Tropical getaway Vibes
Tropical Getaway Vibes

I'll be completely honest with you, I was nervous to wear a mid-drift showing two piece set on camera. I typically like to have my tummy and legs covered because I'm not 19 anymore ya know... but I have to say, once I put on this set and looked in the mirror, I felt goooood. And when you feel goooood, you own that shat. That feeling is too few and far between to take for granted. 

I adore this look, clearly. It gives me 60's tropical getaway vibes, can you see it? Or maybe I'm just watching way too much classic film theses days. 

OutfitsSarah Mecke
Complete Guide to Glossier
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Glossier Skincare

Glossier is a brand that emphasizes "skin first, makeup second" in their brand mission.  Glowing, dewy skin is their goal with products designed to instantly optimize skin’s tone, texture, and hydration levels so that it’s already at its best before you even think about makeup.

My Glossier skincare routine starts by cleansing with the Milk Jelly Cleanser. I love how gentle it is on my sensitive skin and around my eye area. I follow cleansing with the Solution to sweep off dead skin cells. I then add moisture and vitamins back into my skin with the serum Super Bounce and Priming Moisturizer Rich. 

Priming Moisturizer - 5 // This creme is light weight and super hydrating without being greasy. It plumps up the skin with hyaluronic acid and creates a really smooth and soft finish. 

Body Hero Wash - 5 // I LOVE this wash. It smells lightly floral and a bit beachy. It is a mix of soothing and cleansing oils and truly is tough on dirtiness. It is also gynecologist tested to be gentle on your lady parts. 

Moon Mask - 5 // HACK ALERT: I use this as an overnight mask! It is incredibly hydrating and plumping with a mix of hyaluronic acid, honey, and aloe. 

Milk Jelly Cleanser - 4.5 // A super gentle cleanser that soothes and moisturizes while it takes off all makeup. It is formulated with rose water and gentle cleansers used in contact solution so it is really easy on the eye area. I use this morning and night and absolutely adore it, though some days I have to follow up with a charcoal scrub around my nose for deep pore cleaning. This product has won tons of best of beauty awards and is one of the top rated items on Glossier.com. 

Priming Moisturizer Rich - 5 // Lavender oil and ceramides make this luxe moisturizer super hydrating and soothing. I love this as my night cream because it smells incredible and is really thick. 

Body Hero Lotion - 4.5 // I love the smell, texture, and finish of this body lotion. It smooths out nicely without leaving skin greasy like other lotions I've tried. It has a light shimmer that can pill up on dryer skin, but it is easily wiped off with a dry wash rag. 

Balm Dotcom - 5 // This super thick skin salve is my savior for my constantly dry lips. I love the cherry flavor for a bit of subtle color. I use the classic flavor on my lips as a mask before bed and as a cuticle treatment. 

Super Pack Serums - 4 // The serums are a great mix of hydrating, acne clearing, and glow boosting solutions. I use Super Bounce almost daily. I had the other two at one time, but have yet to re-order. 

Solution - 3.5 // This product has me torn. I like the concept of sweeping away dead skin cells, but I have yet to see a drastic change. I'll keep using it and report back. I have found that just swiping this on my T-zone is the best usage of it. 

Soothing Face Mist - 4.5 // The updated face mist is amazing. It has a finer mist and much more soothing formula.

Greens Mask - 3 // I do like this mask, though it has been a bit rough on my sensitive skin. I get some redness after leaving it on for the full 20 mins, but when I bump the time down to 10, the redness doesn't appear. 

Glossier Makeup

Glossier takes a natural, low maintenance approach to makeup. They designed their products to be super high quality while enhancing your natural beauty. 

I start my makeup routine (after my skincare routine) by applying a base of glowy Skin Tint or Stretch Concealer, depending on my mood or how dolled up I want to be. I typically opt for the Stretch Concealer because it is more like a cream tinted moisturizer rather than a thick concealer. After the base, I tap Cloud Paint in Puff, the lightest pink shade, on the roundest part of my cheeks and follow with Cloud Paint in Haze under my cheekbones and towards the back of my cheeks. I swipe some Haloscope in Quartz on the top of my cheeks, down my nose, and across my lids for a glowy finish. I tap over the Haloscope to blend it evenly into my skin. Next, I shape up my brows with Boy Brow in Blonde (the shades run dark). Lastly, I tap and blend Wowder in Light on my chin, forehead, and on either side of my nose to set things and nix any unwanted shine. On v fancy days, I wear Generation G in Zip, a bold poppy red. 

Stretch Concealer - 5 // Skin perfecting and dewy! I use this as a tinted moisturizer since it isn't as thick or matte as a normal concealer. 

Wowder - 5 // I love how soft and light this powder is. It doesn't feel like you're wearing heavy powder at all. I use it to set my concealer on my T-zone and nix greasy-looking shine. 

Haloscope - 5 // The holy grail of cream highlighters, Haloscope uses ACTUAL CRYSTALS like Rose Quartz and Golden Topaz to give it a natural shimmer as well as using natural moisturizers to perfect skin. 

Cloud Paint - 5 // The cheek color to end all cheek colors - its the best blush ever. It is as easy to use as finger paint... finger paint on your face. 

Boy Brow - 5 // A nourishing brow gel that fills in and sculpts brows for gorgeous face-framing babes. 

Generation G Lipstick - 5 // My favorite lipstick ever - it stays put without drying out, is matte, and comes in 6 versatile shades.  

Lidstar Eyeshadow - 4.5 // This stuff stays put on your lid through hell and back! Plus, you can mix them together for a custom shade. 

Perfecting Skin Tint - 2.5 // Super light and moisturizing - too sheer for my taste, I like more coverage. 

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Bow Body Suit

Bow body suit // Free People

Jeans // Madewell

boots // beehive

photos // @lookswithadri

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White Dress + Summer Vibes

Photos - Adriana Escobedo 

Dress - Beehive Fort Worth 

Location - The Foundry

 
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A Weekend in San Antonio

I've been making trips to my dad's hometown of San Antonio for my entire life. It is a vibrant city full of kind, hardworking people, gorgeous scenery, and culture beyond compare. To say I love it is an understatement. Each time my family makes a trip to SA, we make an effort to try a new restaurant or visit a new location. I'm psyched to share my favorite finds, old faves, and hidden gems that would make an incredible weekend in SA! 

Activities 

El Mercado in down town SA // 514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207 // The mercado of Market Square is an open air market spanning three blocks selling Mexican imports, local food, hand-embroidered dresses and tons more. The culture of SA really comes alive in this plaza - this is the perfect day activity for the weekend! 

Japanese Tea Garden // 200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212 // The Japanese Garden (pictured above with the koi fish) is a rock quarry-turned-botanical garden. It is INCREDIBLE. Go.

- Visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park // The missions of Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada were built in the early 1700's by missionaries from Spain. The missions have been beautifully restored and are great for a day trip to explore for several hours. 

- Shopping in the Alamo Quarry Market // 255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

- Explore the Riverwalk // 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205 // A classic SA activity is to explore the Riverwalk that runs through downtown. There are fun stores, kitchy restaurants, and beautiful scenery. 

Restaurants

Cappy's // 5011 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209 // Cappy's is our family's favorite fancy restaurant. We make sure to go every single time we’re in SA. The food is incredible - an upscale mix of American classics and creative fares. Truly a must . 

La Fogata // 2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213 // La Fogata is straight up my favorite Mexican restaurant in SA, which is hard to do. They serve classic tex-mex in a garden atmosphere. All of the photos below were taken there!! Try the queso flameado, trust me on this. 

El Mirador // 722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205 // El Mirador is a great new-age Mexican place in a revamped neighborhood, def worth a peek!

Oblate Cafe // 904 Oblate Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216 // A classic SA Mexican cafe for the true cultural experience. 

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