Let The Requirements Be The Guide

The other night, I had a really hard time figuring out what to wear to the U2 concert. I must have tried on at least 5 different outfit combinations. I needed to wear comfy shoes and clothes because we’d be walking and standing a lot. I also knew I wanted to bring a purse, but it had to be small enough to pass security (my phone is too big for my back pocket). No wonder I had a hard time figuring out what to wear! In the end, I had to let my requirements guide me. I grabbed the only purse I had that was small enough and the comfiest shoes I had that still looked hip and concert-y. They matched, so I had a start.
Next, I grabbed the accessories that matched the edgy vibe I had going with my sandals and purse. I was on my way to a look! In my mind, my outfit was already made just with the accessories, so I just paired it with a t-shirt and jeans. Surprised? Ha! I decided to go all black, but looking at this outfit, a white v-neck tee would have been just as cute! Now, this is a long way to say that the next time I am going somewhere I know my outfit is going to have a lot of requirements, I think I’ll just start there, with the required items (the comfy shoes, the small purse, the flowy top, the shorts because I’ll be hot, etc). Most of the time, all an outfit needs is a jumping off point, anyway!

Here’s a bad picture of the outfit:

Hello, sun!

Outfit Links: Top – Pam & Gela, Jeans – Paige, Sandals – Melissa & Jason Wu, Purse – Otaat/Myers Collective, Bangle – Nadri, Cuff – Nadri, Ring – Nadri, Earrings – for Similar HERE and HERE

Sunscreen My Kids Actually Like!

Supergoop

First of all, can I just celebrate the fact that my boys are old enough to put sunscreen on themselves?! I made it! It’s almost as exciting as the first summer both of them knew how to swim. Who am I kidding? There is nothing more exciting than that -ha! It’s a milestone for them and a HUGE mommy-made-it milestone for me. No more darting-eyed, paranoid mommy freak next to the pool!

There is only one sunscreen my boys will wear, and if I run out of it, it makes putting on sunscreen brutal. I have been a longtime fan of Supergoop for myself because it’s lightweight, it isn’t greasy, and it’s void of controversial ingredients. Naturally my boys started using my spray sunscreen instead of the kid’s squeeze bottle I purchased for them. It’s a spray, and they’re boys, so I had no chance! Obviously it turned out well for me, as you can see by the pic, because they started to spray it on themselves! Plus, it didn’t sting my son’s sensitive skin like most other sunscreens! I also love that I can reapply the spray while they’re wet!!! While they’re wet!!! I don’t have to dry them off before applying another application. Then Supergoop asked me to consider sharing their products with my readers. Being a longtime fan it was a no brainer for me, so they sent me their new mousse try.

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Now this is not the look of a child fussing over putting sunscreen on his face! How nice is that?! Usually I tell him to close his eyes and hold his breath while I spray the Supergoop Spray on his face. It always makes me a little nervous, because I’m afraid he’s going to accidentally breath or open his eyes, but it got the job done. Now we have a much better solution! Maybe a little too good of a solution…Supergoop

I can already tell I’m going to have to regulate the mousse. Can you hear it? “Guys this is not a toy, that’s enough!” HAHAHA! Look how much fun they’re having?! Sure beats the alternative!SupergoopThis mousse is a hit!

Here are all the Supergoop products I own and how I use them.

I use their everyday sunscreen (pic below) mixed with my cc cream to thin out my cc cream (post here) when I know I’ll be in the sun a lot. I also carry a travel size of the everyday sunscreen in my purse to rub on my arms when I find myself in direct sun unexpectedly (restaurant patios, ball fields).

I use the spray (pic below) almost every day in the summer on myself and my boys. The best part about it is that you can reapply it when wet without first drying yourself off!

I’ve been using the Perk Up (pic below) as my lip and cheek color when I’m headed to work out. I know I will be using it all summer when I’m out by the pool or at the beach and need a little refresh or… perk up! I guess that’s why they named it that. Ha!

I use the Rosemary Misting Spray when I need to reapply my sunscreen to my face but want to take the grease off my face and get that cooling feeling. When I remember to put it in my bag, I’m a happy person.

The mousse is obviously become a family favorite! Ha!

Happy Summer, guys! Be sure to lather on the sunscreen! It’s anti-aging and potentially life saving! 

 

 

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