Green Beauty Gifts for your Valentine or Galentine

We are officially one week away from Valentine’s Day and I have some fun ideas for you to treat your gals, your love or yourself ;)

My husband and I don’t take Valentine’s Day very seriously (I’m not even sure we will go out) but ever since I had Chapel, I look at it as something fun and themey to do with the family…and I love any excuse to give or receive a treat or two!

I started a little tradition where I make these Paleo Chocolate Donuts in this pan. (A really cute mini heart pan option) This year, I’m going to serve them up for a family breakfast in bed (may be a bad idea with a toddler??). I love these breakfast trays or these.

Here’s some ideas, if you’re searching for some Valentine’s treats!

Sigma Beauty Brushes

These brushes are a game-changer for your beauty routine. There is nothing wrong with TJMaxx brushes, however if you want quality brushes that will LAST FOREVER - these are it. I’m talking quality vegan brushes that will up your game - no stray hairs on your face, they won’t get brittle after some wear and they really do make a difference in how your makeup is applied. Plus, the metal parts are super durable, so they won’t scratch or fade. The handles are strong and coated with paint 8 times, so they stay like-new for a long, long time. Use my code ROSEWATER for 10% OFF of your purchase!

Aether Rose Quartz Palette

Hello, gorgeous. This palette just released in late 2018 and I’ve been dying to get my hands on it. It has not disappointed. Gorgeous color with just enough sheen. You will be seeing this on me on REPEAT. Not to mention, the colors are infused with real Rose Quartz and Organic Rose Hip Oil for glowing skin!

Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Survival Serum

I haven’t used anything like this product. Wild actives that nourish your skin with tons of vitamins. Gentle exfoliators for cell turnover / anti-aging. And the formula looks so glowy in the bottle, that of course translates to your skin. It’s a serum and primer in one. With a pretty price tag. Just $68 for tons of health benefits either on its own or under your makeup. It’s a MUST HAVE.

Pretty in Pink Lip Kit - only $25!

Maybe it’s a gift…or maybe you need it to get ready for Valentine’s ;) Either way, these are my two FAVORITE Lip Products! They are truly lifesavers for me! For just $25, you will receive the French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish, a Kari Gran Lip Whip and a Follain Makeup Pouch. And right now, if you spend $90 at Follain - you will receive a Makeup Kit for FREE (worth $76)!!! Use code GOODLOOK

Luxury Skin Routine from MUN

Use my code ROSEWATER for 15% OFF of your first purchase! This is BY FAR my MOST POPULAR line among my readers! Use my discount to see what all of the fuss is about!! I love the MUN Anarose Toner and AKNARI Brightening Serum! They are not to be missed! Right now, you can receive a full-size Revive + Protect Moisturizer FREE when you purchase the Daily Face Essentials. When you use my code, you can get the entire line for $178.50!!!

A few non-beauty gift ideas:

MVMT Sunglasses and Watches - Use my code therosewateredit15 for $15 OFF your purchase!

I love my Cuyana wallet - I’ve had it for years and it looks brand new! It’s held up so well! Mine is black with a red interior, but I love the blush, as well!

Maybe the fella in your life would like a Butcherbox subscription?! Or maybe you want it for yourself?! I’m loving mine!! It’s 5pm and I have NO dinner plan. Just opened my freezer, popped out two frozen Alaskan Wild-Caught Salmon filets and voila! Dinner! Not to mention, the chicken is organic and beef + pork all grass-fed. I’m OBSESSED. It’s an amazing value!!

xoxo, Lauren

Valentine's Day Beauty Inspo

This is the last installment of my Valentine's Day series.  Just in time, because Vday is TOMORROW!  Jonathan + I decided to spread the love and we are having a little Valentine's Day Party at our house tomorrow night.  Nothing fancy, just snacks and friends!  I'm looking forward to it!  I did purchase this silicone donut mold and I'm going to surprise Jonathan with these Paleo Chocolate Donuts in the morning! 

Don't forget my Valentine's Gift Guide and What to Wear Guide for last minute inspo!

The products I used to achieve this Valentine's Day Beauty Look:

Foundation:  100% Pure BB Cream in Aglow

Foundation Brush: Beautycounter Foundation Brush

Concealer:  Clove + Hallow Conceal and Correct in 02

Bronzer:  Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach

Blush:  100% Pure Naked II Palette

Setting Powder:  Lily Lolo Flawless Silk Finishing Powder

Highlighter:  RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Eyebrow Mascara:  100% Pure Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder

Eye Base:  RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Myth

Eyeshadow Palette: Lily Lolo Pure Indulgence Eye Palette

Eyelash Curler: Tweezerman Rose Gold Curler

Eyeliner: 100% Pure Creamy Eyeliner in Blackest

Lash Primer: Honest Co Mascara + Primer

Lipstick: RMS Wild With Desire Lipstick in Rapture

Lipliner: 100% Pure Creamy Long Last Lipliner in Cognac

Mascara: 100% Pure Mascara

I hope everyone has a fun day tomorrow!

xoxo Lauren

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

valentine's gift guide

My absolute top favorite pick for a Valentine's gift this year is the Goop Fragrance Eau de Parfum: Edition 02.  If you don't already know, traditional fragrances are one of the most toxic things you can put on your body.  Before going green, I loved my Tocca Fragrance from Anthropologie (which rates a 9 on Think Dirty App, with 10 being the worst).  I am so happy that I found this Goop Fragrance.  The best thing about a fragrance that is made from natural oils is not only does it smell amazing, but it also has aromatherapeutic qualities - so it makes you FEEL good too.  Once you wear a fragrance like this one, you literally will never be able to go back to synthetic fragrances.  I get compliments everywhere I go.  My husband LOVES it.  I think it is my favorite thing right now and would absolutely make the perfect Valentine's Day gift (to you or for yourself)!

Oskia Rose De Mai Massage, Body Oil & Treatment Candle.  A candle that melts down to a body oil and massage oil?  Need I say more?

Ok, this Cote Traveler Manicure Set is seriously cute.  It comes with two nail colors (free of major toxins),  a base and top coat, 2 non-acteone remover pads, a file and a cute travel pouch.  The perfect Galentine's Day gift!

I think Vday is the perfect excuse to finally get the Henne Rose Diamonds Lip Polish.  For the softest, moisturized lips so you can smooch your sweetie!

My friend, Megan, has these Gorjana Tassel Earrings and they are the prettiest, most classic tassels.  Great quality with the gold piece and the prettiest neutral, dark blush.  On sale for just $39!

Can we talk about how pj's and loungewear are like the last thing I want to spend my money on.  But I always wish I had cuter things to wear around the house.  I think some cutesy pj's would be such a fun treat for Vday!  I like these, these and these.  This romper is too cute!

Comment below with your faves!

xoxo Lauren

Valentine's Day 2018 - What to Wear

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away!  I have always thought it was a cute little holiday.  No matter who your plans are with, there's likely an excuse to get dressed up...and definitely an excuse to have dessert.  (Chocolate covered anything, am i right?!)

Jonathan and I have never been ones to make a huge deal about the holiday.  At some point that week, however, there will be a dinner reservation (hopefully at St. Cecilia or Sotto Sotto) and a sweet note to each other.  I've thought about surprising Jonathan and Chapel with a couple of cute decorations when they wake up (like this LOVE balloon) and a fun themey breakfast (paleo donuts, perhaps?).  I'm thinking it's the perfect excuse to order these breakfast trays that I've been eyeing and how cute would this mug be to have coffee in that morning?

Click on the photos below for some cute dresses + rompers for the occasion!  Of course, I had to throw in a clean lipstick and less-toxic nail polish recommendation!

I have also chosen some red hues that would be so cute paired with a leather jacket (like this, this or this) until Spring arrives!  Click on the photos below for some red inspo, including a lip and nail color!

If you are looking for some great junky candy alternatives, try these or these out for the kids' classroom (they are truly yummy!).  For your adult sweet tooth, try Cocomels or making Gwyneth Paltrow's Chocolate Truffles (so easy and delicious)!

xoxo, Lauren