The Merry Christmas Post

December 25, 2016

Dress/Traje: BCBG (old) Earrings/Pantallas: Baublebar Bag/Cartera: Zara

¡Hola! A quick outfit post just to wish you all a Merry Christmas! These photos were taken recently at a friends wedding where we found this beautiful setting with perfect lighting. It as a spectacular night, perfect to start off the holidays! I hope you all enjoy your Christmas holidays with those you love. See you next year!
¡Hola! Aquí un corto post para desearles una Feliz Navidad! Estas fotos las tomamos recientemente en una boda de amistades donde encontramos este lugar hermoso con luz natural perfecta. Fue una noche estupenda, ¡ideal para empezar las vacaciones! Espero que todos disfruten de sus vacaciones Navideñas con los que aman. ¡Nos vemos el año que viene!

The Christmas Gift Guides: For Him

December 15, 2016

¡Hola! Here's the last christmas guide of the season! This one is dedicated to those special men in our lives which are often the hardest ones to gift: 

1. Zara Faux Leather Jacket ($90)- A leather jacket is a must in anyone's closet!
2. Zara T-Shirt ($30)- Always a safe bet to go with a t-shirt featuring a band they love!
3. Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' Sunglasses ($150)- Classic sunglasses for the classic guy.
4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top ($50)- Converse are, in my opinion, another must in a guy's closet! 
5. Crosley Radio 'Cruiser' Turntable ($80)- I gifted my husband this for his last birthday along with some records from his favorite artists. Check out records here.

1. Nike Duffel Bag ($35)- If your guy is a gym rat, he'll love a duffel bag to throw in all his gym necessities! 
2. Tumi 'Alpha Bravo Andrews' Slim Briefcase ($325)- Splurge item! I love this briefcase because it still looks young and modern!
3. Jack Black The Ultimate Shave ($38)- Great kit for the guy with a beard!
4. Zara Velvet Tie ($30)- Velvet is very much on trend right now! Have your guy match your velvet dress with this tie!

1. Deluxe Home Brewing Equipment Starter Kit - Glass Carboys - with Chinook IPA Beer Recipe Kit ($200)- I love that this kit brings everything a guy would need to make his first brew!
2. Jack Black The Power Pack ($49)- Guys don't care about skincare but they should! Help him get started with a kit like this one!
3. Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb Eau de Toilette Duo ($120)- This perfume smells just like the name says: spicy!
4. Fossil Grant Chronograph Watch ($115)- Fossil watches are a good, sensible choice for an everyday watch. You can engrave them for free!
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ($9)- This book written by a neurosurgeon after he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer is sure to catch your guys attention.

The Christmas Gift Guides: For the Fashionista

December 13, 2016

¡Hola!  The christmas guides continue! Christmas day is getting closer and closer! Here are some gift ideas for the chic fashionista in your life (or for yourself!)

1. Forever 21 Metallic Knit Pleated Skirt ($22.90)- This skirt is gorgeous! And it could be such a versatile piece to add to anyone's closet! Pair it with a lace top t-shirt like shown, with a more feminine blouse for a more glamorous look or with a band tee for an edgy look. This adorable plus size metallic-flecked skirt ($19.90) is another great option.
2. Forever 21 Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Top ($19.90)- Perfect top year round! Love this ($17.90) burgundy option for plus size girls. 
3. H&M Crushed-velvet Camisole Top ($24.99)- A must in any fashionistas wardrobe these days!
4. Forever 21 Contemporary Lace-Up Sweater ($19.90)- Keep your fashionista cozy yet stylish in this sweater option! Plus size version here ($22.90)


1. Baublebar Marilynn Drops ($32)- These earrings are perfect for the holiday season!
2. Baublebar Crystal Garland Strand ($48)- I've been keeping on eye on this necklace since last year! Perfect to pair with a LBD!
3. Baublebar Audrey Necklace ($52)- I have a couple of Baublebar neckalces similar to this one and I cannot begin to tell you the use I've gotten out of them! I've worn them with every thing from a t-shirt to a formal dress. Definitely worth the money!
4. Lucy Williams x Missoma Gold Mini Fang Necklace ($105)- This collection is being worn by many bloggers/youtubers/fashionistas. Its edginess is contrasted by how delicate the pieces look. Love every piece!
5. Baublebar The Social Butterfly Gift ($48)- Chokers are still in and this one is definitely going to make a statement!

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1. Zara Stone Detail Crossbody Bag ($29.90)- This one is my favorite! I love the stone bug details!
2. Kate Spade Reservoir Road Carolyn ($140)- Splurge item! This would make a great gift for your girlfriend/wife! A bright red bag for the holidays is sure to make a statement! 
3. Zara Reversible Sequin Crossbody Bag ($29.90)- This bag is amazing! The sequins are reversible! From two-toned gold to cream and black, this bag could go with any holiday look! 
4. Zara Lace-up Ballet Flats ($22.99)- Classic shoe style for the girl with the classic style sense.
5. Zara Medium Heel Pointed Shoe ($29.90)- These heels would look great with jeans on the weekend for with a pantsuit for work!

1. Kate Spade Red Holly Drive Darling Compact ($30)- These come in different colors and with different messages for a special friend to keep in their purse.
2. Anthropologie Vestige Lipstick Holder ($28)- I own this to display my most loved lipsticks and I love it!
3. Rifle Paper Co. Agenda ($34)- As the new year approaches, agendas are a great gift to get someone!
4. BHLDN Scalloped Vanity Mirror ($28)- Would look beautiful on top of any girl's vanity!
5. Rifle Paper Co. Herb Garden Phone Case ($36)- I've owned many Rifle Paper Co. phones cases and the quality and design are amazing! Check out this leopard option ($40) from Kate Spade too!

Check out these book options from recognized bloggers/youtubers for a great coffee table book option!

The Christmas Gift Guides: For the Beauty Lover

December 8, 2016

¡Hola! Its my favorite time of the year! I absolutely adore getting the perfect gift for the people I love. As I began the search for gifts, I thought that it would be nice to share the amazing finds I found in a series of gift guides! Here are some options for the beauty lover in your life:

1. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit ($85)- My favorite skin care line offers this money saving duo with two of their best products! This is definitely a splurge gift, maybe the best one for yourself!
2. Sephora Customizable Skin Care & Hair Gift Set ($25)- This set lets you customise which skin care product would be best for its recipient! 
3. Boscia Mask It All ($49)- Great for that person in your life who loves a good face mask!
4. Clinique Sparkle & Glow for Drier Skins ($10)- This little duo would make a great stocking stuffer for someone who has a trip planned or who is new to skin care.
5. Foreo Luna Play ($39)- This little thing is great for any skin care lover or newbie! Once you apply your cleanser, use this to work it into your skin!
6. Boscia Japanese Favorites ($30)- Offering a cleanser, a mask, and a peel this is great for young skin care lovers.
7. Sephora Face Mask ($6)- Great and cheap stocking stuffer!
8. Clinique Merry & Brightening Pep-Start Set ($29.50)- Adorable little trio with great products for a newbie to skincare!
9. First Aid Beauty FAB Beautique ($48)- First Aid Beauty is another one of my favorite skin care lines! This kit offers everything a beginner in skin care needs including: moisturiser, cleanser, lip balm, a serum, and exfoliating pads! The First Aid Beauty FAB Holiday Trio ($15) is another, cheaper option!

1. Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Blush & Bronzer Palette ($58)- Perfect for a young adolescent trying out makeup for the first time!
2. Urban Decay Naked Flushed ($32)- I have purchased this palette twice! Love to use the bronzer as a crease shade!
3. Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Edit - Surreal Light ($80)- This is another splurge item that I believe is well worth every penny! I have last year's palette and I still use it almost every day! Great gift for a girlfriend or wife!
4. Smash Box Try It Kit Primer Authority ($29)- Anyone in your life who needs a good primer? gift them this! Also love Smashbox Try It Kit Bestsellers ($22) for a more complete kit.
5. Too Faced Let It Glow Highlight & Blush Kit ($25)- Great stocking option for some glow!
6. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection ($38)- I love the Champagne Pop highlighter but this option seems like a better gift as it also includes a beautiful blush!
7. Tarteist™ PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette ($23)- Another great option for a makeup newbie.
8. Too Faced Naughty Kisses & Sweet Cheeks Set ($36)- This is a great option because you can divide the gift for 3 different people! Money saver!
9. Beautyblender® with mini Blendercleanser® solid® ($25)- I cannot live without my beauty blender! Its the gift that keeps on giving! 

1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick ($37)- YSL lipstick packaging is gorgeous! Gift you lady one of these in a holiday red color for a classic look! 
3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Trio ($39)- I've never tried Charlotte Tilbury makeup but everyone from England raves about them!
4. Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set ($25)- In my opinion Bite Beauty prepares the best holiday value sets. They offer gorgeous colors and their formula is amazing! 
6. Bite Beauty Discovery Set ($39)- This set includes a lip primer and a lip mask also!
7. Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Bold Lip ($28)- This kits are great for someone with a limited lipstick collection who's been taking about branching out more!

1. Bobbi Brown 'Golden Eye' Shadow & Mascara Palette ($42)- Beautiful, special palette for a mom!
2. tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($45)- Makeup newbies will love to explore with this palette!
3. Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette ($25)- Great matte palette, even better price!
4. SEPHORA COLLECTION The Romantic Eyeshadow Palette ($7)- $7 for a makeup palette! Buy one for everyone! 
5. Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette ($25)- This option includes shimmery shades.
6. Urban Decay Naked ($54)- Naked palettes are a must in any beauty lovers collection! I personally own this original palette, Naked3, Naked Basics, and Naked Ultimate Basics. For fairer skin tones, try Naked2.
7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Here's The Skinny Brush Wrap ($39)- The option shown is unfortunately sold out but I've linked another great option for your friend or family member thats always on a plane!


1. invisibobble Time to Shine ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring ($8)- I've been dying to try out these hair ties! Supposedly they don't leave a mark after use!
2. Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara & Eyeshadow Palette ($29.50)- Great price for a Dior mascara and eyeshadow palette. Perfect for a mom, aunt, or grandmother!
3. Bite Beauty Bite Lush Lip Wipes ($12)- Perfect for your friend who always wears a bold lip.
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($12)- Cute little travel mascara to hang on the tree!

1. Drybar 'I Heart Road Trips' Travel Set ($25)- I really enjoy Drybar products and believe that any hair enthusiast would enjoy these sets!
3. Sephora Favorites Customizable Skin Care & Hair Gift Set ($25)- Another customizable option! You can mix it up with beauty and hair care!
4. Bumble and bumble A Few Of Our Favorite Things Kit ($39)- Almost every hair product a girl could need!


1. Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler ($65)- These are both perfect for someone who likes to try out new fragrances. How it works: You gift someone this set of perfume minis and they use them until the decide which one is their favorite. At that point, they can go to their nearest Sephora and trade it in for a full size perfume!
2. Sephora Favorites Perfume Travel Sampler ($25)- Works the same only for a travel/rollerball option. 

Macy's: Free shipping on all beauty orders + $10 OFF every $50 on beauty
Nordstrom: Free 25-piece beauty gift with $150 purchase
Sephora: 25 Days of Mini (Free deluxe sample with $25 purchase code: 25MINIS)

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