2017 Best in Beauty + Lifestyle, with Music Selections (Top 5 Tracks, Top 5 Albums)

By now I’m sure many of you have had a chance to watch this (long!) video already, but I was delayed getting the music selections posted. Here they are! I chose the 5 tracks that were in my heaviest rotation, and 5 albums I fell in love with. As with the rest of my annual product…

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September Favorites // (Eco)Beauty, New Yorker Article Recs, Astrology & Popovich on Race in America [+ Playlist]

Really enthusiastic about all my favorites this month – so much is happening in the world and we need to be discussing! Lots of autumn love to all of you – bring on the bordeaux nails/lips, homeade soup, and warm drinks 4 days. You can watch the video on YouTube here! xoxo, mercedes. Become a L’Amour Patron: https://www.patreon.com/lamouretlamusique…

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A Video Marathon! | Collab deux with Hitchcock Madrona, Beauty Heroes x Gressa Review AND Demo

I didn’t have time to post my Sunday upload on here and THEN I hustled like a boss to get up not one but TWO videos on the just released third Beauty Heroes elective makeup discovery box featuring Gressa. So, in the spirit of making sure all my YouTube content is catalogued on here for…

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How I fell in love with house music

I have wanted to share my music narrative with you for literally years – since the inception of this blog and my YouTube channel. I hope you come away with a deeper understanding of why I named this endeavor L’Amour et la Musique, and I would love to hear any of your thoughts and musings…

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September Beauty Heroes // SKIN OWL Beauty Drops PM Maqui Berry + Beauty Whip

  Today on YouTube, my comprehensive review of the September Beauty Heroes box featuring the Beauty Drops PM Maqui Berry and the Beauty Whip as the sidekick. The whip also features the supercharged fruit antioxidant, maquis berry – in powdered form, along with other skin-calming ingredients like hyaluronic, evening primrose,  and rosehip. While we’ll all miss the…

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June 2014 Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Favorites

Ok, so I promise I’ll start posting more REAL blog posts in the future, not just posts about when I upload a new video to YouTube : / I’m just always overly optimistic and aspirational about the amount of time I have to devote to these endeavors. But, I did upgrade to a new camera…

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L’amour et la Musique goes shopping on Vitacost and does a holistic living tag video

I forgot to post on here the video I did BEFORE the one I just put up today – so here are both of them. Please do forgive how unkempt my hair looks in the Vitacost video – yikes.   And I got a little carried away answering the 10 questions in the “Miss Work-a-Holistic”…

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What I’m relegated to at the drug store, and minimalism versus beauty blogging

For the past 4 or 5years I’ve been enamored with the idea of creating a minimal yet beautifully curated life. Simplicity and quality resonate, while clutter, excess, and waste drive me nuts. This has extended to beauty and self care in general – I don’t like to have to much product around, and want to…

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Morning cuppa tea, enhanced.

I’ve been an avid morning black tea drinker for awhile now. I used to have a pretty wicked coffee/espresso habit, but it just really whacks my body out and I knew I was drinking too much. I still have the occasional weekend cappuccino or cortado, but my morning beverage of choice is english breakfast tea.…

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