Sheer Perfection!

2 Apr

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes.

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my 3 favorites that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

essie sugar daddy

Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

essie mademoiselle

Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be.

OPI Passion

Pink heart shaped dutch oven under $45

30 Jan

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I found a heart shaped dutch oven that is a dupe for the very pricey Le Creuset version. Both are gorgeous, but the Le Creuset version will set you back $200. If that is out of your budget, no need to worry, just click HERE to shop the $45 version. I actually like the dupe better because it has gold detail.

Images of both versions are pictured below.

Le Creuset $200 (pictured below)

Beautiful by Drew Barrymore $44.97 (pictured below)

Must have combat boots (under $50)

1 Oct

I recently found the cutest combat boots for under $50 and will be wearing them all Fall and Winter long. Combat boots are versatile and can be worn with jeans, dress, shorts and more. I chose the heeled version, but there is also a flat version available.

Today, I’m wearing mine with a floral dress and moto jacket. How will you style yours? Shop boots below

Shop heeled version HERE

Shop flat version HERE

Summer Sandals (under $30)

18 Jul

If your’e looking for lace up heeled sandals for Summer, look no further! These have a cute thin block heel that’s 3 inches so they’re comfortable to wear. They can be styled up or down, worn with jeans, cutoff shorts or dresses. Priced right at under $30, these are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. I bought the mint color, what color will you buy?

Available in plenty of colors SHOP HERE

Flower Fields Fun!

7 Apr

As a southern California native, I’ve always heard about the Carlsbad flower fields. They bloom every Spring and thousands of people visit to experience the magical rows of ranunculus(My favorite flower) as well as other flowers. I finally made my way down to the San Diego area and visited the flower fields and was not disappointed. There were flowers as far as I could see, it was so beautiful. If you get a chance, the flower fields make the perfect Springtime day trip. Let me know in the comments if you’re planning to visit.

*There are plenty of picture opportunities that they provide, so there is no need to ever step/lay on any flowers.

New Year- New(affordable) Leggings.

4 Jan

Happy New Year, I wanted to start by saying thank you for following along here on my blog and on my social media platforms as well. It’s been a tough year, but we’re all in this together and I look forward to better days ahead for all of us.

I was recently introduced to 90 degree by Reflex leggings from my friend Nicole (Nicole Cripe Style). I have plenty of leggings and figured I didn’t need another pair, until I saw the price. They were $20!!! So I gave them a try and figured I could return them if they didn’t work out. Turns out, they’re AMAZING! I read the reviews and noticed a lot of comments saying that they ran small, so I ordered a size larger than normal and they fit perfectly. They’re not see through and are so flattering and the high waist band is smooth and doesn’t roll down. I can’t stop wearing them and am going to order a second pair, with the side pocket for my phone. I am beyond happy with these leggings.

Shop my exact leggings HERE. They also have tons of other styles in the $20-$24 price range.

Oil Free Moisture!

13 Oct

I don’t know about you, but since this pandemic has begun, I’ve been breaking out more than ever due to wearing a mask. I’ve exclusively used the same Origins cream nightly for years(powerful lifting cream), until recently when I added a new moisturizer (clear improvement)to my regimen. It’s basically an acne treatment & oil-free moisturizer in one- formulated with 1% Salicylic Acid to help clear and help prevent new breakouts. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and already see an improvement. I go back and forth between the clear improvement and the powerful lifting cream every other night and it’s been working out perfect for me. If you’re looking to moisturize while preventing breakouts, I highly suggest this product.

Cute & Comfy Hiking Boots!

14 Jul

Hiking is one of my favorite activities, I’ve been doing it for years- in sneakers. I had never really given any thought to getting hiking boots. I had nothing against them, but I just always threw on sneakers for workouts including hikes. Once the Covid-19 pandemic started, I started hiking more than ever and doing difficult hikes as well. I thought  hiking boots might be a good idea, and began to research. I quickly realized that Columbia hiking boots had some of the best reviews. What struck me as important is the fact that so many reviews mentioned comfort. People went on and on about how comfortable they were. Avid hikers raved about these boots. So I found some with pink laces(of course) and bought them without trying them on. I’m glad I did, they are cute, waterproof, easy to get on and off, and very comfortable- comfortable right out of the box!!! No breaking in needed at all. I have been on 4 hikes with them now and am so impressed. I can’t recommend these boots enough.

This style is called Newton Ridge. They’re available in other colors as well and are waterproof. Click Here to shop.

boots

You need this Bralette!

17 May

You read that right!! I have stumbled upon the most comfortable bralette EVER! I was at Target and decided to buy a new braletteto sleep in. During this time of the Covid pandemic the fitting rooms are closed, so I took a chance and bought it.  I figured I could always return it if it didn’t fit. Well, no need for a return because it fit perfectly! So much that I immediately went online to buy a second color. It has the look of a seamless sports bra, and a barely-there feel.  It also doesn’t roll up or bulge in the back, it’s just smooth. This bralette takes comfort to the next level.  I highly suggest it. If you’re on the fence about it… check out the reviews.

 

Available in pinkish nude and black.  Priced at $14.99 SHOP HERE

Images: Target

 

Pantyhose that don’t run or rip? YES!

6 Mar

When I think of pantyhose, the first thing that comes to mind, are rips and runs. I have never owned a pair that didn’t eventually get a run in them or holes- I feel like it’s inevitable, because they’re so delicate. UNTIL NOW! Sheertex is changing the pantyhose game!  Yesterday I wore mine all day and you better believe I was pulling on them to see if the claims were true. I was literally trying to tear them and nothing was happening, I also tried poking my finger through them and… nothing. They held up and are seriously strong! Another great thing about these pantyhose is the sustainability factor, most pantyhose usually last 1-3 wears before they rip, tear or run and you have to buy more. With Sheertex, they last so long that you’re saving precious landfill space and money. WIN WIN!

There are many different sheertex color and size options to choose from, I chose the polka dot version.

Click HERE  to shop. Use code JOURNEY10 for $10 off of your first pair.