9/18/2019

Whites For Fall

Hey guys,
Let’s talk white for Fall and the many shades that are trending. This shows the fashion faux pas that white after labor is absolutely ancient and should never been said again.
Yes, I get it, we do like to keep things consistent with the season and, I do that too but whites, creams and beiges are just such beautiful staple colors and they are perfect for all year round. This Fall, I’ve seen many shades of creams and I’m loving it. No matter your dress style or taste. There’s something out there for you if you are planning on refreshing a few pieces in your wardrobe. Before you go shopping, don’t forget to shop your own wardrobe especially that many of us have stashed our sweaters and cozy pieces as soon as winter was coming to an end. I suggests you do that first and then come back and check out some of these amazing and affordable pieces I’ve recommended below.

Here are my recommendations on whites, creams, and beiges to refresh your Fall closet:

Cardigans



Dresses 


Pants & Denim

Sweaters 

Blazers/Jackets

Scarves

Tops 


I hope you go ahead and clean, organize and shop your closet, them pick one or a few of these pieces to enhance your Fall looks.

Thanks for reading, Loves.
Xoxo
Keyma.

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9/12/2019

3 Items to Create An Easy Fall Makeup Glam

This post is in partnership with Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. 
Hey, there!
It’s only a few days before Fall/Autumn officially arrives and I am so excited. I decided to play around with some new Fall makeup from Walmart and I created this easy glam Fall makeup look that will look great on anyone.
I don’t usually wear my makeup heavy unless it is a special occasion. I love that with this look I could stay true to myself, yet felt completely different and new. Every Fall, I get so excited for change. I’m going to share with you how I achieved this makeup look and the products I used so let’s get into it.

The best part about my Fall glam is that I only incorporated a few products. I did my usual foundation routine, my brows as well as my eye shadow (loving this palette, it’s similar to the colors I’m wearing here). I went ahead and used this Cover Girl Perfect Point PLUS Eyeliner in Black Onyx to create a mini cat eye. This gives a bit of a dramatic feel. This pencil is super sleek and nicely pigmented it took 1 1/2 swipes to create my cat eye.
 I then went in on my cheeks with this beautiful Julep Skip The Brush Cream-To-Powder Blush Stick in color Desert Rose. I love a cream blush because it gives a nice glow and I don’t need a brush to apply or a highlighter over it after. I also love that It comes in two other colors. 

To top it off, I got this gorgeous rich NYX Professional Makeup Pin-Up Pout Lipstick in color Flashy. Oh my gosh, I’ve worn it a few times already. I love this color, reds are great for Fall but I decided to try out this  deep purple shade and I’m pleased to add it to my collection. There are about ten (10) more shades in this collection so everyone has a choice based on preference. 
I pulled it all together by applying my magnetic lashes (love these here). Magnetic lashes are such a fun way to add that extra glam and is great for folks with eye allergies to glue etc. Plus they are reusable and last a long time. 

I hope you enjoyed this Fall Makeup Glam look and that you'll try it or something similar. Walmart has so many makeup and Beauty options to create any Fall look you are going for. Be it dramatic, natural, semi, or simple. A fall beauty look doesn't need to be makeup either. It can be a change in your nail polish color too. I'm loving this Sally Hansen Inta-Dri 3.0 Just-In-Wine and this essie Nail Polish in Berry Naughty. Check out Walmart's beauty section and get lost in the wide range of items and prices. Tag me on Instagram in your Fall looks.
xoxo
Keyma



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9/09/2019

Second Trimester Update

Hey, Loves!
 My second trimester pretty much spanned the whole summer. In case you missed my video on how I found out I was pregnant, first trimester, and most common questions I’ve gotten, you can view it HERE. Also did the announce of the gender HERE and a little video sharing a gift I bought for myself once I found out the sex HERE.

Ah, let’s being with update of second trimester. Once I announced to everyone that I was pregnant, I literally was up and about. I took three trips during the summer (The Hamptons, Dallas, and Atlanta). Aside from that, I spent a lot of my weekends out and about with my husband and friends. It was an amazing second trimester. They tell you to expect living your best life during the second trimester and for a minute I wasn’t sure it was true. Things didn’t kick into gear for me until about week 15 of my pregnancy, that’s three weeks past the first trimester. I suddenly started getting my appetite back (that’s when I first realized), I was taking less naps, I had more energy and interest to actually do things and go somewhere.

 Ah finally, it is real. I literally forgot many times that I was pregnant. My stomach was growing but from what I’ve noticed I didn’t show much. People were surprised when I told them how far along I was. One theory is that it is because this is my first child, another is that it is because I am tall so I have more space to grow and stretch with a baby. I guess we will see where the third trimester leads me. I still took occasional naps but no where near as many as during my first trimester. My palate came back but not completely. I had cravings but they were not as drastic as during the first. The most important and noticeable thing about my second trimester was to watch, see and feel the baby grow in my stomach. My gosh, it’s such a surreal and unreal experience. She started to kick (flutters) around week 19. At first I didn’t recognize it, I thought it was gas bubbles but what was strange they didn’t lead me to actually passing gas (sorry to be graphic but hang with me here). It was probably on the third occasion I was said to my husband, “babe, I think these are kicks” the baby is kicking. We didn’t know she was a girl then so, 'the baby' was what it was called. My poor husband couldn’t feel it but he was happy nonetheless about my experience. Things moved fast and she started rolling and sticking out either her arms, legs or butt. Now my husband could finally feel it. I would guide his hand to where she is and we both are usually in complete awe. I must admit, she’s very busy and she loves to get the action rolling as soon as I lay flat on my back. It’s been an amazing second trimester.

 I have also experience intense back acne during my second trimester. It actually began during the first but more so on my chest. Thankfully, the chest ones faded away. I also experienced brutal pregnancy migraines which felt like someone was using a blade to slice a small part of my brain. I knew these were pregnancy migraine because I generally suffer my migraines and I know various types and this was so different. I also had heavy discharge. I know a little graphic but I'm sharing it nonetheless so that if a new mom-to-be wake up with these symptoms, they know it's completely normal. Simply buy a pack of panty-liners and change as needed. 

PS- If this dress looks familiar, you're right. I posted it HERE on the blog back in 2017 and it looks and feel just as great. It's completely sold out and so is my sandals from two years ago too. See below a few similar style recommendations. 

Thanks for swinging by, Loves. Please let me know if you are a mama-to-be or a new mom, too. 
I'm so excited to be on this journey. 
xoxo
Keyma

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9/04/2019

How To Prep Your Face For a Flight + What To Pack

This post is in partnership with Olay. All Opinions are 100% my own. 
 Hey there, everyone! 
I'm heading out fo town in a couple of days and wanted to share with you how I prepare my skin for a flight and what to pack. I often do insta stories of my no-makeup flying look, sometimes masks or mists I bring with me to hydrate and energize my skin while flying. It's one of the most crucial times to ensure your skincare game is up to par. Air travel can leave your skin in dire need of hydration. What'e even worse is if you have a cocktail or soda while flying. No matter the distance or mode of travel, it is so important to moisturize as best as possible. I want to share with you why this Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is one of the best creams for travel (air, sea or land). 

It is rich in moisture and hydration. It is great for normal to dry skin. I have combination skin and it does wonders when I travel. I may get a little oily in my t-zone but that's nothing a little blotting cloth/paper can't fix. I also love the luxurious feeling I get from it. It's very much comparable to super high-end luxury creams I have used in past. Did you know that Olay Red Jars are better than 131 products across 12 different countries? This includes some of our favorite beauty driven countries such as Korea and France. 

The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream also visibly firms my skin and softens the look of fine lines. It's packed with Vitamin B3 and Amino-Peptide Complex II. 
Here's my skin prep:
1. Throughly cleanse face
2. Use a Toner or Mist (I love this one from Olay)
3. Throughly moisture with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream 

Additional Items to pack or have handy:
Water
Lip balm
Hand Sanitizer
Toilettes
 I also carry my Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer whenever I travel. I use it to moisturize and it serves also as a primer. It is one less thing I have to carry; I love the two-in-one use I get from it. It is so light on my skin and it is perfect for oily and combination skin. Like the Micro-Sculpting Cream, it also has a lot of Vitamin B3 which regenerates surface cells and softens the skin and, Amino-Peptide Complex II which helps improves elasticity, smoothness and firmness. 

Fun Fact: Each of Olay Red Jar creams contains as much Vitamin B3 as 2500 cups of Kale. Talk about treating your skin, right?!

See below a video I made to show you how easy it is to apply. I hope you enjoy. 


xoxo
Keyma. 

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8/30/2019

Caftan For All Year Round

Hey guys!
I absolutely love Caftans, They are so comfortable and roomy. I do own quite a few that I tend to wear around the house, on the weekends for grocery or casual errands runs, the pool and beach. I just find them so versatile. I can put on a pair of  skinny jeans under them or leggings and be on my way any day. I wanted to share this one with you and also some of the others I own and are loving right now. 
I've linked them all in the widget below. 



xoxo
Keyma
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