Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Beach Trip

I wanted to stop by, say hello and share some pictures and a few stories with you from our recent beach trip!

John, Athan and I were able to spend time with my dad, sister, her new baby, brother-in-law and lots of aunts, uncles & cousins! Together we enjoyed warm days, cool ocean water, and the beach. The icing on the cake was the last day of our trip.  I was able to enjoy some nice waves (3-6 ft) and surfed all afternoon with my aunts and cousins. Some of my best family memories are surfing together and enjoying the ocean.

Before our visit, my aunt had sent me this picture of my cousins, sister and I from way back when.
 Can you tell who I am?

Athan is wearing the same life jacket that I used to wear when I was a kid. He's heading out to take a ride in an ocean kayak with daddy!

Athan hanging out with his sweet baby cousin.

I'm teaching Athan a few basic surfing tips (paddling, catching waves, and getting comfortable in the water) on a very small wave day.  I learned how to surf at a young age and want to give my son the same opportunity to enjoy this sport.

Athan hanging out with my cousin (who will be a college freshman this year!)

Cute baby harbor seal that came to shore to rest.

Athan and daddy took a trip to Seaweed Island and Beetle rock. He brought back some starfish, snails and a hermit crab. (we returned them back to the ocean after a few hours).

Athan asked for a close up.

Thank you for sharing these memories with me 
Have you gone on any trips this summer? I'd love to hear about them or any other fun activities you've been up to.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Flashback Favorites & Influenster Voxbox

This Flashback Favorites series is a similar to Kristin Gehm's Throwback Thursday series. It's where I  re-review my makeup and beauty favorites from a year ago and let you know if I still consider the product a favorite.

My Original Video (see all of the products and more info & Athan shows his soccer outfit!) -

Kristin Gehm’s Channel-

What I’m Wearing:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation 10 Beige
OCC Concealer Y1
MAC prolongwear concealer in NW20
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation – Warm Sand 2.5
Guerlain Pressed Meteorites in Mythic
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in 01 Heatwave
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Essence Cookies & Cream Blush in Cakepop That’s Top
Smashbox 24 Hour Shadow Primer
Urban Decay Naked Basics- Foxy, WOS, Faint, 
Nars Laguna Bronzer
LORAC pro palette – lt bronze
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde 
Urban Decay Naked Basics- Crave (liner)
Maybelline Mattes Lipstick in 660 Touch of Spice

Nails- Illamasqua Harem
Shirt- Sunday in Brooklyn
Cardigan- Banana Republic

The mini review in the beginning was on the Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I was NOT paid to do this review. 

Anyone can join Influenster -

When I received my first voxbox I only had a blog and a Facebook page. I later signed up for more social media, but initially I wasn’t on YouTube. I don’t always qualify for boxes but I think it’s a fun way to try and test new products.