What To Do in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

As I mentioned before in my Nicaragua Travel Tips and Visiting Granada I went down to Nicaragua in mid-June 2017 for my sister’s wedding and had the best trip of my whole life. I have a couple wedding pics on this post, but to see all of the incredible professional photos by her photographer Chelsea Erwin be sure to check out Chelsea’s blog post. My sister and her husband are seriously like models you will die.

Photo of my brother-in-law Josh and my sister Hannah by their wedding photographer Chelsea Erwin in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Um could you die!?

We spent a whole week in a little beach town on the west coast (Pacific Ocean side) called San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Before traveling to Nicaragua I heavily lurked the amazing Instagram account @discovernicaragua which gave me so many great ideas for places to visit!

View of the bay and the town of San Juan Del Sur from one of our rental houses.

San Juan Del Sur is a popular place for surfers, college students, backpackers, and yoga retreat goers, but if you don’t fit into one of those categories this place can still be an amazing destination to visit! PS If the pictures are making these recommendations hard to follow, scroll all the way to the end for an outlined list of all of the places I mentioned here!

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The view from one of our rental houses in San Juan Del Sur. Can you spot the Jesus statue on top of the hill on the right?

Disclaimer: Let’s keep it real. Nicaragua is a developing country. These are photos of beautiful mansions and yoga studios and restaurants that we were privileged enough to travel to. Most of these places are right next to homes with no electricity where some of the locals live which are not pictured. The people we met in Nicaragua were amazing and kind and loving which made the trip that much better. But things in Nicaragua are going to be different then back home- all of our houses had gates, full-time security, and drivers that would drop us off, wait for us to finish whatever activity we were doing, and be right outside ready to take us home after dinner or the bar. I never ever felt unsafe in Nicaragua for one second, but I did have these added luxuries. I was reminded of this when I showed my dad some photos and videos and he said “I feel like you went to a different Nicaragua than I did.” I want everyone that books a trip there to keep this in mind, I am only showing you one side of beautiful Nicaragua, but there is more to the picture than what you are going to see in this blog post. That being said, I highly highly recommend you check it out for yourself!
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Cat Ears Hair Tutorial ft. Girl Get Glamorous Hair Extensions

Hi everyone! My good friend Molly has come out with her own line of hair extensions called girlgetglamorousHAIR and they are AMAZING! She has been working her butt off on this company for YEARS and has worked so hard to bring an excellent product with great quality and value to girls who love a good weave. Be sure to use the code “hollywood” to get 5$ off your purchase!

What are clip-in hair extensions?

If you’re new to hair extensions, clip-ins are a great easy way to temporarily add length and volume to your hair. You section off your hair, clip them in near your roots (this set is already cut into different sized sections and the clips are sewn on already), style your hair as desired, then take them out before bed. I have the 100% Remy human hair, double drawn, 18″ 180 grams set in shade 14/22 highlighted light warm blonde. This set retails for $259 and these clip-in extensions are just gorgeous! They’re so thick all the way down and incredibly soft. The 18″ ones are are super long for a very Barbie glam look. The website explains the extensions really well too:

The weft sizes have been specially designed so that a single set of extensions can be used three different ways: 1 – with all the wefts clipped in to increase fullness and length, 2 – the five 3.3″ wefts can be used to create a full ponytail, and 3 – the two 1″ pieces can be used to add fullness to front braids.

Here’s when I first got them and Molly styled them for me:

The 16″ 160 grams hair extensions set is tons of hair if you’re just looking for some great volume and length, but not crazy long and they are a totally reasonable $199.

Cat Ears Hair Tutorial

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