Summer Lovin:Friday Favorites

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and I gathered some items I know the Fathers in my life will love. 

Adidas Seeley Shoes– I spied these in the mall the other day and loved the look of these for my guy.
Cast Iron Oyster Pan-The Hubs recently has fallen in love with oysters(so have I). This pan would be awesome for summer dinners outside. 
Etsy Printable-This printable would be great for a father’s desk. Love that my little guy thinks his daddy is a Superhero!
Wash, Wheel and Tire Cleaning Kit-a go-to gift for those car lovers in your life
Dollar Shave Club-The Hubs has this monthly razor subscription. It ranges from 1.00 to 9.00(depending on which blade you choose). It is a great monthly subscription service that delivers new blades each month. I love not having to buy expensive blades. The blades are geat quality and they have a shaving butter that The Hubs love.

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Summer Lovin: Friday Favorites



It’s Friday Favorites time! I am a Pinterest junkie. Seriously…I have 118 boards and I am just a few pins short of  6,000. It is such an inspirational site for me. I realized though… that I need to physically do more projects and not just stare at all the pretty things all day. Friday Favorites are great for me, because I can share all the goodness of Pinterest and other sites I spied great finds on during the week. 







Arrow Finials-You guys…. these are sold out! They were not earlier this week, but I am sure this pic went around Pinterest and everyone fell in love, as I did. The curtain is what really caught my eye. It is so bohemian and lovely. I have been contemplating changing up my little guys room. There is nothing wrong with it now… but I so want to redecorate it in a woodsy/cabin/hunting/lodge kinda feel. I thought these arrow finials would be great. 

Wet Brush-This brush is so great! I have long and very tangled hair. My scalp is also super sensitive, so this brush is great for painlessly brushing through my tangled wet hair. I don’t know how it works, but it is magic!

Thayers Peach Witch Hazel– I had to have this, of course, because it is peach scented. I was running low on my witch hazel(which I use as a facial toner) and saw this on Vitacost and put that guy right into my cart. It smells so good and gets rid of any extra dirt and/or makeup leftover on my face after I cleanse. It also adds a bit of moisture. 

Smashbox BB Cream– This is one of those products that I got a sample of and fell in love with and then realized it was a little pricey but I didn’t care because it is so good! I use this all Summer long. I don’t like to put on a bunch of face makeup during the Summer. This is great because it is a BB cream. So , basically it is a primer, concealer and foundation all in one. It is also wonderful because it has SPF35 in it so, I also don’t have to use a sunscreen on my face. I can’t say enough about this product. 

Zara Frilly Sleeve Top– I recently discovered Zara. Zara is one of the biggest international fashion companies. Their clothes are so unique. I saw my favorite Makeup Guru wearing this top and I fell in love. I really want to buy it but, I am hesitant to buy clothes online. The closest store to me is about an hour away so, I may venture out there and try it on. 

St. Tropez Tanning Mousse-This is another product that is a bit pricey, but nothing compares to it. It is a self tanning mouse that you use a mitt to apply. The mitt allows for a even coat every time. It is a gradual tanning mousse, so after about 4 hours you can rinse it off in the shower and it leaves you with a perfect tan. There is a darker bronzing mousse if you have a darker skin tone. This one is perfect for me and my fair skin.




Have a wonderful weekend! I have some fun posts coming up next week and I am excited to share them with you!

Summer

Summer Lovin: Friday Favorites

This week I wanted to do something a little different with my Friday Favorites post. I have been loving You Tube. You probably already know that I love to watch makeup videos on You Tube. In the past I thought You Tube was more for watching funny videos or for figuring out how to fix something. I was so wrong! I was looking for some info on how to do a smokey eye about two years ago. I stumbled upon a girl named Jaclyn Hill on You Tube, who is a professional makeup artist.I watched her video and then proceeded to watch every video she had ever made! Then I discovered all these other girls who do these videos too and my life was ruined changed.

Recently, I have tried to branch out and find videos on health, interior designing and organizing. There are not many home decorating channels that I can find( if you know of any..please comment below). So, anyways I thought I would share some of my favorites! Links to their You Tube Channels will also be below.

Makeup:

The girl who started my obsession: Jaclyn Hill. She is so knowledgeable and is a big goof ball. I wish we were friends. She is amazing and gorgeous! She is a professional makeup artist so she has a lot of great tutorials. (When I went to get her link I saw she just posted a new video!!! I’ll be right back!!!)
Makeup by Tiffany D. Tiffany is such a down to earth girl. She needs to be my friend too! I like her channel because it is not just makeup. She also posts about fashion and home decor. Her home is absolutely gorgeous! She has a blog as well that I always look forward to. 
Danna Ann is so beautiful. I love her personality She is easy to follow and always has great reviews and tutorials. She really goes into depth about the products she tries and I always check her channel out before I purchase something. 
Casey Holmes is again…gorgeous. They really all are but, they are also all very sweet girls. She is a Southern girl. She has a funky style and has awesome tutorials. Casey also has great reviews and is really honest about each product she tries. 
Kassie is another talented beauty guru that I follow. I am not sure if she is a professional makeup artist, but she is super talented. I love watching her channel because she tries out a large array of makeup and beauty products. Many of these girls are not professionals(but could be)…they just have a love for beauty and share it with all of us!
Health:
This is Summer and she is awesome! Number one she is a fellow Summer. Number two she is the reason I love Vitacost and has made me more interested in trying natural products and got me taking my vitamins again. Three she loves Jesus. I stumbled on her blog when I was searching for articles on anxiety She struggles with anxiety too and has shared a lot of great stories that have comforted me.  I could go on and on about how great she is!
Kendra Jorde is another down to earth girl. She shares many tips on how to stay healthy. She is also a Vitacost lover. Kendra uses a lot of natural beauty products as well and is a great resource when trying to find products that don’t have a bunch of junk in them.
This girl’s channel, Glutes N Glam, is new to me, but I already have learned so much. I recently watched he meal planning video that was very helpful. She also posts videos showing you step by step instructions of many different healthy recipes. 
Home Decor and Organizing:
Alejandra is all about organizing. She has soooo many great tips for every nook and cranny in your home. If you need help getting your space in order, I highly recommend her channel. She also has a website with even more helpful tips. 
This channel is a little different as it is not just one persons’ channel but a magazine, House and Home. They feature many different tips and videos about different makeovers. As, I mentioned before there are not a whole lot of channels that I have found on interior decorating. This is a great resource!
I have so many others that I follow. If you want to know of any other beauty You Tubers I follow I will gladly share them! If you have any you love please share!
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Summer Lovin: Friday Favorites

Garden Grove Floral Watch-I saw this on Francesca’s site while searching for Mother’s Day Gifts I have to be honest. I have never stepped foot in this store. We have had one for awhile in our local mall and it just seemed like an “older lady” store. I saw some younger girls on YouTube who purchased some really cute jewelry there and thought I better give it a chance… while I was at the mall a few days ago. I am glad I did. They have the cutest clothes, shoes and jewelry!
Heart Coffee Mug Set– I would love to buy these mugs from the Etsy shop owner, but they are a bit too much for my pocketbook. I thought these were great inspiration for a DIY project!
Mac Blush in Melba-I did it. I went to MAC and bought my first blush by them. I was afraid I would fall in love, because again these are pricey…but they have the pretties colors. Of course, I fell in love. This shade, Melba, is a gorgeous peachy pink. Perfect for Spring! (At least that is how I justified it and I may have purchased another shade).
#redballoonsforryan Tote– My sweet friend Alyssa of Beckett’s Threads is donating all the proceeds of her red balloon stamped leggings, shorts and this adorable tote to the family that tragically lost their little boy last Friday. For more info and pricing you can follow Beckett’s Threads on FB or on IG. She makes the cutest stamped leggings, shorts and even came out with her signature stamp on a t-shirt. My little man loves his shirt.
Ikat Glasses Case-I wish I would have seen this case before I purchased my last sunglass case. This one looks super retro and I am in love. If you are like me and constantly wear sunglasses this is a must for protecting them from everything in your purse.
Palazzo Pants-Do you guys remember these? I can’t believe I am old enough for styles to be making another round! I wore these wide legged pants in high school. I personally love them because they flare out and distract from my booty and hips. They are also super comfortable and a great light weight pant option for the Spring and Summer.

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Summer Lovin: Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Y’all! I am so ready for the weekend. As promised I am sharing some of my favorites from this week.

 This might be a little premature to add something to my favorites that I have actually never tried or been to….but how can you go wrong with a place called the Donut Bar !!?? Has anyone gone? They have a location in Orange County and one in San Diego(my two favorite places). Each day they open at 7am (8am on weekends) and are open until they sell out. They feature so many unique flavors like Creme Brulee and Brad Fritter! I can’t wait to make a trip out to one of the locations. Donuts are my all time favorites of favorites!

I first spotted these incredibly cute sandals in another print a few months ago and they are long gone but… Victoria’s Secret currently has this leopard print and also has it in black. They are a bit pricey… but look super comfy!


I am so happy Nate Berkus is back on TV. I miss The Nate Berkus Show! His new show is an Interior Designer competition show. Each Sunday at 8pm on NBC the contestants get a new challenge to complete. So far, they have had to completely design a home inside and out. One week it was a Spanish home, another a Mid Century Modern and then a Cabin in the Woods. They are all so talented. Definitely a new favorite  If you love it too…come over on Sundays…it can be our thing and we can eat donuts:). Oh, did I mention I am not eating carbs?…yeah.


This color screams Spring. It is a peachy pink. I have never tried the Insta-Dri formula by Sally Hansen, so I thought I would give it a try. I hate waiting for my nails to dry and always end up messing them up. This really did dry fast. It is more of a matte finish, but I applied a clear glossy top coat. It definitely needed two coats as the first one was streaky….but I really like it so far. The color is really just gorgeous. I highly recommend it and it was under 5.00!


Have a wonderful weekend! I am going to the Flea Market on Sunday. Hoping to share my finds with you next week!

Summer