worked out once since Brody was born. Lately I've been waking up craving a good cardio burn! This might do the trick! And love those glosses! And OMG those pink sangria drinks!!!!! YUM. Happy weekend, Biana!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your new blog design!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  44. I love how that hotel room is decorated. My master bedroom is in desperate need of a renovation. I am thinking hotel-chic to make it more of a sanctuary...although I would need to add a huge lock on the door to keep my little ones out! That sangria margarita looks amazing, too. Have a great weekend!

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  45. Love these photos!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

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  46. I can't wait to see your new design! That sangria recipe looks amazing, and I'm definitely a huge fan of NYC lippies! Have a great weekend!

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  47. I'll be saving that drink recipe for a couple months from now! ;) YUM! And that hotel room is just gorgeous!

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  48. I love the events you go to go to. The new redecoration of the hotel is beautiful. Loving the spring trends and I can't wait to rock them. And that marg looks heavenly!

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  49. Ooooh I can't wait to see your new blog design! I bet it's going to look fantastic! I really need to pay someone to do mine, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet!

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  50. That cocktail looks amazing and I'm definitely checking out that fitness app. I love finding new ones. Have a great weekend girl!

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  51. That drinks looks perfect for Cinco de Mayo! I'm obsessed with the holiday and my husband makes fun of me so much haha. That hotel event looks like so much fun- we attended something similar with the Charleston Blog Society and I loved it!

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  52. Looks like a fun week! Fun to read your round-up. I'm bookmarking that app for post-baby and am going to do my darndest to find a good cinco de mayo drink that looks as good as your pick, but no alcohol. Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

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  53. That hotel bar reminds me of the Spectator Hotel from what I could see; cheers to that (and y'all needing to do a return visit!). I love the Nyx lip gloss (favorite is Creme Brulee). Happy weekend, gorgeous!

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  54. That app sounds amazing and very handy to customize your workouts. I like that a lot! NYX butter glosses are seriously the best. I have about 5 different colors and have stopped buying any other brand. They really nailed it with the texture and huge variety of colors.

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  55. Oh man, that Kerry Washington OPI nail polish collection is going to be wonderful I'm sure! And going out multiple days in a row can definitely take a lot out of you, but both events sound like so much fun! The Copley Square Hotel is beautiful! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  56. that Copley Square event looks so fun! What a treat for your eyes and your palette. And yes, going out on the weeknight can be very hit or miss, lol. That cocktail sounds so yummy!

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  57. I love the swork it and nike work out apps. They are perfect. And NYX lip butter is the best. That hotel looks so fun. It is hard to go out after work during the week for me haha. It takes a few days for me to recover even if no drinks were had.

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  58. Omg I need that margarita NOW! Happy weekend, girl!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  59. Yummy margarita! Those Nyx Lippies are my fave too! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  60. Sounds like a fun week! I agree going out a lot during the week is hard but I always have a good time. Looks like you gals did too. Excited for your new blog layout. I love a refresh every once in a while! Have a good weekend :) http://mymonochromaticlife.com

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  61. Super intrigued by that app-definitely going to check it out this weekend! Have a good one! :)

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  62. I love SworkIt! That app is so awesome and great for when you're traveling. The hotel looked so nice in your snaps and get in all that going out during the week!

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  63. Wow! Good luck designing your own site! That's amazing, I wish I knew how to do that! And I seriously had to pause reading your blog to download that swork it app -- it looks perfect! I am so excited to try it out. Thanks for the tip. Happy weekend!

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  64. Designing your own site is very impressive! I want a new design too, but definitely wouldn't know how to design it on my own! Ooohhh I can't wait for Kerry Washington's OPI line, I want to be Olivia Pope! Ha (well maybe not this season!)

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  65. Those margaritas look AMAZING!! Can't wait to see your new blog design!!

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  66. That margarita looks so colorful and pretty haha! Almost too pretty to drink! :) Good luck with your new blog design, can't wait to see!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  67. This weekend was for cocktails. Let's see the new blog!

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  68. I am so glad you posted these! I saw the app at the top and was going to download it, then I remembered I have the Fitbreak app on my phone that ties in with Weight Watchers (I am in Weight Watchers) and I was like "duh, I think I need to start using this lol" thanks for the reminder!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  69. All those events that you attended looked so fun! I'm definitely checking out that fitness app, and it's about time that Kerry Washington do a nail polish collection. Happy Sunday!

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  70. NYX butter lip glosses are my favorite!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  71. That floral art piece and the fruity cocktails sound divine. I must try the NYX lipglosses now. And what great events. The hotel looks great. I like your blog design now but looking forward to seeing the new one!

    Happy May B!

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  72. Mmmm that margarita sounds delish! That app sounds great, thanks for sharing!

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  73. That Copely Hotel event looked like so much fun-- I passed it a few times and it looked like such a cool hotel from the outside, so it was fun to see more of the inside! Also, I'm totally going to check out that fitness app- it sounds awesome!

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  74. hahaha that boston terrier painting. the hotel looked so fancy. and oh i love nyx butter glosses, especially eclair. i eat off my gloss too, so i love that they don't taste like anything.

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  75. That hotel looks amazing! And I feel you on going out two nights in a row! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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