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Warmer days and nights mean light dresses, sandals, and glowing skin. It’s a sundress weather! It’s a mood! Staying fresh and glowy is my personal beauty goal for the summer months. On most days that means light makeup, SPF, lotion, and a really good antiperspirant.
I first tried Dove Dry Serum at event in Los Angeles back in February and I’ve been using it ever since. I’m impressed with how moisturizing it is and it made me remember that the skin under our arms is actually pretty delicate. Dry Serum has moisturizer in it, which helps keep your skin soft and beautiful. But it also keeps me dry and fresh for hours. It absorbs instantly, so I don’t have to worry about it staining my clothes. It’s perfect! I keep some at home, my office, and in my bag in case I ever need a touch-up.
Rose Silk and Jasmine Touch are my favorite Dry Serum scents. I buy mine at Target, which is super convenient since I’m always shopping there, ha!
P.S. It’s actually a great time to shop at Target right now. You can save extra with the Cartwheel app between 6/2/19 – 6/8/19.
Outfit Details | Dress: Maggy London, Bag: ASOS
I love to make pizza from scratch but haven’t had a lot of time on my hands since baby Sara was born. This long weekend (and the suddenly chilly, rainy weather we’ve been having in Southern California) seemed like the right time to do it. I’ve whittled down my pizza making experience to two fantastic recipes, which I’m sharing here. This combination produces THE BEST pizza. Like, impress your fam and friends good. Impress yourself good!
I used Alton Brown’s “only pizza dough recipe I’ll ever need” and agree it’s pretty much perfect. You’ll need a digital scale, which honestly makes baking of any kind so much better and precise. I use the OXO digital scale because it’s so simple to use.
This here is my go-to pizza sauce recipe, though I usually omit the celery and fennel seed. The sauce is SO yummy and makes enough for the two crusts. It’s also a great dipping sauce.
I made the dough recipe into two pizza crusts instead of three. You can easily freeze one if you wish. Make stretch/roll nice and thin, using the extra flour noted to help shape them. I made my pizza dough with all-purpose flour because I didn’t have bread flour on hand. I also don’t have a baking steel or even a pizza stone. So I made this on a heavy duty rimmed baking sheet—hence my oblong pizza shape. This was still SO good with these adjustments, which I think most people might make.
I baked mine for about 18 minutes at 425 degrees F.
Remember to brush the entire crust lightly with olive oil BEFORE adding pizza sauce or toppings. It helps prevent the crust from getting soggy.
The upper slices are made with non-dairy cheese. I try to use non-dairy or lactose-free alternatives because our daughter has a mild dairy sensitivity. (Her doc OK’d small amounts of regular dairy but I err on the safe side most of the time.) This was my first time buying Miyoko non-dairy/vegan mozzarella and it was really quite good, probably the best non-dairy mozz we’ve tried and we’ve tried a few brands. We actually made our second pizza using only this cheese. I would def buy it again. The rest of this pizza was made with fresh mozzarella, which was obviously delicious lol. I also used oversized pepperoni which we all love.
Wishing you perfect pizzas!