Autumn Favorites!

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Fall is finally here, so that means its time for…. drumroll please…. FALL FAVES!
1. The first thing on my list is the perfect bag for fall. No, sadly I do not own it, although I would LOVE to. This is the epitome of the perfect nuetral handbag, spot on for fall. (Marc by Marc Jacobs Hail To The Queen Elizabeth Tote)
2. A stunning black goblet by Michael Aram, adds sophistication to your table setting. Glam Goth. Perfect for your holiday table. (MADHOUSE by Michael Aram Tritan Melon Goblet)
3. A lifesaver for cold weather hair. This baby makes it shine bright like a diamond. (Bumble And bumble Let It Shine Shampoo)
4.  HOT COCOA…. theres nothing more cozy than sipping hot cocoa in a giant mug while catching up on your favorite novel.
5. My New Burberry Coat! Modeled after their famous classic trench, this coat is made of merino wool and cashmere blend. Mmmmmmm….. (Burberry London Mid-length wool and cashmere-blend trench coat)
6.Kate Moss for Rimmel London is the best drugstore lipstick. Its only like $4 a pop and the texture is just amazing…. and it smells like berries!
7. Hunter Boots. Another classic, great for those moody weather days. Now they’ve stepped it up a notch with a colab with Rag and Bone. (HUNTER Rag & Bone Tall Army Green Tall rubber boots)
8. Candles! The Joe Malone ones are pricey ut sooo worth it. It creats such a warm ambiance. I always like to light them about a half hour before I go to bed to create a cozy atmosphere. (Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Scented Candle)
9. The bare necessities. Thats what this product is. The perfect little multitasker. This product goes where I go. Its eyeshadow, contour powder, highlighter and eyebrow filler all in one. A must have for any woman! (Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette)
10. This little gem is a real throwback piece. The retro stylings of Mr. Jonathan Adler is shown in this porcelain smart phone dock. (Jonathan Adler Smart Phone Dock)
11. I just bought this product about a week ago, and I cant get enough of it! This waterproof concealer stick has an amazing consistancy and staying power. And it conatains vitamins that fight blemishes. I’m obsessed. (Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer)
12. This one has been my favorite for over three years, it was a gift and I’m finally on to a refill. It has a relly cool sporty scent, but its not overpowering. (Burberry Sport Womans Eau de Toilette Spray)
13. Anthropologie haedbands, I just bought 4. What can I say? They can do no wrong!
So there you have it, my fall favorites…. What are some of yours?
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5 Tips for Lightening Your Closet’s Load

It’s a mess, it’s unmanageable, and you need space. You’re going to tackle the whole thing, and you’re not going to let sentimentality weaken your resolve. You’ve had an epiphany, and you’re ready to clean out your clothes closet!But as you pull out that first item, it happens: Your ever-so-rational mind starts building an ever-so-rational case for keeping virtually every article of clothing you were just prepared to toss.

We’ve all been there, so don’t despair. Whether you’re fueled by enthusiasm or trembling with trepidation, these can-do tips will start you on your way.

traditional closet Vintage Closet
1. Note the excuses. Such as:

  • “I really paid a lot for that.”
  • “I just haven’t gotten around to wearing that yet.”
  • “That just needs altering.”
  • “I’ll fit back into that one of these days.”
  • “Fashions always come back around.”

Sound familiar? We all have things we hold on to. Note the reasons that pop into your head, because once you know your reasons for holding on to those things, you’ll be better able to move forward and make room — literally and figuratively.

Start by getting rid of 10 items (or five — just pick a number that isn’t zero). In one quick sweep, you might be surprised what you can toss without a struggle. If you’re afraid of biting off more than you can chew, be assured that you can accomplish a great deal nibble by nibble, drawer by drawer, row by row.

traditional closet by Monarch Renovations

2. Unburden yourself of the unworn. We’ve all heard that unless it’s a cocktail gown or your wedding dress, you should get rid of it if you haven’t worn it in six months. For many of us, that’s easier said than done. It could even sound downright unreasonable. But there are ways to put this in perspective.Our memory can be faulty, so try using these nifty tricks to keep track of what you actually wear. Buy pretty new hangers, and each time you wear something, put it on one of those new hangers. You can achieve the same result without investment by turning all your hangers backward. Once you’ve worn something, replace it with the hanger hung forward.

contemporary closet by Cabinet Innovations

When it comes to your drawers and shelves, it’s likely that the stuff squashed into the corners and crumpled on the bottom are items you really don’t use. But if you want to be sure, take everything out and place a small, brightly colored sticker (the kind you find at an office supply store) on each clothing label and remove the sticker after you’ve worn the item. You’ll soon see what you really love to wear and what’s just taking up precious real estate. Then shift accordingly.Also, take a closer look when you trade out your seasonal clothing. If you didn’t wear it last year, chances are good that you’re not going to wear it this year, so don’t hang it up and don’t pack it up — donate it. You know you’ll get more stuff this season, so go ahead and make room for it.

contemporary closet by Andrea Gary/Queen of Kerfuffle™

3. Multiply your space by trimming down the multiples. Do you have five white blouses, black skirts or pink bras? Different styles for different outfits — I know, I know! But at least one usually remains unworn or is ill fitting. Toss just one of these multiples and you’ve immediately gifted yourself with 20 percent more space.4. Dump the damaged goods. Is it pilling, tattered, snagged, threadbare? If it’s sentimental, wash it, fold it and put it in a box. If it isn’t, toss it. Is it in a pile awaiting stain treatment, repairs or alterations? Looking at a pile of stuff you haven’t taken care can create guilt and add to stress. Give yourself one week to treat the stuff, take it to the seamstress or move it out. You’ll be rid of a pile and will enjoy the singular satisfaction of checking something off your to-do list.

traditional closet by California Closets of Indianapolis

5. Unload the unfashionable, unflattering and unhealthy. Certainly, some items are true classics and stand the test of time. However, clothes worn in a job you no longer have or in an environment you no longer frequent (say, outfits from your clubbing days) simply need to go, especially if that job or environment has bad feelings or loss attached to it. Also, don’t keep gifts given by people you don’t actually like (the clothes or the people). If the tags are still on, return them. If not, consign them and use the cash or store credit to find something you love.
contemporary closet by All Things Home Organizing™ by Gayle Grace

Here’s a hard truth: The 1980s are long gone. Even if that was the most exciting decade of your life, it’s time to ditch the clothes and get up-to-date. Since we aren’t always able to see ourselves clearly, a second opinion can be an excellent mirror.If you don’t have a friend to critique your wardrobe with you over a bottle of wine, use this time-tested method: try on an outfit and imagine bumping into an old flame. Would you feel confident wearing it, or awkward and embarrassed? What you felt good in then may not be flattering now, so embrace who you are today and work with what you’ve got.

eclectic closet by Snobz Design

We’re not all fashionistas, nor are we all prepared to completely reset our wardrobes. But the bottom line is that the closet should be a place of inspiration, not stress. So lighten your load and keep only what you love and feel beautiful in — whatever your style may be.
Source: Houzz

15 Bite-Size Home Projects You Can Tackle in No Time

When your days are filled to the brim, it can be hard to find time to get to all of the decorating and organizing projects you want to finish. But what if you didn’t have to carve out an entire morning to tick something off your list? The truth is, we can accomplish quite a lot in a short amount of time with the right focus. You can fit these 15 bite-size projects into spare pockets of time — so the next time you are on hold or waiting for clothes to come out of the dryer, you can probably complete one of these projects and make your home a neater, more beautiful place to be.

1. Arrange a bunch of flowers. Make that little bouquet you treated yourself to at the market go further by divvying it up among several small containers. Try Moroccan tea glasses, stemless wineglasses or teacups — just cut the stems short and plunk them in. Cluster at least three small vases together for the best effect.

2. Create a collection. Take a spin through your house, grabbing like items to create a quick collection — look for items all in the same color and cluster them on a shelf or on your mantel.

3. Line a cabinet with pretty paper. Not wallpaper — that would definitely take more than 15 minutes. But you can use pretty wrapping paper and double-sided tape to create a similar look in a fraction of the time. Remove the shelves, measure, cut and tape up paper, then replace the shelves. The really great thing about using wrapping paper is that you can change it out whenever the mood strikes.
4. Clean the porch. Grab a stiff-bristled outdoor broom and head outside. Starting up high, use your broom to brush away cobwebs and dust from the porch ceiling, the walls and, finally, the floor. Use the last few minutes to clear away any clutter that has accumulated near the front door, shake out your doormat and test your porch light.
5. Consider a color scheme. Do you have a bunch of fabric samples and paint chips lying around, just waiting for you to make a decision? Set a timer and spend 15 minutes putting together a few combinations that catch your eye. Sometimes we come up with our best ideas when we don’t have time to overthink.
6. Style your coffee table. Go grab a tray, a few books with pretty covers, a small vase or candle, and a few small decorative objects. Place the tray on your coffee table or ottoman. Stack the books on the tray, place the vase or candle next to the books, and set one small decorative object atop the stack of books and another beside the stack.Voilà, your coffee table is styled!
7. Make your bed … really nicelyBe honest — how are your daily bed-making skills? If you peeked into my bedroom on any given day, you’d see it probably would be thrown together. But coming home to a really beautifully made bed is so heartening, and it doesn’t take much extra time. Plump your pillows, smooth your sheets (tuck in the top sheet so it’s not dangling) and place a blanket folded in thirds at the foot. You could also “borrow” a decorative pillow or two from the living room for extra oomph.
8. Put together a chic bar tray. Place a tray atop a console table. Cluster two to five bottles of liquor and flavor additions (bitters etc.) in one back corner of the tray. Plunk a handful of lemons or limes in a bowl in a front corner and line up four to six glasses of your choice front and center. Fill in the gaps with a bud vase, a bottle opener and decorative objects.
(I’m trying this one tomorrow!)
9. Clean glass and mirrors. Arm yourself with a stack of fresh microfiber cloths and water, or your glass cleanser of choice. Set the timer and make your way from room to room, swiping mirrors, glass tables and windows until the bell rings.
10. Organize accessories. Depending on how many accessories you have, this could take longer than 15 minutes, but it should at least give you a good start. Take out bags and purses and completely empty them, then line them up neatly on shelves or hang them on hooks. Sort through that tangle of scarves and belts, placing frequently used ones in an accessible spot.
11. Streamline toiletries. Sorting out your toiletries can make for smoother mornings, and it will probably take you a lot less time than you think. Toss toiletries that are expired, look funky or are never used. Sort what’s left according to the order you use the products in each morning, then wipe off grungy bottles and clean the shelves.
12. Fancify your bathroom. Take everything off your sink and wipe it down; put back only your prettiest soap, a candle or two, and a small vase of flowers. Go grab a stack of fresh washcloths and bath towels, and roll them before placing them in a basket or on a tray.
13. Ready your guest room for surprise guest!  Prepare fresh linen and towels, and a few mini toiletries, so the next time you find out your getting some last minute guest, your fully prepared!
14. Write an inspiring quote on your chalkboard. Have a message board or chalkboard wall? Take a few minutes to look up a quote that inspires you, either in a book of quotations or online, and write it as neatly as possible on your chalkboard.
15. Care for your houseplants. Houseplants with large leaves (like rubber plants) get dusty; wiping them down with a soft cloth will make them look much more vibrant. Pull off dead leaves and water plants as needed. If you tend to be neglectful of your houseplants, take a moment to write “Water plants” in your calendar each week.
Source: Houzz

Etsy Spotlight: #2 Letter Perfect Designs

Hey Girls!

I stumbled upon another amazing Etsy seller, Peggy from Seattle. She owns the shop Letter Perfect Designs, and makes the cutest things with buttons! I would use them in a nursery or a kids bedroom. Here are a few samples:

This seems like something anyone can DIY if they had enough time and patience, the ones sold at this shop is quite pricey. The idea is adorable though!

Enjoy!

XOXO

C

 

 

 

How to be the Perfect Hostess

When you have friends or relatives coming to stay from out of town, make their visit a pleasure by thinking ahead and offering the same courtesies you would like to be shown. Elaborate fruit baskets and floral arrangements are not necessary, just a bit of common sense and good planning. The following 10 steps will walk you through what you need to know to make your next hosting experience a great one for everyone.

1. Check off guest room essentials. 

You don’t need to be outfitted like a five-star hotel, but  certain basics should be in place to make your visitor comfortable. It’s amazing how easy it is to forget something fundamental (like towels!), so check the lists below before your guests arrive.

The essentials: fresh sheets and blankets on the bed, a working light(if the guest are there for Shabbos, a Kosher Lamp), bath towels, a wastebasket, an extra blanket and a cleared shelf or drawer.

Bonus items: A fan, clock, snacks, mini toiletries and an extra charger.

2. Double check dates.

Again, so simple, but … just do it. Miscommunication about when your guests are arriving or leaving can start their visit off on the wrong foot. If you are picking them up at the airport or train station, make sure you have all of their travel info, and agree on a place to meet.

3. Ask ahead of time about key issues.

If your guests have food allergies or follow a specific diet, knowing in advance will give you time to prepare. If you are not sure what to get, ask them to list a few favorite foods that you can pick up before they arrive. That said, don’t drive yourself nuts tracking down crazy ingredients you would never normally buy. The important thing is to make an effort and have something in the fridge your guests can eat.

If your guests have kids, it is kind to see if they would like you to track down any baby gear to borrow for their stay (such as a Pack N Play, toys, extra bottles), and ask about any favorite foods to have on hand for the little ones.

4. Let your guests know what you have planned.

If you have activities in mind, be sure to tell your guests in advance so they can pack appropriately. This would also be a good time to check in and see if there is anything they would like to do or see while they are in town.

5. Save your best parking spot. 

If parking in your neighborhood is limited, be sure to reserve your off-street spot for your guests, if they are driving. Go out ahead of time and track down an elusive street spot if you need to — just don’t make your guests spend their first hour at your place looking for a spot.

6. Offer a snack and beverage.

Again, this advice applies no matter the time of day or night. Traveling makes you hungry! Folks traveling from a different time zone may be feeling way off — a pot of hot water for tea or coffee, plus a selection of cold drinks and a few little nibbles, should cover all the bases.

7. Show them to their room and help carry bags. 

Bring your guests to their room and give a little tour of the space. Point out where the extra blankets and pillows are kept, which shelf or drawer they can use to put their things, and where extra toiletries are in case they have forgotten something.

8. Explain any of your home’s quirks before they need to ask! 

After living in your place for years, you may have forgotten how difficult it was to work the shower that first time or flush the toilet so it doesn’t run all night — save your guests the agony and show them clearly how everything works.

9. Empower guests to help themselves.

Guests can feel awkward having to ask every time they need something. Make things easier — on you and them — by giving a little self-help tour early on in their stay.

At the minimum show your guest where the coffee- and tea-making supplies, snacks, drinks and dishes are kept. Show them where your garbage and recycling cans are, and where to put what. If they will be staying longer, provide a small laundry basket and show them how to work things in the laundry room.

10. Here are a few printables to make your guest basket pop!

(Thanks to Darling Doodle Designs for the Printables, and Houzz!)

XOXO

C

Traveling With A Toddler

Hey Mommies!

As you all know, traveling can be really stressful. But when you add a toddler to the mix, just thinking of it can make your head explode! I booked tickets for my family way way back in December. We’re flying to Israel with a 12 hour stop over in Amsterdam on the way there. I know, what was I thinking? Ever since then, the thought of flying with my adorable (now 12 month old) little girl is harrowing. She’ll be 15 months by the time the trip rolls around and I can only imagine she’ll be even more curious and restless. So I’ve been doing some research on how to make the trip the easiest, most relaxing and stress-free trip possible. So heres a list of tips that I’ve compiled. I hope it helps!

  • Start your preparations well before your travel day. Traveling with children is twice as busy as traveling alone, and organization is the key to an easy trip. Begin by making a list of things to do, about a week before the trip, and make sections for things to buy and things to pack. Make sure all the laundry is done, prescriptions filled, and papers copied. Make an effort to pack only what you really need, especially when it comes to the carry-on luggage. Remember that you will have a little one to care for as you make your way through the airport, and carrying an over-loaded bag will make it more difficult. Try to have everything ready two days before the flight so that on the last day you will be free from the hassle of last-minute chores.
  • Pack 2 outfits for your child in your carry-on bag (luggage gets lost and accidents happen). When packing clothes for your child, more is better. Consider the weather at your destination, but pack for the unexpected.  When it comes to underwear and socks, take more than you think you will need. Always pack a blanket, wet wipes, and a pair of slippers.
  • Spend a few minutes with your child packing some favorite toys to take along. Put some in the checked luggage and some in the carry-on bag. Pack a small toy as a surprise in your handbag, and hand it to your child as a distraction when things get noisy.
  • Take some dry, low-sugar cereal as a snack. Crackers or raisins are also a good choice. Consult the airline if you can request a child meal. If you have a picky eater, bring a home-made meal your child is sure to eat. Liquids are under tight restrictions so don’t bring any drinks from home, as they may be confiscated. You can always buy a bottle of water or juice after you pass the security checkpoint.
  • Sugary juices and carbonated drinks will make your child go to the bathroom frequently so they should be avoided, or you will spend a lot of time in airplane lavatories. Try to get your child used to water.
  • If your child is still wearing diapers, it makes sense to buy the premium, extra absorbent kind to use during the flight. It will save you a lot of trouble and inconvenience. Take the time for a diaper change just before boarding. Don’t forget a plastic bag to put away the soiled diaper, and take a cloth diaper or  disposable changing pads to cover the baby-changing tray that sits over the toilet in the lavatory.
  • Pack a few precut paper towels to soak up spills, and carrying a small packet of wet wipes.
  • A tired toddler is more prone to tantrums and irritability. For transatlantic flights, try flying through the night, children will sleep and you’ll be on the ground before you know it. Some airplanes are equipped with sky cots or baby bassinets that can hold children under a certain weight, usually 24 pounds (11 kg). Ask the staff at the ticket counter to assign you one when you check-in if your child meets the required weight limit. Being able to lay your child down for sleeping can make all the difference during a long journey, for you and your little one. Sky cots are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, so get there early. Remember that the equipment rests a couple of feet up the wall and off the floor of the plane, so always keep an eye on your child. Always book a separate seat for your toddler if you can afford it, even if the airline allows you to share a seat. Carrying your child on your lap may be feasible during a short flight, but if you have several hours of flying time, it is far too tiring and uncomfortable. Don’t count on empty seats; chances are there won’t be any. This is an instance in which the money spent will be well worth it, so make adjustments somewhere else if you must.
  • Dress your child in an outfit suitable for the flight. Nothing too fancy, constricting or uncomfortable for the pressurized, air-conditioned cabin of an airplane. Pants and longer shirts are best. A shirt that leaves the tummy exposed may make your child feel cold.
  • Get there early. Give yourself enough time to reach the airport even if you find yourself dealing with unexpected delays, like traffic jams or road construction. Remember that security screening takes time, and gates close well before departure times.
  • Have something ready to give your child to chew during take-off and landing, as it will help relieve pressure in their ears. Chewing gum is the obvious choice, and even if you do not approve of it, consider making an exception and allowing its use on this occasion, as nothing else serves the purpose half so well.
  • If your child likes to throw toys on the floor, consider taking only a soft stuffed animal. You don’t want to have an irate neighbor who just got a plastic toy thrown at his head.
  • Take a funny, entertaining  picture book to combat boredom. At home, try to keep the book away from your child for a few days so it becomes new again the day of the flight.
  • If a tantrum is looming, take evasive action. Get up and take your child for a walk around the airplane.
  • If your journey is long and you will have a connecting flight before you reach your destination, a change of clothes will refresh your child, so make use of the spare outfit you packed in your overnight bag.
  • Be calm and don’t lose your temper. Pass along some good vibes to your child and make use of your sense of humor. Flying can be a fun experience for young children. Keep in mind that small bodies feel tired more quickly, so be understanding if your child cries and feels cranky.
  • Take along a mini makeup case with all the essentials. You want to come off the plane feeling refreshed.
  • If they’re old enough, let your kid take their very own backpack, it’ll make them feel all grown up, and you get the extra storage!

PACKING LIST:

  • Stroller (can be brought right up to the plane)
  • Diaper Bag (Holds it all, and super organized)
  • Diapers (extra absorbent, also keep in mind how long you’ll be on the flight and connections)
  • Diaper Cream (Smaller than 3.4 oz)
  • Disposable changing pads
  • Change of clothes for baby (or 2)
  • Ziplock bag (gallon size for soiled diapers)
  • Bottles
  • Formula (premeasured in sectional containers)
  • Pacifiers (with clip)
  • Snacks in no-spill containers
  • Sippy Cup
  • Bib (plastic can be wiped down easiest)
  • Food (Sandwiches, cut up veggies, hard boiled egg, pasta, etc.)
  • Motrin or Tylenol, and thermometer (just in case)
  • Tablet or DVD player, a few books, coloring book with a few crayons
  • Favorite toys
  • Favorite blanky or  stuffed animal
  • Chap-Stick (planes always give me chapped lips)

Special thanks to TravelMamas and No.1 Mouse Place!

A Hunt for the Perfect Baby Bag

Who says Mamas can’t be fabulous? With these stylish baby bags, its so easy to look put together. When shopping for your diaper bag, you need to keep 3 things in mind: Style, Function, and Budget. These Mother’s Helpers can range from $50 to $350 so you really need to set a budget before you start your search. Also, do you plan on using this for more than one kid? Do you want it to be gender neutral  or it doesn’t matter? There are so many things to consider. Hopefully this guide will take a bit of the pressure off.

1- Timi Leslie Messenger Bag – $48 This sweet graphic diaper bag is great if dad will be doing some of the shlepping. Its a cross-body bag and has many pockets. It’s also the least expensive bag on this list.

2- Skip Hop Jonathan Adler Light and Luxe Tote – $70 In a collaboration with the King of Pattern, Mr. Jonathan Adler, Skip Hop has created a playful punchy tote, with just the right amount of storage. And for a very reasonable price!

3- LeSportsac Ryan Baby Bag – $138 The metallic color of this bag gives it a hint of glamour, while the nylon makes it easy to rock anywhere! This spacious bag is the perfect mix of glam and practicality.

4-  Oilily Fantasy Floral Shoulder Baby Bag – $101 Loving this floral moment from Oilily! The Dutch brand, famous or their eclectic style, has hit it out of the park with this gorgeous roomy bag. You definitely won’t be ‘just another mom’ with this beauty.

5- Kate Spade New York Flatiron Nylon Sophia Grace Baby Bag – $298 Minimalism at it’s finest. Yes, it’s a bit pricey but just look at it!

6- Petunia Picklebottom Chenille Boxy Backpack – $179 With the increasing popularity of this brand, the designs just get cuter and cuter! Made of plush chenille fabric, this can be worn as a backpack or a messenger. How cute is that?

7- Vera Bradley Baby Bottle Caddy – $18  I know, I know. This isn’t even a diaper bag. But I thought this was too cute to hold back.

8- Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Eliz-a-Baby – $298 I have this diaper bag (in the adorable limited pink heart print) and I can say that after months of research, this bag came out on top. Between price, practicality, and yes, I’ll admit it was my weakness for all things MJ, this was a clear winner!

9- Kate Spade Nylon Harmony Baby Bag – $318 For the ultimate city girl, this diaper bag is chic and best of all, looks nothing like a diaper bag… on the outside. The inside, though, has many pockets and so much space.

10- Vera Bradley Baby Bag – $99 With the sweetest feminine print, this big bag will hold it all! Made of quilted patterned cotton fabric.

11- Timi & Leslie Diaper Bags Charlie II – $160 The diaper bag for those who hate diaper bags. This stylish bag, leather look and all, looks nothing like the typical baby tote.

So, I hope this makes your search slightly easier.

Happy hunting!

XOXO

C

10 Summer Must Haves: Drugstore Edition

Hey girls!

Here’s a list of 10 summer beauty products I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT! And they’re all from the drugstore, so no worries about breaking the bank!

1- Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede – $7.99  I. Am. Obsessed. This amazing new long lasting lipstick stays on forever! I use it for Shabbos and I can honestly say it lasts till the last minute. It feels great too, I put on just one layer and theres no clumping and sticking like the old ColorStays use to.

2- L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain – $9.99 Another really great long lasting lip color. This one, however, is more of a gloss/stain. It goes on like a gloss but stains your lips after a while, so while the shine may be gone, the color stays strong! I recommend this for everyday wear. It doesn’t really last for more than 8 hours.

3- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen – $7.99 No one likes sunburn. Nuff said.

4- Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer – $8.49 No need to worry about fitting in with those Perpetually-Tanned-Pool-Loungers. This self tanning moisturizer will speed things up so you look amazing in your swimsuit! Just use as your daily moisturizer and you’ll see a difference in days!

5-Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage Concealer – $9.99  For those almost-perfect skin days, where theres really no need for makeup, just pop some of this age defying concealer on your problem spots, and head out the door! (PS, its never to early to worry about wrinkles)

6- CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara – $7.99 Ummm…. BEST MASCARA EVER! For some time I had been changing mascaras like socks until I chanced upon this beauty right here. It has been my staple for over a year now, and I doubt that’ll change any time soon. It goes on like a dream! No clumps. No smudging. No smearing.

7- Clearasil Ultra On The Go Rapid Action Wipes – $4.96 A must have, in my opinion. There is nothing more important that going to sleep with a clean face. And these come in a handy on-the-go pack!

8- eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere – $2.99 LOve these! These adorable little lip balms are too cute! They come in a yummy variety of flavors and colors and glide on so deliciously. So summery 🙂

9- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – $12 BB Cream is the perfect answer to summer’s “I don’t want to be bare faced but I don’t want heavy coverage either” problem. This lightweight formula is amazing and it includes tinted moisturizer, SPF 30, blemish blurring, and no oils or heavy ingredients.

10- Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner – $9.99 Theres nothing like gel eyeliner in the summer. Its the only formula that wont smudge or disappear when you’re wet. Specifically Maybelline’s liner (which comes with the brush).

So there you have it, my top 10 summer drugstore beauty products!

Leave a comment if you have these or have other suggestions!

XOXO

C