How I Styled My Baby Shower

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I decided to do a glimpse into my baby shower to not only give you style inspiration, but possibly decoration inspiration as well!


One of the first photos that will catch your eye is probably the huge balloon arch that my lovingly mother and husband did for the shower. They actually found this tutorial on pinterest here. You’ll see that they decided to leave out the foliage, that is simply because it was during winter time and a lot of our trees in AZ look a little sad this time of year.

Just an FYI, this balloon arch is made from simple ingredients but it does take a lot of work and a few hands to pitch in!

Naturally, the clothespin line, mason floral jars and banners are a common theme at showers.

All of these were done DIY by myself and some wonderful friends of mine. You can find an infinite number of ideas on how to recreate this on pinterest just like I did. I will share a few below:


Now onto the yummy desserts!

These were all done by my friend and amazing sister in law. The left are simple chocolate cupcakes and the bottom right are cake pops. As for the top/right, these are oreo truffles and they are just as amazing as they sound. Below is the recipe:




*Photo Credit: :JacquelineEkama

I hope you’ve enjoyed a teaser of my baby shower and hopefully gather some insight from it. Please comment below on what you would like to see next. Thank you for reading!


*Disclaimer: This posting was not sponsored. I only make suggestions to items that I personally love and would think that you would benefit too.

How I Got Rid of Dry/Flaky Skin on my Face


Living in Arizona, dry skin is inevitable. Especially in the winter, the dryness tends to lead to cracked knuckles and a flaky look on your face. Of course doing every day tips such as drinking lots of water can help, but sometimes we need that extra moisturization to give us a healthy glow even in the dead of winter.

I included below, some of the products that I use that have really helped get rid of the dry/flaky skin on my face.


1st Step

I wanted to give my face a deep renewal and peel before I started a dry skin treatment process. Just like exfoliating, it is important to relieve your skin of some of the overdue flakes/blotchyness that we discover from free radicals and winter dry air. Due to the deep penetration of the glycolic acid in this Sephora Super Serum, we can improve our skin’s appearance and texture.

  • I could not find the Sephora Super Serum on their site anymore, so here it is on Amazon Bonus: It makes my face oh so soft! Just in case that one is not longer available, I included this Origins Renewal Serum from Sephora.

After further exasperation of not getting enough moisture around my nose and cheek areas, I finally did some research of how I can renew my skin’s moisture so that when I put on makeup, I won’t have the flaky buildup look but rather a radiant glow. After reading countless articles, I finally found that having a cream (such as the above) with hyaluronic acid intensely hydrates the skin and recharges it.

  • I noticed a difference with this Sephora Intensive Instant Moisture + Cream in just 3 days of wear. I use it every day now before I put on my makeup and have gotten so many compliments on my skin’s complexion.


2nd Step

Those of you who need that extra boost of moisture, I HEAR you and I’ve got you covered. Argan oil has become one of the most talked about products in the skin industry due to it’s amazing effects! Because of it’s Vitamin E and rich fatty acid, it helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. Plus, it gives us our face this rich summer glow that our skin is missing.

  • Although pretty pricey, I highly recommend this Josie Maran – 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil. This product is just amazing, because it is pure argan oil without all of the chemicals. Plus, a little bit goes a looooooong way! Simply rub into your fingers and pat on your skin and even your hair! Giving us that youthful-looking complexion.,
  • For those of you who want that youthful-looking complexion, but don’t need as much of an oily texture, I give you the Josie Maran – 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil Light. This product is perfect to put on right before your makeup. After using this, I never put a highlighter on my cheekbones!
  • Last but not least, as an extra bonus, I put this Josie Maran – Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm after I apply my makeup and it works as a finisher (setting in the foundation). Put it on before and my makeup glides while the subtle glow awakens the complexion and gives my face a luminous light.


3rd Step

Lastly, I will show you what I have been using as my makeup routine to not allow any last flakyness and keep that radiance from all of the products used above.

  • First off, those who know me, know that I don’t normally wear a lot of foundation. However I am including a foundation that I sometimes wear for those of you who prefer more of a full coverage. This Benefit ‘Hello Flawless’ Liquid Foundation has been a miracle worker around those tough dry patches on my face. This foundation contains vitamin C and E derivatives to support antiaging and boost cellular respiration to give us a youthful glow while looking natural. Bonus: It has SPF 25.
  • If you are not in need of a full coverage look (like myself), I highly recommend this Tarte BB Tinted Moisturizer that I have been using for 2 years now. A lot of times, I will just use the above Jose Maran Light Argan Oil and this tinted moisturizer, saving my mornings loads of time and giving my face an all day moisturized appearance. This tinted cream is perfect because it is literally an ALL-IN-ONE  by including:
  • BB Cream
  • Moisture to the skin
  • Priming our skin for foundation
  • Works on the skin for 12 hours
  • And has SPF 30


Thank you so much for reading as this is my first Life Style post! I really hope you enjoyed my recommendations and would love to hear your feedback!



*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. This post is not sponsored; I recommend products that I personally use and love and hope you will too.



How I Style OTK Boots


I hope you all had a Happy New Year! My husband and I ended up staying in and I fell asleep way too early ;-P. I can tell I am getting into mom-mode already!

With 2017 in mind, we find that 2016’s trends will still fall into 2017. Now, there will most definitely be newer trends. However, there are still some of 2016’s styles that I have been obsessing over!

For example, my current winter favorite has been over the knee boots. You can find these all over, but it seems a lot of stylists have been obsessing over the Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. Now don’t get me wrong, these boots are to die for, but they are just too darn pricey for the average fashionista!

In this posting, I will show you how I style my OTK boots and give some recommendations to more affordable options.


Dress: This dress of mine is actually a non-maternity dress, but because it was fairly loose on me, I was able to wear up until now. I included a maternity black t-shirt dress below along with a non-maternity dress for those of you who like this outfit but want that option.

1) Maternity T-Shirt Dress                                       2) Non Maternity T-Shirt Dress

Scarf: You have probably seen these scarves everywhere by now! But this blanket scarf is extra soft and cozy and seriously goes with so many of my outfits. Scarf can be found here.

Boots: I bought mine from Marshall’s for only $40.00. I found similar boots below that are much more affordable than Stuart Weitzman:

Target boots: here & Steve Madden boots: here

Coat: Last but not least, this is the same coat that was listed in my previous post here. However, if you want a maternity option, here is a similar one.


Thank you, all, for your continued support in my style blog! I have big plans for 2017 and can’t wait to share them with you. Please comment below on what you would like me style next.