Coffee Conversations

Happy Friday! How was your week? We are in the thick of some pretty serious teething with Liam, so it’s been a long one over here. Frozen waffles, tooth oil, and extra snuggles have been in order! I’m looking forward to the weekend and taking a little bit of time for some self-care. Also, today is my nephew, Luke’s, sixth birthday, so we get to celebrate him later tonight! There are so many things that I love about living in the same city as family, but one of the top ones is being able to celebrate the smaller occasions together, like birthdays (not just Christmas and 4th of July!).

LOFT is currently running a 30-50% off sale!

Have you listened to the podcast by Wondery called, The Apology Line, yet? It’s a pretty fascinating story!

If you find yourself stocking up on anything from Colleen Rothschild this weekend, they’re currently offering a free hair serum with every purchase over $95!

I’m still loving this mascara – the difference in one to two coats is stark! If you use it, I definitely recommend going back for a second coat (once the first has dried a bit). I use either a cleansing balm (broke down the three that I use and like in this post!) or this cleansing oil to remove my makeup at night.

Kinda wish I could just *snap* my fingers and have our bedroom look like this. I’ve had the hardest time getting a good flow in our room since we moved in. Part of it is that the existing furniture is a bit small for the space, so I feel like it needs more to take up visual space, but I also don’t want to just have a bunch of different furniture pieces. We’ve used the IKEA dresser that I bought for my Chicago apartment back in 2014, so I would love to swap that out for something more substantial that fits our style a little better. It’s a work in progress!

Items Mentioned This Week

Colleen Rothschild – Intense Hydrating Mask: I use this when my skin needs an extra boost of hydration!

Colleen Rothschild – Restorative Hand Cream: SO good for dry winter skin!

Billie – Razor Starter Kit: I love the flexibility of having razors delivered when I need them

Billie – Wonder Wipes: These are great for days I don’t want to do a full skincare routine. They have a serum and cleanser built in so I can remove makeup and get some of the skincare aspect all in one!

Kitchen Light: One of the lightening elements in my house that I actually love! I also shared some of the lighting options I’ve been looking at for other rooms here.

Clinique – Cleansing Balm: My current go to! This week I compared my two other favorite cleansing balms to it in this post.

Abercrombie Chenille Sweater: Super soft and great for layering. Currently 20% off! I styled it here.

Elisabeth Ashlie Office

My New Office

The New Playroom

Lighting options I’m considering for our house

Active Discount Codes

Equilibria – 15% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Fit Track – 20% off with code “LAURENE20”

Pura – Free fragrance when you subscribe with code “LAURENB121”

Dime – 20% off with code “BOWN20”

Care/Of – 50% off your first order with code “LAURENBOWN”

Home Chef – $90 off with code “LAURENB90”

Native Deodorant – 20% off your first order + free shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Loopy Cases – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Newton Mattress – $50 off + Free Shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tarte – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN15”

Wellements – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 2.13.21
    Jo said:

    Are you and your sister sponsored by Tory Burch? Notice both of y’all have lots of her handbags. Just wondering