Top Ten Hottest Patriots Players: Past, Present & Incarcerated.

I really love football.  I really love the Patriots.  I really love good looking men.  Listen, I may be a little bias here but I seriously think the Pats have always had the best looking players. I mean there must be a woman behind their drafting process.  If you may, allow me to countdown who I think are the best looking players of all time (or since I can remember) on my beloved New England Patriots.


#10: Danny Amendola

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I’ve always been a sucker for a strong jaw line.


#9: Rodney Harrison

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Ugh, I love Rodney.  I love him and Tony Dungey commentating.  I love how Rodney is always so loyal to the Pats and always picks them to win.  I love his smile.  He looks just as good in a well tailored suit as he did in a uniform and that’s hard to do.


#8: Mike Vrabel

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Look at that perfect five 0’clock shadow and perfect sweaty hair.  Swoon.


#7: Stephen Gostowski

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Umm, who knew Stephen Gostowski was so hot? Because I didn’t.  He’s not a guy we see too much, being the kicker and all.  Here’s to hoping we see a lot more of him.


#6: Rob Ninkovich

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What’s hotter than a big strong guy planting hard hits against other guys on defense? Nothing, that’s what.


#5: Jimmy Garropolo

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As the back up quarterback, it’s nice to know that the Dynasty is in good hands whenever Tom Brady retires.  Phew.


#4: Aaron Hernandez

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I know I know.  But seriously.  Also, doesn’t the law state you’re innocent until proven guilty? As of now the only things he’s convicted of is a hot bod, hot face and perfect hairline.


#3: Rob Gronkowski

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Sure, you probably can’t have an intelligent conversation with the guy but who needs it? The Gronk is strong like bull.  And how come every game a defender “accidentally” pulls his pants down? I’m not complaining, I’m just saying.


#2: Julian Edelman

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Not only is Julian delightful to look at, he’s hilarious.  Anyone see the video “Best Friend Smoothie” circulating?  Check it out if not.  He can also throw touchdown passes.  He’s sorta the whole package that fits into that perfect little body.


#1: Tom Brady

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Okay, I know this probably seems anti-climactic but like seriously.  This is a blog of honesty. He is the ultimate and honestly, Tom Brady is the hottest Patriots player that ever was.


No matter what the outcome this Sunday brings us, one thing is for sure.  The Seattle Seahawks got nothing on the looks of the New England Patriots.  Sorry Marshawn Lynch.

Tchau! Lauren xo

Snow’s Out, Tongue’s Out!

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This is my little love Kasey!

Likes: Snow, hair dryer to the face, lying on warm clean clothes and running in his sleep.
Dislikes: Vacuums, bicycles, squirrels, and getting his picture taken.

How are your little loves braving the storm?

Ttyl! Lauren xo

Who Are We? Learn Through These Insightful Buzzfeed Quizzes

Do you ever wonder why you’re friends with someone? I’m not talking about the come and go friends, I’m talking about your forever girls.  Like, how exactly did you weather the storms of growing up and stupid girl fights and still continue to stay friends and closer than ever? Ya, me too.  And really the only thing I can think of is so cliche but so true.  Opposites attract.  One balances out the other.

Anyways, one night I’m laying in bed and I start to take these totally ridiculous Buzzfeed quizzes.  For some reason I told myself “Lauren, be totally honest with yourself” I don’t know why, it’s effing Buzzfeed.  It was like 1:00am and all I knew was the more honest I was with these quizzes the more I would discover my true self. It actually worked.  I also thought, I wonder what Irina would get if she took these.  So she did.  As it turns out the results are pretty on point and gives you guys, our new friends, a nice little idea of who we are and why we’re friends.

Enjoy 🙂

Oh! Also, click on the quiz names and find out your results. Fun!


Quiz #1: How Are You Handling Your Quarter Life Crisis?

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Lauren:                                                                                    Irina:
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Umm, I thought mine was bad.  That’s pretty harsh over there.


Quiz#2: Which Jennifer Lawrence Movie Character Are You?

Lauren:                                                                      Irina:

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So this is pretty typical.  I get crazy Jennifer Lawrence while Irina gets fierce and strong-willed Jennifer Lawrence.


Quiz#3: Can We Guess Your Relationship Deal Breaker?

Lauren:                                                                          Irina:

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Weird.  We do enjoy a nice brie.  I guess we will not date you if you mess with it.


Quiz#4: What Obscure Oscar Category Would You Be Nominated For?

Lauren:                                                                                      Irina:

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I wish I got a selfie stick for christmas.


Quiz#5: Which Britney Spears Song Describes Your Love Life?

Lauren:                                                                                          Irina:

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You guys.  You have no idea how hilarious and how true this is.


Bonus Quiz! I took this one for the both of us.

Which Disney Duo Are You And Your Best Friend?

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That’s us: sassy, classy and not afraid to tell it like it is.  Also, the friendly bickering like an old couple.

Do Svidaniya! Lauren & Irina xo

WE LOVE YOU OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY)

In honor of the beautiful Mariska Hargitay’s Birthday I thought it very fitting we talk about how much we love her alter ego, Olivia Benson. Liv is the definition of kick ass girl power.  I’m not even sure Benson and Hargitay are two separate people, to me they are forever molded into one person and I literally have no idea what I would do if something were to ever happen to either one of them.

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Since the beginning of SVU, Liv has been fighting perps and taking names.  She’s been through a lot.  I mean her mom was a rape victim and she’s the outcome. Heavy shit.  Now she’s taken it upon herself to put those very rapists in jail.  Honestly, before watching Benson and Stabler I never really thought much about sex crimes.  Good thing or bad thing? Idk. All I know is I’m glad Olivia is in my life.

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I mean, I just feel like I’ve been through so much with Liv.  She acts so tough.  She has such a hard exterior, but we all know she’s a big softie. I love when they show her at home relaxing with a bottle of red wine because I drink red wine and now I think I’m just like Olivia! The entire series we all waited for her and Stabler to get it on, but they never did. In a way I’m glad even though seeing Stabler with his shirt off would have made my life.  Their relationship was way closer than sex, way more intimate.

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I feel like Liv is just such an amazing role model for girls.  She’s so independent and goes after whatever it is she wants.  This is usually never a man.  This is like, her long lost brother Simon or that wicked hot psycho guy that tried to kill her like 5 times.  And she’s so beautiful. Did I mention that? And I love her little gold necklaces she’s always wearing.

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Congratulations Sargent.  Ugh, I love it.  I mean I love the whole SVU team, I really do.  Fin, you the man.  But Olivia is the ultimate.  Seriously anyone that can say the line “I’m not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!” and keep a straight face should win an Oscar. To be fair, Liv was poisoned by exotic mushrooms when she said this.  This show is great.

Thanks for always being there for me Liv.  Whether it’s a hungover Sunday, rainy Saturday or Tuesday night at 2am and I can’t sleep.  ❤ ❤ ❤

Hasta Luego! Lauren xo

Love Actually

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Anyone else totally waiting for the Prime Minister to pull a Hugh Grant and tell Billy Bob Thorton…I mean Obama to go screw? I’m guessing there weren’t any hotties like Natalie around and Obama kept his hands to himself.

Ttyl! Lauren xo

Friday Night Facial

Get your mind out of the gutter people! What we mean is a DIY at home leave-your-face-feeling-amazing facial 🙂 The following is a simple way to pamper yourself when you’re actively avoiding human contact on a Friday night! We would also recommend a glass of red, scented candles and any chick flick.

What you need: 

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In a Nutshell:

You’ll need about 45 min – 1 hr for this facial and then another hour or so before you’ll feel comfortable showing your face to the world.

1) Wash face  2) Exfoliating Mask  3) Steam  4) Clay Mask  5) Moisturize                6) Touch face compulsively because it feels like a baby’s bottom

Details:

Totally optional, but we set the mood by lighting candles in  the bathroom. It was relaxing and a little less harsh when looking at yourself in the mirror during the process!

1. Wash your face thoroughly with your normal cleanser to start with a clean palette. Pat dry.

2. Generously apply the exfoliating mask by gently rubbing in circular motions. Once you feel good about coverage, relax for 5-10 minutes while the mask works magic. [While you’re waiting put a small/med pot of water on the stove to boil.] Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

3. The water should be boiling by now. Take it off the stove and set it down in a comfortable spot (we chose the coffee table). Ideally, you want to be able to sit down and lean over the pot with about 6-8″ between your face and the pot. Ok, ready? Place a towel over your head and lean over the pot to catch the steam as it rises. The goal is to trap the steam in this little tent/hood/whatever. Steam for 2 minutes, pull away and expose face to room air for a few seconds, repeat. Do this 4-5 times. If you’re face is dripping, you can gently pat it, but don’t dry it off completely.

4. Immediately apply the clay mask. Put on a decent amount– you shouldn’t be able to see your skin through the mask. Let it dry (about 15-20 min). Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

5. Generously moisturize with your daily or nightly face lotion. Apply lip balm, they need some lovin’ too.

6. Don’t go anywhere for about an hour. You just did some serious work to your face so naturally it’s going to be a bit red and tingly. Take this moment to enjoy how amazingly soft your skin feels. This DIY facial treatment is safe to do 2x/week.

Try it out friends and let us know what you think! This way when you go out on Saturday night your skin will look amazeballs and you won’t feel so bad that you were home on Friday crying into your wine glass watching The Notebook, because it was totally worth it.

Buongiorno! Lauren & Irina xo

Let’s Talk Birchbox

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Guys.  Do you Birchbox? If not, I’m about to blow your mind.  Birchbox is literally the best thing that ever happened to me.  I’m a simple girl with simple needs.  I’ m perfectly fine perusing the Wet ‘n’ Wild lip glosses and Maybelline bronzers at CVS.  But Birchbox makes me feel like a member of the Finer Things Club.  A club that’s always just out of my reach.  One day, when I’m rich and famous I’ll be the president of the club.  For now, I have Birchbox!


Quick Background:

I found out about Birchbox by, how else? Facebook.  I think it was one of those recommended pages.  I seriously NEVER click on those things.  I usually just continue on with my newsfeed catching up on whose baby is 7 months old that day (!) or who took a new quiz and found out what decade they really belong in (?) Anyyyyways, for whatever reason I was drawn to Birchbox and checked it out. After browsing the website and reading reviews I decided to take the plunge.  They give you the option of a one time box for $10 or a yearly subscription for $110.  Options are cool.


What The Hell Is Birchbox?

Okay so once a month I get this box in the mail. It just appears. It’s amazing.  It contains 5 product samples.  Samples can be makeup, perfume, tea, lotion, hair products, etc. It feels so personal, like they really know me.  And guys, these aren’t Wet ‘n’ Wild samples.  These are Smashbox, Dr. Brandt, Harvey Prince and Benefit samples. Right?! And it’s so exciting when I see my little Birchbox in the mail once a month.  It’s also exciting because of all the great deals Birchbox offers.  If I want to buy any full size products it’s super easy and won’t break the bank.  The idea is genius.

Some of My Favs:


Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer

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This product is the bomb.com. It makes my skin look photo finished. No filter necessary status.  I used very sparingly because the sample was pretty small.  It absorbs any oil on face and visibly minimizes enlarged pores.


Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

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This was the very first product I actually went back and bought full size after getting a sample.  It makes my face literally feel the most refreshed it’s ever felt.


Number 4 Hydrating Shampoo

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My hair is super duper thin and fine.  It’s always risky trying out new shampoo.  This one did not disappoint.  Paraben and sulfate free, my hair has seriously never been softer.


Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray

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Okay ya, I like this brand.  Best part is, I had never even heard of it before Birchbox.  I love the way this sets in my hair, it’s not sticky like some sprays can feel.  Also, the smell is so delish I would request it in a perfume.


Essentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Body Lotion

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via Birchbox

My skin is so ridiculously dry this time of year.  I was dyyying for a lotion that didn’t leave my hands feeling greasy and Birchbox delivered! This is the best smelling lotion I have ever had in my life.  I’m not exaggerating.  I looove how my skin feels after applying.


Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray

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via Birchbox

This mist is somehow oil but somehow doesn’t make my hair oily…? Don’t ask, just believe me.  I’ve been coloring and bleaching my strands since I was twelve so my ends can be kind of brittle.  This stuff totally softens and shines with one spritz.  And the smell is AH-mazing.


Tips For The Best Birchbox Experience:

  • Take the time to fill out your beauty profile.  It’s easy and takes like 30 seconds.  This will help personalize your monthly Birchbox so you get the best samples for your skin and hair type and stuff.
  • Check your emails.  Once and a while you’ll get emails to choose between a few exclusive products for your upcoming box.  Don’t delay.  These products typically run out super quick.  You’ll also get emails to review the samples you received the previous month.  Do this.  You get points for every review and can use the points towards anything you want to buy.  It really adds up.
  • Refer/Buy for friends and/or fam.  Birchbox has men and women products.  It’s the best and easiest gift to get someone, especially for people you don’t really know but feel some obligation to gift them.  They’ll think you’re sooo thoughtful.  Also, you get Birchbox points for any referrals and purchases you make 🙂

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I hope this was all very enlightening and informational for you! I really do try my best.  You should check out their Instagram @birchbox if you’re not ready to commit.  I get it, baby steps.  I really wouldn’t recommend anything to friends I didn’t think was great.  We are friends aren’t we?! Also, I would never put this much thought or effort into something I didn’t think was great.  And come to think of it, I’m pretty sure I just put more effort into this blog post than I did my college application essay.

au revoir! Lauren xo