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Rad & Plaid: Blanket Scarf + Sweater + Skinnies + Ankle Boots

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Christmas Week! Can you believe Navidad is just a few days away?! I feel like it just snuck out of nowhere. I honestly just ordered Matt's present yesterday so, needless to say, I'm a bit behind this year... I really can't wait though! Because, believe it or not, this is the first Christmas that Matt and I will be celebrating together after 8 years together... Say what?! I am so looking forward to waking up, snuggling in our holiday-themed pajamas with the kitties and pups, binge-watching Elf and drinking my weight in hot cocoa. Sounds like an absolute dream, if you ask me.

Multicolored plaid blanket scarf: Target $14
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Light gray cable knit sweater (also seen here): Old Navy
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Ralph Lauren dark wash skinny jeans (also seen here, here & here): Macy's
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LC Lauren Conrad brown ankle booties with buckle detail: Kohl's
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Monogram 24K gold ring: c/o oNecklace
This ring would make the perfect gift -- plus there's free worldwide shipping!

How are you celebrating the holidays this year? Do you have any special traditions? No matter what you are doing this week, I wish a very merry Christmas to you and yours!

PS: Don't forget to check to see who won the Firmoo giveaway!

Beauty Breakdown: At-Home Spa Day with InstaNatural & HASK

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hi there!  Is there anyone else out there whose skin, hair (and soul) are just being totally wrecked by the dry winter air?  I know, I know.  I can't truly complain, because the coldest it gets in Phoenix is, like, 50 degrees.  BUT, just hear me out: this desert air is as dry as it comes -- and it absolutely ravages my skin and hair.  Therefore, I feel it's necessary to have a variety of at-home spa treatments to get you through these cold months.  That is why I am sharing two of my favorite brands with you all today to help combat that winter skin wreckage.  After all, we totally deserve to slip on a comfy PJ set & a robe, put on some cozy socks, and partake in a little bit of self pampering during the holidays, ya?

1.) I personally like to start my own at-home spa experience by drawing a relaxing bubble bath.
(I'll also add in Epsom salt with lavender to make the bath even more soothing!)

2.)  During the bath, I like to add to the relaxation with a facial, such as the one I did in this post here.

3.) Also during the bath/facial combo, I prefer to further continue the multitasking by giving my hair the royal treatment.  The key to this part of the spa treatment, for me though, is a hair mask like this one from HASK.  I just love how luxurious it makes my hair feel!
   [All of these products pictures above, including the deep conditioning mask, are formulated with Macadamia Oil, are free of sulfates & parabens, and smell amazing!]

4.) Finally, after washing off both masks with warm water and patting dry, I'll treat my skin with InstaNatural products.  This helps to seal in all of the moisture from the face mask and leaves me feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to face the winter air!
[Tip: use your ring finger when applying the eye gel and serum to ensure that you don't put too much pressure on the delicate surrounding skin.]


What are some of your beauty secrets to get you through the winter months?  I definitely find myself self-pampering more than usual this time of year.  My skin is just so sensitive that I have to take extra-special care of it, so please feel free to share your dry skin favorites too.  (I also suffer from eczema, so if you have any personal pointers or remedies, please let me know - thank youuu!)

PS: Don't forget to enter the blog-iversay giveaway for a chance to win a pair of Firmoo glasses before it ends!

I was given these products to try, powered by BrandBacker.  All thoughts expressed are 100% my own opinions and text.

Hat's Off: Sweater + Jeans + Boots [Plus LunaVida's 3rd Anniversary & a Giveaway!]

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I can't believe today is the third anniversary of LunaVida!  The fact that it's already been three years since I began this very blog just makes me realize that when people tell you "Life flies by the older you get," they seriously mean it.  Every year life goes by faster and faster; however, I love that no matter what changes, I can always come back when I am craving some nostalgia in my life and take a gander at some of my old [embarrassing] posts.  LunaVida is like an environmentally-friendly scrapbook, and I can't thank each and every one of you enough for reading it.  I mean it when I say I love and care for you all, and I would like to say thanks for making these past three years of blogging so much fun!  And what better way to celebrate than with a special giveaway for you LunaVida readers?!  (Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to see how you can enter to win.)

Black floppy hat: Target $14.99
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Gray speckled turtleneck sweater (also seen here): Old Navy
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Dark wash skinny jeans (also seen here): Gap
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Save 40% off your purchase with coupon code "GOOD" through today!

Burgundy knee-high socks (also seen here, here & here): JCPenney
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Madewell flat cognac riding boots: c/o Shopbop
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Use promo code "EXTRAGIFT" for 30% off your purchase for a limited time!

Enter below to win your choice of frames from Firmoo (including free shipping)!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

I just want to thank you all one more time for your support of LunaVida for the past three years.  If no one read this blog, it would certainly be a lot harder to want to keep up with it.  I sincerely cannot say thanks enough or express my gratitude, but please know you are appreciated!  If there anything you ever would like to see specifically on LunaVida, please reach out and let me know!  Lots of love to you all :)

Black Wednesday: Blouse + Skinny Jeans + Heels

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Eve (and a hearty welcome to this glorious four day weekend)!  Matt and I are celebrating with three back-to-back-to-back Friendsgivings.  I am so excited to stuff my face with tofu-rkey, devour all of the desserts, and eat my body weight in mashed potatoes.  After all... Isn't that what the holidays are all about?  ;)

Black sleeveless sheer blouse with pleather collar detail: Marshalls
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Ralph Lauren dark wash skinny jeans (also seen here, here & here): Macy's
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BCBGeneration black pointed toe pumps: DSW $69.95
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Black crossbody bag (also seen here, here & here): Target

Psst!  One of my very favorite online stores is having a huge sale going on now through 11/30.  Be sure to shop for your holiday gifts now and you can save up to 25% at!  (Plus, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own couch and brave the Black Friday crowds!)

Spot On: Cardigan + Tank + Skinny Jeans + Heels

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hi guys!  I am home sick from work today.  Sadly, I've officially been hit by the cold that's been flying around.  I remember when I was younger a "sick day" meant sleeping for the entire school day, followed by my mom making me soup, and then falling asleep yet again to some Harry Potter.  Now?  When I'm sick now in my mid- (ahem, almost late) twenties, I attempt to sleep in, as I know sweet, sweet slumber does an ill body well; however, my mind body soul is so used to waking up early for work that I still wake up earlier than I really want.  Then, since I feel guilty for not being at work, I feel like I should do something productive at home (rather than just resting like I need to be).  Therefore, I am spending today doing all of the things I haven't really wanted to do, yet still need to be done, such as calling customer service about my student loans.  [Adult, Party of One? ... Adult, Party of One?]  So it's safe to say that being an adult hits you like a ton of bricks... I mean, who am I?!  I should just be intermittently Netflix-ing and sleeping my day (and illness) away.  Yet here I am, doing neither of those things.  But, alas, once I finish these tasks and no longer feel guilty, you had better believe that I am bundling up on the couch, soup in hand, and with Harry Potter on the TV.  I'll show you, Adult Life!

Black & white polka dot open-front cardigan (also seen here, herehere): H&M
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Gray tank top (also seen herehere & here): Target
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Dark wash skinny jeans (also seen here, here & here): Gap
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Free 3 day shipping & 40% off your purchase with promo code "RUSH" for a limited time!

Burgundy pointed-toe heels (also seen here, here & here): Target
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Black spike and wire necklace (also seen here, here & here): c/o C. Alexandria

The older you get do you also find yourself feeling the need to be responsible all the damn time?  I know I should just rest all day, but "adulting" is just creepin' on into my brain!  HEEEELP MEEEE!

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