Summer Must-Haves: Poolside, beachside, or just out for the day!
This post has been sponsored by Neutrogena® and U by Kotex®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer forever, am I right ladies!? Today, I wanted to hop on here and tell you about some of my favorite summer essentials that just make your life a whole lot simpler and, yes, prettier. Who else struggles with over packing things "just in case," even when you are going to the pool and especially going somewhere tropical???
Well, at Walmart, I have found a few items that can cut down your makeup and toiletry bags! Neutrogena® Sheer Smooch Tinted Lip Oil; Neutrogena® Protect + Tint Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 30; and U by Kotex Click®. Literally everything is so compact and easy to throw in your purse, beach bag, or even clutch.
1.) Neutrogena® Sheer Smooch Tinted Lip Oil: It provides the perfect, sheer tint of color and is made with Vitamin E, camellia seed oil, sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil! So great for your lips while being out in the sun and wind, and it give the perfect touch of color without being overbearing. It comes in four colors and I really want to try the nude one next.
2.) Neutrogena® Protect + Tint Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 30: This tinted moisturizer has a sheer formula with Vitamins A, C, and E. It is designed for natural looking coverage and honestly, it's perfect for being at the pool because sometimes I want to have a little bit of color/coverage for my skin but I hate using traditional sunblocks on my sensitive skin. It gives a nice glow but doesn't make my skin feel greasy or dried out! Plus, no need to double down and bring a moisturizer and your foundation on vacation, just bring this!
3.) U by Kotex® Click: These are perfect for all you active ladies out there. Get full-sized period protection in a small package (seriously, so dang small I was shocked). They are designed so that you can discreetly carry one in your purse or pocket, or even your wallet. The core is made from a 100% elemental bleach-free rayon material, too, so they are non-irritating!!! Also, they provide ultimate comfort with great protection because we all know that the day we want to wear that white bikini is the day we don't feel like we can. Well, now you can throw caution to the wind and forget about it! Wear that chic white bikini!
Thank you so much to Neutrogena® & U by Kotex® for sponsoring this post! I use the Neutrogena® Sheer Smooch Sheer Lip Oil in "I'm Blushing" and the Neutrogena® Protect + Tint Tinted Moisturizer in Fair to Light. Be sure to look for more colors in store and check them out at Walmart.com!
Did you know that you can also earn rewards through the Shopkick app when you purchase these products at Walmart?! Click here to learn more.
This post is brought to you by Xbox and the InfluenceHer Collective! Thank you for sponsoring Haley's Dailies!!
Sometimes on a Friday night or weekend afternoon I'm SO down for a little competition and chill time in. In college, my group of friends and I would decompress by grabbing some pigs in a blanket, some cookies, and have a game night till all hours of the morning. Needless to say, I (also, very much so Austin) was so excited to get to try the new Xbox family member, the All Digital Edition of the Xbox One S console out! It's so my aesthetic in that pretty matte white it fit right in my decor haha!
It's disc-free people!! We all know we don't have the time of day or patience to run to the store to go buy the actual games. Now you can download and build your library in the cloud that travels with you that you will never lose, scratch, or struggle to find a new game to play. We are currently on our way to Florida and brought it so that we could hook it up to the TV at night and stream our latest shows or have a little family competition. The All Digital Edition of the Xbox One S console store has 2,200 games including more than 200 exclusives, so pick your style and download! PLUS!! 4K streaming so you can Netflix (or Hulu or Amazon) and Chill to your hearts desire ;) That is honestly what I'm probably most excited about because if I want to watch anything other than Netflix on my (kinda smart) tv, I have to plug my laptop in. *rolls eyes thinking about getting off the couch to stream Amazon Prime.*
You can purchase it at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Microsoft Stores! At only $249.99, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is the most affordable way to start playing Xbox One games plus all your 4K streaming.
So what are you waiting for people, get playing!!
Sponsored by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Always down for a little staycation with my man! We were so exited to be working with Crystal Bridges a few weeks ago to kickoff their summer series Color Field in the North Forest, Nature's Nation in the indoor, travel exhibit area, and their Forest Concert Series. The Color Field will be open through September 30th, 2019 and Nature's Nation will be open through September 9th, so hit them at the same time so you don't miss a thing! The Forest concert series will be over on July 27th, somehow that is already creeping up.
The first night we enjoyed happy hour with the artists and listened to the artist panel for the Color Field. Our favorite pieces in this exhibit are the bright metal sculptures by Typoe, so fun and they just bring out the kid in you! It's crazy how much color can psychologically effect you and your mood.
Claire Helen Ashley’s large, inflatable sculptures are touchable!!! They are all representation's of the women's body and how they can be beautiful no matter how different they are. Feminism in all the right ways :))))
The indoor exhibit, Nature's Nation, features art from Frank Lloyd Wright, Valerie Hegarty ("burned" painting on the right), and James Audubon (bird drawing in the middle - probably one of my favorites). Many of the works encourage you to think about how the human race effects nature and to embrace the beauty outside around you. Their promotion of creating a healthy lifestyle that embraces nature is brought to life with so many beautiful pieces!
Overall, Crystal Bridge's mission is “to welcome ALL in a setting that unites art and nature.” Doesn't matter if you are an outdoor or indoor person because they have a spot for all! The Museum offers a wide range of temporary exhibitions each year, and the artwork in our permanent collection galleries changes often. Some of their signature American works include Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, Kerry James Marshall’s Our Town, and Jimson Weed by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Don't miss lunch or coffee at the Eleven Cafe at the heart of the museum (literally under the hanging gold heart sculpture). Austin and I love to come walk around the grounds, hit up any new exhibit, visit my FAVORITE Along the Shore by William Trost Richards and sip on a latte. It's my favorite weekend or weeknight activity :)
To end the day at the Summer Series, be sure to drop by the Forrest Concert series!! A great place to bring your kids or enjoy a date night under the trees and enjoy a glass of wine, or a popsicle if that's more your style.
Crystal Bridges holds such a special place in my heart here in Bentonville and if you haven't been I highly encourage you to visit, whether you are out of town or live in NWA, trust me you will be super impressed!
A huge & special thank you to Soapbox Influence, Visit Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum, Tavola Trattoria for sponsoring us for an amazing weekend!! We love you!! XX Haley
My favorite teeth whitening company, Smile Brilliant, released the most amazing electric toothbrush!!!! Seriously. I had been wanting/needing a new electric brush for awhile now and I was so pumped when they came out with thisone. I used to always use those cheap electric toothbrushes that were too big for my mouth haha. This one fits perfect! It has so many nice features and comes with a minimalistic charging stand. I've been using it for about a month now and have only charged it once and that was when I first turned it on.
p.s. keep reading for a giveaway :)
The cariPRO Ultrasonic offers 5 different brush modes: Clean, white (my fave because you know I'm such a coffee girl), Massage, Gum care which feels so good, and Sensitive (my other go-to since I have fairly sensitive back teeth). The charge should last you 30 days and it's waterproof. They also offer extra brush heads that start at only $13 for a two pack because having to buy a whole new brush would be a waste right!? You can get a two pack for you and your hunny of the actual brushes for only $199 compared to other brands that would compare at around $400. Yikes.
I love how slim the style is for my hand and for storage on my tiny apartment sink. Overall, this brush is amazing and if you have been on a search for a good electric brush look no further. Brush your way to whiter teeth with me!
Smile Brilliant believes that a beautiful smile starts with a healthy mouth and here is how this can help. It removes up to 7x more plaque than a regular toothbrush, improves gum health in 2 weeks, and teeth will be 2x whiter in just ONE week!! Ugh, I love it so much. I'm a freak about brushing my teeth too. All my friends are always like "don't you need to go brush your teeth" by 8:00pm LOL.
For 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes use my code haleysdailies20
ALSO! Smile Brilliant will be giving one away! Click here to enter for your own toothbrush set!
Thank you for the amazing brush Smile Brilliant! XX Haley
Seattle you are beautiful!!!! Austin and I took a long weekend away on Valentine's weekend to Seattle and stayed with Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle Downtown and it could not have been more perfect thanks to them.
We arrived in the city to the sweetest treats and wine from the staff after a long day of traveling in the snow! We barely made it to our flight due to a snow storm and just walked right on the plane. I was pure anxiety until I was sitting in my seat! I'm so not into cutting it close people!!!
We found the cutest little Mexican restaurant called Cactus Southwest Kitchen that night. What else would we do after a long day of travel other than find some Mexican food and a margarita to start the weekend?
Favorite Weekend Spots:
Everything about our stay at Hotel Vintage was perfect! The downtown location was amazing and a short walk from Pike Place Market and all of the shopping, even a quick Uber ride to Capitol Hill area. The room service breakfast was healthy and over the top, just how I like it because I guess I am a spoiled brat :) The yogurt and granola had to be my favorite, you just can't go wrong. Also, can we talk about how huge our room was!? Normally in a downtown hotel the rooms aren't overly spacious but this one sure was; even the bathroom was large. Big enough to let our suitcases explode like they normally do and still be able to walk around it haha.
Now I see why Seattle is the coffee capitol of the world. A Starbucks (or 3) on every corner, and boutique coffee shops to pick from for dayssss! No shortage of caffeine for us! One of our favorite spots had to be the Mr. West Coffee bar. Their aesthetic was so on point I could have cozied up in the corner there all day and watched people walk around in the rain. Speaking of rain, it was pretty much drizzly most of the weekend, but the sun was out to play and clear on our last day. Not bad for such a rainy area!!
As we said our goodbyes for the weekend, we had the hotel driver pick us up in an all blacked out suburban and honestly felt like we were the Kardashians off for a flight to who knows were next. Could not have had better service!!
Thank you, thank you to Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle for having us for a fun little getaway weekend, we will back!!!
This sweet spot in Seattle will forever hold a special place in our hearts! XX
Thank you Paula's Choice for my new favorite moisturizer! xx Haley
One of my goals for 2019 is to be more organized with my blog and content planning. I'm so grateful for all of the opportunities that came my way in 2018 and the growth that I have worked for. All thanks to my readers and followers this has been possible and continues to be a growing dream for me. With all that mushy gushy said, I know that I need to be more strict with planning posts and keeping up with brand deadlines (I mean who doesn't). It's hard being your own boss (even if it's part time), especially making yourself sit down and take the time to plan.
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Thank you Purple Trail for sponsoring this post and sending me the cutest planner to keep Haley's Dailies organized!
The last thing I need to worry about during the busy holiday season is not having the right bra to wear with my perfect outfit. You ladies know what I’m talking about. You put your bra on thinking you will wear a certain dress, get the dress zipped up, and then the bra shows or the dress doesn’t fit right over it and then you change again into a sweater so you don’t have to change your bra. Don’t deny it, but all we need to do is change the bra, not the outfit haha!
This season, however, I have the perfect bra choices for every need all thanks to ThirdLove! Whether I’m having a girl’s night in watching the Hallmark Channel, a dinner party for work, or Christmassy date night, ThirdLove has the perfect style and fit for my needs. Each bra is beautifully made down to each perfect detail, and most importantly, they are COMFORTABLE! Each style has details that make all the difference when worn such as being tag less, smoothing fabrics, no-poke wire, and lightweight cups.
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Thank you dearly to ThirdLove for sponsoring this post! xx