It's been a lovely week at home in Los Angeles and the weather has been perfect here. I am hoping this weather continues right into my trip to New Orleans next week. It has been about 14 years since I have been to NOLA, so feel free to shoot me some suggestions for food, shopping, and sightseeing. I am really looking forward to the trip. In the meantime, here are three things that I have been enjoying this week:
1. CB Designs Bracelet: I've worn Cathy Baron's designs on the red carpet here and I recently just mentioned her interview over at Stuff She Likes, so I was thrilled to receive one of Steampunk bracelets to wear. Her look is "luxurious, vintage, and one of kind" and I love that my bracelet has parts from antique watches to compliment the bead and chain work. You can find her Etsy shop here. I have my eye on one of her propeller rings next.
2. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Color in Beyoncé Red: This lip color was given to me during Oscars Week from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Press Gift Bag. I let it sit on my bathroom counter until I decided to crack it open and see what it was all about. Honestly, I thought it was a cheek stain based on the shape of the packaging. Little did I know, it was a two-in-one product. It is a lip stain on one side and a gloss on the other. If you wear the two together, BAM!, you have an amazing lip color that stays on all day.....and I mean all day. As someone who eats off her lip gloss in less than twenty minutes, this is the perfect solution to my lip color issue. There are tons of colors to choose from and you can find it at the drugstore from $10-12.
3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: I am not much of a self help book kind of girl and I was reluctant to pick up this book even though it was recommended to me by Kimberly Yates of Blonde Moxie after this happened last December. Last week on my way to Oklahoma City, the book caught my eye on the LAX bookshelf. 2011 has been such an exciting year for me, why would I need this? Well, it turned out to be exactly what I needed. It is a great reminder to appreciate the little things, the fleeting moments, and ways to enjoy your home, friends, and family in ways you never expected. Pick up the book at the link below or read the blog, I think you will get a lot out of it.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Japan right now. For those of you that have family and friends in the area, I hope they are safe and sound.
Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday at Red Carpet Closet!
Disclosure: Items #1 and #2 were complimentary. I was not asked to do a review on this by either vendor. I chose to write about it on my own accord because I like the products and I wanted to share them with you.