Sunday, December 8, 2013

A blog post of the personal kind.

Many of you already know that lovenell is the creation of a Husband and wife team (and often with the help of great friends and although rare, hired assistants). We pride ourselves in being a small business, especially since we have always loved supporting them ourselves. This last year has been filled with many new adventures, namely welcoming our first child, our handsome son Preston, into the world while engulfing ourselves in every sweet moment with him.

The other half of our duo started an entirely new adventure in law school (we'll let you guess who did which). With that, we have been incredibly busy this last year and took a bit of an unsaid hiatus in the shop (although it was always open). Now with our little guys first birthday under our belts, we are completely ready to put our hearts back into the shop and we wanted to sincerely thank you for sticking around. We're kicking this "comeback" off with some very darling handpicked new arrivals (seriously, darling.) and a coupon code* just for you. We deeply appreciate you all from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for letting us (mama lovenell, mostly) do what we love.

Check out those rolls :)

You can read our post from last year, featuring Preston's baby shower here. It's made a couple of rounds through Pinterest. ;)

We also have an official Instagram! Be sure to add us- we have an awesome flash sale coming up soon: @shoplovenell. You can also follow Mama Lovenell's personal account here: @jojolovenell.

*use code: welcomeback for 10% off at checkout. Good until the end of the week. Again, we truly appreciate you (and would love to hear from you!). From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. <3

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Spring!

Don't forget to enter our very first Instagram giveaway to win our gorgeous Matilda Polka Dotted Dress {our account is fairly new, so your odds of winning are pretty darn good}. This dress is the cutest combination of bright spring and classic polka dots! Enter on IG at @shoplovenell. Giveaway ends this Sunday, April 28! Good luck!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Things we love Thursday

1. L'occitane "Sels de Bain" Bath Salts: we love all things l'occitane, but one of our absolute favorites is their lavender bath salt. These purple crystals are a spa in a tin can. 

2. Benefit "They're Real" Mascara: we know a ton of mascaras promise to lengthen lashes. But this one seriously works. Promise. And for an extended period of time on top of it. This really is one of our absolute all-time favorites. 

3. Boi-ing Concealer: another Benefit product we love. Most concealers tend to be dry and clumpy. This stuff goes on smooth and lasts all day. Tip: be sure to use a shade lighter than your natural skin color, apply under eye with your ring finger and blend in with powder. 

4. Bumble and bumble voluminous Conditioner and Spray: we love volume. There's nothing like leaving a salon with a fresh blow dry after getting your hair done...and this stuff gives you that same exact feeling. After using the conditioner, we mist on the spray before blow drying with a round brush. You will look and feel like you just left a salon. Serious.

5. Chanel lipgloss: this stuff goes on with the perfect amount of shine without feeling too thick. Our favorite is the pink tinted "twinkle" but they have several cute colors to choose from. 

6. Nail decals: so cute and easy to apply. We love Made by Munchies Mama's different styles, ranging from nautical to chevrons...all so cute!

...and a little something for Valentines day: how cute is this "let's spoon" silver spoon from etsy? 

What are things YOU love on this Thursday? Link up in the comments!

*This is not a sponsored post and we are not personally affiliated with any of these brands. We just genuinely love these products.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guest Blogger: Kendall of Songbirds & Buttons

We are excited to have guest blogger Kendall, from Songbirds & Buttons, share her current LN favorites with us!

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There's just something about Lovenell. All of their items are unique, and just so different from what you'd find everywhere else. Each individual piece can be worn in so many different ways! I browsed the website and put together an outfit using items exclusively found at Lovenell.

First is the Butterscotch Chenille Casual Sweater which just looks so cozy! Second is the Everleigh Crochet Belt which just adds a little more cuteness to the top while defining your waistline. Third, is the Helena Gold Woven Headband, because let's be honest - I'm a momma and my hair is usually thrown up into a messy bun on most days. But that doesn't mean I can't add a little somethin' - somethin' that sparkles! 

The last item, to finish the outfit is the Envelope Purse in Moonlit Teal. I absolutely love this bag, it can be used as a clutch or a purse ( it has two removable straps ). The color is just perfect for winter, a deep teal that can be paired with nearly anything, and the faux leather is right on trend. This outfit would look great with a pair of dark denim skinny jeans and some knee-high boots, or a pair of black leggings with some cozy sherpa boots. Completely your call!

So what do you think of this outfit? 
What would your Lovenell outfit consist of?


Thanks, Kendall! If you'd like to be a lovenell guest blogger {guest bloggers receive compensation in the form of boutique credit} email us at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Hair Inspiration

We love effortlessly gorgeous hair--especially when it truly doesn't take much time to throw together. While browsing Pinterest and a couple blogs, we've compiled a few of our favorites for the season:

Pinning up loose braids, creating a messy updo.

We love this look! {the waterfall braid} and our favorite part is that hair drying isn't necessary. Simply curl a few naturally dried pieces and braid or twist two pieces of hair to the back, pinning up at the ends. Effortless, cute, comfortable  and perfect for this season. 

The classic and timeless Side Chignon can be easily achieved by pinning up low swept curls and sweeping enough hair from the opposite side in to create a side bang look {that is, if you don't already have bangs}. 

The Twisted Updo creates an image of an updo that may have taken some time... but all that's really necessary is twisting two pieces from the top of your head {no braiding necessary!}, pinning the pieces at the bottom and twisting the remaining pieces into a messy bun--attaching with a hair tie. 

We will always love the classic half-and-half updo--regardless of the season!

The Boho Braid, which can also be styled and braided on just one side. 

A low chic ponytail.

And lastly, we will always love a classic high ponytail with bangs. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nesting: A lovenell baby shower.

For those of you who don’t already know, 
lovenell is owned by a Husband and Wife team {J & J} in Sunny Southern California.

They made this exciting announcement last Spring:

And found out that they have a sweet baby boy on the way {due any day now!}

Here are some highlights from our first official lovenell “nesting” baby shower:

We’re so excited to add one more person to the lovenell team, any day now! 
Thanks for reading. 

Photo credits: one, two, three and four

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Favorites

It's finally starting to feel like Fall in Southern California, so we've compiled a few of our Fall Favorites. We will always love the classic and traditional Autumn mustard and beige colored pieces. Paired with cute boots, orange colored leaves and a pumpkin spice latte and we'd be completely content over here. ;)

Happy Autumn!