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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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.

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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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top 5 fall holy grail beauty products

So given that we are currently in the fall season (even though here in SoCal it still feels like the dead of summer…ugh!), and it’s all about fall trends and fall this and fall that, (and can you even hear any more about pumpkin spice everything???), my dear friend Sam Schuerman and I thought it would be fun to team up and share with you guys our Top 5 Fall Holy Grail Beauty Products (or 10, all together)!

These are the beauty products we have each been reaching for most these last couple of months, and the products we seem to find ourselves telling our friends and loved ones all about, so naturally this means you need to know as well!

Enjoy! And make sure to let us know in the comments below your own Top Fall Favorites as well! It’s always fun to hear what others have discovered as well! Sharing is caring! xo

 

 

Products Mentioned:
Trader Joes Pumpkin Body Butter
Made from Earth Vitamin C Moisturizer
YSL Black Opium Perfume
Colour Pop LBB Lippie
Shisheido Eyeshadow in Leather

My Necklace (Happiness Boutique)

***Now, make sure to go on over and watch Sam’s Top 5 Favorites as well and subscribe to her channel if you’re not! She is AHHHH-mazing, and just the sweetest thing ever in the world. Seriously.***

Happy Friday!!!!
xo

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