April Favorites

April 30, 2016
So I am back with this month favorites post, and this month contains a bunch of favorites that I'm super excited about! I've been feeling great lately, which means lots of interesting things for me to share with you all.

Kimchi Blue Lea Lettuce Edge Tea: I got this pink ruffle-y top from Urban Outfitters and I'm in love with it. It's blush pink, which is one of my favorite colors, and the ruffle/scrunch around the edges make it super feminine. I like wearing this top with black skinny jeans to make to look edgier and contrast with the femininity of the top.

Urban Outfitters Classic Aviator Sunglasses: For the longest time I was longing for a pair of high-end sunglasses, but then I realized that for some reason my sunglasses often get lost, scratched, or broken. I decided to pick-up this pair because they were cheap and had the look I was interested in, and I ended up loving them. I have the all black pair and I love simplicity in the look.

Lightyears Constellation Necklace and Post Earring Set: Something you may not know about me is that I'm passionate about horoscopes and star signs. My sign is Cancer and lately, I've been wanting some type of jewelry to celebrate it. When I saw this necklace in Lightyears I fell in love with because it's simple, delicate, and a great conversation starter.

Dove Sensitive Skin Bar Soap: If you read my latest skincare post, then you would know that I've been using this to wash my face. It's been completely effective in clearing my skin, so it definitely deserves a spot on my favorites.

Palmer's FlipBalm: If you've seen my latest Instagram post, then you would know that I'm working with Palmer's to spread the word about their newest lip balms. FlipBalms are super cute and shaped like a flower, but the flip open to reveal your lip balm. They are available in Ripe Mango, Creamy Coconut, and Juicy Watermelon. Creamy Coconut is favorite, so make sure you pick one up at Target!

Gonza Tacos y Tequila: My last post was kind of a review on this restaurant, and rereading that post has me wishing I was back at Gonza's instead of eating cereal at home. Anywho, if you live in the triangle area I cannot stress enough how good this restaurant is!

Music: I'm sure you are all expecting me to say Beyonce's Lemonade, and you are exactly right. I don't really care about all the drama surrounding it, but the music and videos themselves are phenomenal. My favorite is Hold Up, but I love how Beyonce experiments with different styles of music on the album.

Books: Expect a post on this book soon, but I'm currently reading Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. I won't go into too much detail because I'm saving it for my next post, but it's a great read and I highly recommend it.

TV/Films: As far as tv I recommend Kid's Baking Championship on Netflix. I had a bad day last week so I came home and watched all four episodes and it definitely helped cheer me up. My movie favorite is The Jungle Book. I saw it with my family and I was so impressed by the acting and the visuals. I remember reading and watching The Jungle Book when I was younger, and this movie was the same, but different and new and the same time.

That is all for my April favorites, per usual leave me you recommendations in the comments below! Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, Durham NC

April 20, 2016

Although I live in Chapel Hill, I venture into Durham from time to time.  I've recently discovered that Downtown Durham was some pretty amazing restaurants, so I thought I would share with you one of my favorites: Gonza Tacos y Tequila.

Gonza has some amazing food, but the environment and details are really what set it apart. From the menus to the details on the glass, this restaurant maintains a consistent Day of the Dead skull vibe.  The inside has the perfect ambience of dark with plenty of lighting to see.

I've been here twice so far, and I haven't had to wait to be seated or on the food either time. The service is great and I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone in the area. The last time I was there, I ordered the pollo tacos, and they were delicious. I'm thinking about ordering the chilaquiles verdes next time, so I'll be sure to let you know how they taste.

Leave me a comment if you've ever been to Gonza, or if you have any restaurant recommendations in the Triangle.  Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

French Braids

April 12, 2016

You guys may or may not have noticed that for the most part I always wear my hair the same way, straight, parted on the left, and sometimes with a headband. The primary reason for this is that I have hair that's short, thin, and extremely delicate. This makes it hard and risky to try out new hairstyles. I've been saying for awhile that I want to grow out my hair so I can wear it in two braids all the time because it's a hairstyle that looks good with my face and it's not super hard. I decided to wear it even though my hair is still short, and I love the way it turned out.  

I'm still trying to teach myself how to do this braid, so my mom has been doing it for me, but I plan to spend the summer working on it. If you want to learn how to do it as well, you can look up french braids on youtube!

Also, even though I won't be attending Coachella this weekend (I wish!), I think this would be super comfortable and breezy for a festival in the summer!

Tweet me or tag me in a picture on Instagram if you decide to try it out! Stay tuned, xo Lauren.

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