The Laundress x Le Labo

The Laundress x Le Labo

Get ready for the chichest load of laundry ever!

I am so excited about this, two of my all time favorites- The Laundress and Le Labo- have teamed up to create a product that’s so good I’m screaming it from the rooftops!

Le Labo’s Santal 33 is in my top five all time fragrances.  Launched in 2010, the medley of leather, iris and sandalwoodsy scent of Santal 33 propelled Le Labo from “slow perfumery” to those in-the-know to beauty-counter mainstay.

It is omnipresent at hipsterish boutique hotels and concept stores. I recently stayed at Modernhaus Soho in New York and was downright giddy when I saw my shower was stocked with Santal 33 Shampoo, conditioner and body wash!

Le Labo is a luxury fragrance so a bottle of this magic stuff will set you back between $200-$300 depending on the size you purchase but, thanks to eco-friendly laundry care brand The Laundress,  I have discovered a sneaky little trick to make your ENTIRE wardrobe smell like Santal 33 (or Rose 31 another popular Le Labo Scent) for a fraction of the price.

The Laundress’ products are a staple around my house and in my set bag.

Their eco-friendly and uber chic line of detergent, fabric care, and home-cleaning products are aimed to take excellent care of you, the things you love, and the environment. And here’s the kicker; they actually work. Their line is plant-based, cruelty free and is based on fiber science to give your clothes their longest life possible.

Their signature laundry detergent will change your life. It’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, all-natural, plant-based and stain-fighting all in one bottle. I honestly didn’t think laundry could get any better than this until..

..The Laundress blew my mind by pairing it with cult fragrance brand Le Labo!

This stuff is INCREDIBLE!  I have been using it to hand wash my delicates and I gotta say, my bras are so bougie now in the best way possible. Plus when I use it my whole house smells like Le Labo!

One bottle lasts a LONG time- you only need a little bit per load. When you think about it, you are only paying a fraction of the price of a bottle of the perfume to have your whole wardrobe smell like Le Labo!  That’s a damn good value in my book.

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Green Inside and Out

Green Inside and Out

Plants are magical.  Not only do they produce oxygen (which we need to live) they also provide us with food, shelter, medicine, fuel and are a key component in beauty products!

…and the world is finally acknowledging how important they are!

Plant-based options are all the rage when it comes to what we eat, and the beauty world is no different. High-quality, clean ingredients are no longer simply a trend; they’re a requirement. Many brands are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals used in their products by replacing them with clean, naturally derived ingredients.

I’m sure you have heard of Meatless Monday which encourages people to cut out meat once a week in order to improve health, save money and heal the planet. Why not take Meatless Monday one step further and carry that over to your beauty routine.

By making small changes like this we can impact our own well-being and the health of the planet. We can be GREEN on the inside and out!

To help you kick-off your “Go Green” journey, I stopped by two of my favorites at Fashion Show, Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics to share some of my plant based favorites to help you get started nurturing your inner and outer glow.

Green Inside and Out

LUSH AVOBATH BATH BOMB

Of course, there HAD to be a bath bomb here, LUSH is famous for them! This zippy green fizzy delivers a sunny dose of invigorating lemongrass and bergamot essential oils. Made from freshly mashed avocados (which provide deep hydration and moisturization to your skin) and organic extra virgin olive oil it leaves your soft, hydrated skin and totally renewed!

Plant Based Meals

OPA! of GREECE GREEK SALAD

The humble tomato is full of surprising perks for your skin, your gut, and more. A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily recommended minimum of vitamin C. What’s more, tomatoes supply vitamin A, which supports immunity, vision, and skin health; vitamin K, which is good for your bones; and potassium, a key nutrient for heart function, muscle contractions, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure and fluid balance.

They are also a skin anti-aging helper! Tomatoes are packed full of antioxidants which help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free-radicals in the body and give you youthful-looking skin. They also fight cellular damage which helps the skin retain moisture, thereby, preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

Plant Based beauty

LUSH MANTALBANO SHAMPOO BAR

The beauty industry is going NUTS right now over Shampoo Bars. With consumers becoming more mindful of packaging waste and water consumption, formulas that use less water are increasing in popularity.

Much like a bar body cleanser, a shampoo bar is activated by water but contains ingredients that are suited for removing oil and product build-up while meeting the needs of different hair textures.

Instead of pouring a liquid shampoo into your hair, you can either work the bar into a lather in the palm of your hands and then work the foam through from roots to ends; or, for lower-lather formulas, rub the bar directly onto roots while water runs over your hair. Once your strands are coated in the cleanser, massage the shampoo into your roots and through the ends of hair to loosen debris and dirt, and then rinse thoroughly.

My favorite is LUSH’s MANTALBANO Bar. This Mediterranean marvel boosts shine, adds subtle volume, cleanses your scalp and leaves you smelling lemon-rosemary fresh.

Green Inside and Out

OPA! of GREECE HUMMUS AND CUCUMBERS

Not only are cucumbers literally green inside and out, they are also packed with nutrients. In just a single cup of cucumber slices, you’ll get 14% to 19% of the vitamin K you need for the day. You’ll also get vitamins B and C along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. So, the next time you reach for that yummy hummus switch out the pita bread for cucumbers!

LUSH

LUSH OUTBACK MATE SOAP

This gorgeous handmade, palm-free, true blue beauty will put a smile on your face with the refreshing tingle of peppermint and the uplifting aroma of lemongrass. Eucalyptus gently cleanses your skin and brightens your mood, making this one your best mate to wash away the blues and leave you feeling fresh.

Plant Based Meals

OPA! GREECE FALAFEL SNACK BITES AND HUMMUS

One cup of chickpeas (which hummus is made of) contains 10 grams of protein and about 10 grams of dietary fiber—which is 40% of the daily minimum target. They are also packed with antioxidants and help to improve gut health!

Being green inside and out starts with small changes,  like adding one plant-based meal to your weekly food menu or subbing out a few of your cosmetics for plant based beauty products. By making these small changes you will help to reduce your eco-footprint.

If you are looking for a quick healthy meal or some delicious plant based beauty stop in to Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at Fashion Show Las Vegas.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show Las Vegas. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Shark Week!

Finally, it’s here! My favorite part of summer- insert the JAWS soundtrack..da-duh..da-duh..da-duh- Discovery Channel’s annual week long series SHARK WEEK!

Since 1987 Discovery Channel has been luring viewers in and catching their attention with entertaining and educational shark-tastic television programming.

This year Discovery Channel is bringing more teeth, more jaws and more heart-pounding TV specials featuring everyone’s favorite undersea predators than ever before.

Are you ready for this? Shark Week will be on for four hours a day (45 hours of programming), with TV episodes featuring celebrities like William Shatner, Tiffany Haddish, The cast of Jackass, Brad Paisley and more. They’ll be joined some of the top marine biologists from renowned science institutions as they explore the world of sharks. Discovery+ will also be airing the first Shark Week series, Sharks academy!

Highlights this year include the first in utero camera tag in a pregnant Tiger shark, a potentially new Great White mating behavior and the discovery of an elusive pupping ground.

Fans can also get in on the Shark Week fun on social media, where Discovery will be adding new AR filters for Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, plus seven nights of livestreams on TikTok.

The TV event started yesterday and will continue all week until July 18.

Here’s the Schedule:

Sunday, July 11

  • Shark Academy (on Discovery+; linear premiere Sunday, July 18)
  • Sharkbait With David Dobrik (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Crikey! It’s Shark Week—8 p.m.
  • Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week—9 p.m.
  • Jackass Shark Week Special—10 p.m.

Monday, July 12

  • Stranger Sharks (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Air Jaws: Going For Gold—8 p.m.
  • Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash—9 p.m.
  • Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek—10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13

  • Great White Comeback (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • MotherSharker—8 p.m.
  • Brad Paisley’s Shark Country—9 p.m.
  • The Spawn Of El Diablo—10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14

  • Tiger Queen (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • MechaShark—8 p.m.
  • The Real Sharknado—9 p.m.
  • Return to Lair of the Great White—10 p.m.

Thursday, July 15

  • Raging Bulls (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week—8 p.m.
  • Sharkadelic Summer 2—9 p.m.
  • Mega Jaws of Bird Island—10 p.m.

Friday, July 16

  • Extinct or Alive: Jaws of Alaska (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Ninja Sharks: Mutants Rising—8 p.m.
  • Monster Sharks of Andros Island—9 p.m.
  • Mystery of the Black Demon Shark—10 p.m.
  • I Was Prey: Terrors of the Deep 2—11 p.m.

Saturday, July 17

  • Rogue Tiger Shark: The Hunt for Lagertha (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Return to Shark Vortex—8 p.m.
  • Shark Week Best in Show—9 p.m.
  • I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021—10 p.m.

Sunday, July 18

  • The Great Hammerhead Stakeout (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Shark Academy (already streaming on Discovery+) – 10 p.m.
What I’m Wearing: JAWS TEE| Vintage Skirt| ETRO Sunglasses| Vans Primary check Old Skool | Tommy Bahama Macrame Bag|
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Etoile Has The Only Bag You Need This Season

Etoile Star Handbag

If you think about it, a handbag is one of the most important purchases you make. And this purchase will have everyone talking about YOUR statement bag.

Your handbag is something you use EVERYDAY (so versatility and style are important) PLUS it needs to be functional (aka hold A LOT) and be made of quality materials so that it lasts.

Think carryall bags that optimize storage but don’t skimp on style. Forget about day-to-night, think of it more like a life-long relationship. I have handbags that lasted longer than a lot of relationships lol.

When I leave my house at the beginning of a work day, I basically have to bring everything I will need for the next 10-14 hours.  Wallet, cell phone charger, makeup bag, notepad, glasses, mints, change of shoes, a snack, etc.

I usually put in a full work day (10 or more hours) then I may have an event or dinner to attend straight after work.  Therefore, I need my big bag for the day yet I don’t really want to lug the whole thing with me to Happy Hour.

This is when the conundrum begins, do I bring a smaller bag too or do I just lug “biggie” in with me and perch her on a chair like she’s my date?

What’s the secret to the perfect “life-long” bag?

Luxury handbag designer Annye Grande (Grande like Grand Canal Shoppes) asked herself these same questions and came back with an answer in the form of her own handbag brand, etoile.

Etoile Has The Only Bag You Need This Season.

From a casual outing to a fancy cocktail event, Etoile bags grant you the ultimate modern luxury: convenience.

Not just one bag- each of her creations gives you THREE BAGS!  Yes THREE Bags in one bag! A bag that truly takes you from desk to dinner. It’s designed to hold all your daily essentials and then easily convert to evening. A multi-tasking bag for a multi-tasking gal!

My favorite is etoile’s Rachel Medium Boa.

Here’s how it works:

  • The top zipper is separated so that the bag can unzip ALL THE WAY and open wide. Plenty of room to fit everything you need!  PLUS the top flap has a magnetic closure which keeps everything safe inside.

  • The top leather trim can be folded into the bag so that the tote becomes an open carryall.

Etoile is the only bag you need this season

  • Each bag comes with a wide leather strap and a matching detachable clutch which can be hung from the strap and converted into the BEST CROSSBODY BAG. Hello Happy Hour!

Etoile

  • They even have a super convenient “where has this been all my life” pocket in the back for your cell phone.

Tote, carryall and crossbody all on one! You could even take it one step further and use the clutch without the strap.  Yep, that makes FOUR bags in one bag! What?  FOUR Handbags from just one bag? Yes I said that correctly, FOUR! That’s why etoile is THE place you need to go to buy your bag this season.

Find your statement life-long bag at etoile located in The Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Etoile Handbag

Etoile

Etoile is the only bag you need this season

*This post was created in partnership with Grand Canal Shoppes- All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Hydro Flask The Chic Way to Quench Your Thirst

Hydro Flask

It’s no secret that I’m a huge water drinker… but as much as I love water, I’m not a fan of it warm or hot unless it’s in coffee or tea.

In fact, warm water gives me the gags, so I was always on the hunt for a good on-the-go water bottle to keep my agua fria.

At first I toted around the typical destructive single use plastic bottles of water but, the combination of wanting to be more sustainable and the fact that these plastic bottles usually contain some form of BPA, which is REALLY bad for you (especially if you leave them in the car where they heat up from the sun) I embarked on a quest for the perfect reusable water bottle.

After trying a gazillion different brands which ranged from tasting like metal to giving me horrible rashes around my mouth I finally found the QUEEN of all water bottles, the chic way to quench your thirst, Hydro Flask.

Hydro Flask uses the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel which ensures pure taste and no flavor transfer , is BPA and Phthalate free, recyclable and backed by a lifetime warranty.  The company believes strongly that great flasks and great causes go hand-in-hand.  Because of this, through its charitable arm 5% back, consumers can allocate a portion of the net profit of their purchase to a charity they choose.

I LOVE my Hydro Flask water bottle — it keeps my water cold for up to 24 hours, I mean so cold it could’ve come off of a glacier even hours after filling it up. It’s fun to drink out of (Sounds weird, but true) and it’s pretty much indestructible.

Plus, I’m no longer buying those pathetic disposable plastic water bottles and contributing to plastic waste.

I always like to be hands free- especially on set so when I discovered this gorgeous macramé Hydro Flask carrier I knew I needed it in my life. I’ll put a link for where to buy at the end of the post but if you are feeling crafty Llamas and Lufas has a great tutorial on how to make one.  Click Here.

Macrame Bottle Carrier

Hydro Flask Holder

Macrame Hydro Flask Tote

Love the Label Skirt

Chloe Sunglasses

What I’m Wearing: Love the Label Briar Smocked Maxi Skirt| Chloe Sandals | Chloe Sunglasses| Macrame Boho Crossbody Bottle Tote | Wide Mouth Hydro Flask|

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