Posted by: loveandsplendor | March 4, 2011

{fab finds} ~ march 2011

It’s time for another installment of my favorite random “lately-loves.”  🙂  Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying lately, that are too good to keep to myself…

1.  siggi’s Icelandic style skyr (strained non-fat yogurt)

Say hello to my latest snack obsession.  I discovered siggi’s at my local Henry’s and was intrigued by the perfect packaging.  Looking closer, I was sold after scoping their unique flavors and impressive nutrition facts: no sugar (they use agave nectar instead), 120 cals, 17g of protein per cup!!!  But as we all know… the proof is in the skyr.  LOL  And it is diiiiiivine.  I highly recommend the pomegranate and passion fruit, grapefruit and vanilla flavors.  I also have read (but have not confirmed) that skyr is great for smoothies. Can’t wait to try them all!!

2.  cate blanchett’s givenchy haute couture dress from the 2011 oscars

I know I’m a week late on the obsession-train, but WOW.  I cannot get enough of the incredible pale lilac confection that Cate wore to the Oscars!!  I love absolutely everything about it, from the barnacle-like beading to the structured shoulders, to the delicate pleating to the pop of yellow.  Stunning and something I would wear in a heartbeat.  I was fairly bored by everything else the stars wore that night… but this dress, I can’t get out of my head!

3.  essie nail polish in “turquoise and caicos”

I think the best gifts are the ones you wish you could keep when you give them away.  😉  When I was wrapping up my Christmas shopping for Anna, I was on the hunt for a couple of nail polishes as “stocking stuffers.”  This cool turquoise was one that I snagged for her, and secretly wanted for myself!  I borrowed it this weekend and immediately fell in love with the playful, tropical color.

4.  vivité skincare

I have been LOVING my Vivite skincare products!  I was introduced to them by my sister-in-law Megan (who happens to own an awesome med spa in Pasadena — Elude!), as the products are made by Allergan…the same company that makes Botox and Latisse!  Everything is medical grade and full of powerful glycolic acid.  I can honestly say I’ve seen a difference in my skin in the couple of months I’ve been using the products.  I especially love the revitalizing eye cream and night renewal facial cream, while Meg raves about the vibrance therapy serum.

5.  nars lip gloss in “easy lover”

I’m always carrying around 2-3 lipglosses and this one hasn’t left my purse in months.  This hot pink gloss goes on fairly sheer and has great staying power.  Love it alone or layered over a peachy lipstick (like YSL Rouge Volupté #30).

6.  ra ra riot – “the orchard”

An album I still can’t get enough of…  I am all about a rock band with prominent violin and cello!  My favorite songs are “Foolish,” “Keep It Quiet” and “Shadowcasting”… but I really don’t think there’s a bad song in the mix.

And as a bonus, here are some other albums currently in my CD changer…

from left to right: mumford & sons, the decemberists, the morning benders

I hope you all had a terrific first week of March!  I am looking forward to a very special celebration this weekend, and will share all about it next week.  As always, please let me know if there is something you’ve been loving lately…  I love reading about your fab finds, too!!





  1. yay for the morning benders! berkeley ❤

  2. mmm, gonna have to try that yogurt! and i MUST get that nail polish. (even though i already have about 4 various shades of aqua) 🙂

  3. totally agree with you re: cate blanchett! i am blown away by the amazingness of that dress, and i can’t believe that it actually ended up on a bunch of worst dressed lists! bizarre!

    ps is that yogurt the same consistency as greek yogurt? i always consider it but never purchase.. i always end up with fage in my cart instead.

    • the dress was perfection!!! i’m not surprised that it baffled a lot of people, though. it was very unique for the red carpet. love love love.

      and skyr is much thicker than greek yogurt…almost like a set custard. it is unlike anything i’ve ever had before! fage i haven’t tried!

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