Trends I’m loving

Trends I’m loving

Hello friends! I’m back, honestly my days are getting shorter so that means I have less time to do my creative stuff for myself! I also just get into moods where I’m just overwhelmed with home stuff. But I’m back this week and I’m excited to share some trends I’m loving for those summer plans. Last year we were all stuck at home. This year looks like we are going to have a somewhat normal summer. And I’m ready.

Last year I didn’t really shop much, this year I was excited to add some new items to my closet! I always see what the trends are but I don’t necessarily buy too much on trend items. I keep it basic and timeless. Or I get inexpensive trendy stuff. If you read my blogs you know I have a thing for Zara and let me tell you why! I’m 42 and I feel like they have great age appropriate items but always stay within the fashion trends without breaking the bank. So I tend to gravitate towards Zara. I will order from small boutiques online once in a while. Recently I bought a cute matching set that was great quality and those are one of the trends I’m loving, matching sets! Seriously you can’t go wrong with them and they just look so cute on, check out sabo skirt! I’ll link below!

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One of my favorite trends at the moment are Dresses with sneakers, I love it so much. It looks cute and I can still keep up with my boys. I think a feminine dress along with some good old school converse just makes it fun! I love the platform converse just adds a little feminine touch to your look! Here are some INSPO’s!

Here are some matching sets I think look cute for a day out! I linked Sabo skirt above they have some cute matching sets and Zara has some cute ones as well! You also can’t go wrong with a cute romper! You are one and done! They are comfy and versatile can take it day to night!

Also another trend I’m loving are those cute colorful rings along with a fun manicure! I’m loving having fun with my nails right now. It makes me happy and those cute rings are just so cute!! I’ve purchased some at Shein that are inexpensive. Check them out!

I think what I’m most excited about this fashion season is color! Adding some color is just what I’m gonna do. It doesn’t have to be your entire outfit. It can be a cute hat, your nails, accessories or some fun sunglasses. Either way I’m looking forward to a colorful summer!

I really hope you found some INSPO from this post! This is pretty much my Pinterest boards! If you ever need some INSPO head over to Pinterest! Happy shopping and thank you for reading!

XO Lisa

My new skin routine

My new skin routine

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be back this week! With my kids coming to the end of school year I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’m thinking by summer time I’ll have more time to focus on the blog and content! But I’m happy that I have one today! As you know if you read my blogs I turned 42 a month ago. And about 2 months prior I started to notice my skin not reacting well to my skin care products. I did add a new vitamin C serum so I immediately stopped using that. I was getting the most dry skin and blockage. I mean I never have texture on my skin and I had a lot. To where I did wrong I started using a wash with scrub and I was really going harsh on my skin. I finally got to see an aesthetician to fix me up!

She pretty much said I was being harsh on my skin and I was very dry. She was great I’d been to her before. She’s very knowledgeable. She even helped me understand the products I was using and what I should be looking for. She also told me with mature skin it’s not wise to try new products, if my OG’s are working fine. Exactly a month now I’ve been using her products, and I’m going to say she never recommended her products to me so I know it wasn’t her trying for sell me anything. My sister has been using her products for some time and loves them. She actually gave me the products for my bday. And a month in my skin is doing so much better. I wish I would have taken before and after. But trust me my skin looks almost 80% better. I really feel as I get older my body inside and out is changing rapidly. My skin too. I just want my skin to stay healthy. I don’t mistreat my skin. Also most important be consistent with your skin, don’t skip a wash. And drink lots of water. I’ll be listing the products I use and I wanted to also share some beauty products I’m loving right now. I’m not into much makeup at the moment. But these products have been my go to! Check them out and hope you find something you like!

My new face wash and face cream
My beauty favs!



Beauty products

https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brow-freeze/ABH01-34842.html?cgid=brows-finish

https://m.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/2341/39562/makeup/lips/lip-care/extra-lip-tint/ss16#/shade/Bare_Nude




Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well! We are all good over here, just trying to get through the rest of the school year. You know Mom life! Well with that said I felt compelled to write a gift idea post! I know sometimes we get stuck on what to give those special ladies on Mother’s Day! And last year so many of us didn’t even get to hug our moms! I really hope this year with being safe you get to give your mom or that special person in your life the biggest hug for Mother’s Day! I feel like that is on top of the list, no better gift but love!

I’m a Mom with younger kids so obviously they don’t have jobs are shop on their own, Lol. So Dads this one is for you! Give mom a day to herself. Let her relax grab her favorite coffee and breakfast in the morning, let the kiddos help set up a pretty but fun setting for mom’s breakfast. Some fresh flowers would be great. Setting the tone for her day is special. Maybe sending her off to a massage or maybe even a day with her sisters, friends and her own mom would be great. I guess what I’m trying to say is sometimes Moms want a day without the kids, Lol! There I said it. First mother’s days I get it you want that new Bebe with you. But damn it’s my 17th Mother’s Day I know I want a day to relax, ya feel me. So important to get a feel for what she wants to do to relax! But don’t forget the coffee!

Sons and daughters who are old enough to shop for Moms!! Please don’t forget , Mom will appreciate anything from you. The thought of her child going to pick out that special something is enough in her mind. But see below for ideas, Lol!

Ok for some real gifts I’ll be linking all my favorites for moms, that I know they will love! From a cute Robe for her at home spa days, for the mom who loves a good skin routine, for the mom who loves her coffee, for the mom who is a workout fanatic, for the mom who works hard and loves to put her feet in something cozy, for the stay at home mom that needs a day away for herself! Click below and you will find an idea!


https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/machines/vertuo/vertuo-next-white

https://shop.lululemon.com/c/gift-ideas/_/N-1z0xmt1Z8mq?icid=home-homepage;3;carouselcta;cdp:mothers-day-gift-ideas;

And you can never go wrong with a facial appt or massage! Especially with a year of not being able to do so, any Mom will appreciate.

Sending those who lost a mom or special lady some hugs. You are strong and loved.

Till next post,

XO Lisa

The cutest AIRBNB

The cutest AIRBNB

Hello friends! So happy that I’ve been feeling the motivation to write my blogs! Sometimes life gets busy, I don’t always have the drive to write! But lately I’ve been putting in more of an effort to do so. So today I wanted to share the cutest house we rented in Joshua tree!

With covid last year I didn’t get to celebrate my mom’s birthday with her. So this year I really wanted to do something special. I rented an AIRBNB for the night in Joshua tree! It was just girls. My sisters and niece. We surprised my mom with a getaway and had the best time ever. Just to unwind and relax was so nice and much needed. The house was honestly one of the cleanest I’ve been in. It was the perfect minimal decor. Every room was picture perfect I mean Instagram ready! The area was just perfect , the sky at night and sunrise was out of a postcard. I can’t say more good things about this house but that you definitely need to book it if you ever plan on visiting Joshua tree! You won’t be disappointed. The only only thing I wish it had was maybe a hot tub outside. But the tub in the master bedroom made up for that! I’m always skeptical about AIRBNB places but this one was great! It’s why I wanted to write this post. Here are some photos of our stay! And you can check them out on Instagram under @roxaboxenproject

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Also some recommendations definitely stop at pioneer town! So cute for photos! We had breakfast at crossroads cafe, it was great but plan on sharing a plate, they were large! Also highly recommend visiting the national park!

till next post!

XO Lisa

Tips on visiting Disneyland

Tips on visiting Disneyland

Hello Friends! Hope you all are well! So I’m going to keep this short with a few tips. As you all know Places are starting to open up now. Things are slowly getting back to business! The downfall places are opening up a lot different then we know. We got to attend Disneyland California adventure on Sunday for an event , Touch of Disney. It was so nice to be back on Disney grounds. The event was nice, but certain things I noted to help some of you that will be going once opened.

The obvious mask wearing. You all know public places require mask wearing. I’d say if you have a mask that you feel is the most comfortable wear that one. I also packed a second one for all of us. Just in case one gets dirty or hey with kids they might drop them. So definitely carry a spare mask. Hand wipes, tissue and sanitizer is a must, but I’m sure you all carry that already.

Ok so for the things I wish I knew before. I’m not sure if Disney reopening will be similar to the event we attended. But if it is these are the things I wish I knew. First and foremost take a portable charger!!! You use the Disney App so much for mobile ordering now!! My phone died before we even left. And certain food places will not take your food order unless it’s mobile order. So you will need a full charged phone and portable charger. Also make sure more than one person in your party has the App. Just in case your phone is slow. Now this , I’m not sure but if you can bring your own water bottles or the ones you fill up at the water stations do so. The waters are so expensive and with the mask wearing you get way more dehydrated. Also with social distancing finding places to sit may be harder. So if you have a few people with you, have one save a table before you get your food. As for lockers not sure if they will have those available but I would plan accordingly. So find out before going so you don’t carry so much with you. The tram from parking lot, not sure how that will be once it opens , but for the event it wasn’t available, so be prepared to walk about a mile from the lot to the entrance. And to be honest expect big changes and go with an open mind and patience. It’s not going to be the way you remember, but it’s a good feeling to be back and visit Disneyland seriously just enjoy!

XO Lisa

What to expect in your 40’s!

What to expect in your 40’s!

Hello friends! Hope you all are staying healthy. Today is special it’s my BIRTH day. It’s special to me because every year I’m given, I celebrate and feel blessed that I’ve been given another healthy happy year of life. Last year opened my eyes so much of the importance of living and waking up everyday healthy. Last year has taught me to really appreciate life and really take advantage of having another day to breathe, another day to run, another day to hug my family and another day to thank my body for being strong.

But today I celebrate me and my 42 years of life. And I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along these past few years in my 40’s and with the help of some beautiful women in my life I’m going to share some of the things they learned in their 40’s! I had a fun group conversation with my older sister and some of my cousins! It was fun to hear what they had to say. And nice to know I’m not alone to some of these feelings and changes.

I can honestly say I love my 40’s so far, I think I’ve learn to appreciate myself way more. Appreciate my body for how far it’s gotten me and for what it’s given me, my boys! I don’t hate on my body anymore. I love every roll, I love every imperfection I have. She’s strong and beautiful just the way she is. I’ve welcomed my changes with open arms and I listen to my body. I take my health very serious. Ladies please remember to make your mammogram appointments, I can’t stress this enough! Keep up with your yearly appts.

The humor of being in my 40’s, I say humor because if you don’t laugh at some of these then they will bother you! And these are from most of my group convo with my ladies!!

1. Definitely pick some reading glasses out

2. Be prepared for thinner hair

3. Expect more body aches

4. definitely need vitamins

5. Bloating and water retention

6. Way more visits to the salon (grey hair)

7. holding your pee is out of the question

And most importantly just enjoy the changes! Be prepared and don’t feel sad about it. It’s the way of life! Enjoy everyday and one of the most important things, understand your worth, don’t allow toxic people in your life, believe me in your 40’s you know this and you really live up to it. I don’t care what people say about me as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters! You don’t have time for people’s bullshit! And if you’re in your 30’s and you feel that way good for you!

live everyday like it’s your last Day! Don’t be so sad or mad! Shout out to my sis Nicole, cousins Lulu ,Angelica , Gaby, Vanessa and Vern for giving me some of their 40’s advice! Love you all!

XO Lisa

What’s your type, sunglasses?

What’s your type, sunglasses?

Hello friends! So with spring in full bloom, I wanted to share some of my favorite accessories and that’s sunglasses! I love sunglasses!! I remember my sister and I would go into solstice and literally spend so much time trying on sunglasses. It was so fun! The good old days when touching things like that and putting near your eyes wasn’t even a thought! I mean really! Well since shopping isn’t as easy anymore, I wanted to round up some of my favorites. Some I have and some I just love!

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My favorite brand is ray bans! The quality and just the comfort level of all my ray bans is just next level for me. I don’t like sunglasses that are heavy, and really majority of the big designers are a little heavy for my taste. It’s funny my most cherished pair are probably 15 years old they are Chanel I spent a pretty penny on them even 15 years ago. I still have them and they are in perfect condition. I might just bust those out this summer for a vintage look! The one thing is take care of your sunnies! I know people who say they buy cheaper ones because they lose them. But one good pair is so good to have! Just keep them in the case. I have about 10 pairs and some like I said are 15 years old and I still have the case. Protect those eyes with a good pair!

As for style I love it all! I honestly pick my glasses for the day on how I’m feeling! So I have a pair for all my moods, Lol! If you feel like not all styles look good on you, go for a more timeless pair! I think a good old ray ban wayfarer, they are fun, yet can look chic and even look sporty! I also will share my favorite pair of ray bans which I gravitate towards more especially during spring and summer! Oh and they fit perfect with a mask, no foggy glasses over here! They are the ray bans round metal in gold! And on sale right now, I’ll link below! These are my fav at the moment and for I’d say the last 3 years! So just keep in mind shop timeless if you’re spending a pretty penny! If I want fun I usually go for a less expensive. Oh and tip If I’m going to be at the pool with my kiddos I wear a cheap pair! You won’t be worried about your sunnies! Happy sunglass shopping! Links below!

XO Lisa

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB3447%20UNISEX%20round%20metal-gold/8056597142441

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB2140%20UNISEX%20original%20wayfarer%20classic-black/805289126591

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB1972%20UNISEX%20octagon%201972%20legend-gold/8056597199933

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB4314N%20FEMALE%20nina-beige%20havana/8053672981513

https://dezi.co/collections/shop/products/backtrack?variant=34824541405322

https://dezi.co/collections/shop/products/on-read-black-dark-smoke?variant=34196176044170

https://www.quayaustralia.com/

 

 

 

 

My spring Zara wish list

My spring Zara wish list

Hello friends! I think everyone is ready for Spring, some sunny cool weather just gets me! I love it so much! Brightens people’s moods. Well I’m all for my outfits brightening my mood! Things are finally looking up and looks like we might just be able to get dressed up and go places, safely! Well I thought why not share my Zara wish list, or in other words what’s in my cart, but I need to play it safe and order within my budget. I’m really good with my clothes budget! Funny story I always have a zara cart going and I’ll come back to it a few days later and decide what still sparks joy for me. I’m telling you it works to keep in a budget and not order on a whim.

Ok so pretty much everything I look at for spring is almost always something I can wear early summer too! I tend to get a few floral pieces but not too many. I like some good solids and neutrals as well. I think a fun pop of shoe is cool, but try to get something that’s timeless. So you can possibly bring out for a few spring/summers after. Always a cute flat sandal that can go with pretty much everything! When I think of spring style I think of fun and flirty! I’m very much into dresses right now! Another thing I wanted to say I tend to stick with Zara because I feel it’s age appropriate for me and the prices and styles are perfect! But so many other places have some cute spring style!

I’ll tag my pics below! Trying to get better and making my post easier to shop if you’d like! All I can say is I’m ready for spring! And I think this year it just seems more special with the year we’ve had! So treat yourselves to something fun and flirty! Till next post!

XO Lisa

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/printed-linen-blend-dress-p02957557.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=100290068

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/printed-linen-blend-dress-p02957557.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=100290068

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/linen-blend-dress-p04786077.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=86005081

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/woven-flat-leather-sandals-p11606710.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=84948110

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/block-heel-leather-sandals-p12819710.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=86840037

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/crochet-knit-top-p03991007.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=102331050

https://www.zara.com/us/en/share/satin-top-p04661004.html?utm_campaign=productShare&utm_medium=mobile_sharing_iOS&utm_source=red_social_movil&v1=91129905

 

 

My workout Diary

My workout Diary

Hello my friends!! So first off this blog isn’t to make anyone feel bad that hasn’t picked up the time to workout, or me showing off in any way. It took me literally about 40 years to say wow I actually like working out for myself. I wanted to share a brief story on my workouts. Not necessarily what I do but why I do it. I feel like mental health is the most important and here is my story.

So once I hit 40 I knew I had to take way better care of my mind and body. I noticed a change in my moods during that time of the month. It was almost uncontrollable. I also noticed it was harder to keep off weight. I was never over weight, but I’m a petite person so it’s noticeable to me when I gain. I have never been the athletic type. But I’ve always tried to remain active on some level. But never consistent. I wanted to try something that I can stick to and not get tired of. I started the sweat App and I love it so much. I also have always liked a good Zumba class, unfortunately I found a great one with lovely ladies literally 2 months before the pandemic started. I can’t wait to go back to class one day.

So what made me start to be more consistent, I have always had tummy issues and after 40 I noticed way more things were upsetting my tummy. I really started watching what I eat more and more. After us being quarantined I think we all can relate to a few extra pounds especially less movement. That got to me, I felt so sluggish. I knew I had to be even more consistent and be harder on myself with what I put in my system. And to be honest I’m still working on that, I love sugar, UGH! So I made a promise that 2021 I’m going to really focus on my mind and body, and I can say I’m on the right path. No one can make you start, it has to come from yourself. And it might not be easy but believe me if you stick to it and push yourself you will feel great!

One more month till I’m 42 and I feel the most strongest in my mind and body! And I’m not done. It’s not about how much weight or the Abs or summer body. I’m passed that, this is a journey to be healthy inside and out. It’s a path I plan to stay on. I want to be here for my family and be healthy for them.

I really hope this finds you well, and good luck to you who are on this path. Cheers to us. Till next post

XO Lisa

Spring nail INSPO

Spring nail INSPO

Hello friends!! Happy March! So March again, really my mind is blown. That we’ve officially been in this pandemic for a year. I’ll never forget all the news coverage around this time and going to target and being like, WTF?! Nothing on shelves. Kids will be officially on zoom school for a year and it’s wild to think. Oh March just be nice to us.

March to me has always been a happy month it’s the beginning of spring and I love spring colors and I’m a spring baby. Allergies can suck it though, it’s the one thing I don’t like. So colors and the beautiful florals. And who doesn’t love a cute manicure. I’ve been getting my nails done since I was 13 and let me tell you I’m not stopping. I love that cute manicures are popping up all over IG and Pinterest. I can look up nail art all day, LOL! I get my manicures once a month and I’m already planning my next design literally the day after I get my new manicure.

So why not share some of my Pinterest INSPO photos I’m loving right now! I won’t share my next manicure idea because you’ll just have to follow my IG to see what I get next! Trying to get better at my nail photos! And really just loving nail art right now! A nice Mani always makes me happy! What’s cute is my granny is 88 and still gets her cute nails. I guess you can say I get it from my granny! I’ll tag my Pinterest folder below so you can follow my “cute nails” pins!
Here are a few I love!

spring nail INSPO

https://pin.it/7K2gNR5

Hope you find some INSPO for your next Mani! Till next post!

XO Lisa