Spring Dresses

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Well, here in Atlanta – we thought we were all happy as could be with our Spring weather in February.  As tradition would have it, the March ‘cold snap’ turned out to be bitter cold and now our blooming flowers aren’t sure how to behave.  Thankfully, the infamous Atlanta dogwoods have opened up, we have dined al fresco most nights and I finally feel secure enough with the warmth to throw on some florals.  Spring is here! These are some of the cuties that I have picked up lately and I just had to share!

I found the striped dress at Target!  It doesn’t seem to be online, so I hope you have as much luck at your store as I did!  Here’s another option in all black.

The floral dress in the middle that I am so obsessed with is by Roberta Roller Rabbit. This is a new-to-me brand – but it’s also a new fave!  I also love this one, this one, and these pj’s!

The white tribal maxi is another Target find.  I purchased it online, so I’m not sure if you will find it in stores! This brand at Target has tons of cute options online like these:  white dress, printed maxi, ombre peasant dress.

If I find some more goodies, I’ll be sure to share soon!

xoxo, Lauren

Balms

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100% Pure has hit it out of the park with recent releases of two new skin balms for the face.  I recently posted about my love for the Blood Orange Cleansing Balm here.  It is such a miracle worker for dry skin and I could not recommend it enough.  Plus, the approaching summer months make me crave anything citrusy and there is just the right amount of blood orange oil in the product to make it so refreshing!  The Blood Orange Cleansing Balm is sold-out again!  But make sure you pop over and add yourself to the email list – so that you are notified when it’s back in stock!!

The Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm was just released this week!  I have been testing it out for the past couple of weeks and I have been pleasantly surprised with the results. I was honestly a little skeptical because I have never tried a retinol product before. Conventional and prescription retinols are known to be very harsh and toxic – and I have always steared clear.  I decided to give this product a shot because let’s be serious – I have never met a 100% Pure product that I didn’t love.  Here’s the lowdown:

  • I wasn’t sure what to expect of an overnight balm, as far as what the consistency would be like.  When I opened the jar, I discovered a jelly-like consistency with no scent that I could detect.
  • When I applied the balm, it ‘melted’ into a thick oil – much like a coconut oil.  It spread really evenly on my face.
  • The Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm is the only thing that I have applied to my face at night recently.  It does leave you pretty shiny.  But the payoff is worth it, because it turns into an overnight glow.
  • I have noticed a more even tone, in regards to discoloration and uneven bumpy spots.
  • My face appears brighter, healthier and moisturized.  I have been suffering severely from dry skin – the most I have ever experienced before.  This product has helped tremendously with my dry, flaky skin.
  • I have less breakouts.  I have also been suffering from breakouts recently – my skin has been in a tough spot.  More on that later.  I swear this product has helped.  I believe the reason to be hydration.  Some breakouts are caused by dry skin.  When your skin is dry, your body tries to overcompensate by creating more oil.  A lot of times, this oil can overproduce and clog your pores – leading to breakouts.  When we hydrate by putting good oils back into our skin – sometimes, we can clear up those breakouts.  I have certainly seen this firsthand lately!!
  • Ingredients:

**If you need additional hydration, 100% Pure is offering a FREE GIFT right now with a $90 purchase.  Once you have added $90 worth of product to your tote, don’t forget to click over to the Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask 5 pack and click ‘Add to Tote.’  

xoxo, Lauren

6-piece gift set!

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Starting TODAY, 100% Pure is offering a 6-piece gift with every purchase over $55!  This is one of my all-time favorite brands and you guys, this gift is so good!  I have been testing the products (one is not pictured here) and I cannot get over this amazing deal! All of the products are full-size and a $134 value, completely free with a $55 purchase!

Here’s what you get with a $55 purchase:

  • Argan Oil Creamy Cleanser: I am all about oil cleansing these days and this one is so good!
  • Aqua Boost Hydrating Mask: This mask is calming, smoothing and adds a lot of hydration!
  • Vitamin C Serum: Brightens + Hydrates
  • Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: I use this eye cream in the am and it is a serious miracle worker!  It brightens, lightens dark circles and smoothes.  It is one of my all time favorite products!
  • Konjac Charcoal Sponge:  It’s made of two ingredients: konjac plant and bamboo charcoal.  You can add your cleanser to the sponge for extra cleansing and exfoliation.
  • Limited edition makeup bag (not pictured)

Here are some of my recommendations for how to spend your $55 to get the gift:

This offer is good while supplies last, so make sure you pick yours up asap!!

xoxo, Lauren

 

 

Sun Essentials

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Last weekend, I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Amelia Island, Florida.  It was absolutely gorgeous and temps were in the high 70’s + 80’s!  Needless to say, I was a happy camper.  The following is a list of my green sun and tan essentials that I used on the trip – and will continue to use this spring + summer!

Sunless Tan Essentials:

True Natural Tropical Tan – Self Tanner, Dark, 4oz – This is my tried and true!  I have posted about it a few times before and I use this tanner year-round for an added glow!  It is better than any conventional tanner that I’ve tried!  It’s essentially odorless, provides great color and it lasts for a few days!  This product is a MUST!

E-Cotan Organic Face Tan Water– I just discovered this product and it is absolutely brilliant!  This is a step that I apply every night, in between True Natural tan applications!  It is an easy step to add to my nightly routine – you simply apply the Tan Water with a cotton ball, as you would an astringent.  It provides a light, natural-looking color and added moisture! Love this stuff!

Sunscreen Essentials:

Soleil Toujours 100 Percent Mineral Face Sunscreen– Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide natural protection in this sunscreen.  I apply before my makeup and it is the perfect size to keep in your handbag, when you know you will be outside all day.  Plus, the packaging is so chic!  I love the formula – odorless and non-greasy – it is my go-to to protect my face!

Beautycounter Protect All Over SPF 30 – I was so nervous about burning at Amelia, since it was my first time out in direct sun for several months!  This sunscreen did exactly what I needed it to do, and it is my new staple!  I have been so disappointed in other Green Sunscreen options, as they have left me with white residue or a sunburn.  This Beautycounter Sunscreen is an exception!  It contains non-nano zinc oxide (less likely to absorb into your bloodstream), aloe and other nourishing ingredients.  I really am so happy with it!

Makeup Essentials:

100% Pure BB Cream in Aglow – If you have been following me at all, you will know that I am OBSESSED with this product – it’s just so good!  Full coverage, glowy, and SPF 15.  The only downfall is that it only comes in 3 shades – but, if you are a match, you should definitely try it out!  I use this foundation regularly!

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer – I tested this out for the first time in Amelia and LOVED it!  It is perfect for when you just need light coverage – it’s my go-to weekend daytime foundation.  Just enough coverage, also very glowy and SPF 20!  I layered both the Tinted Moisturizer and my 100% Pure BB Cream for laying by the pool at the Omni!

Coola Makeup Setting Spray – I discovered this product last summer and it quickly became a sun staple for me!  It is great to have on hand for any event where you are going to be in the sun and also wearing makeup.  Think about it – you really cannot reapply your sunscreen after applying makeup!  This product is the perfect solution, because you can spray it directly on top of your makeup – and continue to reapply as needed!  My special trick is using this spray for the part of my hair.  My scalp burns so easily and if I’m not going to be wearing a hat or in the shade, this product is perfect!  You cannot easily direct aerosol spray onto your part, nor use a cream – this pump spray works great!  It really is a multi-use product!

Stay sun safe and enjoy!

xoxo, Lauren