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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Product Review: John Frieda Beach Blonde Haircare

John Frieda Beach Blonde Haircare includes purifying shampoo, detangling conditioner, a sea salt spray, and a deep-conditioning hair masque that will give you beachy waves and windswept texture all summer.

The last thing I want to do is blast my hair with a super-hot blow-dryer when the mercury rises, which is why I've been twisting my damp locks into a braided 'do and experimenting with beachy waves lately. The low-maintenance hairstyle keeps me cool and, thanks to the John Frieda Beach Blonde line, is super-easy to achieve sans heated styling tools. In fact, you can think of Beach Blonde as a complete summer haircare system. 4 products, no fuss—not bad!

Monday, July 6, 2015

14 Beachy Nordstrom Finds Under $100

14 cute finds for the beach under $100
1. Polka dot bikini ($85.89 now $68.71) | 2. Floral sunnies ($15.86) | 3. Cat-eye shades ($15.86) | 4. Colourful umbrella ($99.10) | 5. SPF 70 ($21.14) | 6. Pink striped tote ($26.43) | 7. Lightweight towel ($44.93) | 8. Flamingo floatie ($99.10) | 9. Foldable beach chair ($88.53) | 10. Insulated cooler bag ($44.93) | 11. Canvas tote ($60.78) |12. Extra towels in every colour ($44.93) | 13. Gold glitter water bottle ($39.64) | 14. Teal flip-flops ($26.36)

Happy July, everyone! Gotta admit, I've been more than a little errant with the blogging lately. June was a busy month with work, blog-related events, and bridesmaid duties, plus the hot, sunny days we've been enjoying in Vancouver have been rather distracting. The boy and I have already enjoyed blissful days at local beaches and parks, and I'm craving more before the summer's over!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Currently Loving: Avène Sunscreen

Avène sunscreens offer SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection, with a light texture and formula suitable for sensitive skin.

I've been sitting here for an hour, trying to cleverly tell you why Avène sunscreen is amazing, how you should wear SPF daily if you don't already, that Avène's formulas are so incredible I've been wearing these sunscreens non-stop during the Vancouver heat wave. But every time I try for "clever," this post comes out sounding more "fangirl," so here it is: I'm obsessed with these sunscreens in a way I've never really been obsessed with sunscreen before. Let's go over all the reasons why I love them, shall we?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

InstaBeauty: June 2015 Edition

Hello, summer! Now that Vancouver is in the throes of a full-on heat wave, it's time for a back-to-basics approach to hot-weather beauty. Here, 6 finds that make the dog days of summer a little more pretty.