Weekly Round Up

Friday Five 9.20.19

Friday Five 9.20.19

Looking for fun, unique ways to get in the Holiday spirit this year? I'm rounding up 5 multi-date events to help you get in the Cleveland holiday spirit in 2019. I know it's early to be talking Holiday, but these events typically sell out very soon - so get your social calendar out and start planning these today!

Friday Five 9.6.2019

Does it ever feel like you run out of stuff all at the same time? This week I ran out of 5 beauty products, so I took it as a sign to round them up in today’s blog post!

Quick beauty product reviews!

Quick beauty product reviews!

Let’s run through these quickly starting with the jar with the star and go clockwise

  1. GlamGlow Glowstarter in Sun Glow: This is an illuminating moisturizer, but the tinted version in Sun Glow is a bit of a perfect match to my skin. I used this all summer as a super quick, light makeup base - just this, concealer, mascara and brow gel and I was ready to go!! I loved this product and would definitely buy it again

  2. Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Face Wash: I got this in a Sephora PLAY! Box a while ago when I still subscribed, and this was in my travel kit. It’s not the greatest for removing makeup, but would be a nice second step if you preceded it with a makeup remover. It smells amazing but I’m lazy when it comes to washing my face (I need a one-step cleanser) so I would not buy this again.

  3. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day split end mender: I bought this product when I was super blonde last summer and my hair looked so gross and dry. I’ve since gone back to a more natural hair color, and this product has enabled me to extend my hair cuts to well over 10 weeks. I would definitely buy it again but it looks like Living Proof has discontinued this product (sad face)

  4. Naturopathica Bio-Energy Lift Serum: I received this as a birthday gift from Sacred Hour spa when I booked my birthday treatment in July. It’s a really nice natural serum but it is quite expensive - $124 for 1.0 oz, so I’m not sure I would pay for this and buy it. There are just so many great serums at more affordable price points

  5. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser: This was my second time buying this gentle exfoliating cleanser, and I really like this product. I would definitely buy this again, although I am currently experimenting with a different, clean, exfoliating cleanser.

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In this segment I highlight some fun events happening in Cleveland over the next several weeks.

September 6th: MIX at Cleveland Museum of Art. I love the monthly MIX events at CMA - excellent people watching, an excellent dose of art and culture, and drinks!

September 7th: 4th Annual Cleveland Drag Showcase The art of drag comes in many forms and will leave you in awe with each entertainer’s style and performance. This year’s headliner is Geneva Convention from Knoxville, Tennessee. She will be joining many local drag kings, queens and in-betweens at one of the most all-inclusive and safe annual LGBTQ events in Cleveland.

September 9th: Taste of the Browns. Enjoy delicious food and mingle with the Cleveland Browns players while benefiting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. This is a ticketed event, and tickets are available here.

September 14th: 10th Annual India Festival USA. I am so excited for this event, which is largest Indian cultural festival in Ohio!

September 14th: Rocky River Fall Arts Festival This is always a great shopping festival with a group of fabulous vendors as well as the stores on Old Detroit Road.

September 14th- 15th: Chalk Festival 2019. This family friendly event mixes professional artists with ordinary people and you can even create your very own chalk art!

September 20th: F*Show XI If you’re in the market for contemporary furniture or what to source some great talent, this is the furniture show for you. I’ve been to this event several times in it’s history and the work is truly beautiful.

September 21st: CAN celebrates Women in the Arts. This is a ticketed event in super cool venue, supporting women in the arts, specifically Jennifer Coleman, the George Gund Foundation Senior Program Officer for the Arts and Kristen Cliffel, artist and recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Prize in Visual Art.

September 25th: Women’s Leadership Conference of Northeast Ohio I attended this event last year and it was an inspiring, educational day! This year’s event has an impressive, diverse set of speakers - if you have the time, I highly recommend attending.

September 27th: Night Market is back! This festival is always a blast, and features so much good food!

September 28th: Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival. It’s been several years since I’ve been to this event, mainly because there are so many competing arts festivals that feature similar artists. But I remember this having a really solid lineup of artists and vendors, so I’m going to try and check it out this year. If you’re not familiar with Tremont, this is a must-do, and then hang out after and walk around to check out some of the neighborhood restaurants and bars.

September 29th: Ohio City Street Festival This is another fun neighborhood festival featuring neighborhood restaurants, games for kids, ice-cream, and general end of summer fun!

I will update this list each week. ENJOY!

If you are hosting an event and would like me to mention it, please email me using the Contact Page on my website. These events are sorted by date so please make sure your event has not already been included when you email me. Thanks!