for school

for school

for my mom

for my mom

Tommy Hilfiger jean jacket
$135 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Prada handbags tote
bergdorfgoodman.com

Sydney Evan gold necklace
$630 - neimanmarcus.com

Betsey johnson earrings
betseyjohnson.com

Ray ban wayfarer
tradesy.com

Makeup Favorites for Summer 2015

OK ladies, I just wanted to come in here and let you know what my favorite drugstore finds are for summer 2015. I am loving these products especially for when I'm going for a natural look, but of course, these work very well with a glam look as well.


Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in Very Black - available HERE
Because these summer days I am going with a more natural look and lighter makeup feel, this mascara is nice because it makes my eyes pop without the need to wear a ton of makeup. Love that!

L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Medium - available HERE
This stuff is the bomb! I love it, it's super light, it primes the face, hydrates, moisturizes, AND covers up! Can't ask for anything more!

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir - available HERE
Lip balm but with color, need I say more? It is super creamy and my lips feel moisturized.

Physician's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Bronze - available HERE
I love this bronzer to enhance my summer tan and define my cheekbones, etc. Just love it!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Fiesta Fuchsia - similar HERE
Total yumminess, creamy, super protective, and it stays on for a LONG time, love it!

Jules and Esther Facial Serum Vitamin C - available HERE
I LOVE how refreshing and hydrating this facial serum is, I'm using it every day this summer and I love how it makes my skin feel.

Pumps & Jeans = Always great together

So the other day I came across some GORGEOUS pumps by none other than Miss Gwen Stefani, and oh my goodness, they. are. to. die for! Of course I went hunting online for the place I could get them at the best price. Unfortunately for me, most stores that the same basic pricing for them, BUT Charlotte Russe had a great deal on a selection of shoes - buy one pair, get the second for $10. I just couldn't pass up. It was my first time ordering from Charlotte Russe so I figured why not try them.

I received my shoes about a week after I ordered them. The packaging was great. I loved the shoes as soon as I saw them. Of course I had to try them on right away! And with my pair of jeans that I had on (I'm a jeans girl), I just knew that they would look great. Take a look!

Available HERE

Available HERE

And now my faves, my goodness these pumps are just everything!


Available HERE
Aren't they absolutely GORGEOUS?! I just love them, so go and get yours because even though the $10 additional shoes deal is over, it's now get the second pair for $15. You can't beat that.

I can already see some gorgeous outfits with these babies. Thanks for checking in today and wear some pumps and jeans this weekend!


Playing With Makeup

Lately I've been playing more with makeup and I've been loving it. Between YouTube, Instagram, and my sweet friend Krystal, I've been learning more about makeup applications and it's been sooo fun. This one was taken yesterday:



I totally love this look. It is so fresh and super girly, just love it! Here's what I used:

Mascara - Essence Lash Princess
Primer - L'oreal Magic Lumi
Foundation - L'oreal True Match Lumi in Natural Buff
Lip Moisturizer - EOS in coconut melon
Blush - L'oreal True Match Blush in Subtle Sable
Bronzer & HIghlighter - NYC Sun 'n' Bronze
Eyebrow Pencil - L'oreal Brow Stylist Designer in Medium Brown
Eyeshadow - Ellen Tracy Eye Essentials Complete Palette
Eyeliner - ELF liquid eyeliner in Black
Contour & Highlighting - Maybelline FIT Shine Free Foundation in Coconut
Lipstick - L'oreal Collection Privee by Jennifer (Jennifer Lopez's color)
Lip Gloss - Starlooks in Cuddle
Lip Gloss - Max Studio

And here's today's makeup celebrating the 4th already and rocking my curly hair. :) This look is not over the top and is great for a daytime look.



Mascara - Younique 3D Mascara
Primer - L'oreal Magic Lumi
Foundation - L'oreal True Match Lumi in Natural Buff
Lip Moisturizer - EOS in coconut melon
Blush - L'oreal True Match Blush in Subtle Sable
Bronzer & HIghlighter - NYC Sun 'n' Bronze
Eyebrow Pencil - L'oreal Brow Stylist Designer in Medium Brown
Eyeshadow - Ellen Tracy Eye Essentials Complete Palette
Eyeliner - L'oreal Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Contour & Highlighting - Maybelline FIT Shine Free Foundation in Coconut
Colored Lip Balm - L'oreal Color Riche Balm in Rose Elixir
Lipstick - L'oreal in Pink Resistance
Lip Stain & Gloss - ELF in First Date

I'm having so much fun with makeup and will be posting lots more looks soon! :)

Curly Hair, it's on!

So back in the beginning of June I decided to wear my natural curls to church and most of my kids didn't like it (Danny, my husband, loved it). I never wear my hair curly and I think that by doing that I'm somehow teaching my kids that curly isn't pretty. Perhaps I have voiced in front of them how I much prefer to wear it straight or with styled loose curls. When I asked one of my kids why he didn't like my hair curly he said, "I don't like it because it looks bad and it's bad hair." While I am glad he had that honest opinion, it still made me feel a little bad and I decided that I need to do something about the way my kids view curly hair. So since then, I've been wearing my crazy (and beautiful) Dominican curly hair more frequently, especially during summer. And now I appreciate it more than I ever have before. And perhaps through that, and my kids seeing confidence in me wearing my curly hair, my children will learn to see that there's beauty in curly hair too. Here's some of my curly hair pictures. :) Love, love, love!