Coffee Conversations

I hope you’ve had a good week! We had a little cold snap early on, which made me double down on my excitement for warm, spring weather to arrive for good. I’m sure many of you feel the same!

I saw this recipe on a Reel on Instagram earlier this week and added it to my “must make” list immediately. Mike loves a Taco Bell meal, so I know he’ll be pleased when I make them!

If you’ve ever been curious about the money-making side of the influencer business, my sister shared a post earlier this week giving a look into it. There isn’t a cut and dry answer to any money-related questions, but it gives a general idea of how influencers make money.

If you missed it on Instagram, I shared a few new arrivals from Old Navy that I got for Spring. They’ve got some good things this year!

I’ve been testing out some drugstore concealers over the last week or so and found a great one. The 16-hour Camo Concealer by e.l.f. is so good and only $6! I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts when I share the comparison post, but wanted to give you an early heads up. Don’t sleep on it!

Items Mentioned This Week

Wacoal – Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra: Pretty comfortable as far as strapless bras go! I’m waiting for this one from Soma to restock in my size so I can give it a try as well! I’ve heard great things and I’m a big fan of the Enbliss bras!

Dime Beauty: My current go-to’s from Dime are their Super Skin Toner (evens & preps), Hyper Glow Serum (brightens & tightens), Hyaluronic Acid Serum (plumps & hydrates), and Thirsty Face Mist (locks in hydration). I also like using the Power Patches for breakouts. My code “BOWN20” gets you 20% off!

Elemis – Pro-Collagen Marine Cream: I use this every morning! It is great for hydrating and smoothing.

Amazon – Ball Pit: Liam loves this! I purchased these balls to go in it.

Amazon – Projector: Excited for it to warm back up so we can start using this again to watch movies on the back porch! We use this stand with it.

Active Discount Codes

Our Place (Always Pan) – 10% off + free shipping with code “LAUREN10”

Fit Track – 20% off with code “LAURENE20”

Equilibria – 15% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

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

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”

Tao Clean – 50% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Victoria Emerson – 20% off all gold pieces with “20LAUREN”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 3.19.21
    Jordan Bodnar said:

    Thank you for the Dime recs. I am turning 37 today and treated myself to a whole new skincare regimen. I’m loving the hyaluronic acid, Hyper Glow and eye serum.

  2. 3.20.21
    Michele said:

    I’m going to warm you about those square neck cami jumpsuits from Old Navy…you’ll never want to wear anything else. I took a chance on one 2 years ago and have bought 2 a year since…they’re SO good!