9 BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS #MYPERFECTWORLD

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

The other week, I was invited to a product launch event for Origins by Preen.me and it was so much fun! One of the items they are doing all the time in store is mini facials and they are free!! Heck yes!! I didn’t get one that day, but my friend Ashley did and she enjoyed it, plus she purchased a few products to help with her skin.

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They were doing white tea readings, because the new Perfect World collection is made with white tea, and caricature sketches. Check mine out, I thought it was pretty cute!

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

I picked up a really nice gift set for my mom for Mother’s Day while I was there. Since my mom is a big beach lover, I got her the Soothing Essentials to help with any redness and to help hydrate after being out in the sun.

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

As I was looking at the products, I realized these had SPF in them and would be the perfect items to pack for my trip to St. John in a month!! So, for all of you struggling with packing for a trip to the beach, here are my essentials that I will be packing.

#1 SPF MY PERFECT WORLD COLLECTION

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Protecting your skin from the sun is extremely important. I don’t want to age too quickly, or be at risk for skin cancer, so I always make sure to wear SPF on my body and on my face. The Age Defense Moisturizer and the Age Defense Eye Cream from the Perfect World collection both have SPF in them and are my number one item now when I am soaking up some sun. I also will be bringing their cleanser, toner, body wash, and moisturizer so that I can take care of my body from head to toe!! All of the Perfect World products smell so good too.

#2 SUNGLASSES

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You need to protect your eyes when you are at the beach as well. The sun bouncing off the ocean makes everything so much brighter. I don’t like to bring a really expensive pair of sunglasses to the beach though, so I love A.J. Morgan Eye wear because they are all under $25. Here are a few pairs that I am currently loving, since mine are no longer available.

#3 FAVE TOWEL

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I like to have a towel, that is large enough to lay out on and pretty thick to dry me off really well. I had really been wanting one of the large soft Turkish beach towels, but they are normally around $50. However, I got these two at Nordstrom Rack for only $25 (now they have gone down to $19.97) and I am so excited to take them to St. John.

#4 JELLY SANDALS

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I like jelly sandals for the beach, because they wont get damaged by the sand, or water. They also dry off really well and heck you can even wear them in the water if you feel like there are too many shells hurting your feet. How cute are these Jack Rogers and ones with bows!! I have started creating quite a collection haha.

#5 BOOK

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I don’t like to use my phone too much on the beach because it gets too hot and its hard to see the screen with how bright the sun is. I always bring a good book, so that I can sun tan and relax without feeling bored. Here is the last book that I read, which I thought was really good. I am a romance novel junkie. I still need to find a book for my beach trip.

#6 BEACH HAT

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I always bring a beach hat because I try to keep the sun off my face as much as possible. I found this hat when I was picking up some photos from Walmart and since it was less than $10 it was a great buy!! Plus I am going to spruce it up a bit and add sequin ribbon onto the wording and pom pom trip around the band.

#7 PORTABLE CHARGER

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Being a blogger, I am always on my phone and my Ipad. There have been so many times that my phone has died on me and that can be so frustrating if I then really need it. So, if I am going somewhere that I know a phone plug won’t be easily accessible, like the beach, I make sure to bring my portable charging bank.

#8 WATERPROOF PHONE CASE

Phones are an expensive piece of equipment. The last thing we want after a day at the beach, is to have to replace a smart phone because of sand, or water damage. I purchased one of these waterproof phone cases off Amazon and it has been so amazing for at the beach.

#9 BEACH BAG

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 Finally, you can’t forget your beach bag to put all of your beach essentials in. I have two that I use a lot. These are a couple years old from Payless, so I had to link something similar. These were less than $12 when I purchased them and I had to have both since I love both flamingos and pineapples haha. Here are three really cute ones from Francesca’s I am currently LOVING!!!

I hope this list helps you when you are packing for your beach trip! My perfect world is full of sunshine and laughter, not so much the sand part haha!! Remember the most important item is SPF and Origins has such amazing products that will hydrate and protect your skin. Whats your favorite beach essential?

*Disclosure: The Perfect World collection was gifted to me by Preen.me for attending the Origins product launch event, but all opinions are my own. 

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR YOUNG MOMS

Mother's Day Gift Guide for Young Moms

Are you tired of getting the same cookie cutter Mother’s Day gifts year after year? Or, are you just stuck on what to buy a young and fashionable mom, when macaroni necklaces just aren’t going to cut it? Then, I have a great round up of 6 Mother’s Day gifts for the young moms in your life. Just because this gift guide is geared towards millennial moms, doesn’t mean that many moms of all ages wouldn’t like these gifts too.

For the home decor loving mom, get her a fashionable trinket tray. This is something she could use in the living room, on the foyer table, in the bathroom, or on her vanity. I bet it looks great in flat lay photos as well. In white and gold, this trinket tray will go with everything.

Do you know a mom, who loves to cook and when life gives her lemons, she makes lemonade? If so, then this Kate Spade recipe book is the perfect gift for her! Lemon print is so in for spring and this recipe book is on sale right now for 30% off!!

For that peach of a mom and beauty junkie, get her the new Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. This is a gift that she can use all year long. Plus Ulta has a deal right now that when you purchase the palette you get a free Better Than Sex Mascara, also all orders $35 or more get free shipping!!

Don’t buy her a necklace with a big fat MOM right on it, well perhaps some moms really want that haha. I prefer jewelry that I can wear with many outfits. I love wearing delicate necklaces that I can layer, and since layering is so in right now, why not try one of these classic necklaces by Dogeared.

These each come with a cute Mom message on them, so they really are a great Mother’s Day gift.

All moms need some cute lounge gear. These really cute PJ sets from PJ Salvage are the perfect addition to any moms wardrobe. They have so many fun patterns for every type of mom. Whether your mom is a wine lover, cat/dog owner, coffee addict, or like myself a collector of all things pineapple, there is a PJ set for her.

Finally, if you want to buy mom a fancy gift, then why not stop off at Lancome and get her a bottle of luxury perfume!! The thing that is so cool about purchasing from Lancome, is that they do engravings on the perfume bottles. This is a great way to make her gift more personal and she can keep the bottle for decor even after the perfume is gone!! Here are a few of my favorite scents.

I hope this Mother’s Day gift guide for young moms helps you as you are shopping for the hip and stylish mom in your life. I’ve included a variety of items at different price points, that way there is something for every budget. Remember in the end it’s not about the gifts but showing mom how much she is appreciated and loved, that’s what she will really cherish. I would love to hear if you have any other creative suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts, or if something here has sparked your interest.

Happy Saturday!!

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SKIN CARE ROUTINE WITH MINDFUL MINERALS

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Taking care of my skin has always been a top priority. Growing up I rarely wore makeup and even now, during the week, I focus more on keeping my skin clean vs. putting makeup to cover blemishes. My mother has more recently been stressing about the importance of skincare since she works for Ideal Image and you only have one chance to keep your skin healthy. So, when Mindful Minerals gave me all of these free products during The Makeup Show, I knew it was a great opportunity to update my skincare routine.

*These items were gifted by Mindful Minerals, but as usual all opinions are my own. I have hormonal acne and want to help others find their cure. 

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Mindful Minerals is not some trendy product, but a ecologically responsible company bringing you products that benefit you from the inside out. They have been making soaps for over 60 years with minerals found from the Jordan dead sea. These products help benefit people dealing with psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, acne, and even rosacea. They are all organic and free of preservatives, or additives. Mindful Minerals is also a USA manufactured company, right in my own Florida backyard.

My favorite Mindful Minerals product that has been really essential in clearing up my hormonal acne is the Dead Sea Mud Bar. I wash my face morning and evening with this cleansing bar and follow up with the Cranberry Toner, which smells so good.

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If I feel that I need a bit more coverage in the morning, then I use the BB Cream in Medium Light which has SPF 30 in it. If I am just going bare faced, or going to bed, then I use the “Get Carded” Anti Aging Peptide Serum. This is a three in one product that will replace your moisturizer, eye cream, and anti-aging serum.

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Twice a week, I exfoliate and use a mask. This Get Even Exfoliating Cleanser is gentle, yet gets off all the dead skin and cleans out those pores. The Dead Sea Mud Mask is amazing!!! This mask can be used on any part of your body to help revitalize your skin. This Mindful Minerals mask detoxifies the skin removing oils and impurities, stimulates circulation, and tightens pores. It also takes less than 15 minutes!!

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They even have a Natural Self Tanner, which I think does a great job without looking streaky. Plus, I love this Travel Essentials Kit, so that I can pack lightly and still take all natural basics with me on my trips!! Mindful Minerals has a very well rounded selection of products and they are so affordable.

I have been using these products for over 30 days now, that way I could give a proper review. I really feel that my acne has majorly cleared up. Now, because it’s hormonal, I do still get break outs. However, they are much more rare since I have been using these products and they go away much faster now. I fully stand behind these products and will recommend them to anyone.

If you are looking for an all natural skin care product, then I would definitely go check them out. I would love to hear if you have ever used a product made with dead sea minerals before, or if you have a favorite product for dealing with hormonal acne.

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