Beach Packing Prep: Part 1 (& Giveaway)

Happy Friday, dolls. I hope everyone had a great week. I am holed up at school studying for finals & of course dreaming about the beach. I head to Florida in less than 3 weeks! I can’t wait!

Today I wanted to share my packing list so far & give you a chance to win a monogrammed tumbler for yourself! Here’s what I have collected so far:

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If there is one thing in this world that I cannot put up with, it’s dry skin. Or mouth. Or lips.

That’s why three of these first five products all combat dryness perfectly.

{Sara Happ Lip Scrub} I like to prevent my lips from getting chapped, but sometimes that doesn’t always happen. This lip scrub is in one of my favorite flavors (peach) and really helps scrub off the dead skin on my lips. It leaves my lips feeling soft! I’m packing this in my beach bag and will use nightly before going to bed.

{Vaseline Healing Serum} I was gifted this Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum a week ago & I fell in love with it. I had to go out to a sort of camping trip last weekend for one of my classes and it POURED the whole weekend. Thank goodness I took this lotion with me, because it SAVED my hands. I love it for several reasons: it smells fresh & summery, it is NOT greasy (my favorite!), and it fits perfectly in my beach bag.

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{Monogrammed Tumbler} I found the most adorable tumbler on Etsy! I have the purple & pink versions and I can’t wait to pack both of them in my beach bag! I have to take ice water to the beach with me to quench my thirst.

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{Tory Burch Sandals} These TB sandals are perfect for the beach! They can go from poolside to beachside to dinner easily! They come in ivory, coral, and black. I chose the ivory, because I want to pair them with a couple of new maxi dresses that I got. And don’t worry, they won’t break the bank, because they are under $100!

{Julep Polish in “Nedra”} I have been searching for a gray polish that appeared more blue when painted on my nails. I have finally succeeded. It’s got just enough blue tint to keep me happy all while being a color that will go well with the bright spring colors.

Now, for the fun part: the GIVEAWAY! BeBlessedCreations has graciously offered to give one of my readers a monogramed tumbler of their choice! I know this will definitely put a smile on your face! I would also like to throw in a $25 gift card to Nordstrom, and a Julep polish to the lucky winner! If you would like to win, just follow the instructions below in the Rafflecopter:

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(entries will be verified; due to shipping restrictions, giveaway is open to US addresses only)

If you would like to check out the sandals, nail polish, or lip scrub, you can shop here:
Thanks to Vaseline for letting me try the Healing Serum for free. All opinions are my own.

It’s Never Too Early…

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Hi everyone! I know I have been MIA lately, so please forgive me! I only have 16 more days until SUMMER (the three weeks before rotations). Today I want to talk to you about something that is NOTHING to be ashamed of…no matter what age you are. What am I talking about? Bladder leakage.

Now, before you hit the little red “x” in the top right corner, bear with me & hear me out. I am going to be working in a job that requires my attention at a computer/in a lab ALL day. I am not going to just be able to run to the restroom every second. 51 million women experience bladder leakage, so what is there to ashamed of? Nothing. So don’t even worry, because this is where Depend Silhouette comes in!

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What is Depend Silhouette? Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are a new moderate-absorbency brief that feature a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. As a category first, the product is available in black and beige colors.

I cannot imagine wearing a perfect pair of new white denim & having to worry about a little leakage. The other great piece of news? These new Depend Silhouette underwear are invisible under clothing. No panty lines = PERFECT!

I asked a couple of people I know about their bladder leakage…keep in mind that they were of varying ages.

When did you first experience bladder leakage? I began to notice bladder leakage around age 30 when I was not able to run to the restroom at the flip of a coin.

Do you have any tips or advice for others experiencing bladder leakage? Yes, do NOT be ashamed of it. Everyone experiences it, so don’t worry!

I really like being able to see that other ladies are dealing with this same issue. If you would like to receive a free sample, head on over to the Depend page to request yours now!

About Me!

I’m so thankful for each & every one of my readers here on the blog! If you are new around here, I thought I would let you get to know me a little better with this fun questionnaire ;)


Detail-oriented, Organized, Multi-Tasker


Easily Stressed, Critical

Favorite Fashion Magazine

People StyleWatch & Lucky

Current Design Obsession

Shades of pink (from blush to magenta, I love them all!)

Drink of choice

Diet Coke, DUH & water!

Favorite TV Show

I watch a variety of shows (same ones every week!)

Sunday: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Monday: The Voice & Southern Charm

Tuesday: NCIS & the Mindy Project

Wednesday: Survivor

Favorite Quote

Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Fun Fact

I went to see Maroon 5 in concert with my bloggy BFF, Ricci, in Dallas back in February & it was EPIC.

Comment below with any fun answers to the questions above <3