Every summer I start to yearn for fall very early in the season. I really enjoy spring, but despise summer. I hate the clothes, I hate how sweaty you get and how your feet swell when you wear nice pumps. I am also paranoid about sun damage so I run from the sun. Basically, I am being "that girl" that is complaining about the summer and it's not even July yet.
With all of that said, we still have a good three months of heat and misery, so we might as well embrace it, right?
Here are some summer items that have caught my eye recently:
Hello old friends! I'm not even sure if people still read blogs anymore. I have obviously not been into blogging lately. I go back and forth about shutting 'er down, but just when I think I want to cut the cord I find some beauty item that I want to review and tell y'all about. PS- I hope you are following me on Instagram and Snapchat "pipmegan" for daily updates!
It is the perfect liner because it comes with two sides- a small pen side and a big pen side. I like to use the small side to draw my cat eye. It provides the perfect grip for easy drawing and the color goes on and stays on all day. I've already bought another one and may start hoarding them because I don't ever want to live without it!
And if you're thinking about buying some sunscreen here are two that you should NOT buy. I got both of these (one for body, one for face) because they specifically said non-greasy and lightweight, but I am here to tell you that they are lies! These were both a huge disappointment.
Also, I tried this mascara and HATED it ... I thought I would love it given the advertising and pretty packaging, but it really sucked.
Also, this DiorSkin Nude Air foundation was so so so bad. I can't remember if I've mentioned that before, but I just wanted to throw that out there again. It literally melted and slide off my face after about an hour of wearing it.
I am still loving this CHI Iron Guard for when I heat style my hair. I went through a whole bottle and repurchased (which says a lot for me). I spray it on before curling because it protects up to some insane degree of heat.
I have a solution if you're like me and love Byredo perfumes and want every single one, but don't want to pay the price tag. I have been buying the hair perfume version of the scents that I like which ends up working out great because they are more light than the perfume version and they are half the price. I use them like a normal perfume (I can't imagine someone wanting strong scents in their hair).
I got this Jergens Body BB Cream Lotion today at Target and love the way it smells and makes my skin feel. This is like a BB cream for your body that hydrates, illuminates, evens, and firms.
I'm going through a really weird phase with my skin right now. I have completely stopped using any products except for Retin-A and sunscreen. My skin is completely awful right now and is breaking out so bad, which is weird considering I haven't been using a ton of products. I have been trying this "minimalist" approach for a couple of months now after reading several articles by dermatologists that say you only need a retinol and a sunscreen, but it's just not working for me. I bit the bullet and ordered a crap ton of over-priced face stuff tonight. Old habits die hard, but anything has to be better than having dull crappy skin.
Thank you Megan for letting me guest post today! I am Kelly of Mom’s MedMinder blog and the creator of Mom’s MedMinder.
I have known Megan for a very long time, and I appreciate her letting me pop in for a visit. Before I tell you a bit about myself, I thought you might want to know my five favorite things about sweet Megan:
This pic is Sarah, Megan and their closest friends at a recent baby shower. They are the floral team here. I love all of these girls and have been so lucky to call them all my “little sisters.”
1-She was my sister’s roommate in college at UK. I’m sure her closet was a fun one to raid on weekends.
2. Her love for animals. No explanation here if you have seen all her doggy children.
3. Her bravery. I think the reason her blog is such a success is her willingness to put her whole self out there even if it means doing a video in a face mask.
4. Her sense of humor. So many of her Instagram and blog posts crack me up. You should just hear some of the stories she and my sister have.
5. That hair. Her hair and skin are so gorgeous. I love to see what she will try next.
Now let’s chat about Mom’s MedMinder. I recently went to a conference and attended a session on branding. The session was led by the owner of the PR firm Fontaine Maury, and she had us do a quick quiz as to how we would define our brand. She asked the following questions, and my responses are in blue. I think the answers tell a lot about a person and a company, and it was fun to hear everyone’s responses:
1-If your brand was a bar or restaurant what would it be? Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, FL in the upstairs bar
2-What drink would your brand order? A bloody mary or vodka tonic
3-What would your brand be wearing? A pink t-shirt dress & sandals
4-Would your brand be sitting alone or the life of the party? The life of the party!!
5-What would your brand want to talk about? How happy it is to be at the beach, kids and FOOD
6-What music would be playing? Van Morrison
I love to live well and enjoy life. I love to laugh, eat and relax, and although this isn’t shown in the quiz, my family is the center of my happiness. That is why I wanted to create a website that allowed me to care for them better. I am so happy when life seems simple.
I think being able to jot down health notes about your family and set reminders to give vitamins and/or medications and treatments will simplify life for a lot of moms. I hope that being able to print out what you enter while your child is sick and take it to the pediatrician with you will eliminate a lot of anxiety. I think being able to look back at what medication you gave your child when they had a certain illness is helpful. I hope you think so too, and I hope you will check it out! Please reach out to me and let me know what you think.
Warning: this video is pretty random ... also Rob was watching me the whole time which makes me feel awkward. I do much better doing videos alone. And WTF is up with the fly half way through? Regardless, here she is:
Here are some links from things I talk about in the video:
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