Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Spring Break Essentials
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Spring Break Essentials

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Spring Break Essentials

Saloni keyhole back dress / Emporio Armani sleeveless top / Sperry Top Sider bandeau swimsuit / Sperry Top Sider bikini swimsuit / American Eagle Outfitters low rise shorts / Gianvito Rossi ankle tie wedge sandals, $500 / Ralph Lauren flip flop sandals, $8.29 / Christian Louboutin pink handbag / Tory Burch straw purse / Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses / Forever 21 hat bands cowboy hat / Pura Vida hippie hair accessory / Sunscreen makeup / Mary Kay pink lipstick / Burt s Bees lip care / Neutrogena beauty product / Catseye cosmetic purse, $29 / Hair conditioner / Victoria s Secret beach towel / Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo 25.4 oz

I’m extremely jealous of anyone who is going away for spring break and lives on the east coast.  Shame on you for not inviting me to some tropical island where you get to drink pina coladas every day and lay on the beach.  I want to get my tan on at the beach!  I know what you’re thinking right now “gasp, not all Jersey girls fake and bake like the cast of Jersey shore??!!”  Actually, surprisingly most of my friends are fair skinned and use anything with sun block to avoid sun damage in the future.  Let’s get started on some essentials, shall we?

  1. Bathing Suit.  Obviously.
  2. Straw hat, in my case a cowgirl hat because y’all know I love all things country.
  3. Tank Top.  Just a basic tank top will do.
  4. Shorts, duh.
  5. Straw bag.  Not the most fashionable but I love them for some odd reason.
  6. Hair ties.  I don’t know about you but I DO NOT want my hair all over me when I’m getting my tan on.  Plus it’s too dang hot for that!
  7. Sunglasses.  I love love love Ray-bans.  I’ve loved them for quite some time and I am still obsessed with the blue lenses.  I don’t care if it’s trendy and “so last year” I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
  8. Flip Flops.  Ugliest “sandal” ever, and cheapest quality, BUT they scream summer.
  9. Towel.  Unless you miraculously can lay out in the sun with no towel on those horrible beach chairs or wose, sand.  I am not one to have sand in places I didn’t know was possible, just sayin’.
  10. Maxi.  It’s funny how something so incredibly simple can be worn dressed up or dressed down.
  11. Wedges.  I mean we all need an excuse for more shoes right?
  12. Clutch.  Um, look at number 11, same goes for this one.
  13. Wash bag.  You know how you go down the shore (oh yes, in Jersey we say down the shore that’s not a typo) and you put everything in your canvas bag thinking it will be fine and then you go home and somehow your chapstick has sand all over it and your phone has sand stuck in the little mini cracks and crevices where your phone cover is, yea not cute.  A little zip bag is perfect and I know from experience it significantly helps with the sand problem.  It doesn’t completely get rid of the problem but at least you won’t be eating sand for dinner because you decided to put on some chapstick!
  14. Sunblock.  As you all know I recently began a new endeavor with Mary Kay.  My first get together I was given some skin treatment and we talked about the importance of preventing sun damage.  My consultant (now my team member) is fair skinned just like me.  Her face is literally flawless, but you want to keep that pretty face right?  She showed me a picture of a man who was a truck driver and you could clearly see the sun damage on his driving side compared to his right side that looked pretty normal.  Wear sunblock, you don’t want to look like Leather face right?  Don’t get me wrong I love being tan and if I could stay tan all year around I probably would but my skin in the long run is more important.
  15. Shampoo.  I have the most annoying hair.  It’s thin, fine, and it gets greasy SO quickly.  I’ve tried not washing it for days and seeing if maybe washing it once a day is what’s making it extra oily and no because by day three my hair looked like I just got out of the shower.  Ew, gross.  I finally found a shampoo that has minimized the John Travolta in Grease look.  Garnier Pure clean is seriously the best shampoo ever. 
  16. Conditioner.  If you’re going to be swimming in salt water make sure you condition your hair.  That salt dries it out so quickly.  I have tried a lot of conditioners but the Organix Argon Oil conditioner not only conditions but it smells so delish.
  17. WATER.  Capital letters were definitely necessary.  The human body is supposed to intake I think it’s 8 glasses of water a day on a regular day.  Drink lots of water especially if you are drinking alcoholic beverages.  You need to stay hydrated because you're in heat and you have alcohol in your system.  
  18. Lip Balm.  I'm a huge Burt's Bees Girl.  I swear by them over any other brand of lip balm.
  19. Lipstick.  This is a Mary Kay lipstick and I must say (this is not because I'm a consultant) I fell in love with this lipstick the first time I tried it.  The color is good for something that looks natural but a little extra pop.
  20. CC CREAM.  Now, let me tell you the difference between BB and CC.  CC stands for Complexion Correction.  This means it not only covers but it corrects what imperfections you have on your face whereas BB is more for coverage.  I actually  learned that this past weekend during my makeover session.  


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