I create my own style by updating my wardrobe every new season. Remove what you don’t like. Keep the clothing items that make you smile and feel good about yourself, and on top of the world.

Our leading ladies of Hollywood have always given us major inspiration when it comes to fashion and style.
What about you; how do you create your own style? Also, colors can have a huge effect on your style, and how you feel. Which colors inspire you?

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“My style is based on gut instinct, clothing that speaks to me, things that make me feel good when I wear them, and inspirations I see online or in the street.” JS

Hello friends!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. My hubby and I were super busy planning and finalizing our vacation to Italy. There is a lot more to do, but slowly and surely, we are getting things done.
Have you noticed the weather is getting warmer, and Easter is on its way? Over the weekend, besides planning for the trip, I was also busy shopping for a new floral dress.  A girl can multitask on her laptop, right?

I have noticed so many lady bloggers that I follow on Instagram wearing beautiful floral dresses. During the past week, I have seen so many of those floral dresses on Pinterest. Nothing has brought me more happiness.

During the summer or spring time, who does not like flowers? Many studies show that they can  give us an immediate mood boost, and can improve our emotional health.

Even as a young child, I loved pretty things and nice dresses, preferably with flowers, during spring time.  I know my sisters are going to read this. Oh well. 🤦‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ I remember very vividly my first floral dress, with the most beautiful pink and light-gray flowers on it, right in the front part.  I was a fashionista back then, and didn’t even know it. Ah, those beautiful childhood memories.

Have a great Monday!

Hello, my friends!

I hope all of you are doing well.  It is crazy how fast the time goes by. Here we are again! It is time for another lovely Ipsy review.

Let’s get started with the Briogeo Rosarco™ Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème.  This product is loaded with coconut oil and argan oil. You only need a small amount for your hair to look shiny and soft.

I color my hair once a month, and if I don’t pay attention, it gets dry, especially at the ends.  In less than one week, after using this product, I was already noticing a huge difference. I had super soft and shiny hair. The price of this product is also reasonable.  I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Let’s move on and look at the Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish. I’m sorry, ladies, but I do not have anything positive to say about this nail polish.  It was quickly removed from my bathroom.

Even though I’m not a fan of dark polish, I went ahead and did my nails with this polish anyway. The results were disappointing.  The brand is vegan and cruelty free, but that color? No. Not a fan at all. I will give this product 1 out of 5 stars. (The one I received was super dark.)

Now we are going to talk about the Butter™ Lipstick! Right after receiving this lipstick, I logged into my profile on Ipsy and made some changes. I love natural colors, so I updated a few things.
Seriously, why in the world did they send this super red lipstick?

I know some intense, dark colors are in style right now, but they are not for everybody. I can’t imagine myself going out with that color, even for an evening look; I will not wear it. I believe I stated my point, right? I must say, though, that I do love how soft and super easy it is to apply. I’m going to give this color 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Yay! I can finally share my favorite powder from Naked Cosmetics: HD Finishing Banana Powder. This powder goes hand-in-hand with my new Chanel foundation. It sets the makeup so beautifully and flawlessly! Yes, I’m in love with it. Also, it makes my makeup last longer.  5 stars for this one!

Finally, last but not least, let’s review the  PHYTO-PIGMENTS  Cream Blush in Flush. I love this natural product. The color comes from plants and veggies. It is super easy to apply. But seriously, Ipsy, how many blushes are you going to send us?  This product will get a 4 out of 5 stars.

Here we are again, with our World Cup Qualification UEFA! Today will be Italy vs Albania! Forza Azzurri!

Until my next review, take care!

Hi friends,

When it comes to exercise, who motivates you? Are you your own motivator?

Working out is one of the first things I do in my daily routine. I do it without even thinking about it. Even when I was working in education, I used to get up at 5:45 AM to do my 30-45 minutes of fitness. It always came naturally for me. I am my own motivator!

We live in a very busy/stressful society. Physical activities can help us be happy, slow down, and see the world in a different, positive way.

Question: can you become your own motivator? Well, my husband worked out for years with his best friend, Terrell, an ex-Navy SEAL. These two would get up at 4:00 AM, rain or shine, to go running and train for survival/adventure races together. Now, unfortunately, my husband and his best friend live in two different counties; they no longer workout together.

Even though his buddy no longer works out with him every day, Patrick still manages to motivate himself to implement a daily workout in his busy schedule. So, if you don’t have anyone who works out with you, that’s okay. You can be your own motivator.

Have a great day, everyone! I will catch up with you soon. xoxo

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” -Norman R. Augustine

Happy first day of spring! This beautiful picture came just recently in my Ipsy bag. I thought I would post it on my blog as a reminder that we are all beautiful, inside and out. We need to be kinder and gentler with the way we feel about ourselves. When we neglect “me time,” or we keep on skipping our workouts, we tend to be a bit harsh with ourselves. Trust me, we are all human, I have done it. Today, I was happy to schedule my run first before anything else on my to do daily list. Okay, now I need to catch up on things! Lost of hugs! Have a happy Monday!

Here is one of my favorite quote from Victoria Beckham:
“I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way. Sense of humor is definitely important. And sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins. Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around. “Victoria Beckham


P.S. Thanks, Patrick!