Beauty, Fashion / July 21, 2017

Summer Fashion and Beauty Essentials To Carry With You Into Fall

These are the items that I have been LIVING by this Summer…and I guarantee I will continue using in Fall. I know, there have been a lot of super cute trends as of late…but I wanted to highlight the essentials that I use nearly every week.

  1. Lipstick in Pale Mauve // I swear, this is the perfect neutral pink for Summer. It is slightly more contrasting than your typical nude, while still providing a super fresh, natural, clean look. Not to mention it is moisturizing. And for chap stick obsessed ladies like me, that’s a win.
  2. Natural Straw Hat // The must-have of must-haves. Tryna look cute but don’t feel like showering? Throw this on over yesterday’s (or the day before’s) hair for an effortless but put-together Summer look.
  3. Wrap-Front Maxi Dress // When I want to be comfortable yet a little dressed up, this wrap-front maxi dress is my go to. Throw it on with some gladiator flats and a pop of color on the lip and you are ready for Sunday Funday or a casual night out.
  4. Slip-On Mesh Heel // I am literally obsessed. I wear these shoes MULTIPLE times a week. Whether for work, or all those wedding festivities that come with Summer, these slip-on’s are not only precious (and match everything) but also about as comfortable as a heel can get. You’ll be able to last all day (or night).
  5. SPF 50+ CC Cream // An absolute Summer necessity. Just replace your facial sunscreen with this CC Cream. It is tinted, with light coverage, for a nice and even look…and the SPF 50+ is all the protection your skin needs. I have been using this all Summer (in Florida) and have yet to get burnt.
  6. High-Waisted Bikini // This suit has been everything for me this Summer. I’m going to be honest, I haven’t been feeling my most fit. So not only do I LOVE the color and fit, but I love that it’s just the right amount of coverage. I still feel a little sexy without revealing my lower belly (aka my problem area). However, I highly recommend no matter what shape you’re in!
  7. Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette // I just added this to my beauty collection…and I could not be more excited about it. I’ve been super into shimmers and pinks, and this palette is where it’s at. The shadows are super pigmented, hold without a primer, and honestly are a statement all on their own. So when I’m in a hurry, or don’t feel like wearing eyeliner, I go to this palette for a quick and simple finished look.
  8. Brunch Babe Baseball Hat // In Summer in Florida it rains a lot…so a cute baseball hat is a must. I rock this at country concerts, when running errands, even when grabbing a casual meal with friends. And I love the soft pink as it’s a fun spin off a neutral…AKA it matches everything.
  9. Cool Blonde Shades Reviving Balm // If you know me you know that I am a frugal shopper…HOWEVER I will always splurge on my hair. And this Cool Blonde Reviving Balm is something I could not live without. To me, nothing is worse than when your cool locks start to go brassy. Hence, this product. The fake-blonde’s super hero! Especially when you want you hair light and bright for Summer.
  10. Head/Neck Bandana // I seriously just feel like these are the cutest. A bandana on the neck can dress up any outfit, but I have been super obsessed with them in my hair. Especially when I’m headed to the beach or pool…I put it on my head, and wrap and tuck yesterday’s curls, for a boho, beachy, feminine look.

I’m hoping this list is helpful and practical…and will make your life just a little bit easier and more beautiful. Let me know your thoughts below! What items do you use on a weekly basis?



Beauty / July 14, 2017

Harry’s Shave Plan For A Smoother Summer

Do you know why I decided to try this service? Because I hate shaving.

Shaving is literally the worst.

I’m talking legs, people. Yes, I’m aware this is a men’s shaving company…but what about us ladies and our longing for silky smooth legs? If there’s potential that it’s a good product, then I’m going to try it. I’ve told you before…there’s no shame in my game.

When I first heard about Harry’s, I was immediately intrigued. I’m down for anything that will make shaving less painful. Well, not less physically painful (they are razors after all…you can still cut yourself), but less emotionally painful… Because there’s nothing worse than forgetting to shave, and then rushing to do it and realizing your crappy razor missed half of your leg. See? Literally the worst. We’ve all been there.

How Harry’s Shave Plan has changed my life

  • The Shave |  This is the closest shave I have ever experienced. You can definitely feel against your skin that the razors are sharper, and therefore require less pressure as you shave…but the end product is well worth it, and makes you feel like your time was well spent.
  • The Price | For a mere $15 you receive (my recommendation) The Truman Set…which includes a rubbery razor handle (for easier gripping in the shower), three detachable razor heads, a bottle of shaving cream, and a travel case. Prior to Harry’s I would buy a pack of three razors, and that alone was between $10 and $13. So you’re telling me I’m saving money?! Sign me up.
  • The Convenience | I am an online shopper. There, I said it. Anything I can do to avoid malls or busy stores, I do. I order most of my beauty products online, and if I can order my razors too, I will.

My one suggestion for you Harry’s, if you’re listening…

I would love some girlish scents. Don’t get me wrong…if I had to pick a scent for my man, this shaving cream would be it. But for myself I might like something fresh, or semi sweet/floral. Just something to think about 😉

Okay…convinced you could really love this service? Give it a try ***for free***. Just pay $3 in shipping. You’re so very welcome -> Click Here

And let me know what you think!!! Can you relate to my quirks? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!



Photography by Studio Magnolia