Sun Daze

Winter Summer is coming. Here in Texas it’s already hit 90 a few times and I’ve got to restock my Sun Screen regime. I’ve got fair skin, as in during the winter you can see my veins and I might as well be a vampire from Twilight. I burn like popcorn in the microwave when you accidentally push 6 minutes not 3.

I wear sunscreen year around. I wear sunscreen on my face and body all year long. But I know there are some people who only wear it during the summer however I would recommend (and so would the Doctors and Dermatologists of America) that you wear it every day. For those of you that are new to the sunscreen game or are stocking back up for summer I’ve got a few of my favorites rounded up for you to choose from.



With color: Neutrogena, Clinique, BareMinerals, Laura Mercier

Without color: Tarte, Bliss, Neutrogena, Clinique

Eye cream & Lip Coverage

These are only sunscreen products for your face but I’d recommend Supergoop or Neutrogena for your body when you’re going to be out in the sun a lot that day. Their spray products are amazing and their prices are diverse for your budget. For every day I use Eucerin Everyday 15 SPF lotion. It’s amazing.

Also a little tip, when you put your daily sunscreen on your face put the excess on the backs of your hands. Trust me, when you’re 80 you’ll thank me.

And just so you don’t think I’m pulling these recommendations out of a place where I don’t put sunscreen, my dermatologist is very impressed with my sunscreen game. I believe the direct quote was “I wish all my patients used sunscreen like you do.” Boom!


What are your favorite SPF products?


Blogger Buzz: Beauty Buys

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the month where some of my favorite bloggers and I get together and answer one question! You get to see our answers here! This month’s question was What’s your favorite beauty buy? 
1.      // Ashley Fine of One Fine Day
I love The Beauty Blender: This bright pink makeup sponge lives up to the hype. Believe me, I hate gimmicks! Since I started using it earlier this year, I’ve received so many compliments regarding my complexion. I’ve never considered myself to be someone who has nice skin, so this was a huge coup! The application is foolproof and foundation looks airbrushed. What’s not to love?
2.      // Samantha Peterson of The Brunette One
I can’t live without my Urban Decay Naked Palette! While the price is a bit steep, it is worth the investment. Easily go from day to night with the multitude of neutral shades offered! A huge plus? It makes packing my make-up a breeze. If you want something a bit smaller, try out the Naked Basics Palette.
3.      // Lauren Felix of La Petite Fashionista
I’ve been trying to convert over to more natural + chemical free beauty products and was SO thrilled when my mom introduced me to The Honest Company- founded by Jessica Alba. The Lavender Mint flavor of this Honest Company Organic Lip Balm is my favorite- it’s ultra-moisturizing and will be a total lifesaver this winter!
4.      // Laura Podlich of Beauty and the Beard
My one beauty buy I can’t live without is One Love Organics- Skin Savior. This stuff is seriously magic. It makes your skin softer than you could ever imagine as a moisturizer, and doubles as a waterless balm to remove makeup without irritation. PLUS it smells heavenly!
5.      // Katherine Nolden of The Duchess of Plumewood
I use this Clarisonic Miaevery single night! I love how deeply it cleans my skin; I swear my skin has never looked better since I started using the Mia! Plus, I feel that the other beauty products I use are more effective because they can better penetrate my skin after it’s been cleansed so thoroughly! 
What are some of your favorite beauty buys? 

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