6.28.2016

june favorites



it's been awhile since i've shared some of my favorite beauty and fashion products on the old blog, so i thought i'd round up some of my most used products this month.


1//goat milk soap (3 for $10)
this is actually a pretty recent find, but everyone in our house loves it.  we picked up some goat milk soap at the local farmer's market in provo to help with brooks' extremely dry skin.  the charcoal is really good for bringing out the impurities in your skin.  the cherry almond smells like a dream and the soap is so good for sensitive skin.
i looked for a website but the seller doesn't have one


so, this is of course for men, but it is actually pretty awesome to use as a moisturizer or to prime your skin before foundation.  it doesn't irritate my skin at all and it helps my makeup last ALL DAY, even when i sweat my face off.
available at any drug store





first of all, this is so incredibly affordable for the pigment and lasting power this blush holds.  it is the perfect everyday summer blush to give you that beautiful rosy glow.  it's kind of hard to see the color payoff on my hand because of the color of my skin, but i promise it's so pretty on any skin tone.
available at any drug store





i die!! as if champagne pop wasn't enough, there's another golden highlight and some blushes to go along.  i could pretty much wear this palette everyday (and often do!)  i love that there is a shimmery blush or blush topper, a nude blush, and a matte blush.  i like to use the nude blush as an eye shadow crease color when i'm going for a more natural one shadow look.
available in sephora (currently out of stock online)

5//old navy sunnies (brown tortoise) ($14.95) available in store
forever 21 sunnies (black) ($8.90) available in store

i found this style last year and absolutely love them.  i've actually ordered the exact same pairs from an app called WISH (cheap stuff from china) for like $2 and the quality was great.  i just lost them right before a california trip and needed them replaced immediately and china takes like a month to get here.  i was so happy i found a replacement for both colors.



this is just a sample size that i got in an ipsy bag, but i love it!  the formula is creamy, smooth, and buttery and it is pretty long wearing.  it does transfer, but for the comfort i will take it.  the color is the perfect summer pink with a bit of red undertones.




7//lipsense in the shade strawberry shortcake ($55 starter kit/color $25/gloss $20/oops remover $10)

i'm sure you've seen this stuff all over facebook/instagram and it's for good reason.  this stuff is AMAZING!!  it truly is smudge proof, kiss proof, doesn't transfer, and SO long lasting.  i put this on this morning at 11:00pm and as i write this it is currently 10:43pm and i still have it on with no touch ups.  how it works is you put three layers of your color on (letting each layer dry before applying a new one) and then you top it off with the gloss that locks it in and seals it.  the gloss is so moisturizing and comfortable to wear.  i will say, after a few hours my lips start to feel dry but i just pop some more gloss on throughout the day as needed and the problem is solved.  my only complaint is that the smell and taste is kind of like rubbing alcohol but it goes away after about 30 seconds.  i'm definitely going to be adding a few more shades to my collection!!  if you want to order (which you should :) follow my girl alyssa on instagram and she will hook you up
@alyssas_favorites


8//old navy sandals ($19.94)

these shoes are my life.  as you can see from the wear hahaha. for reals though, these are the best thing that's ever happened to me and i would own them in every color if they weren't always sold out.  they are the perfect summer sandal (especially for pregnant me) that go with everything.  they are so simple but i get so many compliments every time i wear them.


9//kimonos ($5-20)
cotton on. wish, groopdealz, tj maxx
(basically they are everywhere)

let me tell you, i have quite the collection.  these are just a few and i pretty much wear them 5 days out of the week.  they add a cute flair to just about any outfit and they are so light it doesn't even feel like an extra layer.  basically a dress or skirt with a kimono over is my pregnant staple throughout the summer.  chances are you've seen me in one about 12 times. haha just trying to survive the heat people.

and there you have it, some of my current summer favorites.
what am i missing out on friends?!
i always love to find and try new things, so let me know what you are currently loving.
leave a comment below or on my instagram
@amylynn188

happy tuesday!







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6.27.2016

{brooks' mickey bash}

on june 15th, brooks turned 3!!
a few days later we partied hard mickey mouse style.  he has been talking about having a mickey party for months and months and months, and even though his obsessions are currently paw patrol and super heroes, he still wanted a mickey bash.




{the details}





 





 










{the games}



 {face painting}






{opening presents}








{cake and blowing out candles}





 we had so much fun celebrating our big boy.  he was so loved and spoiled by all his family and friends.  we love you so much brooksy boy!

as mickey would say, thanks for stopping by!!

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