Top 10 Makeovers of All Time
10. Tai from Clueless
They may have dragged her kicking and screaming…but she was a total Betty afterwards.
9. Katy from Mean Girls. You go, Glen Coco!
8. Andrea Sachs from the Devil Wears Prada. Bangs? Check. Amazing handbag? Check. Ridiculously amazing clothing montage? Checkity check check checkkkkk!
7. Two words: MRS. DOUBTFIRE.
6. Elfaba’s POPULAR Makeover in Wicked….
5. Sandy from Grease. Now that’s one way to get some attention…
4. Ronald Miller from Can’t Buy Me Love. Don’t make me laugh, lawn boy!
3. Eliza Dolittle from My Fair Lady (even though her “before” would be totally acceptable in Little 5. What a hipster!)
2. Vivian Ward from Pretty Woman Enough Said.
and… the #1 Makeover of all times is……
The QUICK + DIRTY DIRTY!!!!!!
Thanks to our amazing web designer, Mark Wolfe, of Wolfepack Creative – we have a brand new style and we’re feeling GREAT.
What do you think of our new look???
xx, L + L
I Don’t Want to Grow Up…
No, seriously. I don’t want to get any older. I just hit 31 and that is ENOUGH.
Let’s be honest – I’ve been obsessed with skin for a while, but I’ve noticed that as my age advanced…so has my obsession.
Here are my latest tricks of the trade:
Ok so here’s the Q+DD: this is the “first ever” anti-aging and age preventative shadow brush that won’t pull on your delicate eye skin while applying your shadow. Am I 100% convinced? No. Will I try absolutely everything? You betcha.
It’s actually a pretty great brush, too. It’s dual-sided for contouring. For $24 – I’d say give it a go.
It’s a cleanser, toning lotion, and an eye makeup remover all in one. You can actually wipe it off with a cloth once you’ve cleansed or rinse with water. My skin has been AMAZING with this. So super soft and fantastic.
So, at $57 a bottle (to Vichy’s $20) this cleanser is definitely less economical, but it’s great also. Its a little less “milky” and I still feel like I need to use a separate eye makeup remover when I use it. But, not only does it clean, but it detoxifies skin and is extremely gentle as well. PLUS: when I use it with my Clairsonic Mia – there’s virtually NO residue left over when I’m done and I feel squeaky clean. (Without the squeak, of course.)
I’ve blogged about it before and I’ll probably blog about it again. I absolutely love this stuff. It’s a foundation. It’s a moisturizer. It’s a SPF. It’s a firming treatment. It’s amazing. Get it today. You will thank me. (many of you already have!)
There you have it. My new plan for reverse aging. Who knows. Next year I might just turn 29 again! (nah, 31 has been pretty awesome so far)
Exhale True Facial + Anne-Marie Awesomeness!
(Just a little more today re. Exhale.) You would think that we were getting paid from them or something… Note: We are NOT, but maybe we should be??
Y’all know how much I heart my second home in Atlanta, Exhale Spa. Y’all know. (And, welcome LK! So happy you’ve joined!!)
Well, I had my first facial at Exhale last week and JUST when I thought I couldn’t love it any more there, I fell even more head over heels!
It was the absolute greatest facial. The greatest! The one I got was the 60-Minute True Facial w/ a Cool Beam Treatment.
Here are the deets:
True Facial: Enliven your skin with our customized facial appropriate for all skin types. We use a layer of our most coveted mushroom enzyme mask to lift away all dull, tired skin and reveal a fresher, brighter version of you! Trust that all of your need will be thoroughly addressed in this one hour facial – a true transformation!
Cool Beam Treatment: Monochromatic coherent light penetrates into the dermis sparking a physiological collagenic growth spurt. This healing therapy inflates fine lines while simultaneously reducing post-surgical inflammation and decreasing hyperpigmentation and cystic acne.
My therapist, Kathryn, was absolutely amazing, too. I highly, highly recommend getting a facial at Exhale. My skin has been glowing since and feels like silk!
Also newsworthy at Exhale is…one of my favorite Atlantans + fitness gurus, Anne-Marie Berte, Manager of Guest Experience for the spa. Do you know her? Do you know her? You should! Y’all have seen me reference her in every single one of my Exhale-related posts, but you guys REALLY need to know how awesome Anne-Marie is!
In addition to all her responsibilities at Exhale, she is also the ambassador for the 100 Women Project, the Lease Luxury Properties lifestyle & wellness concierge, and all around excellent person. Anne-Marie is really into brand marketing and promotions, and is constantly working to connect people and create relationships and cross promotions for brands. She has a contagiously positive and uplifting personality – this girl is going places, people!!
Stay tuned for more Anne-Marie awesomeness – you are sure to see her around the ATL as the “fit girl blogger” bringing you up to date on the latest and greatest workouts to try, studios, and healthy lifestyle tips!
Love, love, love Exhale + Anne-Marie! Just the best in 2012.
Anne-Marie Berte, Manager of Guest Experience: firstname.lastname@example.org
1065 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
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A Little Reckless Holiday Spending, Anyone?
December 29 is a dangerous time. Santa was good to you…particularly with gifts that come in envelopes. Or maybe you’ve got that extra check from Grandma or a little Hanukkah gelt left in you pocket (and I don’t mean the chocolate kind…) What to do?
I am pretty much obsessed with Oribe. It all started with the Anti-Humidity spray (blogged about here) and then the “Beautiful Color” shampoo and conditioner. But I was recently introduced to Royal Blowout and I’m never turning back. You just spritz a little of this weightless-greaseless product into damp hair and bampf! – perfectly straight, glossy-yet-somewhat-voluminous hair. And of course it has the signature Oribe scent which is AMAZING. I love this stuff.
These are the most amazing exfoliating pads…ever. I used them forever ago, but I quit because at $65 for 40 pads…they’re pretty pricey. But I’m back on the bandwagon now. My skin looks absolutely amazing and I feel like these babies take care of those hard-to-exfoliate places like around your nose and such. Basically, they dissolve dead skin cells to make your face glowy and help to prevent breakouts. So worth it.
You guys – I had never even HEARD of Hammitt before I fell in love with this clutch and now I’m planning nights out just so I can carry it. The leather is DELICIOUS, it’s SO spacious (I love the new “oversized clutch” trend.) and it’s the perfect amount of glam and rock and roll. The entire line is to die for – but this clutch made me really happy. (I got mine at Gus Mayer in Birmingham– but you can find them on Facebook or search for them on your Google Machine)
G got me one of these as part of my Hanukkah gift and I LOVE IT. First of all, it’s gorgeous. Secondly, it smells absolutely AMAZING – jasmine, cucumber, basil and ylang ylang. (What is a ylang ylang, you ask? I have no idea. But it smells good.) The best part is how the scent fills my whole room without overpowering it. I recommend.
So there you have it. Nothing you need…but all fun stuff. Happy December 29th!
Challenge Your Taste Buds @ Sheik Burritos n Kabobs!
Two weeks ago now, I got a keratin treatment and bunkered up for the following two days of processing until my hair transformed into a pretty princess mane. Slick dragged me out for lunch one afternoon under the condition that we were going to go some place that he promised I would enjoy + where I wouldn’t run into anyone who I knew. We went to Sheik Burritos n Kabobs.
Sheik serves fresh Persian and Southwestern cuisine, and they make an effort to use local and organic foods. Slick had dined at Sheik once before and remembered really enjoying it and wanting to bring me as soon as he had the opportunity to choose a restaurant (which is nearly always my job). I had never even noticed the restaurant, which is situated on Piedmont Ave. near Cheshire Bridge - an area I pass multiple times a week. It’s a small space, but there is a lot going on in there + I knew I liked it as soon as I walked in and saw the King of Pops served here sign!
Sheik’s walls are covered with a whimsical Persian mural. This is my favorite section…
Slick ordered Sheik tea over ice with honey and we listened closely as our enthusiastic server walked us through the unfamiliar menu. As this was my very first Persian food experience, I needed a bit of hand-holding to make sure that I knew what I was getting into.
Our server suggested that we start off with chips and eggplant with herbs dip. The eggplant’s texture and flavor was unusual to me, but in a good way. The small cup of dip was not around for long!
After much deliberation, Slick + I deferred to the server to select our entrees. He split two tasty burritos between us.
On the left: La Dirka-Dirka – lamb sirloin, bad-man-jon, and red spinach served Persian style (wrapped in Persian flat bread with Basmati rice and yogurt).
On the right: La Camelback – local chicken breast, feast-n-june, Persian salsa, maroon and gold beets, and feta in a whole wheat tortilla.
They arrived with chips and a small cup of Persian salsa: tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, mint, olive oil + citrus.
We very quickly devoured both burritos. They were delicious and filled with unique flavors.
I think it’s important to challenge your taste buds, AND I think it’s important to have a restaurant that you can escape to when you have a keratin treatment slathered all over your head + you don’t want to see anyone you know. Sheik was a perfect escape for both. Keep an eye out for it on Piedmont Ave. It’s a gem and worthy of a visit. Heck, it’s King of Pops and Q+DD approved! You can’t really beat that…
Sheik Burritos n Kabobs
1877 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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