Crushing on Cactus Print

First came polka dots, then came cactus print. I mean who doesn’t love a good ol cactus print? I got weirdly fascinated with cactus’s in Cabo when I saw GIANT ones for the first time. They are the cutest little things and can be found on just about anything. I am extremely obsessed with this sweater, which is already sold out on all other websites, and these pj shorts. I definitely need to make a Target order for this mat bc look at that price! Oh and neck scarves are also what I have been crushing on and a huge trend at the moment.

What print do you think will come next? Happy Thursday babes! I am off to the RS conference and couldn’t be more excited! I shared yesterday on IG stories some of the items that came in that I am packing so be sure to watch that here, before times up!

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Swallow Maxi

Maxi: Hinge | Hat: Sole Society | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Loves Affect | Purse: Gucci | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Bauble Bar

I wore this outfit to my sister in laws baby shower a couple weekends ago and I got so many compliments. I was surprised at myself for ordering a maxi dress since I haven’t wore / own one in years. I haven’t been crazy about them until this one came along! I love the V cut and light blue color. It has a bohemian / Coachella inspiration print with the birds and I LOVE swallows. I actually have a swallow tattoo on my rib cage. I always have had this odd appreciation  for birds and swallows in particular. In like 8th grade I knew I wanted a swallow as a tattoo. I couldn’t really answer why a swallow at the time until Freshman year of college when my dad passed away. Dad reminded me of a bird, free spirited, and not a care in the world. He lived such a simple life and when he passed away, I felt like he was free. He was no longer caged into the world but free with our Heavenly Father. That’s the summarized short version of course but why a swallow print means so much to me and reminds me of dad! Even on a dress lol!

 I am gearing up for the Reward Style conference and there is so much to do. I shared on snapchat how I am peeling BAD from Cabo so I am trying to figure out how to fix this mess. I need to find outfits that will cover my arms until it fixes on its own. Coconut butter, lotions, oils, baths, etc have been my best friend this entire week! None the less I am so incredibly grateful to be invited to this conference. It was one of my biggest goals when starting the blog so receiving an invitation was such a big deal to me.

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Under Eye Treatment

So first you can read here, my thoughts on sharing with intention. If you remember a couple weeks ago, I scheduled a couple beauty appointments for my “birthday” and wanted to take you all along. I loved everyones response on what they were interested in, but I also felt this overwhelming pressure to not want to share. I had this fear I would send the wrong message that you need this, this, or that, in order to feel good about yourself. In no way, shape, or form do I want you to think that. I also don’t want you to think that I have insecurities and I am not confident in my own skin. Trust me, I am, or I don’t think this blog would exist! Of course, like every human being out there, there are areas where I think could improve. I also don’t usually second guess myself or overthink much so when this topic came about, I don’t know why I was. Maybe because in my world, it’s taboo to share. Anywho, I have overcome my fear since everyone was so nice when reaching out, and I am so excited to share my under eye results! I am actually a SUCKER when it comes to needles or anything medical related. I legit threw up and shed tears last time I was at the doctor. Anxiety gets the best of me in this field, so this was my first ever treatment.

I had a friend tell me about Mia Plastic Surgery and I basically called and interviewed them before I set the appointment lol. When I went in for a consultation, the staff made me feel incredibly comfortable and their beautiful office was right down the road! After many hours of research, I found that Dr. Phi was the best of the best!

Katy was the esthetician who did my particular laser treatment and was sure to answer all and every question I had. We did a live session during our visit and she explained / answered everything, so I will include the video to my dropbox link here, it is very helpful!  After my consultation we decided that fractional laser was what would be best to help with my concerns for my under eyes. My mother is Middle Eastern and dark circles, fine lines, extra skin, etc., is definitely hereditary! This treatment also helps with acne scars, sun spots, etc., and can be done to  your entire face. It is a quick rubber band pop and did not hurt! I would prefer this over needles any day.

I definitely do see a difference in my under eyes and could not be happier with the results. The best part is with the laser treatment, there isn’t maintenance. It can be a one time treatment depending on how much you protect it by using SPF. Dr. Phi also added fillers to my under eye after the treatment to reduce the hollowness look that was causing the dark shadows. Fillers do need to be maintained every 6-8 months. I was amazed at the instant results of the fillers. The laser treatments true result does take up to 2 months – so that is mainly why this blog post also took so long! I will share on IG stories later today a live video result so you can get a better picture!

Make sure to watch the video here! I wasn’t planning on sharing the video with you all but I realized she did a LOT better job explaining it than I ever could. It really is helpful for any questions you may have or reach out to Mia Plastic Surgery!

I also have decided to put together a Houston beauty guide after my birthday week so you can find all the places I visited and loved in one spot! It will be under the Shop page or here. I will be sure to update it often!

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35 Dollar Spring Top

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Top: Sun & Shadow | Shorts: GRLFRND | Shoes: Tory Burch | Clutch: Sole Society | Watch: Sole Society | Earrings: Kenneth Jay  | Sunnies: Karen Walker 

I wanted to share this 35 dollar top before it sells out completely! It comes in two colors and has a pretty crochet detailing. It is an oversized fit so I recommend sizing down, I wish I went with an xs! Anywho, it was the perfect throw on tank in Cabo and I believe I will be wearing it around town with some jeans as well. I feel like this outfit would have been cuter with white jeans but I still do love these white shorts. I wanted to share a mess up on an outfit with you all so you kinda can understand my thought process and discover for yourself what you think! Since the top is oversized, it overwhelmed the shorts and in some photos looks like I maybe not wearing shorts, hence why its tucked in. With jeans, it would have been more cleaner and wouldn’t have to worry about that. I also was in Cabo so jeans were not an option lol!

I’m human and yes I do mess up on my outfits but none the less it’s not the end of the world and I may wear this look again (I mean it’s not bad). I just wanted to point out how I think it could have looked better! Thoughts?

Happy Monday! How was your easter weekend? Hubs and I had a great weekend spending it with lots of friends and family. I’m working on a couple of my beauty posts for this week today so be sure to keep an eye out for that!

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