Sun Kissed

“Sun kissed skin, salty air and a magnificent view are all I need at the moment.”

I always feel better about myself when my skin has a little color.  After returning from vacation I am loving how my tan is making me feel better even in the cold weather in Utah.

I have never been big on a lot of Foundation or base, so I tend to try and stick to tinted moisturizer.  I know this doesn’t work for everyone, and trust me, I very often have problem areas (blotches and discoloration) that I need to cover with concealer.  However, especially when I have some sun, I feel like I can get away with more.

Obviously keeping your skin sun tanned all the time is not good, but there are other options out there to help with this feel.  I have tried the sunless tanning and I like that because it looks completely natural with no dangerous side effects.  I have tried a couple of the sunless tanning lotions, but haven’t found one that I really like – perhaps you could give me feedback on that.

For your face, try some bronzer, there are lots of different options for that – make sure you pick one that will work for your skin color.  Here is an example of one that would work for pale or mid-tone skin – Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow!  Be careful to not over-do the color – the key is to be natural.

You could make winter feel a little shorter by creating your own sun kissed look!

Lips:  Nars Simply Vamp Covet

Family Time….

“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”

I feel so blessed to have been able to spend quality time on vacation with my family…

Although it has been hard coming back to the cold here in Utah, I can honestly say that it was one of my favorite vacations.  All the fun excursions – to the Mayan ruins at Tulum, snorkeling in Cenotes and to watch Turtles, zip-lining as well as exploring the southern side of Cozumel in the most ridiculous chevy convertible I have ever seen.

Here are just a couple of snippets of the trip – because there were too many to share.

I really like taking vacation between Christmas and New Year because it is such a hard time of year, it truly helped me relax and ease all the pressure that it takes to get ready for a great Christmas.

One of my biggest take-aways from this trip, apart from the fun, is that you actually don’t need to overpack to have a GREAT vacation.  One of my Christmas gifts was a personalized Tumi carry on suitcase and carry on bag.  I actually managed to pack for the entire week in just that suitcase and carry on bag – and I really didn’t feel like I didn’t have enough clothes.  I especially liked it because we didn’t have to sit around and wait at the baggage carousel and worry about bags getting lost.

For anyone that knows me, this in itself is a huge feat.  I think in the past I could probably have filled up a suitcase this size with just my shoes for a trip like this…

Beach Style

“I think it’s time for a trip to the beach.”

One of the great things about going to the beach is that really anything goes.

I love this white summer dress that I just threw on over my swimsuit – white is always a great color for when you are in a tropical climate.

This natural look is something that is perfect for on vacation.  I love being able to just pull my hair back and not have to worry about wearing anything other than mascara and a little lip gloss or tinted lip balm.

I will be working on my tan this week, so stay tuned for more Vacation style ideas and pictures.

Dress:  Old Navy     Flip Flops:  Coach      Cross Body Purse:  Fossil      Sunglasses: Tory Burch      Beach Bag:  Kate Spade