If you follow me on my social media (especially Snapchat) you already know that last week I had the time of my life playing all day with…TOYS! Yes–I was invited to the TTPM Holiday Showcase 2016. #TTPM (Toys, Tots, Pets and More) is the premiere event for media outlets to play with and test out about the hottest toy releases for the upcoming holiday season. I was pleasantly surprised to see many of MY childhood toys revamped for kiddies today to explore. Of course, I was also introduced to new brands, shows and characters that will be coming to a toy store or t.v. screen near you.
The cool fall temperatures have finally arrived in NYC and I’m not too happy about it. I miss being able to throw on a mini-dress, cute shorts and tanks. Of course you can layer your summer clothing with bits of fall transitional pieces like booties, cardigans, statement leggings and scarves. I plan on holding to my summer clothing as long as possible. But to keep warm, I’m investing in some key outfits in deeper colors like olive, plum and wine.
If you’re a curly or kinky-haired lady, you might have heard of the uber-popular salon, DryBar. It’s a boutique salon that specializes in blowouts–no cuts or color. With over 65+ locations, Drybar is a salon that caters to women on the go. With my tightly-coiled strands, I’ve always been in search of a salon that gives me that “dominican style blowout” without all the heat damage. Well my search is over.
The end of summer is officially here and I’m so bummed. This is the first time that I made of a summer bucket list and it mostly consisted of delicious food spots and a few kid friendly trips. I had the chance to visit each of my targeted restaurants but the out of state kid trips were a no go. Like most parents, I wanted to go to Splish Splash, Sesame Place and Hershey Park, but the way my budget was set up–yeah–it wasn’t going to happen. The one aspect of my life I did get to have fun with was my summer style trends in the office.
The summer season is quickly approaching. That means more time outdoors with fun activities and also more chances to get boo-boos. My four year old is just now exploring roller skating, bicycling, and his favorite toy–his scooter. So what’s a mom to do when he’s playing Spiderman on the sidewalk? Use cool and colorful bandages from the Band-AidOh Joy!Collection of course!
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.
As an Influenster member, I get to receive free product samples and test them out–again– for free. I was sent the Covergirl Queen Collection liquid natural hue foundation, the Stay Luscious lipstick and False Lash Drama mascara. Can I just say that I absolutely fell in love with the “Queen” packaging! I mean look at that gold lipstick tube and “Queen” branded mascara. I even loved the box all of the samples came in. Now on to my review.
A few days ago I received an invitation by Carol’s Daughter to be a test model for a TOP SECRET product that’s in the making. Of course, I was super excited since I adore Carol’s Daughter products, especially when I straighten my hair. If you’ve never been to Carol’s Daughter Mirror Salon in New York, they’re located in the heart of Harlem at 24 West 125th Street. If you follow me on Snapchat,(@fabfindsforher) you might have seen a bit of my journey to the salon.
Were you as obsessed with Alice in Wonderland back in the day as I was when you were younger?! Well, Disney will be releasing “Alice Through The Looking Glass” on May 27th where Alice travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. I’m so excited to see this movie and was so lucky to be invited by HSN (Home Shopping Network) to preview their #throughthelookingglass media event! This whimsical event highlighted fashion, beauty, and home decor inspired by the movie.
The big chop. Okay, so I think I may be obsessed with chopping off my hair. This is about the 5th or maybe even 6th time that I’ve done a big chop. I was going through a phase of just being captivated by so many different tapered cuts, short cuts and just not doing my hair aka laziness. After a few hours of contemplating my next hairstyle and not wanting to install marley twists, I said “F it.” I called up my hair stylist and got my hair chopped off the next day. Let me back up.