Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kitty Photoshoot

While we were at my sister's school the other day, we played with some of the kittens that lived there at the church and they were literally one of the cutest things ever. I just couldn't resist taking pictures of them, and I know this is a weird post but I thought I might as well share some of my favorite shots that I got. There was one little kitten that just loved the camera and every time I took pictures of it, he actually started 'posing' in a way and even came close to the lens. The last picture is definitely one of the best shots I got, just in time as the kitten looked into the camera lens.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures and getting a little dose of cute into your day from these kittens. If you want to see what else I was up to throughout this same day, it would mean the world to me if you checked out my summer vlogs which I will link down below. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':

Saturday, May 30, 2015

On the First Day of Summer

YAY! The day has finally come. Now that it is officially summer, I am so excited for all the fun and adventures this vacation has in store for me. From going to the beach to having more time to work on blog posts, there is such a long list of things I hope to do. One of the most exciting things I've decided to start is vlogging every single day of summer. I love editing videos and I have so much time to spare this summer, so I thought I might as well document all the things I do for me to reminisce on in the future.

On this first day of summer, my family and I went to my sister's school for her awarding ceremony and spent the day celebrating with food and shopping. I decided to wear my purplish blue dress from Aeropostale, my white cardigan from Forever 21, and my white converse.

Something I forgot to vlog was that our car battery died (which was kinda my fault, ehe), so while having to wait for the mechanic to come my sisters and I had a little photoshoot that consisted of us spinning around and throwing flowers everywhere. Time passed by so fast with all the fun we were having, and next thing we knew we were on our way to Ala Moana.

If you wanted to watch my vlog to see how I spent my first day of summer, just click on the link below. How are you spending your summer vacation? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Graduation Season // Outfit & Hair Idea

It's come to that time of year when everyone gets excited about summer and we all get to witness the hard work of our family and friends pay off at graduation. My time still hasn't come to finally throw my cap in the air, but so many people I know have reached this major accomplishment in their life. 

Not having been to that many graduations recently, I kind of had a hard time trying to find an outfit that was just right for the occasion. After looking through my closet, I finally decided to wear a white lace dress that I got from Forever 21. Without being too casual or too fancy, this dress had the perfect amount of detail and sophistication to it. It has a bandeau style to it on the top of half. The back was also bare lace, but I decided to cover it up with a white cardigan that I also got from Forever 21 (which ended up being a great idea because the restaurant we went to afterwards was freezing inside). For my hair, I curled it using the biggest barrel in my curl jam kit from NuMe.

What did you decided to wear in celebration of someone's graduation? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, or you can even leave a link to a post you wrote about it and I would be happy to read it. And lastly, I would like to congratulate anyone who has graduated this year. You made it! Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Strolling the Town - Cannes Day 2

Flower shop ♡ 

Path leading to the castle

Shopping spree and photoshoots :)
On our second day in Cannes, we were able to explore the city and of course, go shopping. As we walked around and weaved through the many lanes (which I was so afraid to get lost in haha), my friends and I were able to visit so many cute little shops that sold some pretty cool things. 

From bath products to magnets, there were so many things that I just couldn't resist having to buy. And as you can see in the picture above, my friends and I bought so many things. We also passed by this cute little flower shop so many times, words cannot explain how badly I wanted to by myself some gorgeous flowers.

So, this was basically how we spent our last day in Cannes. The whole town was so beautiful, I didn't want to leave but it was time to go and explore another part of this beautiful country. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)

Europe Trip Posts Collection:
Cannes Day 1

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Beau Rivage - Cannes Day 1

One of my favorite places that we visited in Europe was Cannes. From the beach to the maze of stores, everything was so beautiful and even the hotel we stayed in was personally the best one we had. The first place we saw in this city was the Beau Rivage. Being used to seeing sand and so many people swimming, this beach was pretty cool to see with pebbles all over the place and such calm, blue water. In addition, we arrived just on time to see sunset which was amazing. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at these pictures! Day 2 in Cannes and so many more pics will be posted soon. Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)

Europe Trip Post Collection:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Easy Homemade Cards ♡ || Mother's Day DIY

Another simple, yet meaningful thing you can give your mom this Mother's Day is a card. Your personalized and special message that you write are things that they could hold on to forever and reread on the days that they need it most. And what could make it even better than you creating a unique card yourself that no one except your mom would have to treasure.

This year I was inspired by a card that I saw at the store and I put my own spin on it using materials I already had at home (saving me money, which is a plus YAY). The materials I used are:

  1. Scrapbook Paper
  2. Acrylic Paint (I chose metallic gold)
  3. Paint brush 

First I decided to paint on the word mom (you can put whatever message you want), and I did about 3 to 4 layers to make it more defined and less opaque.

After letting the gold paint dry, I decided to use the tip of my paint brush to make little white confetti looking strikes to add more detail and decoration to the card. I also decided to use the same technique inside the card where I would write my message so that it did not look so plain.

This is the final product of the card I made and I love it so much. It turned out even better than the card I saw at the store, and it makes it even more special when I give it to my mom knowing that I put time and my love into making this card for her.  I can't wait for my mom to receive this on Sunday and make her day.

I would love to see or hear about the way you make your DIY card for your mom this Mother's Day in the comments down below or on social media. Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Terrariums || Mother's Day DIY

I think it's safe to say that most, if not all moms love receiving flowers and plants. Every mother has that special instinct to care for everything with such great love and dedication. One thing I want to give my mom this Mother's Day is a terrarium that I assembled myself. This is because I feel that it is something that can bring more life into the space that she works in, and being the busy mom she is that does everything to provide for me succulents are an easy plant to care for and maintain.

Surprisingly, I was able to find cheap materials that still made the whole gift look great as a whole. Here is the list of things I bought with their price, all from Walmart.

Clear Vase Bowl - $1.11
Decor Rocks - $1.11
Succulents (3 plants in one pot) - $5.56

The first thing I did was create a bottom layer of rocks inside the vase. After trying these size rocks out, I would suggest you use the very small kind of rocks that are compact so that the soil does not fall through and cover up most of it.

Then I used some of the planting soil we had at home together with some soil from the pot of succulents I bought to create a second layer where the succulents will be replanted. Since I had a small vase, I ended up using only two of the succulents from the pot since they all could not fit in nicely.

After gently packing the succulents into the soil of their new home, I used the small rocks that were also included at the top of the pot of succulents I bought together with some of the bigger rocks I had to create a nice and final layer to my homemade terrarium.

The picture above is the final product of this DIY I tried out, and I absolutely love the way it turned out. I already gave it to my mom even though it's not Mother's Day yet since I couldn't keep it in my room hidden or it would die, and she loved it so much. 

What are some of the things you want to give or do for your mom this Mother's Day? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments down below. And if you try this DIY out, feel free to send me a picture to my email, or post it on social media and tag me (@reyestmarie). Thanks for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)