5.22.2015

Statement Earrings


Accessorizing your swimsuit is about more than just throwing on a pair of flip-flops and SPF on your face: it’s about showing some real style. Whether you’re headed to the beach or just lounging around the pool, adding some stylish accessories is like icing on a cake! One of my favorite accessories are a pair of bold earrings.

JCrew has a great selection of earrings for a great price! I can't find this particular style on their site but here is one that I really like as well. 

xo Sarah

5.17.2015

Drink of the Month: Key Lime Martini


Such a delicious, refreshing drink! One of my all- time favorite martinis. Enjoy! 

xo Sarah

Ingredients
Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass
2 lime wedges
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka
1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: KeKe Beach Key Lime Liqueur)
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Ice cubes

Directions
Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.


Topganic Brazilian Nut Oil Shampoo + Conditioner

If memory and smell are intertwined, the Topganic Brazilian Nut Oil Collection will make you unforgettable. Formulated with a boosted combination of enriched Brazil nuts, hydrating and deep nourishing shea butter, avocado oil and Topganic’s proprietary keratin protein, the aromatic products add life to hair, and leave a lingering impression. Topganic’s distinct keratin component works to repair the quality of hair, while imparting a protective coating that lasts between washes. The keratin coating ensures hair reverts back to shiny, bouncy, and silky soft, every time. 

Shampoo with Keratin from Brazil ($9)
The Brazilian Nut Shampoo is sodium chloride free, paraben-free, SLE and SLES free. Perfect for hair that has undergone any type of chemical treatment including straightening and curling. The active ingredients gently cleanse, remove build up and dirt without upsetting the hair balance or striping away its moisture.
Formulated with Avocado Oil, Brazilian Nut Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Hydrolyzed Keratin

Conditioner  with Keratin from Brazil ($9)
The Brazilian Nut Conditioner is sodium free, paraben-free, SLES free and extra moisturizing. The active ingredients seal in moisture and protect fragile, damaged hair.

Formulated with Shea Butter, Brazilian Nut Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Coconut Oil and Hydrolyzed Keratin

Brazil Nut Oil restores hair and scalp health when you use this shampoo & conditioner for dry and ultra dry locks. Designed specifically to fortify your hair, treat dry scalp, and help with hair thinning. Brazil Nuts and Zinc maintain hair scalp and improve hair shedding, while Keratin naturally improves hair strength and overall health. Vitamin E nourishes, and Shea Butter & Avocado soften. You'll feel like you have healthier hair (stronger + improved scalp health). These products also smell intoxicatingly fresh and sweet, even after your hair is dry! We love that they are free of sodium chloride, parabens, and other harmful ingredients. Leaves your hair feeling light and silky.

For even softer results, we recommend using a hair mask once a week before shampooing and conditioning. Jojoba oil as a leave- in treatment is amazing. Just apply some of it (you can mix it in with essential oils as an option) to your scalp and hair before washing your hair. Leave it in for 20-30 minutes and then wash it out. You may need to shampoo twice, or more diligently as the oil takes some time to get out. 



5.13.2015

Outfit Post


Dress: H+M, Clutch: Marc by March Jacobs, Shoes: Sylvia Tcherassi for Payless

Just a quick pic I took this morning when I went to the beach (Seagrove Beach, Florida)

For those that have been asking, I use a Nikon Coolpix L120. It's fairly inexpensive and gets the job done! 

xo
Sarah

5.10.2015

Start On a Clean Slate With BIONOVA Cleansers

You know by now that proper cleansing is the first and most important step in your skin care regimen, so why settle for anything less than the cleanest slate? BIONOVA Cleansers are the saving grace for your face, and with three options to choose from – the Antibacterial Cleanser for Acne, Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin and Cleanser for Oily Skin – there’s a solution for every skin type.

These gentle cream-based cleansers are formulated with distinctive hyper-natural ingredients called nano-complexes that imitate the same ingredients that the skin is composed of, working to balance skin back to normal for a brighter, healthier looking complexion. Nano-complexes target skin issues whether it’s acne, dryness, or excessive oil and work to effectively remove dead skin cells, reduce the side effects of free radicals and gently remove impurities without stripping the skin’s natural barrier system.

We love the BIONOVA Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin. Great as a morning and evening face wash, this product washes away all make up and dirt effectively without irritation. It is gentle, and leaves your skin fresh and clean.

$30 via Barney’s New York stores,barneys.com, and bionovalab.com

Summer Accessories!


Ever hear that accessories are what makes an outfit? Well, it's true. It's easy to focus on all the clothes but why do that when a statement shoe or bold necklace can be an outfit game-changer.
So, here are some accessories I packed on a week-long trip to the beach. Just a few items that can change your look when you don't want to pack too many pieces of clothing.
I personally don't like to bring anything pricey or that I'm sentimentally attached to, just because with going to the beach things will get wet, or lost!


Bags: 
A basic clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
A bag that can sling over your shoulder: Vintage

Watches: 
Mint green watch : Anthropologie
Blue Floral Ribbon Watch : Anthropologie
Necklace Clock Watch: Urban Outfitters
Brown Leather Watch: Urban Outfitters

Rings: American Eagle, JCrew, Urban Outfitters, Coach
Sunglasses: (bottom to top) Over the Rainbow, Ray-Ban, Anthropologie
Bracelets: American Eagle
Earrings: Anthropologie
Hairties: JCrew, H+M
Floral Halos: Mia Beauty

Some of these are out of stock or were purchased awhile ago so you may not be able to find the exact item. But, some of the stores still carry very similar styles, so be sure to check them out and tell us your favorite!

xoxo
Sarah

5.06.2015

EmerginC Body Butter


What: Grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter   
Price: $45
About: A fresh-citrus-scented nourishing body cream that contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmariapalmata, pine bark extract and more to nourish, soothe and soften the skin.
What we think: Moisturizing helps protect and revitalize skin (especially before and after much sun exposure and heat)! We love this 100% natural ingredient- filled body butter. It has 70% of organic ingredients, and alight citrus scent that invigorates your mind and body upon application. 
This product has a thick consistency so a little goes a long way. Upon application, you will feel it starting to work. It does not leave any sticky feeling, and makes a fantastic go-to body cream.