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estee lauder double wear foundation
celine audrey black sunglasses
mac fluidline eyeliner in blacktrack
celine new audrey sunglasses, nars velvet matte lip pencil

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Eyeshadow in 'Tempting' + NVEY Eco Eyeshadow in "Shroom" c/o
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack
Benefit They're Real Mascara// MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Dolce Vita"// Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"
Butter London Nail Polish in "Union Jack Black"

Celine Audrey Sunglasses 

The sun is shining bright here in San Diego, temps have been hovering in the 90's and I am piling on the sunscreen and rotating my favorite shades, these being top of the list. They block the sun (most importantly) and give my look a cool edge no matter how blah or tired I really feel. It's hard not to feel cool in these. 

I took the bump out for a beach day last weekend and it felt really good to get a little sun and salt water amid the heat. My sunscreen of choice by the way is this Neutrogena winner because it doesn't make my skin break out at all and does not feel greasy or make my skin greasy. I use it all over my body, not just my face and it feels smooth like powder after it's on and I am hooked! I hate greasy sunscreen. Of course I spent 85% of the time under our easy up but still the sun was nice! 

This weekend we have plans of hitting up a baby store for the first time to look at items to register for. I am pretty overwhelmed by all of the stuff needed for a new baby so any advice is more than welcomed! Should be fun and also interesting to see how we do. 

Have a great weekend! 


I've been keeping a secret from you for a long time and I am so excited to announce that we are expecting a baby in November! And it's a BOY!! I am 16 weeks along and starting to feel much better although still tired. The bump has popped and I am in the awkward in-between stage that some of my clothes fit but pants are a problem lol. Maternity pants are a little too big but I think with how the bump is progressing that won't be an issue within a couple of weeks.

We are so excited and each week feels like a new adventure. My blog posts have been sparse for a couple of reasons. I was pregnant in the Fall and had a missed miscarriage in the beginning of January. It was one of the most devastating times of our lives. Not only had I been sick with first trimester symptoms for 3 months but then had to go through the trauma of a miscarriage and recovery. We bounced back pretty quickly and got pregnant right away. So back through the first trimester I went and that is why the blog has taken a back seat. 

For those of you who have still checked in on the blog, thank you! I hope to continue post as frequently as I can with beauty, home, and now pregnancy topics! I would love to hear from you on what you would like to see on King & Kind. Do you like more personal posts, more makeup, more home decor? 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Eyeshadow in 'Tempting'
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack
Benefit They're Real Mascara// MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare
MAC Lipstick "Creme Cup"// Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"


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bollywood chic athena gold choker
pretty summer makeup
bollywood chic pink quartz ring
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Eyeshadow in 'Tempting'
MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack
Benefit They're Real Mascara// MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare
MAC Plushglass in "Ample Pink"// Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"
Athena Choker c/o Bollywood Chic, Quartz Me Ring c/o Bollywood Chic

This weekend I went for a morning walk on the beach with a friend I haven't seen in many months. It was so nice to catch up on life events, big and small, and I was reminded of how much I love the beach. Since we moved about 20 minutes away from the beach we haven't spent too much time there, I know, so dumb right? When we lived at the beach, I would literally see the ocean every single day one way or the other. My favorite thing to do was run along the coast for some nice eye candy and fresh salty air. I am already dreaming of lazy days under my easy up at the beach with a good book this summer. 

Now that summer is near, I am loving light lip gloss and delicate jewelry. I also, have been wearing this eyeshadow on the regular with everything like it's a neutral. A little trick I use when I want it to look a little more pigmented (you can do this with any eye shadow, shimmery works best though) is I spray a little bit of Fix +  on my eye shadow brush before dipping it in the eyeshadow and applying it to my lids. 

Hope you have a great one, thanks for stopping by!


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It is officially Spring, heading into Summer and I have been freshening up the old wardrobe a bit and also working on my beauty routine. I realize I have been a little MIA, okay a lot MIA recently and I plan to fill you in on what's been going on soon. I had to take a bit of a break from blogging to get through and I hope to be able to get back on board. Today, I want to tell you about a couple of products I am really stoked about. is currently partnering with Lela Rose to give away this adorable pink clutch filled with goodies, free with your purchase of $150. I love shopping at and this just really sweetens the deal.

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lela rose free gift with purchase, free gift, pink clutchlela rose free gift with purchase, free gift, pink clutch
Sometimes, gifts with purchase can be kind of meh, but I want to assure you this is not the case. Not only is the clutch actually adorable but these goodies are high quality samples worth trying. They are all valued at $170, so I encourage you to take advantage of the deal at who was nice enough to send me this gift to share with you. I am so excited to test all of these samples to re-vamp my beauty routine. I already love the Alterna Caviar CC Cream and Bliss moisturizer. 

What's included (with the clutch): 

  • Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener

  • Erno Laszlo pHelityl Cleansing Bar

  • Alterna Caviar CC Cream Extra Hold

  • clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant

  • CLEAN Air Eau de Parfum

  • WEI Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk

  • NUXE Reve de Miel Hand & Nail Cream

  • Frais Hand Sanitizer

  • Bliss Fabulous Drench n' Quench Lock-in Moisturizer

  • Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Trio

  • Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse

  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask

  • Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

  • Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots

  • Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum

  • REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

  •® Offer Card $10 off $50

  • Secondly, I scooped up these nude sandals (pictured above) on sale and they are so comfortable and cute, I have to share them with you. They go with everything, won't break the bank at only $39.95 and 40% off! They come in black and brown too, so actually I think I need them in all three colors for summer. I hope you have an awesome day.


    boho statement necklace happiness boutique
    boho statement necklace happiness boutique
    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
    NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
     Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Palette
    MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack
    Benefit They're Real Mascara// MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare
    MAC Plushglass in "Ample Pink"// Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
    Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"

    I love me a good statement necklace. When Happiness Boutique offered to let me pick out a piece, my mouth was watering over all of the pretty jewelry options. It was extremely difficult to decide but this piece reminds me of something I had seen for $$ and I know if will pair well with causal t-shirts and tops as well as fancier pieces. I would love for you to check out their jewelry for yourself!

    I just had a great visit with my family back East where we had a little bridal shower (where I wore my Happiness Boutique Necklace) for my sister and today is my sister's wedding day! She decided to have a small intimate ceremony just for the two of them and their kids. I am so happy for her and couldn't be more proud of her. Happy Wedding Day Lauren!!

    diy country bridal shower

    Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.


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    natural everyday makeup look
    As much as I love glamorous, more dramatic makeup, there are times that more natural makeup is more appropriate or I just feel like a more natural look for everyday. I put together my go-to everyday natural look for you and would love to hear what eye shadow or lipstick shade you go with for everyday.

    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
    NARS bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
    Bobbi Brown eye shadow in "Taupe"
    Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner in "Dark Brown" // Benefit They're Real Mascara
    NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in "London"

    I really like this NYX matte lip cream because it comes in really pretty shades and really stays put! Plus for $5.99 you really can't beat the price.

    What is your go-to everyday makeup routine? I would love to hear what your favorites are!

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    best hair dryer 2016, best beauty buys, beauty game changers

    I am the type of person who loves to try new beauty products. I am always looking for the next best product to take my beauty routine to the next level. I am certainly not one to stick with the same haircut or shade of lipstick for years and years. We all know that woman who has had the same haircut and color for over a decade right? My philosophy is to be very open minded and never stop evolving. How else would I have come across these *AMAZING* game changers? I want to be clear that this is not a sponsored post and these are truly items that have transformed my beauty life in a better quality or more efficient way and solving a whole host of problems.

    Bliss Fabulips Lip Softener
    I always have dry lips that are peeling or start to peel later in the day. It's so annoying and makes lipstick or lipgloss look so gross. I got this lip conditioner for free with my bliss order and I will never look back. I want to be clear, this is no average chapstick. I apply it right after I do my base so it has time to sink in while I finish my makeup and by the time I get to my lips they are primed and perfectly conditioned for color. I no longer get the peels later in the day!

    T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer
    My old hair dryer has so heavy and took forever to dry my hair so when it died I was more than ecstatic about upgrading. While this dryer is not cheap, it has cut back on my drying time by at least 50%, maybe even 75%. I can now dry my hair in less than 10 minutes. It is lightweight and my hair has never been more smooth or healthy. It is clinically proven to be healthier than air drying your hair, yeah, crazy right?! For something you use almost every single day, it's important and this dryer has totally been worth the investment!

    Bliss Buffing Foundation Brush
    I was using a MAC foundation brush and just wasn't happy with how it was blending my base so I decided on a whim to toss this in my cart and try it out. This might be more like a life changer if I am honest. I put a glob of foundation on the back of my hand and patted this brush onto my cheek and OH MY GOD! It went on like butter. So easy and smooth and blended. It physically felt good and I am forever changed. I love that the bristles are anti-microbial so it keeps the bacteria at bay. I wash it about once every week still to keep it fresh.

    Up & Up Oil Absorbing Sheets
    You can get these guys at Target and they work wonders in oil absorption. You never want to just cake on more powder when you have a shiny t-zone. Use one of these to absorb that oil and then you can freshen up with a little powder if needed. I never leave the house without these in my bag.

    Bliss "That's Incredi-Peel"! Glycolic Resurfacing Pads
    By now you know that I have problem skin. I am always struggling with breakouts, sometimes painful ones and have been on a 15 year journey to clear skin. I am essentially an acne SME (subject matter expert). I have been using these every night over the last few weeks since I recently had a terrible hormonal breakout and my skin is recovering miraculously. The leftover spots are fading super fast and my skin has NEVER been softer or smoother. What pores? Even with a few remaining bumps my skin is in fantastic condition. I feel like I am having a facial every night while I sleep. I plan to scale back to every other night with these once I get cleared up but they will forever be a part of my skincare routine.

    NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil
    I am really feeling a more natural lip look this Spring with lip gloss and lighter lipsticks. The NARS Velvet Matte lipstick pencil is just what I was looking for. It's a more casual version of lipstick. It goes on smooth but is not drying. The pigment is fantastic and it has great lasting power. I plan to stock up on more colors of these pencils ASAP.

    Paul Mitchell "Hot Off The Press" Heat Spray
    This spray is meant to go on dry hair right before you use a flat iron or curling iron. It not only protects your hair from the heat but it seams in split ends and frizz for a super smooth finish. I was having issues with getting my hair straight in the AM but by the time I got through breakfast and logged in at work I was starting to frizz. Not anymore! My hair is straight and smooth all day long. It really withstands the humidity. I sometimes give my hair a light spray to finish off the style too.

    Butter London Nail Polish
    I was recently looking for a safer nail polish and picked up a bottle Butter London because they do not add formaldehyde, toluene or DBP to any of their nail formulas. I have always admired the colors because they are just so incredible. After wearing these, I am completely converted. The quality is exceptional. I would rather have 5 bottles of Butter London than 30 bottles of OPI. I love how great it looks and it lasts for quite a long time compared to other polishes. I use the Butter London Nail Foundation base coat underneath.

    best hair dryer 2016, best beauty buys, beauty game changers
    Thanks for stopping by, have a great one! 

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