skincare!

hello, everyone! hope the weather is warming up wherever you are, it sure is nice out in mpls today!

in preparation for some dances and other big life things we have coming back, we’re sharing some skin care products that we love!

acne related:

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love this cleanser, it warms up slightly and helps to minimize the appearance of pores– here
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tingles skin and closes pores– here
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cool jelly texture that fights spots, reveals bright and soft skin– here
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reduces redness, heals inflamed pores, and shrinks blemishes– here

moisturizing:

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soothing and smells amazing!– here
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thick shea butter lotion perfect for hands, face, and feet– here
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this cooling water soothes with seawater and energizes with caffeine– here
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this overnight cream moisturizes like lotion but dries hard like a mask– here

make up:

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best make up remover ever, does not irritate eyes, yet effortlessly and gently removes old make up– here
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dirty makeup brushes cause acne and could develop harmful bacteria, this brush shampoo helps to keep them clean– here
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beautiful tint and lip repair– here
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sets makeup and offers UV ray protection– here
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evens skin out and preps it for makeup!– here

easy on the go:

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super cool product w/ sponge and formula! perfect for cleaning and refreshing on the go– here
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this charcoal infused cotton swabs remove dirt and oils from skin, and remove unwanted shine– here
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clears away dirt and oils and encourages cell turnover– here
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grapeseed, avocado, and citrus peel blend refresh and hydrate skin, no matter where you are– here

hope you are having a good week and happy shopping!

an ode to minneapolis

from lake harriet to calhoun,

to stone arch and mill city,

nothing about this city is ordinary.

bikers bike the trails,

runners inhale and exhale,

walkers steadily proceed,

a place where lovers of life live

is a place for me.

new cafes, shops, and restaurants

are full of creative people.

when the snow melts,

and the kids come out,

the trees turn green in happiness.

mothers gasp at yet another

grass or ice cream stain

on the clothes of their children,

but it’s summer,

and those accidents are quickly forgiven.

ask anyone and they’ll say,

this place is like no where else.

a place where city and nature meet,

minneapolis is a place

no other cities beat.

sunday procrastination

we are not feeling like doing homework, cleaning our rooms, organizing our closets, or preparing for the week to come on this lazy sunday morning…watching movies, online shopping, and naps are way too tempting.

if you’re feeling similar, check out the links below for some entertaining articles, videos, etc:

what happened when i forced myself to wake up at 5am for a week (via brit + co)

eleven easy hairstyles to wear while traveling (via brit + co)

i made lipstick out of bubblegum and this is what happened (via brit + c0)

nineteen products that’ll let you nap like you’re in kindergarten  (via buzzfeed- these would come in clutch during boring classes and slow work days.)

twenty-nine awesome things you didn’t know you could subscribe to (via buzzfeed- who doesn’t love fun mail days?!)

mean tweets- [oscar] movie edition (jimmy kimmel live via youtube- very appropriate given that the oscars are tonight!)

twenty-one thinks you’ll relate to if your parents only let you watch pbs growing up (via buzzfeed)

santaland diaries: david sedaris (via youtube- this is probably the funniest christmas related podcast, you’ll laugh so hard)

this lady turned 110 and she has had enough (via youtube- this lady is an absolute riot)

happy sunday !

dear santa…

today we are sharing our christmas wish lists! these fun and practical internet finds have caught our eye this holiday season, enjoy!

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1. red converse high tops

2. urban babydoll dress

3. brown madewell bag

4. patagonia sweatshirt

5. cross-back lululemon sport bra

6. short hunter boots

7. nike tennis shoes

8. crosley record player

9. gold stick eyeshadow

jane:

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1. lululemon find your mantra pants

2. kate spade dotted wallet 

3. jcrew heart socks

4. green converse

5. black nike vintage high tops 

6. herschel plaid backpack 

7. anthro pom pom hat 

8. jcrew plaid coat 

9. frends headphones

the best shampoo

1. this shampoo is very simple, but still smells amazing. it does not build up in hair while moisturizing from root to tip

2. as a less expensive option, this shampoo has a really nice scent and will leave hair (especially straight hair) really soft.

3. for sure one of our all time favorite products! really a good one for summer as it gets chemicals (like chlorine) out really well.

4. sebastian light is a really nice shampoo. one of the best smelling scents that stays in hair! will leave hair super smooth to the touch, as well.

5. got this as a sample in the birch box! it’s highly concentrated so a little goes a long way.

prom, prom, prom!

with prom (and other spring formal dances) fast approaching, we have decided to share accessories, hairstyles, and dresses we love. whether you are lacking some inspiration or are totally ready for your dance, check it out!


accessoires: 

rachel paracel, blogger behind pink peonies, has some beautiful pieces in her new jewelry collection including this classy stacked pearl necklace here, and make sure to check out the matching bangles and earings while you’re over there!

sparkle from head to toe with baubble bar’s gorgeous, eye catching hair accessories like this barrette or be bold and try a headband like this one with your up do or even just loose waves.

jcrew factory has some great purses and clutches for your big night. we especially liked this onethis one, and this one.

not enough clutter to fill up a purse? try a small wallet like this or a fun phone case, here.

complete your look with the perfect, subtle and natural, yet sweet, perfume like this chloé one or kate spade’s walk on air.

nordstrom has what feels like endless choices of shoes to choose from, but when in doubt go with a classic, simple pair like these that can easily be worn again for a future event and come in many colors.

hair: 

for those of you who are planning on doing your own hair, here are some tutorials of cute hair styles for your big night.

1. lauren conrad curls

2. cool updo 

3. soft curls

4. rope braid 

5. messy twist

6. clean half up look

dresses:

this is the most important part of the prepping process and our favorite part! here are some dresses of all colors and styles that we love.

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so, what are you wearing? have an awesome night!

change is good.

everyone knows that april showers and may flowers means spring cleaning, but if your like us and don’t want to or feel the need to dust every corner of your house, try out some of the ways we like to clean and change up our routine in the spring.

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switch out pictures in your picture frames with something new, happy, and something that reminds you of summer because it is oh so close.

take the big, fuzzy blanket off your bed just in time for the heat to be turned off inside and maybe replace it with a light throw like this one.

lifestyle 

change up your run route or workout.

new music! follow us at janeandlaura and spotify to see what we are listening to or check out our post on sawyer federicks .

clear your entire phone photo stream onto a laptop or hardrive. trust us, it feels good.

beauty

no more dark eye makeup, try something light and neutral like this eye shadow pallet.

try a new lipstick shade (like this or this)- change can be fun!

fashion

trend alert: collars are all over the runway this spring, try this or this and see what all the hype is about here.

here comes the sun! pull out some fun shades like these or these for the changing weather.

us

lastly, here’s what we are wearing this spring, inspired by our recent travels…

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pink shorts

grey tee (similar)

purple top (similar)

bella’s dress

bella’s other dress (similar)

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green jacket

grey tee

jeans

white sweatshirt

molly’s crew cuts dress (similar)

happy spring from both of us.

pop of color (green)

in the spirit of st. patrick’s day, we have put together a collage of inspiration for incorporating all shades of green into your spring wardrobe.

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1. shorts 

2. nail polish

3. wallet

4. bath bomb

5. bracelet 

6. flip flops

7. shirt 

8. jacket

9. romper 

10. bracelet 

11. boots

warm weather beauty essentials

spring is just around the corner for most and this can mean coming out of our long, winter hibernation of dry skin and smoky eyes every weekend. to help transition your look from winter to summer, we have some spring beauty essentials for you to check out tonight.

waterproof mascara

for having great lashes during spring showers, at the pool or even at beach, try maybelline great lash or the chanel inimitable waterproof mascara

spf base bb cream

its important to make sure to protect our faces from the sun’s harmful uv rays, so we suggest maybelline dream fresh bb cream spf 30 or the bobbi brown spf 35 bb cream

sea salt spray

to achieve natural looking, beachy waves at any time and to create the perfectly messy spring and summer hair, check out not your mother’s beach babe texturizing spray or the lush sea spray

fun nails

start subtle with the essie meet me by the alter, and then go bold with fifth avenue by essie

happy spring!