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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Gracie James Clothing

Want great staple pieces for your closet without the price tag?

I had the chance to shoot with @shopgraciejames who is also in Ashburn, VA & not only is she sweet as pie, her boutique has unique items & the quality is top-notch.

Nordstrom quality …without the price tag.

Below is a few of my favorite pieces from boutique and they are currently on sale.  Sizes are going quickly so don’t wait!

Direct links are under each photo, I truly love supporting small businesses and I am sure you do as well. It’s exciting to see how a small business turns into someones dreams. Let’s support small business together & check out her instagram & website. Happy Shopping!!

Stay tuned for our Fall shoot coming this week as well.


KRIS ROYAL MAXI, 1 left, Medium $37 (I’m wearing a Medium)

Thick Material, not see-thru, you can do a strapless or regular bra.

Direct link: Kris Royal Maxi


Orange Crush Dress, S-M-L $38 (I’m wearing a small)

Material is light, not see-thru, would need a strapless bra.

Direct link: Orange Crush Dress


Beige Babydoll Lace Trim Top, M-L (I’m wearing a Small)

Great for summer or fall! A staple piece for sure.

Direct link to purchase: Trim Top


Watercolor Garden Dress, M-L

This is one of my favorite pieces, I took this home with me! I’m wearing a medium.

Direct link to purchase: Garden Dress

Mini tote bag is @dagnedover


Black Tie Dye Tunic, S-M-L $34

A great piece for fall, super soft & I love the opening in the back.

Direct link to purchase: Tunic


Penny Jumper in Black – M(1 left) -L

You can dress this up or down! Flip flops & a jean jacket or heels and a good statement necklace.

Direct link to purchase: Jumper

Direct link to purchase: Necklace (2 left)


Aztec Ivory Dress: L (2 left) $29.40

This pattern I instantly fell in love with, took this home with me as well!! Material is amazing.

Direct link to purchase: Aztec

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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Carbs, Cuddles & White Jeans.

CARBS, CUDDLES & WHITE JEANS….What else do I need on a Friday?

I recently stumbled upon VICI & I’m obsessed. One thing I love is finding great boutiques through Instagram.

Below was my #ootd during my lunch and shopping date with my girlfriend.


Carbs & Cuddles tee: $30 from VICI, direct link: Here I’m wearing a Small, comes in M&L as well.

Tan open toe heels: Express, sold out but I linked a similar pair: Here sizes 6,7,8,9 & 10. (Use coupon code “9801” 20% off)

Articles of Society ‘Carly’ Frayed Hem Crop Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom $64 & worth every dollar. Direct link: Here

It’s an easy outfit to put together, comfy & cute. What else could you ask for? Carbs and Cuddles 😉

Enjoy your day ladies! xx

Tonya Michelle

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