Shop LuLu*s Labor Day Sale!

Save up to $35 + Free Shipping at LuLu*s Labor Day Sale!!!

**DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using those links.

Let’s face it. We all love a great sale at our favorite store. We anticipate holiday weekends not only for the extra days off work, but for the fantastic shopping opportunities that await. Lucky for us, LuLu*s has delivered! They have some amazing deals this Labor Day Weekend – including up to $35 off site wide! You can shop this great deal here. Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget to use Ebates to shop at LuLu*s to get cash back on your purchase!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

If you are looking for a new hairstylist and live in or around San Francisco, you must see Tori O’Connell at the Regis Salon located in Stonestown Mall.

Follow @tori_O and #hairbytorio on Instagram to see pictures of her work. Text 650-296-9009 for inquires/appointments. Tell her Robin sent you!

This past weekend, I went to see Tori to get golden blonde lowlights and highlights all over. I absolutely love the results (I always do with her! She’s so talented.) and she made me feel like a million bucks! As we get closer to my wedding day, I’m thinking of adding even more lowlights. Stay tuned!

golden blonde hair highlights and lowlights

blonde hair highlights and lowlights

golden blonde hair highlights and lowlights

golden blonde hair highlights and lowlights


Essential Summer Makeup Products

I don’t wear a ton of makeup, mainly because I just don’t have the time for it. I try to keep it simple most of the time with mascara, face powder if I have any breakouts, and of course lipgloss. When I’m going out to an event, dinner, special occasion, etc., I’ll add eyeshadow, blush or bronzer, eyeliner and another coat or two of my mascara. Below are my summer makeup essentials that I use for everyday wear. Nothing fancy, but all great products that help me achieve a pulled together look.


3D Fiber Lash Mascara and eye tools

Elf Eyelash Curler ($3)3D Fiber Lash Mascara ($29) / EcoTools Bamboo Lash & Brow Groomer ($4.19)

Step 1: Curl eyelashes.

Step 2: Apply 3D Fiber Lash Gel and Fibers. For how-to tips, click here.

Step 3: Comb out lashes once gel is dry to help separate lashes if needed.


Younique Lip GlossYounique Lip Glosses ($15) in: Loveable / Ladylike / Luxe 

Which lip gloss I wear depends on my mood and how much I feel like getting dolled up. Loveable is my favorite color and I keep this in purse most days because I’m always in the mood to wear it. Ladylike is more for a night out. I’m not a huge fan of red lips on myself so I only use this one for special occasions. Luxe is a perfect nude that I wear when I’m not feeling like putting on anything besides my 3D Fiber Lash mascara.


Touch Pressed Powder Foundation by Younique  in Velour and Powder Puff Brush

Touch Pressed Powder Foundation by Younique in Velour ($32) Powder Puff Brush ($32)

The lightweight formula of Touch Pressed Powder covers imperfections and evens out my skintone, while feeling like I don’t have any makeup on. The powder is great for the summer heat (or even the fog if you live in Pacifica). I went to a girlfriend’s outdoor BBQ birthday party in 80 degree heat and this powder kept me from getting shiny. I hate the feeling of makeup caked on my face and I wouldn’t buy any powder or foundation that does that. This powder is lightweight, yet I don’t need to reapply every chance I get like my last powder that I had used for years.

I have bags under my eyes (thanks genetics) so I apply Boi-ing concealer by Benefit ($20) to my under-eyes. Using this alone, however, it tends to crease and does not cover the blue-ness of my bags. My solution: I also use Moodstruck Minerals Concealer ($29) under my eyes, over the Boi-ing. That stops the creasing and covers the blueness of my bags.  


For my eyebrows, I use a crease brush ($15) to apply a little bit of what’s left of my Stila Brow Set in Fair. I think the product has actually been discontinued because I can’t seem to find it anywhere (besides Ebay).


Essential Summer Beauty Makeup Products Robin With An I

After dinner at Gary Danko. Keeping my makeup simple with my staple products (mascara and lipgloss) with a little bit of bronzer for that sunkissed look.

What are your essential summer makeup products?