THE WINNER IS LaTanya! Thank you to all who entered 🙂
It’s been a while! I’ve been busy after having my first little girl named Olivia Nicole (see my little diva below) but I’m back with a giveaway just in time for Mother’s Day! One of my favorite gifts to get is perfume, especially when it’s branded by none other than Jennifer Lopez, and that’s exactly what we’re giving away! We have JLo’s latest fragrance JLust by JLo and it’s amazing! JLust expresses Jennifer’s sophistication and feminine style, with notes featuring mandarin, apple blossom, mara strawberry, jasmine, white peach, vanilla orchid, feather musk, tolu balm, and tonka bean. It’s has a slight candy scent that makes it sweet, but not overpowering. And, just like all of JLo’s fragrances, it lingers on the skin, which I love!
JLust by JLO is available now at a
How To Enter:
All you need to do is share the giveaway on Twitter using hashtag #JLustByJLo. ***Make sure you include @jasmine_espinal in your tweet. For extra entries you can share my Instagram image (you can find it
AND here’s my baby girl Olivia Nicole!
I’m not one to get overly excited over trendy hair cuts because I’m pretty committed to my long layered hair. However, I’m all about fun seasonal hair styles and I’m totally loving the fact that the center part is back! I’m a HUGE fan of a sleek center part but I gave it a break a few years back when the whole side swept hair thing took over. I don’t straighten all of my hair because I like the messy, undone look so I take a flat iron and only run it over the top. Check out some Pinspiration including Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and much much more!
Add a modern touch to any summer outfit with a trendy pair of mirrored sunglasses. Tip: mirrored sunglasses pop so look for classic shapes that you already know and like to compliment your wardrobe style. Check out some of my favorite under $50.
~ Flatforms Street Style + 5 Must Have Flatforms
This season flatforms are back! The chunky soled sandals with a 70s vibe go perfect with boyfriend jeans, shorts, dresses or with my favorite flared jeans. Below are some inspirational looks and some of our favorite pairs.
I love to wear big fun pieces of jewelry but lately I’ve been looking for more classic pieces to wear on a day to day basis. I’ve always liked the exotic color of a tahitian pearl and was super excited when The Pearl Source offered me the chance to review one especially since Valentine’s day is just a few days away. It’s an early gift to me!
Pearls are one the most feminine and romantic gem and are appropriate for any occasion. The Pearl Source has an endless variety of pearls like Tahitian, Freshwater and a lot more at pretty reasonable prices that can even be customized to your liking. I was sent the Tahitian South Sea Pearl Denise Pendant to review and it’s beautiful! The 9mm Tahitian South Sea pearl drop-shape pendant is made of high quality sterling silver and exhibits a gorgeous quality pearl with “Very High” luster. The silver against the Tahitian pearl makes this the perfect piece of jewelry to add a little elegance to your jeans and tee.
Give the gift of elegance that never goes out of style and if you use code BVM15 you can save 15% with free shipping!
This month, Timex, one of the most iconic heritage watch brands, is celebrating 160 years of timeless design. Since 1854, Timex has transformed timekeeping into true expressions of personal style, thanks to the brand’s affordable, fashionable, reliable, and technologically-advanced innovations season after season! To commemorate the anniversary, Timex has introduced three NEW ‘throwback’ collections this year that pay homage to the brand’s long history of watchmaking innovation and style, including The
In honor of Timex anniversary, I’ve teamed up with Times to giveaway one of their retro Timex 80’s watches from their throwback collection! This collection is inspired by the popular 80’s style digital Timex watch but updated with a stainless steel bracelet. I was sent the gold with a red face and I LOVE it! Compared to the original fit that I own, this watch fits the wrist perfectly. It’s big enough to have thats Men’s watch feel without the bulkiness which is one the most important things for me when picking a watch. Another revamped detail is the gold which was originally shiny and now is a fabulous matte gold. You guys will love this!
Starting today you have the chance to win the very same watch I was sent. (see below) You can keep it for yourself or maybe gift it to a friend or loved one who is a watch lover.
How to enter:
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**Updated & Closed**My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish: Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes + Win a $25 Target Gift Card
The winner of the $25 Target gift card is: Susan DeVaux. Congratulations Susan and thank you to everyone who participated!
My husband is the one who does all the major cooking for all of the holidays. My role is to put together the menu, shop for all the ingredients, cook side dishes and plan out the entertainment. I try to balance out his hard work in the kitchen by whipping up simple side dishes that don’t require me to ask for any guidance. In our house it’s all about team work and keeping everything fun. My favorite side dish to cook for Thanksgiving is spicy mashed sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect side for the turkey and gravy, stuffing and even vegetables like green beans. Below is a quick step by step recipe to make the spicy mashed sweet potatoes.
2 lbs sweet potatoes
6 tbsps butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp brown sugar
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into pieces.
Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes or until soft.
Drain and mash with a fork.
Add butter, salt and pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and beat well.
In a few simple steps you will have a delicious side dish you can call all your own! All that’s left to do is set the table (see my favorite silverware below) and set the mood with festive music (my husbands favorite part) and lighting (see candles below). To help you get your Thanksgiving day started I’ve teamed up with Target to give away a $25 egift card that you can use to get your kitchen ready for the holiday’s with all the amazing goodies in the Target wedding registry. Below you’ll see some of my personal instore favorites; and by clicking
See the Calphalon collection
See the Threshold Bistro Set
SONOS Wireless HiFi System (see the entire SONOS collection
How to enter:
Simply visit Target and pick your one must have kitchen item. Come back here and leave the link in the comment section. For additional entries you can pin the giveaway, tweet the giveaway or follow me on
Halloween is an opportunity for women to play dress up and look their sexiest. But, with all the Halloween costumes out there, it can be hard to find the right costume to accent your personality, style and figure. To look your sexiest for Halloween, choose a costume that is fitted to show off your figure. Whether you’re curvy or tall, you can find the right costume to accentuate your curves or your sexy legs.
Once you choose your costume, dress it up with pieces that are sold separately, such as hats, gloves, stockings, or thigh highs. For instance, if you purchase a sailor costume that doesn’t come with a sailor hat or gloves, purchase a white sailor hat and white gloves to complete the outfit. Wear thigh highs or stockings to add sex appeal to your costume. Accessorizing your costume also adds variety and sets you apart from someone else with a similar costume. Then pair your costume with sexy strappy heels or knee high, high heel boots. This will accentuate your legs and make your body look long and slender. Lastly, if you find a costume you love, don’t hold off to make your purchase. Chances are if you love it, other ladies do too. As we get closer to Halloween, you risk your favorite costume being sold out.
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I get a lot of beauty products to try out but I only review the products that I really do love. The last couple of months I’ve been getting some real gems. Last time I got the completely bare hair remover from a Klout perk and this time I got the magic pads created by Celebrity stylist Rob Harmon. They’re supposed to repair sun damage while fighting acne and repair wrinkles all with a simple swipe of the magic pads which have a combination of glycolic acid which helps the cell turnover along with salicylic acids to help control acne.
Despite living in Florida, I have no sun damage. But I do have acne prone skin and the start of some very fine lines around mouth so I could definitely see me benefiting from these magic pads. After one swipe I knew they would work wonders on my skin, but I wondered if they would actually dry out my skin because of the glycolic acid. After a few seconds my skin actually felt soft, fresh and my pores instantly looked small – I loved it! I’ve been using it daily and so far I’ve been able to drop my acne skin wash thanks to the pads. They really do sound like they’re too good to be true but they are. At only $19.99 the Magic Pads do the job of probably three different pricey products. It’s perfect for women and men of all ages!
The Magic Pads use a unique blend of Glycolic acid, Organic Willow Bark, Hualuronic acid and VitaminE in an Organic Aloe Vera juice base, the pads are designed to organically destroy acne, clear blemishes, smooth and tighten skin, shrink pores, exfoliate, tone, clarify and hydrate.
I only wish the Magic Pads were sent to me years ago! For more info about the amazing Magic Pads you visit –
To me, beauty is literally skin deep and I believe that everything you put inside your body will reflect outwards. My beauty routine always starts in the kitchen, and the products I use play a supporting role in keeping my skin looking polished. In today’s hectic working-mom world, my routine also has to be simple and quick; and the products I use have to provide maximum impact. Below is my routine in keeping my look fresh and hopefully forever young.
I Literally Veg Out
I try to make sure that when I sit down and eat that my plate has a lot of veggies. Not only are they healthy, but they’re proven wrinkle reducers. A typical meal will include a boiled egg over a bed of spinach and grilled chicken.
If I don’t drink a minimum of 8-10 cups of water a day my skin will immediately look dull. It’s the best thing you can do for your skin and it’s also the easiest and cheapest. I don’t necessarily like to drink water, so I carry a stylish flask and pretty cup to make it more of a treat (and I add fresh lemon or lime). Any fruit will work but the lemon and lime help burn calories – bonus!
I never leave the house without blush and mascara. The eyes are the window to the soul and I want my eyes to look bright, happy and ready to conquer the day; it’s like coffee for the eyes. I apply three coats of mascara concentrating on the outer lashes. The blush application is equally important because I like a “no-makeup” look – so I apply it to only my apple cheeks as opposed to up and out towards my ears like we’ve all been taught.
Exfoliating is probably the most important part of any skin care routine because it allows the skin to better absorb any moisturizer you use. Every night after I remove my makeup I exfoliate. I take a small bowl and add 4 tablespoons of regular white sugar and mix it with two tablespoons of water and mix until it is a thick paste and scrub it on my face in a circular motion.
My skin tends to get oily and it’s prone to acne so I’m really picky when choosing a moisturizer. Lately I’ve been using O
All it takes is a little mindful eating; a few must-have products and more importantly a big smile!
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