Breezy Days

Don't Have a Summer Beauty Meltdown

July 23, 2014
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With it being so hot outside, I'm having a mental and beauty meltdown! I'm constantly sweating, my hair is flat, and my makeup is falling off my face. Lucky for you, growing up in southern California made me equipped for these summer beauty catastrophes. Here are a couple of fast, easy, and affordable beauty tutorials that will keep you looking fab through the heat! #WalgreensBeauty

Here is all the essentials for my makeup and hair tutorials below, and I picked them all up at my Walgreens here in Provo. I gravitated towards the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain because it duh, stains my lips ;) I don't need color melting down my face! 

If you hit your local Walgreens between 6/29-8/30 and spend $20 on beauty and/or personal care products (which won't be hard with the amazing selection) remember to print this coupon beforehand so you can score a FREE travel-size make-up brush kit!

I'm typically low-key with my make-up routine, and even more so in the summertime. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Products used:
Rimmel Stay Blushed! in Pop of Pink 
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze

1// Work NYM Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream into damp hair, then blow dry with a diffuser
2// Grab big chunks of hair and wrap around curling rod, alternate direction to create a messy look
3// Spray NYM Clean Freak Dry Shampoo at the roots, it really creates volume!
4// Spray NYM Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray into hair, break apart curls, and mess up your hair
5// Spritz some hairspray for hold & voila! Messy beach waves without the beach :)

Products used:
Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream

Some of my favorite hair products EVER. Affordable and effective. I'm not kidding, go buy them then come back and thank me with every fiber of your being ;)

I'm so glad that Walgreens is not only so close to my home, but that I can indulge in high quality beauty products for small prices! Now I won't be melting like the Wicked Witch of the West all summer and neither will you :) #CollectiveBias

Husband Appreciation With Connections by Hallmark

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Ryan is such a hard worker, and I love to surprise him with unexpected gifts or treats for when he comes home. Or if I'm feeling really ambitious, I'll surprise him with a clean house haha ;) I made this appreciation basket with some of his favorite goodies and topped it off with a hilarious card from Hallmark! #TrendyCards

This clean room and nicely made bed may look normal to you...but only a few hours before this photo was taken it was covered in a massive mountain of laundry. Not only did I wash, fold, and put away ALL the clothes; but I made the bed and left this cute 'lil basket on it...#WifeFTW!

I picked up his favorite flavor of Monster for his long days at work, some turtle Chex Mix to nibble on in between sales calls, some gum (because he always needs to have gum on his person), and Men's Health magazine. This card when opened up says "Hap-pee pool day," and it also served as a coupon for a pool or river trip all about Ryan on his day off! Can't wait to spend the day with him tanning, or in my case burning, and enjoying one another :)

The card was easy to find because I instantly gravitated towards the huge "Funny" sign! Hellooooo, I'm hilarious so my cards need to be too. I picked up my card along with goodies for Ryan's husband appreciation basket at my Orem Walmart. You can even be a part of the Hallmark Card Rewards Program where for every 5 cards you purchase you'll earn a reward! Perfect, because I'm already shopping at Walmart all the time to hold tight to our budget! #CollectiveBias

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Simple Summer Recipes

July 22, 2014
I'll be honest, I'm not one who enjoys cooking...but I do enjoy eating :) I gravitate towards recipes that are simple, easy, and delicious. The least amount of effort, best kind of ingredients like at Fine Food Specialist, with the most delicious result is my kind of cooking.  Which is why most of my Recipe Pinterest Board is comprised of simple yet tasty recipes! Here's a compilation of some easy summer-y recipes I'm excited to try! 

My stomach is grumbling just looking at this! Fruity deserts just scream summertime because they are so lightweight and tasty! 

I've been trying to use our grill as much as possible before the summer comes to a close, and this salmon kebab would be a perfect recipe to test out!

How can you go wrong with fruit, cheesecake, and a sugar cookie? The answer is, you can't. Not one bit.

While this is probably more of a cold-weather recipe, I feel like it is worthy for this list because it's mini size! Just throw all the ingredients into bowl, mix it up, and toss it in the Pillsbury roll cups. Quick and easy!

Anything with avocado in it and I'm game. My best friend Alexa has made this recipe a couple of times for potluck parties and Ryan just eats this with a spoon. It's a great cold dip to make during these hot summer months!