My Summer BEACH must-haves

There is nothing better than a bright sunny day and hours and hours to spend soaking up those rays as you sip & snack on your favorite things! As a Mamma, I can not remember the last time this was real for me! Through all the craziness of a day at the pool or the beach I am truly living an amazing adventure & am beyond blessed to live it! So as I and all you lovely ladies and mommas out there embrace this summer let’s do it all together in perfect style!

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MY SUMMER 18′ COLLECTION FROM KENDRA SCOTT

It was a beautiful, sunny & warm Summer Saturday afternoon as I strolled the walk ways of the Corners of Brookfield! My photographer, Dan Herda, Owner of DJ Herda Photography, joined me as I was in search of the perfect jewelry pieces to make up my Summer collection! Kendra Scott is one of my favorite places to shop for jewelry! Kendra’s approach to design & business has always impressed & inspired me! So I decided to shop at Kendra Scott that day!

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My Picks from Kendra Scott

To say Kendra Scott’s jewelry is amazing is such an understatement! Elegance, grace and beauty is consistently displayed in both interior decor, jewelry and in their staff each time I visit this store! During my trip I was greeted with a friendly face! I told them my style of clothing and jewelry and they hand picked a beautiful combination perfect!

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Behind the Mask

Anti-aging, acne-reducing, hydrating and more! There are tons of masks on the market that promise exceptional results when using their products. So why is using a mask on your face so important anyways? The purpose of a mask has several different functions depending on what type of mask you are looking for.

The first thing to know is your skin type then choose the appropriate mask to help you. For example if you have normal to oily skin, you will want to select a balancing mask. If you have dry skin, you’ll want a hydrating mask. So why use a mask? Why not just use your products and call it an easy day? The reason why a mask is to important and helpful is because it provides extra help and support to your skin. If you, for example, have normal/ oily skin and you are using all the right products to support a balance, your skin still needs a little extra help or boost in the right direction. It will help, in this particular example, remove excess oil and therefore reduce acne, thus helping to improve the skin’s texture and health overall.

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I personally love the charcoal mask from Beauty Counter! It is a nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.

 

If you are looking to firm up and plump of that skin then I really love the plumping facial mask by Beauty Counter! It made with deeply cleansing kaolin clay, this nutrient-rich mask instantly gives skin a bc_bc_2-plumpingmask_selling01_webfirm, toned look and more youthful appearance. Plumping peony root helps restore skin’s elasticity, while konjac root smooths the appearance of fine lines.

Consumer Panel Test Results
In an independent consumer study, after two weeks of use*:
86% said skin felt soft, moisturized and was improved.
83% said skin looked and felt smoother.

In an independent consumer study, after 4 weeks of use*:
96% said skin felt soft and moisturized.
90% said skin was improved.
83% said skin looked and felt smoother, and was more supple.

 

Sometimes you need to brighten up that dull skin! DON’T WE ALL:) My recommendationbc_bc_1-brighteningmask_selling01_web.jpg for a clean and healthy mask for this type of beauty mask would be the Brightening mask by Beauty counter! This nutrient-rich mask instantly gives skin a brighter look and more even-toned complexion. Polishing kaolin clay deeply cleanses, leaving skin revitalized and renewed, while vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Consumer Panel Test Results
In an independent consumer study, after two weeks of use*:
90% said skin looked rested and refreshed.
86% said skin felt softer and smoother.
80% said skin looked brighter.

In a consumer perception study, after 4 weeks of use*:
90% said skin felt smoother.
90% said skin looked fresher and rested.
83% said product awakened dull, tired skin for a brighter appearance.

 

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Keeping in mind that your skin is the largest organ in your body, it’s important to become a self-advocate when it comes to what is in your masks. There are many amazing products on the market right now that promise great results and some of them do what they say. However, what are they leaving behind? Since whatever you place on your skin, the largest organ of your body, soaks in to your skin and essentially your organs, then what are you leaving behind after that beauty mask in your body? Unfortunately, the products on the mainstream market are leaving behind the start to many health issues such as: asthma,allergies and infertility issues.  There has to be a better way then leaving your body in ruin after a simple “beauty mask“!

 

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Educate your self on not only what your skin type is and the needs to follow that, but also what is actually behind the beauty masks that you are using. Ask, what ingredients are in this? What do these ingredients really do? Find a solid educational site that you can plug your current products into to ensure they are safe & healthy for your skin and body. Your skin  & body will thank you!

 

 

 

 

Dressing for your Body Type

Spring is coming! Which means new wardrobe. Before you dig into what to stock your wardrobe with let’s see what your body type is first. This will determine your choices  in constructing the perfect wardrobe just for you! Although I realize it’s a dreaded topic at times. However if you are not wearing the right fit for your body type the clothing you wear will not be the best option and could contribute to a problem you are trying to cover up.

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That Little Lipstick

I could talk all day long on the importance of a red lipstick. And how I believe a red lip looks great on almost everyone! But a big pop of lip color may be a little scary to those who are not very big into makeup and may only want a little moisture or a tint of a neutral shade. But how do you pick from all the millions of products out there, telling you to buy their product? And how do you know what actually looks best on you? I mean, let’s be honest, not everyone can pull off an orange lip.

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How to buy the perfect Designer Bag on a Budget

It’s no secret that you can pay a pretty penny on  a good quality bag. There are a ton of amazing designers who have come up with a large assortment for us, as the consumer, to pick and choose through. The problem is that price tag can be a bit more than our budget allows us to spend on a handbag. Here are a few tips & tricks to buying your perfect designer handbag on a budget!

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