TGIF! This Friday is particularly sweeter than others, since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend <3 This look screams romantic date night. From the soft pastels, to feminine ruffled sleeves and flirty backless details. This Cut Out Dress was meant to be taken out on the town.
I am typically not into cut out dresses, but that’s usually because they’ don’t have the feminine details this dress has. It’s a wonderful balance. Pairing this dress with my pastel blue heels was a no brainer. This color combination has me pining for Spring!
Whatever your plans are for this Valentine’s Day weekend, I hope it’s filled with an overload of love and cuddles.
Today I’m sharing with you a new product that just entered my hair routine and I’m pretty sure it’s never leaving it. Hairapeutix is a Pre Shampoo Treatment that is everything. Not going to lie, I didn’t even know such a thing existed-but now I realize why Hairapeutix decided it should.
Although I wouldn’t say I’m a heavy hair-dyer, I do always have some sort of color in it. Finding a hair routine that works to keep my hair shiny and conditioned is always a priority on my list. One thing I always seem to notice is that no matter how moisturizing a conditioner is, sometimes it’s shampoo counterpart is still drying. Enter Hairapeutix.
How does it work? Open the handy little pouch and apply to hair from the mid-section down to the tips. For optimal results, leave in over-night. However, I’ve done treatments where I want a dose of shine added to my hair for a night-out, only leaving the treatment for a couple of hours. The results were still A M A Z I N G. Did I mention it smells so yummy?
This natural and organic treatment is offered in a monthly supply and brings eight pouches, that just so happen to be the perfect size to take with you anywhere (Vacation ✓ BF Sleepover ✓) and don’t take up a load of space in your beauty storage, which is major for me.
I still have serval treatments to go and I’m SO excited, because I have already noticed a difference with only two treatments. Yay!
I’ve always liked the look ofskinny and fitted bottoms with pointed-toe pumps. The look is sleek and timeless-perfect for almost any occasion. During the wintery days, it’s one of my favorite dressed up looks. Whenever it actually does get cold here in Miami, I find myself wanting to dress more snuggly and casual than in a dressed up look. However, I’ve seemed to find the happy medium with this outfit.
This two-in-one sweater is the coziest thing. The ruffled collar and hemline add adorable femininity to the piece and are an unexpected touch. Pairing this rather oversized sweater withfitted leggings and pumps creates the perfect balance. My fiancé loved this outfit. He said I looked sexy and comfy all at once. SCORE. Now if I could only get my sweatpants to look sexier…
Hope you’re having a great week! I’m excited for Valentine’s Day and the mushy-gushy stuff that comes with it this weekend!
So the Super Bowl is this weekend and you need to know about these Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates with Dipping Sauce, because they may be the answer to your “what am I going to make?” question. Amongst the chips and dips, put these babies out on the table and watch them fly.
You may also make these with the intention to share and hide them for yourselves. After all it’s bacon. #nojudgement
Preheat 350 degrees
Servings: 30 dates ingredients:
30 dates, pits removed
10 slices of bacon, cut into thirds
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 no-salt cashews, chopped finely
1/4 cup honey
1/4 balsamic vinegar
Combine the goat cheese and cashews in a small bowl and mix until combined. After slicing open each date and taking the pit out, stuff with the goat cheese mixture. Wrap a piece of bacon around the date so that the date’s opening is covered.
Place the bacon wrapped dates on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
For the Sweet Balsamic Sauce:
Combine the honey and balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit to thicken.
If there is one thing that doesn’t need a holiday to be given as a gift, it’s wine. Am I right? However, Valentine’s Day always seems like a wonderful opportunity to share a yummy wine with someone. With girlfriends, coworkers-anyone you want to make feel a special…or drunk.
Which sometimes are the same thing.
Today I’m sharing a few wines that seem to have been made specifically for the holiday with cheeky and love-inspired names. I’m also showing a couple of tips on wrapping and presenting wine as Valentine’s day gifts!
Aren’t these wines adorable? From the names of them to the design, I love it all. They’ll make the perfect addition to someone’s bar cart or bar, before they pop that sucker open and drink it! I have personally tried all of these wines, with my favorite being the Handsome Devil Malbec. There is also a Handsome Devil red blend which I love even more. You can find the majority of these wines at Target.
Gifting wine doesn’t have to be complicated and doesn’t always need to involve a store bought “wine gift bag”. I wrapped the neck of this bottle with pretty ribbon and attached an adorable cupcake-filled chocolate bar to it with a sparkly gold clothespin. Viola!
Simple, cute and cost me no more than $4.
For a more masculine wrapping, I gave the famed shamed brown paper bag a V-Day twist. Cut a piece of brown wrapping paper/craft paper and tie it with a ribbon. Then attached a few chocolates that are complementary to the wine at the top. Keep the writing on the bag simple or write a poem about how your love for that person is almost how much you love wine. Kidding! Of course you love that persons more than wine……..or maybe it’s a tie.
There you have it! Some simple, but noteworthy tips for this Valentine’s Day. Cheers!
Today I’m giving you a peak inside the usual contents of my purse, plus a new product I’ve added to the bunch. I have the common girly goods like bobby pins, gum and a handy pen. Also, lipgloss…duh. I’ve been into Too Faced Melted lately. It’s like a lipgloss and lipstick in one, which is great for a day on-the-go. Maybe a little less ordinary, are the headphones. I can’t tell you how many times having a set of earbuds in my purse has come in handy! With my job, I’m plugged in 24/7. Many of the times watching videos is something I catch myself having to while do out and about.
Something I started doing lately is carrying with me the lotion to whichever perfume I’m wearing. That may sound so trivial and very “duh”…but I have gained an appreciation for matching perfectly the scent I’m wearing when I reach for my lotion in my purse. By the way, I’m OBSESSED with Decadent by Marc Jacobs. For every occasion my dad is the one who gives me a perfume and this past Christmas he gifted me this scent. I’m so picky with perfumes and he is the only one I trust to get me ones I love. #daddysgirl
Now, let’s move on to the newest addition to not only the contents of my purse, but my diet too! I am always pretty hesitant with it comes to dietary supplements, unsure about their true benefits. However, when Beauty Tonics reached out to me with their Slim Tonic supplement I was pretty excited to try it and share it with you. Besides their adorably packaged bottle, I took a look at the ingredients and was really pleased with the all-natural list of them.
I like when I look at ingredients and actually know what they all are, it gives me confidence in adding a supplement to my diet. Beauty Tonics has ingredients like Grapefruit Powder, Green Tea Leaf Extract and Grape Seed Extract.
Here is a look into their one month nutrition plan that you can follow while enjoying Beauty Tonics.
I just started on the supplement so I can’t tell you any details on that yet, but I will be sharing my thoughts along the way on my snapchat: @mskristaperez, so be sure to follow along!