Euro Trip! Follow me :)

Today is the day!  It seems like I have been counting down the days until we leave for this trip for so long.  I am SO excited, kind of like a little kid on Christmas Eve haha.  Well, I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I plan on taking TONS of pictures and posting about all my outfits as well!!

You can also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat: LaurenQskaggs.  I am hoping I will have some chances to post full blog entries but I may have limited internet access.  I will certainly be posting a lot on Instagram and Snapchat though.

Follow along if you want to see Copenhagen, Denmark; Rome, Praiano, Positano and Capri, Italy as well as Iceland!

TGIF!

xoLauren

Jus By Julie Review

Hi loves!

So a few days ago I posted that I was going to try the Jus by Julie cleanse, I did and want to talk about it.  image1

I started my 3 day cleanse on Saturday (7/9) and I officially ended it yesterday.  I have to say I am rather impressed.  Going in I really thought I was going to be starving the entire time, getting headaches and all the things you hear people talk about when they try a cleanse.  Well, I experienced none of that actually.  I was completely full and satisfied after each drink.  Some may know this but I am a vegan.  Not sure if its just because I really love veggies or what but I thought the drinks tasted amazing! I would actually crave my next juice each day.  I read some reviews where some people said one of the drinks was “too green” for their taste but I didn’t feel that way at all.  Each drink is numbered 1-6 (you drink 6 a day) and I drank them about every 3 hours or when I started to feel hungry again.  My husband did not do this cleanse so by the end of the day when he was eating dinner in front of me, I did get an urge to “chew” something.  Its funny, in the information they give you they do mention that if you feel the urge to “chew” then you can eat 2 cups of raw or steamed veggies.  So I did eat a corn on the cobb.  This was not because I was hungry (I really wasn’t at all actually) I just really was craving the corn to chew on, I know it sounds odd but I don’t know how else to explain it haha.

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Day 1: felt great all day, loved the taste of all the juices, the #4 I drank was the PB and J and it was divine! (strawberry, bananna, all natural PB and rice milk) One of my faves.  I also really enjoyed the spicy pomegranate. And I did eat an ear of corn.

Day 2: still feeling great, going to the rest room a lot since my bladder is so full but feel way less bloated already after just 1 day.  They say to drink LOTS of water to stary hydrated so I have been drinking around 75oz or so a day.  I didn’t really notice a difference in my energy level, enjoyed each flavor drink this day as well.  Also ate another ear of corn for dinner

Day 3: last day.  At this point I was actually looking forward to getting up and having my first drink of the day.  I didn’t think I had it in me to really go that long without “eating” solid foods but I was feeling great the entire time and never once felt like I was depriving myself of anything.  I did have some cauliflower and raw Kale to get my “chew” fix LOL.

Overall: I would totally do this cleanse again.  I loved that it was so easy, everything is numbered for you, pre-made etc.  All I had to do was drink them across the entire day which was never an issue.  It was nice that they had a few different flavors that they mixed into each day.  The #1 juice and #6 were always the same and the others rotated.   My bloating has gone down so much.  I feel like I hold a lot of my stress in my stomach and I feel bloated often, I felt like that had gone down considerably.  I did take some before and after pics for my own record and you can definitely see a difference from day 1 until this morning when I took the final picture.

Price:  They seem to have promos running all the time.  When I purchased my cleanse it was $30 off, free shipping and 12 free booster shots.  This all came to $120.  That is a decent amount of money to spend on juice but I think its much more reasonable then others I have seen.  They have coupon codes all the time, I just looked on their site and they have the same promo running that I got with promo code JUICENOW.

Ordering: It was a breeze.  You pick a date you want the cleanse to be delivered.  I chose Friday (since I knew I wanted to start it over the weekend) and it arrived when they said it would.  Since the juices are fresh they are perishable.  So they send them frozen and packaged up in such a great way to assure they will not go bad on their way to you.  I was really impressed.

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A close up so you can see what the ingredients are.  This one was so tasty !

**All of these are my own opinions and Jus by Julie has not sponsored this post.

I will be highly recommending this cleanse to anyone looking to try one.  Comment below if you have tried this and what your thoughts were or if you do end up trying it let me know!

xoLauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jus by Julie

Hi all!

Soo happy its finally Friday! Even though we had off on Monday this week just couldn’t go by fast enough. I am prepping all weekend long to get ready for our trip next weekend!! Its finally here, I cannot believe how quick that came up on us.  So in preparation for this trip, aside from the usual gel mani/pedi, lash extensions etc., I am doing a juice cleanse this weekend!

I came across Jus by Julie while doing some research and they were having a sale on their 3 day cleanse so I decided “what better time then right before my trip to try this!”  I am very excited to start the cleanse tomorrow.  I just thought I would talk a little bit about what I am expecting from this as well as what they say they are offering and then I will do a follow up post next week on if I liked it/didn’t like it and if I lost any weight etc.

So this is a 3 day juice cleanse.  That’s right, no solid food for 3 full days, bring it on!  They had a promotion where you can get the 3 day cleanse plus 12 booster shots for free AND $30 off AND free shipping.  It came to $120 which I thought was rather reasonable for 3 full days of “food” also with the hopes of shedding some weight.  They give you 18 juices total and you are supposed to drink 6 a day.  They say to drink them about every 3 hours or when you are starting to feel hungry.  They come labeled so you know which one to drink 1st, 2nd etc. on each day.  They also said the juices will last in the freezer up to 2 weeks if you decide to not start the cleanse immediately.  I thought doing it over the weekend would be so much easier then trying to bring 4/5 juices with me to work.  So I just have to bring them with me on Monday since I will start tomorrow.

I read a lot of reviews (most were very positive) which intrigued me even more to try this out.  A lot reviews said they were surprisingly not hungry during it, they had a lot of energy and dropped a few pounds.  My hope is that I will be able to lose a couple of pounds, de-bloat a little and just overall detox myself.  After last weekend (4th of July) I feel like a detox is a good thing lol.

Jus by Julie has promos a lot on their site, the 3 day cleanse + 12 free booster shots and $30 off + free shipping (that I just purchased) is still going on with promo code JUICENOW.  If you get their emails they send you promotions as well which is nice if you choose to do it again and do not want to pay full price.

I am excited for the follow up next week, so to be continued…

Any one out there try this cleanse?? Thoughts on it, love it? hate it? results? Would love to hear!

xoLauren

 

Summer trends on SALE!

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all enjoyed a long weekend (I sure did!).  We went up into the Adirondack Mountains (SO GORGEOUS, if you are in NY or ever visit, go check out Saranac Lake area). Any who, I am at the 10 day mark for our trip.  10 days left to get all the last minute things on our list!  I have an order coming in from SheIn.  I just cannot get over how many things I purchased at such great prices! I wanted to share some of my buys!  They are currently having another AMAZING sale right now.  Promo codes are below and you can get up to 45% off your purchase!!

 

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love this ombre tank!

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I can wear these with anything. LOVE the colors

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I know I posted about these before but you cannot beat $30 for these when all the other designer ones are over $100!

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I love white and off the shoulder. Win, win!

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I have been searching for this wash, I just love these! and they are only $15.99!!!

 

Happy Shopping Lovies!

xoLauren

 

 

 


SITEWIDE SALE

Take 40% OFF Over US$55     CODE:AC40

Take 45% OFF Over US$105    CODE:AC45

Get your latest fashion with the least cost from SheIn.

What are you waiting for?

Do not hesitate, just buy it.

 

Staple item…Denim shorts

Hi dolls!

Happy hump day.  In just a few short days it will be a long weekend (and July already!) so crazy.  I just cannot wait for this long weekend.  Tom and I are going to escape to the Adirondacks for some fun outdoorsy activities.  Our friend has a cabin on a lake up there, this could not have come at a better time!  Toms schedule has been crazy town so it will be nice to see friends and relax a bit this weekend.  Plus, it is really our last weekend to do anything and see people before our trip! The following weekend is the weekend before we leave which will be full of all the last minute shopping and packing we will need to do since we leave that following Friday, right after work!  I cannot believe how fast the time has gone by!  Any fun plans for this long weekend??

Now onto this post.  I just love denim shorts, you can dress them up or down and they go with just about anything.  I really need to get some new ones for this trip and came across these great deals and thought I would share.  You can never have too many denim shorts, right??collage

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All of these are on sale! Happy shopping:)

xoLauren

SheIn Outfits

Happy Hump Day!

I hope you all had a nice weekend, weather was amazing! I just love the heat (I know some think that is so crazy) but I really do.  Put me outside in the sun (preferably near a body of water, or sprinkler lol) and I am so happy and content.  Something about how relaxing it is just makes me happy.

So I have recently been loving this site, SheIn, and I needed to share some things about it.  I love how cute everything is but what is even better are the prices!  I mean everything is affordable and they really have the latest fashions available too.  I thought I would share some super cute outfits that I plan on getting for my trip!

SheIn -Your Online Fashion Long Sleeve Dress

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The prices are seriously so great. The #1 sandals are only $35.99!I have been wanting a pair similar to these and they are around the $85-100 range.  And I am loving off the shoulder dress/blouses right now and they have a huge selection.  Check out their site and let me know if you end up finding some things!

Happy Shopping:)

xoLauren


FUN IN THE SUN

SALE!

Take 40% OFF Over US$55     Code:FX40

Take 45% OFF Over US$105    CODE:FX45

Don’t be afraid of the sun.

Have fun in this summer.

Get your favorite fashion style from SheIn.

Come on, just enjoy it.

Wedges for all Occasions

Hi Loves, TGIF!

So excited the weekend is almost here! This week crawled by even though it was rather busy.  I am looking forward to making my way back home for Father’s Day.  It will be so nice seeing the family!  Any fun plans for the weekend?!

As you know, if you have been following my posts, I am getting ready for a fun Euro trip in 4 short weeks! So as you can imagine my mind has been on what cute outfits I can buy and come up with for each day of the trip haha.  I have been in love with wedges lately.  I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorites that I have been eyeing for this trip.  I like to get wedges that can double for day and night and are comfy, casual and easy to match with most outfits.  That way a couple pairs of wedges can be worn with a few different outfits.  I am also loving espadrilles lately too!

Happy shopping:)

 

xoLauren

Travel Essentials

Hi loves! Happy Thursday:) I hope your weeks are all flying by.  Since I am in such a travel mindset (with out trip only 36 Days away!-and yes I have a countdown app) I thought it would be fun to round up some ideal travel items that I will be getting for our trip.

We are flying from NYC to Copenhagen, which is a 7 or so hour flight, and I need to make sure I have all I could possibly need to be comfortable.  We all know airplanes are not ideal places to sleep and they do not provide really any comfort.  I have some items I love to bring with me to try and make the flight as enjoyable as possible.  I always freeze on flights so when we fly during the summer I make sure to wear layers and I always wear sandals and bring socks! During our trip we will be taking a 5 day excursion to Italy (and only bringing carry-ons) so I have been on the hunt for the perfect bag (regulation size for all 3 airlines we are taking-they vary believe it or not!) and I finally found one that I wanted to share with you guys.  I actually got mine in a different print and it was on sale for half price on Vera Bradley.

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Do any of you have fun trips in the future planned?! What are some of your fave travel items??

xoLauren

Floral dress date night

Hi loves! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  Honestly, Tom and I had plans to do a bunch of things around the apartment and we ended up catching up on sleep and relaxing most of it instead!  Yesterday it was so rainy and I love nothing more then having the windows open and listening to the rain, its SO calming.  So overall we had a great weekend even if we didn’t get done the things we wished to do, there is always next weekend:)

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We did go out Saturday night for a little Mexican dinner in town.  I decided to get dressed up in this cute floral sleeveless turtleneck dress I bought that has an open back (pictures above).  I decided to wear a cute fitted, strappy, crop top underneath it to complete the look.  I also did a fun braid in my hair to change it up from my usual down and wavy look.  I got my dress at a little boutique in the city but I found a couple cute ones that have the same sort of style that I found here:

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I am wearing gold ones in my picture but I also have the silver ones that I love!

xoLauren

 

 

Casual Friday

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I also like these alternatives, bag 2, bag 3, t-shirt 2, sandals 2, sandals 3

Hi dolls! TGIF! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice short week.  I loved having Monday off, I think that should be the new norm, especially since Monday is by far the worst day of the week LOL.  It made this week fly by!  The weather over the holiday weekend was GORGEOUS in NY, lots of activities outside which is always a plus!

I thought I would end the week with some staple items.  I love go to outfits that are cute but also casual and comfortable.  I just love a good t-shirt and jeans and I thought these accessories were perfect as well.  You can never go wrong with a cute choker necklace and a nice light lip color!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoLauren