Next up, I walked over to Magnolia Bakery for one of their signature vanilla cupcakes. There's something so fun about purple frosting. I should have taken a couple more home, but it's probably a good thing that I didn't!
By the time I was finished with my cupcake, I walked over to the Benefit store to buy their awesome brow gel (Gimme Brow) that I've been coveting. The girls totally took care of me and I'm so happy to own this little magic wand! Benefit is one of my favorite brands because their packaging is so cute and their products have such fun names (and, of course, their stuff is good, which is the main point here!)
Next, I drove into Beverly Hills for my nail appointment at Olive & June, which is a fairly new nail salon that many have blogged about. I'm usually not one to get my nails done (it's just never been my thing), but since it's summertime and I want to break out my new Swedish Hasbeens sandals, I figured why not! But I was a little early, so I killed a little time in one of my favorite stores, Marimekko. It's full of the prettiest prints ever. I wanted all of those dresses, but sadly my budget wouldn't allow. They have such cute dinnerware, too! I'll take one of everything, thanks.
Finally, it was time for my appointment so I walked back over. Olive & June has the best selection of nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann to Butter London, and I had a field day picking out my two colors. The ladies working on me were super nice and I had such a relaxing experience. I'm definitely going to come back.
So my afternoon ended up being perfect. Blow out + mani/pedi + cupcake? Yes, definitely. I think I'm going to try to turn this into a bi weekly tradition, and maybe switch it up to a different sweet treat every time. I came home feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy. I think it's SO important to take time out for yourself every once in a while and treat yourself to the simple pleasures in life. I think the one thing I'll have to think about more next time is bringing someone along to take some of the pictures. Cause let me tell you, it can get really awkward asking strangers to take pictures of you trying on makeup, having your hair done.. you name it. But I managed to get by OK. :)
How do you like to treat yourself? Ice cream? Movie? Shopping spree? Do tell.