Monday, June 19, 2017

What's in my Beach Bag?!

I'm very fortunate to live in the beautiful town of Panama City Beach, where my neighborhood has its own private beach. With that being said, I am at the beach or on a boat...a LOT. So, I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I keep in my beach bag! Heads up, my friends gave me the nickname Mary Poppins because I literally always have so much stuff in all of my bags. My fiancĂ© jokes when traveling that I would be everyone best friend if the plane went down and we were stranded on an island because with what I carry in my purse alone we could survive a whole year -HA!

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Colorscience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Powder SPF 50 is one of my absolute FAVORITE beauty/health products this summer! I bring this EVERYWHERE! It has amazing flawless coverage as well as 50 SPF which is simply a must for keeping my skin protected. LOVE this product and would recommend it to everyone! 

Raw Elements has amazing ALL natural sunscreen products that I just adore! You can check out their website here for more amazing natural sun care products. 

Erbaviva Suncreen SPF 30 is another favorite! This sunscreen is safe for both children and adults. It contains zinc oxide, aloe, camomile, sunflower oil, lavender, olive oil, and castor oil for sun protection. The smell is also divine! If you haven't tried this product out yet, I highly recommend you do!!

I also have many other things in my beach bag that simple couldn't all fit in the photo frame so I'll list them below ;)


Beach Bag Must Haves:
Water (most important)
Sunscreen (DUH- this is huge)
Towel
First aid bag (you'd be surprised how many people this has helped)
Change of clothes/Coverup  
Make-up bag
Wallet & Keys
Snacks
Deodorant & Perfume
Phone
Brush
Mint/Gum
Flashlight 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Beauty Tips

Hair - Change up your part to reduce thinning. You probably notice when you change up where you regularly part your hair, your new hairdo looks more voluminous ->because it is! Sometimes it's difficult to get it to stay there but you will soon notice a great difference while allowing your previously parted area to fill back in. Try it!

Eyes - De-puff eyes by applying a cold compress (ice cube under a cloth). 15 seconds on 15 seconds off.

Application - Always use your ring-finger when needing the lightest applicator. For example, I always use my ring-finger to apply undereye cream as the area is very delicate. This technique also applies to concealer under the eye area. 

Dark Circles - Are you someone that suffers from dark circles under your eyes? Try skipping the lower lash mascara as it tends to cast a shadow making that area only appear darker. 

Lips - To help lipliner glide on more seamlessly, pinch it with your finger tips to warm it up before applying. 

Final Look - When you're done applying your makeup, make as many facial expressions in the mirror as you may make throughout your day or evening to make sure your makeup (especially your lipstick) looks great in all forms ;).

Perfume - As well as your normal application areas -> Spritz ankles and behind knees - scent rises! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Empties!!

I feel like its been a while since I've done an Empties blog post! And as most of you know, it's one of my favorite things to do so, YAY!


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Juice Beauty Steam Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer - Ok, this one is hard because I'm a ride or die Juice Beauty chick but this just didn't do it for me. It was too heavy and greasy on my sink. Maybe during the winter months this could be good but right now in humid, Florida it just didn't work out. (Love you, Juice Beauty!!)

Real-U Moisturizer & Face Gel - These products didn't do anything for me. The moisturizer left a sticky-like film on my skin that was just unpleasant. To be honest, neither of these are completely empty but I just couldn't keep using them so they're going in the trash. 

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength - Now, this peel WORKS. Let me tell you, the redness that you will see surface is the real deal. My fiancĂ© saw me shortly after applying this mask one time and said, "I think you're having an allergic reaction to something" because my face was bright red- HAHA! This is one of those products that you use and are shocked that it's an "at home" product vs a medical spa product. It's that good. This peel is great for fine lines, hyper-pigmenation and simply making your skin look better all around. Love this stuff.

Kuumba Made Foot Butter - I really enjoyed this foot balm. I've spoken about how much I love this company and all of their amazing natural products before- you guys need to check them out! I will say though, when it comes to a "foot balm", they all seem to work the same for me. Put a good butter or balm on your feet followed by a pair of socks and wake up with super soft feetsies ;)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Current OBSESSIONS

I have three amazing products to share with you all today! 



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First, I have to talk about my obsession with this little rollerball fragrance. No joke, this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE scent EVER! I'm OBSESSED. Everything about this little guy is perfection. It's all natural and I love it more than any "high-end" perfume purchase I've made. This specific scent is - Persian Garden. UGH! LOVE. 
Here is a link to their website where you can find all kinds of fun stuff. Keep in mind, this little rollerball went VERY fast. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I apply it at least once every single day ;). 

Next, is this Plant-Based Omega 3 Spray. And it's VEGAN
What a genius idea! There are SO many benefits and importances as to why we need our Omega 3 such as:
Fighting Depression & Anxiety
Improve Eye Health 
Promote Brain Health 
Improve Risk Factors for Health Disease 
Reduce Symptoms of ADHD
Fight Inflammation 
Skin & Hair Health
Fight Autoimmune Diseases 
Improve Mental Disorders 
Improve Bone and Joint Health
and so much more!! 
This is a fun, easy way to get your daily dose!
Here is a link to their site where you can find this product as well as other awesome products. 

And last, but definitely not least, this Origins A Perfect World For Eyes Moisture Treatment with White Tea & SPF20. HELLO!! This stuff is perfection. It's my new go-to under-eye cream for spring and summer. It is very lightweight and firming while diminishing any/all imperfections. It also adds a faint light color which is PERFECT as it doubles as a highlight/concealer for your under-eye area! OBSESSED. 



Yayyy. Love you guys <3

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pour Le Monde Perfumes Giveaway (CLOSED)

Head over to my Instagram to enter this amazing Giveaway! Preview below :)





✨G I V E A W A Y    T I M E✨
@pourlemondeperfumes and I have teamed up and will be giving away one of their Certified 100% all natural, luxurious perfumes (retail $82). 
To enter this giveaway:
1️⃣ Go to www.pourlemondeparfums.com, choose the perfume you would like to try and leave a comment below on which one you would like and why
2️⃣ Follow both @pourlemondeperfumes and erin_coakley on Instagram (make sure you're following us both!)
3️⃣ Tag a friend in the comments below 
✨The winner will be selected and tagged in a comment below in exactly 1 week ✨

If you prefer a citrus scent, I recommend "Empower". If you prefer more of a floral scent, I recommend "Together". & If you prefer a sultry, feminine scent, I would choose my personal favorite, "Envision".


http://www.pourlemondeparfums.com <- there's a link to their website :)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beauty Tips!



Hair- Use Kitsch hair ties!! These things are amazing! I wear my hair up in a ponytail or messy bun almost every single day and my hair would continue to break right around where my hair tie would sit. These hair ties are EVERYTHING. Not only do they keep your hair from damaging they are SUPER cute (even just around your wrist)! They come in all different colors. I have never purchased or used a different hair tie after I found these. Obsessed. 



Healthy EVERYTHING- Drink lemon infused water. There are endless amounts of benefits to this.

  • Aids in digestion and detoxification 
  • Rejuvenates skins and heals the body from within
  • Boosts energy and mood
  • Ups Vitamin C quotient
  • Helps with weight loss  
  • Promotes hydration
  • Freshens breath 
  • Prevents kidney stones 

I truly feel better when I am consistently putting organic lemon juice into my water. Doooo iiiiit.



Nails- Add the smallest amount of nail polish remover to your nail polish bottle to give it it's life back. Whether its low, getting clumpy or simply not as good of quality you were expecting, try this little trick. This should make application much more enjoyable :). 



Face- DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE. I cannot say this enough. This is a HUGE cause of acne. There is a disgusting amount of bacteria on our hands from touching things all day long and the last place we want to transfer that nastiness to is our face. Obviously, when we are applying out face products, it's fine to touch our face after washing our hands. But, other than then, I highly suggest that you try your absolute best keeping your hands off. Sometimes, we will rest our face on our hands without even noticing, so be weary of that!



YAY! Hope you learned something new :) Stay pretty ;)




Thursday, April 27, 2017

ZuZu Luxe SS17 Collection for Celiac Awareness

This May, Zuzu Luxe is going to battle and fighting gluten in celebration of National Celiac Awareness Month, packing a punch with the season’s Techno Warrior collection. This collection embraces the daring and fearless with a focus on the eyes for a minimalistic graphic look, sheer complexion and a slightly warm terra cotta cheek and lip.
They are taking the Eco Chic Warrior strength far beyond a flawless look with this gluten-free, highly pigmented bold collection, so strap on your boots, and enlist in the battle of the season.

How GORGEOUS are these colors?!! (click to enlarge)



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Beauty Tips!


Eyebrows - Never pluck above your brow. If you're like me, you get plenty of dark hairs below your brows as well as above. I never pluck, wax or thread above my eyebrows (UNLESS there is a random stray that needs to go) as we can really lose the shape if messed with. Natural brows are still very in (and hopefully will be forever) so don't worry about them looking too bushy. I personally only pluck my eyebrows myself. I've gotten them waxed a couple of times in the past and hated the way they looked so no thank you. These are the tweezers that I use and absolutely LOVE! I've had them for years and they are still in perfect condition. Highly recommend. In my opinion it makes more sense to ditch all of the cheap tweezers and invest in one amazing pair that will last you forever. Dull tweezers are the absolute WORST!

Crystal Nail File - Oh. my. goodness. I cannot tell you how much switching to a crystal nail file has changed my nails. My nails used to always peel, break, be thin and just not cute. Using this nail file alone made the biggest difference ever. It's also super affordable and lasts years. Never again will I use a non-crystal nile file. 

Lip Treatment ->Before Bed - This, my friends, is delightful. If you want the softest lips in the entire world, simply apply this lip treatment before falling to sleep and wake up in ahh. OBSESSED. I seriously cannot stop rubbing my lips together every morning because they feel SO good!

Growing Eyebrows - If you are looking to grow out your eyebrows, simply rub some coconut oil in-between your fingers and apply it to your eyebrows every night. Rinse in the morning before doing your makeup and WALA! You will slowly start to see a difference :). You can literally find coconut oil anywhere. I like to do this because I used to pluck my eyebrows to the skinniest little lines in high school which was a - HUGE mistake! They grow back so patchy now which is why I resort to coconut oil. Don't make the same mistake I did! BUT, I do still get many complements on my brows thanks to my all time favorite brow styler you can find here (CURRENTLY ON SALE!!!). Most people swear by the Anastasia Brow Wiz which I too like, but trust me when I say that this one IS even better! 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Currently Loving

Its been a while since I've done one of these and I have some reeeeally good products for you that I've been testing out (and loving)! 

Juice Beauty has been blowing me away lately! Two of their products have made it onto my, "Currently Loving" post this time around. Let's get into it!...







Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment - I can hands down, honestly say, that this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE under eye treatment/cream, EVER. And that's huge. All the way down from the applicator to the solution itself. It is so, so perfect. It's packed with plant-based ingredients designed to feed the skin the antioxidants and vitamins it needs. It feels so. so. good. It goes on so smoothly without leaving any residue behind while filling in any imperfections. I actually probably overuse this stuff because I'm just obsessed. I apply it around 4 times per day when I'm just around the house not wearing makeup (which is most of the time- just ask Matt muahaha) because why not?! 

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Spray - Now, this is the coolest product I've seen/used in a long time. You literally spray this on your face, let it sit for a few of seconds, rub the product around in circular motions while it turns into a gentle exfoliant scrub and rinse. It too, feels SO, so good. It lifts away old skin cells leaving you with the smoothest skin. It is so gentle that I wouldn't be afraid to use it around 3 times per week. 

Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask - TULA! I absolutely LOVE this mask! A new favorite, no doubt. So many exfoliating masks leave my skin dry after removal but not this one. Seriously, baby butt skin. My face is glowing after every treatment! The color of the mask is so pretty too (incase you're looking for a mask to take selfies in ;P). 

Rose Water Toner - Now that its been getting warmer out here in Florida, I'm back to using my rose toners every day. They just feel and smell so refreshing! I love using rose toners for blemish prevention.  My favorite time to use a rose toner is following a workout or after sun. I believe I found this specific one on Amazon a while back. You can literally just google organic rose water toner and some really good ones will pop up. This one is also a huge favorite of mine :) 


I absolutely LOVE these products! Let me know if there are any products you've been eyeing and would like me to test out before you take the leap :). 
On another note- Spring is almost here!! So excited for all of the new products! Spring & Fall are definitely my two favorite seasons for makeup colors <insert heart eye emoji>

Talk to you soon XO 


Monday, March 13, 2017

NeoCell Joint Burst with Turmeric Curcumin Tropical Tang

P.S.A.!!! 
I've found the MOST DELICIOUS "chews" for joint support. 

I've recently gotten back into my running routine and with this knee of mine, it's a must to keep up with my joint care. These are seriously the most tasty chews I've ever had, I can't even believe they're also doing my knee a favor! Each contain 250mg of collagen type 2, which is the main structural protein of joint cartilage and is what provides strength and cushioning in joints. I am absolutely in love with all things turmeric as is, so the fact that these are full of it (50mg per chew) is just amazing. Each chew also contains 20mg of Hyaluronic Acid which is great for joint hydration. If you suffer from any nagging joint issues, I HIGHLY recommend this product. Ugh, they're so good. The only downfall that I've found regarding these chews is the fact that they only recommend one per day ;) I want to eat the whole bag!!! 


Here's what the box looks like:
Nom Nom

Here's a link to where you can find them - www.neocell.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Natural Fragrance Oils

I've recently had an obsession with natural fragrance oils. I've always been obsession with perfume but only recently realized how horrible perfume is for us. It smells AMAZING but putting all of those awful chemicals in our bodies just isn't worth it to me. Not only do I love these natural fragrance oils for simply their aromas but certain ones truly do make a difference when it comes to stress relief, anxiety, breathing, and the list goes on. I found this company Kuumba Made on Instagram and am now obsessed! My personal favorite is the Laverndar Lace -which is actually not pictured in this post because I keep it in my purse for the races- :). It truly does take away a lot of that anxiety! 



Absolutely love. 

If you're interested, their website is www.kuumbamade.com

Sorry I've been M.I.A on the blog! As most of you know, we're currently in the Arenacross circuit and it's been crazy, crazy busy- literally a different State every single weekend. I'm much more active on Instagram so make sure you're following me there as well (erin_coakley). Note- Sometimes I host Instagram only giveaways!  :) Love you all!!

*Reminder* No, this is not a sponsored post. These are my real opinions towards these products. I WILL NEVER influence my readers towards a product that I do not 100% believe in. <3
 

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