Pool and Beach Day Beauty with Dove

There are plenty of beach and pool days still left this summer and making sure you have the right products to keep you protected is important.

Everything from the right SPF to even the best antiperspirant has to be in your bag.

Today I am so excited to partner with Dove and Simply Stylist to share my experience with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. I have been using Dove for over four years now and since the day I switched , I’ve never looked back. Yes, this is a sponsored post but, I am a true believer of how much my under arm skin has changed since using Dove. We all know and have felt the dryness, seen the uneven skin tone or even had red marks from shaving our underarms. For me, I was one of the 2 in 3 women who experience this, I’ve had issues with redness and dryness after shaving. IMG_6356

Dove Advanced Care’s Nutrium Moisture formula  has changed how my skin looks under my arms, the softness is unreal…I know, you probably are skeptical… try it and you’ll be waving your hands up in the air for all to see! I also have no redness, no bumps and no harsh signs of shaving. Just like the sticker says on Dove antiperspirant “confidence is irresistible” — how true is that statement? We want to wear our bikinis, sun dresses or tanks with no worry of embarrassing side effects from shaving.


Shower and Shave (don’t forget that! haha I’ve done it before) Then I pack my pool bag with my SPF (face and body), beach towel, my latest book I’m reading (Birdman), a bottle of water, snacks, and of course my Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.

Dove gives me the comfort knowing that I have 48 hours of odor and wetness protection. You can also choose from 15 different scents and formulas that all give you the best protection you could ask for. I have a few favorites that I rotate through: Cool Essentials (cucumber and green tea) – Shea Butter ( hints of shea butter, rose, vanilla, and lily of the valley) and Caring Coconut (light coconut and jasmine notes)!

I wanted to share my feedback and well as how I get myself ready for a pool/beach day. Today I’ll be heading to the pool after this and going to enjoy this gorgeous weather we are having here in Northern Virginia! Please feel free to share your beauty routine below as well. If you haven’t tried Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant, I really back this product and believe it would change your skin. Give it a try. Come find me and we can wave our arms in the air together!

xx Tonya Michelle


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Beat The Heat – Must Haves

BEAT THE HEAT BOX by babbleboxx

IMG_4972I am so honored to be able to give you some of the best reviews on some amazing products that #BabbleBoxx sent my way.

These five items below are exactly what everyone needs to have a fun-beauty filled summer.

Everything from an amazing new perfume to some sparkling water that will make your taste buds get up and dance!!!

Who’s ready to dive into some goodies? *Raises hand*

First I’d like to introduce: Vichy


Their gel moisturizer is unlike anything I’ve gotten my hands on. The mineralizing thermal water strengthens your skin again external aggressors, aka the heat, cold & daily activities we put our skin through. (Drink your water ladies!!) You can apply this twice a day, morning and evening after you clean your face. Apply gently and massage into your skin avoiding your eyes. It’s light weight, oil-free and it’s made for us ladies with normal to combination skin.

Vichy Special offer: 20% off + FREE shipping. Use promo code: “BABBLE” at check out. Offer is valid until 08/15/16 11:59pm PST

(offer not valid on other discounts or gift sets)

Direct link to purchase: Click Here

Social Media Accounts: InstagramTwitterPinterest Facebook – YouTube

Secondly I’d like to introduce: Nad’s Exfoliating Body Wax Strips


Hair can be our best friend and our worst nightmare…all depends on placement, haha you know I’m right!?! Nad’s wax strips provide a way to exfoliate the skin while waxing as well. Weekly usage can help prevent and minimize those unwanted ingrown hairs (OUCH!) Who doesn’t want glowing, soft and silky skin in the summer? (All year around if you ask me!) I used these on my arms and it didn’t phase me to be honest. My hair is thinner so that might help as well. Have you used Nads? What’s your feedback?

Direct Link: Nads

Social Media Accounts: InstagramTwitterFacebook

Third product I got to test is: Butter London Lost In Leisure Lacquer Set


This limited edition set is not only making me super excited for my Key West trip later this month, it’s going to have my nails looking amazing with my summer colors and tan!! One of my favorite features about this nail polish is it’s one stroke coverage. Who has time to apply 3 layers, dry and then top coat? Not me! I’m always on the go, I need things to happen quickly, haha. The high shine finish is flawless & also provides a chip resistant wear.

Butter London’s special offer: 20% off your first purchase at www.butterlondon.com with code: BabbleBoxx2016 !

Social Media Links: InstagramTwitterFacebook– Snapchat: butterLONDONHQ


Fourth product I’m super excited to talk about: LaCroix Cúrate Melón Pomelo


Not only do I drink these daily, I pass them out at work. These are hands down amazingly delicious. I was so excited when this new flavor came in my #babbleboxx because I’ve been in love with their other flavors as well. (Cranberry Apple is fire!) You can try all 6 flavors, they come in 12 oz cans and are a great fix to any soda cravings you might have. (Ditch the soda ladies, it’s bad for your skin!) LaCroix is 100% natural and ZERO sugars – ZERO calories – ZERO sodium and ZERO caffeine! I always cut up fresh lemons and limes for mine, ads a little kick! These also fit in my purse, while I’m on the go I never have to worry about not being hydrated!

Social Media Links: InstagramTwitterFacebook

Last but not least, my newest obsession – must spray every morning : Tempting by Sofia Vergara


The first thing I did when I received this box was open up this perfume and spray myself 3 times with it. It smells like Heaven, yes I hope this is exactly what Heaven smells like. My construction manager already bought this for his wife after I made him smell it as well. (It only took 3 mins for that sale, wish I could sell homes that fast – haha) Right now the 1 oz. is only available online and in stores at Perfumania. The 3.4 oz that I received will hit major retailers nationwide in September so be on the look out! A little pointer as well, never rub your wrists together when you spray, only let it air dry. It’s the best way for the perfume to react to your natural scent.

Direct link to purchase: Perfumania

Social Media Links: InstagramTwitterFacebook

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

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Kevyn Aucoin Pressed Powder


Today I tried out @kevynaucoin pressed power and to be honest at first I was a little skeptical on how it would look and feel on my skin. I have my favorites that I use on a daily basis (I think we all do) but after applying it and finishing with my bronzer and blush…. I am a fan!


It helps conceal my blemishes and has a weightless feel, perfect right? Doesn’t look “cakey” on and it has a semi-matte finish.

I’ve always wanted to try this line but the price made me worry “What if I don’t like it?” but Hautelook had a huge sale and featured this product a few weeks back. For $7 I could take a risk!

I linked some of the foundations below that are for sale at Bergdorf’s:

Kevyn Aucoin Foundations

This will now be my go-to, who doesn’t want to cover blemishes and have a soft look when you’re finished?

Would love to hear your results if you decide to try as well!


Tonya Michelle

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Designer Living Giveaway!

Hello! I am teaming up with @designer_living for an amazing giveaway. You have the chance to win this gorgeous bedding!! All you have to do to enter is follow these simple steps:


  1. Follow @designer_living
  2. Follow @tonyamichelle26image1
  3. Tag 3 friends who would love for you to win
  4. For an EXTRA entry…comment below on why you’d like to win!


This sweepstakes runs from 2/23/16 at Noon EST and end 3/1/16 at Noon EST. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on 3/2/16. The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize.


Please note: This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, administered or endorsed by Instagram, inc. This giveaway is fully sponsored by Designer Living and Tonya Michelle.


By entering you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, that you release Instagram of any/all responsibility and that you agree to Instagram’s term of use. No purchase necessary. This giveaway is only available to United States residents. Disclaimer-void where prohibited by law, no purchase necessary.


Good luck!!



Tonya Michelle

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