Jun 09

Magic Potion…I Mean, Lotion.

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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May 22

Practicing Safe Sun – M Day Weekend 2014

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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Feb 11

Warm Beverage Fashion at CB2

This winter weather makes me want to drink warm beverages pretty much all day long.  And when I do, I naturally want to do it in style.  My choice bev is my morning Nespresso out of my trusty lime green Pixie, who I’ve named Julius.  Isn’t Julius handsome?  He thinks you are pretty cute, too.  Julius is such a flirt…

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Lately, I’ve been stocking up on cute, modern beverage vehicles at CB2 in Midtown.  They have a super-great stock!  Below are a few of my favorites.

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Shelton Press Coffee Maker – $43.95

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Vienna Stainless Steel Coffee Pot – $29.95.  So sleek.

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DGC Mug – $3.95.  Probably my favorite coffee mug ever – sassy and I love that handle.

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Cantina Glass Mug – $3.95

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Silicone Grey Espresso Cup – $3.50.  Comes in aqua and neon orange, too.

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Double Wall Espresso Cup – $5.95

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Rocket Tea Infuser – $6.95.  Really love this guy!

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And that is just a taste.  So many adorable items at CB2 to keep your warm beverages stylish, y’all!  :)

xx, L

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Feb 10

My Mean Green Midday Snack

Single-serve Good Food’s Tableside Chunky Guacamole from Costco has become my go-to midday snack.  Gotta love the good fats!

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I dip carrots or whole wheat tortilla chips in it, and I seriously appreciate that it is a single serving or I’d probably keep going all day.  (You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl! #texasforever)  It’s the most satisfying snack you will want to have in arms reach!  Trust.

xx, L

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Nov 20

You Need This: Purity Cardigan by Velvet

So, I have the privilege of working in a very casual environment full of people who have amazing taste.   Not too long ago, I had an particularly stylish lady in my office for an incredibly productive meeting… mostly because at the end of it, she had sent me links to purchase her entire outfit.  My favorite piece, though was this cardigan by Velvet:

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You guys, I wear it ALL. THE. TIME.  It makes my dresses funkier and my jeans more polished.  It’s perfect for a plane ride and is giving my plain t-shirts new life.  Basically, it’s becoming my favorite article of clothing.

Its Closet MVP status was solidified when G and I were catching up on The New Girl last night and GREG spotted Cece… in my cardigan!

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Obviously, I had to rock it today.  Witness:

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(I mean, I’m ALMOST as cute as Alejandro behind me!)

Join Cece, my cute co-worker, and me and get yours HERE! 

xx, L

 

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