Friday, August 31, 2012

August FOTD (Faces of the Day)

I decided to put this post up as I noticed face pictures in my camera roll. I have noticed that through the month of August it has been all about a clean simple face with just a variation of lip shades and balms. In regards to hair I have to admit that with the weather I have maintained my hair in a back or top bun or straigh sleek with no volume. With this hair regimen I am keeping myself cool and my hair healthy since it has gotten very very limited styling and heat as well as chemicals from products such as hair spray and gels.

Want to look like you spent tons of time getting ready? Want to look different everyday? 
  • Use studs, dangly, and various types of earrings (Have them handy for choices)
  • Change the position of your ponytail, do the top bun, back bun. Or play with a center or side part it makes a big difference.
  • Have a bowl with different lipsticks, balms, or glosses for easy grab and on the go. A new shade everyday makes you feel like a different person and can lift your mood.
  • Use scarfs, necklaces to change the look of your top. A simple white top can look totally different if worn with a necklace one day and a scarf later.
  • Be comfortable and smile.
I hope you will like this post just a reminder to give ourselves the time of day and display our beauty.

Mixing prints! Revlon Lip Balm: Adore Earrings: Audrey by Jewelmint
Maybelline: Brown Eyeliner  Top: Old Navy Lipstick: YSL in Tender Peach
Pool Day NYX Matte Lipstick in Angel Face: BB Cream SPF 45 mixed with highlighter.
Maybelline Lipstick: Divine Eyeshadow: Wet n Wild Pallete Had me at Hello Hair: Curled Ends w Conair Iron

Corp Work Flow: Straight hair  Lips: Tarte Lip Stain Top: New York & Co.

Necklace: Vintage Bronzer: Glow by Victoria's Secret
Banded my hair  Lips: Revlon Just Bitten in Crush my favorite. Earrings: Jewelmint 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

OOTD: Weekday Simple Girly

Hola ladies been away for a little bit due to some work related travels. I thought I may not have anything to post but looking today I was super duper casual and thought why not share this. We don't always have to be decked out in the latest clothes and shoes to feel and look pretty. At least that is my thought on it. This is a very simple laid back but girly look. You can look great at school, work, store, or running errands.

Shoes: Toms, Necklace: Vintage Top: Old Nave Skirt: Target
A small drugstore haul I shared on Instagram
Went to a Mariscos (Mexican seafood) restaurant yummy Coconut with shrimp cocktail inside delish and refreshing.

Friday, August 17, 2012

OOTD: Birthday Day Look

Hola chicas I wanted to share with you all my birthday DAY look. It was a fun week but my birthday was during the week and I was planning to go to dinner with my hunnybun just him and I. Once we got to the restaurant ALL my family was at a table waiting for us I was so happy and surprised. I didn't have too many pictures of my outfit but I  tried to get the clothes and the \face as well as my nails. Another year and another great memory of this week to top it off I am so grateful and that is all I can say I feel overwhelmed with all the comments, messages, texts, thoughts, just everything. Truly blessed.

Beige Shirt and Polka Dot Shorts: Old Navy

Birthday Day time face/look
Decided to do the Oval Stiletto Nails
The restauarant
Me and my love.
My brother he is so sweet he really is.

We had so many dishes here is a pic of one Chicken Lemon Caper Piccatta.

Gifts, drugstore gift certificate, essie nail polish, and a sweet card, and Lip Balms

Other gifts

My parents know how to make me smile jk lol.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review: Revlon Kissable Balm Stains

I tried to take a picture of the swatches I had in my hand but the lighting was not so good. I hope you can see them better in the video.
Lip Color: Cherish, also had it on in the video

Monday, August 13, 2012

OOTN: Birthday Night 2012

Last week Thursday Aug 9th was my official birthday but somehow I have been celebrating and just barely recovering  from the last part of it this weekend. I sure don't recover from a hangover as fast as I used to lol.

For my birthday night look I wanted to keep it clean and simple as I am getting a bit pickier about what flatters my body. Opted for this peplum style look with a creme top and creme and black shoes to tie into the the look.

I hope you can see the peplum has a long tail in the back I loved that about it.

Collar necklace: Charming Charlie

Highlighter: NARS Albatross, Miss Adoro Lashes, Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo and  a black brown shadow on the crease.

Lipstick: WetnWild 511b

Vintage Belt I added

Pumps: Catwalk

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friend Day: Adriana

Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to share a post with you all that is a few weeks overdue. I titled it Friend Day because that is exactly what it was a day to catch up with a great friend whom I met through our blogs. That friend is Adriana from Little Petite Blog.

She is such a sweet person and although we had met since last year through the blog-o-sphere we met in person late last year and I was honored when she said I was the FIRST blogger she has met in person! We took some time to hang out we are both busy with school, family, among other daily tasks that need to be completed.

We met up for some Yummy Chinese Food and then went to find a location for some infamous outfit of the day pictures. Adriana knows many good locations that are not crowded and shaded from the bright sun. After our photo session we headed to a coffee shop and did a little bit of shopping in the nearby shops as well as browse through thrift stores.

Being silly while shopping.

Zang Asian Bistro

Big Tempura Shrimp

A not so good angle me attempting to take a good pic  of us.

Outfit Inspiration
The only good picture of both of us.

It is truly a blessing to be able to share on this blog and it has become more of a journal as well as a way to meet great people who understand this whole blogging concept. I appreciate this outlet and I cant even count the true friendships I have made with many of you. Thank you xoxo

Monday, August 6, 2012

OOTN: Silk Creme and White

Let me start off by saying that I had no idea what to wear for the Rare Bird Fashion Show and was scrambling up until the last minute for something to wear.

I knew it was an evening fashion show where there will be lots of standing, possibly sitting, and moving around. I took a quick look in my closet while I had curlers in my hair and pulled out this silk creme top that I had picked up a few weeks ago and not even thought of wearing. Well once the top was selected I tried on two different skirts, Body con-NO! Too predictable. So I DARED to wear a black pleated skirt which I was set on but the way it fit me I was not convinced. Why was I not convinced with the pleated skirt? Well 1. I am short and my legs can look stumpy 2. I was worried it would add volume to my frame (who wants to look bulkier?).

Once I completed the look I asked my stylist (hunnybun) and he agreed that it looked best with the silk top untucked more relaxed and flattering he said. These pics are not the best but it was crowded and this gives you a glance at what It looked like once it was put together.

Top: HM, Skirt: Forever21, Shoes: Charlote Russe Bag: Fancy Steps

Simple cap toe heels

Tiffany and I ready to mingle and dance which is what we did.

Cap toe shoe game!

My entourage for the night lol

Nostra Style House Rare Bird Fashion Show

Last Friday I had the honor to be invited to Nostra Style House Rare Bird Fashion Show which showcased the clothing and style this locally owned boutique has to offer. I met with Phoenix Bloggers Angela and Joanne and Tiffany (links to their blogs on their name) we had some drinks and sat front row to make sure we get the best shots for our blogs.

The venue was perfect it was Monarch Theatre in Phoenix which offered great lighting and enough space for folks to be seated and several bars to order drinks from. I knew about the event on a short notice but I was very happy and pleased with the setup and the entertainment. In addition to the fashion show which included live performances from Flamenco Por La Vida as well as Dulce Dance Company. As the fashion show and performances ended there were various photographers taking pictures of the fashionistas and all the outfits. It was a great experience to support a local woman owned business as Angelica Gonzalez is the proud owner of this boutique and I am looking forward to shopping here for some of the edgy looks seen on the runway.

The setup I liked the tropical plants.

Swag bags waiting for us.

Angela and Joanne

Angela's Arm Party

Angelina Ramirez Flamenco Dancer

Dulce Dance Company performing

Phoenix Blogger Ladies!

With Angelica Gonzales Owner of Nostra Style House