dermstore beauty fix box, floral robe, #dermstore

{floral robe, lipstick in beso, june beauty fix box} 

With summer in full swing I am exploring a couple new beauty products to help my skin and hair during the warmer more humid months. I already subscribe to Birchbox and absolutely love trying new makeup, skin, and hair products with them. When Dermstore reached out to see if I would try their BeautyFIX  service I was more than happy to give it a go. When the June box arrived I couldn't believe it had full sized products in it!

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In the June BeautyFIX box I received: 

A super popular DIY self tanner that gives you a golden tan. I will need this to get ready for a day at the beach on the 4th of July. I am quite pale right now!

Dave stole this from me and says he likes it. Especially the smell. Probably because it is amber-scented :) I'm not kidding here, it really is. I plan to steal this back from him to see for myself. 

I love a good tinted moisturizer with sunscreen for beach days or weekend errands. 

The holy grail of sunscreens, it includes antioxidants as well. I am packing this in my suitcase tonight. 

I really like Skinceuticals products. This sunscreen is a mattifyer as well, perfect for my oily skin! 

So, I forgot to include this in my photos because it is in my drawer and I use it EVERY DAY. It is the full sized version. It is a light volumizer/dry shampoo that soaks up oil and gives you some texture and bounce without the gunk. I spray it all over my roots for max lift.

This is a tinted sunscreen that adjusts to your skin color. It blocks 97% of UV rays. Again, I can't get enough of these for the summer. 

This is a gentle cleanser for all skin types. It gives you a clearer and cleaner complexion. 

This cleanser, toner duo smoothes and softens skin with antioxidants. Also packing this in my suitcase tonight for a refresher on the plane. 

This mud mask absorbs excess oil and deep cleans your pores. I absolutely loved the way my skin looked and felt after using this clarifying mask. 

This is a great brightening face mask treatment. These are pricey and it was super awesome to get 2 packs in my box. 

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How It Works: 

Each month Dermstore offers a different BeautyFIX box, featuring full- and travel-size products worth at least $100. The June box was only $34.95!! Products are handpicked by their panel of beauty experts, so you know you're getting only the best. You also get free shipping all the time with Dermstore!

What do you think, do you plan to give the Dermstore BeautyFIX box a try? I absolutely love this box and plan to purchase more of them. What a great way to try out some new products for a steep discount.

I am off to London tomorrow and may even hop over to Paris while I am there. Follow along via Instagram for a peek into my travels! Let me know if you have advice and recommendations for must sees and must eats while I am there. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

WEEKEND NOTES...7 Links to Kick Off the Weekend!

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Happy Friday!

Thanks for stopping by to visit. This weekend I am prepping the house for paining (inside), I think I found the perfect shade of white paint so stay tuned! TV is mounted over the fireplace and I am taking bids for the built in shelf in the living room. Slowly but surely. Here are a few links that I was browsing this week...

  • A crisis at JCrew.... and the jeans I just bought from them here.
  • My new favorite primer and foundation for acne prone, sensitive, or oily/combination skin ... Game changers.

Hope you have a great weekend!


prada cat's eye sunglasses, shein geometric top
prada cat's eye sunglasses, rocksbox earrings, nars heatwave lipstick
nars heatwave lipstick, prada cat's eye sunglasses, shein top, 3.1 phillip lim pashli red satchel, christian louboutin heels
nars heatwave lipstick, prada cat's eye sunglasses
gorjana gold ring
top ℅ shein | christian louboutin heels {similar here}| browbar sunglasses | gap boyfriend jeans |3.1 phillip lim pashli satchel | earrings rocksbox | gorjana ring rocksbox also sold here
nars 'heatwave' lipstick | tarte blush in 'dollface' | estee lauder double wear foundation

I may be gearing the interior design of my new house towards whites and neutrals, but I love to add pops of color in my wardrobe. I love this fun artsy top that SheIn sent over to me paired with casual jeans or a pencil skirt for work (see more artsy tops below).

On a personal note, things are getting busy over at the King household. I am going back to brunette this weekend so this is likely the last you will see of my highlights for awhile. I am really looking forward to it. We had our TV mounted over the fireplace this week which I absolutely LOVE and we are getting ready for the interior painting to start on Monday. I plan to share photos of some of the projects we are working on in the house with you soon. On top of house stuff and hairdos, we just booked a fun overseas trip for the end of this month...stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by, it means so much to me!


piol custom floral dress, karen walker sunglasses
custom PIOL floral dress
custom PIOL floral dress, karen walker sunglasses
custom PIOL floral dress, christian louboutin pigalle heels
custom PIOL floral dress, christian louboutin pigalle heels, karen walker sunglasses, 3.1 phillip lim pashli satchel
dress ℅ PIOL | christian louboutin heels {similar here}| karen walker sunglasses | 3.1 phillip lim pashli satchel | similar baublebar pearl earrings

the balm read my lips lipgloss in 'pow' | tarte blush in 'dollface' | estee lauder double wear foundation

Summer is officially here people! If you are like me and you have been trying to get back in shape the first half of the year, then now is the time to really kick it into gear. Pants turn to shorts and sleeves disappear. Not even mentioning a bathing suit right now. One reason I love PIOL is that they make my dresses to fit my body exactly. I am on my third PIOL dress and they fit like a glove. The number of compliments I get by wearing these dresses is really remarkable. See the others here and here. I cannot stress enough how important it is to tailor your clothing and get perfectly fitting items. I feel so much more confident when things fit well and I frequently get my pants and jackets tailored.

My other PIOL dresses:


What do you do to ensure great fitting clothing? Do you get things tailored? 

Hope you have a great start to the week!


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Happy Friday!

You made it! Do you have your coffee? Okay, let's go...

      • Currently OBSESSED with this wall art...perfect for a creative office! {on SALE}
      • Pants you will never see me wearing... (I want to meet the 2 people that can pull these off...) however, I am STOKED that these are back in style, so chic and flattering plus are you getting sick of skinny jeans yet? I kind of am.  

Hope you have a lovely weekend! Don't forget to enter the Jord Wood Watch giveaway here


jord wood watch, #jordwatch, prada inspired sunglasses
{ sunglasses, wood watch ℅ Jord, printed pillow -on SALE!, solid pillow -on SALE! }
#jordwatch, jord wood watch giveaway, madewell chambray jumper

#jordwatch, jord wood watch giveaway
#jordwatch, jord wood watch giveaway, san diego style
world market outdoor pillow, #jordwatch, jord wood watch, prada inspired sunglasses
cuyana tote, madewell chambray jumper, rocksbox jewelry, jord wood watch

{ chambray jumper, sweater ℅ Le Tote, wood watch ℅ Jord, necklaces ℅ Rocksbox, cuyana tote }

Over Memorial Day weekend we had so many fun activities. We hosted our very first party at the house and spent lots of time with friends and family over the long weekend. We also stopped by our old neighborhood to get some beach time in. As much as I LOVE our new house, I of course miss the beach. Good thing it's only minutes away!

I went with a comfy jumper and my new Jord wood watch with a swipe of hot pink lipstick. The weather was cool and surprisingly there were lots of people out enjoying the beach even in the absence of major sunlight. Something I love about San Diego is how out-doorsy people are, you will always see folks out and about riding bikes, going for walks, or headed to the dog beach.

Let's talk about this new watch shall we? I love my watch collection from over-sized gold to classic silver. A watch can transform your look and really tie it all together. When I first spotted these beautiful wood watches, I immediately wanted to add one to my collection. I love the casual, beachy vibe that a wood watch gives off, perfect for a SoCal summer.

To help you kick off your summer Jord is kindly giving away a gift certificate for $120 plus free shipping! Enter below until 6/3/2015. You must be a King & Kind follower to enter.

these JORD wood watches

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


It's here! The Spring Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale will get you all ready for Summer with great deals. These are my favorite picks so get them before they are gone. The sale ends on May 31st.

I am absolutely drooling over these colorful heels , as well as, this mirror which is so chic for your bathroom!  

Happy Shopping!