2.20.2019

LONDONTOWN Spring 2019 Collection + Swatches | Dream Scape | Jennifer L. Scott

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My favorite nail polish, Londontown, has released their beautiful spring 2019 collection called, Dream Scape. I know many of you love Londontown too! Their beautiful 9-free nail polish is free of many of the harsh chemicals that are found in traditional polishes. I find them to be the best performing nail polishes I've ever tried and I know many of you agree.

On Facebook, Cynthia F. writes, "I’m so glad I found this brand through your channel. It has revolutionized my nail care routine, and I feel much more chic!"

Cynthia, I totally agree! And my favorite part is that they do not have the strong chemical smell that traditional polishes have.




In today's video, I'm swatching their spring 2019 collection for you. It's so dreamy. I love these colors.

LONDONTOWN polishes are

💅"9-Free", which means they do not contain: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, TPHP, Acetone, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, DBP, Toulene, Camphor
💅Vegan
💅Cruelty-Free
💅Made in the USA
💅Florium Complex Infused

Here are the shades:





Lemonade Pop a refreshing muted pink



Afternoon Tea a light pink creme



Peach Please a pale peach creme



Dainty Daze a dreamy periwinkle blue creme

Which one is your favorite?



They also have a new serum that is so delightful. Many of you asked about a cuticle/ nail/ hand treatment and this one is just so good. 2 in 1 Hand and Nail Treatment Londontown’s 2-in-1 Hand and Nail Serum is a one-pump-wonder that instantly evens the appearance of skin tone to reveal radiant and glowing hands, while providing the nails with key nutrients for healthy and strong growth.

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I hope you enjoyed my spring swatching. Thank you to Londontown for sending me these beautiful shades. I would love to know what color is your favorite?

I'll see you tomorrow for an outfit of the day video.



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2.18.2019

We Respond to Your PRIVATE Etiquette Conundrums | Ben and Jennifer Scott

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Our last etiquette video was a big hit! So many of you tuned in to hear our response to your etiquette conundrums. Ben and I are back today with a video answering your private etiquette conundrums.



When I put out the call for you to send us your stories and questions, I mentioned that you could email me privately through my author website if you wished to remain anonymous in the video. I was surprised to see that I had no emails (I normally receive a notification when I receive a web site message). A few days passed and I decided to check the website internally. I had so many emails from you that it broke the system!

*Please note: I have been receiving so many emails that I am not always able to respond. Please know that I love receiving your emails and read every one!

So today, we are responding to your private etiquette queries. Everyone in this session will remain anonymous. I hope you enjoy our answers. As always, we love to hear from you! Please chime in with your input in the comment section below. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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Nu aš ne tokia šauni, kaip jūs ir ne taip greitai skaitau, tai tik pirmoji perskaityta knyga šiais metais. Skaitėsi ji man labai lėtai, gal dėl to, kad knyga nebuvo tokia įdomi kaip tikėjausi. Pirmiausia aš perskaičiau Jennifer L. Scott knyga "Madam elegancijos pamokos..." (antra foto), ji buvo labai įdomi ir įtraukianti, tada kažkodėl ėmiausi šitos, nors turiu ir dar vieną šios autorės knygą. Skaitydama sužinojau, kad tai trečioji, paskutinė jos parašyta knyga ir skaitant visada kilo mintis, kad tai jau kažkur skaičiau... visa tai sukėlė tokį jausmą, lyg autorė jau nebeturi ką pasakyti. Bet pabaigiau iki galo, nesinorėjo padėti nepabaigtos 😊 o dabar paėmiau į rankas Erikos Umbrasaitės "Prancūzija mon Amour", pradžia atrodo įdomi 😉 kas iš jūsų skaitė šią Jennifer L. Scott knygą, ką manot? . #2019skaitau #jenniferlscott #madamelegancija #books #glutenfree #cake #food #foodlover #bookslover #kaunas #lietuva #knyga #knygos #baltijoskvapai #candle #winter #hygge #lagom #prancuzija #france #paris

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Anonymous wrote, "Greetings Jennifer! I'm so excited about these Chic assignments :) Went through my wardrobe to get rid of one item, and ended up cleaning it all out and donating several other things as well!
And, this is random, but I love your hangers (seen when you show the dark blue dress). They're so pretty!"


Thank you! I love that the Chic Assignment motivated you to continue clearing the clutter in your wardrobe!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the etiquette matters discussed in today's video. Thanks for your support. Ben and I truly enjoy doing this series!

I'll see you on Wednesday for a Londontown spring swatching video.

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2.16.2019

Chic February Assignment Check-In

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Hello everyone, I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I would love to hear how your Chic February assignment is coming along. Please leave your comments below with your updates. I love to hear from you.



In today's video I share my updates with you. What strange thing do I do when listening to the Beethoven Sonata? What is the one piece in my ten-item wardrobe that isn't working for me? What new natural find do I have? What have I been reading? Watch for more.

Mentioned in today's video: this is my faux flower arrangement, my candle, the LL Bean dresses (these are the new ones for spring), shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and The Private World of Tasha Tudor.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you Monday for part 2 of our Etiquette Conundrum video. :)


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2.15.2019

Nurysh Lyft | 7-Function Anti-Aging Skincare Device

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Our skincare week continues as I try out the Lyft, a 7-function anti-aging device by Nurysh. When I reviewed the Clarisonic device many years ago many of you found my extended reviews helpful. Today's review is similar to that, but I'm trying out this new technology.



Today's video is sponsored by Nurysh. They sent me the Lyft to try and I used it over a period of three weeks, which I catalog in today's post.

I've been generally happy with my skin lately. As I mentioned in yesterday's skincare review, my skin is the best it's ever been! I used to suffer from acne and unevenness, but with the combination of natural skincare, and taking better care of my skin, I am finally seeing great results. Even though I have been pleased with my skin, I was still interested to see if the Lyft could do anything for me.



The Lyft is a really unique device. It has seven different functions and many of the functions can be combined. Here are the functions: Cleanser, deep cleanse, nutrition, nutrition plus, anti-aging, anti-acne, and face lifting. My favorite functions are the cleanser, and the face lifting massage. The Anti-aging function was what I used when treating my dark spot (see below).



Here is more information from their website.

🌸 PROFESSIONAL RESULTS AT HOME
Combines 7 technologies into 1 device for a powerful, painless and effective method of stimulating dermal activity that is easy to use.

🌸 BREAKTHROUGH BIOWAVE TECHNOLOGY
Helps to penetrate waves deep into your skin to stimulate dermal activity by increasing new collagen production and tightening collagen fibers to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. LYFT tackles your skin concerns from the inside out.

🌸 SAFE AND EASY TO USE
Our FDA registered LYFT device is painless and suitable for use on the face, neck and hands. Safe for all skin types and colors. Not intended for medical use or to professionally treat acne.

🌸 GALVANIC FUNCTIONS
You can rest assured your skin is the cleanest it can be. The ION+ function will pull dirt and other debris out from deep within your pores while the ION- function pushes active ingredients found in your skin care moisturizers and serums deep into your skin, thereby improving the effectiveness of your favorite products.

🌸 RED, BLUE AND GREEN LIGHT THERAPY
Red light: Increases blood circulation to diminish wrinkles, tighten skin and encourage production of new skin cells. Blue light: Diminishes inflammation, kills bacteria from within while preventing future acne breakouts. Green light: Calms and balances the skin tone and encourages even pigment production which will leave the skin even and bright.

What is Galvanic Technology?
Galvanic technology is a microcurrent that works to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the areas it is applied on. Microcurrent originated as a spa treatment for facial contouring, toning and firming of aging skin.

Most remarkably, I noticed that the Lyft has started to break up a dark spot I've been dealing with on my cheek bone. See the before and after from a period of using the Lyft for three weeks.



All in all, I really enjoy using the Lyft and continue to use it on a regular basis. If you have the budget for it and are interested in at-home anti-aging skin treatments, definitely consider the Lyft.

For 20% off the Nurysh Lyft, use code 20JSPROMO

For more, visit Nurysh's website

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2.14.2019

Natural Skincare Reviews 2019 | Natural Home with Jennifer

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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Welcome to the skincare weekend on The Daily Connoisseur. Today, I'm reviewing four different natural skincare lines for you and tomorrow I test out a new technology anti-aging skincare device.



I have been working on this skincare feature for the past few months, trying out different natural skincare lines to share with you. The lines I'm featuring today have different price points, and different features. All are natural, some more than others. Two lines are organic and three of the lines feature anti-aging benefits. I have used each of the lines for a minimum of three weeks straight (I started this back in November) to be able to report my findings to you.

Let's get started. Below, I am sharing pictures and information on the products from the manufacturers. For my opinions and insight, be sure to watch today's video.


Rooted Skincare All of my Grove Collaborative ladies, this affordable natural skincare line is only available at Grove right now.

The Complete Purifying Collection Clears pores without harsh ingredients. This complete collection forgoes parabens and leads with plant extracts. Formulated for oily and combination skin types. Paraben Free and Sulfate free. I really enjoy the scrub in this line as well as the cleansing cloths.

Rooted Complete Sensitive Skin Collection Soothes redness and irritation with plant-based ingredients for smooth, silky skin. From the lightweight cleanser to the French-inspired cleansing water, each product is professionally formulated for reactive skin types. No parabens or sulfates. This is a very mild and gentle line, perfect for those with sensitive skin, who want a natural line, but aren't looking for major anti-aging benefits.


Zatik Naturals(USDA Organic)

This is a wonderful line. My favorite product is the glow moisture cream, which is truly excellent and makes the skin appear as though it's glowing.

Clarity Cleanser Coconut & Matcha Gentle facial cream cleanser removes impurities for vital and healthy skin.
Restores skin’s natural moisture and balances facial clear complexion while providing soft, soothing feel. Suited for makeup wearers, dry to normal and sensitive skin.
Formulated with: harness of organic herbal, floral and pleasant coconut extract delivering fresh and renewed skin feel.
INGREDIENTS
water (aqua), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) hydrosol, caprylic capric triglyceride (MCT, light coconut) oil*, xylityl caprate/caprylate*, camellia sinensis (matcha green tea) extract*, calendula officinalis extract*, erythritol*, sodium caprate/caprylate (saponified MCT oil)*, xanthan gum, silybum marianum (milk thistle) extract*, chamomilla recutita (chamomile) extract*, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*
*USDA Certified Organic


Peace Toner Jasmine& Lavender Refreshing, comforting, relaxing and soothing toner promotes clear facial complexion. This toner can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night rest.
INGREDIENTS
water (aqua), lavandula angustofolia (lavender) hydrosol*, rosa damascena (rose) hydrosol*, erythritol*, moringa oleifera leaf extract*, prunus serotina (wild cherry) extract*, xylityl caprate/ caprylate*, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*, xanthan gum, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*
*USDA Certified Organic


Glow Moisture Cream FOR DRY SKIN with Sea-Buckthorn & Raspberry - Stimulate your skin’s wonderful prelude towards youthfulness and revitalizing look. Promotes smooth skin feel, softens visible fine lines and wrinkles with botanical oils and extracts. Delivers deep hydration while leaving the skin without a greasy feel.
Formulated with: blend of pure concentrated organic power of floral and berry extracts. Contains unique proportion of omega-3 and omega-7 EFAs oils that provides deep rich nourishing skin hydration without heavy after feel.


Gratitude Face Serum Seaweed & Algae Delightful sea+earth mixture is designed to foster a grateful and youthful skin. Improves and softens the appearance of wrinkle lines while provides needed daily hydration.
Formulated with: blend of organic herbs, essential fatty acids from raw flower and vegetable seed oils, phytosterols, and oligosaccharide (marine algae & seaweed). Phytonutrient-rich and tannin-rich properties help hydrate and smooth wrinkles and facial lines.
INGREDIENTS
water (aqua), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, theobroma grandiflorum (capuacu) seed butter*, erythritol*, caprylic capric triglyceride (MCT, light coconut) oil*, algae extract*, passiflora incarnata (passionflower) extract*, spilanthes acmella (flower) extract*, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract*, xylityl cocoate*, prunus serotina (wild cherry) extract*, xylityl caprate/caprylate*, xanthan gum, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract*, canaga odarata (ylang ylang) oil*, vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, *, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil*, gardenia florida (fragrance) oil*
*USDA Certified Organic



Relieve Eye Serum Pomegranate & Eyebright Antioxidant Cocktail Rekindle and elevate youthfulness around thin areas of the eyes. Lightweight formula absorbs quick to smooth and soften the appearance of wrinkle lines and to ease puffiness under the eyes.
Formulated with: Unique blend of concentrated with nutrient rich organic herbal and floral extracts to deliver deep skin hydration, freshness and matte finish.
INGREDIENTS
water (aqua), rosa damascene (rose) hydrosol*, citrus aurantifolia (lime) hydrosol*, caprylic capric triglyceride (MCT, light coconut) oil*, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract*, spilanthes acmella flower extract*, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract*, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract*, xylityl caprate/caprylate*, xanthan gum, rosa canina (rosehip) extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, citrus limon (lemon) oil*, vetiveria zizanoides (vetiver) oil*, garedenia florida (fragrance) oil*
*USDA Certified Organic



Pellu natural beauty (use code JENN20 for 20% off your order) I love the Pellu line. It used to be called Nudu. They have had a re-brand and also reformulated their already great products. I sense a lot of anti-aging performance from this high-end line. The moisturizer here is the priciest per ounce. If you have the budget for this line, it is great. I have listed the individual products below, but I recommend you buy the whole system as it is always offered at a big discount if you buy the bundle. In combination with my code for 20% off (JENN20) the system becomes more affordable.

Pellu Visionary Cleansing Cream is so relaxing, you’ll have a serene glow to match your clean, dewy looking skin. Our key actives are decadent & pretty. Peach, camellia, meadow foam & jojoba oils are rich in omega fatty acids. Perfect to moisturize, condition, & soothe your skin. With aloe vera juice, pomegranate & vitamin E. Your skin will feel clean, supple & soft. Best for normal & dry skin types.

Pellu Serene Liquid Toner is alcohol free & pH balanced. It finishes the cleansing process & hydrates your skin before moisturizer. For peace of mind, this NZ beauty tonic contains traditional, skin loving remedies – manuka honey, kanuka, totara, oat, cucumber & linden flower. For all skin types in need of tender, loving care.

Pellu Passionate Beauty Moisturizer is made with actives that sing to your skin: white tea, green coffee, vitamin E and Australian finger limes. Gorgeous oils of passionfruit, peach and jojoba smooth away dryness and fine lines. An energizing cream best for normal to dry skin.

The konjac sponge is a simple yet astonishingly effective beauty secret from Asia that exfoliates and cleanses pores without irritating or scratching your skin. Made from 100% organic konjac vegetable fiber. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Pregnancy safe.

Pellu Generous Hand & Body Cream nourishes your skin, leaving it soft & silky smooth to touch. Mango butter and peach kernel oil smooth and condition. Blackberry extract and vitamin E provide antioxidant benefits. Aloe vera juice hydrates. Pampering moisturizer for all skin types.


Elina Organics Mermaid Elixir
Hydrate, Brighten & Firm Your Skin

Mermaid Elixir is the most moisturizing and anti-aging product. Elina formulated it to make you feel as hydrated as a mermaid, all day long. It contains Natural Peptides, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, and Marine Collagen to make your skin feel and look silky smooth and nourished. Enriched with Azelaic Acid and Sea Water Pearls, it will brighten and smooth out your complexion.

Ingredients:

All Phyto Ingredients Certified Organic: Distilled Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Organic Spirulina Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Organic Algae (Sea Kelp) Extract, Organic Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Sea Water Pearl Powder, Phospholipid Liposome Gel, Marine Collagen Peptide, Xanthamonas campestris (Xanthan) Gum, MSM ( Organic Sulfur), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Cooper Peptide GHK-Cu, Organic Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Saccharum officinarum (Sugar) Cane Extract, Azelaic acid, Populus tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Alpha tocopherol ( Vitamin E), Propolis Extract, Organic Citrus paradisii (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cananga odorata var. Genuana (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Organic Boswelia carterii (Frankincense) Resin Oil.



On my nails: Londontown 9-free vegan nail polish (various shades) including Teatime (the neutral) and Dainty Daze (the periwinkle from their new collection)
Use code JenniferS for 25% off.

I hope you enjoyed the reviews in today's video. If you try any of these skincare lines, please let us know how you liked them!

I'll see you tomorrow for another skincare video where I try a new anti-aging device. See you tomorrow!


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2.11.2019

Fiona Ferris + Jennifer L. Scott Interview | 30 More Chic Days

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My interview series continues today with my good friend, Fiona Ferris, who is a bestselling author of lovely books on living a chic life.



Fiona's latest book, 30 More Chic Days, is the topic of discussion for us today along with some of my pressing questions.



Fiona is passionate about, and has studied the topic of living well for more than twenty years, in particular that a simple and beautiful life can be achieved without spending a lot of money.

Fiona finds inspiration from all over the place including Paris and France, the countryside, big cities, fancy hotels, music, beautiful scents, magazines, books, all those fabulous blogs out there, people, pets, nature, other countries and cultures; really, everywhere she looks.

Fiona lives in the beautiful and sunny wine region of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, with her husband, Paul, their rescue cats Jessica and Nina and rescue dogs Daphne and Chloe.


I hope you enjoy our fun discussion in today's video.

To learn more about Fiona, you can connect with her at:

howtobechic.com, fionaferris.com, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

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On Saturday's special video on social media and perfection, Kim from Free to Family wrote, "Hey Friend! I totally feel this way many times. While we like to share tips and help other women, it by no means insinuates that we are perfect. While I like my channel to have quality content and nice videos, I also want people to know I am real too..and a work in progress:) People do create a perfect picture in their mind of us many times based on the 5% we share...we are all NORMAL REAL people! thanks for this message and HERE is to ENJOYING the process!!! xoxo"

Hi Kim, I agree! When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable by showing our real life situations, it can encourage others to know that they aren't alone. It's OK to be normal and real :)

Thank you for joining me for today's interview. I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to enter the giveaway for Fiona's lovely book.


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2.08.2019

Rebound with Me February 2019 | Jennifer L. Scott

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Join me for my monthly rebound with me series. My aim was to jump on the rebounder every day in January, but I didn't quite get to that and the month seemed to fly by. I have the goal of dong 5 minutes a day now in February. I hope you enjoy jumping with me in today's video.



This is the rebounder I use for exercise.

And linked here are the jogger pants I'm exercising in, as well as my Daily Connoisseur workout sweatshirt.

I hope you enjoy jumping with me in today's video. I shot this last week and have been jumping to this same routine each night. It's been fun listening to the music and jumping along! I hope you have fun too.

Please note: this video is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult a health professional before embarking on rebounding.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday for an interview with author, Fiona Ferris!



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2.07.2019

Extreme Junk Drawer Declutter | Jennifer L. Scott

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Today I have some much needed junk drawer therapy for you. Clear your junk drawer (or drawers as in my case) along with me and let's get organized.



I find that my junk drawers form when I'm tidying quickly and/or trying to keep things out of my children's reach. I can have a bad habit of stuffing items in drawers so they are temporarily out of sight. This has resulted in three junk drawers in our home (or drunk drawers as I keep calling them. I can't talk in today's video! :) My children also are in the habit of putting things in our junk drawers as you will see. I find some crazy things in there!

Today's video is a collaboration with the lovely Robin from Faith and Flour. Robin has such a great YouTube channel! She has a lovely manner about her and her videos are so pleasing to watch. Show Robin some love and check out her video after you watch mine. Make sure you tell her I say hello and subscribe as well!



A few things I mention in my video today:

Rainy Day Classics This is a great classical music album, great for anyone looking for a comprehensive collection.

La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E Saint Ange is a classic French cookbook my parents gave me. I have a great idea for a series surrounding this book. Stay tuned!

I clean my drawers with my e-cloth. I love the e-cloth! It cleans with just water and picks up so much with its tightly woven bristles.

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From last week's Etiquette post on YouTube, Maria writes, "I see that people unawareness is the same all over the world, people don't enjoy the moment they are living but rather put filters between them and what they are doing: instead of enjoying a concert, a play at the theatre, a conversation with friends or a dinner, they are worried about what is 'other' than that moment. So, they take photos instead of watching, they video instead of listening, they check socials instead of socializing. This is the symptom of lack of self-knowledge and profound ignorance. Is there a cure? I doubt there is...
A hug from Italy, dear Jennifer. I love your books, they are on my bed-side table."


Hi Maria, I really liked your comment and thought it was spot-on. I have noticed this too and it's a shame. Ben and I will be shooting a part 2 to the etiquette video so stay tuned!

Thank you for joining me today. I would love to clear your junk drawers along with me. Let me know how you did!


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