~ Island Style – 2!!

With Spring Break around the corner and a lot of you having some beach getaways planned, or for those who are still stuck with frigid temperatures and are surely dreaming of tropical weather, today’s post is on Island Fashion!

My 1st Island Fashion post can be viewed here: ~ Island Style – 1

For the July 4th long weekend last year, we drove to Florida, and went to Pensacola Beach, Destin and Panama City Beach! I’ll be sharing our trip details soon, but for now, wanted to share some of my looks for our beach getaway 🙂

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I was absolutely feeling the boho vibes while on the beach or in and about a beach town and most of my looks reflect the same!

My first look was a long skirt with a cute short top, not in any shape to show my mid section (that I call tummy) though, LOL!!

The skirt is from Target and the top is from Aeropostale and my headband is from Claire’s and Jewelry from Charming Charlie.

My second look was a coverup and a big beachy hat. This coverup is from Miami, and so is the hat. But I am linking some cute options here (Amazon Cover-upsAmazon Beach HatsTarget Cover-upsTarget Beach Hats). My swim wear is from Walmart and I love their Catalina line (Walmart Catalina Swimwear).

My third look was a Desi fushion look – pairing a demin shirt with harem pants! Harem pants are from India and the denim shirt is from Kuwait, I wasn’t able to find similar options for the harem pants but here are some denim shirt options (Target Denim Shirt).

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There’s something about the beach, it relaxes me completely and also gets the quirky side out in me!

My first look in this collage was a simple shorts with T-shirt paired with a funky sleeveless kimono. Linking similar options here (NY&C ShortsOld Navy TopTarget Kimonos).

My second look was for July 4th fireworks!! This cute dress was hanging in my closet for a good part of the year but I hadn’t found the perfect occasion to wear it, but fireworks at the beach sounded perfect!! The dress is from Aeropostale, wristlet from Coach and my funky wooden jewelry from Hawaii, head band from Claire’s.

For a day out on and about the beach, I wore this coverup that I got from Bahamas over my swim wear with my beachy hat. Similar options linked here (Amazon Cover-upsTarget Cover-upsAmazon Beach HatsTarget Beach Hats and lastly Walmart Catalina Swimwear).

For our sunset cruise, I wanted to keep it chic yet cool (and by cool, I mean cool temperatures as it was scorching hot!!) so I opted for this denim skirt I got from Kuwait along with this funky top from and beachy hat I got from our trip to San Juan. Similar options  linked – Denim SkirtCool Tops from GapAmazon Beach HatsTarget Beach Hats).

For my flip flops, I usually shop at one of the following: AeropostaleOld Navy and AerosolesTarget has a cute collection too!

It was a super fun trip and we had a great time! I’ll definitely be talking about these destinations and their details more towards the summer, so stay tuned!!

Also, here are some islandy destinations I have shared on the blog in earlier posts, in case you are interested in checking them out 💁🏻

– Cruise to Bahamas: ~ Cruise to Bahamas…

– Cruise to Mexico: ~ Our 6 day Western Caribbean Cruise to Mexico!

– Maui, Hawaii: ~ Maui, Hawaii…

– Big Island, Hawaii: ~ The Big Island of Hawaii…

– Oahu, Hawaii: ~ Oahu, Hawaii!!

– San Juan, PR: ~ The Perfect Vacation: San Juan, PR!

If you are staying local / around Houston:

– Austin: ~ Around Houston: Austin!!

– San Antonio: ~ Around Houston: San Antonio!!

– New Orleans: ~ Around Houston: New Orleans!!

– Fredericksburg: ~ Around Houston: Fredericksburg!!

– South Padre Island: ~ Around Houston: South Padre Island…

– Wall Murals around Houston: ~ Houston – Off the Beaten Path: Wall Murals – Part 1.

And some general information is always good, am I right?!

– Road Trip Ready: ~ Road Trip Ready!

– Crusising Tips and Tricks: ~ Cruising Tips & Tricks!!

– What’s in my Carry on: ~ What’s in my Carry-on!!

– Patio Maintanence (spring special!!): ~ Patio Maintenance!!

Alright folks, thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend and the upcoming Spring Break!! 🌴☀️

~ Birchbox… and my thoughts on Birchbox!!

With International Women’s Day right around the corner, today’s post is dedicated to all the Divas out there!!

What is Birchbox?!

Birchbox is a monthly subscription to a beauty box of five samples tailored to your skin, hair, and style. You answer some questions when you sign up and based on that, they decide your style.

Each month, your personalized beauty box will include five product samples. You’ll get to try all different types of products, from haircare to skincare to makeup, and also included is information on how to use them. Your samples will include beauty products from different categories, including makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance. You get to try cult favorites, new launches, and more.

For more or to sign up visit: Birchbox

Lemme make one thing clear, this is in no way an affiliate or marketing post and Birchbox has no idea I am writing this post. You know, I wish they did, haha!! That would simply mean some compensation in the mail in terms of makeup goodies! LOL!!

So what is today’s post all about?? Well, today I am sharing my experience with Birchbox and my thoughts on these makeup samples that I received for well over a year when I tried out Birchbox back in 2015-2016.

I heard about Birchbox from some of the blogger divas that I follow and thought to myself, why not give it a try?! Mind you, I am in no way as fancy as these diva bloggers and honestly hardly wear makeup on a daily basis. But the idea of getting a cute box in the mail every month for $10 a month sounded so chic to me that I jumped on the bandwagon. BUT what I forgot was that I wasn’t much of a makeup person to begin with and hence these boxes would be fun to receive but majority of the products would sit and collect dust – more of this below.

I started to receive my boxes and while I loved getting all these girly things in the mail, a lot of them were too expensive to buy when it came to full size products (available only on their website), and that too for not so famous name brands. You can see more on the brands they carry here: Brands.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved some of the products I received and even bought their full size items but these mostly included either fragrances, lip sticks and eyeshadow pallets. What completely went to waste was all those hair care samples coz I’m not a blow dry, straighten or curl-it-up kinda girl, I am more of a let this beauty air-dry kinda girl!!

So who is Birchbox for?!

If you love trying new makeup and hair care products and playing dress up, go ahead and sign up for Birchbox without a second thought! It’s $10 put to good use as you get a lot of good stuff and the size of the products makes it travel friendly too!! It’s also for all those women who want to pamper themselves.

In case you read my blog and give it a try, do let me know 🙂