Hello! Happy Friday!! This week went by in a flash! Today I will be hanging out and slothing with my friend Teresa as she is really in the finally stretch of her pregnancy and we both need some chill hangout time. We’ve been counting down the days to this day of watching terrible movies and nibbling on a sea of snacks. I even bought a crudité platter — which always feels like high laziness. There will also be hot fudge sundaes and nail polish. The rest of the weekend will be consumed by our sweet 5 year old niece again, more gardening and a fun birthday party full of dramatic little girls… and hopefully more ice cream. Have a wonderful time doing whatever it is you’ll be doing this weekend! xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Roses, juniper, saffron, myrrh, jasmine, moss, gem elixirs, potions… MY TOPAZ GIVEAWAY!!!
I always get SO MANY compliments whenever I wear this lovely scent.
My favorite black booties are on sale. (20% off code HEYFRIEND thru 4/20)
I love my booties in this beautiful color, too! (20% off code HEYFRIEND thru 4/20)
A stellar dress to twirl in — and a very flattering shape!
HELLLLO. An absolutely adorable dress.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this simple linen summer dress.
A beautiful dress for summer nights. (20-30% OFF code YOUCHOOSE thru 4/20)
Love this summery seersucker jacket.
Such a beautiful tailored Irish linen jacket. SO GOOD.
I love this casual linen jacket in navy and white!
A perfect summer top to wear with jeans, shorts and skirts.
A great, simple chambray top.
I love this breezy white silk and hemp top.
Give me ALL THESE AMAZING BAGS, please.
I’d like to stack 5 of these sweet rings.
I love my pair of these stunning earrings in gold — and they are $71 OFF. WHAT.
A simply gorgeous ring — and a sweet 30% off.
I love this spell kit for spring cleaning!
This shell chandelier would look sweet hanging in the corner.
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Get 20% off ALL THE PRETTY SHOES & BAGS with code HEYFRIEND now thru 4/20.
Take 25% off everything at Rilla with code: BDAYLOVE now thru April 21.
Get 20% off dreamy potions at TOPAZ with code TOPAZMAGIC20 now thru April 24.
Get 15% off your purchases at VAUX with code HONEYVAUX now thru May 1.
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Get up to 75% off at the good J.Crew sale with code: THEBEST now thru 4/19.
Photography by Robert Doisneau.
Hello! I’m so happy to be having a lovely giveaway with Topaz — a new apothecary shop based here in Portland. TWO lucky people will win $100 shop credit each to spend on whatever they’d like! I’m most intrigued by all the perfumes and the candles and sprays in the home scents section. The chakra sprays seem really cool (Calendula + Goldstone, please!) and so do all of the treats in the face and body section — wild rose lip balm! Sacred waters, infused gemstones, high vibrations, precious blossoms and concentrated plant essences. More HERE. BEST OF LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 20% off dreamy potions at TOPAZ with code TOPAZMAGIC20 now thru April 24.
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit TOPAZ and tell us your shop faves in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @topazmagic on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us–just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off at TOPAZ with code TOPAZMAGIC20 now thru April 24.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Topaz. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, April 21, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, April 24. YAY!
Hello! Happy Friday! I’ve got a lot of plans, but I’m trying to take it slow and easy because I somehow tweaked a neck muscle and I’m out of sorts. Our niece is staying with us again this weekend and we’re going bowling with friends (I’ll probably only be able to cheer), to Teresa’s baby shower (so excited for this babe!) and hopefully some gardening. I’ve been obsessed with my new Tasha Tudor book — I have lofty goals to create an English cottage garden in our tiny space, so I’m sketching out plans and ogling everyone’s yard like a total flower perv. Anyways, I hope your weekend is fantastic! See you back here Monday. xo Jen
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
Current favorite eyeshadow shade is Himalia. I think it would look good on everyone!
This wide eyed makeup kit is lovely.
THIS DRESS IS SO GOOD.
I love the black dress version too!
A perfect dress to wear down to the river.
I like the look of these black jeans — yay for high-rise! (25% off code SHOPNOW)
A perfect bateau neck striped shirt. (25% off $100+ code knowyoursource)
I love the wash on this sweet jean jacket.
Such a beautiful necklace!
This bronze necklace is a total stunner too.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this scarf for all seasons.
I can’t stop staring at this beautiful bag.
My favorite cosmetics bag — it’s even prettier in person.
A beautiful minimalist belt that looks good with jeans and to cinch dresses.
Love these sweet shoes for spring, summer & fall! (25% off code DREAMTEAM)
A cool brass, bamboo and silk wall hanging.
➔ A SWEET DEAL
PHOTOS ABOVE: Sunnyside, 1919. A short silent film starring Charlie Chaplin with Olive Ann Alcorn, Edna Purviance, Willie Mae Carson and Helen Kohn as the nymphs.
I love this amazing, new to me shop, Meus. There are so many lovely little things that make sweet gifts for yourself or loved ones. Mirachelle carries wonderful designers, like Claire Ginn ceramics, jewels from Seaworthy and Melissa De La Fuente, Cainnon hand-carved combs, clothing from Pippa Romana and Ace & Jig, dishes and ring cones from Bailey Doesn’t Bark, leather goods from All Hands, canvas bags by Nicole Vannucchi and a lot more. I was also so happy to see my favorite whipped seashore honey sold by the jar and in an amazing little gift box with beautiful ceramics, tea, linen and a serving board — such a sweet idea! Here are some of my faves below. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Meus.
JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS HAIR PRODUCTS I USE: 1. rose & apricot hair milk 2. green tea & calendula leave-in conditioning mist 3. hair nourishment & defrizzer 4. bourbon vanilla + tangerine hair texturizer 5. lavender sea mist 6. evening primrose shampoo 7. citrus + neroli detangler 8. lavender + avocado intensive conditioner
After posting my last Beauty Report and featuring some of my current favorite products, I realized that I should just do a roundup of the John Masters Organics products that I use regularly. Besides a bit of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse or Cedar Rose Hair Tonic for shine and occasional Lulu Organics Jasmine Hair Powder for reviving hair in-between washings, I use quite a few JMO potions on my mane. I’m also lucky that my sweet hairdresser, Kassandra Sommerville, started using a number of these products, too. I hope these little reviews help — I’d love to hear what haircare products you like to use!
WASH + CONDITION: As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been a fan of John Masters’ Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner for a long time and over the past year I decided to give a few of his products that aren’t available in local shops a try. My hair is pretty dry, so I use the Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair first and then depending on how puffy or dry my hair feels, I reach for either Lavender + Avocado Intensive Conditioner or the lighter, Citrus + Neroli Detangler. Then I towel dry after my shower or bath — I can’t remember the last time I used a hairdryer when I wasn’t at a salon because it takes so damn long.
STYLE + TREAT: The JMO styling and conditioning treatments that I use almost daily are the Rose & Apricot Hair Milk (run a dime-sized blob of the hair milk through to the ends before brushing) and Green Tea & Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist (I spritz a little bit over my hair and scrunch the ends to encourage my waves), but I use a few others. I also like using the Lavender Sea Mist when my hair feels too squeaky clean or I want it a little separated and beachy. The lavender scent is so good, but be careful about using too much! I found out the hard way that if you overdo it you run the risk of salt flakes hitting your shoulders and looking like dandruff. For majorly frizzy days, I rub a little Hair Nourishment & Defrizzer between my palms and run through the ends after, literally, patting myself on the head a little. I also enjoy the dreamy Bourbon Vanilla + Tangerine Hair Texturizer. Truth be told, I only rub a teeny tiny bit between my fingertips to gently adjust my bangs between cuts. I’m not even sure I need this little jar, but IT SMELLS SOOOOO GOOOOOD. By the way, I’ve had the same hairbrush for over 10 years now — I just clean it well and take good care of it. Highly recommend the investment! ♥