Friday, June 1, 2018

May Favorites

May flew by and I was treated to having my Riverwalk plate featured in Better Homes & Garden Magazine (June issue). Talk about a surprise and honor! You can find the issue out on stands now or take a peek HERE

You can see all my designs with Lenox HERE

Follow Lenox on Instagram by clicking HERE



The above links are three bathing suits I have purchased for this summer, the first one is the one pictured. I am loving the one shoulder suit.

We are at the Lake as I write this blog and it has been delightful to say the least. A week of the sun, water and spa days is just my kind of getaway.

Hat- I found at Target (can't find online) for $14.99 its got kind of a cowboy hat look in the picture but is the wind blowing that side up as I took the picture, it's more of a flat brim. At $15.00 I thought it would be great to wear while I floated in the lake and no tears would be shed if I lost it or it got wet and messed up.

While here this week I ordered THESE SHOES from Target, they are $32.99 and I would say they are on trend for the summer. Good news is at $32.99 I'm not breaking the bank if I don't wear them a ton. 
The whole reason I went to the Target site was to order THIS BRONZER in tawny and THIS HIGHLIGHTER in sunlight all because Emily Noel (You Tube: Emilynoel83) said she loved it and I adore her, you can watch her video where she talked about both products by clicking HERE

Find Emilynoel83 YouTube channel by clicking HERE
Follow Emilynoel83 on Instagram by clicking HERE


HAT  || DRESS || LIPSTICK
This is my favorite hat, y'all have seen it the last two summers, so you know its true. 
GUESS WHAT it's also one of OPRAH'S FAVORITE ITEMS FOR SUMMER 2018,
SEE Oprah's picks HERE (including this hat) and find it in the June issue of O Magazine. There is a code for a 20% OFF  in the magazine. Barbie (Barbara Cobb) is a friend and I'm sure she would say, "share the code" .....the CODE for 20% off is OPRAH 
Head over to Barbara Cobb HERE and check out all her fabulous hats 

Each BARBARA COBB  hat is designed by YOU, you pick the fabrics, size, and BONUS you can have the top monogrammed or not ( mine is monogrammed....of course it is). 
 It's great for trips because its so easy to pack plus its so cute. 


*Dress is from Collyn Raye and comes in several patterns, variety of sizes and several other styles. 
Find here HERE ( more information below on a Collyn Raye top)


LIPSTICK IN ABOVE PICTURE (and seen on Instagram stories) is Pink Pop and available HERE
Mascara is HERE

Follow Barbara Cobb on Instagram by clicking HERE
Follow Collyn Raye on Instagram by clicking HERE

 

I have several of the white tote's  ( but in other colors) because they are AWESOME. You can carry a bunch to the beach or pool and if you spill anything it can be wash out easy peasy.  Also great for baseball games to carry snack and such. 
The clear sunscreen bag is great way to keep all your sunscreens together. It makes finding what you are looking for quick and easy.  Find it HERE

Find MexiMexi Totes ( the white tote) on Instagram by clicking HERE

( to go to flip flops, click on all capitalized flip flop word above, I had several ask)
During summer (maybe all year) I am a flip flop loving kind of girl ( it's hot here). Bernardo Miami flip flops are some of my all time favorites and when I saw they came out with these I immediately thought....YES PLEASE!  A basic flip flop but with a beautiful leather sole and under $30.  I liked them so much I bought them in black, navy and gold. I also have THESE and ordered THESE
This is obviously a terrible picture, I had to screen shot it off a video ( I forgot to take a pic) anyWHOOOOOO, I had several questions about lipstick color(below), earrings and top.
The Top is HERE and they have a great website, its a designer out of Houston, and I have at least six of her tops (she has several styles and lots of colors) and love is putting it mildly! This particular top is THE HANNAH and in one size ( mine is) and the other one I love and wear a ton is THE BELLA and I wear it in a M/L
The earrings are from HERE
and the lip color is below.
Sunglasses are Louis Vuitton

Lip color in above pic 
I first put on THIS and YAY, it's only $6.00
and to top it I put on THIS in petal

I take my drink with me everywhere, and shockingly I have cut back to two diet coke's a day and have been hitting the water HARD! This leather tumbler sleeve is a GAME CHANGER, the handle alone is reason to buy one. It feels great, looks nice but again for me its all about the HANDLE! I can hold the dog leash, my phone, and my cup and no spills. They come in a 20 ounce and 30 ounce size and are made to fit Yeti cups and Ozark Trail cups.
If  your looking for one I got mine at 
Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails (it's more than a pet store), she ships and 
you can add your initials (or not).
Call 979-421-8188
Find Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails ( more than a pet store) on Instagram by clicking HERE


Recently I took a quick girls trip and y'all saw my overnight duffel and my tote bag (below)
both are Barrington Gifts. The duffel is made of water resistant nylon (TONS of  prints to choose from) and Florentine leather, includes a detachable shoulder strap and luggage tag. The dimensions are 21"L x 12"H x 10"D and delivery is 10-14 days  and starts at $240.00
You can buy directly from Barrington Gifts ( and I have) but I usually purchase directly from CK Designs and Boutique  (they are a small business owned and operated by a woman)

* the links for Barrington Gifts are NOT affilate links  but my Barrington Bags were gifted to me.

I don't work for Barrington Gifts but I would guess that this bag is one of there best sellers, I see it everywhere. I am sure its popularity is based on several things, first its great looking ( you can completely customize your bag), durable( made of water resistant nylon and Florentine Leather), a tote ( who doesn't love a tote) and the price is AMAZING ( from $160.00-$180.00).
I have two St. Anne Totes, the one pictured ($180.00) and another in the axis print (see it HERE), they were both gifted to me from Barrington Gifts. I have also purchased two St. Anne Tote's for Pookie (as well as a Belmont Cabin Bag, Crosby Zipper Wallet  and Kent Keyring Wallet), Two for my mom and several for gifts for friends. I obviously like their products...a LOT!

Follow Barrington Gifts on Instagram HERE


Another favorite this month was hanging out with Kristin while she did Pookie's makeup for a wedding she was in. Kristin is a professional makeup artist (and real estate agent ) in Houston, TX (and surrounding areas: The Woodlands).
To find Kristin and follow her on Instagram click HERE 



I wore this to dinner on Memorial Day ( Pookie's Birthday) and it is also from Collyn Raye. Cute, right?!?!?!? I had linen pants from HERE and the Collyn Raye top can be found HERE . The top is available in several patterns and sizes from XS to XL. 
Find the straw bag HERE and bracelets are from HERE

Earrings are not available but I have a pair of THESE that look great and these PEARL EARRINGS are one of my go to earrings.



Follow Collyn Raye on Instagram by clicking HERE
Follow A bientot on Instagram by clicking HERE

* A few of these items were gifted to me but the links are not affiliate links. Whether you use them or not I receive zero commission or payment. 

This week at the lake I have been using the Lenox French Perle Melamine dinnerware (and tumblers) and it has been NICE! Dishwasher safe, durable, and the aqua is really pretty ( all the colors are).
This particular dinnerware ( Lenox French Perle in Melamine) comes in: Aqua, Blue, Gray, and Kiwi
You can see all the dinnerware HERE and bonus it's a super affordable price point.

Follow Lenox on Instagram by clicking HERE


The placemats are from a brand called Fior Di Carta and came on a roll like papertowels from HEB ( our local grocery store), I could not find them online.


While here we went to the movie and I wore one of my Mexican Tops (someone right now is saying DUH, you were them all the time). Anytime I wear one or a dress I get a ton of questions on where do I get my tops and dresses.

The Luna Mia Collection is the best place to purchase online, find her shop HERE

Find The Luna Mia Collection on Instagram by clicking HERE
She has a wide selection and some of the best prices I have seen, easy to order and the quality is top notch.


Rupert will jump in ANY bag he can, anytime he sees one, the other day he got into my bag I use for misc stuff ( sunglasses, handi-wipes, snacks, etc..), its not a handbag, I use it for miscellaneous items we need to be able to grab quick and easy. I did remove all the items to make him more comfortable (he's tiny).

Find Jon Hart on Instagram by clicking HERE
Follow CK Designs & Boutique by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to visit my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tikaa



ITEMS TALKED ABOUT ON INSTAGRAM - EMPTIES CHAT
PERFUME IN BOURBON

PERFUME IN ROSE

POWDER FOUNDATION

RICE WIPES I LOVE

VITAMIN C WIPES I USE

FAVORITE MASCARA

LASH BASE I PUT ON BEFORE MASCARA

LOREAL MASCARA I USE AFTER THE BASE

The mask I shared is discontinued  but the I have used several from the brand and would use THIS MASK AGAIN

DRUGSTORE CUSHION FOUNDATION I USE

EYE MAKEUP REMOVER I USE

BRONZER I USE AND HAVE REPURCHASED THREE TIMES

FAVORITE DRY SHAMPOO

TRIPLE SEC SPRAY

STAINLESS STEEL STRAW

SILICONE TIPS FOR STAINLESS STRAWS

ONE SHOULDER SWIMSUIT TOP

SWIMSUIT BOTTOMS

BLUE TOP I SHARED  THE LINK TAKES YOU TO A FLORAL TOP, BUT IN COLOR OPTIONS YOU CAN FIND THE BLUE ONE.

MELATONIN I USE


Some of the above links are affiliate links,  which means I  receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase. It does not effect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available


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