5.22.2015

Statement Earrings


Accessorizing your swimsuit is about more than just throwing on a pair of flip-flops and SPF on your face: it’s about showing some real style. Whether you’re headed to the beach or just lounging around the pool, adding some stylish accessories is like icing on a cake! One of my favorite accessories are a pair of bold earrings.

JCrew has a great selection of earrings for a great price! I can't find this particular style on their site but here is one that I really like as well. 

xo Sarah

5.20.2015

Lunch Companion

Today at lunch we had some company from this little guy! I'm currently in Florida for the next few days and have eaten way too many fried oysters!

Can you spot the sleeping gator?
xo
Sarah

5.18.2015

The Good Bean

"Our Bean Chips with Sweet Potato and Quinoa are the newest snack in our lineup – crispy tortilla-style chips for snacking and dipping. They’re made with a power-protein blend of chickpeas, navy beans, red lentils, and pea protein, to which we’ve added superfood sweet potatoes and protein-rich red quinoa.
Our chips are completely free of corn and gluten, naturally non-GMO, and pack in a good amount of protein, fiber and Vitamin A. Enjoy!"

The Good Bean also has Fruit & No-Nut Bars, and Bean Chips, which are great, healthy snacks. For those of you that remember, we featured both these products last year. You can view the feature here

With The Good Bean, you never have to worry about their foods being overly-processed, or filled with anything artificial. All of their products are Gluten-free, Nut-free, Kosher, Non-GMO, and [many are] Vegan.Their main ingredient is chickpeas, which are high in fiber, a good source of protein. A great snack for anyone that wants a tasty, filling snack that gives energy and good nutrition. 
The Good Bean’s Bean Chips arepretty good for you (especially compared to the typical chips at the grocery store), and come in at 130 calories per serving, 50 of which are from fats. They also contain around 2-3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar, depending on which flavor you select.






The Good Bean has a great line of bean-based chips and crunchy chickpea snacks. Filled with protein and available in a wide range of flavors, they help you satisfy your cravings. These are an excellent alternative to standard snacks such as chips, nuts, pretzels and popcorn.

We encourage you to try any or all of The Good Bean products today and see for yourself how amazingly delicious bean-based snacks can be!


www.thegoodbean.com

5.17.2015

Drink of the Month: Key Lime Martini


Such a delicious, refreshing drink! One of my all- time favorite martinis. Enjoy! 

xo Sarah

Ingredients
Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass
2 lime wedges
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka
1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: KeKe Beach Key Lime Liqueur)
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Ice cubes

Directions
Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.


5.13.2015

Outfit Post


Dress: H+M, Clutch: Marc by March Jacobs, Shoes: Sylvia Tcherassi for Payless

Just a quick pic I took this morning when I went to the beach (Seagrove Beach, Florida)

For those that have been asking, I use a Nikon Coolpix L120. It's fairly inexpensive and gets the job done! 

xo
Sarah

5.10.2015

Start On a Clean Slate With BIONOVA Cleansers

You know by now that proper cleansing is the first and most important step in your skin care regimen, so why settle for anything less than the cleanest slate? BIONOVA Cleansers are the saving grace for your face, and with three options to choose from – the Antibacterial Cleanser for Acne, Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin and Cleanser for Oily Skin – there’s a solution for every skin type.

These gentle cream-based cleansers are formulated with distinctive hyper-natural ingredients called nano-complexes that imitate the same ingredients that the skin is composed of, working to balance skin back to normal for a brighter, healthier looking complexion. Nano-complexes target skin issues whether it’s acne, dryness, or excessive oil and work to effectively remove dead skin cells, reduce the side effects of free radicals and gently remove impurities without stripping the skin’s natural barrier system.

We love the BIONOVA Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin. Great as a morning and evening face wash, this product washes away all make up and dirt effectively without irritation. It is gentle, and leaves your skin fresh and clean.

$30 via Barney’s New York stores,barneys.com, and bionovalab.com

Summer Accessories!


Ever hear that accessories are what makes an outfit? Well, it's true. It's easy to focus on all the clothes but why do that when a statement shoe or bold necklace can be an outfit game-changer.
So, here are some accessories I packed on a week-long trip to the beach. Just a few items that can change your look when you don't want to pack too many pieces of clothing.
I personally don't like to bring anything pricey or that I'm sentimentally attached to, just because with going to the beach things will get wet, or lost!


Bags: 
A basic clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
A bag that can sling over your shoulder: Vintage

Watches: 
Mint green watch : Anthropologie
Blue Floral Ribbon Watch : Anthropologie
Necklace Clock Watch: Urban Outfitters
Brown Leather Watch: Urban Outfitters

Rings: American Eagle, JCrew, Urban Outfitters, Coach
Sunglasses: (bottom to top) Over the Rainbow, Ray-Ban, Anthropologie
Bracelets: American Eagle
Earrings: Anthropologie
Hairties: JCrew, H+M
Floral Halos: Mia Beauty

Some of these are out of stock or were purchased awhile ago so you may not be able to find the exact item. But, some of the stores still carry very similar styles, so be sure to check them out and tell us your favorite!

xoxo
Sarah

5.06.2015

EmerginC Body Butter


What: Grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter   
Price: $45
About: A fresh-citrus-scented nourishing body cream that contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmariapalmata, pine bark extract and more to nourish, soothe and soften the skin.
What we think: Moisturizing helps protect and revitalize skin (especially before and after much sun exposure and heat)! We love this 100% natural ingredient- filled body butter. It has 70% of organic ingredients, and alight citrus scent that invigorates your mind and body upon application. 
This product has a thick consistency so a little goes a long way. Upon application, you will feel it starting to work. It does not leave any sticky feeling, and makes a fantastic go-to body cream. 


5.02.2015

'Perfect Premium Ghillie Shoes' - Topshop


I saw these this morning and had to share them with all of you! They look a lot more costly than their actual price ($150). Topshop has so many amazing pieces (most of which are affordable). The brand has such a great edgy, cool-girl vibe and has something for everyone. 

xo Sarah

The Tools to Become an Expert Hair Stylist

Out of control locks have you ready to cut it all off?  Don’t take the clippers to it yet! José Eber Styling Tools are the solution to all your unruly hair issues. Style even the most uncontrollable hair with the most revolutionary collection of salon quality hair tools.

100% Ceramic Flat Iron

The 1.5” Ceramic flat iron is made with 100% pure ceramic plates that guarantee your hair will never be subjected to damaging, harsh metal and will leave your hair looking silky and smooth. Ceramic is naturally hygienic, it protects hair color and prevents fading. In addition ceramic provides better heat distribution, eliminating hot spots that can burn and damage hair.

Wet or Dry Styling Iron

Ceramic titanium 1.5” plates deliver deep penetrating heat to either damp or dry hair. Locks moisture and nutrients inside the cuticle for strength and elasticity. Innovative technology infuses moisture into the hair’s cortex while straightening. Eliminate the need for additional drying and damaging heat.


Trio 3-IN-1 Digital Curling Iron

The ultimate solution for those who was styling freedom and flexibility. The José Eber Trio is a traditional curling iron redefines and taken to the next level. With three different curling barrel sizes that are perfect for all hair typed you can easily make perfect waves and curls. The multi barrel digital curling iron set makes styling with a curling iron easier than ever before


Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer

Get dry lustrous hair fast with this portable, professional grade dryer. This versatile blow dryer uses the gentle hear of Far Infrared light to dry beginning deep within the hair cuticle, decreasing drying time safely by more than 50%. The days of dry damaging heat, burns and hot spots are over with the Quickshine and you can say hello to shiny and smooth hair, fast!

5.01.2015

Kaeng Raeng: Review






This natural vegan detox cleanse came courtesy of Kaeng Raeng, based out of Palo Alto, California. Their products may be found in at Whole Foods Market and independent retailers across the USA, as well as online at https://kaengraeng.com.

Arrival: The package arrived in an secure box. The contents were packaged well and in perfect condition. Kaeng Raeng offers free shipping anywhere in the US.


Kaeng Raeng’s all-natural powdered smoothie mixes are 100% vegan, gluten-free, caffeine-free, and sustainably made in the USA. Each pouch makes up to 32 fluid ounces and is nutritional and filling. By drinking 3 Kaeng Raeng smoothies in a day, you’ll end up with 45g of protein, 39g of fiber, and 100% of your daily vitamin needs!

This three day cleanse is the Kaeng Raeng Cleanse. It retails for $79.99 and contains:

Reunn "joyful" Strawberry Rasberry Pineapple (3)
Glai Roong "daybreak" Mango Peach Pineapple (3)
Juu Juu "into the blue" Blueberry Banana (3)

You will receive 3 pouches each of all of the three flavors.


How it works:  Kaeng Raeng provides 3 smoothies a day (in 3 different flavors) for each day of the cleanse. You drink a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you can snack on unlimited amounts of raw fruits and vegetables in between. Drink the last pouch at least four hours before you sleep. Kaeng Raeng makes a very program that is flexible so it suits your schedule!

The three flavors are Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Raspberry Pineapple and  Mango Peach Pineapple. You can drink them in any order you want, at any time of day you want. All of them taste great! Fruity, flavorful, and not too sweet.

One thing that makes this Kaeng Raeng cleanse so easy is that you can mix up the smoothies by shaking them up in a water bottle with 24 to 32 ounces of water, juice, or nondairy milk. This means you can do this cleanse anywhere, as long as you have a sink nearby!
These smoothies keep you feeling satisfied. If you feel the need to snack, Kaeng Raeng recommends eating raw fruits and vegetables.


Remember to drink lots of water in addition to your smoothies. 

If you have a blender at your disposal, you can mix the pouches with fruit and ice for a thicker and colder smoothie.

Kaeng Raeng cleanses start at $29.95, which is far less than delivered-to-your-door juice cleanses that can cost you $65-80/day. This is an economical choice for anyone interested in a low-maitenance, no hunger detox. 
Plus, you have the option to enjoy all the raw fruits and veggies you want while getting all the nutrient-packed goodness from the Kaeng Raeng smoothies. 

By the end of the 3- day program, your body will thank you! This detox makes you feel better and you will lighter and airy after it is done. Plus,it's great that the smoothies are tasty and help you get your fruit servings. You never feel hungry or weak during the detox, and the smoothies are filling!

We absolutely recommend Kaeng Raeng, and you may visit their website at:



Update


Hi everyone!

I know many of you have been wondering why there have been so few updates over the last few months...Sorry about that! You can definitely expect more in the next few months. We have some really exciting features planned.

Just wanted to thank all of you so much for all of the support over the past few years. It has been amazing and there will be much more to come! 

Be sure to keep writing in! We love all of your comments and hearing from all of you.

xo
Sarah
Editor




Heaven by Deborah Mitchell

A favorite in the UK and preferred brand of A-listers Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Pfeiffer, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell is a range of all-natural and organic products for the skin and body. Deborah Mitchell, founder of Heaven has over 25 years of experience as a skincare expert and has created a unique approach to skin with her extensive knowledge of ancient herbal remedies.

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell’s newest range, Stratosphere, includes products that address multiple skin concerns including blemishes, signs of aging and pigmentation issues:

New Edition Cleansing Cream
FEATURES:
·        The first bee venom cleanser in the World
·        Anti-aging benefits
·        For all ages
·        Cleanses skin and eyes
·        Removes make-up
·        A natural botulinum injectable alternative in a cleanser
Price: $23.25 - $96.26

Chamomile Desensitizing Hydrogel
FEATURES:
·        Especially good for extremely sensitive skin, spots, acne, acne rosacea
·        Anti-allergenic, desensitizing and anti-inflammatory
·        Helps to normalize skin
·        Helps to desensitize skin so it will no longer be sensitive to further skin care products
·        Helps reduce irritation within acne and acne rosacea
·        Hydrates with gentle firming
·        De-puffs eye area and helps fight appearance of fine lines
·        Can be used as a primer before make up
Price: $23.25 - $123.15
Orange Flower Cell Renewal Hydrogel
FEATURES:
·        Anti-aging
·        Renews skin cells
·        Penetrates skin from the inside out
·        Keeps skin clear and smooth
·        Rejuvenates and heals skin tissue
·        Maintains healthy youthful skin by promoting collagen
·        Helps regenerated cells come to the surface
·        Leaves skin looking younger
·        Restores balance
·        Works as an exfoliant and plumps up the skin
Price: $23.25 – $85.25
Youthful Moisturizer
FEATURES:
·        Helps open pores and black heads
·        Helps to balance oils in oily skin
·        Due to its non-drying formula, anyone can use this product
·        Helps to repair skin tissue
·        So light and intensively moisturizing
·        Helps with skin pigment
·        Suitable for young or old skin
·        Rich to help dry skin and blemishes appearing over oily skin, but non-greasy
·        Works to preserve tissues
Price: $23.25 - $58.59
Silver Bee Venom Mask
FEATURES:
·        Contains bee venom that works to control the facial muscles for immediate lifting, tightening and firming, while getting to work on frown lines and wrinkles
·        Formula features natural ABEETOXIN, a natural alternative to injectable botulism poison
·        Instant anti-ageing effect
·        Firms and releases collagen
·        Relaxes muscles
·        An analgesic (helps with pain)
Price: $15.50 - $171.59

Overnight Success Oxygen Cream
FEATURES:
·        Helps to plump up fine lines and wrinkles
·        Increases elasticity and collagen production within the skin
·        Contains oxygen and carbon dioxide which fizzes the your skin when applied, which detoxifies skin while you sleep and leaves skin feeling like velvet
·        Releases oxygen in the skin
·        Repairs damaged skin
·        Will keep blemishes and acne away
·        Helps with rosacea
Price: $15.50 – $190.34