3.25.2018

Spread love!



Topshop dress
Mercedes Campuzano shoes
Urban Decay Backtalk Eye and Face Palette
YSL liquid matte lip stain in "Fuschia Intime"



Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way!

My boyfriend and I decided to step into the studio and work on something fun together. And this is what we came up with! Working with your significant other can be tricky at times but this time we got it so, SO right! (He actually came up with the idea of the pink hearts!) 

I received this palette from Urban Decay and fell in love right away. The pink shades just got me inspired and I knew I wanted to show you guys how I rock pink eyeshadow. I decided to go to with a pink lip as well (the YSL matte lip stain is truly fantastic) and made it a whole monochromatic look.

The shoes I'm wearing I bought in Colombia they are from a Medellin based shoe designer named Mercedes Campuzano. I walked into one of her boutiques and tried on everything! I ended up just leaving with two sandals because I didn't have enough room in my suitcase to fit more... but if I could I would have bought a couple pair more. Her designs are so unique and made to last. But rest assured you don't have to go all the way to Colombia to shop, she ships internationally. Woohoo!

Also, to catch you guys up with my life lately- 
I'm SO proud of myself for how the year 2018 is turning out to be.
To start off- I am 100% debt free. YES. Student loans paid off, credit cards (from broke college girl days) and other debts... all paid off! I owe nothing to nobody.

I am so proud of myself that I was able to work my little butt off to get my financial situation in check with out the financial help of my parents. Although they supported me a lot emotionally and guided me whenever they could! I was able to use Credit Karma (not sponsored) to check out my situation and then I literally made a check list of my priorities and made it a point to pay off EVERYTHING. With a lot of hard work and determination I did it. It was worth every sacrifice. Setting aside a monthly budget to save, pay off debts and have money for fun was easy to do when I had it all written down and in my face. No way of hiding from it now! I'm the type of person that once it's on my to-do list there's no way of avoiding it. I need to check it off... 

My boyfriend and I have big plans in the next year (homeowners!?) and I know I need to start prepping now. So I'm very happy with myself for taking these necessary steps.

Another thing that happened recently was that I got to volunteer at the Boy and Girls Club of America. It was AMAZING! I got to speak to young kids about social media, digital branding and believing in yourself! At first I was so nervous... I was like is my presentation going to suck? Are they going to ask me any questions?  Will they think I'm super lame?! Quite the opposite happened and I feel that the kids walked out that day a little more inspired. I was happy that I was able to take some time off to do something for others. It's so important to give back to our community and help our youth. If you don't have money to donate, donate time. The kids where so smart and they have so much passion it reignited a new flame inside of so in actuality we ALL walked out that day feeling more inspired.

I have a couple of few fun project in the works that I'm excited to share with you all, so stay tuned for more!


Thanks to Daniel Lopera for the photos.

4 comments:

  1. I love this 1960’s pink ! It’s got a vintage feel , with what I call
    Swiss dot ! Congrats on your debt free status , dept can be so
    crippling . Be proud .
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://www.jandrewspeaks.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Jandrew!
      Yes, I feel very proud that i get to say that!

      -Maria

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  2. walls are amazing! i Can't believe it was your boyfriends idea!!
    I am so happy to hear you are debt free, that is such an amazing feeling!!
    congratz dear. and Good luck on the future endeaver of being a home owner!

    www.emmemablog.blogspot.com

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