Sunday Sprinkles // Gone Swimming

swim Happy Sunday, Sugarpuffs!  

Still here lounging by the pool with our besties in Las Vegas and then we’re headed to meet up with more dear friends in Lake Tahoe tomorrow…

My mission for the rest of the week is to spend as much time unplugged as possible, and I can’t help but let the Southwestern sunshine* be the inspiration for today’s Sprinkles. ;)

+  Just swapped out all of our beach towels for these lovely foutas this week (major space saving solution!), but seeing this graphic round-up has me second guessing.

+  I don’t think I will ever tire of anything scalloped.  These sandals + this swimsuit make the perfect pair.

+  Oh, perfect – An amazing new-to-me make-up guru to stalk on YouTube.  I tried Lisa’s “summertime pink” look this week, and have to say I am pretty smitten with her techniques (and that charming British accent never hurts)!

+ Summer meals don’t get much fresher than this… Already stalking lots of healthy meals to make upon our return.

+ Need the softest something to throw over a swim suit or sass up the cut-offs you’ve been living in all summer?  Meg’s got a new edition in her luxury t-shirt shop, and this special collab has me seizing the day. ;)


Hope the rest of your weekend swims along quite nicely, and thanks for bearing with me while I take a break until we get back!

XOXO – Jessie Pepper

*In SPF – DUH!

[Above image found here.]

Travel // What’s in My [Party] Bag


Off we go on our last official summer vacay today! 

My Sweet G turns 30 next week and we’ll be doing a LOT of celebrating over the next several days… First up, headed to Las Vegas this weekend to meet up with my parents, little brother (+ his girlfriend), and two of our most favorite friends.  Then Monday, we’re off to Lake Tahoe for some lakeside relaxing with another set of besties and their baby girl!  I’m so excited I could squeal…

(Ok, just did. Much better.)

In past travel posts on S&P, I’ve shared a few of my general must-haves for hitting the road, but today you’re getting a very real glimpse of exactly what’s filling the cobalt blue beauty sitting on my shoulder.

Keep reading for the low-down on what I can’t leave home without, AND to see the sweetest cameo from my sweet little Sadie Mae… (Miss her so much already!)

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Beauty Bite // Dewy Cheeks

scriptical-wordpress-sun-kissed-rhianna-porter-by-kristina-soljo-for-yen-magazine-october-2012-3 On a humid summer day, there is no beauty trend trickier than a matte face with zero shine.  This time of year is the PERFECT season to embrace the dewy-skin look, and I have definitely been relying on a flushed cheek to pull me through the past several weeks of warmer weather.

My current post-SPF routine involves swiping on a bit of concealer under my eyes, adding some definition to my lashes with one of these favorites, and a final touch of creamy color on the apples of my cheeks (and just a hint of shine on my lips).

In case you’re after the same low-maintenance youthful glow, I’ve rounded up a handful of products that will help you get there with a just a few dabs and some easy blending. (Click right on the images below to shop!)

Ps. – More youthful beauty tips to have you looking fresh-faced in minutes, and my favorite way to get another natural look right here!

PPs. – What’s your go-to summer beauty routine?  Are you interested in hearing more little Beauty Bites like this, here on the blog?

[Image via Yen Magazine]

S&P TV // DIY Salt Spray for Beachy Waves


As much as I wish I could tell you that my hair MAGICALLY grew out overnight, I’m actually just now getting around to sharing a new video from S&P that we shot a few months back.  (Cool with you, right?)

In today’s video, I’m sharing how I whip up my favorite hair product right at home and it’s just in time for you to soak up the last several weeks of summer with your hair tousled in the perfect beachy waves.

Be sure to subscribe to S&P TV so that you don’t miss a beat, and as always – Let me know if you ever have an idea or question that I can feature on air!

Ps. – Even with my hair in it’s latest cropped cut, I learned last weekend that it still wants to wave up a bit in the salty air (PHEW!)… Looks like I’ll be whipping up a fresh batch of this sea salt spray this week!

P.Ps. – More beachy S&P posts here and here and here, and my best advice at surviving a tidal-wave-sized undertow of emotion.  ;)