Beauty || Getting That Glow || 5 tanning & bronzing products you need to try…

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Darphin Perfecting Body Scrub: If you want even colour when using any tanner, you need to start with exfoliated skin. This scrub is a professional formula inspired by the Institute expertise that eliminates dead cells and impurities, refines skin’s texture and optimizes hydration. It’s a scrub multitasker, it’s the perfect skin prep to help you achieve the most natural glow.

Bioderma Photoderm Self-Tanning Mist: This nourishing self tanning mist guarantees an even gradual tan. The mist makes it easier to apply in hard to reach places, like your back. And I love that it dries instantly, it’s mess free. I did a layered 2 day application, it was very natural looking without looking like something from the jersey shore.

Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD SKin Finish: If you aren’t into self tanners, or you just want to maintain the colour you have achieved this is the product for you. The natural-looking tint lifts your skintone, adding radiance and a healthy-looking glow that can be showered off when you choose. Great for use on the face and body, alone or under foundation delivering a natural-looking, beautiful tan instantly. This product has been flying off the shelves at Sephora for a reason, it is so natural looking without the self tanning commitment. I like to mix a little into my body lotion and foundation to get that bronzed look in seconds.

Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer: I’m loving this cruelty free bronzer, the colour is pretty universal because it’s subtle in all ways. The leopard bronzing and blushing powder combines gorgeous shades of golden bronze, gilded pink, and neutral fawn with a slight shimmer. Because it isn’t too dark, it can be worn day and night. And the variety of colour makes the most natural glow.

Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer: Who doesn’t love a two for one product? Each baked, heart-shaped bronzer features two individual colors that can be layered for a multi-dimensional, radiant bronze that looks natural. Again, a Sephora customer favourite, this product is a summer must for that easy breezy vacation tan.

Style || Effortless Vaca Style: The 3 pieces you need to pack || And my TOP 5 Maui Restaurant Spots

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It’s pretty easy to over pack for a tropical vacation, try to stick to items you can wear in multiply ways. This kaftan is the perfect beach coverup, worn as a top (here) or as a dress for a lunch date. Pick a pair of shorts that has visual interest, this embroidered pair from J.Crew can be dressed up or down for both day to night events. Finally, a metallic sandal goes with EVERYTHING! If you choose a flat, it can be worn to the beach during the day or with a maxi dress for a dinner.

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  1. The Kaftan: this versatile piece can be worn in multiply ways throughout your trip. Perfect beach coverup, worn as a top (above), or as a dress with jewelry for dinner.
  2. Embellished Shorts: embroidered or beaded shorts are perfect for day and night use. Dress them up for an evening dinner, or wear them to the beach during the day.
  3. Metallic Sandals: Silver, gold or pewter goes with everything, think of a metallic as a neutral when putting together a look. By packing a metallic pair of sandals you’ll be able to wear them with almost anything in your luggage.

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We are lucky enough to go to Maui almost every year as a family. By saying that, once you’ve been a few times you start to develop a few favourite spots that you can’t help but go back to year after year. You’ll probably noticed I didn’t include Mama’s Fish House, for me I think it’s overpriced and too touristy for my liking. BUT if you haven’t been to Maui it is a place to try at least once. Here are my favourite Maui spots to eat and drink through the island:

5 Palms Restaurant Maui: Overlooking the beautiful white coastline of Keawakapu Beach this restaurant is a sunset watching hot spot. We specially go for the happy hour from 3-7pm nightly but we aren’t the only ones! We get all their delicious favourites for half the price so of course everyone tries to get in on this foodie happy time. You should arrive at the start of happy hour to get a seat, don’t show up late and be disappointed.

Menu Favorites: Wicked Arnold Palmer spiked tea lemonade, lobster dip, Chinese style BBQ, ribs, spicy tuna roll and the Luau pork Quesadilla. 

Moose McGillycuddy’s: This laid back diner style restaurant on the main Kihei main coast stripe is a must go for cheap eats and a family friendly atmosphere. We usually go a few times throughout the week for a fast and affordable bite to eat. BUT we make it a mission to get a table on the popular Taco Tuesday. Best tacos on the island and you can’t beat the crazy low price that day. People line up, if you aren’t there before 5:30 you will most likely have to wait an hour for a table. This taco night is not a secret but worth the visit.

Menu Favorites: Pulled Pork Taco, Mahi Mahi Taco, Maui onion rings, and the Hawaian egg rolls. 

The Sea House Restaurant: Located at Napili Kai Beach Resort, this beach front restaurant is known for it’s award winning food and sunset view. The dishes are straight out of a culinary magazine, it truly is a foodie dream. Reservations are highly recommended, again this is the kind of restaurant people crave for that authentic hawaiian experience without the tourist gimmicks. It’s plain and simple world renowned food.

Menu Favorites: Tenderloin Bruschetta, Crudo Sashmi, Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish, Kobe Burger and the Maui Mule. 

Lifestyle || Saying Goodbye… A Real Life Update

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I will saying selling our house has been far more emotional draining on myself, compared to my husband. I just feel so attached to this cute 1940′s home we had our first baby in, got married in, renovated… He feels far more ready to move on, some how I wish I could have that attitude. I know it would make this easier, saying goodbye.

I knew the moment we got pregnant that the house search would be on, it was the family step that would make us officially out grow our current home. I get that it’s “just” a house made of wood and concrete but to me it was a home. A home filled with feelings and memories I wouldn’t be able to get back. And no this isn’t just my pregnancy hormones, I really feel plainly torn about the move. Mind you I have been day dreaming of our next house and all the rooms I want to style and design. That’s the silver-lining, my inner home decor enthusiast can’t wait to get into the bigger house with a blank slate.

So let’s say I’m trying to cherish every moment I can until we move in less then 20 days. I’m sure when we start packing the cherishing feelings part will have to diminish in order to get it done but I’m hanging on by a thread to our first steps in this cute old house. For now, that’s where I’m at…

Beauty || May Product Picks || 8 Skincare & Cosmetic Finds Worth The Money

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Have I got some good ones for you this month, it’s that time again… my products picks. These are the products I’ve been using on repeat, have a wow factor or are just plain old beauty game changers that you need to try. My beauty round up this month ranges from skincare, to makeup I hope you see some of your favourites make the cut.

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Graydon’s All Over Elixir Oil: I’ve actually spoken to this company last year, they have become one of my organic luxury brands I cannot do without. If you haven’t heard of them and you are on the hunt for some mazing natural options, they are worth checking out. This oil is infused with precious sandalwood, chamomile and soothing lavender. The smell is heavenly. You just need a pump or two to leave your whole body feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. It is very concentrated and nourishing. You can also pick up a monthly assortment of organic products from Nourish Beauty Box, last month included this product!

DARPHIN Paris INTRAL Toner: It’s no secret I battle redness on a daily basis on my face especially, it was a no brainer trying this toner for sensitive skin. This soothing toner with Polysaccharide, Chamomile and Howthorn extracts, will tone and refresh your skin as it completes the cleansing process. This is a staple beauty product everyone needs in their life.

Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator: I am in LOVE with this luxurious scrub, it’s become one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine. With sugar, coconut oil and bee’s wax this scrub is sure to leave your lips perfectly prepped for any lipstick.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation: I’ve shared on snap chat my struggle with finding a foundation that both matches my skin tone and doesn’t feel like a mask. Luckily I’ve found this one! This formula helps skin achieve a natural, illuminated and bright finish, such a natural look. Naked Skin is formulated with light-diffusing spheres, transforming you to look professionally retouched. Buildable coverage allows you to customize your look. For me, I use one layer in the daytime and layer 2-3 in the evening.

Essie Nail Polish: Need I say more, these two shades are perfectly paired for the approaching summer. The pink is called “French Affair”, and the white is “Marshmallow.”

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick: Looking for the perfect day and night shade of pink? Bushing Bud #705 has your name on it!

Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light: These palette’s are the perfect mix of blush shades and bronzers. I went for this palette in Pink Rose for the natural look of glow, shimmer and flush.

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lipcolor: So excited to find a long wear lip colour that is kiss proof, transfer proof and with INTENSE colour!!! Picture is “Make Your Move” a subtle pink with a 90′s vibe.

Style || Coach 1941 75th Anniversary Collection

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Jacket: Coach 1941 ℅  || Dress: Coach 1941 ℅  || Bag: Coach ℅ || Sneakers: Coach 1941 ℅  || Sunglasses: Super Retro Future

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Thank you so much for those of you that came out to my Coach Truck Show featuring the new 1941 collection for their 75th Anniversary. If I missed you please feel free to browse the collection on the web, you’ll be sure to find a unique piece you can’t live without.