Take a Girls Trip to Tulum

12.13.2016
Fun, Affordable and a Little Wild - Tulum

In Gitano underneath the disco ball that's in the middle of this jungle/beach!
It seems like Tulum, Mexico is the top trendy place of the year. A close friend of mine wanted to know what the buzz was all about so she made it her birthday trip.

Party Guide to Art Basel - Miami

12.11.2016

Art by Amy Yao.

How to Do SXSW Without a Badge?

11.21.2016

Soaking up the sun on a pop up Ferris Wheel during SXSW 2016.

Now, I am by no means a SXSW party expert (yes those do exist) but I have had my share of fun. South by Southwest is my FAVORITE time of the year in Austin, Texas. There are free concerts, meet and greets, food and lots of alcohol. The big question is how do you do it? 

Vibrant

7.26.2016

Austin, TX

 Top: H&M/Skirt:Zara/Heels: Steve Madden/Sunglasses: Ray Bans
 
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Evanhealy: French Rose Clay Mask Review

7.21.2016
Let's start with my skin. I have super sensitive skin, almost anything can set it off. I battled with acne when I was younger and went on accutane. That cleared up my skin for about 6 years and around this time last year I started breaking out again. My life changed a lot right after graduating from the university of my dreams and stress and anxiety sort of took over! The evidence was on my face.

So keep that in mind as I review skin products in the future. Now, a year later, my skin is behaving a lot better. I have tried several medications and several different skin products. My quality of life has improved dramatically and I am no longer stressed like I was a year ago.

I love skin care! If I loved science I would have been a Dermatologist. My top favorite skin care items are face masks and tools.  I try out new masks quite often and thought I should go ahead and review them since they are quite pricey to just try blindly.

I purchased Evanhealy's French Rose Clay with Moroccan Rhassoul Clay at my local Whole Foods. I normally don't buy on a whim but was drawn to this one out of desperation to calm my skin. I tend to use natural products that won't irritate my skin or add unnecessary chemicals.
It claims to refine skin texture, detoxify, and exfoliate the skin. I believe it does just that. I usually mix a small bit of clay into a glass cup and pour bottled water until the mixture is thick and rosy. I prefer more clay than water, it dries on the skin much more evenly. 

It exfoliates and removes dead skin without being abrasive at. Every time I wash it off my skin looks bright and soft. The color is a rosy pink when it's wet and dries to a lighter pink. I love that there isn't a smell to the mask. I personally stay away from any skincare that has too much of a scent.
I wasn't expecting to love this mask as much as I did. I think it's made a huge difference in my skin and has been one of the major reasons my acne has subsided. I think it does everything a mask should do without stripping my skin of important oils. 

As you can see there is a tiny bit of powder left. Will I repurchase this? Definitely. I bought this while it was on sale and although it's a little pricey at around $25, it's worth it. I have tried very pricey masks and would prefer this to any of those. I am also excited to try their other products since this one now holds a permanent place in my skincare routine.
If you have any questions or recommendations on great face masks feel free to leave a comment! 

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Live Colorfully

7.18.2016



Houston, TX

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Lady Bugs

2.22.2016
I’m sitting in my father’s office typing this entry and watching at least 4 ladybugs wander about. Growing up I had always been told that ladybugs meant good luck. They tend to be so rare and I can’t exactly remember the last time I saw one but there are always ladybugs in my dad’s office and I can’t think of a luckier fellow than my father. My dad always gets it right no matter what it is.


These ladybug sighting couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. I feel changes happening. I feel something in the universe has started rolling down a hill and is gaining momentum as time passes. I know it is headed straight towards me. I now know that it is going to be good, whatever it may be. 

Inspiration is everywhere. Allow yourself to be saved by it and not drowned. Every part of me is a completely different version of myself. From my hair texture and color to my actual skin. I am a whole new version of myself. I am experimenting and even loving every minute of it. I used to be so afraid of not finding a path and not being able to fit to a mold and now I am afraid of sticking to one path and fitting into one mold. My style changes hourly and who I want to be changes daily. So today I am as casual as can be and tomorrow I’ll be wearing a Marchesa gown (how beautiful were these gowns btw)!

These little ladybugs have not once stood still while I typed this and I think that’s the best way to live life.

Houston, TX

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Happy Valentine's Day

2.15.2016

Real Housewives of Miami

2.02.2016
Houston, TX

Dress: Ann Taylor//Heels: Steve Madden/Purse: Henri Bendel

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In Fad

1.29.2016

Houston, TX


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Times Square

1.04.2016

New York, NY

Sunnies: Tahari/Faux Fur Coat: H&M/Turtleneck: Ann Taylor/Jeans: H&M/Boots: Charlotte Russe/ Purse: Henri Bendel

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New Year. New York.

1.02.2016


Happy New Year!

I promise to fill 2016 with self-love and lots of patience. I promise to make everyday beautiful. I hope that your 2016 is also filled with laughter and lots of harmony.