Monday, July 6, 2015

Makeup Monday: Summer Nail Polish

Three Nails Polishes Summer

Today, I'm sharing three nail polishes that I've been loving lately.  These bright colors are perfect for summer!

Nails Inc in Baker Street

I bought this polish last summer, and it instantly became my favorite shade of blue.  It's a little out there, as far as nail polishes go. But, I love to mix it up every once in a while with this color.

Ciata x Olivia Palermo in Nantucket

This is the most recent addition to my nail polish collection.  It is, in my opinion, the perfect coral. It's not too orange, and it has the right amount of pink.  It's gorgeous!  This could be an 'any time' color, but it's especially pretty in the summer.

Lauren B Beauty in #ImsoLA

Raspberry is another of my favorite colors to wear on my nails.  This nail polish brand is eco- and vegan-friendly.  I am so glad I got this in my Petit Vour box, because I would've never heard of this brand.  This color is so pretty!

What's your favorite nail polish color at the moment?

Linking up with Molly and Carly.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beach Essentials

Sunglasses: 1 // 2 // 3
Beach Towels: 1 // 2 // 3
Beach Totes: 1 // 2 // 3

We're coming upon the ultimate beach weekend.  Here are a few things that are essential for sitting in the sand.  Cause, let's be honest.  We go to Oak Island ... we'll be sitting in the sand and staying out of the water.  I don't spend a ton of money on our beach supplies, so all of these items are $25 or less. I lost my favorite pair of sunglasses in a wave a couple years ago, and I'm still not over it.  So, I go super cheap for the beach.

Happy weekend and Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Remixability, Part Two

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Top: Target (similar) // Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: New Directions (similar) // Clutch: Urban Expressions (similar)
Photos: Em Grey

Today, I'm sharing another way that I remix this blue and white top.  I could easily fall into a rut and wear this top with khaki pants, or even black pants.  But, I like to mix it up and put it with a bright color.  I think that blue and orange is a gorgeous color combination, especially in the summer.  This skirt is light and airy, so it's perfect on hot days.  If I could change anything about this outfit, it would be to shorten the length of the skirt.  Other than that, this is one of my favorite outfits!

How is your week going?  Any plans for this weekend?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Remixability, Part One

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Top: Target // Necklace: Old (similar) // Skirt: Gilli (Stitch Fix, similar) // Clutch: BMC // Shoes: Rockport (similar)
Photos: Em Grey

This outfit combines all my favorite things.  Blue, stripes, grey, a flower skirt, and happy flats.  These outfit makes me feel so 'together' and happy!  And don't be fooled by that thin clutch.  It can hold a lot more than you think, so it's perfect for the work day.

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a way that I remix this top!

Linking up with Shanna and The Pleated Poppy.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rebecca Reads: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door Review

Today, I'm reviewing Lola and the Boy Next Door, which is the second book in the Anna and the French Kiss series.  This series is three books long, but they're not sequential.  You can read one without reading the other two, but Anna and the French Kiss is the first on the larger story's timeline.

Lola and the Boy Next Door centers on Lola and her relationship with .. you guessed it, the boy next door.  She's lived next door to Calliope and Cricket Bell.  Calliope is a competitive ice skater, and their family travels around a lot for her training and competitions.  Cricket is her twin brother.  Lola and Cricket were close up until Calliope got jealous of the time Cricket spent with Lola.  Calliope got between them, and then the Bell family moved away.

Flash forward a couple years, and Lola is dating guy named Max, of whom Lola's parents are not entirely fond.  He is tattooed, in a band, and a few years older than Lola.  On the outside, he seems like the completely wrong guy for her, but Lola can't see it.  A surprise shows up next door, the Bells have moved back in town!  Lola is excited and nervous to see Cricket.  They have both matured over the past two years.  Cricket has step out of his sister's shadow and Lola still has feelings for him. Now she has to decide if the guy she's in love with is the one for her ... but, which guy is she in love with??

Overall, this is a great story.  I like all the characters, and you even get to see Anna and St. Clair from the first book!  It's a cute, girly story.  I think Lola is sweet.  If I were to compare it to Anna and the French Kiss, I like the Anna book more.  The story line was better developed.  Lola felt a little all over the place.  But, I suppose that's the way things are in high school.  It was okay, and I'm glad I read it.  But, it just wasn't a 5-star book for me.

Have you read this book or any others in the series?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Makeup Monday: Summer Skincare

Today, I want to share the skincare products I've been using this summer.  We're only 8 days in, but it's felt like summer for over a month.  These are four products that are great during the warmer months.

Dior Creme de Rose Lip Plumping Balm

This is an extremely hydrating lip balm that I love to use at night.  Lately, I've been using it during the day, too, since my lips have needed some extra hydration.

Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme

I absolutely love this foot creme.  It's more oily than a creme, and it smells wonderful.  Although it's really great on your feet at night, I think it's great during the day.  It keeps my feet hydrated all day long.

Neutrogena Sunkissed Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen

This is one of two sunscreen lotions that I've been using lately.  I've used Neutrogena sunscreens for, what seems like, forever.  I decided to try this Dry Touch version.  It feels great under my makeup, because it's not greasy at all.  This will come with me to the beach.

Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion

I have a huge sample of this from Sephora, and I love it.  My skin feels amazing when I wear this.  I don't use a moisturizer with it, it simply goes on before my makeup.  I've been very pleasantly surprised at how much I like this.  This is a little too pricey to use at the beach.  I imagine I'd use it up in one afternoon.  So, this stays at home for days we spend outside.

What have you been loving lately?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Shorts

Save: 1 // 2 // 3
Spend: 1 // 2 // 3
Splurge: 1 // 2 // 3

Up until last year, I rarely wore shorts.  I know, I know!  I live in such a hot climate, and shorts are a given in the south.  But, honestly?  I just don't like my legs that much.  Last year, I had a little revelation.  Shorts are way more comfortable in the heat (that's not the revelation), and I should just dress for comfort no matter what.  Life is too short (pun) to be uncomfortable for half the year.

So, I bought a few pairs of shorts last year and actually enjoyed them.  And guess what?  This year I broke out of my shell a little more and got patterned shorts.  So, here is a small collection of shorts I've been eyeing.  I really want some polka dot shorts.  Wouldn't that be cute?