How I Kinda Survived in the Wild

I just went camping with my girlfriends! Never did that before (I was never an outdoorsy girl), but it was magical. We were camping in a small clearing, about half an hour away from the parking lot, and my best friend Sam (who organized this trip) told us all to skip breakfast, since she was going to cook a really nice meal for us.

A 45-minute walk later, we were sitting down in the camp and basically let Sam do everything. She raised the tents, and got the cookware. I’ve never seen a gas stove like that one (I later learned that this was what the serious outdoors people call a camping kitchen stove), I was really expecting some barbecue or marshmallows over a campfire. What we got was a big pot and a portion of delicious mac n cheese in small stainless bowls, and we ate with camping sporks!

We started talking and it turns out that Sam is really experienced with camping and loves nature, which I never found out before. Turns out her father was an outdoor man and a hunter, and they’ve been going for hikes for years. Let me tell you one thing, there’s no better coffee than one made by that camp stove. I had a fantastic time with my friends, talking about if we liked nature (we all love nature) and if we’ve been hiking or camping or anything. (more…)

By |July 10th, 2019|DIY|

Tom Ford Beauty: From Single Fragrance to Beauty Empire

One of the most recognizable names in the fashion world, Tom Ford has built an empire of sophistication, elegance, and class. Using refined cuts, classic fabrics and sharp silhouettes, his brand is the epitome of high fashion. When he decided to put his perfectionism and fashion-forwardness into a collection of makeup and beauty products, we were literally left gasping for air. And not a single product disappointed.

It seems like Tom Ford excels in absolutely anything he takes on. The man has changed the face of fashion at least twice, once at Gucci, again with his own label, been nominated for an Oscar for the both films he directed, edited magazines, befriended all of Hollywood and, somehow, remained likeable.

In an interview, Ford revealed that he had always wanted to do cosmetics, even as far back as his Gucci days adding that, “My intention was to do color cosmetics out of the gate, but not everyone else was convinced that I had a voice in color until the lipsticks started selling out again and again.” As an ambition come true, the new collection delights with a late ’70s Studio 54 aesthetic and is inspired by iconic stars such as Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton and Bianca Jagger.

tom ford beauty  collection

The line features highly pigmented eye and lip colors, skin cleansers, moisturizers, foundation sticks, primers, illuminators and sculpting products. Tom Ford’s makeup collections are always on trend and fresh from the runway. It is Tom Ford’s strong point of view that a defined beauty look allows a woman to fully express herself.

The Tom Ford Beauty is a collection of sumptuous cosmetics and extraordinary fragrances. It is designed to achieve ravishing feminine glamour and impeccable masculine style while amplifying individuality. This covetable collection fuses state-of-the-art beauty innovation and artisan-level craftsmanship with Tom Ford’s singular vision of modern glamour.

By |October 24th, 2018|Beauty|

How to put on your Quinceanera dress

If you have already tried on a couple of dresses looking for your dream quince gown, you know how much of a hassle it is to put on your quinceanera dress.

Choosing the best ball gown appropriate for quince is one thing, but putting it on in a incredibly short amount of time on your quince celebration day is something else. To make the things easier, we bring you the tips from lovely Jocelyn, or QuinceMadrina on how to put on your Quinceanera dress:

First, you need to practice and know how to put your dress on before the party, because on the day of your Quinceanera there is so much going on, from the moment you wake up, and you don’t want to struggle and lose too much time putting your dress on. And you definitely do not want to get stressed out and emotional, start crying and ruing your makeup, because it is just going to get worse.

A very important tip: before you start getting into your dress, make you’re wearing proper undergarments, just because the crinoline will be on you throughout the day, and you don’t want red marks all over your body. High-waisted shorts are a good option to protect your waist and your skin.

Quinceanera dresses usually feature a petticoat or crinoline for added fullness, so that is what you will be putting on first. Crinolines are firm, stiff and usually with built in hoops. Petticoats are light, fluffy all layers of tulle, no hoops. Either can have an elastic or drawstring waistband. If your crinoline has a drawstring make sure you tie a firm little knot, so it doesn’t suddenly come undone in the middle of your grand entrance. (more…)

By |May 21st, 2018|Fashion Inspiration|

How to Wear Leg Warmers

Winter is a season of awesome accessories: scarves, hats, gloves an all things knit. My all-time favorite fall/winter accessory are leg warmers. There is just something about the knitwear, the layering and feeling cozy and warm that makes the perfect combo for cold weather. They are just like the sweaters for your calves!

Leg warmers are a retro trend that is officially coming back to style.  A fashion symbol in the 80s that became wildly popular thanks to movies like Flashdance  and Jane Fonda’s Workout videos, they were kinda shunned from the mainstream fashion for a long time, and were mostly reserved for dancers and eighties inspired costumes. I think I will go as far to say that leg warmers really never went out of style, and besides they do have an actual purpose of keeping your legs warm.

But wait, can you actually WEAR leg warmers if you are not a jazz ballet dancer or a 12 year old? Sure!


By |December 18th, 2017|Fashion Inspiration|

Puffy Quinceañera Dresses You’ll Absolutely Love

In Latin culture, quinceañera is the most important birthday in the life of a girl. This special birthday that marks a transition from childhood to womanhood is usually celebrated with a grand party with elements of customs of Hispanic tradition. Everything is planned down to the tiniest detail – venue, decorations, ceremony, guests. And of course, the dress. The quince dress is probably the most important dress the life of a young Latina girl, as it is a dress she will wear only once in her life, on her 15th birthday. Traditional quinceañera dresses were ball gowns, with crinoline-style skirts and corset bodices. Most dresses were made out of silk featuring wavy long floral patterns. Modern quinceañeras still go for the traditional style of the quince gown, with more freedom in color choices. View more gorgeous trendy quince dresses from the best designers online. (more…)

By |October 27th, 2017|Fashion Inspiration|
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