Summer-Focused Beauty Favorites

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HELLO JULY! I grabbed a basket and threw in a bunch of the beauty products I’ve been loving in it and ran through them all on the video below!

 

Products Featured or Mentioned in the video:

Function of Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner

Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray

Amika Fluxus Hairspray

Bedhead Tigi Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo

Kerastase Soleil Nourishing After Sun Spray

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush 3-in-1 Creamy Body Wash

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Hourglass Veil Soft Focus Setting Spray

IGK Mixed Feelings Purple Leave-in Blonde Toning Drops

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Armani Luminous Silk Concealer

Ole Henricksen Truth Serum

Airstik Cradle

Ole Henricksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

St. Tropez tanning products

Mason Pearson Blog Post

Londontown Lakur (shade featured is Summer Fling)

Ole Henriksen Walnut Transforming Scrub

Ole Henriksen Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub

Virtue Lifting Powder

Isle of Paradise Tanning Mousse

Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops

Bumble and Bumble Bb Glow Blow Dry Accelerator

Slip Silk scrunchie

Gimme Beauty Hair ties

Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush (Strawberry Drip and Crush on Cupid)

Quip Toothbrush

In this post:

Outfit-making Tanks + a few Favorite Summer Pieces

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This post was sponsored by Nordstrom.

Classic, easy style is how I’ve described my wardrobe for the past few years. It has certainly become more casual over time, but even when I worked behind the chair as a stylist I would always make sure that my clothes were comfortable and simple. Lipstick, nail polish, and jewelry is where I tend to feel more creative with color and trend, but classic pieces are what make up the clothing part of my wardrobe.

A lot of my favorite pieces in my closet, during any season, are from Nordstrom. I miss browsing in-store, but that hasn’t stopped me from frequently checking new arrivals in the Nordstrom Made section of their website. Chelsea28, Halogen, Caslon, and Treasure & Bond are just a few of my favorite brands to explore at Nordstrom.

I was so happy to find this black trimmed tank at Nordstrom recently. I love that it flows a bit through the body, and the racerback style of the sleeves and neckline make it feel cool and on-trend. I’m sorry to share it’s currently sold out but I will update here if it comes back in stock. I would love to see it in black with white trim!

This bag was a fun find as well. I have a daily purse that I carry with any outfit, but I added this black and straw bag into the mix as an option for day dates, or anytime I wanted to throw a few essentials in a summery style bag.

Another tank I love for a more casual look is this striped one by Treasure & Bond. It comes in 3 colors and my son Luke, who loves the color green, was thrilled the morning he saw me wearing this tank. It’s breezy, has adjustable straps, and will get worn to death by me this summer.

And in case any of you are nursing mothers, the buttons on this tank are functional.

I rounded up a few other pieces from Nordstrom that caught my eye while I was browsing online. Click on any of the images below to shop the products!

In this post:

A Strawberry Margarita Recipe

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Near the beginning of “Stay at Home”, my friend Caroline dropped off a homemade Strawberry Margarita and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! It was sweet, without being overly sweet, and I knew I wanted to try to make one myself when strawberries came into season.

Making strawberry syrup is very simple, but there are a few methods on how to do it. For my strawberry syrup I brought 4 cups of water and 2 lbs of strawberries to a boil, and then turned it down to a simmer for 20 minutes. Afterwards, I removed and discarded the pale, colorless berries and added 2 cups of sugar to the pot, returned it to a boil, then let it simmer for 5 minutes. Caroline shared that she did that entire process in one step, so I need to try her method next. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

My strawberry syrup was good, but not as sweet as I wanted it to be, so I ended up adding a cup of sugar to the syrup, boiled again, simmered for 5 minutes, and then left it at that.

Strawberry Margarita // serves 1 (I only ever make these individually so I do not have measurements for a pitcher at this time) 

2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila

1 oz Grand Marnier Liqueur

1/4 cup homemade strawberry syrup (this can be adjusted based on your desired sweetness!)

2 oz lime juice

Mix together, pour into a glass of ice with a salted rim!

If you don’t have this citrus juicer yet, I urge you to get it! It makes squeezing lemons and limes so easy and efficient!

Enjoy!

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