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Fierce Fridays – The Distressed Sweater Dress

Good Morning Loves,

So since Spring decided to reappear this week after several hot days, it was time to pull out the ever so comfortable sweater dress from TNT Unique Designs, a mobile Boutique in the DMV area. Today is a light day for me so I decided to run my Costco errands in a little style. This dress is so lightweight and breathable due to the open knit construction. The most fabulous aspect is that its truly one size fits all, with so much room to move around and feel comfortable throughout the day. Unfortunately, this color is sold out completely but the white and black versions are still available at the links below:

White Distressed Sweater Dress

Black Distressed Sweater Dress

Hope you Love it As much as I do!!!!!

 

With Love,

LoLo

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Winter Chap Attack: Top Lip balms to beat the winter

Good Morning Loves,

So it is officially winter (I actually wiped snow dust from my car this morning) and you know what that means; CHAPPED LIPS! You guessed it! With me having full lips, its even harder at times because I feel like my lips are always more susceptible to drying out. However, after research, I share below with you the top 10 lip balms that will get you through this dry season:

Crafted from mostly plant-based ingredients (shea butter! essential oils! argan and jojoba!), the Love + Sage lip balms are super softening for lips and don't contain any synthetic toxins or fragrances.$12; loveandsagenyc.com.
Minty Salve by $12.00 loveandsagenyc.com
This beloved Philosophy lip quencher can also double as an overnight mask, since it's meant to repair lip wrinkles, intense splitting situations (ouch), and dryness. It's subtly scented, too, so you'll go to bed happy. Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy, $21; philosophy.com.
Kiss Me Tongiht by Philosophy at $21.00 sephora.com

 

 

 

Go on vacay year-round with this coconut-scented lip balm. The natural product relies on coconut oil instead of petroleum to deliver the moisturizing magic that *only* coconut oil can. Yes to Coconuts Naturally Smooth Lip Balm, $3; target.com.
Yesto Coconut Lip balm at $3.00 target.com
Because I am addicted to lip-dessicating red lipstick, I have tried virtually every balm imaginable—and this is the only one that really delivers (meaning: it's not too slimy, it doesn't smell of menthol or fruit, and it works equally well as a lipstick primer or smoothing topper). Enriched with rose oil, vitamins, and shea butter, it moisturizes like nothing else I've ever tried. And yes, it costs $30. But hey, it's pink, it comes in a chic white container, it provides SPF 10, and it smells like rose heaven. As indulgences go, completely worth it. — April Long, Executive Beauty EditorDior Crème De Rose Soothing Plumping Lip Balm, $30; sephora.com
Dior Creme De Rose Soothing Plumping Lip balm $30.00 at sephora.com
We like the unconventional shape of EOS' spherical lip balms because they're much easier to locate in a bottomless hand bag. The Kardashian beauty favorite boasts an organic blend of antioxidants and pampering shea butter and oils, too, for a spa-worthy lip treatment. EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, $3; amazon.com.
EOS available at your local drugstore or grocery store $3.00
When lips need a major rescue effort, swipe on Superbalm for immediate hydration and healing. Superbalm Lip Treatment, $16.50, Clinique
Clinique Superbalm $16.50 at sephora.com, ulta.com, and department stores
Beyoncé loves using Smith's retro rosebud salve to prime her lashes, and it's the multi-purpose appeal  of the balm that makes it a celebrity and makeup artist favorite. Use the subtly tinted salve to keep stray eyebrows in place or use as a moisturizing blush for some extra glow. Smith's Rosebud Salve, $6; sephora.com.
Rosebud Salve $6.00 at Sephora.com
Yes this stuff smells vaguely medicinal; yes its color scheme is somewhat cafeteria-linoleum-theme; yes its overall look is more suited to granny's pocketbook than chic tote. I don't care. This stuff is a miracle balm. It's the best defense against the polar vortex and the best salve for the summer sun. — Chloe Schama, ELLE.com Executive EditorBlistex Mediucated Conditioning SPF 20 Daily Lip Treatment, $2; bedbathandbeyond.com
Blistex Medicated Daily Lip Treatment $2.00 at select drugstores
This may be the grandma of all lip balms. It doesn't have a cute or clever name, or esthetically pleasing packaging, but it has been a staple since day one, as I was reminded by my mother. She used to use it as a diaper ointment or for any skin issue I had as a child; it's both mild and effective. I have made the mistake of buying Aquaphor's "lip repair" which for whatever reason doesn't quite cut it. Aside from the tub that I keep next to my bed, I think I have one of these guys in every other coat pocket and bag I own. — Mariel Tyler, ELLE.com Photo EditorEucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment, $5; amazon.com
Aquaphor Healing Ointment $5.00 at target.com

 

Shea Shea Bakery Update

Good Morning Loves,

So I am following up on my post exactly a month ago regarding my skincare trial using Shea Shea Bakery’s skincare kit. My review is I love the charcoal mask and the scar healing oil. The acne mist didn’t really do anything for me and the liquid black soap was a wee bit messy, though the scent was amazing. On my next order, I definitely know that I will be ordering a bar soap instead and

SkinCare Challenge with Shea Shea Bakery

Good Evening Loves,

As October comes to a close and we are finally in the thick of Fall, my focus this fall is health and beauty. Summer was terrible to my skin, I broke out everywhere…..which left behind terrible hyperpigmention. In the past, I have tried several cosmetic creams, and over the counter products, but as I have been growing with my health awareness….. I wanted to try something more natural. After researching, I came across Shea Shea Bakery’s Skin Kit 1: Healthy and Clear. The Kit contains; Liquid Black Soap, Scar Healing Oil, Purifying Black Charcoal Mask, and a Vitamin Anti-Acne mist. Each product is all natural and handmade, so it intrigued me to give it a try. Below is a picture of my skin presently (some spots are located under my chin and on my right cheek as well):

I will be giving a full review after 4 weeks. Stay Tuned!!!!
Love,

LoLo