In case you can't tell Laura Vitale is one of my favorite chef's. Her recipes are easy to follow and her videos are fun to watch. Don't believe me? Her youtube channel popularity has gotten her a TV gig on The Cooking Channel, with her own show Simply Laura. The proof is in the pudding. Or in this case, the proof is in the muffins.
These muffins are so good and (of course) super easy to bake! All of the flavors from the orange, chocolate, and streusel topping complement each other perfectly for a fast and easy fall treat.
On Wednesday night I headed over to the W Boston hotel for a fun blogger-only launch party hosted by Riders by Lee in honor of their new Heavenly Touch Denim collection!
The night was filled with blogger chats, drinks and snacks (including a delicious cookie/cannoli bar), a little photo shoot, and of course- trying on the perfect pair of jeans.
I'll be honest with you- I hate jeans. I don't even own a pair (do jeggings count?) and you can find me in leggings almost everyday. These jeans are SO comfy. I opted for a dark wash skinny leg mid-rise pair and they fit me perfectly! There were women of all shapes, sizes, and styles at the event and these work on everyone!
From the makers of Proactiv comes X Out Wash-In Treatment ($19.95 for 2.5 oz.) is a 3-in-1. It can be used as a good old fashioned face wash, an overnight spot treatment, or as a face mask.
My favorite way to use it is as a mask. It has a slightly gritty texture that as you wash off melts down while still exfoliating your skin. I think that this shows the most effective results when used once a week as a mask as opposed to a spot treatment because it doesn't go on clear or in a thin layer on your skin.
It's like an arctic breeze hitting your face which was a bit overwhelming the first few times because it's so minty and so cooling, that it's slightly off-putting.
I've definitely seen an improvement in the appearance of occasional acne flare-ups and also the brightness of my skin overall especially where I have hyper pigmentation from previous breakouts. I can only imagine what it would do if you regularly suffer from acne, but I'd recommend giving it a try.
There's nothing I love more than stripes. I have to give credit where it's due to my parents who often dressed me in a patriotic combination of red or blue striped tops and coordinating pants as a baby. Currently I own about 10 striped tops and sweaters at the moment but in the past have probably owned about two or three times that many in the past.