Hi friends! Father’s Day is quickly approaching! If you still can’t figure out what to get you father or any of the Father-figures in your life, I’m hoping this list of unique Father’s Day gift ideas will help! The ideas below are for the many different personalities of dads out there. From those who enjoy outdoor adventures or love grilling to those who need to relax or are passionate travelers, I think you’ll agree, this list has something for every father out there!
Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Asics GEL-Kayano 24 Running Sneaker, $100
Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Tailgate Cooler with Grilling Tools, $75
A few other unique Father’s Day gift ideas…
In addition to these gift ideas, experiences are always a fun way to go. For example, concert tickets or surprising your Dad with dinner at his favorite restaurant. For a sentimental Dad, think about creating a photo album from a family trip or framing a family photo that can be put in his office. I have made similar items for my Dad through Shutterfly and they are quite quick and easy to create. At the end of the day, the most important thing is making sure Dads know how special and loved they are.
What unique gifts have you given a loved one?
Are you doing anything fun for Father’s Day? Do you already have a gift picked out?
I would love to hear what you’re giving your father this year and what you have planned. I will be doing a joint celebration for Father’s Day and my mom’s birthday with my family next week.
Summer is here, and while that means lots of time in the sun and hanging outside, it also means… SWEAT happens! I hate being sweaty, and since I’m assuming most of my readers do too, I am sharing the beauty product I use to prevent makeup from melting (or sweating) off my face.
I’ve shared with you my favorite tinted moisturizer foundation, and this beauty secret is from the same brand – Laura Mercier. It’s their Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
Why it rocks…
This stuff is seriously magic. I have noticed over the years, that it is especially effective in the summertime. While that dewy look can be attractive on your tanned skin, there’s a fine line between dewy and sweaty. Hopefully you do not know this from experience, like I do (ugh)! This powder sets your face and continually absorbs oils, leaving your skin looking matte, even on crazy humid days. I remember getting in the car after walking several blocks in D.C. on a hot, August day. I was in work clothes and I felt sticky all over. But to my surprise, I pulled the visor down and my makeup was exactly where I had put it on my face that morning. And somehow, I didn’t look sweaty. That’s how awesome this stuff is!
Pro tip: pull back part of the paper cover to expose half as many holes. This will prevent the powder from overflowing into the top half of the container when you travel.
A little goes a long way. I tapped this brush a few times before applying.
This is about 30 minutes after applying the setting powder.
Up close at 30 minutes after application.
This is about 3 1/2 hours after applying the setting powder.
Up close at 3 1/2 hours after application
How it works…
This soft, silky and smooth product should be applied after your foundation and concealer are on. Laura Mercier has a powder puff you can use for application, but I found that method was messy for me and resulted in too much powder on my face. A little goes a long way! I prefer to use a kabuki brush and push it into the powder. Then, I tap the brush several times until I see a small amount is left on the brush and I gently brush the powder into my face. I also use a smaller brush and apply it to my eyelids to set eye makeup. It’s particularly great at preventing your eye makeup from creasing. I use it year round, especially when I have a fancy night out or event and want to ensure my makeup stays put all night long.
I recommend Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder for people with combination or oily skin and to anyone who prefers a matte finish on their makeup. This powder will only enhance a matte foundation. And, like I said, if you’re trying to avoid that “makeup falling of your face in the middle of July” you need to consider trying this stuff out.
Have you used this setting powder or something similar? I’d love to hear, what you use during the summer, how much you like it and how you wear it.
Happy Monday & Cheers!