MONDAY MUST HAVES

MONDAY MUST HAVES

Good Monday Morning! Hope you all had a great weekend! We got home last night from Colorado just in time to have dinner with my mom and dad, son and his family, and younger son to celebrate Father’s Day. The women in our family kind of suck on Father’s Day!!! The guys are really the chief chefs in our family, so when it comes to dinners, they are usually in charge, and last night was no different! I am having a bit of a crisis with this blog at the moment. My photographer has stopped shooting because she is about to have a baby and there are a lot of us in Dallas trying to find photographers. I’m almost out of my photos, so I thought that today I would share my Monday Must Haves!

There are so many products, and fashion finds that I love and I decided that I could make this a weekly or monthly post (depending on what is going on). I’m a beauty junkie for sure, so I am always looking out for the best products. Honestly, I hope that if you all have a product that you so love, you will share it with me and I can share with the other readers. Of course, I will give you credit! So here are my Must Haves for this week.

 

LEOPARD PRINT:

This is my favorite color (well, I think it is a color!) and this print never goes out of style! It’s been around forever and will hide its spots for a while, but it doesn’t stay gone for long. I read this weekend, that this is the print that all of the French women are wearing right now. In my opinion, leopard, cheetah, and snake prints are neutrals and can be worn by themselves or mixed with prints. I would start adding this print to my summer wardrobe and carry it into fall.

SEQUINS- I went to a fashion show a month or so ago at Neiman Marcus, and Ken Downing (serves as a Senior Vice President and Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus Stores) said several times that sequins are hot hot hot! I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I am seeing them pop up everywhere. Try adding a little glam to an everyday outfit. I love the sun hat with the sequin writing on it, below.

BEAUTY FAVORITES:

These are tried and true products that I have been using for a while now and ones that I continually purchase. I have talked about Colleen Rothschild beauty here. Her cleanser is the bomb.com! It removes makeup and impurities and clears congested pores. Y’all, the smell of this stuff is amazing too, and there is a big sale on the website now! Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum is my new favorite! It’s a super booster against wrinkles and perfect for everyday use as an intensive treatment or when traveling. When used regularly, the serum is a highly effective means of preventing the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration. I know it’s a little more pricey, but my skin seems more hydrated (especially while we were in the mountains over the weekend).

I have been using Cle de Peau Beaute The Foundation for over a year now. It’s a little pricey too, but it lasts a long time! It has a medium-coverage that blurs imperfections. Also, it moisturizes, rejuvenates, retexturizes and visibly repairs environmental skin damage. The blush that is always with me is from Charlotte Tilbury in “Love Glow.” It gives a beautiful flush to my cheeks. The mascara below is $4.99, and I love it as well as the expensive mascaras I have bought! I am on my 7th tube!

HEALTH AND WELLNESS:

These are the products that I am most excited about! First of all, the deodorant by Kopari is my new favorite obsession. This is an aluminum-free deodorant, containing sage oil, which helps keep sweat at bay and odor reduction for up to 24 hours. It has coconut oil in it to repair the skin, and it smells amazing! Let me just say, that if you haven’t ever used aluminum-free deodorant, it takes a few days to get used to it and your body to get used to it. I’ve been wearing it in the Texas heat, and I promise I don’t smell bad, and I am not really sweating either!

I’m addicted to the Urban Essential Wipes. I keep them in my car and use them after I leave a store or pump gas. They come in a few different scents, but the orange is so good! Also, I have just started adding Vital Proteins to my coffee each morning, hoping to help my skin, hair, and bones. The CocoRoons are about the tastiest little morsels ever! I love the Vanilla/Maple, but there are other flavors. These are made with just a few ingredients, like pure Vermont maple syrup and organic coconut. They were created by a mother-son chef duo inspired by the idea that less is more. There is no refined sugar either. I eat these if I don’t have time for breakfast. The Olly stress gummies are my new favorite. I use many of the Olly gummies, but feel a bit calmer when I take these (2 per day).

I am off to get much done today. I am having a baby shower Sip and See tomorrow and a party on Wednesday night. And…we are keeping the grandkids Wednesday through Sunday! I am going to be taking these all week long! Have a great day! xx