Thursday, January 22, 2015

Walk on the Beach

The beach was steps away in Cabo. We spent all day hopping between the beach, the pool, and the hot tub. The mornings and night were cool so I was thankful for this cable sweater in a nautical navy (also comes in ivory). The bride gifted us these soft striped beach towels. They were monogrammed and put on each bed so we all knew where to stay. So cute!

It's hard to tell but I'm wearing the Taner Bar Mini Stud Earrings from my latest Rocksbox set. The earrings are gold & dainty - right up my alley! The first three readers to use code LAURENBFF82 get their first month free. 

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Photos thanks to Sarah Williams

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beach Beauty Essentials

View from the outdoor dining area
Face: Neutrogena Make Up Remover Towelettes | Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 | Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 | YSL No. 5 Fuschia in Excess | elta MD UV Facial Suncreen 

When I'm at the beach I like to keep my beauty routine simple. I always carry-on so there's not a lot of room for products either. Instead of lugging a blow dryer, I use Kevin Murphy's hair resort spray on towel dried hair to create beach waves. Just scrunch in and go! Elnett hairspray has been a cult favorite for years. I actually prefer the travel size for regular use because the nozzle doesn't get clogged as quickly. I buy them in this convenient three pack.  

Sunscreen is obviously the most important factor at the beach. My friend Kathleen of BeautyNow introduced me to elta MD and the importance of zinc oxide (read this post!). I recently was treated to a hot stone massage at Adara Medical Spa and they kindly sent me home with tons of elta MD samples perfect for travel. I always toss Peter Thomas Roth's mineral powder sunscreen in my beach bag for touch ups (it also contains zinc oxide and available for for oily skin too). 

Did you know Sephora carries Yves Saint Laurent? I was thrilled at this recent discovery and purchased my first YSL lipstick! I picked up No. 5 a punchy fuschia. Of course, I packed it all in my trusty TSA-approved Truffle clarity pouches. What are your favorite beauty products for the beach?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Dogeared Morrocan Earrings | BCBG Dahlia Peasant Dress | Tory Burch Daisy Platform Wedge | c/o Mar y Sol Sonia Pom Clutch 

Cabo was such a treat! The seven bedroom villa we stayed in was amazing. We camped out at our infinity pool overlooking the Chileno Bay with excursions to the beach. The villa overlooked one of the few beaches that were safe to swim and snorkel (most have really strong riptides). There really was no reason to leave our private paradise so we only ventured out once for dinner and dancing. I love the print and relaxed fit of this breezy dress. The temps dropped at night so I was glad to have sleeves (and to not have to keep up with a wrap while dancing!). Mar y Sol kindly sent me the Sonia pom clutch for the trip. The pom poms are so festive and the aqua matches my Caracas beach tote (last seen here).

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And here's what was really happening :)

Photos thanks to Sarah Williams

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Packing List: Cabo

Packing List: Cabo
J.Crew Textured Straw Hat | Gold & Gray Wood Tassel Bracelets | Topshop Scalloped One PieceKate Spade Sunglasses | Clarins Suncreen Oil Spray SPF 30 | Mara Hoffman Parrot BikiniTory Burch Daisy Platform WedgeMar y Sol Sonia Pom Clutch | J.Crew Panama Hat | Tory Burch Lilah Espadrille

Today I'm flying to Cabo for a bachelorette party with fourteen girls! I couldn't be more ready to leave this dreary Houston weather behind for sun & sand. Not surprising some of my favorite retailers are ready for vacation too: Check out J.Crew's It's Sunny Somewhere shop,  Nordstrom's Vacation Essentials and Tuckernuck's Resort 2015 Style Guide.

Take Me Away 


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