$1 Flip Flops

Don’t forget $1 flip flops at Old Navy this Saturday, June 29th!


Bangs for Round Shaped Faces

Every year, either in the spring or at the beginning of summer I go in for a short-to-medium haircut. A couple of years ago, during a particular scorching Texas summer, I ended up with super short hair. Like really really short! I have been trying to grow my hair out ever since!

with super short hair

with super short hair

As my hair gets longer, I start to get bored with it. It starts to look really flat, making my face look rounder. So, I thought maybe give bangs a try? I’ve always heard adding some fringe is an easy way to change-up your look. Even though I love the look of blunt bangs, I just don’t think I could pull them off. Plus, the last time I had a blunt fringe was when I was like seven.  I did some research and found out side-swept bangs would probably work the best on my round face. Several years back, I had long side-swept bangs but had a hard time keeping up with them. My hair would just not cooperate when I would try to style them. And then there was that time I cut my own bangs, that was just so not a good idea. I had to keep them clipped back and wait for them to grow out.

You can see why I kept going back and forth on whether I should get bangs. Then I remembered, I am turning 30 in August. Maybe I should go for it and let it be the last “risky” hair decision I make in my 20’s?! And if they look horrible, maybe they would look better by August? This time, I would go to a professional.

Here I am before bangs (I went out for the day without sunscreen, bad idea):

before bangs

before bangs

And here I am with short side-swept bangs!

A short side-swept fringe...

A short side-swept fringe…

I love them! They are so easy to style and give me that change I so needed.

If you are looking for a change in hairstyle–why not try a side-swept fringe this summer?

Pink Lipstick for Latinas

This year, one of my goals was to try a daring lip color…like a fuchsia pink!  I usually opt for ChapStick or a safe mauvish lip color. However, I was ready for a pop of color!

I found Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl Fuchsia Fusion (#657)  at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  I had looked at other places such as Target and Sephora but had not really seen a pink that I wanted to try. I was at BB&B looking for something else when I  found Revlon’s fuchsia pink lip color. Since it was less than $5, I though I would go ahead and give it a try.  And I was pleasantly surprised by how well it looked on my skin tone. It’s not too bright and it gives me just the perfect amount of fuchsia pink.

Wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl, in Fuchsia Pink

Wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Pearl Fuchsia Fusion

I am not that great at taking selfies, in fact I am not a big fan of taking pictures of myself at all. But hopefully, this picture helps in deciding if this lipstick is one that you want to try.

Maybe, I’ll try a red lip color next…

I dream in Kate Spade

Kate Spade

If given the opportunity, what brand would I like to collaborate with? That is what the IBF Project 101 is all about.

KATE SPADE! I have loved her ever since I spotted the lovely Kate Spade fine china. It left me breathless. I was in college, at the mall with friends, when suddenly I was drawn to this wonderful piece of art…china plates! I was in love. Up to this point, I had not given china a second thought. I had always found china boring and antiquated. There was just something so modern, so sophisticated about the Kate Spade china. I have been dreaming of it ever since then. I can just imagine all of the glamorous sit-down dinner parties I could be throwing, if only I owned the Kate Spade Larabee Road collection.

I discovered my love for Kate Spade with a china plate, but fell more in love as I discovered her other works of art. I am salivating just thinking of the gorgeous handbags. The simple, yet fabulous pieces of clothing. The uniquely charming accessories. The ever so chic shoes. Everything she comes out with, I automatically love!

Kate Spade is simple but classy, modern but sophisticated and the definition of effortless chic…pretty much what I want to be. If Audrey Hepburn were still living, I strongly believe she would be walking around in Kate Spade.

How exactly could we collaborate, Kate Spade? Well, I have noticed some of your handbags come in different sizes. Which is great for someone who is petite, like me. I would love to model handbags perfect for petite fashionistas. Or how about we collaborate on petite sizes for your clothing? As you do not yet carry petite sizes. I really just want to work with you on anything!! You want me to model handbags, clothes, earrings, china? I am up for it!

So Kate Spade…CALL ME? Maybe?

Kate Spade One Day Only SALE!!

Kate Spade knows how to start off the week right–with a surprise sale!! Save up to 75% off!! This fantastic sale ends on June 17th at 11:59PM PT.


Ready? Get set….START SHOPPING!!!