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    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 4.6.18

    Blue Sky Cabo Charters | Beach Trip Essentials | Pom Pom Coverup

    Blue Sky Cabo Charters | Beach Trip Essentials

    1. Blue Sky Cabo

    Three years ago was my very first trip to Mexico and my very first sunset boat ride around the Cabo arches. Blue Sky Cabo was the boat charter company, and it was the most amazing experience! So amazing, that I took my sister on another one of their offered charters to see the sea lions at feeding time. I kid you not, the sea lions will just hop right onto the boat with you to ride into the docks – as long as you have some fish snacks. And speaking of snacks, Blue Sky Cabo stocks the boat with pizza and margaritas for your ride. I mean what else do you need, right? Sea lions, pizza, and margaritas on a yacht! 

    We met two sea lion friends – Pancho and Loco – and yes they were very hungry. Such an unforgettable experience y’all, and I 100% recommend one of the Blue Sky Cabo charters if you visit Cabo. (Depending on how many hours you have, they also have giant blow up lily pads for you to toss over and get into the water!) Check out the website to see all the different types of charters they offer. 

    Cool Beauty Products You Haven't Tried Yet | Rituals Shower Foam

    2. Rituals Foaming Body Wash

    I’m always on the hunt for cool products that I haven’t heard of yet, and I’m really excited about finding these Rituals foaming body washes. Rituals’ products are inspired by the wisdoms of ancient Asian cultures, and they have truly unique fragrances that include cherry blossom and sweet orange. They last for 50 washes and are SO luxurious!

    Check out J.Crew's new intimate collection

    3. J.Crew Intimate Collection

    One thing you might not know about J.Crew – they are killing it with their new intimates collection! So feminine and chic and at a great price point too. I am swooning over this blush last set. They have a few different bralette styles that I just love – I can already tell that I’m going to live in this one. Also their pajamas right now are SO cute!

    Cool New Beauty Products You Haven't Tried Yet | All Things Hair Subscription Box

    4. All Things Hair Giveaway!

    I just recently got introducted to All Things Hair – and you might be wondering what it is… but it’s exactly what it says. It’s a website ALL about hair. Think hairstyle tips, product recommendations and reviews and more. (One of the articles I’m about to dive into is about “hair botox” – WHAT?) I’m giving away a box of goodies from All Things Hair to get your mane under control for spring!

    All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing your biggest hair struggle and your IG handle! (This is how I’ll contact the winner.) YAY for good hair days! 

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * The BIGGEST SALE this weekend? The Bloomingdale’s SITEWIDE SALE!!

    It’s the ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Event!

    Extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor

    All dresses are 40% off at Express

    40% off  spring favorites at Loft

    Take 40% off spring must-haves at Banana Republic

    Extra 40% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lifestyle, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 3.24.18

    DIY Purple Hair Mask For Blondes

    1. DIY Purple Hair Mask

    I shared this little DIY tutorial over on my IG Stories highlights (still there under HAIR if you want to watch) that I use to refresh my blonde. I mix up my own purple hair mask and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes to cancel out any brassiness while deep conditioning at the same time. My blonde tends to turn a little golden yellow/orange in between highlights – can be caused by different water types, product build up etc. So to neutralize those colors, you have to use it’s complementary color on the color wheel.

    A little art school lesson for ya: Purple cancels orange, blue cancels yellow. 

    Here are two of my favorite concoctions for my DIY Purple Hair Mask:

    Kerastase Reflection Mask + Kerastase Reflection Touche Chromatique
    Any regular Hair Mask + Amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner

    Bonus: I LOVE  the Alterna Color Hold Shampoo + Conditioner for regular color protection.

    SodaStream Review

    2. SodaStream Obsession

    Don’t get me wrong, I will not be giving up my LaCroix infatuation anytime soon. If anything, it’s only amplified my obsession with carbonated water. So much so that I now also make my own using SodaStream. I love SodaStream because instead of casually drinking a LaCroix here and there, I’ll fill up my water bottle and have it next to me while I work. And I can tell myself “Okay Krystal, you have to finish this bottle of water before EOD.”

    The bottle also makes it super easy to put the cap on and pop it into the fridge without losing the fizz. I can’t tell you how many times Jordan has put a half-full LaCroix can into the fridge thinking that he can go drink it later… NO FOOL, the bubbles will be gone. What he doesn’t know is that I throw it into my SodaStream bottle and then re-carbonate it. 😉

    The flavor drops I like the best are the raspberry and lemon – so yummy for spring!

    Capri Blue Volcano Products

    3. Capri Blue Products

    If you have ever walked into an Anthropologie store, than you already know what Capri Blue Volcano smells like. It’s literally the scent of Anthro. Literally. They are always burning it in there. See this post for more about my Capri Blue candle obsession

    BUT what I want to scream to the world is that they now make a Capri Blue Volcano PERFUME and SOAP. My gosh, I can finally bathe myself in my favorite smelling candle of all time.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Botanics

    4. Botanics Skincare Giveaway!

    Get fresh-faced for spring with a few Botanics hibiscus products! Use the toner to prep and revitalize your skin before using a moisturizer. And use the facial wipes to wash off oil and makeup from your day – they gently exfoliate while you cleanse!

    To enter to win this trio of Botanics Skincare, just drop a comment below with one of your favorite things this week + your IG handle so that I can contact you!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off sale styles + 40% off shoes and accessories at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off select tops at Express

    30% off  tops and sweaters at Loft and 40% off sale items

    Up to 40% off Closet Favoritse at Banana Republic

    All orders ship free at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 3.9.18

    Brow and Lash Grown Serums | BrowFood + LashFood

    1. BrowFood + LashFood

    Want to keep your lashes and brows looking full and healthy? Makeup (and removing it!) can take a toll on your brows and lashes throughout the year, so I’m just starting to use BrowFood and LashFood‘s certified NATURAL enhancers. They are infused with Phyto-Medic Complex, a natural & powerful formulation that helps transform with every drop. Will let you guys know how they work since I have used both NeuLash and NeuBrow in the past!

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Soap & Glory

    2. Soap and Glory

    I’m currently loving Soap and Glory – but not just because of their super fun packaging. Okay yes, I totally am obsessed with their packaging, but even better this British brand knows how to keep your skin feeling clean and vibrant while keeping you on budget! Soap and Glory has a full range of beauty, body and bath goodies all available at Ulta, Target, and Walgreens with prices at $20 or less. (Perfect for putting together a little spa package or gift!)

    Coolest New Masks To Try Now | Dr. Jart Rubber Peel Off Mask

    3. Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks

    Y’all know I love a good face mask. Especially ones that involve really cool technology or colors or anything that’s kinda crazy sounding. And these Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks are insane. There are two mask packets that come inside of a mixing cup. You open each packet and pour inside, shake vigorously, and then apply to your face. The product basically takes on rubber form as it dries that infuses skin with potent ingredients for a healthy, dewy-looking complexion. SO much fun to create, apply and even take off.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | No7 Beauty

    4. No7 Skincare Airbrush Away Giveaway!

    Warm weather means switching up your beauty routine. This time of year, I like to wear tinted moisturizers that feel light on my face but still provide enough coverage. Beauty and skincare brand No7 just came out with their Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Perfector that helps blur the appearance of pores and fine lines.

    I’m giving away each shade of Airbrush Away, and all you need to do is leave a comment below sharing your favorite spring beauty product and your ideal shade: Light, Medium or Dark along with your IG handle!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off everything at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off women’s dresses in the Express Spring Sale

    40% off  everything at Loft with code NEWNOW

    Take 40% off regular-priced items at Banana Republic

    Extra 30% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 2.3.18

    Shoulder Tie Sweater | Jane Winchester Jewelry | JOY amulet necklace

    1. Jane Winchester Jewelry

    Chatted about this gorgeous Jane Winchester necklace over on Instagram earlier this week. Each of her seven charms represents a different abundance of life. I chose the JOY amulet because it resonates so much with the goals I’ve set for myself this year. Which would you choose? 

    Sweater | Necklace | Crossbody

    My Must-Haves from the Kendra Scott Spring Collection

    2. Kendra Scott Spring Collection

    Kendra Scott‘s spring collections are always my absolute favorite, and this year could be my favorite ever! So many pink stones – I can’t stop wearing the Justyne earrings! So I wanted to share a peek at my absolute favorites that you’ll see me wearing non-stop from Kendra Scott Spring Collection. Plus, I got the scoop from the local KS ladies who said this collection is going FAST, and they are already out of stock in several styles!

    Rituals Women's Multivitamin - 9 essential ingredients most women don’t get enough of out of their diets alone

    3. Rituals Vitamins

    I want to dive more into my vitamin routine in a full post soon – I’ve shared it a little already on IG Stories. But, I need to talk about this vitamins brand that’s been getting some real buzz lately. Rituals is a multi-vitamin made specifically for women. It features nine essential vitamins that women do not get enough of from their everyday diets. And not only that, they are transparent (literally) about where they source every single ingredient. I just got my first bottle to try out, and I’ll be reporting back in a later post! For more info, take a look at the Rituals website.  

    Arcona Beauty Four O'Clock Flower Cleanser

    4. Arcona Giveaway!

    Alright, now that I’ve gotten my weekly favorites post to be more consistent each week, I wanted to start giving away some of my favorite things too! SO, I’m excited to team up with Arcona and give away two of their amazing products! One lucky gal will win her very own Arcona Wine Oil ($58) and Four O’Clock Flower Cleansing Cream ($46).

    To Enter: Just leave a comment below sharing a favorite new product that you’ve discovered this week. You must leave your IG handle in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off full-price dresses and skirts at Ann Taylor

    Take an additional 50% off clearance at Express

    Fresh new arrivals at Loft and $50 off your $100 purchase

    Take 40% off select items at Banana Republic

    Extra 25% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 1.21.18

    Fresh Peonies + MacKenzie Childs Courtly Check Vase | Friday Favorites

    1. Sign of Spring

    After the last week’s ice storm and my insane cabin fever, I’m SO grateful to have such a beautiful weekend to get outside. The temps are mild, and there are already little hints that spring is around the corner. I found these gorgeous peonies at Fresh Market – and if you live in Louisiana, you know we do NOT get peonies this big. They might have only lasted three days, but they were so so worth having in our entry way! How are you guys getting your homes ready for a new season?

    Aveda Invati Thickening Hair Products

    2. Aveda Invati Haircare

    I’m excited to start testing out Aveda’s new Invati thickening haircare system. Complete with shampoo, conditioner – and my absolute favorite thickening spray (see this Aveda post), this system is supposed to reduce hair loss. I’ll be doing a review once I’ve tried all the products and have used it long enough to give you guys my full opinion. Side note, my everyday hair tutorial video will be coming up very soon!

    3. 225 Magazine Feature

    Whaaat, thank you 225 Magazine for this little shoutout in your January issue! Feeling ever so grateful to be next to some really special and talented people in Baton Rouge!

    4. January Travels

    The year is just getting started but so is my travel schedule for January! My first trip of the year was to Philadelphia with family to watch the Eagles playoff game (Jordan’s brother-in-law plays for the Eagles!)

    This week, I have TWO upcoming blog trips. The first is to Cincinnati to visit the Tide labs – yes, the actual lab where I’ll be learning to treat stains and care for the overall life of our clothes. Excited to learn some new tips and tricks – and of course share all this knowledge with you.

    Next, I’ll also be heading to Charlotte with the Belk team to get a behind the scenes look at some of their private labels. This will be my first time to Charlotte outside of just flight layovers in the airport, so I’m excited to get to know the city better with the Belk team!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 50% off your next purchase at Ann Taylor

    Anthropologie is offering 20% off full-price clothing

    Use promo code 3103 for $10 off $50, $25 off $100, $75 off $250 at Express

    Fresh new arrivals at Loft are 50% off

    Pottery Barn has up to 30% off home items right now *