I am currently in the middle of getting everything together for our trip to Turks and Caicos. We leave in less than three days. Anyway, I am a planner and I like to have things organized and together. So, at this point, I have our bags mostly packed – with the exception of our bathroom items.
I have a hanging bag that I put all of our bathroom items in, and then, I always have a carry on that I have my makeup, a change of clothes, and sunglasses in. So, obviously, I do not add those things until the morning of.
Anyway, while packing, I decided that this week I would talk about things that I am currently obsessed with. All my current obsessions are going with me to Turks, so I thought this would be a great time to talk about them.
Is anyone as completely obsessed with bodysuits as I am? I love them. Bodysuits are definitely at the top of my current obsessions list. In the summer I love denim and cut off shorts and now my favorite summer outfit is a bodysuit and a pair of high-waist shorts. Things do not get any simpler than a cute pair of shorts and a cute, simple bodysuit and a pair of sandals. Just this year, I have bought more than 10 bodysuits. I am a neutral kind of girl, so most of mine are well…pretty neutral.
Also, there are some great bodysuits out there for really affordable prices. I have a Free People bodysuit and then one from an online boutique…the rest came from Forever 21 and honestly they are probably my favorites and were less than $20.
If you are new to bodysuits, I will give a little tip – wear them with high waist shorts/pants. I tried one of mine on with some low rise shorts and to be honest, it was less than attractive in my mind. I am naturally a small person and pretty fit, but I just didn’t like how the shorts hit my stomach with the tight bodysuit. Anyway…if you haven’t tried a bodysuit – do it. You will love them.
I have a slight obsession with sunglasses. Ray-Ban, Dolce and Gabanna, and Wildfox are a few of my favorite brands. About a month ago, I was on the search for a new pair of cute shades. I ran across Krewe Sunglasses. and fell in love with the STL II in matte black. I also found an awesome pair for the hubs. For him I ordered him the Lafitte in black.
We got them in rather quickly and after trying them on I was slightly disappointed. Both pair were crooked on our heads. So, I emailed them to let them know and they responded immediately. I exchanged my pair for another and we got a refund on his because they were out of stock by the time we returned them.
I got my new pair in very quickly and I love them. I’m not sure what went wrong with the others but they are my new favorite sunglasses. I also love that the customer service for Krewe was wonderful.
I am a skincare freak. I love all things skincare and beauty and I am on the constant lookout for great products. An esthetician recently told me that some of the best things for your face include peptides, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs. Most of these I had heard of and knew they were great. So, I started my search for a product that had all of these ingredients. I wanted a product that had all of these in one versus buying several different items.
My research led me to the Stanley Jacobs MD Skincare line – specifically the Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum with Mandelic Acid. I have now been using this cream morning and night for a little under a month and I love it. The darkness in the corners of my eyes is lightening and my skin is so soft. It will definitely be a go to product for me from now on.
I love nail polish…I love all things beauty related and nail polish just happens to fit in that category as well. I literally have way too much nail polish. My current nail polish color is OPI – Kiss Me I’m Brazilian. I cannot seem to get away from this color. I bought a couple new summer colors this year, but I keep going back to this one (that I actually bought last year). I have a huge selection of colors for all seasons, but for summer I love a good bright pink or coral. The bright colors against tan skin just looks good to me.
Just today, I painted my toe nails this color in order to get ready for our trip. I rarely paint my fingernails when going to Turks and Caicos. We stay in the water so much, I just feel like it is chipped and peeling within a couple of days. So, for the beach, I just go clear.
This is one of my favorite hats for the beach or lying by the pool. I love the look of a fedora or a small hat, but when it comes to being in the sun all day, I want my face covered. However, I do not like those huge floppy hats. I think they are cute, but they are just not practical for me. So, this hat hit the jackpot for me. It is a super cute style and has a wide enough brim that it actually covers my face and doesn’t get all in the way.
Traveling with hats pretty much sucks because if you put them in your suitcase, you risk them getting smashed. So, I usually wear the hat that I am taking and prevent this from happening. This hat is a great color and will pretty much go with anything. Also, another plus, it looks good on the beach and also with a cute outfit.
Okay, so, you have all seen the giant flamingo floats all over social media. Well, I wanted one too. As I started looking for them, I found some for up to $70. I am not paying $70 for a flamingo float, so I turned to Amazon and they had one for $30. We are Prime Members so I ordered and just got it in. Y’all…this thing is HUGE. It is 86”x83”x53.5”.
We are having to take an extra bag just for this big thing. But, it will be so worth it. I can just picture myself now floating in the beautiful waters of Grace Bay and laying on this float. It is big enough for two people so it will be great for me and my husband to hang out on.
Okay, so I know this is super random…but…it is true. The fresh peaches are in people and I am obsessed. A FRESH peach…not the peach you buy from the grocery store…but a good fresh peach is my absolute favorite fruit. We have a couple of very young peach trees that we have gotten a couple of peaches from. But, the majority of them came from a local farmers market. OMG – I cannot get enough. I think I have eaten at least two a day for the past nearly week.
Well…I think that is it for now. I’m constantly stumbling across new things that I become obsessed with whether it is a new TV show, a recipe, an outfit, or whatever. The above are current obsessions. Now, I guess I better get back to housework and all those things that come along leaving for vacation.