Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall 2016 Beautycon Box feat. Angel Merino & MakeupShayla

DISCLAIMER: I received this beauty box, courtesy of Beautycon,
for use & review with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Fall 2016 Beautycon Box feat. Angel Merino & MakeupShayla | iheartoffbeat

Hey, my pretties! ♥

Now that Fall is officially here, I'm excited because it's not only my favorite season of the year but also because the Fall 2016 Beautycon Box is now available! There are different Social Media Influencers as box curator's each season and this season's curator are two of my favorite Angel Merino (a.k.a. @mac_daddyy on Instagram) & Shayla (a.k.a. @makeupshayla on Instagram).

Fall 2016 Beautycon Box feat. Angel Merino & MakeupShayla | iheartoffbeat

This is the most chic box I've seen from Beautycon. Now is the time to get one of these beautiful boxes full of wonderful goodies. If you want to buy a box, here are the prices:

Each seasonal box is $29, but you can always just pay $99 a year ($150 value). But guess what?! I have a discount code for you:

Enter the code HEARTOFFFALL for $5 off your purchase! (exp. 11/30/2016).
Purchase the Fall 2016 Beautycon Box here: http://beautycon.com/box.

This is the list of items included in the Fall 2016 Box curated by Angel & Shayla:

Fall 2016 Beautycon Box feat. Angel Merino & MakeupShayla | iheartoffbeat

DUO → Lash Adhesive
Flutter Lashes → iSlay Lashes
Jouer → Essential Lip Enhancer
Laser Kitten → Sweetheart Lipstick Pin
Luxie Beauty → Luxie Large Angled 504 Brush
Milani Cosmetics → Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Mystic Tan → Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer Lotion
OFRA Cosmetics → Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick
Simple® → Cleansing Facial Wipes
Sugarfina → Sugar Lips®
The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks → Highlighter Pencil
Shayla & Angel Portrait by @rongrong_devoe_illustration
Currently this box is only available to residents in the US.

Use the hashtag #beautyconbox & follow @beautycon all over social media πŸ’‹


Friday, September 16, 2016

415 Vista Rd. → A new series!

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

415 Vista Rd. → A new series! | iheartoffbeat


Hello, my pretties! ♥

A lot of you have sent sweet messages congratulating us on the purchase of our new home and I cannot thank you enough for all the love and kindness you constantly show us! I have been dying to share with you more about our new house. I want to do it very slowly and take my time, so AndrΓ©s (a.k.a. The Mr.) & I came up with the idea of a home decor series for the blog: 415 Vista Rd.

415 Vista Rd. → A new series! | iheartoffbeat


By the way, the name of this new series is not our real address. I say this because friends & family were worried about us sharing too much. We value our personal privacy + are always concerned with safety for our boys. So, we came up with this name instead. This way, whenever you see the series name on the title, you'll know it's a house-related blog post.

But... I am holding back. A LOT. Buying a house is a very personal decision and many variables come into play when making a purchase of this magnitude. So, in all honesty, I'm a little nervous about sharing our new home with you. This is our sanctuary & is sacred to us. I promise, however, I will share with you little by little and room by room how we transform this house into our home. All I ask of all of you is that you remain respectful of our space and family.

415 Vista Rd. → A new series! | iheartoffbeat

I know a lot of you have been very curious about how the house looks, what plans we have and what we're doing to it. You will see everything as it changes. I don't want to bombard you with a bunch of photos of the house. Instead, I want to take you on a journey with us about our new life as homeowners, new lessons we are learning, the struggles we face as well as all the fun things we get to do to the house with decor & style. I truly hope it will be just as exciting for you to read as it is for me to write about it. Believe me -- there is plenty to share!

415 Vista Rd. → A new series! | iheartoffbeat

But before we begin with all the pictures of the house and the home decor blog posts, I want you to know this: We are not sharing our home with you to boast or brag. We made a tremendous amount of sacrifices in order to achieve a goal we set up for ourselves as people and as parents. There was a plethora of boring weekends, more no-buy months than I care to admit, and stretching of money in every single little thing we could think of. We got really creative when it came time to buckle up and get our savings in shape for home-buying. Both The Mr. & I come from humble beginnings. Our parents did the best they could with what they had at the time. So, now it's our turn to do the same for our boys in hopes that they can do better than us when they grow up.

This is also why we're sharing with you! We want to show you that no matter where you come from, as long as you're willing to work for it and not give up, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. We hope these posts are not only entertaining but also motivational and inspiring for you to keep working towards making your dreams a reality!

415 Vista Rd. → A new series! | iheartoffbeat

This is a fresh unexplored journey for our little family and we're happy to take you along. So, stay tuned for all the new things coming to the blog in the very near future. And, once again, thank you for all the incredible amount of love you send our way. It makes us so happy you're happy for us! 

See you around here very soon,

Friday, September 2, 2016

We Bought A House! 🏑

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

We Bought A House! 🏑 | iheartoffbeat

Hello, my pretties! ♥

If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you are aware of the news... We are now the proud owners of a new home. Well, it's not new-new but it's new to us. Here's a picture of what it looks like right now:


We Bought A House! 🏑 | iheartoffbeat

We just got the keys on Monday & have moved in a few boxes already, but the full move-in is happening tomorrow. Fortunately, we purposefully didn't move all our stuff in our current apartment since we knew we would be moving out fairly soon, so there isn't a lot to move out of this place (thank goodness!). Not that we have that much to begin with... Hooray! for not having to move tons of crap.

All this week, I have been in cleaning mode. And... have only managed to fully finish the kitchen. I'm cleaning walls, windows, cabinets, etc. I intend to clean every single nook & cranny. We want to introduce ourselves to the house slowly and we want this to be our home for many many years, so we're taking our time with every single room. There is sooo much to do!

I have been bursting at the seams to share with you guys! I've always loved interior design but have never actually did it before because we were just renting and saw no point. So I'm definitely up for it & excited about the challenge. And to celebrate all this goodness, I'm creating a new section here on the blog where I will share with you how we fix & update our new home. Weird. I never thought I'd ever get to say those words.

Anyway... Stay tuned for that!

So, now you know why I have been away and all secretive. There has been so stinkin' much going on lately that I had to distance myself from the internet. I needed that time to focus on life & family to move forward as best as possible. Now that things are slowly settling into their new cycle, I can again come back to blogging and sharing with all of you. I will still share beauty-related posts as well as lifestyle, inspiration, some fashion, etc. but I'll also be adding home decor into the mix.

Are you guys excited?! I hope you are 'cause I am!

Thank you all for being so patient and understanding. I have the best freakin' readers & followers anyone could ever ask for! I am incredibly grateful for you ♥ Will be back very soon with more - I actually have been working on some other blog posts for you in the meantime... Let me just unpack some boxes and get this ball rollin' before we get into this new chapter.

Talk to y'all soon!