Friday, June 22, 2018

REBECCA EATS | MID-AFTERNOON SNACK WITH MY/MO MOCHI ICE CREAM

This post is sponsored by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.  I only feature brands that I use and love.  Thank you for support the brands that support this blog!

If there's one thing I've learned this past year, it's that taking time from our hectic schedule is super important.  My family and I are either on the go or always doing something, so down time is super important!  And the best down time is with friends, family, and a great snack.

Since summer is in full swing around here, we are fully stocked on cold, sweet snacks.  Our My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a fave, especially with me.  What's not to love?  The soft outer layer and sweet ice cream middle is the perfect combo for a summer afternoon snack.

Just today, I was running around like crazy getting things done, when I realized a break was necessary.  Sometimes that's all I need to hit the ground running again.  And with the heat on full force right now, the cold My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream really hits the spot.  Perhaps the best thing about them is that they are ready made, so we can snack on the go.

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!


Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!
 
Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how she is snacking this summer with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Click here to read about this delicious snack!

Today was the best day in many ways, and we're kicking off our weekend strong!  Our freezer is stocked with our favorite My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and we have lots of fun plans with good friends.  With such a portable, little snack, we can be prepared to snack anywhere!

Do you have any fun plans for summer?  Have you tried My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream? I'd love to hear about your favorite flavor (there are so many!).

I will be posting tonight about a super fun Instagram giveaway that My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is hosting!  Make sure to follow me to enter!  You can follow me here.





CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | BECCA AQUA LUMINOUS PERFECTING FOUNDATION

Welcome back to another Foundation Friday!  I have to thank everyone who responded to my poll last Friday regarding negative reviews.  If you didn't catch the poll, I asked everyone to let me know if they prefer only positive makeup reviews or do they prefer to see the good and the bad.  It was overwhelmingly 100% for seeing the good and the bad.  So, I shall continue as normal and share everything, whether I love it or not!

This week's foundation is the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation.  I have purchased it in the color Porcelain.  This costs $44 for a standard 1 oz. bottle.  The formula is liquid, and the applicator is a dropper.

CLAIMS

 According to the Becca website, this foundation is a light, buildable liquid foundation that imparts subtle luminosity with a weightless feel.  I completely agree that it has a luminous glow.  My skin has a healthy glow when I'm wearing this, which is a really pretty look for summer.  With dewy foundations, my major concern is the lasting power.

A glow is gorgeous but not when it's melting off your face.  Right?  This foundation definitely needs a primer.  This simply doesn't stay on my combination/oily skin.  The best primer I've used with this foundation is the E.L.F. Aqua Mist Primer.

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!



Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!


Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!


Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

SHADE RANGE

I was super disappointed in the shade range.  They have a grand total of 8 on the website.  Granted, the lightest and darkest shades are quite far apart; however, the lightest is slightly too dark for me and I can imagine the darker shade could be even darker.

Even though porcelain is too dark, it is okay when applied in a light layer. 

For shade comparisons, here are other foundations that also match me:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation in 100 (first impressions video here) 
rms beauty Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in 000 (review here)
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation in 106A (review here)
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation in Soft Ivory (review here)

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. Click here for this week's Foundation Friday!

APPLICATION

 I had to fiddle around with different ways of applying this.  I'm testing out a lot of beauty sponges at the moment, and my absolutely favorite has been the EcoTools wet beauty sponge.  They have a few sponges, one of which is to be used to dry.  Who knew?!  I used both the dry sponge and the wet sponge, and they both performed beautifully.  The wet sponge smoothed out the foundation a little better, though.

I am impressed with how little I need to use.  Two drops cover my entire face.  The claims say it's buildable, but I beg to differ.  I built this up a few times, and it obviously looked like makeup (and not in a good way).  It also accentuated my pores when I used more than one layer. I'm not complaining about it not being buildable, I simply don't think it is.



MY REVIEW

This foundation definitely has more pros than cons, although I'm currently angry at it because I dropped some of it on my favorite cactus shirt.

I'm not over it yet.

If this foundation had more shades, I would definitely recommend it to absolutely everyone.  That being said, I do recommend it with reservations.  You simply might not find a perfect match.  The price is a bit steep to not offer a wider range of shades, in my opinion.  $44 is a hefty price tag, but it does deliver on the luminosity and perfecting qualities.  My skin looks dewy all day, although I have to powder mid-day.  It also settles into a few fine lines on my face, but powder is a quick fix for that.

I like that a little goes along way, because it only takes two drops to cover my entire face.  I would like a fuller coverage, so this is a 'good skin day' foundation.  If you already have amazing skin, this foundation would make you look absolutely flawless!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

SUMMER STYLE | RUFFLE SLEEVE TEE


I think it's time for this top to make another appearance on the blog, yes?  I literally would have to look back at my posts to see the last time it was featured in an outfit, but whatever that date is I've worn it umpteen times since.  My wonderful Cladwell Outfits app suggests this top so often to me, and I am happy to obliged.

Seriously, I could live all day every day in this shirt.  Em really knows how to stock her shop with the cutest and comfiest clothes!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how to style a ruffle sleeve tee for work.  Click here to read it!

Top: The Flourish Market // Pants: J. Crew (old) // Mules: Target


Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how to style a ruffle sleeve tee for work.  Click here to read it!

Popular North Carolina style blogger shares how to style a ruffle sleeve tee for work.  Click here to read it!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SUMMER STYLE | WEDNESDAY WORKWEAR


I've been wanting to share my work outfits more here on the blog (instead of just on Instagram), so here we are!  I wore this on Monday & really loved it.  This gorgeous top has just the right amount of detail while still being modest and office appropriate.  It's also breathable for summer, so it's perfect for this super hot week!

I bought this top last year for our 11th wedding anniversary date, and it's still going strong.  Unfortunately, it's sold out.  I've linked a few similar tops at the bottom of this post, if you're looking for a top similar.

How have you been faring during the heat this week?  It's hard to believe that one year ago we were getting ready to move into our house.  I remember it was one of the hottest weeks of the year.  Even though the heat is unbearable right now, I'm loving the memories of moving into our house and how exciting it was.

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!
Top: LOFT (sold out) // Pants: J. Crew (old) // Flats: Jane

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares a gorgeous lace yoke detail top.  Click here to read about this summer appropriate work look!



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