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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.

 

Best of the Forever21 Black Friday SALE

With all these Black Friday and cyber Monday deals I have gathered some of my favorite items from Forever21. All you have to do is scroll through and click directly on any item that you like.

Take an additional 50% off the sale price with code extra50.

A-Sorted Box, your new favorite subscription box

Curated for the person with a modern lifestyle, the A-sorted Subscription box differs from many other subscription boxes out there. And the best part is that it is only $29 with a value of over $100. The Women’s box covers items from Beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Wellness, and more. And the Men’s box includes Grooming Products, Fashion Accessories, Snacks, and more. I was thrilled to receive the Fall box which included items from seven different brands. a-sorted box, subscription box, los angeles, organic, vegan, paleo, beauty, style, fashion, health, snacksBased out of Los Angeles each box is curated for quality. That is why the box is seasonal and is limited edition. Several brands in this box were new to me and I love discovering new brands and items. Isn’t it just the worst when you pay for a subscription box and get items that you already have or find it that other subscription boxes has the same items? Most of the items in the box were marked with either organic, vegan, cruelty free, natural ingredients and more. Which, I am totally for! We need to not only better our eating habits when it comes to vegetarianism/veganism but also think about the product that we buy and use.

*Please take in note that I am NOT vegan but sometimes make the vegan or vegetarian choices. 

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A-sorted box makes for an amazing gift for yourself or someone else. Right now you can get 50% off your entire order with code BLACK50. This is their Black Friday offer so act fast before the boxes run out!

I am also giving away some boxes, fill out the form at the bottom to enter!

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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.

10 fall jackets to elevate your style game

There is nothing I love more than fall around the corner. Even though it is close to 100 degrees in late October, I am still more ready than ever for fall to be here. So with that being said, I have rounded up some of my favorite jackets to get for the fall season.

To get right to the product all you have to do is click the image.

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!

 

Best of BaubleBar Friends & Family SALE

BaubleBar is having a Friends & Family sale starting today and I wanted you guys to be the first to know about it! When it comes to Jewelry BaubleBar is one of my go to sites to not only find the newest trends but to also get my moneys worth. I have put together the items that I think that you should splurge on while getting 25% off everything!

The code BIGONE will give you 25% off everything at BaubleBar.

Valid September 24-29. Excluded: BB Essentials, Promotional-Priced Products, and Non-Jewelry Accessories 

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Reviewing The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup Foundation

Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup foundation

I was super excited to receive the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup Foundation in the mail from Octoly. I have heard a lot about the foundation, but I never got myself to pick it up. Supposedly it is proven to have a 24-hour long wear with a medium to full coverage. So, I decided to take it to the test! I have the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Flawless wear concealer and it is my absolute favorite concealer. So I have super high expectations for the foundation. Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup foundationAs mentioned it has a medium to full coverage. The foundation is available in 38 different shades, ranging from fair to deep skin tones. Estée Lauder claims that it won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Also that it lasts through heat and humidity with a flawless and natural look. It has a matte finish. The foundation retails for $42 for 30ml. Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup foundationI received the shade 3N1 Ivory Beige and at first look I thought that this would be too dark for my skin. But once I actually applied the foundation I think it blended in flawlessly with my skin. I applied the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Makeup Foundation with a Smashbox Blurring Foundation Brush for a light and natural finish. What I noticed was that the foundation would dry up pretty fast so I had to work with it one area at the time. It is definitely a medium to full coverage foundation that you can easily build up to a full coverage. It covered my redness and almost all of my brake outs.

Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup foundation

What I enjoyed most was that even though it is a matte finished foundation it did not grab onto my dry areas. Something I have huge problems with is foundations that kind of makes my dry areas patchy. This did not do that at all. However, something that I did not like was that it doesn’t come with a pump. Not only does it waste product but the chances of your foundation to have more bacterias in it increases.

Besides from that it is really an amazing foundation, at least for me. Remember that not everyones skin concerns or needs are the same and not all products work the same from everyone. I would suggest to go to a store or counter to get a sample and try it out for a day before deciding to buy it. But for me this is definitely something I would buy again.

Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup foundationI received this product complimentary from Estee Lauder. All opinions are 100% my own.

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?

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