Elle’s Best of 2012 List

Ahhhhh! So Christmas has come and gone!  How did you celebrate your Christmas this year?  Did you party like a rockstar and spend lots of time with family and friends?  Or did you just relax at home and share intimate moments with your loved one(s)?  Either way, suffice it to say; I am sure you all scored with the gifts and gift cards!  So If you’re out there thinking of what to spend your cold hard plastic cash on, I’ve put together my Best of 2012 list to help you with deciding!

I so highly recommend each and every one of these items and I’ll tell you why…

First off, ANY thing Lavanila Laboratories makes is exquisitely yummy-smelling that is….  I have the Vanilla Blackberry fragrance and oy-vay, not only do I get asked a lot what I’m wearing; but my hubs loves the scent!  So, what do I do?  I go out and get another scent made by Lavanila and he goes nuts over the Vanilla Coconut!  You might want to try and sample them out first at Sephora.  Walk around and see if it mixes well with your unique “aura”.  The main goal is for you to like it, too.

There are other scents in the line in addition to the vanilla+blackberry and vanilla+coconut, such as pure vanilla on its own, vanilla+passion fruit, vanilla+grapefruit and vanilla+lavender.  So make sure to check it out.  As Lavanila Labs states:  LAVANILA delivers a new generation of 100% healthy products formulated with the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, and completely free of harsh chemicals.

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Beauty In All

I tend to look at everything with a romantic pair of glasses.  Why not overpower the negative and ugly with the power of beauty and positive energy?  There’s a huge amount of beauty in nature alone that so many of us will never see with our own eyes.  This is why I have put together a collection of images I have come across (all of these on Pinterest, by the way) just by doing a simple browse through the Animal category!  So sit back and enjoy each one of these beautiful images and feel the sense of elation and maybe a particular image might even bring a smile to your face!  Whatever……  I just hope these images show you that there is “beauty in all”….  

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I’ll Tumblr For You

I first opened up my Tumblr Account about a year ago but never really did anything with it.  At the time, I didn’t really know how to get started, how to start posting entries or what the norm was.  So, I left my account unattended…..  Needless to say, I lost some precious time saving many visual images that inspired me.  I lost that time to save links to websites that had great information that I wanted to “collect” as well.  If I were to sum it up, Tumblr is ia visual time capsule of all things we want to save and share…

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The photo above is a screenshot of Elle’s Lookbook on Tumblr.  If you take a look at the photo, you’ll notice the  photos I “blogged” (blogged is the term Tumblr bloggers use when they post photos, quotes, notes, etc to their Tumblr blogs). 

 

Now, if you click on a photo, it will either bring you back to the website that the photo was linked to OR it will bring you back to whomever reblogged the photo before I reblogged it to my Tumblr page.  I know, it all sounds too confusing but once you jump in, I tell ya, you will so enjoy it!  It is like having a collection of your favorite books!  For me, it’s a collection of photos that inspire me and photo links to websites that I want to go back to eventually.  Now, I didn’t think much about Tumblr until I started noticing people “liking” or taking interest in my posts.  Each day, I have new followers and they are reblogging my photos on their Tumblr pages because they find it “moved” them.  Originally, I loved Tumblr for the collecting factor, but now; I love it even more for the sharing power it has.  I love it when one of my photos is shared over and over again because someone found it interesting enought to “collect” as well!

I’ll be making a Tumblr tutorial post soon and I’ll show you all the tips and techniques.  It is really easy!  Don’t let it’s plain and empty pages when you first sign up intimidate you.  It is so simple, it’s crazy!  Until then, please visit me on Tumblr and you’ll get a glimpse of what I love and what I love to share…..

 

When I Grow Up…

 

lf audrey2When can one stop saying that phrase?  “When I grow up…”?  I say, “Never”!  There are so many women of substance that I so looked up to.  If there were qualities I could inherit from any generation of women, I would claim from the beauties of the 50s…mainly, because they “seemed” to be so regal to a young girl like me at the time.

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Welcome to Elle’s Lookbook! I’m So Happy You’re Here!

There is so much beauty in this amazing world we live in.  Ever since I was a little girl, I couldn’t get enough of fashion and art. I guess you can say that I am a definite right-brainer….

Anyhow, you know how some people collect tea cups or paper weights?  Well, let’s just say this is my collection of what I feel inspires me…what I feel is beautiful, inspirational and rocks my world. I share it here in the hopes that at least one of the items I post or talk about inspires you, too…. or at the least, someone you may know?

I live a great life and it’s not because I was born with a silver spoon. My parents have worked hard and have taught me to do the same, and as a result; my family and I have always been able to “manage” a great life… My friends have always encouraged me to start a blog and share bits and pieces of my life, my fashion and beauty tips; but mostly just the plain ol’ life tips…

As such, here goes! I thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to hear from you, your comments and support are going to be priceless treasures!

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