Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential Shares Her Top 10 Tips for a Healthy & Fit 2013!

With January basically over, this is the time a lot of the new year’s motivation for a fresh start begins to dwindle.  I asked my favorite fitness blogger to share with us her top 10 tips for making 2013 your … Continue reading

The Most Amazing Two-Ingredient Healthy Pancakes!!!!!! (Gluten-Free & DELICIOUS)

Happy Tuesday beauties! Today is already a great day because the December Best of the City 2012 issue of Albuquerque the Magazine hits stands today and Gourmet Beauty won best blog! Woo hoo! Thanks again to all of you who … Continue reading

Lauryn Evarts Shares Secrets Behind That Gorgeous Beach Goddess Hair

The lovely Lauryn Evarts is back!  You may remember her as my June Beauty of the Month.  I’ve been admiring that AH-MAZING hair of hers and asked Lauryn back to Gourmet Beauty to let us in on how she gets those stunning hippie chic locks.  … Continue reading

Jennifer Aniston’s Greek Pizza

Before I share this delicious recipe, I have a favor to ask of each of you!  Saturday is the last day to vote for best blogger in the ABQ the Mag Best of the City 2012 survey.  I would so … Continue reading

New Beauty Find! BeautyBlender Makeup Applicator

My June Beauty Talk guest listed the BeautyBlender as one of her top 5 beauty essentials.  After hearing her rave about it I just had to get myself one!  I’m so glad I did.  This is so far from your drugstore makeup sponge … Continue reading

Low-Carb High-Protein Arrabbiata Pasta with Broccolini

I recently interviewed Lauryn Evarts, a fitness instructor, model and author of The Skinny Confidential. I’ve been really wanting to try one of her healthy recipes and her low-carb pasta was at the top of my list. I invited a … Continue reading

Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m looking forward to a weekend full of old friends.  I have my 10-year reunion tonight (gasp!) and a BBQ with some high school friends on Saturday that are in town for the reunion.  I can’t wait to see everyone and hope to squeeze in some serious lounging around as well.  Here are a few things that made me happy this week.  All photos are from Instagram (username: GourmetBeauty).


{Spending Monday evening with my GPop.  He lives in Indiana and was on a road trip back from Utah so he stayed in Albuquerque for the night.  His health has been declining and visiting Utah was on his bucket list.  He is one of my absolute favorite people so this was the highlight of my week.}

20120627-151009.jpg{My new J. Crew Mila cap-toe flats, a lovely gift from my Dad}

20120627-151034.jpg{This guy.  Because seriously, just look at him.}

20120627-151044.jpg{My gorgeous new journal from Anthropologie for jotting down blog ideas & to-do lists}

20120627-151058.jpg{The perfect warm, summery, nude lip: MAC Honeylove lipstick with Victoria’s Secret gloss in Simmer}

20120627-151111.jpg{Interviewing The Skinny Confidential’s Lauryn Evarts on my blog & the fact that I hit 600 followers this week!}

What are you a few things that made you smile this week?

Beauty of the Month: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential

OMG, I am so so so excited for today’s post.  Starting this month, I’ll be doing monthly beauty interviews with my favorite bloggers, women in the beauty industry, product junkies, etc., about their product essentials and beauty philosophy.  I’m always really … Continue reading

Happy Things

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. With the weekend just around the corner, I wanted to share a few things currently making me smile this week!

{Celestial Seasonings Vanilla Sleepytime Tea}

{Essie Lapis of Luxury and my Michael Kors Rose Gold Runway Watch}


{Frozen Trader Joe’s all natural gummy bears. Thanks Skinny Confidential!}


{This sweet picture of my mama and me}

20120531-101633.jpg{This little guy-my handsome Bo}

What are a few things making you smile this week?