Summer Fun

Growing up in Florida provided me with a lifetime of beach memories. I love the white sand and pesky seagulls and, of course, the fun games that I played with my brothers. One of my favorites was paddle ball which is why I when I saw this super cute paddle set from Urban Outfitters I had to share. It doesn’t get better than this. Enjoy making beach memories this summer!

Summer Fun Paddles

Summer Fun Paddles


Glam Eyes

Summer rays can mean summer sweat and creasing eyeshadow. But fear no more with Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow. This unique gel / cream formula can be worn as an eyeshadow or eyeliner and provides hours of creaseless wear. What I love about this product is not only the performance (all day wear), but the amazing colors available. Unlike many formulas that look amazing in the jar and then go on dull and lacklustre, you truly get what you see with Illusion D’Ombre (payoff galore)!  It even comes with a special applicator that makes it easy for any newbie to apply like a pro. 


Best High Protection SPF

Ladies and Gentlemen, summer is here and the damaging rays from the sun are landing on our skin. Although we welcome the Vitamin D, we do not welcome premature aging. I have oily skin and I used to hate putting SPF on my face, especially under makeup. That was until I discovered Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra-light Sunscreen Fluid from La Roche-Posay. This high SPF formula not only goes on almost transparent, but it dries down to a matte finish. What’s better is that it is almost untraceable under makeup. Don’t sweat the sun anymore with this water-resistant formula. Being protected never felt or looked this great.


Wedding Gift Ideas for Guests

As I start to plan my own wedding, I would like to share cute and unique ideas I come across. One challenge of planning is coming up with the gift that your guests will take home.    Personally, the best gifts I have received are items that I can use on a regular basis. I found this cutting board idea on Etsy and absolutely love it. The guest will remember your special day every time they see it on the kitchen counter or use it while cooking.


GET HEALTHY! One green smoothie at a time

The juice craze is on and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. So what’s stopping you from looking and feeling you best? Here is an easy and tasty green smoothie recipe to start your day right and get your goals closer in sight. I recommend using the Magic Bullet MB1001B. This blender allows you to make a self serving size and drink right from the blending cup…its never been this easy to eat this healthy, this quickly.

What you will need (organic is better when possible):
– 1/2 Cup So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk (or water)
– 1/2 Celery Stalk
– Handful of Spinach or Kale (or both)
– 1/2 Apple (I like Gala)
– 1/2 Pear
– 1/2 Banana
– A Few Pieces of Frozen Mango Chunks (No Sugar Added)
– Liquid Stevia to Sweeten

1. Add coconut milk, celery, and spinach/kale to blender and blend well until smooth (additional coconut milk or water may be needed to adjust liquidity).
2. Add in the apple, pear, and banana and blend until smooth
3. Add in the frozen mango chunks and stevia and blend
4. Taste and add additional Stevia if a sweeter flavor is desired
5. Enjoy!

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