As we approach hot summer days, there is one item I like to make sure I have on rotation- Skirts! As much as I love wearing jeans, on those humid days I want to feel light and breezy, and this is where I bring out those summer dresses and skirts. I recently bought this and I am loving the vibrant blue color which goes with any black or white top and an be easily styled with a blazer which makes it a versatile piece.
It’s been two months now since the Covid-19 stay-at-home order was implemented. Although, cities are slowly re-opening, I am still taking precautions and staying home (only going out for grocery shopping). As our homes are now our office/playground and lounge, it makes sense to have a few things handy that can make our space a bit relaxing. The little things can make a lot of difference creating an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
Here are my top stay-at-home essentials. (Click to open links to all the products)
I usually don’t like carrying a lot of things in my handbag. Because if you have a big bag, it’s an endless pit! You know what I am talking about! 🙂 If you carry a laptop like me, at times it can be challenging to keep a small bag. I use different bags depending on if I am travelling or if it’s just a regular week. Below, I’m sharing the Givenchy handbag I’ve used the most throughout the summer. It’s not too big but not too small and definitely packs a lot! Check out the handbag essentials below!
Card holder: I mean, obviously! I don’t like a bulky wallet, plus it’s easier to switch bags this way.
Headphones: Last year, I switched to wireless headphones and I cannot believe how easier it has made my life. I can move freely without having to worry about the wire getting tangled or getting caught in something pulling the headphone out of my ear. So, if there is one thing you want to invest in, let it be a pair of wireless headphones. You’ll be glad you made that decision!
Hand cream: I cannot travel without it! My skin is very sensitive and dries up easily. I need to moisturize constantly and so I buy a couple and keep them everywhere!
Band-Aids and spray sanitizer: You never know when you might need one especially if you’re wearing new shoes and trying to break them in.
Lipstick: Depends on what I am wearing that day, I just pop it in my purse.
Sunglasses: Always! They not only protect your eyes from sunlight but also UV rays. Most importantly, on a windy day, there’s a much less chance of something flying in your eye! Yikes!
Blotting sheets (only in summer): These come in handy in hot summer days. They also keep your make-up fresh!
Mints and face mist to keep me fresh throughout hot summer days!
Tip: I kept struggling switching bags when I owned a big wallet, because it just wouldn’t fit in a small purse and so, the first thing I did was to get rid of the big wallet and get a smaller one.
What are some of your handbag essentials? Comment below!
Face oils can seem intimidating for many reasons. First of all, applying an oil to the face can seem uncomfortable because of it’s consistency and secondly, if someone has oily skin, they fear having more oil by applying a face oil. The trick is to find the
With all the different skincare products out there, it can get overwhelming to keep up with the different uses and ingredients. I was recently talking to a friend who would love to do a 7-step step skincare routine but honestly, doesn’t have time. A lengthy skincare routine is not for everyone due to limited time especially in the mornings.
Sunscreens are a necessity any time you’re outdoors. There are so many sunscreens out there, yet it’s hard to find a reasonably priced one with good coverage and easy on the chalk. I personally don’t like applying sunscreens that leave a white tint on the face, as I feel they can also get oily and do not help with a smooth makeup application. I’ve been using foundations Continue reading “Best Sunscreens for Summer”→
Mother’s Day is around the corner and I thought I would share my favorite items for my mom and all moms :). Mother’s tend to love habits and routines so usually I like to get something different for my mom than she wouldn’t usually buy for herself. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”→
As spring is approaching and we are transitioning from heavy jackets to light coats and cardigans, I am eyeing some fun, colorful pieces that I am excited to wear this season. Transitioning from cold weather to warmer temperatures should be fun. Below, I am sharing some cute pieces that you can add to your spring wardrobe without breaking the bank. I hope you enjoy them! Continue reading “Spring Trends Under $50”→
Each year as spring arrives, there is hype about the cherry blossoms bloom. I finally got the chance to visit D.C during cherry blossom season this year and it did not disappoint! Continue reading “Cherry Blossoms in Bloom”→
Anyone who knows me knows that the first thing I need in the morning is coffee! With a fast paced life, sometimes it’s not always convenient to make breakfast. However, there are some breakfast options that I will be sharing today, that you can prepare a night before and take with you to work.
It’s not unusual to see changes in skin when winter arrives. One area of the body that tends to get ignored often are the hands. The skin gets dry and flaky, and if it’s not moisturized properly, there are dry patches around the face and body. It’s always a Continue reading “My Top Creams For Dry Hands”→
During the weekdays, it’s hard to apply a full face of makeup. Sometimes, it’s because you do not have enough time in the morning to do a full face of makeup, at other times, you feel it’s too much work. And so, I am sharing my quick makeup routine below.
With the arrival of fall, I get new candles (think musky scents, vanilla and cinnamon), switch my coffee to something more soothing and sweet tasting like caramel, pecan or vanilla spice. For me, change in the air is what’s so appealing about fall.
The one thing that I am attentive to every single day is my skin. I would go as far to say that I spend more time applying creams than I do makeup. Makeup excites me, and I believe that good makeup application starts with good, healthy and thoroughly prepped skin.