Monthly Archives: June 2015

FLOWERISTA by Essie

Happy Friday | ‘Flowerista’ by Essie

June 26, 2015

FLOWERISTA by Essie

Happy Friday! Not gonna lie, this week has me tired. We started building our pool in the backyard this week. And Mason (10 months), who is usually a good sleeper, has been waking up at the crack of dawn – what the f***?! Nothing a good eye concealer can’t fix though!

Anyway, my week was filled with the usual mommy stuff – laundry, errands, cooking, and running after my boys. But I also squeezed in some time for the gym, and a MUCH NEEDED manicure and pedicure with one of my besties!

This weekend we are going up to West Palm Beach to visit with my husband’s family. After we get home from a day of stuffing our faces, eating delicious authentic + homemade Lebanese food (ohhh so good! And FYI my husband is Lebanese), then the hubby and I will have a date night! We usually try to have one night a week alone. He and I usually go to a movie or grab some dinner + drinks. What are you up to this weekend?

Nail color:  FLOWERISTA by Essie { Spring 2015 Collection }.

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Rebecca MInkoff 'Dev' Off Shoulder Top

Wednesday’s Wish List | Featuring Rebecca Minkoff

June 24, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff Sydney Bucket Bag Rebecca Minkoff Passport Holder Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch Rebecca MInkoff 'Dev' Off Shoulder Top Triangle Ear Jackets Rebecca Minkoff Phone Charger

Rebecca Minkoff:  Bucket Bag | Passport Holder | Fringe Clutch | Top | Ear JacketsPhone Charger

Wednesday’s Wish List is a new series on Petals And Pumps. This series will be about beauty and/or fashion related items that I wish to have – pretty self explanatory, right? My goal is to post 1 of these every week. If I don’t though, ( because life gets a liiiiiitle crazy ) then I will post a wish list twice a month.

Ok….so this week I’ve been loving Rebecca Minkoff! I found all these items at Nordstrom. If you remember my Spring 2015 Bag Trend post, I said this type of bag would be everywhere. And it is. And this powder blue and snakeskin one is so cute, right?!

I used to be more of a jet-setter before I had the boys. I still LOVE to travel, but It’s been hard to escape. I think my husband and I are itching for some adventure! I AM READY FOR A VACATION (we will be going to Mexico in a couple of weeks!) and this bright ‘Adventure Awaitspassport is perfect! Also, this off the shoulder top is cute for summer, even in black. I would wear this top with distressed jeans and heels, out for some drinks or a casual date night.

And finally, how cool is this studded phone charger? Everyone should have a way to stay connected, especially with how much we utilize our phones. This is great to keep in your handbag for emergencies.

I hope you’ll like this series! Happy Hump Day!

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Pictures:  Nordstrom

Juice Beauty and Murad Skincare

New Skin Care Products | Juice Beauty + Murad

June 19, 2015

SkincareJuice Beauty Antioxidant SerumMurad

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum | Murad Complete Reform | Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

I’ve been wanting to try some products from Juice Beauty and Murad for some time now. I’ve heard many great things about both of these companies. And I know Murad has a huge cult following. I went to Ulta last week specifically to find something to try from these brands. And I knew I wanted treatments. My bathroom cabinet is loaded with treatment serums, masks, gels and oils. It’s just my thing!

 Juice Beauty is an organic skin care brand. And that’s why I wanted to try it! I really try to seek out products that are as natural as possible. Juice Beauty is known for its pure, but powerful products that work! I decided to try the Antioxidant Serum for starters. This serum is of course, formulated with organic ingredients, and is clinically proven to help load your skin up with vitamins and antioxidants.

With powerful ingredients like:  peptides, CoQ10, vegetable hyaluronic, algae, vitamins B5, organic aloe and more. This serum will help combat the signs of aging, hydrate your skin, fight free radicals + keep your skin healthy a glowing from within.

What Intrigued me about the Murad Complete Reform was the ingredient glycolic acid. Gylicolic Acid helps to exfoliate the skin. So if you get break-outs, or have dry patches on your skin, the glycolic acid will help smooth and prevent all those issues. It also has Beta-Carotene, which is great for anti-aging. I’m really excited to see what this product will do for my skin long-term.

The Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is so cool! It’s your primer and sun protector in one. It has a velvety texture just like a primer + you use it like one too. So apply this product after you cleanse and moisturize in the morning, and before doing your makeup. Invisiblur will help smooth out your skin and fill in any pores + wrinkles so your makeup will just apply smoothly and last all day. PLUS it has SPF 30 which will keep your skin protected! It’s a great multi-tasking product, and I’ve really been enjoying it!

Have a great weekend!

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Laura Geller Beauty Summer Glow

Summer Beauty | Laura Geller + Stila

June 17, 2015

Laura Geller Beauty

Baked Body Frosting { in HAWAIIAN GLOW }| Blush-N-Brighten { in SUNSWEPT } | Gelato Swirl Illuminator { in BALLERINA }

Laura Geller Beauty Laura Geller Beauty

I’m all about a bronzed glow right now. I love simple makeup looks that are glowy and effortless for the summer time. I want to wear the least amount of makeup possible during these very hot and humid months here in Miami. I live for just popping bronzer on my face, some highlighter and a pretty bright lip. No matter what skin tone you have, a sun-kissed glow is flattering on everyone!

Laura Geller‘s Baked beauty products all start as a liquid, that then are poured into terra cotta pans and are baked until they turn into a soft, wonderfully pigmented & creamy powder. By using this baked method, the terra cotta tiles help sustain hydration in the product as well as in your skin. You know how sometimes after you’ve dusted a powder across your face and then your skin feels…dry?  Well, not with these products. You get the color pay-off, hydration and glow!

Stila Cosmetics

Sun, Sea + Splash Summer 2015 Collection

Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer | Contouring Bronzer For Face + Body { in DARK } | Liquid Lipstick { in AMALFI } 

Stila Aqua Glow BronzerStila Cosmetics

Fun Fact:  Stila was one of the first high-end brands I started using back when I was in high-school.

I have been loving the NEW Summer Collection. The matte bronzer really does stay all day, it applies effortlessly, and never turns muddy or orange. I apply it where the sun would normally hit my face – forehead, tops of my cheeks and a little across my nose.

I have used the Aqua Glow bronzer only 3 times, I just got it last week. But I really like the dewy sun-kissed look it gives. I’ve tried wearing it alone, but I like mixing it with a little foundation. It does not feel or look oily on my skin. I prefer though, to set my T-zone anyway with powder after I apply this.

The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a beautiful color { shade:  AMALFI — a coral-pink }. This pop of color is great with tanned skin. I’m still on the fence with this product though. It does last, but what bothers me is the smell and the texture of it. It smells kind of ‘chemically’ and it dries out my lips. BUT I do love the color. I think maybe I’ll try putting a gloss or something over top to see how that goes.

These products are perfect for creating that summer sun-kissed glow!

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