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Stay-Cation with Graduate Hotels

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Ever been a tourist in your own city? That’s kind of how Cole and I felt getting to stay at The Graduate on the University of Minnesota campus. Honestly, I can’t wait to show you guys this place… We had an amazing time!

The vibe when you walk in was totally like Hogwarts/cozy cabin, and there were a ton of students working in the Lobby which I thought was super cool and created such a different environment than typical hotels. There were also a ton of games we played a few rounds of shuffle board before dinner too. This was definitely not your ordinary hotel.

The rooms were so cute and spacious- I loved the decor, it was totally Minnesota themed everything. We toured around and fell in love with the hotel- there was even a wedding going on!

Then we got to eat at the restaurant “The Beacon”. The service was incredible, and the food was just as outstanding. The vibe was super casual with a twist on classic dishes and had a really cool atmosphere.

We started with a few drinks and apps- Mac and cheese and cheese curds, then for our entrees Cole got a New York strip with some veggies I got the sweet potato burger which was so yummy! We topped it off with a sweet treat of apple pie and ice cream- I love love love being extra and getting dessert. The Beacon is attached to the hotel so it was super convenient walking back up to our room!

The next morning we had room service delivered, which was amazing (can’t you tell!), and indulged on our favorite breakfast foods! I got pancakes, yogurt and granola and a croissant, while Cole went with a classic egg and sausage and hash brown breakfast. I have to say though the best part was that there was a Starbucks attached so I even got my favorite latte after we ate.

We had such a fun and special, cozy stay with The Graduate that we will always remember! If you’re every in the area, or looking for a place to stay in Minneapolis, check out Graduate Minneapolis here.

*Thanks to Graduate Hotels for sponsoring this post.

My First Microdermabrasion Facial

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Hey guys! So I have an amazing collaboration with Pure Lux in Minneapolis that I can't wait to share with you. I did a microdermabrasion for the firstt time and the results are amazing. Vanessa used a diamond tip to exfoliate my skin and neck area, and for almost 2 weeks my skin has been soooooo extremely soft. What it does essentially is remove all the dead skin off the first layer of your face, and allows your face to more easily absorb your products. Vanessa is so sweet and runs such an amazing business, she genuinely values her clients. She met with me and we had a very successful consultation prior to our appointment where she asked me all about my skin and what results I was hoping for. These are very personalized appointments and she is so passionate about what she does it really makes you feel comfortable and eager to better your overall skin. I am already super excited to go in for my next facial! One of my New Years goals is to put more time into my skin, and using great products that natural and hydrating; along with services like different types of facials. 

I encourage you all to think about your skin a little more about your skin and checkout her website to see all the other services she offers as well!

Click here to book yours today. 

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The product that I have been obsessing over for about a month now is the bareMinerals Ageless Genius trio: the serum, moisturizer, and the eye cream. I've been testing this product for about 3 weeks, and with the combination of the facial and all these products have had wonderful results.

Click to shop these products!

*Thanks to PureLux and bareMinerals for sponsoring this post!

Fab Fit Fun Winter Box

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Hey babes! I am so excited to share with you all the winter Fab Fit Fun box!!!!! I have loved every box and my partnership with them for about a year now, and they never disappoint. 

I actually got this box awhile back, but I have been so sick with my asthma I had to take about a month off from blogging to recover. Now that I'm feeling better I'm trying to catch up on a million things. Anyways, let's get started! 

First of all I am obsessing over the fact that Kate Somerville (middle) is in this box because I absolutely love all her products. This one is a green exfoliant for all skin types. I love love love the way this smells and feels on my face, it is so essential in the dry and cold weather to exfoliate daily. The Nelson Beverly Hills, "Moisture Healing Mask" is a perfect remedy for dry and damaged hair as well as the AHAVA "Mineral Hand Cream", it is super thick so a little definitely goes a long way.

Next up we have a cute poncho/scarf, fuzzy socks and a coffee mug which is the perfect combo for chilly winter- and finally I can say that to the majority of my followers since it's cold just about every where not just Minnesota, so you will all benefit from this! This mug is from Ayesha Curry's new home and kitchen line of recipes and decor, and I think the saying is so funny and perfect for my morning coffee or late night coco! What girl doesn't love fuzzy socks? These are also infused with aloe, so again really nice in this dry weather to hydrate cracked and damaged feet. This BB Dakota poncho is super cute for winter fashion, I belted mine at the waste or you could let it flow. 

And lastly, there is an amazing pallet from DOUCCE in nude. One of my favorite thing to get is a new pallet, I just think you can never have too many pallets! This one is nice because all the colors are neutral so you will get a lot of use out of this "everyday look". Also included was a Fab Fit Fun TV fitness ball (below, pink) with videos available from Jillian Michaels online. I can't wait to blow mine up and try some of her workouts! 

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You can use my code KRISTA for $10 off your box!

Click here to get an extra little Christmas gift for yourself or some one you think would love this box. xx

 

*Special thanks to Fab Fit Fun for sponsoring this post!*