It's been a bit since I've shared my favorite makeup and beauty items and with summer on the horizon, I've been trying to simplify things as much as possible. I shared this post back in December and while Peach Perfect is still my favorite foundation, I've changed up a few other things!

Now that we're in our warmer weather months (and thanks to my lash extensions), I've got it paired down to this things in my makeup routine:
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Brushes I Use:

It was time for me to restock on some items, so my latest purchase included:
I've mentioned some of these in my every day routine so they need no revisiting, but you can't go wrong with these other products. I love the Rosebud Salve (I also love the Vaseline version) and keep some version of it or the Vaseline in my makeup bag, purse, and beach bag. As I was checking out, Sephora got me with a product suggestion of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and I've only been using it a few days but I'll report back! For the price, it got really good reviews so I'm excited to see how it turns out. 

I've also been wanting to try the Drunk Elephant products for quite some time, so I picked their sample set as my free gift. I used the face wash last night and my skin felt great after. I loved the moisturizer as well but to be honest, I still love my It Cosmetics and Lexli products just as much!
Even though it is technically still spring, it sure does feel like summer around here. We've had crazy hot temperatures (around 100 degrees in May, yikes!). To top it off, we've been staying at my family's beach house so it's felt a bit like vacation (aside from the fact that we're still going to work). 

When I was packing to stay, I wasn't sure if it would just be for a week or for a month, so I packed fairly light, especially for me. Now, in full transparency, our house is 15 minutes away or a 5 minute boat ride, so I've snagged a couple of things here and there, but I've found that I keep wearing the same stuff over and over again but in a good way. They are things I reach for regularly in my closet which has me motivated to do a huge closet cleanout this weekend. 

Some of the stuff that made its way to the beach were these finds from Amazon! Though I place at least one Amazon order weekly (we use it a ton for the shop), I'm always a little hesitant to purchase clothing. I decided though to try out a few things and none of it has disappointed!
I wore this swimsuit top over Memorial Day weekend (on my birthday) and I fell in love! It's easily one of my favorite swimsuit tops. It came with a matching bottom but it was a little too cheeky for me so I grabbed this one from Target which matches almost perfectly. I also snagged a fun little sarong. It's the perfect thing to throw in your boat or beach bag! Size ordered: M (in both)
I love a simple maxi dress because they are so easy for the summer. I wore this on the morning of my birthday to run errands, wore it as a cover-up, and then wore it again with sandals and fun jewelry. Size ordered: M
This little cover-up maxi comes in a million different color options! It was hard choosing but I thought the stripes were so cute (although I love the full lace version as well). Size ordered: one size. 
This is one of my favorite things that I ordered! I forgot I had ordered the black instead of the navy but I do really like how the black turned out. It's an easy casual option (could be a cover-up) but I wore it with Miller sandals, chunky gold bracelets and fun earrings to dinner last weekend and loved how it looked for an easy summer vibe. Size ordered: One size.
I have always loved Anthropologie but when we were in Charleston a few weekends ago, I absolutely fell in love with everything in the store! I don't do much shopping these days, especially in-store, but I had a really hard time resisting the urge to buy everything! I did snag this top as well as this one (on sale!!) and I've already worn both of them several times.

Good news though - Anthro is having their summer flash sale but it ends tonight! Here are a few of my favorites.

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I don't know about y'all but my skin is already feeling this summertime sun! I try to take good care of my skin year round, but summer is so important especially since I live in a beach town where we spend a good portion of our time in the beautiful outdoors. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I spent almost every waking hour in the sun and my skin definitely felt it which was such a huge reminder to be diligent in my skincare routine.

I'm often asked about what products I use, and while I still have a few tried and true trusty favorites, I have also been really enjoying a new skincare line called Lexli. This aloe-based skincare line is physician-formulated and proven to treat, heal and rejuvenate. I've been using these four products:
I have normal-to-dry skin and all of these products have been amazing to use. I rotate these moisturizers out with some of the others I have but have been using them at least 4 times a week for the last month and a half. I also really love the cleansing lotion! It has easily become a part of my daily routine (as you can see by the half-empty bottle).

Another really unique product is the AloeGlyC Exfoliator. I wash my face, then use the exfoliator and it's so neat in that it you don't have to rinse. You simply apply, wait 10-15 minutes for it to set in, and then use your moisturizer. This product is one that I will be using continuously this summer as it was formulated with a base of organic, pharmaceutical-grade aloe vera and glycolic acid that promotes smoother, softer skin - and lightens those sun spots that are very loud and proud at the moment!

Before I first started using these products, I had a sprinkling of milia (small white bumps) on my left cheekbone. It wasn't something super noticeable but as I have had very few issues with my skin, their appearance was a little frustrating. Since using Lexli, the bumps are virtually gone and I first noticed them starting to disappear with the use of the AloeGlyC. 

As always, I want to be transparent in my skincare routine. While I still have a few products from other brands that I use, Lexli has 100% become a part of my daily skincare routine (and I've been recommending to my friends, too). Be sure to check out the Lexli website to learn all about their line of products as they have something for every skin type. 

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Thanks to Lexli for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Spring is here but these days it is already feeling like summer! It's so hard to believe that we're halfway through May but that means that we're closer to a long weekend for Memorial Day and my birthday weekend! I'm excited for a few days of fun in the sun.

These warm weather days also mean I'm living in gorgeous maxi dresses like this one. It's been awhile since I did a lot of in-store shopping, so when we were in Charleston a couple of weekends ago, I ended up with this pretty floral maxi and it's safe to say I won't be able to stop wearing it!

Another thing I can't get enough of?! Gorgeous and delicate gold necklaces! I love pretty and dainty pieces and wear the same simple diamond pendant necklace every day. What I love about these pieces is that you can wear them with just about everything - I very rarely take mine off no matter the season or occasion. I'm often asked about my necklace and while mine is a simple bezel-set diamond, there are some other great options as well, like a turquoise pendant or a mini moon choker.

I'm also often asked for gift ideas as well and time and time again, I suggest something like a dainty gold necklace. Whether you're shopping for graduation, belated Mother's Day, a birthday, or for a just because gift, it makes for the perfect surprise. My parents gifted me mine for Christmas a few years ago and it has easily become one of my most-worn pieces in my jewelry collection.

I most recently picked up this gold circle bracelet and similar to the simplicity of my gold necklace, I love how it blends with just about everything. While I've only had it a few days, I've already received quite a few compliments on it!

While I love a good statement necklace or earring, my classic, dainty pieces have become my essentials and are what I wear on repeat. What is your favorite piece of jewelry in your wardrobe?

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Thanks so much to Nakturnal for sponsoring this post!

I stopped in to visit with my friends over at Perry's Emporium this week as they are getting ready to remodel! Because of that, they are having an incredible jewelry sale! Most of the store is 30 - 50% off which is absolutely incredible! I tried on a few pieces that I absolutely love - a gorgeous choker necklace, diamond earrings, of course all the wedding bands, and even an amazing statement pearl ring. 

As I'm sure you know, I absolutely love stacking bands. Stephen gave me a diamond wedding band that matches my engagement ring during our wedding ceremony but also gave me a gorgeous secondary band to create a mix-and-match look. Perry's has a great selection of bands on sale at the moment and I fell in love with this gorgeous yellow-gold one.

I also thought this gorgeous choker necklace was stunning! Morgan, the marketing manager for Perry's, recommended I give this one a try and it did not disappoint! It gives a simplistic statement so I tried these diamond earrings on with it and loved the completed look! Both of these would make great Mother's Day gifts!
Growing up, I always loved pearls. I wore a strand of pearls all the time and to this day, one of my favorite pairs of earrings is a pair of diamond and pearl studs that my dad gave me. My mom spotted this gorgeous statement ring - wow! It makes for the perfect right hand ring and is 30% off!
There are so many great pieces on sale (and I'll be making a trip back there in the next week or so to revisit some items I had my eye on). The current pre-construction sale will be ending on Saturday, May 11th and Perry's will briefly close and re-open in their temporary location right across the street. Then, the remodeling sales event will continue! If you have time this weekend, head over to Perry's to check out their incredible collection! I can't wait to see what they do with their space!

Thank you to Perry's Emporium for sponsoring this post. Southern Style enjoys collaboration with local businesses and appreciates your support of shopping with small businesses!

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