What’s on my iPhone?

What's on my iPhone? App recommendations and how I edit photos for Instagram.

Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m happy to share with you my favorite apps, how I edit my Instagram photos, and other fun secrets from my iPhone. I hope it helps you find some new apps to make your life easier and have fun with.



iPhone case: Plato’s Closet Kendall

Other iPhone app videos: Tiny Wings & Charity Miles

App used for Instagram photos: Litely

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-Other notable apps-

Period Tracker (what it sounds like)

Lorna Jane (fitness)

Flat Tomato (productivity)

Duolingo (learn any language you’d like for free!)


What’s your favorite app? I’m not sure I can pick.

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Honeymoon Day 4 – Hotel Room Tours and Mini Golf!

What does the inside of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel look like?

Hi Kind Friends! Today is Honeymoon Tuesday! It looks like we’ll have two posts left after this one so stay tuned for the conclusion soon.

If you missed any of the posts: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

This weeks video follows Chris and I as we move from Disney’s Contemporary Resort to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. I took the time to give you a mini video tour of both of our hotel rooms because they were both so wonderful. I’d say my favorite of the two is the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Vacation video:

Then once we settled into the hotel we went to City Walk and had a blast at a cute mini golf place. You could choose between two sections, the spooky area or the sci-fi alien area. Both equally adorable but we went with spooky. I’d love to try something like it again soon. Bowling too, I’d really like to go bowling.

Adorable mini golf in City Walk.

Isn’t it cute?

PS This is the view from our hotel. Wow.

Loews Portofino Bay hotel room tour

After mini golf we explored the hotel a bit and then went back to City Walk (it was easy to go back and forth since the hotel is about a 20 minute walk or a boat ride away) to watch the Mokingjay Part 1. It was so good, though a little slow. I talk about my thoughts on the movie in next week’s vlog.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay drinks

This was the drink that I ordered at AMC. Aren’t alcoholic movie theater’s the best? I love having themed drinks to movies.


What is the best hotel you have ever stayed in?

I’d definitely say for me it was the Portofino. I wish I could afford to go again, it’s too pricey for me to go if it isn’t an extremely important occasion.

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Chocolate Whip On My Tan Lines

Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Review

Hi Kind Friends! Hola Amables Amigos! Today I’m talking to you about two fun products from the company Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter, the Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturizer and the Tough Stuff No Nonsesne 3 in 1 Body Scrub (both c/o).

You guys know me, I’m not a tanner. But there are times when I want to warm up my complexion or add a natural glow to my look (especially when I am wearing dresses). This is where the Chocolate Whip comes in.

Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Review  from Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

Chocolate Whip is a subtle brown lotion meant to be a tan extender that also helps ensure an even fade of your tan. If you don’t have a tan, it adds a subtle warm glow. Don’t let the dark color concern you, it’s subtle enough that people will think you look different but can’t explain why. It was incredibly hard to photograph so you’ll have to take my word for it. My favorite thing about this product is that it doesn’t have shimmer in it, making it a more believable color.

I don’t wear the Chocolate Whip everyday, rather only when I’m showing a lot of leg or more of my décolleté than usual. I’d also like to note it takes a few minutes to develop on the skin (to see the color) but it’s dry to the touch very quickly so you don’t have to wait to put on your clothes.

The Tough Stuff body scrub really is tough stuff! I wouldn’t recommend it for regular use but it is perfect if you are prepping for a tan. I currently use it on tougher areas of my body like my feet or on my body in general if I’ve noticed I’ve forgotten to exfoliate all month. Both the Tough Stuff and the Chocolate Whip have a pleasant but not overwhelming scent.


That is my Chocolate Whip review and my thoughts on the Tough Stuff exfoliator from Cocoa Brown. You can find Cocoa Brown in Ireland in dozens of stores (it’s very popular) and they just launched in the USA in Ricky’s NYC stores (over 30 stores up and down the east coast) or online on Amazon.com.


How often do you tan? Is it part of your regular beauty routine?

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