Happy New Year everyone! Today I’ll be sharing a sneak peek of essie’s brand new Serene Slates Collection. This collection consists of 6 shades in Canada which much like last years Wild Nudes will become permanent (yay)! I haven’t been able to get my hands on these shades yet but I just couldn’t wait to share them with you guys so I did some digging and found some gorgeous swatches to share with you guys below!! UPDATE: I have all six shades to share with you below!
Here’s the lineup, now let’s dive into the swatches shall we? Oh and don’t worry, all of the shade names are shoppable links if you can’t wait to snag a few of these. 😉
It’s no secret that I’ve been less than inspired by the beauty world lately – I find that companies are pushing out way too many products too frequently! That’s not to say there aren’t recent products or launches that I whole-heartedly love but I find myself gravitating more towards my non-beauty loves at the moment; anything home or style related and, of course, cooking. Or maybe that’s just life after getting married and buying + entirely renovating a house? Haha.
Ryan and I really let ourselves indulge after our wedding and it seems to have become a pattern since then (how has it already been over a year!?). As someone who’s had food sensitivities/intolerances and stomach issues my entire life this pattern has not done me or my body any good. I decided that it’s time to start being more mindful of what I put into my body and as a result I’ve started posting more on my very neglected “food” account: @fromlaurenskitchen. Feel free to follow me there if you want some healthier food inspiration! I’ve also decided to start posting more Life & Style photos on my main account; but don’t worry there will still be plenty of ~nail inspo~ ;).
My resolution for 2019 is definitely to put my happiness and health first and of course to focus on my blog and also very neglected YT channel. Do you find your priorities and interests change as you age? What are some of your resolutions? Let me know! x
You’ve been asking for it, so here it is: my holiday 2018 gift guide for HER! I really wanted to create a gift guide with a variety of items (not just beauty) and price points for every woman on your list. I know some of these items are definitely on my list this year. 😉
All items are linked below for you to shop easily! x
For the dough: Combine the flour, rosemary, yeast, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add 3/4 cup warm water and the oil and process until the dough forms a ball. Transfer to a large, lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
For the topping: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss the squash with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Roast until just tender, about 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and the sage, rosemary, red pepper flakes and garlic. Heat for 1 to 2 minutes, just to infuse the oil.
Sprinkle cornmeal or flour on a 14-inch pizza pan and set aside.
Liberally flour a clean work surface. Place the dough on top and use your hands to stretch it out into a 14-inch circle. Carefully lay the dough on the pizza pan. Brush the infused oil onto the dough. Top with the mozzarella and the roasted squash, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown, 14 to 18 minutes. Carefully sprinkle the goat cheese evenly on top.
Toss the arugula with the 2 teaspoons olive oil, lemon zest and juice and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Top the pizza with the arugula, then cut into slices to serve.