MaryAnne’s 10 Favorite Summer Things

MaryAnne’s 10 Favorite Summer Things

We’re well into Summer now, as we approach the end of June. I just wanted to share some of my personal favorite items that I must have with me, on me, or in my beach/pool bag.

1. Nexcare Waterproof Bandages – the little ones are bound to scrape their knee at some point, most likely while running to the pool with excitement. Yes, I’m that mom with the waterproof bandages. These things save the day. Treat the boo-boo and carry on with water fun!

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2. In addition to SPF 30 (or more) sunscreen for your body, you’ll need to protect your face. I discovered this Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen. It feels great, hydrates and moisturizes – while protecting you from the sun’s damaging rays. I wear it even though I’m not going to the pool or beach. Protect your face!IMG_0011_23. Everyone who knows me knows I have OCD. I wash my hands quite a bit. Oh, my gosh this is the BEST summer hand soap! Bath & Body Works Island White Pineapple. MMMMM. It takes me back to Hawaii every time!

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4. Another wonderful Summer scent – Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Body Lotion. So yummy!

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5. I don’t drink soda, but when I do… I drink Coke. Not Diet Coke, just Coke. Vanilla Coke is delicious, especially with a splash of Malibu Coconut Rum. My perfect poolside adult beverage.

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6. Smell good for date night – This is my go-to fragrance, year round. I just wanted to share this pretty photo of my most favorite perfume that I never get tired of. Chanel Chance. I’ve been wearing it for years. I try other fragrances, then go back to Chanel every time.

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7. Pretty jewelry –  I’m not good at accessorizing. AT ALL. Jim bought me this set and I wear it with everything, mostly because of the purple haha! It’s just so pretty and goes with a lot of my casual and dressy clothes. Chloe + Isabel is available through my beautiful girlfriend, Phoebe. Here’s her link: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/MsPhoebe

IMG_0009_28. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Dry Skin – After a day in the sun, this is perfect for hydrating the skin. I love the gel-cream, it’s refreshing and not oily.

IMG_0012_29. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream – We keep the large 16 oz. of this stuff handy year-round. It’s great for the kids after a shower, and I use it at night on my dry heels. All Summer in flip-flops is hard on the feet. Moisturize!

IMG_0006_210. Quarters – lots of them! Keep quarters in a zip-lock baggy in your car. Not all parking meters take debit/credit cards, especially at the beach. One of my favorite #RandomActsOfKindness is dropping a quarter in an expired meter near my car.

IMG_0005_2A few safety reminders:

  • Watch those kiddos in the pool or ocean. Even if there’s a lifeguard.
  • Never leave pets or kids unattended in the car, for any reason, for any length of time.
  • Sunscreen! Always!
  • Hydrate! Lots of water to drink.
  • Check on your parents, grandparents, any elderly loved ones if they live by themselves. It’s good to stay in contact with loved ones anyway! 🙂
  • Be safe with and around fireworks.

Have a great Summer! 

Love,

MaryAnne 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet Event at Stein Mart

Just wanted to let you know that Stein Mart is having a Red Carpet Event on Thursday, November 1st from 6-8pm! There will be a fashion show too, just like the one I was in last month. It’s a fun event at a very cool store. I keep telling my friends, you will discover great things at Stein Mart! All kinds of fun, casual or dressy clothes, accessories, home decor, housewares and unique gift items. Visit Stein Mart in Irvine and see for yourself!

This Thursday at the Red Carpet Event you’ll enjoy:

  • Holiday treats
  • Live music
  • Red carpet photo booth
And you could win something or receive a free gift!
  • Enter a chance to win $500, $250 or $50 Stein Mart Panache Gift Cards
  • First 250 shoppers! Receive a crystal bangle watch FREE with purchase! *(see flyer for details)

Stein Mart:

Web: http://steinmart.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SteinMart
Twitter: @Steinmart

Address: 13742 Jamboree Road (Off Bryan) in Irvine
Phone: (714) 832-0012

Hours:
Monday though Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm

 

Quick Makeup Tip: There’s More Lipstick in There!

My favorite: Mac Coconutty lipstick!

Wow, for years I have been wasting lipstick. There’s more lipstick at the bottom of the tube! Here’s a quick little tip on how to get that last bit of lipstick out. I used the end of my eyeshadow brush to apply the lipstick. You could also use a small lipstick brush, but I didn’t have one so I improvised. I think this is a useful little trick that I thought I’d share with you! Hope you like it!