O U R  S U M M E R  E S S E N T I A L S 

1 . C O F F E E.
Who doesn’t love an iced cold brew + some coconut milk?
(for those of us with the issue of being lactose intolerant *cries*)
Perfect if you just want some caffeine but don’t want the 30 pumps of sugar that most latte’s have.
2 . L A V E N D E R.
Anything lavender is perfect for some summer (or just life) relaxation!
Lavender tea, Lavender Essential oil, etc. – we LOVE. It’s automatically calming and soothing.
3 . R O M P E R S.
So easy to throw on & it looks like you tried – we’ve said it before but this is our FAV.
Looking like you tried without actually having to.
4 . T H E  B E A C H.
We live in Southern California, so it’s not really summer here until you’re at the beach getting some sun and tanning!
5 . M A K E U P  P R I M E R. 
Hourglass primer is a favorite and a must, so our faces don’t melt off, lol.
This primer may be a little pricier than most, but it’s worth the $$$ girls, I PROMISE!
6 . F L O R I D A  G E O R G I A  L I N E  &  S A M  H U N T. 
You can almost always catch joy & justi in the car, rocking out to these guys….
or any country music at that point * heart eyes *.
7 . S P F. 
We love a perfect sunscreen with an spf of 15 because you can still get tan but it keeps you from turning into a complete tomato… more like it keeps Joy from turning into a tomato because Justi is Colombian and well…she tans a lot better than Joy, to say the least.
8 . B E A C H  B L A N K E T S.
Round towels, tapestries, mexican blankets … we love them all for laying out on the sand!
(Seriously, if you haven’t use a tapestry as a beach towel/blanket, you’re missing out!)
9 . A V O C A D O  T O A S T.
Love, love, love.
You can keep it basic, just seasoned with salt & pepper or garlic salt, or spice it up with some dill cream cheese or cucomber …. or both!
10 . N E T F L I X.
Summer is always a good time to binge watch serval seasons of your new found favorite show on netflix! If you haven’t already, prison break is a must.
Our last favorite has got to be these pictures by The Pastel Fox. These are seriously SO stunning – we cannot get enough of them. 


Back at it again with PART 2 of this series! WHO’S EXCITED?
In part 2, we obviously wanted to –
point out these adorable outfits,
+ also give you a quick on video on how to do 3 bun looks.


These THREE looks are so easy & effortless – they all literally take less than 3 minutes to do.
These are perfect for summer because they take your hair out of your face + your eyes for those especially hot days. (especially us in this Southern California heat.)


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Growing up dancing for 15 years – I’ve (Justi here!) never really been a fan of leotards/body suits just because I feel like I’ve pretty much spent my entire life in them + it usually just feels weird wearing them as regular clothes. BUT, this off the shoulder body suit is seriously 1. the most comfortable thing ever 2. so cute & simple. I’m loving it as a staple piece for summer that can either be dressed up or dressed down.
This skirt is unlike anything I’ve ever worn (or really even come across). Honestly, putting it on kinda makes you feel like a goddess that doesn’t need to work & can just frolic in a field all day. (true story) This is definitely a perfect piece for summer because it’s so effortless + practically weightless.


Off The Shoulder Top

Wrap Maxi Skirt

Novi & Nash Leather Bolo

Gladiator Sandals

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Rompers, Rompers, ROMPERS!
When I think of summer, I think effortless & to me that equals a romper! Romper’s are seriously a closet essential because they’re so easy to either dress up or dress down. (it doesn’t take much to do either)
If you’re trying to go for a casual look – you can just throw on this romper, throw your hair in either a full bun or a half up half down, & throw on some sandals.. & you’re SET. Making it casual & looking like you tried, without actually having to.
If you wanna dress up this romper – pair it with your favorite pair of booties, put on a darker or brighter lipstick, accessorize-accessorize-&accessorize some more, + curl your hair & you just turned a simple romper into a nice “going out” outfit.


Once Upon a Summertime Romper

Gladiator Sandals



We hope you enjoyed these outfits + little tips on how we pair them personally. We also hope you love the different bun looks that we did! If you end up doing any of them yourself, be sure to tag us on instagram because we would love to see.

See you guys tomorrow for PART 3 of 5 of our Lux Series. + Head on over to —–>Lux’s Blog to see what we’ve been working on + talking about over there. Give their blog some love but also head on over to Lux Clothing to shop all of our different looks + all their other cute clothing & shoes.

Till next time babes…


Here at Joy & Justi, we’re all about easy & effortless + with a hint of making it look like we tried a little harder than we actually did. Can we get an amen, ladies?

This bun video is exactly just that! 3 easy looks that will leave you ready for whatever summer throws you- whether it’s going out with friends or just heading to the beach- but will take you no more than 3 minutes. With that being said.. let’s watch the video.

Thanks for watching! Let us know if you recreate any of these looks & tag us on instagram! 




Our main goal when starting a blog was to talk about companies & brands that we genuinely love & to never become fake about that. Our heart’s desire for this blog was to actually show you brands that we love & not to ever sugar coat anything in regards to it! So, you may be saying.. “another series/collab with LUX?” — Uh, YEAH! We’ve had the opportunity to team up with a company + people that we seriously are in love with + obsessed with so we’re going to show it off whenever we get a chance to!

This shoot’s location was in a beautiful field in the hills of Southern California (seriously such a hidden gem). We had such a fun time frolicking through the fields, listening to music, & trying on some adorable outfits that left us wanting to be everything. (guys, we’ve said it before but Kaylyn (owner of Lux) is so stinking good at her job that there’s never something in LUX that we don’t want to buy.) 


Not only was the clothing & styling on point (nothing new here) but the photography-O. M. G. girls!!!! It was ON ANOTHER LEVEL! Raul was our photographer for the shoot & my oh my, does he now how to work that camera! (obsession doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel about the shots) If you’re ever looking for a photographer or simply want to see more of his work, check out his Instagram @raulesprza.










Keep an eye out this week for our next series with LUX including some of our essentials for summer + hairstyles + other things.

Thanks for reading, babes!

x o, Joy & Justi



 If you’re anything like us, you love being able to have both quality + quantity when it comes to different lip colors, but you have a hard time because lip products can be so pricy & most of the time are the last make up product that you can justify spending money onBut, here’s the thing- we’re also so unwilling to sacrifice the quality of our lip products just for a cheaper price, because  you’re going to be putting on you lips, quality definitely matters.


But, we have found the answer to our struggle, COLOURPOP lip products.
ColourPOP’s lip products are sold at unbelievable prices for their quality! Quality wise, these products match up to high end products that are sold for three times the price! Their lip products are not only long lasting +  super moisturizing + they come in absolutely beautiful colors.

Of all the ColourPOP products that we have, our favorite are the Lippie Stix because they come in over one hundred (yes, THAT many) shades + are only FIVE DOLLARS. Like, if that’s not a good deal, I don’t know what is. These are our all time summer favorites because they moisturize your lips while giving a natural tint to them + they have a build-able color.


 We hope you try out these products & love them as much as we do!
Be sure to head to ColourPOP to check out these lip products + be sure to sign up to be a part of their mailing list so you can get $5 off your first order!

x o, J O Y & J U S T I