Tip of the Hat

Tip of the Hat

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A tip of the hat to you, Friday! I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!

TOP (old similar here, and I love this and this) // HAT // SHORTS // CLUTCH (sold out, similar here) // SUNGLASSES (similar under $10)

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My Summer Essentials Under $100

My Summer Essentials Under $100

Here are my Summertime Essentials (all under $100)! Click on the items below to shop. I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

THESE SUNGLASSES // WET BIKINI BAG // LIP SUNSCREEN // THE BEST SUNLESS TANNER // THE ULTIMATE KOOZIE // THE BEST DAY TO NIGHT SANDALS // FUN NEON EARRINGS // THE PERFECT SUN HAT // A COLORFUL BEACH TOWEL // THE PERFECT COVERUP // MY FAVORITE SUMMER SNEAKERS // A COOLER TOTE BAG // THE BEST BLACK BIKINI (BOTTOMS) // MAGICAL DETANGLER SPRAY FOR AFTER POOL HAIR // FAB TINTED SUNSCREEN

 

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Fempire

Bumble (yes the dating app) had a quote on their Instagram story this week that said, “Women kick ass. When we all stick beside each other and support each other, amazing results happen.” Then they coined the term “FEMPIRE” and defined is as “Building an empire with bad ass women who you love and support and who love and support you.” This is what we are all trying to build as modern-day women, but why is it so hard to support and cheer on other women’s successes? Why do we secretly (or not so secretly) root for them to fail in their endeavors?

This should end now. Babes Support Babes. That’s all there is to it. Show your support for your fellow #bossbabes hustling every single day to build their FEMPIRE, whatever that looks like for her by wearing this shirt from Amelia’s Boutique.

And speaking of FEMPIRES, the adorable pink, white, and black bracelets that I am wearing around my wrist are from Sashka Co. Each bracelet is glass beaded and is handcrafted with love by female artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Each bracelet is carefully handmade bead by bead. Skill, passion, and some of the world’s finest glass and sterling silver beads go into each one. Proceeds from your purchase empower Nepali women artisans to rise above poverty through fair trade. How’s that for a Fempire?

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{Shirt and Jeans: Amelia’s Boutique, Sunglasses: Halston, Shoes: Francesca’s, Bangles: c/o Sashka Co, David Yurman, Bag: Sole Society}

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MOVEMENT by Erin Blake

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“From Crossfit to Coffee” these versatile yoga pants can take you everywhere you want to go! With compression in the right areas, it makes you rlower half look amazing. In our top, we have perforation to let your cute sports bra show though, while still keeping you covered and comfortable!

COMING IN MARCH to http://www.erinblakecollection.com

{Top/Bottom: MOVEMENT by Erin Blake, Shoes: Nike, Jewelry: David Yurman}

Eye Savers

Under-Eye-Dark-Circles-Cream-1.jpgWhen it comes to taking care of your face, there isn’t anything better than a good eye cream. Having come from a family with genetic dark circles (a.k.a., I was born looking as though I haven’t slept in over a century), I have tried everything. Lucky for me, there is a God! If there is one thing my facial regime can’t do without, it’s under eye plumping and correcting. I’m happy to report that there are four products I’m loving on when it comes to preventing my insomniac, 28-year-old self (or genetics) from taking over my life (or my eyes, as it were).

1. First up?  DHC Q10 Eye Cream.  Thank you mom for introducing me to this gem! When it comes to age prevention, this is your cream.  This intensive cream not only contains revitalizing coenzyme Q10, but also contains things like vitamin E, olive oil, kudzu, and alpha-arbutin to prevent fine lines from appearing around those peepers.

2.  SKINCEUTICALS A.G.E. Eye Complex has been helping me save face for as far back as I can remember (pun definitely intended). Its complex of flavonoids and synergistic peptides reduces the appearance of dark circles and diminishes puffiness and under-eye bags – benefits that are almost instantaneous. In fact, on more than one occasion I have used this miracle cream with only 30 minutes between waking up and needing to be fresh faced and wild eyed.

3.  When it comes to brightening the eye area, hydration goes a long way. And when it comes to hydration, FRESH Lotus Eye Gel is the product for the job.  Not to mention, it also smells hella good.

4. Last but not least, CLARINS Defining Eye Lift is specifically engineered to improve blood circulation & skin hydration. Increased blood circulation equals decreased blood buildup under your eyes, which equals no more dark circles. The lifting effects are almost immediate.

P.S. How you apply your eye cream is just as important as which cream you use. The skin under your eye is thin, so it is extra important that you always use your ring finger (i.e., your least powerful phalange) to apply product there.  So, after cleansing and applying toner, use the tip of your ring finger to lightly pat the cream under and around your eyes both in the morning and at night.

And if you can find the time, nothing can substitute for good ol’ fashioned sleep, sleep, sleep! Sweet dreams!