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!

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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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.

musings on the night before my birthday

tomorrow is my (laura) birthday-  yay! i always love to look back at old pictures and writings to summarize my year. it was a great year for me full of memories, laughter, music, travel, and some hardships too. i went to three concerts (the griswolds, cultivate, and misterwives). i traveled to chicago, philadelphia, cabins up north, california, chile, argentina, boston, and new york. i spent my time being outside, writing, studying, biking, adventuring with friends, taking pictures, enjoying the people around me, and learning about myself.  this year challenged me in every way possible but i would not have changed anything if i could.  as i conclude yet another year of my life and welcome a new one, i cannot help but think of the people who have gotten me this far. thank you to my parents who taught me how to not take life so seriously, my siblings who taught me how to be myself, my friends that brought so much light to my life, and every person who inspired me.

“accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be” welcome, 17 !

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clean the camera roll

hey, friends! sorry for the lack of posts lately… we have been very busy with school. today, laura is sharing the pictures that have been on her camera roll lately. all photos are from her vsco, check it out!

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grabbed this photo on a field trip the other day. can’t stop taking pictures of “my” city. 
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here’s a picture of jane and i from our prom a few weeks ago!
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my dress is called “velvet bodice gown” from freepeople
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another picture from new york
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finally finished my wall from floor to ceiling! that’s 75 pictures !! (from artifact uprising)
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ran a fun run downtown in march– loved the super cool views.
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sometimes i wish i had more time to read books for fun, not for school
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back from when i cut my hair! (don’t worry i donated it, i’m not one of those people who take their hair home for no reason)  i still stand by my decision but somedays i miss having long hair. 
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and here’s a throwback pic from argentina because i am really wishing i was there right now!  

 

monday’s music

happy monday, friends! turn these up & tune the stress out… it’s going to be a long week.

angela// the lumineers

i love kanye// kanye west

always/never // daniel ellsworth & the great lakes

feels (jai wolf remix)// kiiara

love is blind// låpsley

drive// oh wonder

i wear glasses// mating ritual

queens// misterwives

good as hell// lizzo

night like this// lp

call your girlfriend// lennon & maisy

like to love you// bean

tenuousness// andrew bird

follow us on spotify @janeandlaura 

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. 

it’s our birthday + a video!

it’s our blog’s first birthday !! this blog has been such a great thing for us- we could not be more thankful for your support.

here’s a video from our day downtown- enjoy!

(song is called party talk by craft spells)