Jun 15, 2015

Father's Day Sin Traducción


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Father’s Day is just around the corner and I cannot wait to celebrate with the most important men in my life (my husband, uncles, step-father and my brother who is due to become a dad on 6/16) and fill them with appapachos because they deserve to be spoiled, loved and cared for on their special day. For my family, celebrating the special men in our family means gathering everyone together for either a BBQ or family dinner. There we spend countless hours telling jokes, stories and catching up sobremesa (when the food is gone but conversations are still going at the dinner table). These men work so hard and are all very inspirational in their own way; my uncles and step-father were all the best dads a girl could ask for, they set the bar high. I knew that the man that I would marry would have to have a lot of those same qualities and lucky for me I found that guy.


This year my husband will be celebrating his 5th fathers day and his first as a father of two. He is not the easiest person to shop for because he is so simple. I like to find gifts that are a little more personal and the more personal the gift, the harder it is to find. Lucky for me, there is a Target right by my house (I practically live there) and while on one of my many trips there I was able to aprovechar (take advantage) that I was already there shopping for some house necessities and I stopped by the men’s department to look for some Father’s Day gifts. I was able to find the most perfect gifts from me and one specially selected item from the kids.  Best of all, it was all conveniently located in one section and that just made it so easy to select and go.


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My husband is a craft beer fanatic; he loves to try new beers. Over the holidays I got him an at-home beer making kit. With all the summer BBQ's coming up I know he is excited to share his brew with friends and family, so I got him a bottle caddy that is perfect for him to carry his homemade beers to and from. Keeping with the beer theme, I also got him a bottle opener that he can nail to a wall outside so that when he hosts a BBQ there can be one location for opening bottles. From the kids I had my 5 year old daughter select something of her choice and this one is extra special because she just learned how to read and she was able to read most of the t-shirts and caps on display and was really excited about selecting a navy blue t-shirt that reads "Coolest Dad Ever." I think it is the perfect t-shirt for my husband to estrenar (wear right away) on Fathers Day.

I look forward to celebrating my uncles, step-dad and my brother (the soon-to-be dad) but I especially look forward to celebrating my husband because he is absolutely the most amazing dad to my kids. I know that when they get older they will look back and they will forever appreciate all that he has done and will continue to do for them.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!!

XOXO
Nadia

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May 28, 2015

Day #730

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Top: Forever21 only $15 (HERE)
Jeans: Forever21
Sandals: Forever21 (HERE)
Sunnies: Forever21 (HERE)

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This past weekend my Husband and I visited Alba Vineyard in New Jersey to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary (5/25/13). My husband had planned it but we had not decided on a place until last minute. This vineyard was not as far as some of the long island ones and it had great reviews so we decided to give it a try. It turned out to be such a beautiful place and we had such a good time. They offer , tastings, tours and they had this little outside area where you can order freshly made brick oven pizza, drink wine (from their vineyard of course) and they have a live band. The band was great they played so many of my favorite songs, if you follow me on Snap chat you might have seen some snippets from this day. It was definitely great to spend some quality time with the hubby without any interruptions from the kids LOL (shout out to my Tia Joselyn for watching the kids) and I owe it all to my hubby for coming up with such a fun thing to do on our anniversary, I really needed a day like that, thanks Babe!
Now on to my outfit, I unintentionally wore forever21 everything, literally from head to toe. I tried on a few bottoms with this top but these high waisted jeans were the perfect match and they are just so comfy that I knew they would work perfect to walk around at the vineyard. The top Is absolutely gorgeous and so girly. Underneath the lace there is a crop top band and then the lace drapes over that. I love the crop top trend but I don't like showing too much skin, it also depends on where you are going and in this case this style was more appropriate. Another trend that I am loving for this summer is the off the shoulder look. I've seen so many variations of this trend, from dresses, tops and jumpers and I want them all. I seriously have been on the hunt for the prefect off the shoulder dress and when I find it I will be sure to let you all know, but if you see one that you think I should take a look at please let me know, I would love to check it out. I hope you guys like this look, so far it is one of my favorites for this summer, let me know what your favorite summer trends are.

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El pasado fin de semana mi marido y yo visitamos Alba Vineyard en Nueva Jersey para celebrar nuestro  segundo aniversario de boda (5.25.13). Mi marido lo había planeado, pero no había decidido en un lugar hasta el último minuto. Este viñedo no esta tan lejos como algunos de los viñeros en Long Island y tenía muy buenas recomendaciones así que decidimos visitar este lugar. Resultó ser un lugar tan hermoso y pasamos un buen tiempo. Ofrecen, degustaciones, tours y tenían una pequeña zona exterior donde se puede pedir una pizza hecha al horno de ladrillo y beber vino (de sus viñedos, por supuesto) y tienen una banda en vivo. La banda era genial tocaron muchas de mis canciones favoritas, si me sigues en Snap Chat podría haber visto algunos videos cortos de este día. Definitivamente fue genial para pasar algún tiempo de calidad con mi marido sin interrupciones de los niños LOL (Un abrazo a mi Tia Joselyn por cuidarme los niños) y le doy mil gracias a mi marido por dar con algo tan divertido para celebrar nuestro aniversario, realmente necesitaba un día como ese, gracias Amor!
Ahora a mi  look, yo sin querer me puse todo Forever21, literalmente, de pies a cabeza. Me trate varias faldas y pantalones con esta blusa, pero estos pantalones jeans de cintura alta fue el que complemento perfecto y son tan cómodos que yo sabía que iba a funcionar perfecto para pasear por la viña. La blusa es absolutamente preciosa y  femenino. Debajo de los encajes hay una banda superior estilo crop top . Me encanta la tendencia crop top, pero no me gusta mostrar demasiada piel, y también  depende de a dónde vaya y en este caso este estilo era más apropiado. Otra tendencia que estoy amando para este verano son los tops que enseñan el hombro. He visto tantas variaciones de esta tendencia, desde vestidos, tops y jumpsuits y los quiero todos. Yo en serio he estado en busca de el vestido prefecto en este estilo, y cuando lo encuentre se los voy a demostrar, pero si encuentras uno y crees que le debería de echar un vistazo  por favor hágamelo saber, me encantaría verlo. Hasta ahora esta tendencia es uno de mis favoritos para este verano, qual es el tuyo?

XOXO
Nadia

May 26, 2015

Mothers Day Again

This is part of a sponsored campaign with P&G and Orgullosa However, all opinions expressed are my own.



Being a mom is the hardest and most rewarding job I will ever have. I never thought that I could love two little human beings so much. The day I became a mother was both the best day  and the scariest day of my life. I all of sudden had this huge responsibility and I kind of had to just learn as I went.  Although to be honest people are not kidding when they say,  a lot of it comes natural and you kind of just know what to do (sometimes) . Constantly thinking if your doing the right thing, being torn between what your doctor says and what your mom, grandma, aunts and uncles say and just wondering if you have made the right choices can be overwhelming but I've learned that those are all part of motherhood and I have come to terms that I will continue to worry for the rest of their lives for one thing or the other  and there is no changing that. My kids are my Orgullo (pride and joy).  They keep me busy, and sometimes they can drive me crazy, but then they do or say something that just melts my heart and a bad day suddenly turns into the most wonderful day ever.
So it is great to have a day where you are reminded that you are doing a good job and that all that you have done is appreciated, it is even nicer when you get to celebrate it twice in one month. In the Dominican Republic we celebrate mothers day on the last Sunday of the month and being a Dominican American my family always celebrated both cultures so we celebrate mothers  day twice. I love embracing both cultures and I love passing that down to my kids the same way my mom passed it down to me. We don't do anything Crazy we just get together with family and celebrate all the moms and it is an excuse to dress up and look pretty.
Being a mom of two I hardly get enough time to get dolled up, but thanks to Covergirl I only need three products to get me ready and looking Easy Breezy and fabulous in no time. My current favorites and must haves are the Colorlicious Lipstick, the Stay Brilliant nail polish and the Lash Blast volume mascara. If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen the look I created using these amazing products.  The Colorlicious lipsticks come in 36 different shades grouped in four different color families of nudes, pinks, reds and plum. How fabulous is that? you can have a different lipstick color on, one for each day of the month and then some. The Stay Brilliant nail polish comes in 38 different brilliant shades for you to get creative with any design you want and it combines a base coat, high-gloss color and a chip resistant top coat, perfect for the Mami who like me is constantly washing bottles, giving baths and washing hands. Being able to feel good an look good are very important and I think all moms should be able to have a moment to take care of themselves even if that is for one day. I want to wish all Moms a wonderful mothers day, because to me Mothers day should be everyday! and a very special Mothers day to my strong and beautiful Dominican mothers.
Below I will leave you with a very special video that my Daughter and I were a part of. Get your tissues ready because this one is a tear jerker.
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XOXO
Nadia


May 13, 2015

CoverFx Custom Drops Demo and Review















Hey guys! This video is up on my youtube channel, I demo and review the new CoverFx Custom Cover Drops. I am obsessed with these drops, they are beyond fun to use and they provide amazing coverage. I have mixed it with just about everything including my L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial oil for a dewey skin look. Head on over to Sephora to get colored matched and pick up your drops, you can thank me later. For now just watch how I used it with my BB cream.

XOXO
Nadia

Apr 17, 2015

Leaving a Long Lasting Impression



Compensation was provided by Caress® via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®.

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Besides putting together the right outfit, one of my favorite ways to leave a long lasting impression and feel fabulous wherever I go, is by adding fragrance. Out of all our senses, scent is the most closely related to memory. We all know of a scent (hopefully a nice smelling one) that reminds us of someone and every time you come across that scent, that person comes to mind or it takes you back to a moment you spent with that person. That is exactly why I am constantly searching for skin care products with an amazing long lasting scent.  If you are like me, and you love smelling good and receiving compliments on your scent, you will love the new Caress® Forever Collection body wash products "Love forever™" and "Adore Forever™". 

The Caress® Forever Collection body wash promises a long lasting irresistible fragrance released on touch for up to 12 hours. This definitely caught my attention and I couldn't wait to test it out. I tried the "Love Forever™" first.  It is made up of a bouquet of rich floriental sweetness blended with lush dark berries and freshly picked scarlet Red Rose. Pretty much a whole lot of sensual and luxurious scents combined to make you feel and smell super sexy.  I spent an entire day touching my arms and being pleasantly surprised every single time, because it really does work. The next day, although I was tempted to continue using "Love Forever™" I went on to try  "Adore Forever™" --this one has touches of melting honey, vanilla and amber, infused with elegant petals of “Angel Face” Rose. This combination of scents screams flirty and sweet and I am obsessed with this one. It smells so good and best of all, it really made an impression on the hubby. I used the "Adore Forever™" body wash 0before going to bed and it instantly caught his at
]\tention, and he loved it. Needless to say "Adore Forever™" became my favorite of the two. 

Caress® has long been one of my favorite body wash brands; I knew they were not going to disappoint with The Caress® Forever Collection body wash products and I was right. They definitely left a long lasting "scentual" and "unforgettable" impression on me. 
Let me know what are some of your favorite ways to make an impression in the comments below.

XOXO
Nadia


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Apr 13, 2015

Hair Care Routine

Hey guys my second video is now up on the blog. I am hoping to be able to continue bringing you different videos at least once a week. I hope you guys enjoy this video. Don't forget to give this video a thumbs up while you are there. 

XOXO
Nadia

Mar 29, 2015

Cape Blazer

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Cape Blazer: Nasty Gal (Here)
Top: F21
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: F21
Sunnies: Gap Factory

I have been meaning to post about this fabulous cape blazer from Nasty Gal for months. I purchased it a while ago and have worn it a few times, including to the CoverFx event last week and if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this look on there.  I get so many compliments on this cape blazer, it is so unique and it definitely adds some fun to an otherwise very simple outfit. One other thing I've been meaning to talk a little more about is my hair color. I dyed it black last week because as expected the dark brown was not winning the battle against the Ombre blond I did last year. The blonde kept creeping through and it was driving me nuts, black is not my ideal hair color, I prefer my natural dark brown hair but this is the only color that I knew for sure would cover the blonde. I used L'Oreal Excellence Creme in Blue black as it simple and easy to use. It is taking some time to get use to this color but for now I am happy to see the little bits of blonde officially gone. 

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He tenido la intención de escribir sobre esta fabulosa chaqueta estilo capa de la tienda Nasty Gal por varios meses. Lo compré hace un tiempo y lo he usado un par de veces, incluyendo en el evento de CoverFx de la semana pasada incluso si me siguen en Instagram ya abran visto este look. Recibo tantos complementos sobre esta chaqueta estilo capa, es único y sin duda añade un poco de diversión a un look simple. Otra cosa que he tenido la intención de hablar un poco más es sobre mi nuevo color de pelo. Me teñí el pelo negro la semana pasada debido a que el marrón oscuro no estaba ganando la batalla contra el rubio Ombre que hice el año pasado. El color rubio seguía saliendo en, Y mi única opciones teñir me el pelo del color negro. El color negro para mi no es el color de pelo ideal, prefiero mi pelo natural de color marrón oscuro, pero este es el único color que yo sabía que iba a cubrir lo rubio completamente. Utilice L'Oreal Excelence Creme en el color negro azul como por que es sencillo y fácil de usar. Me va tomar un tiempo acostumbrarme a este color, pero, por ahora estoy feliz de ver a los pequeños trozos de rubio oficialmente desaparecido.

XOXO
Nadia