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Perfect Summer Makeup With Glossier

Summer is right around the corner and we want to look as fresh-faced as possible. That’s why Glossier is going to be our go-to brand this season. Forget about heavy foundations and contouring! This summer we want to embrace our natural beauty with great skincare products and makeup that will enhance what we have, not cover it up. The products are lightweight, making them great for the hot and sticky weather. And of course, Glossier is also cruelty-free. Lip Gloss, $14 The company states that this is the perfect lip gloss on their website. We have to agree. It has a fantastic shine to it and it is NOT sticky or greasy. It’s a staple for our bags. Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $24 This is key to getting rid of...

Get Moving This Summer: Chic Fashion Sneakers

Athleisure wear is a closet staple! That’s why for this season, we plan on stocking up on a variety of fashion sneakers so that we have the perfect pair for any outfit. With the onset of gorgeous, sunny weather, walking and being outdoors is in our future, which is why comfortable footwear is a must. From high-tops and slip-ons to flatforms and classic trainers, there are so many hot styles to step into. And don’t think that you can only pair these fashion sneakers with sweats or shorts. This summer’s best sneakers look spectacular with even summer dresses, jumpsuits, midi skirts, and so much more. Enjoy! Marc Jacobs Multicolor Sole Sneaker, $225 The juicy and fruity colors pack a fabulous punch. Paul Smith PS Nolan Sneaker, $195 The colorful...

Summer Style Watch: Under $100 Swimwear

Fab swimwear doesn’t mean you have to go and max out your credit cards. There are a ton of fantastic under $100 swimwear options out there. See some of our fave swimwear styles available for purchase right now. The cheapest one starts at just $19.53!   Aerie Zipper High Neck Bikini Top, $13.18 Aerie Cheekier Bikini Bottom, $9.97 This sporty set provides great coverage and is great if you plan on doing some water or beach activities. J.Crew Factory Ruffle One-Shoulder Swimsuit, $34.50 The cute ‘wild berry’ print is fantastic for the summer. The ruffle accent adds interest to the overall design. Forever 21 Flounce Swimsuit $19.53 Look like a goddess when you step out in this elegant number. Aerie Super Scoop One-Piece Swimsuit, $21.98 The stunning sunset hues of this one-piece won us over....

Get Fit After Baby With Your Baby

Looking to stay healthy and fit after having a baby? It can be super tough! We know that you’re already exhausted and it can be hard to get away without a sitter. Luckily, there are lots of mom and baby workouts cropping up out there so that you can spend time with your baby, while burning some calories and toning up. Give a few of them a try and see which ones are best for you and your little one. Stroller Classes Baby Boot Camp offers a variety of classes where moms can get in a great workout and not have to find or pay for a babysitter. Not only that, but a real sense of community begins to form when attending these workouts. It’s also a...

Dairy-Free Alternatives To Your Favorite Dairy Products

Ever thought about going dairy-free? Some people report feeling physically better when giving up dairy products that are milk-based. Interested in taking the plunge yourself? There are actually a good amount of dairy-free products out there that are comparable to the real thing. The only downside is that they may be slightly more expensive than the real dairy counterpart. Keep in mind that to notice changes to how you feel, you should make this dietary change for at least two weeks. Silk Soy Yogurt This yogurt is incredibly creamy for a non-dairy option. There is a very light hint of soy flavor, but otherwise, really feels and tastes like dairy yogurt. The peach mango is a must try!   Miyokos Vegan Cheese It’s going to be love at first bite...

On-The-Go Breakfast Recipes

Everyone keeps telling us or writing about or vlogging about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But we love our sleep! If we can stay in bed for an extra 20 minutes to get some snooze instead of cooking and eating breakfast, we are all for it. That’s why food prep has become extremely important to us. These delicious recipes can be made the night before for the morning after OR can be made once during the week to last for a few days. Be sure to give each one a whirl to help power you up and give you the fuel that you need. Chocolate Covered Katie Brownie Batter Overnight Oats This is a great way to get your chocolate fix. Children...

Head To The Tropics Without Ever Leaving Home

A trip to the tropics sounds great right about now, but for those who can’t actually make it there, we’ve compiled a fabulous list of products that will bring the tropics to you. Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Moisturizer, $23 Not only is it gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, but the gorgeous and intoxicating combination of pineapple and melon is spectacular. Kopari Coconut Deodorant, $14 Kopari makes some of the best coconut products in the skincare market and now they even have a deodorant! It is aluminum free and applies to the skin clear. Xhilaration Tropical Swimsuit, $29.99 Not only is this playful swimsuit stylish and functional, but the price is very reasonable. The high-cut bottom will elongate your legs nicely. Panmilli Fringe Floppy Sun Hat, $40 The open ends of this...

The Dough Bar: Get Your Protein In

Baked, not fried, The Dough Bar doughnuts are also packed with protein. Each doughnut has 11 grams of protein and only 150 calories. Glazes and toppings add some extra calories but the end calculation makes this delicious concoction very comparable in nutrition to some protein bars and drinks out there. However, these taste better and feel more satisfying dessert-wise. On average, each doughnut comes out to about $4 each. They are filling, but guilt-free enough where you could eat two a day and still feel like you didn’t cheat. With so many different flavors to dig into, you can eat what feels like a different treat every day of the week. The Dough Bar doughnuts can also be purchased in variety packs which also make for...

For Animal Lovers Only: Exquisite Animal Designs

At HSL, we’re always showing beauty and fashion products that are cruelty-free. For this post, we thought we’d continue showing how much we love animals by scouring shops for the most adorable animal products out there. From adorable fox stud earrings and a designer beehive clutch to a pretty cat teacup and a panther perfume bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy these gorgeous creatures in every facet of your life. Judith Lieber Beesknees Beehive Minaudiere, $5,995 Judith Lieber never disappoints with her unique and whimsical clutches. This beehive design is unlike anything we have ever seen before in the fashion world and we are head over heels in love. The Alchemy Shop Fox Stud Earrings, $29.99 Petite and so sweet looking, these stylish fox earrings are very versatile. They...

AU|rate: Feel Good Fine Jewelry

AUrate isn’t just about sleek, versatile jewelry that you can wear season after season, year after year. This company is all about focusing on ethical resources and practices. Pearls are sustainably farmed and harvested in a manner that isn’t detrimental to the environment. Recycled gold is used and beautifully polished for an intense shine. Even all of the diamonds are conflict-free so that you don’t have to worry about where they came from. Add these gorgeous designs to your jewelry box today to give your day and night looks an instant pick me up. Pieces are just as perfect for a power meeting at the office or for cocktails with the girls. While these stunners make for fantastic basics, they all have something special about them...