New Beginnings + Agenda

You know those moments when you think you have everything figured out - plans are moving along smoothly, but something changes the course completely. What do you do? The reason for this post is because in the last few weeks my entire agenda had to change. I recently found out that I will be moving. As most of you are aware, I started a digital magazine here in Bermuda in 2014 and with this change, the ability for me to maintain this publication would become quite difficult. 

I remember how excited I was to meet with like-minded people who had similar goals and enjoyed everything about producing content to the local audience. The thrill of planning photo shoots and meeting deadlines is part of what I do and who I am as a person. And now that it's placed on hold, I have to re-evaluate my goals and dreams. 

See my publication wasn't just about 'my dream', it was a representation of people like myself who wanted to see how you CAN make your dreams a reality. Most peoples dreams are centered on fame and fortune, and I just want to enjoy life doing what I love while impacting others around me. 

In past post, I have mentioned that I'm going to start stepping outside of my comfort zone and take more risks. Well, we all have to be careful what we ask for. Since I have placed the quarterly issues of Bermuda Bliss on hold (for now), I will take the time to step into this new beginning that God has given me and seek those opportunities. 

While we never know where life will take us, we can always expect them and adjust with the change. "Let God's will be done." - Acts 21.14

What's in store in the near future? 

Plenty. There's still so much that I want to do and so little time to do it in. As for this blog, I am making plans to bring you along on my new journey. I'm not quite sure how often I will be posting so be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates and follow me on social media. 

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How I Pamper Myself at Home


After a busy week, I can think of nothing better but to treat myself and indulge in some of my favorite things without leaving my home. Not only is this kinder on my wallet, but it allows me to relax in the comfort of my own home and I can take my sweet time doing so. Here are my pampering essentials right at home. 

FACIAL MASK

To begin my evening, I like to take a nice warm shower while allowing my facial mask to take its course. This particular mask was the first of many I've used. I like to use this product because it instantly leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth. It's wonderful. I also like that the packaging allows a quick disburst of the product without taking too much of time to empty the packet. This is one of my favorite at home pampering essentials.

TEA TREE OIL

Now that the shower is complete and I have the chance to file and shape my nails, it's time to give it the shine it needs. I've had this tea tree oil for over a year now. It has a soft scent and lasts for a while. It only takes a small drop to smooth over nails after a manicure and pedicure. The oil seals in the shine while softening my cuticules. Clean and healthy nails makes me happy.

O.P.I NAIL POLISH

When the weather gets cooler, I have learned pedicures and manicures are essential to protecting my nails. I love being able to polish my nails, another way of relaxing and unwinding. This particular polish I picked up is called, "Refining with the Infinite Crowd." This polish can be used as a regular polish or a gel. It's long lasting and it has a gorgeous shine. I'm currently using this color after a pedicure. 

MAGAZINE

I love a good magazine. I find magazines are still important to me as a writer and editor. It not only gives me inspiration but it simply soothes me. Catching up on the latest beauty and lifestyle trends is a bit of therapy for me. I also love that I am able to catch articles that you may not be able to read anywhere else. 

CHOCOLATE

Of course, this needs no explanation. A girl loves her chocolate! :)


What products do you use to pamper yourself at home? 


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Favorite New Scent


Happy Sunday guys! I had to share my favorite new scent LOVE by Sofia Vergara. I've been wearing it quite a lot lately for date nights since it's Fall and cooler during the evenings. This scent tends to linger and suits perfectly for any occasion. It's not too subtle and it smells so good! I really like it because the bottle is my favorite color and it's the cutest thing to look at along with other items on my nightstand. 
Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


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H&M Lace Midi Dress

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite dresses that I purchased at H&M in New York. I've been on a shopping binge for dresses for a while now and I love the design and fit of this dress. I wore this look for a special date night dinner with my love a few weeks ago and I am pleased to say that the quality of this dress exceeded my expectations being that it was a very inexpensive piece.

As we all love a little black dress, I think I will start a new collection of little white dresses (LWD) to my repertoire. Tell me what you think of this look in the comment box below. 


Outfit Details:
Sunnies: Polette Eyewear
Studs: H&M
Dress: H&M
Shoes:  DSW Mootsies Tootsies 

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Off the Shoulder Top & Skirt

We all love a good off the shoulder look, right? But is it okay to wear this trend past Summer? Of course, it is. While living in a very tropical climate and trying to maintain the coolness of it all, I find off the shoulder looks versatile, comfortable and easy to style. 

With this look, I wanted to show the sassiness of this top because it's black, sleek and has the perfect flair. I thought I'd pair it with a fitting skirt, open toe shoes and the cutest heart shaped choker ever. I added a few gold touches with my sunnies and drop earrings to pull this look togeather. With this color scheme and style, it's a great transition from Summer to Fall. 

How do you style your off the shoulder looks in the Fall?

 Outfit Details:
Hat: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
 Choker: Forever 21
Drop Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Sunnies: Mystiques Bermuda 
Heels: Mossimo

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Beauty Finds: A Month-In Review

Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I have reviewed a product or shared any products on this blog for that matter, so this particular post is long overdue. I purchased these products in New York and have heard of them for quite some time. I was in search for a good conditioner/moisturizer for my natural texture while giving it the proper shine it needs. I go through a lot of conditioners to maintain looks in and between hairstyles. So, I thought I'd give these brands a try! 

It has been a journey, searching for a natural conditioner/moisturizer with a great smell that actually works. I can't count how many hours it takes to wash, detangle and condition my hair. It's not only exhausting but also time-consuming. I realized that I need to get this hair thing under control before I do something drastic like relaxing my hair. 

After spending a bit of time deciphering which products would work best for me, I found that Curls Unleased Intense Hair Conditioner and Lavish Curls Moisturizer could fix my issues of time wasted and exhaustion. Read below to learn how each product differs and their benefits. 

Curls Unleashed Sage & Kiwi Intense Hair Conditioner 
Based on the description, Curls Unleashed Sage & Kiwi Intense Conditioner is great for added moisture, co-washing, detangling and its BPA free. After adding this conditioner to my hair for five minutes, as directed, I learned it does a pretty good job at coating my hair and detangling it. Plus it saves time when I'm in a hurry! 

However, the product itself is thick and slips due to its creamy consistency. It also softens my already soft hair while keeping the level of frizziness down. Overall, this conditioner is okay. It does detangle, soften and adds moisture to your hair as it says, but it does not differ from the other products I've used; not to mention there is a slight residue left on your hair. I wouldn't purchase this product again simply because it's pricey and it doesn't live up to its standards.  


Lavish Curls Moisturizer
I purchased the Lavish Curls Moisturizer because I wanted a product that could moisturize my hair daily. After looking at its ingredients I was excited to try something that could refresh my hair. When I used the product, I noticed it leaves a dry and flaky look. I also noticed that you can't use too much of the product. It can later leave your hair hardened and sticky, however, it works perfectly on freshly washed hair just for the day. I'm not sure if it effectively moisturized my hair, but I do know it could at least work for the one day of use. :)

I wouldn't recommend this product because it acts like a spritz instead of a nourishing hair product. 

Comment in the box below if you had similar experiences with any of the products. What products are you currently using to condition and moisturize your strands? 


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Distressed Boyfriend Jean in Autumn

Denim is quite the trend this season, from jumpsuits, baggy boyfriend jeans to the high-waisted mom jeans - there's always a way to style a pair for almost any occasion. The baggy distressed jean is a pair of denim that we all want to try. When a pair of distressed jeans look so comfy, why wouldn't we want to try them?

Or the question is, how can we wear these jeans without looking too boyish? Well, I would say the styling has everything to do with it. With this look, I thought it would be fun to add a pair of wedges while styling my Chan Luu Pearl Choker differently than expected. Adding this simple element in accesssories makes it a casual yet chic look. 

Tell me, how would you style your distressed boyfriend jean? Comment in the box below. 

Photos by: David Foley of Foleys Fotos

Outfit Details:
Hat: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
 Choker Necklace: Atelerie Bermuda
Sunnies & Bangles: Charming Charlie
Wedges: DSW Mootsies Tootsies 

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Transitioning into Autumn

After the cool mornings and severe heat in the afternoon, I think Autumn is well on its way. I am over dressing for Summer and can't wait to pair my blazers and ankle high boots with my looks.

Besides Spring, Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because I can enjoy plenty of comfort foods and comfort wear. You should see my wardrobe wishlist right now! Although I'm living in a tropical climate, I tend to fall right into pulling out the boots, maxi skirts, and fedoras.

For transitioning into Autumn, here in Bermuda, I select pieces in my wardrobe from both seasons. In this look, I have one of my favorite fedora hats, a knit green crop top, and a button down maxi skirt with, of course, ankle length booties. I'm sure you know by now how much I love my hats and booties; paired with many of my Autumn looks.

Photos by: David Foley of Foleys Fotos

What are you wearing as you transition into the new season? 

Outfit Details:
Fedora: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Maxi Skirt: Forever 21
Gold Choker: Forever 21
Sunnies: Polette Eyewear
Booties: Traffic Shoe

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