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Effortless Beauty with eos

I'm taking a more conscious approach to incorporate an all natural, low maintenance beauty routine. From skincare to everyday makeup, I want to invest in what's good for my skin. I'm always about effortless natural beauty and I was excited to learn that ’s formula is organic and natural! The formula helps retain lip moisture so it's perfect for the upcoming colder months where my lips tend to dry out. It’s packed with ingredients like Vitamin E and shea butter so it’s soothing and also paraben free. I love how the eos glides so smoothly onto my lips and it's so easy to apply when I'm on the go.  
I'm currently only sticking to natural, organic beauty products and my skin looks and feels so much better!
Thank you to eos for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Classic with Keds

Sweet Home Alabama

Bellingrath Gardens

View from Dauphin's Restaurant

Spiny Lobster Tail from Dauphin's

Gulf Shores


We stayed at , a beautiful, historic building in Mobile, Alabama.
I loved the gorgeous art deco inspired rooms and the hotel had just about everything I needed!
 The best part about the hotel is that they harvest their own honey and you can see the bee hives on the roof (yay to sustainable bee keeping!) They use the honey for the restaurant downstairs which has amazing farm-to-table dishes and drinks!

Mobile, Alabama was bursting with Southern Charm and an amazing food culture!
I jet-skiied across the gorgeous beaches along Alabama's Gulf Shores and explored Dauphin Island with . The white sands and moody clouds leftover from the tropical storm was so cinematic! 
We watched all the lightning from my favorite restaurant in Alabama called The Gulf as the thunderstorm rolled in. The restaurant is constructed out of shipping containers and located on the beach so you'll experience the dreamiest sunsets.
Thank you to  for allowing me to experience Alabama and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico!

Rexy the Coach Dino

Going around town with

Warm to the Core with HEATTECH

It's finally cooling down in LA and gasp, it's even getting down to the 50s. For me this means crying about how cold it is and trying to find ways to brave for the chill while still looking stylish. I’ve partnered with Uniqlo's  line to show you how to layer for winter without the bulk.

Festival Style with Target

Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

Festival season is right around the corner and that means getting my essentials in check! Here are my top music festival essentials:

1. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

I’ve partnered with Dove to #TryDry the . The desert heat can be rough and perspiration is definitely not cute!  I love that this deodorant is a spray and doesn’t require contact.  Sticks can get messy and leave unwanted marks. The Dove Dry Spray dries instantly and leaves no residue so you don’t have to worry about your clothes getting ruined in-between parties and sets. It also has a 48 hour odor and wetness protection so that means less time needed for touch ups. I love the cooling sensation and it moisturizes the skin for smooth underarms.

2. Reusable water bottle

Pack a cute bottle to stay refreshed throughout the festival. Those water bottles inside the fairgrounds can get expensive and reusable water bottles are a greener alternative.

3. Sunglasses

A festival outfit isn’t complete without cute sunnies! Choose a pair versatile enough to go with any outfit.

4. Comfy shoes

You’ll be on your feet all day so comfy shoes are a must! Wear flats or boots to protect your feet from dust and getting stomped on. 

See more desert adventures and last year’s Coachella fun  and .

Irresistible Me

New Mexico Diary

in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Artwork by Randy Barton

Outfit: Vintage shirt, Guess denim shorts via Crossroads, The 2 Bandits pin

A round up of my adventures in New Mexico. I stayed at the beautiful Native American inspired hotel, . Filled with Southwestern decor and designs like the rest of Albuquerque, the hotel had the dreamiest aesthetics that I felt was in unison with my personal style. I stayed in the Artist Room which has different art installations by emerging Native American artists in each room. It almost felt like sleeping in a mini gallery. My favorite place to hang out in the hotel was probably in the adorable teepee by the pool area. I love that the hotel aims to celebrate Native American traditions and cultures while supporting the community. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Albuquerque and I highly recommend those traveling to the city. It's super affordable and you get an authentic non touristy vibe of New Mexico.

See more photos of my travels on my Instagram:  

Bigen Vivid Shades

What's Your Secret?

Skinny Cow® Divine Filled Chocolates 


No matter how busy I get, I always make sure to have some me time to keep sane.

I’ll either burn candles and scroll through Tumblr for inspiration on a Friday night or go to a cute café alone and sit down with a latte. Skinny Cow is all about indulging and living the good life. What are some of the ways you make time for yourself? I’d love to know!

To promote their new products, Skinny Cow is throwing a sampling event in Los Angeles this Thursday at the Westfield in Culver City! Attend for Skinny Cow samples and goodie bags!
It will fall on these dates

June 5: 10am – 9pm

June 6: 10am-9pm

June 7: 11am-7pm

Thanks to Skinny Cow® Ice Cream Bars, Creamy Iced Coffee and Candy, our secrets can all be a little sweeter. Follow Skinny Cow at: www.twitter.com/TheSkinnyCow

P.S. You and your friends are invited to a free one-night-only Skinny Cow speakeasy soirée in Los Angeles on June 11 from 5-10pm at The Edison. There will be giveaways, yummy treats and a chance to get your hair & make up done. I will be attending with my gal pals and I hope those of you in LA can attend as well. I would love to meet you guys! RSVP .

Beachy Waves with Garnier

Garnier 7ee
Garnier 2

I've teamed up with to show you how to get easy natural beachy waves that will last all day. Keep reading to see how you can win a $500 gift card from Garnier!
This hairstyle is perfect for going to dinner, meetings and pretty much any occasion since it's such a natural and versatile look. I love it because it's so easy to maintain and the messier the better! This hairstyle is also great if you want extra volume.

1. Start from the roots and spray the  8-12 inches away from damp or dry hair. Scrunch your hair to give it a natural shape and make sure your hair isn't too wet and heavy or the texture won't stay.
2. Get your hair styling tool of choice (I used a straightener) and make your way around with various waves. Curl them unevenly making some waves bigger/smaller and tighter/looser.
3. Ta-da! Finished with the curls.
4. (Optional) For an even messier, teased look spray more product around your roots and down to mid shaft. You won't need a lot because the spray already does a great job at giving you texture and too much product will hold your hair down! Shake out your curls and tease your hair with your fingers.
5.  Feel free to add your favorite hair accessory and you are good to go! :)

The main reason why I really loved the Texture Tease Spray was because it was so weightless. I usually don't wear any hair products because I hate the feeling that there is something in my hair and the texture spray did the complete opposite. It smells great and most importantly, I love how the texture held all day.

Now the fun part. You can win a $500 Visa gift card from Garnier by pinning your favorite hairstyle! Choose your favorite hairstyle and tag #garniersweeps to enter. Good luck!

Learn it, Do it, Rock it with Garnier Fructis Style.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Garnier Fructis via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier Fructis.

Summer Essentials

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My current summer essentials: sunglasses, iPad, Diana F+ , Sephora lip stain,  .

As someone who is always on the go, it's important to stay energized especially during the sweltering summer days. I keep easy and efficient items in my bag to help me get through busy days like my favorite no fuss lip stain and my iPad for reading and checking emails. Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee also helps me feel refreshed and is a definite staple in my bag.
Has anyone else read Gone Girl? Tell me how you liked it! :)

Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee beverages are the perfect blend of premium Starbucks coffee and 2 percent milk. Available in four delicious offerings: Coffee + Milk, Low Calorie Coffee + Milk, Vanilla, and Caramel, Starbucks Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are the perfect on-the-go refreshment to get you through the daily commute, big projects such as spring cleaning, or an exciting road trip with friends. Look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Starbucks Coffee Company via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Starbucks Coffee Company.