21 May

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Boho brides, have we got the shoot for you! Ashley Kelemen and Sweet Marie Designs were inspired to celebrate the beauty of early spring in Southern California, which is full of cool evenings and beautiful light. The Santorini gown by Katie May set a romantic mood for the entire shoot, while the hair, makeup, and jet black mani add a little bit of edge.

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Just a little poem by Mr. Robert Frost to provide some added inspo.

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Messy hair, don’t care.

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Bohemian spring bridal fashion | Photo by Ashley Kelemen | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73094

Kudos to the team below for dreaming up such a sweet, springy shoot!

Photographer: Ashley Kelemen / Photo assistant: Alan Barrington Evans / Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Florals: Sweet Marie Designs / Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Lovely Paper Things / Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic / Dress: Katie May / Hair Pieces: Nicky Teo Bridal / Model: Amberli Jahn

 
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20 May

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Good morning, cakies! Today, we want to take you on a little tropical journey with our editor, Jillian. She recently traveled to Jamaica with her family. You may have been following along when she posted on her travel style or via instagram. Well, from what we saw, it was nothing short of amazing! We’ll let Jillian tell you all about it…

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Have any of you ever been to Jamaica? I have to say, it’s never really been on my radar. But, as we started researching destinations through Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, Jamaica continued to pop up. And, once we saw Goldeneye, we knew we had to visit this stunning property. This vacation was the tropical getaway we had been dreaming of…Why had we not thought of this sooner?!

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Goldeneye is rich with history, and the story is best told by the owner himself, Chris Blackwell. Who to our suprise, was staying at the property while we were there, so needless to say we were a bit starstruck. As we entered the property we were amazed by how discrete and hidden this oasis is from the main road. It was like we had received the secret code, and were now entering our own private island. We were greeted with a warm smile, and rum, of course! But not just any rum… This was rum made by Chris Blackwell himself. Can you say attention to detail?! As we walked from the entrance to our own private beach cottage (how amazing is that?), the beauty was absolutely breathtaking. We crossed over a beautiful lagoon that ran straight to the ocean. My husband instantly pointed out that they had paddle boards and kayaks…he was sold! Typical dude. I, on the other hand, just wanted to jump into my suit and enjoy the views. I knew from that moment, that I didn’t want to be anywhere else, and that I wasn’t going to leave our private piece of paradise.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Hello! Yep, that’s me in front of our beach cottage. The way the property is laid out you would never know it was at full capacity. It always felt like you were the only one there, and the staff treated you that way as well. Always catering to any of your needs and going out of their way to make you feel comfortable. For instance, our son Liam had a lot of little bug bites on his leg. As soon as they saw him feeling aggravated, they picked off a piece of aloe from a nearby plant, and applied it to his “ouchy.” Instantly the pain went away and Liam’s tears turned to joy. It was a small gesture that went a long way, and made us feel like these people were’t just staff, they were our family for the next few days.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Incase you’re wondering…this suit is from Lolli Swim. I’m so in love with this style.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Crazy, epic alert!!! Behold…the spa. I mean seriously, I felt like I was in Bali or Coast Rica, not Jamaica. Remember me talking about the lagoon earlier? Well, in order to get to the spa you could take a road, sure, but why take a road when you can paddle the lagoon to your treatment? From the paddle board you could view a few of the other cottages and experience the tropical beauty Jamaica has to offer.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Our son’s first kayak ride! We thought about taking a private sunset boat ride one night, but remembered the kayaks, and quickly hopped at the chance to ride out into the sunset. This moment was so calming and thrilling all at once.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Naturally, Chris Blackwell added his record sleeves to the Bizot Bar. There was this kind of understated cool to the vibe at the bar. Reggae music playing in the background, a rum cocktail in hand… you were instantly transported.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Just around the corner from the main resort is the Fleming Villa. Lucky for us no one was staying there, so we got a little tour, and then hiked down to the private beach for a dip. For just a moment, you could daydream about how Ian Fleming sat on the beach feverishly writing the Bond novels.

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

Jamaica Goldeneye Hotel & Resort | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72930

We were so sad to leave this magical place. It will forever be a special place to us, and we can’t wait to return again and again. I have to say this would seriously be the ultimate honeymoon spot, and you don’t have to fly all the way to Bora Bora to get the off-the-grid, clear blue water, tropical getaway you desire. And bonus: Mr & Mrs Smith offer a Just Married pass that allows you to travel at ease with lots of special perks.

We hope you enjoyed our journey through Goldeneye, but we’re not done yet. Come back on Friday as we explore Roundhill Hotel & Villas just outside of Montego Bay. Thanks for coming along with me, and feel free to ask me any questions. See you soon! ~ Jillian

Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Venue: Goldeneye Hotel & Resort / Travel accommodations: Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel 

 
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20 May

Ah, summertime. Our favorite time of the year! You’ve got your summer weddings, your barbecues, your vacays and days spent by the pool… need we say more? But with summer also comes hot and sticky weather, which means it’s a great time to refresh your beauty routine and keep your skin in check. Instead of telling you to go splurge on an expensive facial, we thought we’d share some of our favorite at-home summer skin fixes.

We recommend starting off your summer skincare routine with an amazing drugstore find that so many gals we know swear by, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. It’s as gentle as you gets and leaves your skin feeling oh-so-soft. It’s mild yet effective, and perfect for daily use on face, and even body. Then, after cleansing with Cetaphil, you can play kitchen beautician and whip up a yummy cleanser, scrub, or smoothie to beautify from the inside out!

First up, our DIY papaya, lemon, honey, and yogurt mask

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Time to exfoliate with a yummy homemade scrub! We used this recipe and added mango to make it extra exotic.

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

And because we’re firm believers that healthy skin starts on the inside, how about a tasty smoothie recipe to give you a glow?

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer beauty recipes  | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72666

Summer skin here we come!

With warmer temps and shorter hemlines on the horizon, you’ll also want to keep your gams soft and smooth with Cetaphil DailyAdvance Lotion. It’s gentle enough to use as a facial moisturizer too, but we like to slather this product on as a body lotion after the shower or pool. It’s ideal for dry, sensitive skin.

This is a collaboration between Cetaphil and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Cetaphil via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cetaphil.

Photos by Scott Clark Photo / Design & Styling 100 Layer Cake

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