The Beauty in Wedding Season…

June is not only the first month that feels like summer, it’s also one of the most popular months for a wedding. There is something about the third weekend in June, every bride and groom want to get married on the third Saturday. Have you ever noticed? I bet you just went to a wedding this last weekend! The great thing about a summer wedding is that flowers are in bloom, there’s a very small chance of  rain and it’s presumable that most prospective guest will be able to attend. The not-so-great thing about a summer wedding is that it’s often HOT.  While the wedding party is prepared with professional hair and makeup to withstand the heat, the guest are often not. A girlfriend of mine, who was invited to an outdoor-summer-wedding in Las Vegas asked me what she could do with her hair that would keep it off of her back, but not look too formal. I knew the perfect, quick and easy style to show her. If you have a wedding coming up, give it a try, you’ll look beautiful and hopefully be a little cooler! Continue reading “The Beauty in Wedding Season…”

The Beauty in Father’s Day…

I_Love_Dad_PictureHappy Friday! I decided to forgo a Friday Favorites post and give you a gift guide for dads instead! One of my closest girlfriend’s husband is SO easy to buy for. He loves to be pampered, loves to shop but also is as manly as they come. There have been countless times I’ve leaned in to give him a hug and he says to me “Kimi, be honest, do you like this cologne?” I die laughing especially since his BFF, my husband, is the complete opposite. My dear husband is so so hard to buy for. I mean, what do you get a man who’s hobbies include flying some custom-made drone (?) or piloting airplanes?  Since my Kev has gotten flip flops and a new pair of sunglasses for Father’s day, eight years in a row, I was inspired to come up with some fresh ideas.  So, with a little help, here are my top 10 Father’s day gifts. Since we’re down to the wire on time,  I listed the stores you can find each item rather than a link. Happy Shopping!

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T.G.I…Friday Favorite

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I don’t k now about you, but I could shout it from the rooftops- Happy Friday!!!

Now for this week’s favorite- it’s the solution to a problem I didn’t realize I had when we moved into our new
home. I was so excited to have a real vanity in our new bathroom, but after my swivel salon chair arrived and I FullSizeRender (23)began putting my make up and hair tools away I realized a huge design flaw in our bathroom. The vanity, which is built in, has no drawers! Lucky for me, I knew what to do. For years I have admired the Kardashian’s make up storage that often appears on the show. (Judge me  for watching if you’d like..I agree their drama is crazy sometimes but I love to see their make up and home decor!) So I did some searching and found the most beautiful make up storage and display. This clear acrylic cube is so roomy, keeps my make up tidy as well as clean and looks pretty on my vanity. I bought the largest cube, but there are smaller sizes that will work great if you have less “daily make up” than myself . They’re a little pricey, but it will last you forever and with a glass-like look, will never go out of style!  Also, you can find smaller, clear acrylic make up organizers at places like Home Good or TJ Maxx which are great as well! Until next time-  XxOo Spoiled Gal

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-The cube on the left is the one I have, to the right, is a smaller version. Clicking the pictures will take you directly to the link.

T.G.I… Friday Favorite

bathbombHappy Friday! This has felt like the LONGEST week and all I can dream about is summer vacation. Not that we’re going on an actual vacation, just ready for my babes to be out of school! This week’s favorite is not something I newly discovered, but something I LOVE and know you will too. As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer a bath over a shower…and my favorite thing to put in my bath is a Bath Bomb from Lush.  They are Heaven on earth. There are lots of different fragrances, but my go-to is the Butterball and my runner up is the Honey Bee. You drop this little baby in your bath and not only does it smell great, but your skin will be super soft and hydrated. The Bath Bombs have essential oils and are made of all natural products, you’ll feel like you’ve had a spa experience! I buy them in bulk (don’t worry I get a discount Kev, if you’re reading this!) because once you’ve had a Bath Bomb bath you can never go back to average bathing! I can’t wait for you to try! Happy Memorial Weekend!

XxOo Spoiled Gal

ps- Funny story. Last night, while in my bath bomb infused bath I get a Face Time call from a girlfriend who rarely Face Time’s me. I answer with my mascara smeared under my eyes, a cucumber hydrating mask on and my hair in a horrible bun, figuring it didn’t matter, she’s seen me worse. After saying hello several times I can see that she has the phone in her purse pointed perfectly up at her. SURELY she secretly Face FullSizeRender (22)Timed me because the person she was talking to was about to give a murder confession and she wanted me to witness. I mean, that’s what you would think , right? I tried to hear what the conversation was…but I couldn’t make it out. What if she was about to be abducted and was giving me a signal…then…the husband of a friend she was out with grabs her phone. I wanted to DIE. Don’t worry, only my face was in the frame but I wasn’t prepared to see anyone! Long story short, no confession, no undercover mission. Just an accidental dial. We were both laughing about it this morning 😉

T.G.I…Friday Favorite

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Now that we are in mid-May, wedding season is in full effect. There was once a year that Kev and I went to 9 weddings in one summer. This year, so far, we only have two weddings scheduled but it’s still early! Along with the actual wedding comes the bridal shower. Generally people buy off the registry but I always like to do something a little different. I’ve found over the years, when doing hair and make up for brides that the “something blue” is usually the last thing the bride is able to find. Continue reading “T.G.I…Friday Favorite”

The Beauty in Perspective…

For the last two months  all I have been living and breathing is packing and unpacking and contractors and painters and furniture and deposits and late nights and fast food and a little bit of craziness. The reason: my husband and I bought a new house, yay! As exciting as it has been- I think…NO, I know, it’s also been equally exhausting! Moving is for the birds, and moving while 3 kids still need to go to school and their activities- well it’s pretty much insanity but we know the work and stress will be short lived and the glory will soon arise, just as soon as we can catch our breath! During the house buying and moving process I’ve had quite a few…moments. Some good, some informative, some awakening, some stressful and of course- some crazy! So excuse my choppy post, as I feel like I have so much to get out and my brain is moving much quicker than my fingers can type (also-much quicker than my mouth can talk lately, seems I can’t get a proper sentence out!) while I share one of my recent “moments.” Continue reading “The Beauty in Perspective…”

I miss you…

I  never meant to leave you this long. A week turned into a month and here I am feeling like I’ve completely neglected all my beauties who I’m sure are thirsting for the latest Spring Beauty Trends. The past month has been a little bit of a whirlwind and all of my free time (I use “free” very loosely) has been tied up in something exciting and a little exhausting and I can’t wait to tell you all about it…. next month 😉  Continue reading “I miss you…”

Monday Quick Tip…

teatreeIf you have a breakout, or feel one coming on here’s how to stop that little Devil from ruining your day.  After washing your face, take a q-tip and get it wet under the faucet, then add 2 drops of Tea Tree oil to the q-tip and dab your breakout.  The best time for this treatment is before bed.  When you wake the breakout will be gone or almost gone.  If it’s still lingering, repeat a second night.  I am not well versed in essential oils, this is just something I’ve used on my clients (and myself) for years.  I won’t lie to you- the smell is VERY ….outdoorsy but it works!  Bye breakouts!  XxOo Spoiled Gal