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My Go-To Travel Uniform

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This summer has been a summer of travel for me and Jase, and we have enjoyed it so much! You have probably noticed that on Instagram from all of the seat cleaning IG stories! Ha, but seriously though, I gotta wipe those seats down! 🙂

Not only is traveling so fun, but it also makes coming home so sweet. With all the recent travels, I have definitely established my go-to travel uniform which makes deciding what to wear on take-off day a total breeze.

For starters, this suitcase brings me such joy! It makes packing so easy and the color is super fun. I always reach for this sweatshirt, too, because it is incredibly comfy, and totally perfect paired with some black joggers…Everlane, Abercombie, and Lou & Grey all have great options. This carry-all bag makes for a great carryon on option; it is the perfect addition to a roller suitcase.

Normally I travel with a hat on, but I didn’t this time! A wide-brim one from Janessa Leone or a cap from Free People are typically on my travel hat rotation. You can’t go wrong with a solid baseball cap, either. The finishing element is a great white sneak that is comfortable and well worn-in.

What about you? What is your travel uniform?

Molekule Review for Allergy Relief

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Has anyone else been struggling as much as Jason and I this season with allergies? Even my family in Dallas has been saying that it is the worst they have ever experienced.

We have tried everything holistic to bring relief – taking red ginseng, diffusing essential oils, keeping the windows shut – and nothing seems to be doing the trick. Until Molekule.
Molekule is a revolutionary new kind of air purifier. Instead of just trying to collect pollutants on filters, Molekule uses nanotechnology to actually destroy them at the molecular level (hooray!). Allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses and airborne chemicals are all completely eliminated, leaving nothing but clean, healthy air in your home.
Why we love it:
1) It’s aesthetically pleasing.
2) It has made a big difference in our allergies in just a week!
3) It can completely replace the air in a 600 square foot room once every hour.
This genius air filter destroys pollutants instead of just trapping them on filters where they can multiply and be released back into the air you breathe.
And the best part? They have an annual filter subscription, which ensures that you never run out of filters. Replacements are delivered to your door when you need them. It costs $129 a year, and the first year is free!
OUTFIT DETAILS:
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images : felicia lasala 

Thank you, Molekule, for gifting me this air purifier! 

Osmosis Skincare: Clean Beauty for Scars

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After my accident in 2011, it has been an ongoing process to heal the scar on my face. Fraxel lasers and filler specifically on my scar both made a significant difference, but as time goes on, and as I get more protected sun exposure (hello LA sunshine and beach obsession!), it still needs some lovin’.

If you follow my social media and my blog, you know how I am a user of only toxin-free products, especially clean beauty products! Enter Osmosis. I was getting the most lovely facial by Camille Fields, and she suggested these specific products for further scar healing.

I couldn’t wait to start this regimen! First, I put on the Catalyst AC-11 Level 3 DNA Repair Serum. Then I spray on the Clear Plus+ Activating Mist, and I finalize it with Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum After a week, I have noticed a significant difference in not only my scar but also my skin. It has been glowing and looks extra plump, smooth, and healthy.

Osmosis products create permanent change by using clinical ingredients with a holistic, non inflammatory approach + they are completely free of toxic chemicals, SLS, phthalates, parabens, gluten, artificial colors and fragrances.

Their philosophy is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to treat skin conditions at their source, restoring beauty and wellness.

All of this to say, I couldn’t recommend this brand more to improve aging, diminish scars, and and feed the health of your skin!

MY OUTFIT:

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Lo’s Banana, Blueberry, Avocado Morning Smoothie Recipe

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Hey guys! Lo here and I am sharing my blueberry, banana, avocado morning smoothie today on LSK. I make this practically every morning and it energizes me, nourishes me, and fuels me up with the best ingredients so that I can feel my best and have the best day. AKA, this smoothie is literally the BEST. 🙂 At least I think so and I hope you do, too.

Below are the ingredients I use. Instructions: throw it all in a blender. I use a few herbs and beneficial bacteria from Crucial Four that are specifically for the current needs of my body. Scroll down to read the health benefits of each. This place is a hidden gem in Dallas because it contains the most purely sourced products. I have seen MAJOR improvements in my health since shopping there.

Ashwaganda: improves underactive thyroid function, relieves adrenal fatigue, combats stress and anxiety, improves depression, balances blood sugar levels, helps to fight cancer, reduces brain cell degeneration and improves memory, boosts immune function, increases stamina and endurance, helps to increase muscle strength, helps to improve sexual function and fertility

Collagen: improves health of skin and hair, reduces joint pain and degeneration, helps heal leaky gut, improves liver health, protects cardiovascular health; strengthens hair, nails, and teeth; boosts metabolism, muscle mass, and energy output

Colostrum: reduces inflammation, supports a healthy gut, promotes ligament and muscle healing, strengthens immunity

Schizandra Berry: lowers inflammation, supports adrenal function, improves liver function and digestive health, protects the skin, improves mental performance, helps with healthy sexual function

Mucuna: Supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system, supports the body’s ability to handle stress, supports physical balance & posture, promotes healthy motor skills & coordination, improves energy & endurance, supports the intellect, bolsters libido, revitalizes both the male and female reproductive systems

Spirulina: detoxes heavy metals, eliminates candida, helps prevent cancer, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, lowers chance of stroke, boosts energy, alleviates sinus issues, offers neuroprotection for brain disorders.

Chlorella: detoxifies heavy metals, detoxifies radiation and chemotherapy, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss, gives you younger looking skin, fights cancer, lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol

We have this blender and love it. It is an investment, but so worth it if you are a daily smoothie type of person like we are. Let me know in the comments if you try this morning smoothie recipe and like it! Enjoy. xo

THE INGREDIENTS

Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen

Aloe Vera Juice

Ashwaganda

Black Gold Spirulina

Chlorella (from Crucial Four)

Mucuna (from Crucial Four)

Colostrum

Schizandra Berry

Three Trees Almond Milk

Bulletproof XCT oil

Frozen blueberries

Half a frozen banana

Half a frozen avocado

My Clean Makeup Routine

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I could talk about clean beauty and toxin-free products every single day! Who’s with me? To catch up on all clean beauty posts, just click here and also check out @thecleanstuff on IG- it is my second Instagram account to serve as a library of all clean beauty and skincare products that I love, as are the clean stuff edits here on LSK. Today I am sharing my clean makeup routine for a simple, everyday, minimalist makeup kind of look. Enjoy!

First off, I love to sit down in front of a large standup mirror where there is the best natural light. This makes for simple and successful application, as well as comfort! I always throw on this robe, too, post-shower and pre-makeup. Keep scrolling for the products that I use on makeup days! I am definitely a fan of going makeup-free some days, too. Gotta let that skin breathe 🙂

For the eyes: ere perez brow gel, antonym cosmetics brow pencil, w3ll people mascara, and ilia shadow stick

For the face: w3ll people tinted moisturizer, rms uncover-up, vapour foundation, rms bronzer, and kosas blush/highlight duo

I am so passionate about clean makeup as you know…putting pure ingredients on my face gives me such peace of mind throughout the day. Keeping my makeup routine simple brings me joy as well- quality over quantity! I also like the natural look, so keeping the products minimal and the ingredients pure helps with that.

What about you guys? Would love to hear your beauty routine in a comment below + share with us any of your go-to clean products! xo

5 Nordstrom Buys To Invest In Now

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Hey friends! Sharing five Nordstrom buys to invest in now, during the sale! I have and am so happy that I did, so naturally I had to share! Get the deets and inspo below.

good denim this sale offers a great time to invest in a good pair of denim. These are so comfortable, flattering, and are a closet staple. Other good ones: these / these / these

ankle booties these are so comfy and are those go-to boots for fall/winter. I bought similar boots last season, and they are already worn out because I worn them so much, so I was so happy to see similar ones and purchased them ASAP! Loving this pair, too.

forever luggage luggage can be so pricey, so this sale provides the perfect opportunity to invest in a good quality suitcase.

trucker jacket I have this same jacket in a blue denim color and wore it so much last season, so adding this gray color made me so thrilled. Levi’s is one of my all time favorite brands + it’s affordable and so classic.

cape poncho- my winter splurge! I love this cape sweater so much, and it is extra cute on!

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