February Favorite & Giveaway.

Hey there gorgeous! Can y’all believe we are a week away to the end of this short month. So, today I will be talking my new monthly favorites, along with a GIVEAWAY! I’m so excited to be doing my first giveaway on my blog. Shopping is my favorite thing to do, so doing a giveaway gives me a reason to do so. Lol. SHH, don’t tell my hubby. Well, we are going to start of my favorites with something I got last weekend and has made my life so much easier and has prevented me from always loosing my keys. I am talking about my handy-dandy Louis Vuitton 4 Key Holder, this is seriously a game changer.

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My following favorite are two pieces of jewelry I bought at this cute Japanese boutique. These pieces are very dainty and beautiful. They are rose gold, my favorite metal. I can wear the most simplest outfit and it can be pulled together with these pieces. The necklace has a small pearl with a tiny diamond, super pretty. The earrings are everything, the pearl goes under the ear and it is held by the tiny diamond, they absolutely gorgeous.

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Now, onto my beauty favorites. I have not changed much in my makeup routine, so I do not have many beauty products this month. So, it has been really cold in Japan and I’ve had a cold, so needless to say my lips and hands have been through some rough times. I love a liquid lip, but they are really drying. These two sets from the body shop, have helped my poor chapped lips and dry hands. I mean they have been on the struggle bus. Not only do they work great but they smell amazing! I got one in mango and strawberry,  The NYX soft matte lip creams have been my holy grail this month, it still gives a matte lip without being too drying and being uncomfortable on the lips. Not to mention how affordable they are. These two lippies in Abu Dhabi and Cannes have been my most used.

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I have been wanting to find a new scent, my ride or die perfume is Chanel Chance EAU VIVE. I love it, but I’ve been wanting to grow my perfume collection. So, I bought the YSL Black Opium in a travel size. I didn’t want to buy a full bottle, it’s not the same when you spritz a little in the store. I wanted to try it out and wore it through out the day. I am in LOVE with this scent, it smells sweet, but a little goes a long way. If you’re into sweet-smelling perfumes, this one is a hit in my book. DSC03518

These last two items are my favorite things to buy, which are tumblers and stationary. I can’t have enough mugs, water bottles, and tumblers. It’s an addiction. Who else has the same addiction? I can’t be the only one. This Kate Spade tumbler is so cute and girly. It makes drinking water a lot easier, but its most likely sweet tea in it. Lol. My other addiction is stationary and being in the country that is all about stationary, makes it a lot harder to stop. My favorite season is coming up, which is cherry blossom season. So, I had to buy this cute cherry blossom notepad. Its pink and pretty, it can’t get better than that.

NOW ON TO THE GIVEAWAY! 

The rules to enter are :

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  • Leave your Instagram name in the comments on the post.

I will be picking the winner & contacting you through Instagram. I will pick the winner at the end of this month. Goodies will be below. From Beauty to stationary. Good Luck!

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Girly Day With Tay.

Hello Beautifuls! Today was a very much-needed girls day. It has been quite a while since I’ve gone out and did a little shopping without a toddler running around or a nagging husband telling me “hurry up”, “why are you taking so long?”. Today we shopped in peace, it was so nice. We stopped for some coffee at Starbucks, did a little shopping at H&M, went to Louis Vuitton for a little treat for the eyes and to reserve a little something I’ve been eyeing for a while, stopped at a little Luxury thrift store, and finished with some lunch. Even though we went to a lot of places, our mission today was Starbucks. Why, you may ask? Because here in Japan, Sakura season is about to start, which is the cherry blossom season. (this honestly is my favorite season).

Starbucks in Japan came out with a Sakura season collection, about the most beautiful collection ever. I don’t know about y’all ,but I love mugs and tumblers, so I had to get my hands on this pretty collection. I mean look how gorgeous and pink everything is. This is totally my type of esthetic.

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The next stop was H&M. I just got a couple of things, it’s not like I can fit in a lot of their clothes. H&M already has sizing problems and being in Japan makes it even worse. But, I can still find some cute stuff that I can fit in. The struggle is real! Today, you will see a lot of pink. At H&M I got two shirts, a cardigan, and the cutest beret. Yes, they are in different shades of pink, I did say at the beginning of this year I wanted to add more pink in my wardrobe. The shirt is so comfy, it is supposed to be a shirt dress but my butt and hips do not allow it to be a dress shirt, so I’ll be wearing it with some leggings. The second shirt is flowy and gives me spring vibes, the sleeves are bell sleeves, which adds a little girly and dressy look to it. The cardigan can be used with anything and knowing me it’ll be worn a lot. It is very thin, so it can be worn during the spring without having a heat stroke. Lastly, the blush pink beret, this was something that I was uncertain on buying, but surprisingly was very cute on me.

The last stop was the luxury thrift store. Japan has the best thrift stores ever, especially when it come to finding luxury items. My friend Taylor is the one that opened my eyes to thrifting. I honestly never even stepped foot in a thrift store until I went with Taylor. I know that sounds snobby, but it just wasn’t my thing. Anyways, at this thrift store I got a Louis Vuitton 4 Key holder. I have been wanting this for while, but I always debated on whether I wanted to pay $200 for something my keys were going to scratch and be tossed around. But, I found one that is in great condition for $70! I mean that is a good amount of money being saved that can go towards something else. I was so happy I was able to find this. I know I will not be loosing my keys any more.

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I will be having a giveaway at the end of the month. I will be posting a separate post on the details and items for the giveaway. Make sure you follow and to keep an eye out for the giveaway. 

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Double the Struggle, Double The Cuteness.

This week I’m honored and so excited to introduce to you all my first feature in my blog,  my beautiful cousin, Kristal and her family. My cousin is a mommy of 3 handsome boys, an 11-year-old named Kristian, and about 5 month old twins. YES, TWINS! Named Marco and Jose, they are identical twins. I’m so jealous that everyone has gotten to hold and play with them. They are so cute it hurts. Just like me, she is part of that military life and has pretty much been doing this by her self with the help of her 11-year-old son. She was lucky to have him there for the birth of the babies but not soon after the birth, he was deployed. That right there is strength and patience, I had a breakdown two weeks after having my baby boy and my husband was away on a field op for a day and he was not far away from me. I had to call him to come home because I thought I was going insane. I was very lucky to have him only a few minutes away. Unlike, my cousin who’s soldier is on the other side of the world. I don’t know any moms with twins, I’m sure its double the struggle, but double the cuteness at the same time. I don’t know how she does it, I get stressed with my one toddler. I tell you what, she is superwoman in my eyes. Having twins can’t be easy and I was curious to know how life is with twins. I’m so happy she agreed and took some time to answer a few question

  1. How did you feel when you found out you were having twins ?

When I found out I was pregnant with twins I was at the OB’s office feeling so sick 🤢 I was having an ultrasound done to see how far along I was in the pregnancy and then I was told by the technician to say “hi to baby A and baby B” I was staring straight at them and still said “ you mean there’s two babies?! “ I guess I was in shock and I started crying tears of joy!

    2.  How long does it take you to get them ready?

It double everything, so it takes double the time to do anything. But I spend at least two hours to get both babies ready!

3. Is it hard to leave the house with twins?

Leaving the house is a very difficult task, I still struggle to go out with the twins!. I have to do a lot of planning and preparing, so these days we only go to the pediatrician and grocery shopping, but I have hope it will get easier.

4. How soon after giving birth did he deploy?

I so happy that he was able to be apart of their birth experience. The babies came in the nick of time! I was induced at 34 Weeks due to preclampsia, and I was blessed to give birth naturally to two healthy babies on September 9th 2017 and he had orders to deploy on September 12th 2017, so I was sad to see him leave exactly a week after the babies were born.

5. What kind of personality do the twins have?

So my boys are identical twins, which means that they look exactly the same but they have different and alike personalities already and they are on 5 months old. Jose is my baby A, he was born first. He is my calm baby, and always smiling! But when he is hungry he is very impatient! Marco is my baby B and was born 15 minutes after his brother! He is my more needy baby, he wants all the attention! I can say he is definitely more serious. But both babies are very sweet and love to giggle and kick all day!

6. How much coffee do you need to get through the day?

I can say Coffee is a must with twins! Without it I’m not sure how I would survive! I drink a lot of coffee, at the least 6 cups a day!

7. Do they sleep through the night?

I can say that I was lucky to have two babies that have been sleeping through the night since they were 3 months. I give them the last bottle at 9pm and by 10pm they are in bed sleeping till 8am for their first bottle.

8. What advice do you have for the mommy’s with twins?

The biggest advice for mommy’s with twins that I have is that patience is very important and very much-needed! Patience is the key! It’s the only way to keep you from getting overwhelmed and frustrated when you have two crying babies at the same exact time, because when you have twins it happens ALOT!

9. How does Kristian ( Chucho)  feel about being a big brother?

We have talked and he does miss being an only child and I believe it’s normal after he was an only child for 11 years, but Chucho loves his brothers, and they love him! They get very excited when he gets home from school! The babies giggle just by looking at him! And he is very helpful when it comes to taking care of the babies. I can see already that the twins will have a very special bond with their big brother!

10. How does it feel to be a mommy again?

Being a mommy to two infants at the same time again after 11 years is an honor! Becoming a mother changes everything and becoming a mother of twins changes everything times two, though sometimes it can feel like times infinity, but I love every moment of it! My 3 boys are my greatest joy in life!

11. Who inspired the name of the twins?

We struggled with names at first, and we wanted their names to be special so I thought that We both love our dads very much and both men are amazing dads! that we decided to name the boys after their grandfathers! Jose and Marco was perfect names for our boys!

Look how beautiful her family is & look hopw great she looks after popping out two tiny humans!

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How cute are these two little tiny bald humans? I love them so much! I want to thank my beautiful cousin for answering these few questions and being the first featured person on my blog! I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe gave you a bit of baby fever. I sure do.

 

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Valentine’s Day Outfits.

Hello Beautifuls! Today I’m coming at you with some cute outfit ideas, from casual and comfy to girly and dressy. With Valentines Day around the corner I was inspired to come up with a few outfits. One of my goals for this year was to revamp my wardrobe and add some pink into my closet (my favorite color). These are all new pieces, so it is kind of like a haul too. My style goes by my mood, sometimes I feel like being very girly and fancy, and sometimes I feel like being comfy, but still look cute and girly. I had so much fun putting these pieces together and I love how each outfit came out. I hope y’all like them and get some ideas for your Valentines Day outfit too.

Outfit # 1 is a casual look. I bought this flowy blush pink shirt from Old Navy. I…

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Valentine’s Day Outfits.

Hello Beautifuls! Today I’m coming at you with some cute outfit ideas, from casual and comfy to girly and dressy. With Valentines Day around the corner I was inspired to come up with a few outfits. One of my goals for this year was to revamp my wardrobe and add some pink into my closet (my favorite color). These are all new pieces, so it is kind of like a haul too. My style goes by my mood, sometimes I feel like being very girly and fancy, and sometimes I feel like being comfy, but still look cute and girly. I had so much fun putting these pieces together and I love how each outfit came out. I hope y’all like them and get some ideas for your Valentines Day outfit too.

Outfit # 1 is a casual look. I bought this flowy blush pink shirt from Old Navy. I paired it with these light blue jeans and tan booties. It was very comfy and chic.

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Staying with the casual look, Outfit #2 is a causal with a little bit of a more feminine and girly twist to it. The blush pink sweater is from H&M and the Black embroidered pants are from Old Navy, these pants alone adds a cute and girly touch. I finished this look with these black block heels from Target.

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Outfit #3 and Outfit #4 are more of a Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl inspired look. These looks are really girly and pretty. I paired the same blush pink sweater from H&M with a black skater skirt I got from amazon, I have a real obsession with these types of skirts. I paired these outfits with the black block heels from the previous picture. Both of these outfits are cute, but being in Japan, it is a bit cold, so if you are in a cold area I would put some black tights or over the knee boots to keep warm. These two outfits have to be my favorites of them all.

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Outfit #4 is a blush skater shirt from amazon and a black dress shirt from Target.

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I also came up with a Valentines Day inspired makeup look, which I’m obsessed with. I went with a very girly and pink look because pink is my favorite color. I used two eyeshadow pallets the Naked 3 and the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsession Pallet, both can be found in Sephora. I used the Nars bronzer and blush duo compact and for lips I used a lip liner from NYX in the color sand pink with the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss in the color beige sunrise. I kept it very simple.

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I hope you all liked this post and got some ideas for Valentines Day. Let me know what y’all have planned?

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We Survived Our First Week.

AE37358D-8014-485E-B64F-065CC7E1BF96Hello Beautifuls! Today is a little update from my last post about starting school, a new job, and Jason going to daycare for the first time. Well, we survived it. I am still a student, I didn’t drop out. HAHA. I have been really good about not procrastinating and waiting until last-minute. But, it’s only been a week. This week hasn’t been a walk in the park either. Since starting school, a new job, and Jason going to daycare, I’ve started to wake up early to wake up early. Like, 6am early! I haven’t woken up this early since high school, so its been tough.

This whole week I’ve been waking up early to work out ( I’ll do a post about my workout routine in the future.) I’m able to clean up the house a bit and have a little time to work on school work before my squishy bear wakes up. But, Oh My Gosh! Those were some tough days. I usually never take a nap, but my eyes were barely staying opened. I eventually got use to it. Waking up early is a great thing. Friday was definitely a crazy day. I was running errands before dropping Jason off at daycare and going into works. And all the momma’s know how hard it is to run errands with a toddler. It makes it double the work, getting a toddler in and out of the car is a sport itself. By 10 am I have so much, I was in dire need of Starbucks. Thank God it was Friday!

My new job is awesome, I love it. It feels so good to be working again. I’m so blessed to always have great co-workers and managers. At every job I’ve had, the managers and co-workers are amazing and friendly. Not many people can say that. I honestly have never had a problem at any of my jobs. I’m so happy to be working with such amazing people and organization.

Jason is loving daycareso far. The first day was the hardest for me. Literally, not even 2.5 seconds went by that I dropped him off and I busted out into tears. I started questioning my parenting, “Was I a bad mom for leaving my baby?”, “Will he be okay?” I was a mess. But, he had a great time. The ladies there love him and say he’s a good boy, which makes me really happy and gives me peace of mind.

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