Life Lately: Somewhere Sunny & 75

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Happy Monday! I know I have been in & out over the last several months, my sincerest apologies. I do miss you guys & I find myself missing this creative outlet of mine on a daily basis but the hardest part is finding the time to do "blogging things" without interfering with my sanity (but that's a whole different blog post!). On a different note, this past weekend I spent working (duh!), cleaning the house, prepping for our trip to Hawaii next week (woo!) &  spending time with good friends. It was a nice relaxing weekend to say the least. I am counting down the days until we leave next Monday morning ... did I say 7 days! ha ... & am looking forward to taking a step out of the daily routine we live in & enjoying paradise with good friends + my better half. Above are a few of the goodies I will be taking with me on my trip - like that adorable striped swim suit & those super fun towels that I can't wait to use (& they are super sale!). Anyways, hopefully I will be back tomorrow! Enjoy your Monday! xo

Tom Ford Soleil Collection

Every time a Tom Ford package arrives in the mail I am completely smitten & again this collection is absolutely beautiful & my favorite to date. The packaging is white + gold & perfect for this summer heat.

THE LIPS

The three lipsticks above are everything a girl could want in a lipstick. They are super moisturizing with natural oils, Vitamin C & E, and shea butter. They offer great color pay off for the perfect summer shade that is sheer & shimmery. Rose Soleil is a dusty rose color with a slight shimmer. Paradiso is a coral pink that pairs great with a summer tan. Skinny Dip is a soft pinky-peach shade with a touch of gold shimmer. My favorite part about this lipstick collection is how sheer and versatile the colelction i

THE CHEEKS

There are some products in this world that I can't live without ... mascara + blush/bronzer. They are the perfect addition to any look. As you have seen many of times the Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand is by far an absolute winner in my opinion. It provides such a healthy pink glow to the cheek bones with a little blending of the fingers & pairs great with the bronzer in 'Gold Dust.' This bronzer is a silky, lightweight powder that offers a subtle gold shimmer that isn't over powering but highlights your skins natural radiance.

THE BODY

If you read the post on getting the perfect Summer Glow then you know that this product was not originally ones of my favorites, but man has it grown on me. The Shimmery Body Oil is totally summer in a body & just what my body needs after an afternoon in the sun or long intense workout. After a nice long bath or relaxing shower I spritz some on my legs + arms & I a set for the evening ... even if I am just lounging in my pajamas. I mean who doesn't love smelly like summer all the time?

THE EYES

The Cream & Powder Eye Shadow Duos are insanely beautiful. My favorite is by far the Golden Peach, since it is on the safe side with color pigmentation. It is a peachy cream + rose gold shimmer, which has born on repeat all Spring/Summer long. Black Oyster is my go-to for a dramatic night look that is smokey and shimmery. Midnight Sea is quite bold & since I am no genius with my eye makeup application, this one took me a bit more practice to get the hang of using. You really only need a dab of the cream on your ring finger to blend in on the eyelid. It def. creates a smokey eye, which is not my daily go-to.

Now tell me have you had the chance to try any products from the Soleil Collection? What are your favorites & what are you dying to try?

All Tom Ford products were gifts, but all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help Let It Be Beautiful Shine.

Bloggers Who Budget: Pastels For Less

This outfit sums up style in two words - comfy + classic. I truly love adding pieces to my wardrobe that I know I will continue to go back too over the years. & the best part is when I find them on sale. I tend to never buy anything full price if I don't have too. If I spot something I love I will try my absolute best to keep an eye on it until it goes on sale. & this pair of denim and this top were two items I scored at a crazy good deal at LOFT & they have been worn on repeat all Spring. One of my favorite trends this Spring/Summer is neutral pastels that go with just about anything in your wardrobe. This Lou & Grey top, I have been pairing it with denim, skirts & shorts of all colors, patterns & styles. It has easily been worn casually or paired with a more dressier outfit, especially for work. What are some of your favorite Pastel favorites this Summer? 

Be sure to check out the other girls posts to see what they are styling for Pastels For Less.