I tweak my skincare based on the seasons and what my skin needs.  The heat and sun stress our skin so it’s equally important to take care in the summer. These are My Favorite Five Skincare products for Glowing Summer Skin.

After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I know you’ll love the products I love using during the summer, too!

1) Colleen Rothschild Body Scrub

I shared a little about this body scrub in this post featuring Colleen Rothschild’s full body collection. I keep the Honey Vanilla Body Scrub in the shower. It’s super exfoliating and I love it! It’s made of finely milled bamboo, pomegranate and cranberry blended with Pink Himalayan salt and Brazilian brown sugar. It always leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft. It has a slight warming effect when you first start to work it around.  It’s the perfect prep for a sunless tan!

2) Chocolate Sun Self Tanning Cream

This tanning cream smells amazing and is so easy to use! You can use it on your face and body. The formula includes Shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe. So your skin will feel moisturized, soft, and look tan!  It is so easy to use that a 10 year old can use it…and mine did!  I couldn’t figure out why she smelled so good when I put her to bed one night after I got home from a business dinner.  I thought she had baked cookies with her sisters!  She was beautifully tan in the morning!  One application note, I take care to moisturize by hands/wrists, elbows, knees, feet/ankles with a good body butter before applying so that those more dry areas don’t get too dark.

3) Glotrition Powder Drink And Serum

I’ve shared this with you on Instagram and in posts here, here, and here. It’s my absolute favorite and must-have! I drink the powder every morning and even pack it when we’re traveling. Their new Quick Glo 10 Pack makes that so easy!  The drink and serum work together to keep your skin looking beautiful from the inside out by supporting your body’s own natural collagen synthesis. It also helps increase skin elasticity!  Use code AWL15 to get 15% off your order!

4) Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

This is the most amazing corrective facial oil. It does everything you want a skincare product to do. I use about 6 drops as a part of my Nighttime Skincare Routine. Just a few of the issues it tackles…fine lines and wrinkles, acne, lack of elasticity, dullness, etc. After using it, your skin will feel more balanced and radiant.  I love using a few drops of this during the day when my skin is feeling parched.

5) The Protector by BeautyBio

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to wear a daily SPF. The Protector is a lightweight cream you can use every day that has SPF 30. It’s not greasy but leave your skin feeling very hydrated. It adds a gorgeous glowy sheen to your skin!



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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

Colleen Rothschild Giveaway!

Colleen Rothschild Giveaway!

I’m excited to partner with Colleen Rothschild today to give away some of my favorite skin care products! Find out what they are and how to enter!

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Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 

St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.