The month of April was unbelievably hectic for me, and May has been worse. Hence the recent absence and lack of blogging (I promise I will make up for this in June!). April means warmer weather, my mother’s birthday, and big changes.
I started a new job at the beginning of the month, and have been loving the change, the learning, and everything about the new challenge. Amidst all the chaos, I was still able to enjoy some quality time with friends and family. My focus for April was learn and grow, and I most definitely achieved this goal. Here are some of the things I loved during the past month…
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush – The Sephora VIB Sale happened mid-April and since I already owned one of the TooFaced blushes, I wanted to get my hands on a couple more shades that I had been eyeing for a while. I picked up “Baby Love” and “I Will Always Love You”, both peachy bronze-colored shades that add warmth and dimension to the face without making you look too cakey. I love the formula of these blushes and last the entire day without fading.
S’well Waikiki Water Bottle – My husband bought me this water bottle before I started my new job, along with a few other goodies, and I love it! First of all, he knew that I would love the tropical leaf print. The bottle is triple-walled with stainless steel for maximum insulation, and it really does work! It keeps hot water at the same temperature for about 12 hours, and cold water for up to 24 hours. I’ve been drinking a lot more water since I got this bottle and I couldn’t be happier.
Koji’s Creations – My mother is a plant lover (you can see where I get it from) and I didn’t want to get her the usual gifts since she has everything already. For her birthday this year, I took her to a succulent terrarium making session along with my sister and friend. Megan, who runs Koji’s Creations, was delightful and instructed us step-by-step on how to set up our terrarium. We got to customize our creations with colorful rocks and hand-carved wood lettering as well. It was such a fun experience, and I would definitely encourage all plant-lovers to try it out sometime! Take your mom out for Mother’s day this weekend!
Chapters Mug – My husband got me this cute, yet motivational, mug from Chapters before I started my new job at the beginning of April. It’s sea-foam green colored with gold letting on it that reads “Dreams are worth chasing”. It makes a great addition to my work desk and always puts smile on my face, and motivates me to avoid procrastination.
H&M Work Handbag – I was on the hunt for a handbag that I could take to work. I saw this particular purse on the H&M website, and I liked it immediately! The handles are sturdy and it also comes with a longer strap to carry it on your shoulders. The bag has two zippers on the sides and a large empty cavity in the middle to store larger items. I can fit plenty into this handbag comfortably and the neutral black never clashes with any of my outfits. I look polished and professional, and constantly receive compliments.
I plan on posting more frequently in June, only because I’m way too busy right now with daily dance rehearsals. Please share your monthly favorites in the comments below and I would love to know what you’ve been enjoying in April. Until next time, adios!