Viniq Glow Sangria Recipe

Summer is officially here!

It’s time to be sure you have all of your summer must-haves on deck – like a quality tinted moisturizer with SPF, moisturizing lip balm, and of course, a cocktail you can easily transport to the pool!

I’m obsessed with this Viniq Glow Sangria. Check out my #ViniqSquad video to see how to whip up your own and get the full recipe below!

Glow Sangria


  • 1.5 ounces of Viniq Glow
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce of orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces of white wine
  • 5 blueberries
  • ½ to 1 cup of ice


Chill all ingredients for 2 hours prior to serving. In a serving glass add Viniq Glow, lime juice, orange liqueur, white wine, blueberries and ice. Stir mixture.

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[This post was sponsored by Viniq, but all opinions are my own.]

Channel Your Inner Mermaid This Summer

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 1

Happy summer, lovelies!

Every year around this time I’ve made it a tradition to celebrate the season by attending the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The 34th annual parade went down on Saturday and I had an absolute blast!

This time around, I sported a comfort-chic mermaid look rather than going full mermaid with a full costume tail, wig and the whole nine yards.

Even though I wasn’t in full garb like many other merfolk, I got a ton of compliments on my mer-OOTD – especially my shoes!

Teva Universal

I wore my new Teva Original Universal Iridescent sandals in Deep Teal. Featuring reflective materials and a cool flash of color (like a mermaid tail!), these party-ready shoes take a classic style into new realms of glam. They were soooo comfy as I was running around the boardwalk (and in the sand) all day. I can already tell that these babies are going to be my go-to summer sandal this season!

To complete my outfit, I scooped up both my fun mermaid scale leggings and “Part Time Mermaid” tank on Amazon. Highly recommended for anyone who loves to live the #mermaidlife!

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Summer #VitaBeauty Refresh with The Vitamin Shoppe

Vitamin Shoppe

I love starting a new season because it gives me an excuse to update my wardrobe. Like we transition out our last season fashions, we should revamp our beauty routines!

Since the cooler months can wreck havoc on our hair, skin and nails – summer is a great time to refresh, renew and rejuvenate from the inside out.

Just in time for the new season, my friends at The Vitamin Shoppe sent me everything I need to refresh my beauty routine for summer!

This assortment of their top selling products includes an assortment of some of the best vitamins, supplements, oils and beauty creams. Read on for the scoop on my favs and how I like to use them in my summer beauty routine:

Vitamin Shoppe

Coconut Oil: This miracle product can be used for a variety of beauty purposes including eye makeup removal, cuticle moisturizing, at home pedicures, lip balm and in at home hair masks. And of course, there’s always oil pulling!

Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Hyaluronic acid is where it’s at. Thanks to its moisturizing properties, this serum works wonders to moisturize, rejuvenate and restore the skin.

Avocado Oil: This moisturizing and revitalizing oil with antioxidant vitamin E can be used in skin or hair masks for moisture.

Vitamin E: This tried-and-true vitamin works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process.

Alpha Lipoic Acid Anti Aging Crème: Use this daily applying evenly after cleansing on face and throat using upward strokes to pump up the hydration in your skin. For best results apply when skin is slightly damp to help seal in the extra moisture!

Biotin: Biotin is a member of the B-complex family of essential vitamins and is also my best friend. It’s an essential for carbohydrate, fat and amino acid metabolism. It is also essential for cellular energy production, and is also used to support skin, hair and nails.

This is the perfect assortment for the ultimate summer beauty routine. Want to get your own? Enter the giveaway below and you could win $100 in Vitamin Shoppe gift cards, gym bag and product. Total value is $250.

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For more info, be sure to follow The Vitamin Shoppe and check out the store locator to find a Vitamin Shoppe near you!

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[This post was sponsored by The Vitamin Shoppe, but all opinions are my own.]

Did You Update Your Martinis and Mascara App Yet?

Martinis and Mascara app
Gosh, I love technology.

If you haven’t already, be sure to update your Martinis and Mascara app to enjoy the latest and greatest version!

Don’t have it yet? The app is available for your downloading pleasure in the app store today! Get the best in beauty (and booze) delivered straight to your device.

Once you download, be sure to allow push notifications! I promise to push out only the most useful and/or hilarious notifications. 😉

And while you’re at it, take a look at my other favorite beauty apps! xo

You Need Katy Perry’s New Lipstick in Your Life

Katy Perry COVERGIRL Lipstick

Calling all KatyKats!

Pop queen Katy Perry just launched her first collection with COVERGIRL. And it’s awesome.

The collection features 13 highly-pigmented and moisturizing demi-matte lipsticks in the season’s hottest shades (even black!), plus a hot new mascara. The Katy Kat Collection was created to make “cool” accessible with an affordable price point – just in time for summer!

In a market saturated with traditional poppy brights for the season, I thought it was very cool-girl-chic of a mass brand like COVERGIRL to up level trends at the drugstore. With Lime Crime-esque shades as well as a beautiful assortment of classic reds and pinky nudes, I think this collab totally hits the mark.

The formula is on point as well and provides a cushiony feel paired with beautiful color payout. It’s a little silkier than a traditional matte, but not super glossy. It maintains all the perks of a matte lip and combines them with the comfort and sheen of a glossier texture. Into it.

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks and Katy Kat Eye Mascara will be available at mass-market, drugstore, food and e-commerce retailers nationwide beginning July 2016.

Can’t wait? Shop my fav shades and click to pre-order via below! #meow