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Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Favorites {{5.1.15}}

As I've been looking at things to take to Mexico in June, I've have discovered some things that I am truly digging on. So, my Friday Favorites is dedicated to a Mexican vacation this week!

Fave Beach Looks: These are items I wish I could afford and would love to have! I really wish the dress was in my budget, because I think it would be perfect for my SIL's beach wedding (i.e. the reason we are going to Mexico). I  heart these one piece bathing suits, because they look so cute and trendy, but at the same time camouflage trouble areas. 

Fave Beauty Item:  My favorite item to make me beach ready is hands down this self-tanner. Banana Boat has it going on for a natural looking fake tan. I also like a good spray tan, but am not willing to pay that much, since getting in the ocean wipes it off. With this lotion, I can just re-apply that evening with no one the wiser. 

Fave Beach Ready Recipe: I get down on smoothies for breakfast and my ABSOLUTE favorite recipe is a Berry, Spinach, Pineapple smoothie. It reduces belly fat, provides antioxidants, and makes me regular (TMI, I know). I try to use all fresh ingredients when I can, but frozen works too. If using all fresh, throw a few ice cubes in for a good consistency. I also love strawberry/pineapple at night (with no protein powder) for a tart, cool treat. 
My recipe: 
handful spinach (or kale)
1/2 cup pineapple 
1/2-1 cup blueberries (or a berry blend)
approx 3/4 cup Almond Coconut milk (to the top of the fruit)
1/2 scoop protein powder- we use ON in the vanilla or cake batter flavor

Blend and enjoy! 

Image from Popsugar Fitness

Fave Vacation Songs: These songs always put me in the beach mood. I have loved them forever and can't even tell you the first time that I heard them. 

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett 

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes

Fave Airport Reading: I love to take magazines with me to the airport and leave them for other people to read. If I found magazines for free while waiting I would be ecstatic! People and US Weekly are my fave magazines to have with me, I usually carry a few of each and start stocking up a few weeks early. 

What are some of your beach ready faves? Or, if you know where I can find an affordable dress for a beach wedding, let me know below! 


  1. I have been drawn to more one piece bathing suits this year - there are so many cute designs!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Those swimming suits are gorgeous!!! I just love the colors of the first one and the print on the second! You are the second person who has song Banana Boat praises. Perhaps that is the one I need to go with! It is cheaper than some of the others people have recommended me. I love Banana Boat sunscreen so why not?! Have a great weekend!

  3. That halter maxi is so pretty. Love the color! The smoothie sounds delish! I need to get my fake tan on, so pale right now!

  4. Having plenty of gossip mags on hand at the airport is definitely mandatory :). Love those bathing suits too!

  5. hell yes to self-tanners; i've been spraying myself all winter to avoid looking all pasty and shit. i love loreal sublime spray tanner.

  6. Oh I just love the swimsuit with the elephants on it! So cute!!



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