NOLA…New Orleans

Summer ’16 is starting off with a bang! I am currently in NOLA for vacation and Day 1 of Essence Music Festival. The food is great and the Beignets are awesome. I’ve had a total of 6 in one day.

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“Who comes to NOLA on a diet.”-Hope S. Morgan

Come along with me on my adventure. I promise to eat more Beignets ♥

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Sunscreen For Your Lips?

I am currently writing this post (while waiting for my connecting flight) in Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan. Where am I going? To Essence Music Festival in NOLA, New Orleans. I am super excited, but more about that later.

Its Beauty Must Haves Monday!!!! Lip Balms has been around for ages. They are sold at the drugstore and the most luxury department stores. Millions of shades colors and tons. While wearing lip balms are AWESOME are you protecting your lips? I recently posted that you should wear sunscreen all year around. There is now sunscreen for your lips. YES, SUNSCREEN FOR YOUR LIPS.

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Supergoop Fusion Lip Balm with SPF 30 is the best thing ever! Not only is this a sunscreen, but it is a lip balm as well. Which means you are protecting your lips while adding a hint of color. I think that is the best part! This lip balm comes in 2 flavors Acai and Mint. Each balm is 5 fl oz/ 15mL and costs only $9.50. The secret ingredient is Shea Butter. Shea Butter is great for hydration and moisture.

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Here are great benefits of this product:

With the strength of acai superberry, this lip balm with SPF 30+ hydrates, repairs, protects, and soothes. Enriched with moisturizing Shea Butter to lock in hydration and provide a protective barrier from not only the sun, but also environmental damage that can wreak havoc on the delicate skin of the lips And if that wasn’t enough, its sheer pink tint makes lip color unnecessary.

• Wear alone or apply over or even under your favorite lip color,
transforming your signature shade into a antioxidant-powered UV protector
• Protects against aging free radical damage with powerful acai
• Shea Butter provides instant deep hydration and locks in moisture

Unlike applying sunscreen 15 minutes before you step outside and reapplying every 2 hours, this balm can be applied and reapplied as often as you like. Especially if you are going to be in the sun all day I would advise your lips to be fully covered at all times.

SO before you leave the house don’t forget your sunscreen for your body AND for your lips.

 

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The One Item You Need This Summer

Happy 1st Day to the official start of the summer!!! School is almost out, vacations are being planned and more time will be spent outdoors. I have a feeling we are going to have a very warm summer.

To kick off the summer of 2016 every Monday I will be discussing Beauty Must Haves. I am not an expert in Beauty (only Fashion), however there are some products that I love and want to share them with you…..with some occasional giveaways. Soo let’s get started.

“Having a chic outfit is worthless, if you aren’t protecting your body.” -Hope S. Morgan

In the summer we wear less to stay cool, but there is one thing you must protect. Your skin. On The Oprah Winfrey Show circa 2011, Oprah talked about beauty secrets. “Yes drink water, but YOU MUST WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY…even in the winter.” That phrase has stuck with me for years. I attribute my almost flawless skin to wearing sunscreen every single day. There are tons of sunscreen on the market. I’ve tried the popular ones, but my favorite is Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50 . I have very oily skin and this product not only absorbs very well, but works well under makeup. It doesn’t clog your pores and its very moisturizing. If you have sensitive skin like myself not to fret Supergoop products are Paraben, Synthetic Fragrance and Oxybenzone Free. Non-Comedogenic, Non-Irritating and Allergy-Free.

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There are 4 different sizes with a price range of $10.00-$48.00.

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1fl oz $10.00

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2.4fl oz $19.00

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7.5fl oz $32.00

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Endless Summer Pump 18fl oz $48.00

Here are the great benefits of this product:

Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 provides super broad spectrum sun protection for face & body in an oil-free, non-comedogenic lotion. Powered by potent antioxidant-rich Cellular Response Technology, this lotion preserves and protects skin’s youthful glow. Ideal for a day of play, this feel-good formula is moisturizing, lightweight and fast-absorbing.
• Non-comedogenic, avobenzone based formula easily absorbs into the skin allowing skin to breathe and sweat
• Replenishes moisture through a unique beta-glucan proven to deliver better long term moisturization than hyaluronic acid
• Natural extracts of citrus, basil and boise de rose provide a subtle sensorial experience with no unpleasant “sunscreen” smell
• Our 18oz has an easy twist-and-lock pump so you never have to worry about spills or drips when you put it in your bag or suitcase

The key is to put the sunscreen on 15 minutes before you leave the house AND to reapply at least every 2 hours. Of course in the beginning I would put it on right before I leave the house, but you have to give it time to absorb and create the skin protectant barrier. While your face is very important, please apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, ears and neck too. A little bit goes a longgggg way.

Supergoop is such a great product they’ve introduced sunscreen for your lips. Want to know my thoughts on this product? You’ll just have to wait until next Monday.

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Mixing Pastels

We are half way through the year….what’s on your New Year’s Resolution list? Have you accomplished anything? Its not too late! Add this to your list…Wear More Pastels!

I wrote a post entitled  Color of the year on how to style the colors Rose Quartz and Serenity. It was the dead of winter and I suggested the easiest way to incorporate those colors into your wardrobe with an accessory. It is now the unofficial start of the summer so the real pastel outfits can be worn. However I just have one rule when wearing pastels…

HAVE FUN!!!! The typical way to wear pastels is with white or black. Step out the box and wear pastels together, yes together.

Outfit details

JCrew Pants //  Banana Republic Vest try this // JCrew Bracelet try this // Tory Burch Sunglasses try this

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Stripes and Gingham

Welcome to the unofficial start of Summer 2016!!!

What better way to start June off right by taking a trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t know about this place…have you ever heard of the World Famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest? If so this contest takes place at the world famous Coney Island. As a kid and even as an adult this is the go to place in the summer. Cotton Candy, burgers, amusement park rides its a place like no other.

I decided to take a trip to this colorful place to show you how to wear stripes and gingham at the sametime. Yes, AT THE SAMETIME. Have a little fun with your wardrobe this summer. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

You heard this here first. I am predicting this JCrew cotton midi skirt in oversized gingham to be the skirt everyone will be wearing this summer. It is great for all body types. This skirt is long enough for the office on casual Fridays, a stroll in Central Park or to dinner on vacation.

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From the moment I saw this midi skirt I knew I had to have it. Who can resist a skirt with pockets? I decided to go the unconventional way and pair it with stripes of a totally different color as the skirt.

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I paired the skirt with a lemon and aqua  Saint James for JCrew short sleeve slouchy t-shirt. This t-shirt matched perfectly with my lemon stacked heel sandals.

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To pull this look together I wore a beach ball bag. YES, a beach ball bag. “Why didn’t I think of this.” This bag goes perfect with this outfit because its multi colored.

 

Try stripes and gingham together and tag haute_hope on Instagram .

 

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