Salty Mermaid, Shop for a Cause
Salty Mermaid was created in 2016 by Jessica, a woman who loves bikinis and had a dream to help both animals and people live their best lives. She created her swimwear with some amazing causes in mind, the Rhinos and the Rainforest. (Click link for more details) Of course, she designed a collection with South Africa in mind, which is wear my suit comes from. Of course I picked Bohemian Queen Bikini, haha. I am far from bohemian but always a queen.
My first impression of the actual swimsuit was the incredible softness of the fabric. I dislike bathingsuits that are too stiff or rub too hard in some areas if ya know what I mean. This one is super comfortable and very flattering. The colors are so bright, it just makes me happy when I wear it. Also, here's a secret, the bottoms are reversible to purple. I love the braided sides of the bottoms as well. These come in brazilian or cheeky, I went with the cheekys :) You can mix and match like mine with the solid bottoms or top, and patterned. I prefer going with one of them being solid, too much patter isn't for me but to-each-their-own, which is why this site is great. You can match so many tops and bottoms differently. It's really fun, you can play and style your swimsuit literally all day.
I have gotten so many compliments on it and while that makes me feel great, the causes this suit supports make me feel even better. I am an animal girl, and I love giving back to this beautiful world. Stock up just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
So, my full time job requires a lot of travel. I am on the road or flying somewhere about 30% of the time. I am a pretty healthy eater majority of the time and I am really good with portion control however, I do indulge a little more on weekends. While traveling, it can be very difficult to stay fit and eat right with all the happy hour cocktails, lunch and learns and dinners in different cities. I like to explore and try different foods in different cities so I don't hold myself back when I am traveling. The key is to stay on track while NOT traveling. Read more about my work outs, supplements & favorite place to order organic groceries to your door!
I have wanted to write this blog for a few weeks and now with the death of Kate Spade I definitely felt a tug on my heart strings to share the truth about mental health. My sister has always been very open and honest in sharing about her anxiety disorder. She has been living with it for quite a while and she has been someone I have turned to a lot in the last few years for help. I only recently was diagnosed with this disorder but have known for years that I had some issues. They really came to a head in the last few years with some of my relationships and in the work place. I would read things, articles and books and they would describe traits and I would think "OMG that is me!" but I never wanted to admit that this was something I had. I don't have anxiety attacks often but I do get anxiety often.
Ladies, I want to share some affordable products I started using and really love. These are must-have for summer. Some of my makeup faves are the Motives Contour Kit, my eyelash duo, and the Motives Bloom palette. As for hair, I love the Tresemme Texture spray, Amika dry shampoo and L'oreal Air Dry It. Read more here.