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    How to Spruce Up Your Summer Looks

    I recently introduced you guys to one of my new favorite brands, Nordstrom 1901, here but had a few more summer outfit ideas I wanted to share. You guys know I love my trying new trends and bold accessories, but sometimes, I just want to simplify. And that requires getting down to one striking detail to spruce up your summer look. For me, that’s been tie waist and bow tie details! Unsurprisingly, there’s plenty to be found in the 1901 collection. Click through to see more ways to spruce up your summer looks!

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    Spruce Up Your Summer Wardrobe | 1901 Tie Front Skirt + Smocked Crop Top

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    Two Long-Lasting Lip Colors for the Perfect Pout

    Summer brings forth plenty of opportunities to experiment with new makeup trends and colors. Whether it’s glowing skin, sultry eyes, or a perfect pout, I’m always ready to tackle it all. One thing I’ve been really into is lip color! What’s great about lips this season are the different finishes. I don’t think there’s anything prettier than glossy lips with a hint of color, but I can also get on board with a fiery matte hue. The perfect pout can be challenging to pull off in humid weather when I’m constantly reaching for water or sipping the occasional margarita. But that’s not stopping me from enjoying the full range of gorgeous, colorful hues this season! Luckily, Clarins has us covered with two long-lasting lip colors I’ve been obsessed with!

    Find out which two I’m loving in today’s post!

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    Long-Lasting Lip Products For the Perfect Pout | Clarins Lip Oil and Water Lip Stain

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    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 4.6.18

    Blue Sky Cabo Charters | Beach Trip Essentials | Pom Pom Coverup

    Blue Sky Cabo Charters | Beach Trip Essentials

    1. Blue Sky Cabo

    Three years ago was my very first trip to Mexico and my very first sunset boat ride around the Cabo arches. Blue Sky Cabo was the boat charter company, and it was the most amazing experience! So amazing, that I took my sister on another one of their offered charters to see the sea lions at feeding time. I kid you not, the sea lions will just hop right onto the boat with you to ride into the docks – as long as you have some fish snacks. And speaking of snacks, Blue Sky Cabo stocks the boat with pizza and margaritas for your ride. I mean what else do you need, right? Sea lions, pizza, and margaritas on a yacht! 

    We met two sea lion friends – Pancho and Loco – and yes they were very hungry. Such an unforgettable experience y’all, and I 100% recommend one of the Blue Sky Cabo charters if you visit Cabo. (Depending on how many hours you have, they also have giant blow up lily pads for you to toss over and get into the water!) Check out the website to see all the different types of charters they offer. 

    Cool Beauty Products You Haven't Tried Yet | Rituals Shower Foam

    2. Rituals Foaming Body Wash

    I’m always on the hunt for cool products that I haven’t heard of yet, and I’m really excited about finding these Rituals foaming body washes. Rituals’ products are inspired by the wisdoms of ancient Asian cultures, and they have truly unique fragrances that include cherry blossom and sweet orange. They last for 50 washes and are SO luxurious!

    Check out J.Crew's new intimate collection

    3. J.Crew Intimate Collection

    One thing you might not know about J.Crew – they are killing it with their new intimates collection! So feminine and chic and at a great price point too. I am swooning over this blush last set. They have a few different bralette styles that I just love – I can already tell that I’m going to live in this one. Also their pajamas right now are SO cute!

    Cool New Beauty Products You Haven't Tried Yet | All Things Hair Subscription Box

    4. All Things Hair Giveaway!

    I just recently got introducted to All Things Hair – and you might be wondering what it is… but it’s exactly what it says. It’s a website ALL about hair. Think hairstyle tips, product recommendations and reviews and more. (One of the articles I’m about to dive into is about “hair botox” – WHAT?) I’m giving away a box of goodies from All Things Hair to get your mane under control for spring!

    All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing your biggest hair struggle and your IG handle! (This is how I’ll contact the winner.) YAY for good hair days! 

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * The BIGGEST SALE this weekend? The Bloomingdale’s SITEWIDE SALE!!

    It’s the ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Event!

    Extra 60% off sale styles at Ann Taylor

    All dresses are 40% off at Express

    40% off  spring favorites at Loft

    Take 40% off spring must-haves at Banana Republic

    Extra 40% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lifestyle, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 3.24.18

    DIY Purple Hair Mask For Blondes

    1. DIY Purple Hair Mask

    I shared this little DIY tutorial over on my IG Stories highlights (still there under HAIR if you want to watch) that I use to refresh my blonde. I mix up my own purple hair mask and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes to cancel out any brassiness while deep conditioning at the same time. My blonde tends to turn a little golden yellow/orange in between highlights – can be caused by different water types, product build up etc. So to neutralize those colors, you have to use it’s complementary color on the color wheel.

    A little art school lesson for ya: Purple cancels orange, blue cancels yellow. 

    Here are two of my favorite concoctions for my DIY Purple Hair Mask:

    Kerastase Reflection Mask + Kerastase Reflection Touche Chromatique
    Any regular Hair Mask + Amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner

    Bonus: I LOVE  the Alterna Color Hold Shampoo + Conditioner for regular color protection.

    SodaStream Review

    2. SodaStream Obsession

    Don’t get me wrong, I will not be giving up my LaCroix infatuation anytime soon. If anything, it’s only amplified my obsession with carbonated water. So much so that I now also make my own using SodaStream. I love SodaStream because instead of casually drinking a LaCroix here and there, I’ll fill up my water bottle and have it next to me while I work. And I can tell myself “Okay Krystal, you have to finish this bottle of water before EOD.”

    The bottle also makes it super easy to put the cap on and pop it into the fridge without losing the fizz. I can’t tell you how many times Jordan has put a half-full LaCroix can into the fridge thinking that he can go drink it later… NO FOOL, the bubbles will be gone. What he doesn’t know is that I throw it into my SodaStream bottle and then re-carbonate it. 😉

    The flavor drops I like the best are the raspberry and lemon – so yummy for spring!

    Capri Blue Volcano Products

    3. Capri Blue Products

    If you have ever walked into an Anthropologie store, than you already know what Capri Blue Volcano smells like. It’s literally the scent of Anthro. Literally. They are always burning it in there. See this post for more about my Capri Blue candle obsession

    BUT what I want to scream to the world is that they now make a Capri Blue Volcano PERFUME and SOAP. My gosh, I can finally bathe myself in my favorite smelling candle of all time.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Botanics

    4. Botanics Skincare Giveaway!

    Get fresh-faced for spring with a few Botanics hibiscus products! Use the toner to prep and revitalize your skin before using a moisturizer. And use the facial wipes to wash off oil and makeup from your day – they gently exfoliate while you cleanse!

    To enter to win this trio of Botanics Skincare, just drop a comment below with one of your favorite things this week + your IG handle so that I can contact you!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off sale styles + 40% off shoes and accessories at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off select tops at Express

    30% off  tops and sweaters at Loft and 40% off sale items

    Up to 40% off Closet Favoritse at Banana Republic

    All orders ship free at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 3.9.18

    Brow and Lash Grown Serums | BrowFood + LashFood

    1. BrowFood + LashFood

    Want to keep your lashes and brows looking full and healthy? Makeup (and removing it!) can take a toll on your brows and lashes throughout the year, so I’m just starting to use BrowFood and LashFood‘s certified NATURAL enhancers. They are infused with Phyto-Medic Complex, a natural & powerful formulation that helps transform with every drop. Will let you guys know how they work since I have used both NeuLash and NeuBrow in the past!

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Soap & Glory

    2. Soap and Glory

    I’m currently loving Soap and Glory – but not just because of their super fun packaging. Okay yes, I totally am obsessed with their packaging, but even better this British brand knows how to keep your skin feeling clean and vibrant while keeping you on budget! Soap and Glory has a full range of beauty, body and bath goodies all available at Ulta, Target, and Walgreens with prices at $20 or less. (Perfect for putting together a little spa package or gift!)

    Coolest New Masks To Try Now | Dr. Jart Rubber Peel Off Mask

    3. Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks

    Y’all know I love a good face mask. Especially ones that involve really cool technology or colors or anything that’s kinda crazy sounding. And these Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks are insane. There are two mask packets that come inside of a mixing cup. You open each packet and pour inside, shake vigorously, and then apply to your face. The product basically takes on rubber form as it dries that infuses skin with potent ingredients for a healthy, dewy-looking complexion. SO much fun to create, apply and even take off.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | No7 Beauty

    4. No7 Skincare Airbrush Away Giveaway!

    Warm weather means switching up your beauty routine. This time of year, I like to wear tinted moisturizers that feel light on my face but still provide enough coverage. Beauty and skincare brand No7 just came out with their Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Perfector that helps blur the appearance of pores and fine lines.

    I’m giving away each shade of Airbrush Away, and all you need to do is leave a comment below sharing your favorite spring beauty product and your ideal shade: Light, Medium or Dark along with your IG handle!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off everything at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off women’s dresses in the Express Spring Sale

    40% off  everything at Loft with code NEWNOW

    Take 40% off regular-priced items at Banana Republic

    Extra 30% off sale items at Anthropologie *