Thursday, June 28, 2012

Essie Tour De Finance & Bikini So Teeny

I've gone through two adorable Essie nail polish colors this week - Bikini So Teeny, and Tour De Finance. I find that Essie really stepped up their game with these two colors.  They came on so creamy and dried quickly, especially Tour De Finance.

Tour De Finance

This color is from the Essie Spring 2012 Collection and is a medium pink with blue micro-shimmer finish. I found it to be very quick drying and had a good chip resistance. It looked freshly painted for quite a while, probably going onto 6 days. Tour De Finance is a bright and fun color and looks awesome on summer tan skin.

Bikini So Teeny

Bikini so Teeny is an adorable cornflower blue with a faint hint of sparkle. The color isn't as opaque as I would have liked, so to get great coverage you will need to be patient and go for 3 to 4 coats. The blue does resemble more of a periwinkle in my opinion, but its such a great color for summer. Its definitely one of my favorites, along with yellow, and mint.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Fashion Inspiration

Summer is here and along with it comes the bright colors, and light airy attire. Summer is also the time to brighten up couches with fun pillows, set the table with bright water pitchers and colorful place settings. I've been on a binge redecorating our home with a summer touch, and I can't wait to blog about the adorable things I found at Pier1 and ZGallerie.

As far as fashion goes, I've set up three inspiration boards for outfits that I wish to put together for this summer.  I want to go for something fun, yet sophisticated and sometimes with a touch of metallics like gold or silver.

To celebrate our country's independence, I want to find a great pair of stars & stripes denim shorts. I'll be checking the usual spots, but if I can't find them, it's good to know that many DIY instructions are available online from the craftiest trendsetters, and they seem fairly easy to make.

Stay inspired!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Salt Life

I've been getting out, trying out new things to do in my free time to keep me active. I fell in love with the ocean all over again this summer and have realized how much of a workout it can be to get out on the waves. I tried out paddle boarding for the first tim this weekend and it was an entire body workout. I am so sore all over, but can't wait to get back out there on my board. It was so tough at first to keep my balance and the waves were pretty choppy (as opposed to how calm it may appear in the photograph). I eventually did stand up and the experience was so exhilarating. It's a rush to feel the waves sweep under your board and paddle your way around on the top of the wet Earth. Unreal!

If you follow me on Instagram you probably remember when I posted this photo from my paddle boarding weekend.

I can't imagine any place that makes me feel the way the beach does. It was a no brainer to have our wedding take place there. October 2012 baby!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dove Clear Tone Skin Renew Deodorant Review

With summer among us, its time to bring out the tank tops and put leave the long sleeves behind. Dove's Clear Tone Skin Renew deodorant is the first of its kind designed to reduce underarm dark marks caused by shaving. I'm all for a deodorant that can keep me dry and keep my underarms at their natural tone. 

I gave Dove Clear Tone a try and I was very satisfied with the results. It's not like it takes an elongated period of time to see the results, in fact I found to see positive results in my underarm skin tone in as little as 3 days. Dove has created a unique formula, made with calendula and sunflower seed extracts, which moisturize to accelerate the natural skin renewal process, helping to visibly reduce dark marks and even tone with regular use over time, while providing 24-hour odor and wetness protection. 

I also gave the clinical protection deodorant a try. This formula is designed to provide you with prescription strength wetness protection. This formula kills two birds with one stone, so you can be completely confident with your freshness, and underarm skin tone.

I must add that I love the scent of the Clear Tone line. Its very fresh and good enough to go perfume free on some of those errand running days. The clear tone line leaves no residue on clothing and does not flake. I've given these products a go for the past month, trying to find their flaw, but I have yet to do so.  I'm s happy camper, and I've said bye-bye to dark marks under my arms!

Dove Clear Tone Skin Renew Deodorant 24hr.
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: Around $5
Where to buy: Walmart, Walgreens, Target, your local drug store.
Does what it says?: Yes!
Overall: 5 out of 5

Dove Clear Tone Skin Renew Clinical Protection Anti-persperant 24hr.
Packaging: 4 out of 5 (Use caution to prevent spillage of product)
Price: Around $8
Where to buy: Walmart, Walgreens, Target, your local drug store.
Does what it says?: Yes!
Overall: 5 out of 5

Stay dry and clear my friends!


Happy Birthday to J.J.!

Three years ago today, Jerrid and I were blessed with the little boy that would change our lives for the better, forever.  I am thankful everyday for the joy, pride, and happiness that our little prince brings to us, and there is nothing on this Earth that I wouldn't do for him. 

J.J. is obsessing over everything fire truck, ambulance, police car, race car...etc, but especially fire trucks, so we decided to go with a fire truck themed birthday. He got a huge fire truck toy, along with many other fire trucks of various sizes. We have been in contact with our local fire department and we will take J.J. down there to visit and see a real life fire truck up-close and personal sometime next week. He will love it!

Playing with his new fire truck!

I want cake!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday my little prince! 

Mommy and daddy loves you so much and we are so proud of you!