Palm Leaf Perfection

1a9fe301-9160-4a51-b1f3-2dcb0a586725

c510dcc9-d420-4c25-aa7f-4eb178cabd27

Have you noticed the huge palm leaf trend happening the past couple of months?! I’m SO obsessed!!!! I have pretty much everything and anything with the print, from my phone case to having several actual palm leaves for decor haha. When I saw this dress at Forever 21, I had to have it. The style of this dress is seriously amazing and kinda hard to explain! It flows so beautifully, has a tie waist, and the chest area is perfect for small chested girls.

fef758ed-aa36-4255-84a5-1538e3e99e99

4abc27cc-e3e1-4b57-b6d3-d7fb91e188ec

Forever 21 has a ton of fun dresses for summer! I love that they always have a great selection of styles. So wether you are looking for that sexy style for a night out, a beach vacay dress, or even something for the office, Forever 21 has it ALL. If their store intimidates, their site is super organized and has a ton of online exclusives!

25aea219-98e8-4ff1-bd2c-79ce8bae3125

68fe97a9-83d0-41f6-87ab-fc9d32ec48c9

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by! ❤

5 Reasons To Wear A Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses have always been my absolute favorite fashion trend. I recently wore this adorable tie shoulder maxi dress from Haute Shop Co and was reminded how much I LOVE wearing them!! The slit and adjustable straps really make this maxi one of a kind and I wish I owned it in every color. Use the code SUNSHINE20 for 20% off your entire purchase!

As y’all can tell I really really love maxi dresses, but I do know there are a lot of people out there that feel the exact opposite. So I thought I would share 5 reasons you should wear a maxi dress.


1. They look GREAT on everyone.

There is a literally a maxi dress for all shapes and sizes. They can come in so many different styles. Off the shoulder, strapless, backless, long sleeve, short sleeve, slit, no slit, and the list goes on!

2. The Convenience

We’re all super busy or just have those days when we don’t feel like picking out an outfit. Having a closet stocked with maxi dresses will make those days a BREEZE.

3.  You Can Forget About Your Legs

Pasty legs? Hairy man legs? Who cares!! This is a game changer for the super busy weeks, or if you’re like me and really hate shaving your legs. Sometimes I’m so lazy I will go weeks (yup weeks) without shaving my legs haha.

4. Stylish Year Round

There are not many items in my closet I can literally wear anytime of the year. You can pair a maxi dress with scarfs, jackets, kimonos etc. to pair with the season you’re in. Layering is key!

5. You Can Eat Whatever

I will not eat a full course meal before I head out for the night if I am wearing anything that hugs my stomach. There is nothing better than the extra room in a maxi and of course, not having to unbutton your pants at the dinner table!


If these 5 reasons still do not have you convinced to buy your first maxi dress…YOU CRAYYY. Just kiddingggg, but really though, email me and I will give 10 more reasons. If you’re unsure what style looks best on your figure I would love to help pick a style! Shelby@stylingsunshine.com

Thanks for stopping by!

My Skin Care Routine

A couple of months ago I went to a dermatologist for the first time and Dr. Aguirre  put me on a new skincare routine and I actually stuck to it. SAY WHAT?! I am in love with the results, so I thought I would share my experience and my step-by-step routine with y’all.

I’ve never really had any issues with my skin until I got pregnant and moved to California. All of those hormones and this desert climate did not mix with my well humidified skin, as Houston is VERY humid.

I wanted to try going to a dermatologist but I was a little skeptical. I had read some things online saying things along the lines of “dermatologists make your skin break out more so you have to come back” etc. I am so glad I didn’t listen to those reviews because my skin is the best it has been in years!

My first appointment with Jeffrey Klein MD was a really amazing experience. The staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Aguirre was super informative. She answered every question I had with answers I could really understand (and I had a lot hahah.) My skin had several breakouts and dry spots and Dr. Aguirre said Hutton Klein’s skin care line would clear it right up. She recommended their HK Acne Combo Gel and for me to apply 3 times a week in the evening. I followed her exact steps for 2 months and my results are amazinggggg!! I’m going to list out my exact routine below and if you live in SoCal I highly recommend booking an appointment. Call 949-248-1632 for your free consultation.

DAY ROUTINE:

  1. Wash face with Hutton Klein Foaming Facial Cleanser.
  2. Saturate a cotton ball (I use these) with Hutton Klein Pore Minimizer and work over the surface of the face in a circular motion.
  3. Moisturize with Hutton Klein Hydrating Mango Face Cream.

NIGHT ROUTINE:

  1. Wash face with Hutton Klein Foaming Facial Cleanser.
  2. Saturate a cotton ball (I use these) with Hutton Klein Pore Minimizer and work over the surface of the face in a circular motion.
  3. Apply 1-2 pumps of HK Acne Combo Gel to entire face.
  4. Moisturize with Hutton Klein Hydrating Mango Face Cream.

Live Colorfully

Wearing something bright and colorful like this adorable romper from Red Dress Boutique is the perfect way to start your week! Even if you’re feeling like you may have the worst week ahead, wearing an outfit that reflects the opposite can actually inflate your mood. It also isn’t half bad to have random people complimenting your outfit LOL!

This romper is seriously SO much fun to wear. The maxi slit shows off enough leg, while covering up just enough. If you’re a mother like me who is constantly bending over to pick things up, the extra coverage is a must! The multicolor bright stripes are perfect for a summer vacation and the fabric is the best for the beach. I feel like cotton candy or a snow cone must be eaten in this romper haha.

Make sure you check out Red Dress Boutiques latest new arrivals. They seriously have THE cutest pieces at super affordable prices. I linked a few of my favorite new arrivals below!

1 , 2 , 3 , 4

 

Amazing Lashes

Lash Studio

lashh 2

Lash extensions, aka the best thing I have done to my face, EVER!!! To be honest, I was VERY skeptical when I first heard about lash extensions. I saw a lot of people getting them and I just thought it was weird and unnecessary. I also heard that they ripped out your permanent eyelashes. All of which is very untrue!!

Last September I received a complimentary lash service at Amazing Lash Studio for OCFW and was hesitant booking the appointment lol. I walked out saying, “There is NO way I’m ever doing that again!” Fast forward to now, and I have not gone a single day without my extensions.

The biggest mistake I made that gave me the initial feeling of not wanting to get them done again was the fact that I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I assumed it was a super quick process (less than 20 mins), that I could shower after, and that I could put makeup on right after. These factors originally made feel like they weren’t worth it, but after just a few short days with my new lashes, I was in LOVE. Just like any other beauty enhancer (fake nails, extensions, microblading, etc.) it is a process and does take some time to get used to.

When I first got my lashes, I could definitely feel them. Mainly because my natural lashes are so bad that I had no idea what it felt like to have long full ones. Now, I seriously feel like they are just a part of my eyelids and I love it. The lashes open up my eyes so much and take away all those extra minutes I was spending doing my mascara and trying to make my tiny lashes look big. Waking up every day with amazing lashes makes a big difference. ESPECIALLY if you’re a blogger!!

The services provided at Amazing Lash Studio Costa Mesa are so fabulous, and the staff is the sweetest. I also really love their vibe; everything is light and bright! They also have a beautiful crystal chandelier and glass doors that lead you to the service rooms. My favorite part is the complimentary cozy velour blanket provided by the studio. I literally sleep like a little baby the entire time I get my lashes done now haha!

How do I take care of my new eyelash extensions?

  • Avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours
  • Avoid hot steam or sauna
  • Use ALS Eye Makeup Cleansing and Protein Removal Pads to remove any eye makeup.
  • Use ALS Foaming Lash Wash or a mild antibacterial foaming cleanser to cleanse the lashes.
  • Do not perm eyelashes or manually curl.
  • Brush with a clean mascara wand daily.
  • TIP: Sometimes mornings are a mess! Try washing your lashes in the morning and gently brushing the top side of the extensions with a finger placed beneath. If too much tugging is noticed, a quick stop at your local studio may be necessary to help separate these extensions.

lashh3

After Your Appointment

Your lash stylists will cover the details of your aftercare at the end of your appointment. To maximize the life of your lashes, avoid direct contact with water on your lashes. Please avoid steam as it will weaken the bond of the adhesive. During the first 48 hours avoid rubbing your eyes and try to sleep without rubbing your face and eyelashes into your pillow.

If you still feel on the fence about lash extensions, please email me! I promise you will LOVE them!! shelbysoileau@yahoo.com

^ 3 weeks after a full set

^ New full set

Smiling To The Fullest

A person’s smile is the most important thing they will ever wear. I truly do feel that way, and I’m pretty sure I’ve felt this way since I was in 5th grade. I had TERRIBLE teeth when I was was younger with a gap so big you could stick a finger through it (I may be exaggerating a tad haha.) I went to the orthodontist when I began 5th grade, forcing my mom to let me get cosmetic braces that I was not even technically ready for. I was so insecure about my smile and I was ready to fix it. Many, many years later my teeth were perfectly straight and I had a smile I was proud to show off.

Well fast forward 10+ years and I boy did I get use out of my new smile! I swear that is the only face I’m good at hahaha. I never realized until recently what all of that smiling really does to your face, especially to your skin. Towards the end of college I starting noticing I had worse crows feet (the wrinkles around your eyes when you smile) than all of my friends! I’m not even kidding you!! I was always comparing our eyes in our selfies and hating the way my face looked when I smiled.

Moving to California made those insecurities grow larger… A lot larger haha. Everyone here has perfect skin, no wrinkles, and looks like they are 25 years old! It’s crazy!! After finding out that quite a few friends of mine actually had botox and had been getting Botox, I was curious. I attended a skin care event at Jeffrey Klein MD a little over a week ago and it was seriously so informative! We literally learned about everything and anything skin care, body care, lip injections, you name it!

I received Botox around my eyes and between my eye brows. Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein that is administered non surgically. They inject the Botox directly into each muscle that cause those pesky lines. When the muscle is not in use the collagen in your wrinkles has the time to rebuild and erase the line for good! So the sooner you start to rebuild that collagen, the less you will need Botox in the future. The concept truly make sense to me now and Botox doesn’t seem like this scary face needle anymore.

If you’re worried about the pain; DON’T BE!! Seriously y’all! I am the biggest baby ever when it comes to pain, but I honestly barley felt even a prick. The injections are so tiny and quick! I seriously can not rave enough about Botox!! If you’re on the fence about it, get it and see how you feel about it. The affects will wear off in 3-6 months depending on your metabolism.

If you do decide to make the decision, I highly recommend going to Jeffrey Klein MD. These ladies are absolutely amazing and they make your entire experience is comfortable and FUN! Each staff member is truly the sweetest and super informative on the procedure. Most of the staff will even show you the work they have had done!

Call 949-248-1632 to make an appointment and make sure you tell them I sent you so you can receive a special discount on your first procedure! If you have any other questions at all please do not hesitate to ask! Shelbysoileau@yahoo.com

PS. I will talk about the lip filler in the next post. ❤

Hand Painted Masterpieces

gozon shoes

gozon44

gozon shoes2

gozon3

gozon55

TOP: Gozon

LEGGINGS: Gozon

BOOTS: Bala Di Gala

When you wear something that is handmade, it makes wearing it that much more special. When you wear boots that are hand PAINTED…you basically feel like a princess! That is exactly how I feel when I wear my Bala Di Gala Fika Garden boots. The hand painted botanic flowers are so beautiful and are truly one of a kind since each pair is painted a little different! I really love how you can truly see every detail of each flower and that the paint job looks super professional.

These are so perfect for all year round too. When you see the shoes from the front, they look like regular black booties, but when you see the back it’s the perfect pop of color! You could seriously rock these in the fall and winter. Make sure you check out their site for their other hand painted boots. I really love all of their white leather pairs as well. I linked a few of my favorite below!Calzado_color_MG_9994

Shop

Fika_Splash_Black

Shop