Glossier cloud paint

Glossier cloud paint

Hello Beauties! How are you all doing? I hope well! I’m doing good, Keeping busy. I mean mom life is always busy. I’ve been a little busier with appointments. I’m leaving on my trip in a few weeks and I made certain appointments to get ready for it. I like to get these done while Breaker is at school, so it doesn’t leave me too much time. But I’m getting it all done in the next few weeks. I’m super excited. It’s tough being a girl, LOL! We need to get so much done before trips, events etc. I’ve had Laser hair removal appts, eyelash extensions, hair appts. and the last will be manicure and pedicure, GEEZ! I’ll be doing a post on my trip once I’m back. Hopefully with some fun stuff and helpful tips.

Today I wanted to share my new blushes I bought this past weekend. One of the things I wanted for my trip was a new blush. I love blush and honestly with eyelash extensions some blush, a pretty lip color with some tinted moisturizer and I’m set. So of course I asked my Bestie if she knew of any cool blushes. She mentioned Glossier cloud paint. I’ve heard good things about this blush and I’ve used Glossier highlight sticks before.

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One of the cool things about being in LA is that they just opened up a Glossier store. When I first purchased from Glossier it was only online. But Yes they opened up the cutest store in West Hollywood. I didn’t get a pic of how cute the store was but I did take this cool pic. They have a room you can go in for some fun photos. The entire store is Instagram perfect. It’s located here!

Ok so on to the makeup! Something I’ve come to love lately and especially at my older age now, 39 if you guys don’t know. I’m loving less and less powder products and more cream products. I think they just make my skin look more youthful. I don’t get Botox or fillers. So I’m all natural. I have been blessed with nice skin, But of course we can’t run away from natural aging. So these blushes from Glossier are perfect! They call them Cloud paint! I went with Dusk and Beam. Dusk is such a pretty soft brown and Beam is a soft peach. They go on so smooth and so easy just with your fingertips. I did try to get the best swatches for you all, I love the way they look on my skin, so natural. I’d say if you are on the hunt for some new blush definitely take a trip to Glossier and check these out. Not to mention it’s walking distance from the famous Alfred tea room! Added a pic of my drink! Would I recommend these if buying online, Most definitely!

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Hope you ladies liked this quick review on Glossier store and cloud paint. Till next post.

XO  Lisa

My 2018 Fall fashion wish list

My 2018 Fall fashion wish list

Hello my beauties! How are you all doing?! I’m over here being Mom. Back To homework, projects, Dances! It’s all fun stuff. I love being mom. My oldest is off to Homecoming this Weekend, So that’s exciting. He’s actually letting me style him, LOL! I’m hoping he lets me take a pic. So look out on Instagram for that.

We all know Fall is coming and pumpkin spice has already made its debut at Starbucks. It’s like as soon as you see that pumpkin spice on the menu, Fall is in the air. Fall officially kicks off Sept 22! So that means fall styles are already at your favorite stores. I haven’t done much fall shopping since I’m off to my vacay soon. I’m still kind of stuck on summer style. But as soon as the weather drops over here in LA, I have my wish list.

First I’m sharing my Target finds. Target is so good and you can’t beat the prices. With all the cool brands at Target you know you can always find the It styles. One of my favorite looks for the fall are silk like skirts. These can be dressed up or casual. Look out for my fall look coming to the blog soon in this leopard skirt. I’ll share how I styled this cute skirt. Leopard is going to be all around this season. I’m not mad at that. It’s so fun. They also have the same skirt in this pretty bronze like color.

Next would be one of my favorite stores that never let’s me down. Whenever I have somewhere to go, I can always count on Zara to have something cute. My list for Zara would need its own post, LOL! So I’m just sharing some basics you can wear all season long and winter. You can pair this body suit with jeans, skirts, shorts (if in la) just about any kind of bottom. I’m loving the sleeves on this body suit. Jeans I mean we all need that perfect pair. I love Zara jeans. The price is good and you can find any style you like. Another trend I’m liking is the Vinyl purses. How great would it be to not change your purse all season if you just get one of the vinyl bags that match everything. I really liked this one.

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Last for Clothes would be Urban Outfitters. It’s a store I don’t buy much from. But they have some cute fall staples I really want this year. Like I said I tend to stick to basics. I’ll add the newest earring or maybe a newer shoe style to give my simple outfit that added flare. I’m definitely getting this fleece coat. I had so much FOMO last year when I saw everyone wearing it, I just never purchased it. But for sure this year. Another one I feel everyone needs is a jean jacket. They go with everything. You can’t go wrong with a Jean jacket.

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Last on my list would be my absolute favorite, SHOES! I love shoes. If I could, I would have a room filled with shoes. But I don’t so I limit my purchases and try to sell or donate shoes I don’t use anymore. Which I’m kicking myself because not too long ago I got rid of some leopard pumps from BCBG, I swear whoever found those at the goodwill I donated to are lucky! But I’m happy for whoever scored them. So in right now, UGH! These are my picks. I’m not sure which ones I’m going to splurge on. But I will be getting at least one pair. These are all from ALDO.

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Hope you all liked my wish list! Can’t wait to style some fall looks! Have a great rest of the week and enjoy that Pumpkin spice! Till next post.

XO  Lisa

Makeup for travel

Makeup for travel

Hello Ladies!! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve written. That means I had a long Week! Getting back to the school routine has me exhausted. And I forgot how much more laundry we use during school days! The boys are transitioning so good.

The next couple weekends and weeks are going to be a little busy. I leave for my trip in a month. I still need a few things for my trip. And some appointments to get to before.  I’m pretty excited, I booked my very first spray tan. I will share once I’ve done it. If this was just a more mommy getaway trip I would be doing less. But we are actually going for a wedding. So I want to make sure I’m prepared and groomed, Lol!

So with that said, Makeup! So like I said if this was more of a let mom getaway to R&R, I probably wouldn’t even take much makeup or if any. But we are going for a wedding so I will need makeup. But for some reason whenever we’ve gone to Vegas or short trips I always over pack makeup. Why? I have no clue. I’m trying to keep my packing to carry-ons only. I’d rather take an extra pair of shoes than more makeup.

Besides my face routine items, This is pretty much all I plan to take with me. First my face prep. Since will be traveling by airplane I know my skin will be so dry. So an exfoliate and Summer Fridays jet lag mask is a must. The exfoliate besides my normal wash will be much-needed. I know I will get dry skin. The Jet lag mask is fantastic So that’s definitely coming. Which Summer Fridays just released an exfoliate! I’m hoping to get my hands on that one before I leave. SPF for sure! We are traveling at night but will be arriving in Punta Cana in the am, so I will need this with me. I also forgot to picture my Mario Badescu rose water spray, that will definitely be with me.

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For sure I’ll be taking my traveling light mirror. If I’m getting ready once the sun goes down hotel lighting is horrible, So this comes in handy. My brushes I always pack in this brush bag. It’s perfect and the makeup brushes don’t get smashed. I’ll be bringing two eyeshadow palettes. Better look in next pic.

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So I’m a total neutral more bronzy makeup lover. These are my favorites and you can do so many looks with just these two eyeshadow palettes, Colourpop is still available, my Mario Palette isn’t. My favorite bronzer at the moment will be coming. And since I’m trying to keep packing to a minimal. I love this highlighter/blush duo from Becca cosmetics, Mine pictured is not available anymore but this looks even better! The blush is pretty with any bronzy look and I also like wearing just my bronzer if I’m going for a more natural look instead of blush.

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These are a few other items I will be bringing as well. I love liquid highlighter and this one from Sephora is my favorite. Can’t forget a tinted moisturizer. Lately I’ve been just wearing this and no foundation. Gotta have the brow precise to fill in my eyebrows. Some lose highlighter dust will be fun for some added highlight with swimsuits. Can’t forget some fun color lips. I have eyelashes extensions so I’m planning on adding some tinted moisturizer, some highlight and a pop of color on my lips. And done!

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I couldn’t find my exact makeup traveling bag but it’s pretty much like this one. You open it up and it has two sides with zipper openings and fits quite a bit of stuff and will fit perfectly in my carry on bag!

 

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Well that’s it! Let’s hope I stick to my plan, LOL! My goal is to pack light, fingers crossed! Hope you all enjoyed this post. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Mom guilt

Mom guilt

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well. today I wanted to talk about something that has been bothering me. This post was actually scheduled for next weeks post. But I felt it really strong the last few days that I wanted to write it this week.

Struggling with Mom guilt. Ok so this can mean so many different things. Are you a mom feeling guilty because you have to work? Are you a mom feeling guilty because you are so tired and exhausted from being a stay at home mom? Are you a mom feeling guilty because you want to have some personal time? I can go on and on. So which one are you?

I’m having a few reasons of this so-called “mom guilt” the number one is never feeling like I’m doing enough. And I mean doing enough to contribute with finances. I worked from age 19-35 full-time. That’s 16 years of working Monday-friday full time. I was such an independent women. I loved having my own. I was proud of my work I did. After having my first son, I continued working full time. I honestly can say it wasn’t hard. I had a lot of good help. I loved my job so it felt good to go to work and come home feeling fulfilled. And even more so coming home to my sweet boy. After having my second son. my position was moved to Phoenix, AZ. I was on maternity leave for the last months of my job so I actually never went back after. Fast forward to now almost 5 years later. I’m feeling the need to go back to work. Even though my fiancé works hard to give us what we need and make sure I can be home. I don’t feel right. It’s been a struggle for me. I’m feeling guilty just having these thoughts of wanting to go back to work. My boys need me and I don’t really have anyone that can help out with drop offs and pick ups. So it’s another reason I’m grateful to stay home. But I can’t shake this feeling of wanting to be more and do more. It’s something I’m trying to figure out. But I’m so blessed to be able to stay home with them.

The other reason I’ve been feeling the Mom guilt pretty heavy is my trip. It’s coming up fast about a month and 1 week. As it gets closer I get more and more nervous. I’m getting excited but I’m feeling so guilty. I’ve never taken a trip away from my kids. My oldest I’ve had to leave him a few times due to school when I’ve visited my mom. But Breaker I’ve never even left him overnight. He’s with me 24/7. I’m so happy he will be with Daddy. I’m trying to tell myself that both boys are in good hands and I really need this re-charge. The hubs is all for me going and enjoying myself. I guess we can’t help but to feel guilty.

So many things can bring on the Mommy guilt. It can be so small. I’m trying to work on balance still. I don’t think it gets easier as the kids get older either. Because with a teenager in the house that brings on a whole lot of other worries.

I’m thankful for what I have.I’m not trying to change my life. I’m just trying to find balance in life. Till next post.

XO  Lisa

How to make a $10 dress chic

How to make a $10 dress chic

Hello Ladies! Hope you are all well. So my kids are officially done with summer. Both boys are back in school. We are back to getting our school routine down and both had great first days. As for myself, this week already is a bit overwhelming. Just trying to get stuff done and run errands. I already made a promise, that I would try to take some of my free time for myself. I’m always trying to get a million things done in my free time. On Monday since it was my first day to have free time. I really over did it. I ran so many errands in 3 hours that I felt exhausted. I will not do that again.

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Today I wanted to share a simple look. The best thing is the dress was under $10. I mean who doesn’t like a great deal. Such a simple dress like this you can wear it so many ways. I added some cute mauve color sandal heels and some fun earrings. Super simple yet chic. I would wear this to a more casual day wedding or any day event.  With this color you can add any color shoe. Even a pump will look great.

Another way I would style this dress for a more fun casual wear. I would add a white tee under and pair it with some cute sneakers, some flat shoes or sandals. Even add a jean jacket over with a pair of bootie boots for the fall. Such a versatile dress. Comes in different colors and some prints. 

I wanted to give a short update. So if you’ve been reading my blog you know I was updating every month on how I felt and where I was with blogging. Last month was my year and I do have a post on that. It’s been going well. I’ve reached out to different brands and people on possible collaborations. Unfortunately I haven’t booked any. It can be discouraging. I’m still trying to grow my following. It can be overwhelming. I have enough confidence in myself to keep going and keep trying. I know it takes time and all I can do is be consistent and keep moving forward. I don’t let the No’s or the ones who just ignore get to me. To me it’s business not personal. These people don’t know me so I don’t ever let it bring me down. A learning lesson in any kind of business don’t ever let it get to you personally. If anything it pushes me more to try harder.

Always thank you to all of you who always take the time to read my blogs. Till next post.

XO  Lisa

Trying to be more social

Trying to be more social

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far. My David started high school yesterday and he had a good first day. It’s crazy how fast the summer break went for us. Breaker will start next week. He’s pretty excited to go back to school. So it’s back to business in this house. I’m sad because I really did have a good time with them home. But it will be nice to focus on the Blog and some other things I want to get done. The good thing is we have a really good schedule when they are in school. I’m always prepared once they get home. So my full attention is for them. I prep dinners early and clean so they come home to food and they can focus on homework, Well David. Breaker I like that he takes naps, LOL!

I wanted to talk about something that was on my vision board for the year. With more than half of the year already done. I’ve looked back at my board and can honestly say I’ve completed a nice bit of it. This year I gave myself realistic goals. One of my goals was to be more social. At my age I think it’s easy to find comfort and stick with it. We have so much going on in a day, That putting in an effort to attend something is not that easy.

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I’m so proud that so far I’ve attended 3 events. Let me tell you I probably would have skipped out on if I didn’t push myself to be more social. I’m also trying to build my blog community and my Instagram. I’ve made a promise to go out and be social to meet new people and to hopefully meet people who follow me. The first event I attended was by Fashion Mamas. They had a few days of different pop-ups. I’m so glad my friend gave me the nudge to go. Breaker had a blast and it was just nice to do something that I normally would have not done. If you don’t follow them give them a follow they have other events throughout the year. Fun for Moms!

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The second event was an honor to be invited to and attend. From the beginning of my blogging journey, Mommy in La Magazine has given me the best support. A mom who had a vision and ran with it. I love her story.  With hard work she brought her dream to life and just released her first print issue of mommy in la magazine. Check it out! Sold in certain stores in Los Angeles and online. She also wrote a blog post on myself. Check it out. The launch party was a success and so happy I was there to celebrate. Thank you to my Bestie for being my plus one, Love you!

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The third event was a more intimate event that I attended with my friend. She invited me to join her. I didn’t know what it was about. This was more of a self-love workshop. Of course sometimes you think wait I don’t need this. But I left that work shop feeling so motivated. I felt something from this lovely event that I didn’t know I was lacking. I say look into it. They are, Love made me do it on Instagram and they have these workshops once a month. I highly recommend attending one if you can. Thank you Wendy for thinking of me.

So am I proud for being more social, Heck ya! Will I attend more, Heck ya! Hope you liked this post. And just remember don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You might just enjoy yourself. Till next post.

XO Lisa

New school year Goals

New school year Goals

Hello Everyone! How are all my LA people doing in the heat! Seriously it’s so hot. My kids just want to be in the house. Luckily the nights are beautiful outside. We try to get outside at night. Even if it’s just for ice cream. Just trying to enjoy the last week of summer Break for us 3. David starts high school next week. He’s excited. Which is why I wanted to write about the goals we have for this school year.

So I officially have a high school student on my hands. I’m so proud of the man he’s becoming. He’s such a sweet person. Very caring about everyone. My wish for him this year is to have fun, get good grades. Try something new and meet new people. Last year we did have some bumps in the road. But we got through them together and he worked hard. I want David to enjoy high school. This year we agreed he would join some clubs. He has a good set of friends so I love that. These days kids can be so mean and with social media it can really effect them in different ways. I wish him an exciting first year of high school.

My pre-schooler Breaker. This little guy is getting so big. My baby is growing up. It’s bitter-sweet. I want him to be a baby. But I love to see him grow into his little personality. He’s a character that’s for sure. This year I wish for him to get better at writing his name all by himself. Learn to read a full book alone. We will start to look into putting him into sports this year since he will be 5. We are thinking soccer. So stay tuned, LOL! I wish for a fun pre-school year and to prepare for kindergarten!

For mommy! As for this year, I plan on being easier on myself. I struggle with giving myself too much. I want to be more present in my head. If I can’t complete one task it’s ok, I have tomorrow. I’m here for my boys to make their school year great. I’m looking forward to the me time I’ll be getting while both boys are at school. I plan on taking more  of those free days to do one fun thing for myself. Last year I felt I was trying to do too much in the few hours Breaker was at school. I felt more tired. I need to tell myself it’s ok to put that cleaning aside or leave target errands till later. I plan on working from a coffee shop more. Getting more walks in at the rose bowl. Finding a yoga class that I’ve been wanting to take again. I feel if I take care of my needs I’ll be way better to my boys.

Family school year goals. I want to really put our phones away at night and be more in the moment. I’ll admit we do have our phones at the table for dinner. But that’s going to stop. I want us as a family to still do one fun family thing a month. We did some fun things this summer and we enjoyed the family time with us 4. We get caught up with a lot once school starts, so making the time to be a family should be a top priority.

Here are a few snap shots of our summer. We did have a nice summer vacay. Love my boys so much!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Till next post.

XO Lisa