Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thoughts For Thursday

Lots of randoms today.

Anthropologie is running their Spring dress sale and dresses + rompers are 25% off.  I tried on these beauties yesterday.  Loved them both but ended up just buying the striped one.
A few other dresses I am loving, all 25% off.

I tried out a new restaurant here called Panchito & Lefty.  It is real authentic Mexican food.  I loved the atmosphere- they have a great patio area and the inside was super chill too.
We shared the soft shell crab burrito and veggie quesadilla.  Both were delicious.  They hand make all their shells and they were so good.
and of course guacamole.

A recent outfit.  This dress is now 60% off.  I am wearing a small.

Sterling had an art show at school Tuesday night.  It was so cute to see the kid's artwork and they were all so proud.
Picture day at Frances Moon's school.

Lunch this week- Loaded Veggie Couscous.  This saves well for several days.  I usually try and use whole wheat couscous to make it healthier.

I ordered this one shoulder top from JCrew and love it but it runs way large.  I am wearing the 4 and need to exchange for a 2 but it is so cute in person.
One my favorite embroidered dresses from last year is back in stock.
Lip color is Nars Danceteria

I always love hearing others favorite kid books and this one is Frances Moon's current favorite.  She requests it most nights.

I forgot to mention this product on my post yesterday it is a new Tata Harper one I am loving.  It is for spot treatment and it really works.  I applied it to 2 zits last week and 2 days later they were gone.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My 5 Favorite Face Masks + Moisturizers

I had a reader request to share some of my skincare favorites.  I have done a post on my daily make-up (you can read it HERE) but it has been awhile since I shared some skin favorites.  I have a few tried and true favorites but I always like to try new products as well.  I alternate between several different masks, creams and oils.  I can be a bit of a beauty junkie but it is so fun to try new products. I am on the hunt for some new natural lines to add to my rotation so I would love any recs outside of BeautyCounter and Tata Harper which I already use and love! 

F A C E  M A S K S 
These are my 5 favorite face masks.  I typically do a face mask 2-3 times a week.   I alternate between these 5 depending on my mood that night.  Mondays are always my "detox" night.  I do a face mask, whiten my teeth and drink detox tea (I like the Pukka detox tea or I make my own with lemon and ginger).  Then I do another mask Wednesday and one weekend day.  

I have been using this mask the longest.  I love all Tata Harper products.  This one is not heavy and feels a little tight when you apply it.  My skin feels so soft and moisturized afterwards.  It really does make your skin glow.
This one is great for "detoxing" your skin.  The charcoal and clay really help to pull out impurities.  It also helps to brighten and sooth skin. 

This thing works wonders, especially for zits.  If I ever get a zit I put a dab of this on it at night and it dries it right up.  This mask purifies, absorbs oil, and helps to draw out impurities.  It gets super tight when I apply it which I love, makes me feel like it is really working!

I ordered this after my girl Gwyneth recommended as one of her top 10 favorite natural face masks. This mask clarifies and gently exfoliates with blue tansey, willow bark and fruit enzymes.  
What I love about this mask is it really exfoliates your skin.  As soon as you put it on your skin tingles.  This was originally designed as "the 10 minute facial " for celebrities.  It really works to help smooth your skin, exfoliate, brighten it and make it super soft.


I use this everyday. I have been using it about 2 years now and love it.   It is lightweight, not greasy and really moisturizes.  
N I G H T  C R E A M S
I alternate between these 3 creams at night.  I like that they are thicker and really moisturize your skin.  I have fairly dry skin so I need the extra thickness and moisture.

I love BeautyCounter because you don't have to worry about harmful ingredients and this cream works really well. 
This one smells so good and makes my skin super soft.  It is really hydrating.  

This cream is also thick and makes my skin feel baby soft afterwards. 

O I L S,  S E R U M S + O T H E R

I have mentioned this face oil a few times on here but I love it so much.  It is the first thing I put on every morning.  It is not greasy and I feel like my skin drinks it up when I apply it.

This super serum helps combat the 6 signs of aging : texture, dehydration, elasticity, fine lines, radiance, and tone.  I apply this at night before my moisturizer. 
This is another BeautyCounter product I have been using from the beginning.  I use these right after I wash my face.  Not only do I feel like they help get the extra grit off my face but they minimize your pores as well.

These are all I use for removing my makeup.  They are the best and they moisturize your skin at the same time and are not harsh.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Obsessions | Under $100

Today I am sharing some Spring Beauties all under $100.

I have an almost identical version to this tee shirt dress and love it (see below). This one is under $50!

So cute and under $40.  I like that it is a longer Peplum, sometimes they are too cropped on me.

I just ordered this in the stripe and will share soon! 

I have seen this dress on a few people and it is so flattering!! It comes in a really gorgeous blush color too that would be perfect for Easter.

I love this new high waisted style. These are the best workout leggings.

I love the classic black/white stripe combo.  I am a huge fan of sarongs because you can wear them so many different ways.

This comes in several colors and is only $35.

This comes in 3 colors.
I have a pair of heels almost identical to these and wear them all the time!

This comes in 4 colors and is under $50.  You could easily dress this up or down.  I love the neckline.
This looks identical to the Tibi version but is a fraction of the cost.

This comes in several patterns and solid colors as well.  I think this one would look great with white jeans.

I am obsessed with these.  I feel like the colors would go with so many outfits!
The perfect neutral flipflop - also comes in black and silver.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Baby Shower Food + 2 Outfits

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Frances got the stomach bug Friday night so we had a super low key weekend at home.  I was supposed to help host a baby shower for a good friend Saturday but skipped it in case I was contagious and to take care of Frances Moon.  
Several of you wanted the recipes for the food I made for my friend's baby shower (that I shared on instastories) so I wanted to share those recipes today along two outfits.

Major love for this romper.  In all honestly I am not a big romper person but I really liked this one.  I loved the fact that it was black and the cute scallop details.  I am wearing a size small.  It also comes in a gorgeous red color. 
Use code MOREISMORE to save up to 30% on the romper.

This off shoulder tee is under $25!  It comes in several colors and it so soft. I am wearing a small in this as well. 

Now onto the shower recipes!  All of these can be made ahead of time and then pulled out to come to room temperature when you serve them.  

T O R T E L L I N I   P A S T A  S A L A D 

- 1 large package cheese tortellini
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 2 small cucumbers diced
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 4 oz crumbled feta 
- 1 bottle Italian dressing (I love the Good Seasonings Italian packet you mix yourself) 

Cook tortellini according to package.  Drain and place in bowl with other ingredients.   Drizzle with dressing.  You may not need the whole bottle just add as much as desired.  Toss and serve room temperature.  I like to sprinkle the top with extra feta and parsley.

B L T   C H I C K E N  S A L A D   C U P S 


½ c. plain Greek yogurt 
1 tsp. dijon mustard
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
juice of ½ a lemon
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
2½ c. cooked, shredded chicken
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, plus extra for sprinkling
1 T. chopped fresh chives, plus extra for garnish
diced cherry tomatoes
butter lettuce/lettuce of your choice for serving

** I added in 2 tablespoons vegan mayo
In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, dijon, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until combined. Add in the shredded chicken, chopped bacon, and chives and stir until evenly coated.   Sprinkle the tops with extra bacon, chives, and diced tomatoes.

C U C U M B E R  D I L L  T E A  S A N D W I C H E S 

- 2 packages cream cheese room temperature
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
- juice of one lemon
- 1 english cucumber thinly sliced
-  1 loaf thin white and wheat bread (I like Pepperidge Farms)

Let the cream cheese come to room temperature.  Add in chopped dill, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.  Mix well.  
Use a mandolin to thinly slice the cucumber.  
Spread both sides of bread with cream cheese and layer with cucumbers.  Cut in half and then in half again.  Each sandwich should make 4 mini triangles.

P R O S C I U T T O  M E L O N  S K E W E R S 

These are pretty self explanatory.  Just skewer cantaloupe, prosciutto, and mozzarella.  I will say if you can get the prosciutto fresh sliced from the deli it makes a big difference.  It tastes so much better than the packaged kind. Optional you can drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 

B R I E   B I T E S
The pic above was taken before these were baked.  

mini phyllo tarts
Ile de France brie cubed
brown sugar
chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Place a cube of brie in each phyllo tart. Sprinkle each tart with approximately 1/2 tsp brown sugar. Top with approximately 1/2tsp chopped pecans and a dollop of honey. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until brie is melted. (use more or less of each ingredient according to your preference).

If you make these ahead of time I assembled them with just the brie and brown sugar.  Then I added the honey and nuts right before I baked them.