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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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

BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

 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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BEACH TRIP ESSENTIALS MY PERFECT WORLD

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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VII CODE OXYGEN EYE MASKS – GETTING RID OF DARK CIRCLES

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Hey there fashionistas!! Do you ever feel like you are suffering from lack of sleep?? *raises hands* Between taking care of two children, working full time, spending time with my partner, and investing time into my blog, I just feel like there are not enough hours in the day. Due to this, there are many nights that I stay up past midnight working and still have to get up between 5:30 and 6 a.m. This is a major lack of sleep, when our body really needs 7 to 8 hours.

You may suffer from a lack sleep for many different reasons, but the effects to our faces are almost always the same.  There are dark circles, under eye bags, puffiness, or even a combination of these. Some people may not get any symptoms and that is lucky, but whatever the case may be; I am sure you would love a solution. I don’t want dark circles to show up in my pictures, and I’m sure you don’t either.

VII CODE OXYGEN EYE MASKS

I never used to be a mask girl, but lately they have become a large part of my beauty regimen. I use sheet masks, clay masks, charcoal mask, and my newest mask, under eye masks. My favorite gel material eye masks for helping relieve puffiness and dark circles are the VII Code Oxygen Eye Masks. Their O2M, oxygen eye mask for dark circles, is made to eliminate both dark circles and puffiness and make your under eyes more plump and smooth.

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One box of VII Code Oxygen Eye Masks comes with 6 eye masks and for best results they recommend you do 3 boxes for a total of 18 treatments. What I like best about these masks is that they actually stay put on your eyes and you are supposed to wear them for 8 hours overnight. Then, I wake up feeling refreshed and with zero puffiness. I have very thin skin under my eyes, so I still need to use a bit of corrector and concealer, but not as much as I was using before because I don’t have that sunken in look anymore, or the puffiness like I woke up with an allergic reaction.

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All in all, I would say this is a good eye mask and if you suffer from dark circles it will really help you wake up with more refreshed under eyes. The price tag is a bit high on this product though, which is the only downside in my opinion. I would start out with a box of 6 first and see how you like it and go from there. You can purchase VII Code Oxygen Eye Masks from Amazon and use Prime to get 2 day free shipping!!

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me free to review, but all opinions are my own.