Week In Review

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Amazon Dress ($24, wearing small) | Madewell Sandals | Amazon Sunglasses ($15!) | Kendra Scott Heart Necklace | Kendra Scott Love Knot Earrings

Happy Friday! I hope you had a nice week! I had a nice catch up week. Not many deadlines for blog projects or for my contracts business, which was really nice. I caught up on admin tasks like scheduling Pinterest pins, brainstorming content ideas to fill my editorial calendar over the next couple of months, and I had plenty of time to work on my Beautycounter business.

Michael and I are on the road this weekend – we drove down to Baton Rouge to spend a few days with my in-laws. We haven’t seen them since February so it’ll been great to have a few days to hang with them and a nice change of scenery!

I don’t want to give off the wrong impression, while we are visiting family, we’re doing it in a safe way. We’re still taking this pandemic very seriously. Neither Michael nor I have been anywhere while in Houston except to pickup online grocery orders and takeout food. We haven’t seen friends in Houston (except once, in June, in a backyard), haven’t been out to restaurants, haven’t been to group exercise classes etc. And even when visiting our family, I’m still super cautious. So while we’re venturing out to see family, please know that we’re doing it in a responsible way.

This Week’s Blog Posts

LAST CHANCE: Cabi Summer Favorites (Gone July 15th) // Cabi’s spring/summer line is officially gone. But the good news … their fall line is gorgeous! You can get a sneak peek here! Fall officially launches August 1st.

Five Fun Finds // This monthly series is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I love sharing unique finds with you each month! These are fins that spark joy – quirky, bright, and fun!

Review of 3 Clean Dry Shampoos: Rahua, Briogeo, Playa // I received such great feedback on this post! So glad it was helpful for so many of you! Dry shampoo was one of the last personal care products I switched to clean. It was challenging to find a clean dry shampoo that compares to my non-clean favorites. I shared a full review of my top 3 favorites, including pros and cons of each in the post!

Weekly Workouts

This week’s workouts …

For workouts this week, I did at-home Orangetheory on Monday and Tuesday, and yoga via this YouTube channel on Thursday. Both Orangetheory and yoga with Adriene are free! Really loving Adriene’s yoga YouTube channel!

I’m planning on getting in a long walk in Baton Rouge today and on Saturday too!

Podcast Recs

Bad on Paper: How We’re Surviving “Quarantine Summer”!

Be There in Five: Housewives & Hollywood (with Garcelle Beauvais)

Slow Your Scroll: @seersuckerandsaddles | Everybody Get Your Bowl On with Beth Chappo

Cobalt Household Favorites + Discount Codes

Beautycounter // New to Beautycounter? Get 20% OFF your first order with code CLEANFORALL20! Check out all of my favorite clean beauty Beautycounter products here! PLUS any client can become a member for $29/year (like a mix between Amazon Prime + Sephora Insider) and get an awesome free gift set – the Charcoal Mask + the Resurfacing Peel – with your purchase of $50. Two of my favorite Beautycounter products! Check out the details here!

Aerosoles // Use code ASHLEE30 for 30% off sitewide! I’ve been wearing this pair non-stop! And these leopard sandals too! I also LOVE these heeled mules and these cork heels!

Whisk Dessert Bar // Ship sweet treats straight to your doorstep or send to a friend to brighten their day! My friend, Chef Blake, has been pivoting like no other during this pandemic. If you’re looking for a small business to support over the next few weeks, please consider ordering from Blake at Whisk! Whisk started Pinpals as a way to spread a little joy with delicious baked goods! Get half off your first month subscription (brining it to $10!) with code COBALT50!

Branch Basics // My FAVORITE non-toxic cleaning products! The best non-toxic household cleaning supplies! Check out my review here! Get 10% OFF your Starter Kit with code COBALT.

Territory Food Delivery // We had Territory meals for dinner this week, and it was SO nice having them on hand! A week of no cooking and no dishes! A total win! Territory meals are prepared locally and delivered straight to your doorstep! They’re healthy and already cooked, all you have to do is warm them up! Use my code – COBALT – for $50 off across your first two orders ($25 off each order).

Winc Wine // Wine delivered straight to your door! You can use my link to get $22 off your first order, which equals out to $39 for 4 bottles of wine! Click here to place your order: winc.mivh.net/cobalt

Weekend Plans

Like I mentioned, Michael and I are in Baton Rouge for the weekend. We’re planning on hanging at Michael’s parents house and enjoying lots of family time!

My Favorite Things this Week

Freedom Moses Slide Sandals // I’ve been eyeing these sandals for a while. I finally bit the bullet, and they did not disappoint! They’re under $50 and so cute and comfortable! They fit a bit narrower than Birkenstocks and run true to size. They’re available in lots of colors. I went with the metallic silver as a neutral, and I love them!

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream // I received this eye cream as a gifted product from Biossance, a clean beauty brand, this week. I immediately started using it and WOW! It’s good! The consistency is almost like a puffy cream. It feels delightful on my under-eye area. I was planning on it being my nighttime eye cream, but it feels so nice that I’ve been using it at nighttime and in the morning too! Definitely worth trying out!

Have a nice weekend!

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