Archives for June 2022

A Partial Review on Rhode Skincare

I think we would all love to have Hailey’s skin – tack on her style and maybe then maybe we can feel like we can run the world. She’s got an effortless cool girl vibe about her that is undeniable and with (3) simple and affordable skin care products with her name on it, who wouldn’t want to give a try?

While the glaze was sold out, I did snag the restore barrier cream and the lip treatment. Here are my initial thoughts for those who might be curious…

Restore Barrier Cream

This lightweight, non-greasy, unscented cream goes on really smooth. A little thick at first but after a few minutes and some massaging later the formula was almost completely soaked in. It’s the perfect base layer for makeup and foundation and even doesn’t combat the super humid Florida weather, which I dig. Because it feels so light, I prefer to use it on the AM vs. PM but you can always layer it into other nightly serums or oils. I’m excited to see what it does to my skin “over-time” since that is their goal with this one… consistency is key.

Watermelon Lip Treatment

It’s a peptide lip treatment which is great, but the gloss unfortunately doesn’t do it for me. I’m not a fan of sticky lips and this gives you just that. The flavor is great and it’s long lasting which is good because who wants to reapply a million times a day?! But I still prefer a soft chapstick style lip conditioner over a gloss any day.

I’m currently on the waitlist for the peptide glaze and will report back. Who knew we all wanted to do resemble a super sweet donut?

Jamie Gernert, Founder WYC Designs

Weekend Wants

a variety of summer classics

Highlights from Monterey

we’ve been excited about this Unyi wedding ever since they got engaged! We knew little Wells would join us and that we’d extend the trip a little bit to accommodate for visiting a few of our favorite places and to make the travel across the country worth it.

We got in and did our In-N-Out stop before we made our way to Downtown Santa Cruz to visit our favorite roaster, Verve Coffee. We did some walking and some shopping (grabbed the older boys skateboards from Berdels) to break up the beautiful drive to Monterey.

Too many highlights to list them all but it was great just getting out of the routine for a few days and to try new places, bond with our littlest as he hasn’t had a ton of one on one time with us and see some really special friends that we haven’t seen in awhile. It was an awesome trip and I’m glad we have the photos to look back on it.

Monterey things…

Stay: Portola Resort & Spa – perfectly situated near tourist spots and yet walking distance to great food and coffee.

Eat: Alvarado Street Brewery – really good food and great beer selection. A seat yourself beer garden is in the back. Also Peter B’s behind the hotel was a gem – outdoor fire pits, awesome happy hour and cool menu.

Coffee: Captain & Stoker – it’s a vibe. We went every morning but it wasn’t just for the cool tunes and merch – their coffee and small menu was really really good.

Beer: Fieldwork Beer Garden – just taps, no food but a super chill outdoor scene.

Wedding venue: Cooper Molera Barns

Toast to Summer w/ Avaline

this post is sponsored by Avaline but the thoughts and comments are my own.

SUMMER is unofficially here and the juggle with work, kids and copious amounts of sunshine time is about to commence.

With the warm weather creeping in I’ve been wanting a cool wine to sip leisurely outside while the kiddos play. Nick loves a good chardonnay but the new white and rose from Avaline is so good! Made with organic grapes and no added sugars it’s simply tasty and not at all guilty.

Check your local grocery store or ABC Wine & Spirits for a bottle of Avaline for your next summer party or hostess gift.

Weekend Wants

a warm mix if you ask me.

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