Happy Tuesday! I haven’t done a “I Really Love My…” post in a while, and I missed this series! I am definitely a girl who wears items over and over (and over) again, and when I find something I like, I stick with it. I like to think I’m a creature of habit who likes to get her money’s worth. I received these Vince Camuto booties for a birthday gift last year and I have worn them dozens of times. They go with everything – leggings, jeans, skirts, dresses…you name it, I’ve probably tried it. They just have a edgy vibe that balances out girly dresses, but still looks put together and cool with jeans and a tee.
What shoes do you own that seem to go with everything? Shop some of my other favorite Vince Camuto boots below!
If you know me well, you know I am a handbag addict. There is nothing better than buying a new handbag (in terms of material possessions, obviously). I also love getting a good deal. I’ve had this handbag for about 3 months now, and it is safe to say that I am completely obsessed. The best part? This bag is from Old Navy and it is under $35! Yep – you read that right. It looks so much more luxe and expensive, plus it’s on trend, versatile comfortable to wear, and a perfect neutral that looks great with everything. How much better can you get? Watch the video about to see my full review – enjoy! xo
Happy Friday! I come to you with a new type of haul video today, it’s a book haul! I have been super into reading this summer, and I cannot say no to sales at Barnes and Noble lately. What books are you reading this summer? I would love to hear your recommendations based on the books I picked up and what you think I might like. I tend to go for easy, casual beach reads (such as PLL, or The Vacationers), or dystopian-type books (such as Divergent, Matched, or Delirium). I have also been loving business books, such as #Girlboss and Lean In, so any recommendations you could make I would love! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far, have a fabulous weekend!
During the summer, I try to minimize my beauty routine as much as possible. Part of it me being lazy, part of it I want as few products sweating off my face as possible.
My favorite summer foundation is from Rimmel – it’s the Wake Me Up foundation in Fair 001, but it’s from Europe, so it’s much darker than I’m used to. This is my summer color, and this formula is phenomenal. It’s dewy and glowy, but has great lasting power. It looks very natural on the skin and lasts from day to night.
For blush I’ve been reaching for Tarte Tipsy almost every day of the week, it’s pigmented, bright, and stays on for 12 hours. Really. Plus Tarte’s products are made from natural, good-for-you ingredients.
For my eyes, I try to keep things as neutral as possible. If I’m really trying to get out the door in 5 minutes, I’ll swipe on the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic pencil in ME-54 Metallic Pinky Beige…which is exactly that. This stuff, once on, is BUDGE PROOF! It is not going anywhere. It is waterproof too, so if you like a bit of makeup on when you’re at the pool or beach, you have to give this a try. I just picked this up about a week and a half ago and it’s my new eye obsession. If I want to spend a bit more time on my makeup, or I’m headed out at night and want to add some drama, I’ll use the Too Faced Neutral Eye Palette. It has a nice mix of mattes and shimmers, and every single color is gorgeous.
Next up, lips. I prefer matte lipsticks in the summer because they last so much longer in the heat. This Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon is bright, non-drying, and smudge proof. Once on, it stays on. If I’m looking to add a bit of shine, the Buxom Lipgloss in Celeste is my all-time favorite. It looks good over everything, and the sparkle in it is insanely beautiful.
For nails, I’ve been loving some more muted colors. I’m usually a neon girl, but lately I’ve been into mint green, lilacs, and baby pinks. The pink is Sally Hansen in Sumac Sonic and the mint green is Essie in Mint Candy Apple. Both are available at the drugstore for under $10 and you can usually find them on sale. These both also last about 4 or 5 days without chipping, which is great wear time for me.
Lastly, perfume. I have lately been obsessing over Lily Pulitzer Squeeze perfume – it smells like you’re in a field of oranges, and it just smells so fresh, citrusy and summery. It is so delicious, crisp, and makes me so happy every time I smell it.
I hope I gave you some ideas for a melt-free makeup routine this summer! What beauty products have you been loving?
I have been shopping at Nordstrom literally for as long as I can remember. In college I got my first Nordstrom debit card, and have been shopping the anniversary pre-sale for the last 6 or so years. It is the best way to get fall clothes, on sale before the season starts. It is my favorite time of year, because it’s my two favorite seasons coming together (summer for weather, fall for fashion). You can shop my picks if you have a Nordstrom card and are logged in to the site early, but if not you won’t be able to access them until July 18th. Regardless, you can see some of the items I got and let me know what you’re looking forward to picking up! Have a wonderful Tuesday <3
Another 3 months has passed, which means it’s empties time! I cannot believe it’s already 10 days into July – where is summer going?! Anyways, these are the products that I used up including some haircare, makeup, candles, and other beauty products. Some I loved and have found holy grail products in, others I wouldn’t repurchase or recommend. Read on to find all of my thoughts and experiences with these products! What products have you used up lately and loved? I’m always looking to try new amazing products, so leave me a comment down below or on the video. Enjoy!
#ThrowbackThursday to when I had longer hair and spent a beautiful weekend in the San Juan Islands! Some friends and I made a trip up there in early March and I totally forgot about these photos – so let’s relive the rainy but beautiful trip!