Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Best Decision for Summer

I practically live in a bathing suit this time of year, if it's the weekend you can find me by the pool or on the beach. But being in a bathing suit means I need to keep myself hairless, and shaving = unsitely razor burn...ugh. I was over it. Over shaving every day, over the razor burn, just done! After speaking with some of my friends who had laser hair removal in certain areas, I decided it was time to eliminate said hair once and for all.




I found a groupon for a med spa in the area and paid significantly less than a normal package of 6 treatments, and I couldn't be happier with the results. My biggest advice is if you're looking to get any type of laser hair removal treatment done, look for a groupon/living social deal. I see so many of them each month, and you should never pay full price!




I had 6 treatments that were spaced 6 weeks apart, so I started last fall and had my last treatment in the spring just in time for bathing suit season. I know the first question everyone will ask is did it hurt, and my answer is yes... but just a little. It's honestly not that bad, it's like a little zap on each hair follicle. Most of them you don't feel much, but every once in a while it hurt a little more. Was it worth it? Oh yes! I love not worrying about shaving *down there* anymore and I no longer deal with razor burn.

Have you gotten any laser hair removal? If so, how did you like the outcome?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fun Prints

I've been on such a huge stripes kick lately, that I decided to venture out and try a fun animal print. Since it's a combination of neutral colors, I wanted to add some fun accessories that would add a some pops of color.


Dress - H&M | Sandals and Bag - Tory Burch









Perfect outfit for Sunday Brunch with friends, and spending the afternoon downtown. How do you like to dress up animal print?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recipe Swap Tuesday ~ Guacamole

One of my favorite snacks is fresh guacamole, and it's super easy to make and enjoy at home. Perfect for movie nights or entertaining.




In a small mixing bowl combine:

2 avocados that have been peeled, pitted, and mashed

1/2 of a small sweet onion, minced

1/4 cup of diced tomatoes

3 tsp. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. garlic salt

Chill for 30 minutes, then serve with tortilla chips




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Monday, July 21, 2014

Blate, Shopping, and Brunching Weekend

And another fabulous weekend bites the dust....



FridayEmily and I had a blate with Bella and Deborah at Downtown Disney. We enjoyed getting to know each other over some wine and Italian food. So much fun meeting some more fellow bloggers.




Saturday was spent lazing around the pool before going to dinner and doing a little shopping. I took advantage of the 7 for $26 panties and $5 lotion at VS and picked up some cute new items at H&M. Always love a good deal!



Sunday-Funday was spent downtown celebrating a friend's b-day over a yummy brunch and bar hopping around the beautiful lake with great friends. So sad to see such a great weekend come to an end....


Joining Leeann and Kimberlee for Monday Morning Gossip

and

Biana for Weekending


and

Lisa and Bella for Weekend Recap

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hey Friday Hey!

Oh hey there Friday, nice to see you again!

1.) Looking forward to a girls night blate with EmilyBella, and Deborah and some yummy Italian food tonight while Bella is still in town for work.




2.) Signed up for my first Barre3 class next week, and I'm not sure if I'm nervous or excited...







3.) I've absolutely had it with the excess shine/oil slick look that my face loves to sport especially this time of year. I've been on the hunt for a primer that'll actually last past lunch time, and I'd like to try out Benefit's POREfessional Agent Zero Shine. I loved POREfessional, but it didn't have the lasting power I need, so I'm hoping this new product will do the job.

You can find it here


4.) I am still so surprised at how emotional I got watching the Re2pect video in honor of Derek Jeter who is retiring after this year *tear*. I was always an Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera fan (huge fan!), but I also just loved the core four of Andy, Mariano, Derek, and Jorge and Derek is the last one to retire. It's the end of an era :(


Even if you're not a Yankees fan, this video will move you



5.) Another b-day celebration this weekend, but no beer cakes being made this time. Instead, I'm looking forward to brunch on the lake with half priced mimosas, beautiful views, and amazing friends.




Linking up today with Lauren for High Five on Friday. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Retro Chic

One of my favorite things about the summer season is all the pretty colorful dresses. Fortunately, I live in Florida and wear dresses and bright colors year round, but most people only venture into the fun colorful section of their closet during the warmer months.

In comes eshakti, a website full of beautiful women's skirts and dresses for all occasions. {They're currently having a summer sale for 35% off their entire site... check it out!}



I love how retro-chic their dresses are, and they all look so classy and comfy. The best part is that each dress can be altered to your liking such as length, neckline, sleeve style, etc... so essentially each dress is custom made for you. 




How effortlessly pretty is that dress? 









Which beautiful dress is your favorite on their website?


**I was sent this dress as a sample, but all opinions are completely my own**

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More Tory Burch Love

If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it.... and that's exactly what I did.


Last summer, I picked up the Thora sandals from TB as my b-day gift even though I had my heart set on the Millers. As much as I love my Thoras, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I still wanted a pair of the beautiful Millers too. So, I finally splurged and picked up these in Tiger Lily since they were on a great sale and I couldn't be happier with them.



They add a great pop of color when wearing black or neutrals, and they're perfect for summer. Plus, I can't get over how beautiful even the packaging is, gorgeous!




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