The Bay

November 28, 2016

Dress/Traje: Forever 21 (in love with this shift dress too!) Jacket/Abrigo: Forever  21(love this distressed one!) Shoes/Zapatos: Converse Bag/Cartera: Gucci

¡Hola! Its been a while since the last fashion post! These are definitely my favorite to prepare for and shoot. This was shot a couple of weeks ago after my grandfather's birthday (87 years old!) by San Juan Bay. My mother was kind enough to lend me her latest purchase, this amazing Gucci bag! Its one of those pieces you could throw on with just a white tee and jeans and instantly elevate the look. Although this one is gorgeous, if I had my own it would probably be this version in beige. A girl can dream! 

I have big plans for the blog this December! I'm preparing some gift guides and will be sharing them soon! There might also be a giveaway coming up so stay tuned for that! I've also been considering preparing posts of what I've learned throughout each clinical rotation or each year in medicine. Along with a fellow medical student and friend, we've been offering workshops on the journey to medical school to high school students. I've noticed that most students who are considering a career in medicine really have no idea what's in store for them. I would love to help any of you readers who are interested in these types of post. If you wish to see posts like these let me know by commenting below! 

The Best Black Friday Deals

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! As a special thanks for following The Girl on an Island, here's a list on all the online shopping deals I could find! I hope you all have a beautiful day with your loved ones and a super awesome time saving money on these deals! 

American Eagle Outfitters: 40% OFF essential styles + free shipping; all sweater & flannels $25 (no code necessary)
Aerie:  Buy 1 get 1 FREE bras, real soft tees & coziest PJ pants; FREE cable knit blanket with $75 purchase (no code necessary)
ASOS: 20% OFF everything (code: GOGOGO)
Nordstrom: 20% OFF selected sales items (no code necessary)
Forever 21: Extra 50% OFF sale (code: OHMYGOBBLE)
H&M: 20% OFF entire purchase + free shipping (code: 5188); up to 70% OFF + free shipping here with code 0319
Topshop: Up to 50% off 
Victoria's Secret: 50% OFF bras; $15 OFF $100 (code: SAVE15), $20 OFF $125 (code: 20OFF125)  + FREE shipping on $30 (code: SHIP30FREE); FREE slippers with Most Loved PJs (code: SLIPPERS); all sports bras & pants 50% OFF, FREE $20 reward card with a $75 purchase (code: REWARD75)
ZARA: Special discount starting tonight at 8:00pm EST
GAP: 50% OFF everything (code: TGIF50)
J.Crew: 40% OFF your purchase (code: HOLIDAY)
Old Navy: 50% OFF everything-ish (no code necessary)
Express: 50% OFF everything (no code necessary)
Macy's: Extra 20% OFF + free shipping at $50 (code: THANKS)
Ann Taylor: 50% OFF everything (code: CELEBRATE)
LOFT: 50% OFF everything (code: BERRYGOOD)
BCBGeneration: 50% OFF site-wide (no code necessary)
BCBG: 50% OFF your entire purchase (no code necessary)
SHOPBOP: Get up to 25% OFF (code: GOBIG16)

Sephora: $10 gift sets (no code necessary)
ULTA Beauty: Thanksgiving sale items under $10, $20 & $30; free shipping on any $35 purchase (no code necessary) 
ColourPop: Free International shipping; free domestic shipping over $30 (no code necessary)
Tarte: 25% OFF everything (code: FRIYAY)

Kate Spade: 75% OFF + free ground shipping if you spend $175 or more; 30% OFF here with code THANKFUL 
Mejuri: Use this link to get $20 OFF + buy 1 get 10% OFF, buy 2 get 20% OFF, buy 3+ get 30% OFF
Baublebar: 30% OFF Holiday + free shipping (code: HOLIDAY30)
Alex and Ani: 20% OFF + Free Shipping (no code necessary)
Aldo: 50% OFF select styles (no code necessary)
Tory Burch: 30% OFF (code: THANKS) 25% OFF everything (code: BFISMYBF)

Bath & Body Works: Buy 3 get 3 FREE on everything (no code necessary)
Pottery Barn: 20% OFF & free shipping (code: GIVETHANKS)
Pottery Barn Kids: 20% OFF & free shipping (code: OHWHATFUN)
West Elm: Free shipping, 15% OFF $100, 20% OFF $200, and more (code: MOREISMORE)
Lulu & Georgia: 15% OFF $250 (code: BLACKFRIYAY15), 20% OFF $500 (code: BLACKFRIYAY20)
Williams-Sonoma: 20% OFF + free fast shipping (code: THANKS)

P.S. What's your favorite online shopping site? Let me know below!

The Hair Care Edit

November 1, 2016

Hola! Today I thought I'd share with you my hair care routine. I probably don't take care of my hair as much as I should but I do make it a habit to do these few things:

Color: My colorist is amazing! I don't know the exact details of what she does on me other than its a balayage/ombre fusion and I love it! For more information on my colorist, message me on the blog's Facebook page.

Wash: I'm not very picky with what shampoo/conditioner I use. I used to love the Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Shampoo & Conditioner but I haven't seen it in stores for a while. I do make it a habit to use purple shampoo and conditioner at least once a weak to keep my hair from looking brassy. This makes a huge difference in my hair color! I enjoy using the Clairol Shimmer Lights set. Every once in a while I also use a hair mask for deep repair, like Macadamia Natural Oil's Deep Repair Masque

Detangle: The longer my hair gets, the more tangled it gets too! To help me deal with this tangled mess I use It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. It is by far the best detangler I have ever used and its also a heat protectant. The downside: it's so expensive! I still haven't found any other leave-in conditioner that works as well for a cheaper price and trust me I've looked. As soon as I find one I'll let you know! 

Style: On most days, after I wash my hair and detangle it, I use Bumble and bumble's Don't Blow It for it to dry without frizz and perfect air-dried texture. After its almost 3/4 of the way dry, I braid it into a french braid to achieve natural curls. Its so easy to do!  On days when I want more structured curls like the ones in the photo above, I use the 1-1 ½ Inch Remington T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand. Another full post on how I curl my hair to follow! 

I hope you find these few tips helpful! Let me know if there's anything you think I should add to my routine! 

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