“I Love My…”
Beauty – Lip Conditioner
I think you should apply lip conditioner once for every 3 times you apply lipstick or lip gloss. This will keep your lips from that flaky dry look (totally unattractive and distracting when you are talking to people).
- Kari Gran Lip Whip$22
- Bar Skin & Body Lip Rehab $14
Its all about hydration! Picking the right product that doesn’t contain ingredients that will make the problem worse is key. Read labels and pay attention.
Messy Top Knot – perfect for very dirty or already messy hair
- 2 Hair Bands
- Put the hair up in a pony tail on the top of the head
- Tease the hair to a large messy nest
- Gather the hair together at the end of the pony tail and wrap it around the base of the pony tail loosely
- Secure with the second hair band wrapping around only twice
- Manipulate the top knot to how you want it to look, use bobby pins if needed and then spray with your favorite hair spray (mine Moroccan Oil) Hair – Top Knot
My big black sunglasses don’t get out many months in Seattle, but when we do finally see the sun they are everywhere. I love the Tom Ford gold rim glasses in the Infinity Shape. However…they are just not in my budget at this time, so I found a pair at Fred Meyer that I rock. I wear them with everything and the best part is that the nose bridge is solid plastic and doesn’t get caught in my hair when I have them on top of my head!
Gold Bar Necklaces are super trendy right now, but I think they are here to stay.
It is a fabulous piece to layer and in the summer time when you don’t want big heavy chunky jewelry on it is a perfect accessory. Once again, this piece goes with everything and always shows, because I LOVE a good V-Neck.
TNA Long Sleeve Tee-shirt is a great example of my obsession with V-Necks. It is bit oversized which I love, it is soft and light weight so it can be worn year round. It also is affordable at just $35. When you wear something 2-3 times a week, that turns out to be an incredible deal! Available at Aritzia.
Lifestyle – Magic Bullet Blender
I use my blender almost everyday to make fruit smoothies. For me, I don’t like making green smoothies so I just use fruit, but it does make green smoothies with veggies as well. It only takes a few minutes to chop up the fruit and a minute to blend and I just rinse off the blades and take the cup to work.
That’s what she said… – by Sequoia Leopold
“When I find something I love, I tend to buy a few of them. I have learned my lesson and now when I find a product or an item that works, I don’t feel guilty about buying them in sets of 3. I don’t do this with colors or trends, but it works wonders for basics.”
of the Week –
Kari Gran creator of the most fabulous Mineral Makeup and Skin Care line. Her products are completely clean and free of Bismuth, a common mineral used as a filler in most makeup lines and it can cause the unnatural white shiny look you see in photos. The product line is also very simple to use with only 3 steps in the skin care routine and just a simple foundation, blush and concealer in the makeup line. The 5 minute face! We love that this is created locally as well. Learn more at KariGran.com