I know it’s almost summer in Chicago because I’ve been in tanks and dresses all week. This is my first blog post in a few weeks and I’m so excited to be back with some fun summer outfits. After my tonsil surgery, which went very well, I needed a little time off. But have no fear, I have a lot of exciting content coming up, starting with these three outfits. Everything is linked below for you to shop the looks!

The stars of each of these outfits are from Tobi.com. Tobi kindly reached out and asked if I wanted to try out some new clothes. At first, I was a little scared because we’ve all had that experience online shopping. Luckily, all of these fit perfectly! As a size reference, I am a medium in all of the pieces.

I absolutely love this top. The lace details are really beautiful and the upper portion is lightly padded in case you want to go sans bra. The bottom is slightly see through, but not so much that you feel over exposed.

Shop the look: Lace Peplum Top | Jeans | Heels | Bracelet

When I tried on this romper I immediately though, “4th of July.” It’s so easy to dress up or down with either heels or sandals. It’s lightweight enough for the beach or perfect for your firework celebrations.

Shop the look: Chambray Frayed Romper | Sandals | Bag | Bracelet

This final T-Shirt dress is my favorite of the bunch. I’ve already worn this dress once this week and know it’ll be on repeat all the time this summer. The cotton is super soft and the high-low hem is great for work or just generally feeling comfortable knowing you’re not about to flash someone.

Shop the look: Pocket Tee Dress | Lipstick | Crossbody

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Marc Jacobs Beauty has always intrigued me, but I haven’t ever been excited enough over any of the products to try one out. When I saw the summer line though, I knew I’d be picking something up. Coconut and almond are two of my favorite scents so when the Coconut line launched, I was all over it. It was meant to be because I was lucky enough to be in the Influenster #CoconutGlow Vox Box. Thank you to Influenster for sending this to test!

Let’s get the cost aside – this is a PRICEY puppy. It’s $44 for .8 oz of product. To compare to another high-end liquid highlighter, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is $41 for 1.7 oz. However, a little bit of this goes a long way, so I don’t know that you’d ever run out.

This swatch is taken in natural light. Obviously, it’s stunning. A lot of liquid highlighters fall flat when it comes to delivering a bright, shimmering highlight and not just a dewy glow. This gives you a true beaming highlight without having to top a powder over it.

Sephora’s website describes Dew You? as a “Golden Peach,” but I disagree. I think it’s just true gold. It isn’t too warm or cool, it’s just a pure gorgeous gold. You can see that Champagne Pop is a little warmer and slightly peachier. Opal overall is best for medium to dark skin tones.

Now this products biggest strength is that the Marc Jacobs is SMUDGE PROOF! Let me tell you, I really tried to rub this swatch but it does not budge. If you have oily skin and have always wanted to try a liquid highlighter, this is the product for you. This one is not melting off your face, even in the summer heat.

So what do you think of the Coconut line. Are you picking anything up? Let me know!

For a very long time, foundation was my least favorite makeup item. Aside from some severe dark circles under my eyes, my overall complexion is pretty even, so foundation wasn’t always something that excited me. Plus, when you’re as pale as I am, foundation isn’t always your friend. I’m going to take you through my 4 favorite foundations from the drugstore, each with a different finish to fit your skin.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte: $12.99, 12 shades

Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous: $7.99, 7 shades

Neutrogena Healthy Skin: $13.99, 14 shades

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow: $12.99, 12 shades

Here the shades are watched next to a drop of The Body Shop’s Lightening Drops so you can see how they compare to something that’s nearly white.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-MatteFull coverage, 12-hour wear minimum. This stuff gives you no-joke coverage. If you have oily skin, this is your dream. If you have anything less than oily skin, make sure you moisturize well. If you need to make it a little less matte, this mixes beautifully with its sibling the Pro-Glow.

Covergirl Ready, Set, GorgeousMedium coverage, 8-hour wear. This foundation has a beautiful natural finish. What I love most is that when it does start to break up, it continues to look natural and doesn’t look like a hot mess.

Neutrogena Healthy SkinSheer-Medium coverage, 6-hour wear. This foundation is best for those that just want to add a healthy glow without a ton of coverage.

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-GlowMedium coverage, 8-hour wear…ish. With this foundation, I really notice that a primer makes all the difference. A good primer and this will last for 8+ hours. Don’t prime and you’re looking at only 6 hours.

All of these are the lightest shade, with the exception of the Covergirl. This is the second from the lightest. You can see that the L’Oreal are very neutral, with the Pro-Matte almost running slightly pink. The Neutrogena has a lot of yellow and the Covergirl runs slightly orange. Even if a foundation is a little off for you, just remember concealer can help turn things around and your look will come together once the rest of your makeup is done.

What’s your favorite foundation? Let me know down below!

It’s only been a month since my last empties…I’m burning through things quickly! Like last month’s I’ll keep this one short and just hit the highlights, along with one giant fail.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Serum: I am so in love with this serum! It disappeared for awhile and I was so thrilled when it came back (they just redid the packaging). It adds an extra boost of lightweight moisture, making it the perfect addition to your skincare routine or prepping the skin before makeup.

e.l.f. Cleansing Cloths: These makeup wipes have truly changed the game for me. I have never been a fan of makeup wipes – most are either scratchy, irritating or don’t actually take enough makeup off to make it worth my while. These are the opposite of all of my previous complaints with makeup wipes.

Redken Blonde Idol Shampoo: This shampoo makes your hair so soft that you can skip on the conditioner if you really want. It makes a great lather and smells amazing. My only problem with it is that the slight purple tint isn’t enough to really counteract any brassiness that comes through, so you’ll need something more potent if you’re trying to keep your hair cool.

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream: I used this moisturizer on vacation and it kept reminding me of another skincare scent I used to use. I couldn’t pinpoint it until I read “floral stem cells” on the packaging. Immediately I knew it smelled like Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. If you want the luxury of rose without the crazy price tag, this Pacifica moisturizer is for you.

e.l.f. Beautifully Precise Sponge Trio: NOPE! These sponges are absolutely terrible. I feel so bad saying that, but they are. Despite being extremely hard, they still manage to absorb all of your product and remove it from the skin, leaving you without anything to blend. Just go for the Real Techniques sponges and you’ll be fine.

If you have any questions on some of the other products you see above, let me know in the comments down below!