Hey guys as many of you know Kevin, Molly and I were in Miami a few weekends ago. It was such a nice little family trip. Honestly, it’s the first time we’ve been able to go somewhere with Molly and actually feel like we were able to relax a little bit. Normally we are just stressed out because she’s in a new environment and we’re worried about her sleep training getting all messed up. Well, on this trip we didn’t let it stress out too much. Did she get off her schedule? Absolutely. But we just went with the flow and we were even able to enjoy a little time poolside! I mean, how adorable is Molly in her swimsuit?
We were in Miami because I was moderating an event that my friend Sarah’s company Simply Stylist put on at Eden Roc Hotel. I’m so proud of Sarah because when I met her 7 years ago she was busting her butt in the fashion industry. She was in an industry she loved, but she wasn’t doing what she loved. So she left her job 5 years ago to start Simply Stylist and never looked back! Such a boss babe! She inspires me to expand Ali Luvs!
So anyway, Sarah asked me to team up with Coppertone & Simply Stylist to moderate the event and it was pretty awesome. I learned SO much about skincare and sunscreen. For example, I used to think makeup would make my skin look healthy, but just looking healthy isn’t enough. So, the beauty products I’m using may fluctuate day to day, but I now know sunscreen will always be a must-have in my makeup bag. So thank you Coppertone for the info (and for the Coppertone Whipped!) – I think you may have saved my skin! Ha!
I met a bunch of other cool beauty and fashion bloggers when I was at the event (btw – my outfit details are above. Love my floral dress!). It’s always fun to connect with other women who enjoy the same things you do and share tips and advice with each other. I really feel that’s how we as women can all grow and make each other better! By sharing and learning from each other. Here is a fun video from the pop up beauty event and all the rad women I met:
I also feel like the day was a good reminder to take better care of myself. As you can see in the picture of Molly above, her skin is completely lathered in sunscreen. So why am I not doing the same for myself everyday? I should! It’s always funny to me how I go to such great lengths to make sure Molly is eating the healthiest food possible and protecting every little inch of her skin with sunscreen, but when it comes to myself, I will eat so unhealthy and barely ever put on sunscreen. I need to change that! It’s time to start taking better care of myself! Starting TODAY!
Also, a lot of you asked about how Molly’s sleep training schedule worked when we were traveling. Our plan was to keep her on the same schedule that she was on in LA. So because she went to bed between 6 and 7PM in Los Angeles, then we would have her go to bed between 9 and 10PM in Miami (That’s what we normally do when we travel to my hometown in Massachusetts). It worked the very first night; however, the shades in our room didn’t completely black out the room so Molly woke up with the sun while there. Which means she was up at 7AM. Normally 7AM would be totally fine but 7 AM Miami time was 4 AM Los Angeles time. So as you can see, she definitely got off track. But after a few days of keeping her on a strict schedule she is back to normal now! Her naps are back on schedule and she’s going to bed between 6 and 7PM again.
Anyway, hope this blog post encourages you guys to protect your skin this summer! It’s SO important!. Big thanks to Coppertone for teaming up with Simply and for sponsoring this post. And a even more massive thanks to all of you for reading Ali Luvs! You guys mean so much to me and you support is what keeps me motivated to keep doing what I love everyday! Luv you guys!