4 Refreshing Products That I Took With Me To Honeymoon

As you all know, I just got married a couple of weeks ago and it was the best day ever! But planning my own wedding wasn’t as easy as I thought. There were lots of details that I wanted to put in the wedding and it was pretty stressful to say the least. There were lots of last minute things that popped up, even the day of the wedding. However, the day still turned out to be very special for us and our guests.

The honeymoon part was also something that my husband and I both looked forward to. And it was such a refreshing time. We enjoyed the beach, the activities, the food and drinks, and the people. I will share more of that on another post.

While traveling to another country that’s unfamiliar to you is fun and exciting, it can also be stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect, right? But being quite ready and fully-packed up with the right products to take with you can be key, especially if you don’t know where to get the products you normally use in a foreign country where there’s no Walmart or Walgreens.… View Post

Oooh La La, Sexy Hair!

I’ve always had long hair for as long as I can remember and sometimes caring for it and maintaining healthy, shiny hair can be quite challenging.

There’s just so many products out there to choose from but unless you are aware of the ingredients in hair care products that are harmful for your hair and health in general, you probably will just grab anything that you think “will work for you” or what you think already works for you. I know I do.

However, chemicals such as sulfates, gluten, and paraben are pretty common in hair care products that are readily available at our local pharmacies and grocery stores. Sulfates are basically a mild detergent that is used to create suds. The issue with it though is that it strips your hair of its natural essential oils and weakens your hair follicle and strands over time. Parabens, on the other hand, are known to cause cancer. And while glutens have no direct correlation to the health of your hair, having no gluten in hair care products helps those who have sensitivity to it.… View Post

Cheers to 2017: Here’s To Something New

This may be my last post for this year 2016. I’m so grateful for what 2016 has brought me and truly excited for what 2017 has to offer. I’ve been blogging for five and a half years now and many bloggers have come and gone…but I’ve stayed. For those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning, THANK YOU! It might be a cliché but words are truly not enough to say how thankful I am for your continued support.

While 2016 has been one of my best years, it didn’t come without challenges. There have been many ups and downs but one of the greatest things that ever happened was getting engaged. It’s the most exciting feeling in the world! 

In 3 weeks, André and I will be starting 2017 as a husband and wife. It’s definitely a HUGE change and I’m hoping and praying for a smooth transition. We’ve been both single for awhile before being in a relationship together but we’ve also been close friends for 5 years. It’s exciting to see how God turned things around to bring us closer together and taking us to another level. … View Post

A Little Reflection on 2016 and Some New Year’s Eve Party Outfit Ideas

And just like that my friends…2016 is almost over and in a few days, we’re about to welcome a new year! 2016 has truly been a wonderful year for me. So many challenges and oppositions yet so many blessings and wonderful opportunities have come my way as well. 

A wise woman once told me…”When you see conflict, don’t see it as a breaking point. See it as a growth point.” This statement has truly opened my heart and mind. Because I’ve faced too many hardships in life, I thought I was already strong enough. But in 2016, there have been times when I felt like I was about to break down and give up on some people and in life in general. But just a couple of weeks ago, this statement came to me and it has lifted my spirit and has enabled me to see every obstacle that come my way as an opportunity to grow as a person and to become even stronger.

I may not be completely prepared for what 2017 has to offer and what good and bad things a married life can offer but I now know to have the right mindset for it. I’m entirely depending on God and His grace to carry me through this new season. One thing I know though…the best is yet to come in 2017.… View Post

Cape Town H-Town

Belated Merry Christmas! Hope you, lovelies, had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas weekend with your loved ones. The holiday just went by so fast. 

This Christmas was a bittersweet one for me – it’s my last Christmas as Miss Gabriel and in 3.5 weeks, I will be Mrs. Lynne Gabriel-Caine. I may have a little bit of a separation anxiety with my last name (hahaha!) but I’m excited to be a wife and start a new Christmas tradition with my husband and our future family.

Anyway, on to the outfit…the holiday weekend in Houston felt like summer! But it’s not surprising. We have an erratic weather in Houston and it’s always evident during “winter” time. It may be snowing like crazy across the United States and it’s ridiculously warm in Houston.… View Post

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?: A Practical Gift Idea To Ask Your Bridal Party With

When my then boyfriend and I got engaged last summer (Story Here), a lot of my friends were both surprised and happy for the both of us and I knew exactly the girls that I would love to be surrounded with for our big day. I had immediately asked them verbally to be a part of my bridal party and of course they all said yes. 

But I wanted to follow it up with a gift that’s beautiful, practical, and something that they can wear at the wedding. I knew exactly (I guess this girl knows what she wants huh?) what to give them and where to get it.

I couldn’t think of a better place to find what I have in mind than Charming Charlie. As some of you may already know, I’ve been a huge fan of Charming Charlie for a while now. This was back when all they carried was fashion jewelries. They have since then expanded into more than just jewelries, which include fun stuff like mugs and other knick knacks that you can give as gifts!… View Post

Holiday Festivities with La Vaquita

Five days till Christmas! Wow. Seriously, just wow. I can’t believe that it’s already that time of the year! It’s only as if Christmas last year just passed by and in only a few more days, we’re already celebrating Christmas 2016. 

I’m sure that many of you, just like myself, are huslin’ and bustlin’. This season, is the most fun and meaningful time for everyone, but it’s also the busiest and can be the most stressful if not put into perspective.

Now, I am not usually the one to be in the kitchen preparing food and cooking meals during the holidays. Maybe that will change when I get married, ha! My mom is an awesome cook and I’m marrying a wonderful cook as well! If you remember, my fiancé helped me with my Food, Fashion, and Football back in October. … View Post