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My NOLA loves!

I enjoyed four wonderful days in the beautiful New Orleans during St. Patty’s day weekend…and I’m still alive to tell the tale! Here is a recap of my trip and all of the amazing places I experienced. NOLA isn’t just about the party…

THE HOTEL: MAGNOLIA MANSION

This place is a hidden gem! Right around the corner from the American Horror story “Coven” house, Magnolia Mansion will blow you away. It has insanely high ceilings, claw foot tubs, four post beds, and decor that will make you feel like royalty!

You absolutely must have Shea moisture bubble bath, Davines Nou Nou shampoo & conditioner travel packs, and Burt’s Bee’s cleansing cloths when bathing in this gorgeous tub!

THE PARTY SCENE: MAGAZINE STREET

Just a few blocks parallel from out hotel we stumbled upon a crazy St Patty’s day parade. Now typically when you think of NOLA parades you think of  beads galore. During St. Patty’s it’s beads plus cabbages, carrots, and even uncooked Ramen noodles! I literally was attacked by two uncooked packs of Ramen and it was hilarious.

EAT!!: From carousel spinning bars and awesome artwork, the ambiance of each restaurant was too cool!    

      
EXPLORE: EAGLERIDER SCOOTERS

The best way to see the city of New Orleans is definitely by scooter! Nina and I zipped around on these bad boys for two days. Reserve your scooter fun here!

   
 

I will def be back to New Orleans! The people, music, and historic culture are all so beautiful and inspiring!

HOW TO: Add a pop of color to your Spring Makeup routine

 Spring is here! It is now the time to alter your color palette and add a fresh vibe to your look. This morning on Great Day St Louis, “Beauty and the Brain” blogger Kristen Linares presented two different ways to add a little bit of color to your normal makeup routine. Here’s how…

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(from left to right) Nina is wearing a plum lip and cheek stain & Amber is wearing lavender shadow with nude lips

STEP ONE: Always prep the skin!

Blissoma’s Refine mask is always a great way to start the day. Although you should leave the mask on for 15mins even just 5 minutes will do wonders for exfoliating the skin and help you start your day off fresh and glowing. Caudalie’s Vinoperfect is great for all skin types. This all natural product contains SPF 15 that is tinted leaving your complexion flawless and protected.