bareMineral’s New Tinted Moisturizer, Complexion Rescue

I have been a fan of bareMinerals for years. One of my best friends in college first introduced me to the brand when she started using their Flawless Complexion Essentials Kit. Since then, I’ve used many of their products from their loose powders to lip glosses to eye palettes.

So when the bareMinerals team asked me to try their latest skincare product, Complexion Rescue, I said – duh! The bareMinerals team designed the magic formula with their mantra “Be original, be natural, be good” in mind.  The best part about their Complexion Rescue is that it’s basically a BB cream, a CC cream and tinted moisturizer in one.

It’s a hydrating gel cream loaded with energizing electrolytes known to help replenish and energize skin. Other benefits that I love:

  • It also includes an effective antioxidant which protects against environmental stressors.
  • Includes SPF 30
  • Hydrating Humectants – AKA ingredients that help keep the skin hydrated throughout the day.
  • No oil. No silicone. No paragons. No fragrance.

To apply the tinted moisturizer, I use bareMineral’s Smoothing Brush ($28 dollars) to apply to my face. The best part about applying Complexion Rescue is that it feels SO light on your skin. It doesn’t even feel like your wearing any makeup at all!

You can shop bareMineral’s Complexion Rescue right here. I promise it will be the perfect addition to your makeup/skincare routine in the morning, especially during these cold winter months! Xo. Lauren

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Bekka Palmer Photography

*In partnership with bareMinerals. Thank you for supporting brands that support!

$30 Dollar Frills

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s Oscars Sunday? Did the Red Carpet live up to your expectations? A few of my favorite leading ladies include Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, J.Lo in Ellie Saab (obsessed), Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone (also in Ellie Saab) and Lupita Nyong. Who were your favorites?

I am a tiny bit exhausted after a long weekend and staying up late last night so today I’m bringing back one of my favorite features – $30 Dollar Frills – because the little luxuries truly are the best.

A couple of these gems come right from Mackenzie‘s shop including this Top Knot Print (adore), this “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You” dish tray, and this colorblock cuff (hello, spring!).

You can shop each little luxury directly by clicking on the black and white “+” next to each product. Happy Shopping! Xo. Lauren

Top Knot Print // Baublebar Parasol Studs // iPhone Case // Socks // Travel Zip Pouch // Thought Bubble Greeting Card // Mug // First Aid Beauty Radiance Polish // Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You Dish Tray // Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Makeup Pallette // Paris Street Style Book // Colorblock Cuff

10 Basic Tees Perfect For Layering

A classic basic tee is everything. You know when you find the perfect one, it’s so easy to dress it up or down? It’s comfortable, easy and more importantly, can pretty much go with anything type of wardrobe staple. Whether you prefer a v-neck cut or a slouchy, more oversized fit, today I’ve rounded up my favorite 10 basic tees that are perfect for layering.

A new brand I’ve recently added to my roster of tee’s is Monrow. The vintage, slouchy look of this tee makes it a win-win. Everlane is of course another must-shop brand for the classic tee. The brand has numerous cuts including their Cotton U-Neck, Heather Box Tee, and Cotton Tee to name a few. You can see all of their various styles here. Shop my current top 10 favorites for the classic tee below. You can click on the arrows to the right and left to see the various styles and brands. Happy Shopping! Xo. Lauren

Monrow Oversized V Neck Tee // Everlane Cotton Tee // The Cotton U-Neck // Cotton Slub Tee // The Cotton Heather Box Tee // Splendid Linen Jersey Tee // ALC Jesse Tee // Vintage Cotton Tee // J.Crew Collection Cashmere Tee // J.Crew Winking Tee // Rolled-sleeve Stripe Tee

My Top 6 Tips On How To Get Red Carpet Ready

Awards-show season is in full swing and the Oscar’s (a.k.a the SuperBowl of award shows) is up next with just two days to go! You know there’s nothing I love more then a good red carpet showing and I can’t wait to see what some of the hottest celebs choose to step out in including two of my favs, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. Although I won’t be walking any official red carpet anytime soon, I do love getting ready for smaller “red carpet” moments in life including weddings, friends birthday parties and fashion week. I really do think it comes down to the essentials when you’re getting ready for any big event so with that, today I wanted to share My Top 6 Tips On How To Get Red Carpet Ready!

1. Glowing Skin

Earlier this week I shared my 5 easy ways to get glowing skin, but when you’re baring it all for an event we can’t forget about the rest of our body! I use Jergen’s BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream. I find that this multitasking moisturizer immediately hydrates, illuminates and evens my skin tone. AKA it’s exactly what my body needs when I step out in a short dress. Gotta love those drugstore beauty buys. Ammi right?


2. Pearly Whites

Have I ever told you guys that I drink at least two cups of coffee a day? Guilty. It’s so bad. I know I should start using a straw like a lot of my girlfriends, but I just can’t do it. As a result, I rely heavily on Crest 3D White Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips to keep my smile white and gorgeous. Regardless if I’m getting ready for an event or lounging in my apartment, I use these ALL of the time.


3. Big Hair

I get my hair cut and colored at Arrojo Studio here in New York and recently picked up their cream whip. All I have to say is you should buy this. It gives my hair volume, texture and makes it so much easier to curl. A red carpet beauty MUST.


4. All Of The Sunscreen

My number 1 beauty essential for any occasion is SUNSCREEN. I have to admit, I was not religious about sunscreen until about two years ago. I sat next to a dermatologist on my way to the Hampton’s this past summer and she recommended this Elta MD Broad Spectrum SPF 46. I have been wearing it every day since. You can pick it up on Amazon for $24.35.


5. A Real-Looking Fake Tan

There’s nothing better than glowing skin, even if you fake it. Insert St. Tropez’s Self Tan Bronzing Mouse ($42 dollars). I recommend exfoliating with Bliss’ Lemon-Sage Body Scrub before applying but this self-tan bronzing mouse is perfect to help you achieve that glow before a big event or a night out on the town. You must blend it into your skin very thoroughly and I promise it won’t leave you looking orange!


6. Red Lips

For all of my red carpet moments in life, I always make sure to apply a pretty red or pink lipstick or gloss. I’m obsessed with YSL’s Rouge Pur Lipstick in Rosy Coral. You really can’t go wrong with any of YSL’s lipstains, lipsticks or glosses.


How do you get ready for your life’s red carpet moments? Be sure to watch the E! Pre-Show on February 22nd! Let the countdown begin.

Happy Weekend, loves! Xo. Lauren

Bekka Palmer Photography

*In partnership with Crest 3D White Whitestrips. Thank you for supporting brands that support!