~ Birchbox Review: Ready, Set, Summer ~

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I was super happy to get this month’s Guest Editor box  – Ready, Set Summer!  It was curated by Meghan Markle, actress and founder of The Tig lifestyle blog.  It was filled with beauty picks that travel with you—and will leave you feeling polished wherever you go.  As a fan of Markle (love her on Suits) and her website, this was a fun box to receive!

For those of you who are unaware – Birchbox is a monthly subscription beauty box that samples skincare, makeup and haircare – all for $10!  The product lines are typically high end, and it is a great way to try out products you normally wouldn’t spend the money on.  If something catches your eye – then you can order directly from Birchbox full sizes of them with free shipping!  

The theme of the box was summer travel – so...

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~ Spongelle ~

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If you’re looking for a great bath and body gift – I’ve just found one!  I only wish I had known about it before (I know my mom will love it).  I received the Spongellé Boxed Flowers in Papaya Yuzu. in my PopSugar Must Have Box and immediately fell in love!   This innovative sponge is perfectly packaged and designed to moisturize, rejuvenate and restore skin from neck to toe!  It’s unique surface changes instantly as you squeeze it – allowing you to exfoliate as well as leaving your body soft as silk!  With the soap and scent already in the sponge – you’re saved a step in the shower!

Spongellé Infused Body Buffers are an amazing way to care for your skin. They were created for the most discerning customers who want the finest bath & shower experience...

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~ Currently Craving: Red, White and Blue ~

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With the Fourth of July holiday next week – I’m really getting into the patriotic spirit!  And while I’m not one to wear our flag on my clothing…I do enjoy some good ole red, white and blue in my wardrobe for the occasion!  So I tend to gravitate towards items I can wear again (like a navy striped shirt and Converse sneakers) – while adding in splashes of red!  See below for some items that will help step up your Independance Day wardrobe – and that you can be sure to get more use out of throughout the summer!

xoxo – T

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~ Ipsy Glam Bag Review for June ~

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After the last few months of bright and fun bags that just screamed spring – I was kind of sad to receive the basic black one this month!  It’s actually a good quality makeup bag – just kind of basic.  Though it will come in handy (and match) my basic black cosmetic bags that I use when travelling!  The theme this month was Swim into Beauty – ans the bag is made of that scuba material.  It has the Ipsy logo on it – and the zipper is a bright coral!

For those of you who don’t know about Ipsy – it’s a community of beauty junkies, where each month we receive a Glam Bag, which has 5 beauty products all in a super cute cosmetic bag for just $10!  The products you receive are specially selected based on your initial quiz, plus any reviews you may have made on the site!  Now – let’s check o...

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~ Julep Maven Box: July Preview ~

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Welcome to the July Maven Box Reveal!  The Drenched Collection premiered over the weekend and was inspired by Palm Desert.  This new collection is all about hot sand, bursts of bright, and a sunset that will take your breath away. Basically Julep has ensured that you have all the shades of the sunset at your fingertips!  Even better – there are a variety of finishes to the polishes – so there really is something for everyone!  And if you’re more of a natural girl, then you have to check out Brighter is Better, a breakthrough nail treatment infused with optical brighteners and lemon extract that makes your whites whiter and your pinks pinker!

They also introduced a few new beauty products.  I’ve already talked about the Rethink Your Shower Gel here...

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~ Makeup Monday: Pacifica Enlighten Palette ~

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In my latest PopSugar Must Have Box I received the Pacifica Enlighten Palette.  This four pack of eye shadows was designed specifically to brighten eyes!  

I was familiar with Pacifica shadows, having received a single shadow in my Ipsy Glam Bag a few months back.  I was impressed with the eye shadow back then – they have an innovative formula that uses coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.  And this time the rich, lasting, creaseless eyeshadows are four highly pigmented and iridescent shades – designed to brighten the eyes and make you look gorgeous and awake. 


Here are the shades ~ 

Urchin ~ Iridescent Jeweled Purple with Gold Tones ~ This one scared me at first, but after playing around a bit I felt much more comfortable using it as a substitute for black or dark ...

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~ Skincare Sunday: Rethink Your Shower ~

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Julep just announced their new body wash – and I have to say it’s perfect for Skincare Sunday!!  Called Rethink Your Shower – it’s a hydrating body cleansing oil that launches in July!  I’ve always loved cleansing my face with oil, and Julep’s Bare Face Cleansing Oil is always in rotation.  So it’s amazing that they took the concept and incorporated it into a body wash!  This ultra-hydrating, lightweight body cleansing oil reaches deep to dissolve impurities and prep skin for exfoliation, then rinses away to reveal silky, nourished skin.  Unlike most cleansing oils for the face – this one is intended to be used on wet skin – so it’s perfect for the shower!

oil_hero photo from Julep’s blog

So what makes this so amazing?  Check it all out below!

Grape Seed Oil ~ Rich in antioxidants, thi...

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~ On My Radar: Glossier Coconut Balm Dot Com ~

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It’s no secret that I love pretty much all of the Glossier products I’ve tried , which is why I’m so excited about the newest – Coconut Balm Dot Com!

A mix of warm sand, piña colada, and Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion – so basically vacation!!  And with summer in full swing (and not a vacation in sight for me), this will be the next best thing!!  Just like the original – the coconut version is a hydrating, long-lasting, do-everything skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, irritated skin. The dense, waxy texture stays in place to seal in moisture wherever it goes.

Now for the best part!!  How do you feel about getting it for FREE?  Yes – I said free!  Click this link and you’ll be taken to the Glossier site where you will sig...

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~ Sperry Saylor Sandal ~

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I love my Sperry boat shoes. Super comfy – last forever – and very stylish! A few weeks ago I was searching online for a pair of gold wedges – and I was shocked to find a pair from Sperry!  I seriously had no idea that Sperry made wedges!  In my mind they are forever boat shoes!  With a sale from Nordstrom (and a gift card from my birthday burning a hole in my wallet) I knew that I had to have them!

These are the perfect shoes for summer!  A 4 inch heel (which when it’s a wedge I’m fine with) – in an espadrille style.  Made with leather and cork, they have an adjustable ankle strap too.  The style comes in silver or gold – I went with gold.  And I also saw them in different patterns as well...

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~ Currently Craving: Maxi Skirts ~

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Maxi Skirts are one of my favorites when it comes to summer dressing!  Easy to throw on with a simple tank top and sandals – but still gives you a put together look!  With the right accessories and material of the skirt – it even becomes a dressier night time option!  I normally choose solid color or striped skirts – but this year I’ve been eying a lot of prints!  The ones from Alice + Olivia  and Haute Hippie are really making it hard to choose!  Take a look below at some options I’m currently craving!

xoxo – T

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