Flirty Blush Pink Style

It’s hot in Florida and I do mean HOT! Yesterday my car read 102 degrees outside temperature (insert gasps for air, lol). I love blush pink. Pink in general has been one of my favorite colors forever. But when I saw this top at Sirens I had to grab it. It’s blush pink and off the shoulder so 2 things I adore, lol. The shorts are from the Time and Tru line at Walmart and they’re so cute and comfy. A mid rise fit with slight distressing in the detail. They have different colors to choose from so you have different options for multiple outfit choices. The best thing out of the whole outfit is how affordable everything was. All together the entire outfit with top, shorts and sneakers included was under $50. I am always here for a bargain especially when I have three kids to chase after and buy for, so when I see a cute outfit for myself that’s both affordable and cute I’ll grab it.

O U T F I T – D E T A I L S
SNEAKERS:Blush Pink | BODYSUIT:Blush Pink Bodysuit
| PHONE CASE: Claires | WATCH:Apple Watch

FIT TIPS:
-Sneakers run a bit small. I’m wearing a 10.
-Bodysuit runs TTS. I’m wearing a size medium.
-Shorts run TTS. I’m wearing a size 6.

Sizing reference:
I’m 5’8″. Typically wear 9-9.5 in shoes. M/L in tops and dresses. 6-7 in Jeans.

My Go To No Makeup, Makeup Look

With being a busy mom of 3, a lot of times I don’t have enough time to sit down and do a dramatic look or a full on glammed our face but I still want to look put together and awake even when I’m not, lol. I’ve been loving the more neutral no makeup, makeup looks. It’s fast and easy but also gives my facial features a chance to stand out a bit on their own. My skin is still smooth and flawless but it looks natural without a lot of products used. I don’t use eyeshadow or liner, I only use false lashes when I really want my eyes to pop and I use a nude tone lipstick most of the time for this look as well. It’s perfect for looking put together for work, errands and even quick drinks with friends or a laid back date night.

I will however use highlight. I love a good highlight. Makes your skin glow without much effort and I think it looks beautiful. Your skin looks so healthy with a nice glow to it. Obviously you don’t need to beam peoples eyes out with a no makeup makeup look but sometimes I just wanna a little extra shine (in a good way, not an oily face lol.)

On my face:

Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation

Maybelline loose powder in medium deep under the eyes and deep on the rest of my face

Nyx bronzer in

Tarte blush in feisty

La colors highlight palette

Loreal liquid lip

Nyx brow gel in espresso and European Wax Center brow powder duo in medium

Below I listed some of my favorite products to use when I’m doing a more neutral look. I usually don’t use eye shadows or anything extra like that. I try and keep it as basic and simple as possible but still get the ultimate put together look. I get compliments all the time as well like oh you look so good, your skin looks great, you seem so energized today, etc. and I’m like oh thank you while also thinking girl I’m on my third cup of coffee and my 3 yr old changed her outfit 4 times before we could leave the house. 😂😂

Product list:

Anyway, what are your favorite ways to get ready quick? Do you have any get glam quick tips that you live by?

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I hope you all have a wonderful Friday. ❤️

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

Lola

DIY Crate Entertainment Center

Hi loves, so I’m back again with my second home diy project of the series. Next up in this series we built and entertainment center. I briefly mentioned it in my last diy crate foyer table post. For this diy the materials and directions are pretty much the same only for a larger scale project. This was fun because we tried different patterns before we decided on a specific design. We had been looking for an entertainment center that we both loved the design of and that fit the measurements for underneath our tv without having to move or rehang things on the wall. This only took us about a day with the majority of time being waiting for it to fully dry. So if you’re ready to get started keep reading below.

Materials needed:

(10) 18”x12 1/2”x9 1/2” crates $11 each at Home Depot

5/8” brad staples $4.24 at Walmart

Staple gun (already had)

Wood Stain (I choose Kona a dark brown black)

Wood Glue (already had)

2” clamp (already had)

Measuring tape (already had)

Sprayer $10 at Home Depot

Stain rags $5

L brackets about $4

To begin:

Put the crates together to see how you want them organized and put together. It’s good to take a picture if you aren’t following a guide for your design so you don’t forget exactly how you put it together. (As discussed in the last post where we forgot how we first had it, lol.) This time we mocked up a few different ways before we came up with the actual design we liked.

Once your mock up is done, start from the bottom and work your way to the top gluing all the sides together. Like a puzzle basically. For this one the design that we picked it was easier to glue and staple all the four side crates together first and then glue and staple the center pieces last since they connect together in the middle to float. Use the clamp to hold a section in place once you’ve glued it while you staple it down. Continue until all parts are glued and stapled together. Make sure you’re checking to see if all front sides of the crates sit flush before letting glue set or starting to staple everything down. We also decided the 2 floating crates in the middle we would add a board inside them to make 2 shelves for more storage. (Those were stained, glued and stapled in after the whole center was put together and added in later.)

Once the glue has dried or mostly dried (about 30 mins) then you can carefully move it outside or in the garage to start staining. There are a few different ways you can lay the stain. We choose both a brush and spray method again because it was quicker in the last diy as well. The sprayer mainly helped cover a lot of the table and then we brushed it out everywhere on the wood and then wiped it down with the rags. We let it dry over night even though the stain usually dries in about an hour or so depending on how many coats you apply.

Once stain has set and dried you can now place your entertainment center where you want. Now you can put up your gaming systems, movies and etc. We also secured ours to the wall with an L bracket so if anyone bumped it or our 3 yr old went to grab something it didn’t go tumbling over, lol.

Completed Entertainment Center measurements:

49 3/4″ H 48 1/2″ W 9 1/2″ D

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. This one took a little longer mainly waiting for it to dry and because we decided to add shelves but still fun and creative none the less. Don’t forget to follow my Snapchat @lolanicolemua for sneak peeks of other diy projects and tag me on Twitter or Instagram @lolanicoleblogs if you try this DIY as well. I’d love to see how you made this your own if you decide to try it. I Hope you’re loving this series as much as we are and have an amazing day!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

My Top 6 Favorite Drugstore Highlights

Hi loves. So I've been obsessed with highlighting lately. It's been the highlight (pun intended, lol) of my everyday makeup routine. Whether I'm just running errands, going to work or for a night out I always have some highlight. It just depends on how bright I wanna shine that day, lol. I feel like it just gives such a beautiful and effortless glow to the skin and face. It really brightens everything up and even if you aren't feeling the day or feeling well, a good highlight can really bring life to your face. So I've picked these 6 (7 if you count both of the wet n wild highlights) as my top favs so far for the summer.

Here I am wearing Maybelline Strobing stick and Master Chrome.

Here's a picture of me wearing Maybelline Master Chrome in 100 Molten Gold

Here are swatches of all of them

Swatches from left to right:
Colourpop, Maybelline Strobing stick, Maybelline Strobing liquid, Wet n Wild Crown of my canopy and precious petals, Maybelline Master Chrome in 100 Molten Gold, Makeup Revolution skin kiss in peach kiss

I love the fact that these are perfect for any skin tone but I love them because they're great on tan and darker skin tones especially. They really give a beautiful glow to the skin and you can layer them to be as subtle or as bright as you want. Best of all it's all drugstore or affordable highlights so you aren't breaking the bank. Every one of them is under $10! I hope you loves give these a try, I'm sure you will love them just as much as I do.

Here's a list of the highlights and colors and the prices per my area:

Colourpop amethyst crystal liquid highlighter $8
Maybelline Master Strobing stick $8

Maybelline Master Strobing liquid $8

Maybelline Master Chrome in 100 Molten Gold $8

Wet n wild highlighting powder in precious petals and crown of my canopy $5 each

Makeup revolution skin kiss highlighter in peach kiss $6

What are your favorite summer highlighters? Have a beautiful day!

Always remember you're beautiful!

-Lola

Foodcation Vlog

Hi loves! It’s been awhile but I’m back and hoping I can make my blog better than ever. Click the link below the photo to check out my YouTube video of my weekly Vlog with some clips of us off in New York on a mini Foodcation. Hope you enjoy.  
Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

NYC Bound: Foodcation

Plaid layering

I love a good makeup day. Especially when you get new makeup and you just want to play all day. The products I used are my most used products lately. I just keep

    grabbing them when it’s time to do my makeup. I also love layering so fall and winter are my favorite times of the year. Funny since I live in Florida, lol. But on the cooler days I get to play with my warmer wardrobe a bit more, lol. 

    What makeup products and time of the year are you loving?

    Face Deets in no specific order:

    Maybelline Colossal Chaotic Lash 

    It cosmetics superhero mascara

    Colourpop ultra matte lip in November and Beeper

    NYX lipliner in Nude Truffle 

    Maybelline master contour palette

    NYX Art Pop palette 

    Wet n Wild megaglo illuminating palette 

    Kat von d lock it tattoo foundation in deep 66

    Gerard cosmetics highlight in Marylin

    Wet n wild au natural palette in nude awakening 

    Black radiance Concealer stick in 8003

    Wet n wild blush in mellow wine 

    Absolute New York Lashes #AEL19

    Airspun Loose face powder in translucent 

    Jordana brow pencil in deep brown

    Colourpop brow color in red head

    Gerard cosmetics slay all day peach setting spray

    NYX Primer spray 

    Elf clear mascara and brow gel 

    NYC Liquid Eyeliner

    Outfit:

    Dress: Ross Dress for Less

    Flannel: Ross Dress for Less

    Jacket: Ross Dress for Less

    Socks: American Apparel 

    Boots: Traffic Shoes

    Live In Jeans 

    I could literally live in a comfy pair of jeans. Easy to style, comfy and they fit well. It’s like a dream. Especially for me because I have long legs and a little bubble butt so it’s hard to find jeans that have a good fit at the top and bottom, lol. 
      

    So when I discovered Fashion Nova  after many, many other people kept talking about them. I decided why not try them out, lol. These boyfriend jeans are literally everything. I’m pretty sure I’m going to purchase another pair because they are just so awesome. They fit well. They are loose but not baggy and they are the soft lived in distressed denim that I love. 
      

    My sneakers are awesome too. I got these from Just Fab and I love them. They are just my style and they come in white too. My bodysuit is from Forever 21 and I’m loving bodysuits right now because it’s just like having a tucked in shirt without having it ride up or pop out. 

       
       

    What’s your favorite comfy style to wear? Do you prefer heels or sneakers with it? For me it all depends on the outfit and where I’m going. But for hump day, these boyfriend jeans, sneakers and a plain black top work just fine for me. I hope you are having an awesome Wednesday. We are halfway through the week. WOO HOO!!

    Jeans-Eddie Boyfriend Jeans

    Bodysuit-Forever 21

    Sneakers-Just Fab

    Glasses-SunglassSpot

    Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

    -Lola

    Saturday Vibes

      

    I love easy weekends. I especially love easy comfy outfits. I thought this sweatsuit was so cute. Especially with the gold heart on the front and slits in the elbows and knees. I thought it added a nice touch. I went perfectly with my Nikes and Paparazzi sunglasses. 
       
        
      
        
     

    Sweatsuit-Dresslink

    Sneakers- Nike Women

    Sunglasses-Paparazzi

    I hope you all had an awesome weekend. Now it’s back to the weekly grind. Happy Monday Loves!

    Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

    -Lola

    Sunday Chic

      

    I love a cute yet comfortable dress. Especially when I can dress it up or down. This adorable plaid dress is just that. I wore this to church on Sunday and but I didn’t want it to be overly dressy or take a turn for too Christmasy. So I paired it with a light faux leather jacket and nude pumps. 

      
    I added my yellow necklace to bring out the yellow in the print and dull down the holiday vide some more but I didn’t add anymore jewelry because I didn’t want it to be over the top. 

       
        
        
        
        
        
     

    I love figuring out ways to take different seasons fashion trends and dress them up or down to wear all year round. I hope you’re as excited for the weekend as I am. Happy Friday dolls. 

    Dress- Dresslink.com

    Jacket- Dresslink.com

    Necklace- eBay 

    Heels- little shoe boutique (I can’t remember the name)

    Always Remember You’re Beautiful!
    -Lola

    A Fun Little Print 

      
    I love a little. Sometimes I love a lot of prints, lol. But this cute little jacket was adorable to me and perfect to throw on over a sweater for a not too hot, not too cold day. I paired my off white 3/4 length cowl neck sweater with this little jacket, jeans and my rain boots and I was ready for the day. It was rainy all day here in Florida so rain boots were a must. This jacket has a nice material and it’s thick enough to go over a sweater and keep you warm on a kinda of chilly day. 
       
     
      

       
     

    The sleeves for me are a little above my wrists, which I’m 5’9″ and have very long lims so for some this may be long sleeves but for me, almost but not quite, lol. But I figured that when I purchased it which is why it’s a cute little not too hot, not too cold day sweater. The zipper detailing is gold and the sweater is slightly off white with black pattern all over. Over all a great little jacket to throw on and spice up a plain sweater and pair of jeans. I would probably dry clean this jacket. Though it has cotton in it, I feel the material would mess up after washing and drying more than once. 

    Jacket- Dresslink.com

    Sweater- Thrifted

    Jeans- Ross Stores

    Rainboots- eBay 

    Watch- Apple Watch 

    Phone case- eBay 

    I hope you are having a beautiful Monday. Now starts our work week. (Insert cry face emoji) lol.
    Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

    -Lola