5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

When I quit my full-time corporate job to pursue my own adventures, I didn’t realize how time-consuming everything would be. I figured by having an additional 40+ hours in a week, magic would happen. But that's totally not the case. Your business is your life. You are the boss. Every decision & action ultimately boils down to you. And even though there's always something to do, it's important to take some for self-care. It’s already been five months since I quit my job, so here are five things I'm loving right now!


The countdown is real, as it’s a matter of weeks until we head to London. If you have any recommendations on what to see, eat, experience, drink, let me know in the comments. I want to hear your suggestions! It’s been about 10 years since the last time I went so I could use a refresher.

Bra Detail

I got this cute embroidered bralet at C&A in Paris. Super affordable & adorable. It’s something I can wear every day if I wanted to. It makes me feel confident, sexy, & I love that it’s a functional souvenir from Paris.

Julie Bue's

One of my friend's sent me a few products from her natural skin care line, Julie Bue's. It’s been so fun to test her goodies out. She sent lip gloss, lip balm, bath bomb, coffee scrub, & hand cream. My favourites: the Citrus Zest Body Butter Lotion (works well to heal patchy skin from eczema) & Coconut Lime Lip Gloss. Get 10% off anything from her site when you use promo code ITSCARMEN.

Bachelorette Shenanigans

I attended my first bachelorette party & yes, it was just as crazy, adventurous, ridiculous, as all the movies portray (in its own way). Obviously, I had heaps of fun. The memories will certainly last a lifetime. Do you like my penis sticker?

Black Ice Cream

You may have seen this sexy black ice cream from Little Damage on Instagram. The black cones & ice cream are naturally colored with activated charcoal. I loved the spicy mango flavor, which totally tasted like the lollipop of my elementary school days. Flavors rotate seasonally, it's a surprise once you get there. TMI, but it makes your poop black too.

Alright everyone, time to get back to work. Blogging, coaching, planning, traveling it’s all in my hands. I hope you have a wonderful day & if you’re feeling a little frustrated or like you’re struggling a little bit just know that things take time, effort, consistency, just don’t quit. Make sure that you are always looking back, assessing your goals, & checking results.

If you have any recommendations on what to see, eat, experience, drink in London let me know in the comments. I want to hear your suggestions!


  1. Great post! You should definitely go to Kew Gardens when you go to London and there's the cutest little tea place just outside called Newens that i would highly recommend!

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  2. spicy mango ice cream? That sounds delicious. Have fun in London!

    Midwest Darling

  3. Great post!!! I have also quitted my corporate job this year so I can totally relate to what you said here!

    Thanks for sharing!


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  4. There are so many good food places in London - some of my favourites are Granger&Co, Rocca (best Italian food in London) and NAC! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  5. So jealous of your travels! Also, I totally need to try that black ice cream! xx


  6. I've been wanting to try that black ice cream but I've been hearing mixed reviews!

  7. That bralet is too cute!! And that icecream looks so good.

  8. Winter wonderland will be in full swing here in London in a couple of weeks, you cannot miss that! Food wise: Bleecker burgers, L'artista for Italian food, Big Easy for lobster, the breakfast club for brunch, Shangri La hotel at the shard for afternoon tea (cheaper option is caffe concerto, really good food and its all around the city) and for dinner, sky garden :D Hope you enjoy London!

  9. I am so jealous you are going to London! We were there over the summer and it was incredible. You must make a reservation at Sketch. It's incredible inside!

  10. Yay for London! I haven't been before but I hear it's so much fun! And I really need to try the black ice cream trend. I haven't seen it around Atlanta yet but I bet I could find it!

  11. Wow, I have never been to London and would love to visit! I am going to follow you on your journey! Trying to not be a green eyed monster right now! xo

  12. yay for quitting your corporate job + London. Would love to see a post on what you pack!


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