Amazon Holiday Gift Guide – Something for Everyone on your List

You guys, Christmas is in two weeks. Two. Weeks. 

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sitting here wondering how the heck that’s even possible. And because you’re in disbelief that Christmas is already here, you’ve probably also been putting off your shopping, which means that now you’re down to the last minute and you’re trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list. 

If that’s not you, and you’re on top of your Christmas game, with all of your gifts purchased, wrapped, and already under the tree, props to you! Please teach me your ways. But for you procrastinators out there, I’m here to help, and Amazon is about to become your best friend!

There are a couple of reasons that I prefer to do all of my Christmas shopping on Amazon, with the top one being that you can literally find anything on Amazon. It really makes it so easy to do all of your shopping in one stop, all while sitting on your couch in your pajamas! Also, I hate dealing with the traffic and the crowds in actual stores, so shopping on Amazon lets me avoid all of that! 

Buying for the kids is usually pretty easy, but the adult family and friends can be a little more difficult, so I’ve put together this list of items (all from Amazon) that is sure to have something for everyone on your list. From your fashionista best friend, to your sister that travels all the time, to the man in your life, and several more, this guide will help you find something for them all! 

Everything is linked below! 

The Techie

KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer – This is the perfect gift for someone that is picture obsessed! This little picture printer lets you print them directly from your phone, so they don’t have to run to Walgreens every time they want to print a new picture! Comes in three different colors.

Wireless, Solar, Bluetooth Speaker & Phone Charger by Reveal – This is the perfect portable, wireless speaker. It is solar powered, so no need to plug it in to charge it, and it is made out of bamboo, so it’s eco-friendly. Plus, it doubles as a portable charger, so you can charge your phone right from the speaker while you’re using it!

Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone – Includes a built-in magnetic charging module for your Apple Watch and a lightning connector for your iPhone. Perfect for charging both devices at the same time!

AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories – This is a great gift for your photographer or vlogger friend!   Backpack holds and protects 2 smaller SLR/DSLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, and additional small accessories.    

Bluetooth Beanie Hat – This beanie would make a great gift for anyone that wants to stay warm and listen to music, without any dangling wires getting in the way! Perfect for someone that enjoys outdoor winter activities such as hiking or skiing! 

The Fashionista

Womens Oversize Fluffy Fleece Pullover – This fleece pullover makes it easy to stay warm while still looking cute! Comes in nine colors.

Rebecca Minkoff Watch – Have a fashion-loving friend who’s always late? Help them stay on time with this super cute pink and gold watch!

Calvin Klein Women’s Revel Ankle Boot – What fashionista wouldn’t love these classic black boots?! Comes in black, white, and tan.

Michael Kors Logo Tote Bag – Every girl loves a Michael Kors bag, and this simple design is a classic! Comes in ten colors!

Faux Leather Backpack – This stylish backpack is perfect for everyone! It could easily be used as a school bag, a diaper bag, a carry on, or even just a purse! Comes in black, brown, and navy. 

The Beauty Addict

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set in Nude Attitude – Who doesn’t love a good nude lip? This set offers three options, making it perfect for the friend that loves some variety in her makeup routine! 

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Women’s Perfume Set – This perfume set will make a great gift set for any beauty lover on your list. Includes a full sized perfume, lotion, and a small spritzer, perfect for traveling.

The Weekender Face Eye and Cheek Palettes by Laura Geller – This palette set is perfect for the beauty addict that loves a good weekend getaway! Each palette includes four eye shadows, a blush, and a highlighter, making makeup a breeze on a weekend away. 

Drunk Elephant Full Sized Night Bright Duo – Know someone that loves Drunk Elephant products? They will love this Night Bright Duo, which is designed to refine skin texture and tone, as well as hydrate and nourish, all while you sleep! Also available in travel sizes.

Gold Pattern Cosmetic Bag – Every beauty lover needs a good place to store their makeup, and this cosmetic bag is the perfect solution! The gold cutout design is so cute, and the size is just right to fit everything you need! Available in black or white. 

The Frequent Flyer

AmazonBasics Portable Security Case – This security case is great for someone who travels a lot and needs somewhere to easily store things like jewelry or a wallet!     

TravelWise Packing Cube System – Know someone who loves to travel but is terrible at packing? These packing cubes would be perfect to help them keep their suitcase organized! Comes in several colors.

Travel Wallet and Family Passport Holder – Staying organized while traveling with the whole family can be difficult, but this travel wallet can help make it easier! Includes outside and inside pockets, space for up to four passports, space for cards, coins, and more! Seven color options available. 

Eccolo World Traveler Luggage Tags, Box Set of 3  – These travel tags are so cute and a great way to help you identify your luggage quickly – perfect for the frequent flyer! Come in nine different style options! 

Canvas Weekender Carry On Bag – Everyone needs a good carry on bag for traveling, and this one is perfect! Has a strap on the back making it easy to slip over the handle of a piece of rolling luggage, and comes in 11 different prints! 

The Man in your Life

Carhartt Legacy Deluxe Work Backpack – This backpack is perfect for the hard-working man in your life! It has space for everything he needs, including a laptop, and comes in brown or black. 

Beard Care Kit – If you have a bearded man in your life, he’s going to love this beard care kit. It includes a brush, a comb, beard balm, beard oil, and a pair of beard and mustache scissors – everything he needs to keep his beard looking sharp! 

Carry on Cocktail Kit – This is a fun and unique gift for a man that likes to enjoy a cocktail on a long flight! The kit contains everything he needs to make a drink, so all he’ll have to do is order the alcohol! Cocktail options include an old fashioned, a bloody mary, a margarita, and more. 

Kenneth Cole Desert Sun Chukka Boot – If there’s a man in your life that enjoys fashion, he’s going to love these boots. Perfect for dressing up, or dressing down, he can wear them with literally anything. They come in a variety of colors in both leather and suede. 

Yeti Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Koozie – Every man wants to keep his drink cold, and this Yeti koozie is sure to do the trick! 

The Home Decor Lover


Faux Fur Throw Blanket – Who doesn’t love a big cozy faux fur throw blanket?! Every home decor lover you know will love this blanket, and you’ll probably want to order one for yourself too! 

Bohemian Multicolored Distressed Area Rug – This beautiful rug will look great in any house, with any design style!

Gallery Wall Kit, Set of 10 with Assorted Size Frames – If you know someone who loves to display pictures of their family in their home, they will absolutely love this frame set. This matching set, with frames in a variety of sizes, makes it easy to create the perfect gallery wall!   

Home Sweet Home Wood Sign – This sign will look great in anyone’s home! It’s simple and easy to style, and any home decor lover will love working it into their decor!

Set of 3 Wood Floating Shelves – Floating shelves are a great way to display decor items, and these wood ones will look beautiful in anyone’s home!

The Fitness Junkie

24 oz. Inspirational Water Bottle with Funny Fitness Quotes – Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation, and these funny and inspirational water bottles are sure to do the trick! Available with three different quotes. 

365-Day Inspirational Desk Calendar – This inspirational desk calendar isn’t just a great gift for a fitness lover, it’s really a great gift for anyone! Give this fun little calendar to anyone who could use a little daily inspiration! 

Workout Log Book & Fitness Journal – This workout log book is perfect for the fitness junkies in your life! They’ll be able to track their goals, their weight, their workouts, and more! Plus the book includes a list of exercises that will work each body part. 

7-Piece Yoga Set – This set contains all the essentials that your favorite yogi needs, all in an easy carrying case! Perfect for practicing at home or in the studio!

Vooray Small Gym Duffel Bag – This gym bag is cute and functional! What more could you ask for?!

November Favorites

I cannot believe that the month of November has come and gone already! Like seriously, does anyone else feel like time is just flying by?! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and were able to take some time to be with family and friends, and to give thanks for everything you have. Now Christmas will be here before we know it! 

I am heading to Missouri tomorrow to spend a few days with my family, (and my sister just had a baby yesterday!) but I wanted to make sure to get my November Favorites post up for you before I go! This month I have a few fashion items, a book, a beauty item, a home item, and just a life item, all of which I have been loving this month! Everything is linked in the titles below, but if you ever have any questions about anything, just let me know!

1. H&M Boyfriend Jeans 

I have been living in these jeans. I’m seriously obsessed with them! My favorite thing about them is that they are loose, but not so loose that they look frumpy. I’m also a big fan of the light denim color, and I really love the destroyed look of them. 

These jeans are $39.99 at H&M, and they actually come in a couple of other washes and levels of destroyed-ness (I know that’s not a word, but you get what I’m saying.) They are sold out in several sizes, but they are still available in a few, so if you want them, you better go check them out right away!

2. Cured Nutrition CBD Oil

This CBD oil isn’t really something I’ve been loving just this month. I’ve actually been using it for several months and it has been so helpful with my anxiety. I get scared/nervous/overwhelmed very easily, and just a dropper or two of this stuff really helps to ease my nerves. This time of year can be stressful with all of the traveling and family get togethers, so it’s nice to have something to help me keep from getting too overwhelmed.

I know CBD is a bit of a touchy subject, but if you feel that it is bad, or you’re uncomfortable with it, I highly suggest learning more about it and what it can do to help people and animals. This oil has no THC, so it will not get you high. It simply helps to relieve pain and calm nerves, among a variety of other benefits.

I like Cured Nutrition specifically because their products are pure and not filled with other things that could potentially be harmful. Their website also discusses where their product is grown, and how it is made. In addition to this oil, they also have several other products, including CBD dog treats, CBD infused spices, and CBD gel caps. 

3. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

So I actually haven’t quite finished this book yet, but from what I’ve read so far, I’m loving it. In the book she talks about all the different lies we tell ourselves about who we are, why we treat ourselves the way we do, and about what we can become. She tells stories we can all relate to, and gives plenty of suggestions on how we can stop lying to ourselves and treating ourselves poorly, and instead, live our best lives. 

If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly suggest it. I honestly think there is something that will speak to every woman – every wife, every mother, every daughter, every sister, every friend, every girlfriend, every working woman, every woman – and whether we think we’ve got it all together or not, we could all use a little help!

4. A New Day Scoop Neck Tees

These tees are a great everyday, basic tee, and they’re perfect for layering. I originally bought two of these tees without trying them on, because I only planned on using them for pajamas, but when I got them home and put them on, I immediately went back and bought it in four more colors. They’re light (but not see through,) soft, and perfect for doing a little front tuck! Also, if you’ve ever experienced those t-shirts that are short and wide, and just not flattering at all, you will not get that with these, they’re not fitted, but they’re not frumpy looking either! 

These tees are $8 at Target, or you can get them 2 for $14. I have it in six colors (see the green and the striped, both with the boyfriend jeans in the photos above,) but it also comes in several others including navy, mustard yellow, and red. 

5. Tula Discovery Kit

I have been hearing tons of good things about Tula products for a while now, and have been wanting to try them, but had never bit the bullet because well, they are a little bit pricey. But, I’m almost 30 years old, and my skin has really been a mess since I went off birth control seven months ago, so I finally decided to give it a try.

I’ve been taking Balance, which I talked about in last month’s favorites, and that has helped with my acne quite a bit, but I’ve still been struggling with redness, a bumpy texture of the skin, and the dark circles under my eyes that absolutely refuse to go away. In the week that I’ve been using these products, along with Balance, I can already tell a difference, and I’m loving the results. The texture of my skin has already improved some, as well as the redness. Overall, my skin already seems clearer and more glow-y!

I ordered the Discovery Kit, which includes travel sizes of their four core items – the Purifying Face Cleanser, the Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Gel, the Illuminating Face Serum, and the Hydrating Day & Night Cream, all in a cute cosmetic bag, for $52. If you head to my Instagram, and click the link in my bio, you will have the opportunity to enter your e-mail address to get 20% off your first order! 

I know these products are pricey, but I am willing to pay for a quality product, and I definitely like what I’ve experienced so far here! I’m excited to continue using the Discovery Kit, and will be trying out some other products soon as well (the under eye cream is at the top of my list!)

Mainstays Mulled Cider Candle

This candle from Wal-Mart is like Christmas in a jar! I’m not usually a big fan of Christmas-y scents like cinnamon and pine, but this one is just heavenly! It literally smells like hot apple cider, and it really just makes the whole house feel so cozy when I burn it! 

I really wish that I could send the smell to you through the screen, but since I can’t, do yourself a favor and get to Wal-Mart to buy this delicious candle! 

4 Last Minute Thanksgiving Day Looks

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in TWO days?! Like seriously, where has this year gone?

I know some of you have probably been planning your Thanksgiving outfit for weeks, but for the procrastinators out there, you’re probably just now starting to think about it. Chances are, if you’ve waited this long, you probably don’t have time to go shopping, and now you’re digging through your closet in a slight (or major) panic, trying to figure out what the heck you’re going to wear. You want to be cute, you want to be comfortable, you want to look like you have your life together, you want to avoid any unnecessary comments from Aunt Cindy, and most importantly, you want to be able to eat all the food! That’s a lot to ask for from one look! But no worries girl, I’ve got you covered.

I’ve put together four last minute Thanksgiving day looks, all using basic items that you (probably) already have in your closet. No matter what look you’re going for – dressy, cozy, fashion forward, whatever – there’s definitely an option here for you. 

Since most of these looks are made with items that have been in my closet for a while, not everything is still available. If it is an item that is still available, I’ve linked the exact item, but if it is something that is no longer available, (or I couldn’t find the exact item,) I’ve linked similar items!

Look #1 – The Grandma Sweater and the Boyfriend Jeans

This look is everything you need for your Thanksgiving Day look. Boyfriend jeans, a casual tee, a big, cozy cardigan, and your favorite booties. Not only will you be comfortable, but you’ll also be fashionable, and prepared for whatever the day brings you! 

Look #2 – The Loose, Flowy Dress

If your family does a dressed-up Thanksgiving (or maybe YOU just want to get dressed up,) then the flowy dress is perfect for your Thanksgiving day look. It’s easy and comfortable, but the best part is, ain’t nobody gonna see that food baby! Pair it with some fun booties, or even an over the knee boot if you live somewhere cold, and you’re good to go! 

Look #3 – The Big, Comfy Sweater

This look is perfect for a casual Thanksgiving dinner. I mean really, who doesn’t love a big, cozy sweater?! And the best part is that there are so many options to pair it with! Go with jeans and wedge booties like I did, or with leggings and flat boots if that’s more your style, or even with a leather mini and your favorite booties, the possibilities are really endless! 

Look #4 – The T-Shirt Dress and the Furry Vest

If you’re like me and live in a warmer climate, but still want to add a bit of fall to your outfit, this is the way to go! The t-shirt dress and the open toe block heels are perfect for warmer weather, and the vest just adds the perfect amount of “festive” to the look. Plus, this outfit is so easy and majorly comfortable – what’s not to love?!

Look #1 – Find exact jeans here. Find exact t-shirt here. Find similar cardigans here and here. Find similar booties here and here. Find similar belt here.

Look #2 – Find similar dresses here and here. Find exact booties here

Look #3 – Find exact jeans here. Find similar sweaters here and here. Find similar booties here. Find a similar necklace here

Look #4 – Find similar dress here. Find similar vests here and here. Find similar booties here and here. Find similar necklaces here and here

Office Makeover on a Budget

My husband travels a lot for work, but when he’s here, he works from home. This week while he was gone I decided that I wanted to surprise him with an office makeover! Other than hanging a few things on the wall, we hadn’t really done anything with his office since we moved into our house, so I thought it would be nice to make it a little more “him.” 

I didn’t want to spend too much money on this makeover, so I set myself a budget of $300. I will say that there are definitely a few things that I would have done differently, or that I would have liked to add, if I had a larger budget, but I made it work with what I had. I might still make a few more changes later, but I’m very happy with what I was able to do within my budget.

I started with an accent wall in the color Bunglehouse Blue from Sherwin Williams. This is such a pretty blue and I really think it’s the perfect combo of masculine and modern, with just a touch of beachy. The rest of the walls were already a basic white, but they needed a touch up, so I just gave them a fresh coat. 

For storage, I picked up two of these six cube shelves from Target. I had originally planned on a bookshelf, but I wasn’t able to find one that I liked in store anywhere, and didn’t have time to order anything online. These shelves were only $30 a piece and they work perfectly for this space! 

He already had the Ikea chair, the dry erase boards where he keeps track of his trips, the autographed posters in the black frames, the wood sign with the fish, and the framed flag, and I knew he wouldn’t want to get rid of any of it, so I had to tie it all together somehow. The blue wall helped tie in the framed flag and the fish painting, and I picked up the blue pillow at Wal-Mart for $8, which helped tie in the chair a little bit.  I wanted to replace the black frames with wood ones to make them match the fish painting, but in the end, that was something that I ended up leaving out because I couldn’t find a matching set of the right sizes in the store anywhere. If it were up to me to choose the wall art, it probably wouldn’t have been this combination of things, but they’re all things he wants in there, so I made it work! 

The gray curtains were $20 per set at Target, and the curtain rods were around $15 a piece at Lowe’s. Other items I picked up were the cube baskets, the trays and the pencil holder for organization and the lamp, the globe, the timer, the dive helmet, and the picture frame for decor. I was going for a bit of a coastal/nautical theme, but also wanted to keep it neutral enough that he could make changes or add to it in the future if he ever wants to. 

I would have liked to have a rug to add a little more pattern and color, as well as a floor lamp, and maybe some floating shelves, but these were all things that I decided to leave out for the sake of the budget. If he decides he wants any of these in the future though, they should be very easy to add! 

As far as sticking to the budget, My total came in at right around $330. I did go just a little bit over budget, but if you don’t count the white paint, which wasn’t only for this project (we use it in the whole house,) then I came in right on budget.

The final result isn’t exactly what I had envisioned, but my husband loves it, so I’m pretty proud of it! 

Anniversary Trip to Key West

On September 30th, my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. Earlier in the year, we had actually booked a trip to Jamaica to celebrate our anniversary, but we unfortunately ended up having to cancel it due to our move to Florida and my husband starting his new job (can’t really take a vacation when you just started three weeks ago!) We still wanted to do something special to celebrate though, so we decided on a weekend in Key West.

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From where we live, Key West is about a six hour drive or a 3.5 hour boat ride on the Key West Express. We thought the boat ride would be a cool experience, so we hopped on board and got ready to set sail! The boat departs every morning from Fort Myers, and returns every evening. We were going for the weekend, so we booked our tickets to depart on Saturday morning, and return Sunday evening. Round trip tickets for both of us were $280 ($140 a piece,) and we got a small discount for booking at least eight days in advance. There was also a $26 parking fee to leave our car while we were gone, which we paid online when we booked our tickets. The entire booking process was very simple and we received an e-mail with our boarding passes and all of the information we would need. If you’re ever in Florida and looking for a quick way to get to Key West, I definitely recommend the Key West Express!

boat

Once we arrived, we decided to go ahead and take our bags to our hotel so that we didn’t have to carry them around. We stayed at the Truman Hotel, which is an adorable little boutique hotel located right in the heart of Old Town Key West. It was located just off of Duval Street (which is the main street where all the bars and shops are,) so we were very close to all the action, but not right in the middle of it, which is exactly what we wanted. We had a great experience with this hotel and I would definitely recommend it. The office staff was very nice and helpful, the room was nice, modern, and clean, and the pool was perfect for an afternoon cool down.

pool

After dropping off our bags, we headed straight to Margaritaville for lunch.  We spent the next few hours walking up and down Duval street, just taking everything in. We’re not big drinkers, so we didn’t really stop at all the bars along the way, but we did check out several of the shops. We knew we wanted to go to the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square before dinner that evening, so after walking around for a while, we went back to our hotel for a quick swim (it was HOT, and we really needed to cool down) and to get ready for the evening.

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marg ville sloppy joe's

Sunset Celebration is something they do every evening, and it was amazing. Mallory Square was packed with street performers, vendors, and of course, people. If you want  get good photos of the sunset, I recommend getting there early to get a spot right up front because otherwise people WILL sit in front of you and block your photo-taking view. The sunset that night was absolutely gorgeous, and the whole thing was just a really cool experience.

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After sunset, we went to Duffy’s Steak & Lobster House for dinner. We honestly just chose it because it was right across the street from our hotel, and we were exhausted, so we wanted it to be easy to get back afterward. But, it was actually really good, so we lucked out! After dinner we just went back to our room for the night. We had been up since about 5:00 a.m., had been out in the heat all day, and had walked about seven miles, so we were ready to crash!

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The next morning we got up nice and early and headed straight to the Southernmost Point. We had tried to go the afternoon before, but the sun was not optimal for photos, and there was a long line, so we decided to wait. I definitely suggest going early in the morning, because there were only a couple other people there and we could take our time getting photos.

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After the Southernmost Point, we headed to breakfast at the Banana Cafe. This was probably my favorite place that we ate the entire trip! The food and the coffee were both delicious, and the atmosphere was really fun and laid back. We had originally wanted to go to Blue Heaven because we heard they have an amazing brunch, but we found out once we got there that were closed for the week. The Banana Cafe was great, but we will definitely be giving Blue Heaven a try next time we’re in Key West!

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Our next stop of the day was The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. This was my favorite thing that we did on this trip, and is a must-see in Key West! They offer a guided tour, which I highly suggest if you want to find out more about the history of Hemingway and his home. After the tour, we were able to walk around on our own and you are allowed to take as many pictures as you want! Fun fact: at the time of our visit, there were something like 56 cats on the property, all of which are descendants of the original cats that Hemingway had while he lived there!

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After the Hemingway House we basically just spent the rest of the day walking around the area near Mallory Square since we hadn’t gotten to see much of that area the day before. We checked out the shops, took a stroll through the Maritime Museumstared in amazement at a huge cruise ship that had just pulled in, and spent some time taking photos of the scenery. We chose to walk everywhere on this trip, but I don’t suggest this. We walked somewhere around 15 miles in two days and our feet were so sore and covered in blisters by the time we left. There are tons of places to rent bikes, scooters, and golf carts, and we will definitely be doing this next time. Because we walked so much though, but the end of the second day we were definitely ready to go home. While we waited for the boat to start boarding, we had a couple of drinks at Dante’s which is an outdoor restaurant and pool bar. The pool party thing is not really our style, but if you’re into that, I would definitely suggest checking this place out!

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The water was extremely rough on the boat ride home, and I (along with most everyone else on the boat) got sick. If you’re someone who gets motion sick easily, this is definitely something you should take into consideration before taking the Key West Express. The crew was very helpful, and did everything they could to make the ride as smooth as possible, but hey, you can’t control the ocean! 

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Overall this was a great trip and it was the perfect little anniversary weekend getaway! We had a lot of fun, learned a few things that we should do differently next time, and we will definitely be going back! 

October Favorites

First of all, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has shown me support in the first couple days of having The Boho Beach Blog up and running. I’ve had so many likes and comments on my last few Instagram posts and have received nothing but positive feedback. I’m so excited to continue creating new content for you and I can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes me!

Now on to the real reason we’re here…

If you’re anything like me, your Instagram feed and the blogs you read are probably full of inspiration. Awesome DIY’s, home decor ideas, the latest fashion trends, the best beauty products, and so many other things that you want to try or buy! I love when others share their favorite products, so I want to do the same!

At the end of each month, I’ll be sharing my favorite products from the month. Clothes, beauty products, home decor items, health and fitness products…pretty much anything that I’ve found useful or that has inspired me in some way that month. Here’s what I was loving during the month of October!

1. The Opalhouse Line at Target

Varying prices at Target

You guys, I’m seriously obsessed with this line. Literally EVERYTHING is so. freaking. cute! My coffee table is Opalhouse, almost everything in my master bathroom is Opalhouse, and there’s about 75 other things from the line that I’m dying to have! Every single item in the line is a little bit modern, a little bit boho, and a whole lot of fun!

They also currently have their holiday line available, and I want to buy it all! I mean seriously, look at this stuff!

 

2. Balance from Alani Nu

$49.99 at Alaninu.com for a 30 day supply

If you’re into fitness or follow any fitness accounts on Instagram, you’ve probably heard of Katy Hearn (booty queen, new mama, and major boss babe.) Alani Nu is the supplement company she and her husband own, and Balance is a product they have created that helps with hormone balance, weight management, and fertility. One of the main things that people have found Balance to help with is acne, which is why I take it.

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When I stopped taking birth control about six months ago, my skin went to complete crap. I’m talking constant breakouts on my face, chest, and back that no face wash or skin care product would get rid of. Enter Balance, and within two weeks my skin had done a complete 180. Now don’t get me wrong, I still get a few breakouts here and there, but this stuff has made it so much more manageable.

In addition to helping with acne, people have said that Balance has helped them with things like PCOS, managing irregular cycles, and other hormonal issues. If you suffer from acne, PCOS, or any other problems that are related to hormones, go check this stuff out!

They do sell out of this product quickly, and often, so I suggest signing up for their text alerts to be notified when they restock, and then then purchasing right away when you receive the alert. You can also sign up for an automatic subscription so you don’t have to worry about it being sold out when you need a new bottle!

3. Karella Jumpsuit from Lulus

$58 at Lulus

I had never ordered anything from Lulus before, but I am now officially hooked.

Earlier this month I went to Washington D.C. with my husband to an annual conference for the company he works for. One of the week’s events was a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, which is where I wore this jumpsuit. I got so many compliments on it! And not only is it so cute, but it is also extremely comfortable! I normally have a hard time with things like this being long enough, but this was the perfect length for me to wear with heels. I dressed it up with gold jewelry and threw my leather jacket over it since we had a bit of a walk on a chilly night!

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I only got one picture of me wearing it, and unfortunately it was not a very high quality photo, but you can see what I paired it with here!

 

4. Tarte Maracuja Oil

$16 for 0.5 oz. or $48 for 1.7 oz. at Tarte.com, Ulta, or Sephora

I am a die hard drugstore makeup fan. Most of the time I just cannot bring myself to buy designer beauty products. $50 for foundation? Seriously? I just can’t. BUT, there are a few products that I’m willing to splurge on, and this is one of them.

maracuja

Maracuja oil is designed to help the skin look firmer, smoother, and brighter. I use it as a moisturize, and I really love the way it makes my skin look and feel. The best part is, it never leaves my skin looking or feeling oily.

I buy the 0.5 oz. bottle and it lasts me 3+ months. I would guess that the larger bottle would easily last me a full year!

 

5. Leyla Bootie from Target

$37.99 at Target

Booties are my absolute favorite type of shoe, and this pair is PERFECT for fall! The cognac color is so pretty, and the little rope details add just the right amount of fun. They have a 3.5″ heel (which means they’re still comfortable and easy to walk in) and zippers on the inner ankles making them easy to put on and take off. They also come in black if that’s more your style!

boots

Now if this Florida weather would just cool off so that I can actually wear these beauties!

 

Welcome to The Boho Beach Blog!

Hello and welcome to The Boho Beach Blog! I’m so excited to be taking on this new adventure and I’m happy to have you here with me! I just want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about why I decided to start this blog, and what you can expect to see here.

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Let’s start with the WHY.

About two months ago when we moved to Florida, I started a home decor Instagram page to document the process of turning our new house into our home. Home decor is something I really enjoy, and I wanted to share what I was doing with people who actually cared to see it. But, as it often is with Instagram, I felt as if I could only share certain things that “fit” my page. I love home decor, but there is so much more to me than that, and I wanted to be able to share more than just pictures of my living room.

home decor

So when I started thinking about changing up my Instagram, I also decided that I wanted to start a blog. I’ve always enjoyed social media and blogging, (both were actually a big part of my last job) so I figured, why not? I chose to go from just home decor to full on lifestyle, because I truly enjoy all of those things. Travel, fashion, beauty, fitness…they’re all a big part of my life. And so, The Boho Beach Blog was born.

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home decor

Now for the WHAT. 

Honestly, you can expect a little bit of everything. I’ll be sharing stories and tips from our travels, fashion finds and tips, some of my favorite things, beauty finds, fitness tips, bits of our life here in Florida, and of course, plenty of home decor.

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beauty

This blog is really just going to be a combination of all of the things that make me who I am. You’ll get a lot of personality, a little bit of humor, a ton of fun, and probably quite a few dog pictures.

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Thank you so much for joining me here, and I can’t wait to share some more with you!

-xo

Leandra