So I’m spoiled by my dad. Hence this amazing collaboration came to be. Can you take a guess where my inspiration cane from? Total 90s, clueless, and anime all the way. I just wanted to have a fun and beautiful photoshoot with my dad. I think we were successful but you be the judge ! All photo credit to my dad ! Not only did we take some pictures we enjoyed the food and eveything the youth fair has to offer. I will never complain spending some time and throwing together something with my dad, what can I say I’m a daddy’s girl. I had a blast in general but I definitely enjoyed the food! What is your favorite fair food?
Dress/Mesh Shirt: Dollskill
Earings: Nikki Lipstick
Foundation: Kat von D Lock it Fountain
Highlight: Ofra Nikki Tutorials Glazed Donut Highlighter
Contour: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil- Light Medium Matte Bronzer
Lips: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede- Passion Rose / Lime Crime Diamond Crushers- Choke
Eyes: Ulta Long Lasting Eye Liner Pencil- Noir / Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara
Lush hauls, a two for one! my package came around the same time I went to my local lush store. So extra lush for me! I’m never going to complain about too much lush, this just means both the lush easter and mothers day collection will be bundled up.
Baa Bar- a returning favorite, however I remember last year it having violet. This year it shares the scent of twilight. Not complaining I mean look at that face. This cutie will set you off to dream land. Twilight is what helps me sleep when nothing else can so I grabbed like 10 of these because they have now become a staple in my bath routine!
Purple drain- spicy minty goodness. I have been favoriting minty baths lately so this one caught my attention! Purple, spicy, minty, and hydrating, what is there not to love? Even the name is perfect.
Citrus are doing for themselves- soft citrus with out being over powering. Man has lush been coming out with the longest product names, or is it just me? Very surprising how the lemon comes through as light and refreshing. A nice bright bubbleroon for a morning bath.
Madam President- way too strong of a citrus scent. Not a bad smell, just too strong for me, a very pretty bath bomb. I will be gifting this one as it is just not for me.
Incredible Mom- a soft floral citrus. I like this one because if the cape. Duh! All moms are super heroes. This bath bomb is not only pretty it also smells great, so that make it’s a true hero.
Golden egg- candy scented glitter covered goodness. This is a bath bomb melt covered in glitter. Nothing is better than glitter, especially when it’s plastic free. You had me at glitter, but this bad boy smells like candy. The cocoa butter and citrus gives it the caramel candy scent. A special treat.
Cream egg- spotted minty creamy delight. The bright colors are a delight. They really transform into a spring wonderland. the minty scent is so soothing. Can you tell I have a migraine while sniffing this? I regret only getting one.
April Showers- this musky violet bath bomb is too cute with cocoa butter pink and purple inserts it’s almost worth the rain. The violet really stands out to me in this one. I love violets so I may be a little impartial. This cutie is simple but not to be forgotten.
Poisson D’avril- spicy and sweet, but a fish? Yes a beautiful red and gold fish. Two contrasting colors, just as these are two contrasting scents. Spicy pepper and neroli, so different, yet come together so perfectly to form this fish. This quickly and strangely became my favorite from the range.
shirt: rip n dip
Okay.. I just really like this shirt way too much haha
Pastels, pink palm trees, sprinkles, swings, and of course ice cream! I know what you are thinking a sprinkle pool ?! Yes! a Sprinkle pool! Four floors of ice cream heaven, they have a different flavor on each floor. Every floor not only beautiful but fun to play in! Brings out the inner child and ice cream lover in any one!
Running around eating ice cream, throwing sprinkles I felt like a princess with pink every where! I honestly was in a pastel wonderland. There were different flavors to try on each floor soft serve, melted vanilla, mochi (Japanese ice cream), and chocolate with whipped cream. My favorite was the mochi, I will be getting more soon! Although every floor is beautiful, the best part is you guessed the sprinkle pool. Time is limited and the sprinkles aren’t biodegradable, but it’s a sprinkle pool! Everything was beautiful and eye catching. I was memorized from the moment I walked in to the moment I stepped out the gift shop. It was about much more than ice cream, there were facts all over the walls, there was kinetic sand you can play with, even a ping pong ball table. Theres much more than meets the eye. The ice cream doesn’t taste bad either.
This was a sensory overload. I loved every minute of it. Everyone should experience an ice cream wonderland. I heard they are working on making the sprinkles biodegradable, that shows they are listening to our concerns! Every floor revealed something new and even prettier, you almost didn’t know what to expect! So much creativity went into every detail and who would have thought a museum of ice cream could be so beautiful and tasty at the same time.
Onsie: forever 21
Bag: Vintage Chanel – given to me by my mom
Shoes: adidas EQT
Whipped soap? I was so intrigued I had to order it. Boy am I glad I did. So soft on the skin with gentle exfoliating, The whipped salt scrub is exfoliating with a slight lather. i was excited to try a different brand and switch things up. I also ordered an aloe lotion, light and the scent lasts for hours without being too heavy or over bearing. The best part ? The order came wtih a little spoon to scoop out the soap.
Kimono Flower – Jasmine petals, mandarin, bergamot, raspberry, ylang ylang, gardenia and pink orchid
This lotion was a light citrus and jasmine blend. Glides on smooth and doesn’t feel too heavy. Perfect for after the shower. Reminds me of the perfect spring afternoon.
Back To Black – Fresh earth aka dirt blended with garden mint, basil, lemon blossom and sage
I personally love to exfoliate so I was excited to add a whipped scrub to my collection. The black sea salt is gentle on the skin and creates a slight lather. There is a slight minty scent, I picked up more of the sage.
Blue Skies – Citrus, anise, jasmine, lavandin, warm musk and cedarwood
This whipped soap had some jojoba beads and an embed in it. It was really cute. I was expecting it to smell more like the lush version of blue skies fluffy clouds’ but this is not bad. The cedarwood and citrus blend together nicely.
Bubble Gum Machine – Sweet and juicy bubble gum
The best for last! Look at those layers, blue, pink and yellow! Smells just like bubble gum. Good enough to eat. This was definitely my favorite of the bunch. I have been leaning towards sweeter scents lately, not sure why. The colors are beautiful too. This one is packed full of moisture and screams happiness!
I was pleased with my haul of soak and unwind some of the scents were more musky than I hoped but overall I do enjoy whipped soap. I am glad to have tried out this vendor. Quick shipping and good products.. I love how soft my skin feels. I also love using them as an alternative to shaving cream. They really are versatile and smell pretty amazing.
Stay tuned for my youtube video starring these products…was supposed to go up today but due to technical difuculties will be postponed ! Follow on twitter and instagram @stardustfunk !
This January I travel from Miami to Tampa, it was my first time ever visiting this beautiful city. It was a bittersweet trip. I was happy to be able to spend time with my family and get closer to my cousins. I also went to Busch Gardens for the first time!
So not going to lie, I had a blast at Busch Gardens. The roller coasters were a blast. My favorite was by far Montu. Cheetah was pretty bad ass too. We got to drink AND ride roller coasters ? Yes please ! I didn’t ride Sheikra because I hate drops…bummer I know. The park itself is vibrant, colorful filled with plants and wild life. We were lucky enough to go on a weekend with amazing weather, no rain and it was cold. As an animal lover I was skeptical about going to a place where they keep animals, but hey I have seen worse. I got to feed kangaroos and hey peep that hippo butt. It was fun running around the park with my family, we even took grandma. It’s safe to say we all had a good time drinking, riding, and being tourists in our state. A Floridan’s specialty, am I right?
Here is the YouTube video I have been promising forever:
Peach pin: stardustfunk
Shirt : Lisa Frank at hot topic
Shoes/ jacket: adidas
Now the reason I was in Tampa wasn’t the happiest. That’s why I said it was a bittersweet trip. In my last post I stated I don’t like to share my personal life but here I go again. I was up in Tampa for a celebration of life for my cousin who passed of this disease. I was lucky to have the opportunity to celebrate his life. I was also lucky enough to get closer to family. In the past year I have lost two people to ALS. Below I am going to include the link to donate to the ALS association. Feel free to donate as little or as much as you can, any little bit helps.
Family first, always !
Today is Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday and I know it’s cliche but it’s a perfect day to share and educate my journey these past few weeks with CBD. For those of you who don’t know CBD is Cannabidiol is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. CBD is all natural, found in plants and is one of the best medicines. CBD interacts with our naturally occurring systems, but is non-psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a high. This is completely legal in all 50 states and you can find it at your local smoke shop. Some times we need to be our own advocate, we have to educate not only ourselves but also educate the public. There are still alot of misconceptions of hemp, marijuana, and CBD.
I did a some research on my own, then I went to my doctor with my note-book and pen. I asked him a bunch of questions and what was best for me. I don’t usually share about my personal life but I do have epilepsy, so my doctor helped guide me in the right direction. Lucky for me I got my medical card! There is so much information available online, I suggest before buying anything you read a little on what is best for you. Also remember each person reacts differently. After lots of reading and lot’s of notes I finally got the courage and decided what I wanted.
Remember all of this contains no THC! I wanted to have a variety of different dosages and different ways to intake it. Some were great, some not so great. The same notebook I was keeping notes in I am documenting my journey with CBD. The gummies were not so great they are low dosages that are good, but taste not so great and are really chewy. The Just CBD tincture that goes under your tongue is not the best tasting but has high dosing I think is perfect for before bed. It doesn’t taste bad, just an herby taste. I like to use 4-6 drops on those nights when I can’t sleep. I haven’t been doing much vape-ing lately but I was interested in the cartridge and a pen. The tincture can also be used in my vape pen, although I haven’t tried it yet. The silver pen has been my favorite so far, and it tastes the best. Strawberry flavored and 5ml CBD oil, can’t beat that. The cartridge was also strawberry, I it used quickly. I use the vape pens through out the day. They help me relax in general. If I’m feeling anxious I can grab a pen, or if I’m having a bad migraine grab a tincture and maybe and hour or so later I can start to feel better. I have noticed the most feeling is with the tincture. I started my journey in November and since then my skin has cleared up, my headaches have gotten better, my anxiety has decreased, and I am sleeping through the night. I have also been taking vitamins and drinking more water. I am adjusting here and there but I am keeping a close diary of my journey and hope to keep staying on track through out 2018!
My favorite lavender and neroli the two scents that make me happiest in the world. Oh and unicorns what makes me even happier. Yeah you can see by the look on my face how much i’m enjoying it.
A newbie- rose and citrus reminds me of rose jam and lush pulled out all the stops to make it a LOVE boat with hearts everywhere. The pink on the front is the shape of a heart and it has tiny hearts on the bottom. This boat is a fruity and floral delight.
Bubbleroon- rose, lemongrass and jasmine is what makes this really special. Dusted with gold glitter what is there not to love? Kiss dry skin good-bye.
Bubble bar melt-jasmine, rose, and bergamot all in a bubble bath melt? A lot to put into what seems to be lush’s longest product name. Very floral and perfum-y but not over powering.
I loved all the first impressions of the products. Take a look at my first you tube video, make sure to subscribe, below for more:
first impressions video — also my first youtube video.
Lush Valentines 5/5
T-shirt: alien outfitters
Lush introduced the US to their skin loving bath oils. Now these had been available through the Lush kitchen and Lush UK. For those of us over the pond this gives us more chances to see them up close before purchasing or risking them melting in shipping! I had ordered a bunch of bath oils and had only tried two and did not like them very much. So I am giving them another try!
I decided to give delight bath oil a try before giving up on lush’s bath oils all together. I mean with all the skin loving butters packed into these little guys I couldn’t resist. Delight is lemon scented. A sparkly, spicy little guy. I paired him with snow fairy, for a very sparkly, sweet and spicy, citrusy bath. I made sure the water was really hot, to ensure it would melt the bath oil, then dropped it in. At first it sank to the bottom and all the glitter fell off and also sank to the bottom. It took a while to disolve, there were beads of oil slowly forming on the top of the water but any one that knows me knows how impatient I am. So I grabbed the ball of cocoa butter and rubbed it all over, paying special attention to the areas the needed some extra TLC. This left my skin so smooth, I didn’t need any oil or lotion after. Perfect for winter months or dry patches.
I am glad I gave these bath oils another chance. I am realizing that everything I hate with Lush at second sniff or second try I actually do love. Snow fairy hated it, now I am actually using it a lot. These bath oils, I have so 2 buckets filled with every bath oil that lush has to offer and I have had them sitting there because I didn’t think they were useful. Boy was I wrong. I am excited to start using them more. Stay tuned for more blog post about these lovely bath oils.
FYI two buckets of fun filled with bath oils… when I was young buckets of fun meant buckets of vodka now that fun mean buckets of bath oils oh man how times have changed !
With the new Valentines rage just being released I had to review my favorite products from the lush Christmas range 2017. There were some old favorites and some new ones. If you follow my instagram you have seen me trying these babies out. I have had some mixed feelings about products but have come to love most of them!
Cristingle Body Conditioner- Just thinking about this minty body conditioner gives me chills. I stocked up on this lovely cooling sensation. I can’t get enough. It’s amazing on its own but even better for bath cocktails. Warning this contains menthol so it does make you freezing cold. If you have a cold, suffer from migraines or body aches this is your go to! I cannot live with out this in my bathroom!
Twilight Shower Gel- I get sleepy just thinking about this amazing shower gel. Another staple in my collection. As someone who suffers from insomnia I cannot live without twilight shower gel, sleepy lotion, twilight solid perfume, twilight body splash… you get the idea! This intoxicating lavender and vanilla will have you falling into dreamland before you know it. I am seriously in love with this purple masterpiece. For us that stay up all night, this will help not only sleep better but make bath time 10000 times better.
Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream- This shower cream will have you not only wanting to jump into Santa’s sleigh but wanting to chug some vanilla coke. I couldn’t believe how similar they smelled, like a spicy vanilla coke. Since it is a shower cream it leaves the skin more moisturized and is perfect for winter. I was pleasantly surprised by this refreshing new Christmas staple and will be using it even in the summer months.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel- I could not get the top on this sugary scented sparkly gel fast enough when I first got my hands on it. As you can see I have the 500 ml bottle. So naturally I gave it another try in a bath cocktail and it started to grow on me. So much pink cotton candy scented sparkles in one big bottle ! You can say I have a love hate relationship!
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner- After falling for the pink sugary shower gel I couldn’t help myself and grab the matching body conditioner. This bad gal holds in so much moisture and the scent lasts so much longer than the shower gel. I thought it was going to be way too sweet of a scent but it really does blend well and makes skin feel sooo soft. Say good-bye to rough spots and hello to cotton candy smooth skin.
Man on The Moon Bubble Bar- Can you say the most adorable bubble bar ever made? So I am biased towards neroli scents, he was already a winner in my book. This is a bright citruis-neroli blend and is a perfect pick me up for when you are in a funk. I tried him out and I couldn’t help but fall in love! I have about 15 in my lush collection now. The amount of bubbles that come from this one little guy is unbelievable! Not only crazy bubbles but I did feel this bar did soften up my skin. This massive mustache wearing fellow might be my new favorite bubble bar…
Now that Christmas has come and gone I can’t wait to try out the new Valentines 2018 products old and new! Did any one try out the Lush Christmas exclusives? What products are you excited to try?
Where do I begin? Ho Ho Ho ! In Miami there are too many celebrations to count! I am not a grinch so I do celebrate them all and I am lucky enough to be surounded by family and friends that love me very much!
The first celebration took place with my best friend and her family. This was a Cuban celebration a few days before Christmas known as the San Lazzaro Party. We danced, we drank, we smoked cigars, we truly celebrated. This is my second holiday season with my best friend by my side and that is something to celebrate!
Jacket: vintage leather borrowed from my aunt
Top: urban outfitters
Boots: marc fisher
Next up we have Noche Buena, another cuban tradition, also known as Christmas Eve. My family tends to go out the Cuban way. The entire family gets together and roats a pig. We make hot chocolate for the kids, and have adult beverages for the big kids. I enjoy getting together with my family, we are one big family my mom has about 20 cousins. It is nice to come together for the holidays and catch up.
Body Suit: forever 21
Last but deffinetly not least Christmas Day! I guess I was a good girl this year because Santa brought me everything I asked for! I spent the day relaxing at home with family. Some of the things I got were a bath caddy, a bath robe, a bunch of clothes, my dad got a nes (I will be using it). And yes those are BFF mood bracelets, be very jealous. The biggest gift is my animals that clearly remind me how much of a gift they are to me. This holiday season was both tough but a blessing. I am thankful for not only the material things but the family and friends I have in my life to celebrate the season with.
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