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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Beauty Essentials...

The last several weeks, my family and I have been extremely busy with some re-decorating around our home.  Small projects seems to become large ones.  Though I love the changes we've made, I must admit, it's been a lot of hard work and though it has been all indoors, with the heat of a Florida summer, it can wear one down.  So, below are just a few of the summer beauty essentials I must have at all times.  Most have such beautiful tropical fragrances, and others just can make you feel refreshed in the summer's heat.  One of my ultimate favorite and I use year round is the Evian, it cools and has emollients and keeps the skin in perfect balance, summer or winter.  Another one of my favorite and I can't say enough about is the Dr. Perricone's Super Hyper Hydrator with Coconut - it's light and with that hint of coconut, but is an amazing moisturizer along with the Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist, similar to the Evian, but with that beautiful scent of coconut.  I have used and will continue each one of these products and have highly recommended them to all my family and friends. 

All of these products can be purchased at Sephora http://www.sephora.com/

Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Shampoo - Eco certified ingredients

Bobbi Brown "Beach"

Bumble and bumble creme de Coco

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Butter - this products is unreal, your skin is smooth and with the crushed pearls adds the most beautiful shimmer to summer skin with the perfect bronzing effect - love it!

Dr. Nicholas Perricone Super Hyper Hydrator with Coconut

Dr. Perricone Coconut Quench Hydrating Mist

Evian - Don't leave home without it

ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

Illamasqua Liquid Metal, adds the sun kissed look beautifully

Kate Sommerville Towelettes Self-Tanner

NARS Body Illuminator in the signature shade Laguna - Delicately scented with exotic Monoï de Tahiti oil

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl  Butter - this products is unreal, your skin is smooth and with the crushed pearls adds the most beautiful shimmer to summer skin without the bronzing, I wear it daily.

Philosophy Papaya Passion Punch Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, I have the lotion as well, you will feel as though you are in the tropics