LOUNGING IS ASTOUNDING!!!

Vintage La Barron Fibrella Pool Loungers (I own one in yellow, you should be jealous!) / The Happiness Planner / Kopari Coconut Oil / Frends Headphones / Tombo PlayColor2 Pens (they are next level + I swear by them, but whatever.) / Olivine Atillier SHE BLONGS THERE Perfume Oil / Sakara Life Beauty Water Cocktail Mix Kit / Karen Walker Beach Towel / THE RODIN LIP BALM RING (best thing ever!)

To anyone who cares or even reads my rants... FORGIVE my absence! I've been doing my fair share of LOUNGING and trying to seek my balance. Isn't that the constant struggle?! A work-from-home, island-hopping mama of 3 whilst movin-n-shakin' is one heck of a juggle. But here's the real deal: finding the balance + your happy is truly what's important. For it is when we slip that everything goes to sh*t + you experience the inevitable COME TO JESUS MOMENT. Lets face it, there are only so many times we can pull the alarm. So it's just best to take "adult" timeouts and forego the longterm harm. When I find myself slipping, overdoing, double dipping + over-sipping I know that's my cue. Like an innocent tap on the shoulder, I stand up, walk away and know just what to do. I simply state to those in earshot (and to those in the know) "I'm off to Lounge..." I gather my goodies + temporarily dismount. I'm a lucky lady to have a support system that allows, supports + encourages my wellbeing. It's probably due to their own innate health, experience, along with seeing + believing. 

I'll tell you what, as a strong, confident woman who struggles with my mental health - finding what works for you + sticking to it is the very best gift you can give yourself! Struggle is real, and depending on where you are at, she can make frequent visits. The best you can do is to be prepared + forgiving with your limits. Know when to throw in your towel and call it a game because when you keep your cool you remain the same sane dame sans the shame!!

Mrs. Lilien's Beauty Bag

It's been far too long since I've sat down + spilled all the treasures and bits with which my beauty bag is filled. What once were my necessities have undergone a minor switch - for I'm now living on GUAM where it's 10 degrees hotter (!!!!) but truth be told, humidity has remained my main b*tch. Take notice that not all things require island heat + bodily precipitation, you'll scoot across some serious bits that you, too, must introduce to your daily rotation! I'll include a little "why" in the info down below, so you know what you're missing + why you'll cherish it so!

1. NARS TIMANFAYA > This mega pencil makes for the ultimate resort lip! I live resort 24/7, therefore it’s my go to.

2. BUMBLE + BUMBLE INVISIBLE OIL > The things that HAIR dreams are made of!!!  

3. MASON PEARSON HAIR BRUSH > The only thing that touches my hair aside from my own hands

4. KOPARI COCONUT OIL > A DAILY essential... I’m not sure I could now exist without it!

5. ODEME HAIR BANDS (12 PACK) > while my hair just died, I cannot use these anymore BUT they are BY FAR the most elite hair elastic of all time!! The enormous gilded pin that they come on is worth the entire purchase itself!

6. ODEME BOBBING PINS > these are my most absolute favorite hair flare of late. Not only do they come in incredible saturated colors, are build EXTRA long for those of us with unruly horse hair, they are statement making all their own! The packaging that they arrive in will have you sweating with stress over ‘DO I, or DON’T I actually use these’ because the whole kit and kaboole is pure eye candy!!!

7. ODEME POLISH > Light Cassavettes on the nails + bold Cuba Libre for the toes. Odeme’s nail polishes arrive in THE most adoring of boxes. The kind you wouldn’t DARE throw away. The kind that you actually store the coveted polish in at all times when not in use.

8. BOBBI BROWN CREME BLUSH > In Calypso Coral... there is no substitute! Best creme blush on UNIVERSE!!! Believe me, I’ve tried them ALL! 

9. NARS EYE PAINT > On pale or even tan skin, this is a stunning shade. It’s creamy + pigmented and if nothing else, a simple coat of black mascara takes you to insta-glam!!

MRS. PoreTastic!

Living in the tropics is paradise, but with all good things there are negative aspects as well. Being the sun goddess that I am, it’s easy to kiss your complexion farewell. With the constant balminess, sweating + layers of sunscreen,- comes the upset, over exposed, congested skin that haunted you as a teen. Not without mention, 36years of life stakes it’s claim on your face - doubling the effects of sun exposure making it even MORE difficult to erase. All in all it’s not the best combo. I’ve been using a more advanced skin care line for quite some time. The StriVectin Advanced Retinol collection - has really done wonders for my complexion. Just recently I got my MRS mitts on their new StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner - and after just a few weeks my once somewhat porous skin is looking noticeably smoother and finer! It’s an added, after moisturizer treatment used both morning and night. I have to say the new tightly toned and even texture of my skin has been quite a delight! While our beauty routines will be ever changing, just like our age, I have to say that this combination I’ve found from StriVectin has proved to be my trusted complexion aid!

I’ve got a few extra full size tubes of Pore Refiner to give away! Roll on over to my Instagram and comment on my PORE post. Using emojis to emulate your PORE status + tagging @StriVectin #PORENOMORE. May the BEST combos win!

5 Things My Skin Needs

My skin routine is ever-evolving but will forever be a task worth solving. Seasons, age and the sun take part in this puzzling situation that I proclaim a sophisticated art. One product for too long never does me right - so I bow to a blossoming meddy cabinet full of interchangeable delight! Since my move to the tropics, I've upped my game and have been enthused by the results of the above 5 named. Yes, a bit hodge podge but that's okay because it's about the way my face, scalp and body sparkle, shine + glow come the end of the day!

Xxx

MRS

1. Whole Foods' ALAFFIA Coconut Face Toner  2. TonyMoly Hawaii's Egg Pore Skin Soap 3. One Love Organics Coconut + Salt Body Lotion 4. Wen by Chaz Dean Lavender Cleansing Conditioner 5. Everyone 3-in-1 soap

Island Beauty

When you live on an island with weather ever-luminous, you find yourself pursuing a most protective product cumulus. No matter the fun, the sun may bring - it is undeniably responsible for UV-scything. Not one single part of me is willing to accept hair frizzy + frowy..."Well, fine!" I say, "I've got the goods to make it the breeziest of the blowy". Now my skin, THAT is a whole 'nother venture...time, trials and money to nail down the most honorable contenders. Before the day begins and after it ends, I show it some love with a simple assortment that utterly commends.

Perhaps you've got a recommendation or two for other ladies searching for the most valuable balmy basics to pursue!

HAIR 1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion 2. Wen Cleansing Conditioner 3. SunBum Leave In 4. Bumble and Bumble Styler 5. Davines Beautifying Oil Potion

SKIN 1. Everyone Face Cleanser 2. Coola Unscented Face Sunscreen 3. ER Face Serum 4. SunShades for Overexposed Skin 5. SunBum Spray Sunscreen

Obsessed much?

Nary a day goes by that I don't discover something new to obsess over. It's a bitter sweet disease and one that requires heaps of composure. Sipping whilst clicking is both highly dangerous yet intoxicatingly bewitching! When I find myself is such a lustful click + buy pickle - I force myself to Pin the object of desire instead, and revisit it pre-tipple! When I return sound-minded - I'm apt to discern need form not and follow through accordingly + decided. If you're anything like me, this is a rather common occurrence - But, fear not! Just play it safe and Pin it... it's the perfect hasty purchase deterrence!

1 Ikea Solar Glowing Pear / 2 Cynthia Rowley, No. 81 frames / 3 OMG Pill Sculpture 4 Tassel Necklace / 5 Banana Salt + Pepper Shakers / 6 Original Vintage Pucci Pillows / 7 WTF Pill Sculpture

Summer Polishes and Baubles

Allow me to introduce you to a few of my favorite Summertime friends. They are the gals responsible for my various sunshine-y trends. Nothing looks (and feels) better than your very own glammed up hands - bright, bold, or subtle will always defend and command. So here go the introductions, be sure to pay attention, because each and every piece is worth a special mention...

Mrs. Hollywood Glam: Holly Westhoff Cuff (25% OFF with code mrslilien25) + NARS Polish

Mrs. Sweet as Honey: BaubleBar Script Name Cuff + Deborah Lippman Polish

Mrs. Beach-y Babe: AURÉLIE Cuff + Essie Polish

Mrs. Nature Embracer: Winden Embrace Cuff + elf Polish

 

The Summer Face

It's a 'must-do' routine, a daily regimen and one totally worth the summer haul - A'MEN!!!! It'll have you feeling more rejuvenated than ever, knowing that your Summer face is on + displayed whenever, wherever, and for whomever.

Welcome yourself to the MRS. Summer skin regime: there are 6 MRS essentials that do it for me - the hottest commodities that my Summer face totally needs. It thrives off a good bronzing, thick lashes + luscious lips. But what would a true sunny-months face be without rosy cheeks + perfectly manicured brows?! 

Think about it. Get it. Master it.

You're Welcome.

MRS

FACE OFF

I certainly didn't keep my Hawaiian vacay a secret - nor the fact that I took my delicious tan to the deepest. So now that I'm back to reality and my glorious tropical tan is but a memory - I'm facing off with the damage b removing the vacation quite expertly. It's a twice daily ritual that's really rather unfussy - yet the results are astonishing and my skin is lookin' money!! It begins with the almighty Clairsonic and a dab of Origins cleanser - which results in a 2 minute buffing where all evil will surrender. This is then followed by the holy grail of age reversal - A slathering of Restorsea Day Cream + Eye Cream (aka: nirvana for your epidermal!!) Lastly a dot or 3 of Dr. Jart's V7 Vital Laser - a power packed sun spot murdering eraser. Voila, this it it! It's  simple, I'll admit. That said, the unsightly leftover of my tropical escapades - are steadfastly diminishing with each passing of the days. What I presume will victoriously prevail - is a glowing complexion a la nonpareil!

Clairsonic AriaRestorsea Rejuvenating Day Cream / Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream / Origins, Checks + Balances Cleanser / Dr. Jart V7 Vital Laser 2.1