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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Palms Springs Roadtrip to Create & Cultivate




Okay, so I will be honest here chicas-I didn't exactly planned to travel alone to Palm Springs for the Create & Cultivate one day pop up event. The problem is I didn't have anyone to go with, but traveling alone made me realize how much more I like meeting new people, network and enjoy the moment.

So, when I booked my ticket for the Create & Cultivate I didn't think twice about it because I solely relied on the fact that I needed a break from everything that going on with me internally. All I knew was that I was booking a ticket and going! And it  didn't hit me until far after I had purchase the ticket, received confirmation, and told myself that I would be going out of my comfort zone. And it only hit me because my husband asked, "Who I was going with?" and for the first time I had to think about the fact the answer was "no one". 

Ultimately I was really happy that I went by myself because I met some wonderful ladies, but most of all I met two ladies while waiting in line the day of the event who also had done the same as me. It was such a good feeling that I was not alone or crazy for traveling by myself. I know sometimes traveling by yourself can scare the daylights out my husband, but you're only young for so long! And you can't stop yourself from wanting to experience new places, meeting new brands and events. 







(photo credit: Micheal Adan Photography) 







In the future, I look forward to keep attending more events. Here is what I learned traveling solo

1. It's pretty chingona to travel by yourself 

Almost everyone I encountered at the event had a group a friends, but some girls saw me and  ask who I was here with, I came alone..  Person, "Wow that is pretty gutsy to come alone!" Me, "yeah, but I met some pretty down to earth girls today, Kinsey and Nevaduh!" That my Palm Springs crew today...(lol) I  love meeting new people!

2. Pack Light

To be honest, I wasn't staying the weekend, I had just planned to be there for the day. So I packed a small travel tote with extra clothes and shoes to change, so I would be comfortable to travel back home. And I didn't really have the time to think about packing extra clothes or essentials. I just went with the flow!

3. Don't be afraid to meet new people 

I don't think there was a single day back in my hometown when I wasn't with someone, but going to a first major big event alone made it transparent that I wasn't afraid to get to know myself on a different level. I was ballsy and inspired to keep learning from new experiences. 

Also if you want to make a new friends you have to do a little leg work girl.....And I'll tell you, you will be nervous to talk to strangers at the event, but once you break the ice the rest is groovy and gravy. 

4. Don't be afraid to take some Alone time...

When things get a little hay wired with your environment and health, take a break. Being by myself provided a space to sit and think. And I been trying to practice mindfulness everyday and doing so my whole experience was really wholesome and worthwhile. 


Thank you Create and Cultivate for hosting an amazing Desert Pop Up event, but most of all thank you  Kinsey, Nevaduh and Mike for making this trip a memorable one!!


(photo credit: Micheal Adan Photography) 




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Monday, May 21, 2018

Colourpop Eyeshadow Palette

I love the colourpop shadows, the palette is an interested shade range and it's beyond exciting to have a palette that has a focal point that adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly. 

Application 

The pressed powders apply evenly and feel ultra-velvety and silky. However, some of the shimmery shades do produce a bit of fallout, so make sure you do your eyeshadow first to sweep away the any excess product. 

Bendability

With the help of my Luxie tampered brushes, I was able to achieve a natural vibrant look. And although crease work becomes tricky, you just have to remind yourself to build the shadow to full opacity. 
 
Price and Value
The pressed shadow palette is prices just right at $18 USD for a newt weight 12 x 0.85 g (0.03 oz)

Overall
I love the metallic/pigmented shadows as lid shade paired with powders in the crease. They are indeed an interesting formula and the shade range is beyond exciting. . 



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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Have you ever taken a moment to discover nature's wonders; find a place where you can sit and admire a field of flowers that overlook the Pacific Ocean while reflecting on how beautiful life is regardless of all the struggles.  Just recently my husband and I decided to visit The Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch to get an up close view of the hillside that bloomed with endless flowers.

For over 60 years, the flowers fields have left a long lasting impression to most visitors like ourselves. And it has become one of the most spectacular sites to visit in San Diego during Spring Time. As you visit and walk the blooming 50 acres you will feel of sense of love and tranquility.


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Coachella Summer Vibes

Prior to taking a complete break this month  due to my health, I had put together a simple Coachella look in March for all the wonderful hipsters going out to Palm Springs. And since, most hot babes love to wear fringe, lace, stressed jeans and shorts and floral prints. I whipped up a quick look that will get you through the heat while enjoying the festival.

If you have an off the shoulder floral top print, pair it  with some stressed shorts and pattern boots. And since the Sun is going to be out and shining, wear your hair in a half way mini bun. Some accessories are simple bracelets or temporary tattoos with same Quay Australia shades. Your pretty much ready to enjoy Coachella Music and Art festival. Peace!



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Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Palazzo Pants


Palazzo pants are a bold look, which can at times make them a little intimidating, but to be quite honest any girl can pull them off! Here is a quick tip on how to wear palazzo pants for petite women:
  • Tops: If you favorite pants have a design go with a solid color top to balance your look
  • Accessories: Pick an item like handbag, sunglasses or necklaces that add an expression to your look
  • Match your shape and size: For petite women like myself, remember to opt for higher waist palazzo pants to give the appearance of longer legs.
  • Remember to always freshen up the look to inspire your style: Cool and Casual, Formal, Beach Beauty and Business Babe. 
Here is my favorite Cool and Casual Look



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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sabor Latino 2018


March seventeen was a great day to celebrate Sabor Latino at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. It was there 3rd Annual Food, Beer and Wine Festival where one got to enjoy unlimited tastings inspired by celebrated Latino Chefs like: Steven Novoa, Daniella De La Puente, Jorge Gonzalez and many more. There were also some of the best wineries from Baja California as well as some cumbia and salsa music vibes. 

Food is a universal language to get to meet new people, but also to enjoy good bocadillos con sabor! And although the weather was a bit chilly, I  was able to stay warm by layering a sleeves dress with a stripped turtle neck and white scarf. To complete the look, I added sunnies, sandals and a pink backpack. Having my hands free from a purse was perfect as I roamed around to different food vendors.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sporty Chic


Sporty, but chic, I thinks those were the perfect words to my outfit and I am all about bringing my athletic gear back. Obviously, I wanted to keep this look simple and comfortable, so I layered two simple dresses, added some gray sneakers and a small backpack. I absolutely adore dresses that can be layered and it just so happens they were sitting in my closet.

The reason I love this particular pairing is because it's definitely easy to run around in for a casual Sunday afternoon while running errands or simply catching lunch with your gals. This past weekend, I had a chance to go check a new café location at Vanite Café in San Diego. The café has a great selection of organic milk teas, coffee, crystal boba and macaroons. Although they did not have the churros sweets ready, I went with a delicious pebble and pistachio macaroon. I have to admit the pebble was more delicious! 




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