5 Must Have Beauty Items for Summer Travel

I love to travel. I really enjoy getting out there and seeing new things, Whether it’s by car, railway, or plane, I am up for the adventure. One thing I’m notorious for, though, is over packing. Yep, I totally need those 18 pairs of shoes and 71 pairs of pants for this 5 day trip. Don’t even get me started on my must have beauty items. They could use their own suitcase!

5 must have beauty items for summer travel

I have started to pare it down. We all know to bring those great double duty palettes like the Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette. But what about some of the other stuff? What are our must have beauty items for summer travel – or any time! These are some of our favorite items that have crossed our desk recently.

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Mint For Each Other Blueberry Peach Mojito Cocktail

I love a good mojito. It’s sweet and crisp, yet refreshing and not heavy like some other cocktails can be. Plus, who doesn’t like rum?

Mint for Each Other blueberry peach mojito

As mojitos have gained in popularity, there’s been all kinds of new twists on them. The Mint for Each Other is a great southern take on the classic mojito. It was created in Nashville, after all!  It adds the great summer fruits of blueberries and peaches to an already wonderful drink.  Even better, it can be made in a pitcher.  Say what?!?!

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12 Plaid Shoes that You’ll Go Mad For

I love a wild and crazy shoe. I believe I’ve said this before, but it definitely holds true. We all know that accessories are a great way to express some personality. For some reason, though, people usually neglect their shoes as accessories. Why is that?  Is it because they tend to be a bigger investment than a scarf?  Or they get dirty quicker than an expensive bag?  Whatever the reason, we need to re-evaluate this.

12 plaid shoes you'll love

One of my favorite types of shoe is a patterned one, like polka dot or plaid shoes.  I have a pair of plaid Keds that get heavy rotation during the summer. They’re great with denim or a skirt, and look really cute. These are a few of my favorite plaid shoes out there.

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Summer Hair Must Haves | Five Easy Pieces

These are a few of our favorite summer hair must haves that have crossed our desk so far. Editorial samples, links may be affiliate links.

Summer Hair Must Haves

Those long, hot days of summer are officially here. I don’t know about you, but in my area, we’ve been having extreme heat.  Like, heat indexes of 115 degrees extreme heat. It’s all a bit much for people to take, especially when we’re trying to get ready.  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite hair products that are making summer a little more manageable.

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Try A Star Spangled Tito’s Cocktail for the 4th of July

If you’ve been around here any time at all, you know I love a good cocktail. Wile I like to imbibe, I do so responsibly.  I also like to try new drinks.  A Star Spangled Tito’s is a fab drink to try on a hot summer day.  It just so happens that it’s also perfect for the 4th of July.

Star Spangled Tito's 4th of July Cocktail

Star Spangled Tito’s Cocktail

Star Spangled Tito's Cocktail
 
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A perfect cocktail for the 4th of July, or any hot summer day. Featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka and fresh berries, it's a light cocktail.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 4 oz sparkling mineral water
  • Blueberries or blackberries
  • Rasberries or strawberries
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle your choice of fruit with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to release some color and flavor.
  2. After muddling, add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour entire contents into a mason jar or pint glass, top with sparkling mineral water, and serve.

Why Tito’s Handmade Vodka?

Tito’s is handmade from corn, so it’s gluten free. That means erryone can enjoy it. It’s also made using old fashioned pot stills in a similar way that fine scotch and cognac is made. This creates a premium product that doesn’t need to be covered up, and is meant to shine.

Will you be making these Star Spangled Tito’s for your 4th of July celebrations?

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Great Cowboy Boots to Rock this Summer

I am a huge fan of cowboy boots. I think that they’re all weather wear, and unlike other boot styles, there’s no need to put them up for summer. Denim cutoffs and cowboy boots are a quintessential summer look, after all.

Great cowboy boots to rock this summer

That’s not the only way to wear cowboy boots though. Pair them with a dress or a skirt. Wear them with leggings. Wear them with distressed jeans in the summer. There’s almost no wrong way to wear cowboy boots.

Here are 11 Pairs of Cowboy Boots we think are worth trying.

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Summer Patriotic Mix and Match Wardrobe from Target

Every year, there are a couple of summer trends that you can count on.  One of these is red, white, and blue is gonna make a comeback. Whether it’s people getting into the spirit for 4th of July, or just the hot weather, Patriotic is a classic summer trend.

Patriotic Mix and Match Fashion from Target

Don’t get left behind this year.  Check out this really fun Summer Patriotic Mix and Match wardrobe.  We’ve chosen all pieces from Target. You know they’re going to be affordable, on trend, and easy to get.  PLUS, Target is known for their quality items. Total win, right?!?!

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Star Wars Fashions for the Whole Family

There are two kinds of people in this world – those that like Star Wars, and those that are wrong!  Seriously, though…there’s the people that are Star Wars fanatics and then there are people that are like “yeah, it’s okay…”

Star Wars fashions for the whole family

The Star Wars love got a boost this week due to the viral video of a woman showing off her Chewbacca mask.  While that’s no longer available, there are still some pretty awesome Star Wars fashions and clothing items available.  We’ve collected a few of our favorite Star Wars apparel pieces from Kohls for the whole family. Check out these awesome Star Wars Christmas items, too!

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Passion Fruit Ginger Margarita plus the Margarita of the Year

We’ve partnered with Patron Tequila to create a custom margarita recipe, and help introduce the Margarita of the Year.

Passion Fruit Ginger Margarita

One of my favorite flavors has always been passion fruit, or lillikoi as some people know it by.  This love started when I was a young child and we lived in Hawaii. There was an old guy that used to bring guavas, starfruit, and passion fruit to the beach where I spent most of my time. I was always like “yeah, no….you can’t take food from strangers.” to the other kids, but as it turns out, I was wrong. He was just a retired dude that was sharing his bounty.

Fast forward to current day, and passion fruit is still one of my favorite flavors.  The sweetness with a little bit of tart just goes so well with so many things.  I thought it would be perfect for this Passion Fruit Ginger Margarita made with Patron tequila.

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Dinner Cruise in the Bay | San Francisco Travel Style | OOTD

San Francisco is one of those cities that you can never get enough of.  Part of that is just the vibrancy of the town. There’s so much to do and see, and there’s almost no way to get it all done in one trip.

San Francisco Bay Dinner Cruise Outfit of the Day

From Chinatown to the Financial District, The Mission District to Fisherman’s Wharf, there’s just so much to do and see. One of the highlights of any visit to San Francisco is a dinner cruise in the bay. Seeing the city at night is such a memorable experience!

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