July 22, 2016

Kalahari Resorts Giveaway!

It's Fridayyyyy and it's hot in NYC! We've really seen Summer at it's best these past few days with temperatures going up to 97 degrees. I mean, I'm not complaining or anything but, it's BURNING hot! This heat makes you want to jump in a pool and just stay in there for awhile. & speaking of a pool, I have some really exciting news for you guys today!

July 20, 2016

Wearing Pink


Today I'm feeling very pinky and extra girly. Pink has been my happy color lately and I've been wearing it quite a bit. Today I'm wearing this Design History dress. The dress is sleeveless and I'm not really into exposing my upper body so, I went ahead and wore a super comfy shirt from J. Jill. Continue reading to find out full outfit details. 

July 15, 2016

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Review


I've had a clay mask obsession for as long as I've been into makeup/skincare. I always tend to go for the charcoal masks because they always seem to detoxify and brighten my skin. This always results in a fresh and more even complexion.

Today I'm going to be talking about L'Oreal Paris newly released skincare innovation, Pure-Clay Mask. Pure-Clay Mask is a line of three hybrid cleansers and treatments offering a different benefit in each mask. One detoxifies, another mattifies and the other exfoliates and refines skin texture.
L'Oreal Paris was nice enough to sent me the entire Pure- Clay Mask collection to review and let you guys know what I think about these new products. Continue reading to see my full review.




July 11, 2016

Off The Shoulder


Yesterday my family and I attended the Bastille Festival on 60th street in Manhattan. My husband is utterly obsessed with the France soccer team and he knew they were broadcasting the game from the festival (update* France lost to Portugal). Leanne and Zareena knew there was going to be a Kids Corner with games and face painting. & I knew there was going to be food. Therefore, it was a win-win scenario for everyone. 

 We all had a completely different matching outfit planned for the festival but had to change right after breakfast. Now I know to feed kids when they are still in pjs.

The breakfast scene was only the beginning of my troubles yesterday. I was having so many wardrobe malfunctions, you have no idea! When I found this skirt in a vintage shop I knew it was a little big on me but it wasn't a big deal. I knew that I could take it to a tailor or pin it myself. Well... I've worn this skirt twice and both times pinned it in the back. There's just one little problem, every time I sit the pin comes off and if I don't pin it right away the skirt falls off. I promise I am not pregnant! This skirt fits me a little big and the way I pinned it makes me look bloated in the photos. Just saying. I think it's about time I learn my lesson and quit being lazy. I'm taking it to the tailor tomorrow!

We've seen so much of this off-the-shoulder trend by now, it's almost sickening. Yet, I've never seen one like this Crochet Lace off-the-shoulder top from Nasty Gal. This top is cropped and pairs well with anything. If you're a shorts kind-off girl or a skirt kind-off girl, this top makes any outfit look more elevated and interesting. 

I initially wanted to wear red Pigalle pumps by Christian Louboutins but last minute changed my mind due to all the walking we had to do. These Topshop shoes were my bff's throughout the day. They are super comfy and unique. I bought them a few weeks ago while they were on sale. Unfortunately, they are sold out right now. Nonetheless, I linked a similar pair below.


July 8, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

Feels good to be back to work after a well needed week off. 

Today I'm taking you back to when I was 5 years old and had dreams of becoming a Veterinarian. That was actually what I wanted to be 'when I grow up'. I was and still am the biggest animal lover and it's why my biggest dream was to work with animals. Growing up I owned everything you could possibly imagine. My house was a zoo, no doubt about it and the coolest part was that my mom didn't mind. At one point we had lobsters, turtles, hamsters, birds and dogs, all in the same house. It may seem crazy because it was. My brother and I would do anything for our pets. Having a long day of school and after school activities took over our childhood. It was only when we returned home to our pets that we felt like kids again. There's something critical about a child having some type of responsibility from an early age. This prepares them for their future. It was only 10 years ago when I met Moe (my husband) that everything completely changed for me. 

When I married my husband and moved in our own place I didn't have any children or pets at the time so I felt a little lonely when my husband was at work. One day I brought up the 'pets' topic and told him that I would really love to rescue a puppy. This was when he informed me about his allergic reactions to dogs. My dreams of having a house filled with dogs were crushed and thrown by the sidewalk waiting for the garbage truck to pick them up.

In the meantime I settled for Bubbles (a beautiful pink betta fish). Until years later when my brother stopped by our house with a birthday surprise for my daughters. I didn't expect anything more than  toys to fill their basket with. Little did I know, after that day our family would expand.