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Two Toxin-Free Skin Serums You Need To Know About

Two Toxin-Free Skin Serums You Need To Know About

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Hey, friends! If you are a regular LSK reader, I am going to guess that you love pure, toxin-free skincare products as much as I do. That is why you are going to L O V E this post & the giveaway that is currently going on over on Instagram. Keep reading for two toxin-free skin serums you need to know about from Primally Pure, an incredible skincare brand with a passion for creating products with pure, safe, real ingredients. Amen to that, right!?

Get all the details here on Instagram, but I’ve partnered with Primally Pure for a giveaway! It started yesterday and ends Friday, so enter ASAP 🙂 One lucky winner will win a copy of my Clean Sweep Program + Primally Pure’s clarifying serum & plumping serum. These serums are nothing short of incredible and made with beautiful, real ingredients (such as: grapeseed oil, rose hip oil, manuka, and a variety of essential oils) that your skin will soak right up. Keep on reading for more…

  • clarifying serum: minimizes inflammation + breakouts, brightens uneven skin tone, clarifies complexion
  • plumping serum: promotes a youthful appearance, softens signs of aging, plumps skin naturally

To apply, you just massage a few drops into damp skin then take note of your glowing skin as it absorbs the nutrients it has been craving!

Thank you, Primally Pure, for creating these products & for partnering on this giveaway!

 

xo, Lo.

 

Nordstrom Sale Picks

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Unless you haven’t been on social media this weekend, you are V aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started Friday! // Details: it continues through August 4th with exclusive access for cardmembers until the 18th, but opens up to all on the 19th //. The deals are seriously so good and as you know well, Nordstrom’s brands are the best of the best. Jase and I went yesterday and we had such fun!! I love using this sale each year to invest in quality pieces that I know I will love for seasons to come. Keep scrolling to see what I bought from the sale and click the links to shop! xo

7 looks, 10 pieces

the list

:cropped sweatshirt: :black leggings: :camel sweater:

:corduroy pants: :grey sweatshirt: :white tee:

:black jeans: :green sweater: :black tee: :blush jacket:

7 Non-Fiction Books To Read This Summer

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Happy July 5th, friends! Hope everyone had a happy fourth full of fireworks, yummy food, friends, and family. Who agrees that summer is such a sweet season to start a new book? Whether you are traveling, on the beach, at home, or at the pool, taking time to dive into a new book feels so right during summertime. Below is a list of 7 books to read this summer including pages we have read and loved, ones we are reading as of now, plus books that are our own to-read list this summer and beyond.

The Next Right Thing

on moving forward by making decisions while trusting the Lord

Suffering

on walking through comfort victoriously thanks to God’s presence

Box Of Butterflies

on hope, encouragement, and comfort from the Lord

The Body Keeps The Score

on understanding the physical impact of emotional stress and trauma

You Are Free

on embracing our God-given gift of freedom in all aspects of life

The Tech-Wise Family

on putting technology in its proper place within your family

Love Letter Life

on the beauty of Godly pursuit, intentional dating, love and marriage 

Why I Love Our Time In Idaho

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Idaho is the place where I feel like I can fully shut down mentally and really open up relationally, spiritually, and emotionally. On many getaways, I still feel the urge to work and snap photos of our adventures and outfits, but this place makes it seem like responsibilities pause and relaxation sets in. For a getaway, this is so rejuvenating for the mind, body, and spirit! To me, Idaho feels like the good old days, where you don’t even know where your phone is! Instead, your heart is centered on card night with the family and friends, soaking in every bit of nature on the golf course, water skiing and boat riding until you are tanned, and ending with a night of cooking and sitting by the outdoor fire pits.

I love having a routine, and I think my Idaho routine is my favorite of all, starting with a celery juice of course! And here I define routine as having an open hand to whatever the day might hold, and letting it unfold as it does. I love the communal aspect of this place, especially on the pickle ball courts. I love that physical appearance is not even close to a priority…hello, lake hair! Not to mention, nature is what fully rejuvenates me; as you may know, I love all animals with all my heart, so it’s extra fun spotting different ones throughout the day!

Also, this place feels extra safe, peaceful, and absent of the stressors and troubles of the world. I couldn’t be more grateful for this getaway spot in the crisp air and beautiful mountains! It’s good for the soul, opens up space to think, and brings the important things into perspective: relationships, rest, and creating extra sweet memories.

How To Get Unstuck From Emotional Quicksand

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Disappointments. Frustration. Trials. Fears. Worries. Doubt. We all have them and if we don’t have them now, we will have them soon. We have talked about these tough emotional spots before on the blog in several faith-based posts on handling stress, becoming fearless, trusting the Lord, and so many more. In these tough times, our faith will be tested and holding on to Jesus will be a necessity! Today, though, we feel called to address the easy trap that we can all fall into when things aren’t how we want them to be, and that trap is something we are going to call emotional quicksand. You know what we mean…those pity parties, that everything is horrible forever type of thinking, and the general downward spiral of doom and gloom. Don’t go there! However, if you find yourself slipping, keep reading for my tips on how to get unstuck from emotional quicksand. 

1. Process Emotions Properly 

Letting yourself feel your emotions is a healthy start. Don’t hold on to emotions, but rather acknowledge them, feel them, and let them pass through you so you don’t get stuck reacting from a place of emotion that is void of rational thinking, sound counsel, and good wisdom.

2. Take Space

In order to react well, sometimes a deep breath or fresh air will be necessary. Give yourself permission to take space, both physically from someone or something, and definitely mentally for a moment or two so you can center yourself, fix your eyes on Jesus, and handle the situation as best as possible.

3. Have Necessary Conversations

Need to have a hard conversation? Talking about it face to face is always a good idea, once you have had time to process your emotions and take space. Speak out of love and from a place of Truth, with a peaceful voice and ears open to hear. The phrase “listening to understand” is always so helpful in a confrontation.

4. Release Control

Is a situation out of your control? As frustrating and scary as that may feel, release your desire to control what you can’t. Give it to God and thank Him for handling what you cannot. You will hopefully find the freedom that comes from the release and in turn, trust that He has your life in His complete control!

5. Move Forward In Prayer

No matter the situation, it is important we move forward and don’t stay stuck where we are. Say your prayers, ask for God’s wisdom, and take the next step forward in faith while embracing your current reality. God knows our needs before we express them, but we are called to ask! It’s pretty cool. Not to mention, this further develops our relationship with God.

6. Count Your Blessings 

Focusing on what you have to be grateful for is such an important step to get unstuck and pay attention to the positive. Trust and faith open up the door to counting your blessings, which enables you to appreciate where you are right now (despite what is happening) and bloom where you are planted.

images: Camille Styles Website / Teal Tomsen Photography 

Summer Shopping List

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Hey friends!

It’s officially feeling like summer time, and that means summer style is on my mind. I recently shared my summer state of mind and with that comes fun, easy, carefree clothing to set the mood. Scroll down to see what staples are in my summer wardrobe. If you are looking to add a few new things to your own summer wardrobe, my hope is that this summer shopping list inspires you! Wishing you a relaxed summer season in clothes that you feel comfortable, confident, and totally “you” in.

xo Lo.

Summer Shopping List

Bikini top & bottom

One piece

Flip flops

Sun hat

Denim shorts

White top

Date night dress

Casual dress

Cover up

Comfy shorts

Basic tank

Baseball cap

 

What I’m Wearing

tee (c/o) | pants | sunnies | shoes (c/o)

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