What’s In My Amazon Cart: Summer Travel


Hi, loves! I never sit still for long and with a ton of upcoming travel planned, I have taken to Amazon to prepare. First up for us is Daytona Beach for the Fourth of July and we’re busy making plans for Charleston and Myrtle Beach later in the Summer. So today I wanted to share what’s in my Amazon cart and what I have already pulled the trigger on.

Let’s start with the items I already own… these Valentino dupe sandals, specifically. They come in 13 colors, are less than $20, and I am beyond impressed with the quality. My only suggestion is to size up one half size because they do run a little small.

Packing cubes are another MUST for me because my suitcase basically becomes a crazy mess explosion the minute I open it. I picked up these flamingo-print packing cubes and now keep swimwear, PJs, dirty clothes, shoes, etc all separate and organized on vacay.

As for what’s in my cart, I have heard so many fabulous reviews about this cosmetics case that I think it’s time to make it mine. As my makeup collection grows, I find it harder and harder to leave behind favorite products when I travel so your girl needs more space for alllll the goods!

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve purchased any must-haves from Amazon lately.

Summer Essentials + ShopBop Sale Picks



Tank: H&M (Only $13!)| Boyfriend Jeans: H&M (Under $40) | Bag: Marc Jacobs (On Sale!) | Hat: Nordstrom | Sandals: DSW | Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o | Necklace: Julie Vos | Bangles: Etsy

While I LOVE my colorful pieces (obviously), sometimes I need an everyday casual look featuring pieces I can mix and match with everything in my closet. Well, I threw all of those items on, headed out the door, and wanted to break down all the details with you today.

Let’s first chat about these sandals. For under $60 (with code MAKINGMOVES), these are an amazing dupe for the Valentino heels. They come in two colors, run TTS, and are surprisingly comfortable! I highly recommend these. My most recent additions to my everyday lineup are this $13 breezy tank and these $40 distressed boyfriend jeans. I have personally never worn this style because I felt that boyfriend jeans were unflattering on my figure, but I fell in love with these! Make sure to purchase your regular size.

Finally, I have to let y’all know that this adorable Marc Jacobs tote has been restocked after selling out TWICE. Plus, it’s 10% off! It pairs perfectly with this sweet straw hat. These photos are a tad overexposed, but the hat is actually a beautiful blush color.


Now on to the ShopBop Sale. I sound like I’m beating a dead horse, but I genuinely mean it when I say that I ALWAYS take advantage of these sales to splurge on designer pieces that I wouldn’t pay full price for. During their last sale, I picked up the Staud Shirley Bag in pink and the white version is on MAJOR sale now! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all of my picks!


My Signature Lip Combos


Happy Wednesday, y’all! Thanks to Jaclyn Hill’s (problematic) lipstick launch, the whole beauty community is taking a deep dive into their lippie collections.

Side note – have you seen the videos of people pulling hair/fibers and plastic balls out of their lipsticks?! I wanted to purchase one of the combos so bad, but lordy we’re gonna need an explanation!

OK, back to the post… if you have been following along recently then you know that I have been going through essentially everything – clothes, shoes, beauty, makeup – and getting rid of things that I don’t genuinely LOVE. By doing so, I not only am able to more easily access my favorites and find the holes in my wardrobe or makeup routine. I realized that I was often reaching for the same old neutral lip combo that was so close to my own lip color, I might as well have been just slapping on a clear gloss.

So, ya girl went on the hunt for a fun bright shade for Summer, a classic nude that is flattering on my skin tone, and a pretty pink shade for more casual days. After quite a bit of trial and error, I found three ride-or-die lippie combos and am so excited to share them with you!

P.S. My train case and lipstick case are both from Victoria’s Secret. Now is the perfect time to snag them if you love pink because they’re in the midst of their Semi Annual Sale!

Just Peachy:

Let’s start with the brightest and most fun lip combo of the bunch! As someone who takes a ton of photos for my job, I noticed that my lips were totally washed out in all of my images and videos. So naturally, I popped over to Ulta in search of something bright and coral. Kylie’s Lip Kit in Dazzle wound up being perfect – super pigmented, but still totally wearable.

I begin by not only lining my lips with the Dazzle liner, but also filling them in before applying one layer of the liquid lipstick. While this particular Kylie Lip Kit is a velvet so it isn’t transfer-proof, I much prefer it to the mattes because they’re so comfortable and more hydrating on the lips.

If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll add some of Stila’s Liquid Lipstick in Bellisima to the center of my lips for some added dimension and poutiness. This shade was a T.J. Maxx score for $4.99, so be sure to check out your local store for beauty steals.

Nude Mood:

Not only does MAC’s Electric Wonder Collection have absolutely stunning packaging, the products themselves have quickly become holy grail. On any given day, you’ll typically find me wearing a nude lip.

Depending on how self-tanned I am, I will swap between MAC’s The Naturalist and Feelin’ Sedimental lipsticks, with Feelin’ Sedimental being the lighter nude of the two. Both work beautifully with Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk and topped with MAC’s Lipglass in Coral of the Wild.

Pretty in Pink:

Marc Jacobs’ Beauty recently released a new shade – Sugar High – and oh em gee! It’s literal perfection. Pinks tend to be extremely hit or miss, so when I saw how stunning this combo looked on Tati, I immediately splurged on the whole Sugar High collection before it even hit Sephora stores.

I line my lips with the Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner Pencil, then apply the Le Marc Lip Crème, and finally top the look with Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss for an added punch of pink.

This is definitely the priciest combo of the bunch, but is hands-down my favorite. The formula of the Le Marc Lip Crème is not only pigmented and hydrating on the lips, but lasts forever! What more can a girl ask for?

If you’re looking to give these three products a try, there is a $25 mini kit that’s limited edition!

Let me know your favorite lipstick combos in the comments below! I am always looking for new products to try!