champagne and macaroons for the weekend — cheers babes!
*lemon-berry macaroon from The Henry
champagne and macaroons for the weekend — cheers babes!
*lemon-berry macaroon from The Henry
Every wrist needs some arm candy. Enter my Jord Watch giveaway and you can accessorize with the best of them. Details below!
And now for the added arm candy— this JORD watch gives the look an extra ‘pop’. With all the soft pastels, the contrast of the dark wood brings life / pizazz to the look.
The Watch: Frankie Series-Dark Sandalwood & Smoke
Let’s talk about the packaging. I LOVE details and JORD got their details right. As soon as my watch arrived, I was blown away by the packaging and how luxurious it was. I especially love the microfiber cloth! It’s the little things like this that add the extra wow factor.
The watch itself is stunning and such good quality; it’s hand-crafted, powered by a Swiss Movement. My favorite part is the rose gold details in the clock face! I love me some rose gold. It’s such a unique piece and definitely conversational–I’ve had so many comments about it. It’s a nice change from the regular stainless steel watch. Not to mention, the versatility of the watch; wear it casual or dress it up. The beautiful Frankie pairs perfectly with additional arm candy (think simple gold bangles) or looks elegant and sleek on it’s own.
Spoil yourself with a wooden timepiece OR gift your Mother one of these beauts for a unique Mother’s Day gift. If not your mom, perhaps a graduation gift? Or….. #treatyoself. In my opinion, you can never have too many watches. Right? Especially when it’s a unique piece like JORD. My Frankie Series watch is a larger face (think boyfriend style but not too big) which is the size I prefer but if you’re in search of a smaller style women’s watch, check out their Cora Series! And Men, don’t feel left out because the Men’s watches are just as amazing. Husband approved.
Minimalism has never equated to more. Deeply toned sandalwood combines with a solid smoke face to create a subtlety of strength. Your time is your own. Find elegance with ease in the ultra slim case powered by a Swiss movement and enjoy the comfort of the straight line strap. The uncomplicated face allows focus, the streamlined shaping offers style. Wear time well with the Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke. JORD
What I love about JORD is their ‘journey‘ and what they stand for. A watch reminds you to be in the moment, to be aware of the time you have in this life and to make the time that you have count.
Fallin’ in love with JORD Watches like I have? GOOD! Enter the contest below and you can win a $100 e-card towards a JORD Watch of your own.
To win a $100 e-gift card towards a purchase of a Jord watch, click the link below and enter the contest. Simply enter your name, email address and favorite watch and voila, you’re entered to win!
Enter Here: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/lacileigh
Three beauty favorites I’m loving right now…and you will too!
This palette is hands down amazing. It has everything you need. They have 3 different palette shades and the one I got is for…. pale chicks. But really, fair-medium skin. It’s gorgeous and it smells really good. A contour palette that smells delicious and sculpts your face perfectly…yes please.
‘A universal face slenderizing palette so anyone can master the tarte of contouring.’
6 x 0.16 oz Contouring shades in Highlight (matte highlighter), Correct (yellow correcting powder), Contour – soft (for light-to-medium skin tones), Contour – deep (for medium-to-dark skin tones), Accentuate (rosy blush), Glow (shimmer highlighter) & a Step-by-step guide.
*descriptions from Sephora
Stop what you’re doing and go purchase this beauty. This is a bronzer and highlighter in one. It’s absolute perfection. It adds that perfect bronze sun-kissed glow to wherever you decide to apply. I apply above my cheekbones & on my cheeks as well as the bridge of my nose. I love the lightweight feel and the look it gives my fair skin. This shade is perfect for fair-medium skin tones.
‘A natural-looking, radiance-enhancing highlighter with a unique texture and a barely-there feel. ‘
*descriptions from Sephora
I had been eyeing this palette for a while and had to get my hands on it. Did I really need it? No. Did I really want it? YES. That’s why you see it in my beauty regime now. Every single color it includes in this palette screamed Laci Leigh…so, naturally I bought it. And you should too if you’re looking for that go-to eye shadow palette. Perfect for all seasons and in my opinion, the only shades you need. The pigmentation is amazing and lasts all day. Trust me–I’ve been wearing it every single day since I bought it a few weeks ago.
‘A luxurious twelve-shade eyeshadow palette with six modern matte and six mega metallic shades.’
*descriptions from Sephora
A few weekends ago, I got to celebrate Galentines day with some of my blogger gals and it was so.much.fun! When you see the pics below, you’ll understand. So many yummy treats and glam decor. Miss Josie @HelloSilhouette was sweet enough to host this party and Lauren @arcadiawife shared her gorgeous home with us to do so.
Prior to the event, we were told to bring 3 items:
-favorite nail polish
-favorite valentines candy
The nail polish was used as a “white elephant” gift and I left with a gorgeous gold metallic nail polish and I can’t wait to wear it! The whole day was filled with sweets, treats and even a waffle bar…..YES!!! Speaking of treats, @queen_frosting made the adorable cookies that you will see below. Not only were the phrases on the cookies super cute but the cookies themselves were delicious– I’m still on a sugar high from all those sweet treats.
Oh and also, @bootaybag_ (www.bootaybag.com)spoiled us girls with some ADORABLE undies. What better way to kick off Valentines with some lacy intimates. $12 subscription for 2 pairs of undies…#whatadeal. LOVE!
I highly encourage everyone to have a Galentines with your favorite gal pals. It’s fun bringing everyone together and celebrating love/friendship! If you’re in need of party inspiration, hopefully our event below will inspire you.
similar dress here:
similar heels here:
Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant. Love at first use….seriously!
A few weekends ago, I fell in love…with this Dermalogica product. Angela ((Dermalogica Scottsdale store manager)) invited me to try out this product, Daily Superfoliant and honestly, it’s everything. I’m a freak when it comes to skincare so I was super excited to try this out. I have super sensitive skin and am often weary when it comes to trying new products…but good news, this is one product even sensitive skin can withstand.
Lisa Xiong, their Lead Skin Expert performed a microzone treatment (takes about 20 min) on me using the Superfoliant and it worked wonders on my skin.
Daily Superfoliant: resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant. This highly-active resurfacer delivers your smoothest skin ever, and helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging.
Deliver smooth skin, does it ever. I walked out of there with skin so smooth, it looked like I was years younger. No really, I’m serious. It’s that good. They are that good. You will love this product. Clean skin, fresh face, glowing skin, less breakouts…those are just a few things you’ll notice after using this superfoliant.
The older I get, the more I want to protect and take care of my skin. I’ve recently become skin obsessed and am always researching different products/tools to use. I struggle with clear skin and blackheads so for me, this product is a win win. The great thing about Dermalogica Scottsdale is that they are there to listen and help you with all your skin care needs. I explained my skin issues to both Lisa + Angela and I was given so many great tips and tricks on what to do and what to use to best take care of my sensitive skin. In fact, I will be going back soon for a Bio-Active Peel Treatment (stay tuned for more details).
The next Dermalogica product I have my eyes on is their ‘Skin Perfect Primer‘. I have heard SO many good things about this primer, it’s now become a must-have. Lisa applied this primer on my face as the last step and holy wow. Use it alone or use it to prep your face for makeup…it’s a game changer. I’ll be purchasing this gem on Monday at the ‘Love Your Skin’ event…..and you’ll want to be there!
Here’s how you can be there AND receive a chance to win a free treatment:
I’ve teamed up with Dermalogica Scottsdale and they are giving my readers (must live locally in AZ) a chance to win a free treatment as well as attend their Valentines event– ‘Love Your Skin’. This fun event takes place on Monday, February 13th from 4-6pm at their store: (4223 North Marshall Way). Winner will be chosen Feb 11th. Stay tuned!
*Follow me on instagram @laci_leigh
*Subscribe to my blog: LaciLeigh.com
*Follow @DermalogicaScottsdale on instagram
*Tell me what your skin care goals/needs are and why you want to win this free treatment.
P.S If you can’t make the event, mention ‘LaciLeigh’ and you’ll receive 20% off your treatment.
Hope I see you at the event on Monday! xoxo
I’m a sucker for all things coffee. You can even call me a coffee addict. Today, my husband and I enjoyed the first day of the new year sipping some Maui Coffee Co Kona Blend from our honeymoon. And we did so using our new Bodum copper french press from West Elm.
Did I also mention my love for copper? For our wedding, I registered for SO many copper kitchen items and….I love them!
Enjoy your first day of 2017. xo!
S coffee mugs can be found here: Gold Monogram Mug AND they are on sale! $$
Ok, so you may be seeing a pattern here. You may be wondering if I’m a little obsessed with the shade blush. And, the answer is YES. However, I am not the only one who is blush crazy. This color is everywhere right now….and I’m lovin’ it. It’s such a flattering color and the best part is that you can wear it in the winter AND summer– a year round color!
I’m currently swooning over all these beautiful gift options. Maybe Santa will see this list and put a few under the tree 😉
Stay tuned for more holiday gift guides!
All products above are linked below and featured from left to right:
xo, laci leigh!
It’s HOT HOT HOT right now. During the heat of the summer, putting on makeup is extra annoying because it just melts off. No really…it does. Save yourself the work and just embrace the ‘less is more’ approach. I swear, you’ll love it and feel instantly lighter.
I’m currently wearing all the products I featured above and below and am LIVING for them. In fact, I am making the switch to the less is more approach permanently. YEP! It’s true. I’m embracing the more natural look and my freckles. Can you believe it? I know!
Out of all the bb creams I have tried, the Jane Iredale Glow Time is by far my favorite. And boy do you glow. Very radiant! Lightweight and can be full coverage as well. If you you’re oily in your t-zone like me, dab some RMS Beauty “Un”Coveup concealer in those problematic areas and you’re set! I also like to finish it off with a powder to set the concealer/bb cream.
For my eyes, I like to use light, neutral shades and then add a pop of color with my lips. As always, I’m living for nudes and pinks. Sometimes I like to be rebellious and throw some coral in there too..heyyyy girl!
P.S. if you don’t use colourpop cosmetics lip collection, you’re missing out. Seriously. Only $6 and so many options to choose from. They really are amazing. My current faves are Midi & Shimmy. Sidenote: The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit is owned by the same company but way more expensive.
Reasons why I love the Antonym Baked Blush is because you can use it as a bronzer AND a blush. A one stop shop. 2for1. Get it? Good. You’ll love it. Perfect for a summer glow.
Products featured above:
Sephora Sheet Masks
I absolutely LOVE these sheet masks. I use them all the time… and the fact that they are only $6…even better. I haven’t tried all of them yet but you better believe I will be. I honestly don’t have a single bad thing to say about these masks. I used the pomegranate mask before a wedding I went to on Saturday and it just awakens your appearance. If you’re ever tired or need a pick me up for your face, this is for you. The rose mask will become my favorite during this arizona summer heat. For those of you that suffer from dry skin, allow me to introduce you to the rose mask. Your face will feel so smooth once applied. And lastly, the ginseng mask, this one is pretty similar to the pomegranate mask in the sense that it energizes and brightens your complexion. *If I had to choose between the pomegranate vs ginseng, I’d choose pomegranate.
Descriptions: compliments of Sephora:
Avocado Face Mask: Nurtures and supports healthy skin by offering intense nutrition and relieving sensitive areas
Green Tea Face Mask: Mattifies and purifies to soothe skin, minimize shine, and reduce the appearance of outbreaks.
Pomegranate Mask: Awakens, energizes, and tones the skin for a fresh appearance.
Algae Face Mask: Detoxifies the skin to get rid of impurities that cause dullness for a fresh, radiant complexion.
Orchid Face Mask: Moisturizes and evens skintone to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Lotus Face Mask: Locks in water to reduce the signs of fatigue and strain for a stress-free and rested appearance.
Pearl Face Mask: Perfects and brightens with natural-origin pearl to create high luminosity and visibly minimize irregularities.
Rose Face Mask: Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract.
Honey Mask: Nourishes and balances to soothe and refresh dry or sensitive skin.
Ginseng Mask: Tones and energizes while providing a tightening effect for a plumped and supple complexion.
Sephora Eye Makeup Remover
I’ve tried this before and just love it. I have super sensitive eyes so often times, my eye makeup remover will leave my eyes feeling itchy or dry– this one does not! I apply a small amount to a cotton pad and voila..gone! I used to use the Neutrogena one and it was a tad too oily for me. If you’re in the market for new eye makeup remover, give it a go!
First Aid Beauty
Ultra Repair Cream: If you suffer from severely DRY SKIN skin or eczema, buy this immediately. Seriously, I mean right now. I have heard so many wonderful things about this brand and especially this exact product. When I was at Sephora a few weeks ago looking for a new face moisturizer, the girl who grabbed the second to last bottle couldn’t stop RAVING about how incredible it was. So naturally, since there was only one left..I had to get it and try it for myself. Side note: not just for your face- can be used on whole body. Anyways, I don’t have the dryest of faces so this product isn’t an every day moisturizer for me BUT, I will say it is incredible and does hydrate and moisturize like all the reviews say. I’m sure I’ll be using this product every day once it’s 120 degrees outside. Also, this product has 4502 reviews on sephora and almost 5 stars..so check it out girlfriends!
Facial Radiance Pads: This is another product I’ve been hearing so many good things about (via beauty bloggers). It exfoliates, tones and brightens your skin all via a pad. Amazing right? I do love these radiance pads. I use these now as my toner and apply after I’ve washed my face. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that I am not crazy about the scent. It’s not necessarily an awful smell, but nothing great. Keep in mind, I am super weird with scents so it may not bother you. Try it for yourself and let me know your thoughts!
Sephora Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner
LOVE this eye liner. I’m a big fan of liquid eye liner, especially in brown and I will definitely be using this as my main liner now. The brush applicator works wonders and applies very evenly (leaving no room for smudges). I’m always on the hunt for the perfect BROWN liquid eyeliner and lucky for me, I’m here to stay.
Drybar Triple Sec 3in1
I’ve been using this product for quite some time now and am still madly in love with it. We’re still as happy as we were the first day we met. Honestly though, this product is a game changer for your hair. First of all, its 3in1…so no brainer. Duh! *Volumizer, Texturizer, Dry Shampoo*– bye! Everything I could possibly need in one bottle. Not to mention, the scent is amazing. I live, breathe, spray triple sec. Seriously though, did I convince you that this is your jam? It should be. LOVE!
Lavanila The Healthy Body Butter
At first lather, I was in love but once I got home and used it a few more times…my feelings have changed. It’s kind of like a ‘meh’ feeling. I like it but I can live without it. It does leave your skin feeling SUPER smooth but, it is a wee bit oily. I got the vanilla scent and the more I wear it, the more overpowering it is. Let’s just say…I should have NEVER strayed from my usual love, Philosophy’s Fresh Cream Lotion
Never again will I do such a thing. I’ve been using fresh cream for over a year now and will never part from it– unless they discontinue it…in which, I’ll be enraged and will most certainly write letters to Philosophy every day until they bring it back. Do you feel my love for it? Okay good. Moving on.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
I’ve been wanting to try this hot product for as long as I can remember. The only thing standing in my way was the $62 price and my love for Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation. However, after my 10k race the other weekend, I wanted to treat myself and treat myself I did– with many things, one being this! Well, I guess I’ll be spending the $62 every few months once I’m out because it is EVERYTHING. It applies so perfectly and evenly (I apply with my morphe350 brush). It’s lightweight, silky and in my opinion, full coverage. If the girl who has a face full of freckles says it’s full coverage– it is. It really does leave your skin looking and feeling flawless. I will be rotating between this foundation and my Make Up For Ever just because I love both BUT, if you haven’t tried this foundation yet, do it.
Wearing the foundation in the pic below and of course, no filter so you can see the true foundation finish.