11/18/14

Survive Black Friday Shopping

We all know Black Friday offers the best shopping deals for this season, however this can be a very stressful experience if you are not prepared. A good way to prepare for Black Friday shopping is to simply plan ahead. By using the Shopular app, I am updated on sales with coupons to use right from my phone. You can have access to this app by simply downloading it to your smartphones. 

In preparation for Black Friday,  Shopular was kind enough to send me some goodies helping to endure this chaotic event. 


Details of products:
  • Quest bars are both healthy and yummy. Running around all night you'll definitely need the extra dose of energy to keep going. 
  • Simbihaiti hair ties will come in handy during your shopping to keep any loose hairs out of your way. Simbihati also supports a good cause by donating a part of their sales to Haitians. 
  • Foot Petals are awesome for your feet during BF shopping. You can count on them to help provide a more comfort wear on the soles. You definitley don't want to be slow down by blisters or pain. 
  • Dearfoams are super comfortable and perfect for post BF night. Give your feet a little spa time by relaxing around the house with the most adorable house slippers.
  • Crazy Rumor lip balm keep those lips moist during shopping. Chap and crack lips are no fun.
  • Vermints keep your breathe fresh with these organic mints. 
  • Cosmetic Boulevard coffee scrub Specifically formulated to actively target cellulite, stretch marks, acne & eczema with caffeine from Robusta beans. Blended together with highly moisturizing, regenerating & exfoliating oils & salts. BF wouldn't be complete without treating yourself to a nice body scrub. 
* Sponsored by Shopular.

10/29/14

Magenta and Gold Chains

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Bcbg top (similar here)/ Express shorts/ Forever21 boots (love these these)/ Marc Jacobs Bag (old)


Happy November everyone!

Although spring is my favorite season, fall doesn't fall too far behind it. From knee high boots, warms drinks and beautiful colors, I absolutely adore fall. I wore this outfit a few days ago while heading out for lunch and some early Christmas shopping, yes Im already talking about Christmas shopping. We all know this time of the year can get a little overwhelming especially if you have a big family like I do. So any early shopping I can get in I really appreciate. 


10/11/14

Younique 3d Mascara review

It's likely that you've seen this product on your newsfeed or read about it in a magazine. Like many of you I have been really curious to try Younique 3D mascara after reading many reviews on it. There will be a giveaway at the end of this post for those who are interested. Without any further ado, lets get into the details of this mascara. 
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How it works: 
  1. Apply a thin coat of your favorite mascara
  2. Then apply even coat of Transplanting Gel on lashes
  3. Immediately, before gel dries, apply fibers onto lashes
  4. Lastly, seal the fibers with another coat of Transplanting Gel. 
younique 3d fiber lash review, younique 3d lash pros and consPROS:
  • Contains natural fiber ingredients 
  •  Does an amazing job adding thickness and length to the lashes. 
  • Water resistant (which means no smudging + easily wash off w/ makeup remover) 
  • The fibers are black which is much nicer compared to similar products that have white fibers which can be hard to cover with mascara
  • Nice packaging    
CONS:
  • Time consuming, this is a 3 step process.
  • Your lashes can appear clumpy or spidery if not applied correctly
  • This product is not sold in stores
  • Younique recommend replacing this product every 8 weeks, so it can become costly at $29 a tube.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who wants fuller and longer lashes without the commitment of lash extensions or dealing with false lashes. I personally like the end result of false lashes for special occasions however, this is currently my favorite every day mascara. I will be repurchasing this product. 

To purchase or get more information on Younique 3D Lashes click here . 

*GIVEAWAY*
  I have team up with Anne from Younique to give you a chance to win your very own mascara kit. 
Please click the link below and follow the easy steps. The giveaway starts today and will end on October 19, 2014. 

Good Luck everyone, and as always thank you for reading. 




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9/25/14

Seasonal Must Haves


When the temperature drops the first thing I want to do is to go on a hunt for shoes. I don't know about you but I am a huge fan of wearing black shoes. I find it chic and low maintenance. Because of my height, I tend to gravitate to monochromatic tones in the fall. So when the chance comes, I take full advantage of rocking my black shoes. From low to high end, Ive put together some of my favorites for you.  I hope this post will help or give you some inspiration for fall shoe shopping.

Stay warm and thanks for reading,

 Melba

9/7/14

Lifes a Peach

Hi Everyone! I am finally back in Virginia after a full week of being in New York City for fashion week. So hectic   but so amazing. Every time I get back from New York City especially for fashion week Im just rejuvenated and re inspired. I feel like Im ready to conquer the world.  However, Im so happy to be back and reunited with my family. Especially because Caden (my son) has started school and I couldn't wait to hear all his stories he's saved up for me. With that being said, I hope everyone is having amazing weekend. I will talk to you all soon. 

P.S. I am currently working on a NYFW vlog for you all. 

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 I instantly fell in love with with romper the moment I received it. Thank you Finders Keeper. This bright apricot color just instantly brightens my mood. 
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Finders Keeper romper/ Guess heels/ Chanel bag



9/5/14

Back slit



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Top : BCBG
Shorts: Necessary clothing 
Shoes: Forever21
Bag: Chanel 

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8/3/14

Loose fit

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Today, I am fully equipped in Forever21.  I recently picked up this amazing lime top during their end of the season sale and have been getting so much wear out of it. Super light and airy. Pairing it with my favorite pair of boyfriend shorts is so ideal for summer.

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7/3/14

Hola! Puerto Rico

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San Juan, also known as the walled city
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This past week, I trekked my way through the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I have to say it was an awesome experience and definitely a memorable trip for me.  We stay at the Ritz Carlton where we enjoyed breakfast in bed, open hour pool, and the best mojito- no joke. Anyways back to the few highlights of my trip. Food Food Food! Foodie dreams from the fresh seafoods, fruits and local delicacies such as monfongo, carne guisada, and pasteles.  I was pretty blown away from the freshness of the food and kindness of the locals. I rarely review restaurants but Budatai, an asian theme cuisine located in Condado district definitley deserve one. The pork dumplings, tuna tartare and rack of lambs were cooked to perfection.I could literally go through each thing we did but it would probably take up a whole day to read. However I did enjoy heading to Rio Piers Market, Old San Juan, Vieques Island (ferry ride however was not my best friend ), and Luquillo kiosks.

Thank you all for reading and remember life is short take a vacation and trek away!





6/24/14

Floral and Stripes


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Hi everyone! I hope  you all are enjoying the beginning of summer.When see  this post I will have already be on the plane to Puerto Rico woohoo!! In the mean time, here's a little throw back post  to cooler weather, brown hair and still rocking high waisted skinnies. 

Details:

Shirt: H&M
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Chanel

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