Beauty, Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Summer

Fab Fit Fun

Summer Box 2018

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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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Fashion

Double Date

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Dress: thredUP, $8 (similar) // Earrings: FabFitFun Spring 2018, $58 (similar) // Cage bracelet: FabFitFun Spring 2017, $80 (similar) // Bangle bracelets: Charming Charlie, $15 (similar) // Scarf: Gift (similar) // Flip flops: Target, $15 (similar)

This past weekend, the hubby and I went to dinner with some of our dear friends. Once again, it was so HOT! Not to worry, though, I had plenty of hot weather date night options I couldn’t wait to wear! I wasn’t feeling overly creative, so I opted for a tank top maxi dress. The great thing about throwing on a dress is that I could spend more time accessorizing. Now we’re talking! These tassel earrings from the FabFitFun Spring Box had to make an appearance along with some gold and black bracelets. I’m quite loving this look for double date night!

What’s your favorite hot weather date night outfit?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Hot Town

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Shirt: thredUP, $10 (similar) // Tank top: Amazon, $25 for 5 pack // Pants: JCPenney, $36 // Flip Flops: Old Navy, $2.50

How’s the weather where you are?  It’s getting HOT here.  I find dressing for the hot weather and the office very challenging.  I want to wear shorts and a tank top, but that’s not going to work.  Often times, I opt for capris, a tank, and a sweater.  Today is no different.  This outfit uniform makes it super simple to slip on the sweater as you’re going into work and take it off when you leave.  It’s the perfect way to balance the hot weather outside and the cool a/c inside.

What’s your hot weather work uniform?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Boho Red

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I love me some red! That wasn’t always the case, though. One day my grandma told me that all blond haired girls should have one red shirt. So, I tried one on and I was hooked!

Recipe Style:

Today’s inspiration pic spoke to me with that bold red top. The look is so summery and simple. I couldn’t wait to recreate it!

My Style:

For the restyle, I opted for this red, boho top. Boho isn’t my go-to style choice, but it’s good to switch things up from time to time. I paired the top with my Levi’s pull on jeans from Wal-Mart (see post here). These are so comfy and stylish! You need these jeans in your life! I finished off the look with some cute sandals and silver and pearl jewelry. I’m really loving this outfit. It’s season appropriate (especially for these hot days), stylish, and best of all comfy! Style and comfort? We really can have it all!

Do you wear boho style clothes?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

Coral is Back

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Ah, yes, coral!  One of my favorite colors, but especially in summer.  Seriously, how can anyone be anything but happy in coral?  Love it!  Today’s inspiration is simple but fabulous with coral front and center.  I couldn’t wait to recreate the look!

Recipe Style:

 

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For the restyle, I paired a short-sleeved coral sweater with a white tank, skinny jeans, cognac ballet flats, a few bracelets, and a gold, coral necklace.  I’m in love with this look for summer!  It’s definitely one that will be on repeat this season!

My Style:

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What’s your quintessential summer color?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

 

Fashion

Summer Brown

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Brown isn’t a color we often associate with summer.  I’m not sure why, because brown can certainly hold its own in our warm season wardrobes.  Case in point is today’s inspiration photo.  The light color of the sweater coupled with the crocheted pattern makes this a light and breezy choice for a summer look.  The funky tank also plays into the summer vibe of the outfit.

Recipe Style:

 

From Amazing Outfits Facebook page

 

For my restyle, I reached for a funky, colorful tank paired with a 3/4 length brown sweater, light jeans, and some light brown ballet flats.  The look was finished off by layering some gold necklaces.  This look wasn’t quite as summery as I was hoping for, but I’m not mad at it.  This will be a good go-to look for early fall.  I’ll try it again then.

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

Baby Blue

And the return of the white pants

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I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing holiday weekend! Mine was spent with family by the pool and the fire pit. Can’t get much better than that! Thanks to all who have served and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Freedom isn’t free, thank you, veterans!

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With the unofficial start of summer, I decided to pull out the white jeans. Oh, the white jeans. I have a love-hate relationship with the white jeans. My clumsy side says to not even think about putting those on. While my graceful side says oh but they’ll look so cute! Promising myself I wouldn’t eat anything overly messy, I decided to go for it!

Now, I just needed some inspiration. Perusing through Pinterest, I came across today’s inspiration. Surprise, surprise, I was totally drawn to the pink.  The bright pink top paired with the white jeans is so simple and classy. Love it!  Instead of the pink, I opted for this blue top.  Gasp!  Can  you believe I opted for a color other than pink!?!  It’s shocking, I know.  I don’t wear this blue blouse very often, so I wanted to give it some wear time.  Plus, I really love it and knew it would be a great match with the white jeans. I topped off the look with some jewelry and cute sandals and I was ready for the day.

Recipe Style:

 

From evereve.com

 

My Style:

Do you wear white pants? What’s your tip for keeping them stain-free throughout the day?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fabulous Finds Friday, Product Review, Spring, Summer

How to Keep the Bugs Away All Summer Long

Bug Soother FTW

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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

Fashion

Just Say No

No More Buttons or Zippers

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It’s time to get comfy, lovelies! When I discovered leggings a year or so ago (yes, I’m always late to the party), I realized the gloriousness of their comfort. We can have comfort and style? Yes, please! Recently, I’ve taken that a step further.

It all started when I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Living in Yellow. She is also all about stylish comfort. She was asking why we’re still wearing pants with buttons and zippers. I thought, yes, why are we still wearing these things? Since then, I’ve also heard co-workers and friends say the same thing. Clearly, this is a problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. So, I went on a quest for some elastic waist jeans.

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You might be asking yourself, “Elastic waist jeans? Aren’t those ‘Grandma jeans’?” Fair question. The hubby had the same reaction when I told him what I was doing. His reply was something along the lines of ‘make sure they look cute and not like Grandma jeans.’ Apparently, the ‘Grandma jeans’ notion is far-reaching! As I began my search, though, I realized that pull-on jeans (that’s what they call them now) are a thing and that they can be as cute and style as classic jeans. These aren’t your grandma’s pull on jeans!

Here are a few of my favorites I found through my search:

JCPenney: Mixit Denim Stretch Leggings: $36

JCP Mixit Denim Stretch Leggings

As usual, I turned my sites to JCPenney first. I love me some JCP! I found quite a few options but settled on these leggings from Mixit. In the past, I’ve had good luck with Mixit leggings. I have a pair in black that never sag as the day goes on. There’s nothing worse than sagging leggings, amiright? These did not disappoint either! Even on day 2 wear, they stayed up and looked fabulous!

Amazon: PajamaJeans Women’s Bootcut Stretch Knit Denim Jeans: $27-$50

PajamaJeans Women's Bootcut Stretch Knit Denim Jeans

My next stop was Amazon. The selection on Amazon is fabulous. You can find just about anything you could ever dream of on the online shopping site, including pull on jeans. I was intrigued by these jeans from PajamaJeans. First off, any jeans that contain the word ‘pajama’ sound super comfy. Secondly, they look so so stylish. They are priced a bit on the higher end, so I didn’t end up purchasing them. They’re definitely on my wishlist, though!

Amazon: Riders by Lee Indigo Women’s Pull-on Waist Smoother Bootcut Jean: $26

Riders by Lee Indigo Women's Pull on Waist Smoother Bootcut Jean

These were another Amazon find. I loved how stylish these jeans looked and, of course, the smoothing aspect of them as well. I couldn’t wait until they arrived on my doorstep! Sadly, though, these are heading back. They were so difficult to put on. The waist fits loosely but the pants are tight through the thighs and hips. I could tell they were going to be terribly saggy and uncomfortable.

Walmart: Women’s Totally Shaping Pull on Bootcut Jeans: $20

Levi's Women's Totally Shaping Pull On Bootcut Jeans

Walmart has really been stepping up their game lately. Have you been on their website recently? It’s been totally revamped and looks much more like their higher end department store counterparts. Check it out if you haven’t already. It’s impressive. Anyway, I decided to make Walmart my next stop on my pull on jean finding adventure. They also did not disappoint. I was drawn to these Levi pull on jeans. I can’t even believe I’m saying Levi and pull on in the same sentence! I haven’t purchased these yet, but I cannot wait to try them!

Okay, let’s put these pull-on jeans to the test! In one shot I’m wearing the standard button and zipper jeans. In the other, I’m wearing the pull-ons. Can you tell which is which?

Would you wear pull on jeans?

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

lylas,

MissyAnn

 

Answer: A is the standard jeans; B is the pull on jeans.  Did you get it right?

Fashion

Pink Lemonade

Spring Outfit Picks

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Today’s inspiration pic encouraged me to be all about the pink. We all know how much I love pink!

Recipe Style:

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This outfit was pretty easy to recreate. I simply grabbed a pink shirt from my closet and paired it with some skinny jeans, ballet flats, and a long necklace. Can’t get much easier than that, right? I did struggle to find the perfect necklace for this look. That could be improved for sure, but the current necklaces work just fine. It was nice enough outside I celebrated my fashion victory by sipping some lemonade on the deck. Don’t you just love this time of year?

My Style:

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

lylas,

MissyAnn