Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CROSS BODY PURSES


TOP PURSE : BLACK CROSSBODY //  SIMILAR TO TAN :THIS ONE The above one is no longer available
I want to first apologize for how late my blog posts have been. The struggle bus is REAL! I am trying to hop back on the horse of having my post done the night before, but I have been realizing lately that I keep stretching myself too thin. I overcommit and invest way to much when I need to be focusing on normal things like not stressing over content, and not forgetting to eat. I also need to take time and go and find a yoga place, to get my myself healthy again. This was one of my goals this year!! I keep dropping the ball and need to give up the reigns. Ok enough of me rambling, I know we ALL are busy and ALL are going a million miles per hour.
First, these purses just make me happy. I love cross body purses when traveling or shopping. It makes  traveling so easy when you are sightseeing, or shopping and have your hands full.
Anyways, happy hump day! I am late to pick up my furry friend from the groomers. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A WOW BOOK, NOW A SHOW



BOOK : CONFESS

I don't usually write about a book I read. I read a lot of great books. 
Confess is now going to be TV show. It premiers April 4 on GO90.


Exquisitely heart-wrenching and absolutely unputdownable, Confess one of the must-read books of this year!!


From the moment I read the reviews, I was intrigued by the story! And once I started reading, I discovered that there’s even more to this story than meets the eye. There’s an added layer to it that I absolutely loved but that I won’t mention because discovering it as you read is honestly best. I can honestly say that this was the first time ever that a book made me completely break down crying (like real tears-pouring-down-my-face tears) in the very first chapter. The pain and loss and love were so achingly profound that I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the emotions. There’s a lesson within the pages of this book; it is a story about finding hope when it seems like the hardest thing to find. There’s so much more to this story and the characters than meets the eye. This book is a contemporary romance novel but it’s also a heart-wrenching story of survival, courage, hope and unexpected odds.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WEEKEND OUTFIT


Happy Wednesday, everyone!! This is the perfect casual outfit - a fun bow back top and my favorite (and very comfortable) tie up sandals! I also had someone stop me on the street to ask about this straw bag. How perfect is it for spring/summer?! I love the little scarf tied around the handle. It also has a nice leather shoulder strap which makes it really convenient for carrying (especially if you carry a ton of stuff in your purse like I do!).








What are everyone's plans for this weekend? Anthony and I are leaving for Anna Marie Island, FL with whole family. We rent a house on the island and just relax on the beach. This area is a great getaway (very casual) for crazy everyday stuff.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MY CURRENT MAKEUP

I was out with my girlfriends this week, and they were asking about my make-up!! So, I figured I would updated you on my favorite make-up items. As a preface to this post,  I do want to say how important it is to wash your face and take off your makeup at night - I can visibly see a huge difference in my skin the next morning if I don't. I use this face wash and this moisturizer every night before bed and am completely obsessed with both. I do use these wipes to remove makeup before washing my face. The combination of the two has completely transformed my skin! I have struggled with acne my whole life. So when I find something that works I am thrilled. My makeup looks so much better on because my skin is smoother and more moisturized, which I attribute to the face wash and moisturizer.

Now let's get started with makeup... 



1. Foundation
I have used this foundation for the past three or so months and really love it. It's really hydrating (which is great for my sometimes dry skin) and I really love that it has an SPF of 50+ for the summer months. I don't have to apply sunscreen on my face which is so nice, because sunscreen clogs pores! I use  this foundation brush to apply the product.

There are some days that I don't want to wear much makeup or go through my entire makeup routine... on those days, I turn to this product this foundation. It covers incredibly well, blurs imperfections and just makes my skin look really natural - the perfect "no makeup makeup" look.

3. Under Eyes
Next I apply this concealer right underneath my eyes and down the front of my nose. The key is blending REALLY well into my foundation. I like a bright under eye, but in the past I have made the mistake of applying too much! You want your eyes to look bright and youthful, and for the under-eye concealer to blend into the rest of your makeup. Some days I will add this concealer for a brighter look. I have found the best way to apply concealer is with my index finger, it blends the best!

4. Contour 
This contour kit is the best - I have tried a few others and didn't like them as much. The shades are perfect for applying around my hairline and underneath cheekbones. I also like the highlight shade that comes in the kit - I'll apply this on my forehead, chin and down my nose. 

5. Blush
I have used  this blush for years and keep coming back to it because the formula is so nice - it goes on really smoothly and is long-lasting. Right now I'm using the color "dame" but I also have "fleurpower" and it's also gorgeous and suitable for all skin types. I use this brush with all of my blushes and it's perfect for applying on the apples of your cheeks! 

6. Highlight
I use this highlighter from benefit cosmetics. This is a beautiful glowy highlighter that blends into your skin flawlessly. The great thing about this product is that you can build it up for a stronger highlight, depending on what you like.  I use iron my under my eyebrow, and cheek bones. Some days when I don't put full makeup on I use this all over my eye lid too!

7. Mascara
My mascara routine hasn't changed in a long time... I start with this mascara and apply 2 coats. Then I top it with either this mascara or this one. Both are amazing and work INSANELY well.  I promise you won't be disappointed by this combination!

8. Eyebrows 
I only recently realized how eyebrows can really frame your face and highlight your eyes. I use this this eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows (in the shade #4medium ). I start by applying a few strokes with the pencil side and filling in any sparse hairs, then I comb it this eyebrow gel over the eyebrow pencil. I HIGHLY recommend this product, even if you already have dark brows! 

9. Finish 
This is my favorite part of my makeup routine (not sure why!). I love this pressed powder and save it for last to "set" my makeup. I swirl the powder onto a fluffy brush and blend it into my skin in circular motions... preventing shine, blurring imperfections and decreasing the sizes of my pores. It's a literal miracle product!
Last but not least, this finishing mist !

If you guys have any product recommendations, I would love to hear them. I'm always looking to try out new products!! :)