December 5, 2015

How It Was Styled-December Style Post

How It Was Styled-December Style Post

Hello lovelies, Happy December it's been awhile since I've done a 'How It Was Styled Post.' I wore a camouflage pair of denim pants, grey denim sleeveless top, and brown ankle boots. I re-created a similar look for you in this outfit post. I also have details about the exact brands, I am wearing, too. 

I wore my Firmoo Optical Sunglasses again. Firmoo Optical Eyewear, has very fashionable varieties in eyewear. If you want to shop with them, I have provided the link located on the right side of the blog. 

Don't worry about how to pair up your camo, because as long as you're wearing a basic color or graphic t-shirt, you will never go wrong. If you think you can't wear sleeveless tops in Winter, think again pair them with either a blazer or cool cardigan.

I hope you are all looking forward to Christmas and have started the countdown towards the New Year! I will be back to talk about goal setting, and affordable gift giving ideas later in the week!


'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

Outfit Details on Me:
Camouflage Denim Pants - Vanilla Star Jeans

Sleeveless Denim Shirt- New Look
Brown Ankle Boots- Sugar Shoes 
Sunglasses-Firmoo Optical Eyewear 

MANGO camoflauge pants
$60 -

Zipper boots

Word wall art
$45 -

September 19, 2015

imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Hello lovelies, happy Saturday we have only a few days left of Summer, and it's been especially rainy the past couple of days in Chicago. With that being said, you only get a few more special days of great weather to go coat-less, and then Fall arrives. I really love Fall because you get to layer your clothing, wear cool boots, or shoes, but  I will definitely miss the Summer months. There's so much more you can do with an outfit creatively when Fall arrives, that also includes dressing up your nails. I had the opportunity to review the imPRESS Press-On Manicure, and I find that they are very easy to use and apply to your natural nails. When I was in college I remember wanting long nails, so I would get acrylic overlays, those cost a fortune $30-$35 per visit, trust me on a college budget, and working my way through school, this was not an option, coupled with buying books, impossible.

If you want to have nails like some of the celebrities you see, but not the cost:)  imPRESS Press-On Manicure are a great option for you to try. The designs are really pretty, and you get 24 nails in the package, with easy to use instructions. You simply make sure that your nails are clean, strong, and you press them onto your natural nail. I do not suggest that you pull the imPRESS nail off of your natural nail without making sure your nails are strong. I did this and my natural nails are not very strong, the best method to avoid any damage to your natural nails is,  if the nails are on simply apply  nail polish remover under the nails, for approximately a minute or more and gently peel off.

That was the only problem that I encountered with the product, I love the fact that a busy Mom like me, can have nails that look like I went to the salon. You can find these at your local Walgreen's, or you can see even more of the collection by visiting:



Over 40 colors and designs
Ultra-Hold Adhesive Technology
No Nail Damage- but read my review about having strong nails first!
No glue needed
I would recommend acetone & soak off removal for weaker nails like mine!
imPRESS Manicures last for one week!
No Dry Time No Mess
Just Peel & Go!



"Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life"

September 7, 2015

Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway

Hello lovelies, 

 I can hardly believe that Labor Day was officially, the last major holiday this Summer.  It's sad to see it go, but the start of Fall & Winter are fast approaching.  Even though colder temperatures are just around the corner, you will still want beauty products that are naturally made and make you look and feel great!  I am so excited to tell you about the Measurable Difference Cosmetics Line. They have everything you need to keep your beauty on point.

The line has gone through considerable changes to give you the beauty products and items that you want and  need. The website has great products to choose from and now features, weekly newsletters and blog posts about beauty tips, routines,  and great deals!

You will always look your absolute best when you use, Measurable Difference Cosmetics, which  is available in most countries  around the world and at these fine retailers:,,,, and Pharmasave in Canada. 

The LASHEM Natural Beauty Products line consists of mascara, anti-aging creams, and eyelash booster. A brand which combines natural ingredients for the highest quality possible. They also offer anti-aging products that are natural and made in the United States.

These gorgeous color palettes are sure to have you looking fierce for everyday wear or for those special occasions!  

Visit the brand's website here to find out about even more of the wonderful products that 

they provide:

Hugs & 11 Days Remain in this giveaway!


'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

September 4, 2015

Welcome to September

Hello lovelies,  September is here, it's official,  Summer will be ending on September 23rd, 2015. I know sad face, insert here :( ... not to worry there  is still so much more time to enjoy with family and friends.  Labor day weekend is upon us, and Back to School for the little people in our lives,   is back as well.
The routine of getting your kids back on schedule can be a little challenging, but as we all know, saves time and our sanity!  Prepare a great place for your children to work in, a nice desk and things that they love surrounding them encourages them to do homework.
Usually whenever  my daughter gets back from school, we talk about her day, and always do homework as soon as we get back from school! I  check it all out and then sign my daughter's planner. The school is really great about making the children write down the homework assignments in their planners,  and having the parents sign the planner also.
The teacher will tell you if your child needs to be more prepared in a particular subject too! You have to form an active relationship with your child's teacher.
I can recall being in fourth grade starting fractions, and being very confused about the whole thing. I couldn't seem to figure  them out. Luckily for me, my Mother enrolled me in a free Summer program at the Chicago Public Library. So when school started back in the Fall, I was less confused.
My little boy just started Kindergarten so luckily for me, I don't have to balance the two parts of homework yet,  but he will have to learn the homework routine.The one that, my daughter already knows!  Next up give them a snack before dinner, talk some more about homework,  life and anything else.
Enjoy September :)
'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life '

August 30, 2015

How It Was Styled - Wife's Day Out

Hello lovelies, welcome back to another edition of How It Was Styled! This post features, something I never usually get a date with my husband.  Truly, we never really get an opportunity to be together without the kids. Work, life, kids, appointments, can all get in the way. My  wise friend, once told me that, you need time to yourselves, away from the kids. Not that the kids are bad, by any means,  or that your life is over because you have kids, but you find that you need to make necessary adjustments. Before we had kids to juggle,  we had regular dates with each other. It should definitely carry on into the marriage,  but somehow it stopped.
I mentioned date nights, in our case it will be more of  day time date,  but to my husband,  this was a foreign concept.

Somehow,  he seems to have turned around. It's not like we never go out, but the one on one time,  decreases significantly once you get married and have children. It's by no means a bad thing, but it just means couples have to start making their marriage, their relationship a priority.
I  truly enjoyed my wife's day out, we ate at Ted's Montana Grill. We had never been there before,  and the food is so delicious. Everything including the food you eat is served fresh daily, not many restaurants can say that! We enjoyed these items from the menu:
Karens flyin-d Bison Chili
Bison Nachos
Red Rock Bison Burger
Onion Rings
George's Cadillac Burger
French fries

For those of you who may not know what Bison is, it's Buffalo Meat. I  let my husband try that one, he's more adventurous with foods than I am. I like to stick with my tried and true :)

The food is so much that if you're not super hungry at the time, you will be taking leftovers back with you. The appetizers are so huge, that you almost won't have room for the main course. Here are some pictures from our time at Ted's Montana Grill.


'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

{p.s. outfit details, and how to create {the look, will be in a part 2 post}

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