I had soo been there and done that with Israel in that past– doing all the given things one does when they go to Israel from camel rides, to nights in the bedouin tents, chilling in the Dead Sea, and hikes to Masada. So on my most recent trip to Israel I wanted to do everything and anything that was what a typical Israeli would go to and do while living in Israel!Read More
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by European Wax Center® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about European Wax Center®, all opinions are my own.”
Tis the season of crop tops, good tans, pina coladas by the pool, and of course, some of your fave festival moments. As we all know, festivals aren’t just about the good music you get to experience and listen to while sitting on the grass and eating a big slice of watermelon, but it is also the time to strut your stuff and show off your inner bohemian goddess. So for me, not only did going to one of the biggest musical festivals in April mean picking out the perfect outfits and throwing in some fun pink sherbet hair, but also, paying a visit to European Wax Center® to get my legs silky smooth and ready for the three-day weekend.
Being that it was my first time visiting European Wax Center®, I didn't know what to expect, but instantly fell in love with the vibe and atmosphere of the center which included cute little accents of hot pink decor and the most friendly staff. Having such a hard time deciding which of the amazing different services to choose from to get me #FestivalReady, I decided to get a full leg wax. At first, I was nervous. I thought that it was going to be too hot and painful, as that's what I have always associated waxing with, but my experience was actually just the exact opposite.
Yet for sure, the best part of this all was the products European Wax Center provided me to maintain my in-center experience -- the new exclusive Strut 365 ™ product portfolio. With three different collections of products within the portfolio-- Strut Smoothly, Strut Lavishly, Strut Boldly-- each are designed to help elevate and complement all different types of services you receive from European Wax Center®. These products not only ended up being the key to helping me keep my legs hydrated and smooth all weekend long in the desert, but as an added bonus, I got to maintain my eyebrow game as well. Here's a breakdown of each collection so you get an idea of what I got to experience:
Strut Smoothly- This collection features lightweight exfoliates, secret-weapon ingrown hair treatments, and a soft-to-the-touch restoring serum
Strut Lavishly- These amazing scented bath and body products are available in 3 luxurious scents and have ultra-hydrating body lotions, dual-action body washes, and high-performance body polishes helped leave my body hydrated in the dry heat
Strut Boldly- A complete array of eyebrow products including powders, liners, and a highlighter that helped keep my eyebrow game on fleek
It's safe to say that there was no better way to send me off to the desert, and I'm excited now to officially (and professionally) be able to strut off my stuff for even more memorable summer moments to come.
If you followed my adventures on Snapchat from Friday (@iamfashionlaine), you saw that it was a day at the Derby here in LA! The Kentucky Derby was this past Saturday and while I couldn't be there physically, you know what they say, if you can't be at the Derby, then bring the Derby to you! (Ok, I may have made up that saying, but I think it's a logical one that everyone should utilize if they don't already).
In honor of Stella Artois' new Cidre drink, I decided to rise to the occasion and host my very own Kentucky Derby gathering with all of my favorite bloggers here in LA. (Stella Artois drinks + all of my blogger besties= the perfect kind of Friday Funday right?). I told everyone to dress #KentuckyDerbyChic and I knew they would all rise to the occasion... I mean, we are fashion bloggers after all. And that of course included my own outfit as well which meant I couldn't settle for anything less than Derby perfection with the ultimate Derby brands: Ted Baker, Soludos, and The Hat Shop (see links below).
When it came to venue-- there was honestly only one place that was in my mind to host the most perfect Friday afternoon Derby brunch-- Fig and Olive. Selfishly just because I love any and every opportunity to devour their famous crostinis, but also because the venue itself has the most amazing ambiance and vibe-- the day couldn't have been anymore perfect (especially in between the mini LA rain that came our way).
Of course, no event of mine would be complete without giving a few gifts to all of my attendees-- because I love to give gifts any and every opportunity I can. So on top of great fashion, delicious Fig & Olive food, and fantastic Stella Artois Cidre drinks, the day included the cutest charm bracelet making station by Spartina 449 where each guest got to pick our their choice of charms and band they wanted to create their very own bracelet. And on top of that, every guest left with their very own Sorial or Quilted Koala backpack / Ora Delphine wallet to go.
....I mean, I don't think even the actual Derby in Kentucky could compete with a day like this!
Oh yeah, and did I mention I had my own Snapchat Filter for the day?! Check it all out below!
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Hat: The Hat Shop