Thursday, April 24, 2014

Traveling Time

Last weekend we made a road trip back home to spend time with family for Easter. My travel attire was a mixture of comfort, ease and functionality. When making a three hour trip with high energy children and a car packed full of more than what we really need, I want to make sure I am wearing pieces that are comfortable and easy to move around a pair of shoes that are easy to slip on and off for pit stops. I posted a picture on Instagram at one of our many highway stops and got a few questions about the top I was wearing.

I purchased this ruffled bottom tee at J.Crew Factory a few months ago. Unfortunately, it is long gone. I did find a few options that are super similar. Hopefully, the ladies that asked will find one that they like just as much in the line up below.

By they way, I cannot get enough of these Old Navy sandals. I am actually wearing them again today and have a feeling I am going to grab another set just in case I wear out this pair before Summer even begins.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wide Leg Floral

Today is Easter Sunday take two. After church, I changed out of my midi skirt and wedges to something that literally felt like pajamas. We spent the afternoon in the warm sun by the pool. I knew I wanted to wear something comfortable, light in texture and a style that encompassed the holiday and spring season. These floral, wide leg pants were the answer. No questions asked.

The miraculous thing about these pants is that they are not too long. I am 5'7" and was able to wear flat sandals and not have the hem drag the ground. Typically, wide leg pants require some sort of heel. Not these. So, if you are a little shorter in height, these are definitely a pair to check out for the spring and summer months. I must also mention that they are not see through. I was worried that my undergarments would show through because of the lightweight material, but all went well and not a panty color/line was seen.

I purchased these in a size small and they fit perfectly. I plan to find a pink or yellow sleeveless crop for a remix when the temps get a little warmer. I swear, these are the first pair of pants that I have purchased that I actually want to wear every single day. I plan to grab a few more pairs and already added a couple to my online carts.

Whether you are lounging by the pool, headed somewhere tropical, running weekend errands or kicking back on the couch, a pair of wide leg pants are a must for the warmer days of spring and summer; at least they are in my book.

Below are a few other options that I am equally smitten with and all under $75. Let's just say the scarf print pair will be making an appearance soon. So cute, right? Happy shopping!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

All Day Neutrogena Beauty Tools + Giveway

Last month I traveled to Los Angeles for a Skin Health Summit hosted by Neutrogena. I was honored to be chosen as one of their 2014 ambassadors. What does that mean? It means that I am lucky enough to share with you amazing products that are not only affordable, but ones that can literally transform your complexion, hair and beauty routines...for the better.

Neutrogena sent me a series of questions. My answers confirmed specific products that would help compliment my needs and aid in combating difficulties I have with my complexion, cosmetic gaps and hair care.   

Below are a list of products that I have added to my daily routine, ones that I have either been using for years or that I wish I would have started implementing months ago. 

Make sure to keep reading to win one of five gift bags from Neutrogena.

Here are three of my favorites from the mix:

I have extremely oily skin and it doesn't help that I live in Texas where the summer months are brutal and the humidity levels are high. I have been using the Oil Free Face wash for a few years. It is perfect for removing make up and has redness soothing aloe and chamomile that are a miracle workers when my face and I don't agree.  

Like I said, my skin is oily and I used to believe I did not need to use a daily moisturizer. Wrong. All you ladies out there with oily skin, we need it more than most. A good moisturizer helps balance out our skin. The oil-free line from Neutrogena has been gentle enough to provide a lightweight, non-greasy finish. I use it both morning and night. It's ideal for sensitive skin, is hypoallergenic, fragrance and alcohol free. 

Going back to the shine aspect of things, I have tried at least five-seven primers. I must say that after trying the Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, I am sold. Again, this one is non-greasy and has a patent-pending rice protein technology that acts like a sponge to absorb excess oil. I have definitely seen a difference in my skin since I began using this a few weeks ago. Did I mention that it helps to minimize pores?

Today, Neutrogena and I have joined forces to give FIVE lucky reader friends a gift bag full of the same beauty treats I received. Winners will be sent the following full size products:

1. Small printed cosmetic/travel bag
8. Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

To enter, leave a comment stating what beauty issue(s) you struggle with most. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck! This contest is open to US residents 18 years or older.

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