Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Life, Mom, Summer 2021, Travel, Trip

Our mini road trip getaway to Palm Springs, Ca!🚗 🌴

Hey! I hope everyone is doing well ❤ Took myself & my boys to a mini getaway before summer is over & we had a really good time minus the weather ,lol!😓 Let me tell you…it was I believe 109 degrees or more at some point. Its been a minute since I’ve been in that type of weather so I was struggling haha 😂but I always want to make it a point to make it fun for my kids. I like to make the best of any situation.

I ended up booking us at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas resort https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/palm-springs-rancho-las-palmas?utm_campaign=omni_ohr_psprst_all_x_br_prop_palm+springs_en_exact_us&utm_content=58700005760068001&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_term=43700052473369338&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3fietO318QIVfBatBh3J_gM5EAAYASAAEgLRyvD_BwE all of us loved it! It was so much fun & the resort is actually very big. The family pool area is amazing , they have a lazy river , water splash zone, slides & a family pool which only goes up to 4 ft so it’s perfect for families & smaller kids. FYI the water is warm not cold at all. They also have an adult pool that goes up to 8ft just across from the family area which is pretty cool. Right now they try to keep capacity limited due to Covid, so they give out wrist bands for morning part of the day and for afternoon part. Since we went and it wasn’t overly busy the front desk person said we would be able to go all day the days we were there so it worked out. They also do cleaning of the pools twice a day so they close for an hour (everyone has to leave but can come back afterwards). There is a grill right next to the family area which is pretty good and you can order your food and they will bring it to you. Obviously it is a bit pricey but what resort wouldn’t be? Right ? They also have a Cafe which is sort of like a Starbucks and there drinks are very good & they have a restaurant as well. They definitely make it easy to not leave the resort!😉 From home I did bring breakfast muffins for us and snacks; healthy ones and not healthy lol. I also brought a lot of drinks; water , ice teas & some coke zeros for me. They also had an ice machine downstairs from our hotel area so that worked perfect so we had cold drinks the whole time. The room had a balcony , and the size was perfect for me and my boys. My oldest is 16 so he slept on the sofa bed and he said it was fine and comfortable. My youngest who is 9 slept on the king size bed with me and we had more than enough room👍🏽 Quick question … who else has issues with getting their teens to take pictures ? My oldest is usually ok with pics but on this trip he just wasn’t having it 😑 I think he just wasn’t good with the weather but while he was in the water he was smiling and laughing and having a good ol’ time. These teenage years are no joke, but phew at least I was able to sneak some videos and pics..

Front of Resort

Overall we had so much fun😎 I am so grateful I was able to take this mini getaway & make memories with my boys .. the lazy river & slide was our favorite part! We definitely want to come back but not during the middle or end of summer. My kids already made that clear to me, lol!

We did end up going to downtown when we got there because I wanted to check out this brunch place that I saw on TikTok. I don’t know about anyone else but does TikTok make you want to check out food places or what ?! 😂 So we went to Wilma + Frieda’s Cafe and it was delicious! Definitely go check this place out if you can. The Blackberry French toast was the best thing we ordered, but my youngest loved the churro waffle. After we ate I heard about a Marilyn Monroe statue that they made that was near by, it was so hot but I wanted to check out & WOW it was huge and so beautiful! I am a big fan if Marilyn Monroe I love her movies & she was definitely a beauty icon. We took some amazing pictures and I was honestly glad we checked it out, I have a love for the old Hollywood era it just is so iconic to me.

The day we headed back home we ended up checking out another restaurant; El Patio. This one was a Mexican restaurant it is so cute the whole vibe was very cool, I loved the decor! I also thought the food was delicious and pretty close to authentic. I would 100% go back, my boys loved it also. 👌🏽

Thanks for stopping by and reading🤍 Feel free to comment below if you have checked this resort out or any of these restaurants or if you have any questions😊

Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Life, Mom, Summer 2021, Travel, Trip

Summer 2021 ! Vacation time ! Making memories with my boys… 🚘🌞

Hi! I hope everyone is doing well & enjoying their summer so far.

We went on our first summer vacation last week & we had so much fun ! We stayed 4 nights in Santa Barbara, CA & we visited the cities around as well. We stayed at the Best Western Inn Santa Barbara, the room was very nice & staff was accommodating. The pool & jacuzzi were okay in size, when we arrived it looked very busy and crowded but overall it was fine. They even had washer and dryer to wash clothing if you needed too. Our suite had a fully stocked kitchen so you could cook and a fridge , coffee maker, microwave, & table to eat at. We did make breakfast every morning so we could save some money and we brought a lot of snacks which worked really well.

Traffic was a little heavy so we ended up going to downtown Santa Barbara the first day we arrived & just ate dinner and stayed local. We walked around , they have a lot of shops and food places to check out. We tried this gelato place that was so delicious😋 it was called Tondi Gelato and I highly recommend it!!

This romper is one of my favorite pieces & these Target sandals are amazing! Links… https://shopstyle.it/l/btD8Z (romper) https://shopstyle.it/l/bu4rl ( sandals)
My boys ❤ ; (right) My youngest son’s Jaws graphic tee from Target (https://shopstyle.it/l/bvJOT) is super cute , he loved it!

The next day we ended up driving to Solvang which was about 1 hour or so away , and this place is so cute! The small downside was it was extremely hot , lol it was 97 degrees! It did get a bit cooler through out the day but we made it and I loved it and my boys really liked it as well. It is much bigger than I thought… you can definitely spend the whole day there. They have these pancakes that we were told were so good but we ended up forgetting to go back and getting those so we bought their famous butter cookies which are 👌🏽 We also rented these Moke electric cars to drive around the town and they were so much fun! Its $49 an hour and seats 4 people and has blue tooth to play your music while your driving around town. If you go you definitely have to rent these😉

The following day we visited San Luis Obispo. I found they had so many shops , food and even bars. I think they have a lot of spots for college kids, but I still enjoyed it and my kids did as well. We checked out the bubblegum alley which was gross but also cool, lol. Its always nice to check out new places and have those memories. I always remind my kids that the memories and experience are so important and if you dont try or go new places you wont know if you like it. We shopped this super cute boutique and I found the cutest romper and the prices weren’t too bad. I love to go into these shops because they have items that you don’t find in the bigger more popular stores. We also ate at this Italian restaurant that was AMAZING it was called Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica I definitely would recommend this place 100%! We were going to go to Pismo Beach but it was super foggy that day so we headed home.

This top from Aerie is so soft and comfortable (https://shopstyle.it/l/bvE3O)

The rest of the trip we hung out by the pool & jacuzzi & had so much fun. We also ended our last night going to dinner at this seafood place called The Drunken Crab ( similar to The Boiling Crab) in downtown Santa Barbara and it was so yummy! Another place I would recommend 😁👍🏽

I feel blessed and happy I was able to take my boys on this trip & that we were able to get a way for a bit and enjoy time together. We have more plans for this summer so hopefully I will be posting more on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting 🤍any questions or comments feel free to post below 👇🏼

Posted in affordable books, books, Boy Mom Life, Mom

📘 Keep them reading! More kid’s book finds

I hope everyone is doing well ! Is anyone else on Spring break ? My kids are just finishing up their spring break, it seems like they enjoyed it even though we did not plan a trip or vacation. We still stayed busy and had a lot of fun. 😁

I wanted to come on and share more books that I have found for my youngest son ( he is 9 years old). His reading level has gone up significantly, so I am super proud of him & want to keep him interested and happy to read. I took him to pick out some newer books and also bought him some for Easter as a part of his Easter gift.

All linked below 🙂

The Scary Stories to tell in the dark are a very old series from 1981; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLx Who else can remember these? I loved them growing up & was so excited to see it being created into a movie, it came out a few years ago and to tell you the truth I am super sad I still haven’t seen it!! Being a HUGE horror movie fan I’m super upset with myself, lol but this blog isn’t about that so lets move on… I bought these for my son since he asked for them for his birthday last year and he has finished two of them, so he only has the 3rd one to finish. They seemed scarier than I remember so I was a little scared he would have bad dreams, but he was fine and he really has enjoyed them so far.

He ended up picking out a few Who is? / What was? books ( I really love these books for kids ) he chose What is the Story of Frankenstein? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he personally didn’t like it as much as he thought he would, so I wouldn’t highly recommend that one, but I still wanted to share it. He really enjoyed the What is the Civil rights movement? book; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he is so interested in that era. He also has so many Martin Luther King books he likes history which is awesome👍🏽

The new ones we just picked up for Easter are:

Who was John F Kennedy? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMH , he started this one and so far really likes it a lot.

We have yet to read; Who was Selena ? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLp & Who was Lucille Ball? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMP

Inside of the Who Was Selena? book
Inside of the What was the civil rights movement?

I know it can be hard to get children to read, I try to have him read 20-30 minutes a day Monday to Thursday. Sometimes longer and sometimes an extra day it really depends, I always have him read out loud. I think its super important so that if there is a word he doesn’t understand I can explain it to him and help him sound it out or say it correctly. I don’t want him to just be reading but to also understand. Also try to ask them about what they read to make sure they are remembering what they are reading. I think once you have them on a schedule and keep going they get used to it & they end up liking it more especially if they are reading books that interest them.

Thanks for reading! Also if your not already follow me on Instagram.😉

Comment below with any books your kids like to read.

Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Food, Mom, Travel

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm for the Boysenberry festival! 😁😋

I was super excited to take the kids to go check this out…enjoy some time together & of course have some good food. We had year passes a while back, but we never did the festival before so I was happy when I saw that they still were doing it this year. It’s going on until May 2nd & I highly recommend it! The cost is $45 for adults ( 5 tastings) & $20 for children between 3-11 (3 tastings). We went on a Friday and the hours were 12pm-8pm, we didn’t show up until after 4pm and we stayed till closing and it was perfect timing, the only thing is it was pretty chilly at night. I wasn’t sure how much food was going to be given for each taste, so we all picked different items and pretty much shared. I was surprised that by the end of it we were all so full. The rides are of course closed but they still have people dressed up in character ( they laugh & make jokes with the guest its very funny) , you can purchase items & also play games. My kids had a lot of fun & we all enjoyed the different foods🤍

My world 💙💙

I try to find things to do that look like fun for my oldest who is 16 & sometimes has his “teenager attitude” lol 🙄 who can relate ?? He told me he really enjoyed going, so that made me feel good.

To be honest all the food was very good, the funnel cake & fries were my fave’s! My oldest loved the mac n cheese bites with tater tots, but I wasn’t able to take a picture of those ☹ I did try to take pictures of most of the food (see below)

Both of my boys also loved the Ice float !

There are a lot of benches and tables to sit at around the park so there is plenty of room & also lots of sanitizer👍🏽. You do have to keep your mask on while walking around, but that is the usual and everyone was on the same page.

Has anyone gone to the boysenberry festival, if so what did you think? ( There is another month left ! ) or will you be going before it ends? Comment below.

Posted in Mom, Trip

Our mini day trip to Los Angeles Hollywood & visiting the Funko store !

I hope everyone is doing well & had a good weekend!😁 I wanted to share our mini day trip to Los Angeles, CA. We had so much fun & I highly recommend going to check out the Funko Hollywood store if you haven’t yet. 🙌🏽

The line…

https://www.funko.com/hollywood

I would suggest you get there early possibly before they open , we arrived at 10:20 am & they opened at 10:00 am & the line was already wrapped around the side of the street. We waited about 2 hours so that is why I say to show up early. You have to wear your masks at all times inside, but to be honest the wait was definitely worth it my son loved it & so did his friend! We had so much fun, & took so many pictures. It was like a museum! They have everything sectioned off in a great way so its easy to find what your looking for & each regular Funko pop is $11.00 & the movie edition ones were $30, I believe they also have some other special edition one’s which I think were $15.00, so prices are fair.

A few feet away from the Funko store

My favorite sections would have to be the horror section ; I am a HUGE horror movie fan, so I thought this section was super cool & actually really cute 😆 and the old school section ( not sure if that is what you would call it) it had a lot of old school looking McDonald’s toys (not sure if anyone remembers those chicken nugget toys or the hamburglar? Lol) the Flintstones, Gumby, just so many of those old school characters! I also thought it was cool that they had a little Stranger Things section . who else loves this show? I thought the Dustin Funko was so adorable ! 🥰 They also sell other little accessories; Pez, Wallets, Backpacks, etc. Next time my oldest isn’t with his dad we might have to take another trip and go back, I think he would also like it a lot.

My Jason keychain 🖤

I would definitely take sunscreen & put some on before you go just in case your waiting a long time, I ended up burnt on my chest. It did not feel too hot but the sun was hitting us & I did not notice until after the fact.

We ended up eating at this Mexican flea market, I believe its off of Olympic, but I am not 100% sure since I was not driving. I think my friend’s were looking for a food truck they saw on Tik Tok but those trucks usually start selling at night. This flea market was cool it reminded me of Tijuana, Mexico if you have been there then you know what I’m talking about. The only thing I noticed that things were expensive , the food was very pricey for what it was. I don’t like to be super picky with food, but the only thing we ordered that I thought was good were the quesadillas & the Agua Fresca’s. So I would go back to shop & look around, but probably not to eat. I found these super adorable Cantarito’s with the Loteria images painted on them , they were so well made! I wanted to buy a good amount of them, but I only ended up getting one 😐 they were $7 but she sold them to us for $6. She had most of the images from the card game, they were all different colors and as you can see they are very good quality. I will definitely be making some Margaritas or drinking some wine with ice 😋

We also visited The Grove , there isn’t too many stores to shop at but I do like that they have a grass area, live music & a trolley. Its been a long while since I have been there, the kids played we grabbed some coffee and just enjoyed the rest of the afternoon before we headed home. Seeing my son’s happy face, being able to spend time with people we care about & making memories honestly makes me feel complete.

I appreciate you reading & visiting my page. 🤍

Comment below what you think if you have gone to the Funko store or any places you love in this area, I love to check out new places!

Posted in Fashion, Mom, mom style, Women

My favorite finds from one of my go to store; AE / Aerie 🙌🏽

I cannot believe we are in March already! I hope everyone is doing well☺

I love American Eagle/ Aerie…I feel like the prices & quality is on point! I love the fact that they have frequent sales as well. I highly recommend shopping there if you haven’t already.

On the American Eagle side the tailgate graphic tee’s & regular graphic tee’s are amazing they are super affordable, so soft , wash good & fit very well. I think some of them may run different in sizing , I do notice that they are oversized but some reviews say otherwise. I ended up ordering this Mickey Mouse graphic tee; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMB on my last order and I love it! I sized down & it fits oversized still ( FYI I shared it on my Instagram recently so go check that out if you haven’t👍🏽) I’ve heard a lot of good things about their jeans & shorts but I have not purchased those as of yet. I am really picky about my jeans and shorts & I have not tried any of these on to be honest. If you have comment below & let us know what you think? I am curious..

On the Aerie side I love so many things, it is so hard not to buy anything when I walk in there , lol! I rarely walk away without buying anything 😉 I will start with the leggings; the OFFLINE real me high waisted leggings are AMAZING https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWx8 they come in a few colors I have the black, blue & I just ordered the relic color so I am excited to get those. These leggings honestly fit & hug the body so well they are super flattering. If you buy anything from my post I say get a pair & trust me you will fall in love. These can be used for working out & also going out or lounging , they are so versatile. A pair that I find to be somewhat of a dupe of the Spanx faux leather leggings are the crackle leggings; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWzx these are super cute & the price is👌🏽 they are on sale also. I love the fit but FYI these do fit more snug than the other real me leggings that I mentioned. These are more casual leggings they can be dressed up too, but I wouldn’t use them to work out in. The other pair that I fell in love with are the super gloss high waisted legging; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWya these are so shiny but not crazy looking, lol. They remind me of Sandy in the movie Grease at the end when she dresses up in all black 🖤 they are actually very comfortable and I did size up. I don’t think you have too since you don’t want the material looking loose, but I would say try them on first. I think they are on sale so not sure what stores have them still. I am so lucky I found them on the sale side of my store !

So now going on to the biker shorts; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHLm I think they have good quality biker shorts. I bought these in the nude color for this summer, but last year I bought the black ones & I lived in them most of the summer. They are still in amazing condition so that tells you a lot! Go grab some 😉

Now on to the Aerie tops…the boyfriend tee’s are honestly so good! https://shopstyle.it/l/brDha I bought a few last summer & I wore them with leggings, biker shorts, shorts & jeans. They are oversized so that is the best part. They can also be worn so many ways & I feel like they always have a good color selection. The newest tops are the Offline unstoppable t shirt; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMN these are not as oversized, but I still like these as well I just ordered the coffee one & I love the color and how soft it is. Their sweaters are also so great, I recently bought the polo style cropped sweater in this beautiful green color; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMD it is still on sale & they have other colors available. I did buy it in a size bigger since I don’t like cropped & it fit so well! This zippered sherpa hoodie is on sale; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfnI I bought this one a month or two ago & it is so soft I can just throw it on and go when its chilly. We are still having cold weather here in California, so I can still wear my sweaters.

I bought two sports bras & I did like them for lounging & being around the house; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop ; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop. I am not sure if the support is good to run or do a high impact work out for someone with a bigger chest just an FYI.

They have some really good neutral flip flops too; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop I bought these last summer to wear to the beach/pool or casually when I am in a hurry when it was warmer. I do think they are a good quality because mine are still in great condition.

I hope you enjoyed this post & all my opinions helped you out. Again I HIGHLY recommend the leggings. I know there are so many leggings out there but these by far are amazing as far as price & quality. High quality leggings can be so expensive, but if your on a budget try Aerie & you will love them, trust me.

Comment below👇🏽 some of your favorite American Eagle/ Aerie picks or what you will be buying next!

Posted in Mom, Organize

It’s that time! Spring closet cleanout & making some extra money on Posh Mark💰

Who actually enjoys cleaning out their closet & organizing !? Honestly I don’t like to do it, but I feel much better once I do ! 🙂 I wanted to share a few things that have helped me recently & also have helped my previous hoarding issues, lol.

  1. Make 3 piles keeping, throwing away & donating , if your going to sell on posh mark make another pile for posh mark items.
  2. For what your going to keep…I want to add I would go with the 6 month rule & if you haven’t worn it since then mostly likely you wont wear it again. Sometimes I hold onto items longer that I should, so that is why I say that. I would also color coordinate; this has honestly helped me so much because if I know what color I am going to wear that day then I just go to that section in my closet. I do not hang everything! I mean I would need a HUGE closet for that lol. I only hang tops, sweaters, jackets, & dresses. Everything else is folded nice & neat ( Marie Kondo style). If you have space I would also put away things for other seasons that you wont be using right now in storage bins. Here are some links to some good storage options found at Target ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bscxQ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsczx; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsczx
  3. Throw away items should be items that are faded, torn , have stains or rips; obviously items that you wouldn’t want to donate or sell.
  4. Posh mark items to sell that are very popular are usually brand name items, but if they have tags still or are in excellent condition I would still try and sell it at least. You never know! Take good pictures of the items in good lighting; I take pictures of the front, back , side , any details , & the tag. I know not all of us are patient with selling online, lol. I’ve kept items for at least a month on there, but I don’t have a lot of storage space so that is why I like things to move along and if it doesn’t sell I just move on and donate. Posh mark does take a fee but overall I have made a good amount of money in the last couple of years so I do recommend it. The shipping is included so all you have to do is print your label, order your shipping boxes on the USPS website ( its for free! ) https://www.usps.com/ they deliver your packaging items. You just package your items tape the label and drop it off ! Its very easy 👍🏽
  5. Going forward what has helped me not over spend is seeing what I have and knowing what I really need versus me just wanting to buy something because its cute or what not.. us women tend to do that so much, excuse’s excuse’s, lol! 😆 I don’t buy too many trendy pieces because I believe I may not use them again so I try to buy items that are versatile. I know I will wear them over & over and I will be able to create different looks and wear them with different pieces in my closet. I also try to buy different colors that go well with my skin tone, so that I can have a range of colors to choose from so I am not wearing the same color all the time. Also you can say to yourself for example I have 10 dresses do I need another one? Depending on how many times you wear dresses in a month lets say.. do I need another? Let me see if I can sell or donate a few that I have so I can buy another. All I say is to be smart with your shopping. I think all of us can be impulsive when buying, so just want to share what has helped me.

Another quick tip👉🏼 if you don’t love something when you try it on don’t buy it. Right now a lot of stores are not doing try-on’s, but double check their return policy take it home try it on & if you don’t love it all the way take it back.

Thanks for visiting my blog & reading ! I appreciate it so much 🤗 Go ahead & comment below any tips you may have.

I have also shared my Posh Mark closet below for anyone who is interested, I will be adding more items soon: 👇🏽

Posted in Baking, Holiday, Mom, Thanksgiving

A sweet Thanksgiving treat!

Is everyone ready for the holidays!? Lol, my youngest who is 9 has already started playing Christmas music in the car. I really have always enjoyed to cook & bake. I like to try new recipes & baking from scratch, I always like to get the kids involved. Now that my oldest is 15 I have to push him a little , lol but he isn’t too cool yet as he still participates. During the holidays I like to find fun, cute & festive desserts to we can try out. During my search I found these really cute apple hand pies which took me to this blog: https://www.livewellbakeoften.com/apple-hand-pies/

I decided to give these a try & they are very delish!

Finished pie ! I added caramel and vanilla bean ice cream and it was even better😋

I would definitely make sure you knead the dough really well, and make sure you have enough room to roll the dough evenly. The egg mixture also needs to be placed on top evenly so you can get that flaky brown consistency just like on a pie. I used Granny smith apples since I use those whenever I am cooking apples, but I think you can use any other apples. I also used more cinnamon than listed since we love cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter ,cubed into small pieces (optional)

Instructions:

  • Combine the chopped apples, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Then cook on stove top, add 2 Tbs of butter in saucepan and add apples. Cook for about 10 minutes or so until apples are tender, add 2 Tbs of flour to thicken.
  • Flour your surface, roll the pie crusts to about 1/8-inch thick. Use a circle cookie cutter (or cup) cut out as many circles from the pie crusts as you can, reroll any scrap pieces of dough as needed. Move to the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until well combined. Set aside.
  • Remove the pie crust circles from the refrigerator and evenly add the apple pie filling between half of them, leave some room at the edges.
  • Place the other half of the pie crust circles on top then crimp the edges with a fork. You can add slits with a knife before you put the other half on top if you decide to do that.
  • Brush the top of each pie with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until the pies are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

I wanted to add some pictures of our previous Thanksgiving dessert, Oreo cookie Turkeys from a few years ago. I love to look back at old pictures of my boys. Really great memories and I am so Thankful to God for both of them. I know 2020 has been so crazy.. what are you Thankful for? Any desserts your trying this year? Let me know if you try this one out😁

Posted in Mom, Nails, Quarantined

Nails .. since Co-vid 🙄😊

During this whole pandemic when we were on lock down and everything closed.. the last thing that would be open was a Nail Salon , right ? lol. Which wasn’t the end of the world but for some it seemed like it. I mean it is a guilty pleasure and the majority of women love to go get their manicures and pedicures. It’s a time to unwind, relax and make time for ourselves & get away a bit from our busy lives. Truth, right?

I started getting the dip powder done at my local salon about a year or two ago. I tried it out and loved it since it last about 3 weeks on my nails and rarely chips. It is pretty sturdy as I use my hands a lot. When everything went on lock down I was trying to find the best affordable way to have my nails looking good and healthy. I tried using regular polish and let me say its pretty hard with having kids and using my hands a lot. You have to be super patient during drying time 😣 (the worst! ). I was at Target one day and found these strips Dashing Diva ( $6.99) I thought I would give them a try. I am so glad I did !! Each package comes with 34 strips so you can use them more than once and you can mix and match with other colors and create your own look! They really are the best as far as being durable, options , colors and being so affordable. I think it takes a few tries to get the hang of it but overall they are so cute , its been months and I am still using them. They last about 2 even 3 weeks for me also FYI.. each package comes with their own file to file down the remaining strip. I have purchased from their website and they are always doing sales or promotions & free shipping over $15. They sell them at Walmart , Ulta and I believe Sally’s Beauty Supply. I would recommend them highly for a busy mom who wants to save some money, I haven’t gone back to the salon since.

I use the products above when I do my own manicure , they can be found at Target or even Amazon. I highly recommend the Seche Vive top coat since that is super drying and it does make the strips last longer. Amazon has a 2 pack for $9.99 ! https://www.amazon.com/Seche-Effect-Polish-Manicure-Pedicure/dp/B07KY1TQQD/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=seviche+top+coat&qid=1605247315&sr=8-3

Sally Hanson cuticle remover; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqYtC

Dashing Diva at Ulta; ( they have some good options ) https://shopstyle.it/l/bq40n

https://dashingdiva.com/

Tips when using the strips:

  • Make sure you nails are dry so the strip can adhere
  • Press down pretty firmly during the process
  • Be careful to not put it too close or over the cuticle or the strip will lift
  • Use the top coat when you first put them on and about a week after to keep them fresh
  • Be patient and practice !
Let me know if you have used these or will use them ? Also if your back in your salon now ?

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Go to Makeup… faves!

I definitely have a love for Makeup that runs deep, lol. To me I never feel like it’s a task, it has been definitely more of a hobby for me since I was in high school. I also love art so I believe they both go hand in hand. Foundation is very important in my opinion, as it acts as a base. It helps even out the skin tone and add some color. It isn’t supposed to be a mask but more of a second skin not hiding but accentuating your features. There is no right or wrong just as long as your face isn’t one color and your neck is another, lol JK but do you boo & always blend, blend, blend !

Right now I have a few favorites that I reach for more than others… my go to face products:

Eye products:

Lips: I love to mix different colors and glosses to make a unique color 🙂 Makeup is all about experimenting

What are some of your favorites ? I love to try new products so any suggestions comment below or any questions feel free to ask.