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The Santorini Sun

Jono and I had such a fun time on our vacation! I’m not gonna lie, it was a little hard to come home… Back to reality! Both England and Greece were on my bucket list, so I’ve been stoked to have finally been able to check them off😉 Santorini was obviously the warmer of the two locations. The weather was perfect in the low 80s. #takemeback We made sure to drink LOTS of water, walked a ton, and of course lathered up with sunscreen.   I brought my Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Face Lotion with me because I knew I’d want good protection from the Greek sun! Plus, my skin hasn’t seen the light in a while and the first time seeing the sun can be a little scary if you know what I mean… This face sunscreen was an absolute necessity in Santorini. We were outside all day long. Even though I know that it’s important to protect your skin anytime that you’re outside, it’s easy for me to forget to use sunscreen when I’m …

Summer Skin

A little skin history… I used to use a lot of beaded cleansers that doubled as scrubs until my dermatologist told me to kick them to the curb. I can’t even tell you how big of a difference it’s made for my skin since switching to soft cleansers like this one. Here’s the way that my dermatologist explained it to me: When you use beaded cleansers and scrubs, they continually open your acne wounds and spread the infection around. So you feel like you’re getting a “deep clean” but in reality it’s enabling the infection, aka your acne, to stay and spread. #nothankyou! I’ve found that TULA has really great products that are not only gentle for your skin, but they also revitalize. TULA offers a 3-product face routine to help your skin stay healthy and I’ve really loved it! First, you start with the TULA Purifying Cleanser. It’s not overly foamy and it leaves your skin feeling nice and clean. Next, you apply your pH Resurfacing Gel to get your pH to its proper …

Clarins Body Fit

Helloooo San Fransisco! Jono and I are just enjoying a little weekend getaway. And the view from our hotel is BOMB. But, let’s talk fitness for a second. It has been one of my goals this year to become more firm. I’m tired of being squishy. I’m not trying to lose inches or anything, I just want to feel… Harder. More toned. It’s not too much to ask for (or so I thought) so I figure it’s a good goal. I’ve discovered that I’m pretty weak #embarrassing. Meh, oh well. I’m working on it! Anyway… While on my new mission to get fit, I discovered this really great product called Body Fit by Clarins and it’s kind of genius. A product that helps reduce cellulite? Like, whaaaaa? I didn’t even know that was a thing! All of the product reviews that I read were amazing, sooo I decided to try it. I’ll admit, even after reading all of the raving reviews I was still a little skeptical, but I’m starting to see a difference! My …

T3 Styling Wand & Confidence

While checking out at the grocery store today, our sweet cashier began loading some of our bags into our cart. As she was loading the cart, she smashed one bags that was underneath– Not a big deal at all. She immediately noticed that the bag in the bottom of the cart contained more fragile produce and began apologizing. You could see the doubt in her face as she said aloud that she wasn’t good at her job. My husband and I looked at each other with a bit of shock and assured her that she was doing a great job. It may have been a seemingly small experience, but the doubt that she had about herself and her abilities really struck me. She was so kind and absolutely capable of her job and without knowing her, I would say that she is probably far more capable than what her job entails. This experience got me thinking– How many times do we do that to ourselves? How many times do we doubt our capabilities and tear …

The Pink Hair Guide

Pink hair! It’s so fun! To achieve your perfect shade, it will be a process, but a fun one I promise! I’ve listed pastel hair best practices, as well as products that you’ll need to keep your hair fresh and healthy. This post is looong overdue. I apologize that it has taken me so very long to publish, but now it’s here! 1. Start with platinum/white blonde hair. This is a delicate process… If you naturally have darker hair this must be taken in steps. Going platinum can really damage your hair, so you have to be careful. I’d suggest going to a hair dresser that specializes in bleaching, so that you can get the very best treatment and avoid as much damage as possible. 2. Add color to your conditioner. My killer hair dresser adds color to my deep conditioner for me so that every time I wash, I add some more color to my hair. It helps to both avoid as much fading as possible and to moisturize the hair. Bleached hair can get …

Contouring w/ Maskcara IIID Foundation

I’ll be the first to admit that I am no makeup guru. In my teens, I just did what my mom did, which wasn’t much (a powder foundation and mascara– That’s it). I added bronzer to the mix and ended up over bronzering my face for years… Orange much? I didn’t even use a concealer for under my eyes until a few years ago– Yikes. So, needless to say my makeup routine has been quite the journey. Anybody feel me? I’m very happy to say that I now have a much healthier and more effective makeup regime (hooray!). One of my favorite new easy to use products that I’ve found is Maskara’s IIID Foundation and I’m super excited to share it with you!! We’ve all seen those scary Pinterest photos where girls have those crazy intense contour lines all over their face. It always remind me of some sort of Halloween feline makeup… A tiger, maybe? Anyway, this is NOT that. Yes, it’s a contour palette, but do not fear! It’s super easy to use and appears very …

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LipSense w/ Glam Glimmer Gloss

If you have a driven female in your life, any sort of social media, or you live on planet Earth, you’ve probably heard of LipSense by now. It’s a smudge proof, kiss proof, waterproof all day lip color that you probably need in your life. It’s super nice because you don’t ever have to worry about getting it on your teeth (I don’t know about anybody else but that’s a huge problem for me), you never have to not kiss someone, your boyfriend, husband, children, etc. for fear of transferring your lip color, and there are over 70 different colors to choose from, so… My cute sister-in-law Allyson sells this magical product and let me just tell you– It’s the stuff of unicorns. Not only do I really love the product, but Allyson creates super helpful videos on her FB Page (you have to request access to the page) and I’ve even seen her Facetime girls that she doesn’t even know to answer questions/show how to use the product– She’s awesome. Plus, if you’re looking …

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TULA Probiotic Skincare

It has been my goal this summer to start branching out and testing new beauty/skincare products. Testing out new products is super daunting to me because my skin is so sensitive and tends to freak out at any sign of regimen change (bleh). However, letting my skin be a guinea pig this summer has not only helped me get to know my skin better, and what it needs, but I’ve actually found some super great products that I love! As you may have noticed, the number of skincare companies utilizing probiotic technology is rapidly increasing. I swear I see something new about probiotic technology in skincare every time I walk into a beauty store. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, or how it would affect me, so I did a little research… It’s no secret that probiotics, when ingested through foods such as yogurt, can have positive effects on the skin, so it makes sense that skincare companies are now taking advantage of this knowledge and applying those same principles to topical skincare products. It …

h2Blowdry Bar

Every girl just needs some gal pal time. Whether it be getting a mani + pedi, going to a movie, or going shopping, we need a time where we can relax and not have to think. A time to let go of whatever stresses life throws at you and unwind for an hour or two. Obviously getting your makeup done at a super adorable salon isn’t something that you can do everyday, or even every week, but I think it’s important to take a little mini staycation by yourself or with your lady friends to have some good old fashioned fun. So all of my local Utah girls, I’m talkin’ to you. When you need a break, the h2 Blowdry Bar is the place to go! Like I said, you may not have a big fancy event to go to, (or you aren’t a bridesmaid this weekend) but it’s important to take some personal girl time (or YOU time). Blowouts, waxing & tinting, updos, makeup, the h2 Blowdry Bar has it all. It’s everything you need for your girl’s day, …

Ready, Set, Platinum!

That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets… The million dollar question: How do you do your hair? I have been asked a lot of questions about my hair, the color, how I style it, etc., so I have decided to create this novel of a post to share all of my hair secrets. Although, they never really ever were secrets… Anywho, I’m spilling the beans! First of all, to achieve the cool purple tint that I have finally accomplished, has been quite the process! I had been inching my way toward a platinum hairdo, for a long time before I finally got the end result that I wanted. Finally, (halleluiah) the heavens have opened and I have silvery toned hair! Why such a long journey? Well, because hair is fragile. The more bleach you throw on it, the more brittle, stretchy, and cotton candy like your hair becomes. You have to do things step by step, so that you don’t completely fry off your hair to the point where it falls out. …