Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Slip Dress and Patent Booties in the Winter

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With the Portland weather lately, it's been really hard to dress a little fancy but I couldn't help it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Favorite Sweatshirt

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photos by: Erika Ellis

If you look in my closet, you will quickly see that I have love for sweatshirts.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Vlevet Mules

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When I first saw one of my favorite bloggers on instagram wear mules a couple of years ago,


Friday, February 10, 2017

Very Nice to meet you Glossier.


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I'm for sure living in another universe because how the hell have I not used Glossier before? Someone tell me I'm seriously slippin'! This is what I've been needing in my busy, crazy, wonderful mom life! I actually found out about it going through someone's instagram feed. You know when you "explore" and take a look at other people's page, things  that might interest you. Soon enough their photo got my attention and the next thing I know, I was looking obsessively at all things Glossier on YouTube for like two days then ordering the next. I wanted to order everything but you know, yo girl has to follow a budget so I opted for the things that I wanted to try first. Okay let's get into my first impression. Let's start with packaging.

First of all, I'm impressed with how fast the package got delivered. It took less than a week and the email confirmation was direct and very easy to track your package. The box came neatly packaged with the brand sealed outside. When I opened the box, my goodies were neatly packed inside a pink plastic little clutch (with bubble wrap lining) to protect the goods. Inside, I also saw stickers, super cute, and a poster. The merch itself has a simple design. Straight to the point and you know exactly how to use it. Now onto the actual products.

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Rose Balm dot Com
Out of the three products I ordered, this one was my favorite. I'm a little biased because I'm a big fan or rose everything but this salve didn't leave my lips super sticky at all. The smell doesn't bother me at all, (again, I'm rose gal so I don't mind)It has a matte feel to it. I use mine on my cuticles as well. My hands get really dry during the winter. This balm comes in 3 other flavors. A few has a tint in them.

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Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark
For someone who doesn't wear a lot of makeup or doesn't know how to really put on makeup, the perfecting skin tint is perfect for someone like me. Since I've done my research, I knew ordering this product that it's not meant to cover your flaws but is made to even out your skin tone leaving you with a natural looking skin and dewy finish. I personally love this because I'm not looking to wear a ton of foundation for everyday but I want to even out my facial squinting and have a more "ready" look for work. I also like the watery formula, it's like putting lotion on your face. It's very light. Now, you have to put on moisturizer before you put this on, otherwise it's going to look really cakey.

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Vitamin C Serum
Mama over here hasn't had enough sleep so when, I saw that they had some serums for glowing skin, I immediately clicked add to cart! Now it claims you can have glowing skin overtime. So far, I like how it feels on my skin. I have very sensitive skin so after washing my face and applying this, I was afraid that my skin would react differently but it was fine! I'm gonna have to update you on what it's doing after a while.

Overall thoughts? I've been using the products for a couple of weeks now, and I gotta say, I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I've been telling people about it, hell, I feel like I should be telling everyone, even some random peeps on the streets (nah, that might be too cray) but I'll just rave about it here!

Oh and did I mention that I've partnered up with one of my blogger friends Elora to give one lucky winner a Phase 2 Kit!!! Woot, that includes their Boy brow (one of the things that are on my cart at the moment ready to purchase, their Stretch concealer, and the Generation G lip tint of your choice. If you want to know the rules CLICK HERE FOR INFO!!

The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day and will be messaged through Instagram! Good Luck you guys!!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH

Friday, February 3, 2017

Polkadots and Ruffled Blouse

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photos by: Elore Faye
Ruffles are showing up everywhere and that makes me so happy because I've been a big fan of that trend from when I was a little girl. My mom used to buy me these matching outfits with the shift having ruffle bibs. It's funny how fashion recycles so much and growing up, I was thinking I would never be caught dead wearing such thing, but now I don't mind rocking the trend at all.
Who would have thought that ruffles that were popular in the 1920s and 1930s used by flamenco dancers would be one of the emerging trends this season? What do you think of the ruffle trend? Would you wear it?
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Ruffle Blouse {sold out} Similar Here
Ankle Booties
Beanie

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH




Sunday, January 29, 2017

That Bomber Jacket Trend

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photos by: Lily Fritch
Okay, okay I'm a little late but seriously, how can I skip this awesome bomber jacket when it's not only velvet but it has embroidered patches on it! Duh....no brainer right? I was already a big fan of the bomber jackets a couple of years back and when I was varsity on the cheer leading squad (please don't judge me) and we wore those Letterman jackets and felt so cool to wear them around back in the 90s. And can we talk about the color? I think this bomb-er jacket {get it? lol} is perfect for just a casual look or you can style it up with a skirt or overalls! Have you tried the bomber jacket trend? What are your favorite pairings?

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Velvet Embroidered Patch Bomber Jacket
Sunglasses
Black Booties
Black Jeans

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gray Jeans and Plaid Cardigan

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photos by: Jeannie Vuong
You know when you're cleaning out your closet and there's a few clothing items that you know you've had for more than two years but it looks so good on you it's hard to let go? That's me with the these pair of grey jeans from Old Navy! I know, I know you're probably thinking, girl, that's Old Navy, they have that ALL the time. Well, I've tried their other gray jeans and nothing seems to fit right so here I am again, jumbling out my closet so that I can post something with the damn gray jeans! So far success! This color is just so versatile let alone, the perfect gray color that I like. I paired it with a good ole plaid cardigan (feels like a blanket) that I got as a gift, black Chelsea booties and a black shirt. Simple dressing at its finest!

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH




Thursday, January 12, 2017

White Oversized Sweater + Black Jeans + Gucci Dupes!

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Having my day so filled all the time, I only have a limited time to get ready. So I always have simple dressing in mind. Something I can just throw on. With this kind of winter we're having in Portland, it's important to wear lots of layers and to dress cozy. I'm involve with this sweater from Poof and this awesome gucci slippers dupe I found for under $40!! That's a super steal!!  It's actually super comfy and keeps my toes warm!!!

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Earrings//Sweater//Jeans//Loafers

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH




Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year and December 2016 Favorites


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Happy New Year! I feel like 2016 went by too fast but I'm not mad. I'm looking forward to a brand new year with my family and friends. I know I have been away from the blog for a while but the holidays and having a brand new baby always gets the best of me. I'm excited for what the new year will bring and I have a few resolutions I'm trying to keep up with along the way. 
With that being said, I wanted to round up my faves from last month.

Food
Bagels are my jam! It doesn't help that I work right next door to a bagel shop and their bagels are the bomb so I went on a bagel eating spree during december ( I know lots of carbs but hey I'm loosing about 1,000 calories from breastfeeding, mama's gotta eat)! So my partner suggested we should make our own bagels. We got this kit from Farm Steady. We haven't tried it yet but hoping this will be good. I'll let you know how it goes.

Beauty
This is the first time that I've ever experienced post partum hair loss. It is really crazy let me tell you! Besides clogging the tub (like all the time), I'm also experiencing dry scalp to top it off. So my friends over at Maple Holistic suggested I use their tea tree shampoo to help with the dry scalp. This shampoo smells so good and it immediately worked its magic on my scalp. It is also sulfate free and BPA free. Now that's a plus! They also have other hair and skin care products on their site that I would like to try. Now I just have to figure out how to deal with that hair loss...any suggestions, let me know in the comments down below! Oh FYI, you can get free stuff from them here.

Fashion
It's been freezing in Portland lately, that good winter accessories are a must! I have been rockin' my Steven Alan beanie this whole time. It's soooooo soft and it keeps my head so warm, I don't even know what else to say besides I should've gotten another one.

Music
Bruno Mars, you're the man! No need for explanation, his new album rocks!

Random
I am done with my teething baby. Done. I mean, besides the drooling and the biting down on my nut nur, I'm so over the grumpiness that comes with it too. I feel so bad for my little one, he is chewing on anything to make his gums feel better. Since we already use Tomo Como products for when I have to pump and use the bottle, we wanted to try their teething toy and let me tell you that company knows what they're doing! The teether is designed to look like fingers but not long enough that they can choke. It's also easy for my little guy to hold on to!

Have you tried any of what I've mentioned? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Slip Dress over Jeans


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photos by: Nikki De Leon

Love the look of wearing slip camisoles and slip dresses so

Friday, December 2, 2016

Birchbox November

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I have heard or Birchbox before but I never had the chance to try it out. I tried many beauty subscription boxes before and honestly I got so busy that the goodies that I got was just forgotten and not used. I always end up giving it away. But the one thing that I love about subscription boxes, is the excitement I get when I open the box and discover something new! It's like christmas times two for me let me tell you! When Shopstyle Collective and Birchbox reached out and have me try their November box, I couldn't say no. Who would right? 

Anyway, I got my box delivered a couple of days ago and I had to see what was in it pronto! First of all, if you have no idea what the heck I'm talking about, Birchbox is a beauty subscription box where you can get up to five beauty samples for only $10 a month ( I sound like a radio ad haha) When I received the box, I thought the pink outer box was the actual box but then to my surprise, inside was a cuter box that had all of my goodies! When I opened the box there was a card that had all the info for the items inside. This box was all about the "Finishing Touch". Brownie points for the packaging alone! Now on to the actual products.

Ardency Inn
Modster Smooth Eyeliner $20 Full Size
Even though this eyeliner wasn't full size, I don't mind because I don't use eyeliner often but when I tried it out, it did glide on smooth and it didn't rub off right away.

Balance Me
Tinted Wonder Eye Cream $38 Full Size 
Love this eye cream y'all! Now I don't know if the tint actually matches my skin tone (I have brown skin) but it didn't look too bad and I like the fact that it's light not too heavy and pretty good coverage.

Number 4th 
Jour d' Automne Smoothing Balm $30 Full Size
I'm not that into hair products really so I didn't bother trying this one. I'll just probably pass it on to the bestie. Sorry.

Benefit
They're Real Mascara $24 Full Size
Okay, now I've always used benefit mascaras so I loved that I got this! I love the formula, I love the brush and it doesn't clump!! WINNER!!!

Juliette Has A Gun $100-$135 Full Size
Not a Perfume
Obsessed with this fragrance! I might have to ask santa for this during the holiday!! I love the light scent. It's simple and not over powering.

That pretty much sums up my Birchbox experience! Have you tried subscribing to Birchbox before? What did you think? I think I might have to just get back into the beauty box subscription wagon!

*This post was in collaboration with Shop Style Colective and Birchbox.  All opinions expressed are my own and this was not edited by any third parties. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The P.Town Gilrs!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Velvet Wagon

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photos by: Crea Sisco

So who here has been really feeling velvet lately?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Simply Earth Essential Oils



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When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really into scents. I always loved candles but never tried essential oils before. A lot of my friends really liked it so when I was gifted a box from Simply Earth, I couldn't refuse!
In the box that I received, there were five essential oils, a recipe book, a mason jar with ribbons, and two bottles. All you need to get started! The box that was sent to me is for the holidays so my daughter and I were really excited to try the recipes. It made our whole apartment smell like christmas! The oils were 100% pure and you only need a little but it goes a long way. The recipe booklet tells you exactly how much to put on  and there were some clever ideas that were in there as well. The box cost $39 a month which is actually a good deal in comparison to buying individual bottle of oils from the store that could totally add up! It's fun that they have a theme every month! It could be cleaning, beauty and bath recipes, and many more creations!

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Not only is Simply Earth a family owned business,  they also love to give back to the community. 13% of their profit goes to organizations that are fighting to end human trafficking. I'm actually impressed with the product quality. The only cons is that packaging could have some improvement. When I received the box, a few of the oils leaked a little.  Something like this would be great as a present especially that the holidays are upon us! Have you tried Simply Earth essential oils yet? What are your thoughts? Share them in the comment below!!

UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH

Monday, November 14, 2016

Speak Up

photos by Nikki De Leon

It's been a while since I've posted on my blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sweater Weather

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photos by: Nikki De Leon

The time is now to wear sweaters!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

What I Wore to Feast 2016


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photos by: Megan Joy

If you're following me on Instagram and Twitter, you would know that I have been stuffing my face with amazing food all weekend because Feast has arrived (More on my recap coming up this week)!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm back in Jeans


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photos by: Elora Faye Domingo


Happy weekend everyone! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

There's STILL time, Treat Yourself to FEAST!

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Unless you're living under a rock like me a year ago, you would know by now that FEAST Portland is just around the corner! I went to feast last year for the first time, and I was in food heaven. Literally. There were so many events, learned so much, and met amazing people. Not to mention, that they raised over $230,000 to help end childhood hunger. How fab right? This year, I'm looking forward to going to Brunch Village. Who doesn't love brunch? I'm also excited to see my fellow bloggers and just to kick it. There are still events open so you should really take a gander and purchase your tickets like yesterday. I promise, you will have the time of your life. Don't forget to follow my Instagram and Snapchat for more on this amazing weekend on September 15th-18th.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I can't wait...FEAST is Coming and I'm going to be there!!


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When I went to FEAST last year, I had no idea what to expect. It was my first time and to be honest, I had no idea what it's about. Little did I know, it was going to be the best weekend ever because, one I love food, and two I got to meet a lot of local bloggers who share the same love as me. This year, I'm going to attend for the second time and I can't wait! They always seem to have new events every year. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, let me brief you on what FEAST is all about. It's only the biggest food and wine event in Oregon. And not only that, they have partnered with Hunger Free Oregon to help raise awareness to expand breakfast participation in Oregon schools. Over the last four years, Feast has raised over $230,000 to help end childhood hunger. Will I see you at feast portland this year? Don't worry, I'll be documenting great food the weekend of September 15th-18th on my social platforms. Follow along snapchat (@theptowngirls), Twitter, and my Instagram 

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UNTIL THE NEXT ONE,
MARCH


Monday, August 29, 2016

PayDay Wishes: Fall Shoe Trends

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I know we're still in the middle of summer but I'm starting to shop for fall.