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    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 *

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    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 *

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    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 *

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    Friday Favorites | 1.12.18

    New Wall Art | Friday Favorites

    1. Blank Canvas

    Kinda taking the new year, fresh start, blank canvas thing literally in our house right now! I’ve basically removed every painting and piece of art off the walls and am looking to refresh our home decor this month. While I still love the print above our bed, I think I want something a little different now. I also removed our gallery wall behind our couch a few months ago because I want to find to large scale pieces that will replace it. I haven’t quite found what I’m looking for yet, but please email me if you have local artist suggestions or a favorite site to find artwork. Hope to update you guys on this progress soon as I think wall art can really transform a room.

    Favorite New Beauty Product | Tata Harper Clarifying Mask | APOL Friday Favorites

    2. Tata Harper Skincare

    I’ve heard a lot of really great things about the Tata Harper skincare line, namely that it’s 100% natural and non-chemical. I had this clarifying mask for about a month before I actually tried it though. It was right after Christmas, my skin was majorly freaking out on me from all of the added sugar in my diet. I had multiple small breakouts pop up on my cheeks – and this is normally where I get them when I’m eating poorly. I had heard this particular Tata Harper clarifying mask was a miracle worker on blemishes and wanted to see if all the reviews were true. You. Guys. The hype is real.

    I wore this mask at night not expecting much. My skin was definitely softer and a little dewey right after, but when I woke up the next morning, the blemishes had basically disappeared. Now this is a pretty small jar, so I’ll most likely only use it for those exact instances where I want to hopefully wake up with clearer skin. I also have used the Tata Harper clarifying moisturizer that goes with it, and now I’ll wear it on in-between days when I’m just working from home. I’ve definitely had clearer skin after using these two!

    The Most Annoying Things Bloggers Do On Instagram | IG Poll Results

    3. Favorite Blog Post This Week

    Ask and you shall receive. That’s exactly what I learned last week when I polled my audience on IG Stories. I asked for people to direct message me the one thing that bothers them most about bloggers/influencers on Instagram. OH BOY, did I get a response! I thought about sharing the most helpful screenshots on IG, but even better – I did a full blog post on it! I shared all of the feedback that I received in one big post, and in case you didn’t catch it yet, READ IT HERE. I’m really excited to share this one!

    Two Books to Start Your New Year With | Books For Entrepreneurs | Tribe of Mentors

    4. Reading List

    I picked up a new book this week that I saw on The Skinny Confidential’s IG Story called Tribe of Mentors. I’ve been meaning to get back into reading – it’s literally been months since I’ve picked a book up. I usually listen to podcasts while multi-tasking because I can’t seem to set aside time to devote to a book. BUT because one of my main intentions this year is to keep learning, I wanted to start with this one in particular. Will let you guys know how I like it – would you be interested in a post about my favorite books? A few of my other favorites are The 4-Hour Work Week, The Secret (have read this one multiple times), and I also started Your Best Year Ever.

    5. Best Weekend Sales

    Score 40% off full-price items at Ann Taylor

    Anthropologie is offering 20% off select home items

    Use promo code 3038 for $25 off every $100 at Express

    Fresh new arrivals at Loft are 40% off

    Urban Outfitters has up to 40% off home items right now

    Friday Favorites, Lifestyle

    Friday Favorites: Wellness Products

    Today’s post is dedicated to my favorite wellness products that have been helping me recharge my health. At the end of last year, I was feeling, so blah – no energy, no focus, always in a funk. I have been calling them my slug days. Because I basically felt just like a slug – leaving a trail of sluggish bad energy behind me everywhere I went. I wanted to majorly overhaul my self-care and wellness to start the new year, so I started integrating easy, little habits to kickstart the process of getting back on track.

    I definitely want to expand on these three categories in the next few months, but as a quick intro, I am sharing what’s been helping me FEEL more like me!

    See below for three of my favorite wellness products this month!

    Favorite Wellness Products | Swapping out Carbonated Sodas for Carbonated Water

    Nike Juvenate in gray | athletic leggings | gray long tee | Timex watch | Sole Society bag | Zevia water

    Favorite Wellness Products | Adding Essential Oils to Your Morning and Bedtime Routines

    Essential Oils

    Essential oils are quickly becoming part of my everyday routine! Right now, I’m using a mixture of both Doterra oils and Aveda’s balancing chakra oils. I use the Doterra Lavender on my inner wrists to help me sleep deeper and Breathe in the diffusor if I’m having sinus issues before bedtime. To get the morning started, I add Lemon to my water for my workouts. After workouts, I’ll pick a chakra oil to spray depending on what my motivation for the day is. I would love love love to get more into essential oils in a longer post soon! Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites or combinations I should try!

    Favorite Wellness Products | This handheld skin exfoliator is an easy way to achieve microdermabrasion at home!

    Dry Brushing / Exfoliation

    I’ve talked about dry brushing before and how important it is to the body’s lymphatic system, but I’ve discovered this little handheld exfoliator that basically acts like a dry brush for my face! Crystal Smooth has a crystalized head that comes in three different strengths. (I’ve worked my way up to moderate!) I use it in between my PMD sessions for a routine that’s super close to microdermabrasion at home!

    Favorite Wellness Products | Swapping out carbonated sodas for carbonated water instead

    Carbonated Water

    You guys… I LOVE Diet Coke. It’s been my biggest vice for years!! But I knew to make any healthy progress this year, ditching the soda was one thing that had to happen. My Diet Coke served as my afternoon pick-me-up after my morning coffee wore off. That first sip out of the can – it was like a drug – anyone feel me on this? There was basically no way I was going to quit cold turkey. I had to find something that still gave me that little fizzy lift. Since around November, I have officially switched to carbonated water (or sparkling if you wanna be fancy). There are a ton of flavors out there if you can’t get on board with just normal carbonated water. Zevia has a TON of flavors that almost feel like you’re drinking a soda. So, I am still giving myself an afternoon treat now without all the chemicals!

    Do you guys have any favorite wellness products that I should try? Leave them in the comments below or over in Instagram!