Hey y’all! Sharing this look on the blog today because my LikeToKnowIt is acting up!! I know getting on the blog is more inconvenient but I wanted to be able to share the exact pieces with you guys and when I get home and can get to a laptop I’ll work on getting them up in the app! My maxi is adorable & can be either causal or dressy and is under $40, my earrings are only $12 – y’all that’s a steal for tassel earrings!!! I’m sharing both me and Ryan’s outfits today 🙂 We always find good steals for him as well so I figured why not share for my girls & their boos too!
Scroll down to see all pieces in my look & Ryan’s will be in the slider below! His shorts are super cute, versatile, and under $20 + his shoes are converse but a limited addition kind for only $75, they are all white with a small navy rim on the toe!
The shorts are only showing blue in the slider but their are TONS of color options (his are pink) and there are actually a longer short option, these are a little shorter as opposed to being right above the knee!
Hey y’all!! It’s Cabo time! We made it! I wanted to post to share with you guys a few of the things I packed in my NEW luggage ry got us pahaha, that was only $135 for a set of 3 might I add!! With traveling so much I have definitely learned that a hard luggage is the way to go! It gets less damaged and will last longer then cloth! This luggage set we found looks EXACTLY like the calpack luggage my mom got which was over $350 dollars!
I also tried to find my shirt for you guys but it’s sold out, so I linked a similar option!
Hey guys! Happy Thursday! Hopping on a little late tonight to share with y’all a few things in my mind about haircare before I head out to Cabo in the morning!!
Life’s been crazy and I’ve been slacking with bloggin’ but I wanted to get this up even if it was short & sweet!
This summer is HOT and hot tends to dry out hair out! Add in some salt water & chlorine and that’s a done deal!! Here’s a few pro tips to keep your hair from getting super dry, keep it growin’ & helping it stay healthy in the summer sun!
• GET YOUR HAIR WET
My favorite & most simple trick in the book! Get your hair wet with regular water before doing any underwater swimming activity! Wetting your dry hair before you jump in a pool makes your hair suck up that water instead of chlorine filled pool water or salty beach water! (Think of your hair like a sponge).
• STAY SUN PROTECTED
Most people aren’t aware that many hair care lines make products that are sunscreen for your locks! The sun can do a number on color treated hair, fading the vibrant colors or dulling bright blondes that you’ve paid good money for!! We try to protect everything else from the sun, we shouldn’t leave our hair out!
This sort of goes hand and hand with my first suggestion. I like to put a leave in moisturizer or a light conditioner in my hair before I head into any type of water! This creates a barrier from the hair sucking up nasty water! I carry it to the beach with me and think it’s one of the next best things I can bring down besides sunscreen! I also like to put a little on my ends after coming out of the beach water to help it stay moisturized and tame frizz! I’m telling you, this trick is life changing!
I try to stay away from using volumizing shampoos or hair products when I know I am going to be in the sun for a few consecutive days, A.K.A. a beach vacay! These can tend to dry out the hair because a lot of them have some sort of alcohol in them!
I get tons of people come in during summer asking why their hair has a slippery/slimy feel. This comes from a chlorine build up in the hair! Using a clarifying shampoo once a week can really make a huge difference! This shampoo will strip the hair of any impurities!
Hey y’all! Happy Sunday! This sista is heading to Vegas currently butttt I wanted to hop on and share a quick little goodie!
Is it just me or do you totally forget you have stuff if it’s not on display?! If my jewelry isn’t somewhere I can see it I won’t wear it because I totally forget about it!!
I have tons of sunglasses – cheap ones 😂 y’all I swear if I buy a pair of expensive sunglasses they are gone in like a month. But the cheap ones? They will stay around for years lol … I think it’s a sunglasses curse I have!
Anyway in an attempt to actually where all these sunglasses (& have somewhere to put them) I found this cute little acrylic sunglass display that’s only $15!
Happy Tuesday people! With tomorrow being Fourth of July I wanted to hop on and share a super quick & easy recipe with you guys!!
Having family/friend get togethers is always a blast and if your headed to someone’s house it’s always nice to be able to bring a little somethin’ to the party!
I love this dip for summer time partys or even to make ahead of time and bring on a beach vacation because it’s a VERY light + refreshing dip!! Most dips require creams or lots of cheese! This is mostly veggies & no creams! Perfect to chomp on while wearing your bikini 😜 haaaa, as if we want to chomp on anything while we’re wearing a bikini but hey, a sistas gotta eat regardless right?!
Sooo, let’s get it goin’
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Medium size green bell pepper, diced.
• Small red onion, diced.
• One Small jalapeño, seeds removed & diced.
• 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels.
• 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped.
• 1/2 can drained and rinsed rotel diced tomatoes.
• 1 can black eyed peas.
• 1 can pinto beans.
• 1 can black beans.
• 1/4 cup olive oil.
• 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.
• 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.
• 2 tablespoons lime juice.
• 1 tablespoon sugar.
• 1 teaspoon salt.
• 1/2 tablespoon pepper.
• 1/2 garlic powder.
• tortilla chips.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
• drain and RINSE all canned products.
• throw all beans + tomatoes in mixing bowl.
• add all diced veggies + cilantro & corn to mixing bowl.
• in separate bowl mix all dressing ingredients and stir well.
• pour dressing into mixing bowl with bean & veggie mixture.
• let marinate in fridge for at least 2 hours mixing at the one hour make! (overnight is the best though, mix a few times whenever it crosses your mind!)
SERVE COLD WITH TORTILLA CHIPS! Or even cucumber chips if your trying to be healthy!
Y’all this dip is so stupiddd easy & it’s pretty addictive!! You can obviously make it your own too! Admit a can of beans and maybe add more corn, or maybe if you like a little bit more spice add a little more jalapeño! Make it however you please! Let me know if y’all have any questions about making it, I know my directions might not be up to expert level! 😜
Trust me, your face depends on it! … or really any part of your body does!
(scroll down if you just feel like reading about the products and not my story 😜)
So – back in December I got a call saying a veryyy smalll bump in the right hand corner of my eye (about a cm away from my tear duct, that almost resembled a “milk bump” baby’s get) was skin cancer, basal cell, and that I was going to have to have Mohs surgery ASAP to have it removed. Apparently basal cell is the best to get if your going to get it but, nonetheless, a call like that will make you wig the hell out. Especially if your a 29 year old girl who, let’s be honest, is a little vein. “It could always be worse” yada, yada, “you should be happy it’s something you can take out”. I heard it all & totally agreed…
However at the end of the day I still laid in bed every night for about a month before my surgery and cried my eyes out. (Have you ever googled Mohs surgery?! Jesus lorddddd – this was a perfect example of the whole “don’t google that rule”. Pictures of people with half their faces torn apart come up. This is prettyyyyy traumatizing.) Anyway, every night I had all the questions, “why me?, I’m 29 how could this happen already?, how big will it be?, I never even tanned that much?, how different am I going to look?, how am I going to stare at myself at work in the mirror everyday with a big ole’ scar on my face?”. And my god I was so scared!!! I am SUCH a baby with pain or surgery of any type. Ryan was always a good sport and would find ways to make me laugh about it or just be there for me while I cried it out. He’s the best.
I know some of y’all are reading this and are like wowwww you were worried about some dumb stuff, people die of terrible cancers everyday, it’s not all about looks and so on and so forth. I feel ya, I get it, & that’s 100% right! But at this point in time it was a kicker and I was having my moment.
About 6 months later I’d say my scar looks pretty good. The surgery wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought, of course I had a dose of xanax and a pain pill so I was feelin’ good. The doctor came in, numbed the area and got to work. Dr. LeBlanc on Metairie road did it & he was so sweet, he even let my momma stay in the room so I could squeeze the living hell out of her hand the whole time! All I really felt was pressure. I was there for probably a total of 3 hours & my margins were cleared the first time so they didn’t have to go back in and take more skin. He thumbed-Uped us through the door to let us know it was all good and came back in to stitch me up while I watched Kardashian’s & continued to squeeze Rhonda’s hand off! The down time was about 2 days and my face was just super swollen! Now, you can definitely tell there’s a little indent on my face by my nose & eye. Could worse things happen? Totally! but do I ever want this crap on my face again? NO!
Prior to this I was never a sunscreen girl. My family and I are totally sun worshipers. My favorite vacation is a beach one – my mom, aunt Renee, and I will lay there and bakeeeee all day & I love to be outside doing anything. If I was at the beach I’d apply sunscreen in the morning and that was it, no refreshing unless I was starting to burn. And on my day to day routine at home my “sunscreen” was any (if any) SPF in my foundation.
Fast forward to now and I am a FREAK. I’ve tested tons of stuff out & think I’ve finally found the best spf products/routine for me! I’ve been in the search for products that wouldn’t make me break out and things that would go well with my make-up.
After doing some searching I found a company that REALLY gets it. They took into account that people need SPF that can be used with their make-up easily instead of it being complicated! How are you supposed to re-apply your SPF during the day when you have a full face of make-up on?! This was one of my struggles!
The company is called SUPER GOOP! and they literally have all kinds of products!! If you are searching for certain SPF things I would check out their entire website to see if there’s things that suit your personal needs – for now I’ll share with y’all the things that suit mine & that I think are pretty universal actually!
This is a super lightweight everyday sunscreen. It goes on soooo silky and it actually acts as a primer & a poor minimizer! It can be worn under make-up or alone because it has a universal tint so it matches any skin tone!
Y’all, THIS PRODUCT! … GENIUS!!!! If I told you to pick one, it would be this one!! This stuff smells like heavennnn, it has the most refreshing scent & of course feel! This is a setting mist with 50 SPF. This is great because it sets your make-up while giving you even more protection! Also, it’s great to refresh your SPF! At the end of the day when I get home from work and Hayden has a baseball game or something it’s great to be able to spray this on and refresh, rather then taking all make-up off and reapplying!! This was also amazinggg at the beach, literally every hour I would respray on my face!
This is a translucent setting powder. Again I think this is a pretty smart idea! This is something that you can add ON TOP of your make-up to refresh your protection! Out of everything I’d say this would be my last pick strictly because the packaging needs a small tweaking. However, I did use this everyday at the beach before I put on the setting mist. The concept of this is perfect, but not as easy as the mist! The brush has a hole in the middle where the powder kinda just falls out but I tap it all over my face and then spray the spray! This powder is light weight and is a mineral powder so it feels smooth on! I like it and will continue to use, it just requires a little patience lol!
So those were my 3 picks from this line! I can’t lie since I am psycho, on the days that I really know I will be in the sun I put on a REALLY amazing sunscreen Ryan bought me before I use the Smooth & Poreless this sunscreen is LA ROCHE – POSAY.
This stuff is THE BEST. I have sensitive skin & before was breaking out. When I started using it, break outs stopped which I am assuming were caused from the other sunscreens. This goes on smooth and is OIL FREE which is huge because your putting it on your face! It’s light weight and doesn’t feel heavy like most! This formulation was just perfect to me & for the price I feel like your getting an amazing find!
So, what is my daily routine now?
I of course wash my face in the morning, I apply a toner, then apply the LA ROCHE-POSAY. I let that sit for a minute while I brush my teeth or hair, then apply the SMOOTH & PORELESS. After that I’ll go about my normal make-up routine and follow up with the Defense Refresh Setting Mist at the end. Just about 2 sprits!
If any of y’all have any questions about ANYTHING in this post feel free to message me! It seems basal cell is a more common thing than you’d think! This whole situation just made me so aware of really making sure I take precautions with my skin & wish I had been cautious of this a longgg time ago! Do I still want to bake when I go to the beach? ABSOLUTELY. But, now I know this is something I can be exposed to & also find as I’ve gotten older that my skin loves to develop dark spots in summer! So, all I can do now is make changes with how I protect my face!
Happy sun screening y’all & if y’all have any products y’all love for sun protection or for skin let me know!
Hey y’all! Throwing up a recent Purchases today! Y’all know the drill. Keeping it short, sweet & to the point! Plus I’m at the beach so I’m trying to enjoy my time with the boys & Ryan’s family!
I’m also throwing this bathing suit & hat on here today because I got TONS of questions about them! I love feeling like I’m helping you guys find good purchases and am working on a baiting suit post that’ll be up later in the week! This suit is $37 all together! Can’t beat that!!
This suit is very flattering. It’s high waisted and gives you good booty coverage haha! I know sometimes it’s a struggle to find a suit that’s family friendly and not too cheeky! I sized up on the bathing suit bottom but that’s because I have a big booty 😂
Hey y’all! I’m hopping on because I wanted to share some swim cover ups with you guys! I don’t know about y’all but every summer I seem to be in need of some new ones!
Here’s a quick list of some I’ve recently purchased and some I have my eye on. I try to give you guys lots of options- I know some of my clients mention it’s easier to hop on here and find something rather then search through tons of your favorite stores haha!
I sized down on this one! I love throwing cover ups on like this with jean shorts during a night walk on the beach! It keeps you warm with the night breeze and makes you feel okay about getting it wet with sea spray!
Is anyone else loving tie-dye right now?! I am obsessed with the laid back look of it + how actually laid back and comfy all these tie-dye clothes are! Keeping this one short because it’s 11 o’clock at night but I wanted to share this exact dress with y’all because I know it’s sold out on the website I had originally found it on. HOWEVER – y’all know I came through and stalked the internet to find more!!
I also decided why not dedicate this post to a few other favorite tie-dye things I found (and ordered) while searching!
Hey y’all! Tuesday Shoe Day! If you’ve been following along you’ve known I have been on the hunt for the perfect summer wedge! I had my favorite pair for years that had came down to its last leg and Ryan had glued them back together for me, after one night of wearing them with the glue – it wasn’t meant to be and they broke again! It was a depressing day! 😂😂😂
I have now officially moved on. I bring you these fabulous wedges that are under $100! Your welcome!
I have been loving these because they match with everything! They are comfortable since they are platform and were surprisingly comfortable.
I did read on the reviews before purchasing that some people had a issue with the ankle strap breaking. This happens when your ankle strap is too tight & can happen with any shoe. Over the years I have learned to keep this on a looser hole because this isn’t holing your shoe on your based on if it’s tight or loose, it holds it on either way!
I would also recommend sizing UP a whole size. I sized up a half and definitely could have done a whole. More so because of the tightness of the strap around my toes!