Hi Guys! The last few months have been a whirlwind! From a trip to Tulum in early February then straight to New York for fashion week, I am just now catching my breath!
I promised you an outfit and trip recap from Tulum which we absolutely loved and are already planning another visit to! So here it is, better late then never! We hadn't taken a family trip in almost 2 years so this was way overdue and totally worth the wait.
We split our time between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum since we had 9 days. I got a lot of questions about where we stayed so here's a little insight in case you are planning a trip to the area....
In Playa Del Carmen we stayed at the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen. It's big hotel with all the bells and whistles. It was perfect to start our trip because I had some work on the front end to take care of and this property had so many activities to keep the kiddos entertained including a kids camp that you could drop them off at for the day!! They also had so many great food options that we never had to leave the property. The beach and pools are stunning too!
In Tulum we stayed at a new property called Kai Hotel. These are your own little bungalows that are so charming! You are steps from the beach and your own outdoor shower and dining area. The cutest porch swing and just tropical charm for days! They have two restaurants and the one on the beach was amazing with awesome vegetarian options, by far a favorite! The caveat is that you are far off from the main downtown area of Tulum so you have to take a taxi or ride a bike into town. Bikes would be so fun but tough for us with kids. And you'll def want to go into town because that's where all the action is! It worked out for us because we really wanted to disconnect and only went into town on 2 of the 5 days we where there. It is also a brand new property so they are still working out some kinks.
Now to the outfits! Scroll trough to see all my looks from the trip including all the shopping links! I also got sooo many questions about my beauty routine that I thought I'd include those too including my absolute favorite self tanner!
I wanted to share my hot weather vacation beauty routine because it's quite different from my daily and I discovered some awesome products that I LOVE!
I love this self tanner for my body and have been using it for years now, 2 times a week! And this is the self tanner that I use on just my face. I just mix in a few drops into my moisturizer until I achieve the color I like and then alternate days on/off. Love it and so convenient!
I am obsessed with this glow primer! Gives a subtle glow and blurs fine lines and flaws. I am especially loving it back in San Diego because my skin has been so dry! Helps with that youthful glow and smoothing out texture!
I use this MAC Face and Body Foundation while on vacation and on days when I don't take pics back home. Super Light, buildable and perfect to just give you a dewy finish. I use C3 in the winter and C5 in summer or when I've self tanned.
You guys know I love this cream blush, I rave about it ALL the time! I know it's expensive but it's totally worth it and it will last you years!
For lips I used this lip cheek pot, perfect amount of color and SPF 40!
I like to use this mascara. I don't like to use waterproof mascara because i feel like it rips off my lashes when i remove it no matter how gentle a cleanser so I like to use this one. It coat your lashes with little tubes an just glides right off with cleanser and doesn't smudge when humid climates or in out of the pool!
Last but my FAVORITE new find is this SPF setting mist! I hate reapplying sunblock because it messes up my makeup so this stuff is genius! You just give yourself a spritz and it sets your makeup and then throughout the day reapply to reset and give your self the needed sun protection! OBSESSED! Trying to stay young over here!