7/11/2018

Here's Why Classic Engagement Rings Are Always In

 This post was sponsored by Macy's. All opinions are 100% my own. 
 Hi Loves,
Since I got engaged in December of last year I find myself having more and more conversations with both men and women around choosing the right ring. I often remark that every woman has their own taste in what they want in a ring. I sure did. I always knew exactly what I wanted except that my guy went for an even more classic cut, a round cut. I'm so happy he did. 
Classic rings are always in because they are timeless, chic, beautiful, and they say something about a woman. Take for example this gorgeous Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in yellow gold that I'm wearing from Macy's. This ring is 1 ct. t.w. and also comes in white and rose gold. 
So, you may wonder, why does she have or would want two engagement rings. Well, my original ring my fiance got me is of a different metal and a completely different cut and setting from this one. They're both classic rings, though. 
For me, I've always wanted two rings. This is my back-up ring, this is the ring I will wear on vacations, the ring I will match with my gold jewelry, and the ring I will wear when I want to switch things up. In in today's modern age, I don't see why not. As a working millennial woman and couple, we see and experience the world differently than our parents and grandparents did. The fact that knowledge and accessibility is a matter of being informed, setting and achieving goals is so much more tangible that before, why can I not have two classic rings?!

Macy's Star Signature Diamonds are available in round and fancy shapes and is of great value. What you're getting is defined proportions, polished and symmetry- this is what this collection and this ring boast. Each  diamond is also cut with 73 facet of magnificent sparkle. This along with many other reasons are why I went with Macy's for my second ring. It was an easy decision and one I'm extremely happy about.
I hope this post will help you in with your decision to go classic with Macy's
xoxo
Keyma
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7/10/2018

5 Amazing SPF Options For All Skin Types + A Giveaway

 If you guys follow me on Instagram then you know I’m an avid SPF user, even during the winter! Well, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, you would have known that too. Yes, once the sun shines, which is everyday, then I’m using SPF. Hehe!

With summer being here, it’s even more pertinent that we all use SPF! I mean everyone-men and kids included. I’ve tried a-lot of SPF’s and the ones I’m recommending here are the ones that goes on smoothly, doesn’t have much of a smell, non sticky and, is mostly multi-functional-meaning serves as a moisturizer, too.  

I cannot stress the importance of SPF y’all, you will see a major difference and improvement in your skin if you practice wearing it every single day. 

So, let’s start this summer shall we? 
1. Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Moisturizer -SPF 25: I love all thing Olay and this moisturizer/SPF is so great. I love wearing this on hot days when I need a solid base moisturizer and SPF under my make-up. It goes on super light, it doesn't have a sticky residue nor does it have a smell. 
 2. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Fragrance Free Moisturizer (sensitive skin) SPF 30- As it states this is great for sensitive skin.  My finance actually uses this and he loves it. You know men are mostly weird about taking proper care of their skin and the fact that I can get him to use this one is a win for me. I love Aveeno (currently using their facial cleaners for my morning routine). If you've got sensitive skin, try this one. 
3. ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30- This is more on the higher end but I love traveling with this one. Hence all those scratches on the bottle in the photo. Hehe! If you're more into using a full line of products throughout, then go for this and grab the rest of the line while you're at it. They're such an amazing skin care brand. I also use a lot of their other products. 
 4. Epicuren Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 27- It is said the SPF with zinc provide better sun protection. I'm not a medical personnel, I'm only sharing my reviews with you on what I've used and liked. It has a slight white balance when I apply it to my skin but remember I have black skin so it shows a bit more. However, compared to other zinc based SPF I've tried, this one is top of the line. It's nothing for me to worry about. I can wear it under make-up or by itself. It has a scent but it's very subtle and pleasant. 
 5. Murad Essential-C Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30- This is probably my favorite among all SPFs however, it's a bit pricey when compared to the others. If price isn't a factor, go with this, hands down.  It is so moisturizing and gives an amazing SPF coverage. If you tend to be super oily, then maybe choose another (the Aveeno or Olay).  I have combination skin where I'm oily around my t-zone but I use matte based primers to remedy that area whenever I use this moisturizer/SPF. Speaking of primers, I'll do a post next week sharing my favorite primers for all skin types. 
I'm really hoping you guys found this post useful. You can find most of these on Amazon. 
Now enter the giveaway below and good luck. 
xoxo
Keyma

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7/09/2018

The Cutest Apron Dress For Under $30

 Hi, Loves!
It's no secret that I love dresses. It's absolutely evident all over my blog my love for dresses and so when I find cute and unique ones at affordable costs, I buy them and I style them to share with you. I stumbled upon this one while wandering through Target about a month ago. I instantly fell in love with the apron vibe of this dress  and I snagged it. I mean it was only $27.99, right on my budget mark. I often wear pieces where I get asked while I'm out "where did you get that?" My answer usually stun folks simply because my clothing piece are mostly inexpensive and literally from some of our most accessible stores. You just gotta know where to find stuff. I've also said many times, I do not spend a lot of money on trendy pieces. This dress however carries a lovely quality to it. The fabric is sturdy, I assume it will live though multiple washes and, I plan on styling it many different ways as the season changes. So, you might see it here a few more times. 
I styled the dress with my Marc Fisher mule, Milly bucket bag (similar here), Intuition LA. My lipstick is Mattemoiselle by Fenty in Exotic Tangerine color. 


Have a great day
xoxo
Keyma

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6/26/2018

How To Style A Straight-Leg Jeans

This post is in partnership with Macy's, a store that I love. All opinions are 100% my own.
Hi there, Loves!
I'm a denim lover by all means. Second to dresses, I own so many pairs of denims, maybe too much. Yes, I'm guilty as charged. Hehe! My friends always shy away from or complain about straight-leg denim and how hard they are to style for them. Ever since skinny jeans became a thing, straight-leg took a back seat and to be honest, it's not fair :).
Straight-leg denim is and should be a classic pair of jeans in your closet. This one I am wearing is Lucky Brand Sweet 'N Straight-Leg jeans from Macy's. It's super comfortable, moves well, and the quality is immaculate. Because they are classic type of jeans, they are very easy to style. They can be dressed up or down, worn with casual or dressy tops, blazers or moto jackets. You see where I'm going here?!
I paired my jeans with this  Lucky Brand Floral Tank also from Macy's and bootie-mules and flat slides. In these looks you see where I cuff the denim as well as wore it all the way straightened out. It's the same outfit but the shoes options gave it two separate feel and vibe. If you play around with styling your straight-leg jeans, you'll see how much fun it is. 
Here are some other pieces you can wear with your straight-leg denim:
1. Oversized shirt top
2. Body-Suit with a Kimono
3. Converse & T-shirt
4. Turtle neck and ankle boots
5. Over The Shoulder tops and flat sandals

Remember that the next time you need a fab pair of straight-leg denim, try these Lucky Brand ones from Macy's and let me know how you like them and how you styled them. 
xoxo
Keyma

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6/21/2018

Planning A Wedding & Shaping My Infinity With Always

This post is in partnership with Always, A brand I use and love. All opinions are 100 % my own.

 Well hey there, Loves!
Hope you are all doing well and in the best of health. Today's post is a little personal life update on the side of wedding plans. To be honest, I've been a tad bit overwhelmed. I'm the type of girl that has to have it all together in one way or another. Balancing life, blogging, work and, planning a wedding has been a challenge to say the least. However, it is a welcomed one. I mean, it's my wedding right? I'll only get to do this once and I've looked at it like this, I will welcome all the challenges of planning a wedding because you know what? It'll be rewarding. I find that with all the balancing I have had to be do lately, I'm learning to lean and trust on my trusted brands and products. At the top of the list is my Always Infinity-It has me covered.  Oh yes! we're having a major girl talk right now. 
 Welcome to the world's first foam pad. Always Infinity provides a Zero Feel experience made possible by its one-of-a-kind FlexFoam core. It's ultra-light and form-fitting FlexFoam material molds to your body, so you'll barely feel it. I love sitting on the floor while working and, while deciding on what the color theme of our wedding will be, I felt super confident twisting and turning while wearing a light colored dress. Always' most absorbent, thin pad absorbs 10X its weight
They're also options for everyone from regular to overnight, to light, you name it. 
I am on one of the most amazing journey in my life. I'm planning a wedding and building a brand with my soon to be husband. It's such a great feeling being on this journey with him and experiencing the highs and lows together. With that said, my period protection is absolutely important to me and this is why I trust Always to #ShapeMyInfinity and, help me keep my confidence as I navigate through the months. It's one less decision I have to worry about and I can feel secure, covered, and confident. I've had to make so many decisions over the last few weeks, it's been absolutely overwhelming but also rewarding. Who knew picking a wedding color, theme, and sifting through guest list would be so much work?! Ha!  
 I've always heard how much work goes into planning a wedding and while I believed it, experiencing it is on a whole new level. It has been six months since we got engaged and I have been in the midst of planning ever since. Tackling and knocking off big decisions off my to-do list monthly is paramount. I'm just so happy that with Always Infinity I do not have to worry about my protection and I can focus on the important things I have going on. It's a big year for me guys, I'll #ShapeMyInfinity in a whole new way, marry my best friend, and living my dream. Thank you all for being a part of it. For all my boss babes looking to experience a zero feel protection, you can easily shop Always Infinity on Amazon

Join me on this journey, beauties. It could be any life changes, big or small. Simply use #ShapeYourInfinity hashtag on social media for a chance to win a year's supply of Always Infinity. Something simple as- "I got a new job #ShapeMyInfinity" or "I passed my Algebra class "ShapeMyInfinity" or  "I closed on my home #ShapeMyInfinity". I'll be checking the hashtags on social media to see what everyone is celebrating. 
xoxo
Keyma


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