Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#OOTD Flower Child - At One With Mother Nature

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and U by Kotex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #UbyKotex  

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the month of April has been all about Coachella styles and fashion, especially here in California. Even though I have yet to go to this fabulous event like China did last year, I am all about the style. Today I put a very sweet Coachella inspired look that is very soft and feminine, and oh so perfect for spring! 

sweet flower headband : The Children's Place (belongs to my baby sister!) // high-low coral dress & belt :  Styles 4 Less   // fringe suede bag : Aeropostale // owl leather bracelet : Majestical Jewelry // nude/gold sandals : local mall store

Mother nature decided to pay me an early visit this month (probably because of the added stress of so much work) and that means that I would normally shy away from wearing anything other than my every day black yoga pants. But today I felt confident enough to wear this short dress in a lighter color than I normally wear because I have the protection of U by Kotex. With U by Kotex you don't have to sweat mother nature. I didn't have to stress accidents or change my clothes just because she had come a-calling. Nope. I was able to wear my pretty dress with confidence and forget all about her.

When your time of the month arrives, just head on over to Walmart. I know that it seems like I live in Walmart, and that is because I practically do. That is because Walmart always has the lowest prices and right now you will find special packs that include 3 bonus Goody hair elastics with U by Kotex Sleek tampons or Cleanwear pads in select Walmart stores, while supplies last. I am forever a fan of a free gift with purchase!

Don't let mother nature dictate what you can wear or when. This spring you can rock the look you like, even when it's that time of the month. Bring on the whites, pastels and light colors, because now we can be at one with mother nature. I'll be wearing all my favorite spring trends now, without having to worry.

What is your favorite spring trend?

My Huge Birthday Haul #Forever21

My birthday is my favorite time of the year. It's when I can really go and shop for everything that I have been eyeing online. Not that I don't do a lot of shopping the rest of the year too. But for my birthday I usually get some extra cash from my mom and dad, and this year the person that made my birthday even better was Mario. He took me shopping and I bought a lot of stuff, then Jackie bought me a few more items. If you will believe, after all this, I still placed another order a week later. I won't show you everything I got, just some of the items I liked the most.

The shoes: I usually wear sandals and boots. This year I decided since I have many of the latter already, that I would choose some tennis shoes. I even got a pair of running shoes in the hopes that I can start getting more active. I know most people think I don't need to lose weight, but believe me, I have little rolls and plenty of areas that need tightening and toning, and you can never go wrong with Converse, they are so versatile.

These were pretty pricey, but maybe they will provide some motivation. 

I've noticed my style has changed a lot this year from last year. Forever 21 makes it so easy to find items that are in style and they are all usually really well priced. I do love shopping other stores, but this year I stuck mostly to Forever 21.


So this is just a little bit of what I got. All cute pieces that will be fun to wear, and three pairs of shoes that I plan to get a lot of use from. I'm already looking forward to Christmas so I can do another similar haul! Shopping is the best, it really is.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This is my #KleenexStyle, What's Yours?

 This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Kleenex, as always, all opinions are my own.

Do you remember the tissue boxes from the past? Those plain, boring, pasty colored boxes that looked so ordinary and sometimes ugly in your home? Well those plain, boring boxes are now a thing of the past. Kleenex has brought us a multitude of designs in so many colors and styles. Because we have been sick, we've been going through the Kleenex like crazy, so I went to pick up a new box and some more slim packs. I was looking for some bright pops of color to brighten up my days and my area, I definitely found just that.

With Kleenex design I was able to take my little corner of the living room and make it brighter and more colorful. This is my favorite chair and where I have been sitting while I've been sick. The blue box really brightened up the space a lot, plus there is no softer tissue for a nose than Kleenex. 

Something else that I have in my little illness corner are my favorite fashion magazines. How funny that my Kleenex Slim Packs match these magazines so well. So even when I am sitting on my chair with the sniffles, looking through my magazines, I am trendy and stylish.

These cute Kleenex designs are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more designs, and you can find them all at the Kleenex Style Studio. Take a peek at it by hitting the link and just see for yourself how many cool, trendy, fashionable and fun designs you have to pick from!

Swatch : Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor in Red Revolution

Rich, creamy and fully pigmented, Maybelline Color Sensational LipColors are becoming my favorite lipsticks. I have a love affair going with Rimmel lipsticks, but these are slowly starting to overshadows those because they are just so much creamier and the color selection is huge. Today I have a few swatches for you in my newest shade - Red Revolution. My other favorite is Coral Crave, which you can see me swatch here. That one is from the Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids line and this color is from the regular line, which has (hang on) a whopping 52 shades to offer!

Pricing for this lipstick is $5.99 at my Walmart, which is much lower than drugstore pricing. Sometimes you will find a coupon for Maybelline, and if you ever do, I highly encourage you to grab a few of these. The only con that I can think of is regarding the case. As pretty and elegant as the packaging is, with its colored lid to match the lipstick, the material gets scratched very easily and soon your lip stick looks old. But that is only the outside of it because on the inside it is so elegant and clean looking. 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolors have a sweet scent, those that do not like scented cosmetics might not like this, but I like this sweet scent a lot more than the chemical scents you sometimes get.

Though this is not as blood red as it looks in the tube, I love it. It is in fact a more wearable red because it is not so bloody red, which I know a lot of girls have a problem trying to carry off. 

A total hit in my book, I can not wait to get some more Maybelline Color Sensational LipColors! Have you tried these? Which is you favorite shade?