Archives for February 2015

My first Vaser Shape – whhhhaaaatttt


Loving Utah 2nd annual trip to Park City and does not disappoint.  The day before I left I got my first of a series of 4 Vaser shape treatments – I linked about it earlier this week – so here are my results.  Pretty exciting – It took an hour and only had mild tingling – heat sensitivity towards inner thigh but thats it – took 1 hour got the back of thighs where they meet my glutes done and could see the difference right away – lost 1/2 in on each thigh as well – crazy – take about 5 – 5 weeks to see the full tightening effect but liking it so far!  tummy next than back of thighs again ending with my knees – it not cheap but I saved up for this for a while and at 45 want to try some no invasive ways to help me along.  Keeping with active lifestyle and healthy eating.  cuz this gal is not going down with out a fight!  lol

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We are staying again for the second time at – love this place and the people.  Also the fact that the lift is right outside our door just plain ROCKS!  It is only the 3rd time I have skied so pretty stoked that I am “hanging” here in Utah – gonna do a blue run tomorrow – its funny – it is warmer here today than back home – go figure.  Only 2 out of the four kids could come this year hopefully next year we all can ski together!  Here are some photos of me and my guys and stay tuned for some GoPro Action!  
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Lori


Happy Oscar Night Out There In Blogger Land,

I am crazy for these three new products – so RUN  people don’t walk  to your nearest +ultabeauty  +Sephora or cosmetics store.  Listed in order of favorite new obsession! Be sure to ck out links below – exciting week!

  1. BENEFIT – They’re REAL push-up liner
  2. STILA – Lush Lips Water Plumping Primer – does just that – great primer for true color lipstick as well as great moisture adding element. 
  3. STILA – Color Balm Lipstick in “MEG” from their Nude Collection (two other colors in the collection – they range from light, med to dark ) – the primer makes all the difference and has this cool minty fresh subtle scent
Alright my lovelies it’s Oscar time and grabbing my seat by the fireplace.  Here is my new snack – Almond Butter & Dark Chocolate w/almonds.  It’s like the organic Reese’s – only 2 more days of the cleanse from +Clean Program  and its getting a little tough – really craving some sugar so this works like a charm.  Normally its just the almond butter with apple slices but to celebrate tonight I’m having some extra chocolate!  

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PS:  Mad crush on Rosamund Pike from Gone Girl on the RED CARPET – can’t believe she had a baby few months ago.  

Thanks for stopping by,

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Also come with me this week – Grand Re-open of The Tasting Room, packing for Park City and Wed. my first Vasershape treatment +Sylvana Institute Med Spa follow to see results and get honest feed back.  4 areas of concern for me – the “booty” – tummy and front of knees.  Booty will be first – can’t do all areas at once so will be spaced out…. Ohhhhh exciting!



Yes its freezing here on the East Coast but a girl still loves here heels – so if your feet aren’t numb and your gonna be out dancing the night away or walking the red carpet this post is for you!  
When you’ve ever hobbled home after a long day or night in heels, follow this tip. Tape your third and fourth toes (counting from the big toe) together—we recommend Nude Medical Tape for a low-profile look, but Scotch tape works in a pinch—to alleviate pain in the ball of your foot. Sound crazy? Here’s the reasoning: there’s a nerve that splits between those two toes, which causes pain when pressure is put upon it (a.k.a. when you wear heels). The tape removes strain on the nerve, allowing you to dance the night away.
Go ahead and pick up a roll of tape (at $3, why not?), and scroll on to shop the heels you can now wear pain-free.  So kick up your heels and check out these lovelies that we are feeling “tape worthy” “Cheers Baby”!

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Good Morning Daaahhhlings,

Playing with fashion street looks today – desperately trying to get my mind off the frigid cold here in DC area.

Now you all know I adore my high end designer’s – they are like little pieces of Art to me.  However since I am not a “Trump” nor did not win the Mega Millions last week I like to get the same look for fraction of the cost.  Not only with fashion but decor as well.  I get so much satisfaction in the “hunt & find”.  So here I share a great example and it started with my +Tory Burch espadrilles that I actually retuned and purchased my +Target MOSSIMO version $20 Bucks – next were the slim fit overalls from +H&M  $38 – as compared to $200 and lets face it – how long is the “overall trend” gonna hang on – but fun to play esp. this slim version….. enjoy the list and share with me your designer looks for next to nothing –

FYI Will be having +NARS Cosmetics lipstick giveaway for best comment!  So post, comment , follow and share with me!   


Black singlet, $12 / Rag bone overall jumpsuit, $200 / H m jumpsuit, $38 / Gianvito Rossi strappy heel sandals / Tory Burch flat espadrille / Moschino handbag / Red clutch / Enzo Angiolini Nehan / Women’s Dedra Lace Slip-On

Comment & share and make sure i can get in contact with you to win NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN “CRUELLA” USA residents only at this time able to ship.   



Hi All,

Well I don’t know about you but the winter leaves me dry – not just my hands, skin, lips but my scalp too.  Especially since I color my hair it can be more prone to dryness during the winter.  I wash my hair every 3rd day to protect color and oils but still in the winter my scalp can be dry and prone to build up.  Now you can go to a salon and get a great product but that takes “mucho”$$$ – so I came up with a great at home solution that I am gonna share with you!  Why?  Cuz I like ya and it works like a dream.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 Tlb shampoo (your choice – I am rocking old school Finesse – the smell is Divine )
  • 1 Tlb vinegar ( to remove build-up; apple cider vinegar is a fave for the the hair but white vinegar works well too)
  • 1/2 Tlb Ginger/Ginseng or Baking Soda for Blonde’s like me: Turmeric for darker shades Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, stimulates circulation and provides a mild exfoliation   click on the link to see how Ginger helps with tons of aliments topically used as well as ingested.  natural news ginger health benefits
  • A few drops of essential oils – rosemary, eucalyptus, cedar wood, myrrh and lavender are all good choices.

Mix together and massage into damp hair and leave on for 3 minutes rinse and than condition as usual – leaving on a few minutes longer than normal especially on the ends.  Rinse with cool water and see and feel the difference.

Let me know how it works out – or how you handle the dry winter months.

Gearing up for Park city

BRRRRRRR – It’s been freezing in the DC area this week.  Today doesn’t seam much better.  While glad the big storm missed us – sometimes a blanket of snow is nice.  We are headed to Park City, UT in a few weeks for our second annual ski trip – only 2 of the 4 kids are able to go – oh well…. ( hard when everyone gets their own life – different places – schedules – anyway – that’s a different post )  We fell in love with the Silver Star Resort last year and going back – I was even able to get us the same townhouse unit!!! SCORE!  Something cool about it – nostalgia – ya know.  Plus it was just a lovely unit – gourmet kitchen all Viking appliances – fully equipped – hot tub – lift 25ft from building – close to town – perfect.  They have shuttle service but we are getting our own SUV this time – easier.

So in preparation I bought my own ski boots – thank you @ChrisBunch owner of ALPINE SKI SHOP – near Dulles airport 45 min. from Frederick –  Terrific store – great service and wonderful selection.  I am upping my cardio – doing lunges, squats and wall sits ( thank you Jennifer from +Sylvana Institute Med Spa for the tip ) increase my leg and knee strength – I don’t wanna get hurt.  I will most likely take a lesson again.

Gearing up for Park city

Townsen turtle neck top / Dsquared2 black halloween costume / SOREL wellies boots / Mischa Lampert gray beanie / Inverni ribbed beanie hat, $265 / NARS Cosmetics loose face powder / Blue home decor / Wool throw pillow / White home decor / Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix – 10 oz / Beats By Dre Studio 2.0 Over-Ear Headphone

Mike already knows how to ski and the boys are snowboard experts – we UPS’d and surprised them with GoPro’s for each and the helmet attachments – pretty cool right?  They went on the back side of a mountain last year and tried doing videos with their phones but this should be better – I have mine with chest harness etc.  should be some pretty funny videos.

Apparnetly I am told I do a lot of yelling, crying and self talking when I ski…..  Last year when boys took me out at night – my slope was closed – Uggggg but I did my slalom’s and was heading towards the orange netting so as not to go over a cliff and I was getting tired – You see they pulled me up on a much harder slope than I had done all day…. I’m talking Utah people not like ski liberty here – I was on a MOUNTAIN TOP I wanted to just hang on the net for a minute – little did I know JOJO – my oldest was watching and and was like “TURN Woman TURN”  I went straight for the net and hung on for dear life!  He had to come get me – I got all tangled up in it – LOL  So this year should make for some even better stories!

FYI I am also on Day 4 of the +Clean Program going pretty well – still having a cup of coffee in the a.m. but other than that following it to the letter.  (drinking hot water with lemon prior to coffee to help with acidity – PH leveling)  All in all I would recommend this.  It’s a bit hard when the husband is eating dinner and Im sipping a shake but than when he pulls out the ice cream too and goes outside to smoke kindda empowers me…. is that wrong?  Who knows.  Gotta get on the treadmill and do those leg exercises.

Hugs – thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend beauties!  Cheers!



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