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I hope you like feet 💜🔮🍆😈☔️ — HAPPY PRIDE LOVERS! I am in full support of all my queer and trans poc reclaiming and taking up space today and everyday 🌈🌈🌈 photos by @caleighkats

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the genius thing that we did was we didn’t give up 🌹☁️ there are so many times I want to up and quit when I get rejected, criticized and overlooked. it happens more than you can imagine, cause for every win that you see, there are hundreds of L’s I had to take. but this is a reminder that nothing in life comes easy and what separates you from the pack is the tenacity and resilience to hone in on your purpose, block out the noise and carry on. last night I had the opportunity to listen to the stories of two incredible women who built beauty empires before the social media age. @jamiekernlima is the founder of @itcosmetics and after years of pitching and being told no, she was given one shot and sold out in minutes. she became the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s history after being acquired for $1.2 billion making her an instant multi millionaire — that is insanity. she spoke alongside @alliwebb, founder of @thedrybar, and to say that I left feeling inspired is an understatement. these two powerhouses collaborated and created a new mascara called Lash Blowout available on @itcosmetics — I secured y’all a discount code so you can use NINALB for 20% off sitewide til end of August (I don’t get anything out of this, it’s literally just to help you save that coin sis!) 💸 oh and also I had a glass of prosecco got really excited about showing you the shower in my hotel room so swipe for that gem 😛

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finally got a good photo in this dress and thrifted a bunch of goodies I’M FEELIN’ GOOD 🍊☁️

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has anyone figured out how to avocados from browning yet? please advise 🥑👀— it feels so good to be back in LA! yesterday I visited @KiehlsCanada’s pop up to celebrate the launch of their new super buttery Avocado Hydration Mask and today I’m posting this by the pool 💦 #KiehlsCanada

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steezin with my baby 🦋🐷🌼 photos + edits by @justjash • bag by @herschelsupply x @hellokitty • bra by @hara_thelabel • shoes by @converse • clips by @brushsalonyvr • song: phone numbers by @dominicfike

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✨ me looking for my new bff✨ @BumbleBFF is helping me select one of you to COME THRIFTING WITH ME in Vancouver the week of August 11th! Your thrifted fit (up to $250CAD) is on me and you’ll get to guest star in my next “Come Thrifting with Me” YouTube video 👯‍♀️ All you have to do is download Bumble, match with me on Bumble BFF by August 6th (open to Vancouver residents only) and we’ll get to chatting! I wish I could take all of you thrifting with me, but @Bumble_Canada is gonna help me choose a winner, cause it’s gonna be too hard to choose 😭 I’m always looking for friends in Van who wanna eat good food, support each other’s goals and of course go thrifting together! I’m so excited to match with you all, see ya on Bumble! 👋🏼🐝 #askingforafriend #bumblepartner

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I just posted a video talking about one of the worst photoshoot experiences I’ve had in light of the Marcus Hyde situation (swipe for the cringe 2016 “dominatrix” photos). Models deserve to feel safe while working and it is the job of the photographer, agent, creative director, etc. to do so. If you are a young aspiring model, know that you don’t have to do anything you aren’t comfortable with and you can leave at any time. The best way to feel safe at a shoot is to bring a friend to the shoot especially if you’ve never met the photographer before. Just because you’re less experienced does not mean you should be subject to abuse and just cause someone has the money for a nice camera doesn’t make them a professional photographer — and that’s the tea. 📸 Cover photo by my amazing talented friend @caleighkats #linkinbio

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pussy is god ✨✨✨ — today I got my period and usually I feel super crampy and bloated but rn I feel great! also I’ve been wanting to make a chatty video about vaginal health, tips, stories, etc. would you be down to watch? if so leave your questions + topics below please! scrunchie from @brushsalonyvr + set from @uniqlo x @alexanderwangny

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Haute Girl Summer 🖤 Growing up, I hated being put in a box. I was so driven by the fear of being average that I became self aware to a fault. I was obsessed with trying to qualify who I was in relation to those around me that I began to do to myself the very thing I wanted to avoid from others - I was limiting my own potential. I was so focused on trying to GROW, but what I was actually doing was forcing myself to CHANGE to fit some narrative I created for myself. I used to think that growing meant letting go of my past without reconciliation, but moving on is nothing without confrontation and acknowledgment - often that act of escape is just denial and suppression disguised as growth. You don’t have to be who you were yesterday cause you don’t owe that to anyone. Read that again cause it’s important. There is no limit to how many times we can reinvent ourselves cause everyday we make conscious choices to either stay the same or elevate, for better or for worse. But who we were is just as much a part of our journey as who we’re on our way to becoming. Introspection and retrospection together is the key to self awareness. Every day I am getting closer to letting go of any preconceived notions of self that inhibit my unrestricted growth cause what I want and what I prioritize changes every second of every day and that’s okay cause I’m human xx HUGE thank you to @MineandYoursCo for lending me this beautiful @Fendi runway dress, to @AlysshaChiang.mua for doing a last minute house call and absolutely nailing this updo and to my multi talented boyfriend @DejansDayOff for fuckin with my vision and delivering these magical photos (more to come!) 🖤

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ICE CREAM SUNDAY🍦if you missed out on free ice cream today by Waterfront station, you can still order @benandjerrys on @skipthedishes and I got you that discount! use SKIPNEENS for $5 off $20 😛 — free ice cream’s till 7 PM tho so you still got time go go go #partner 📸: @justjash

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8 FIGURE THAT’S MY TYPE 💎💎💎 whenever I start to feel too comfortable, too complacent, I know it’s time to set bigger goals for myself. it doesn’t have to be super concrete, and shouldn’t just be numbers based, but never limit your potential cause you can BE and ACHIEVE more than you can even imagine — also go listen to ‘my type’ by @saweetie it’s our new pregame song 🙌🏼

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I don’t do (business) casual 💫 I built the whole fit around the vintage @dior blazer of my dreams from my favs at @re_theshop, it’s (almost) fully thrifted, with the exception of the sheer top from @winners and boots from @topshopcanada — swipe for my celebratory “we got the shot” spin hehehehe

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my alfalfas are wildin’ out 🌱

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are you a SMALL TOWN or BIG CITY vibe? 🍰 I used to think that maybe one day I’d be able to live in a small town after having lived in cities my whole life but after we visited Dejan’s hometown, Kula, broooooooo 😭 we ate ice cream, walked to the store, ate burgers and pet street cats... every single day and while it was so calm, cute and friendly, we got bored pretty quick. AND it was really nice to be disconnected cause there was no wifi at the house, so who knows, maybe one day that’ll be the pace I’m after 💫 — first two photos were taken at Kalemegdan in Belgrade and swipe to the end for a sexy surprise!

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traded in my foundation for bug spray 💦🙅🏼‍♀️ I didn’t know what to expect from Belgrade cause to be honest, I didn’t even know Serbia existed before learning about the war in a university literature class. it’s such a different feel from London and Paris, equally as bustling but somehow more communal feeling. it’s a super walkable city and patio season is super strong here which I LOOOVE. we sat and sipped coffee by day, craft beer by night, fuelled up on cevapi and the tastiest tomatoes I’ve ever had and wandered the streets for hours in the blazing sun, gandering from castles to viewpoints to waterfronts with our new friends. I was so anxious about coming here cause it’s currently mosquito season but thanks to a slick layer of bug spray I haven’t had a single bite yet! I’m so glad I got to experience Belgrade if even for a little bit, I’ll be back soon ❤️

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don’t change yourself to respond to something you’re not 👼🏼 when I was in high school, my stats teacher taught me an important lesson on self worth that I live by to this day. she used the example of someone calling her STUPID. she said that if someone on the street were to call her stupid, she would let it roll off her back without a second thought cause it’s laughable to even entertain the idea. this person does not know her and the accusation holds no weight because she can easily assure herself that she is, without a doubt, not stupid. but when someone calls us UGLY — we are so quick to believe them, not because it’s true but because we are conditioned to call into question our worth based on the opinions of others. what we hold as facts reveal where we feel most confident and what we often question reveal where we feel most insecure. and even if it came from someone that knows us, and perhaps even knows us well, we make the mistake of thinking they somehow know us better than we know ourselves. but no matter what your insecurities are, they are controlled by what you believe to be true about yourself. when we lack the confidence to assure ourselves that the assumptions of others are simply untrue, we give their words power by stressing out, losing sleep and ultimately changing who we are. when someone insults us, makes us feel less than or feels the need to put us in our place, it only reveals their projected insecurities and not some deep hidden truth about ourselves. opinions are inevitable but they are just that. let em roll off like water off a duck’s back cause life’s hard enough as it is and you’re doing great sweetie! 💫

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TO TRICIA & HUGO 💐💕 when @misispasipiko told me she wasn’t getting a wedding photographer... I knew @dejansdayoff and I would step up and DELIVER, cause there’s no way I was gonna let her have a wedding with no photos 👰📸 if you’re wondering why wedding photographers are so expensive... it’s so much hard work! we had no prior experience so this is what I learned on the job: you only have one chance to get the shot cause there are no do overs in a wedding, you have to be everywhere at once so it helps when you have a second shooter (aka dejan and I, the dream team) and there are sooo many photos to sort through in the end. I didn’t edit all of them so I can only imagine how long that would take. @caleighkats I hope you’re proud of us, idk how you do it! 🙇🏼‍♀️ AND to Tricia and Hugo, you are truly one of a kind human beans, some of my all time favs, and we all love you so much we traveled half way across the world to celebrate your love, here’s to you 🌸💘

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I would never endure a 25 hour bus ride for anybody else 🌸 we made it safely from Paris to Belgrade! when we booked the tickets last minute cause our flight was cancelled, @dejansdayoff said there’d be comfy chairs, fast wifi... but I was SCAMMED y’all!! I would never travel that far by bus ever again: small uncomfortable chairs, smoking allowed in cabin, slow glitchy wifi, no toilet paper in bathroom and loud music till 2 am 🙃 but we’re here, we’re safe and it was one hell of a ride!

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our flight to Serbia was CANCELLED but every cloud has a silver lining cause that means, we got to spend one beautiful morning in Paris! we got lost wandering the tiny streets with croissants and coffee in hand and I finally got to have a bowl of FRENCH ONION SOUP 🍲🙌🏼 I am a soup fiend and this has been on my bucket list since time so even though we’re currently on a 25 HOUR bus ride to Serbia (cry), I am counting my blessings 💫 fully thrifted fit: • scarf: vv in toronto • vintage @wrangler blouse: @blackmarkettoronto • bustier: vv in bellingham for @chuckmeofficial • purse: vv in vancouver • vintage @moschino skirt: @nordicpoetry in london

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hehehe oui oui oui

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how come every time you come around 🇬🇧☎️ — I told @alysshachiang.mua to paint me like one of your telephone booths

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new moon in sagittarius got me HUNGRY literally and figuratively 🥐🥑🍳🥓🍓 the strawberry moon couldn’t have come at a better time, looking at the bigger picture, stepping out of my comfort zone and all that. so far, we started the day with an incredible breakfast from Clerkenwell @Grind, wandered around the fancy shops in Soho and got stopped in the street by a swiss streetwear magazine. life is so beautiful and unexpected when you get out of your own head 🖤

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I’ve always wanted to visit LONDON 🦔✨ we had the most incredible two days exploring peckham and shoreditch. we wandered into college art shows, browsed through TONS of curated vintage and thrift, ate an amazing english breakfast, had cheeky drinks in rooftop and basement bars and got lost in so many little alleyways. it’s DEFINITELY a live city and I feel so inspired just by being here! I keep forgetting this is just the beginning of our lil european adventure ✌🏽 I also diy’d this lil top by cutting up some thrifted tights and it BANGS

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we leave for europe tomorrow and I don’t know how to act!! I am going to try and relax and enjoy my vacation so we won’t be vlogging the whole thing but I’m planning on at least filming my fits for y’all. it’s my first time im europe and we’re hitting up london, paris, serbia, montenegro and berlin lesssgetittt! 🦐

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Ten years ago, I had my first kiss in the pots and pans section at Macy’s with some guy I had just met at the mall 🙈🙅🏼‍♀️ My friend’s grandma was picking us up outside the Cheesecake Factory and he asked me if he could kiss me before we had to go. I was in the 7th grade and all I knew about him was that his name was Joey 😭 — swipe left for some super cringey selfies from the day it all went down #10yearchallenge 📸: @djacks.jpg

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TAG @VH1 UNTIL THEY GIVE US A SHOW 😭 — photo by @caleighkats graphic design by @dejansdayoff hair by @alysshachiang.mua

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would you believe that I grew up on Thrift St? well we grew up on Ellis and moved to Thrift when I was in middle school but still! — 📸 @djacks.jpg I can’t believe it’s been five years since I finished high school, left San Francisco and moved to another country all alone cause my dad couldn’t afford to take time off of work and my mom couldn’t rationalize spending money on extra flights to help me move. And four years later, when I became the first in my family to get a college degree, my parents didn’t come to my graduation for the same reasons. As much as it hurt that they weren’t there, I never blamed them cause they came from nothing, so all my dad ever knew was work and all my mom ever knew was save. But my dad’s work ethic and my mom’s restraint is what put me and my brother through college loan free and not a day goes by where I take that for granted. It really took me leaving to understand how much strength it took for my parents to sacrifice all their money and time so that I could have every possible opportunity for success that they didn’t have. And parents are people too, that shit ain’t easy. Everything my parents ever did was for the health and happiness of my brother and me and I always knew a day would come where I would take care of them the way they took care of me, not out of obligation, but out of desire. I know my experience is all too common as a child of refugees coming to America/Canada and that’s why I wanted to acknowledge our shared experience today. If you’re in the same boat, here are a few things I’ve learned along the way: — establish your why — stop comparing yourself to your peers — learn how to save and manage your money early on — prioritize your financial independence — accept that you may have to make sacrifices too — take care of those around you first — spend time with your family, cause it’s worth so much more than money My family is my why. Now excuse me while I stay BOOKED AND BUSY xxN

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category is... NEON FANTASY 🎾 which one’s your fav 1 or 2? @Converse @Converse_Style #ConverseStyle #Ad

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she is serving skin and sun opulence!! 💫 i couldn’t decide on one so here’s four, thank me later — top from @motelrocks

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nước mami 👼🏼 someone slid into my dm’s and asked if I was asian... lmfao 100% vietnamese and proud bb ✨ so happy I got to go to the @outtv ru pauls drag race finale party with the queen @hoodiebrowns on her birthday 🎂 #geminiseason — also we met @manilaluzon and I told her I loved her and she looked straight into my soul and thanked me 😭💫

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I never used to think fitness and wellness culture was for me so I just wouldn’t even try. it always felt like a luxury I couldn't afford and I didn’t feel like I could identify with the representations of health and wellness around me cause let's be honest, working out can get veryyy expensive and feel pretty inaccessible at times. so sadly, a lot of us haven't been able to give it a try, let alone prioritize it in our lives. but over the years, I've found that when I'm super busy with work or school and my mind is going a mile a minute, the only time I can really truly be present with my mind and body is through fitness. I wanted to share with experience with as many people as possible and y’all kept asking for a Vancouver meet up, thus the idea for 'SWEAT with Neens' was born, a pay-what-you-can fitness class with all proceeds going to the DTES Women’s Centre! 💐 together we raised over $200 dollars so thank you so much to everyone who came out to support and HUGE thank you to the whole @lululemonlabyvr team for being so accommodating and providing the space, mats and my newest sweat gear, @melissa.nkomo, who I actually met thru #lululemonluminaries, for leading us in an incredible yoga class and @drinkcocofrio for the post sweat coconut water vodka sodas 🙌🏼 none of this would have been possible without a this team of incredible humans ✨ the feedback has been really great and I want to do this every month... so who’s down for a sunset sweat in July? 💦 #SWEATwithNeens #drinkcocofrio

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last summer I don’t think I made it to the beach once cause I was so busy working indoors but this summer I’m making it a priority to explore and spend time outside ☀️ and looks we’re off to a great start! 💦 suit from @lazyoafs + hair by @alysshachiang.mua @brushsalonyvr

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cereal with a side of nostalgia please 🥣💐 I can’t believe this is already our 8th @saturdaymorningscereal pop up, and even though I dread uprooting our home every month to haul out our whole set up, the day of makes it all worth it 💦 it’s especially nice cause sometimes it feels like my whole life exists online but there’s something so special about connecting with people in your community ✨ we’ll be here tomorrow too if you wanna come check us out!

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can you tell that green is my favorite color right now? 💚🍏 dress from @dollskill #dollskill

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am I the only person that still used regular towels as beach towels in 2019? 🙈 I don’t know why I let myself struggle so hard, my head’s always in the sand and my legs hang off the edge and nobody’s winning 😂 @hm and @netflix just collaborated on these pieces for their stranger things collection so I had to cop #wheresbarb #hmleague #hmxme #sponsored

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film photos from our latest travels to palm springs 🎞 also I don’t want to alarm you but I just uploaded a new lengthy vlog hehe — for everyone asking! shot on a canon sureshot 70 zoom, thrifted for $15

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i just took a dna test turns out i’m 100% that bitch

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I feel like these shoes deserved their own appreciation post ╰(◡‿◡✿╰)

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this is for me, and for you whenever you need it. vulnerability is the willingness to be seen and criticism is unavoidable. people triggered by your vulnerability have their own healing to do and you are to NEVER define yourself by the opinions or judgment of others — you don’t owe them anything 💐 you are allowed to change your views in light of personal growth, healing and new information. there is no shame in admitting you were speaking from a less informed place as you are not the vault of all truth. if you are not thinking critically, you are not free thinking. regurgitation is just as harmful as ignorance 💦 you are allowed to reinvent yourself however many times you see fit. life is a trial and error of finding what serves you and having the strength to leave behind what you outgrow. those that cannot support your growth do not have your best interests at heart 🎀 hold yourself accountable before you do others. don’t make assumptions, don’t take anything personally and don’t speak for others. be kind, be generous, take up space and speak your truth. support your community, do the best you can and never stop picking yourself back up. YOU ARE ENOUGH. and please enjoy your life for you cause it’s the only one you got bb bean! I love you xxN 🍭💚

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I AM SHOOK 😱 y’all know I love my @takiscanada and they just came out w/ a brand new flavour: Takis Blue Flame 🔥 it’s extreme bbq flavoured and IT TURNS YOUR MOUTH BLUE! get yourself to the store now cause it’s only here for a limited time #donteattakis #takis_partner #ad

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proud of this lewk I did the other night 🦋🌿 bag by @coach, dress by @betseyjohnson x @urbanoutfitters, shoes from @aaricanichole — #coachny #uoonyou

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I WANT IT ALL 🦋🍒🐄🌟🏁🙃🔥 @tomboystudio_ killed it on this one! she’s gonna be offering these designs at $5 a nail, which is a STEAL, at our next @saturdaymorningscereal pop up at @loose_change_apparel on May 25 +26! we’ll also have @scizzor.handz doing fades for $30, which is UNHEARD OF, so you def don’t wanna miss this one! peep the post on our IG for more deets 💫

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hiding from the paparazzi like 😎 — wearing a fully conscious fit 🌿 btw @HM just launched their new Loyalty Program today! you can earn points for purchases, get exclusive offers, event invites and more for free 💸 you’ll get 20% off your entire purchase when you sign up — join at hm.com/signup or in the H&M app ✨ #sponsored #hmleague #hmxme

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a meal amongst snacks 🥂✨ about last night: celebrating @dejansdayoff’s new job at @blvdyvr feelin pretty in @ukglamorous and hair by @alysshachiang.mua @brushsalonyvr — wow that’s a lot of tags lol

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sometimes you just gotta strut it out 🌸💓👛🎀💞 @Coach is having their Rexy Remix Pop-Up at Pacific Centre until May 29 — they’ll have ready-to-wear pieces from their Pre-Fall 2019 Collection featuring artwork by Asian artists who’ve reimagined their mascot, Rexy The T-Rex 🦖✨ the bag I’m wearing was designed in collaboration with UK-born, China-based dj duo @yetiout — love that they’re celebrating Asian artists! #CoachNY #CoachPreFall

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in two days, it will be a year exactly since I bought my first car! 😱🚙 so it’s only fitting that my latest video is a super-practical-very-necessary compilation of everything I wish I knew before buying my first car with the help of @autotrader_ca ❣️ — if you’ve used their site or app before, you already know how clutch it is! link’s in bio #ad

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Cosmo & Wanda Are Back 💚💗 — we had the most bomb brunch at #hmfestival, the shakahuka and lobster bennies were TO DIE FOR and of course I have no photos of it cause I literally inhaled it the second it touched my plate 😭 photo by @kylesensei

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A GIRL THAT CAN DO IT ALL 💦 1,2 or 3? — hair color by @alysshachiang.mua @brushsalonyvr

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@idriselba you are magic — thank you day✌🏽✨

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so sad the weekend is coming to an end – everyone I’ve met at #hmfestival has been so amazing, I’m super introverted and usually pretty anxious when I meet new people but @hm did such an amazing job of curating the perfect group of creators for #hmleague 🌺 seriously a weekend to remember! 🌟 #ad