Wednesday, October 07, 2015


As much as I love high-end beauty products I don't feel the need to splurge all the time.  Some of these beauties have caught my eye recently, they basically get the job done, don't test on animals and are budget friendly. 
love trying out new products but when I love a product I also tend to stick with it.  
St Ives is a really inexpensive brand, they are animal friendly and free of parabens.  My favorite from the brand is their Apricot Scrub and there Mineral Clay Firming Mask, they both leave my skin super soft without all the harsh chemicals. I also love the fact that there is no strong smells of perfumes in their products. The clay mask does pretty much everything that I want it to, firms my skin, gives it a fresh cleansed look and takes away redness without the big price tag. 

Body Shop is another favorite brand I like to repeat and I particularly love their scrubs, so when I am not making my own body scrub at home I like to try a few from my favorite brands. I am currently obsessed with the Raspberry Body Scrub, a deliciously fruity scrub that leaves my skin feeling smooth leaving an hint of raspberry scent without being hard on my skin.  As soon as the cold weather gets here I tend to get really dry skin so this one is perfect to remove dry flaky skin.

As for new products, I tried this new skin care brand called Alba and I am loving their creams, they are also all natural and cruelty free. My favorite is the natural Hawaiian Body Cream and the Hawaiian Moisture Cream. The Body cream is thick and rich, feels great on my skin it absorbs nicely and smells fantastic, itt's a little bit of Hawaii in a jar at a really great price. The face cream smells amazing too,  the consistency is very nice, not too thick and not watery, just perfect, works wonderfully as a day cream! 
This brand is also free of parabens, phthales, synthetic fragrances and of course a must for me they don't test on animals.

I recently was looking for a new conditioner and I came across this awesome brand Gud, never heard of this brand before, but I am glad I gave it a try.  
Smells really fresh, no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum and yes they are animal friendly. Love the way my hair feels and smells after each use.

Last but not least, I am loving this body spray "Tease" by Victoria Secret
I love their body sprays and this one is perfect after a nice shower before going to sleep, very flirty, fun and sexy. 

So there you have it, some of my current beauty favorites, all budget friendly and cruelty free. 
Do you have any beauty products that you simply can't stop using? 
What are your current favorites? 


Monday, October 05, 2015


FREE bad cold!!! Anyone interested??? 
Fall just arrived and I already have a bad cold, that started last Friday. 
How was everyone's weekend? Hopefully better than mine. 
Today, I chose these great life quotes to start off the week. 
Which one is your favorite?
Hope you're enjoying my Monday's favorite quotes. 
Beauty post coming soon! Stay tuned!


Thursday, October 01, 2015


Is expensive nail polish worth it? 
Who doesn't love to splurge once in a blue moon? I certainly do, but I also love a good deal. 
Once in a while I like to treat myself to a new shade, but I personally don't find the need to always splurge on expensive nail polish unless I find a color that I really love and know I will wear a lot. If you have the means, I definitely recommend investing in a few high-end shades that you know you'll wear frequently. 
Today I am wearing this beautiful Essence nail polish, a brand I discovered a few months ago. I love this pink tone on my nails, I've been wearing it for about three days now and it still looks as good as the day I applied it. No chips, streaks, peeling, bubbling...
The quality of this $1.99 nail polish is really awesome.  I even went back and bought some for my mom. 
As you can see in the pictures, there isn't much of a difference with my Dior Plaza 579, I believe I payed almost $40 for this one.
One of the things I really love about Essence is that it's a cruelty free brand so thumbs up for them. As you know I stop buying a lot of brands after discovering that they still test on animals. On a side note, if you love animals and you are against animal cruelty like I am, please consider buying from cruelty free brands. I believe Dior is also a cruelty free brand,  I saw them on the PETA list and have contacted Dior and they confirmed that they do not test on animals. If you have any other information about this please let me know.

Are there any high-end nail polish shades that you absolutely love? 
What are the ones you believe are worth spending money on? 
Do you ever splurge on nail polish or you prefer to stay on budget? 
Please leave your comments and questions down below, I always love to read them.


Monday, September 28, 2015


Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. 
I love all these inspirational parenting quotes, the last one is my favorite. 
Nothing can replace the relationship that is built by spending time with our kids, be present and enjoy every moment. 

Wish everyone a happy week.
I will be back soon!

Monday, September 21, 2015


Hello my loves! How was everyone's weekend? 
Mine was pretty relaxing, chilling at home with my loves. 
It's Monday, and as promised I will share some of my favorite quotes every Monday.  
If you missed my top favorites last Monday check it out.
 How do you cope with different opinions and criticism? Does it affect you, do you simply ignore or do you embrace it and learn from it? 
I like to believe I am open for constructive criticism, new ideas and hear others opinions.
My advise is have an open mind and do it the way it works out best for you, cause whatever you do, someone will judge you for it for one reason or another. For some people it's also a reason to project their insecurities, their negativity and their fears onto others lives.
Follow your heart, follow your dreams and live your life the way you always wanted to live.

Take care everyone and have a lovely week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Hello beauties!
Hope everyone is having a great week. My daughter went to JK and my baby boy is taking a nap, so I've decided to do a quick post before he wakes up. 
 This trip was done a few years back when we visited the West Coast. On our way home we decided to make a stop in beautiful Vancouver for a short visit and I am so glad we did.
 We had a really great time, did some sightseeing, shopping and enjoyed some delicious food. These were some of our best shots.

Take care everyone