Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Staples

We officially booked our trip to Miami for next month so pretty soon we'll be enjoying the sun, beach and reuniting with friends and family. I'm extremely excited to be going down even if it's just for a few days. We haven't been down in over a year so it will definitely be nice to catch up with everyone, go to the beach, explore new restaurants and take a boat ride around Biscayne Bay.

As I quickly started planning out my outfits I realized I was missing a few key pieces for my Summer trip, however I think with these pieces I should be good to go!

  • white blouse to be paired with skinny jeans for the evening and shorts during the day.
  • a peplum top with lace sleeves for dinner with the girls.
  • a colorful playsuit for a lovely boat ride around the bay.
  • cat eye sunglasses (to be used everyday).
  • floral shorts for running around town and maybe even for a casual evening with heels.
  • red bathing suite because the beach is a must for this trip.
  • comfortable, neutral heels to be used during the day and in the evening.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weekend bits

Hope you all have had a great weekend and start of the week. Here are just a few shots of my weekend and things that are currently making me happy. I bought a new decor book Beloved Homes and got this NARS matte lipstick in madere - as a gift from my mom (which I had been obsessing about ever since I saw it in a magazine last month.) It's absolutely gorgeous! I promise to take pictures and post them up here very soon.
 I still can't believe these little guys have lasted this long.

 One of my goals this year was to take tennis lessons and so I'm very excited to have finally started. I'm enjoying every minute of it so far.

 I've been living in these Zara sandals all weekend, they are super comfy and they match with just about everything. 

Had a little "me" time over the weekend while my hubby watched tennis matches I worked on my puzzle, sipped on some wine and painted my nails.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Make-up Essentials

After discovering this Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with spf 20 my make-up routine was cut in half, I absolutely love it. Not only does it provide coverage and spf it also adds a hint of glow at the same time. There's nothing I dislike more than feel sticky underneath make-up during the Summer when its 90 degrees outside so I have officially decided to stick to these basics for the rest of the summer, unless of course a special occasion pops up.

So here is my make-up routine as of late: 

1. Apply Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer all over my face and neck (about a dime size amount).
2. Apply MAC Harmony blush as a bronzer (I've been using this blush since I was 15, it's amazing).
3. I then apply my new MAC Mineralize concealer underneath eyes.
4. Lastly, I apply MAC mineralize shimmer powder over cheekbones and on my eyelids.

5. I apply e.l.f. eyebrow gel, which is super inexpensive and gets the job done.
6. Apply about three coats of my go to mascara lately, MAC False Lashes.
7. I use my Revlon butter in creamsicle and if I want to feel slightly more dressed up I apply a soft coat of lip gloss.