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Today is a sad day.

As many have noted, there are big problems with displaying images on the site.

The source of this problem is

Obviously, they decided that my site was no longer acceptable and they set up specific rules so that tumbex users no longer have access to the contents of tumblr.

It’s unfortunate, I loved tumblr, that’s why I created tumbex. Using tumblr with an easy, clean and efficient interface was my goal. Because to be honest, their interface is really to be reviewed (otherwise you would not be here).

It is therefore with great sadness that I announce that you are living the last moments of tumbex, it was a great adventure, and a big thank you to all those who have followed me during all this time!

But don’t worry, I’ll be back soon with something even better;)

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Ginger Snap!

Happy birthday ?to the strong, loving and supportive woman that’s been there for me since day one. I love you so much, Momma ? Here’s to you! ?

OMG, LOVE! – Fall and Winter

What better time to finally find a little time to gather my faves from the past few months than on the first snowed in day of the season? Rounded up a little bit of this and a little bit of that while I’ve been writing Christmas (and one Hanukkah) cards and watching no less than four Netflix Christmas movies. I hope you enjoy!

Beauty and Fashion:

Essence Brighten Up! Banana Powder – I am OBSESSED with this powder! I use it to both set and brighten up under my eyes, chin and forehead. It is super smoothing and soft, and it’s such a bargain! I usually stock up when Ulta has the entire Essence brand for Buy One Get One 50% off.

Great Lakes Collagen Protein – The packaging isn’t the cutest, but I am seriously convinced that this collagen protein powder is making my eyelashes grow! I add two heaping teaspoons to my coffee in the morning and you can’t even taste it at all, plus I’m getting some added protein to start my day, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. This brand is almost half the price of Vital Proteins and on Amazon prime – score!

Pink Velvet Scrunchie – Scrunchies are baaaack and this pink velvet one from Target is so cute and only $4.99!

It’s a 10 Miracle Oil plus Keratin – This hair oil is totally worth the hype – it smells amazing and you only need a little for a great smooth and shiny result.


Warby Parker Louise Wide Glasses in Birch Tortoise – Earlier this fall I tried Warby Parker’s at Home Try On program for a new pair of reading glasses and was so impressed with the brand, quality and experience! My glasses came quickly and their customer service was top notch. I have the Louise Wide style in Birch Tortoise – kind of a dark blue and khaki mix – and I love them!

Dyson V7 Motorhead in Fuchsia – And now we enter the section of an OMG, LOVE! post in which I obsess about something Chrissy (and her mom) introduced me to. If loving your vacuum is wrong then I don’t want to be right. This thing is AWESOME. It’s cordless, bagless, comes with a ton of great attachments and seamlessly goes from carpet to hard flooring. It’s hands down one of my best purchases in a long, long time. Ugh, I’m so 30.

Apple iPhone XS Max and Heyday Print Case – I may or may not have had a bit of a mid-life crisis yolo moment and upgraded to the iPhone XS Max. #NoRagrets It’s incredible (FaceID 4life) and I love the Heyday case I picked up for it at Target! Heyday is a newer brand at Target and has super cute Apple accessories like iPhone cases and iWatch bands that are really affordable.

Mpow 059 Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones – I’ve been in the market for some over the ear wireless headphones for a bit and gave these a try after reading all of the positive reviews on Amazon. Bonus – they were $39.99! The quality and comfort for the price is crazy, I love that I can use them wired in with the included headphone jack, or charge them up to use as a wireless bluetooth connection. Perfect for at my work desk and traveling on a plane – a great gift for anyone that needs new head phones!

Food and Bevies:

Cuisinart Griddler – My brother Patrick inspired this purchase and I’m so happy with it! You can use it as an indoor grill, griddler, panini press and a waffle maker (I bought the waffle grates separately). It has a drain that catches excess grease and is really easy to clean – the grates are dishwasher safe!

Mrs. Anderson’s Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat – This silicone baking mat is a great alternative to parchment paper that you can use over and over again! It’s heat safe up to 480°F and you don’t need to use any added oil or nonstick cooking spray – win!

Trader Joe’s Pizza Crust – Rebecca and I tried this on a whim while she was visiting and I’ve bought them no joked five more times since! You get two flatbreads in a package and can top them with whatever you like. We did a pesto/feta on one and pepperoni/green pepper/mozzarella on the other – they are soooo good!

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie – If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert to bring to an upcoming holiday party, look no further than this baby right here! It is so, so easy and SO, SO good! The crust consists of canned cinnamon rolls and yes that is as good (probably even better) as it sounds. Definitely suggest reading the comments and taking the advice to bake the bottom crust for about 5-7 minutes before adding the filling. Give this a try, you won’t regret it!


TCL Smart 4K Roku TV – Yooooo I got a new TV and it’s so dope! My sweet, sweet friends upgraded me and I’m over here livin’ in 2030 with this 4K smart beauty!

New Amsterdam on NBC – Out of all the shows that started this fall, New Amsterdam is definitely one of my favorites! It’s kind of a mix between a Grey’s Anatomy and a Law and Order type vibe and riiiight up my alley.

Old Dominion – Hotel Key – This song is the jaaaam, I’ve got it on repeat!

Brett Eldredge Glow (Deluxe Edition) – I’ve been fangirling over Brett Eldredge for awhile now and his Christmas album – Glow – is no exception. It has both the classics and some new originals that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit.

What have you been loving lately? What are you wishing for this holiday season? Share it with me on Twitter and Instagram @brit_kotary using #OmgLove!

Clinks and winks

This babe is 30 today!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my OG NYC friend who is always down for a good time, marg and taco ? You have the best heart and I hope you have the absolute best day, Rob! Sending you all the love and cheers – wish I was celebrating with you! ??‍♀️?‍♀️? (at Blockheads)

OMG, LOVE! – Spring and Summer

OMG, it’s been awhile. Like, a long while. Like, so long that I’ve had this drafted in my Tumblr and titled as “OMG, LOVE! – April and May” and the calendar currently reads September 3rd. HOW on this earth is it already September 3rd?! I am now 30 (trying to also be flirty and thriving) and 2018′s Labor Day Weekend is getting smaller in the rear view. I’m feeling sad another summer season is ending, but thankful for the sunshine and fun times I had with my family and friends in both New York and North Carolina. As usual, there is more I’d love to do, so here’s hoping fall is good to me, too!

Let’s pick this back up and see if I can get it together (TBD). Here are some of the things I’ve been loving these past few months – many of which I got from my favorite people for my birthday in May!

Beauty and Fashion:

BeautyGARDE Lash & Brow Shampoo – I got to try this eye makeup remover for free from BzzAgent and it was AMAZING! I actually just used the last of it and will be purchasing! It was so gentle and did an amazing job breaking down even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. It comes with a really soft brush attachment that the product flows through, so it’s easy to apply and work in. A little goes a long way, so it lasts a really long time. Thank you Beauty Garde and BzzAgent! #LoveYourLashes #GotItFree

Old Navy Driving Loafers – I love these affordable loafers from Old Navy so much I have them in Sand, Blackjack and Blushin’ Up! They are really comfortable and great quality for the price!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – I got this INCREDIBLE hair dryer for my birthday from the best brother!! I feel SO COOL using it and it seriously lives up to the hype. It is so lightweight, quiet and powerful. If you blow dry your hair a lot and find that you go through cheaper ones pretty quickly, I think it’s definitely work thinking about investing in the Dyson. Thank you so much Patch, love you!!

amika Polished Perfection Mini Straightening Brush – This is another birthday gift that I’m obsessed with! My favorites Erica and Rob sent me this mini straightening brush from Sephora and I have been using it all the time! It heats up quickly and it so great at getting the hair close to my scalp smooth and straight. Thank you Hochs, miss you the most!!


MY VERY OWN 4 THINGS TOTE! – YUP, THAT IS OMG, LOVE! ON MY 4 THINGS TOTE. I am still SO excited about this bag months later, I use it each and every day. Thank you to my gf Chrissy for gifting it and her friendship to me, it’s the best and she’s the best!! Before I knew I was getting this from Chrissy, I actually had ordered Rebecca one for her birthday! 4 Things Totes are sold through The Shop Forward and Espwa. Espwa means ‘HOPE’ in Haitian Creole, and these 4 Things custom totes support spreading hope in Haiti. A donation from each #4ThingsTote bag will help rescue, love, and care for orphans and impoverished children in Haiti by supporting Danita’s Children Hope for Haiti Children’s Center.

Apple Watch Series 3 38mm in Gold – This was a birthday gift to myself (thank you, self!) that I seriously love. Have any favorite Apple Watch apps or accessories? Let me know!

Ralph Lauren Chadwick Medium Tote in Rose Smoke – If you’ve been hanging with me for a little bit, you know this dusty rose, mauve pink is my absolute favorite. I couldn’t pass up this Ralph Lauren tote during Macy’s Friends & Family sale – I love that it has a full zipper and tons of room inside. It makes the perfect everyday and travel bag.

Queen Bee by Good Chemistry Eau de Parfum Women’s Rollerball – Who knew I had my own scent?! JK, but this seriously smells so good and you guessed it, another birthday gift from the fantastic friend squad – thank you Kevin and Shelly! I love rollerballs because they are easy to throw in your bag and travel with.

Food and Bevies:

The Patio at the Unscripted Hotel Durham – Way back when the summer was starting, Jess, Ryan and I went on an adventure to Durham and hit up the Durham Hotel and Unscripted Hotel rooftops for some sunshine and beverages. I loved the vibe at the Unscripted Hotel, it actually reminded me a lot of Miami! I definitely want to go back as we transition into the fall months, who wants to come with me?!

Late July Organic Sea Salt & Lime Tortilla Chips – These lime tortilla chips are soooo good with salsa, guac or on their own! When they have them on sale at Harris Teeter, I stock up.

Quaker Oats Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar Cereal – I am honestly shocked that this hasn’t made a favorites list yet. This is probably my most favorite cereal and I can eat it morning, noon and night, with or without milk. The OG brown sugar is my preferred flavor!

bubly Lime Sparkling Water – One week I ran out of LaCroix (gasp!) and I noticed the bubly brand was on sale (PepsiCo’s version of LaCroix). Not being one to pass up a good bargain, I picked up the lime flavor and really love it! I haven’t tried any of the other varieties, so I’m not sure how they stack up flavor for flavor with LaCroix, but the lime hits the spot for me.


Armchair Expert Podcast – Do you like podcasts? Did you watch Parenthood? If you said yes to both of those questions (and TBH even if you didn’t) I totally recommend this podcast with Dax Shepard. Chrissy shared it with me (of course) and I’ve listened to every episode!

Queer Eye on Netflix – Let me tell you, Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot was exactly what this world needed. I have watched (and cried at each and every episode) both seasons and am a crazy person stalking the entire cast on Instagram. I am obsessed with how much they love and support one another. If you haven’t watched and need a feel good pick me up, definitely put it on your list!

Jordan Davis – Singles You Up – This song is a jam and I’ve had it on repeat all summer!

Keith Urban – Coming Home ft. Julia Michaels – How freaking talented is Keith Urban?! I also love how much he’s supported and collaborated with female talent, both in and outside of the country music genre. Coming Home with Julia Michaels is so good!!

What have you been loving lately (or like all summer)? What do I absolutely need to add to my list to try or do this fall? Share it with me on Twitter @brit_kotary using #OmgLove!

Just a small town girl, navigating a crazy, fun, red haired world.