Watermelon Raspberry Lime Pops

30 August 2015

I don't know about you guys but I'm just about ready for fall. Sure, summer is slowly wrapping up and starting to cool off, but it's still pretty warm here. Which is probably why I've found myself looking for ways to cool off without having to indulge in ice cream or iced coffee.

So, when I ran into Zico last week at the InStyle Summer Social I decided to get creative with their new coconut water flavors, I personally love the Pineapple & Watermelon Raspberry. Since I'm a fan of frozen treats I opted to try my hand at popsicles with the Watermelon Raspberry flavor and the addition of real watermelon and a dash of fresh lime juice. The end result? Perfection. 

If you're new to the Zico brand, each serving contains 5 electrolytes (magnesium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium - as much as a banana) and their coconut water is sourced directly from 100's of coconut farmers in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, most of which have been family owned for generations. Plus it has has zero fat and zero cholesterol and is gluten free. 

Watermelon Raspberry Lime {Coconut Water} Pops
1/2 Cup Zico Watermelon Raspberry Coconut Water
1/2 Cup Watermelon, Cubed
2 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice

In a blender combine coconut water, watermelon and lime juice until smooth. 

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours (or until solid). 


Don't forget to check out Zico.com for updates and discounts.

Sponsored by InStyle on behalf of Zico
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Get Your Mod On

28 August 2015

Alright ladies last call on the Bonnie dress {$84}. Pre-order is wrapping up this weekend and going to straight to production. So, head over and grab a little mod motivation for under $100. Can't you just see her now with opaque tights and winged liner?

Don't forget shipping is worldwide and she'll be heading to your closet in October!

{Psst. remember to share your Bonnie pictures once she arrives!}

First post & inspiration, here.
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Fall Beauty: Smokey Eyes For Now & Later

27 August 2015

This post is sponsored by Target
When it comes to makeup, you’ll almost always see me with winged lined eyes. It’s easy, ultra flattering on my eye shape and works with just about everything in my closet. But every now and then I find myself wanting something new and looking to the fall 2015 runways for inspiration and I found it: perfectly blended smoky eyes paired with mauve hues. Light enough for everyday wear and easily layered for a night on the town.

So, for this month’s Target Beauty post I’m transitioning my makeup from summer to fall with subtle touches of color. Using exclusively PIXI products, I’m creating two looks: one for now and one for later.

For the first look I wanted something feasible for the day but, still had the pop of color that I was loving from the fall 2015 beauty reports. I went for a light, smoky eye using the first two colors from Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz. You start with the Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal in Light Glow. The moisturizer in the tube squeezes out to provide buildable coverage, and then you can pop open the cap to use the full coverage concealer sitting inside. 
After blending, I pulled out the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette and gave my lids a good swipe from the top color (#1), blended, and applied another swipe. Next, in the crease, I built up definition with the second color (#2) and a slightly deeper purple (#5), lightly blending in between applications. Finishing the look off with two coats of Pixi Lash Booster Mascara and a swipe of Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose on my lips.

For later, I built up my smokey look with deeper hues from the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz (#1, #2 , #3 & #5 ) and with a precision brush dipped in water, lined my eyes with #6.  Applying 2-3 coats of Pixi Lash Booster Mascara for bold lashes and a swipe of Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose on my lips  and apples of my cheeks, {lip balms are always great for double usage!}  to complete the look.
Voila! Fall ready makeup looks for now and later.

Find your style @TargetStyle
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The Blue Dress

26 August 2015

Guys, this dress. This amazing dress.

I stumbled upon it a couple of weeks back while shopping for this Burlington post. I was giving the racks a once over before heading out when I spotted the print and quickly pulled it out, practically ripping it off the hanger. Even better it turned out to be a Diane Von Furstenberg "Fluerette Dress" and was on clearance for $44.  How is that even possible? I was convinced something had to be wrong with it so I started to put it back on the rack but talked myself into at the very least trying it on. Turns out it was in perfect condition, my size and begging to be brought home with me.

Obviously, I had to. Hello, it's perfect.

The shape, the print, my wild hair - it kind of just all falls into place.

Dress Diane Von Furstenberg Fluerette Dress via Burlington, Shoes JustFab Chancy, Bag Lulus.com & Dune London

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In Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost

25 August 2015

Last week I got the chance to pop into the InStyle Social Event to catch up with friends and connect with brands featuring their latest products, including Neutrogena's newest addition, the Hydro Boost line. Guys, this one is a keeper. 

I'm so glad I took it home to give it a try. First off, my skin has been extremely dehydrated this week due to my using make up removal wipes with alcohol almost every night- I know, terrible. Anyhow, I got it home and immediately put the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel to the test with a liberal application before bed. I woke up to like-new smooth and hydrated skin. I'm not exaggerating. They tell me it works so well because it's formulated with hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000x its weight in water, plumping skin cells with hydration, and locking it in. Win.
It goes on smooth and has an understated scent. It's light enough for use as a moisturizer under my normal makeup routine and hydrating enough to apply before bed. I've been using it for about a week now and have noticed a difference in my skin: It's definitely softer and doesn't feel as dry as it has for the last couple of weeks. Looking forward to the extreme cold weather months, I have a feeling this will become even more useful than it is now. 

And since Neutrogena is offering Buy 2 Get One Free on their site now, I can definitely stock up. So, check it out. And now that I think about it, I think I'm going to grab the Hydro Boost Gel Eye Cream, it looks heavenly. 

Winter here we come. 

Sponsored by InStyle on behalf of Neutrogena
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Denim Cutoffs Two Ways

If there has been one piece that has gotten the most wear over the last month I'd have to say it's my ancient, tried but true, denim cut off shorts. I've had them for nearly 6 years and they still fit like a glove, though they're feeling a little more snug these day. {I blame the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. I can't quit them.} 

I'm sure that by now I've probably shown you just about a million ways to wear them but since I've found myself in these two specific pairings more than just once I couldn't resist passing them along for an added dose of denim.

Here's two more ways to do denim cut offs...
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