The 5 Best Beauty Buys For Your Bombshell Summer!

Hey Mermaid Babes!!!  I just recently went on my coconut obsessed shopping sprees the last few weekends. I literally buy all things coconut in summer……protein bars, lotions, ice cream, chocolates…literally stock up for summer! It’s a habit, but hey it makes me happy. So as I did my Ulta Beauty round up of my summer goodies, I figured I’d share with you the Ultimate Summer Beauty List.

These items are 100%. I think less is so much more in summer. It’s hot, humid & downright sexy if you ask me!! So my gorgeous babes, here is my list of THE BEST products to keep you carefree and lovin yo self all summer long!!!!

1. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Dry Shampoo-Toasted Coconut


It’s hot and muggy in the summer. So when your locks are less than fluffy, pump them back up with this wonderful stuff. It’s smell is delightful & will give you that Va-Va Voom feeling back.

2. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray..

Who has time to do their hair in the summer? And why would you?!! I’m the kind of girl who definitely gets my hair wet all summer long. So I don’t like to fuss with styling too much. Toss in this miracle spray and be done with it. You will feel like Blake Lively snuck into your bathroom and gave you her expert hair tips.



3. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Shimmer..


Just all of these. Take my check and give them to me. They go on effortlessly. No streaky mess. No fuss. Just perfect pop of color to match your golden, summer booty. All of the tints are wonderful and simple but I love the Champagne, Grapefruit & Strawberry colors.

4. ELF Baked Highlighter


 

If you know me, you know I love me some e.l.f. products, especially in the summer. I just don’t see a point to wasting big bucks on makeup that can smudge and smear in the heat. Or keep you from swimming! Put some of this on your sweet cheeks and you’ll be feeling like a golden, goddess in no time. The cost won’t leave you feeling bad when you need to reapply & it is quality still!…
5. Amazing Maui Babe Browning Lotion


Ok. Let’s be real. We need to wear sunscreen boos. I like to get a little glow too! But I know when my time is up and just love to add a tiny, little bit of tanning lotions into the mix. It keeps that gorgeous, glow around without the constant sun exposure! I mean, the title says it all here! So don’t feel bad if you feel like you need a little extra tan every once in awhile…this stuff has your back Baby Cakes! ***But I do recommend little use of tanning lotions to keep skin perky over time and safe! A good self tanning lotion works wonders!

(Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion)

Bam! Go have some fun in the sun, when your done prep your fine self with these items and be done. Your hair will look and feel great. Your face will be glowing & so will your whole body! You will feel like you just went on vacation!

I love these items and so will you! I use all of these & put on a little waterproof mascara and eyeliner to go along with it and call it a day, all summer long.

So go enjoy your glow this Summer babes!!! Cheers!!

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The Best Products For Beautiful Skin All Summer Long…

Summertime is near. So that means long, hot days and lots of sun exposure!! It’s important to keep our skin protected and balanced however. Don’t forget to reset after the sun with these fabulous beauty buys to keep your skin looking youthful and bright!

  • Vitamin C Serum by LilyAna Naturals…vitamin c will keep your skin radiant. It helps reduce wrinkles and evens tone. This will remove scarring too! I swear by this stuff now. Your skin will be glowing and any sign of recent breakouts will be gone. I love how soft my skin feels too. I actually stopped wearing foundation again after finding this stuff! It helps maintain a youthful looking complexion like no other. And combats the sun exposure!

  • Rosehip & Hibiscus Eye Cream by LilyAna Naturals…ok y’all..I had some mad dark under eye circles for awhile! No sleep, in my new mommy years, did a number on my skin. Eye creams were very new to me. This one is so delicate & refreshing. This is also another reason I do not need so much highlighter & foundation!!

  • Freeman Beauty Infusion Revitalizing Peel Off Mask- Pomegranate + Peptides…this is another amazing face mask that cost next to nothing for its work. I use this once a week for a quick way to clean out the pores and keep my skin firm! My skin feels so clean when it’s done.

  • St Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer…I have sung its praises many times! I love this face lotion. This smell alone is glorious. Simply one of the best…this lotion goes a long, long way and at only $5 a tub, who wouldn’t want some?!! You need to make sure to add Collagen to your facial routine and this is a great step. Keep your skin moisturizer on hand all Summer!

  • Retinol Cream by Niara Beauty…we found this so cheap on Amazon and I had to instantly buy a few more bottles! I have even gotten compliments on my skin this summer ever since I have added this to my skincare regime. Its divine!! Retinol does wonders to reduce appearance of aging and  discoloration. Highly recommend using. This is by far my favorite beauty product.

  • Freeman Brightening Overnight Mask – Hibicus + Vitamin C… another summer staple! This will instantly brighten your skin. I use this a few times a week. Feeling tight after a little too much sun? This has your back. You will be basking in your own glow come Morning time. Another simple money saver here too! You can find this in Ulta or even Target etc..

I honestly use all these products. My skin has never looked better either. Combining a few of these will help keep your skin protected from all the sun you’ll be getting! So make sure you don’t forget a little sunscreen and think about your skin down the road!!

Enjoy all this wonderful weather babes!!

The Best Face Masks You Need To Try: Sheet Masks Review

Best Face Sheet Masks

So I’m sure you have seen the plethora of face masks that are on display, basically at every store. And I don’t think sheet masks are going anywhere anytime soon. I’ll admit, I have an old faithful face mask I swear by and will not ever change it…but it takes time to make and can be messy. So if I am in a hurry, I’ll grab a few sheet masks to keep in stock. I love them! I’ll be trying out more for you soon too!

And it’s no secret I’m a mama bear. Being a mother means sleepless nights, sleepless nights means dark circles..yikes. Ain’t enough concealer in the world to hide that secret sometimes! But these wonderful face masks work so well and I swear by them.

Using these three in combination will give you an instant glow for any occasion.

Take a look below and see some of my favorite grab and go masks to perk my skin up for a lovely glow.

The Best Face Masks You Need To Try

Burt’s Bees Charcoal Sheet Mask Review

1. Burt’s Bees Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

This little guy will leave your skin with a fresh, clean feeling. I think it does a great job with creating an even complexion. The best part it’s 99% natural which is why I love Burt’s Bees products. They smell great and don’t leave you too dry or oily. It’s the perfect combination ( all thanks to the honey!) Only $2.50 for a single use!

Soo AE Panda Eyes Brightening Mask

2. Panda Eye Brightening Mask

I love this!! It’s adorable and fun to use! And it works! I’m not lying when I say motherhood will leave you a little…tired…so having these masks around are a must! This is my favorite. It really does soothe the delicate eye area and leaves you with looking like a doe-eyed Disney Princess.

Masqueology 24k Gold Under Eye Gel Mask

3. Masqueology Under Eye Gold Gel Mask

24k Gold? Niacinamide? Collagen?!! Yes please.

I keep under eye gel masks at all times. They work. Collagen is very important for maintaining radiant skin. I put collagen powder in my drinks even. But more on that later, as I say. I love an instant fix though too! This will awaken your skin!

So if you’re heading out for a big event or just need a quick pick me up … these are my some favorites! And you can find them just about anywhere, Walmart, Target etc..

In the meantime just order them up to be delivered now!

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Masks

Burt’s Bees Charcoal Mask

Masqueology Under Eye Gold Gel Masks

Stay tuned for more masks reviews!

10 Best Summer Style Pieces To Own

As I write, I can hear the birds chirping just outside my bedroom window…could it be that time of year again?! Could it finally, dare I say it, be warmer?!!

All I know is that I am beyond ready to get outside. I do not even mind Winter actually, but this one was brutal and will not end. Sickness and snow for days, weeks, months and years! OK, it felt like years anyway…

But those little birdies (and my latest shopping excursion) has me so ready to live it up in the sunlight. And here are my favorite finds for you baby…get out the sweet tea and lemonade because things are about to get hot up in here…

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1. The One Piece

A great print on a one piece is fun for sporty days of swimming and looks amazing with a pair of cut-off jeans. This one is gorgeous and my new favorite.

2. The Sundress

You must always have a comfortable dress on hand for any event. I love one that can go over a bikini or be great for a night of deck drinking with the besties. Shop this beauty here..

3. The Everyday Sandal

Choose one really great sandal that goes with jeans, shorts, dresses or just a cover up. I love a good, snazzy sandal but my neutral ones always get worn the most.

4. The Denim Shorts

Always have a good distressed demin on hand for Summer. It is the essential Summer staple. Any shoe, bag, top will look great with it.

5. The Cross Body Bag

Straw bags are everything! And so are crossbody bags. You want to have your hands free for a margarita and cotton candy dont you?! This is my absolute favorite right now.

6. The Tops

I adore a retro prints in the Summer. And casual bright tops are something you can throw on quickly and feel great in. Here are some of the best tops to rock over and over again..

7. The Romper

These are the best, as I am sure you know. Whether you are too sunburnt to function or just want a carefree outfit, these are the way to go, yo. So casual and cute. They look lovely for a date night too.

8. The Cover Up

Ah…I love to throw a cover up on and hop in the Jeep and head straight to our fave local ice cream spot. This one is so freakin cute..

9. The Bikini

A simple bikini that you can actually mix and match with others all Summer is always a good addition. This one is so simple yet beautiful.

10. The Hat

Cover up that beachy hair in a hurry, if you must, with this little beauty. Plus it is always nice to give your face a little break from the sun from time to time. This one is cute for any occasion.

My Ultimate Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn & Brigitte Bardot

Some style just withstands the test of time. And while there are quite a few people who have gotten Style right, I definitely have my top favorites. I remember being borderline obsessed with classic style when I was younger. It started with my love of magazines. I would not only read the articles but I would observe the style in all the ads. Clothes just made me feel happy… you know that feeling!!

But I’ll never forget getting big stacks of magazines leftover from my mother and older sister. I read about all the best Seventeen had to offer. One day though, I came across a picture of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in one of the magazines. I had to know who the girl in the movie was! This glamorous woman in one of the most elegant outfits I had ever seen…

So of course after some digging, I found out she was none other than Audrey Hepburn. I would later come to love the movie and even book…but she was my style icon right then and there. Effortless yet elegant. Now I am thirty years old and still her style speaks to me and influences me. I hung that very picture I had seen in my first apartment and every apartment after that.

There is a twist to this love of dear Audrey though. Another time I saw a photo of yet another beautifully styled woman..and she stood out like a weed in a rose garden…but in a good way. She was just different. Her style wasn’t as simple as Audrey but that’s what made her awesome…So in came my Bridgitte Bardot obsession. I mean her hair alone is amazing!!!

And after all of these years of loving style, I am convinced that combining that 60s don’t-care hair and black eye liner with elegant pieces are the key to perfection. Well my happy perfection atleast 😉

Check out below for some style inspiration that we all need! All of the items are priced under $25!

If you’re doing some Spring cleaning or just want to go a little more minimal with your look then look no further… these Boss ladies knew what was up.

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Audrey Hepburn

Style & Grace. Period. Her timeless combinations of big sunnies and simple black on black ensembles will never grow old. The neutrality of it all was pulled off with the perfect makeup and accessories. She makes minimal look so chic. Being comfortable was always what set her apart. She believed happiness was the best look…and who isnt happy when they are cute and comfy?!

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The Ultimate Minimalist Shoe Guide: Kristin Cavallari Edition +20% Deal Inside!

I love me some shoes. It is honestly hard to be a minimalist when it comes to shoes. I remember even in my young’n days, I would buy big,huge Spice Girl approved shoes. There just had to be options and heels. Now, I definitely care more about comfort than ever before though. That is why I bring you these lovely items below. There is quality, comfort and style.

And the trick to trying to keeping things minimal, without sacrificing style, is to buy the essentials for each occasion. Keep your colors mostly neutral and only buy your absolute favorites. For instance I love to have a few pumps in different colors and a few boots in different colors and so on.

You will need something for more elegant nights and you will need something for calmer days. So here is my absolute guide to all things shoes and the best part is some are on sale and designed by the wonderful Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry!

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1. GEORGIE SLOUCH BOOTIE

Bootie, Bootie, Bootie, Bootie walking everywhere…..that’s right. Everywhere. These bad boys are my absolute faves for anything. They are casual enough to run around in, so cute for a casual date night and the thicker heel will keep you balancing in heels baby.

2. SAFFRON OVER THE KNEE BOOT

Pretty woman..walking down the street. These boots are hot, hot ,hot. I mean literally. I live in the Midwest girlfriend. These sexy things keep you warm and smokin hot. Over the Knee boots are a closet must have for Winter time. Going out with these always make you feel put together too. I love to wear them with a chunky sweater.

3. COPERTINA POINTED TOE PUMP

A classic high heel is a must. I love this color because it will be cute with a neutral dress or jeans. Having a few heels that are versatile enough for any event is okay in my book. I really do try to keep things elegant but simple, so this is a great pump to have on hand for anything.

4. CAPRI MULE

Flats have my heart ya’ll. I wear a ton of blouses and I feel having a classy mule is a great alternative to tennis shoes if you need to dress it up a little more. They are so comfy and so cute! You can walk around the entire day with these and feel fantastic. These shoes are so elegantly chic. Pair these with a comfy sweater or basic top and you will be looking like the belle of the ball…the Target ball.

5. BREA SUEDE LACE-UP SANDAL

Summer summer summertime…time to sit back and untie… An awesome pair of shoes to go with anything all summer long. I prefer these to flip flops actually. Some cut off jean shorts and these beauties are going to be my go-to outfit this Summer. Effortlessly beautiful.

6. LILAC ANKLE STRAP SANDAL

You already know you need to have your Bradshaw moment from time to time. Go a little more glam with this heel. These and a fabulous clutch will make any LBD shine like diamonds. It is important to have that one shoe you can count on for suprise dates or to jazz up any dress.

7. LEEDS PEEP TOE ANKLE BOOTIE

Ok…I have a weakness for booties. I could just wear these all year long. Do have a shoe that is just too cute not to have. Hey we all deserve a treat. So even if you are a fan of downsizing…you can never go wrong with a shoe this beautiful or two….

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