Monday, January 26, 2015

Denim, blue & Yellow

I was in New York this past weekend, and although it was wet and slushy, I couldn't help but rock my new metallic blue pumps and yellow flared skirt. It was just one of those outfits that I had styled in my head and was going to execute regardless of the weather.
During the day, It wasn't too cold in Brooklyn (where I spent most of my time) and I was comfortable wearing a short skirt. However, temperatures dropped in the evening and I was super thankful for the pair of leggings that I grabbed just before I bolted out of the door. Anyway, here are the outfit pictures I took.
Have a fab week chicas.
Skirt & shirt: H&M | Bag: Kate Spade Saturday| Shoes:Go Jane

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Travel Therapy: Florence, Italy (Firenze)

I was in Rome last year, and with Florence only an hour away by train, my friend and I decided to take a day trip there. My time in Florence was chilled and although I didn't get to do much, I was able to soak in some of the charm of the beautiful city. I most definitely have to go back to Florence. Next time I visit, I'll plan to spend a few days and enjoy all the wonders the city has to offer. But until then, I'll relieve the memory through these pictures.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore( Il Duomo di Firenze/ Florence Cathedral)
A view of the Cathedral from down below
A peek at beautiful Firenze
Taken from the bell tower
More of Florence
The cross on the dome of the cathedral
The bell at the Giotto’s Campanile 
Ankara print clad mannequins and visual designs at the luxury store, Luisa Via Roma 
Leather goods at the street market

Don't you just love the yellow walls with the blue accents.
I was gobsmacked by this talented street artist
Aren't these street restaurant amazing?
A beautiful view of Ponte Vecchio
Stopping to catch my breath as I make my way to the top of the bell tower
Micheal Angelo's " The Deposition" or "Florence Pietà" at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Monday, January 12, 2015

An up do, a high neck & pops of blue

Hi all,
 First things first--Happy new year! Can you guys believe it's 2015? It so surreal as it seems like it was only yesterday I was putting up my first 2014 post. Oh well, 2015 is here and I must get with the program. 

Today's post is a make up look I did over the weekend. I am self conscious of my chubby cheeks, and to make them less pronounced, I usually let my hair down . However, this weekend, I decided to do something different and pull my hair away from face. I had seen a hair style that I wanted replicate, but after several attempts and still not been able to mirror the style, I gave up and ended up with the style posted below. I think it worked out pretty well. What says you?

Eye: Lisi in Hawaiian blue|Too Faced neutral palette|LA Color & Black Radiance eye liner| Cherry Blosson lashes | Wet & Wild mascara
Lips: Mac-Girl about town| Wet & Wild-Vamp It Up
Face: Foundation-LA Girl "Toast"|Powder- Iman| Blush- LA Color "WildFlower" eyeshadow pallette| Bronzer: LA Color

That's all chicas. Have a fab week.

Monday, December 29, 2014

A New York City Christmas

Hi all, 

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.I spent mine in NYC with  family. The plan was to stay indoors and eat ourselves into a food coma, but we decided to go into the city to get a bit of the NYC Christmas excitement. On any given day, New York is jam-packed with tourists, but it seemed to be even more packed on Christmas day. The shoving and aggressive maneuvering was definitely not the Christmas cheer we had hoped for, and after a while, we called it quits and headed back home for a sumptuous Christmas dinner. 
Here are some of the few pictures I took.
The Love Sculpture, Midtown West

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan
Rockefeller Center

Times Square

A Nutcracker statue st The UBS building

Christmas day selfies :-)

What did you guys get up to on Christmas day? Any fun or not so fun story to share?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Desert Safari, Dubai

When my friend and I started planning our trip to Dubai, I immediately added a desert safari tour to our list of activities. I had seen so many cool desert pictures on Instagram and I could not wait to join the fun.

 The tour started with a sand dune bashing. I had never heard of sand dune bashing, and if I had looked up what the activity entailed, I would have probably stayed away. I did get a bit dizzy, but fortunately, I did not throw up. After the exciting dune bashing, it was time to ride the camel. It was a fun ride albeit short. The rest of the evening on the desert was relaxing, I got the henna tattoo on my hand, smoked some shisha aka hookah (first time), stuffed my face with the buffet food that was provided in the desert camp and watched a belly dance performance. The desert tour was amazing and was the best experience I had in Dubai. 

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting picture from my other Dubai adventures. For now, enjoy my Arabian desert tour.
Impromptu photoshoot
Selfie with the Camel
The fun camel ride
Waiting for dinner
First time doing Hookah/Shisha. 
I look like a
Our freshly done henna tattoo
Belly dancer
Another entertainer
I think we can give Naomi Campbell a run for her money 
That slit! (hides face)
That's all folks, have an amazing Tuesday.