It's officially summer and June is almost over - and the June Pop Sugar Must Haves Box is SO on point and perfect for this month, I'm so freakin' excited about it! As I opened my box when I first got it I kept gasping in excitement because all of the fun goodies they included are so perfect for summer; they're so different and definitely things you wouldn't think of getting, but everything you need!
If you've never heard of the Pop Sugar Must Haves boxes, you need to get on that and try one out for yourself - you will NOT regret it! These boxes are subscription based boxes that are filled with fun fashion, fitness, beauty and food products that you'll be obsessed with! This is my first Pop Sugar box and out of all of the subscription boxes I've tried, this has been my favorite by far. The items each month change and they're all full sized products - none of that mini sample craziness that you pay to try! The boxes each have a theme which is so fun and this month's theme was all about summer fun and outdoor fun. I love this theme for summer, of course - but like I said; they're products I needed that I really never even knew I needed! You'll see what I mean:
This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Maintaining a beauty routine that works for you in the summer is likely pretty different than it is in the winter and finding something that works for you and makes you feel beautiful at the same time is important. One of my favorite beauty products to use is the newest from the Vera Wang Embrace collection, Marigold and Gardenia. This scent is so gorgeous and it definitely is able to draw in inspiration to help celebrate moments in your life that should always be cherished! What better time to create memories to embrace than in the summer? Some of my best memories are from things that happen in the summer and it's by far the time that I feel most beautiful and confident, especially now that I'm using this Vera Wang fragrance.
While some products are perfect for year round weather conditions, it's also smart and only normal to switch things out most especially for the warmer months of summer. Even the hottest of days sometimes still require makeup or moisturizing to feel clean and fresh. Super creamy or heavy products in the summer leave tons of room for disaster because with the heat and ridiculous humidity, a greasy face with heavy products and melting mascara is inevitable. I love trying new products and seeing what works best for me, and I know it's a never ending process because there's always new things to try and the ability to find something you like even more! While trying new products is fun, repeat products are the best - and I've found my favorites that not only help maintain glowing skin all summer long but also help your skin and face feeling airy, fresh and anything but droopy.
Out of all the trends there are lately, pineapples have to be my favorite! I'm beyond obsessed - my mom laughs at me every time I come home with a new pineapple something...or the best is when an order comes in the mail and it's all pineapple everything! ; ) They're just so cute and who wouldn't love something that stands tall with a crown? I've been fueling my obsession for a month or so now and just recently, the pineapple decor, clothing, etc. started popping up more and more everywhere I go. From cute tees to pool floats, I seem to be able to find them everywhere and I'm so not complaining!
The pineapples are in full swing and since I've been finding such cute clothing, decor, accessories etc., it's completely necessary to round up my absolute favorites that I've found (so far!):
Little black dresses are usually my go to (and I think everyone can agree with that) for special occasions but I love finding fun colored and patterned dresses in the summer and especially for weddings! Wedding season is in full swing and with every invite you get, you can expect the who what and where but the "wear" is sometimes questionable. I love shopping for new and fun dress styles and putting together wedding guest looks is so much fun. Here's some of my favorites this summer:
Summer officially starts today (!!!) and along with the fun that comes with summer, the hard work comes too. This past Saturday we spent the entire day working outside. It was hot, my feet were burning by bed time and I was not a happy camper, but man was it worth it! From 10 AM to 7 PM, it was work work work and after a long winter, the patio(s) definitely need it. We are actually pretty lucky with a mild winter so it could have been worse, but when you have lots of space to get ready for summer entertaining, it takes a load of work.
Seeing how nice everything turned out today really made me realize how worth it the hard work was. I love summer entertaining and decorating for the season, so deep cleaning is the number one step. Whether you have a big space or small patio, the cleaning process is pretty much the same. While it'll take many trips to Home Depot and lots of cold water, one day of work lets you enjoy a season long of fun! I feel like a pro (kinda kidding ;) when it comes to outdoor cleaning now, so here are some tips to help clean your outdoor space:
These days most of us have a home office of some description; even if it’s just the room housing your computer. More and more people are turning to freelancing or remote offices, and working from home is becoming a way of life. As a result, work spaces are becoming more sophisticated. Outhouses are being converted, and the availability of custom pods is increasing. Whatever you use your office for, follow these tips to build a creative and inspiring space: