Friday Favorites: GIVEAWAY!

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It’s Friday!!!!!!!!

I so needed a Friday.

Right now, I’m at my big kids’ elementary school field day, so by 3:00 today…I’m realllllly going to need a Friday. #sosohot #sososomanykids

Today, my Friday Favorites include a GIVEAWAY!  I love a giveaway 🙂 .  Make sure you read all the way through and enter to win at the bottom!

 As always, I’m linking up with three of my favorite friends, Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing some of my favorite things from the week.  Before we get to the giveaway, we must acknowledge this as my VERY favorite thing from this week…



Sweet Britt Bradford Slaughter has joined the family!

I don’t know about you…but over on Erika’s Instagram, I cannot get enough pics of their precious family with Britt.  I cannot wait until they’re home and I get to squeeze those little cheeks. #nowisoundlikebowen

The Shull Six is counting down the days until we see the Slaughter Six!!


And now to that giveaway I mentioned earlier.  I love, love, love when Nordstrom reaches out and asks if we want to partner together on a topic…because it always means giveaways from me to you!  Today, in honor of it almost being summer (WOOHOO!), I’m sharing my favorite summer beauty products and giving one winner and her bestie all of these favorite things…

Favorite Summer Beauty Essentials

These are my summer essentials and today, if you enter to win below, you and someone you love (your BFF, your sister, your mom, your coworker, etc) could each win one of each from me and Nordstrom to you! #thankyounordstrom

Now, I didn’t just pick any old products…these are actual favorites of mine that I use/wear day in and day out.  Let me explain…

#1: CLINIQUE CITY SHEER SPF: My very favorite daily SPF for the face.  This works as a primer as well as a sunscreen, so I put it on every single day underneath my makeup.  It is my absolute favorite and a MUST for summer!
#2: COOLA PINA COLADA SUNSCREEN: Whoa!  I only discovered this sunscreen about two months ago, but I’m already on my second bottle.  First, it goes on light and not heavy and/or sticky like other sunscreens, two, it smells INSANELY good, and three, it gives great protection!  I love this Pina Colada scent but it comes in two other scents as well.
#3: SUPERGOOP SPF SETTING POWDER: I told you girls about this stuff a few weeks ago.  This is an SPF that you apply to your face that comes in a powder form.  It’s perfect for when you need to put on sunscreen over makeup (because applying a lotion type SPF over makeup is a little icky).  I have been using this a lot lately!  Like on Sunday for instance, we spent the day outside, so I just applied this powder (it comes with a powder brush) over my face periodically during the day since I already had my makeup on from church.
#4: CLINIQUE SWEET POTS SUGAR SCRUB & LIP BALM: My go-to lip balm right now.  If you untwist one part of the pot, it has a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips.  Then, if you untwist the other end, you have a nice sheer gloss.  Perfection!
#5: LANCOME WATERPROOF EYELINER: I shared this with you last year as my favorite eyeliner for when you need a waterproof one and confession, it’s all I wear now.  I just love it so much.  I don’t need a waterproof eyeliner every day, but I love it so much that I wear it daily. It goes on smooth, doesn’t smudge, stays put all day and then easily comes off at night (I use coconut oil to get it off).  I wear the Cafe color, but it comes in 26 colors total.
#6: CHANEL WATERPROOF MASCARA: I went in to Nordstrom to buy another waterproof mascara for summertime and the nice lady behind the counter told me that I would love this one so much more.  And she was right.  Not only does it not smudge when I get in the pool and stuff but it actually makes my lashes longer and fuller.  I was really impressed with this one and doubt I ever use anything else waterproof again!

So, one winner and her bestie will each win one of each of my favorite products above.  Woohoo!

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

And for even more summer beauty faves from Nordstrom, just scroll and click below…


Speaking of Nordstrom, I found another favorite “every day” top to go with those cute shorts I showed you last week…

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I’m telling you…I am going to wear those shorts out!  The top also comes in two other colors.


Taco Tuesdays

Did you see my Taco Tuesday post?!  You could totally have Taco Saturday this week :).  I have so many yummy taco recipes that your whole family will LOVE!  This was one of my favorite posts from this week!!  You can see it HERE.




I showed you guys my Mother’s Day post on Wednesday and it included this dress and these shoes.  The shoes are most definitely a favorite this week.  I’ve worn them to church the last two weeks in a row.  They come in 7 different colors, but I really love the tan nubuck ones the most.  The heel is high but not too high and they’re comfy!



If you are looking for a good family TV show…look no further than HERE.  Whoa!  I asked and you guys answered!!  I had over 240 comments on shows that are great for the whole family. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!



I’m totally into wearing hats outside.  #hellosundamage  I recently bought this one, but it’s already sold out.  That being said, I found some that were very similar to this one from last year…


this one is so similar and then this one


…looks very similar too this one.

Nordstrom has so many great hats for under $30 right now!  Mine new one was only $22 and if it comes back in stock, I’ll let you know.  Protecting your skin is always a favorite of mine 😉 .


And just in time for our red, white and blue holidays…

Patriotic Pops

…my Patriotic Pops!

You guys know how much I love making homemade popsicles!!  These are coconut with strawberries and blueberries instead.  DELICIOUS!  See how to make them HERE.

That rounds out my Friday Favorites for the week.  Make sure you enter to win the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win my favorite summer beauty essentials from Nordstrom!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 19, 2017 at 4:39 am

    I’d love to try the Clinique lip balm! I love their products and have been using their moisturiser since my teens!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Samantha May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      in both this post and your Mother’s Day post, your link to the heels you wore is not there. Can you please add? THanks!

      • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        It’s there! I just went to double check and clicked on it!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams May 19, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I was just asking for waterproof mascara recommendations on my favorites today, now I want to try the Chanel one! I know what I’ll be eating on Tuesday now ;–) Pinning the patriot pops for 4th of July! Have a great weekend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Susan Jeffries May 19, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I love that embroidered top! Perfect for summer and it will look great with white denim too! My 16 year old daughter is a beauty product junkie. She has her first summer job as a lifeguard this year. Since she is also my best friend, these products would be perfect for her pool bag this summer! Along with that cute hat!! I would love to see a pool/beach post with bathing suits, beach bags, hats, and products! Thanks!

  • Krystal May 19, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Hi Shay!
    I’ve been looking for a new mascara so this is great! I definitely need something waterproof for summer. Do you have any trouble removing it?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 5:53 am

      My coconut oil takes it right off!

  • Sheaffer Sims May 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I’m going to pick up that clinique primer/sunscreen today! And what a fun giveaway!

  • Sarah May 19, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Huge congrats to Erika!!! Following her on IG now!! And woot for the giveaway!!! Thanks for hosting!! 🙂


  • Christina May 19, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Random Question- on Instagram you have a picture your hair stylist took of you and Madeley- Can you tell us where your shirt and shorts are from? Thanks so much!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

      My top is from J Crew and my shorts are from Vineyard Vines

  • Carly M May 19, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Best. Giveaway. Ever! Loving Erikas instagram. Have a great weekend!

  • Michelle W May 19, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Hi Shay. What color of the waterproof eyeliner do you prefer? I usually like a darker brown. They have so many choices. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

      Cafe 🙂

  • Courtney May 19, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Hi Shay! I’m looking for a product that will help with acne (To control it when the hormones kick in!), but also keep my face from drying out too much – any suggestions? A facial mask? A lotion? Thank you!

  • Brooke Richardson May 19, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I’m going right over to see how to make those pops. yum! And the countdown for the Slaughter’s Begins. Woo hoo!

  • Bekah Dill May 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

    OH wow. THIS GIVEAWAY JUST MAKES ME A HAPPY GIRL! I love beauty products and I know my sister who just had a baby 4 days ago would love these too 🙂

    happy firday shulls!!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life May 19, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Love those nude heels!! And I’m going to check out your taco tuesday post! My son loves a good taco tuesday 🙂

  • Lindsay D May 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Nordstrom’s mascara sale is coming up! I think it’s May 27. You buy two mascara’s and get one free!! Chanel is included…that is the mascara I have used for about 10 years. The sale is also online. Happy Friday!! 🙂

  • Nicole Miller May 19, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Love these favorites, Shay!! And loving Erika’s journey 🙂
    Can you tell me what sunscreen you use for your kids during the summer? Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

      I’ve been using Neutrogena lately!

  • Yelena May 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    What’s your polish color on your toes?! That’s the color I’ve been looking for!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

      It’s Alpine Snow from OPI!

  • Meaghan Weldon May 19, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Is this the hat you are wearing in the last picture?! It has a great price, too!

  • Kathy L May 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Fun giveaway! I’m stalking Erika’s page to see more pics of that cutie Britt! Those popsicles sound yummy!

  • Francie May 19, 2017 at 8:23 am

    So happy for Erika, adoption is awesome! Also, I’ve been searching for a decent lip palm. Thanks!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 19, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Those popsicles look so good!! And I love your beauty product posts!! I want some of that SPF powder!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Melissa Hefner May 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    That everyday top is so cute! Do you were a camp under it? Does it show your bra? Thanks for the rec.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

      I almost always wear one, but I didn’t have to with this one!

      • Melissa Hefner May 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        Thanks! Can I just say that I was nursing my newborn while I wrote that message? I’m mortified at the misspellings!

  • Nikki May 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Love a giveaway!

  • Missy B May 19, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Hi Shay, do you happen to know the name and where you bought the cute rugs that are in your closet?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

      They’re from chip and joanna gaines’ line! I bought them online!

  • Diana May 19, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have been wanting to try some of these products!
    Diana @

  • Jana May 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

    The Clinique Sheer City Block is great, but one time my retailer was out of it and I went ahead and bought the Super City Block with 40 SPF instead. I like it just as well and it gives me additional protection. You girls in the strong Texas sun might consider switching. It doesn’t feel any heavier than the sheer one. Note to Shay – I enjoy your blog and love seeing your beautiful, sweet kids! I just became a first time Grandma this week and am over the moon in love with him!

  • Nikki - Speak at Home Tonight May 19, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Baby Britt is SO cute! I’m sure your kids are just as excited to meet her! I absolutely love your hats and am also on board with hats this summer. I’m blonde too and have to protect my scalp from getting red!

  • Nicole May 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Hi Shay! I’ve been thinking about a pair of the Tory Burch sandals like yours above. Are they comfortable? What color are you wearing? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Yes!!!! They’re so comfy! The patent sand are my fave!

  • Whitney Pegram May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I’m thinking those patriotic pops are going to be amazing!! And what a fun giveaway! Happy Friday!!

  • Raquel Whatley May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Shay, Love your Ray-Bans in the picture above. Is there a style number on them? Always look forward to your blog everyday! I live in Northern Virginia right outside of DC.. Have a great weekend!

  • Meg May 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Love all this…it makes me so excited for summer 🙂

  • Cheryl May 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    This makes me happy for summer! I am not one for the heat but you make it look good.
    God bless you and your family!

  • Erin Port May 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Oh man I can’t wait until Erika blogs all about the experience. We are praying about adoption and I just devour all the information you ladies share. I just can’t get enough. Did you ever blog about books you read prior to adoption? I would love some recommendations. I read Bringing Lucy Home and sobbed most of the book (on an airplane, good thing it was dark ;). xoxo ERIN

    • Mix and Match Mama May 20, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Bringing Lucy Home is a great one! My favorite is Mary Ostyn’s Forever Mom :).

  • Vivian Guzman May 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Oh my goodness! Britt is just so adorable.

  • Alexis deZayas May 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Such a good giveaway!!

  • Sarah May 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Britt Bradford-as cute as her name, darling!!!

  • Angela Ellingson May 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Your summer beauty essentials are so helpful! Thank you! The SPF setting powder is genius!

  • Carla May 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Shay!! Thanks for all the great favorites. I just bought myself a pair of the Tory Burch sandals, so cute and yes very comfy. This is a bit off topic but we’ve always had a fence around our pool but we just redid the patio and my husband doesn’t want to put it back up. I’m a bit scared because I have a 4 and 2 year old. Do you guys have any alarm in the pool or how do you handle it with the kids? Both kiddos are in swimming classes pretty much year round. Thanks and I’m so sorry it’s a bit late but happy Mother’s Day.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 20, 2017 at 6:01 am

      We have the inside locked up really tight with high locks, alarms that beep when doors open and even cameras. No one exits or enters my house without the whole world knowing 😉 !

  • Jennifer Sawyer May 23, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Shay- do you just use eyeliner on top or line under as well?? I am DEF trying this eyeliner- going today! lol

    • Mix and Match Mama May 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Typically just the top!

  • Lauren D May 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Shay – I tried the coola sunscreen and found it to be very greasy like. Do you use the spray or lotion? I was using the spray so wondering if that’s the problem? I hate wearing sunscreen so am always on the hunt for one that doesn’t feel like sunscreen!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 28, 2017 at 5:56 am

      I use the spray! I think a light coverage works (I don’t have to spray a ton…light gives loads of coverage!).

  • Lindsay May 30, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love your blog! Do you take your hats with you on vacation? If so, how do you keep them in good shape when traveling? Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Ugg…I do and it’s always tricky. I’ve pretty much decided that carrying them on is just about the best way to do it.