Ready To Take On The Outdoors With Olay Sun SPF

This post is in partnership with Olay. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hey guys!
It's no secret how much I love Olay and their amazing products. Every season I look to them for my miracle product to combat the change in weather and, my overall skin care needs. Well it's beginning to heat up and it's time for SPF, one of my favorite skincare hack of all time. I wear SPF all year round but anywhere from late Spring is when I begin to be extremely meticulous about it, all the way to end of summer. Amazingly, Olay has me covered with the Olay SUN Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35. 
It is oil-free, it has anti-aging benefits, and it doesn't clog my pores. It sits beautifully under my make-up and also improves the coverage and longevity. The best part, it has a barely there feel so my skin feels natural and looks beautiful. Memorial Day weekend is coming up and we plan on hanging out at the park for a little picnic, relaxing to a good book, and people watch. I always look forward to being outside when it's warm and beautiful. 
This is why I use Olay SUN Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35 to protect my skin while I enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Doing things like this is a form of self-care for me. Taking care of my skin, enjoying nature, relaxing to a good book, talking to strangers, and spending time outside. 
Whatever your long weekend or holiday plans are, just don't forget your SPF and I highly recommend Olay SUN Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35
Thanks for swinging by.


How To Incorporate Mixed-Metals In Your Kitchen

This post is in partnership with Lowe's. All opinions are 100% my own. 
I've been told multiple times that I was brave to mix so many different metals in my kitchen during the remodeling process. In the end, everyone loved it. I had a precise vision for my kitchen and I wasn't going to let doubt stop me from seeing it through. I wanted my kitchen to look one-of-a-kind, chic, and luxurious. Mixing metals was actually easy. It's just like mixing jewelry. The only difference is that it's a bit more permanent in the kitchen :) I sourced all of my metals and products from Lowe's because they have a huge selection and I love being bale to one-stop-shop.

Here's how I approached mixing metals in my kitchen and you can easily recreate it too. 

-Decide on one focal metal select other items around it. For me, it was my Sinkology Antique Copper sink. This beautiful farmhouse sink was my focal metal piece. It tells you, this is about to be a fun kitchen. Ha! It also tells you, expect the unexpected and be prepared to be swooned. 
-Decide on how many different metals you want to build around your focal metal. I decided on 4 others (gold, bronze, rose gold, and brass with silver appliances). Common combos are silver & gold, brass and nickel, gold & rose gold. 
-Decide if you want to keep metals that are alike together, or shift them around your kitchen. For me, I shifted them around my kitchen. I loved the flow of moving from one metal to the next. For example; My bronze sink is a beautiful rose gold Delta Trinsic faucet and next to it is my silver Samsung dishwasher
-Finally, decorate your space with more metals. This can be in the form of small appliances or decor items. If you've missed the entire Kitchen reveal, you can see it all here
I hope you consider mixing metals on your next home remodel project. 
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The New & Improved adidas Nite Jogger

This post is in partnership with FinishLine & Adidas. All opinions are 100% my own. 
When I shop for sneakers my main focus is comfort and then style. Lucky for me, I didn't have to settle for one and not the other when I chose these adidas Nite Jogger from FinishLine.com. I also tend to steer toward classic and timeless sneakers. The original Nite Jogger was introduced in 1979 and has many upgrades since then. At the core of it is comfort and style. The new and improved adidas Nite Jogger is every girl's sneaker dream. I ordered mine in black (it also comes in white/pink & white/grey). These shoes ran a little big on me so I got a 1/2 size down.
A sneaker is probably one of the easiest shoe to style. You can literally wear any and everything with it. The only thing off limit would probably be an evening gown. Ha! But if you wanted, why could you not style these adidas Nite Joggers with in a evening gown. You only live once after all.
I styled mine with Jeans, a casual shirt and light jacket. You can also style these with joggers, sweatshirts, and/or leggings. It's the perfect shoe to style casual outfits. It's extremely comfortable, soft and the fabric is breathable. 



The Perfect Perfume To Gift This Mother’s Day

This post is in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are 100% my own. 
I’m most fortunate to have a lot of mother figures in my life. I’m constantly surrounded by strong, beautiful and fearless women. My mother is the epitome of all these things. I love celebrating her, and this Mother’s Day, will be no exception. I’ve gifted my mom this Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden perfume from Sephora for her Mother’s Day gift, before we head back to our respective homes after my wedding. I pretty much know the types of scent my mom loves but I’m also happy to know that Sephora has a fragrance finder quiz that you can take to help you discover a scent to keep or to gift. It is super quick and easy and gives you recommendations you will love. My mom lives in the UK and for the first time, I wanted to personally deliver to her, this Mother’s Day gift. I had gone to my local Sephora to pick out a scent for her and I fell in love with this one. The Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden has warm florals scents- a mix of frangipani, Ylang-Ylang and coconut essence. It gave me the perfect Island feel of romance and love.

My mom fills me with so much positive affirmations, constant words of encouragement, and always tells me I’m beautiful. I didn’t realize the importance of the way she built my self-esteem by the things she would say and do. It has made me into the woman I am today. I thank my mother for that. My mom migrated right when I was on the brink of becoming a teenager and I know that was a huge sacrifice for her, but it paid off. She opened doors for me to travel, took care of me in the best way possible and made me feel loved even miles apart. I will forever be grateful to my mom. She raised my brother to know and love me even though we lived on two separate continents.
She’s my person, my trusted confidant and the person I know has my back for life. Whoever you are celebrating this Mother’s Day, I recommend the Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden Perfume from Sephora. I promise, they will love it.
Happy Mother's Day


The Best Sheer Lipstick You Must Get From Bloomingdale’s

This post is in partnership with Bloomingdale's and ShopStyle. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Hi Loves.
I don't know about you guys but I love a good lipstick and one that offers stellar pigment and shine. Let me introduce you to my newest lipstick addiction, Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick that I recently got from one of my favorite stores, Bloomingdales. I couldn't decide on one shade so I got four shades:) You can tell my favorite color tone is somewhere from medium reds to soft pinks. For me, I can never go wrong with these shades. These Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick are sheer, luminous, and ready-to-wear for all occasions. I love that they are infused with aloe-vera mixed with oils and waxes that serves for a 24hr hydration. It's like mixing beauty and skincare all in one. Not only does my lip color look amazing but my lips are being taken care of at the same time. I've shared my four favorite colors in this post. The first one above is #667 Pink Meteor. It's soft, pretty and really enhances my natural lip color. 

 This one is #976 Be Dior. It's a little on the red side. It's the brightest one that I got. I love a good sheer red that gives the glossy look but is not too serious. 
This is #260 Mirage. This is the lightest color I got. It's so soft and angelic. If you're looking for simple yet chic color, this is the one for you. 
This is #769 Dior Fortune. This is my in between color of all the ones I got. This is when I am not feeling red nor pink. It's the perfect blend of both and it looks so pretty on. 
I hope you guys enjoyed trying on these Dior Addict Stellar Shine Lipstick colors with me. If you're looking for an exceptional lipstick that has shine, nourishment, and comfort? get yourself one of these pretty sheer lipsticks from Bloomingdale's :) There are over 20 shades in this collection, so you are sure to find a few that you'll love. They also would make perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Let me know how you like them. 



Where To Stay In Cape Town

We went to South Africa for our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing. We did a Safari for the first four nights and the second four nights we stayed in Cape Town. In this post, I'm sharing with you the two boutique hotels we stayed at in Cape Town, located precisely in the Constantia area. When we decided on visiting Cape Town, we knew for sure we didn't want to stay in any of the bigger hotels. We wanted to stay in boutique hotels so that our experience was more hands on and intimate. As much as internet age allows us to research and plan out our trips wherever we go in the world, nothing beats a local feel and local knowledge. This is why we chose the two boutique hotels, The Alphen Boutique Hotel and Nova Constantia Boutique Hotel. Both are located in a suburban area just a few minutes outside Cape Town. The area is beautiful, quiet and relaxing. We knew that Uber was cheap and we would have no issues getting in and out of Cape Town. 

The Alphen Boutique Hotel was so beautiful, I loved the decor and the victorian feel. The hotel has multiple restaurants on the property. I especially enjoyed the restaurant staff. They were extremely friendly and helpful. A lot of locals who live in the Constantia area also visit the hotel restaurants for lunch and dinner. We made a few friends there. The hotel staff was so lovely to leave a bottle of champagne, a note and decorated our bed with flowers as welcome in celebrating our honeymoon. I've shared pictures below. 
 We left The Alphen and spent our last few nights at Nova Constantia Boutique Hotel. We felt like we had gone to stay with family. The welcome was warm and very intimate. The property was quiet, and the grounds clean and relaxing. They have a chef on property that makes fresh breakfast and we enjoyed our morning coffee right off the pool. The room was plush, and cozy with the feel of luxury. The manager gave us recommendations on where to go for dinner, wine tasting nearby and were very hands on in assisting us in whatever we needed. See below for my pictures. I hope you enjoy them. 
Stay tuned for another post on what to do in Cape Town. 
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