02-27-2015

Red Lip, Black Kitty Flick….it’s a time to Celebrate!

“If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice”

Oh yes it would! Sometimes though it only takes a change of attitude for things to be so nice, and not necessarily a holiday! Like I said in the earlier post lately things have been a bit crazy around this parts and with that comes the changes of attitude, it’s incredible how our mood and actions make a difference for the better or for the worst on how our day will unfold. So let’s make a point of choosing wisely!!

This ootd was put together to look extra sharp and for the reactions on social media I can consider my mission accomplished! Here’s the deets:

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H&M Black basic leggings

BCBG Leather jacket (similar here)

BCBG Priscilla Sleeveless high-lo blouse

Aldo Leopard Printed booties (old, but here’s a pump)

Tom Ford Whitney sunnies

Chanel Bubble bag

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Stella & Dot rings and bracelets

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Lastly I was inspired by my red nails to do a red lip and wore my L’oreal British Red #350 lipstick accompanied by Smashbox lipgloss in Ruby. Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Black Ink and the flawless Chanel Perfection Lumière foundation!

Hope you guys have a lovely weekend and I’ll finish it off with another lyric…

Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes,
Nothing remains quite the same.
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane”  Can’t wait to see you this summer Jimmy, cheers!

Beijos,

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Also I love this and wanted to share: “Jesus maintained a perfect attitude in every situation because He prayed about everything and worried about nothing. We, too, should seek God’s guidance about every aspect of our lives and allow Him to work out His perfect will without interference. Jesus’ attitude was never to become defensive, discouraged, or depressed because His goal was to please the Father rather than to achieve His own agenda. In the midst of trials, He was patient. In the midst of suffering, He was hopeful. In the midst of blessing, He was humble. Even in the midst of ridicule, abuse, and hostility, He “made no threats . . . and did not retaliate. Instead He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:23) Read More…

 

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02-26-2015

B&W for Everyday

Just like PB&J the good ole B&W combo is one to reach to when in doubt!

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This look consists of a Zara stripped shirt; BCBG fur/leather combo vest; BCBG faux-leather leggings; H&M sporty booties and neon studded Rebecca Minkoff bag! Sorry there’s no links heres babes it’s all pretty old!

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Morning selfies are the best as your skin is freshly made up and beautifully rested! Tip, Tip!!!

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02-25-2015

The Flower Season Newbies

Well hello girlfriends how’s it going?! I’ve been meaning to catch up on my posts but life had other plans ;) hehehe

Lots have happened since I was here last and while a lot of hurt was involved in the facts there was also some awesome joys and I do have great news to share here soon!! After all nothing like some good old life drama to put you in tune with yourself again and induce some drastic changes.

That being said I’ll let you know as soon as I can, but first things first here’s what’s been going on at work lately…lots of spring fashions to keep us longing for the flower season…

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Here’s my favorite gown for prom and wedding season:

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Brandy Sleeveless Lace Bodice Gown

Now for the next looks, they’re part of our Spring Trend Event which starts today and goes through Sunday March 1st. Therefore stop by your local BCBG and shop the newest and cutest as these styles will be available online sometime next week!! Hope you enjoy :)

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02-18-2015

V-Day Friends & Family Style

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Hey guys, last Saturday we celebrated Valentine’s Day and thanks to insufficient spots to dine out with hubs we decided to have our friends and loved ones over for dinner. I’m definitely NOT great at organizing a party let alone a dinner party but considering the stressful week I had and my on-going lack of time it was a pretty successful evening! And even though I did not succeeded in taking pictures of my look I did take a few of the party itself and so here we go…

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When Brian and I started decorating our house many many years ago we found that one thing we had in common (and boy that was hard to find!) is that we’ve always been more attracted to the “homy” feel, we both like rustic and cozy accents obviously in today styles but the clean minimalist hardware is not us! Decorating a house with kids though is a life long commitment that we might never fully accomplish, it’s a process and there’s so much work to be done, but what matters most to us is to have a welcoming house where our friends and family really do feel like home! (now, don’t you judge our “travel wall”. We need desperate help with asymmetry! Hehehehe)

V-DayMesaWith that in mind I wanted our dinner table to go along with our country home style, comfort food and some my favorite color combinations. The sun shinning was a bonus!!

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I love to add that floral touch to the center of the table and quite frankly I never find an opportunity to go all out there! Hahahaha I know we don’t need excuses to buy flowers but hey I don’t do flowers very well, they always die quickly in my hands so I need a good excuse to deal with them! I don’t spend lots with flowers either so in this case I found it cheaper to purchase the flowers separately and cut the stem to fit the vase I had at home already and arranged them in a way I liked :)

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02-07-2015

My Favorite Beauty Products of 2014

Hey peeps what’s going on?! I realized I didn’t publish my newest video here yet (crazy as always) so here it is, hope you enjoy!

 

Hair:
-WEN® by Chaz Dean
Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner

Body:
- L’Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil
- L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin
Oil

Skin Care:
- DERMAdoctor
Wrinkle Revenge® 1 Facial Cleanser
-Peter Thomas Roth
Un-Wrinkle Turbo™ 24K Gold Line Smoothing Toning Lotion
- STRIVECTIN-AR ADVANCED RETINOL NIGHT TREATMENT
- STRIVECTIN SD ADVANCED INTENSIVE CONCENTRATE
- EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm
Coconut Milk

Makeup:
- bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
DIPBROW™ Pomade in Medium Brown
- tarte
Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse in Taupe
- Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer in Medium
- Chanel LES BEIGES
Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in #10
- Too Faced
The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette
- Marc Jacobs Beauty
O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara
- Estée Lauder
Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
- REVLON
COLORBURST™ MATTE BALM in #215 and BALM STAIN in #001

Beijos,

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02-04-2015

Riviera + Flora + Bianca :)

Hi ladies, how’s this beginning of February treating you?! I have to say I’m happy to see so much of the sun this winter, pretty shocking for these parts so YAY YAY YAY!!!!

Talking about the sun gets me thinking about Stella and Dot new spring collection which is simply fab, and I haven’t been that excited about a collection in a while.  I guess I was most drawn to the pastel colors, geometrical shapes, some leather and chiffon textures that made it all so intriguing that I’m pumped :D

Here’s a couple of my faves:

The Riviera Necklace Captivating warm grey beads and whimsical accents incorporating hand-cast leaves and coral enamel hang from a unique vintage gold mesh chain. Delicate chiffon and genuine leather petals detach for a more subtle statement.” 

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BCBG Max Azria Inessa Coler Blocked Tunic Dress

ShoeStock leather pumps (Similar here)

Stella and Dot Riviera necklace; and bangles

The Flora Chandeliers:  “A stunning mix of hand-set purple, aqua and neutral stones combine to make a radiant and elegant chandelier earring. Wear as a stud, mini chandeliers, or combine all three for the most dramatic look.”

Check out the multiple ways that you can play with this baby:

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02-01-2015

Sunday Snow

Woke up to serve on an earlier than usual service today which made me feel lucky to spot the fresh fallen snow on the ground (my first of the year so far, and I’m not complaining!). I love that beautiful white powder falling outside with a nice temperature in the mid 30′s, perfect winter temps if you ask me.

That was inspiration enough to do a look of the day post and so I dragged hunny buns out of the couch and had him take a few snap shots of his girl in this sweet Super Bowl Snowy Sunday. Hope you enjoy :)

 

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OOTD Deets: BlankNYC Camo panel pants from Garish Gal; BCBG Max Azria Patti Shawl Collar Cardigan; Target black tank top; BCBG Max Azria leopard print hat (similar here); Franco Sarto tan leather boots; Chanel bubble handbag and Stella and Dot “Bianca Lariat Necklace”

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May you have a wonderful week full of blessings and beautiful weather!
Beijos,
Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 10.16.00 AM Proverbs 13:20 MSG “Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces”  I love this verse from today’s service, couldn’t ring more true for me!

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01-16-2015

Look Back 2014 + New Year’s Resolutions!

Hey boys and girls what’s going on?!

I haven’t been around anywhere basically and am getting a ton of texts of my sweet peeps wondering if I’m ok. Yes, I’m super guys!!! I’m just taking a break from social media and took some vacay time from here as well. I just need to find some balance in my life and re-arrange my priorities. Things have been wonderful with my family and I and here’s a new video I filmed yesterday on a look back at 2014 an a few of my New Year’s resolutions!

Cheers my friends and have a great start of your year ;”)

Beijos,

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 10.16.00 AM “If you’re not ready to be criticized for your obedience to God, you’re not ready to be used by God!” Pastor Dave (iTown)

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12-31-2014

Chanel & Shenanigans

So ever since I opened my oh-so desired Chanel little beauty I can’t help myself but wear it again and again. It just simply goes…with anything and everything!!

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Then again you can give a little edge to your classic by adding a bit of menswear feel to your look! In this case I wore by loose pant that I adore and is soooo old with a leather Moto jacket that has the same loose feel. I’m loving the nude pump I got from
Nordstrom rack (major steal) and also goes with everything!
Little piece of insider info: Chanel is leaving all the Midwest stores and will soon be only available at their own flagship stores, that being said if you’ve always wanted to get a Chanel bag you should know that major retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue usually have a financing plan with no interest for up to 12 mo. so that’s a nice way to get an expensive item without feeling the pressure of having to put all that cash down at once!
Lots of love my loves and welcome 2015!! ;D #podevirquentequeeuestoufervendo Hahahaha
Beijos,
Karina
Isaiah 40:30-31

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12-27-2014

Happy Holidays with a Makeup and Hair Tutorial!

Hi guys, I don’t show up very often anymore but when I do I try to bring some fun ideas for you all. So here’s a makeup and hair look for the holidays along with a couple little fun outfit ideas, hope you enjoy and happiest holidays my dear friends!!

Little list:
-PIXI Highlighter Primer
-Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Golden Honey
-Real Techniques sponge
-Milani EyeBrow Kit in Blonde
-Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Barely Nude
-Too Faced “Everything Nice” Palette
-Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
-Marc Jacobs Mascara
-Lancome Shimmer Mocha Havanna blush
-Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer (nose contour)
-Rimmel scandaleyes #5 Nude (worn as a lip pencil)
-Milani Nude Creme Lipstick
-Elizabeth Arden lipgloss and concealer duo (can’t find the name!)

Hair:

OOTN Ideas, these are two dresses I absolutely love from BCBG and I thought they would make perfect looks for your NYE gatherings!

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