Three Girly Things to do in Oklahoma City

Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I took it easy as I had to work 6 days last week and 6 this week. I’m totally exhausted at this point! I have so many posts in the works and I’m still playing catch up. This post is actually from my weekend away for New Year’s. I decided to take it easy this year and head to Oklahoma City for a weekend of relaxation & “me time”. It worked out so well and as it turns out, there’s a lot of fun things to do/see in Oklahoma City. I’m going to do a couple of posts on OKC. For today though, I wanted to share three of my favorite “girly” things I did in OKC:

Nail Salon: Polished Nail Salon on Memorial Road

First and foremost, I read reviews on all nail salons before I go there. I usually check multiple sites: Yelp, Facebook, and Google. I am VERY picky when it comes to cleanliness of a nail salon. I will not go there if I don’t feel good about the reviews I read. I was VERY pleased to find Polished was super clean. I got my eyebrows waxed here as well. It’s always nice to go to a salon where you can get multiple services done. I also got a pedicure and a gel manicure. The staff was super friendly and I highly recommend this nail salon! The decor is also gorgeous ;)

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oklahoma city, nail salon, road trip

Blowout Bar: Lush Blow-Dry Bar in Nichols Hills

Okay! This was an amazing experience. This blow-out bar uses strictly Oribe products. If you’ve never used them, you HAVE to try them. They smell amazing are really work well for my hair. They can also do makeup at this location and the girls really know what they are doing. Since it was New Year’s, I’m glad I scheduled early online. It’s super helpful and you can choose your appointment time. Be sure to visit their website! Here’s a photo of the front:

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Um HI?! How cute is that aqua front door? I even had to snag some Oribe hairspray & heat protecting spray! These products are super hard to find in small town Arkansas, so I have to grab them when I see them. If you love Oribe, comment below & let me know what your fave product is!

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Tote (color is “New Khaki”) // Pom-pom // Hair Spray // Heat Protecting Spray

Shopping: I will be honest, I found WAY more shopping than I thought I would. There are a couple of malls: Quail Springs and Penn Square, but that’s the just the beginning.

Penn Square Mall: I have no LUSH cosmetics anywhere around me, so I have to visit anytime I see one. I might or might not have stocked up on ALL the bath bombs. I seriously can’t get enough of them. I also swung by Vera Bradley, because they were having an amazing sale! I grabbed this makeup case & this cosmetic bag! I’m in love with both of them. I love the print, because it’s so classic.

Luxe Objects: I found the cutest shop ever in Nichols Hills. We are talking pink Christmas trees, adorable sunnies, and the cutest home decor! I am so obsessed with this store from the outside all the way inside. Be sure to check them out on Instagram!

You can also find pretty much any other store you need in OKC. There’s Kendra Scott, Ulta, Sephora, TJ Maxx, and more. Y’all have to understand that I have literally ZERO shopping in my town. We are getting a Hobby Lobby this spring, and you would think we have all died and gone to Heaven ;) When I go on a road trip, I make a list and get all my shopping done in one weekend. If you have all these stores in your town, you are LUCKY! Be sure to check out the Nichols Hills area, because it’s adorable! They even have a Trader Joe’s. Again, we don’t even have Trader Joe’s in Arkansas, so this was a luxury for me.

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I would love to hear your favorite “girly” things to do on road trips! In your opinion, where is the best shopping?! Comment below.

Thanks for reading,

Rebekah

Memphis Road Trip Recap

Hey y’all! I hope your February is off to a good start! I can’t believe we are already halfway through the month. Like literally, WHERE does time go? Last weekend I met up with my BFF’s Ricci & Jenn in Memphis. We were actually celebrating three different events: Ricci’s birthday, the Fifty Shades Darker premiere, and the passing of my pharmacy boards. That’s right, I’m an officially registered pharmacist! We had been planning this trip for a while, and it didn’t disappoint!

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Ricci & I met up in downtown Memphis Friday for lunch and headed to Huey’s. I personally loved this spot because I got a yummy “California” burger with avocado on it. YUM!

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memphis, huey, burgers, restaurant, downtown

We then walked around downtown/Peabody Place for a little bit before checking in to our hotel. If you have never been inside the Peabody Hotel, you have GOT to go. It’s so beautiful inside and the ducks wading in the fountain are so cute!

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After we checked into our hotel, we just rested for a while before meeting Jenn at the mall for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Since we had been doing Whole 30, this was a welcome change to our diet. We might or might not have eaten a little more than we probably should ;)

If you don’t know the back-story, I met Jenn & Ricci through blogging. We constantly joke because the first time we met was on a road trip and we are thankful we didn’t turn out to be complete weirdos. Well, we are weird, but you know what I mean! Friday night we had a wild night let me tell you…we went back to the hotel and did clay masks! Here’s the evidence…

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Saturday we had big plans to go to Graceland. I was a little bit apprehensive, because I never really got into Elvis. However, the trip and tour turned out to be a blast! We got to tour Elvis’s home, racquetball court, garage full of cars, and jumbo jet. Of course I was the tourist on my phone googling Elvis facts the entire time. I never knew he had a stillborn twin brother OR the fact that he actually died at Graceland. I would highly recommend the tour to get to know more about this American icon. PS the meditation garden was my favorite part…be sure to check it out just near the pool in his backyard.

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graceland, elvis, memphis, road trip

DID you know that Elvis had the cutest pink Jeep? I suspect it was purchased for his wife or daughter. It was so adorable and I want it!

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Saturday night we did a little shopping at Sephora and I grabbed this, this, and this!

We then headed to see Fifty Shades Darker. If you have seen it, let me know in the comments and we can discuss!

If you know us, you know we pack a lot of plans into one weekend. Sunday morning we got up and headed to the Majestic Grille in downtown Memphis for brunch to celebrate Ricci’s birthday! OKAY the Majestic is amazing. The décor is very old-timey and charming. It almost reminds me of like Miami/Cuba back during the 50’s. They have palm trees, cool lights, and show old movies on the big screen. We had a yummy flatbread that I would highly recommend:

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We then finished our weekend at IKEA. I had made a “shopping list” on the IKEA app, and I was so thankful I did. I highly recommend doing this before visiting the store. It’s such a large store that it can easily be overwhelming. I grabbed two cabinets, a new lamp, a utility cart, and several décor items. I cannot wait to show you the two rooms I am redoing at the moment. I will share the process here and on my Instagram. Be sure to follow along!

Thanks for reading & please let me know your fave things to do/see in Memphis in the comments below.

XO,

Rebekah

Dallas Weekend Recap!

Happy Tuesday y’all! I just got back from Dallas this last weekend & I wanted to recap the trip for you. My BFF, Ricci, and I decided we needed to get out of town. You know, one of those times when you just need to get away from it all? Yeah…that.

I had texted her probably like a month ago and said, “I need this chair at IKEA!” She quickly replied, “Okay, let’s plan a Dallas trip.” If you live anywhere in Arkansas, you will quickly learn that there is ZERO good shopping here. The closest is definitely Dallas, and it doesn’t hurt that it happens to be my favorite city in the whole world. (if you’ve been reading here, you know that!)

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*I severely failed in the picture taking area this trip…just try to follow along ;)*

We discussed where we would stay for a while based on what we wanted to do in Dallas. Since IKEA was the whole reason for this trip, we decided to stay at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco. OKAY, best decision ever. I have stayed here a few times before, and it never disappoints! Our room was HUGE and super comfortable. It was also amazing to have a sliding door that we could open each morning & let the fresh air in! I highly recommend this hotel!!!

When we first arrived around 9pm on Friday night, we of course hit up the Cheesecake Factory at Stonebriar Centre. We are total basic white girls and we are not ashamed of it at all! I got the cherry cheesecake which is completely different than my usual turtle. I liked it because it wasn’t as rich as the turtle. The cherry made it pretty tart!

After an amazing night’s sleep, we got up the next morning & headed for the Dry Bar at Northpark. First of all, I love blowouts. If you’ve never had a blowout at the Dry Bar, go ahead and put it at the top of your list right now.

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When you go to the Dry Bar, you can choose from a menu of various hairstyles. I chose the “Cosmopolitan” per the usual. I seriously always feel sorry for my stylist, because I have SO much hair and it’s super tangly. She was a trooper though & I loved the result! I also picked up two products that I hadn’t tried: “Southern Belle” volumizing mousse & the NEW “Mr. Incredible” leave-in conditioner. I haven’t used the mousse yet, but I will tomorrow, because it will be raining! The leave-in conditioner totally helped me be able to brush out my tangles better…just be sure to only spray on the ends and not on the roots! No one likes greasy hair ;)

After that, we headed out into the mall to get our shop on. Let’s all be honest…that was the entire purpose of this trip in the first place. Because Dillard’s has a monopoly on Arkansas, we have no access to Nordstrom except online. I’m totally not complaining, but there’s something about an actual store that gets my little shopping heart all excited.

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We did some major damage at the MAC counter. We had the most fabulous makeup artist, Aubrey, who taught us some fab contouring tips. I’m going to recap all of my beauty products I got later in the week, so stay tuned.

After shopping, we might have possibly gone back to the hotel to take a nap…OOPS. We are pretty much old at this point, so we needed our beauty sleep. Saturday night, we decided to head to Studio Movie Grill & see the new movie How To Be Single. Ricci had already seen it, but I think she felt it was her duty to go with me because I really wanted to see it! STOP EVERYTHING…this was the best movie I have seen in a while. Rebel Wilson is hilarious and I loved that it had several different story lines. I’m totally buying this when it comes out.

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Super casual outfit details: Red tank, Torrid // Necklace, Kendra Scott // Wristlet, Henri Bendel // Leopard Flats, old (similar)

*Insert rant here* I get a little bit tired of people thinking that because I am single must mean that I’m unhappy. This could not be further from the truth. I have been in college for YEARS now, and I have no desire to be in a relationship at this point. But guess what? That doesn’t mean I am lonely or sad at all. I have the BEST friends in the entire world. I also have more than enough work to keep me occupied as I am about to graduate pharmacy school. Moral of this story? I am HAPPY with my life just like it is :) *END RANT*

After the movies we headed back to the hotel and got a good night’s sleep. Sunday, we headed to IKEA! Finally, right? I had been wanting the Tobias chair, so I picked it up plus a couple of other items. When I finally get around to putting it together, I will show you on Instagram! We grabbed some Mi Cocina (my fave) on the way out of town.

Now that I look at this post, I want to apologize for the lack of pictures! BUT HELLO, we were having way too much fun. Oh by the way, I’ve succumb to the peer pressure & I’m now on snapchat (rebekaheliz) SO ADD ME! Also be sure to check out Ricci’s trip recap HERE, because I’m sure I missed something.

SERIOUSLY, had an amazing weekend shopping and getting away from all of the drama in Arkansas! What are your favorite places to go on road trips with your BFF?