End of Summer Favorites

End of Summer Recap
Summer Beauty Favorites
What a fantastic summer 2015 was for myself and family! There were many changes for me, I got married to the love of my life and experienced a move of a lifetime from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii. The transition from summer to fall will not be a major difference living in Hawaii. I am excited to mix warm climate styles with fall influences. Now that it is officially fall, I wanted to reflect back to the summer's most popular items.
Am I the only one who went to the beach or pool and saw this type of bikini above on every female?! I mean really, it is adorable and please do not be offended if you have the same one, but I view the beach like prom night. I do not want to show up at prom and someone else, plus 10 more are wearing the same dress. This applies to swimsuits too, I want to stand out a little bit. Anyways, nautical styles seemed to be EVERY WHERE you looked. Which I am NOT complaining about because if you could not already tell by my blog title "bowlines," I love nautical influences. If you stepped into my place you would instantly know this and if you attended my wedding then you would never forget this fact. My thank you notes were even nautical. I just love the theme and was happy to find even more adorable nautical based fashion pieces in all my favorite stores. When you lived right outside of a major sailing capital, you are bound to love nautical prints.
Tech talk with the Apple watch, this was all the craze this summer, I even went to try one on myself. But I have not purchased one, maybe in the future! Did you follow me on Instagram yet?
@bowlinesandlace
If you do then you could be entered in a chance to win your own Apple watch! Woohoo! Just kidding, I have not made it yet to be giving away Apple watches. But stay tuned! The Apple watch is very versatile and I like that the bands are interchangeable.
Pool FLOATIES  by Urban Outfitters were cuter then when I was going up. The popular floatie was the pool noodle, which is still around today. But my favorite donut, strawberry frosted with jimmies (sprinkles) as a pool floatie is the coolest.
Makeup was not left out in popular summer must haves! It seemed to be Sephora's top seller because whenever I went into my local store, Too Faced Born this Way was always sold out. It is not a surprise because once the popular beauty YouTube gurus talk about a product, it flies off the shelf. Sephora should be paying Jaclyn Hill major dollar bills for all the products she has made popular. If you have not followed Jaclyn Hill then you are missing out! She is a doll and knows what she is talking about in the world of makeup! Speaking of "Jacyln Hill," her highlighter is the holy grail of highlighters! You will glow like a sun goddess. Becca has really great highlighters and I mix up which highlighters from Becca I use. However, since being introduced to Champagne Pop by Jacyln Hill, I cannot use anything else. It is Limited Edition, by the way! If you have not already tried it then you should definitely grab your own before it goes buh-bye!
Bronzer is a must for summer and every other day of the year. I really fell in love with Bobbi Brown's bronzer in Natural. But I simply love bronzer, which means I switch up what I use. Classic Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit has a nice bronzer, NARS Laguna (it can make you look a little muddy) and for a drugstore bronzer, NYC "Sunny!" The NYC bronzer is an oldie but a goodie, the color is perfectly matte.
Carli Bybel is another popular beauty YouTube guru and she recently came out with her own eye shadow and highlighter palette through BH cosmetics. The quality is really good for a palette that is only $12.50! The pigmentation is strong and the color options were perfect for summer going into fall. Her palette is currently sold out, but check back to BH cosmetics to see if the palette has been restocked.
Last beauty product would be Glam Glow Hydrating Mask, this does hydrate your skin and it was a nice repair from the sun. I used this mask when I felt as if I needed to rejuvenate my skin. I have oily skin, which made using this mask three times a week or more unnecessary for me. But if you have dry skin or live in a primarily dry and sunny location then you will want this product added to your skin care routine. I know the product is pricey, but you can try the sample size to decide how much you love it or not.

I enjoyed recapping summer 2015 with all of you! What were your favorites and highlights of 2015?

18 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I can't believe summer is over!

    LOVE Jaclyn Hill's Becca highlighter- I got it a few weeks ago and have been using it like every single day since!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Me too, Ashley! It is the best highlighter I have used in a long time! The color is flattering on anyone! Thanks for stopping by!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  2. I LOVE this post! Isn't Champagne Pop so amazing?! The Too Faced Born this Way Foundation is my new holy grail! I am OBSESSED! You have fabulous taste!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! Born this way is the only foundation I am using right now! I love that it is oil free too!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  3. Those tassel earrings are amazing! Love a good tassel.

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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    1. I love that tassel earrings became a "thing" this summer! It is a really fun accessory to wear!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  4. I have that bikini, is my favorite!! I also like a lot glamglow products, they are great!
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. It is definitely one of the most popular bikinis this summer! I am sure you look great in it! Glam Glow is something that I just recently starting using and I am glad that I did!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  5. I just adore those pool floaties- I wish they had been a part of my summer! lol
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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    1. I know right! I really want to get one but I never did! I will have to get one and find an indoor pool to float around in, haha!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  6. Lovely round up, what a brilliant and momentous summer for you!
    Hope fall brings you just as much happiness

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much, Raj! This summer really one of the best for me and I feel incredibly blessed! I hope you had just as great of a summer!!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  7. The biggest thing missing from my life is a donut pool floaty. I don't know how I lived without it all this time. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. I think everyone needs a donut floatie in their life! or a dozen, right? Because you cannot just have ONE donut ever, haha! ;-)

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  8. Yes, yes, yes!! I love all of these pictures!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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    1. I can feel your excitement through this comment! Thank for that and I am glad you approve!! :-)

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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  9. Summer was the season of all tropical ness!! I love those pictures :) Thanks for stopping by hope you continue I know I will :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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    1. It only seems appropriate, right? I loved the trending summer pieces and it makes me excited for what is to come this fall!! Thanks for your comment and I love your blog!

      Xoxo, Amy J.

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