The All-Natural Way

Last week, I mentioned being introduced to the product line, Parry Bontanicals.  It's an all natural, pure, healthy skincare line. I met the founder, Elizabeth Parry, just last week at an event hosted by Hot in Houston Now. First, let me say, Elizabeth has AMAZING skin, so her credibility factor shot up instantly the moment I met her!

Parry Botanicals have a permanent place in my daily beauty routine- both morning & night.

Parry Botanicals have a permanent place in my daily beauty routine- both morning & night.

Elizabeth was inspired to create Parry Botanicals based on her personal need for all-natural products. Being allergic to many ingredients that make up beauty products today, it was very difficult for her to find reliable skincare that wouldn't cause an allergic reaction. Parry Botanicals are 100% natural. Each product is paraben free, dye free, fragrance free, environmentally friendly, not tested on animals, and baby safe! 

Parry Botanicals at the Hot in Houston Now Spring Soirée  

Parry Botanicals at the Hot in Houston Now Spring Soirée  

The good stuff... 

Pure Botanical Lotion: This is an everyday body lotion. It's easy to put on and soaks right into your skin. I love this product because it doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy. Because these products have no "junk" in them, you can use them anywhere, including your face. My husband has been using this as his daily face moisturizer and really likes it. And, it makes me happy when he takes care of his skin! I have been using the lotion after I wash my hands. The pump bottle makes it easy to dispense and go. It's the perfect all-day, everyday lotion for all skin types.

Body Creme: This creme is thicker than the lotion and provides more intense coverage, working as a barrier and locking moisture in. The Body Creme has the "most used" product for me so far. I use this all over when I get out of the shower. I feel like most creme moisturizers leave skin feeling greasy, but this one does not. I don't want my pajamas sticking to my skin! When I wake up the next day, my skin is so soft. I have also been using the Body Creme on my face both morning and night. I have very sensitive, acne prone skin, and I'm not gonna lie, I was scared to put a thick creme on my face. But, my skin has actually IMPROVED using this creme. Tip: A little goes a long way!

Photo courtesy of Parry Botanicals. 

Photo courtesy of Parry Botanicals

Restorative Creme: This multi-purpose product reminds me of the many uses of Windex in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Bottom line, you can use it for everything. The Restorative Creme is a very thick, ointment creme. It's perfect for very dry skin; think knees, elbows, feet and heels. It works as a restorative treatment for stretchmarks too! Both of my boys have eczema, and this product-in a very short time period-has been a lifesaver. My oldest was in the nurse's office at school just last week with itchy, cracking, uncomfortable dry spots on his knuckles. After two uses of the Restorative Creme, his knuckles improved dramatically. It also works as a baby diaper ointment. This product is also safe to use on your face, but Elizabeth recommends it as a night Creme because of its sheen. I have been using it as a highlighter on my cheeks during the day though and LOVE IT! It also works as a restorative ointment for men after shaving...I think I'll try that next for myself, actually...goodbye, ingrown hairs?! Again, a little goes a long way!

Restorative Creme by Parry Botanicals as cheek highlighter. 

Restorative Creme by Parry Botanicals as cheek highlighter. 

All three Parry Botanicals products are amazing, each one having its own benefits. You can read more about the products on the Parry Botanicals website here. They are the best beauty purchase I've made in a long time!

If you head over to our Instagram page, we are giving away a Restorative Creme to one lucky reader. All you have to do is make sure you're following us, follow Parry Botanicals, and tag two friends who you know would benefit from this product. I know through talking with other moms, that there are lots of kids out there that could benefit just as much as adults could. You have until 11:59pm on March 2nd, 2016 to enter. We will draw a name and announce the winner this Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

I hope you all have a fantastic week! Kris and I will be checking in with you guys later this week from Dallas. We will be answering your style/beauty questions, talking concert fashion, shopping, and enjoying some much needed girl time!

xo, 

jack

image.jpg
NORDSTROM - Shop our Vacation Guide

All Things Spring

Last week I was invited to talk Spring trends alongside my favorite jewelry gal and friend, Annette, with Stella & Dot. We were invited by Valerie Sweeten, the founder and editor of Hot in Houston Now; a go-to source for up to date news, events, family fun, food, the arts, and fashion happening in Houston . You can check it out here. We were joined by Elizabeth Parry, founder of the amazing, Parry Botanicals. Side note: I have been using her products for a week, and I'm hooked! I seriously could go on and on (and I will later this week!).

image.jpg

I love any opportunity to support other women in business...and talk fashion! So, we all came together at The Corkscrew in the Heights for a night of girlfriends, clothes, jewelry, skincare and wine!

Parry Botanicals Skincare line found here. 

Parry Botanicals Skincare line found here

Annette and I go way back to my days with Stella & Dot. I have always been a huge fan of their on-trend, affordable and quality jewelry (and now handbags!). The Spring Stella & Dot line goes hand in hand with all of the fashion trends you will see over the next couple of months. Fringe, tassels, delicate layers, and modern simplicity...they have it all. You can check it all out here. My personal favorites are here, here, here and here

The always lovely Stella & Dot layout. 

The always lovely Stella & Dot layout. 

Spring Samples

Spring Samples

I brought along my rolling rack complete with fun Spring trends. Pastels, suede, feminine details, and flared denim will be everywhere. One of my absolute favorite Spring trends is the shirt dress. And, I have an obsession with this one by Trouve at Nordstrom. You guys, it's just good. It's long enough. It doesn't gape or pull. It isn't see-through. And, my favorite part, you can wear it now, and easily transition it as temps get warmer (which is already happening in Texas). 

Nordstrom nails it with the perfect shirt dress by Trouve found here. 

Nordstrom nails it with the perfect shirt dress by Trouve found here. 

Trouve dress here. Shoes Rag & Bone (old similar here and here)

Trouve dress here. Shoes Rag & Bone (old similar here and here)

Love the adjustable tie on this Trouve shirt dress! 

Love the adjustable tie on this Trouve shirt dress! 

When it's cooler, pair this fab shirt dress with your favorite booties or over the knee boots. I tied the tie higher on my waist for an oversized shirt look, and put it over my leather mini for a date night. Cute and comfortable are my favorite mix! 

Date night in over the knee boots by Steve Madden, Trouve shirt dress, and Loft faux leather mini (old but similar here) 

Date night in over the knee boots by Steve Madden, Trouve shirt dress, and Loft faux leather mini (old but similar here

We are super excited to talk more Spring trends in the upcoming weeks. We've got you covered! 

Hope you all have a great week!

xo, 

jack

image.jpg


NORDSTROM - Shop our Vacation Guide