Thursday, November 16, 2017

Faux Fur Jacket & Statement Pants

Dressing during fall is definitely my favorite, it's that time of the year where you are able to wear sophisticated layers without looking like Michelin wheel like in winter. I got to say I went nuts when I went inside to H&M last week, their fall collection is amazing and totally affordable! I bought this Faux Fur Jacket because is so cozy and I'm sure I will use it for winter too, this made the outfit much chic and of course pairing this with the trousers it made a great combo all together, as the jacket was very cozy I paired it with a crop top sweater, a red mini bag to add a pop of color, leather boots which are my #1 favorite shoes for the season and finally the wide-leg trousers, I love wearing pants that have different and unique details as these ones, personally I love the pearls detail on the side and how comfy they were that I never change for the entire day. They are now sold out online, but here you can find some similar options: Flared Jersey Pants, Wide-Cut Pants, Wide-Leg Pants



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Daily Ready With Pixie Products

Good Morning!
I started trying a couple of weeks ago Pixi Products, the first thing that got my attention was their amazing package. I began using the Glow Tonic before applying my makeup as it cleanses the skin, I feel it also helps my makeup to last longer. This product is ideal either for AM or PM use. I loved their makeup Shades as my favorite thing to do whenever I'm going out is the smokey eye. Additionally, their Contour Palette is also great for doing your eyes, I like giving multiple purposes to these type of shades and as they come in different brownish colors you can use them for this as well. 

I finalized my routine with the Double Cleanse by Caroline Hirons, I really loved when brands get innovative about their products and definitely this is one of them, I like to apply this one before going to bed,  this 2-in-1 cleanser contains a solid cleansing oil and a luxe cleansing cream especially for the ultimate PM cleansing, the good thing of this is that it leaves your skin clean and also hydrated!

Honestly, taking care of our skin is something we should embrace considering all these great & affordable options, skin care & makeup is a fun an easy topic to discover with all these amazing creations.

x. Laura
Thanks to Pixi Beauty for sponsoring this post

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Pleated Skirts for Fall

Good Morning!
I love using skirts no matter what season of the year is, playing with colors, textures, and trends in between is definitely fun. The thing I love the most about sunny days is being able of going out with a seasonal skirt, right now pleated skirts are available in many styles and colors, the movement and versatility they give to any outfit are great.

I styled it with this striped off-the-shoulder top, I love this top so much that I actually bought the same in two different colors, I love it so much because the sleeves are very unique and the baby blue paired with black is a great combination (down below you can check some options) this look is something you can use from morning to night, it all depends on what shoes, bag, and accessories you decide to use.

The Pleated Skirt Combo


Monday, October 23, 2017

How To Make An Acai Bowl From Home

Good Morning! 
This is one of my favorite recipes to make for breakfast or as a snack. I considered this bowl as a dessert.  Acai is a superfood, it's delicious and it mixes perfectly with granola, hemp seeds, cheerios, etc. 

The reason why I preferred making this bowl from home, is because when we often buy this at local restaurants, the components they add besides the acai are often full of sugar, sometimes the fruits are not the best quality and the worst thing is that they are overpriced.
My favorite part of the day is breakfast, making a bowl like this will not take you longer than 12 minutes if you know what you already want to add on it.

The Process
As first things go first, the Acai is the essential ingredient. I buy it at Whole Foods, it comes frozen in a pack of 7. The brand I buy it's called Sambazon. You can check these two options here: Freeze-Dried Acai Powder & Acai Berry Pure & Unsweetened

The second part is more optional, sometimes I wake up wanting cheerios or granola, it all depends on your taste. I always make my granola from home, if you have time I totally recommend it to make it only takes 30 minutes, if not they are tons of options in every supermarket so try to check the nutrition facts before your purchase any.

The third part and last one is to add the fruits you love the most, I usually put a half of banana, 3 chopped strawberries, blueberries and concord grapes. I also love to add a spoon of peanut butter, right now I'm obsessed with this chocolate hazelnut butter check it here: Justin's, it tastes like Nutella. Lastly, I love putting shredded coconut and that's all! 
x. Laura

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Trousers Love

Pants have always been one of my favorite pieces to pick whenever I'm getting dressed. It feels great carrying colors that radiate happiness. This was such a nice sunny day out, I wanted to showcase an ideal look for a bright day, I'm trying to wear as many colors as I can because I feel neutral colors are great for the upcoming seasons like winter. I decided to pull this look with a classic white shirt, as fuchsia is a strong color I tried to neutralize it with the white and black touch to make it elegant too. 

A great point for wide boot pants is that they make your legs look longer. They are great for work, going for dinner and to party, my favorite thing of all is how comfortable they are, you barely feel them!

x. Laura


Monday, October 9, 2017

Bring Color To Your Outfits To The Next Level

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving!
Today, I wanted to bring up the importance of wearing colors in our daily life! I love colors, the energy and radiance they inspire it's fantastic! Red is a warm and strong color...We all know, but what many of us do not know is the psychology behind every color we wear every day. As an example, I love starting the week using happy colors, I  love black, but I always try to stay away from it when it comes to starting something new. The reason why I do this is because I feel renewed, motivated and radiant, wearing colors to boost your mood is a great way to start the week!

The fact is we have so many colors and for every season we have a new trend, we should embrace them in order to feel different, but furthermore to fuel up our energy.

Wearing bright and new tones we are not always using gives us vivacity and happiness. We can get a lot of fun by using colors.

As a tip, try of pairing them with neutrals as white or nude, it all depends on the tone and of course your style!
Thanks for reading
xx. Laura

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Why To Start Using Creams On Your 20's

My mom has always said to me that one of the best investments a women should do is to spend on good creams... I can tell why she is right. Establishing a skin care routine is very important as the skin is our body's largest organ and furthermore because our skin sheds itself daily! Personally, I think that is never too late to start getting conscious on your routine, prevention is a lot easier as it takes us less time and money than having to see a dermatologist or a surgeon. 

Since a couple of weeks ago, I began using Origins products. To be honest, I still feel happy about receiving this box especially now as it started to feel colder, it's essential to take care of our cutis during these times of the year as our skin tends to get very dry. The first product I unboxed was the Peppermint Spot Relief, I recommend using this one on the neck and forehead after having a long day, the sensation this product provides I got to say is very relaxing.

Now talking about a good moisturizer, I admit that I have tried many other creams before, but for this High-Potency Night-A-Mins, no kidding is totally different! I adore this renewal cream as it contains Vitamin C, E and H as also moisture-rich which is great when you are sleeping. To be sincere, the orange smell is great as it is calming but furthermore the soft texture of my skin in the morning after I wash my face is amazing!

For exfoliation, I started doing it weekly, I decided to choose Mondays as on weekends I expose my face to long hours using makeup. The Clear Improvement is a powder to clear pores as it's water active it turns into a creamy effervescent cleanser. I like to leave it for 2 minutes because is more like a mask-exfoliating product.

Thanks for reading!
xx. Laura

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Till Next Year Summer!

In a sunny and beautiful tuesday afternoon, I decided to went out with a white blazer and a pair of white jeans, I matched it with a gold top, I got to say that the fabric of this blouse is outstanding because of it's unique color.. to me that's what makes the total look with the gold accent of the accessories, I opted for an all white combo so the detail of the blouse and the fabric could be more even.

It's a little bit sad to say that Summer is over now, going out with only a blazer and not a thick coat was kind of great! Now it's time to get along with the fall season weather and the chic layered outfits, my favorite!

Hasta la vista
xx. Laura


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Perfect Curls & Healthy Hair

Due to the constant use of the hair straightener and curler, I'm always looking for new ways of treating my hair better. 

An important factor to consider is to use the right shampoo for your hair type. From what I have read and what it works for me, I recommend to buy a shampoo that comes without salt, the ones that you see normally in the supermarket makes your hair super dry. Always try to look for those that will not harm your hair! another tip I have discovered is to change your shampoo at least every 2 months because your hair gets used to the same components.

Another thing I love doing is to apply a hair treatment at least once per week. This will help your hair in so many ways! Consider this more like a deep conditioner, the reason why I love this so much is that it helps to keep the hair stronger, much healthier and shiny. I usually buy the ones that hydrate and repair the hair, but if I have time I love to make them at home with natural elements like coconut oil & avocado. 

Whenever I'm going to curl my hair, I like using products that will make my waves thicker, I recently purchased the L'oreal Mousse, I recommend this one for loose waves, if you are more into well-done curls, you should get an extra strong hold hairspray. It will make your curls to last longer. 

Lastly, to give a beautiful shine to my hair I love using the Argan oil from OGX. As I have mentioned  before, I love the final glimpse it gives to my hair as well as making it easy to manage.


Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Make Blueberry Ice Cream

For those who love having great and nourishing starts every day! I'm bringing this yummy recipe made with only 4 main ingredients!

These are:
-Frozen Blueberries (depending on how big you want your bowl, add as many you want)
- 2 Spoons of Almond Milk or Greek Yogurt
- Half of a frozen banana 
- 1 Spoon of pure vanilla extract

How to Make:
Put all these ingredients in the blender and leave until you see an ice cream consistency, it takes 1 to 3 minutes to obtain this.

Adding Toppings:
I decided to add granola to make it crunchy, 
Shredded coconut and raspberries.

You can add the ingredients you prefer

Start always with the best boost of energy! 
xx. Laura

Friday, September 15, 2017

Basic And Elegant Pieces To Include In Your Wardrobe

Walking around Vancouver is one of my favorite activities since I got here, the weather now is so perfect that I never want to spend out a sunny day at home when I have the opportunity to go out and embrace this beautiful city. This kind of happiness has always inspired me to be creative whenever I get dressed.
Right now, I feel like I'm always hunting for incredible details that I never get to see in regular stores. 

Bringing exclusive pieces is one of the things I enjoy the most of being a blogger and of course to inspire many women to find a style they love, but mostly, to feel comfortable in their own skin. 

Personally, I think there's no better therapy, like dedicating time to dress and do what we like. Treating and spoiling ourselves is so important and I'm always going to talk about it, it will inspire us to do things for ourselves, rather than for someone else. 

Today, I want it to show you guys how to match basic & elegant pieces together to create a great outfit. First, I would say, if you are going to keep things simple, as I did with this outfit, try to work more on the accessories like your jewelry, purse, and shoes. For seasons like fall or winter, we can try to pull a cute scarf too. 

When I got these pair of heels, I was amazed, because I didn't think they will look much better in person than when I picked them online. I got these heels from Zaful, the embroidered details I would say is my favorite thing, plus they are perfect for an evening and also for the day to day. As I was wearing culottes, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to showcase them as they deserved. 

At the same time, I decided to pair this elegant purse from Julia Kays. The nude color makes this bag versatile to wear and even more, the size is perfect! I love that I can fit anything in there, even my computer and lunch at the same time! You guys cannot see, but inside of the purse I was carrying so much things. Looks very sophisticated from the outside, but what it really made me fell in love is how practical this tote bag is.

Lastly, Jewelry! This top is very simple so I decided to add a little sparkle with this crystal necklace from Pairie. Getting dressed should be always something fun, make you feel prettier everyday, but mostly, yourself.

Thanks For Reading!
xx. Laura
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