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I have been a proud Toyota Camry owner for years now! Even after buying a luxury vehicle, my Camry remained my faithful go-to for my daily transportation.

So when Toyota reached out to me about driving the new 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited for a week, of course I said yes!

Not only are Hybrid cars the way to the future...Toyota wanted me to highlight environmentally friendly aspects of the city and Earth Day (April 22). This was perfect for me considering one of my annual goals is to use more earth friendly products within my home and incorporate them in my daily activities.

A few details

2021 HIGHLANDER HIGHLANDER LIMITED: Starting Price: $38,510 Miles Per Gallon: 36 / 35 est. mpg 76

  • Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps.

  • WiFi connectivity with five USB ports

  • Digital rear view mirror

  • Voice activated navigation system

  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) 86 with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) 110

  • LED fog lights

  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection


Not only does this beauty ride’s beautiful on the inside as well as the outside ❤️.


Audio—includes 8.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, Android Auto™94 & Apple CarPlay®112 & Amazon Alexa108compatible, USB media port,104 four USB charge ports,104hands-free phone capability and music streaming128 via Bluetooth®128 wireless technology, SiriusXM®90 with 3-month All Access trial subscription.


Smart Key System97 on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock and panic functions; remote illuminated entry!

Qi wireless charging for your phone.



Definition: Focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Not only does the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited embody sustainability, here are a few honorable mentions that I would like to highlight from my journey with The Highlander.


I stopped by Target to pick up some goodies for my goodies (sorry men)!

I could not wait to tell my Instagram friends to consider menstrual products free of harmful pesticides/synthetic materials.

My choice for menstrual products were:

Honeypot Company


Seventh Generation/

📸: My Instagram Page/ @venitamarie3


I put the Highlander on the road to Columbus, Ohio (from Cincinnat) and I barely used 1/4th of the gas tank!

My little helper-Aiden

The back row shown in this picture folds down.

-7-passenger seating with second-row fold-down captain's chairs and fold-down inboard armrests, adjustable headrests and two cup holders mounted on the floor; and 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function.

While in Columbus..I found some cool spots! Of course I wore a mask at all times 😷.

We stopped by for a cocktail considering the name was so close to my name❤️.

3. Back to Cincinnati for Earth Day Celebrations 🌱.

Graeter's Ice Cream has launched a line of vegan frozen desserts, making its beloved flavors available for everyone. ... The Perfect Indulgence line includes six traditional flavors: Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream, Oregon Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate and Chocolate Chip.

Graeter’s offered one free scoop on Earth Day!

I stopped at Fill More Waste Less Which is a resource for everyone on their zero waste journey. They offer a selection of refill options and zero waste essentials.

Melt Revival

Serves fresh & sustainable foods, made from scratch daily, using as many local and organic ingredients.

More pictures from my week

Thank you so much to Toyota for choosing me for this partnership! I stick with brands that match my personal brand and Toyota is a brand that I can stand behind!

Thank You


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Ok ladies! We have so much to take care of on a daily basis. I want to remind you that self-care should be a priority. Whether we are visiting the dentist or doctor, getting our lashes done, going to the spa, getting our nails and toes done, waxing, deep conditioning or a hair cut, or simply having a second to ourselves.

I believe that if we take care of our self-maintenance now, our self maintenance will take care of us later.

I had the pleasure of visiting Pure Beauty Skin Bar for a facial called The Custom Polish Facial and I wanted to share my results.

This smoothing and brightening treatment features a double cleanse under steam, needle-free nano needling, or microdermabrasion by hand. Gentler, and more thorough than machine microdermabrasion, this highly detailed resurfacing treatment leaves skin cashmere soft and bright. This treatment is complete with multi-masqueing, and a hydrating finish.

Within the industry, this facial is also called The MicroCurrent Facial.

A microcurrent facial is often referred to as a “natural” facelift. ... A microcurrent facial emits extremely low-voltage electrical currents (hence 'micro' current), which mirror your own body's electrical currents, on a cellular level to repair damaged skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production.

It feels like an electric shock to the skin...but it feels so good. Is that weird? Haha

Benefits of The Custom Polish Facial Treatment:

*Please consult an aesthetician for your personal goals/results.

  1. Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. Eyebrow Lift.

  3. Reduced Acne.

  4. Improved muscle tone in face and neck.

  5. Improved circulation.

  6. Skin Pigment Improvement.

  7. Sun Damage Treatment.

  8. Smoother, Firmer Skin.

Individuals with the following should not receive The Pure Beauty Polish Facial:

  1. Cancer

  2. Pregnancy

  3. Thrombosis

  4. Epilepsy

  5. Pacemaker

  6. Phlebitis


After my first treatment, I did not want to wear makeup. My skin feels like silk.

I have more treatments planned and will keep you updated via my Instagram stories and page (link below).

Pure Beauty Bar has an array of skincare treatments that will fit your skin.

Stay tuned and schedule your consultation today🌸.


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What happens when Content Creators / Social Media Influencers / a Luxury Jeweler / an Outstanding Photographer / a Kick Ass Vintage Shop and Trendy Restaurant unite? MAGIC💫

This shoot was so much fun!

Instagram Handles: Clothes: @downtomarsvintage Jewelry: @richterphillips Restaurants: @bakersfieldotr @kazeotr @curritoeats Photographers: @ajstudiophotography @michaelacarlene @trn_visuals Models: Bryanna @_cominginclutch

Ellie @thesevee

Chelsea @witandwishes

Dione @drinkingdiningdione

Lexie @lexiesmiless

Kandace @gingham_and_grahamcrackers

And Me- @venitamarie3



Earrings: Pair of 18k yellow gold with fresh water pearl dangle earrings featuring 2 citrine gemstones and 0.04 carat total weight of diamonds, $1,590.00


Necklace: 18" Keshi Pearl necklace with 14k yellow gold clasp, $6,490.00

Ring: 18k white gold ring featuring a round black Tahitian pearl with 0.77 carat total weight of round diamonds, $3,995.00

Bracelet: Beautiful 14k white gold bracelet of fresh water, white natural pearls, $619.00


Thanks for stopping by!


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