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!

jane is officially a superhuman

today, our very own jane finished her first ever marathon!!! running 26.2 miles is something that takes both an incredible amount of dedication and strength (not that i, laura, would know hahah). i am so very proud of jane for having goals and not letting the busyness of life and sports, and a foot injury, get in the way. i felt truly inspired seeing her smiling at mile 8! i feel so blessed to know this awesome, creative, strong girl and to share a corner of the internet together.

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IMG_3643.jpgjane, way to go. i am so proud of you.

taylor’s falls

i, laura, spent a very sunny saturday hiking in taylor’s falls, located in the interstate wisconsin state park.  it was such a nice day full of beautiful trails, awesome views, and a yummy picnic lunch.

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madewell top (similar), lulu shorts (similar), and nike shoes (similar)
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this picture was accidental but i dig it! we stopped at mara mi in stillwater on the way back– check out russell and hazel! it’s super cool 

weekend recap + a recipe

this weekend was filled with a variety of activities and fun.

it started with friday’s trip to canterbury park in mn for the weekly horse races. although we didn’t leave with much extra cash, it was a unique thing to do and witness.

saturday, laura got to tour the new us bank stadium !

lastly, on sunday, jane went on a long bike ride through uptown, downtown, the university of mn, and stopped at the midtown global market for thai snack.

to close, here is a yummy watermelon feta salad recipe:

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1/4 of watermelon cut into cubes

1/4 cup of feta cheese

mint leaves as desired

1/2 tbs. olive oil

salt as desired

mix and enjoy!

trying new things

this summer, i (jane) am making a particular effort to try new things. from food to  music to form of exercise, i want to expand my horizons. so, today, i went to my first boxing class! i was nervous that i wouldn’t be able to keep up, but i ended up having a great experience. it was easy to pick up, a great workout, and definitely unique from my normal workouts. i am looking forward to continuing stepping out of my comfort and seeing what life has to offer.

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happy hump day; sorry we missed you yesterday – crazy busy week for us!

 

work outs for a week

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get outside, enjoy the weather, and give it a try!

sunday: rest day. watch an inspirational movie to get you ready for the week. (i’d suggest the usain bolt documentary on netflix)

monday: long walk or bike ride

tuesday: upper body workout: push ups, pull ups, weights (more ideas here)

wednesday: ab and lower body workout: crunches, planks, squats, calf raises (more ideas here)

thursday: a good run! (track you route afterwards here)

friday: find a park or area to do stairs and sprints. short but effective!

saturday: yoga, spin, or dance class with some friends

acai bowl recipe

today i, jane, went back to truce juice bar and tried their cocoberry acai bowl. it was delicious and fresh and inspired me to find recipes that i could make on my own, so here is what i found:

food network’s basic acai bowl

gaby’s coconut acai bowl 

fitness magazine’s five favorite acai bowls

enjoy!!

 

 

 

charcoal lemonade smoothie

tried charcoal lemonade at truce the other day and am so very obsessed!

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  • 10-15 pieces of baby kale
  • 1 apple – chopped
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 peeled lemon peeled
  • ½ inch peeled ginger
  • ½ tsp activated charcoal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • mix in blender and enjoy!

have a nice (long!) weekend, everybody.

truce!

we are so excited to share our latest collaboration with a local company, truce! we were lucky enough to talk to one of the co-owners, blaire, and get a tour around the place.

q&a:

when was truce started? two and a half years ago.

what inspired you to open this juice store and why minneapolis? i started juicing when i lived in california and then noticed the absence of a juicing place in minneapolis when i moved here.

why uptown as your first location? i saw minneapolis as a growing city and i really liked it here. i thought that my passion for health and wellness would be appreciated there.

do you live in minneapolis? yes!

how do you stay fit? i love to walk my dog, do yoga, and sometimes pilates.

do you have plans to expand? yes! both product and location wise. we are planning on opening four more locations around the twin cities.

what’s the best part about having your own business? being my own boss!

were there obstacles that came with starting your own business? the hard parts are differently the not-so-fun parts of running a business like hiring and firing, health inspections, etc. those things seem to take up a lot of time!

what do you look for in an employee? i like my employees to be reliable and have a willingness to learn. i also look for someone who is interested in our products.

blaire showed around the shop and explained that all the juices and products are made fresh daily. they receive daily shipments of all the produce and juicers work for six hours every morning to create their delicious juice.

 

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here’s where they store some of the tasty things that go in the juice!
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what a colorful display

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we tried three of their fresh pressed juices: morning greens, early greens, and spiced cashew milk and a delicious almond butter bar.

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thank you so much, blaire!

this post is in partnership with truce- all opinions are our own. 

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!