Monday, February 22, 2016

Beating the Monday Beauty Blues



As I unpack my bag from my trip where I returned home for a whirlwind weekend, I check off a few things from my ultimate travel beauty list. The only way I survive short trips like this and be able to show up to work looking refreshed and rested is by using my simple hacks.

Casper, the sleep startup that created the perfect mattress, sheets, and pillow for everyone, recently started a fun project with bloggers and Pinterest where we share our morning after beauty hacks. It's a perfect fit since my short, but very fun weekends home do involve libations and little actual rest. Since, today is National Margarita Day, well you know what that means!


1. Hydrate


This may be the most important tip. During your travels it is of absolute importance that you maintain yourself hydrated. I always drink plenty of water on my plane ride, the morning after and of course, while I'm out and about. When you have a short period of time in a location, sometimes we forget to drink water because we get so caught up in back to back activities. I like to travel and hang with a fruit infusing bottle. It makes drinking water fun and it's so healthy with all the antioxidants in the organic berries I use. (Also, drink plenty of water if drinking alcohol on your weekend getaway. If you have a glass of water after every glass of wine, you can avoid getting more than tipsy and that hangover headache won't creep up). Make sure you drink water first thing in the morning, to hydrate your organs and flush out toxins.
2. Coffee

My life on a plane is basically fueled by coffee. These weekend getaways can get pretty busy for me. My husband, friends and religious activities pretty much occupy my entire time when I fly back home. My goal is to get in as much time with everybody as I possibly can. Coffee is crucial for me to maintain my energy, and even more important after a night on the town, since I usually have to travel back to my work location that very next day. 
But there's also another way I use coffee in my routine. The morning after a fun night, I like to exfoliate my skin with an invigorating coffee scrub. I shared Lattuga Organics Cafexfoliante on my last Youtube Winter Faves video. I'm HOOKED on the Orange/Papaya coffee scrub. It's an incredible picker upper, plus it leaves my skin incredibly soft and lifted, like I just left a spa!

3. Remove your makeup

Ladies, we all know how important it is to remove your makeup before going to bed. Your skin suffers when the makeup stays on for all those hours, eye makeup can get into your eyes, causing irritation, and leaving mascara may even cause loss of eyelashes. Now, if the night was too much fun and you just crash with your full face on, never fear. There are some makeup removal wipes that also refresh and revitalize you. 
4. All about the eyes
That night on the town, little sleep and pressure changes on the flights really make my eyes super puffy. I use 2 things that my eyes simply cannot live without. The Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller is a true lifesaver. It works better than the old trick of using hems cream to de-puff those eyes. I recently discovered the Que Bella hydrating eye masks. They work like a charm when I travel and want to be look "impossibly fresh" the next day.



Hope my tips help you guys. They certainly work for me!


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*This post is in collaboration with Casper, but is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own*

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My Funny Valentine


Hello, my loves! I'm still on the road so unfortunately I didn't spend Valentine's Day with my husband. I was feeling really down about it, so my coworkers drove me down to the coast for the weekend. We went to the Alabama Gulf Shore Coast and it was just lovely. It really wasn't beach weather, but it was sunny enough to stroll along the sand and dip our feet in the water. The breeze was salty and cool, the sun was shining bright and the powdery white sand practically dissolved at my feet. Even though I was missing my honey, I'd say it was a perfect day...

Hola, mis amores! Aún me encuentro fuera por trabajo, así que desafortunadamente no pude pasar el Día de San Valentín junto a mi esposo. Me encontraba muy triste, así que mis compañeros de trabajo me llevaron a la costa por el fin de semana. Fuimos a la Costa de Golfo en Alabama y estuvo de maravilla. Realmente no era clima playero, pero estaba lo suficiente soleado como para caminar por la arena y mojarnos los pies en el agua. La brisa tenía salitre, el sol estaba brillando y la arena como polvo prácticamente se derretía bajo mis pies. A pesar de estar extrañando a mi amor, puedo decir que fue un buen día...
 
Writing in the sand, missing my love (Koosh is our pet name for eachother,don't ask. LOL)
What I wore/ Llevaba puesto:
Top & Jeans: H&M
Sunglasses: ZeroUV

Monday, February 1, 2016

Sloss Furnace

I've been traveling for work, but it doesn't mean I don't get to play tourist on the weekends! I'm currently in Alabama and the scenery is pretty interesting. The road from Montgomery to Birmingham is picturesque and tree lined. Signs that we're in the South are pretty clear, but when we visited the now closed Sloss Furnaces I was very surprised. The furnace was opened in the late 1800's and Birmingham was called the "Pittsburgh of the South". The post-Industrial era had opened up many opportunities in the U.S. and Alabama was no exception. Today the furnaces are closed but it's now opened for visitors and events like off-beat bridal shoots, commercial shoots and even weddings are held here. I thought it was pretty interesting and kind of haunting. More to discover in this state during the following weeks of my stay here!

Continúo de viaje por trabajo, pero no implica que no puedo disfrutar como turista durante lo fines semana! Estoy en Alabama y el paisaje es bastante interesante. El camino desde  Montgomery hasta Birmingham es pintoresco con árboles y símbolos que demarcan lo indudable del sur, pero cuando visité el Sloss Furnace me llevé una gran sorpresa. Los hornos de hierro abrieron a finales de lo 1800's y Birmingham fue conocido como el "Pittsburgh del Sur" por la industria de hierro que vino del Norte. Están cerrados hoy día para la producción, pero se pueden visitar y se frecuentan para sesiones fotográficas de novias no-tradicionales, anuncios y hasta celebran bodas en los predios. Me lo encontré bastante interesante y un poco obscuro. Ya descubriré más sobre este estado durante las próximas semanas de mi estadía!









What I wore/ Llevaba puesto:
Sweater: H&M
Scarf: Apricot Lane
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Just Fab
Convertible bag: Just Fab