Weekend To-Do

makeup brushes

 Clean your makeup brushes…you know you need to. (image via Made by Girl)

DIY wall clock

Try making a DIY wall clock (image via A Beautiful Mess)


Incorporate a horse into your weekend wardrobe (image via Kelly Go Lightly)

ice cream

It’s still REALLY hot out, so treat yourself to some old-fashioned ice cream (the kind that’s not sugar and fat-free) (image via Pinterest)

pink peonies

Buy a bouquet of your favorite flowers, just because (image via Pinterest)


As an alternative to the traditional strapless bra, try this version from Le Mystere. It’s comfortable and effective (image via Bloomingdale’s)

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Summer Swarm (part II)

summer swarm

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. All opinions are 100% mine.

Last month I posted about a little something called FOMO.  I find that summer is probably the best time of the year to try new things and experience fantastic firsts that you can’t wait to make a regular part of the season…and trying Jack Honey’s versatile “something for everyone” taste is one of them.  The Jack Summer Swarm photo contest is all about sharing the excitement of those firsts, e.g. those experiences you’re glad you didn’t miss out on.

Jack Daniels is asking people to submit photos of their own most awesome, FOMO-driven summer moments for a chance to win the Ultimate Summer Trip—(a $5000 travel voucher to plan exactly where, when, and how they want to travel).

The winning photo is partly decided by popular vote on the site, so sharing with friends is key. There are also prizes every week just for voting, as well as for simply submitting photos, so there’s added incentive to vote for your friend’s pics (so basically, make sure you vote).

Above are my favorite photos…I mean do they not just scream summer?!  Check out the site and let me know which three are your favorites and, of course, don’t forget to vote.


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Two of my favorite (classic) trends together: leopard and black and whiteGal Meets Glam

Definitely trying out some of Emily’s summer to-do list Cupcakes and Cashmere

The best thing about summer?  All of the BBQ’s!  Leah and Mary show you the girl’s guideA Fab Life

Check out actress Jordana Brewster’s makeup bagBeauty Banter

Felicia concocts the most perfect summer quinoa salad EVERLove Life Eat

I never realized how many different kinds of wacky Oreo flavors actually exist – Refinery29

15 cartoon characters with beauty looks to steal (including Jane Lane from “Daria”) – BuzzFeed

Summer’s FOMO moments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you read my blog on the regular, then you probably already know about the modern day FOMO.  Ahhhh, the Fear Of Missing Out: a recognized anxiety (seriously, it is) that something amazing is going on somewhere…and you’re missing out on it.  For example, when your friends all go on vacation to Cabo, which you couldn’t go on, because you have an evil boss, and you see a STREAM of Instagram photos that make you want to drown your sorrows in whiskey.  That’s just ONE example…and speaking of whiskey, I’m pretty into this new contest that Jack Daniels is doing on behalf of their Tennessee Honey alcohol.  The blend of whiskey and honey liqueur is a little bit of honey, and a whole lot of Jack, which makes for an AMAZING summer drink.  It’s a superb mixer for an unexpected twist on summer cocktails.

As for the contest, you are gonna want to enter the Jack Summer Swarm contest.  The most awesome photo wins a $5,000 travel voucher for the ultimate summer trip.  Popular vote will decide the top contenders and then the Jack Daniels judges will make the final call. That means you should be driving your friends jealous with all your “Can’t believe you missed this” moments, but make sure they’re voting for your pics, too.

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Here’s my list of summer to do’s (adapted from last year’s list):

  • Go to happy hours in Century City and Downtown LA: two places I hardly ever go!
  • Go to the Yamashiro Farmer’s Market: At least once a month!
  • Hike Runyon: it’s across the street.  Enough said.
  • Take ballet classes: I took a class back in April and remembered why I love ballet so much.
  • Go back to Catalina Island with my friends!
  • Take tennis lessons: almost all of my friends play tennis…it’s one of those sports I’ve always wanted to learn but never did.  It’s time.
  • Remember to go to the beach (Malibu and the South Bay–the strand is AMAZING)
  • Remember to use my roof: the pool, the jacuzzi, have guests over, swim laps, etc.

**As always, drink responsibly this summer and, of course, only enjoy an adult beverage if you are over 21 years old**

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I just discovered that J.C. Penney has a PANTONE home decor section.  Amazing. – J.C. Penney

Celeb manicurist, Jenna Hipp, just launched a “what’s hot now” nail kit and I’m pretty into it – She Finds

Sephora is launching a makeup collection inspired by “The Little Mermaid” this July!!! – InStyle

TheGlitterGuide.com put together a great packing list for all your summer tripsThe Glitter Guide

I’m loving all these vertical stripes…and everything featured is budget-friendly to boot – Penny Chic

So brilliant- Sarah put together a “get the look” for Lois Lane (aka Superman’s lady) – Beauty Banter