Monday, September 1, 2014

day trippin: jean lafitte park + preserve

Happy Labor Day, everyone! In my last Instagram roundup (here), I mentioned my trip to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Earlier in the month, Slow Southern Style made a lovely blog post (here) in which she spoke beautifully about her memories on the soupy Louisiana swaps and she shared pictures from a recent visit. The post clearly struck a chord with me and I was inspired to visit Jean Lafitte soon after. Trails submerge you within the habitat and expose you to all kinds of critters. We saw baby gators, dragonflies, turtles, tadpoles, and even a teeny tiny cottonmouth (we clearly kept our distance). For the adventuring girls and guys out there, I'm happy to report that this absolutely is worth the drive...just make sure to keep hydrated!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Which eye primer do you use?

I'm not a model so creasing is not a good look on me... you can't make "fetch" happen, Burberry. (source)
This is a Jaguar Zinnias plea for help, guys! I have oily eyelids that seem to repel shadow. It makes for a lot of frustration and a lot of creasing. Back when I wasn't cruelty-free, the much-hyped Maybelline color tattoos didn't work. It wasn't until I used the ilovejesse444 method of layering a sticky base with powder that the ESSENCE I Love Stage eyeshadow base began to do its job for more than 30 minutes. I'm clearly now on the hunt for a reliable primer, but I've heard mixed reviews and am frankly terrified of the ingredient lists for some cruelty-free options (see above!).

Suggestions and recommendations in the comments por favor?

Friday, August 29, 2014

PSA: cake face soaping's local lift campaign

From top to bottom: Cake Face Soaping Detox Mask (lava salt + activated charcoal),
Lavender Lullabye bar, and Epsom Bath Salts. (source)
This is a little random, but I wanted to bring some attention to Cake Face Soaping's fundraising campaign over on Local Lift. The owner, Kelsey, has been really proactive and ambitious in growing her business from a small etsy shop (still active here) to what it is today. I'm all about supporting local businesses and was excited to see Cake Face Soaping managed to get shelf space at my local Whole Foods while I was there this week.

Again, this fundraiser is set up on Local Lift so your donation not only prepares them to take the next step but also translates into goodies.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wishlist: It's hot in NOLA

Wishlist: It's hot in NOLA

Wishlist: It's hot in NOLA by jaguar-zinnias

1. PAI Rosehip BioRegenerate oil- $36.00
2. ONE LOVE ORGANICS gardenia daily body serum- $39
3. H&M linen top- $17.95
4. 20X200 (It's Art for Everyone) Powerpuff Girls by Amy Stein print- $60

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOTD: the five product face

Today's Face of the Day is another take on the Five Product Face (previous post here). It is simple yet ultra feminine- perfect for those days that I want to feel like a princess sans hassle.

Base: JOSIE MARAN Argan Matchmaker Foundation in Medium/Dark + PHYSICIANS FORMULA Nude Wear Touch of Glow | Face: RMS BEAUTY Lip2Cheek in Modest | Eyes: PHYSICIANS FORMULA Organic Wear CC mascara (repurchased!) | Lips: Lip2Cheek in Modest + SARA HAPP The Lip Slip One Luxe Gloss

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

instagram 13: summer

1. TWM Beach Edition (l to r): Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, Peter Pilotto x Target sunnies, Natural For Her deodorant (eh), DermOrganic argan oil treatment (amazing), Ilia tinted lip conditioner in "Nobody's Baby," Kiss My Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF40 (chalky) and Face Factor 50. | 2. Summer on the Emerald Coast! | 3. Thrifting Adventures score of the summer (check out what else I scored here). | 4. Inspired by Slow Southern Style's post, I visited Jean Lafitte National Park and loved it. | 5. I hit up the Patterson and Barnes show at Angela King Gallery for #DirtyLinen. | 6. Vet visit = opportunity to post adorable pictures of my adorable dog onto social media. | 7. Who says you can't ice skate in August!?! | 8. I channeled my inner fangirl for the devastatingly charming Prince Royce.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

high-end|indie|drugstore: cream bronzers

Bronze it up with RMS Beauty's Buriti Bronzer and Sonia Kashuk's Undetectable creme bronzer in Rich Bronze.
This might be obvious if you've been reading this blog for a while, but I love me some cream products. Cream bronzers, it recently occurred to me, deserve an ode of sorts. You can warm up your complexion or contour the heck out of your cheekbones in under a minute. I mean what a time to be alive! So, if you're the kind of girl who is more interested in Emily Didonato's bronzed look than you are her Tacori jewels, I have a few recommendations for you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

recent (summery) purchases

recent (summery) purchasesrecent (summery) purchases by jaguar-zinnias
1. MOSSIMO SUPPLY CO "Pam" gladiator sandals- $19.54 (under $8 at my local Target)
2. ILIA BEAUTY tinted lip conditioner in "Shell Shock"- $26.00
3. JOSIE MARAN Matchmaker serum foundation in Medium/Dark- $42.00
4. MERONA "Emily" sandals in Bone- $14.44 (I really needed sandals, okay!? My german shepherd got to my cognac ones so these are a repurchase; marked down to under $11 at my local target)
5. RMS BEAUTY Buriti bronzer- $28.00
6. MOLESKINE Set of 3 Ruled Cahier Journals in Cranberry Red- $12.95 (I paid a little less with the B&N membership!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

currently channeling: chun-li buns

(source 1 | 2 | 3 )
I have naturally curly hair that requires annoying amounts of attention. Frizz is a serious issue, to the point that I only comb through my tresses when they're wet. To add insult to injury, styling products can create build-up that weighs down my hair. We all know heat leads to damage, so what is a curly-haired girl to do?

Courtesy of Chris McMillan and Anna Lee Fiorino: easy peasy waves from double buns. It's a similar concept to sleeping on rag curls or braids, but I just love how easy and low-key this is. Before I go to bed, I add a bit of argan oil or hair elixir on the ends and then twist my locks into Chun-Li inspired buns. All you have to do is shake it out in the morning and you're good to go!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

review: hourglass immaculate liquid powder foundation

I'm about a week's worth away from finishing up my bottle of HOURGLASS Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, so I figured I was overdue for review. After hearing rave reviews from everyone and their mother, I bit the bullet and purchased the foundation.