Stay Smooth All Summer

Stay Smooth All Summer

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Summer travel had me on-the-go the past few months, which means there hasn’t been time for my usual routines. You know, all of the little things us ladies do to keep ourselves feeling good. I try to keep up with waxing my legs and my eyebrows in order to be ready to go at any time. With the spontaneous vibe of summer, its tough to keep to our usual modes of primping.

Whether your cruising the Caribbean with your girlfriends, or beach-hopping with the kiddies, you need to save on prep time in order to be ready for anything. I started a collection of items that made it easy to stay on-the-go all summer while not having to compromise on some of my beauty necessities. In my beach bag I would keep one of my favorite little totes and include the following:

  • Wax Strips
  • Sunscreen
  • Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Aloe Vera Gel

Sally Hansen Wax Kit

The Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit for Body is perfect for removing unwanted hair instantly. No mess or microwave required. These self-adhesive strips are simple to use and fit easily in your purse. These were a must-have all summer long and kept my legs smooth and beach / pool ready while my husband and I were on stay-cation last weekend. It even comes with a bottle of finishing oil in case you have sensitive skin like myself.

Sally Hansen

Sunscreen and moisturizer are a must, especially in this hot South Florida weather! Tinted Moisturizer is a great pick me up without the hassle of having to put on actual makeup. Some days when were at the beach my husband decides he may want to catch a bite to eat on the water. This allows me to spruce up a bit without the hassle of heading home to get ready.

Sally Hansen

Aloe Vera Gel is sort of my savior all summer long. It’s great for any unexpected cuts or scrapes, and is a miracle worker on any sensitive sun burns.

Sally Hansen

These items were a staple in my beach bag keeping me smooth and giving me the confidence to keep the fun going all summer long.

Sally Hansen

I found these wax strips easily in the Skin Care aisle at Target.

Sally Hansen

Essentially yours,

Erika


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Marvel’s Doctor Strange Sneak Peek

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Sneak Peek

Growing up I didn’t get into Marvel comics as much as my brother, but I definitely have heard all about the different cast of characters over the years. I think its pretty cool how there are so many movies retelling these famous comics on the big screen. It always amazes me how they seem to know all of the infamous villains even though they are too young to have seen any of the movies yet! I suppose I’d better brush up on my comic lingo seeing as how I have two young boys pretty much obsessed with all things Spider Man. It’s only a matter of time before I am first in line at Comic Con with my boys!

Doctor Strange

So who better to start off with than the new upcoming release of Doctor Strange? With a cast of characters like Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton, its kind of hard to not be interested. You can checkout a sneak peek of the movie trailer here and see for yourself:

I can’t wait to get all caught up when Doctor Strange is released in theaters November 4th.

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Essentially yours,

Erika

Cabo Flats – City Place

Cabo Flats – City Place

As our boys grow date night is becoming a bit more frequent. We are climbing out of the toddler years and are raising two very awesome boys. With this comes a bit more freedom and the ability to discover fun new places for our time together, and enjoy some of the fun favorites. For us, this is Cabo Flats in City Place. As self-proclaimed foodies we really enjoy exploring new and exciting cuisine, but every once in a while we return to some classic favorite that we know we can count on for a great meal and a good time. If you read my previous review of Cabo Flats, then you know I love visiting during winter time for their gorgeous glass fire pit table.

However, I really enjoy a visit during the summer and here’s why. Mexican cuisine is made using light fresh citrus flavors and pairing them with smoky notes that blend in just the right way. This made it a perfect fit for this month’s date night. We decided to try some new items and revisit a few of our tried and true favorites as well.

Cabo Flats

Cabo Flats

We started out with the Watermelon Martini, since its summer and all. This light and fresh cocktail complimented the platter of creamy Mexican Street Corn, Avocado Fries, and Ceviche. My husband is a ceviche connoisseur and thoroughly approved of this appetizer. Just the right blend of onion, lime, cilantro and fresh fish. I on the other hand could not out down the corn…

Cabo Flats

We were both in the mood for a hearty meal and whenever I’m eating Mexican cuisine I have to give the steak a try. So we both ordered steaks with a different twist so we can share and compare. I ordered the Chimichurri Steak and was not disappointed. The steak was cooked just right and the vegetables had just the right amount of snap to them.

Cabo Flats

My husband went with the classic Steak & Shrimp, well one less shrimp than he was supposed to get since it had to pass me in order to make its way to him.

Cabo Flats

No complaints here, this is one of our favorites at Cabo Flats!

We enjoyed our food and then sat in the lounge area while listening to some tunes with their awesome house DJ. Such a fun environment from Thursday – Sundays, I saw many people just off of work ready to get a good meal and blow off some steam. Cabo Flats will always be one of our favorites for date night! Don’t get me started on their dessert menu!

Cabo Flats is located on the North end of City Place on Rosemary Avenue. You can contact them for a reservation at (561) 249-2818 or online.

Essentially yours,

Erika

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