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Give the gift of Tile

 

It is finally the time of the year we all love the most. Christmas time is approaching fast and we need to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. And I have the perfect one for you. Whether it is for yourself to find your child’s favorite toy or for your grandmother to keep track of her tv remote, the gift of finding with Tile is the perfect gift. It doesn’t matter what item it is. Tile can also be attached to flat surfaces. If you’re not sure about what a Tile is and missed my last post you can find it here.

Tile helps locating over 2 million items every day and is the worlds best selling bluetooth tracker. Not only that, the prices also start at $25 so a Tile is the perfect stocking stuffer that doesn’t break your bank! I am sure that you, just like me have that one friend who always loses something. Wether it is their keys, phone, wallets or remotes, Tile makes it easy to find it.

Right now you can save up to 40% off tile bundles and give your entire family the gift of finding! Or, why not get yourself one so you don’t forget where you’re hiding your christmas gifts this year.

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This is what happened during the Olay 28 day challenge

This post is sponsored by Olay. All words and opinions are my own.

During the month of November, I have been replacing my regular moisturizer with the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and I have also been using the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. Something that is so important for me, especially since I live in Los Angeles, is to use an SPF. The sun does so much more harm than we think, especially in the long run. However, the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 is much more than a moisturizer with SPF. It has several benefits, evens out skin tone, enhances brightness, smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles and restores firmness, replenishes moisture, and reduces dark spots and circles.

Even though I have amazing genes from my mom, and have absolutely no signs of aging in my skin currently, I still have to make sure to take good care of my skin. But to be honest, sometimes I am really bad about it. So I decided to accept the Olay 28 day challenge! For 28 days I used the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. In the morning I would apply the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. And at night I would use the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. My skincare problems are mainly enlarged pores, an oily t-zone, acne and redness. My skin is also sensitive to new products at times so I was really nervous to see if the products would work or not.Although my skin did react a bit at first, I did see some improvements almost immediately. My skin seemed more even and radiant. By using these products morning and night, it gave me an overall better routine. It was so easy to use, and took me less than a minute of my day to do! So really anyone can do it. It is not a huge change and it will not take up a lot of your time. My old acne scarring also started to slowly fade which I am so thrilled about. I only started getting acne about a year ago and it was devastating for me. I also can’t keep my hands away so it resulted in a lot of scarring.The results after the Olay 28 Day Challenge.

It’s amazing how such a small change in your daily routine can encourage you to change even more for the better. Therefore, I challenge you to also participate in the Olay 28 Day Challenge. The first 15 people to use my coupon code 28DAYS6555 on olay.com will receive $40 off their purchase! I encourage you to visit the skin advisor to save time and easily fin the regiment best suited for you.

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Halfway through the 28 day challenge

After 28 days

Lightening up my bedroom with Lamps plus

 

If there is one thing Lamps Plus know, it is lamps! I was so thrilled when they reached out because I absolutely love interior design and adding my touch to my home. Unfortunately I don’t live in my ideal home but if we decide to extend our current lease I see some painting in the future to make it more me. Otherwise I will be on the hunt for a new home very soon!

I love going go Lamps Plus just for the inspiration that they have. It makes me fantasies about what my forever home will look like one day. Until then, small adjustments here and there will do. I received some new lamps from Lamps Plus. And they are absolutely stunning! Pictured is the Paragon Gold Leaf Table lamp. It really lit up the entire room, literally and figuratively.

If you want to check out their huge selection of lamps or just gather some inspiration you can visit Lamps Plus website here.

 

Find it with tile

 

Do you ever happen to misplace or lose your things and end up spending more time finding them than you would actually using them? Well, in that case tile can help you! I rarely misplace my keys or wallet, but have a tendency to misplace my cameras or accessories for them. And so, every time I really need to use any of them, I have put them somewhere. But Im not completely sure of where they are. So, I go absolutely ballistic trying to find them. No more! Thanks to tile I can attach it to my camera, my remote controls – literally anything. And tile will help me find whatever I am looking for.camera find it with tile Thanks to the tile app I can connect one or more tiles to my items making it super easy to find my items. When I press find the tile will play a tune so I can find it if I am nearby. If my item with the tile isn’t closely a map can show me where I last was close to it. What I love about this as well is that if i double press the tile – it finds my phone and my phone makes a sound. Its kind of a reverse function so they find each other! I love it since I often misplace my phone as well.

My Swedish Heritage with Absolut Elyx

 

Ever since I could remember, Absolut was always the number one vodka brand. Especially growing up in Sweden where it is made, the Absolut brand was a well-recognized brand. I am thrilled to partner up with Absolut Elyx today. The new luxury single estate copper crafted vodka from Absolut. Growing up and being from Sweden is something I am extremely proud of. We have a lot of history and culture that few other countries around the world know of. Absolut is our largest exporter of food in Sweden and probably the most well-known brand around the world when it comes to vodka.

What is really special about Absolut Elyx is that it is produced in the Southern Part of Sweden, Åhus to be exact, which is about 5 hours south-east of where I grew up. All of Absolut’s products are produced in the Southern part of Sweden but they have two different distilleries. The entire process, from growing the wheat to creating the vodka, takes place within a 15-mile radius. This allows for complete control from start to finish. Absolut has always been produced

Absolut Elyx is an example of how craftsmanship can create a luxury product. Each drop is created from a winter wheat grown on a single estate that ranges back all the way to the 1400s. The cold and dry winters combined with the long and warm summers is the ideal climate for growing this particular wheat. Entirely by hand Absolut Elyx is created in a vintage copper column from 1921. If you are interested in how it works or want to virtually take a tour of the distillery, you can check out Absolut Elyx website to learn everything!

Continuing with the copper theme, Absolut has created a line of copper stemware. I received the Copper Coupe Gift Set of two beautiful copper cocktail glasses. Among my favorites is also the pineapple which can serve as a decoration or a really fun way to serve your drinks. There are special gift sets as well perfect to give away to any friend. I have linked my favorite gift sets down below for you guys to browse. A touch of copper really makes it all so much more special.

Absolut is very proud of its heritage and the water that is used comes from their own private wells. But we all know that not everyone around the world is so lucky to have fresh water. Therefore, Absolut Elyx donates a week’s worth of clean water to those in need for every single bottle of Elyx sold in the USA. While Absolut Elyx is about the luxury and will bring you an amazing product, it is just as much about helping others. Copper makes it better!

 

Tequila Iced Tea Cooler recipe with Agavero Orange

Todays post is intended for adults of the ages 21+

Los Angeles has been crazy warm these past couple of weeks. What better than to cool down with an Iced Tea Tequila Cooler? The great thing about this is that you can use any tea and any fruit to create your own flavor. Today I will be making a Orange Iced Tea cooler using Agavero Orange tequila. If you want too you can also make a margarita version of this drink. Agavero Orange is the perfect compliment to a margarita, or in this case an ice tea cooler version of the margarita. This recipe is probably the most simple drink you have ever made. But, it is also extremely convenient on these hot summer days when you need something cool and refreshing without the hustle.

You will need: Iced tea of any flavor, fruits and/or fruit juice depending on what base you want, and lastly some Agavero Orange. Top off with some ice and mint. Now wasn’t that just the easiest thing you have ever made?

Staying hydrated with FIJI water

 

 

The heatwave has reached Los Angeles. Even a crazy fire broke out and has been going on for 2 days now and it is still going. I live out in the Valley where the daily temperatures are in the 100s so it is really important that I stay cool and hydrated. I used the FIJI water home delivery service, which is available in the continental US, to buy my case of FIJI water and get it delivered right to my home. Shipping is free so it saved me a trip to the store.  You can choose a one time purchase or do a subscription with frequent deliveries, which you also save some money on.

I ordered the 500ml bottles because they are perfect for me while I am on the go. They don’t take too much space in the fridge and are also the perfect size for me when I am out and about. FIJI water is sourced and bottled in Fiji where they have a a protected artesian aquifer. FIJI water is know for its soft, smooth taste and can be found in over 60 countries worldwide.

  

Summer Glow Makeup look with Laura Mercier

It has been a while since I shared a makeup look. It was finally time to do it again and I am so happy to partner up today with Laura Mercier. And show you some of my favorite products to use this summer to get the perfect summer look! My ideal summer look is light, fresh and easy but with a fun colorful twist – like a fun lipstick. And it must last all day!

laura mercier, flawless fusion ultra-longwear foundation, foundation primer, candle glow concealer and highlighter, translucent powder, Face Illuminator Powder,Above are my top essential Laura Mercier products and they can all be bought at Sephora. I have owned some products since previously and they have been among my all time favorites. Others are completely new to me, and happily surprised me. The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is definitely one of my holy grail products. But we will get to that soon.

A good base is always key to me. You want to find a primer that suits you and focuses on targeting your problems like redness, pores or dryness. You also want it to elevate your foundation. During the summer it is also important to use a SPF to protect your skin from the sun. I used the original foundation primer from Laura Mercier to create this look. It has vitamin A,D and E and has a water based formula. But if I was to spend the day outside I would have gone with the Foundation Primer Protect that has a SPF of 30.

laura mercier, flawless fusion ultra-longwear foundation, foundation primer, candle glow concealer and highlighterI also got to try out the new Flawless Fusion Ultra Long-Wear Foundation that is being released on July 6th at Sephora. I could have probably gone up a shade but the foundation itself was incredible. It was extremely light but had very nice coverage. I rarely find foundations that doesn’t patch up any dry spots that I may have and at the end of the day it didn’t look greasy. The Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter is also a new product with a click end to release function and sponge tip. Together they work extremely well . To set my entire look I used my favorite setting powder of all time – the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.

Just like many other beauty fanatics, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder has been a holy grail product among my collection since I first got hands on it. I use it to bake. I use it to lightly set my concealer and foundation. And I use it as an eyeshadow base. There are just so many things you can do with a good translucent powder! It comes in two shades – Translucent and Translucent Medium Deep. To ensure it suites any skin tone. Besides from ensuring that my makeup stays in place and looks fresh all day the powder has some other amazing features as well. The thicker than usual formula blends flawlessly and has a no flashback formula! It will not settle into your crease or pores while creating a sheer matte finish that lasts you all day.

Shop my favorite Laura Mercier products here.

This post was sponsored by Influenster and Laura Mercier. All text and opinions are my own.

A San Diego Weekend Getaway

Me and a friend decided to take a last minute weekend trip down to San Diego. California living definitely has its perks. Your next adventure is just a couple of hours away. From Los Angeles to downtown San Diego on a Friday night it only took us 2 hours to get there.

San Diego is such a charming city. Tons of things to do and go see. During this trip we decided to stay in the Gaslamp quarter. We made it a real girls weekend and enjoyed ourselves every second of the trip. First night we got in kind of late so we decided to grab pizza from around the corner and stay in at the hotel to plan out our next two days.Saturday morning started out early and we had looked up a good breakfast place the night before. It was a cute cafe downtown just a couple block from the hotel where we were staying. I can’t say that the mimosa flights didn’t lure me there. The Cafe we went to is called Cafe 21 and it is a super cute place with a lot of different food choices. They have both outside and inside seating and wasn’t too crowded for being a Saturday morning. I decided to get the bread pudding french toast. It was delicious! A mimosa flight with 6 different mimosas was also shared between me and my friend.Cafe 21 San Diego Bread Pudding French Toast

After breakfast we decided to walk around the area and explore for a bit. There were tons o shops and malls within walking distance. The architecture of the buildings reminded me of Europe a lot. Something that Los Angeles definitely lack of. We even checked out how much it costed to live here and looked up some apartments online. The apartments in San Diego look so nice and is totally what I would go for. You can check out some of the best places to live in San Diego here.

Honestly, most of the weekend was spent drinking drinks and eating good food. Exploring the Gaslamp Quarter and just hanging out with m girl friend. We tried out the nightlife vaguely but felt like it wasn’t really our cup of tea. Saturday night we grabbed thai food at one of the few food places that actually was still serving food after 12am and went back to the hotel room to rest up for the next day. On our ride back home to Los Angeles we stopped by La Jolla to go see the sea lions and grab some gelato. It was a great stop to take on the way. La Jolla is only about 20 minutes away from Downtown San Diego and also such a nice getaway place. I would love to stay there some time!