Spring Collaboration with Touch of Tushé

This past Monday I had so much fun doing a photoshoot with one of my friend, Tushe. She has her own online boutique called “Touch of Tushé”. Let me tell you, all of the collection she has on her website fits me perfectly! And It is difficult for me to find clothes to fit my body type since I was extra petite! and I also love to supporting local small businesses.

Anywhooo me and Tushe were free this past Monday, so we decided to do a spring photoshoot to showcase her spring line for her online boutique. and I’m always to help my friend supporting her business. We went up in downtown Seymour, CT to do the photoshoot. This town is full of bury treasure and great scenery to shoot. Mosts of the local shops and diners are close on Mondays, so we were lucky to have the entire town by ourselve. No one can bother us.

Tushé has a few activewear, several bodycon dresses and  crochet vests on her website, so We thought it would be awesome to show off these colorful vests and dresses for Easter Weekend.  We shot some of activewear as well since we’ve been seeing activewear exposed all over on social media.  These outfits are so fun to wear and so festive. The outfits definitely brought out my inner flower child spirt. I hope you guys love these pictures and styles!! There will be a couple direct links to shop these outfits!!


Activewear

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Endure Sport Bra for only $12.00!!

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Audrina Printed Legging for only $19.99!!

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Cassidy camo sports bra only $13.00

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Moto Legging only $35.00

These leggings are so comfortable. The size range from small to extra large. The sport bras runs from small to extra large as well! You can definitely mix and match these looks together.

I can pair up the moto leggings with pretty much anything. I can wear an over sized bomber jacket or an flowy shirt. I can definitely create an edgy and chic outfit with any of these leggings!   I recommend buying these sports bras and leggings!


Crochet Vests

Ivory Crochet Vest for $45

These crochet vests are available in different colors (peace, ivory, & mint green). I love playing with these items. These vests goes well with any type of attires and can be worn for any occasion. For example Easter!!! I also enjoy putting together the vests with different style of dresses and even activewear. I like to be creative and have fun with my outfits. Life is too short to wear boring clothing.


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Vixen Bodycon Dress for $32.99

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Pink and White off Bodycon Dress

Let me tell you I absolutely love love love these two bodycon dresses. I felt very confident and sexy. Even very classy! They both look very flattering on my body. The Vixen bodycon dress elongate my legs. I felt I was 5.5 feet tall! I felt tall for once. The pink and white bodycon dress looks fabulous on me as well. I love the color. And the dress compliments well with my skin tone and hair perfectly! I can wear these dresses with sneakers and block heel strap ankle sandals!


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I had so much fun shooting with Tushe! We even had a little guest appearance during our photoshoot. This adorable furry four-legged creature came up to us and greeted us. His name was Harley. He did not let his owner hold on to his leash. He was so sweet and precious, he didn’t want to leave. I had to featured him on this blog post! I am a big dog lover as you can see it on my facial expressions.


To shop all of Touch of Tushé looks, go visit www.touchoftushe.com

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-Thank you xoxo!

New Spring Shoes Collections!!!!

Happy Spring everyone!

I’m not sure what kind of Spring weather you all are experiencing, but I can tell you last week there was a snow storm brewing up in Connecticut. Don’t worry I won’t let this cruddy weather bother me. I’m here to talk to you guys about my shoes collections for the new Spring season! And you all know how much I LOVVVVVVEEE SHOES!!!

My mom and boyfriend always yell at me because I have way too many shoes. My shoes are everywhere around the house. Sometime I have to store my shoes at my boyfriend’s apartment because I ran out of places to put them. I don’t think there is such thing as “having too many shoes”. I always find a solution and hidden special areas for my shoes. Actually in fact as a fashion blogger, I don’t have enough shoes! Especially being a fashion blogger, I constantly have to keep up with the current style and fashion trends! And shoes are a huge part of fashion. Shoes complete our entire outfits!

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The picture above are all of my spring shoes for this new season. I have my comfortable flats and sneakers, whenever I like to dress in casual or sporty attires I like to put together my sneakers with my outfits. I also have some trendy block ankle strap sandals and pumps for work and night occasions. I can wear these ankle strap sandals for any occasion from day to night. I also have some fashionable sandals for the weekend or date nights. All of these shoes are particular and very affordable! I bought all of these shoes on sale! I usually buy my shoes either from DSW, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Or Aldo. Actually I shop anywhere whenever I see great deals on shoes !


My most favorite shoes

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1. State studded Sandal – $19.35 @ Nordstrom Rack!

This is the perfect sandals to wear during the Summer as well! I love how the color is very rich. I can pretty match any color with these sandals. These are sold out! However I can post a similar link for this particular shoes style.

Dolce Vita Roman Flared Heel Sandal – $129.95

Dolce Vita Roman Flared Heel Sandals

(Nordstrom’s Website)


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Louise Et Cie- Karisa Block Heel Ankle Strap $59.96 @Nordstrom

These shoes are perfect to wear during the day for work! Also awesome heels to wear during Girls Night Outings. I love the light blush pink color! Matches with any other colors! These are completely sold out but I found a similar style that you ladies would love as well…

Vince Camuto- Corlina Ankle Strap-$99.95

Vince Camuto Ankle Strap Sandals


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1.State Staffy Block Heel Pumps– $89.95 @Nordstrom

I love love love these pumps! They’re super comfy! There are more color options! They come in black, blush, nude, and yellow. The price is reasonally affordable! This is an awesome transitional shoes from day to night occasion! Everyone needs a pair!


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Rye- Abbey Strap Ankle Sandals $19.35 @Nordstromrack!!

I can not believe I got these sandals for under $20!!! I couldn’t resist on a great deal! These are sold out as well! Here is an alternative option.

Steve Madden Irenee Ankle Strap $79.95 @Nordstrom

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New Spring Hairstyle: Medium Brown with Honey Blonde Balayage

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Hello everyone!!!  Spring is around the corner, I can feel it in the air! I know it’s still snowing in the middle March, but I want to maintain this positivity mood going by showing everyone my new spring hairstyle. Most my friends and family members know I can never stick with one hairstyle. I always have the itch to change my hair. I always had unique hair colors and hairstyles ever since I was 16 years old. I always like to incorporate my hair into my personal style and personality.

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I’ve been working with my hairstylist, Danielle for about 2 years. She is absolutely amazing to work with my hair. I always call her a “magical wizard” because my hair transformations always come out spectacular.  I can always count on Danielle because she is never afraid to express her creativity. She can be opinionated and honest, but I love her for her honest feedback. She looks out for me. I met Danielle when she used to work for Noelle Salon in Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT. Now she works at Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

Before 

The before shot. My hair looks like a hot mess, it needed a lot of TLC. My highlights turned out brassy blonde and my ends were dried out and untamed. So I basically need a new hair makeover!!! and Danielle came to the rescue and saved my hair. She brought my hair back to life!!

 

 


After

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This is the after shot. Danielle and I want to focus on dark brown hair and balayage highlights. They both compliment each other beautifully as proven this is an amazing hair color choice. I was stunned after the new hair transformation. The dark brown hair and the honey balayage highlights make my hair looks neutral.  The color choice matches great with my skin tone.


The undone waves

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With the chocolate brown based mixed with the caramel highlights, this is absolutely fuzz-free a flattering look. The undone waves placed throughout also keep this looks modern and fresh!


 

Salon Medusa 

Rated The Best Hair Salon in West Hartford!!!

 

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This salon is beauitful! When I first stepped into this salon, I was like “wow!” I felt very welcoming. I love the pop of color of red mixed in with the black. I love how the type of furnitures match with the wall colors. I love the wood panel floors and check out that chandelier above the ceiling! The customer service is above and beyond. Everyone was friendly and helpful. When I walked in the receptionist even ask me if I want a cup of tea or water. And of course, I said yes! I would recommend anyone who lives in Connecticut to check out Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

 

 

Say Hello to My New Car, Lucy!

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Hi everyone!! I know it’s been a while since I wrote my last post. I had a great running start going towards the new year. I bought myself a new car! Finally!!! I decided to purchase a brand new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited with Moonroof and Navigation system at the Bertera Subaru of Hartford in Connecticut. This is a new chapter of my life. I’m planning to go on road trips and more adventures with my brand new baby! I’m slowly adjusting to the “adulthood”. I’m at the stage in my life where I can afford to buy a new car for myself.  I made a few sacrifices along the way and also rearranged my priorities to reassure myself that I could afford a brand new car. This is my first step in being financially independent! 🙂

Shopping for a new car was not easy. It was very confusing. Of course, I didn’t do all of this alone, my boyfriend and my family helped me throughout this process.  I created a list of three or four cars that met my needs and fell within my budget. I compared a 2018 Toyota Rav4,  a 2017 Honda CRV, and a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. I did a lot of due diligence and research on those car models. By doing this due diligence, this helped my sister and I tremendously during the negotiation process.We went to four different dealerships. We developed a concrete plan in which made it easy for us to get an awesome deal.

Finally, after test driving all the different car models and after doing all of the research,  I knew which car was perfect for me! And I picked the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited with Moonroof and Navigation System. I called this car, Lucy! And yes she is a girl! Isn’t she stunning!

The first time I laid my eyes on Lucy, I fell in love with her exterior features. She looks so sporty and chic! She is ready to go on adventures with me! This car can drive in any weather condition because this is “ALL-WHEEL DRIVE”! I have a slight fear of tight corner spaces, therefore this car model size is the ideal size for me. This car is a mix between of an SUV and a regular sedan vehicle. It is a crossover.  It has enough room and space for me to feel comfortable when I’m driving. This car has a lot of personalities filled with elevated exterior and interior features. There is a navigation system, blind spot sensors, and emergency communication system, blue-tooth for wireless phone connectivity, heated seats for the harsh winter climates, power moonroof, Harmon Kardon entertainment system, and a backup camera. And the best part is this car has a remote starter!!! This is a huge lifesaver for me because I can survive during the winter now….especially when I live in Connecticut!! The winter came be horrible over here! The car drives very smooth. The navigation system and entertainment features are simple to navigate through. I cannot find anything negative to talk about my new baby! I’m so obsessed!

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I’m happy I bought my car at Bertera Subaru of Hartford in Hartford, CT. My salesperson name was Rich. He deserves a special shout out as well!! He did a terrific job finding me the perfect car for me!  His managers and supervisors were welcoming and entertaining. I would say he went above and beyond to take care of me. He even gave me free weather mats for my car! Rich did listen and answered all of my questions and my concerns. I’m glad to be a part of the Bertera Subaru Family! To anyone who is shopping for a new or pre-owned Subaru, you should definitely come down to Bertera Subaru of Hartford!

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Here are my best tips and resources for buying a car:

  1. How much can you afford? A rule of thumb: If you’re planning to take out a loan to pay for your car, your car payment shouldn’t be more than 20% of your paycheck. If you have a tight budget, you may want to spend even less… Perhaps check out used or pre-owned cars.  Keep it in mind used cars will need a little extra attention from time to time: may need to change new tires and maintenance. Also, don’t forget to factor in fuel and insurance when researching to buying a car.
  2. Build a target list of used car and new cars- I suggest making a list of three or four cars that meet your needs and fall within your budget. For example, I compared, Toyota, Hondas, and Subaru.
  3. Check car prices- prices are driven by part by where you’re shopping. You’ll find used cars in used-cars sections of new-car dealerships, independent used-car lots, used-car retailers such as Carmax and websites where private-party sellers list their cars. You’ll find new cars on dealership’s website where they will list all of the inventory for new cars.
  4. Check the vehicle history report. This is an important step. If the car you’re looking at has a bad history report, the sooner you know the better. Autocheck and Carfax are the best-known sources for vehicle history reports.
  5. Kelley Blue Book – This is a great site to look for expert car reviews, new and used car price values, car incentive programs, and etc.
  6. Truecar  – This is an easy resource to research on all of the car prices and car inventory in your area or any location and also this site can show you savings on both new & used cars.
  7. Once you find a good perspective car, do not run out to see it. Contact a salesperson or the seller first. This is a good way to establish a relationship with the seller and verify the information about the car. Make sure you put together a list of questionnaires for the seller to answer. It’s better to wait to ask about the price of the car. Once you see the car, you can tie your offer to its condition.
  8. Test-drive the car – the best way to know if this is the right car and model for you. It’s also a good way to assess this car’s current conditions. Look out for any distractions and focus on the car.
  9. Have the car inspected- if you like the car, consider having it inspected by a mechanic before you buy the car.
  10. Negotiate a good deal- Negotiating doesn’t have to be a planned out and traumatic experience. If you are reasonable and have a plan, chances are you can make a deal pretty quickly and easily.
  11. Get all of the paperwork and registeration done!

I’m extremely happy about my decision. I can’t wait to make more life decision. I like being an adult!

Farewell 2017: New Year, New Me

 I can’t believe 2017 is over! 2017 has been an emotional roller coaster ride. There were many ups and downs. I couldn’t tell you guys how many times I tried to figure out what I want to do with my life and who I want to be. I felt emotionally exhausted from soul-searching. There were lessons learned. I know I do not want to repeat the similar mistakes again. I noticed some friendships grew and some friendship faded. I decided to cut some people off out of my life who I felt were not important to me or relevant.  They showed me their true colors when I needed them. I’ve acknowledge some people were not meant to be in my life forever, however I appreciated every person who came into my life. Every person has brought me a life lesson. 2017 was also about making big decisions. I have figured out what’s important me and learned how vital my future can be for me. I finally know what I want! I will fight for what I want!

I was able find peace with myself after being depressed for about two years. There were a few moments in my life where I had suicidal thoughts. It was scary to admit, however it’s a great thing I never harm myself in anyway. I was able to pull away from my miserable self. I thought I lost myself,  but I never did. I’ve fought through all the drastic changes in my life, which helped shaped me to become the person who I am destine to be.  I was terrified about how my life will never be same again. I know I can be my own worse enemy, which I’ve acknowledge one of my biggest weakness is being a perfectionist. I’m aware that I am human and my life will never be perfect. No matter how much I want it to be!  I can always try my best in whatever I set my mind into. The year of 2018, I’ll continue to enjoy living my life to the fullest. I can do whatever I want since I don’t have a family or children.

In 2017, I’ve grown to be comfortable of being alone. Sometime I don’t need to have company to have fun. I love spending personal time with me, myself and I. Sometime I rather be at home and binged watch on Netflix in my bed whenever I could. I’ve also learn how important self love can impact on my life. In order for me to find internal love and happiness, I have to start taking care of myself first. I am proud for overcoming my struggles. I can see I have became an mature adult. I’ve transformed into a beautiful flower. I am no longer shy or insecure about myself.  I am strong, confident, and beautiful. I know what I want!


2018 will be the year for me. I can feel it! I can’t wait for what the year will bring me! I will never stop learning and improving myself on a daily basis. I will continue finding new ways to appreciate and love myself. I’m looking forward for new opportunities heading toward my direction. I will not give up on what I have. And I will not give up on myself! I will fight, fight, fight!


My New Year Resolutions:

  1. Take better care of myself: both physically and mentally
  2. Focus on what is important to me
  3. Appreciate the little things in my life
  4. Do more, take more initiatives
  5. Connect and network with new bloggers, influencers & artists
  6. Focus on building my brand by working on more collaborations.
  7. Get out of my shell: Don’t be afraid of feeling uncomfortable
  8. Find more ways to make more money
  9. Travel more, try out new things
  10. Have fun and enjoy my life

 My friend Jacob and I decided to do a fun collaboration a few months ago. We put together a beautiful Fall photoshoot. Jacob did an awesome job creating the short video clip from the photoshoot. The video is posted below. Jacob is very talented at what he does. He is a great photographer and videopgrapher. I always enjoy working with Jacob. All of the pictures came out beautiful. He was able to captured a different side of me, which I never noticed before. It is an incredible feeling to feel care-free and happy again. It is refreshing for me to feel this way!  It is pretty awesome how Jacob was able to capture the feelings I’ve had that day.


This video represent maturity, self love and moving forward with my life. I hope you all can relate to my stories in some ways. I hope you guys enjoy watching this short clip.

Check out Jacob’s website to see more of his awesome collaborations:

https://jacobalexander35.myportfolio.com/

Follow him on Instagram as well!!

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My Inner Circle

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and focusing on what is important to me. I also noticed that my relationships with my friends has changed. Of course I have different groups of friends. I noticed either some of us had grown apart or maybe we don’t share the same level of interests or hobbies anymore. I am also surprised some of my closest relationships that I had since my childhood also faded away. I know some of you guys may think I have a lot of friends in my life, but to be frank I don’t. I have to admit it hurts sometimes….. I tend to be get emotional when I loose a friend.

It is hard for me to maintain my female friendships, especially in my 20s. This is the time of my life where I want to share my experiences, my success, my journeys with my friends. Trust is also very important to me and I find it challenging for me to trust anyone around me. Sometimes I feel lonely. I like to be invited to social gatherings and special occasions even if I don’t show up or I couldn’t attend at least someone was thinking about me. I hate being left out from a social gathering or from a group. And It’s not a great feeling either.

I don’t know if any of you ladies can relate to me, but let me ask you all this. How important does friendships means to you? Let me be specific, how important is your female friendships? Ask yourself these questions….Who do you think are your true friends? Are your so-call “friends ” reliable? Do you have a friend that you can trust to keep your darkest secrets? Who do consider is your best friend? When was the last time you asked yourself, why did some of my friendships fizzled or dissolved away?

It is frustrating to me. Sometimes I never had a clear explanation why things ended a certain way. I do understand we all are busy with our separate lives. Majority of us have full-time jobs and have other responsibilities to prioritize. Some of us have boyfriends and girlfriends that we want to focus on, but it also important to focus on your friends to make sure we continue to stay connected whenever we need each other or want to see each other.

I tend to ask myself, did I do something wrong? or Did I say something wrong to make them not want talk to me? I have to put on a fake face pretend everything is okay, which I really hate! The last thing I don’t like being called is being two face. I’m not trying to point any fingers or targeting anyone. I understand certain friendships aren’t meant to last forever. I learned over the last few years, a few of my friends changed. They finally showed me their true colors of themselves. Some of those changes I didn’t like or understand which results our friendships to fade away. I’ve already tried to do my part to mend my relationships and even tried to stay connected. I’m getting frustrated of being the only person reaching out. Come on! It’s not a one way street here! I’m over everything honestly…

In a week I will be turning 26 and I decided to turn a new leaf in my life. I decided to let go all of the negativity I’ve experienced with with myself in the last year. I’m going to cherish and appreciate all of the friendships I’ve developed whether my friends are from work, from school or etc… and also I will pay attention to the people who are in here for me and want to be around me. I believe there is a reason for every person who walked into my life and each person carried a learning lesson. What I need right now is to surround myself with positive and encouraging people that will push me to reach my goals and dreams. I’m not forcing anyone to be my friend, if anyone feel they are being forced to be my friend then you all can leave because I don’t have room for any negativity nor dramas in my life! The last thing I want to do is set expectations on friends, and if they don’t meet those expectations then I will get disappointed. I don’t need anymore stress in my life to worry about. I’m done. Whatever is done! I don’t anyone to waste my time or energy!!!

Mikasa Beauty Brushes

A few months back I got an email from the marketing director at Mikasa Beauty. They recognized that I have a strong social media platform and wanted to create a collaboration with me to introduce Mikasa Beauty Collection. Of course I couldn’t say no to them. I decided to purchases this Mikasa techni brushes set, it comes with four brushes. They even sent me a free lemon drop makeup blender (Mikasa 100)! I recommend you ladies try out these brushes!


I’m glad Mikasa Beauty connected with me because I saw these type of brushes everywhere on social media and I was dying to buy some! I absolutely love love love these brushes! These techni brushes are made 100% synthetic fibers that create ultra-dense and soft brushes. I’ve been learning how to do facial contours. These techni brushes are perfect for applying and blending both powder and cream products to all areas to the face.


Mikasa Techni brush #06

This rounded brush is great for application of blush, foundation, contour or setting powder. Also good for blending to the smalls areas of the face and cheeks.


This Mikasa Techni Brush #02 is the perfect multi-purpose tool. It can also be used to apply a soft wash of color to the eyelid or brow bone. It easily blends powder or cream eye shadows, face powders, and liquid or cream-concealers in the hard to reach contours of the face.


This Mikasa Techni brush #L2 is perfect for creating firm, precise line along the upper and lower lash lines. Also defines and fill brows, and can be used to define the lips.


This Mikasa Techni Brush #C2 is use to applies and blends product into the eyelids crease. This small round brush with a curved dome tip can also be used to apply and blend around small areas for example around the eyes or nostrils.


Click on the link below to view more Mikasa Beauty Products!

https://www.mikasabeauty.com/