My Top 3 June Beauty & Skin Favorites! 

Through the month of June, I’ve collected some of my favorite beauty & skin products that I’m sharing with you today; enjoy!

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This moisturizer has been featured and talked about on my blog before, because it is amazing! It replenishes my dry skin and keeps it silky smooth!

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This bronzer gives my face the right amount of color when I’m not tanning at the pool. I will just swipe this on with the little brush on my cheek bones and my temples to give my face a little more shine and color!

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This chapstick is truly one of the best chapsticks in the world! It keeps my chapped lips smooth and replenished; 10\10 for sure!

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LINKS:

Moisturizer | Bronzer in SunKissed | Chapstick

OTHER MONTHLY FAVS:

1 | 2 | 3

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Have a great rest of your week and an awesome Fourth of July weekend!

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I Got My Braces Off! 

The tiny metal train tracks in my mouth have been in there since February of 2015, so I’ve had them on for about a year and 4 months, so I was definitely ready for them to be taken out! I got my braces off on June 27th at 10:30 am, so that would’ve been yesterday. In this post, I’m going to share my experience with braces as well as my immediate review without them; also scroll for the before + after.

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Braces Experience: 

I didn’t notice I had braces after about two weeks after getting them on. Personally, I really didn’t follow the rules of what not to eat, so that resulted in me breaking eight brackets; I know that’s a lot. During the year and four months of having braces, I had to wear head gear to help expand my mouth and bands to help with my overbite. I didn’t have bad teeth before braces, just some slightly crooked teeth here + there. But let’s get on with the review without braces:

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Review After No Braces: 

My teeth felt so weird, but I am super excited to have them off!

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Before & After Pics: 


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Thank you for tagging along, through this post, with me through a very memorable stage in my life! See you soon! I hope you liked going in detail through a day in my life!

Exploring Taos, New Mexico

Summer has officially started (on June the 20th), so the summer shenanigans have begun! For my first summer vacay, my family & my besties family went to Taos, New Mexico for a week to explore this ski town. I have my top things to do in this small pueblo, plus a great summer outfit that will help y’all beat the heat + my overall vacation; through pics of course!

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Activities Day by Day:  

Taos, surprisingly, had a lot of things to do especially because it is a small town, so we were never bored! We arrived on Friday the 17th, and the next day, we explored the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge; let me tell you, scary! We also visited the small shops around the gorge and drove up to the town plaza.

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On Sunday, we went hiking to Williams Lake for Father’s Day; the hike was pretty, but the lake wasn’t a great destination for the 2 mile hike to the lake.

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Then on Monday, we visited a Ski Resort called Angel Fire, where my sis + bff went Ziplining!

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On Tuesday, we went to a pottery place where we got to make our own pottery with a block of clay & a wheel; it was a blast!

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Finally, on Wednesday, we drove about an hour to Santa Fe to explore the historic churches around the area and to walk around downtown. We went into one Church that was rumored to be haunted, so that made the experience way funner!

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Best Travel Outfit Ever: 

For the first full day in Taos, I paired up my Lulu tank with some white Old Navy shorts and my Target sunglasses hung by my Lilly Pulitzer croakie. I pulled the look together with my Nike FlyKnits and a Vineyard Vines navy baseball cap! This is a great and lightweight outfit that is ready for the hot summer sun! This outfit is featured in my Day 1 paragraph if you scroll up.

Lulu Tank | Target Sunglasses | Lilly Croakies (similar) | Nike FlyKnits | VV Hat

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Then, the day came to leave on Thursday; I totally recommend taking the time to visit this pueblo this summer; it’s beautiful!

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I hope you liked this travel post! Make sure to keep your eyes open for a very exciting post in the next couple of days! Have a great day + I apologize for not having a post up last Sunday. Bye!

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Summer Haul: Kendra Scott, Lululemon, & J.Crew

Hello everyone, welcome back to Sprinkle of Southern! I’m here with a BIG Summer Haul, that is super collective! Let’s just get on with the goodies.

Kendra Scott

I’ve been dying for a ring from Kendra Scott, but I’ve never gotten the chance to purchase one, but I had my birthday party last Friday, and my BFF got me a KS gift card, so I had an excuse to get it. I designed the ‘Judy’ ring in the Color Bar and I chose an Ivory Pearl stone with the gold base.

Lululemon

Ok, I’m obsessed! I have another Lulu short sleeve in gray, but I couldn’t pass up this pink one, plus I’ve never seen a top with this super cute rose pattern! I am actually going to NM soon, so this short sleeve will be great for the numerous outdoor activities planned.

J.Crew

So, I got 3 tops and a pair of shoes from J.Crew Factory; all of them are great for summer!

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These sandals are stunning! I cannot wait to wear these out!

JCF Striped SS

I love tops like these because they are great for simple outfits, but basic tees like these are great to build on! You can add a cute statement necklace and create a whole new, jazzed up outfit!

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I also have been loving 3 quarter sleeves for chillier summer days or nights! I think this top, white shorts, and the sandals will be a great Summer outfit!

JCF TT

I’ve been needing some new tanks for the hot Texas weather, so this navy tank will definitely do the job! Plus, I love the silk hem.

LINKS: 

Kendra Scott Ring | Lululemon Short Sleeve

 J.Crew Sandals | J.Crew Short Sleeve

 J.Crew Long Sleeve | J.Crew Draped Tank Top

PREVIOUS HAULS:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

And that’s it, I hope you liked this Summer haul! Watch out for a Summer Lookbook in the future! Have a great day.

DIY Summer Inspired Pencil Cup

Hello everyone + welcome back to Sprinkle of Southern! Since school ended for me on Thursday, I’ve had tons of free time when I’m not hanging with friends, so what better thing to do than a DIY?! Today, I’m going to show you guys how to customize and create your own pencil cup that can be used for way more than that! Let’s get crafty.

Supplies: 

  1. Target Wooden pencil Cup
  2. 3 Acrylic Paints (colors are up to you)
  3. Paint Brushes or Paint Sponges

My cup was super inexpensive from Target ($3.99), but it’s super cute! My foam paint brush set I used to paint the cup was from Target, as well. The paints I used are Carousel Pink, Navy Blue, and Sea Glass from Americana Paints.

First things first, figure out what color or design you want to paint on your cup; you can browse Pinterest for some inspiration if needed! Then, let the magic begin. I painted my cup with three different colors that I thought would match my room the best! Finally, just fill it with any thing you please (pencils, makeup brushes, etc), and WA-LA you’re done!


This DIY is super cute, but extremely simple, so hopefully y’all try this DIY out! Please let me know what DIY’s you would like to see soon for the summer time!

Have a great Sunday; see you next week!

Target Wooden CupPaint Sponges

Sea Glass Paint | Carousel Pink Paint |

 Navy Blue Paint (Similar)

DIY Hanging Succulent 

Hello everybody, I hope y’all are having a great day! I am back again with another Summer DIY to get your room into the Summer spirit! This DIY has been one of my favorite decor obsessions; Hanging Succulents.

For this DIY, all you’re going to need is thick string and a pot. I bought a kit from Target that included all the supplies you will see in this craft, but you can buy the supplies from your local craft store or even the dollar store.

Here, I’m going to show y’all the oh-so simple knotting technique you have to do to create the base for your pot.

Take six pieces of string, each 2 ft long. Then, tie them all in a knot about 1-2 inches away from the beginning of your string. Separate the 6 pieces of string into 3 groups of 2.

Tie the 2 strings together in each group, 1 inch away from the knot.

Then, leaving the two ends aside, tie the two strings on each side of the middle knot together.

Then, take the end pieces and tie them together.

Tie the strings together and you’re done!!

I actually painted some rocks like little cactus’s and placed them in the pot.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! Have a great start to your summer!