Top 5 April Favorites πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸ’•

Hello dolls, April was a beautiful month I had lots of fun! I hope you babes’ had an incredible April as well! πŸŒΈπŸ’• This month I didn’t do too much shopping, because well…I kinda love spring it’s not too hot, not too cold and flowers blooming everywhereπŸŒΊπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸŒΉ…

I opted on spending more time enjoying scenic things this month!!

But I still managed to fall in love with some new products that are now my favorites! 😌 Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit somewhere pretty and read on!! Enjoy dolls!! πŸ’•

Lately I’ve been loving me some outdoor fun! It’s spring and I love me a spring sunset or a nice evening at the park! So with all of my casualties, I’ve been doing a lot of updo hairstyles and I love my Teleties! These hair ties are amazing & sooo stylish! They are water resistant, crease resistant, no pull or hair damage hair tie that gives back! With every hair tie purchased, Teleties donates to FORCE… a nonprofit organization that improves the lives of those affected by hereditary cancers! πŸ’ž They have lots of colors to choose from!

Purchase at: https://www.teleties.com/products/periwinkle for $9.99

I love makeup products that make transitions to different seasons easier! You can definitely look like a melting ice cream mess if you don’t choose makeup products for different weather climates accordingly! That’s why I love Benefit Cosmetics Eyebrow products, they are smudge proof and waterproof! Perfect for when the weather heats up! β˜€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ”₯ I have been currently enjoying:

Precisely, My Brow Pencil

Purchase at: https://www.ulta.com/precisely-my-brow-pencil-ultra-fine-shape-define?productId=xlsImpprod14191019 for $24

Gimme Brow, Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

Purchase at: https://www.ulta.com/gimme-brow-volumizing-eyebrow-gel?productId=xlsImpprod14191015 for $24

24 HR Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel

Purchase at: https://www.ulta.com/24-hr-brow-setter-shaping-setting-gel?productId=xlsImpprod14191031 $24

Let’s not forget changing our hairstyling products as well dolls! I have currently been obsessed with Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray! It keeps my hair protected from the Humidity and eliminates Frizz!! Not to mention it makes your hair super shiny and smell sooo yummy!!

Purchase at: https://www.ulta.com/platinum-blow-dry-spray?productId=xlsImpprod6370237 $33

Another hair product that I have been a fan of for a while and have been using it more than ever this month is my Herbivore Sea mist 🌊 this product is formulated to give you that beautiful beach hair you get from saltwater without the drying effects! It’s perfect for heatless wavy hairstyles! It also smells like coconut 🌴 πŸ₯₯ and gives you that instant tropical vibe!!

Purchase at: https://www.herbivorebotanicals.com/products/sea-mist-hair-spray-coconut $20

Lastly, I had to let y’all know I was not kidding on my Instagram Stories when I had said that πŸ“πŸ“strawberry πŸ“πŸ“picking at The Jenschke Orchards was hands down the funnest thing I’ve done in a hot minute!

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I enjoyed it sooo much it had to have a highlight of its own on my April Favorites!

I hope this encourages all of you Queens to soak up some summer fun! Enjoy life’s simplicity and really take a look around this spring/summer! You don’t need to go somewhere super fancy to enjoy yourself! Enjoy what is at your fingertips and say yes to those summer pool party invites…they might be where all your magic awaits you!

Xoxo, MMMCOUTUREBLOG πŸ’•

#SummerVibes #KenraHair #Teleties #BenefitCosmetics #TexasBlogger #JenschkeOrchards #StrawberryField #AprilFavorites

Top 5 Favorite March Buys πŸŒ»πŸŒˆ

Dolls, March was an incredible month for me. It was a tough decision on what I loved the most, that I just had to share with my girlies!! Grab a snack & Enjoy!

I’ve had some rough patches this month on trying to focus on the positives and keep myself on track with feeling my best and living my best life this month…typically because this was a very active month for me Business wise…I feel like my personal life behind the scenes was lacking… normally I’m good about balancing out the two but this month was super busy for me! With that being said I wanted a positivity reminder something that I could wear and remind myself that it’s ok to not always be in full control and live life by a schedule… it’s ok to color outside the lines every once in a while! I’m soooo inspired by the ying yang symbol and what it symbolizes!!

It gives me sooo much positive energy and just makes me feel good! So when Tiffany&co came out with a gorgeous Ying Yang charm I just had to have one!

I wear mine all the time and my sister and I decided to make it our sister charm which makes it even more special because she is my bestie! I will eventually put a link where you can purchase but since we are frequent shoppers at Tiffany&co it’s only available to us, but should be available soon to everyone online and in stores!

Purchase at: Tiffany&co $150

So since this month has been a month on the go… I love how versatile my Louis Vuitton key pouch has been I literally just grab my car keys and go! It’s great for my debit card, license and some cash!

Purchase at: https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/key-pouch-damier-ebene-000942 for $205

I have had to pull off a lot of early mornings lately and my most asked question is how I look so put together! I have to say it’s my great skincare routine I am literally hooked on Glam Glow products! They keep me from looking tired and exhausted, which is how this month has left me feeling πŸ˜‘πŸ§–πŸ»β€β™€οΈ my new favorite I have added to my collection of skincare is the Glam Glow Powermud Mask! It’s such a gem, it’s like a mini professional at home spa treatment that removes weekly buildup! POWERMUDβ„’ is a revolutionary dual action mud-to-oil cleansing treatment that gently but deeply removes dirt, oil, and makeup. With four types of clays, prickly pear oil, and velvet leaf, it reveals fresh, clean, velvety-smooth skin. 

Purchase at: https://m.glamglow.com/product/14938/36466/skin-care/skin-concern/detoxifying/powermudtm/dualcleanse-treatment-mask for $59

So lately I’ve been choosing to dress comfy and relaxed, but I still want to look stylish and put together with lots of outfit details that speak personality! My classic Gucci Ace Sneakers are such a conversational piece I get tons of compliments all the time and are such a comfy pair of sneakers! I love mine sooo much and wear them as often as I can!

Purchase at: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/gucci-new-ace-gg-supreme-trainer-prod202830359?childItemId=NMX3WU4_ for $580

Ok so I saved the best for last, dolls I’m in love with my Target jeans they are my best find this month! They are just sooooo comfy and so stylishly distressed! They get better with every wash and they are a nice fitted Jean that gives you a feminine figure! At under $30 these jeans are a steal! Get yourself a pair of Universal Thread jeans at Target and thank me later!!!

Purchase at:https://www.target.com/p/women-s-mid-rise-slit-knee-skinny-jeans-universal-thread-153-dark-wash/-/A-53766691?preselect=53719819#lnk=sametab for $27.99

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what your favorites were this month!

Xoxo, Patricia

#marchfavorites #Glamglow #target #gucci #louisvuitton #styleblogger #tiffany&co

I got featured on Target.com… What?

If the title of this blog doesn’t inspire you, than sister keep on reading! I want to share my whooo hooo moment in hopes to inspire you to work towards your dreams every day! Believe me after hearing this you won’t question if your dreams are achievable, if you give it your all anything can happen! After having only 15 minutes before entering work I decided to take some cute photos of my inspirational tee that I got from Target! I loved how this quote was so empowering and the message stood for something sooo beautiful and inspiring! Here are some of my cute shots I got for my Instagram page!

I was so proud of the pics my sister took of me! She always does a great job, and the quality of the photos were surprisingly nice considering they were taken from her iPhone and not a professional camera! So I went about my day and posted the first photo on my Instagram and quoted it, “Time to make the magic happen, dolls.” Little did I know some magic would actually occur later on…but never in a million would I have guessed that Target.com would later reach out to me the following day and ask to place my photo on their official Target.com website for paid advertising!

I could not believe that it actually was indeed the real, official Target.com asking me to place my photo from my little 15 minute photoshoot on their website! Like, what the whaaat?! I quickly responded and breathed a bit, got ready for work and checked to see if I was actually on their site and to my surprise…

I could not believe it…there it was my photo…What did I do to deserve this opportunity? I thought, I contemplated, I just didn’t feel worthy, I was confused…Did this just happen?

Now after everything has settled and I’ve had some time to soak all of it in… I now know why….it’s because I believe in myself, it’s because I love blogging sooo much even if I have 2 minutes or 15 minutes this is what I want to do with my life! I enjoy popping In on Instagram to talk to all you gorgeous queens any chance I get. I hope to inspire you daily and to keep you in line with taking care of yourself…spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally….to remind you all to live your best life everyday and to do whatever makes your hearts happy! There is magic in every single one of us and together we will rise!!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“ always remember to chase after your dreams…I’m living proof that miracles can happen in minutes and if your really want it and put the time and effort into it…anything is achievable! Until next time, loves! 😘

XOXO, Patricia

Shop my cute tee here: https://www.target.com/finds/products/54253184?utm_source=target.com&utm_campaign=pdp_ugc&utm_medium=pdp_cta

#target #believeinyourself #inspiration #motivation #texasblogger #bestlife

Top 5 February Buys πŸ’œπŸ’•

Oooh February the month to fall in love…let’s just say I had sooo many love affairs with new beauty products and things I bought/got this month! It was extremely hard to pick just 5 things I wanted to share with my Gorgeous Dolls! Pour yourself a glass of wine 🍷 and read on loves πŸ’•

I loved this cute, dainty heart necklace from forever21! It was the perfect everyday necklace and had me feeling cute and girly! It’s such a steal too just under $4! I love how high quality this necklace was, normally for a necklace at this price level the quality does not meet expectations…but I fell in love with mine! πŸ’• I wore it every chance I got!

Purchase at: Forever21 https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/product/f21/acc/1000342964 for $4

Ok I cannot say enough, how much I love the KhloΓ© and Malika cheek palette from Becca Cosmetics! I have used this everyday since I bought it! I’ve done makeup tutorials on my Instagram stories and have shown my love for this amazing palette! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a beautiful, highlighted, glowy skin make up look! This is perfect for traveling as it has everything you need in yo life queens! Try it like now!!!! There are two different blush and go palette shades, I got the silver palette…perfect for olive skin tones! Pick it up while it last as this product is limited edition!!

Purchase at: Sephora https://m.sephora.com/product/becca-x-khloe-kardashian-malika-haqq-bronze-blush-glow-palette-P31114557?skuId=2183572 for $44

You queens know I’m a sucker for yummy scents and I just love a good deal! Victoria secret had a flash sale on their body mist sprays so I decided to stock up! All of these scents are perfect for spring/summer! I love keeping one in my car, on my work desk, gym bag/purse…I was lucky to get a deal when I purchased them for $6 each…now Victoria secret regularly runs a sale so keep your eyes πŸ‘€ peeled and stock up while you can, however at regular $18 for the size of the bottle it’s not a bad deal either πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Purchase at: Victoria Secret https://www.victoriassecret.com/vs-beauty/search#/search?q=Body%20mist&theme=vs-beauty&context=%2Fvs-beauty price varies

Girl February was a cold, dry month for Texas! As I’m trying to stay smooth and glowy… let’s just say the struggle has been real, honeyyyy. Luckily Kiehl’s body butter and lotion has been helping my skin stay silky smooth and hydrated! I love the body butter for those extra dry spots like elbows, knees & feet!

Purchase at: Kiehl’s https://www.kiehls.com/body/creme-de-corps/creme-de-corps-soy-milk-and-honey-whipped-body-butter/915.html?dwvar_915_size=12.0%20oz.%20Jar#q=Body+butter&start=2 body butter $49

https://www.kiehls.com/body/body-lotions/creme-de-corps/259.html?dwvar_259_size=8.4%20fl.%20oz.%20Bottle#q=creme+de+corps&start=1 body lotion $48

As soon as Glam Glow released their latest product, being the fan that I am of their amazing skincare…I could not wait to try this supertoner! It contains charcoal to detoxify your skin and exfoliate and remove impurities such as dead skin cells and it’s gentle enough to use everyday! I have notice my skin clear up from my small occasional breakouts! My pores also look smaller and less visible!

Purchase at: GlamGlow https://m.glamglow.com/product/22763/64287/skin-care/skin-concern/clarifying/supertonertm/exfoliating-acid-solution for $42

Ok sooo since this was my birthday month I decided to share a bonus item that I got as a bday prezzzie and fell soooo madly in love with and I can’t wait to wear it all spring and summer over dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, distressed jeans….

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 oooooh it’s just such a closet staple and such a classic Gucci piece! As soon as I got it I couldn’t wait to wear it! It instantly takes an outfit to the next level!

Here I am wearing it over my glitzy glam party dress! πŸ’ƒπŸ»β€οΈ

Purchase at: Gucci https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-accessories/womens-belts/leather-belt-with-double-g-buckle-p-400593AP00T1000?position=5&listName=SearchResultGridComponent&categoryPath=Women/Womens-Accessories/Womens-Belts for $450

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and I hope your having a marvelous day queens! Keep slaying…until next timeπŸ’…πŸ½βœ¨πŸ’œ

Xoxo, MmmCoutureBog

My Journey with Cosmetic Dental Work!

I’m just gonna come on here and say that doing Cosmetic Tooth Bonding was the best decision I’ve ever made! Now before you judge me, let me tell you this…I’m super happy with the decision I made for myself, by myself! I’ve always wanted people at their peak of happiness and support whatever logical decision that needs to be made in order to get to your happy state of mind! I altered my appearance but my heart and soul is still the same and I will always be that way!

Ughhh now…Let’s rewind back though to were all of my dental issues started, when I was in the 5th grade and had tripped over a classmate during a game of Chinese freeze tag, hit a brick wall and chipped my tooth! I went the longest time with a patched up cracked tooth till I finally decided when I turned 18 to get a root canal and have a veneer put on! It was gorgeous and has lasted me years! But when I turned 22 & had mild Bell’s Palsy due to untreated high blood pressure because i didn’t know I had high blood pressure and therefore was not getting treatment…my whole right side of my face swelled and shifted my teeth gradually which created this gap between my teeth over the years that just kept getting worse! For those of you like me, had no idea what Bell’s Palsy was, heres a brief description:

It’s where In some serious cases one side of your face can shift and cause facial nerve damage and in mild cases just cause temporary facial swelling and shifting of teeth…luckily working with a specialist and taking steroids I was able to recover all of my facial movements…but the shifting of my teeth was unfortunately able to take its course over the years…meaning I would slowly see my teeth shifting and separating! I’ve always been a person who smiles when they talk, it’s just something that comes naturally to me! But the past few months have been a struggle for me to feel like myself, seeing my smile slowly fade…just was a constant reminder of the pain I had overcome!

I decided right then that I would fight to keep smiling through and find a solution to my problem…I decided to visit my dentist and look at my options! When he mentioned that Cosmetic Tooth Bonding was in most cases painless in mild gap corrections…I was sold! Considering that the whole process of porcelain veneers was kinda a pain and really left my mouth feeling sore and sensitive for weeks, tooth bonding just seemed like the solution to the gaps forming in my front teeth.

Here’s some benefits from dental tooth bonding:

  • Little to no removal of enamel, retaining the health and natural structure of your tooth.
  • Less extensive procedure than restorations like porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
  • Closes spaces between teeth fast unlike braces.
  • Can reshape the size and length of teeth (which in my case was great, because my actual real tooth and veneer where off in size. My veneer was a tad bit larger than my normal tooth)
  • Dental bonding typically requires only one office visit. The entire process can be accomplished in 30 to 60 minutes per tooth.
  • Anesthesia is usually not necessary, unless bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Compared to veneers and crowns, dental bonding also requires the least amount of enamel removal.
    A Dental bond can last 3 to 10 years with proper care.

The cost of Dental Tooth Bonding ranges from $300-$600 per tooth and can be done in most dental offices.

I hope this was super informative and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Here’s my before pic:

Here’s my after pic:

Thanxxx sooo much for reading and Thanxxx sooo much for all of your sweet supportive comments!

  • always remember to choose your happiness over all!!! πŸ’œ

    My first selfie with my new smile! πŸŽ‰πŸ’›πŸ˜

    #dentaltoothbonding #smile #cosmeticdentalwork #selfconfidence #mystory #porcelainveneers

    Top 5 Favorite January Buys πŸ›’πŸ˜Œ

    Hello and welcome back to MmmCoutureBlog!!! As we are approaching the end of January, I wanted to share with you all of my favorite things I’ve purchased this month! Enjoy, Dolls!!πŸ’–

    I recently heard all the raves of how great Glam Glow products are and decided to give them a try myself! Even though my bank account would say different, I’m so happy I decided to do so! Let’s just say I’ll be gradually adding to my collection of products from them! I can’t wait to try it all!

    I love the Hydrating Jelly Balm Cleanser it’s been amazing to my skin! How I use this product is right after I’m done removing all of my makeup, I apply this to a dry face adding water little by little to really deep cleanse my skin and remove any leftover makeup my face wipe might have missed!

    You can purchase here: https://www.glamglow.com/product/15135/52698/shop-cleansers/galacticleansetm/hydrating-jelly-balm-cleanser for $32

    Another amazing product I love from GlamGlow is the Glowstarter! Think of a creamy moisturizing highlighter… no joke this makes your skin look so luminous in pictures! It gives you that celebrity glow and really illuminates your complexion and you end up glowing like the gorgeous diva you were born to be! There are 3 glowstarter shades available~ my fave is the Pearl Glow and how I use this product is applying it before my foundation! It makes my makeup look more natural and radiant a healthy skin glow!

    You can purchase here: https://m.glamglow.com/product/16955/41472/skin-care/moisturizers/glowstartertm/mega-illuminating-moisturizer for $49

    Moving on to my absolute favorite thing I have been using all month long, I didn’t purchase this gorgeous smelling perfume myself but was gifted it and would totally buy it again and again and again OUI Juicy Couture smells sooo yummy! It’s such a luxe fruity floral scent! Whenever I wear it I get loads of compliments! It’s smells like roses and watermelon πŸ‰ 🌹! If you’re looking for a new scent to wear this summer then you should definitely give it a try!

    You can purchase here: https://www.juicycouturebeauty.com/oui-juicy-couture-eau-de-parfum-spray-1503A0115000.html?cgid=ouijuicycouture-eaudeperfum for $85

    If you love looking glam while getting glam then, you need this luxe faux diamond makeup brush from H&M! Pictures just don’t do this brush justice it’s incredibly stunning! I love seeing it on my vanity and I’m planning on doing a couple of photoshoots using it! It’s limited edition as well so pick yours up while they have it!

    You can purchase here: https://m2.hm.com/m/en_us/productpage.0659377001.html for $12.99

    Lastly is the cutest LED Heart Neon Light from RileyRose! I really wanted to decorate the house with Valentine’s Day Decor. I love how this is perfect for Valentines day, but also doesn’t scream it or look too cheesy to use as normal everyday decor after the holiday!

    You can purchase here: https://www.rileyrose.com/us/shop/catalog/product/rr/home/1000253836 for $18

    I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and let me know if one of these items is your favorite too, down in the comments!!! πŸ₯°

    #GlamGlow #RileyRose #JuicyCouture #HM

    2019πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Today is New Years Eve and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated 2018! I had so much fun and met soooo many amazing people that are now some of my closest and best friends! Along with the new coming year…I really want to push myself to really focus on me in 2019! I am so proud of my accomplishments and I can’t wait to see how amazing 2019 is going to be! I wrote a small list of goals that I hope to succeed in this year to come and I hope it inspires you to let 2019 be your dream year!

    • I’m all about strengthening my community and hope to do a lot of giving back, volunteer/charity work this year either locally or a better cause organization!
    • I really want to learn a musical instrument…coming from a musically talented family..it’s always been something I’ve wanted to try!
    • Start a YouTube channel for @mmmcoutureblog πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ and share more of my life with you guys!
    • Learn more in the kitchen, I feel like I am an incredible pastry baker, but could definitely use more practice cooking a full course meal!
      Lastly to live more spontaneous and have fun this year…who knows what might happen in my “2019 dream year” πŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰
  • Thank-you for an incredible year! Your love and support mean sooooo much to me! Let’s make 2019 ahhhhmazing!!!
  • #happynewyear #2019 #goaldigger #lifestyleblogger #newyearresolution
  • Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe

    The holiday’s get me into the mood to bake up a storm in the kitchen! Nothing gets me into the Christmas spirit like making a fresh batch of gingerbread men cookies! I wanted to share my simple recipe! Enjoy, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    INGREDIENTS

    • Β 3 cups flourΒ 
    • Β ΒΎ cup brown sugarΒ 
    • Β ΒΎ teaspoon baking sodaΒ 
    • Β 1 tablespoon ground cinnamonΒ 
    • Β 1 tablespoon ground gingerΒ 
    • Β Β½ teaspoon ground clovesΒ 
    • Β Β½ teaspoon saltΒ 
    • Β 12 tablespoons butter softened to room temperature (but not melted)
    • Β ΒΎ cup molassesΒ 
    • Β 2 tablespoons milk

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Stir together the flour, brown sugar, soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt until combined,add the butter.Gradually add the molasses and milk; mix until the dough is evenly moistened & thoroughly combined.

    It’s best to wrap dough in Saran Wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

    Heat oven to 350 degrees

    After the dough has been refrigerated, depending on the size of your gingerbread men cookie cutter…roll out dough till it’s 1/4 inch thick and begin cutting out your gingerbread men. If dough is sticky or hard to work with lightly sprinkle flour and roll dough till it’s easier to work with.

    Place on parchment or wax paper

    Bake for 8/10 minutes

    DECORATE & ENJOY!

    #christmastime #gingerbreadmenrecipe

    Thankful and Grateful today and everyday!

    I have to admit, sometimes I get so wrapped up on my stressful daily to-do list that I tend to forget just how blessed I am! I’m convinced that even on my most stressful day, week, month…there’s always something to be grateful for! I’ve been through plenty of “lesson learned”, “I’ll never do that again” situations’ but being the positive, cheerful person that I am…I always try to look for Gods message in my life trials! As Thanksgiving is approaching us…I really wanted to celebrate with gratitude! My life is full of ups and downs but in between all of the chaos I’ve had some beautiful moments and memories made! I’ve met some extraordinary souls and I’ve gotten to experience so many things in my life both good and bad, but I’m thankful for all of it. Especially, the setbacks because they are what have formed me into the person I am today! With my most sincere gratitude I have put together a list of all that I am thankful for and I hope this inspires you to reflect on your current situation in your life whether good or bad…make all your daily stress, drama, delays & worry seem so small and restore your faith…because you can change someone’s day into a great one and that’s true magic, love!!! Enjoy!!!

    1.) I’m Grateful for: God and my Catholic Faith- no matter the highs or the lowest of lows, I’ve got to remain true to where my heart lies!

    2.) I’m Grateful for: My Family- especially my parents who are so wonderful to me! I’m blessed beyond the heavens for my super encouraging & supportive parents! I love y’all sooooo much!!!

    3.) I’m Grateful for: My Friends- I have an amazing group of encouraging and inspiring friends! Some I’ve known for years and some I met a few weeks ago! I love y’all, you make all the bumps and rough days easier to cope with!

    4.) I’m Grateful for: My Fur Babies’- all 4 of my amazing pups! Thanks for endless love & kisses! Your wagging tails and welcome home greeting after a long day at work never go unnoticed! I love you CoCo, Bella, Oscar & HΓ€gen,

    5.) I’m Grateful for: My Health- sure I get sick sometimes, but if I get plenty of sleep, work out and eat healthy, my body functions amazingly! But overall I have very, very much to be thankful for that I often take for granted about my body and how it helps me to do everything – see, listen, walk, write, hug, kiss, think and experience my world – every day.

    6.) I’m Grateful for: Having a place to call home- I’m extremely grateful about having a warm house to come home to!

    7.) I’m Grateful for: My Freedom- the right to life, liberty, economic freedom, and the β€œPursuit of happiness.”

    8.) I’m Grateful for: My Education- so many countries don’t have access to proper education and I’m thankful for receiving the gift to read and write! Two things I enjoy doing sooo much!

    9.) I’m Grateful for: Having my own Transportation- having a way to get from point A to point B and not have to worry about getting to work or running a simple errand is a gift!

    10.) I’m Grateful for: My career- I get to work with sprinkles & amazing people all day! I enjoy being at Kelani YogΓΌrt everyday watching it grow more and more year after year!

    11.) I’m Grateful for: The ability to pay my bills- let’s face it all of us wish we could go back to being kids cause being an adult is expensive! Lol!!

    12.) I’m Grateful for: The kindness of a stranger- When the person in front of you at the grocery store lets you go ahead in line because you have fewer items...or when people hold the door for others. I’m thankful that good people are here to remind us of small acts of kindness!

    13.) I’m Grateful for: Having food on the table. Something so simple as your favorite snack in the fridge is a blessing not many can enjoy!

    14.) I’m Grateful for: Social media, which, for all its drawbacks, makes it possible for me to keep in touch with friends I would not otherwise.

    15.) I’m Grateful for: YOU!!! I am beyond grateful to YOU, my readers. Every day I get kind and supportive emails and messages from people all around the world that I have never met but who read & enjoy my blog! Without you, my blog, this place that I cherish, into which I pour my time and my heart, and that enables me to do what I loveΒ everyday could not exist as it does without your support. Whether this is your first time on my website or your 100th, I am sincerely grateful that you are here. Thank-you!!! Your expressions of gratitude make my life happier and help me when things feel tough.

    I could go on & on about all of life’s simple pleasures to be grateful for like, a beautiful sunset, an outside dinner, a glass of moscato, baby pink roses, when avocados are on sale, fuzzy socks, google maps, shopping trips with your bestie, bonfires, surprise phone calls from old friends, candles that make our house feel and smell cozy, fresh manicures, turning on the radio and hearing your favorite song, road trips, fluffy bath towels, shooting stars and every girls two favorite words FREE SHIPPING!

    I encourage all of you to write a list of things every time you feel overwhelmed about daily struggles and see how fast your day and mood will get better..because when you stop and take a look around your life and this world is pretty amazing!

    With love–Patricia

    #Thanksgiving #Thankful #Grateful #Blessed #TexasBlogger

    My Current Winter Skin Routine

    Winter is approaching us here in Texas and I couldn’t be more excited…it’s my favorite time of the year because of all the family time spent on the upcoming holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!! I also feel like I become more social in the winter and with that being said I really want to look and feel my best! I’ve put together all my favorite winter beauty products that I’ll be using throughout these colder months to keep my skin healthy, hydrated and glowing! It’s super important to keep a separate skin care routine for these colder months ahead of us…what typically works in the summer necessarily won’t cut it in the winter burrs’ I hope you learn a lot from this beauty post! Enjoy dolls!!!

    I recently had the opportunity as a Nordstrom VIP Member to have an all exclusive beauty consultant educator guide me through my Winter Skin advising routine and honestly, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done it really took all of the guess work out of it and was so educational and fun to learn about how our bodies and skin function on different weather climates. There were a couple of key words that really took to me and that was the word WATER and Hydration… who knew that healthy skin can not only be accomplished with some great hydrating products but it’s what you put inside your body that truly counts and that’s Water !!! My number 1 thing to do this winter is to drink lots of water to really stay hydrated from within! Speaking of water…dolls we all love a scorching hot shower…cause it makes us feel squeaky clean,but come on…if you can bring noodles to a boil your shower water is too hot! And thats how you end up looking like a hot No No! Use lukewarm water instead to shower and wash your face. Hot showers dry out your skin more quickly & if you do not moisturize it immediately, your skin can develop cracks & winter eczema.

    The best moisturizer components to look for in your winter Skincare are products that contain Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramides, which plump skin to fight dryness and are great ingredients for acne prone skin to help aid in keeping your skin clean, clear and hydrated and help to avoid stripping your skin of its natural moisture Barrier. Also, natural oils like Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Calendula Oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil & Cottonseed Oil are all great ingredients to keep skin healthy and hydrated…But the best ingredients to cure dry skin are Shea butter and Aloe Vera!

    Now that we’ve covered the best hydrating skincare components to look for in your products, I really want to focus on the best gentle cleanser’s for your winter skin care routine. It’s best to avoid all foam cleaners’ in the winter… as they can cause irritation and unnecessarily strip good oil’s away from your skin. Go for gel or oil cleansers that will clean your face gently. Also it’s best to exfoliate once a week as it helps in boosting skin regeneration & better product absorption.

    Aaaahhh…now that I’ve given you a basic skincare intro it’s time to indulge in the fun stuff! I really wanted to focus on my facial skincare and that’s where I truly chose to splurge a bit…I tried to keep everything as affordable as possible and as conveniently available as possible at drugstores and Nordstrom!

    If your anything like me, then you know the struggle is real when it comes to candid photos…you want to know what’s worse than a candid photo… one where your perceived as conceded cause your taking a selfie of yourself ooooohh soooo candidly caught by your brother…and let’s face it I’m the only one who knows my best angles and truly knows what filters to choose…but I really appreciate this photo because it really shows my hair progress and its filter free cause come on boys don’t filter nothing cause they ain’t got time for that! LOL

    I’m currently using: Hask Cactus Water Weightless Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, I’ve never tried Cactus Water based products just because I’ve always been a huge fan of coconut water based products but I’m really loving this product and what sold me on it was that it contained prickly pear seed oil!

    You can purchase at: Walgreens for $7 each

    Typically I use a hair mask once or twice a week or more especially, If I notice my hair feels a little more dry and coarse or if I have been styling it more frequently I will use a super hydrating hair mask! One of my favorites is the Hi-PRO-Pac Intense Protein Treatment infused with nourishing Shea butter!

    You can purchase at: H-E-B for $8

    While my conditioner is in my hair I will use the 5 minutes to exfoliate my body now the best routine for winter is to exfoliate once a week and to use a gentle moisturizing exfoliator like Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub! I personally love all the scrubs from this line but my all time favorite is the Moroccan Rose scented one!!

    You can purchase at: Walmart for $7

    If I’m not exfoliating my skin then I will use my Dial Coconut Water Gel Hydrating Body wash.

    You can purchase at: Walmart for $5

    After showering I will use the Hask Cactus Water 5 in 1 leave in spray conditioner this product is amazing it leaves my hair feeling super light weight, soft, looking shiny and with loads of volume!

    You can purchase at: Walgreens for $8

    For some added moisture because normally I will add heat by blow drying or styling my hair with hot tools… I will also put Garnier whole blends coconut oil & coconut butter leave in conditioner

    You can purchase at: Walgreens for $9

    Also for some added weightless moisture and shine I will follow up with Maui Moisture Nourishing Coconut Milk

    You can purchase at: Walgreens for $7

    After showering I immediately follow up with my moisturizer and honestly it’s pretty low key because Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy Lotion truly covers it all with 7 essential moisturizer components! I love how it’s non greasy formulated and that it contains Shea butter and my favorite coconut oil & butter!

    You can purchase at: Walgreens for $10

    Now for those extra dry areas like elbows, hands, knees, feet and dry patches I love using Farm House Fresh Plum Chiffon All Purpose Shea Butter!! Omgeee this product is bomb no lie it truly is a nice all purpose dry skin cure! I also love using this on my lips, it’s really helped to keep them from chapping!

    You can purchase: online at https://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com/plum-chiffon-balm.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0pjooomi3gIVTLjACh2v4g4DEAQYBCABEgJfLfD_BwE for $13

    Moving on to my Facial Winter Skin Routine the area where I was most concerned about because let’s face it.. it’s where our eyes feast and have our first human interaction… I really wanted to keep it simple since I’m somewhat always on the go so I really didn’t have a lot of time to focus on this especially in the mornings which I told my beauty consultant and she was happy to hear that since she recommended that the best time to hydrate your skin is during your sleeping hours at night so she promised to keep it a three step morning process for me for my busier hectic mornings and I couldn’t be happier!!

    For the morning I wash my face with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid

    You can purchase at: H-E-B $8

    I will also exfoliate my facial skin twice a week and I use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser.

    You can purchase at: H-E-B for $8

    After I’m done cleaning my face I will follow up with my Paula’s Choice Omega Complex Serum! This serum is to die for it’s turned into one of my faves! A little goes a long way!

    You can purchase at: Nordstrom for $36

    After applying my Serum I will seal all of it in with Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum before applying any makeup… what this does is lock in all of the nourishing moisture and really create a healthy skin barrier to protect and prevent any damage or harmful skin environments I could encounter or experience throughout my busy day!

    You can purchase at: Nordstrom for $30

    So that’s my Morning Skincare Routine now on to my Night Skincare Routine…so for night I will remove all my makeup and then repeat with my Neutrogena Hydro Boost Face Gel Wash I will then put on a super Hydrating Facial Sheet mask I try to do this twice a week at night and my favorite is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel mask with Hyaluronic acid this is super cooling and relaxing I love to listen to music and just close my eyes for a bit a reflect on my day or just chill and binge watch some of my favorite shows!!

    You can purchase at: H-E-B for $4

    Then I will apply A super deep nourishing Facial Oil..the one I’m currently using is Indie Lee Facial Oil

    You can purchase at: Nordstrom for $32

    Then I’ll follow that up with the Mario Badescu Herbal Sealant Serum to really lock in all the Moisture while I catch some πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€!

    So there you have it… this is my complete winter skin routine. I hope it has been really informative and a beneficial learning experience! Please let me know down in the comments what your favorite winter skin care products are to battle this dry winter weather! Being the beauty junkie that I am, I would love to try some of your favorite products as well!

    Thanks soooo much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!

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