VEGAN Skincare Routine | OSEA Malibu & GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone! As the seasons are changing you may notice your skin needs a little extra loving. I’ve partnered up with my favorite skincare line, OSEA Malibu, to show you guys my vegan skincare routine. The environment, the integrity of where the ingredients come from, and the treatment of animals isn’t just important to me, but also to OSEA. How refreshing to have a family-run business which treats their customers the way they would treat their family through high quality, vegan, and gluten free products.

41I cleanse my face daily with the Ocean Cleanser. This cleanser is great for many reasons, but my favorites are that it has lime essential oil which makes it smell super yummy, the lactic acid which is derived from beets gently exfoliates the dead skin away, and smectite clay draws out impurities. Ocean Cleanser is also packed full of healing and hydrating ingredients such as jojoba seed oil and algae extract.

2After cleansing, it’s important to tone so your skin is rebalanced and gets additional vitamins. OSEA’s Sea Minerals is made up of exactly what it says – sea minerals! Dead sea salt, algae extract, and aloe leaf juice make this mist very effective in treating acne and sunburns.

3To finish up my quick and easy skincare regimen, I use the Atmosphere Protection Cream. The key to this light moisturizer is macadamia seed oil which is very similar to the natural sebum created by your skin. This creates a barrier to protect the skin from the outside elements, which can cause damage, such as sunburns or breakouts. Avocado oil and algae extract are used to hydrate the skin without clogging it.

img_0123img_0182These simple products which are full of rich ingredients are perfect for my skin! Each product embodies the key to the environments success- Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere. Pure and simple ingredients are the key to healthy skin. My favorite ingredient which is seen throughout the OSEA line is algae extract and seaweed. The founders of OSEA have partnered with a family in Patagonia to harvest certified organic seaweed which treats all skin types in various way.

Be sure to check out OSEA Malibu online & on INSTAGRAM.

I will be doing a little giveaway for a lucky winner to try a couple samples of OSEA products so be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM to enter!!

Feed your skin and enjoy the beginning of fall!


xxxoo Sophia Tatiana

MASSACHUSETTS – #CoastTheEastCoast

Hey there!! Happy Friday! Can you believe August is almost over? I’m feeling bittersweet about it because I’m eager for fall but trying to soak up all the summer sun because I know in a few months, Maine will be blanketed in snow. Erica and I are enjoying these last few sunny days exploring the East Coast. This week we are showing you our favorite spots in Massachusetts! Check out Erica’s blog HERE!!

Massachusetts has SO much to offer. My all time favorite place to explore there is Boston. There are so many places, big and little in Boston. I love going to the North End. My friend Haley and I explored Boston this week. CLICK HERE to check out my VLOG from that day! (:

IMG_9720 IMG_9738IMG_9741First, we got on a Downeaster train to get to Boston. This is super convenient when traveling around New England. We got right into North Station and took an Uber to the North End. We could’ve totally walked but Haley had a tattoo appointment to get to. After that, we grabbed yummy lunch at Pizzeria Regina. Although this isn’t 100% authentic Italian (sorry living there has kind of jaded me) the pizza is still SO good. It’s all house made, fresh to order, and baked right in a brick oven the way real Italians do.

IMG_9747For dessert, we headed to Mike’s Pastries. I’ve been eating a plant based diet and was psyched to realize marzipan was vegan! I couldn’t leave without buying a classic chocolate chip cannoli for Bill. The guy working behind the counter said that Mike’s sells 25,000 pastries a week!!! That’s nuts. They are all to die for and you can’t go wrong with whatever it is you choose.

If you’re looking for some serious shopping you’ve gotta hop on the T and get off at Arlington or Copley and shop along Newbury Street. The stores here range from Chanel to H&M to local boutiques. There’s something for everyone here which is great!

For those who don’t know, I went to school just outside Boston to study esthetics. Living in the suburbs around Boston gave me some insight into some cool little spots. In Winchester, I loved going to Revolve which is an awesome consignment shop which had great name brand clothes which are in really great condition. In the next town over, Woburn, there are an overwhelming amount of yummy places to eat. My absolute favorite was Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe. This is an authentic pulled noodle bar where you can watch the staff throw these long strings of noodles in the air to stretch them out making them the yummiest most perfect texture. I also loved Tudo Na Brasa which at lunch time offers buffet style Brazilian food and delicious chocolate balls for dessert. Lastly, my dad SWEARS Maki Maki is the best sushi restaurant he’s been to in his entire life. I must agree, it is very delicious.

IMG_1337When avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city there are so many beaches to enjoy. Nantucket, Cape Cod (Cuttyhunk is my fave!), and Martha’s Vineyard are all hot spots to go to in the summer. For my birthday trip, we ventured out of these major touristy places and went to Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. The sand was soft and the water was so clear. I would highly recommend it!

What are your favorite spots in Mass?? Check back next week for Erica and I’s final stop of #CoastTheEastCoast in my home state of Maine!

RHODE ISLAND – #CoastTheEastCoast

Welcome back to #CoastTheEastCoast with me and Erica Aube! This week we are exploring the beaches and cities of Rhode Island! This state is truly beautiful and has so much to offer. Rhode Island is little but definitely mighty when it comes to things to do!

Here are my favorite spots to visit-


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In Providence, a must-see is Federal Hill. This is the “Little Italy” of Rhode Island. As someone who has literally lived in Italy I can attest to this. You see little old men sitting at cafes speaking Italian and playing Scopa. If you’ve lived in Italy you know what this is (; My favorite part of Federal Hill is the food. You NEED to go to Venda Ravioli. They make delicious and authentic fresh pasta and have an Italian grocery. This place is seriously a little slice of Italy! I can’t come to Rhode Island and not stop here to get some yummy pasta.

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When in Providence Water Fire is a favorite by both the locals and tourists. I went to a full basin lighting and this experience was truly magical. The entire city of Providence is packed while people line the basin to listen to music and watch the theatrical lighting of these huge fire pits which are in the water. This is something that I think everyone needs to see at least once in their life. I can’t find words to truly describe this experience other than magical!


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Newport is a very unique place. This touristy town grows immensely in population in the summer months. Newport draws people for it’s beautiful beaches, sailing, and gorgeous architecture. Home of Salve Regina University, the Vanderbilt house, and former military buildings turned museums there is something for everyone in Newport.

Block Island

283745_10150989549174218_1448216403_n 527956_10150989540454218_203823102_nThis gorgeous island is definitely worth the ferry ride. Block Island has the most gorgeous blue water I’ve seen in New England. When in Block Island you have the option of relaxing on Mansion Beach, seeing the gorgeous views at Mohegan Bluffs, or exploring one of the many lighthouses. My favorite way to explore BIRI is on a moped. There are several spots downtown where you can rent a moped for a few hours and ride around the island. Block Island is the most perfect weekend getaway! There’s no better way to relax than watching one of their scenic sunsets over the gorgeous clear blue water.

Del’s Lemonade

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Last but not least, Del’s Lemonade is a Rhode Island classic. You can find this in local stores, or sold out of carts on the side of busy streets. Del’s serves up yummy lemonade and frozen lemonade. You can’t leave Rhode Island without sipping on some Del’s!

Don’t forget to check out out Erica’s post to see her Rhode Island picks! See you next week up in Massachusetts! (:

CONNECTICUT – #CoastTheEastCoast

HEY EVERYONE! Happy August! This month Erica Aube and I are coasting up the East coast. Join us every Friday from Connecticut to Maine to see our favorite eats and adventures in each state! We are starting down in Erica’s home state of Connecticut. Ironically, this is also kind of my home state. I’m torn between being a Maine girl and a Connecticut girl. Having spent half my life in each state, I guess that makes me both? This weeks post will be kind of a throw back for me as I talk about all of my favorite things I used to do as a kid growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Old Greenwich is a neat area in Connecticut. With lots of little shops and restaurants lining each side of the street, it can be quite a fun little area to walk around. One of my all time favorite places to stop in here is Darlene’s Heavenly Desires. This candy shop used to be just a walk away from my childhood home and boy did I love stopping in to fill a bag with a disgusting amount of candy. I would always try convincing my parents I was mature and LOVED the chocolate dipped orange peels. They grew on me and I love them to this day.

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Along the coast, just a short ways out of New York City, you’d never guess you would find such a nice beach and walking area. Tod’s Point Park has great paths for exploring, picnic tables for lunch, and sandy beaches for miles which allow for fun activities like swimming, sailing, and kayaking. Not to mention, the gorgeous sunsets at the end of a hot summer day!

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For a big day of exploring Connecticut you have to fuel up with a good breakfast, and pack a yummy lunch. You can’t go without stopping at Rinaldi’s Country Deli in Cos Cob. This truly screams childhood for me. After begging my dad to bring me along to the Greenwich Town Dump so we could sort our trash and maybe snag a book at the book exchange, we would top off the perfect Saturday morning with an egg and cheese on a roll. They manage to make this perfectly EVERY SINGLE TIME! Also, don’t leave without grabbing lunch. The turkey sandwich on a sub is delicious and they don’t skimp out on the meat.

Where are your favorite places to go in Connecticut?! I must say, having grown up for some time down there I need to go back and explore more. The state is so big and has so much to offer! Check out what Erica’s go-to places are HERE. Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram to see our daily adventures! Check back next week to see our must see places in Rhode Island!


-Sophia Tatiana



The Importance of a Birthday Outfit – Featuring BrazaBra

HAPPY SUMMER! The sun is shining and the heat is rising, and I just turned 20! I had a magical birthday and celebrated it with my absolute most favorite people in the world!! Many of my friends joke that it’s silly that I choose a special “birthday outfit”, but I’m here to tell you a birthday outfit is no joke!! I think it is so important to have something you feel comfortable, confident, and gorgeous in on your birthday. Whatever your style may be, treat yourself to a birthday outfit which is a little extra special. Save this outfit and don’t wear it until your birthday! To help achieve my favorite birthday looks (yes I often can’t limit myself to just one birthday outfit) I had the help of BrazaBra! Braza helped keep me covered, comfortable, and confident on my special day.

IMG_8127 IMG_8211 IMG_8201 For a casual outfit to walk around and explore I chose an adorable boho off the shoulder top from H&M. I paired it with some distressed high-waisted shorts. To avoid a bad bra strap situation I wore my Braza Strapless Angel Bra. The beige color matches my skin so well and the sticky sides with no back make it wearable with just about anything! You can use this bra up to 50 times! Plus, for a hot July birthday like mine the adhesive worked amazingly well, even through all of my sweating and exploring.

IMG_8274 IMG_8290IMG_8305 IMG_8286When it got to the evening I decided to go for a slightly dressier look to walk around town. I love this romper, but have always struggled with how to style it because of the deep V. Typically, I don’t wear such low plunging necklines so this cute piece had been hanging in my closet for months. Now that I have my Braza Chantilly Lace Bandeau I can wear this romper anywhere and everywhere without feeling like I’m walking around naked! This bandeau was super supportive while also feeling lightweight and nice for a warm summer night.

IMG_8323 IMG_8338Dressing up is one of my favorite things so for my dinner-time birthday outfit I threw on a light floral dress. The Angel Bra came in handy here, but more importantly the Braza Flash Tape was a life saver. This dress is nice and flows well, but sometimes in directions I don’t like. I decided to secure the top with the double sided Flash Tape which helped everything stay in place. This stuff is seriously SO sticky it’s amazing. I even had a slight wardrobe malfunction during my birthday trip and had to throw together a quick fix. My bralette was too sheer so I took the cups out of a bathing suit and secured them into the bralette using the Flash Tape and BOOM problem solved!

Don’t forget to celebrate your birthday in more ways than just cake! You worked hard all year long and are ringing in a new chapter of your life so go out and get yourself a fun birthday outfit [or outfits 😉 ] and celebrate!!

IMG_8382 IMG_8364Here were my birthday bag essentials. Can’t forget to bring my cute dog, Puff! Not to mention all of Braza’s accessories which kept my outfits looking cute and my photos looking even better. What’s in your birthday bag?

XXXOO, Sophia Tatiana

Date Night Style

Do you remember those butterflies while sitting in front of the mirror for hours fixing your hair and makeup? The pile of clothes quickly growing on your bed as you try on every article of clothing in an attempt to construct the perfect ensemble to wear for your first date. How quickly we forget the importance of those moments. Picture the happy & loving feeling you get seeing the man you love have a sparkle in his eye telling you how beautiful you are after getting all dressed up. It is so important to continue these traditions of fancy date nights to keep the spark alive and have a little extra fun. I am so lucky that Billy takes me on frequent dates and never turns down an opportunity to get dressed up. Here’s my style guide for when you and your honey want to get a little fancy.

 I wanted something simple, whimsical, and classic. I absolutely love the look of this maxi skirt paired with this white crop top. This outfit also gives off the look of a two piece dress which are really in right now. A black maxi skirt should be a staple in every girls wardrobe because you can easily dress it up or down. 



  To dress up my maxi skirt I paired it with this amazing crocheted / woven white top. I absolutely love the scalloped detailing, and feminity the lace and pattern have. I paired this outfit with some simple bangles and sandals.  

 How easy is it to put on a little extra lip gloss, trade in your sun dress for a maxi skirt two piece, and go on a fancy date with the person you love. Don’t forget to treat yourselves and never lose that spark & those butterflies of getting fancy for you and your babe!

– Sophia Tatiana 

Puff’s Puppy Favorites

Hey everyone!! Sorry about my quick blogging hiatus. After a  busy few weeks of travel, work, life changes, and computer difficulties I am back and better than ever!! While away, I welcomed home a new member of my little family, Puff. She is a two year old black pug with a HUGE personality! I vlogged my road trip going down to Maryland to get her and you can watch that HERE (: After spending several weeks together we have both found some of our puppy favorites. For this weeks blogpost Puff and I are partnering up with Mariner Lines. They are a local company based in Portland, Maine which makes collars and leashes out of rigging line which are perfect for your nautical pup! Be sure to check out their WEBSITE and their INSTAGRAM to get your pup well equipped and looking good for summertime!

IMG_7150Puff’s first favorite are definitely Charlee Bears. These are an awesome little treat because they are natural, American made, and only 3 calories a treat. They look like Oyster crackers making them the perfect size to shove a few in your pocket when out on adventures, or store in a mason jar at home to keep your pup from breaking into them. I buy mine at Trader Joes.

IMG_7147I love Puff’s kisses, but sometimes her breath can get a little stinky after meal times. To keep her breath fresh she loves munching on Greenies. These are a great treat which also clean their teeth! For a natural breath freshener I also feed her fresh parsley, or use a finger tooth brush to scrub her little choppers.

IMG_7151Portable bowls are a necessity if you and your pup love adventures. I got this one at Petco and it’s collapsible making it very portable, and has a karabiner so it can attach to your Mariner Lines leash easily. With a pug who gets hot easily having water everywhere we go is super important!

26900694881_b6c9b0669c_c 26694920220_e8e63a99e5_cLastly, this Mariner Lines leash is a must. If Puff didn’t have a chubby little pug neck I would also get a matching collar because they are so cute! They come in a variety of colors and add that pop of east coast class and summer vibes to you and your pup. Puff absolutely loves sauntering around the beach in her Mariner Lines leash. I joke that it gives her so much confidence because she tries to take it from me and walk herself! Not to mention, they donate a portion of their proceeds to local rescue groups. What a great company to support! 26363919313_86a937dfb4_c 26900508781_d3489187c8_c 26934888276_4ca9127449_c 26968612635_da2a421584_c 26935043106_4a90818cbe_c 26969001545_6ac9e6630d_c 26935474156_a934c8cb56_c image1

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out Mariner Lines online and check back next week for more posts!


-Sophia Tatiana




Spring Tea Time

Nothing says spring is here quite like a tea party. This post is less of a how-to and more of an inspirational photo journal of my tea time treats. I love tea parties and all of the mini bite sized snacks that go along with it. I am loving the warmer weather and being outside with the sun shining and enjoying good company. I hope this post inspires you to make some yummy treats, set up a cute tea party, and enjoy the company of the people who make your day brighter!


I made a few mini treats for this afternoons tea time. I made mini chocolate chip cookies with mini chips. I don’t know what it is but these are SO much better than regular sized cookies. I just followed the recipe on the back of a Tollhouse chocolate chips.

For my other treats I tried two new recipes that I thought would be perfect for a spring tea time. The first were mini lemon bundt cakes. These are so moist and yummy and HERE is the recipe I used. I dusted mine with powdered sugar afterwards.

I wanted a pop of color on my treat plate and decided to go with a simple homemade yellow cake with a mixed berry butter cream. I baked my cake batter in mason jars to make them bite sized. I love the exposed frosted cake look and that’s what I went for here. I sliced the mason jar cakes into multiple sliced and filled it with the berry frosting and topped it with some as well. HERE is the frosting recipe I used as a guide.

Lastly, for my drink I went with a muddled berry seltzer. It’s a warm day so I didn’t want hot tea and I’m not the biggest fan of iced tea. Instead, I took a bit of the mashed berry mixture before adding it to the buttercream frosting and added it to my seltzer water. This was so yummy and refreshing.

Happy spring! Enjoy your tea time, see you next week! (:

-Sophia Tatiana



Quick & Easy Easter Treats

Easter is quickly approaching … Who is ready for a candy and sugar overload!? Need some ideas for your Easter get together? Look no further! (:

First, I am making adorable springy dessert cups. All you’ll need is pudding (and ingredients per pudding instructions), cute cups (mine are from Target), crushed Oreos, strawberries, and white chocolate with orange food coloring (or orange candy melts).IMG_7843

Start by making the pudding following the instructions on the box. You can eat this recipe with warm, or cooled pudding depending on your preference. I went with chilled. While my pudding was chilling in my super cute dessert cups I started coating the strawberries in the chocolate. Make sure to go as close to the stem as possible to hide that this is a strawberry. Next, crush your Oreos and put them overtop of the chilled pudding. Lastly, add your “carrot” aka chocolate covered strawberry!! These “carrots in the dirt” are super cute and springy. They are also super easy to make, especially if you have a lot of mouths to feed!IMG_7848 IMG_7850

Next, I made this ADORABLE vanilla red velvet shake. I really wanted to dress mine up for the occasion. I started with glass “milk” bottles which I found in the Target dollar spot. Target is seriously the BEST for any and every holiday. Then, I melted some of the white chocolate I had left over from my first recipe and dipped the top of the bottle into the chocolate, and then into festive sprinkles. Let this chill so the chocolate can set and not drip down the bottle.IMG_7846

Now, for the actual shake. All you’ll need is vanilla ice cream, milk, vanilla extract, and 2-4 tablespoons of red velvet cake mix. Add the milk and ice cream to a blender. Amounts will depend on how thick or creamy you like your shakes. Then, add a splash of vanilla extract, and red velvet cake mix (this amount will depend on how bright you want the pink to be. Blend this all up and poor into your perfect easy jug, and drink away!!IMG_7853IMG_7855IMG_7873 IMG_7880

This last treat is perfect for when you don’t know what to do with all that left over Easter candy. I took a couple scoops of ice cream and added any Easter candy toppings I had! These make perfect little treats for after Easter dinner. This is a great idea especially for kids who have filled up their Easter baskets full of candy and need an activity for after the official Easter festivities are done. Put out all of the candy and create your perfect Easter Sundae (;IMG_7903

Have a happy holiday!! See you next week!

-Sophia Tatiana

What’s in My Travel Bag + Tips

It’s Spring break season and it’s time to soak in some much needed sun!! Whether you’re headed somewhere warm or just scrolling through Instagram pretending you’re also on the beach under palm trees I have some good travel tips and I’m showing you a sneak peak of what’s in my travel bag! Be sure to head over to Erica’s Blog to see what her travel essentials & tips are! (:12038032_10153576151726772_6637376080719941049_n

Here’s my biggest tip and will start the breakdown of what I bring in my travel bags. DON’T CHECK YOUR LUGGAGE!!!!! The last thing you want is to get to your vacation spot and only have your sweaty plane clothes and one pair of underwear. My whole family of 5 have flown to Italy for the entire summer with JUST carry-ons my whole life. A tip and trick for not checking bags is that most airlines allow you to bring one “personal” bag along with one “carry on”. AKA one big purse or backpack AND a duffle or small rolling bag. Be sure to check with your airline for specifics. So let’s get into it and see what I always bring in my personal bag that goes under the seat.IMG_7838I like bringing a backpack or my giant SeaBag because they can fit SO much. Maximize the space you are given. If you can pull off a giant tote as a “purse” do it! In my backpack I always bring headphones, a book, Emergen-C, Evian spray, a sheet mask, and an empty water bottle. I also always have a change of clothes in this bag that I can grab at any minute. This is important in case you’re sitting next to a vomiting baby, or if you’re like me and coming from a colder climate and landing somewhere warm and will need to trade out your sweatpants for a sun dress. You might be questioning the sheet mask and Evian spray but just trust me on this. Your skin will thank you later. The air on planes is so dry. Throw on a sheet mask and close your eyes pretending you’re in first class. If you’re too embarrassed to look like a crazy person on your flight this Evian spray is really hydrating and will make you feel refreshed after a long day of traveling as well. Now for the Emergen-C…. the amount of times I hear coughing and sneezing and people bringing their winter colds on spring break with them is gross. Don’t let yourself get sick just before the fun gets started! Lastly, an empty water bottle. This is a key travel essential. We all know we can’t bring liquids through security, but don’t leave the water bottle behind. Once you get through security there are tons of water fountains where you can fill up for free. Don’t be that fool who pays $4 for a bottle of water in the airport!IMG_7841I always keep my makeup bag in my backpack so I can freshen up at any time. I like to wear minimal makeup when on vacation and really only put it on for a nice dinner. Here’s what I typically bring: Tartelette pallet, Stila eyeshadow trio, Stila mascara, Smashbox brow gel, Jane Iredale powder, Lorac lipstick & gloss.

Now for my duffle bag. I’m the kind of girl that likes to dress for the occasion, even on vacation. If I’m going somewhere that’s laid back, I’ll bring a few pairs of shorts and some sun dresses. If I’m going on vacation where I know I’ll need to be dressed more, I’ll pack fancier dresses and more modest bathing suits. Here is just a glimpse of what I might pack for a little in between.IMG_7828 IMG_7830 IMG_7833I like bringing a pair of jeans regardless of how tropical my vacation locations are. Night time always can get a little chilly so it’s nice to have a pair of jeans and a loose crotched sweater. I LIVE in sundresses when it’s warm and I adore this rosey pink one from Charlotte Russe. I of course bring sandals and flip flops, but my go-to close toed shoes are Sperry’s. They are really comfy to wear when traveling and also on days when your excursions may take you beyond the beach. Bathing suits. You can never ever bring enough bathing suits on spring break. There’s no worse feeling than having to put on a wet bathing suit and head back down to the beach. Last but not least, my Always Piper linen throw. You can buy them HERE. This is perfect for adding a pop of color and cozy blanket to your couch. However, it’s also great for bringing to the beach. It is super lightweight and easy to packaway. I love it because it doesn’t throw sand everywhere like the way a beach towel does when shaking it off at the end of a long day. It also dries super quickly because it’s linen so you aren’t left with a soggy towel when going back and forth from sun bathing to swimming.

Where are you headed for spring break?! Travel safe and I hope these tips and packing guide helped you! (:

-Sophia Tatiana