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Summer Smoochies

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Fuschia, orange, hot pink, nude…these are all lipstick colors that I am dying to rock this summer.

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My Daily Facial Cleansing Routine

Daily Facial Cleansing Routine

I had horrible acne growing up and regularly saw a dermatologist. I tried prescription creams and pills for a long time and finally had to resort to Accutane, which I do not recommend to anyone. While it cleared up my skin, the side effects were miserable and my personality completely changed at the time.

Now, I work to maintain my clear skin  and the one thing that I remember my dermatologist always telling me was to look for products that  are non-comedogenic. She always recommended Cetaphil or CeraVe products for daily cleansing and said that even though they don’t foam up or have exfoliating beads in them, the ingredients in these products work. My favorite makeup removing wipes are Aveeno and they are non-comedogenic and smell amazing! I also try to see an aesthetician 2-4 times a year to get a deep cleanse and she recommends SkinMedica and Elta MD products.

While my husband may think that anti-aging creams are a marketing scheme, all I have heard and read is that you are never too young to start using them. So I went to Sephora and read a lot of reviews on their product kiosk and went home with the Shiseido Wrinkle Resist Eye Contour Cream.

I have finally found a facial cleansing routine that works and that I believe will keep my skin healthy for a long time.

Here are the product details:

Morning = Clarisonic Cleanser + Cetaphil Facial Cleanser + SkinMedica Toner + Elta MD SPF 46

Night = Aveeno Makeup Removing Wipes + Cetaphil Facial Cleanser + SkinMedica Toner + SkinMedica Moisturizer + Shiseido Wrinkle Resist Eye Contour Cream

Beach Hairstyles

Beach Locks-Messy Top Knot

Messy Top Knot

Beach Locks-Fish Tail Braid

Fishtail Braid

Beach Locks

Head Wrap

Beach Locks

Pony Tail

Beach Locks

Half Up

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Beach Hair Essentials

Beach Essentials

condition // shine // clip // hold // detangle // defrizz // protect // refresh

{Images via Pinterest}

Bangs and Bobs

A co-worker of mine introduced me to an AOL Originals online series called, #CandidlyNicole. If you haven’t seen this series yet and are a Nicole Richie fan like me (I love her humor and style), then I highly recommend you watch it.

Episode 6, below, shows Nicole with her hairdresser as they talk about bangs and bobs and give an incoming client a whole new look to spice things up.

I was inspired to change my hairstyle after watching this episode, so I scoured the internet (well, Pinterest mostly) for more bangs and bobs photos and finally took the plunge last weekend. Keep scrolling to see the hairstyles that inspired me as well as my before and after!

Bangs Inspiration


Bob Inspiration


I did it!

Before and After