5 Steps to Perfect Legs for Summer


[This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySmooth #CollectiveBias.]


Sun’s out, legs out! I’m having a blast this summer, both in the city and traveling. I just returned from Las Vegas and am headed to Florida soon! Throughout, I’ll no doubt be splashing around in pools and the ocean, so I want to make sure my legs are in prime summer shape. I stumbled upon some really awesome Sally Hansen products at the CVS across the street from me! Read on for details on my favs as well as some other tips on how to keep your legs looking best while you’re out having fun in the sun!

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Step 1: Exfoliate

Want to keep that summer tan looking even? Make sure to use a body scrub at least once a week to slough off dead skin cells and encourage healthy skin. Exfoliating will also promote healthy cell turnover. This process allows your glowing skin to shine through, leaving you with a vibrant and smooth complexion. Exfoliation also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Bonus: Your skin will also feel way smoother!

Step 2: Hair Removal

I depend on Sally Hansen’s line of at home wax strips to easily and effectively remove unwanted hair in a snap! I use the Sally Hansen Wax Strip Body. It’s user friendly if you aren’t used to waxing yourself and makes the process a snap! No need to heat up any wax and deal with applying the hard way.

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Step 3: Hydrate

It’s important to keep your skin moisturized to maintain that perfect supple look. Make sure to apply a body lotion (or even face moisturizer!) to the legs. I love to mix a little bit of tinted BB Cream in with my lotion to give a little more oomph and provide the instant appearance of a healthy glow.

Step 4: Protect

Legs should be protected just like the rest of your skin! Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your legs just as you would to more obvious skin zones like your shoulders or face. There is nothing that hurts worse than a surprise sunburn in an unexpected place like the back of your calves or top of your feet.

Step 5: Soothe

I love Sally Hansen’s Zero Bumps Bikini Spray on that sensitive area after the hair removal process! This ensures that every inch of your legs will stay looking summer perfect. It’s one of my summer must haves!


Feel Fab for the Summer with Babbleboxx


I’m so excited it’s officially summertime! My friends at Babbleboxx sent me literally everything I need to feel fab for the summer. I’m living for the assortment of goodies I got! Read on below for deets on each one!

Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Foaming Bath Soak with Epsom Salt

Village Naturals Therapy bath and body products are infused with a powerful blend of essential oils, extracts and cooling menthol to soothe sore muscles, relax the body and soften the skin. I’m already obsessed with them, so I was excited to see three different products from their brand in this batch! Revitalize and restore while soaking in the powerful blend of essential oils and extracts including Eucalyptus, Spearmint and cooling Menthol. Epsom Salt helps ease stressed muscles while the softly foaming bath relaxes and comforts your body.

Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak

Relieve sore muscles and joints by soaking in a bath with a comforting blend of Eucalyptus and cooling menthol. The combination of Sea Salt and Epsom Salt help to draw out impurities and ease tired muscles. The concentrated formula means a little goes a long way. Feel the relief with only 2 ounces of our soak vs. 3 cups of plain Epsom Salt. Infused with extracts of Spearmint & Matricaria to soften skin.

Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Foaming Bath Oil & Body Wash

In need of some relaxation therapy? Relax and restore in the powerful blend of essential oils and extracts including Eucalyptus, Spearmint and cooling menthol. The Village Naturals Foaming Bath Oil and Body Wash bubbles in the tub or lathers in the shower for a refreshing experience.

Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme

A light weight anti-wrinkle and hydrating face serum featuring Rhamnose and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles–including crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, wrinkles under eyes, and neck wrinkles. Rhamnose is a great alternative to Retinol, especially for those with sensitive skin. In just 10 minutes: Skin looks illuminated and plumped. From 10 days: 10 aging signs look visibly improved. In 1 month: Skin feels firm and lifted. The lightweight, fast-absorbing serum absorbs quickly into skin leaving it smoother, softer & more hydrated. Non-greasy, non-sticky, and non-shiny. This lightweight formula is a perfect anti-aging solution for summer months. Also, take advantage of the special offer: 20% Off + Free Shipping on all LiftActiv products. Enter promotion code: BABBLEBOXX at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. PST 6/30.

2(X)ist Tank Top & Leggings

2(X)IST, a leader in design and innovation, has established a namesake synonymous with superior fit, fashion and performance functionality. The Square-Cut Tank is an everyday essential made to layer on or lounge in. With a comfortable slim fit, this body-hugging base layer is made of 100% breathable soft cotton. The leggings are a fun pop of color. Mine are a blue to green ombre that I’m absolutely obsessed with! They’re made of 100% moisture wicking fabric with power mesh inserts to show off contoured calves. A wide waistband that contours and stays put while contrast compression piping sculpts and elongates the leg. There’s even hidden zip pockets for keys or cards!

Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub

Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub pampers skin with nourishing oils and essential ingredients. Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub gently removes dead skin for the most efficient shave yet. Ingredients include Oat Kernel Oil, which helps relieve skin irritation, and Avocado Oil to help keep skin moisturized. Shave Prep Body Scrub lifts hair and preps skin for a smooth, close shave, without ingrown hairs and pesky red bumps.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Imagine lashes so long and full, they appear to have stretched wider and longer before your eyes! Now, you can infuse your lashes with superhero powers in just one coat using It Cosmetics Superhero™ mascara. Proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each individual lash in a volume-boosting, lengthening and ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color that’s clinically shown to give you your strongest, longest, thickest and most defined lashes! Formulated with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen, this anti-aging mascara will take your lashes to new heights.


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

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

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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!

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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

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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:

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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.]