Sun-Kissed Summer Skin Guide - Always Sunkissed

Always Sunkissed Guide to Healthy & Glowing Summer Skin

Skin in the summer is rather a curse or a blessing. I’d like to think I have pretty good skin to start with; I have few breakouts, my skin doesn’t get super dry or super greasy (most of the time) and because I’m in my early twenties, aging isn’t my biggest concern right now. I find though, in the dead of winter and the height of the summer, I do find myself struggling with different areas of skin care.

Here are a few problems I find myself having in the summer:

  • Greasy skin from tanning oil/ sunblock
  • Burnt skin
  • Pimples from not eating the best from being busy
  • Naturally red and semi-irritated skin

I have discovered some different products and tricks that have helped me conquer these problems and work best for me. Please note that everyone has different skin and have different skin concerns and these are just products and tricks that work for the issues that I face.

Guide to Sun-Kissed Summer Skin - Always Sunkissed

Long day at the beach? Feeling a little sunburnt? Herbivore Botanicals has a killer After Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist meant to soothe your sun kissed face (or bod, if you’re feeling It). It’s packed with ingredients that you can actually read and feels light and soothing on the skin. Pop It in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation! For those of you in Nantucket or the Boston area, Follain sells this great product and many other products by this brand! Highly recommend checking them out. Read More »

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Must Haves – Spring 18′ Edition

One of the best beauty events of the year is the spring 21 Days of Beauty by Ulta. In case this is the first time you have heard of this, it is basically 21 days where each day has a new beauty deal on their website. I would also like to note, that by deal, I really mean deal. They are a steal!

So, I have combined the best of the best deals right here for you! Please note we are into the second week so get ready to hop on the rest of these deals!

Kopari Beauty’s Coconut Melt – This is the holy grail of coconut oil. It can be used as a hair mask, bosy mosturizer, makeup remover, dry shave oil, both boost, under eye mask, baby butter and even belly bomb! March 27th // Was $28, will be $14


Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Pallette – This palette is the perfect travel size for any bag and has all the shades you’ll want, even if you don’t plan on traveling soon! March 29th // Was $25, will be $12.50

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – This is a perfect matte lipstick that is rich in its color and is rumored to never leave your lips dry or cracked. March 30th // Was $21, will be $10.50

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads – I know, we might be too young to worry about wrinkles, but honestly we should be worrying. These pads have the effects of a professional peel at home and is meant to firm and mosturize your skin and reduce wrinkles. March 30th // Was $45, will be $22.50

Mario Badescu Entire Brand – They have products to match every skin concern. They are known for having amazing products that actually make a difference on your skin March 31st // 25% Off

BareMinerals Foundation Primers – I think a foundation primary really makes a difference in how your skin looks and feels. I also think it will help your skin in the long run. I also have a love for bareMinerals products. April 1st // 50% Off 

MAC Instant Artistry Lip Prep Nude Kit – This kit includes all the essentials to prime, line and define your lips. MAC cosmetics has a name that probably doesn’t need explaining. April 2nd // Was $39.50, will be $19.75

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – This is meant to make your eye shawdow last longer and be more vibrant. It also is a smoothing powder! April 5th // 50% Off. 

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, Creamy Matte Lip Paint, Glossy Lip Paint & Lip Crayon – This stuff is great, it’s opaque, long-lasting shades. You can do a glossy or matte finish. I prefer matte, but you get the option! April 6th // Was $18-$20, will be $10. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer – It is great for a full-coverage look with a lightweight feel. Guaranteed to last all day. April 6th // Was $28, will be $14.

MAC Prep and Prime Fix – It is a well-known and loved hydrating spray that preps, refreshes and sets. April 7th // Was $26, will be $13. 

Benefit Cosmetics – FREE  brow wax with $50 Benefit Cosmetics product and/or service purchase. April 7th // Normally $26 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I have heard nothing but impressive things about this mascara. Meant for long, luscious lashes that are long-lasting with no smudging. April 7th // Was $23, will be $11.50. 

If these don’t float your boat, I suggest heading over to their website and checking out the other amazing deals they have!


5 Fall Items I Can’t Live Without

Happy Fall, November is in full swing and it’s definitely starting to feel that way over her in New England! I hope you all are staying warm and maybe even cozy next to a fire? Maybe.. no? yes? I hope you are because I currently am and it is everything I could want in the world! So, with Fall here in full blast, I thought of some of my favorite items that I couldn’t imagine not having in my closet during the Fall season!

Screen Shot 2017-11-24 at 1.41.49 PMBig Comfy Sweaters 

Big comfy sweaters are a staple of the fall. They come in every color, go with both jeans and leggings, and can be accessorized in a multitude of ways. Everyone needs at least one (highly suggest more) in their closet, they are promised to keep you warm this chilly season.Read More »

Taking Care of your Hair and Skin in the Winter

So today was the first day it really felt like Fall, maybe even Winter. It was just really cold, but not really miserable. The only part that made it a little miserable, is that I wasn’t  prepared for it. I wasn’t prepared, I don’t have riding boots, I don’t have my winter jacket and I didn’t even turn on my heat last night because I thought it was just the wind. So, I want to help you be a little more prepared. While, my fall/winter clothes are still sitting in my car and on Nantucket, my skin and hair products are happily living in my house and ready to aid this dry and cold weather!

Deep Conditioning Treatment

This treatment I use about once a week and it really saves my hair. I let it soak in for about 5 to 10 minutes, hop in a nice, steamy shower and then wash it out. Reminder from my post where I learned I was washing my hair all wrong and that condition, shampoo, condition can really help, especially with deep conditioning.


Wash Your Face, But Don’t Always Scrub

I usually use Apricot scrub because I have been in love with it for absolutely ever. I have used it as long as I have washed my face, my Mom used it before me and I have never thought about using anything else. One day I decided to try something else and now I am hooked on using both. Apricot Scrub is great in the summer with all the humidity and grease, but in the Winter everything is dry. I still use Apricot, but I switch it out every day so I am not using it every day.

Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Body

Scrub your skin and not just your face. I have this amazing scrub that smells wonderful and just makes my skin super soft. I think this is a great investment and you don’t need to use it everyday! Don’t forget to lotion afterwards!

Eat To Impress

What you put into your body is one of the most important aspects to your skin and hair routine. If all you eat is sh*t, then your skin and hair is going to reflect that. Healthy eating will help fuel you, your skin, your hair and help you out in the long run!

Stay Hydrated!

This is told to you, time and time again. I know every post about skin and hair is always about staying hydrated, but that is because it is true. Your body is literally majority water, the more you drink the better you feel and the better your skin will look. Thank me later for this reminder.

I hope these tips help you this Fall (winter) season. I think these are all very important aspects into having good hair and skin. What you put into your body, will alway reflect that, including money and time.

How do you take care of your skin & hair in the fall/ winter? 


Fall Meets Back-To-School

This week here at the University of New Haven is back-to-school week, with Monday being our first day {Tuesday is more my first day}! I have a schedule packed with 6 classes, work, my sorority, clubs and somehow still a social life. A huge part about classes, is dressing for anything the world throws at you. Dressing for class is comfort with style. The outfit I wore the first day can be dressed up or down. I added a shall for warmth {it’s not summer anymore} and stuck with some fall colors. Ripped mom jeans are always a great way to bring comfort to any outfit, especially when you switch them out for your typical skinny jeans! {Check out this article for more on mom jeans}.

This is my outfit for my first day back to classes, even though I didn’t have class until 6pm!

Happy Last First Day of Classes ✨📚

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How was your first day of classes? Let me know in the comments!


Simplistic Summer

Summer is the perfect time to be simple, yet elegant. It doesn’t take a lot to make a great outfit. Pick the right color scheme, add the right accessories and bam you’re all set. I think having simple pieces in your closet will help you to create beautiful outfits because you can mix and match them. Sometimes I even buy the same shirt in different colors, like I plan on doing with this shirt.

This outfit consists of a simple color scheme; blue and white. Pick the right fabrics so you’re not sweating in this heat! Then you match it with the right accessories. This could be earrings, necklaces, shoes, etc! The other day I was reading some articles and I came across one that said every outfit needs three pieces to be complete (and that usually doesn’t include your shoes). I cheat sometimes and include my shoes because I spend good money and time getting them, but overall three main pieces. This one has my top, my pants and then I include my necklace. In the future, I might pair with a statement necklace, I have a bulky nude one that I think would pair amazingly with this.

Nantucket Vibes ✨

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#DateNight 💕

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Vineyard Vines White Pants / Off-The-Shoulder Top

How do you accessorize your “simple” outfits?