Friday, May 12, 2017

Bright and Budget Friendly: Spring and Summer Accessories Under $40!

Happy Friday, friends! It's been a hot minute since I posted on a Friday, but I need to get back into it!

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite accessories for spring and summer. I'm loving everything bold and bright this year, so be prepared for a lot of neon! Everything here is under $40, except for one splurge that's worth every penny ;)

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How cute is that tassel pom tote, and a pom pom hat to match? Swoon! I just ordered this precious boater as well for an upcoming shoot. The striped tassel clutch and faux Jack Rogers sandals have been on massive repeat in my closet already! And what better accessory than a pretty little mani? Essie in Mod Square is a fun take on a classic bubblegum pink that's perfect for baring your tootsies in a new wedge!

Now for the splurge guessed it, the Kendra Scott Rayne. I waited TWO years to finally bite the bullet on this bad boy and I'm kicking myself for waiting so long! I have two, a hot pink and a white pearl, and I wear them literally almost every day. I try to limit myself, but if I'm spending $80 on a necklace (make that two of them!) then I am damn well getting my money's worth out of them! They are seriously worth every stinking penny, have held up against a toddler and baby's constant pulling/chewing/yanking, and honestly go with just about anything. If you're still unsure, here's a small sampling of some outfits I've worn my hot pink Rayne with. I wear the white one more often and you can see plenty of that over on my Instagram! @likehoneyblog

Did you ever think something so bold could be so versatile? Obsessed!

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Tell me: What are your go-to summer staple accessories? Do you have a favorite item that's totally worth splurging on? What is it?!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rompin' in Lilly

Who could forget the infamous Lilly Pulitzer for Target fiasco? I had my eye on a few pieces in that gorgeous (and sooo affordable!) collection but only ended up with one piece thanks to my friend, Tif @ Bright on a Budget! She has amazing Lilly shopping tips, btw!

I knew that if I waited a while, many of the pieces would be on eBay and if I waited a long while, they'd even be in my price range there, too! I was right! 2 years later I score this stunning jumpsuit for just $20! Seriously! It has the cutest, vibrant palm print and I love the wide legs, even on my short frame. The straps are adjustable too which is nice. It's the perfect spring to summer transition outfit!

It was totally worth the wait and I love it to pieces. Even better? Lucy has the same one in her size (which I scored for only $5 on eBay!!). I'm a huge supporter of shopping resale and waiting and watching for deals when it's something you love but can't afford or get your hands on right away. It totally pays off, y'all!

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Of course I had to pair this with my hot pink Kendra Scott Rayne and Jack Rogers look-alike's from Target. Oh, and can we talk about this darling tassel clutch?! I snagged it the second I saw it on the shelf and never looked back! Am I the only one who lives for hot pinks and bright hues this time of year? I am so ready for summer!

Have you ever scored a wishlist item after waiting for so long? What was it?!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5 Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

When I think of my summer makeup routine, it's pretty minimal. I wear a lot less product on my face when the temps are high but I still want to achieve that desirable "summer glow" and that all starts with a good skincare routine! Today, I'm teaming up with Vanity Planet to bring you my Top 5 Tips to Transform Your Summer Skin. The best part? They're all super affordable and easy to do, many with products you probably already have!

Stay Hydrated! | Talk about budget friendly! Water is virtually free and readily available and it can do amazing things for your skin and overall health! To calculate what your daily water intake should be, multiply your weight by 2/3 (or 67%). This will give you the correct amount of ounces, but be sure to increase to make up for any sweat-inducing activities or workouts. A cute water bottle always helps me stay on track!

Use a Face Mask | A good face mask is something you should always have in your routine. To brighten and revitalize, opt for masks that feature ingredients like rose and green tea.

Exfoliate | Build up of dead skin cells makes for a dull complexion. Exfoliation is key to ridding your skin of any leftover particles and keeping your pores clear and free of build up! This spinning facial cleansing brush from Vanity Planet is my new skincare go-to thanks to its gentle exfoliating brush heads that work for face and body! There are plenty of facial scrubs out there that do the job, but this Spin for Perfect Skin brush goes the extra mile by promoting cellular rejuvenation as well!

Choose the Right Foundation | Using a matte foundation is counter intuitive to a dewy summer glow. Look for a formula that boasts a "luminous", "radiant", or "dewy" finish during the spring and summer months. A BB or CC cream or tinted moisturizer would also be a great and lightweight option for the warmer temps!

Fake It Til You Make It | Taking care of your skin is important, but it can take time to see true results. If you're in need of a dewy glow in a pinch, a good highlighter is your new BFF.

The first step to getting that luminous look is healthy skin. That's why I'm so excited to share that Vanity Planet is offering 70% OFF their Spin for Perfect Skin brush! That's a HUGE savings and such a great start to your perfect summer skincare routine! Just use code SPINSPRING70 at checkout HERE. Vanity Planet also has a full range of makeup, skincare, bath & body, and hair care products that all drive the same message: taking care of yourself is OK! That's something I can totally get behind.

Do you have a summer skincare routine? What's one skincare product you can't live without? Share it in the comments below!