Friday, June 13, 2014


Happy Friday! I was thinking to myself yesterday how much I miss blogging and I figured I might as well I write a little update post on my life lately! Things are getting started with my web designer for my new website and I am so excited. I can't wait to start sharing more! Life for me has been busy (as always), but this is also not travel season for me so I love that! I have been enjoying spending time in Charlotte and working at the office like a normal person. I have also made some amazing friends that I love to hang out with through a blogging group in Charlotte - The Charlotte Social - Steph from The Lady Olive, Colleen from The Style Heist, and Bri from Just Bri :) It's crazy how blogging can be the gateway to making some wonderful friends. 

These past few months have been jam packed with a lot of traveling and working so here are a few pictures of my recent adventures :) 
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1. One of my best friends ever Erin is getting married in October and I went to her engagement party in Connecticut! So excited for the wedding :)
2. Moni, Caity, Sonu and me at the engagement party! We are all bridesmaids :)
3. My sister Natalie and me at my BFF Mon's baby shower
4. Mon, me and Sonu at her baby shower - it was the most beautiful shower ever! A mini wedding
5. NYC views from my market visit for work last month
6. Colleen (The Style Heist) and me at our friend Ashley's house
7. Chloe with her favorite toy... socks
8. Selfie selfie selfie
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These are all pictures from my amazing trip to Monterrey, Mexico. Both of my parents are from there and I had not been in 7 years! It is the most beautiful city and I had the best time getting to see my family. My cousin Adrian got married and we went for the wedding! I got to see some of my friends who live there as well. It was such a great vacation! If you ever get the opportunity to visit Monterrey, you will not regret it.

I have SO MANY exciting things coming up in the next months. It's my sister's birthday this weekend as well as father's day so we have a lot of fun activities planned. In a few short weeks, we are taking a family vacation to Europe! I am so excited! We haven't been there as a family since 2000 so we are definitely due for a trip. My youngest sister is currently studying in Paris so we are picking her up and going to London & Spain! If you follow me on YouTube, I am planning on vlogging during the whole experience!!! My BFF is also set to have her baby in the next month and I cannot wait to meet my baby niece! I am going to spoil her rotten. My sister and I are also moving into a new apartment in August. I can't wait to move - the apartment complex is brand new and has amazing amenities! So much going on and I WILL be launching my new website in the midst of everything! :)

Keep up with me in the meantime on Instagram, Twitter & FB :) I am also always pinning up a storm! Also - I have been posting lots of videos on my YouTube channel! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! Love you all :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I suck at blogging.

The understatement of the year. I have been pretty absent around these parts and I hope you don't hate me for not posting. Several factors have contributed to this, but number one being that I am unhappy with my blog (the name amongst other things) ((don't ask me who Kevin is)) (((just kidding, you can.. it was an inside joke in college and has to do with Kevin Federline & this particular Britney Spears video)))! 

But good news is here! I am working with a fabulous web and graphic designer and a new blog and site will be launching soon! Expect more detailed beauty reviews, fashion posts, integrated YouTube videos, recipes and more! Plus... a freaking search feature! I will still keep all of my past content as well which I am really happy about. In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram (where I post daily, Twitter, Facebook, and of course YouTube! I have still been posting beauty and fashion videos on YouTube so that is not going anywhere! :) 

I plan on sharing a few recent pics and outfits soon on here as well so stay tuned! :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Recent Makeup & Fashion Purchases!

Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you all had a great week and have fun plans for the weekend. I am currently in Connecticut for one of my best friend's engagement parties. It's always so great to see all my girls since we all live in different cities. Nothing beats girl time with your best friends! My BFF Mon visited me from DC last week and we went shopping (of course!) and... I was able to break my makeup ban after Lent was over! You best believe that I took advantage of that! 
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Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette | Tom Ford Lip Shine in Willful | YSL Rouge Volupte Gloss in #30 | Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Makeup (B20) | Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base (check Neimans in store) | Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara (my favorite mascara - third time I re-purchase) | Chanel Blush in Canaille #89
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The Chanel base (I found it in store at Neimans, but can't seem to track it down online) and foundation have been pairing so nicely. I have been using the Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 by Sephora (a TiffanyD recommendation) and it blends so flawlessly into the skin. I am planning on doing a video review on both of these items soon so stay tuned! :)

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I have been loving layering delicate necklaces and we all know about my rose gold obsession. I picked up this super long rose gold necklace from Nordstrom (only $38) to layer with more necklaces. Ever since I bought the Henri Bendel "Y" rose gold necklace a few months back, I can't seem to take it off. It literally goes with everything, I am tempted to get it in the silver! I also recently got this cute little necklace from Baublebar!

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 I also picked up this BCBG blazer on sale and I am in love! BCBG still has it online on sale and it comes in different colors too!
Candice Jacket 

Hope you all have a great weekend! xo

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Spring Fashion Haul!

 Oops.. I did it again! Channeling my inner Britney today ;-) I hope it's not just me, but spring clothing is amazing this season and I am having a hard time resisting amazing deals on great pieces. In this haul, I share some of my latest finds as well as ideas on how to style them. I also insert clips of me wearing most of the items :) 

What I Bought

Let me know if you have any questions on any of these items! :) Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Recent Sephora Purchases & last day for 15% off!

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share a my latest haul video from Sephora. Today is the last day to get 15% off your purchase online or in store! 

Use code "TICKET" for 15% off! 

Thank you for watching loves!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

March Beauty Favorites!

I know we are a little into April already, but I wanted to share my March Beauty Favorites video in case you missed it. I had a video mate this time around - my sister! We both talk about products we have been loving the month of March! 

My Products:

Thanks for watching! :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Where have I been?

Happy Monday to all of my readers.. if I even have any left after this crazy blogging hiatus/weird phase for Yes it is, Kevin. I have been completely overwhelmed with work and traveling as well as planning my near future and making career decisions that have been pretty stressful. Everything is great with me, and I have still been consistent with making YouTube videos.. making beauty videos is so much fun for me and I enjoy it SO MUCH! I feel like I have found a great platform to express my love of all things beauty, fashion and more. I have been blogging for years and I have always enjoyed it, but lately, YouTube has taken over as my creative passion! I have plans to do a complete revamp of this little blog really soon! I plan on adding more detailed beauty reviews, outfit posts, healthy lifestyle updates, and more! In the meantime, you can stay up to date with me on Twitter & Instagram. I am on both daily!! :)

I wanted to share some recent pictures and outfits as well! :) 

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Disneyland with my friend Haley while I was in LA | reunited with my friend Heather while she was visiting Charlotte | cuddles with Chloe | Filming with my sister Natalie | Fresh hair thanks to my loves at Alchemy: the workshop (my favorite salon in Charlotte) | Dinner selfie with my sister Steph while I was in Atlanta this weekend

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Outfit from this weekend: Anthropologie Dress (on sale!), Madewell Booties, Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac in Rose Gold, Ellandemm Evil Eye necklace, Henri Bendel Y necklace in rose gold 

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Dinner at my family's steakhouse - Pampas Steakhouse in Alpharetta, GA (THE BEST!) 

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Got my Ellandemm "Kingsley" necklace - cannot wait to wear it with everything. 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Recent Videos!

Hi loves! I am popping in from my blogging hiatus (I guess that is what it is now) to share my latest YouTube videos! I am planning a huge recap post. Life is crazy, you get the drill by now ;-) 

If you ever wanted to get to know me a bit more, this is the TOO MUCH INFORMATION tag!

This is my most recent video where I share products that I have used up recently. From bodycare to makeup, to the WORST PRODUCT EVER. 

Thank you for watching loves! :) Keep up with my on Instagram (always on there)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Fashion Essentials Haul!

I am so ready for spring to officially.. well, spring! I am sure all of you are as well as the weather has been weird to say the least. In this video, I share a few of my recent spring fashion purchases and how I plan on incorporating them into my wardrobe! :)

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Aritzia MAYAT Jacket in Black (IT COMES IN SO MANY COLORS AH!)

Nasty Gal Easy Breeze Trench
Similar Trench from H&M ($40)

Aritzia MARCUS Jacket

Aritzia Mint Silk Top

Aritzia COHEN Pants

Ann Taylor Loft Blouse

Shop Nasty Gal Chiffon Trim Sweater

Other Items Mentioned:
Topshop Floral Jaquard Skirt

D'Orsay Style Pumps
Chinese Laundry Shoes (sold out in my color but they come in black & red as well)

Ivanka Trump Rose Gold Heels (can't find anywhere online - but try Off Fifth in store - they are the "Brole")
These are similar
Lust Version (pretty sure the Ivanka's are a copy of these): Manolo Blahnik

Let me know if you have any questions on any of these items! Thank you for watching! :) xo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Life Lately: Chapel Hill, Dallas & DC!

Even though life has been pretty hectic lately, I wanted to do a quick update post on what I have been up to these last few weeks. As most of you know, I travel for work and I am also in the final stages of grad school interviews so it has been a very busy year for me! I miss blogging consistently, but things should get back to normal in a few weeks. Until then, follow me on Instagram in case you want to see what I am up to! :) I am off to LA this Friday and will be there this weekend and next week for work. I am so excited because one of my best friends Haley lives there and I haven't seen her since last May! We are going to Disneyland on Saturday and I literally cannot contain my excitement!
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 1. Dinner in Chapel Hill with one of my best friends from high school Steven 2. Selfie - wearing my obsession - the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royale 3. Dallas selfie on a work trip - love that city! 4. Visted my best friend in DC this past weekend and she made me the best green juice ever! 5. Shopping with Mon - can you guys believe I resisted the Tom Ford counter? 6. So great to see her - she is 5 months pregnant and looks amazing. Pregnancy looks wonderful on her! 7. Yet another selfie 8. Brunch and shopping in Georgetown on Sunday with Mon & Staxie 8. Getting back on my gym grind - it has been a struggle with so much traveling, but I have to get it in! :) 

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I gave up buying makeup for Lent and these were my last splurges on Fat Tuesday - Tom Ford Lip Shine in Nubile, Tom Ford Lip Gloss in Rose Crush, and Lush's Dream Cream (been loving all of these so much!)

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How amazing does Mon look for 5 months pregnant?

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Work outfit yesterday: Sweater from Nasty Gal | J.Crew Pixie Pants | Sam Edelman Desiree Pumps | Henri Bendel Y Necklace in Rose Gold

Hope to be back to blogging more soon! xoxo

Friday, March 7, 2014

February Beauty Favorites!

Well well well... It is somehow March and here I am with a new beauty video. I have been so bad at blogging, I don't think there is even a word for it. Watch my video to know why I have been MIA and some updates :) I am planning a recap post, but it probably will not be up until Monday! :) I am off to DC to visit my best friend Mon! I haven't seen her in September since we have both been super busy. She is expecting her first baby with her husband and I CANNOT wait to see her. If you live far away from your bestie, you will understand, but it is so hard to not see her as much as I would like. I treasure all of our time together and I am so excited to see her!

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As always, let me know if you have any questions or any video requests as well! have a lovely weekend! :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chicago Weekend Recap

Happy Monday loves! I hope you all had a great weekend :) I spent the weekend in beautiful (but freezing) Chicago. I was there for grad school related activities, but we decided to make a girls trip out of it and my mom and two sisters tagged along. We had such a great time even though it was super cold. Chicago is stunning and I am in love with the city! We got in on Thursday evening and I was dying to take my mom and sister to Sunda, my favorite restaurant in Chicago. It is an amazing Asian restaurant that I highly recommend! The best things are the rock shrimp, the crispy brussels sprouts salad, the spicy tuna on crispy rice, and the shishito peppers! 

Friday, I headed to Evanston in the early chilly snowy morning and got back to the city around noon. We met up with one of our family friends and she took us to Eataly which was literally 2 blocks from our hotel. WOW is all I can say about Eataly. I have been dying to try the NYC one for years now, and it did not disappoint. They had the BEST cappuccinos I have ever had - they taste just like the cappuccinos in Italy. We went shopping and then headed back to the hotel to meet my youngest sister Stephy who flew in from Atlanta. We all got ready and headed to our family friend's condo and then we all went to dinner at Mercadito. 

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Saturday was a shopping day! We headed down the Miracle Mile and shopped till we dropped. One of my best friends Caity recently moved back to her hometown from NYC and she took the train to meet us for Saturday night! We all went to the Dry Bar and then went to dinner with our family friend Chris. We had a great time! We were all planning on going out but it was so cold and we were so tired we all just went back to the hotel bar. 

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 Mom & Sisters!

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On Sunday, we headed to Sunda again for brunch - it was so yummy! Our flights were at 6PM so our day was cut a little short. The trip went by too fast, but we had an amazing time. I think it is so important to treasure every single moment with your family and loved ones. I was, however, excited to return to this beautiful southern weather! ;-)

Unil next time, Chicago!
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 I plan on getting back on filming this week so keep your eyes peeled for that! :) 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Catch Up!

Hello my loves! I have been blog MIA for many reasons... first and foremost, exactly one week ago, my family and I put down our lovely amazing doggie Coco. Coco was almost 14 and she had a very long amazing life filled with so much love. She was the cuddliest, cutest, most beautiful baby ever and we are going to miss her so much. Coco had been in pain for a few years due to back/neck issues and she had had 2 surgeries for her spine. She was barely walking and you could just see that she was not happy anymore. To add to that, she went completely blind in early January. It was the hardest thing we have gone through as a family so far. Especially for my younger sister Stephanie who had grown up with Coco since she was 8. However, I know we have to remember the 14 amazing years that we we were all able to enjoy with her. I know she is up in doggy heaven chasing squirrels and eating as much bacon as she wants to! I got the sweetest messages on instagram so thank you so much for your kind words, it meant a lot to me and made me smile all through last week.

Rest in Peace Coco Sanchez! We love you!
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My last picture with Coco
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Coco spent her entire life alongside Simba, our oldest dog who is 15 and is the sweetest dog around. We did not want to leave him alone in our house in GA since my parents are always traveling, so my sister and I moved Simba in with us! I think he is adjusting pretty well. It's been a bit of an adjustment, but we did not want him to be alone after loosing Coco. So far, so good! 
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Last week, I headed to Miami for a market visit and due to the snowpocalypse that occurred last week, I was stuck there till Friday. I know there are much worse places to get stuck, but I literally had no summer clothing with me and Miami was boiling hot! We ended up having to move hotels three times and it was just annoying not being able to get home. However, I did get to see my friend Heather who recently moved down there and our friend Sara was there too so we were all able to see each other!

Not a bad view from Univision Miami offices
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Art District Miami
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I spent half my Valentine's day at the Miami Airport - the airport was crazy with all the cancelled flights! Luckily, we were only delayed about an hour and I got back to snowy Charlotte on Friday late afternoon. I headed to pick up essentials - aka wine. I honestly did not even acknowledge that it was Valentine's day. It is my least favorite holiday and wish it didn't exist.
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Saturday, I went shopping a little bit and hit up my new favorite spot - the Origins store! I have been getting more and more obsessed with their products lately and this mask was one of the items I got. My skin felt AMAZING after! Esp after a week without all of my proper skincare and weird weather, it was just what I needed :)
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
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I have a busy week ahead of me and I leave for Chicago on Thursday for my first grad school interview!! AH. Wish me luck! I hope you all have a great week!! :) xo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Beauty & Random Favorites!

January has come and gone... and with that comes my monthly favorites video where I share everything I have been loving for that past month. Apart from beauty products, I share some favorite youtubers, movies, songs, and more! 

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2. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
3. Tom Ford Blush - Love Lust
4. Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes - Ample Amber
5. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
6. Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Volumizing Mousse
7. Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Nudist
8. Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Palette - Lolita
9. Maybelline Elixir - Nude Illusion
10. Revlon Highlighting Palete - Bronze Glow

Part One: Makeup
Part Two: Skincare, Body Care, and Haircare 

Favorite Youtubers:
Amelia Liana
Lily Pebbles
Vivianna Does Makeup

Thank you for watching! Have you been loving anything in particular this past month? Do share! :) 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Week & Weekend Recap!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Last week was super busy and it was extra crazy since the South got hit by the "winter storm" last Tuesday. We were very lucky compared to the mess that happened in Atlanta.. so insane! On Thursday, I hosted the January meet-up of The Charlotte Social at our restaurant, Luciano's! It was so much fun! I was able to see some of my favorites and get to meet some new people as well! If you are a Charlotte blogger and haven't been to a meet-up yet, definitely give it a try! 

My outfit for the meetup
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Blazer: BCBGeneration | Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA (this is the one I showed in my latest haul video and I got it on super sale so I was not able to find it online, but this one is similar!) | Jeans: True Religion | Boots: Forever 21 | Necklaces: Evil Eye by EllandEmm | Gold Dagger Necklace from Gorjana

The event was so much fun, and it was great to introduce people to Luciano's!
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Always wonderful to see my Charlotte blogger ladies - Got to catch up with my lovely friend Alexa! It was so wonderful to meet a few new bloggers - it's always so great to connect with people who share a very similar passion to yours! Bri [Just Bri] & Bre [Baubles & Bubbly] are two of the sweetest, funniest, and loveliest girls I have ever met! They put in so much hard work into The Charlotte Social - props to them! Love you ladies!

This weekend was really nice. My parents are in town and they are honestly my favorite people to hang out with. My sister and I went shopping for a little bit on Saturday, and then we all had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants Barringtons with my Dad. 
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Don't you want to be my snapchat friend? ;) I bought this top at Urban on Saturday and I really like it! It is so comfy and I love the lace detailing. I also wore my Sam Edelman Della pumps that I love! And can you tell that I love my evil eye necklace? Haha!
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Been loving bananas & strawberries lately for breakfast (and coffee of course) | Chloe creeping | My Dad and I watching the Super Bowl last night | Yummy Palm Beach salad from Bricktops
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 Tested out some new beauty products yesterday. I am in LOVE with the Giorgio Armani Lumious Silk Foundation - it is a BEAUT! A haul video & review will be up on these products soon! :) I also picked up a Chanel cream shadow and a Chantecaille brilliant gloss in classic!

Stay tuned for a January Beauty Favorites video that should be up very very very SOON! :) Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fundraising for Susan G. Komen

Last September, my beautiful best friends Monica & Sonia lost their amazing mother to breast cancer after a year long battle with the disease. She was taken from this world way too soon, but she left a remarkable impact on my life on how to be a strong, independent, and wonderful woman and mother. In memory of her life, my best friends are fundraising for the Greater New York City Susan G. Komen foundation, and I wanted to share their donation link in case any of you are able to donate to fighting this horrible disease. 

This is the personal link where you can read more on their mother, Madhu and donate if you are able to - any donation would be greatly appreciated! :) 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Charlotte Social Meet-Up TODAY!

Happy Thursday everyone! I wanted to pop in and remind you Charlotte, NC locals of The Charlotte Social Meet-Up today at 6:30. I am hosting tonight's event at our restaurant, Luciano's Ristorante on South Blvd. I am so excited to see some of my favorites and meet new bloggers as well! :) If you are a Charlotte blogger and haven't joined The Charlotte Social - you are definitely missing out!
Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fashion & Beauty Haul! BCBG, Urban, Windsor & MORE!

Look what we have here... Pam shopping again, what else is new? I added some new pieces to my winter wardrobe as well as some "ready for spring" items!

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color - Rosy
From Windsor
White Surplice Sheer Back Top (size M)
Loose Textured Sweater in Oatmeal (M/L)
Blush Textured V-neck Sweater
Burgundy Long-Sleeved Top
Taupe Relax Tunic
From Urban:
Necklace ($16 not $6 - sorry haha)
Striped Top

BB Dakota Vegan Leather Jacket
BCBGeneration Blazer

I have fallen in love with the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray or the DTS as it's known in the beauty community :) As I mentioned in the video, I purchased the travel size little buddy which retails for $21 - the best place I found it online was Neiman Marcus & they do offer free shipping (which is always a plus). Oribe is pretty hard to find in stores, I have only ever seen it in NYC & Chicago, so that is why I had to order online. The full size will set you back $42 and although it is pricey, I will definitely be repurchasing the full size. I recommend getting the small size to try it out. I was very impressed at how much volume it can add to your hair. I used it last night and it made my hair look as if I had just gone to get a blowout! And get this... this was 2nd day hair!
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I am also wearing the blush vegan leather jacket from BB Dakota that I shared in the video. I am so happy I bought it! It is the perfect spring piece! I love it so much that I am debating getting the black one as well. I bought mine at local boutique Bevello, but you can find it on Shopbop. My dress is Lovers + Friends and my booties are the Vince Camuto Arianah.

I forgot to post this outfit last week - typical work outfit & I am wearing the F21 OTK Boots (sold out now), older blaze from Nordstrom, F21 Top, J.Crew Pixie pants and my beloved 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli in Taupe as well!

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Thank you for reading/watching! Have a lovely Tuesday! :) 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Life Lately: Some outfits, weekend recap, and more!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a great weekend myself since my mom was in town and we got to hang out all weekend. On Friday night,  we did what we do best - shop! I behaved myself pretty well... I had run out of my holy grail eye cream - Origins Gin Zing - and decided to run into the Origins store at the mall. I had never been there, and we ended up talking to one of the sales associates there and she recommended some great products. I also recently finished my Korres Quercetin & Oak Serum (which I love), but I have been in the mood to try something else (#beautyaddictprobz). She gave me a hefty sample of the Plantscription Serum which I have been LOVING so far. I am also trying out Dior's Capture Total Dream Skin & Clarins Double Serum - I will let you all know which one I go with! 

Origins is hands down one of my favorite skincare brands. Not only are their products SUPER effective, but they are also at an affordable price point. I decided to also try out the Drink Up Overnight Mask because my skin has been dryyyyyyyy this winter. NC has gotten some pretty cold days this January and my skin is definitely not used to it. I already used this and LOVE it. I also bought the No Puffery Cooling Roll-On for the eyes - this was literally a dream this morning! It de-puffs and feels so great on the skin in the mornings.
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Now, I know what you are thinking... Clinique, Pam? YES! Clinique has recently revamped their eye products. My YouTube friend Jess has been raving about both the All About Shadow Palette and the new chubby sticks for eyes. I am super impressed with the quality of both of them. I love the chubby stick and definitely want to get more! I got the color ample amber and it is a gorgeous base color that can also be worn by its own.
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 My favorite way to make my veggies - roasting them! I just roast them in the oven at 350 for 40 min and add a little bit of balsamic and then keep them in the oven for another 5-10 min. They turn out DELICIOUS and are a perfect side item to chicken, fish or steak | My parents and I went to dinner at Fig Tree last week and it was so good! Definitely recommend if you are in Charlotte - we finished our great dinner with dessert wine flights = perfection | I have been LOVING the new Shakira & Rihanna song! It is such a fun dance song | On Saturday, my mom, sister, and I headed to Dean & Deluca to have some wine before we went to see Frozen... and OH MY GOD THAT MOVIE IS AMAZING. If you haven't seen it - you have to! It is such a great movie!

Yesterday, my mom and I headed to our lake house which is still under construction and went to our favorite Homegoods! We did not really get that much, but I am thinking of doing an updated apartment tour and I know I want to do a room tour as well! So stay tuned for that! :)
 #selfiesunday at Homegoods haha
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Urban Outfitters Top | True Religion Jeggings | Tory Burch Bristol Boots

I hope you all have a great week! I have a fashion haul coming this afternoon so keep your eyes peeled for that! :) 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beauty Haul: Drugstore, Sephora, Ulta & Tom Ford

Happy Tuesday to you all! I posted a new beauty video yesterday and wanted to share. One of my goals this year is to include more drugstore & budget friendly recommendations in my videos and on my blog. There are so many fab products at the drugstore, and I wanted to pick up a few items last week. I hit up Target & CVS (and also sephora, ulta and a naughty sneaky Tom Ford purchase) and filmed a haul to share what I got! :) 

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 People Mentioned
Amelia's Blog & Youtube
Carli Bybel

From Target/CVS
Olay Essential Oils/Creme Ribbons - Sunflower Oil + Refreshing Nectarine
John Freida Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
L'oreal Boost It Heat Spray
Botanics Rosewater Toning Spray
Revlon Highlighting Compact - Bronze Glow
Maybelline Elixirs - Captivating Carnation & Nude Illusion
Revlon Lacquer Balm - Flirtatious
Revlon Matte Balm - Sultry & Standout
Milani Lipstick - Sangria
(You can find Milani at CVS, Walgreens or Walmart)

From Sephora
Dior Creme de Rose
Sephora Creme Lip Stain - #3 Strawberry Kissed
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker - Nudist

From Ulta
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Primer
Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair (buy in store)

Tom Ford Blush - Love Lust - I am IN LOVE with this!
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Thank you for watching! Do you have any drugstore favorites?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Winter Fashion Essentials

I know I talk a lot about beauty around here, but I am equally in love with fashion and clothes. I am mostly drawn to simple pieces with a twist. I love the colder months because I am obsessed with boots, sweaters and scarves - I mean, who isn't? I made a little video sharing what I think are winter fashion closet essentials that every girl needs :) 

1. Fur Vests | The fur vest trend is not going anywhere.. well, at least not this year! For some reason, I find that they are very hard to find in store. I ended up lucking out last year in bebe with mine, but I have found some cute ones online that may work. I am seriously eying this one by Cynthia Vincent and I think it would be flattering due to the cut.
Cynthia Vincent Vest
Tart Black Fur Vest
Aeropostale (STEAL!) White Vest
Similar to mine - but in navy (on sale)

2. Zella Live-In Leggings | These leggings are definitely their own category due to how amazing they are. I discovered these thanks to LisaLisaD1 last year and haven't looked back. They are the BEST LEGGINGS HANDS DOWN! Don't question it. I wear these with sweaters, with long blouses, and to work out!

3. Loose Long Sweaters | Definitely my go-to top in the winter! I love longer sweaters that I can pair with leggings or pixie pants. I usually buy them at Free People, J.Crew or stores like Loft & Banana Republic.
Free People White Loose Sweater
Free People Striped Sweater 
J.Crew Side-Button Sweater (sold out now)

4. Winter White Clothing | I LOVE white for the winter - I have always been an avid fan of white clothing for all seasons and I love white for dresses, tops and accessories especially in the fall. I have been loving this dress from Top Shop that is perfect for winter, but also every season!
Top Shop Dress

5. Embellished Belts | Belts can really make an outfit and I want to be better about incorporating them into my outfits. This belt from Anthropologie is my obsession right now and it can instantly dress up ANY outfit!
Antho Belt

6. Scarves | I have been loving my huge zara plaid scarf as well as these cute scarves from the Limited that my mom got me for Christmas. Some of my favorite places to get scarves are Nordstrom BP, Forever 21, Target, or J.Crew!

7. Riding Boots, Knee High Tall Boots, and the Pointed Toe Pump | These three shoes have been my go-to's this winter. My TB riding boots were a bit of a splurge, but worth every penny. I also have been raving about my f21 boots that are honestly one of the best bargains ever! Pointy-toed heels are back and better than ever! Loving these by Sam Edelman.
TB Bristol Riding Boots
F21 boots (sold out)
Sam Edelman Della Pumps

Let me know if you like these types of fashion videos! Thank you for watching :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Beauty Wishlist

I have a problem, and I know it. I am so in love with beauty products, I just can't help myself! This is my current wishlist. I technically do not NEED any of these, but I love trying new products and these are at the top of my list! :) 
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1. Oscar Blandi Dry Heat Protect Spray | Oscar Blandi is one of my favorite haircare brands. I live by their Dry Shampoo Powder! This spray offers heat protection up to 450 degrees which I need since I always crank up the heat on my flat iron and curling wand. It also has keratin proteins that nourish and strengthen the hair while protecting it against heat. It's also not a super bad price at $24

2. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask | Origins is one of my go-to skincare lines & this mask promises to "quench your skin's thirst" - as I have combo skin, my skin tends to get a bit dryer in the colder months and I think this mask could help get it back to normal

3. LE BLANC DE CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Base | I have been getting more and more into Chanel beauty items, and I have heard some rave reviews on this base/primer. It also adds radiance to the skin - will hopefully be getting a sample of this this weekend to try out!

4. CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum | I have been trying out the sample size of this serum for a few weeks now and I am IN LOVE. The price tag is a little scary and the only reason I am a little hesitant to take the plunge is that it does not have anti-aging properties. However, it has been a savior for my skin lately and makes it feel so incredibly nourished. I have been using it after I cleanse and tone in the morning & before my moisturizer!

5. Kate Somerville Anti-Wrinkle Serum | I am obsessed with anything "anti-aging" so this serum is right up my alley. This is supposed to diminish fine lines and hydrate at the same time. You can never really go wrong with Kate Somerville.

6. Oribe Signature Royal Blowout | At $60 this hair product has to be amazing! Amelia also raves about this one, but I don't know if it would be worth the price tag. However, she has the absolute best hair and credits this with her hair volume. It also reduces blow dry time.

7. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette | Let's be real - I DEFINITELY do not need another palette, but this one is SO gorgeous. I tend to really like Too Faced eye shadows. I will definitely have to play around with this and swatch it to see if it is really worth it.

8. Clarins Blue Orchid Face Oil: I know I recently raved about the Josie Maran Argan Oil in my Best of 2013 videos, but I am really itching to try this clarins oil for when my Josie Maran one runs out! My favorite beauty guru - Amelia Liana - always raves about how amazing this product is, and I am really dying to try this! I also like how this oil has anti-aging properties (which Josie Maran does not)!

9. Origins "No Puffery" Cooling Roll-On | Don't know about you, but my eyes are always so puffy in the morning. I immediately go for my origins ginzing, but this one would be great to use under the eye cream!

10. Dior Addict Lipgloss in Trianon | My favorite lipglosses of all time are the Dior Addict ones, and this one is one of the spring collection colors - SO PRETTY!

11. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation | If I had a nickel for every time I have heard this foundation mentioned in the last few months..... I am dying to try this foundation - I may check out the Armani counter this weekend to get a sample & will def report back! This is a lot of beauty blogger's holy grail foundation.

12. Dior L'Or de Vie" La Lotion | Another serum on my wishlist? Yes. My mom has this one and she really likes it. I used it a few times over Christmas and I was impressed with how glowing and radiant my skin looked after application. It is really pricey ($145) so I will probably hold off for a while, but it is definitely on my wishlist! This is supposed to be a revolutionary lotion loaded with anti-aging and moisturizing benefits and is part of Dior's newer "L'Or de Vie" line, which for you non French folks means the gold of life :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Favorite Lip Product EVER!

We all know I am addicted to beauty products. One of the benefits of trying out so many products is actually finding "THE ONE" that works for you. I am always looking for the perfect concealer, the perfect red lipstick, the perfect.. you name it! I have definitely found the perfect lip balm and we have Christian Dior to thank for this beauty.

Dior Creme de Rose
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This is my second container of the Creme De Rose - I bought mine at Sephora, but you can get it at any Dior counter. At almost $30, it is one of those products that is a total luxury, but as soon as you stop using it, you notice a difference. I ran out of mine last week and I literally ran to Sephora on my lunch break on Friday to replace it. I don't necessarily see a "plumping" effect - it is just SUPER moisturizing and an absolute essential during the winter months. If you are suffering from dry, chapped lips or if you just want to pamper your lips during the winter, this is the product for you! :) I apply mine every night before bed and in the morning when I moisturize.

Do you have a go-to lip treatment?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekend Recap & Recent Videos

Happy Monday! How are we almost halfway into January? CRAZY. I had probably the most relaxing weekend ever and it was amazing. I caught up on some of my favorite shows (Girls & The Carrie Diaries) and got to catch up on some much needed sleep and relaxation time! 

On Sunday, I met up with my friend Steph who blogs over at The Lady Olive - we met back a few months ago at a blogging event and have been friends ever since! Steph writes about two of my favorite things - food and fashion! :) We went and had brunch at Georges Brasserie in Southpark. I had had dinner there about a year ago and was not super impressed, but I really liked what I ordered for brunch. Plus, they have bottomless mimosas for $12, can't really beat that! :) 
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Definitely recommend this place for a fun boozie brunch! I ordered the Eggs Norwegian and it was so yummy - I had been craving eggs benedict for so long and it did not disappoint. 

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Top: Free People (ON SALE!) | Pants: Topshop Textured Leggings (similar to these from last year) | Shoes: Sam Edelman Della | Necklace: Gorjana Griffin | Purse: Rebecca Taylor Mini Mac (rose gold)

I am on a filming kick again. I want to be really consistent about uploading so please send me any requests that you would want to see! :) 

Part 2 of my Best of 2013 Beauty Favorites!

I also filmed this fun fashion tag video called the Closet Confidential Tag!

Hope you all have a wonderful week! :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Recent Outfits

I haven't even touched on the topic of my new years resolutions on the blog yet, but one of them is to take more outfit pictures and put more effort into my work outfits every day! 

A week before Christmas (when I was supposed to be Christmas shopping), I treated myself to a little spree at Forever 21 - it is one of my favorite places to buy "trendy" items that may not be worth the splurge. It happens about twice a year, but I found some really cute items! My favorite purchase was this pair of black knee high suede boots that I have been wearing to DEATH! They only have the tan color on the site now, but you may have luck finding the black pair in store - All Day Faux- Suede Boots. I have also been eying these over the knee ones, but think they may look too similar? I have also been loving my new purse - the 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli - it took a little getting used to, but I think I finally got the hang of it!

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Top: Forever 21 (similar) | Pants: J.Crew Pixie | Boots: Forever 21 (in tan) | Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli in Taupe | Accessories: Bendels and Kate Spade

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Sweater: Free People (runs HUGE, wearing a small) | Pants: Zella Live in Leggings | Boots: Forever 21 | Necklaces are stolen from my mom (oops)

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I have also been living in this huge zara blanket scarf - I know it's sold out now, but if you can find it, its so warm!

Make sure you are following me on Instagram: Pamelaisanchez - I am ALWAYS instagramming - my outfits, makeup, food, dog, you name it, haha! :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, HAPPY FRIDAY!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BEST OF 2013: Makeup!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Is it just me or is this week dragging? I feel like life has been so fast lately, so I guess that is probably a good thing? Haha! I finally had time to sit down and film a video I have been planning for a while - the Best of 2013 Makeup products! I am doing this video in two parts with this one just covering makeup items and the next one is all about skincare, body-care and haircare (already filmed so should be up tomorrow)! Warning: it's a LOOOONG video, but I promise it is worth it :) Also - I apologize for saying "amazing" and "gorgeous" about 1567 times... take some notes & enjoy!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (I wear 2.0)
La Mer Radiant Concealer (I wear Medium)
Tom Ford Illuminating Highlight Pen (Naked Bisque)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (Light/Pale)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Pen - Radiant
Nars Light-Reflecting Setting Powder
Nars Blush - Madly
Benefit Blush - Rockateur
Chanel Blush - #87 Emotion
Dior Amber Diamond Shimmer Powder
Nars Highlighter - Albatross
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer - Medium/Deep
Anastasia Brow Wiz - Medium Ash
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad - Cognac Sable
Benefit Crease-less Cream Shadow - RSVP
NYX Butter Glosses (Tiramisu, Peaches & Cream, Cherry on Top)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shines (Fiction & Boy)
Dior Addict Glosses (My favorite is Night Fantasy)
Dior Addict Lipstick (I love garconne)
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine (#5 & #13)
Tom Ford Lip Color - Casablanca
Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Gloss (Peach Absolut)

Thank you for watching my lovely friends! I hope you all have a great rest of the day and week! :) xo