Now I have been a fan of yogurt for a number of years as it's a great source of a number of vitamins and goodies that you need in your system. I love that it's a snack that begs to be mixed in with other items as well as it can be used in baking a number of items for a healthy alternative! On Super Bowl Sunday this year as I was waiting for the much anticipated Beyonce half time show, I heard Macy Gray singing and realized that it was included within the Chobani commercial. It was such a clean and simple add that showcased how the Chobani aesthetic works into a well rounded and happy lifestyle!
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I was on Twitter and heard about Chocolate and Pistachio as a Chobani flavor. I assumed that it was an offering to check out at my local Whole Foods until I realized that there was a store! I had no idea but thankfully, the dots were connected and after a few emails it was unveiled to me that Chobani Soho is in fact a real place and one where you can enjoy sweer and savory blends! Roll over the image to see what I sampled last week as well as check out my two faves (both happening to be seasonal offerings (although you can get these cards that tell you how to make it at home when it's no longer offered at the store) - Smoked Salmon + Dill as well as Grapefruit + Mint. It was such an amazing experience and with two sizes (half portion - $4; full portion - $5.50), this is a great way to use it as a meal, snack or whatever you need to get through the day. In addition, I love that you can keep the glass containers or recycle them (take .25 towards your next purchase) and of course you can buy the premade items that may not have made it to where you purchase Chobani.
Stay in the loop with what's going on with Chobani via Twitter with the brand's account, @Chobani and their only store which is right here in NYC @ChobaniSoho.
The past few weeks have allowed me to be inside a lot more than normal. Not only do I get a lot of work done but I am also able to play with a number of items that have come my way! Within the scrub category, I'm a huge fan of Archipelago Sugar Body Scrub for the body in the grapefruit scent! As we're heading into the winter, I love having this great scent as citrus is perfect to get you moving. It's all about keeping your skin soft and refreshed! Many times, people think that since we start wearing a lot of layers, you can leave you can relax your skin routine. As someone who travels a lot, you never know whether you have a segment or an impromptu trip. Continuing to pamper your skin even when it's the "off season" keeps you ready for anything as well as not having to do the massive upkeep when it's "body season". Another scrub that's a must - Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. This is something that you can do when you're staying in and plan on doing a spa day or when you have an extra 20 minutes! When your lips look fabulous, pop on this fun lipgloss from Flirt which comes in a number of hues and you can wear alone or layered with another color.
Taking a shower becomes fun again with Lush and their new product - Fun! Fun can be used to wash your hair, your body in the shower, to make bubbles in the tub AND you can mold it to play with it! What I love most is that there are a number of colors and fragrances and it's easy to break a piece off to use it.
Finally, I love getting my pedicures but there are times when I like to do it at home as it's relaxing or I may not have time to go to my favorite salon. Growing up, I had a footbath that I was in love with and then I moved on to a foot tub. Lately, I have not found a good tub or foot bath but I saw this Heel to Toe Heel To Toe's inflatable pedi bath! At the very least, it's a great novelty!
He raids my beauty bounty and of course when new items come to my attention, he is always up to try out the newest thing! But I have to say that over the past few months, I've noticed that he loves the above the most! John Varvatos is his scent of choice as there is something about this strong vintage scent. He loves exfoliating after trying it out on my suggestion, Nude Deep Cleansing Mask keeps his face super soft while ensuring that he's not carrying around a lot of impurities. Recently, I obtained Molton Brown's Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath and Shower which is a refreshing scent with a few woodsy notes in it. Perfect for men and women in my opinion and of course he agrees. Finally, I've been obsessed with Jack Black's line of lip balms and am a huge fan of Black Tea and Blackberry as well as Grapefruit and Ginger. Both scents are also on his list as well!
I'm a Dove girl and he's Mitchum, he loves Lush and I enjoy Crabtree and Evelyn, I rock Coach Poppy and he sprays John Varvatos Vintage and he's all about Nude Mud Mask while I enjoy Ole Henrikson African Red Tea Mask. But along the way, I've noticed that he's embraced Jack Black's Grapefruit, EOS lip balm, Rosebud Salve and more. There is something about sharing beauty booty that brings people closer and even when you may not share with your boyfriend, you have an influence over your best friend, brother and more. The more I began thinking about how much beauty finds I share with others, I realized that there has to be a number of reasons that men provide as to why they do this! It also helps when there are amazing brands and lines that allow both genders to wear it as sharing is caring.
Each month, I will let you know about a beauty product or line of the month that is not only perfect for the guy in your life but that you can wear as well. This week Kitten Lounge names Gabriel Organics as the #1 Skincare Product Line That is Couple Approved. From products that calm your skin, have multiple exfoliating items, cleansers for body and face - we're loving that it's full of red algea, seaweed and so much more. We love that the blue bottles can easily be found in either of your weekender bags depending on who happens to carry it. But it makes us wonder why our guys enjoy bumming, adopting and finally storming the castle when it comes to our beauty gear. We want our favorite guys too vote and of course our kittens can weigh in on why their guys do. If you leave a comment, we will randomly select 3 winners to win goodies from our fave line on Valentine's Day.
This year I have brought in a number of products that have become apart of my daily routine! For one, I am a huge fan of Poppy, a fab fragrance from Coach! Yes I know it's meant for the summer but I have enjoyed wearing it in the fall and apparently it is a super magnet as well! I love Jack Black's lip balms and although I am a huge fan of their Black Tea, I sadly lost it and started using Grapefruit and then Mint. All three are new favorites for me. Laura Geller has been a fan of mine for the past two years. It looks amazing on the cheekbones and across the t-zone areas. Finally, I love the Green Tea and Cucumber lotion which smells amazing and is such a calming effect for your skin. Together this is apart of the overall beauty routine that I am obsessed with!
This week we have an amazing giveaway of 4 Mistral Soap bars for 4 lucky winners! To receive this luxury soap, you'll need to read the post from earlier this week on our giveaway that kicked off on Sun. As mentioned on this post, I became acquainted with this company while working as a manager at Anthropologie. I love that it has Shea Butter within its soaps and that there are so many scents that this makes the perfect gift to give to many people that you know from thanking people for allowing you to stay at their beach house to beginning to think about the holidays as the year is flying by!
Speaking of gifts, they have a section where you can either create your own basket or you can choose various sizes and decide upon a scent. When I saw this I instantly thought about gifts that someone creates at work! I know that many times there are price restrictions in terms of gifts and many times, a company may look at getting a great gift for $50. Fortunately this Medium sized baskets which has Grapefruit shown but there are others available, fits right in this price point. Within this basket, the intended recipient will receive a Shea Butter Soap, A Hand Soap and also Lotion as well. This is so cute and who wouldn't love the container and its overall presentation. Of course, if you are doing a special gift, you can make your own basket as well. I love this amazingly vintage approach to this company and encourage you to visit the giveaway link if you have yet to submit your comment to the post and of course visit Mistral to see all the scents that you're missing out on!
I love that we are getting to the point where we don't have to worry about winter temperatures anymore. We can embrace spring and soon summer. Kara, is apart of my jewelry line Kitten Couture which brings resort inspired pieces that are perfect for the cabana, a night out or simply running errands. I love that this piece reminds me of citrus oriented fruits like Blood Orange, Nectarines, Tangerines and Grapefruit as well. It's pieces like this that allow you to add pops of color into your outfit when it's still chilly and of course assists the summer rays when you're about to head out to a cocktail party. Of course, I have always been a fan of Carnelian and have created various pieces that use this amazing stone. If you love these items, you'll enjoy additional lariates that are on this site as well. Take a peek at Kitten Couture.
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