Craft Ideas, DIY, Fashion, Holidays, Home Decor, Summer

Summer Holidays

Happy 4th of July, lovelies!  I hope you’re having a fabulous day spending quality time with friends and family!

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Check out some of my previous 4th of July posts below!

4th of July Week: Centerpieces

4th of July Week: Snack Time

4th of July Week: The Outfit

4th of July Week: Rice Candles

4th of July Week: For the Kiddos

For the Love of the Game

Show Your Spirit

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Summer

Fab Fit Fun

Summer Box 2018

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

photogrid_15277665697273889156636926348826.jpgphotogrid_15277420874633549445860718129736.jpgIt’s FabFitFun time again!  Let’s unbox the summer box!  Buckle up, because it’s FABULOUS!!!

Summer & Rose Beach Towel: $55

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Guys!  This is the softest towel I’ve ever touched!!!  It’s so cozy and cute!  I’ve been using this non-stop since it showed up on my doorstep.  Jasmine and I love it!

ORLANDO PITA PLAY Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant Treatment Spray: $34

photogrid_15277667694057026271338680976470.jpgThis is another item I’ve been using non-stop since the box arrived.  It’s a weightless spray that protects hair from UV damage and heat styling.  My hair is very oily and this doesn’t weigh it down AT ALL.  It’s a great product.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: $29

photogrid_15277666230403514103139531907339.jpgThis is a fabulous gentle exfoliator!  I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks or so now.  I’m not sure about the brightening effects, but it certainly leaves my skin feeling smooth!

Jaboneria Marianella Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar: $48

photogrid_15277669543937796154563952106568.jpgThis is one luxurious body treatment!  It has all natural ingredients that exfoliate and hydrate the skin.  I love using it but it does have a scent to it.  Think of any gift store that has all the candles and that’s what it smells like.  It’s not terrible, by any means, though.  This is a lovely product that feels so great on the skin!

tarte tarteist PRO glow highlight & contour palette: $45

photogrid_15277672026328996711796098840177.jpgThis is GORGEOUS!!!  We all know I’m overly frugal and don’t often (or ever) spring for a high-end makeup product.  Having the chance to try this out was awesome!  Let me tell you, this is a beautiful highlighting palette.  This would work well for any skin tone and any look you may want to achieve.  Could this be my gateway to higher-end makeup?  We’ll see.

tarte tarteist PRO to go palette & sex kitten liquid liner: $43

photogrid_152776713028797619841928160721.jpgYou were supposed to pick between this product and the highlighting palette above OR you could add the second palette for $10.  Only $10?  Yes, please!  This eyeshadow palette is gorgeous!  The formula is so creamy and blends out really well.  I wish there was a lighter shade for a highlight, but I just use one of the colors from the highlight palette.  This is a great palette to travel with as it’s so small and compact.  I took both these palettes on a recent trip and was very happy with the number of looks I could create with such a small, travel-friendly palette!  Also included was a liquid liner.  I’ve never used a liquid liner before, so I need some more practice with this product.  Overall, these palettes are fabulous!

COOLA Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer: $32

photogrid_15277667334361728794698166259043.jpgWho doesn’t need a sunscreen in the summer?  I love they included this product in the box.  I’m lazy and don’t always buy a sunscreen just for my face.  When I don’t use an SPF made for the face, though, I end up breaking out.  Luckily, FabFitFun to the rescue!  I haven’t used this yet, but I’m excited to try it out!

Pier 1 Imports Marble Ring Dish: $14.99

photogrid_15277668053164292124497967186167.jpgThis is the product I didn’t know I needed.  At first, I thought it was silly, but I set it next to the sink anyway.  I’ve been using it non-stop, though.  Need to wash some dishes and don’t want to get your jewelry wet?  Cool, just put it in the tray!  Genius!

FOREO LUNA fofo: $89

photogrid_15277670032414441090077879124440.jpgGet excited about this exclusive launch product!  According to the FabFitFun insert, it’s a “revolutionary device…powered by Bluetook technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to the newly launched FOREO LUNA app.”  Now, that’s a high-tech beauty product!  Check out this video from Jen Luvs Reviews to get an idea of how to use it.  So far, I really like it.  Once you download the app, it guides you through how to use it.  Basically, it analyzes your skin condition and moisture level and then you can use the device to cleanse your face.  It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and clean.  It’s fabulous, maybe not $90 fabulous, but if you got this in your box, do yourself a favor and use it right now!

Total Value: $389.99 for $50!!!

This just might be my favorite box yet!  I’m using everything in this box.  If you haven’t tried out FabFitFun yet use my code to get $10 off your first box!  You’ll LOVE it!

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Spring, Summer

How to Keep the Bugs Away All Summer Long

Bug Soother FTW

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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There’s one drawback to the warmer weather. Bugs. Nothing can spoil a perfectly good walk in the woods like swarms of mosquitoes buzzing in your ears. Don’t despair, though. I have the perfect solution to fix all your summer bug blues!

Enter Bug Soother. This product first appeared on my blog last summer (see the post here). I truly love this product. It repels gnats, no-see-ums, sand fleas, black flies, mosquitos, and more. And smells great! I’ve handed out samples to friends, family, and co-workers. Everyone comments on how nice it smells. It’s safe for kids and pets too! Big thanks to my sweet sweet niece for modeling this fabulous product!

Inadvertently, I put this product to the test a couple weeks ago. The ticks are thick this year. Seriously, they’re everywhere. Normally when I go hiking, I put on Bug Soother and a tick repellant as Bug Soother doesn’t specifically say it repels ticks. Welp, there was no tick repellant to be found in my house. I had no choice but to proceed on my hike with just the Bug Soother.

With the Bug Soother in tow, the puppy and I set out on our adventure. It also happened to be mushroom season, so we left the beaten path and scoured the tall grass and woods for the elusive morel. We didn’t find any mushrooms. 😔 On the other hand, though, we didn’t have any ticks! 😊 Bug Soother for the win!

Interested in trying Bug Soother? Head on over to Bug Soother and enter the code ‘MissyAnnIA’ for 25% off your first order. You’ll be happy you did!

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Summer

Don’t Let Go

My Style Monday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Summer just won’t let go.  It’s holding on tight!  As much as I would love to breath in that crisp fall air, I’ll enjoy the extended summer while it’s here.  Besides, that gives me a second chance to try out any summer outfits I didn’t get to yet.  I took to Pinterest to see what inspirations were still waiting to be recreated.  Luckily, I found this number.  Normally, I wouldn’t pair dark denim with black. The inspiration photo made it look okay, though, so I just went with it.  For the restyle, I used the concept of the inspiration pic with a summer spin.  I exchanged the long skirt and long-sleeved shirt with a short denim skirt and a black tee.  Instead of the orange pops of color, I opted for pink and wore a necklace instead of a scarf.  Some strappy, black heeled sandals finished off the look nicely.  I gotta say, I’m digging this outfit.  It’s one I’ll have to remember next summer for sure!
Recipe Style:
Created by candi-cane4 on Polyvore
My Style:
Are you holding onto summer or are you ready for fall?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
P.S. What’s with the bouquet, right?  So, I haven’t quite mastered using my tripod yet.  What I mean by “mastered” is that the tripod broke and I couldn’t get it to work any way so I’ll just keep using my selfie stick.  Clearly, I’m out of practice using the selfie stick and had the angle all wrong here.  Luckily, I have (kinda but not really) mastered photo editing so I could edit out the selfie stick.  That left my hand needing something to hold.  Why not insert a bouquet of flowers, right? #bloggerproblems 
Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Summer

End of the Summer

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Finally, we’re back feeling refreshed after a little hiatus. This summer has been crazy!  Thanks for hanging in there with us!  We’re trying something new this week.  Stay tuned; I think you’ll enjoy it! For now, let’s get into today’s outfit.  Today is the unofficial last day of summer.  I can’t believe how this season has flown by!  Every year I seem to fall into the same pattern.  I realize the warm weather is quickly drawing to a close and there are still so many summer outfits I want to try.  I’m loving this kimono trend and I love how it’s exemplified here in the inspiration photo.  The pinks work so well together making a seriously bold statement while the rest of the pieces fade to the background giving this outfit a fabulous pop of pink.  We all know how I love a good pop of pink!  My ruana (aka my kimono alternative) is black, white, and gray.  You know the one; it’s been featured here.  So instead of a pop of pink, I went for a pop of black.  I really like the end result, plus it’s functional too.  Getting too hot?  Remove the ruana and put it in your purse.  It folds down quite nicely for that.  I love when function and fashion meet and I love this outfit.  I hope the kimono trend sticks around awhile!
Recipe Style:
Kimono Outfit with Denim Shorts
From Jo Lynne Shane
My Style:
How are you celebrating this weekend?
That’s all for today.  I’ll see you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Summer

Blue on White

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Have you ever had one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments?  Well, if you’re like me, then you have them quite often.  I had two while I was putting this outfit together this morning.  If that says anything about the trajectory of my day, I might be in trouble.  No matter, I have a fabulous outfit and some bright lipstick, so I can basically conquer anything that’s thrown at me.  Let’s get into the outfit!

The inspiration for today’s outfit came from Pinterest.  Finally, I was able to find some fresh inspiration there!  I was a happy camper and even happier that I could recreate the look.  My first “why didn’t I think of that” moment came when seeing the blue top paired with the white shorts, or in my case, a white skirt. Strangely enough, this is something I never would’ve tried on my own.  No idea why, but I’m learning and that’s good, right?  Copying the accessories as well, I put on my tassel necklace which I was so excited to wear!  The only problem was that the necklace didn’t look good with my top. I always tie this top in a bow, always.  I’ve had this top for probably 5 years and have never worn it any other way.  In order for the necklace to work, I had to untie the bow.  I couldn’t believe how much more I loved this top with the bow untied.  Moreover, I couldn’t believe I had never thought to try that before!  I just love what a good dose of inspiration can do for you!

Recipe Style:
Women's Tops and Cardigans I Piace Boutique
From Piace Boutique
My Style:
Do you ever have “why didn’t I think of that” moments?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Beauty, Budget Shopping, Product Review, Summer

Hair Removal Cream

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, we’re talking mega surprises! Hair removal cream, to be exact. Here’s how I stumbled across this beauty. So, there I was at Target wondering around looking at all the fabulous items they have in store. Remembering I needed razors, I found my way to the shaving aisle. Now I’m pretty picky about my razors. I’m lazy so I like the ones that have the shaving cream on them. Those are pricy, though! A refill can run you about $20 for 4-5, maybe 6 if you’re lucky. My eyes just happened to wonder down to the hair removal creams. I haven’t tried a hair removal cream in years. Target had 3 brands all in the $5-$10 range. I figured it was worth a shot to try, especially at that price point. I opted for the Nair brand since it was one I had heard of before and it just happened to be the cheapest one. I purchased it and walked out the door excited for my new experiment.

Following the instructions exactly as stated on the package, I began the experiment. It says about 85 times not to rub the product into your skin, so I was careful not to do that. You want to apply a thick layer to the skin and let it sit for 3-10 minutes. I applied it to my legs and let it sit for 5-6 minutes. That seemed plenty long. I’m not going to lie, it burns a little. Nothing terrible, but it’s slightly uncomfortable for the last minute or two. If you’re sensitive to that, you might want to steer clear. Next, I removed the product with a damp washcloth as suggested in the instructions and rinsed the remainder off in the shower. Guys! This actually worked! I think the key is using the washcloth to remove the product and the hair goes along with it! I was truly amazed!

I’m not sure yet if this will replace my razor, but it just might. I can see using this product at the beginning of the week and then use an electric razor for touch ups during the week. The product claims to last longer than a typical shave. I’ve used this twice now and once on my underarms and I’m not seeing the longevity they speak of. It might last a day or so longer, but not more than that. All and all this was a successful experiment! I would recommend trying out a hair removal cream for yourself!
Do you use hair removal creams? Any suggestions for us?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Fashion, Festival Style, Summer

Festive Summer

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Festival season is in full swing. From open air concerts to fairs galore, there is a lot going on for the remainder of the summer. How is one to dress to look stylish and yet keep cool in the sweltering summer heat? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are three festival looks to keep you looking your best while staying cool.
My Style: Festival Look #1
This is a good look if you don’t want to wear a dress.  I have on jeans, but you could do Capris or jean shorts.  I also love the light and breezy look of the tank top.  I also love the funky jewelry.  So fun!

My Style: Festival Look #2
I love, love, love this light and breezy dress.  It’s perfect for festival wear as it will keep you cool and looking stylish.  This is definitely my go-to for summer fun!

My Style: Festival Look #3

This boho-chic maxi dress is sure to keep you cool yet looking fabulous!  I love the funky print and the lace detailing on top. Add in the accessories and you have yourself and winning combination!

What is your go-to festival look?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn

Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Summer

New Inspiration

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Pinterest is getting stale. I feel like we see the same pictures over and over. This makes me so sad as it has been my go-to for inspiration for years. Just like anything, all good things come to an end. So, I’ve been trying to find new avenues for inspiration. Instagram has risen to the top as one of my new favorite places to find inspiration.  Today’s inspiration photo hails from the lovely ladies at EveryDaeStyle on Instagram.  I love the simplicity yet super stylish vibe of her look. For the restyle, I opted for a black shirt and red accents. I also did the half tuck of the shirt. I find the half tuck incredibly difficult to master, so I almost never wear my shirts like that. Anyone else with me on that or is it just me. Just me? Oh okay, got it. This is a super simple look that’s perfect for summer and one I’ll be sure to have on repeat for the rest of the season!
Recipe Style:
EveryDaeStyle
My Style:

Seriously, I need to know, do you half tuck your shirts? What’s the secret to mastering that look?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Everyday Style, Fashion, Summer

Fancy That

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s get fancy! How fancy is this inspiration photo?!? I love how it combines elegance with summer practicality. The look is borderline genius in my opinion. I know it’s a thing, but you’ll never catch me in Bermuda shorts. Never. They’re just not flattering on me. Instead, I opted for some Capris, which still give the outfit that summer vibe. I paired it with a red shirt much like the one in the inspiration photo. For accessories, I opted for a beaded, red and burgundy necklace with matching earrings. I added some heeled, black sandals as the final touch. My look didn’t come out as fancy as the inspiration pic, but I’m still loving the look.  You could easily dress this up by adding fancier pieces or dress it down too. I love outfits that give you that versatility!
Recipe Style:
Classy short outfit
Source Unknown
My Style:

What’s your fancy summer outfit?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn