Palm Leaf Perfection

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Getting Fit with The P.Ball

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Summer is just around the corner and body confidence comes hand in hand with wearing less clothes for several months, and bikinis by the pool / beach.  My thighs and bum have always been my number one insecurity on my body. If I gain any weight it will go straight there, and when I was pregnant it is where I gained most of my weight (besides in my belly obviously haha.) When I heard that the P.Ball from P.volve lifts your butt, tones your thighs, and defines your lower abs, I knew I had to get my hands on it!

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The P.ball is super portable and light, which is essential for a mom on the go like me. Placing it in the proper position for exercise is very simple and there are a ton of instructional videos and pictures here on their website. This ball is not your average exercise ball. It is unlike anything else on the market. Its elastic band holds the ball up high between the thighs to activate hard-to-reach muscles in your core, gluten, and thighs, for amazing tone and definition. I promise you will feel the burn after just one workout!

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My favorite part is that your can stream workouts created exclusively for the P.Ball anytime, anywhere. You have access to DOZENS of workouts that use the P.ball to tone and define your entire body, from arms to abs, and of course, your butt! With new workouts added weekly, you will never get bored with the same selection. Find a work out you absolutely love? You can archive it in your workout library! How cool is that?! Your P.volve membership even includes a personalized feature to track your data and evolution of your workouts, a workout calendar to keep you on track, and motivating workout reminders. So awesome!

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The P.ball really does it ALL and comes with everything you need to get started, including a pump to inflate the ball and add air over time. I’ve never seen a more versatile and portable piece of workout equipment in my life. I highly recommend giving the P.ball a try and see your body transform, just in time for summer!

Staying Safe With Cybex

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Being a mother is my favorite part about myself. I stumbled upon motherhood at a young age of 24 and I have never looked back! I absolutely love being Jackson’s mom. The one thing I have not liked about being a mother is the constant worrying if my baby boy is always going to be protected. Car accidents happen every day, so it’s important to make sure your child is properly buckled and in a safe carseat.

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We are so thankful to have the Cybex Sirona M Sensorsafe 2.0 Convertible Car Seat. This is the holy grail of car seats, y’all! We are always on the go and this seat takes away the worry of his safety. It is super easy to install, not too heavy, and even has safety technology in the chest piece that sends your phone alerts. The Cyber Sirona M comes with a vehicle receiver that is quick to insert and once inserted, your phone will start receiving alerts for things like the chest clip being removed, if the back seat is too warm or too cold, and if a child has been seated for too long. How amazing is that?! I know we have all seen the stories on the news of parents leaving a child in the car and I used to think “That would NEVER be me!” Now that I’m fully embraced into motherhood with a toddler tornado, I can now see how anything can happened and not one single person on this planet is perfect (yup even mothers!!)

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We still rear-face Jackson in carseat even though he’s above the legal weight of 22 pounds. This highly reduces the risk of injury in a head-on collision. Since 59% of accidents are head-on collisions, CYBEX recommends transporting children in a rear-facing position for as long as possible, preferably up to 4 years old or 40 lbs. In a head-on collision, a rear-facing seat distributes the strong front-impact forces across the seat’s back, significantly reducing the strain on the child’s neck and head.

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The energy absorbing shell helps reduce the impact forces felt by the child in a collision and is also extremely comfy for Jack. The CYBEX also comes with a L.S.P system (Individually adjustable Linear Side Impact Protection System.) The adjustable linear side-impact protection (L.S.P. System) absorbs the force of a side-impact collision at a very early stage. Whether rearward or forward-facing, the CYBEX Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 features an adjustable Linear Side-impact Protection system (L.S.P.), increasing the level of safety in case of a side-impact collision. The L.S.P. system can be individually adjusted on the door facing side of the car seat and can absorb up to 25% more impact forces in a side-impact collision in combination with the head and shoulder protectors. I love how CYBEX has thought every safety detail on this seat.

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A few of my other favorite features on the CYBEX are the removable cup holder you can place on either side and put in the dishwasher as well as the magnetic belt holders. These seriously make it a billion times easier getting Jackson in the seat. He would always pull them underneath him no matter how hard I tried to move them out of the way. By far one of my favorite features!

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If you have any questions on this amazing seat, feel free to email me at shelbysoileau@yahoo.com or simply leave a comment!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Amazing Lashes

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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.

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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

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^ New full set