3 Refreshing Summer Cocktails (Easy!)

Hello! Today I am sharing some super quick and easy drink recipes with you. There is nothing better than a delicious cold drink on a hot summer day!!! Here are my faves.

Ranch Water

This one is my absolute favorite because it tastes like a margarita, but not so sweet and heavy.

Ranch Water

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • unflavored sparkling water

Fill your glass with ice. Add in tequila and lime juice. Fill the rest of your glass with sparkling water.

So good and refreshing!!! Perfect for a pool day.

Cherry Vodka Sour

This one is an old favorite of mine. It is a bit sweeter, but still delicious! This tastes like cherry and lemon, and the vodka gives it a nice kick.

Cherry Vodka Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Grenadine

Fill your glass with ice. Add in your vodka and sour mix. Add a drizzle of grenadine to the top.

So delish and pretty to look at! These taste very good and may sneak up on ya! 🙂

Key Lime Cocktail

I’ll admit, I found this one on Tik Tok. This is so good, and tastes EXACTLY like Key Lime Pie in a glass!

Key Lime Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 4 oz limeade

Fill your glass with ice. Add in vodka, and then limeade!

If you are a key lime pie lover, try this! You will love it. It is crazy how much it tastes like the real thing.

That’s it for my favorite summer cocktails! What are your favorite drinks to make in the summertime?

Thanks for reading xx

It’s Gloss Time | My Top 5 Lip Glosses

I’d say out of all the makeup products, lip gloss is my favorite. It’s the makeup item that I buy the most, and the item that makes me the happiest. Nothing is better than applying a fresh coat of lip gloss to instantly look and feel better! I like all types of gloss, (cream, shimmer, sheer, etc.) so today I am sharing my top 5 faves of the moment.

Here they are in all their glory!

1. Dior Lip Oil

Dior Lip Glow Oil in Pink

Now, technically this is a lip oil, but it feels just like a gloss to me. I love the packaging right down to the giant doe foot applicator. The formula is oh so smooth and non-sticky. Very sheer but does give a hint of pink to the lips.

My daughter Ashley is helping me out with the swatches today :). She also loves lip gloss!

2. Tower 28 Jelly Lip Gloss.

Tower 28 Jelly Gloss in XOXO

Like the Dior, this is another sheer formula, but has more color to it. This gloss is so smooth and non-sticky. It comes in a bunch of colors, but I love this hot pink one!

3. NARS Afterglow Gloss

NARS Gloss in Turkish Delight

This gloss is more of a cream formula, and is just the perfect pale pink shade. Like the others, it is very smooth, and this one is a teeny bit sticky, but it LASTS.

4. Sephora Glossed Lip Gloss

Sephora Gloss in Wild

Ok, so this one is a shimmery one! This is a beautiful shade that is a purple blue shift and is so pretty on the lips. These glosses are so good and there is a huge color range. My girls were fighting over this one and asked me if I would buy each of them one too.

5. Pat McGrath Lust Gloss

Pat McGrath Gloss in Blitz Gold

I know this one looks scary in the tube, but OMG can Pat McGrath can do a shimmery gloss. This gloss gives the prettiest golden shimmer look to the lips, but in a sheer way; my lips still look pink when I wear it. These glosses are luxurious and feel so nice on the lips. No chunky glitter, just shimmer.

Here are swatches of all five:

Pink, XOXO, Turkish Delight, Wild, Blitz Gold

That’s it for my favorites! What is your favorite lip gloss?

Thanks for reading! xx

Friday Fave | NYM Dry Shampoo ($5 and THE BEST)

It’s summer, it’s freakin hot (102 today here in Texas), and I don’t FEEL like washing my hair. It’s not actually the washing so much as the blowdrying and styling which takes foreeeeverrrr.

That’s why I turn to my BFF, the Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo.

I get this dry shampoo from my local Walmart for a little under $5 ($4.79 to be exact), and it is just everything.

It comes in a larger bottle than most dry shampoos; it is 11.2 oz, which is a pretty big can.

It is UNSCENTED. Yes, finally yes, a dry shampoo that says it is unscented and actually is unscented. It comes in different scents but this is the one I want. I don’t want to smell like dry shampoo.

When you spray this, it is powder that comes out. It’s not sticky, it’s not liquidy, it is just powder. I hate when sprays like this feel funky or like hairspray in the hair. It’s just powder.

This product promises to instantly absorb the oil in your hair and to refresh it without water. True, true, true. It also says that there is no visible residue. If you’re a brunette, you know the struggle. There’s always a residue, but I know how to fix that.

So, let my tell you how to use it so that you can have your dirty hair looking better than ever!

1. I spray this into my roots before I want to take a shower. I make sure to lift my hair at the roots and hold the can pretty far away while I spray it.

2. Next, without brushing it, I pull my hair into a bun and take a shower. This will give it time to “soak in”.

3. When I get out of the shower, I let my hair down and brush the dry shampoo through my hair. This will eliminate any white residue.

4. The next thing I do is hit it with the blow dryer. Yes, I know it’s a pain, but it’s the only way any dry shampoo will work. Putting a little bit of heat on it dries up the oil and really helps your hair to be refreshed. Just hit the spots with the blow dryer real quick, brush it, and it will feel good as new! Then you can curl or whatever. I usually curl or wave day one and the curls last till day three. I usually don’t go past day three.

If you are looking for a great dry shampoo and don’t want to spend a lot, you should definitely try this out! I love it, and it’s all I use now!

Thanks for reading xx

Glazed Donut Nails (At Home)

If you haven’t heard, Hailey Bieber has started a major trend online; her “glazed donut nails” have gone viral and it’s all over TikTok!

Here is a pic of her nails. They are sheer and they have that pearly look about them that is so pretty!

Now, the way that she does it is at a nail salon, she gets a sheer milky white or pale pink color (she has actually mentioned OPI Funny Bunny) and she has the nail tech use a chrome nail powder (OPI Chrome Effects in Tin Man Can) over the top, and it gives a pretty pearlescent sheen. It is really gorgeous.

I fell in love with these nails, so I tried to re-create the look at home using the nail colors I had.

First up is the pinkier version. I used Essie Gel Couture in Sheer Fantasy, which is a super sheer pale pink color, and Nails Inc polish in Cosmic Blur, which is an iridescent white pearl with color shift.

I layered one coat of the Cosmic Blur, waited until that dried, and then one coat of Sheer Fantasy. I love the way this turned out!

Next up is the more white (and more opaque) version. I used a thin coat of OPI Funny Bunny, which is a sheer white cream, and ILNP Keepsake, which is a pale cream with micro holographic shimmer.

I did one coat of Funny Bunny, and one coat of Keepsake and I think it looks a little more nude, but I love the look of it. I think this one is my favorite of the two.

I just love this nude trend! It’s like the natural nail look, but more polished and classy.

Do you like this trend? What is your favorite nude nail color?

Thanks for reading xx

DIY Daisy Rings

The 90’s must really be back! I used to LOVE to make these daisy rings when I was in middle school and now I am making them with my girls (and one of them is starting middle school!)

These rings are so cute and very on trend with fashion right now. We love making them in all different colors and matching them to our outfits. They are so easy to make, so here’s how we do them!

Here’s what you need:

Seed beads. We found these at Michael’s. We love how they had an assortment of shiny and matte colors.

String. This is the tricky part. We had to try a couple of different types of string before we found the winner. You want string that is stretchy, and it also has to be 0.3mm or less. The beads are super small, so a larger mm string won’t work.

You also just need some scissors, and that’s it. Oh, and you’ll need some patience because these rings take some practice.

Ok, I’m switching over to my coffee table because the string was invisible on my usual laundry room counter top. Yes, that’s where I take my pics. There’s really good lighting in there! haha

First thing you want to do is measure out your string. It’s better to have too much than not enough. I do about 8 inches.

Select your bead colors. We chose red, purple, and blue. Red will be the petals, purple on the inside of the flower, and blue for the spacers.

Start off with the center of the flower. We wanted that to be purple, so put that bead on first. Then, place three petal beads on next to it.

Take the right side of the string and put it through the last petal that you put on, and pull it tight.

This is what it will look like when you pull it tight, it makes one half of the flower. Next, add three more petal beads on the left.

Now you’re going to take the string from the left side, and loop it through the top petal. Pull tight!

It makes a little flower! Now, add three spacer beads and repeat the flower.

Here is what you have at the end! I find that doing 5 flowers with spacers and a few extra spacers at the end gives me a perfect fit. I wear ring sizes 5-7 on my fingers.

Tie the ends a few times (we triple knot) and trim the ends, and there you go! A cute little daisy ring.

We make these three different ways, the flowers with the spacers, flowers with no spacers, and then one flower with the rest spacers.

My girls and I have so much fun making these! We hope you will love making them too!

Thanks for reading! xx

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