By Lindsay

My BFF who lives in L.A. and knows everything cool that is going on in the beauty world recently turned me on to this magic potion…I mean, lotion, from Tarte.

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Here’s what Sephora has to say about it:
Indulge your skin with this powerful multitasker that works as a primer, moisturizer, light foundation, anti-aging treatment, and sunscreen to give you a youthful-looking glow.  Worn alone or as the perfect base for makeup, this 12-hour, age-defying, oil-free primer offers light-to-medium, buildable coverage that helps even skin tone and other skin imperfections while diffusing light to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.  The creamy, silky formula goes on smooth and blends easily, leaving you with a natural-looking, flawless finish with a broad-spectrum, chemical-free SPF 30 that offers ideal protection from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.

So pretty much, this state-of-the-art BB cream (that comes in 5 shades) does everything except for burn up all of your carbs.  Sound good?  You can find it at your local Sephora or right here right now.  This stuff is truly magical.

xx, L

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By Lindsay

Just generally.  But also because of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Westside Provisions.

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I mean, check out these flavors:
Askinosie Dark Milk Chocolate
Bangkok Peanut
Black Coffee
Brambleberry Crisp
Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Chocomole
Dark Chocolate
Goat Cheese w/ Red Cherries
Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean
Pistacho & Honey
Roxbury Road
Salty Caramel (pictured below)
Savannah Buttermint
The Buckeye State (also pictured below)
The Milkiest Chocolate in the World
Whiskey & Pecans
Wildberry Lavender
Yazoo Sue w/ Rosemary Bar Nuts

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This place is the really-real deal.  Take a peek into their kitchen HERE.  On top of spectacular ice creams, they also make frozen yogurt, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches. Jeni’s cookbooks are seriously legit, too – one won a James Beard award.

I’m going to get a cavity here.  But it will be worth it.

xx, L

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404.355.6050
http://jenis.com/

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Categories: Chocolate,Westside,Where we're Eating

By Lindsay

Is this beautiful or WHAT?

Prime beef carpaccio, English peas with shoots, pickled green tomato, mustard, and urfa chili.  Perfection.

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And if you can believe it, it tasted even more amazing than it looked!  Check it out at Empire State South.

xx, L

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By Lindsay

My hair is usually pretty straight thanks to all the Bumble and bumble straightening and anti-frizz products I coat it with every day, but I’m ALL about the sultry beach waves look this summer.  My hair doesn’t naturally DO beach waves, though, unless I’m sitting directly across from the ocean for at least 2 – 3 hours.  Oh, hair woes…

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Never fear, though, I’m covered this summer with my trusty three amigos below…

Instead of the straightening products I typically use, I spray on Bumble and bumble Surf Spray.  I swear by this stuff.

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Then, I alternate between these two new additions to my hair toolz collection.  (1) Revlon’s Perfect Heat Jumbo Waver.

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And (2) the BabylissPro Miracurl Professional Curl Machine on the medium setting.

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Both the jumbo waver and the miracurl are easy to use and hold my waves for hours when combined with surf spray.  It’s so fun to look like you’ve been at the beach all day when you’ve really just been landlocked at home watching Bravo…

Wishing you all fabulous hair days this summer!  :)

xx, L

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By Lindsay

Y’all have big plans for M Day Weekend 2014?  I’m headed to the beach.  But don’t worry – I’m prepared.

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I’m a Raw Bronzing Studio regular + popped in last night for my organic spray tan so that I can lay out on the beach with confidence (and not blind/frighten anyone with my intense paleness).  It makes me cringe, and frankly pretty worried, thinking back to all the time I spent growing up in Texas laying out in the summer sun without sunscreen.  All the times I slathered on oil instead.  All my terrible burns!  I’m SO sorry, skin…  Thank goodness Raw Bronzing is there for me now so that I can still rock a bronze glow but not abuse my skin in doing so.

Raw’s waiting area is stocked with the most adorable summer essentials to peruse while you’re waiting to get bronzed – hats, shirts, dresses, flip flops, bags, and jewelry.

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I picked up this guy from Indego Africa.  It’s handmade in Africa and all profits benefit Rwandan women artisans.  So cute, great cause, and perfect for the beach!

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Make an appointment at Raw before you head out to celebrate M Day Weekend, and you’ll totally rock that new swimsuit!  Get your bronze on, gurrrrl.

xx, L

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Raw Bronzing Studio
500 Bishop St. NW, Ste. F8
Atlanta, Georgia  30318
770.683.8267
http://www.rawbronzingstudio.com/

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