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Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free Review

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If you’re new around here, let me start by saying that I am skin care obsessed. I truly believe skin care should be a big priority in everyone’s morning/nighttime routines & if you’re not taking care of your skin, I strongly urge you to start now. Our skin is our largest organ & sometimes I feel like people forget that! So, with that said, I’m here to review a new product that I’ve been trying out for the past 4 weeks, the Olay Regenerist Whip fragrance-free!

I heard so many wonderful things about the original Olay Regenerist Whip (after all, it’s their best-selling facial moisturizer) & I was absolutely thrilled when Olay reached out to let me know that they were coming out with a fragrance-free version! (I am VERY sensitive when it comes to scents & so I am a big fan of products that are fragrance-free.) I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this product & immediately put it into my skin care routine to see if everything I had heard about Olay Whips was true.

I am so happy to let you all know that this product 100% lives up to its hype! Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance Free brings powerful hydration with a smooth matte finish that is light as air. I love that it absorbs quickly into the skin, making it a staple in my morning & nighttime skin care routine. It has helped diminish the appearance of my fine lines while simultaneously hydrating my dry skin to give it a lifted look. I have loved the results I’ve seen already & can’t wait to see the affect this moisturizer has on my skin in a couple more months!

If you’re in the market for a new moisturizer, I would definitely recommend this! I personally think it would be wonderful for all skin types because of the matte finish it leaves on the skin & the results I’ve seen have been incredible. Plus, if you’re sensitive to scents like I am, this fragrance-free version is perfect for you! You can pick up one for yourself at Walgreens & check out the new fragrance-free Total Effects Whip SPF25 as well!

Have you tried Olay Whips yet? Let me know in the comments below!

 

This post is sponsored by Olay.

Road Trip To Monterey

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I absolutely love road trips, and try to go on them as much as my schedule allows. I think it’s such a great way to spend time with the family, and introduce the boys to new places and fun adventures. We were recently lucky enough to be given a Lexus RXL to test out, so we took the opportunity to pack up the family and head up to Monterey.  Besides the famous Pebble Beach, we were excited to see what else this city had in store for us. And man, did we have a blast! Here’s what we did…

Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most exciting attractions Monterey has to offer is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Located in Cannery Row, this is an absolute must see, and if you’re at all into the mysterious nature of the deep sea, well, this place will just blow your mind. The Open Sea exhibit is reason enough to go check this place out. Holding 1.2 million gallons of water, this is the aquarium’s largest tank, with one of the biggest viewing windows in the whole world. From sea turtles and jellyfish, to hammerhead sharks, and tuna, this exhibit has it all. It was even the first to house 6 great white sharks over a period of 7 years (crazy, right?)!  Other exhibits include a massive three story kelp forest, and a habitat tank that represents marine life from Monterey Bay. With awesome efforts to inspire and improve conservation of the oceans, this place is a fun-filled and educational adventure that will leave your entire family in awe and wonder.

 

Cannery Row

Back in the day, Cannery Row was a site lined with sardine canning factories. Today,  it is a scenic waterfront street (made famous by John Steinbeck), home to great restaurants, hotels, and historic tourist attractions; some residing in old cannery buildings.  Cannery Row’s offshore area is the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. This is an awesome place to rent a kayak, or go out on a guided tour to see the marine life. You will also find the famous 18 Mile Coastal Recreational Trail. This paved trail can be explored by by foot, bicycle, or even a surrey rental! How adorable is that?! We didn’t get a chance, but rumor has it that if you take this trail up to Point Pinos Lighthouse you will find the most stunning, spectacular, view.

Dennis the Menace Park

If you have kids then you absolutely have to check this place out because your kids will have a blast! Located in El Estero Park, the creator of the Dennis the Menace comic strip helped establish this playground back in 1956. With large slides, a suspension bridge, a hedge maze, a climbing wall, a zip line, climbing nets, and a giant ship, your kids will be able to run around for hours and tire themselves out, while parents find a nice spot to picnic and overlook the lake.

17 Mile Drive

This is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Follow the red-dotted line and it will take you past the most beautiful beaches, gorgeous golf greens, dramatic cliffs, and enchanting forests. Some of the main attractions along this drive are Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Fanshell Beach, Pescadero Point, and Seal Point. Stop at one of the most photographed trees in the world, the Lone Cypress (the official symbol of Pebble Beach), walk along the Spanish Bay Boardwalk, play a round of golf at Pebble Beach, or watch the sunset at Cypress Point Lookout. If you have kids, perhaps stop by Seal Rock or Bird Rock, which is swimming with sea lions and other marine life. Needless to say, there is so much to see and do here. For $10.25 per vehicle, it is an experience not to be missed!

Fisherman’s Wharf

This place is a tourist’s dream! Lined with seafood restaurants overlooking the water, souvenir shops, and candy stores, Fisherman’s Wharf, is a place to walk around and take in the bay breeze. You can go whale watching, or sailing on the bay from here. And don’t forget to check out the historical center of Monterey at the entrance of the wharf.

 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little guide to Monterey! If you ever get a chance to visit, it’s an awesome place to see the best of what California has to offer! Be sure to comment below with some of your favorite places to visit in California, and maybe we’ll just have to make a trip!

Halloween Costumes with JCPenney

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Halloween is almost here & we are enjoying all of the festivities before the holiday has come & gone. We’ve been to the pumpkin patch 4 times already & as you can tell from these photos, the boys are still obsessed.  Adam & the boys LOVE Halloween & it’s so fun to see the excitement in all of their faces every time we do something festive. Kannon has been begging to carve pumpkins & I’m so happy we’re back in town just in time to carve them before Wednesday!

Now, I don’t know about you guys but with how quickly the year has flown by, we were a little late to picking out the boys Halloween costumes. The boys couldn’t make up their minds & we have been traveling so much that we completely procrastinated. We were all so excited to partner with JCPenney on this post though because it made the process SO easy & the boys couldn’t wait until Halloween to wear their Buzz Lightyear & Flash costumes! We introduced Hendrix to Toy Story recently & Buzz is by far his favorite character so he completely freaked out when we put him in this costume for the first time. Holidays are so much fun with kids, I can’t handle it!!

If you’re still on the hunt for a costume (or anything Halloween related), head on over to JCPenney because they’re having killer deals. With savings so good, we might be stocking up on our Halloween costumes & décor for next year!!

 

What are you (or your kids) going to be for Halloween this year? Comment below!

 

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Must-Have Fall Decor

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Oh how I love Fall! Those warm, earthy tones. The crisp fresh air in the mornings. The leaves changing on the trees. Pumpkin candles. I could go on & on but I think you guys get the point! I can’t get enough of Fall & I’m so excited to purchase some new decor to decorate our new place!

I hunted down THE BEST home decor pieces & found all of these below that are affordable & will make your home the coziest place on earth. I already have so many in my cart & can’t wait to share photos of our new apartment soon!

Are you as obsessed with Fall as I am? Comment below!

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One Brand Makeup Tutorial | Laura Mercier

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Who hasn’t heard of Laura Mercier!? NOBODY. Laura Mercier has been and will always be one of the biggest names in the cosmetic and skincare industry. She pioneered the “Flawless Face”  and has created beauty products that are both innovative and accessible. Her famous long-lasting formula, and soft blur effect, (which are infused into many of her products) have catapulted her line to an undeniable superior level of quality.  On top of all that, her philosophy is, “What makes you unique makes you beautiful.” Her healthy perspective on beauty makes her name one that I know and trust over and over again. With the recent release of her Translucent Glow Powder, I was inspired to create a full Laura Mercier look to pay tribute to her iconic cosmetic line and everything she has given to the world of beauty. Be sure to check out my YouTube video of a complete Laura Mercier face, and read below for a detailed description of all the products I used! Hope you enjoy the video, and of course, let me know all of your favorites!

Foundation Primer- Radiance

This primer is everything! Unlike traditional primers, Laura Mercier has created one that is water-based and designed to feel lightweight and fresh on your skin. With an antioxidant vitamin complex built in, this buffer layer protects against harmful environmental factors that contribute to aging. It is ideal for all skin types and provides a cooling agent that keeps your face feeling radiant all day!

Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation – 2W1 Macadamia

No one wants to feel like they are wearing a thick layer cake of makeup! Top your lightweight primer with this full coverage weightless foundation that lasts up to 15 hours! This foundation’s pigment stays fresh all day (even through sweat and humidity), evening out imperfections and reducing the look of pores. Oil free, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic, this matte finish foundation will leave your skin feeling breathable and flawless.

Flawless Fusion Concealer – 1N & 2N

This concealer uses a blurring powder blend that diffuses light, so as this lightweight formula conceals dark under eye circles and skin imperfections, the blurring powder helps to smooth the look of fine lines and make the skin look seamless. Again, we find Mercier’s high performance long-wearing capabilities at work! With 12 hours of wear, this concealer will stay put with its resistance to humidity, transfer, water, and sweat.

Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder- Shade 1

If you’re looking for a powder that sets your makeup without mattifying your skin, then Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is the perfect fit for you. Not only does it incorporate Mercier’s soft-focus effect to blur the look of fine lines and imperfections, but it gives a soft and luminous finish that will brighten up your entire complexion.

Translucent Loose Setting Powder- Glow

I recently attended the unveiling of this product and was immediately obsessed! This translucent setting powder is just as amazing as the iconic translucent powder; however, this time it delivers the ultimate glow finish. Infused with pearl pigments, this powder is lightweight and will lock in your look for 12 hours of wear. It also contains a no-flashback formula to assure you’ll look great in photos, and the soft-focus effect to make your skin look flawless.

Matte Radiance Baked Powder- Shade Bronze 02

This buildable, sheer powder gives your face a natural healthy glow. It can be used to highlight the high points of the face, and blends effortlessly into your skin, while feeling weightless and velvety to the touch. I love to use this powder to create a look that is warm and slightly sun-kissed during the warmer seasons. With a long wear that lasts up to 8 hours, this is the perfect powder to use for soft highlighting on all skin tones.

Blush Colour Infusion- Shades: Chai

Blush Colour Infusion is a silky blush that provides 10 hours of natural-looking cheek color.  This powder uses micro-fine powders to yield a buildable result. You can choose from a sheer hint of color, or build to a bold statement shade! The choices are endless and are designed to enhance all skin tones and types. Available in matte and sheen shades,  this blush feels weightless and will layer flawlessly with liquid or powder makeup, as well as bare skin.

Face Illuminator- Addiction

This long -wearing highlighter powder brings custom light to your face, eyes, and decollatage. Created with the ability to build your own level of illumination, this high pearl powder can be used to evoke a subtle glow, or it can be built to a high intensity strobe. Day to night look, this illuminator can make all the difference!

Caviar Stick Eye Colour- Copper & Burnished Bronze

This eyeshadow stick delivers intense, buildable color for up to 12 hours of wear. Not only is it versatile in that fact that its creamy texture gives you an effortless application, and time to blend and smudge to create any kind of look, but it is also crease and transfer resistant! Created in both shimmer and matte shades, this eyeshadow is a must!

Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick- Vibe

If you’re looking for a bold, long-lasting, ultra-matte lipstick, then this Velour Extreme Matte lipstick is everything you’ve been looking for. Just like its name, this lip color uses conditioners to keep your lips soft and velvety, all while giving a huge pop of seductive color in one single application.

Lip Glacé – Opal

I love to layer lip glacé over my lipstick to create a shiny and fuller lip! With its unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and plumping formula, this gloss applies smoothly and provides perfectly-pigmented and long-lasting color. Available in 26 shades, you’re sure to find the perfect match to enhance your skin tone.

 

Weekly Update + Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday!

This past week we went on a little road trip up to Monterey, CA & it was such an amazing little getaway with the boys. We absolutely love Monterey & I can’t wait to share our little travel diary with you soon so stay tuned for that! But for now, we’re home for another week before we head out on our next adventure next Friday. We have been traveling a lot lately it seems & while I love adventures, I’m really enjoying the weeks of normalcy at home in between. I definitely need balance when it comes to traveling as I’m sure most people do. It’s funny though because I feel like our boys are finally completely accustomed to traveling & now I’m the one who is craving time at home! The tables have turned!

Now that we’re home, I wanted to share some of the products I have been using & loving lately. I’m trying to test out new products more regularly so I have new things to share with you guys but sometimes it’s hard because I am so particular with products & only want to share the best with you all! With that said, below are some of the things I have been loving lately! Feel free to chime in under the comments section to share some of your favorites!

» This antioxidant face mist is the best facial mist I’ve come across in a LONG time! I used it in this video & it makes your skin look so healthy & like it’s glowing from within. I have been using this daily under makeup, over makeup & just to hydrate my dry skin throughout the day.

» I just finished this lip balm & completely scraped every last bit out of the tube because it’s that amazing. Perfect for everyday use! Now I need to repurchase & I think I’m going to purchase this trio!

» I finished up one of my holy grail bronzers & started using this pore perfecting bronzer. I can’t get over how flawless it makes my skin look!

» Now that it’s Fall, I broke out one of my favorite scents for this time of year. I fell in love with this scent last year & wore it on my trip to Rome. Now every time I wear it, it reminds me of Rome & brings back the best memories!

» This is a random favorite but these immunity gummies saved us when we all got colds a few weeks ago! Elderberry is a must during cold season & I love this gummy because it has echinacea, zinc & vitamin C!

What have you been loving lately? Comment below!

 

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A New Favorite Hair Tool

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You guys know that my go-to hairstyle is messy waves BUT lately I’ve felt the need to switch things up & try out new hairstyles again. So I did a little GRWM (get ready with me) on my Instagram Stories a few days ago to share a sleek & straight pinned back look that was quick & easy. If you missed it, I saved it to my story highlights on my Instagram page here!

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During that GRWM I chatted about a new hair tool that I’m obsessing over, the new Revlon Pro Collection Salon Straight Fast Glide Copper Smooth XL 1 ½” Flat Iron. If you saw my mini tutorial, you saw how blown away I was with this product! It took my hair from frizzy to sleek so quickly & left my hair feeling healthy & shiny all at the same time. I honestly couldn’t believe that such an affordable hair tool made that big of a transformation!
I love that the Copper ensures that heat is distributed faster and more evenly to help reduce damage from over-styling & that this new iron features smoother, wider AND longer plates for 2x more styling power with every pass. Also, the Advanced Copper 3x Ceramic Plate Technology helps control frizz for up to 24 hours and creates a glossy sheen leaving hair gorgeous all day and night. Plus, you can use this flat iron to create straight looks as well as curl your hair. Genius, I know! I posted a tutorial on my Instagram Stories for you guys to show you just how easy it is too so make sure to check that out!
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I haven’t found a hair tool that I love this much in forever & I couldn’t wait to share this product with you guys. I can’t recommend this flat iron enough & I loved showing you guys on my Instagram Stories how easy it is to use & how incredible the results are. If you’re in the market for a new hair tool, definitely purchase this one HERE because you can’t beat the quality & the best part is that it’s affordable! A major win-win in my book!
Do you guys want to see more hair tutorials? Comment below & let me know!
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Fall Favorites – Booties

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I can’t believe that it’s already October! But then again, I feel like I start every blog post off saying I can’t believe something.. I’ll work on that! In all seriousness though, I still can’t believe that it’s already fall. I won’t try to contain my excitement though because after a wonderful, sunny Summer I am ready for cooler weather & all of the Fall festivities! We already have a trip to the pumpkin patch scheduled for this Saturday & I’m counting down the days.

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I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of my Fall favorites with you guys through different posts because I’m really looking forward to this coming season (obviously) & want to share my killer finds. I decided to start with booties because they’re always a Fall wardrobe staple for me. I recently discovered that I’m actually really picky when it comes to booties but I rounded up my favorite styles for you guys below. I tried to find some at all price points but I will say that splurging on a quality pair of booties is the best option because they will last you years. Trust me on this one, I have tried plenty of cheaper options & they hardly last me through winter, let alone multiple years. So enough chit chat… Below are my favorite booties! Let me know what other Fall favorites you want me to post about!

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Everyday Makeup Routine 2018

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I posted this video of my current everyday makeup routine on my YouTube channel but in case you’re not subscribed over there, I wanted to share it here as well! (& if you’re not subscribed… What are you waiting for!?) I have been using all of these products for months & most of them have become holy grail products at this point. So, if you’ve been wondering what my makeup routine has been or what my favorite products are, give this a watch 🙂

 

Products Used:

Marc Jacobs Undercover Primer

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

It Cosmetics CC Cream

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer

Laura Mercier Candleglow Powder

BECCA Bronzer

Jouer Blush in Adore

Laura Mercier Highlighter in Indiscretion

Colour POP Super Shock

Marc Jacobs Mascara

BECCA Colour Balm

Jouer Sheer Lip Gloss

Goodbye Summer, Hello Kindergarten

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I can’t believe that the end of summer is near. This summer completely flew by & now we’re soaking in every last minute together & saying goodbye summer, hello Kindergarten. We’ve been exploring our new area & finding so many fun things to do with the boys before Kannon starts Kindergarten. (I still can’t believe he is starting Kindergarten already, it’s breaking my heart that he’s so grown up but I’m also so incredibly proud of the little boy he has become.) These photos were taken at a nearby park that has so many fun things including a zoo & a train. Our boys are already begging us to go back so if you’re in the Orange County area, make sure to check out the Irvine Regional Park.

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With the impending school year drawing nearer, we have begun all of the back to school prep. I’m not going to lie, the back to school prep was always my favorite & I’m beyond thrilled that I get to do it with Kannon now! The back to school clothes shopping is definitely my number one favorite, followed closely in second with all of the school essentials like a new backpack, pencils, notebooks & all of those necessities. Please tell me I’m not alone & that you guys loved the back to school prep as much as I did!?

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If you guys remember from this post we did a few months back, we love the brand Joules & we were so excited when they asked us to partner again for a back to school post! Kannon loves to pick out his own clothes & he had so much fun going through their website to find some pieces for his back to school wardrobe. Like mother like son! How cute are both of the boys dinosaur tee shirts here & here? I’m also loving Kannon’s red cords for a change from our favorite denim jeans! I’ve linked all of our favorites below if you guys are currently shopping for back to school or for an updated fall wardrobe because Joules has so many cute options right now & you guys can get 20% off your purchase with the code KANNON20 – Which makes this the perfect time to do some shopping for the whole family!

Now for all of you parents out there, are your kids starting school? If so, are you jumping for joy or shedding a few tears in the parking lot after school drop off!? Sound off in the comments below!

-This adventure backpack is perfect for younger kids starting school or perfect for little ones to take on a trip!

-Kind of obsessed with this rocket backpack as well though & I might have to purchase because Kannon is obsessed with all things rockets & space!

-This polka dot dress is a new favorite. It’s perfect to transition into fall with a cardigan or sweater over top!

-I can’t wait to have Adam & Kannon match in their blue plaid button ups! You guys know I love matching 🙂

-These striped dresses are my favorite. The fabric is high quality & they’re are the perfect classic piece for your wardrobe. I also have this fluted sleeve style that I love & wore in this Instagram!