On Rotation: The Body Shop Facial Masks

The Body Shop Must Have Facial Masks

Most days my face needs a little extra TLC to keep it moisturized and healthy looking, especially during the Summer. These three Body Shop masks have been on rotation for the past couple months & my face loves me for it. They each offer a little extra love that my face needs and each have a different purpose:

Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask: This gentle exfoliating mask is very different than most exfoliating masks I have used in the past. I typically use this mask once a week since I don't want to over exfoliate my skin. This mask is a chunky texture with oats and honey. It is super soothing, gentle on sensitive skin and non-drying. With each use I have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin and love the refreshed feeling my skin gets.

Warming Mineral Mask: I usually apply this mineral mask at night 2-3 x a week and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes. This mask is a thick creamy texture and starts to warm up as soon as you begin to apply it. It is a soft clay finish which makes it easy to wash off with a warm wash cloth afterwards. Immediately afterwards I notice smaller pores, smoother and softer skin.

Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask: This mask is my absolute favorite! Some mornings I wake up extra early, wash my face & while I am making breakfast and drinking my coffee I apply this moisture mask. This helps had some hydration to my face & gets it prepared for my makeup. I even grab this mask at the end of a long hot day when I notice dry patches on my face. This mask is super light weight and non-greasy. A must have!

Do you have any favorite Masks that you use? Share in the comments!

Summer Beauty Products: Beating The Heat

The heat here in DC has been unbearable this Summer, so finding an easy routine to combat the heat is what I have been trying to do. Most days I keep the same beauty routine but adjust a couple products depending on the weather or my mood. I picked up some new products from Ulta recently and have currently been loving the Maybelline Better Skin Foundation which offers a lightweight but full coverage application, the Tarte 12 Hour Blush in Exposed, the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold on my cheek bones & this Urban Decay concealer that is as incredible as everyone says it is. During the warm Summer months I tend to go for bold bright nails, but lately this OPI nude has had my heart. On the other hand, a bold lip is still my go-to for any look and these Loreal Le Matte lip colors are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

What are some of your favorite Summer Beauty Products?

*A gift card was provided by Ulta to pick out of some new beauty products. All opinions are my own.

THE DELIGHTFUL DETAILS: Hawaii

Bloody Mary's in Flight to Honolulu

Bloody Mary's in Flight to Honolulu

Waimanalo Bay Beach, Hawaii

Waimanalo Bay Beach, Hawaii

The Modern Honolulu Hotel where we got to see a surprise performance by O.A.R.

The Modern Honolulu Hotel where we got to see a surprise performance by O.A.R.

Palm Trees, Waikiki Beach

Palm Trees, Waikiki Beach

My favorite striped one piece swim suit + West Elm towel

My favorite striped one piece swim suit + West Elm towel

The view from Hole 13 at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on 4th of July.

The view from Hole 13 at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on 4th of July.

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Relaxing on the Kaneohe Sandbar with good friends.

Relaxing on the Kaneohe Sandbar with good friends.

Me + the other half enjoying a day out on the boat.

Me + the other half enjoying a day out on the boat.

Good friends are hard to find. Glad I have this one in my life. Love you Moe!

Good friends are hard to find. Glad I have this one in my life. Love you Moe!

A day on the golf course ... riding shot gun!

A day on the golf course ... riding shot gun!

The boat life!

The boat life!

Waimanalo Sunset

Waimanalo Sunset

Cruising in the Jeep on our last full day in Hawaii.

Cruising in the Jeep on our last full day in Hawaii.

Waimanalo Sunrise

Waimanalo Sunrise

LIVING MY LIFE THROUGH ONE DELIGHTFUL DETAIL AT A TIME.

Hello friends! Long time no chat, right? I really am deeply sorry for leaving all you wonderful people out of loop but it felt so good to get away, recoup + re-energize. Life gets hectic sometimes and even when you think things will start to slow down a bit they don't. 

A few weeks ago N + I spent some much needed time away on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. It truly was pure magic & pictures honestly don't do it any justice. We were blessed to have good friends that lived on the island + would host us during our stay - Moe + Travis

N + I spent most of our days with no definite plans. We did whatever we wanted to do when we wanted to do it. We ate what we wanted too (lots of Acai bowls, shaved ice + malasadas), took naps when we wanted too & explored the island until we couldn't hold our heads up at night. The 10 days we spent in Hawaii was so much better than we ever expected + coming home was hard & quite frankly depressing. We even tried to finagle a way for us to stay longer or hey, move there. But that wasn't in the cards. 

Spending time in Waimanalo with good friends + my better half was just what I needed to get inspired again. I hope to be back to blogging at least 3-4 x a week, work schedule permitting. I truly do love this little nook of mine & what keeps me coming back is all the readers whom I've enjoyed getting to know. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now tell me! What have all of you been up too? Spill it :)