S&T Eats: No-Bake Energy Bites

A guilt-free snack that is easy on the waistline, and great to curb that sweet tooth! These little balls of joy are also no-bake so they are a quick & easy go-to favorite.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Oatmeal, dry
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/3 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
Chocolate chips added based on preference (we added 1/2 Cup)

Directions:

Pour in the dry ingredients first, followed by the remaining items. Stir until fully mixed. Scoop into little balls, plate & enjoy!

Check back to find more of our easy favorites & much more! Happy eating!

xoxo,

Sophie & Trey

 

Turn up the Heat this Summer with these Evening Looks

Experiment with your evening looks this summer. Avoid your blacks and whites and try color-blocking with bright colors. Dresses are always the easiest option but you stand out from the crowd by putting on a pair of dress shorts or a jumpsuit.

Black Jumpsuit

This wide about a wide-leg black jumpsuit is the right balance of elegant and fun. Wear them with these minimal chic sandals in nude.

Shift Dress

Chokers have a way of making any outfit look classy. A shift dress can look too simple for the evening but this choker neckline and cutout chest make it a smart evening look. Make the outfit a little more interesting by color-blocking with these bright red heels with chunky straps. Color-blocking makes outfits in neutral colors more interesting.

Maxi Skirt

Maxi dresses/skirts exude femininity, this maxi-skirt has a massive slit in the front for you to give a sneak-peek at your legs. The skirt is lined with shorts and has an elastic band at the waist for your comfort. Keep this focus on the dress by wearing it with minimal heels.

Sleek Romper

You don’t have to wear bright colors in summer, you can look for pale colors that keep you cool during the summer. This sleek wrap romper in coral is everything you need! From the back, it’s different to anything you would expect. It has adjustable wrap straps which you can play with as you please. If you’re up for wearing something daring then this sexy romper is the perfect addition to your collection of evening outfits.

Off Shoulder

Look effortless in this simple but graceful off-shoulder dress. The dress works for any occasion, its deep red wine color gives it that oomph during the day and is just beautiful in the evening. You want to keep the attention on the dress, so keep your accessories at a minimum. A pair of elegant earrings will be more than enough.

S&T Active – Home Cardio Workout

Need a quick pick me up before getting all dressed up and heading out for the weekend? We’ve got an easy, 3-part fitness routine you can easily knock out at home. We know time is money, so burn some calories and get your sweat on with this quick cardio workout.

Ready to sweat it out? Here are the 3 steps:

  1. Sumo Squats – Do jumping sumo squats for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps
  2. Butt Kickers – run in place with these butt kickers for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps
  3. Suicide Squats – hit multiple muscles with these squats for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps

The best way to get you in the mood for an awesome workout…a fab activewear set! Kristin chose her summer favorite, The Future Classic Leggings White $28.99 with matching The Future Classic Athletic Bra White $22.99 to get her ready for a kick-butt routine. Heading out after your sweat-sesh? Throw on an active jacket, like the Stripe A Pose Jacket $24.99 to tie in with the white on white vibe. Finish your look with trendy sneakers, like our favorite Famous Sneaker Grey $29.99 and you’re ready to go!

Sure to get your heart rate up, and your mood. Now you’re ready for a weekend of fun!

xoxo,

Sophie & Trey

 

S&T Eats – Coconut & Chocolate Frozen Bark

Looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat this summer? Try this new, not-so-guilty favorite that only takes 4 ingredients and a few, simple steps!

This recipe is simple and quick with only one minor drawback.  It takes at least 2 hours in the freezer to be fully frozen yogurt bark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is all you need: 

  1. One 8oz tube of Noosa Coconut Yogurt (Or your favorite coconut yogurt**)
  2. 1/8 cup of semi sweet or dark chocolate mini chips
  3. Parchment Paper
  4. Aluminum Foil

**I choose a full fat yogurt because it tends to have a little less freezer burn than nonfat yogurt.  However, either option works!

How to prepare:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the yogurt in a thin layer on the paper.
  3. Top with the mini chocolate chips.  You can also add fresh fruit and granola to spice things up!
  4. Cover the baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.  Place in the freezer for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. When the bark is fully frozen chop the bark into pieces to serve.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you were inspired by this quick recipe to get cooking! 

xoxo,

Sophie & Trey

 

S&T Tutorial – Summer Wedding Guest Glam

Our very own make-up guru Mekala Viernes shows us how to beat the heat and stay glam! Perfect for a summer wedding guest look, she shows us less is more by demonstrating a highlighted, subtle make up application for staying glammed up all day through the night.

We start with our model Barbara cleansing her face with a makeup removing towelette to ensure any dirt, sweat or left over makeup is removed before the process begins as Mekala sets up her array of makeup favorites. She chose a lot of neutral tones and shimmery pieces to really accentuate the summer dewey skin look.

To begin, Mekala says she always starts with eyes first in case shadow falls or there are mistakes, it is easier to clean off before the foundation and concealer are applied rather than after.

1.Brows – First, shaping the eyebrows is an essential part to creating the glam look. For filling in the brows, she uses the Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Brow Definer. For concealing the brow on the top and bottom, she uses Sephora Bright Future Concealer. Lastly, the ABH Clear Brow Gel is used to set the eyebrows.

2. Eyes – Priming the eyes is essential to ensure the shadows/liners do not crease, especially in the summer heat, so she uses the Urban Decay (UD) Primer Potion. For the first application of eyeshadow, she begins with the Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette, shade “Matte Lombardi”. This neutral shade is perfect for layering over. In the crease/transition, she layers on shade “Matt Singh”. For the outer (v) eyelid corner, she blends shades to make a darker, more defined statement, using shades “Matt Rosen” & “Matt Singh”.

Nest, she switches to the UD Naked 3 Palette and applies shade “Trick” all over her lid. She blends all shades together before she applies subtle and feminine Ardell Lashes “Demi Wispies”.

3. Foundation – After the eyes are complete and set, Mekala begins with the face by applying Sephora 10hr Perfection Foundation all over. She uses the Sephora Bright Future Concealer for under eyes. Next she uses the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder over the concealer to prevent creasing or (in this heat) melting!

4. Highlight & Contour – For a good all over bronzer and contour, the Benefit Hoola Bronzer is applied, followed by the Sephora Blush in shade “Flirt It Up” along the cheekbones. Now the fun part, highlighting! First she uses Becca Cosmetics Creme Highlighter “Champagne Pop” on the top of the cheekbones. Next she layers on ABH Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit and blends shades “Glo Getter”, “143”, and “Daydream”. To add to the summer glow look, she also uses this blend of highlighters to accentuate the collarbone.

She goes back to the eyes to smoke the lower lash line, using a combination of shades “Matt Rosen” and “Matt Singh” from the previous eye palette. She then adds highlighter to the inner corner of the eyes, using shade “dust”.

5. Lips – The final step to complete the effortless summer glam look is a neutral, but glossy, lip! She starts with a nude lipstick Maybelline “Blushing Beige” and then layers on Urban Decay Lip Gloss in shade “Freestyle” for a perfect compliment to Barbara’s dewey, highlighted look.

To complete the look, Barbara chooses a Sophie & Trey favorite, The Lux Life Classic Dress Aqua $34.99. This dress is not only a bright, summer must-have, but it hits on the lightweight satin trend and has an always flattering halter neckline. Don’t forget to tag us #sophieandtrey in all your summer events & weddings for a chance to be featured and win $100 gift card every month! Check back on our youtube channel for more of our can’t-live-without tutorials.

xoxo,

Sophie & Trey