Welcoming Spring!

Hello Lovelies!

Hope this Winter weather doesn’t have you beautiful people under the weather. Here in Miami it’s been a bit chilly, but nothing compared to the craziness going on in Boston or Tennessee. I took advantage of the cooler days and took some pictures for those of you in need of ideas for Spring Outfits. I also have a Spring Make Up Look on YouTube in case you want some inspiration.

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The pant suit is from Forever 21 as well as the tank top. I could pull off the tank top because in Miami it’s not that cold for us to need a long sleeve. At least not for the majority of the days. The shoes are by Carlos Santana and I bought them at Macy’s. Earrings are from Charming Charlie’s (they’re on SUPER sale) and the lipstick is by Lancome!

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I spiced it up a little to match the lipstick. It works great for those in much colder climates. The sweater is by Polo — Ralph Lauren and I found one on eBay in case any of you want to own one as well.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Mini-Rant!

Hello Lovelies!

I come to you all today because I have the need to express myself about a beauty product that has ruined my weekend. A few weeks ago, I bought the e.l.f. brand make-up removing wipes because the Target I went to did not have the Neutrogena ones in stock. I had only used two of the wipes before because my mom had been using them more than I. I’ve been using different products to remove my make-up. Three nights ago I was exhausted after a very long day and just wiped my make-up with the wipes and used my nightly-cleanser. I have done this twice before.

The next morning I woke up with both eyes ridiculously swollen. I looked like I had just fought Manny Pacquiao and my dad was the monster from “The Goonies.” The skin area around my eyes, especially my right one, is irritated to the point that my eczema broke out. I’ve been applying my eczema medication for the past two days. It’s safe to say that I will not be repurchasing these wipes ever again. I can’t even look up without feeling extreme discomfort. Thank Heavens for Visine Allergy Drops and Triamcinolone. I will get back to filming and posting pictures when I can actually apply non-medicated products on my face.

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God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

God

2014 — The Eye Opening Year

Hello Lovelies!

2014 has finally come to an end. 2014 has been the most eye opening year of my entire existence and I will always remember this year as what I titled this post. God blessed me this year with many beautiful things as well as difficult lessons. He’s guided me through the darkest of days and enlightened me to keep on going. In these 365 I changed more than I did in high school and that took over four years of my life. This was my last year as a teenager but it felt more adult than it did anything else.

Courage

Courage was something I had to find and build up throughout 2014. Whether it was building up enough to start my YouTube Channel or having enough courage to face some big-girl problems head on. Courage was with me this year and so was strength. God knows I’ve needed it and He has graced me with it. There were many losses in 2014. I lost a very dear friend of mine that knew me from birth. Cancer took him, like it does to many other innocent souls, and there was nothing to stop it. Quite a few people I went to school with passed away this year as well. God has many new angels. One of them hit home because well…I sat in a classroom with him for 4 years. He was serving in the United States Army and he was as Patriotic as I am. His mother and closer group of friends did not deserve that strike of pain. Nobody does. #PinoStrong.

Gratitude 

I am NOWHERE near where I want to end up in life, yet again I’m only twenty and I cannot be expected to have my life together. However, I’m working disgustingly hard to get where I want with the Grace of God. 2014 blessed me with the best “first job” I think I could have ever had. I have been there almost a year now and I still do not dread going there. Those children make me so happy and grateful. They are genuine, funny, lots of work, and fascinated by my existence. How fascinated? One little girl LOVES that I wear make up so much that she bought me a set of tinted lip balms. That’s what I like to call love. I featured one of them on here. His name is Lucas and he is still battling Leukemia. If all goes well, he should be done with chemo in six weeks. That boy melts my heart. He melted before his diagnosis and now well…he fills it with joy when he screams my name. 2014 taught me that children need to be well taken care of. Children matter and as adults we need to make sure their childhoods are as educational and magical as possible. At least that’s what I think.

Speaking of children…my best friend is pregnant. She caught me off guard. Very off guard. She was there for me when Roly was gone last year and at the beginning of this one. At one point, her husband was deployed and Roly was stationed outside of Florida. We were each other’s support system. She’s pregnant now and her husband is aware that about 30% of that child is mine.

Lessons

The greatest lesson 2014 taught me is that sometimes things don’t go as planned because well…MUCH better things and people are to come. I let go of all the negative and draining people in my life. Little by little. Painful? Absolutely. Change usually is but the show went on and with a much better cast. I realized that with all these unexpected deaths going on around me that those around me need to be BEYOND cherished. My parents are not permanent fixtures on this planet. (Nobody is.) Death is very permanent. It sucks. Really sucks, but it just made me appreciate my parents and the amazing people in my life even more.

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When we started…not ONE person thought we’d pass two weeks. On November 16th, 2014 we made four years together. He finished his Military Occupational School, we went to the USMC Ball for the very first time, and we were pretty productive teenagers in 2014. It was a tough road for us as individuals, but we had each other and that helped us get through it all. Between him, my parents, and a few people I’ve met this year…I prevailed in 2014 and “killed the bear” in the words of my high school Criminal Justice teacher.

I can never thank them enough for their support, wit, and wholesome advice/well wishes.

I pray for all those families I know that are aching right now. A lot of things have hit us in the face like a brick, but I’m collecting bricks and building a castle. You’re all invited for Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee or Cafe Con Leche.

2014…you were good and you sucked. I’m glad you’re gone, but thanks for stopping by and teaching me all the things you did.

Stay humble, lovelies.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Tommy Girl Winter

Hello Lovelies!

2014 is coming to an end and I honestly can’t say I’m sad about it. I’m ready for it to be over and done with. I wanted to share one last outfit before I do my monthly round-up of outfits and perhaps inspire some of you with another Winter Outfit. I attached links to all the items. Some of them are not the exact, but they’re similar items.

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Sweater Dress: Tommy Girl at Macy’s; Stockings: Forever 21; Boots: Macy’s; Sunglasses: Forever 21; Lipstick: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw.

Sunny Winter Wonderland

Hello Lovelies!

I felt rather inspired the other day to take a few pictures at a local park here in the PERMANENTLY sunny city of Miami. I wanted to share the pictures with you all. It was 100 degrees outside, but I enjoy getting my picture taken. This is the first outfit and I’ll post the other one tomorrow!

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas!

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Outfit details: Turtleneck: JCPenney; Dress: TJ Maxx; Stockings: Forever 21; Boots: Macy’s; Bracelet; Pandora.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

November Outfits!

Hello Lovelies!

November was eventful, but it all happened in the span of a week. Lots of work went into this month. I’m pretty obsessed with some of my outfits. I attended my very first Marine Corps Ball and I was able to post quite a few videos. The videos will be at the end of the post. Each picture leads you to the original post which says where each item is from!

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My First Ball!

Hello Lovelies!

This past Saturday was the United States Marine Corps ball for my boyfriend’s unit and I was blessed enough to be able to attend. I wasn’t able to last year, so I was thrilled to do so this year. It landed on the day before our anniversary, so it was a glamorous night on the town for us at the same time. It was such an honor to be surrounded by such patriotic, brave, and admirable men and women. I wanted to share my dress because it’s so beautiful and not something I would have worn when I was stuck in my comfort zone.

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The dress is from Camille La Vie as well as the shoes. My earrings are vintage costume jewelry earrings from my mother’s extensive collection. If you’d like a tutorial on my make up look, please let me know!

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those men and women that have fought and defended my freedom since the beginning of this great nation. Homecomings are a big deal in the Military Family community. Especially around the holidays. It is a true blessing when these men and women come back alive. It breaks my heart seeing the fallen soldiers come home to sad families. We need to take a moment each and everyday to remember and thank them for the price they have paid.

My friends over at Man Crates have introduced me to their products recently and I could not be more excited about them. They essentially create packages…”crates” that make great WELCOME HOME gifts for those deployed. I know plenty of people that are always looking for ideas regarding Homecoming Packages or Care Packages. This company has nailed it.

Some of the things they package are not things one would normally think of. Welcoming a Soldier home requires a lot of tact. Usually they want liquor because they don’t have much access to it overseas. However, if you’re under 21 like me and my Marine…beef jerky is an option! Hahaha!

OR! You can prepare him for the Zombie Apocalypse. There’s always options. I feel like the most important items need to be luxurious and comforting. Something to relax them in the shower, like a body scrub or a rejuvenating soap. Perhaps a good book or a mini-vacation that will help them unplug for a few days…although it should be weeks.

Out of everything put into a package, the best thing you can give a soldier that’s come home is a listening ear. They need someone to listen.

This Veteran’s Day thank a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Coastie, or Airmen.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

October Outfits!

Hello Lovelies!

I honestly cannot believe October is over. My birthday came and went just like it has for the past four years or so. The Holiday season is pretty much here and all the madness that comes with it. I went out of my comfort zone A LOT this past month because I felt like my old teenage fears should be left back in the past. I am also really excited about how much my make up skills have improved.

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Dress: Marshalls; Scarf: Charming Charlie; Sandals: TJ Maxx; Necklace: Monogram Online.

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Top: Forever 21; Pants: Jennifer Lopez; Shoes: Calvin Klein; Necklace: Max & Chloe. (Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.)

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Tank Top: Target; Cardigan: Gap; Jeans: Gap; Shoes: Sperry Boatsider; Watch: Michael Kors; Necklace: Monogram Online.

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Top: Forever 21; Skirt: Forever 21; Shoes: Marshall’s; Necklace: Max & Chloe

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Dress: Macy’s; Shoes: Skechers; Bracelet: Tempting Accessories (Miami Boutique)

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Dress: Macy’s; Shoes: Steve Madden; Ring: For Love 21. (Let me know if you’d like me to make a tutorial for this look on YouTube!)

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Top: Gap; Jeans: Forever 21; Boots: TJ Maxx; Earrings: Charming Charlie

In case you’re interested in my October Favorites, here is the video!

Hope you all had a wonderful October!

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany

Coastal Scents Blush Palette

Hello Lovelies!

As promised, I am showing you all the swatches to the Coastal Scents Blush Palette my boyfriend gave me a few weeks ago. I will link the video to my review in case any of you are interested in buying it. If you click on the pictures, it will take you to the direct link on the Coastal Scents website that this palette is available. I highly recommend these blushes. They are very creamy and pigmented. None of them are chalky or over-the-top. I love how blendable they are and affordable as well!

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This video is NOT sponsored and neither is the blog post. These are my opinions and they were purchased by my boyfriend.

God Bless & Be Happy!

Love,

Tiffany