Well, we are off to our traditional family Disney vacation!! We planned this trip because my husband has a busy summer ahead. He is set to open 5 restaurants back to back beginning in May! (You can read a little about his restaurant, Viva Chicken Here). Therefore, before he gets super busy and tied up with that – we are going to have so much fun with him, making memories.

When my husband and I travel, I pack all sorts of jewelry, fake lashes, all my wedges, heels etc! You get where i’m going 😉 But when we go with the kids, I’m a flat sandals and all for comfort kind of mommy! My son who is 3 still loves to be picked up and carried so it’s all the more reason for comfortable shoes.

On to these sandals… As I stated in my caption for my IG.  My style is totally versatile! I’m seriously all over the place. I’m the same with music because I love pop, rock, hip hop, love songs, rap, christian /worship music, and I also enjoy some country music! So that’s kind of how I am with my style. Of course I love designer wear 😉 I swear it’s how God made me  (LOL, that’s what I tell my husband) I can walk into a store that has both designer or non and if I blindly pick out just based on the look… I swear its designer! Without me even knowing whether it was or not! It’s kind of funny I gravitate towards name brands but also kind of sad because I can’t always afford designer things. I do get over it quick though. Plus since I became a mom…. like most moms – I’d rather spend it on my kids. And no, I don’t buy them designer anything! I think that is crazy (personally) because they grow out of clothes and shoes so fast! My go-to for them is Old Navy, Target and Marshall’s for any of their athletic wear like Under Armour, Nike or Addidas clothing. Those everyday fun brands that are also so costly! So exactly what I mean when I say, I’d rather spend it on the kids is I love buying them toys to play with… like everyday a new toy (if i could)! The joy they get out of going to Target or the Disney store to pick out a new toy makes my heart smile. OR instead of buying them expensive clothing (or for myself) save money to take them on their disney trips (we go 3 or 4 times a year).

Anyways, back to the sandals –  So besides my cute Tory burch and the Gucci sandals I just recently purchased. I found the other 2 super freaken’ cute ones for $13.99 at ROSS!!! I seriously was so excited about finding them in my size too. I don’t go in there too often, mainly because I don’t have patience to search and search (same with Marshall’s). But when you have a husband who is getting concerned about your spending right before vacation….. you go to Ross (haha)! I really just went in there to see if I would even find anything and I’m so glad I went because I am in love with these sandals and their price!!

I don’t have the prettiest feet to model these lol. But the leaf ones look so darling across my feet, It’s such a pretty design and not to mention that color – it can go with anything! Also, the light pink ones are so adorable with that little bling around them!! The bottom soles of those are so soft! I hope you can find them in a Ross near you if you love the look of them as much as I do! The pink ones would be a great pair to have for the price if you can’t afford the Tory Burch ones and you love the make up color like I have.

My Tory Burch in the makeup color are just the best to go with almost everything! I recently also purchased these black ones to be my new pool go-to sandals.

My brand new ones, besides the Ross purchase are these Gucci sandals below 🙂 It was a splurge, but I love the new design and it’s always good to have a pair of nice gold sandals in my opinion. Also sandals /shoes in general are things that will last a while, kind of like a handbag, so a little splurge is worth it every once in a while 😉

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Another fabulous tee I must share!!! First of all, how can anyone not love a good knot tee ?? But this one right here is amazing because of how soft it is. I have shared in previous posts that I am my biggest/ widest in my mid-section. Therefore it is so important to me to find the perfect fit tee that helps my appearance 😉

This cut and the way the knot falls actually helps to make me appear smaller, which is one of the main reasons I love it for. The drape-y look on the side helps to give my waist a curve especially from the side.

I have paired it in my pics with dark denim, but this taupe-gray color would also go amazing with a light color wash and even white denim! (perfect for spring time)

I also love that it is a scoop neck. I do like v- necks but when I’m on mom mode with my newly just turned 3 year old, who asks me to hold him constantly. Its nice to have that scoop where it doesn’t go so low  to show anything as I bend down or when my shirt is some what being pulled from me holding him on my hip.

This one I found at one of my all time favorite boutiques called Scout and Molly’s (Waverly location). It is super close to me, and also there is a Viva Chicken in that shopping center by the way. So if  you’re in the Charlotte area, you can lunch/dine and shop 😉

P.s – I’m wearing a Small so it is TTS

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My daily makeup is nothing fancy at all! I sort of wish I could wear all the highlighters and contouring kits that are available now. But to be honest, I’m always running my kids around I don’t have the time to do all that on the daily.

Night time I soooo would! But I have a hard time spending so much on kits when I would rarely use it! Because let’s face it – in the mom life status, there aren’t very many evenings out (lol).

Therefore I feel I would pay for a nice expensive kit for it to sit there and rarely get used and then in a couple months there’s a whole new amazing kit out for hightlight and baking and all of the above !

There are really so many amazing products if anyone wants to give ME advice or share let me know !

As far as my daily everyday makeup goes…

Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow primer +

Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow powder duo (in dark brown)

People often think I do the micro-blading in my brows, but I never have. In fact my brows are so light I definitely have to fill them in! The trick is to have an amazing brow esthetician first! The reason mine look so perfectly shaped are because of her 😉 I basically just outline the shape she has created and voila! Don’t get me wrong – there is a spot that could grow some hair and never does ! But having a great brow person is a must !!!

Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eyeliner (in color demolition)

I love this color because it’s a deep dark brown. Black for me is too dark and so this one works best for me, as far as my skin tone goes. It’s waterproof so it stay on well. I only wear this to line my upper lid.

The rocket by Volum Express in very black

I have the weirdest situation when it comes to lashes (haha). My lashes are actually a good length (of course they could always be longer) but they are straight and literally have no curve to them!!! (Insert crying face here) So I have to use a curler. I have tried every single expensive mascara out there thinking that it works best to help them stay after I use my lash curler but all have failed. The only one that works for me and does not make them fall at all is the one above. But in waterproof! So now it’s what I use and if they ever stop making it I don’t know what I will do (insert another crying face) 😉

If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m open to trying if someone has the same situation as me that has worked for them. But I am happy with my maybelline mascara 🙂

For my lower lash I do wear another maybelline mascara but it’s not waterproof. I wish the volum Express wasn’t waterproof but something in the waterproof is what helps my lashes stay curled.

Urban decay eyeshadow in busted

I use this as my lower liner and it’s because it’s a dark brown and I like that it’s powder because it doesn’t make it such a deep color like a pencil would or liquid liner etc. The shadow look is more of a “softer” look which I prefer best for me specifically for daytime. I apply it wish MAC’s 266 angle brush and you can find it Here

MAC select cover up

I have been using this for as long as I can remember ! I have not tried anything else because I do love it and it’s what works for me. But I am curious to try other concealers that are newer in the market now. I only use this for under my eyes because I have dark eye circles. I just apply it on once a day and dab it on, it does stay pretty much all day. There have been times when I feel I have to reapply but it’s mostly times when I feel I have to “freshen up” my make up because I’m going somewhere in the evening and not just home with my kids lol!

MAC sheer tone blush in blushbaby

This my blush for daytime and night time. It’s a soft color for daytime and night time I just apply a few more extra strokes. I don’t usually wear it in the daytime, only if that morning I feel like I NEED some color when I’m feeling blah! But usually I only wear blush for evening.

Well that’s it for now folks! Lately I’m so curious to try to get into foundation, but I’m scared (hehe) I don’t want to look thick or cake-y. But also as I mentioned before, it’s not something I would wear on the daily so for now, I’m content with not having one 🙂

(For evening makeup I do wear eyeshadow and darken my Lower liner and definitely lipstick! Also, depending on where I’m going I use lash strips which I’ve written about under my “travel essentials” )

Thanks so much for reading and if you have any suggestions for me to try feel free to let me know as I am not a make up expert!

This is seriously such an amazing tee! It’s so flattering on. It will look amazing on for those of you beauties with a small waist. But if you are more like me and carry most of your weight on your middle section, this is seriously the perfect tee! The way it’s cut is everything for those who have more my body type. And the best part is that it’s on sale right now for $14.94 !!!! You can dress it up or down depending if you have a nice belt on with it or wear it with wedges or flats. It’s so versatile ! It’s seriously my go to everyday as a mom and/or perfect to take the kids to birthday parties etc.

Go to Express to get yours while the sale lasts! Or you can click Here to get your own. I am wearing a size small. I feel like Express sizes run bigger, bc this girl is not often a small in many clothes LOL.

P.s they have other colors too 😉

My first born turns 5 today! I cannot believe that I have been someone’s mother for that long, ha! I can’t believe my little girl, my first born is not a toddler anymore. She is a little girl!!!!!! It’s awesome to see her grow but sad all at the same time. You really remember so much from your first born because it’s all such a new experience. I usually go all out on her birthdays because ever since I became a mother and learned that kind of love (which is so indescribable). I feel like each year should be a grand celebration of another year with that little angel! It is such a blessing to have a healthy child, but you almost don’t truly realize that until you become a mommy. I am so blessed with both of my little gifts from heaven. If I have ever doubted myself in anything or never had enough pride in any talent or dreams I may not have chased… one thing is for sure. I know and am so certain with confidence that I am a great mother. It seriously was my calling! There are really not very many things I’m good at, at all. (Not joking) But I know I am a great mommy and so that is why the song “What I never knew I always wanted”(by Carrie Underwood) is SO relatable to me! Especially because I remember my first pregnancy (that I unfortunately miscarried) not being as excited as I should have been. Of course I was happy and yes I actually was excited, at least I thought I was. But there was a part of me that wasn’t sure because it was my husband who wanted to start a family first. And so I was more on the “wanted to wait as long as I could” train. I thought I would be just fine waiting till I was closer to 35. So when I was pregnant that first time at 27 years old,  I was also worried about my whole life changing and I wasn’t ready for that. I didn’t want to be responsible for someone else.

Long story short – I realized I wanted it more than I knew I did once it was taken away from me when I miscarried. So I obsessed about getting pregnant again and again until eventually I was pregnant with my Milania. Therefore she, and motherhood all around is legitimately “what I never knew I always wanted” 🙂

Im sharing some birthday pics from all the years past. I am always so excited and proud of her birthdays to celebrate big! This year since 5 is a milestone I did not do a together birthday with my son, so she had a smaller intimate special birthday with only 5 close friends of ours and hers! I don’t have those professional pics just yet, I will post when I do 😉

1st Birthday Princess Party

 

 

Milania’s Clubhouse Party

  

 

Disney Princess Party

    

Mickey And the Roadster Racers Party