6 Essentials You Need For Summer

I think it is safe to say that I  am obsessed with everything Blush! Our wedding colors were a creamy dreamy blush heaven, my baby shower was all blush everything and my daughter’s room is a sweet blush oasis, I could continue on but you get the picture:) I am crushing on this blush Tory Burch bag and love the size of it.  I can fit all of my junk and also diapers, wipes and extra clothes for Miss Reese!

One of my favorite spring/summer scents is Miss Dior Blushing Bouquet! It will always remind me of my wedding day and is the perfect fresh scent for spring and summer! I always feel super girly when I spray it on:) I also wear Chloe through the summer.

I am a total matte lip fanatic! These NYX matte lip colors are some of my favorites! I always love a new lip color so these are perfect size and price point to buy a new one often! I use a little Burt’s Bee’s chapstick before I apply my lip so my lips aren’t so dry.

These Wildfox sunnies are super cute and girly! I pair these with everything right now, especially a high pony and a great statement necklace! My BLUSH iwatch (blush obsession!) is also a must.  Now that I have Reese, my iWatch is super helpful when I’m not with her.  I can easily glance down at my watch while I’m working if I get a message and make sure everything is ok, this might be a first time mommy problem but it makes me feel better that have it! 🙂

Last but certainly not least, my Josie Maran Argan Balm.  I used this all throughout my pregnancy to try and avoid stretch marks and I use it even more now because my skin is sooo dry thanks to breastfeeding!  It is also nice to use after a long day in the sun to prevent peeling!

xoxo,

Shelby

Disney Bag Essentials



So we have been Disney Passholders now since September and are finally getting the swing of things! I would by NO MEANS claim myself as a “Disney Expert” because let me tell you, some people know how to slay them some Disney haha but today I thought I would share what I pack in my bag when I take the little peanut!

This is a list of my essentials so obviously depending on season, weather, etc. I will bring other items as well! Side note: no matter what I would always have ponchos! They are not pictured but I do always have them in the bottom of my stroller because if you aren’t used to Florida, it can turn to rain real quick! I would probably recommend finding some previously from Amazon, Walmart or even the dollar store, otherwise like me, you will be paying a pretty Disney penny for those lovely plastic ponchos 🙂

Most of these items are self explanatory but I will list from left to right!

-Hat- I will wear my Mickey ears for a bit but I am a little crazy about getting sun on my face so I put this on pretty quick.

-Water- I love that you are allowed to bring in your own food and drink to the parks! I fill both Reese and I’s water before we go and then most restaurants have free water, at least on the hot months, that thy offer so I will just fill them up throughout the day.

-Diapers/wipes- duh lol, but I would still bring wipes even if Reese was potty trained (working on it) because I literally use them on EVERYTHING!

-SUNSCREEN SUNSREEN SUNSCREEN- I have seen sooo many poor people out there who are FRIED!! I saw one kid out there the other day who had full blown blisters on his arms 🙁 I use the babyganics on Reese and then I use the Elta MD on my face and the Neutrogena sheen spray (not pictured) on myself.

-Advil, lip gloss, sunnies, disney band, change of clothes for Reese, extra hair ties, hand sanitizer, bandaids and snacks! I usually pack some uncrustables or sandwiches that I make before hand along with the applesauce or really anything that is easy to hand Reese when we are walking around or in line. I keep a few dum dum’s in my backpack too so if we are waiting in line or she’s having a moment I can distract her with that! 🙂

I hope this helps! And please let me know if there is anything that you have in your bag that I need! See ya real soon! 😉

Shelby

A 5 Product On-The-Go Makeup Look

Hi guys!

I wanted to share a quick 5 product look for you today! This is my go-to everyday makeup look for when I’m running errands, taking Reese to school, etc. This look is light weight and would be perfect moving into the summer months! I have saved the tutorial in my instagram highlight and linked it here for you too!! I really want to learn how to make some better videos for you than just instastories, I will work on it:)

Xoxo,

Shelby

My Go-To Hair Products

Hello loves!!

Happy weekend! Is anyone else totally ready for a glass of wine tonight?! I am trying to get back to not drinking during the week and let me tell you, it has been a struggle! I am embarrassed to admit that I count down the days but I do!! So let’s go weekend! Lol 🙂

So as a hair stylist, one of the top questions I get asked is “what hair products should I be using?” This answer can change depending on your hair and also the season and places where you live! Most of my clients are blonde and live in sunny Florida so my tips on products will cater a little more to moisture and sun protection, BUT can be used by anyone, anywhere!

With thousands of amazing products and brands out there, sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the best product that works for you! Your hair just like your skin is constantly changing so what may have worked for you for years, may not do the same anymore so it is good to switch things up every now and then!

SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER

IGK is a great everyday S/C! I have this in my shower and I absolutely LOVE the smell of it! I used Davines products when I used to work in a salon and they are excellent! The NOUNOU is great for damaged hair that needs repair and something you could use every few hair washes and the MOMO is a hydrating and defrizzing product that you can use daily or as needed. These products are very concentrated so a little goes a long way, just keep adding water!

This mask is hands down BOMB! Highly recommend for a once a week treat:) LADIES…..YOU MUST USE A HEAT PROTECTANT! This therapy color protectant spray is a must! (Ps- shake it up before use to activate all the protecting agents)

If my hair feels like it needs some extra TLC I love these leave in products and also smell amazing.

I never used to use an oil after I styled because everything I ever used was too heavy or turned my hair brassy (ewwww) BUT I have found a solution! This oil is light weight and also brightens my blonde, goodbye yellow!!

Last but certainly not least, my Shaper Plus! My all time fav hairspray that is humidity resistant and buildable! I also probably wash my hair once or twice a week so dry shampoo is a must. This one has an amazing scent and has a volumizer in it as well so it doubles as a texture spray. I will actually spray this into clean hair to give it a little life! If you are looking for just a texture spray, I love the OUAI texture spray it seriously smells incredible!

I really could go on and on forever but I don’t want to overwhelm you! I Hope you guys get some use out of these recommendations and as always never hesitant to email or DM me if you ever have questions!

Xoxo, Shelby

Big Girl Kitchen

I’m not going to lie, taking Reese’s rocking chair out of her room crushed me!!! what happened to my little baby?!?! She is still sleeping in her crib and I will keep it that way for as long as I can but we are slowly transforming her nursery to a big girl room one tear at a time! I want her room to be a place where her imagination can fly, and let me tell you her little imagination using this kitchen and her new play house is amazing to watch! She may only want to cook pretend hotdogs but thats neither here nor there haha 🙂

I will share the rest of her room soon but wanted to share this precious corner of her room with you guys!

Xoxo


Rose Gold Christmas

One of my favorite things to do is decorate the house for Christmas! We live in Florida so obviously we don’t get a true winter wonderland but I try to create it inside!! This year I added a bit of rose gold to our decor and I am OBSESSED! I have saved a how to tutorial for our “mantle” (no fireplace in the new house 🙁 ) here and also linked all go the things I used below to turn our home into a rose gold winter wonderland! 🙂

Hope this helps!

Xo

Shelby

 

Beech-Nut® Toddler Snacks

 

We had the best time sharing this collaboration with Beech-Nut® with you! It helps when you already love the product and Reese was extra excited to be a “model” 🙂 There may have been SOME bribery, well because trying to keep a two year old still in the Target isle is next to impossible haha! All of these toddler snack are made with as few ingredients as possible and are gluten free.  In a time when there are so many kids snacks, I’m happy that we have a selection that my child will actually eat with fruits and vegetables!

Fall Table Centerpiece

Hi friends!!!

It has been entirely too long since I have been on here and shared a blog post with you but we have had SOO much going on! I am excited that we are all moved into the new house and getting settled in nicely! Reese started school and I am working now more than ever doing hair part time, BUT I am going to try and dedicate as much time as I can to this little hobby of mine 🙂

I am so happy that I finally get to decorate our beautiful dining table! We bought it right before we decided to build a house so it went into storage for 6 months, whomp whomp! But now she is free and ready to decorate!!

I hope you enjoy these photos and you can also find a step by step video on my instagram highlights!

XOXO

Shelby

 

Summer Glow Make-Up Look

Hi Loves!

So I thought that since it is finally May I would share a summer glow look for you and the 5 MUST HAVE PRODUCTS to achieve the look!  I shared the makeup tutorial on my Instagram today and saved it to my highlights, so make sure to check it out @gingerandbeige 🙂

I will link ALLLLL the products that I used below but I especially wanted to share these 5 with you because a few of them are new and they are seriously amazing! You can click directly on the picture for the link! Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!!

xoxo

Shelby

 

This Charlotte Tilbury Flawless filter is seriously SO awesome!! At first I thought the guy at the counter was full of it when he was explaining it to me but holy smokes guys its gorgeous!! I love that it doesn’t really have any coverage because you can build it in with your foundation or CC cream and it doesn’t feel to heavy or you can literally just put it on just for a little glow!

 

This primer feels so good on your skin especially now that we are coming into the hot months! It smells really refreshing too.

I have to thank @lindseyreganthorne for the recommendation on this blurring powder! If you don’t follow her you should, she’s great! Talk about a filter, this setting powder really does the trick as well!

I love that this SPF is in a light spray form! SPF is so important to put on everyday but sometimes its just one more layer to apply ahhh! Also its a lot easier to reapply throughout the day and not mess up your makeup! Winning!

 

And lastly how fun is this Mer-mist?! You can spray it all over your body at the pool, beach, night out, whatever you please! I sprayed a little shimmer on my face today for my “summer glow look” and it smells like a vacation!

4 Best Lip Colors For Spring

I love love love a rose colored matte lip, and have been crushing on it for a few years now.  In fact I love it just as much today as I did back then! 🙂 It is so versatile and looks good on every skin tone! With that being said, I am also a big fan of doing minimal make-up and a beautiful bold lip in the spring/summer time.  So today I am sharing my 4 favorite spring time lippies and my ultimate go-to color!

  1.  This Chanel lipstick is my go to everyday lip.  I have it in the color La Raffinee and it is matte but still feels hydrating, It also has lasted forever!


Istanbul is a great everyday color and the other is Milan and its a brighter pink that would be great for vacation or an afternoon out with friends:)


 

Lastly, this Dior gloss is so so yummy and I LOVE the Rosy Coral color for the spring!

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