Santa Barbara is one of those places that’s only about 90 minutes from LA but feels like another part of the world. Two weeks ago we went away for the weekend to celebrate our friends’ anniversary and stayed in downtown Santa Barbara and felt like we were far away from the hustle bustle of LA and able to relax and enjoy great Mexican food, a cool ocean breeze and small-town charm…
I’m always interested in which beauty products other women are using and especially which ones make it off the vanity and into a purse or makeup bag. Here is a round-up of my current faves that I toss into the car with me for a busy day or pack for a get-away – I brought each one of these to Puerto Vallarta last week and they were perfect! Here goes:
1. I use this CC stick as a concealer or a foundation – it’s creamy and lightweight.
2. My new favorite mascara – tremendous color and curl.
3. Perfect creamy blush that doubles as a lip tint – an absolute miracle.
4. Best. Brow. Ever. – my brows are very pale and this gives them just what they need.
5. Rich, long-lasting color and the perfect red.
6. My hair gets pretty limp and flat by the end of the day but this perks it right up.
7. I need to be more heavy-handed with this – it warms me up and doubles as eyeshadow.
8. A long-time favorite – one in my bag and one on my nightstand.
9. For blush and bronzer – possibly the most luxurious thing I own and I’m in love with it.
10. In ‘Carthage’ – my favorite pop of pink.
00. This cream makes my hands, legs and arms smooth and shimmery.
I hope you enjoyed this peek inside my makeup bag. I’d love to hear about your favorite beauty products!
This skirt suit from Express is a completely new silhouette for me and I love it! I don’t have anything else quite like it in my wardrobe and I think it’s going to be a great staple for me this Spring – it feels much less ‘stuffy’ than a classic blazer suit..
I’m completely smitten with the Modcloth site these days and have been dreaming up ways of styling this cute ‘Rainy Day Rendezvous’ dress. I’ve been in such a dress mood since last week’s trip to Puerto Vallarta and after 5 days of sunshine and temps in the 80′s I’m ready to pack away all of my jeans and sweaters and start living in pretty dresses.
If you’re like me and can’t wait Spring then you’ll definitely want to check out these darling dresses (click on images for more info):
Last week I had fun getting ‘custom fitted’ at home for fragrances from Commodity Goods, a new premium fragrance brand which specializes in handcrafted scents which are created in small batches. Commodity is changing the way we shop for scents with their Fitting Kit, allowing you to relax and take your time (and take notes) to find which fragrances really work for you.
I liked being able to take my time with the testers and get a feel for how the scents worked on my skin instead of my usual department store trial and error experience with fragrance testing…
Happy Saturday! It’s my next-to-last day here in Puerto Vallarta and I’m going to spend most of my time down at the beach enjoying the beauty of this idyllic setting. I bought this romper online and it ended up fitting perfectly and working as a cute cover-up for grabbing lunch after spending time in the sand…
Hola from Puerto Vallarta! I’m having an amazing time here just relaxing with friends in paradise. Our mornings start by meeting up for a 10am breakfast at the other villa followed by an hour or so of downtime before heading to the beach where we relax, doze and enjoy the water. After a couple of hours, we’re ready for lunch at the beach club then a little more relaxing before making dinner plans then back ‘home’ for a siesta…
Hi! We got in to Puerto Vallarta yesterday afternoon and it’s been nonstop sunshine and fun with our group of friends. We’re staying at a beautiful resort and I wish I could live like this always…
I’m going absolutely bonkers over the latest arrivals at Topshop! I’ve been packing all week for today’s trip to Puerto Vallarta so I’ve been in an especially sunshiney mood and beyond ready for white sandals, summertime dresses and all kinds of cute, warm-weather goodies! I’ve packed lots of my maxi dresses, sandals and bikinis from last year plus a few new purchases that I made last week. Click on images for more info!
Please follow along here and on Instagram to see what I’m up to in Mexico! xxoo
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