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Livin' la vida Lacy - A few things you should go buy

It’s been such a great couple of weeks! This past weekend I watched some inspiring women run the Viola Valley Half Marathon and I’m ready to start running again after a nearly two year hiatus. (Sarah Hoover, you’re a rock star!)

Anyway, I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite things I have been loving lately. I cover everything from glasses to a zit-zapping product in this column. So without further ado, here they are.

Warby Parker Glasses -- I just bought my second pair of Warby Parker prescription glasses and I’m so pleased. This go-around I chose the Percey frames in petal tortoise. I love the way these frames match my skin tone and hair giving me a bookish reporter look. This company is great because most of their glasses cost less than $100 and they partner with nonprofits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

PONS Avarcas -- My friend introduced these shoes to me and now I’m obsessed. They are so comfortable, don’t rub my heels and my toe nails don’t have to be painted! PONS Avarcas features flat and platform styles in a variety of colors perfect for summer. They're timeless, comfortable and available for men, women and children. So far, I have two pairs of Pons Classic style in black and sand.

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion – I stumbled across this lotion a couple of months ago in Lush at the Green Hills mall and now I’m hooked. I love to slather on the pale purple lotion right after I hop out of the shower. It smells wonderful with the lavender and tonka perfume. Plus, the glycerin, cocoa butter and almond oil make my skin soft without feeling sticky. You know it’s good stuff when your husband starts swiping it!

Pink Pewter Stretch Bands – This has been the absolute best hair accessory I have ever owned. I’ve lost count on how many stretch bands I have. I love the beautiful patterns trimmed with rhinestones and beads, as well as the velvet backing that prevents slipping. I simply slide the stretch band over my hair then tuck it creating a complicated looking hairdo. The best part is I don’t need any bobby pins and it takes only five minutes to do.

EradiKate Acne Treatment – Ladies, I don’t know about you, but typically the week before I ride the red dragon, I’ll break out a bit. When I use this product by Kate Somerville, my problem spots vanish within days. The key ingredients include sulfur, BHAs and Zinc Oxide which effectively fight blemishes, reduce acne and keep my skin free of further breakouts. It really works so try it out!

Next week, I’ll share my favorite Walmart and local drugstore products. I hope you all have a fabulous week full of laughs and happiness!
Standard reporter Lacy Garrison can be reached at 473-2191.