Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Favorites

I love Summer and couldn't wait for the season to officially start, but living in a place that basically has Summer almost all year long I have gotten used to watching the official dates, lol.

There are several different topics, feel free to talk about one, a few, all of them or just one! Elaborate or simply mention them. I want this to be super easy!

Accessories - at first I was just going to do sunglasses, but then I remembered I also love hats to keep the sun off my face and the rain out of my eyes!! I buy hats anywhere and everywhere depending on what's available. Sunglasses I mostly buy at TJ Maxx ever since I lost a pair of Michael Kors at Disney and nobody turned them in. You still get get nice brands at great prices just like the other things they sell.

Shoes - Flip flops all the way for me! Did you have a good National Flip Flop day yesterday?! Almost every job I've had has been casual enough to allow for flip flops, thank goodness! Several years ago I picked up a pair of flip flops on a BOGO and ever since then, when mine are in need of replacing, I get the latest ones that appeal to me. The last couple seasons it has been the Lola flip flops and they're still available at least at Shoe Carnival. And on BOGO 50% off right now! In case you don't follow me on Instagram, I shared on my stories that Old Navy is having their solid-color flip flops on sale for $! this Saturday, June 23rd.

Outfit - Rompers and dresses, especially with pockets. I have this dress from Amazon and I love it! My rompers are from Lilly Pulitzer or Torrid.

Lip color - this really could be any lip product. If I wear a color it'd be a bright pink like Punta Cana from Cargo this wears well throughout the day, even through meals. Most of the time I like a natural lip with either gloss or balm and I love it to have SPF. Neutrogena has a good gloss with SPF 20, not sticky yay!

Nail polish!! - One of my favorite things to accessorize with! Bright neon pink, specifically Poptastic from Color Club.

TV Show - SYTYCD Mondays on Fox 8/7 Central or current season on Hulu, The Last Ship in it's 5th and final season on TNT, usually Sundays, seasons 1-3 on Hulu and Great Food Truck Race Now in Season 9 with seasons 5-6 on Hulu. The last two shows are later in the Summer, think end of July or August.

Movie - Summer Catch, Fever Pitch or Camp Nowhere...need I say more? If you haven't watched all of these, without good reason you must add them to your watch list! Unfortunately nont of them are on Netflix or it looks like any of the subscribe channels, sad.

Food or drink
- Food is definitely all the grilled food. We get this pretty much all year, not just because we live in Florida. I remember when we lived in the midwest, my dad got out there under the porch and fired up the grill!

Drink is definitely H20. Either in a tumbler if I'm sitting around the house or office. Insulated water bottle like the S'Well bottle or Iconiq for on the go!

Candle - I don't have a specific candle, but during the Summer I like Tropical scents, definitely coconut and beachy scents. Waikiki Beach coconut. Cucumber coconut water I found at Target in a pineapple ceramic decor!!

Whew! I think that's everything, but I want to hear all about your favorites so link up below or join me on another social platform!!

FYI, If you're not able to participate on here, make sure to check out Instagram and Insta Stories (template in my highlights!!) on Thursday, June 21st, but feel free to join in all Summer long. Living in Florida you can imagine Summer is one of my favorite months!

If you participate somewhere else, either tag me @mylittlehea or tell me how to learn more about you!

Friday, June 15, 2018

2018 Amazon Favorites | 1st Half

I've had an Amazon account since 2007 when I received my first gift card to Amazon. I bought a few things here or there but it wasn't until I got hooked up to Prime that I bought every day items.

I also made this into a video, you can check that out here and make sure to subscribe if you aren't already!!

Instead of doing a post on what I ordered recently, there's a linkup for that at the beginning of the month with Tanya at The Other Side of the Road that I'm planning on linking up with on July 3rd, I thought I'd share the items I've picked up over the last six months and am absolutely loving, using pretty much all the time. The links are to my preferred smile charity organization - The Antioch Partners.

Vented Wet brush - Ya'll I have had vented brushes before because when my stylist uses something on my hair I like to see if I can replicate and buy all the same products. I already had a wet brush, but not a vented one. I'm not sure how I found out that Wet Brush had one but I decided to order it and I love it for blow drying.

Wool dryer balls - We have had dryer balls for a few years now and after our first set fell apart we checked Amazon to see what they had, how the reviews were and what the price difference was. We've only been using these for six months, but you get twice as many for a third of the price. FYI dryer balls replace your dryer sheets.

Acrylic Monitor Riser - I have had this on a couple of my wish lists for at least a year and finally bit the bullet. I'm glad I didn't get it the first few times because I changed my mind from black to acrylic and I've been so happy with it. I love having a place to put my laptop on my desk and my keyboard goes under the large monitor or vice versa.

Lazy Makeup Toiletry Bag - I remember seeing this ad on Instagram and whenever I would click on it, the price just seemed too high when I have makeup bags I got for free, thanks gift with purchase! The reviews also weren't good because at the time they were coming from another country and taking WEEKS without people actually reading that when they purchased. I bought mine, knowing it would take about a month to get here and now you can get it Prime, of course. The only thing I would change is a handle, like a train case. Otherwise, love it!

Scarleton Stylish Reversible Tote Bag - Compare to Nordstrom - I have talked about this before on my January 2018 favorites and I still use it all the time. A coworker got the brown/pink combo and she uses hers everyday too.

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack - Another product that was in a favorites post. If you still buy CDs which I know most people don't, check out Amazon before buying somewhere else. A lot of times the price is cheaper and you not only get a cd, you get the digital copy immediately after purchasing in the Amazon music app. I've ordered CDs as gifts for people and I get a copy of their music. Winning all around.

Selfie Ring Light - I Mentioned in my May Favorites Youtube video and on Instsagram Stories but forgot to talk about it here. I tried a couple of these and this one was the cheaper of the two AND worked better. It's not the best light, but for around $8 it works for what I need. I use it if it's really dark to light up my face (no natural lighting, don't expect that) and to get better lighting on products or things when I'm talking about them on Instagram!

Disposable Plastic Cups with flat lids - I love these. They're totally unnecessary but I don't like how the coffee gets in the reusable tumblers with lids and straws.

What have you been loving that you bought off Amazon?!

Linking up with Amanda for Friday favorites!!