Recipe Wednesday: Hello Fresh Salsa Verde Enchiladas

I have barely done any recipe Wednesday’s all year!! I haven’t been very creative in the kitchen recently, just sticking to my tried & true faves.  This recipe, however, was def a new one in the kitchen thanks to meal delivery service, Hello Fresh.  My bestie’s sister passed along a free box code to me, and I’ve been wanting to try Hello Fresh, it was perfect timing!  We opted for three vegetarian meals, so I’ll be sharing the other meals in upcoming weeks.  The first recipe I made was the Salsa Verde Enchiladas & breaking news, they were delicious!!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Tokyo Milk Makeup

Last week, I featured a few of Tokyo Milk’s moisturizers- they smell luxurious and I love them, read more about it all here.  All of this Tokyo Milk goodness came from my Mom who bought it all for me from Good Morning America’s Deals and Steals one fine morning.  Isn’t she the best???

Today I’m featuring two Tokyo Milk makeup products that would be a perfect gift this holiday season.  The first one up is the Tokyo Milk Lip Gloss in Sheer, a super moisturizing gloss that gives a great shine and shimmer to your lips.  It doesn’t have color, which to me is the best part.  Why, you ask?  Well, sometimes when wearing lip stick or gloss, especially if it’s matte, we can feel dry and our lips don’t feel their best.  A couple swipes of this sheer lip gloss and you’ll feel back to life- hydrated without being too much, if you know what I mean.

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Holiday Gift Idea: Tokoyo Milk Moisturizers

I’m a huge fan of Good Morning America, I watch about the first 15 minutes every morning before leaving for work, so I get caught up on current affairs, and that’s about it.  One thing Good Morning America is known for is their Deals & Steals segment, where brands sell products at deeply discounted prices, with a promo code, just for GMA watchers.  My Mom is a huge fan of this segment, and thought of me when GMA featured the brand Tokyo Milk one morning.  She got me a bunch of Tokyo Milk goodies, shoutout to my momma, and I’m taking the time today and tomorrow to review them for you all!  I think these products are perfect for gift giving this holiday season, they’re luxurious products that don’t break the bank.

I had never heard of Tokyo Milk before my Mom mentioned them to me, so I was, of course, excited to try out a new brand.  Tokyo Milk is a brand by Margot Elena, and upon visiting the website, I noticed that they’re affiliated with brands I’ve seen at Anthropologie.  So, to me, that means they’re pretty darn good.  Tokyo Milk has a great Indie boutique vibe, and the packaging is awesome.  It’s mostly a perfume brand, and can be found at Sephora and Morphe, but I’m focusing on reviewing some of their moisturizers today, they’re  much more in the gift giving price range!

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Self Care Sunday: Incorporate Daily Affirmations with the ThinkUp App

Sunday Scaries.  How many of you are feeling this way right now? Trust me, I know the feeling.  Sunday Funday only lasts for so long before you look at the time and say, oh, sh*t, tomorrow is Monday.  I’ve decided to start this Self Care Sunday series as a way to lessen those Sunday Scaries and help us all get on a track for a productive + positive week.  The first topic of the series: affirmations and the role they place in making your Self Care Sunday top notch.

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There are so many ways to practice Self Care, & it’s my goal to share the ways I practice with you all, as well as learn more ways too.  So, please comment below, Tweet me, Insta DM me with all of the way you like to practice self care- or reach out if you have any questions!

One way I’ve been keeping myself focused on my mission is by incorporating daily affirmations into my routine.  The basic definition of an affirmation is emotional support & encouragement.  I’m sure you affirm your friends, and family, all the time with encouraging words and thoughts.  But, how often do you affirm yourself with those same words and thoughts?  If you take a second to think about it, you might realize, you don’t do it too much, if at all.  Luckily, I have a great tool, the ThinkUp app, that you’ll learn about below, that will help you incorporate affirmations into your daily routine!

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Virginic Skincare’s Sweet Almond Oil Makeup Remover

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post talking about my collab with Virginic Skincare.  The giveaway for a Virginic Activated Charcoal Powder is supposed to end tomorrow, but I’ve decided to extend the giveaway until Thursday!  You can   read the post & enter here, or through Rafflecopter below!

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In addition to the Activated Charcoal Powder, Virginic was kind enough to pass along their Sweet Almond Oil Makeup Remover for me to try out as well.  Makeup remover should be the first step in any nighttime routine, it preps the skin for your cleanser and creates a great base for the rest of your nighttime product.

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday!  Fall is in full swing, okay not really but, I’m speaking into existence…

…anyway, fall is here, yay!  D.C. has been hot all week, but apparently we’re getting cooler weather this weekend so, I’m here for it.

So, what have I been loving for the last couple of weeks?  Check it out below & leave me your favorites in the comments!

Yankee Candle in ‘Spiced Pumpkin’, $22

The totally quintessential fall candle, it smells like a pumpkin, and will fill your whole room with the scent of fall.  It’s not a sweet smell which I really appreciate too.  Bonus, it’s currently on sale through Macy’s, so make sure to click the link above to save some $$$. Continue reading “Thursday’s Fab Five”

REMINDER | Virginic Skincare GIVEAWAY!

Happy Wednesday!

Quick reminder that my Virginic Skincare giveaway is still live, and will be until Tuesday, October 16!! That means you still have 6 more days to enter!

Enter below through Rafflecopter, and spread the word!  I hope your Wednesday was a good one, we’re so close to Friyay =)

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6 Fall Boots You Need Now

A good pair of boots can last you a long time, which is, of course, fabulous.  However, I see nothing wrong with adding a new pair, or two, in your collection every so often.  I’ve been noticing a lot of sales lately, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share eight boots I’m absolutely loving at the moment!  & I’m always looking around for more, so leave your favorite fall boots in the comment section, I’d love to check them out!

  1. Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boot, $160 reduced from $240

I’m a huge Vince Camuto fan, and I think these suede boots are a staple for any woman’s fall boot collection.  They come in black, grey, and taupe, but I like black the best for this style.  I also love that they come in wide calf, which I always get because I like having the extra room, especially depending on the type of pants, or even socks, I want to wear.

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GIVEAWAY! Virginic Skincare | Activated Charcoal Powder

G I V E A W A Y    B E L O W!!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know I enjoy featuring small business skincare brands.  I’ve partnered up with many through the years, and I’m excited to add another small skincare business to the Love. Life. Beauty. family!

Virginic Skincare reached out to me, and I was so excited to collab once I saw their products!  They were kind enough to send over two products for me to test out, the Activated Charcoal Powder, which I’m sharing today, and the Sweet Almond Cleanser, which you’ll read about next week.

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Milk Makeup’s Matcha Green Tea Toner

Okay Milk…I see you being fancy…

…and I’m loving it!!

During the last Sephora sale I purchased the Milk Matcha Toner, it’s a green stick toner that I was instantly drawn to.  Yes, this is way different than your average toner, but it’s just so cool and works so well!  Here are a few key reasons I’ve recently been reaching for this toner in the AM.

Okay first of all, it’s a solid toner, have you seen such a thing before?  I know I haven’t.  What I do know is that this cuts down on me using a cotton pad every morning to apply my toner, and that’s awesome.  I simply swipe this stick all over my face, paying special attention to my t-zone and chin area.  It feels so cooling and fresh on my skin, which is exactly what I’m looking for at 6:15am.

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