Monday, June 25, 2012

Beach Bound

Tomorrow I'm off to Florida for 2 weeks at the beach. I was going to post about packing, but seeing how much I had to do today I nixed the idea. Instead I'm going to share my favorite sun essentials.

1. Ray-Ban Shades
I love my Wayfarers. They are my go to for all outdoor activity. I'm embarrassed to say how many different pairs I have gone through, but they continue to be my go-to.

I have extremely sensitive skin on my face. Most sunscreens make my face break out and burn, but not elta products. The face sunscreen is perfect for my skin and protects it from harsh burns. 

Not only does this product keep my lips soft, but it also protects them from getting burned in the sun. 
Going back to my high school days, when playing golf I always chose to wear my Nike dry-fit hat. It keeps you hair and head much cooler than regular caps. 
What products do you love?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Shoe

Back in May my mom bought me a pair of yellow Soludos Espadrilles from J. Crew and I LOVE them! They are so easy to travel with and slip on & off. While summer may be sandal season, my espadrilles are a close second.

Summer Soles


Thursday, June 21, 2012


My camera didn't make it to DC but my Iphone did.

{1. airport productivity, 2. drinks in Adams Morgan, 3. Serendipity, 4. A glimpse at MG's work place, 5. Capital dome, 6. & 7. shopping, 8. glued to his blackberry, 9. reading view, 10. enjoying the national gallery}


Thursday, June 14, 2012

I'm off!

I'm heading to D.C. for a long weekend to visit MG!

photo via cnbc 

While I'm gone, here are a few blogs I'm currently loving.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Birchbox

In May I decided on a whim to sign up for Birchbox, a monthly subscription to beauty samples.  The cost is only $10 a month, so why not? My first box I got was Gossip Girl themed. It was nothing really to write home about except that I got to sample Fresh Suger Rose lip balm.  I've heard from people that some months are hit or miss so I decided to stick it out.

The June Birchbox theme is Jet Setting, perfect since I'm heading to DC Thursday. There were over 40 different products sampled.

The contents of my box:

1. Comodynes Tanning Towelette: Pack of 8, $14.99
I haven't tired these yet and don't plan to until my summer tan begins to fade. (I received 2 in my box)

2. Stila One Step Bronze: Full Size 1oz $36 
It was exciting to get a full sized product in my box. I can't wait to try this bronzer out with my beauty routine.

3. theBalm Stainiac in Beauty Queen: Full size $17
I've been intrigued by lip and cheek stains since last summer. I'm not sure how I feel about the product being the consistency of lip gloss. (I received a sample size in my box)

4. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume: Full Size $49.50-$59.50
Honestly I have no interest in receiving perfume samples, much less Taylor Swift's scent.  (I received a sample size)

*Extra Luna Bar: Pack of 15 $18.75
These use to be my breakfast after X-Country in high school. I wasn't wowed with this extra. (I received a mini bar)

Next month Birchbox is partnered with Glamour Magazine, I can't wait to see what they have in store!!

What to sign up for Birchbox? Click Here.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Youngest

Happy 14th Birthday to my brother Will, the youngest Tinsley!