I’ve seen a few Summer Favourites posts lately like Larie’s and Monika’s,  so I thought I’d do one too even though I HATE summer lol. #HowLongUntilWinterIsBack

Summer Faves

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Summer Faves featuring Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch

1. Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch

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Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch $125

Do you still wear watches? I do! I guess I’m old school because I love a good watch. And right now I’m in love with Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch. It’s simple in design, but yet sophisticated in it’s simplicity.
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Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch just goes with everything and anything. I adore the brushed rose gold stainless steel case, and the leather strap is soft and comfortable. The black face is elegant, and wow the glass is shiny! Look at that sky reflection! I love that Our Theory Of Watches put rose gold markers for the numbers too-I don’t care for faceless watches. I need some kind of visual markers to tell the time! And this is a watch built to last with Swiss Quartz Movement too. Our Theory Of ships worldwide FREE as well, and all of the watches in this first Pioneer Collection are classically elegant and Unisex too. Check them out here!

FYSH UK Sunglasses

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FYSH UK Sunglasses

If you wear glasses, then you’ve probably seen FYSH frames at your optician. Marky has had 2 pairs of their frames. So when I found out that they made sunglasses now? Easy sell! These are the F-2006-212 Marble and I love them! Right now I just wear them as is with contacts, but I’m debating about getting prescription lenses put in because as I get older, I wear contacts less and less. Find a local retailer that sells FYSH frames HERE.

Biotherm Eau Oceane Eau de Toilette Spray
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Hands down my favourite fragrance when it’s hot outside, and by far the best one that captures that ocean freshness. It’s aquatic, breezy, and light enough to use a body mist. I’m almost out and will be repurchasing another one soon!

Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer

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I don’t wear a lot of makeup in the summer, but I have been reaching for this guy. Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer is a gel bronzer that has little beads of different bronze shades that burst when rubbed onto your skin. It’s kind of neat!

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I know this swatch looks scary, but trust me it ends up blending and kind of matching your skin tone to give you a perfect summer glow. Nothing orange at all.
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On days when it’s really hot and I can’t be bothered with foundations, I just use this to even out my skin a bit and slap on a sheer pink lipstick and that’s it.

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Wearing Givenchy Mister Radiant Bronzer and my FYSH UK sunglasses! Lipstick is Urban Decay Vice Obsessed(Sheer)

I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying it! It’s just so easy and you all know I like easy a lot!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

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When it’s not so hot out, I’ve been reaching for an oldie but a goodie, the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I think this is my third tube of this stuff?! It has SPF 30 which is great, and has light to medium coverage that still looks like skin and not makeup. My dry skin really loves it and I give up on trying and buying any other TMs or BB creams. Why bother when this one works so well for me? Right now I’m in the shade Fiji, but I also have Alaska for winter. I hope they never quit making it!

Liquid Lipsticks
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I’ve been really liking these two liquid lipsticks, Anastasia Liquid Lipstick In Soft Lilac and Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Lover.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick In Soft Lilac $26

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These are matte, matte MATTE and a true traditional liquid lipstick. I really like the formula, but it does get a bit dry feeling on your lips after a couple of hours. It’s not bullet-proof and I find that it does kind of wear off a bit on the inner centre of my lower lip. But as far as matte liquid lipsticks goes this one is one of the better out there that’s for sure. I’d love to get another, but my problem with the line is that the shades are so WEIRD. Like how many freakin’ brown and taupe shades does a person want or need in liquid lipstick form? I wish they’d stop kowtowing to instagram trends and just make some wearable freakin’ shades.

Buxom Wildly Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Lover $28
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These have kind of a mediocre rating on Sephora with some people saying they apply patchy. This shade Lover doesn’t, so I’m thinking it might be certain shades that are like that. As you can tell from the name, they have a mousse texture, and take a while to dry down if at all. Buxom Wildly Whipped Lipsticks are not like the Anastasia one at all. They are not transfer resistant. But it’s way more comfortable and I really like this pretty rose shade a lot. The texture reminds me of the Shu Uemura Gelato lip/cheek things that came out a couple of years ago actually. Now I’m wondering if I can use this on my cheeks too! #havetotestthatout

Grilled Veggies
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I love grilled anything, but grill veggies and even Marky will eat them! No vegetable is off limits for us, and carrots are really yummy grilled! And we are trying to eat more veggies and less meat, so bring on the grilled veggies!

Gap 1969 Slip On Sneakers

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I got these on sale for about $17.99 and I love them. So comfy. I have another pair-pink ones I got 2 years ago that are getting worn out because I wear them so much. These aren’t as neutral, but hey the price was right. I see The Gap has their fall ones available now and if I can get them on sale, I’ll probably get another pair because I love them that much! #bringonthefallclothes

SummerSoles Ultra Absorbent Stay Dry Liners

Our Theory Of Brushed Rose Gold Watch.jpgI have sweaty feet, I really REALLY do. Most of my shoes have these liners in them and they really make a difference for me. They peel and stick and depending on how much you wear your shoes, last a good while before you need to replace them. Every summer I purchase about 5 pairs of SummerSoles to put in my summer shoes and I’m good to go. If you’re Canadian you can order them online HERE and in the USA you can order them HERE. And I’m pretty sure they’re available in the UK as well.

When is summer over? 😛  I can hardly wait until it’s over. I know, I know…I’m a freak.

What are some of your summer favourites?

 

I have a lot of sneakers. It’s kind of a testament to my lifestyle I guess. Even though I’m a chubby girl, I’m an ACTIVE chubby girl. I like to move, because someday I might have limited mobility. #MSsucks

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Hiking is one my favourite things ever, and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that. I thought I’d start sharing some of my fave sneakers for my various fun times, because lordy-I got a LOT of sneakers. And I’m always looking for more! 😛

Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe

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Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe (about $130-but I’ve found mine for under $100 at Famous Footwear)

You gotta love Columbia, right? I mean it’s the brand that just screams hiking and being outdoors. I was looking for a hiking shoe to wear for city hikes, as Edmonton has a lot of hiking trails. It’s kind of cool actually, and one of the many reasons I love living here. The Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe is a durable, waterproof hiker that has a lightweight cushioned midsole so it’s got just enough cushioning. The outsole has great traction too, which is what I need in case it rains. It’s been raining a lot here lately, and I don’t like slipping and sliding on trails.

The Upper is a combination of suede leather, mesh and webbing, which makes them really comfy. There’s loads of room in the toe box too, which I especially like for hiking. If I want to wear a thicker pair of socks, I can! And if I don’t? Well, they still fit fine. PLUS they are so breathable, because my feet? SWEAT. LOTS.

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Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes-see? lots of room for toes to move!

The Midsole of the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe is made of Techlite™, which means it’s a lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return. I have high arches, so I need a lot of cushioning. If my sneakers don’t have enough cushioning, my arches ache like a mofo after long hikes and walks. I have no aches or pains when I wear my Redmonds.

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Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes

I also get blisters really easily (whiny feet or what hey?). Pretty much every pair of sneakers or shoes will give me blisters, but not the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes. I’ve had none at all, so YAY! The high backs really help with that blister problem. I have narrow heels for a girl that’s 5’10”.  My heels often slip in shoes, hence the blister problem. But because the Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoe has a high heel backing, my heels are protected and cushioned, and just feel great no matter how long I walk.

Yup! I love my Columbia Redmond Hiking Shoes! I also love the grey and orchid pink colour combo going on. Matches my hair HAHA!

Would I wear these sneakers up in the mountains? Hmmm-nope to be honest. I feel that the outsole isn’t rigid enough and I’d feel every crag and crevice. But for city hiking? Or hiking in the forest like at Elk Island? They’re perfect! Worth every penny! You can order them online HERE.

Do you wear a lot of sneakers too? I’m finding I don’t wear much else anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m aging? Maybe I love my feet being comfy? Maybe. But more likely it’s because I like to be prepared to be active at any time I’m out and about!