Ready for Fall

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How freakin’ cute are those leggings and matching headband from Trendy Bubs?! The print is jus so stylish! The fabric is super soft as well… Love! I decided to pair them with a simple white top (old, from H&M) that has some detail on the sleeves. Heart eyes emoji right?! 

Btw, I love trips to the park that are also a photo opp. Scarlett is able to burn some energy and explore while mama gets some adorable pictures of her🙂 Of course, she got a little treat too! She felt “SO COOL” with her very own jamba juice cup. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ipsy “September 2016 Glam Bag” Review

mq_septipsy1What’s in the September 2016 “Glamazon” bag?

  1. AMIE New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish
  2. ToGoSpa Eyes by ToGoSpa in Green Tea EYES
  3. EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  4. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black
  5. Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

mq_septipsy6AMIE New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish

First of all, I love the smell of this product! It definitely left my face feeling so soft and smooth. I’d say it served it’s purpose! 

mq_septipsy3ToGoSpa Eyes by ToGoSpa in Green Tea EYES

These were so fun to use! I chilled it in the fridge for a little bit before I applied it under my eyes and it felt amazing! As a mom, dark circles and puffy eyes are the norm so this was nice to use. It didn’t do much about the dark circles but it did feel amazing and left the area under my eyes really moisturized.

mq_septipsy4EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Aside from nail polishes and mascaras, eyeliners are my next favorite thing to get in my glam bags. Since I use eyeliner every day, it’s nice to always have some ready to use when one runs out. This liquid eyeliner is awesome. It’s super easy to apply and the tip allows me to create precise lines. It’s also very pigmented! I’m a fan.

mq_septipsy2IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black

I was excited to get this brand again since I loved their eyeliner I received a couple months ago. This mascara definitely lives up to its name… it’s super black! I love the brush because it allowed me to apply it evenly. I feel like it helped with lengthening and adding volume my lashes!

mq_septipsy5Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

Butter is right… lol. This stuff is so creamy! As much as I would love the color on my cheeks, I’m more of a powdered blush kinda gal. I will be using this on my lips though! Pretty color and it’s super moisturizing.

First of all, I actually liked the bag itself this month! Gold is like my favorite color (after black) so it’s perfect. And it has a zipper… YES! Any way, I enjoyed this month’s products for sure. My favorites are the eyeliner and mascara. If you want to try Ipsy out, click here! It’s only $10 a month for a bag of beauty products… so worth it.

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Insta Update

Wow, it’s been such a busy month… started my new position at work as the Musical Production Coordinator, turned 29, and adjusting back to the “working mom life.” I’ve rounded up some of my latest Instagram posts since my last Insta Update🙂

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.36.25 PMScarlett’s Bloch ballet shoes! So obsessed. Everything is so much cuter in smaller sizes! Lol.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.36.38 PMIt just melts my heart seeing how much Scarlett loves her baby bro! I can’t get enough of transformation pictures🙂 Scarlett used to cuddle with my baby belly and now she uses her Landon as a blankie to suck her thumb!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.02 PMOk toddler mamas, you have to get them whole milk blended with ice from Starbucks! They will feel SO cool. Lol.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.36 PMPosted this picture on my first day back at work full-time after a 4 month maternity leave! I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to blog anymore but I told myself I wouldn’t quit since I love it!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.46 PMLove my new heels from Makaila James!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.35 PMI love Scarlett’s cheesy smile! Oh what about that awesome spread though… shoutout to my aunts for setting that up for my birthday celebration at a winery!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.46 PM3 days to 3 months! Same outfit🙂

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.58 PMWhen Scarlett naps, Landon plays. Haha! His onesie is from Trendy Bubs!

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-13-24-pmJanel Parrish who plays Mona on Pretty Little Liars reposted my picture since she is the designer of the notebook! Yeah, I totally freaked out a little bit.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-05-33-pmI literally live in workout clothes since I teach dance all day! So when we had a field trip to see the Lion King Musical, I took advantage of dressing up. Btw, I am obsessed with my marble iPhone case from CaseApp!

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-05-59-pmThis has been my favorite month of his growth so far because his cute little personality is starting to come out! Everyone always asks where this chalk board is from… it’s from Babies R Us🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Happy hump day!

 

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Baby Fall Fashion

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. As always, all opinions are my own.

It’s about that time and I’m stocking up on clothing from Carter’s that my babies can wear throughout the Fall season! So exciting. When building a wardrobe, I like to start with the basics that can be worn in a ton of different looks. And I just LOVE basic pieces that have an added touch of detail. Here’s some of my faves from Carter’s Fall Collection!

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See what I mean about basics with detail? That lace detail on that top though… and it’s ONLY $8! And simple black booties jazzed up with a little bit of glitter… Yes please!! That sweater is not only super cute but so soft🙂

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I can’t with this baby boy of mine! Doesn’t he look like he’s about to do the “whip” in that last pic? Lol. Any way, those bodysuits come in a pack! I always feel like I hit the jackpot when I find a set of bodysuits that come in different colors and when I actually like ALL of them. 

You guys, have to check out Carter’s ASAP! There’s so many good deals and the quality is amazing as always! Trust me, you’ll be able to build your babies’ Fall Wardrobe without breaking the bank. They’re actually having a sale right now and it’s 50% off all basics… you’re welcome!🙂

P.S. Enter to win a $50 gift card to Carter’s by uploading your favorite Carter’s baby’s first look here! Contest runs until September 26, 2016 and there will be 75 winners. Ready, set, GO!

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Cocokind Organic Skincare

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I finally got to try these organic skincare products by Cocokind that I’ve had for awhile now and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I am very picky when it comes to skincare because I already have my set products that I love and very loyal too. The fact that they are USDA organic are a major plus! I mean, who likes to put a bunch of chemicals on their skin?! I tried their baby products before and loved it. Check out that review here.

mq_cocokind2Organic Sea Moss Exfoliator

Ok so when I first saw this, I was like what in the world is this brown powder?! Lol. Basically, I’ve come to realize that it’s magical dust! Haha. No really though, you just put a tiny amount on your hand and mix it with some water then it becomes this gel like substance that you put on your face. My face felt “so fresh and so clean” after!

mq_cocokind4Organic Rosewater Facial Toner

I love that this toner is a spray because it’s effortless to apply. I sprayed this stuff on my face after using the brown magic dust above. It’s a great combo! My face felt refreshed and soft. This is a limited item so get one before they’re gone!

mq_cocokind3Organic Facial Repair Serum

Last but not least, there’s this repair serum that serves as a moisturizer for day or night. I like to use it at night so all that facial repairing can be done while I sleep haha. Once applied, my skin feels super smooth and when I wake up the next day, it’s even smoother. Um… YES!

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If you’re in San Diego, Cocokind is sold at local Jimbo’s! For a full list of stores who carries these products, click here. If you are looking for skincare products that are 100% organic, I highly recommend this brand!

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Love Me Some Bell Sleeves

MQ_Shein4MQ_Shein6MQ_Shein7MQ_Shein5MQ_Shein3MQ_Shein8Dress: SheIn – Shoes: Target (similar) – Bag: Nordstrom B.P. – Earrings: Nordstrom B.P. (0ld)

So I was totally bummed that summer is coming to an end then I remembered how much I love Fall fashion, especially in San Diego! Fall here means… dresses with booties (my fave combo)! Of course, there are the occasional “omg it’s freezing! I need to wear a thicker cardigan” days… lol.

This beautiful maroon dress is from SheIn.com and it’s only… get ready for it… $23! A similar dress from Nordy’s would be at least double that amount. I got an XS and it fits perfectly. It’s right amount of “loose” too. I just love all the lace detail! You have to check out their website for a bunch of other trendy clothing that’s super affordable!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! xo

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The Maxi Dress for Fall

MQ_gypsies1MQ_gypsies2MQ_gypsies3MQ_gypsies4MQ_gypsies5MQ_gypsies6Dress: Band of Gypsies – Shoes: Sam Edelman – Choker: Vanessa Mooney – Wristlet: Coach

Totally loving this maxi dress because it’s perfect to use during the transition from summer to fall. I just adore the details like the sleeves, lace up ties in the front, and the slits. I also like how it’s sheer! It comes with a black slip dress which you can even wear by itself with a long sweater. So basically… it’s like 2 dresses for the price of one right?! Lol, score! 

Btw, I’m still so into this choker trend right now! I own a few but that Vanessa Mooney one is my absolute go to. It’s like the “high end” version of the stretchy plastic ones I used to wear in middle school haha.

Oh and my parents just gave me the Coach wristlet for my birthday. It’s perfect because I’m always on the go and running errands (AKA unnecessary Target runs) that it’s easier to just carry that around than an actual bag🙂

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Holster Brands

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This hot iron holster by Holster Brands has been my new favorite item in my bathroom! I’ve been using it for about a month now but finally got to taking pictures this past weekend when I was at my parents’ house for the weekend. It works out since I have no natural light in my bathroom and my parents’ do… luckies!

Any way, my husband and I get ready at the same time all the time and we are always fighting for counter space lol. I usually have my hair dryer, straightener, and curling iron all over the counter so he legit has no space for anything… sorry not sorry! Haha. This is why this comes in handy since I can place all my hot tools in it while getting ready. It comes in a few other colors and Holster Brands also has other products for different purposes. I have the one that attaches to the sink so you can put the sponge in it. Love!

If my kitchen sink wasn’t stacked with baby bottles that needs to be washed, I’d show you buuut yeah! Lol. You should check them out! They are also sold at Target🙂

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29 and Feeling Fine

MQ_romwe1MQ_romwe2MQ_romwe3Matching Set: Romwe – Shoes: Qupid (from MakailaJames.com)

Ok guys, this is it… the final year in my 20’s! I honestly can’t believe it and I’m so ready to make this year a memorable one. Being 28 was amazing as I started my blog, became a mom of 2 and started my new position as the “Musical Production Coordinator” at charter school I work at. It’s been rough having to leave 2 babies at home but I find comfort in knowing that I’m working hard to provide for them. What’s great is that I’m also doing something I absolutely love and am passionate about!

Alright, about that outfit though… the matching set is from an online store called Romwe and is only *drum roll please* $11!! Seriously, that’s like an unheard of. I have a few other matching sets and the top alone is literally triple the amount of that whole set. The material is thin but definitely comfortable. For super trendy clothing items, you don’t need to be spending a ton. Romwe has pages and pages of affordable clothing! Click the banner below to link you to some trendy pieces that are on sale🙂

The shoes are also from an online boutique called Makaila James. Those chunky heels are so comfortable and the cognac color goes with everything! MakailaJames.com also has a ton of other stylish clothes… check them out!

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OPI – “My Private Jet”

My Private Jet” is seriously one of my favorite OPI polishes of all time, especially for the Fall season! It looks pretty black from far but up close, it’s lighter with tiny specs of glitter. Oh and it’s also a dream to apply… super creamy and opaque formula. If you don’t already have this color in your nail polish collection, you need to go get it! It’s one of my go to’s for sure🙂

Happy Monday!!

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