My Flower Vault Experience

I started my fashion blog not even one year ago. My life before the blog never included taking any pictures or constantly thinking of places to go that would be great for photo shoots. I’m sure I’ve talked about being camera shy before on here and sometimes I still need to muster up the courage to get in front of the camera, but my fear was consumed by excitement when I saw a new hotspot in my hometown that is dedicated to taking Instagram pictures! This place became a hit in a matter of days and features 5 different rooms with flowers that people can go into and snap photos. This place looked adorable and was featured on some local news stations. You can read more about it here.

I took tons of pictures here and unknowingly encountered some other local fashion bloggers (I saw their photos on my Instagram feed and recognized them) which was crazy to say the least. I took 2 different outfits and tried to pick clothes with prints that would not compete with the floral decor backgrounds and I really liked the way the photos came out! My favorite room is the pink rose one with the chair but I think that the photos in the orange flower room (right below) had the best natural lighting. There were different people that went to enjoy this cute place. Babies, fashion bloggers, couples, bffs and families. You’re guaranteed to be asked by strangers if you could take their pictures so be kind to others and don’t be afraid to ask someone to take your photo too! This is a place a great interaction and fun for everyone!

This was also my first time in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio and it was so gorgeous! I really love exploring my hometown. It is still growing and there is always some event going on that brings people together. If I ever leave San Antonio, it would be pretty hard because I love it here so much, but life is given to us to take us places so we might as well embrace it!


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Moving On To Cruelty Free Makeup

Hi everyone, it’s definitely been a while since I’ve been on here to talk to you guys, but I was cleaning my room the other day and thought that it would be a good time during spring break to also clean out my makeup. I have been fortunate to have a mom who loves makeup and will give me products she does not use very often (eyeshadows and blushes only!) and I will have these products given to me without owing any money. I started to build a makeup bag with both drug store and high end products and I love the balance it brings to my beauty routine.


I began investing in Kat Von D makeup products and I got hooked! I now have her tattoo liner and a powdered foundation. I’ve always wanted to have a product from her beauty line and my mom was nice enough to purchase these items for me. The eyeliner is hands down the best eyeliner I’ve ever tried and it’s cruelty free. I had never tried powdered foundation before and the shade Medium 53 matched me perfectly! I began doing research on cruelty free makeup brands and products after the way 2 cruelty free products worked so well for me. I am going to be de-cluttering my makeup bag tomorrow and tossing whatever is old or is not cruelty free or vegan friendly.

Disclaimer: no I am not going vegan and in this blog, I am 110% entitled to my own opinions on this blog so here is my point of view…

While I am not going to go vegan in my diet, I want to slowly but surely use nothing but vegan friendly and cruelty free cosmetics because I know for a fact that we don’t truly need makeup to survive. Animal testing breaks my heart and simply isn’t right. It’s happening in China still and the thought make me sick. I will not wear makeup that has a dark past. Even if that past has changed here in America.

I started off this journey with investing in Kat Von D products and I want to continue until all cosmetic products in my bag meet the standards of no animal testing whatsoever. Wish me luck and comment below which vegan friendly or cruelty free products you like to use! I am still on the hunt for the perfect lengthening mascara so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

On a lighter note, watch my latest YouTube video! I did a video on How To Style Shorts and uploaded that on my channel this morning. Thank you for reading everything if you made it this far and listening to me. Wish me luck on my beauty journey and stay stylish!



Spring Selections

Online shopping is taking over traditional in-store shopping, but I’m sure this is not new news to you isn’t it?

While taking a marketing course last summer, I learned that the most popular online shopping day out of the week is Wednesday while the most popular for traditional shopping is on Saturday.

In my last blog post I talked a little about my cat having to go to the vet and how this really devastated me and my family. Since then, I realized that I have been coping with the devastation by browsing through online shops, yet not really making many purchases. Instead, I have been looking through spring shops which has been getting me excited for spring time which officially starts March 20th.

Just looking at all the bright and pastel colors, floral prints, more dresses and fun shoes, I realized that this has changed my mood. Since I am a college student who needs to save more money, I started to mix and match items in my closet and have made subtle changes that will help me get ready for spring! It’s almost as if I’m “window shopping” but through online stores.

If you want to look at some stores online with really good deals and style selections, here are my favorite places to shop for that:

New York & Company has so many deals and so many colorful clothing that you really don’t want to miss out on what they have to offer. This is a good place to shop when you want spring essentials that are still suitable to wear in the workplace.

Boohoo  has stores located in several countries. The link I provided may send you directly to the U.S. site, but you can easily change it to a country you prefer by clicking the drop down arrow (see image below) next to the flag in the top left. I love that this store even has a men’s line too so they can shop as well!


Lulus has a page dedicated to spring styles which makes your shopping process easier. I know many fashion sites also dedicates a spring section as well, but the clothing on this site was more eye-catching to me than its competitors. If this shop is above your price range, I recommend the spring section in Love Culture

Give these sites a visit if you are wondering how you can prepare your wardrobe for spring. I am not encouraging you to spend all your money on trends, I’m just letting you all know where there are some good places to find some inspiration. I will be releasing a YouTube video next week on simple ways you can make your outfits more spring appropriate. If you haven’t already, visit my channel and subscribe so you can see outfit inspiration and get fashion tips when I make any video uploads! I post content on my YouTube channel that I do not post here and vice versa. My most recent video is all about my go-to hairstyle, so if you are interested in that, visit my channel and check it out!

I hope you all have a happy Friday and stay stylish!


Where I’ve Been & What’s On My Mind

So it’s been a while, but I uploaded a YouTube video on what to wear when it is humid and rainy. I already have a video on what to wear when it is cold and rainy on my channel and since it has been raining non-stop here in Texas, I was inspired to make a different kind of rainy video. If you haven’t already, please watch my latest video on what to wear when it is humid and rainy.

The point of this blog post is to share with you all on where I’ve been and some possible future video ideas. So first off, if you’ve been following me for a while and also have me on other social media, you know that I am a full-time student and part-time employee. This semester I am a student journalist since I am enrolled in a Reporting course. I have been working my butt off trying to find the next story, grab connections, schedule interviews, re-schedule interviews, and remember that I have 3 other classes that I also need to worry about. I am pleased to say that I am going to have one of my stories published on the online publication at my school! This is a big deal for me because I’ve never had work published before and I know that I could now include this in my resume! But you probably do not want to talk too much about resumes do you? Lets talk about pets instead.

About a week ago, my 15-year-old cat fell from the top of the table and landed pretty badly on the floor. He appeared to be having a seizure and was rushed to the vet immediately by my parents. The good news is that the kitty is fine, but my family must respect his age and keep a closer eye on him. He will not jump up to high places anymore, but my family is perfectly fine with that. We love our cat so much.


As for my fashion blogging endeavors, I am working on doing more photo shoots once this rainy weather slows down a bit and I am also looking for other bloggers and businesses to collaborate with. I am sticking to local and small businesses for now, but one day I hope that I could collab with others on a more national level because I know all of you are from very different places and I would love it if we can all share our fashion sense and recommend place we can all go to look, feel and do our best.

Lastly, I want to bring up a major change in my makeup. Personally, my favorite makeup products are lipstick and mascara. I cannot go a day without wearing, or thinking of wearing them. Although my favorite mascara has always been Telescopic by L’Oreal, I am going to no longer use this mascara since L’Oreal, is one of the many cosmetic companies that have remained silent when PETA did research on which cosmetic companies do or do not test on animals at some point of the process. By just that alone, something doesn’t seem right. In fact, makeup has really been on my mind lately, and when I heard all the reports about ULTA reselling used makeup, I started to really think about makeup even more. There are some unethical things behind the scenes that I am not sure about. Therefore I am going to be making some changes in my beauty bag.

These are just a few updates on where I’ve been, and what has been on my mind. What have you lovely people been up to? Let’s talk! Comment below or visit my contact page, find my email and email me!

Stay Stylish!


Removing Makeup. Easy As 1, 2, 3!

Long time no talk everyone! How are you? I’m happy to be back to blogging away and hopefully growing my blogging family. I enjoy hearing from you all and I have always wanted to know how you all remove your makeup. This idea kinda just popped into my head as I found myself removing my makeup not even 5 minutes ago. I know it’s still early, but I have been wearing my makeup all day and since I know that I am staying in tonight, I decided to let my skin breathe and remove my makeup a little earlier than usual.

If you’re anything like me, you actually enjoy putting makeup on, but dread the mess of washing it off.

I love taking my time to put on my makeup, but when it comes to removing it, I just want it to be very quick, effective, and easy to do. I use two different products to remove my makeup and then I use one product to help me moisturize.

Step 1: Make up Wipes

My go to makeup wipes are the Wondra Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes

 These make up wipes will remove your eye makeup and not burn your eyes. There are 40 wipes included in each pack and these have really been the only makeup wipes that have truly worked out for me. I use these wipes first thing when removing my makeup and they are mainly put to use with removing my eye makeup only. wondra

2. For the rest of my face, I like to use a face wash that will not only remove my makeup but also exfoliate my skin. My go-to exfoliator is St. Ives Apricot Scrub


3. Now that all my makeup is removed, I put on a moisturizer. The one I really like to use is No. 7’s Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil


A little goes a long way with this product and it has been really useful after my skin has been drying out so much from the winter. This product also smells beautiful! It’s worth the price and will last you a long time.

Taking off makeup is something that I do every night. I rarely go a day without wearing any makeup to be completely honest, but I absolutely love makeup and I actually wake up every morning looking forward to putting it on. I have always dreaded the process of removing makeup, but I realized that it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to have a crazy long “get unready with me” routine like all the famous YouTubers do. Removing makeup can seriously be easy as 1, 2, 3!

Don’t overthink things, and stay stylish!

5 Beauty Products Many Swear By, But Do Not Work For Me.

My last post on here was on my birthday which was January 15th….that was almost 10 days ago. I apologize for going a bit MIA on here, but I today was a long day of school and I was talking to some of my fellow classmates and we began talking about beauty products for hair, skin, nails, you name it! As each of us gushed about a product we are really loving at the moment, the conversation began to take a turn when we all started to share some horror stories about beauty products that just didn’t work out for us at all. I thought this would be a great thing to blog about because it is important to continue to understand that what works for one person, may not work for another. Without further ado, here are my top 5 beauty products that worked for most peeps, but not this chickadee!

5. Pantene’s Pro-V Dry Shampoo – My mom had purchased this product and told me that she heard from many YouTubers that this was one of the best dry shampoos ever so she grew curious about it. We decided to give it a try and it did its job nicely for my mom’s hair all day, but only lasted a few hours for my hair. The worst part is that after a few hours, my hair looked even more oily. Not really a good experience.

What DOES work for me and my hair is Dove’s Refresh + Care dry shampoo. I always grab this stuff because it is light, it doesn’t leave my hair feeling itchy or fades away in a few hours. There are different variations to this dry shampoo. It depends what you want.

4. Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Facial Wipes

Yes, unfortunately Allure magazine’s #1 voted makeup remover wipes of 2017 do not work for me. In my own personal experience with these wipes, when I tried to clean my mascara off, I felt the burn. No, not the Bern. No, not the burn you feel when exercising… Neutrogena’s makeup wipes do not like me and will make my eyes feel like someone squeezed lemon in them! Never again.


3. Proactiv’s Deep Cleansing Body Wash

I decided to give Proactiv a try for the first time back in 2015. I may not get a lot of breakouts on my face, but my back has always been a different story. I was working at a mall at the time and I would always pass by the Proactiv kiosk. One day I mustered the courage to talk honestly with a sales rep for the kiosk about my acne and she recommended this product that worked for her so she recommended it to me. I spent about $30 on the bottle and saw no improvement. Still upset about that.


2. RedKen Color Extend Shampoo

Red hair is a lot of maintenance, but I love it so much that I really don’t care. Shampoo is the foundation for great hair and when I first went red, it was so hard finding the right shampoo, this is one of many products that I felt left my hair feeling super dry and damaged. I understand that these shampoos are on shelves to make your color last, but I cannot stress how annoying an itchy scalp due to dry hair is! This product is a fan favorite, but did not work for me.


MY LAST PRODUCT….Please do not hate me…


1.Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Oh God….did I just admit that to you all?

I was taking a Music Fundamental’s class and this girl who sat next to me had the most gorgeous and perfect lashes that I just had to know what mascara she used. Needless to say, I ran to the store to purchase the $23 mascara from Ulta and was disappointed to see that even though it made her lashes look great, it didn’t do the same for me. I prefer a lengthening mascara versus a volumizing one. That’s just me. I tried this one, hoping my lashes would be bolder, nicer and just stand out more. All this mascara did was just paint my lashes black. I saw no volume, no length, no defintion….nada. I wanted my money back so bad, but I decided to give it more tries.  Ha!


Whatever doesn’t work for you, doesn’t work. Find something that does! Remember that we are all different inside and out and the best thing to do is to just focus on what we can do to improve. Tell me some products that did not work for you or products that are your best friend! Thank you so much if you have read this far and stay stylish! 🙂

Skirts Every Woman Should Have

Hello everyone, first off, I want to thank everyone who wished me happy birthday today! I am now 22 years old and I am very eager to see the opportunities this year has in store for me. I also want to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. day today and say that I am thankful for the rights I have in modern times because many before me believed in a change for the better and worked so hard to make it happen.

Today I want to talk about skirts that every woman should have in her closet! I released another YouTube video today as a part of my closet series and not only do I show you all some of my skirts, these skirts I chose are examples of the types of skirts I think need to be in everyone’s closet!

  1. The Sweater Skirt- Since it’s winter time, I’m sure there is a heightened interest in keeping warm in the fashion world so I think that a sweater skirt is a must-have in any woman’s closet. The sweater skirt needs to be made of thick material that is going to keep you warm and not lift up whenever there is a gust of wind! sweater skirt
  2. Leather/Solid Black Skirt- If you’re not into a sweater skirt, leather skirts will also keep you warm. I always get faux leather skirts and as long as the leather is not a thin material, it is another good alternative to keep warm. Also, everyone needs a solid black skirt to pair with anything. leather skirt
  3. Brown Skirt- Black is not the only neutral color option! brown skirt
  4. Basic Pencil Skirt- When you need to get down to business, but putting on pants is not an option, a pencil skirt is the way to go! I don’t think I need to really explain this one too much. pencil
  5. Fun Pencil Skirt- New York & Company has some really good pencil skirt options that are a little bit more fun and non-traditional that neutral colored ones. fun pencil
  6. Bell Shaped Skirt- a bell shaped skirt is a skirt that is fitted on top and flares out as is gets closer to the hem. These skirts come in various lengths and I usually wear these when I don’t feel like wearing a pencil skirt. This one is from Forever 21bellskirt
  7. Printed Skirt- not every bottom apparel needs to be solid. Don’t be plain, stand out! printed
  8. Bright Colored Skirt-because your clothes should never bore you! bright skirt
  9. Sequined Skirt-Sequined skirts is more of a party option, but your closet shouldn’t be all work and no play! I think sequined skirts are perfect! In my YouTube video below I have a mini sequined skirt, but I also wanted to show a sequined skirt in a longer length as well. sequin skirts

A great website that has almost all of these types of skirts on it is Lulu’s! Here is their website if you want to check it out:

And last, but not least, my latest YouTube video for you all to watch and see my own personal picks of the skirts I think every woman should have!

Before I go, I want to welcome anyone new who has joined my blog! I hope you like the topics I write about and find them helpful. My video shows other social media outlets that you can find me on, now including Poshmark!

Thank you guys for reading and stay stylish!