Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Party Must Haves in Blush Pink

Loving these pretty in blush pink summer party ideas!  Blush pink is such a romantic color - I love pairing it with gold and cream for a beautiful summer soiree.  

Links to every item shown above can be found here:  Blush Pink Party Ideas

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

m-61 Skincare Product Review - Bluemercury

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a skincare product junkie.  I don't typically use one line all the time - I like to rotate between different lines because they all have different ingredients and claims as to what they can do.  

I found m-61 a few months ago and it's a skincare line that is exclusive to Bluemercury - a site devoted to luxury skincare that works.  Their entire line is full of dermatologist-loved ingredients with power-packed naturals and is 100% free from harmful parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.  Best of all is that it works!  My skin feels so clean and hydrated afterwards.  Their fast blast facial mask takes only 2 minutes and my skin is exfoliated and brightened at the same time.  Another favorite of mine from m-61 is their microdermabrasion scrub - perfectly exfoliated skin in just a minute!

After exfoliating, I'll use their powerglow peel - a fine-line treatment peel exfoliates, resurfaces, clarifies and firms skin in one quick step.

And today is the last day of their amazing sale and gift with purchase so don't miss out!  

Take 10% off $100+
Take 15% off $175+
Take 20% off $250+

Leave me a comment and let me know what you got!  

Summer Beauty Must Haves & iPhone 8+ Giveaway!!!

Hello Ladies!

Summer is officially here and it's time to update your beauty routine.  What worked in the winter won't work in the summer - you're going to want lighter products because your skin won't be as dry.
I absolutely LOVE the powerglow peel - I use it 2-3 times a week to really deep clean my skin.   I also really like the Peter Roth face masks - they really smooth your skin out.  Make sure you follow up with a good mineral based sunblock and then moisturizer.  A favorite of mine is the Obagi Matte Sun Shield - a little goes a long way - and I follow up with Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream.

I've rounded up some of my favorite beauty gifts with purchase:


Neiman Marcus



Saks 5th Avenue

And I've partnered up with some amazing bloggers to giveaway an unlocked iPhone 8+!  Follow the directions below to enter!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Craft & Foster Candles + HUGE GIVEAWAY!!

I had the pleasure of attending a candle lab hosted by the wonderful husband and wife team at Craft & Foster.  All their candles are made from non-toxic soy wax and are all hand poured in their cute little shop in Oceanside, CA.  

My absolute favorite scents are Lost Coast and Guava & Fig Lost Coast smells like a beautiful men's cologne combined with the salty beach air. and their Guava & Fig smells like exotic tropical fruits.  Two very different candles - but they both smell absolutely amazing.

Now on to the HUGE GIVEAWAY!

I have also partnered with some amazing bloggers to give away a Canon Rebel Kit, gold iPad, and a trendy bamboo handbag!  Login below to enter!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beauty Guide: 2017 Favorite Luxury Beauty Finds For Wrinkle Prevention

Ever since I turned 40 last year, I've noticed that my skin is dryer....maybe it is, maybe it's psychological, but I've been a lot better about taking care of my skin.  I've always been fastidious about putting on sunscreen and staying out of the sun, but I am starting to notice some fine lines.  Botox and other fillers are out of the question...I'm a chicken when it comes to pain and I feel like it's a downward spiral if I even got started.  

So, here are some of my favorite products that I've tried and absolutely loved.  You'll notice a lot of Shiseido brands on here - I grew up watching my mom and grandma use it and they have some beautiful skin.  

One thing I cannot live without is my bottle of Shiseido Future Solution Replenishing Treatment Oil - it is absolutely the BEST - it's an incredibly light oil that absorbs immediately into your skin.  I use it after I use my serums and incorporate a pump into my creams.

The IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup is another favorite of mine - it really melts away all the makeup - even stubborn waterproof eyeliner.

Here are some of my favorites that I use all the time - what are some of your tried and true favorites?

PS...Neiman Marcus is having a free tote and samples  with $125 purchase - ends 2/26/17
Nordstrom has tons of gifts with purchases right now

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Style Guide: 2017 Resort Wear Picks

Here are our beautiful 2017 Resort Wear picks!  They're so pretty - I'm loving the gorgeous flowing maxi dresses and the 'do not disturb' hat is a must have!  Unfortunately, we won't be going anywhere for our winter getaway this year as we are in the midst of building a new home, but I must remind myself that plenty of people are coming to San Diego to escape the cold winter everywhere else around the country!  

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Best Lavender Products

After a long and stressful day, all I want to do is unwind and relax.  My favorite scent for relaxing will always be lavender - there is something so calming about that scent and it's just a beautiful scent especially when the products contain the purest of French Lavender oils.  

My absolute favorite go to bubble bath is the L'Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath - just two capfuls are enough for a bath full of relaxing bubbles.

Favorite hand cleaner on the go - the EO lavender wipes - you will absolutely LOVE these wipes - non-drying and it smells wonderful!  

Favorite shower gel - the whole family uses this one - the EO French Lavender shower gel  it's economical - though honestly, I would pay triple the price - it's THAT good!  

And for my kiddo's dry skin/chapped lips, my go to is the All Good Lavender Healing Balm/Goop  - My son gets very cracked skin when he gets bad colds - he licks his upper lip area under his nose until it's all chapped and cracked.  I put some of this on overnight and by morning his skin has magically healed.  This also works wonders on dry cuticles.  *and no, this is not a sponsored post!*  

Here are some of my favorite lavender products below:

Magical Unicorn Gift Ideas

I'm loving these fun unicorn finds!  My tween daughter is completely obsessed with them and now I can see why.  Totally cute.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

How to Find The Perfect Bra Size

Happy early Valentine's Day!  Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect bra size?   Here's a fun flowchart for you to find yours and below, you'll see some of my favorite finds from ThirdLove.

Our friends at ThirdLove have given my readers an exclusive discount code for 15% off your entire order:  


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

All White Kitchens and Design Inspiration

Here is the kitchen that we get to design!

I've always dreamed of an all white kitchen and now it's finally within reach!  
Here are some of our design elements that we've chosen for our kitchen - classic white thermofoil cabinets - These were one of the only items in the entire house that we did not upgrade. You may wonder why - It is because we have two little boys.  We remodeled our current home before we had little ones and spent a ton of money on custom furniture grade cabinetry for our kitchen.  Well, when my big boy got to be a toddler, we realized that he's not very gentle when it comes to closing cabinet doors or drawers.  And crayons...don't even get me started.  

We did upgrade the cabinets to have soft close so they cannot be slammed, and the drawers all will have dovetail joints.  The pros of having thermofoil cabinets is that they are easily cleaned, can take a lot more abuse, and we can replace a panel, door, or drawer front if needed at Home Depot.  

We also chose a backsplash of hexagonal Carrara marble - it's absolutely gorgeous!!  And the countertop will be quartz stone in White Zeus Extreme.  We chose quartz because it is a very hard material, second only to diamond.  It's nonporous and beautiful.  It will definitely hold up to a family that uses it all the time!  Because it's nonporous, it won't stain nor can germs get into the counter itself.  There is also no sealing required which is a huge plus in my book!  It is also not cheap - I don't know the exact cost per sq. ft that we paid but it was a significant upgrade charge from the included granite slab.  And yes, I would have LOVED a huge slab of marble but I know me and I know that I have 3 kids....marble just does not lend itself well to young children....An apron sink sits in the middle of the island. We got all KitchenAid appliances but no built in refrigerator - it just wasn't a must have on my list.  

Here are some kitchens that inspired me:

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