Monday, May 4, 2020

Fostering A Pup

Hey what is up hello! We recently fostered a puppy and here is the our account of that!

Why did you foster a dog? 

I saw an ad fosters were needed to help keep dogs out of the shelter during quarantine. I thought I would get an old pup and just get to hang with a dog for the rest of quarantine. Well, the shelters had all their dogs adopted, and put me on a wait list. 2 weeks later 200 puppies were shipped from Mississippi to DC and the shelter needed fosters fast! Plus I am pretty lukewarm on liking a dog's company so I thought it would just be nice to have a little companion around the house.


What was the fostering process?

We filled out some information, picked a pick-up time, bought the gear to host a puppy, and picked her up!

And as a foster you take the pup to all their doctor appointments, and do everything to get your pup adopted

Why did you not adopt Major?

Major was the best dog ever and if we had a backyard it would be a no brainer. We fell in full blown love with Major. She was the sweetest, kindest, smartest dog around. I remember picking her up from the shelter and thinking "Oh my gosh, this is going to be so hard to give her up". Like guys, she kept holding my hand when I tried to get her out of her kennel. #TooCute. 

However, not in quarantine A and I are out of the house 10-12 hours a day for work/commutes. Alex works some weekends, I work 1 weekend a month. Add that to living on the 6th floor, 4am pup wakeups or needing to go out every 90 minutes was just not possible with our schedule. 

What did you learn from fostering a pup? 


I was so surprised how much love I had in my heart for a puppy. I fell in love hard with that little guy, and I was shocked how much you could care about something that just brought constant destruction to your household, but at the end of the day when the pup was calmed down and wanted to play it was so nice to have a companion around! I also learned a lot about A's and I's relationship, it really was brought to light how good of a team we make and using our skills for different things in taking care of the puppy.

Will you foster again?

No! Hard No! I think fostering is great for people who love dogs, maybe have to travel a lot and have periods where they are home, a great hobby for someone that loves pups and wants to help the community. However, for me I was way too emotionally invested and a week later I am still super sad that Major was adopted. Even though in my heart of hearts I knew it would not be possible that we could keep her.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Day Dresses

Hey what is up hello! Happy February! When I think of February I think of pink and Valentines day. I feel like there are always pretty big events in February. Throwback to 2017, I just started dating A and he last minute asked me to a gala. Well the thing about February is the stores just got rid of all  of their holiday dresses, and finding a cocktail dress is an impossible task.

Are there not events like all year long? Stores need to be fully stocked with these things! haha! That is why I wrapped up some cute options. Number one I love this silver option from Norm and Jane. I felt like Cinderella wearing it.

Then we have some other cute options for a girls night or a hot date night! What are you wearing for your big events this month?



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Friday, January 31, 2020

I tried Drunk Elephant... And I Don't Know How I feel About it


Hey what is up hello! If you have not been living under a rock you have seen someone hold the white and colorful packaging of Drunk Elephant. Let me say their minimalist products, and colorful packaging is stunning. So stunning, when I knew nothing about skin care and had only used drug store products before, I mean an 80 dollar face mask? Is it worth the hype. Let's find out.

Let me start off by saying, I have a holy grail moisturizer that I was not able to get in the Middle East. I kept seeing Drunk Elephant everywhere. Their influencer marketing was spot on. I decided to give this a try, This is my take on the products. 


Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser// Meh. This has marula oil in it and the only other thing to me that stood out of the ingredients was cantaloupe. The ingredients are great in all of Drunk Elephant's products, I will give them that. However, I only wash my face in the morning, and this did nothing for me. This did not even get off or break up the mascara residue from the night before. It also made my skin not feel clean like it had a film on my skin. Overall, not for me.

Lippe Balm// There is no other way to say this, this was the worst product I have ever used. I do not know if this was just my skin, but for an 18 dollar lip balm, this destroyed my lips. This made my lips peel so hard. At first I thought it was like lipsense where it would take away the dead skin on my lips, and then my lips would be more smooth. No. This just kept making my lips peel.

B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum// This is a typical hyaluronic acid + B5. Which I use one everyday and I am a huge fan. I do like how Drunk Elephant goes the extra mile to make their own "cocktail". DE has added different plants for antioxidant properties and  barberry extract plant acts as a natural anti bacterial so you can say goodbye to acne. ALSO, I love the consistency of DE "cocktail" and it leaves my skin super hydrated. 

Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil// This product got me addicted to marula oil. This is DE bread and butter. My skin drinks up any moisturizer and this is the only thing that makes my skin so happy. Again, what makes DE stand out is their "cocktail". The marula oil is rich in antioxidants, it also uses licorice root (Which is one of my favorite ingredients ever) for its anti-inflammatory properties. What I will say set DE apart (to me) with their marula oil is that a little goes a long way.

Baby Face// This is why I bought the kit. I wanted to try this product more than anything. I saw bloggers and some of my friends post about it on Instagram. No one's skin looked magical, but I wanted to try it.

Long story short, this is a chemical exfoliator. Meaning it uses acids to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. You use this once a week for 20 minutes. 

The first three times I used it, it was great! I had some acne (not normal for me) and it completely went away. Then after about the first month no matter what I did, it burned my face. Overall, it was ~good~ but it was too much for my skin.


Overall, I did enjoy Drunk Elephant, and it really opened my eyes to skin care. Do I think it is worth the hype? Yes and no. I think they use great ingredients, however I think their products are hit or miss. I will say that Drunk Elephant goes the extra mile to make sure their "Cocktails" are top notch

*Please note I wrote this post and used the products for a full 4- 6 weeks before writing this review*
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