Monday, December 11, 2017

The Gift of Biossance

100% Squalane Oil c/o // Squalane Peptide Eye Gel c/o

Hello Friends!

Oh goodness, what a busy week last week was.  I had an event or appointment after every single work-day, and by the time I reached the end of it, was completely spent.  I'm so thankful for a weekend before I gear up for another crazy hospital week.  

I'm so excited for Christmas, I can barely contain it!  I've been carefully planning for awhile, trying to find the right gifts for everyone in my family and also for my close friends and co-workers.  I thought I'd share a wonderful gift idea for your friends, mothers, sisters, etc. who love beauty products.   I was recently sent these Biossance products, and was immediately curious about what exactly Squalane oil was.  Turns out, it's uber moisturizing, made from sugar cane, and formulated without all the bad stuff.  And, it was originally developed and formulated at Berkeley!  Isn't that awesome?

I've started using the eye gel nightly with my moisturizer and it's amazing.  It doesn't have any scent that I have noticed, and it is super moisturizing.  The Squalane oil is excellent for just about anything.  Hair, skin, nails... it's the best all-purpose moisturizer.  And can we talk about the packaging?  Dreamy.  I have a cute little vintage tray on my bathroom sink counter, and it looks divine next to my other beauty products and my topiary plant.

Check out the products below in the Biossance collection!

The above products were provided by BOLD PR for purposes of review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ringing in the season with Maple Holistics

Hello Friends!  Happy Monday!

You may remember a post some time back featuring Maple Holistics.  They were so kind to send me a few more goodies to try out!  They sent me two products, the Argan Oil Shampoo and Essential Orange Oil.  First off, the Argan Oil Shampoo is amazing!  It smells great, leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean, and really seems to moisturize.  As I have been trying to use more natural-based beauty products in the last few years, I have really fallen in love with Argan-containing products.  I think it's the scent that makes it so wonderful, but it really is so incredibly moisturizing!  

However, if it's possible to top the amazing scent of Argan, it comes in the form of this Orange Essential Oil.  Wowzers.  It's a straight up orange in a bottle.  Natural Orange Oil is a fantastic antioxidant with amazing moisturizing properties, and also reduces blemishes.  I'm super excited to use it in this holiday season around the house to add a festive scent to my home!

Maple Holistics also offers free samples, so be sure to check out their page HERE.

Is everyone ready for Christmas?  For the first time in forever, I finally feel "on the ball" with Christmas.  I have most of my shopping done (and wrapped!), and finished up my Christmas cards today.  I'm looking forward to cookie baking and Christmas parties, and a few other fun events coming up in the next few weeks!  Will share more on that soon!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Ellie November (And 30% off your first box!)

 Outfit c/o Ellie Activewear

Hello Friends!  Happy Sunday!

With all the awesome Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals flying around, I had to take the opportunity to let you know you can get 30% off your first box with Ellie Activewear right now!  The November box is still available for a few more days, and is probably my favorite yet, just because the focus was more on "atleisure" than exercise, and that just seems so fitting for the holidays! :)  I know for sure I needed a comfortable outfit after Thanksgiving this year!

Check out the Ellie Activewear site today, and if you've been thinking about signing up for THE best monthly subscription box, I would do it now!  You're not going to find this deal for awhile!  Plus, it's the perfect gift to yourself for the New Year because it motivates you to exercise and get in shape!  


The above outfit was provided to me as an Ellie Influencer, free in exchange for review.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Thank you for supporting my blog!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pom Pom Sweatshirt and the Perfect Holiday Necklace

Pom Pom Sweatshirt: J. Crew (sold out, similar below, and just also bought this one) // Necklace: J. Crew (old, similar here) // Boots: Steve Madden

Hello Friends!  Happy Black Friday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, and gratitude!  I have completely enjoyed spending time with my family, eating LOTS of yummy things, experiencing adventures in deep-frying turkeys, and making pecan pie (yum)!  I am excited to start planning and decorating for Christmas now, and love this time of year so much.  I put this outfit together for Thanksgiving day as it was both comfortable yet cute.  With the chilly temps we've been having, it is also warm and cozy too!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  And be sure to check out my Chloe & Isabel Boutique (Link also in sidebar) for some truly AMAZING deals and doorbusters!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Wishlist

1.  Boulangerie Lip Balm Set- Anthropologie
2.  Flowering Monogram Pouch- Anthropologie
3.  Lollia Petite Treat Gift Set- Anthropologie
4.  Hydrangea Wax Seal- Stamptitude
6.  Velvet Hair Tie- J. Crew
7.  Pretty Petal Necklace- J. Crew
8.  Eiffel Tower Embroidered Flats- Talbots

Hello Friends!  Can you believe it is Thanksgiving week already?!  Which means only a couple more weeks until CHRISTMAS!  I've already started on my Christmas shopping so that I can try to relax and enjoy the first few weeks of December without stressing about my "To-Do" list.  I am totally the person that won't decorate until the day after Thanksgiving, but I completely enjoy that part!  I decided to put together a fun little wishlist of gift ideas perfect for the girly-girl in your life.  I, for one, would be pleased as punch with any of these Vintage-inspired favorites.  Plus, I've added a few more fun treats to peruse below.



Monday, October 30, 2017

Ellie October


Activewear c/o Ellie 
 Hello Friends!

I'm back to share probably my most favorite Ellie box yet (yes, I know I say that every month!).  With the leaves changing and the collar temperatures in the air, I have loved being outside to soak it all in.  Especially since Winter has a way of sneaking up on us before we have had a chance to process the last change of season.  The October Ellie box is available for just a few more days, and it really is an excellent one!  I would definitely snag this one before it's gone!  This box comes with a gorgeous pair of longer running pants (I'm almost 5'10" so they look a little shorter on me- hazards of being tall), a matching purple short-sleeve top, and THE cutest zip-up in my collection!  Each piece is by Marika Tek, and truly, is my favorite collection yet!  

I've said it before, but I'm not crazy on monthly subscription boxes usually, but this one is TOTALLY worth it.  The motivating factor alone is worth it.  You also can choose from two options.  You can receive just the 3-piece outfit for $39.95 or you can get a 5-piece set including two accessories for $49.95!  Again, 100% worth it.  Try it, and I promise you won't regret this one!

Get 15% off your first box with the code LATTE15!   <3

The above outfit was provided to me for free for review as an Ellie Influencer.  As always, all opinions are my own!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Twenties Vibe

Dress: Online Boutique // Cardigan: J. Crew Factory // Necklace: Chloe & Isabel  "Parisian Belle Convertible Necklace" // Rings: Chloe & Isabel "Parisian Belle Ring", "Crystal Pave Stacking Ring"// Boots: Steve Madden

Hello Friends!  

Oh goodness, has it ever been busy.  Between work, several recent trips, and trying to get my house in order in the midst of everything, I'm feeling the need for a weekend.  Can't wait to have a free weekend just to concentrate on relaxation and some fun blogging projects!

I wanted to share this fun little outfit with you that I wore on a recent trip to New England.  I found this adorable 1920's inspired dress awhile ago, but wasn't sure how to style it.  So it hung in my closet for several months before I decided to pair it with boots, a mustard cardigan, and the cutest vintage-inspired accessories from Chloe & Isabel (Shop my whole boutique on the sidebar!).  I love the way it turned out.  Is anyone as excited about boot-wearing season as I am?!  I absolutely could live in boots, and they're one of my most favorite footwear to purchase.  They're comfortable, yet cute, and the styling options are endless!  

We're almost to the weekend!  Stay tuned for more soon!