Thursday, December 4, 2014

Site Announcement!

 

After a lot of consideration, I have decided to change my blog name to "Bourbon Beauty". Land of La La was something fun I had started waaaay back, and while it was fun to play with... I just feel that I have personally grown out of it :-) I will still be blogging about the same things, (the same posts and everything else will still exist as is!) just under a different title and slight changes in the design. Please pardon our dust as we clean up the blog and other social media outlets.

Thank you for your patience!


~Vanessa

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Deal! Skin Authority

 





A while back, I did a review for Skin Authority on their awesome skin cleansing system. I loved their products, and I am excited to share that they have a great deal going on for black Friday.



 






Here are the details:  Buy One of a Skin Authority product, receive another of the same one FREE (. Here is the code to use in the COUPON CODE box at checkout: BLACKFRIDAY14.  This promotion does not qualify for free shipping, but you can choose the discounted UPS Ground Flat Rate Special – $5.95 – a savings of $5-$10 from regular UPS ground shipping.

Get all the details and start shopping with this link: http://bit.ly/17JnPTN.

Need some help deciding on what to choose? Contact one of our Skin Coaches at myskincoach@skinauthority.com or by phone at 866-325-7546 ext. 4 between now and Monday, December 1, 2014, and they will assist you in finding the right products based on your skin care needs and goals and place the order for you directly.

Happy shopping!


What deals are you looking for this Friday?



Friday, November 14, 2014

Whole Foods Sushi & Prepared Food to go.



 

Just writing this is making me hungry! A few weeks ago I stopped by Whole Foods on Shelbyville, Rd., and as usual their sushi never fails. Their salmon is always fresh and soft (there's only one other restaurant here in town that serves their salmon nigiri as delicious as Whole Foods, but since Whole Foods is the closer option, that's where I tend to go.).

 

Aside from their Salmon nigiri, their spicy Shrimp Tempura rolls are awesome. I've tried to make their spicy sauce at home, but its always a fail! I wonder what they put in it, I didn't see anything different in their ingredient list...


They also had a sale in their seafood section for "to-go" foods. They had Lox bagels (and others) for 2 for $5 (which is a total steal! You didn't need to purchase both to get the deal.). They also had these delicious smoked sweet salmon (jerky type food???) for about $7 a package. I didn't feel like purchasing  more food than I needed, but that dish is amazing. I wish I would've taken photos, I will the next time I go. As much as I love fast food, (Fries anyone?) I do like knowing that I can stop in a grab something quick to go. My only complaint, is that I wish Whole Foods served more than just Tuna & Salmon in their sushi. 

What are your favorite to go foods?

Whole Foods
4944 Shelbyville rd
Louisville, Ky 40207
 (502) 899-5545 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Forever 21 Boots

 
For the past two winter & fall seasons, I wore my favorite pair of quilted forever 21 boots. Unfortunately, the heel broke, so I had to go hunting for some new ones. Considering that I only paid 24.99 for them, I thought that was a pretty good deal! I was so bummed out that they broke (more so because I really loved them), but seeing as they lasted that long, I figured I'd start at Forever21 again.

 

These are the exact pair I purchased. They are available in black and chestnut, I personally love the chestnut color. They're easy to slide on (they have the little grips on top.), and look great with skinny jeans.


 

They have a pretty good selection of boots available now, I found a pair of faux suede ones that looked cute. (If I wasn't worried about scuffing that fabric up, I probably would've purchased these as well.)

Hopefully these last as long (if not longer) than my old pair. But for $30 (and wearing these quite frequently), I think its a pretty good bargain.

What style are you wearing this season?
 



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holiday Ideas: Introducing EVOLUTIONMAN, Pine & Plastic Kit!

 


I don't know about you guys, but knowing that there's only a handful of weeks until Christmas, is already giving me anxiety! My hardest person to shop for? My husband *hands down*.

For the holiday season, EVOLUTIONMAN teamed up with Pine & Plastic (and Chicago design company), and came up with these holiday kits that include one of kind hand-made, hand-painted, & hand-sewn  Passenger Pouches. (My husband would've loved to have something like this when he was traveling back and forth to Chicago.)

Per the Website, Each Holiday Kit contains:

"• EVOLUTIONMAN NU NOIR Face & Body Wash is a combination of skin conditioners and ultra-pure Glycolic Acid blended with Salicylic Acid to sweep away dirt and debris. PH balanced to increase overall skin radiance, Nu Noir also minimizes pores and the appearance of fine lines.

• EVOLUTIONMAN Moisture Protect SPF 20 (Oil Free) is the ultimate moisturizer to condition and protect skin. Chock-full of antioxidants, Moisture protect not only leaves the skin hydrated and invigorated, it also helps to reduce fine lines and promotes elasticity.

• Pine & Plastic is a Chicago-based company that creates customizable city totes that are both functional and fashionable. Working primarily with local businesses and materials, Pine & Plastic totes are handmade and one-of-a-kind. Born out of a recognition for the need for modern, functional totes that maintain a sense of modern design, Pine & Plastic is the perfect complement to EVOLUTIONMAN products."

This unique gift, has a value of $106.50, and is being sold for only $89.50 on their website, and is available at select Urban Outfitters as well. :-)

I'll be checking them out for sure! Have you tried EVOLUTIONMAN products before?



Monday, November 3, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Wall Decor DIY

Along with our cake, I thought it would be fun to hang some skeleton frames around! I love decorating for the holidays, but I stick to very neutral colors so that it matches with everything in our living room<3

I picked up these canvas boards in a set, a while ago for my sil's bridal shower.




I also grabbed these cute wood cut outs. I was happy that they were raw wood, and not dyed black or white.


 


I spray painted the purple canvas boards black, and just hot glued the wooden cut outs on top. SO EASY! 



I'll probably do something similar for Christmas. Maybe gold and white? Wheels are turning for Thanksgiving and Christmas decor!

Did you do any fun activities for Dia de los Muertos or Halloween?