Summer 2016 Favorites

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Accessories:

Simple Jewelrythin rings, thin necklace.

*In this heat, too much chunky jewelry is too much to handle. I’ve sort of found my everyday simplicity and I’ve really liked wearing it.

Tan Strapped Sandals

*I practically wear these things every day! They are so comfortable and the color goes with everything. And the marshmallow white bottom gives me 90’s fashion vibes.

Mirrored Sunglasses

*I love a good funky colored shade any day, but when I came across the clear frame and the mirrored lens I fell in love with the sleekness of them. These really do go with everything and they are understated which seems to be my summer trend this year.

Beauty:

Tess Christine inspired makeup

*Tess Christine is one of my favorite YouTubers. And I love her style so much. This look has inspired my recent everyday makeup. With her tips, I’ve crafted a simple, bronzed, nude look that I really love.

REVLON Ultra HD Matte Lip color

*This color is the perfect blush nude, and I love the matte texture. It wears pretty long too. And I got it on sale in CVS for $6.99…BONUS!

Messy Bun Hairstyles

*I cut my hair pretty short earlier in the Summer, so I’ve been trying new hairstyles that will accommodate a shorter do. I’ve utilized the mini pigtail buns often throughout this Summer. It’s a bit funky at first but I’ve grown to like it and it’s pretty quick to style. Which is also a huge plus!

Sea Island Cotton Body Spray -Bath & Body works

*This has been my favorite body spray for quite a few years, but I haven’t been using it for quite a few months. I finished it and then had to resort to another scent, because I just hadn’t been to a mall to pick up a new bottle. I’m very picky when it comes to scents. If it’s too strong it will give me a headache or bring on a slight anxiety. For that reason I don’t wear perfume- just body spray. But recently I made the mall trip and I caught a 3 bottle sale. It’s such a beautiful linen, light, airy, slightly floral, clean, crisp scent. I adore it. 

Tips to Beat the Heat:

Travel water bottle

*This one is so cute holds a really good amount of water. And it as a straw spout which I prefer.

Portable Fan Necklace

*This has been a lifesaver this summer, during these heat waves. It hangs on my neck and blows air up at me. Hands free, does the trick!

Spray Bottle

*I’ve seen so many of those hydrating sprays, but they are always so expensive, so instead I just put some water into a spray bottle and I carry it in my purse or work bag and if I feel like I need to cool down a bot, I’ll spritz my wrists or my neck/chest, and face. You can also bop this into the freezer to chill it a bit.

Entertainment:

TV Show-

American Gothic

*This is a 13 part murder mystery on CBS and it has got me hooked. And it doesn’t hurt that my girl Bethany Joy Lenz has just gotten on board for a few episodes. Check it out…you won’t regret it! SO GOOD!

Song-

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

“Make Me” – Britney Spears

*Pop royalty is back! Enough said. These two songs have been my summer anthems.

Other:

Sunflowers

*Sunflowers are my favorite flower and this Summer I have seen so many beautiful ones.

Iced hot chocolate

*This started with the dunkin donuts frozen hot chocolate, but then I’ve ordered iced hot chocolate in a restaurant and I fell in love with it. So naturally I started making it at home. I basically just make a cup on instant hot cocoa (with milk-not water) microwave the cup for just a bit to allow easier to mix and then pour over ice, chill in freezer and viola! SO delicious.

 

What are some of your summer favorites & tricks and tips to beat the heat?

Let me know in the comments below!

-<3-

 

Summer Favorites 2014

Music:

cover-artyEd Sheeran “X” album

*My current favorites include “Thinking Out Loud,” “Nina,” “Shirtsleeves,” “Runaway,” “I’m A Mess,” & “I See Fire.” SO Good…So good!

*Also been following X-factor winners Alex & Sierra

*Check out their songs “Scarecrow” “Little Do You Know” & most recently “Just Kids”

Off debut album “It’s About Us” coming out October 7th!

Music Video:

“Prove It To You”- Kris Allen (Lyric Video)

Off the new album “Horizons” released just yesterday!

*I fell in love with the imagery in this video…and I’m a sucker for lyrics so…

TV:

Orange Is The New Black– (Netflix; 2 Seasons Up now.)

vibe-new-orange-is-the-new-black-season-2-shots*You will fall in love with Daya & John…so there’s that.

Fashion:

Moon/Sun Crop Top & Thin Hair Head Bands

moon sunBandanas (Rosie the Riveter meets late 90’s *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake ;))

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Beige 70’s style sunglasses

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*Lips:

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain:

Shades; Cannes Crush (025) &

Barcelona Nights (015)

NYX Butter Gloss:

Shade: Cherry Cheese Cake BLG10

*Nails:

Essie: Mint Candy Apple

 

Snacks:

Teddy Grahams; Honey flavor

Capture9Turbana Plantain Chips; Salted

dscf2684Random:

Green Teatea

My Assortment of mugs

Mason Jar Water Cup

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YouTubers:

Meghan Rienks

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PsychoSoprano (she’s also Miranda Sings)

Left: Colleen Ballinger a.k.a Psycho Soprano. Right: Miranda Sings

Left: Colleen Ballinger a.k.a Psycho Soprano. Right: Miranda Sings

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Colleen and Joshua David Evans (JoshuaDTV) Spoiler: They're engaged

Colleen and Joshua David Evans (JoshuaDTV)
Spoiler: They’re engaged & adorable!

 

Hope everyone’s enjoying their Summer!

Ignore the “Back to School” crap kids….just ignore it, August is still yours!

-<3-