Chanel summer 2017 lipstick review

chanel rouge coco shine summer 2017 lipstick colors

From left: Chanel summer lipstick from the Rouge Coco Shine collection: Chanel Golden Sun lipstick / Chanel Golden Sand lipstick / on nails: Chanel summer nail polish

Summer 2017 is here! This means new colors from Chanel for the warm, summer season. Love!  Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick collection is one of my favorite lipsticks. It is sheer, which makes it easy to wear with casual attire, or anytime you don’t want a lot of color on your lips. I always keep one in my handbag in case I get tired of wearing a cream lipstick during the day, and want to switch things up a bit.

For the summer 2017 season, Chanel has introduced the Cruise 2017 collection; not to be confused with resort. This is the first summer 2017 beauty collection. Although the nail polish colors for summer are bright and sunny, with one color exception offering a darker, more vampy look, the lipsticks are surprising subdued.

Chanel has two colors for summer from their Rouge Coco Shine lipstick collection. Golden Sun, which is a sheer orange, and Golden Sand, which is a sheer, dark tan. Both colors are on the cool side of the color spectrum, and offer a natural lip for the warm weather season. No bold lips from Chanel for summer 2017!

Here are examples of what Chanel Golden Sun and Chanel Golden Sand look like on.

Chanel Golden Sand lipstick for summer 2017

chanel golden sand lipstick summer 2017

earrings / lipstick / tee-shirt / nail polish

Chanel Golden Sand lipstick is the perfect go-to color for everyday. It is a neutral hue which plays with any color palette. It is ideal for the office when makeup should not be obvious, and it is great for casual ensembles. This is the color I keep in my purse when I want to change things up during the day, or I get tired of wearing a heavier, cream lipstick.

If you have not worn Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick before, it is extremely lightweight and easy to wear. It never smears, and it wears off evenly during the course of the day. Another thing I love about Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick, is the fact that it is moisturizing. This is why I have been purchasing lipstick colors from this collection since I was in undergrad!

Chanel Golden Sun lipstick for summer 2017

chanel golden sun rouge coco lipstick summer 2017

earrings / lipstick / tee-shirt / nail polish

Don’t let that orange hue fool you! This is a very sheer orange color. Chanel Golden Sun lipstick is a cheery hue which, in my opinion, looks amazing with Chanel’s summer nail colors. Since it is sheer, and light, Golden Sun is easy to wear daily; much like Golden Sand. Unlike Golden Sand, Golden Sun is more on the trendy lip color side and is a great color to wear with summer’s pink, orange, and yellow hues. Love!

This is the color I reach for when I want a sheer lip that is a little more playful then on days when I reach for Golden Sand. Do you need both colors in Chanel’s summer lipstick collection? Maybe not, but it sure is fun to own both! If you are going to choose one, go for Golden Sand for a more conservative look, or Golden Sun for a more playful vibe.

You can find the Chanel summer lipstick collection online here. Which color are you planning to get? Or, are you getting both?

*photos taken by my cute little nine-year-old son 🙂

chanel summer 2017 lipstick collection review

Colleen Rothschild beauty favorites

colleen rothschild beauty favorites

beauty products c/o Colleen Rothschild from left, Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum / Body Cream (love how this smells!!) /  Extreme Recovery Cream (all products-use coupon code FF25 to save 25% off your purchase now through May 21!)

I am so excited to talk to you about Colleen Rothschild’s beauty products! I had the honor of meeting her last month when I was at the rewardStyle conference, and she was absolutely amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and had the best skin; of course! Since I want skin like hers, and I think we all do, I knew trying out her beauty products was a must!

She has so many fabulous skin care products. I have not had the chance to try them all out, but I wanted to share with you the three products which caught my eye when I was first introduced to the brand.

Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

colleen rothschild mandelic acid radiance serum

Colleen Rothschild’s Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum caught my eye because it helps skin like mine. Although it has the word “acid” in the name, it is actually gentle enough to use everyday. The Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum promotes cellular turnover which helps with fine lines, acne (my nemesis!), dark spots (I have a few from my love of the sun), and the overall texture of facial skin.

Mandelic Acid is derived from the bitter almond and contains gentle yet highly effective alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It gently exfoliates skin which, over time, results in a bright and radiant complexion. Love that!

I have been using it nightly after my regular nighttime cleansing routine and my skin feels softer, and my sun spots less visible. Love!

Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream

colleen rothschild extreme recovery cream review

The Extreme Recovery Cream by Colleen Rothschild is a lifesaver for dry skin. This spring season, we have had so much wind! The wind and the sun have really wreaked havoc on my skin. This cream has been a great barrier from the wind, and it has kept my facial skin moisturized to perfection. Love!

Colleen Rothschild body cream (new product-smells SO GOOD!)

colleeen rothschild body cream review

I go through so much body cream! My skin is always exposed to the elements, as well swimming pool chemicals, so I am always in need of a good body cream to keep my skin moisturized. Colleen Rothschild new body cream smells so good, plus it is light as a feather! It does not leave any film or goopy cream on your skin. It is absorbed instantly; which is so amazing! This body cream may not be online yet, but I will keep you posted and let you know when it is in stock. It is truly amazing!

You can learn more about Colleen Rothschild online at

My current favorites from Colleen Rothschild:

Products I want to try/on my wish list:

*thank you colleen rothschild for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

LaVanila Body Butter review

lavanila body butter review

Pictured: body butter c/o LaVanila. Review of LaVanila Body Butter in fresh vanilla lemon

One of my favorite perfumes is LaVanila. When I found out they also made a body butter, I was thrilled! The fabulous thing about LaVanila’s products isn’t just the amazing scent offerings, it is the fact that their products are made from organic ingredients, and not harsh chemicals. Love that!

As a Mother of three, I care a little bit about what I put on my skin, but it is the skin of my children I care A LOT about. This means that I need to be extra careful with their skin since they are young, and what I do to their skin now will last a lifetime.

Summer is upon us, and living in Northern California means my kids will have plenty of outdoor time now, and throughout the summer months. Their skin will take a beating from sun, sticky sunblocks, chlorinated pools, the beach, and more. After they take a bath or shower, I want to be able to nourish their skin, and mine, with something free of harsh chemicals, and made from organic ingredients. I am so happy to be able to use LaVanila Body Butter on their skin!

Not only is the LaVanila Body Butter made from organic ingredients free of harsh chemicals, it actually works to hydrate skin; love that! We all end up with well-nourished skin after using it; especially after a day in the sun or the pool when our skin gets visibly dry.

I am quickly going through my LaVanila Body Butter in fresh vanilla lemon, so when I replace it, I want to try out one of the other scents. They all sound so good! I think vanilla coconut is calling my name to try next; doesn’t it sound perfect for summer!!

You can find LaVanila Body Butter online here. Which scent do you plan to get?