Friday Favorites 4.7.17 + GIVEAWAY (Closed)

It’s been a slow week around the blog and that’s because it’s been a crazy week in real life. If you follow me on Instagram (or read this post) then you know we’ve been searching for a new apartment. We love the place we have now but it’s too far from my husband’s job (he has a four hour commute – two hours each way!). Bless his heart. But we finally settled on a place {cue the confetti} and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m the type of person who likes to turn every stone before making a decision, which is good (and sometimes really bad), and finally I just let go and went with the place that felt the most home-y.

So I guess my first Friday Favorites is our new apartment. It’s a lot smaller than what we have now, which is something I’ll have to get used to, but the location is everything we were looking for. It’s walking distance to so many restaurants, cute shops and there’s a coffee and churro place nearby so ya, try not to be jealous 😉

ilse livelearnluxeit forever 21 structured purse

Forever21 Textured Crossbody Satchel in ‘Taupe’

Another favorite, and you probs could have guessed by all the times you’ve seen me wear it, is my new Forever21 purse. It’s a close dupe for the Givenchy Antigona bag but this one’s under $30! I was looking for a bag I could take with me to Europe and Spain that I wouldn’t feel bad if it got ruined or lost and could fit all my things when exploring. This crossbody is awesome! It comes in two other colors and it looks a lot more expensive than it is. The other day when I was getting my hair done (I’m back to brunette!) a lady actually thought it was the Givenchy bag and it made me smile.

ilse livelearnluxeit forever 21 taupe structured satchel

ilse livelearnluxeit woman with purse
ilse livelearnluxeit woman looking in her purse

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

A few weeks ago I spent some time at Kure Spa in Norwalk to celebrate this year’s Whole Foods Beauty Bag. It was an awesome launch and we were gifted some of Trilogy’s skincare line. I’ve been testing the products out and I’ve quickly fallen in love with their Rosehip Oil! So so good guys! I’ve heard a lot of great things about rosehip oil so I’ve been curious to try it and my skin loves it.

Rosehip will help with skin’s texture and tone, as well as repair skin when it’s sun damaged or you can even use it as a scar treatment. I love face oils (I’ve mentioned my favorites here) but this one feels so creamy and nourishing when it goes on so it’s a little bit of a luxe experience! I’ve also been applying it to a recent scar on my hand from a dog bite (yup!) and it’s been helping tons!

ilse livelearnluxeit trilogy rosehip oil review

The Ankit Cat Slippers

The first time I saw these slippers I knew they had to be mine! They’re the cutest, comfiest things and if I can walk around my house in something that makes me smile, I’m all for it! Also, my feet are always freezing. So if you’re anything like me, you need these slippers in your life!

ilse livelearnluxeit the ankit cat slippers
ilse livelearnluxeit trilogy rosehip oil

Which brings me to my GIVEAWAY!! The Ankit and I are giving away a pair of kitty slippers AND I’m including the Forever21 purse!! Yup! You get both the slippers and purse! To enter:

1. Follow me, @livelearnluxeit on Instagram. *Extra entry for subscribing to this blog (found on my homepage where it says “Get on the Luxe List”)

2. Follow The Ankit, @iheartankit on Instagram

3. Tell me what products you’ve been loving lately in the comments section below or on Instagram!

I’ll keep the giveaway open until Monday April 10th and who knows, I might add some extra goodies 😉

I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for so long and I’m glad I finally get to do one with my friends over at The Ankit!

Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Weekend!

(This giveaway is U.S. only and you can enter as many times.)

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  • Lisa L.

    I’ve been loving by Burts Bees lip balm, since it’s still a chilly here even though it’s spring. BUT not as much as I love those slippers. I mean those are the cutest!!!

    • Agree! The slippers are SO cute! And I have about 3 lip balms in my purse at all times. Always an essential!