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|Makeup Bee-Gone |

 

I’ve had such a hard time finding a makeup wipe that is not only gentle enough to not make my sensitive skin break out, but also effective enough to remove even my most stubborn waterproof makeup. Recently I decided to purchase the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towlettes and I have fallen in love! These wipes are formulated for normal skin, ( as opposed to their Sensitive Skin, Normal to Oily, Normal to Dry Exfoliating, or Normal to Dry cleansing wipes), and works so well on my skin. Although I almost always wash my face before I go to sleep, (and YOU should too), these wipes give you a chance to take the day off and let your skin breathe before you cleanse it at night. Or, these wipes can be useful to remove your makeup before swimming, before working out, or before trying out a different makeup look!

You can purchase these wipes pretty much anywhere! I picked mine up at CVS, but you can also purchase them at Target or a Walmart!

 

 

Comment down below what your favorite makeup removing wipe is!

| Camouflage | 

When it comes to summertime, there is nothing I hate more than wearing a full face of makeup. I have always been very minimalistic when it comes to using products on my skin and it has taken me awhile to find the perfect balance between achieving a medium to full coverage look while using little to no product. I think I’ve finally found my holy grail item for just that!

ºMaybelline Super Stay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector:  This product offers perfect coverage for your undereyes as well as for blemishes without looking thick or cakey. Also because this product is infused with ACTYL C, (an antioxidant), that actually works to help heal your skin. (Obviously I wouldn’t rely on this alone to heal acne).

  • Shade: In the winter I normally use this shade while in the summer I use this one.

ºTo Apply: Instead of putting the wand directly onto my undereyes and blemishes, I take the wand and dab a dime-sized amount of product onto the back of my hand. From there I take my Sonia Kashuk Multipurpose Brush, dab it into the product, and apply it on my skin with a light stippling motion. I don’t like putting the wand directly onto my face because I don’t want to transfer any dirt or impurity from my skin back into the product. This way, I can ensure that every single time I use my concealer, I’m not using a product that has been affected by use on troubled skin.

ºSonia Kashuk Flat Top Multipurpose Brush: I purchased my brush at Target as part of a Limited Edition four piece core makeup brush set. I absolutely love this brush because it doesn’t soak up a lot of product into the bristles and it blends my concealer so naturally. If you aren’t interested in purchasing this entire set of brushes, you can purchase the brush separately here!

 

 

 

Comment down below what your favorite summertime concealer is!

| Sunkissed |

In my opinion, the next best thing to laying out in the summer months is creating a makeup look that resembles a sunkissed glow. For this reason, these two products have become my go-to items this summer. Here’s why I love these items so much and how you can get your hands on them!

ºMaybelline Fit Me BlushThis blush is in the shade 208 or Medium Nude. I love this product because it isn’t too shimmery where it looks like you’re walking straight out of the 90s but it does have a little sheen to it that perfectly captures the light. This shade really compliments your bone structure while offering your face an overall warm glow. I have olive skin so this may not work for you if you are fair or if you have a deeper skin tone. In that case, I suggest this shade for fair skin and this shade for deeper tones.

This product is also available at Bed Bath and Beyond and Buy Me Beauty. (I picked mine up at the local CVS).

ºSonia Kashuk Tapered BrushI purchased this brush as part of a set sold at Target! This brush is amazing because its shape lends an easy application for inexperienced to professional users and is amazing quality. I find that this brush does not soak up or grab too much product but allows you to transfer the pigment easily from the product to your skin. If you aren’t interested in purchasing this entire set at Target (although you get more for your dollar if you do!), then here is a great Sonia Kashuk brush alternative!

 

Comment down below what YOUR favorite makeup look during the summer is!

| Warm and Cool Tones |

 

 

One trend that I am already loving this season is wearing a mixture of warm and cool tones. Not only does the color contrast really pop, but this style looks great on all skin tones! Here’s a tip, if you’re just starting to dabble with warm and cool tones, try wearing complimentary colors. (yellow + purple, orange + blue) and then work your way to pairing other tones! Also, don’t be afraid to mix a patterned top with

In this picture, I’m wearing two very distinct pieces but your warm and cool toned look could be as simple as different colored accessories with a solid color tee! If you have a favorite warm and cool tone look, comment down below!

ºPom Pom Off the Shoulder TopThe top that is linked is not the exact one pictured but is very similar (I bought mine at Marshalls!). The off the shoulder look is huge this season as well as fun pom poms that add the perfect detail to any outfit! My style tip would be to buy one size up on off-the-shoulder tops so that it won’t pop off your shoulders every time you move your arms!

There are other affordable tops like the one pictured that you can pick up from

Forever 21 or Target!

ºMustard Colored Shorts: I recently picked these up from Loft and have fallen in love with the way that they fit! Not only are they super comfortable, but they are easily dressed up or down depending on what you pair them with. These shorts offer the perfect warm tone to pair with any cool color.

There are other affordable tops like the one pictured that you can pick up from

Gap or Target!

ºGladiator SandalsThe shoes that are linked are not the exact ones pictured, but are the same style and brand. I picked these sandals up from J.C. Penny two years ago and still haven’t run out of looks to pair them with. These shoes go great with a casual summer outfit, like the one pictured, or with a sundress!

| On-the-Go|

 

Now that it is officially summertime, it’s time to rethink our leggings and pullover on-the-go look (one of my personal favorites for cold months). It can be really hard for some women, especially mothers, to find that perfect balance of not looking like they are still in pajamas but also not looking like they are trying too hard. For this reason, I’ve decided to give you guys an example of a simple, everyday outfit that is easy to throw on but looks put together enough to run errands in all day. Remember that no matter WHAT you’re wearing, the most beautiful thing about you is what is on the INSIDE!

If you have a favorite on-the-go look, feel free to comment down below!

ºKeds Baseball CapI love this hat because it is affordable and the solid color matches with almost any outfit. I wear this one with a pony, as pictured, or with a low messy bun. If you’re looking for other options of solid colored hats, I would check out Nordstrom,     H & M, or Target!

ºNike Women’s V-NeckThis shirt is great for a workout at the gym, for a quick run, or for a comfortable shirt to run errands in. It is lightweight and easy to pair with just about anything. If you’re looking for a different style t-shirt, Nike has a lot of great workout shirts out right now!

ºThin Black Belt: Really any brand will do for this accessory! This adds just a little bit of detail that really pulls the entire outfit together. You can pick one up for yourself at Old Navy or Target!

ºOld Navy Denim ShortsAgain, any brand of shorts will do the trick for this look. I suggest wearing a slightly longer pair than you would normally wear to a day at the beach simply because you will be bending and moving while loading and unloading your car all day and you should have the comfort of knowing that you’re covered! (Nobody wants to see that!!!) If you’re looking for a more bermuda style short, check out Gap or Maurices!

ºNike Free Run FlyknitThese are by far the most comfortable pair of tennis shoes that I have ever owned. I know that Nikes are a little bit more on the expensive side, but trust me, you will get plenty of use out of them! These are great for a training day at the gym or for a day that you will be on your feet for several hours.

 

 

|Go-To Palettes |

While I know there are extremely nice eyeshadow palettes out on the market today,

(Such as the MAC and Laura Mercier), I love trying to find more affordable products that are in some ways comparable to the more expensive brands. Now there is a definite difference in quality between these products and high-end products, but here are two more affordable palettes that act as a great substitute if you’re looking to save a few bucks!

ºL’oréal La Palette Nude 1This palette retails for only $20 and contains both matte and shimmery shades which allow you to accomplish different looks all with the same palette. It comes with a nice sized mirror and its own eyeshadow brush! (Although, you should know the brush is not the best quality so I tend to use some EcoTools brushes). This palette is perfect for everyday wear and has become one of the staples in my makeup routine!

It is also available for purchase at Target, Walmart, and Ulta.

º Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics: This palette retails for $30 and has the quality of a full-sized Urban Decay palette but is less expensive. This palette contains six matte colors and a nice sized personal mirror. Each and every shade has amazing color payoff and is very blendable and it has become one of my very favorite makeup products. If you’re looking to give yourself a smoky eye for a night out or a softer look for your job, this is the palette for you!

This palette is also available for purchase at Sephora and Ulta!

| Let me know YOUR thoughts about these palettes and whether or not there is a palette you would like me to try next! |

 

| Love Yourself |

If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your strength, stamina, and overall health, then look no further! This 30 Day Shred is one of my absolute favorites for a quick and effective at-home workout. Jillian Michaels has a way of motivating me that I hope helps you too! The DVD includes three different 20 minute workouts that go from beginner level strength and stamina to advanced so that you can gradually build your strength as you work out. One of the great things about this program is that you do not need to go out and purchase a lot of equipment to complete these workouts. Jillian combines a focus on strength, cardio, and abs to give you an amazing full body challenge. Comment below your favorite at-home workout!

 I am a firm believer in the importance of working out not necessarily to lose weight but to take care of your body. You are IMPORTANT and you are WORTH IT! Don’t let working out intimidate you. I think you will be shocked at how much peace you will feel emotionally and spiritually when you take care of your physical being. YOU CAN DO IT!

I believe in you.

The 30 Day Shred is also available at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Ebay.

If you’d like to purchase a yoga mat like the one pictured, click here.

If you’d like to purchase free weights like the ones pictured, click here.

**Please contact your doctor before starting any workout plan.**