Giveaway Friday: Butter London ‘Shine Out Loud’ Make Up Set

May 22, 2015

Le Metier De Beaute Make Up Set

Thank good the Memorial Day weekend is finally here. We’ve got just the giveaway for you to start the long weekend off right. We had the opportunity to try some butter LONDON’s new line of cosmetics and loved it so much we had to share it with our readers too. One lucky reader will get the butter LONDON Shine Out Loud Set, containing: Lip Crayon in Ladybird, Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, WINK Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black, and the Nail Lacquer in Ladybird.

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May 20, 2015


This past weekend I went to visit my sister and lucky for me it was the same weekend as the Culinaria foodie events (#fatkidfolyfe). She had an extra ticket for the ‘taste of Mexico’ event, hence my fancy green plastic bracelet, so I tagged along. We got to try tacos, sopapillas, and cookies — did I mention it was all you can eat! All those goodies plus tequila tasting, oh YEA. I think next time I’m going to plan my visit around this foodie fest so I can go again.

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Poetry In Motion

May 19, 2015

Poetry in Motion Maxi Dress

Someone pointed out to me that it’s technically not summer until the summer solstice happens, which this year is going to be on June 21st. Even though it’s still more than a month away, I feel that summer is here already, don’t you? And nothing says summer more than bright colorful flowy dresses, like this Poetry In Motion dress from Shop Mint Julep. Unfortunately for my shorty pants height, the maxi dress is a bit long for me, even in my highest heels. But the dress is so gorgeous, I had to take it for a spin (quite literally) as soon as it came in the mail. Now the biggest decision is what length should I alter this for: high heels or flat sandals? Ah, life of a short girl is so tough!

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Free Month of Rocksbox Subscription

May 18, 2015


I want to introduce you guys to a jewelry subscription service, called Rocksbox, that I’m crazy about. At first, I was a bit skeptical about this service. It’s all fine and great that I get access to all these awesome jewelry for $19. But I was put off by the idea of sending the jewelry back.

Then I looked at my jewelry wall and realized, there are so many pieces that I haven’t worn in quite some time—some I may have not even touched in more than a year. I’m probably not the only one that has bought statement jewelry out of impulse only to discover that either they don’t go with much of my closet, or that the statement doesn’t have the same power once the jewelry piece is worn multiple times. Wouldn’t it be great if you can still wear all the jewelry pieces you covet, but keep the ones you really love and use all the time? That’s what Rocksbox let you do.

So how does it work exactly? When you sign up, you fill out a survey that let’s Rocksbox know what kind of jewelry you’re into. You’ll then get a personalized pick of three jewelry items sent your way. If you’re tired of the pieces you have and want new ones, just simply send them back and you’ll three more sent your way. You also have the option to purchase any pieces that you absolutely love and not willing to part with and send back.

Intrigued? Well you’re in luck since we’re going to let you try out the service for free. Just make sure you enter the code mimiandchichixoxo when you check out.

Dog Walker

May 14, 2015

Dog Walker

After taking a look at these photos all I could think was… Girl needs a tan! I knew I was pale from winter but now that Gita is super tan from her vacation I’m looking like a glow worm.

In other news, it’s so nice to take Bear out with me now that the weather has warmed up. All the stores near us are super dog friendly and even gave her treats (#thatswhyyourefat). I guess you can say my most asked about accessory is this Ewok. 

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Más de San Juan

May 13, 2015

It’s been a few days now since I’m back to reality, away from the soft sand and gorgeous beaches of Puerto Rico. Man I miss it and all I could think of is going back. Alas, it’ll will be a little while before I have the time off (and the cash) for another vacation. But doesn’t mean I can’t look fondly on vacay photo and reminisce on the good times. ☺

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Criss Cross

May 12, 2015

Beautiful weather, lovely lake side views, creates the perfect photo setting — don’t you agree?!? Bear got a little crazy running through the sand, no fun for me thanks to her thick and curly hair. Which means ending my day with puppy bath time, le sigh!

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Old San Juan

May 11, 2015

Lanston Cami Dress

¡Saludos de San Juan! It’s my last day here in Puerto Rico’s capital city and I’m feeling a bit sad about it. I knew the trip was going to be short (my hubby could only take Friday and Monday off), so I’ve been mentally preparing myself for it. But I guess it doesn’t really matter how long your vacation is, the last day is always bittersweet. In the four days that we’re here, we’re able to relax in the beach of Isla Verde and explored Old San Juan quite a bit. I’m really in love with the colorful architecture of Old San Juan, so much so it got me day dreaming which houses I would like to live in. This red painted house is definitely a contender. Awkwardly enough, the owner came home right as I was daydreaming/taking blog photos. BUSTED LOL! Thankfully, they we’re super nice and let me finish taking my photos.

On a semi-related side note, I heard that there are no property taxes in Puerto Rico. So basically once you pay off the house, there’s really no more payments to be made. What the whaaaaat?!? Oh yeah all sorts of retirement planning and property owning schemes entered my head as soon as I heard that.

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Giveaway Friday: Mint Julep Boutique Gift Card

May 8, 2015

Mint Julep Boutique Gift Card
Update: Congratulations to Cynthia D. on winning this giveaway!

Now that summer is here, it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. For me, nothing says summer more like easy dresses. For today’s Giveaway Friday, we got a little something to help you with that wardrobe refresh. One lucky reader will get a $25 gift card to Mint Julep Boutique.

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