Adjusting to Changes: Hair, Skin, & Nails

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

Change is Coming...

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

The weather is changing and depending on where you live, your hair, skin, and nails are probably feeling those changes now. It’s time to listen to your body! Nights are growing colder and the mornings are getting frostier as the days go by, which can feel brutal on our hair and skincare, especially.

Changes in the weather mean changes at home and also changes in your body. You don’t need to wonder when or how either because your body will literally show you what’s going on with it! As it grows cooler your hair and skincare may start to show you what’s happening by becoming drier, itchy, etc. You might experience worsening rosacea, acne, and other skin irritability on your face and/or scalp. Winter hair & skin issues may be inevitable but they are still preventable!

As the weather gets colder, drier, & more harsh, our hair, skin, and nails are in need of lots of extra TLC! The extra layers, turned up heaters, and cold air/winds outdoors can all be contributing factors to unwanted changes elsewhere. Sometimes all that is needed is an easy adjustment in adding a step or two to your regular hair and/or skincare routine. You may even need to implement a new product for the season to keep things balanced.

Listen to Your Body!

I recently had the opportunity to go LIVE on Instagram with my good friend and amazing esthetician, Racquel Frisella. I came across Racquel after seeing a friend and noticing how incredible her skin looked – who doesn’t want great skin?! From there, I got in touch with her and she gave me a free skin consultation (similar to how I do free color matches to Seint makeup) which led to where I’m at now. I love the products Racquel has recommended for me and I’ve seen such a huge change in my skin – it all came down to finding the right skincare routine and products for me. If you missed the LIVE, make sure to watch it below for some solid tips regarding skincare and hydration as well as what to expect in your hair, skin, and nails as winter creeps in.

The following are products either mentioned during the LIVE  or products that I believe are a great place to begin with Racquel’s skincare products!

HA Peptide Serum | Face Oil & Cleanser | Gentle Cream Cleanser | Radiant Vitamin C Serum | Growth Factor Serum | Lux Pads | Koji-C Pads

Expectations, Solutions, & Hydration

One of the biggest culprits to unhappy skin as the weather changes is lack of hydration. All that harsh cold winter air and lower humidity can cause your skin to try to make up for the lack of moisture. Your skin will do this by either overproducing more oil to hydrate the surface or it could become flaky/prone to inflammation. 

Hydration Tip (for body): Apply moisturizer IMMEDIATELY upon stepping out of the shower and towel/pat dry – your skin may be a little damp still but the level of hydration you get is night and day difference from applying to dry skin. I’ve been doing this with my Aveeno body lotion and wow has my skin been hydrated longer thanks to it. Try it out! 

Hydration Tip (for your face): You might instinctually reach for your exfoliator when you start to notice the dryness, inflammation, or redness. Let me STOP you there! Ask yourself, “When was the last time I exfoliated?” Now is the time to reflect rather than react quickly & it is the prime time to focus more on hydration! If you don’t use a Hyaluronic Acid of some sort, below is one of my favorites by Racquel Frisella, her HA Peptide Serum. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the easiest ways to start adding more hydration to the skin; to read more about the benefits of HA, click here.

Don’t forget to give the rest of your hair & skin extra TLC, not just the skin on your face! Below are a few lotions and potions I use, especially in the wintertime, for any dry hands or cracked skin on my body. These are also great to keep handy next to your bed or to take on the go for those hands! If you’re loving what you currently use for your hair, but you’re finding it could use a little more love, incorporate a hydrating hair masque to your shower routine. Whether it’s a homemade masque or your favorite one from the salon/shop, nourish those locks as much as your skin. Make sure to drink lots of water and if your hair is just feeling dull, spruce things up with a hydrating oil. I linked a couple that I love below as well!

 

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Balance

Balance is Key

I want you to envision the things in your life & all the aspects you want to hit or do every single day; is there a balance? How heavy does it feel? Now, I want you to envision a scale – the one where you can put a weight on one side and one on the other – and see how much balance there is. Balance is key! 

Balance is Key

What if you took all those things you just envisioned & tried to spread them onto the scale evenly – could you do it? First, I want you to pick 3 things you NEED to make a priority out of all the things you said needed to be done in a day; make those 3 things a priority over the others and put them on one side of that scale.

Next, I want you to pick 3 things that make you feel better, breathe better, emotionally stabilize better, or something we talked about last week. Make those a priority in your life!(Something like, a bath, deep breathing for 5 min, or something you feel you’d like for yourself in that moment.)

Now put those all on the scale – the needs on one side, the things that make you feel better on the other. What happens? Is there balance? Did everything just get easier? Balance is key in making it all work out & it looks like you just made it all make sense. Congrats! You succeeded and should be proud of yourself – but what happens when a new day comes and we let life back in, forgetting all about the balance we created?

See, we like to take all those things and put so much pressure on ourselves for them. We try so hard to load up our worries, our must-haves, even all the technology. Let’s talk about the 3 things on each side of the scale that we chose; both sides have the same importance. Did any of those that scale include technology as a must? Did surfing the web come before anything else?

It didn’t. Did anxiety make it on that list? Self hate?

It didn’t.

Do you put so much pressure on yourself that you try to force other things into the top 3 things you want sitting on that scale? If you’re trying to overfill the scale again and again, what happens over and over?

The balance becomes LOST.

Remember to tell yourself this every day when you’re trying to throw something back onto the scale that doesn’t belong there:

“Does this matter more than my top 3?”  (think of the things that outweigh your mind)

“Does this bring value to my life today? Does this thought serve me? Does what I’m thinking about truly matter? Is this important right now?”

If the answer is no, it’s time to balance the scale. More than likely the answer is “it’s not” and you need to keep it away from your much needed balance. Whether it’s negative energy or something that isn’t as important that day, if it doesn’t need to happen, don’t force it to! Have you ever tried anything like this? Ever thought of this type of balance? If so, please share with me in the comments – did this help you?

I can’t wait for this to help focus your life and bring you the balance that’s key. If you were working on these habits but sidetracked from summer, now is the perfect time to step back up to the plate and balance your scale!

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Balance truly IS KEY! It starts with a B and ends with an E – once you put it together and find your balance, you can just BE.

You got this! xoxo

Joce

My Birthday Favorites

I hope you love these birthday favorites as much as I do! Everything you see in this blog post are some of my favorite finds, tried & true businesses, and more that would make for the perfect birthday gift for you or someone you love. I’ve thrown in a little something from everything…home, beauty, wellness & fashion and more. Whether you’re looking for a special something for mom, grandma, your sister, or ideas for yourself – these birthday favorites for sure be a winner! If you try them out or have any suggestions for me to try, leave a comment and I will for sure check them out!

Home & Lifestyle

birthday favorites

1. Turkish Towels: I love these because they’re way more compact than regular towels for on the go & sand doesn’t stick to them like a regular towel which makes it easier to take to the beach.  Not to mention, these are so cute!

2. Stonewall Kitchen: Holy crap- these are dangerous for me. I can’t get enough of their goodies! Seriously, if only you could see my pantry. Stonewall has sauces, marinades, jams, pancake mixes, you name it – it’s all gold!

3. Topanga Laundry Detergent:  I’m a huge lover of all things scents & when it comes to my laundry, I love a lingering scent of a good detergent but I never found what I wanted until the last few years. It’s not just a laundry detergent, it creates an emotion and is so memorable.  It is a luxury item so one cool thing about it is if you want it to last longer, you can take any unscented pod or liquid detergent and add a little bit to your Topanga detergent because truly a little bit goes such a long way in regards to scents!  

My favorite scents from Topanga are Hollywood + Vine (cedar, bergamot, black fig, woodsy, but not too masculine of a scent), Malibu Pier (very masculine, spicy, woodsy/musky), Bel-Air (floral, amber, patchouli, chocolate, reminds me of a detergent I found years ago called Diva Wash) and The Grove (very fruity, fresh, floral, sandalwood, citrus notes). Use code JOCELYN when purchasing!

4. 5 Minute Gratitude Journal:  I love this because at least I’m journaling something & it’s a pretty one you can put on the shelf to reflect on how far you’ve come every year! It’s not pictured in the graphic but I love it! This is a birthday favorite that could work for any occasion really.

5.  PhoneFin: I have tried so many different phone accessories that allow me to hold my phone easier as I love such an active lifestyle and work from my phone a ton, too – PhoneFin is one that I have come across and loved for a while now! I currently have another accessory on my phone and I can’t wait to switch it out with a PhoneFin because it just gets the job done!

6. Casetify: The thing I love most about these cases is that they are durable, available in a variety of customizable cases, and lots of fun designs/colors to choose from!

 

Beauty & Wellness

Jocelyn's Favorite Things, hydroflask, buxom lip gloss, sunset riot allsaints perfume

1. Buxom gloss in Samantha: This color is truly the best, especially if you have dry lips or just feel the need to have a solid gloss over your lip color.  It’s a great pinky-nude that adds just the right sine without taking away from the color you have there already.

2. Trigger Point Roller & Lacrosse Ball: Rolling truly helps my body everyday! Without it, my muscles are in so much pain; when I do roll out one side of my body’s muscles, I can feel which side of me is looser and working better vs which side is tighter.  Rolling muscles is something you have to ease into & make sure to ask a doctor first just in case! The Lacrosse ball is great for rolling smaller muscle areas like the feet, palms or to pinpoint smaller spots.  

3. Rechargeable Fan: Not only is this a birthday favorite, but it has been a must have in my purse, backpack, car, everywhere! I have multiple of them and have loved them since I bought them! They are not too big and not too small.  Plus, they are rechargeable!  

4. Water Bottles: I’m the type of girl who won’t get her water intake met unless she has a filled water bottle by her at all times.  I’ve searched high and low for a good water bottle that had a handle and didn’t leak and made it easier to haul around.  Here are a few of my faves: Simple Modern TumblerHydraPeak RoadsterStanley Flip Straw Tumbler, Hydro Flask Flex Cap Tumbler       

5. Sunset Riot by AllSaints: For me, one thing I look for in a perfume is a scent that is both masculine & feminine – AllSaints is just that. It’s one of my favorite things that I gift to others as well because it works for anybody truly!  I could best describe it as musky, hints of cedar wood, orange flowers & pink peppers yet it’s still fresh.

 

Fashion

Jocelyn's favorite things, nike air max, freepeople overalls, madewell ballcap, canty boots, freebird boots, booties, marc fisher, nordstrom

1. Nike Air Max: I recommend sizing up about a 1/2 size, but I love how comfy & stylish these are!  Definitely a shoe that stands out & gets attention.  You are not just wearing a regular running show with your jeans, you are styling up an outfit! 

2. Cowboy Boots: I’m a huge lover of Canty Boots; she takes old boots and restores them to become something new more like a booty instead of a boot.  I also love Marc Fisher booties (especially these in black and these in cream) & Freebird – they have my heart! 

3. Ball Caps: I love a good ball cap and here are a couple of my favorites from Madewell & Addidas. I love how a good, simple ballcap can change up an outfit and these are both good quality hats to have on hand. 

4. Burns Saddlery: These hats – I can’t stop & won’t stop wearing them! The quality is rock solid; you can customize your hat so it is a little hard for me to quote a price on that but if you are wanting a REAL cowboy hat, this is the place to go! 

5. FreePeople Overalls: These overalls are one of my favorite pairs right now!  I love all the fun colors they come in and are very true to size.  I did do a dryer test and they do indeed shrink a bit but not too much – might be something to consider! 

6. Levi’s Jean Shorts: Last but not least, these shorts! I love them so much that I bought them in multiple colors – so fun and the perfect length for someone like me with long legs. Not to mention, they’re the great quality that Levi’s gives so definitely worth trying out if you’re on the hunt for some solid denim shorts!

Graduation Guide

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I’ve put together a graduation guide below full of gifts that worth the money and that your graduate will actually use as they transition to life after high school soon! I still can’t believe that this time has come and what’s more, I can’t believe one of my own babies is going to be walking across that stage in mere weeks. Where has the time gone?? That being said, I wanted to put together a graduation guide for gifts that I felt would be worth the money and that could be utilized both now & when they head off to brave the big world!

 You might remember that I made a similar guide last year, but I wanted to have some fresh ideas that are up to date with what’s trending now and what I’ve found while preparing for my own daughter to graduate in a couple weeks. Whether it’s your own child, another family member or a family friend, if you know a soon-to-be graduate in need of a solid graduation gift, this guide is going to be a big help. There’s great gift ideas for those headed to college, starting a new career, or ready to go out and explore the world!

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1. All Night Festival bag by LuluLemon – This bag is perfect to wear over your shoulder or across the body, especially when going out with friends to lunch, traveling, etc. It’s the perfect bag for a day on the town and it fits all the essentials needed! It comes in such cute colors and is simple yet sophisticated. This is a gift that can easily be used over and over again.

2. Kodak Mini Wireless Instant Photo – Your new graduate is going to be making lots of memories over the next few years, whether at college, studying abroad, or even everyday life. I considered sharing a Polaroid camera, but I love that the Kodak mini is wireless and compatible with any device to print photos directly from your phone’s camera roll! This makes it easy to print off those memories and add them to a scrapbook or bulletin board.

3. Mini Gold Hoop earrings by JBD – These cute hoops are a favorite of mine because they pair well with just about any outfit! They are 14k gold filled so they don’t tarnish & they can be worn day to day. Mini hoops are perfect for your graduate as they go into the busy adult life. They’ve become a must have in Joce by Design and make for the perfect graduation gift!

4. PURA Smart Home Scents – Some college dorms/apartments don’t allow candles due to hazards, housing rules, roommate allergies, etc. PURA is currently my favorite smart home fragrance device that is perfect for any high school graduate who’s all about scents. Their company even carries popular fragrances like Volcano by Anthropologie and others so your graduate can still have their favorite scents and then some. You can purchase the device and a couple scents to get them started, then have your student replenish as needed at a low price!

5. Tile Mate Tracker – No longer will mom be around to tell them where their keys are or if anyone’s seen their backpack; this is where Tile Mate comes in! Simply attach it to your backpack, keychain, purse, etc. and when your kid is looking for something while away from home, they can tune into the app and find what’s missing. This is similar to Apple Tags, however I love that Tiles will emit a loud beeping noise to help locate the missing items quicker!

6. Airpod Pros – Life after graduation can get pretty busy but one thing post-high school graduates are sure to love are Airpod Pros. Music is a huge part of our lives and whether your kid is headed to college or to explore the big world, they’re most likely going to appreciate a solid pair of headphones to take their music with them wherever they go!

7. Kootek Camping Hammock – Here in southern Utah, the university’s slogan is “active learning, active life” & the students here live by that for sure! If you have a graduate leaving the nest, you probably want them to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. If they’re someone who enjoys the outdoors, they’re going to love this gift! Hammocking is such a fun activity and one that I’ve noticed teens & young adults these days enjoy doing when out on hikes or going camping. This is a great portable gift to have that they can use no matter where they’re headed!

8. Homesick Candles – The name of this company is so fitting & the concept is so creative. I know this one says Texas, but did you know Homesick Candles are available in most if not all of the 50 US states? If you’ve got a fresh graduate leaving home soon, give them a little piece, or rather scent, of home to take with them as they branch out! These are also available in different cities, each one a unique scent representing a different location.

9. Nike Sportswear RPM backpack – In need of a solid backpack after high school that’s going to last years? Here’s one by Nike that has plenty of pockets, zippers, and storage space for the everyday college class essentials. There’s lots of space for laptops, accessories, water bottles, and more PLUS it’s cute & stylish!

10. Apple Watch – One thing I love about Apple watches is that you can track your steps/physical activity throughout the day. It’s also super handy for new graduates who are about to learn what it’s like to multitask in the adult world! They can keep track of their health, notifications, and other apps from their watch.

11. Things They Don’t Teach You in School card game – Have you tried this game yet?? I have yet to try it but have heard good things about it and how funny the trivia is! It’s a bit pricey, but your soon-to-be graduate is going to love the game nights to come with friends and/or roommates in college after graduation. What’s more is when they do visit home, they can bring games along to share with the family!

Minky Couture

I've shared Minky Couture before and yes I am an affiliate, but these truly make for a life-long graduation gift! If you don't have a Minky, you need one because it will seriously last for years to come. It's the best gift for any occasion and I promise your graduate will LOVE it! Give them a hug in a blanket to take with them as they move on into the world & use code JOCELYN45 for a discount!

Facebook Recap

Covid knocked me out good for about a week so I’m excited to be back! Last week I went LIVE on Facebook doing a bit of a Q & A about SEINT makeup. If you have questions about it and are on the fence to get started, the best thing to do is to start with a color match by me for free! Be sure to check out the LIVE from Tuesday and watch the comments in real time to see what people asked as you might have the same questions.

Thursday I talked hair using L’ange and also showed how I style my hair using the L’ange Le Cinq wand set! If you don’t have the Le Cinq, it’s a solid set to have on hand for mixing up those curls. You can create different styles using the different attachments! 

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Shade of the Month: Audrey

Audrey Lip

In case you missed it last week, the new Shade of the Month has been announced for May and she is BEAUTIFUL! Say hello to AUDREY! Sophisticated, timeless, and the perfect shade of soft pink, Audrey is an all around classic beauty. With a satin/matte finish, wear this neutral shade on your lips & cheeks for a subtle, elevated look!

Sunscreen Guide 2022

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It’s time to share my sunscreen guide 2022 with you! As much as we love the sun, it can have harmful effects on our skin and the best way to protect it is by wearing a sunscreen that will protect you from harmful UV rays. There are so many choices on the shelves at the store, so which sunscreen is right for you? I’ve created this guide to help you as you pick the one that will offer your skin the protection it needs, work with your skin type, and work well with your day to day activities this summer!

The sunscreen guide 2022 that I’ve put together contains different types of sunscreens that I have tested myself on my own skin. As I always say, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different so what works for one person may not work for another. Make sure to find the right sunscreen for your skin type! For more skincare tips, check out my skincare guide here.

Sunscreen Guide 2022 (below)

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Cover Photo of Mother's Day gift guide blog post

I hope you love this Mother’s Day Gift Guide as much as we do! Everything you see are some of my favorite finds, tried & true businesses, and more that would make for the perfect gift to celebrate the special lady in your life! I’ve thrown in some beautiful dainty jewelry pieces I love and some simple must-haves to gift. Whether you’re looking for a special something for mom, grandma, your sister, cousin, or aunt – treat the amazing mamas in your life extra special this Mother’s Day! 

As you check out the Mother’s Day gift guide below, I hope all you mom’s feel the love from your loved ones! For the those without a mom, the step-moms or second moms, the single moms, the adoptive/foster moms, moms to be, those struggling to become a mom, those missing their mom, the moms coping with loss, and all those that step up to the “mom” plate where needed – here’s to you this Mother’s Day & sending extra love all around!

Jocelyns Jams

Along with the guide above, make sure to check out SEINT’s Mother’s Day releases for some gorgeous new compacts, a tinted lip balm (which I’m obsessed with right now) and more!

Tierra-Boutique-Stickers

Have you ever heard of or seen these in your stores near you? I’m OBSESSED – especially since I can’t have/don’t want a lot of sugar. This is the perfect treat! Not to mention they’re a smaller company and local to the state of Utah & you know I love to support local. I have to share these because they’re the yummiest frozen dessert!! Have you had Trü Fru? Let me know in the comments if you have because I LOVE these! Also, these would be so good to add to a little Mother’s Day gift basket or goodie bag. What mom wouldn’t love these? If anything, get them for yourself too! If you buy some online, use code TRU15 for a discount!

NEW Youtube: 5 & 10 Minute Makeup Looks

We can create five and ten makeup looks that can be such an easy makeup application. You want those five min makeup looks that you can look like you have a finished look but some days you want more. On those days you want more here you go to have a finished ten minute makeup look. I don’t focus so much on the serums and sunscreens in this video but they play such an important part as well. Another thing that didn’t get a strong focus with but I get asked a lot on is eyebrows. Creating hair like strokes for eyebrows is a great way to create an easy looking eye. Hopefully you enjoy this video for five and ten makeup and see the difference

Recaps & More

Did you catch this LIVE last week? I not only did makeup but I also unboxed the new SEINT Mother’s Day releases! If you’re curious what was released and want to see before you buy, make sure to catch this replay!

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Easy Sourdough Focaccia Recipe

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If you’re new to making bread, you’ve come to the right spot! This is one of the easiest recipes for sourdough focaccia that you will ever find truly. This recipe has been passed from friend to friend so the source isn’t quite known at the moment BUT I am deeply grateful to have it and share it with others. 

One question I’ve been asked the most about this recipe is how do I make my starter. Personally, I started by getting some starter from another friend and have continued to bake with it since then, however CLICK HERE for more information on making your own starter if you aren’t able to grab some from someone else!

I’ve included a video below of my process that you can follow along if you’d like!

Recipe

For the Dough:

  • 430g of Water
  • 50-100g of Starter (depending on the time of year – right now because our temperature is about 40-60 degrees, I’m using 80g of starter)
  • 10g of Salt
  • 512g of Flour

Mix together water, starter, and salt. Add flour and combine until flour is fully incorporated. Transfer to straight sided clear container (makes it easier to mark and see where it’s risen). 

Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Stretch & fold dough just a couple of times & honestly you can skip this step and it still works well; cover loosely and let it rest overnight.

Transfer to oiled pan and fold in sides and flip over. Rest for 3-4 hours until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit (I bake mine at 400 degrees in a convection oven as stated in the video). Poke holes with fingers and top with garlic, olive oil, rosemary, & coarse salt (or whatever your heart desires for seasoning!).

Bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

 

***Sidenote: As an example, I start my dough at 10 pm at night & let it rise in a plastic container (as seen in the video above). Then I put it into my cast iron skillet around 8 am, cover it, and let it sit in the sun until around 11:30 am. I then bake as directed above!

Summer 2021 Must Have Products

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Living in Southern Utah means summertime heat and sometimes it can get pretty extreme! Over the years, I’ve found some of the best summer must have products for not only myself, but my family as well; these are all amazing finds for summertime, no matter where you live! From portable fans to durable water bottles, below are some of my summer 2021 must have products to help beat the heat!

Sunscreen

I believe the most important summer 2021 must have product is, of course, sunscreen! Protecting our skin from harmful UV rays should be our number one priority in the summer and truly all year long. These are a couple of my must have sunscreens to choose from and if you need help picking the right one, you can check out my sunscreen blog here!

Simple Modern Water Bottles

If you’re a fan of Hydroflasks but not a fan of their prices, I’ve got you covered! Simple Modern is the way to go with durable, affordable, and creative products to choose from – they’re a true summer 2021 must have product! You can choose from tumblers, canteens, and more water bottles with some of the coolest designs that other brands don’t offer and a wide range of sizes for their products. Be sure to check them out this summer!

Portable Fans

Portable fans are for sure a must have product this summer and any summer really! These fans are awesome for a day at the park, going to the beach, or even on road trips if you’re on a plane or long car ride. I love that these are rechargeable and aren’t loud when turned on! Above you’ll find a couple different options of portable fans to choose from but believe me – you need these and you’ll thank me later!

Sandals

Sandals in the summer are a must have for sure, but it can be hard to find a sturdy pair that can get you where you need to go while offering enough support. Birkenstocks and Tevas are both great brands to choose from and you can dress them up or down. The other great thing about these is that they can be unisex so anyone and everyone can wear them! Check them out! 

Sunhats, Caps & Sunglasses

In the summer, hats & sunglasses are 100% a must have product and what’s so cool is you can add them to almost any outfit. Whether it’s a ballcap, aviator glasses, or a simple straw hat, it’ll offer protection for your head from harmful UV rays and offer shade wherever you’re going. Did I mention it jazzes up your outfit to another level? These are just a few of my favorite hats and sunglasses I’ve found for anyone in the family – click the photos to shop them!

Cooling Towels & Chairs

If you’re a runner or athlete or you’ve got kids involved in outdoor summer sports, you definitely don’t want to skip this one. These cooling towels and this camp chair have been a lifesaver and a definite summer 2021 must have in the blazing Southern Utah heat for our family, especially since my kids are constantly in the sun! Take them camping, or simply if you need a seat on the sidelines to read a good book or cheer the kids on; whatever the occasion, keep your family cool this summer with these handy towels and a comfy seat in the shade!

Totes & Towels

Whether you’re going to the park, the pool or the beach, towels and totes are a summer must have no matter what. I’ve linked a few of my favorite finds that are great quality and long lasting! Vineyard Vines is an amazing company that offers incredible quality products and Target (of course) has some super cute styles of these must haves for this summer so check them out!

Spikeball & Spikebuoy

Have you seen this around in the last year? Maybe at the park, the beach, or in a backyard? Have you played it by chance? If not, you’re missing out! Spikeball has become such a popular game across the country, so much so that last year they had a tournament for it nationwide! You can now purchase the game almost anywhere where sporting goods or other outdoor activities are offered. If you really want to step it up, be sure to try out SpikeBuoy, the water-based version of Spikeball. This game is a summer 2021 must have for the kids, family, and friends!

I hope this has helped you out in prepping for summer 2021! Remember to stay safe, have fun, and if you have any questions always reach out to me! These summer must haves have all been incredible finds, both recently and throughout the years, for myself and my family and I hope they’re just as amazing for you! For more summer, home, or makeup tips, check out my other blogs here! 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

Can you believe it’s June?! Father’s Day 2021 is right around the corner – have you found the perfect gift to give yet? The month of May flew by and hopefully my Mother’s Day gift guide was helpful in finding the perfect gift to show love towards the amazing moms out there! Here we are now, with a brand new Father’s Day 2021 gift guide containing all the goodness you need! Whether you’re shopping for your husband, father, grandfather, brother, or another important dad in your life, I’ve got you covered with this guide below!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

Clothing & Shoes

ZerøGrand Wingtip Shoes: Talk about the perfect pair of dude-shoes! These shoes are great quality and they come in a few different colors. Known for their comfort, if your guy is on the sporty yet stylish side, he will LOVE these!

Nike Fleece Drawstring Shorts: I love how soft and comfy these shorts are. Not only that, but they’re amazing quality at a great price from Nordstrom right now! This would be a great Father’s Day gift for just about any man to help them not only feel special this day but comfy too.

Birkenstock Sandals: If you’ve been keeping up with trends, you know these are SO in style right now. Summer has finally arrived and if the men in your life are still in need of some high quality sandals, these are it!

Chubbies Shorts: Good quality swim trunks can be hard to come by for men but these babies have got to be some of the best I’ve found by far! Chubbies shorts have so many designs, different lengths to choose from (4″, 5″, & 7″). They’ve also come out with a line of trunks that are lined inside, for a more secure, comfortable fit!

Personal Care

GROOMING KIT: Is the man you’re celebrating this Father’s Day in need of a trim? This is probably one of my favorite Amazon finds  I’ve made and it’s truly a must have! The Philips Norelco grooming set includes 23 interchangeable pieces that allows for trimming of the beard, head, body, and face.

Atlas Hair Care: Not only do my boys love Atlas products but so does my husband! The pomade has got to be one of their best products and they smell INCREDIBLE.

SpaLife Bath & Body Kit: I showed you the grooming kit for Father’s Day now let me introduce you to this awesome self-care kit for him!

Tools & Outdoors

Badass Hammocks: If the special man in your life loves the outdoors as much as mine, he’ll love these hammocks. Durable, lightweight, and easy to use, these are perfect for the man that loves to camp or go relaxing outside!

 

Survival Kit: There’s an incredible sale going on right now for this kit by EILIKS so when I say to go grab this for Father’s Day, I mean run! Don’t walk! This kit includes a knife, paracord bracelets, emergency blanket, flint stone, and more!

Angry Beaver Canvas Apron: Any craftsman out there? This one is for them! This apron is so loved by carpenters because of it’s flexibility while working and it’s durability has such high ratings! From crafting in the garage to wood working at the shop – this one has got you covered!

Simple Modern Mugs: If you’ve been following along, you know how much I love this company! Simple Modern creates some of the BEST tumblers, mugs, and so much more. If you’ve got a camper, get him this mug as a Father’s Day gift and thank me later!

Jank BBQ Sauce: Have you heard of Jank? No? Well let me just say this stuff is liquid gold! This one is for all the grillmasters out there and trust me, you’re going to want to give this as a Father’s Day gift for some dang good BBQ this summer!

Fitness, Fun & Technology

Apple Airpods: Music lovers, gym junkies, and just about anyone needs to get these airpods. I don’t know how we went without bluetooth headphones for so long because they are genius! They’re perfect for the man in your life that loves to workout or is simply on the go always with music to fuel their day!

Hypervolt Bluetooth Gun: Sore muscles don’t have anything on this bad boy. The Hypervolt has 3 settings, a battery that lasts up to 3 hours, and is incredibly quiet. After a hard workout or just a long day, this is exactly the gift he needs to unwind those muscles and relax! 

Jumbo Jenga: This gift is for the family man! Almost everyone knows what Jenga is, but have you tried the Jumbo version? This would be SO fun to play with family or friends this Father’s Day either indoor or outdoor at a BBQ!

Blackcard Playing Cards: Playing cards is always a good idea, whether it’s Black Jack, Solitaire, or a good ol’ game of Poker. These have got to be some of the coolest cards I’ve ever come across and would be such a sleek Father’s Day gift!

I hope this Father’s Day 2021 gift guide helped you find some incredible gifts to show your love and appreciation for the amazing male figures in your life! Whether you plan to throw a summer Father’s Day BBQ or relax at home with those close to you, make it amazing and Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there! Be sure to check out my other blogs here on my site for more tips and ideas on business, my story, and more!

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