As you know I’m a frequent self-tanner because of medical reasons (see post here) and because I love the way I glow when I appear “tanned”. Tanceuticals self-tanner is more of a smooth lotion that smells like a tropical vacation, and less like a sticky substance you’re ready to wash off. I’ve found that it gives me a great natural glow and keeps my skin super soft, appearing as if I just returned from a week-long tropical vacation under the sun in my bathing suit! Although I am naturally pretty fair, I have been using the “dark” shade recently on my face and body and have loved the glow it gives me! Another added bonus: it lasts for almost a week, just follow the simple instructions to apply.
PS: I’m currently in the airport headed to Dallas for the rewardStyle conference, so be sure to stay tuned on my Instagram Stories to follow along on all the fun adventures! Can’t wait to bring you along with me and all the other bloggers 🙂
I know the start of the season was a couple weeks ago, but it’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here: longer days, warmer nights, flowers blooming, and crisp fresh air! I love it. Are you wondering what ways you can celebrate the season? Here’s my Spring to-do list to help you get started with yours:
Have a picnic in a garden.
Wear as many straw hats as possible.
Shop at the local farmer’s market for fresh blooms, fruits, and veggies.
Go to an outdoor evening concert with a glass of wine, cheese + crackers.
Take a day hike in the local Santa Barbara mountains.
Barbecue at home and sit on the patio to enjoy.
Clean out my closet and donate bags of clothes + shoes.
Escape for a weekend getaway.
Read a new book in the shade at the beach.
I’m sure you’ve heard from other bloggers, but the amazing Shopbop Sale has started and is in full force! You can score major deals (up to 25% off) on designer brands, but hurry TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! This is perfect for scoring staple items for your wardrobe- think activewear, denim shorts, white pants, summer sandals, sunglasses, handbags, etc. All you have to do is enter code EVENT17 at checkout for the discount to be applied to your shopping cart…Happy shopping!
If you’re curious where I’m going mid-week, yes it is Spring Break (woohoo!), and I’m en route to NYC for an exciting fitness collaboration that I can’t wait to share with you!! You can follow me along on myInstagram storiesto see more behind the scenes posts while I’m in the city! I’ll be heading straight from NYC to Phoenix to be with my boyfriend for a few days, so embarking on a back to back trip (with complete opposite weathers) this week called for some a lot of organization! I’m no travel blogger or travel expert by any means, but the more I travel, the more I learn! Without further ado, today’s post is all about packing + traveling must do’s to make your upcoming trip or vacation a seamless success and to make the most of your trip! Let’s get started:
Write down a general packing list a couple days before you leave. This way, if you think of anything throughout the subsequent days, you can simply add it to your list to avoid forgetting anything. Then, pack the day before you leave by rolling your clothes to avoid wrinkles and save suitcase space. When I pack, I will put all my clothes in my rolling suitcase, and reserve my duffel for shoes, toiletries, and hair products.
Lay out your travel outfit from head to toe the night before. I personally LOVE traveling in comfortable shoes like these sneakers, comfortable pants like these joggers, a cozy tee, and I always carry a jacket with me (those airplanes are always quite chilly). The best jacket to wear traveling in my opinion is a denim jacket because you can restyle it your entire trip!
Pack 80% neutrals. As much as I love to wear colors and patterns this time of year, it’s essential on vacation to pack 80% neutral clothing that will match denim, white/black pants, in order to mix and match everything in your suitcase.
Cell phone battery pack is a must. I recently received this Mophie as a gift and have been loving it! With limited wall sockets in the airport, it’s important your phone is charged up to access anything important via email or contact anyone you might be visiting or meeting up with.
It’s that time of year again, festival season! My prediction for Coachella this year: flower crowns, mirrored oversized sunnies, crochet, fringe, and denim cut off shorts. Let’s be real, for most people it’s all about the amazing style rather than the music (although I did attend once, and I made sure to take in both as a first timer haha). With the upcoming festival in Palm Springs, make sure you’re ready this season and dressed your boho best for dancing under the sun and singing under the moon! Kick off your Coachella and festival season style with cool comfort and sunny style! 🙂
Are you attending?! I’d love to hear what you plan on wearing!!
Buying beauty products at the drugstore can leave you overspending since everything is reasonably priced, you may be tempted to try a little bit of everything! Well today I’ve rounded up my top 7 products I buy over and over again, which will help you narrow down your options when you’re browsing the makeup aisle at your local drugstore! Trust me, these products are tried, tested, and stay true over and over again! PLUS they’re ALL UNDER $10!!
BRONZER: If you love Nars bronzers like I do, but hate the price tag, this is the bronzer for you. An added bonus: it smells SO GOOD (like a tropical vacation)!
BLUSH: Once again, if you love Nars blush (specifically “Orgasm”), you will love this blush. I swear it is the EXACT SAME formula as the much pricier brand. It’s amazing!
EYELINER: I think I’ve been using this since college. Although it is liquid, it’s so much easier to apply than an eyeliner pencil.
LIP THERAPY: I use this every single night before bed and it makes the hugest difference in how soft my lips are!
MASCARA PRIMER: This primer + the following mascara are my 2 secrets to the most voluminous, lengthy, and best eyelashes yet! I’ve never found a better combo!! Apply this primer, wait 10 seconds, apply another coat, then apply black mascara. Don’t wait until the primer dries completely!
MASCARA: See above for my eyelash secrets ^ Seriously, this mascara is THE BEST EVER. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on your best lashes!
DRY SHAMPOO: I’ve tried ever dry shampoo and always return to this one! It smells really good too!
What are your drugstore favorites?! I’d love to hear 🙂
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