Archives for November 2015

how to style bangs

Quick Tip Tutorial Time: How to Style Bangs!

It’s no secret that I’m absolutely obsessed with my bangs, or as I like to call them, my affordable botox!

I once tried to grow them out about a year ago, but only made it a few months before I found myself deep in some sort of identity crisis…
I mean, who am I even without my bangs???

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that extreme (depending on who you ask…)…but suddenly I just couldn’t handle it any longer, so I quickly rushed back into the arms of the girl who does my hair, and begged for fringe to come back into my life.
The moment the first cut was made, life was complete. I knew who I was, and we all moved on.
(If you watched our fam cams in the midst of that time, you know exactly what I’m talking about…and thank you, by the way, for putting up with me!)

I share that touching story to explain why I think I might be a qualified and trusted guru when it comes to subject of styling bangs….(just don’t dig into my past to see how i styled them in the 90’s though, yikes!!!)

 

Also, I want to start doing more of these quick tip videos, so make sure to let me know what else you guys want to see!

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the best foundation & primer + other october favorites!

Okay guys, it’s time for my October Beauty & Book Favorites, and I am so excited to be including my HOLY GRAIL most favorite foundation & primer pairing ever!

I have been having the hardest time finding a foundation that actually stays on all day long, even when I touch my face, doesn’t settle immediately into my fine lines, and that keeps me matte throughout the entire day….but I finally found it, and believe it or not, it’s a DRUGSTORE option!!! It’s just so good. So good.

It’s these little things in life that make me happy, ya know?

And besides the foundation & primer, I have a lot of other goodies I’m so excited about to share…and you know they’re definitely favorites, when it’s now halfway through November, and I’m still reaching for them consistently!!!

 

What I Loved:

Trader Joes Pumpkin Body Butter
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation (note: if you have dry skin, make sure to really moisturize before using this, and it will still work just as well!)
Philosophy The Present Prime
Hourglass Eyebrow Shaper Pencil
Maybelline Brow Drama
Shisheido Eyeshadow in Leather
Mac Mineralize Blush in Just a Wisp
Bare Minerals Lash Domination
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman (already feeling like I want to read this again!!!)

So there ya have it, my monthly favorites from October! As always, I want to hear all about what touched your life, heart and beauty world most as well!
Let us know!

xo,
Summer

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major makeup declutter, foster care lessons & beauty box 5 unboxing

On this weeks Saldana Fam Cam: Post Foster Care Thoughts & Where We Go From Here, Beauty Box 5 Unboxing, Major Makeup Declutter, Must Read Book Recommendation, Coronado + more!!!

 

As always thank you so much for watching and hanging out with us on our weekly vlogs!

“But learning to live well in ordinary time isn’t a call to elevate moments, its a call to draw close to Christ. What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves, but the presence of Christ with us in the midst of them.” -Oswald Chambers

This is why we vlog, and this why we share. In hopes that by capturing the seemingly insignificant and ordinary moments, we will be prompted to look back and see God working and moving in ways we might possibly have missed otherwise. We believe we aren’t meant to walk this journey alone, and we are incredibly thankful to have this community, and most importantly the love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our Church Podcasts
I am Barabbas (book)

xo,
Summer

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whats in my beauty mailbox

Okay, guys, its time to share with you all the beauty and skincare goodies that have been coming through my mailbox over this last month!

These are the latest products in my beauty life that I’ve either purchased or have been sent to me, and that I’ll be busy testing out over the next few weeks and months.
(I’m really excited about some of this skincare, because Woah Nelly, do I have some sun damage repairing to do!)

As always, I’m here to help, so be assured that I will definitely keep you updated on what I think of everything in future posts and videos!

And if you’ve tried some of these yourself, be sure to let us know in the comments below what you think or what your own experience has been! It’s always so helpful hearing from you guys, both for me, and for the people who are reading them!

 

 

Brands Mentioned:
Derma E
Butter London
Hourglass
Murad
Acure

xo,
Summer

 

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going down memory lane, my latest workout plan & halloween!

Happy Monday!!!

You guys, I can’t EVEN believe it’s already November! I know people say stuff like that all the time, but seriously, we’ve had the weirdest hottest East Coast weather here in SoCal, that I feel like we are just skipping fall and jumping right into the holidays. That’s just not right, and it’s creating all kinds of confusion over here in my world! That, and going from 4 kids to 2 overnight, really has me wandering around wondering about life… (middle child here if you couldn’t tell…)

And then this weekend Jimmy gave me the budget talk so we could prepare for Christmas, which nearly sent me over the edge… not sure if that was more about budgeting or about it being CHRISTMAS soon… probably both.

Okay, moving on!

So this week on our Saldana Fam Cam…
Going down memory lane, BoxyCharm Unboxing (my FAVE monthly beauty box), Target Haul (the cutest hat & shoes ever!), My New Workout Plan (I was sore EVERY SINGLE DAY last week!), Halloween (Breaking Amish & Joe Dirt?), Church Chat + MORE!

 

 

And, as always thank you so much for watching and hanging out with us on our weekly vlogs!

“But learning to live well in ordinary time isn’t a call to elevate moments, its a call to draw close to Christ. What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves, but the presence of Christ with us in the midst of them.” -Oswald Chambers

This is why we vlog, and this why we share.
In hopes that by capturing the seemingly insignificant and ordinary moments, we will be prompted to look back and see God working and moving in ways we might possibly have missed otherwise. We believe we aren’t meant to walk this journey alone, and we are incredibly thankful to have this community, and most importantly the love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our Church Podcasts
BoxyCharm

xo

(p.s. if you guys ever have ideas on what you want to see more of in these fam cam videos, or if you have ideas for other videos and/or blog posts you’d love for me to do, let me know in the comments below or email me! always love your ideas and suggestions!)

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