Snapshots: Point Loma Lighthouse

June 11, 2014

Snapshots: Point Loma Lighthouse
I have never seen a lighthouse up-close before, so after having a downright awful week, Nick took me out on a special sunny day. We arrived in the afternoon, and stayed a few hours before closing time at 5pm. Entrance to the national park is $5 per car and one ticket is good for one full week. We were amazed! The views are breath-taking and the museums are adorable. We learned a lot about how lighthouses work, the history of the city, and the military stationed there.
Snapshots: Point Loma Lighthouse
The inside of the lighthouse has a narrow, spiraling staircase to the very top where visitors could take a peek into the old rooms of the people who lived there. All of the rooms are separated with glass doors, stopping you from roaming inside, with many messy fingers on the glass. There were two floors with a living room, kitchen, parent's bedroom, kid's bedroom, and linen closet. At the very top is a tower overlooking the ocean.
Snapshots: Point Loma Lighthouse
We were able to take a stunning panorama of the city of San Diego while we were there. This shot includes a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean, Coronado beach, and the skyline of San Diego. Lots of white sailboats were cruising around the water, too. We were so high-up and so far-away that the skyline looks tiny! It was so unreal! But this spot makes it perfect to watch all of the fireworks in the city on Fourth of July.
Snapshots: Point Loma Lighthouse
We had a great time snapping photos and enjoying the view. It's nice to be a tourist in your own city and visit places you've never been to before. I cannot wait for us to go back and visit the tidepools!

love and hugs, adriana

Wear: Casual Summer Day

June 10, 2014

Horses of Ares | Wear: Casual Summer Day
It's been ages since I've been comfortable enough to snap pictures of myself in front of complete strangers in the streets - but at the location we were in, who could resist? We drove half an hour up to the Point Loma peninsula to reach their national park at the very tip. It holds a beach, lighthouse, cemetery, and naval base which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the city of San Diego. Gorgeous.

A day before going, we had stopped by World Market to pick up some kites on sale. I got a giant, rainbow-colored butterfly and red dragonfly to take to the park but... because the naval base does "top-notch science projects" by the lighthouse, they couldn't let us fly them. No big deal, we still had a great time!

Horses of Ares | Wear: Casual Summer Day
Horses of Ares | Wear: Casual Summer Day
This summer, I went on a small shopping spree and bought clothes to take to the beach. I love pairing my two, black and purple, tank tops for a casual feel. By themselves, they're hopelessly see-through but together, they look and feel great. My high-waisted shorts were a splurge, but I'm really happy with them too. They give off a mild rocker chick look and fit super comfortably. As always, Nick is a t-shirt and jeans type of guy - oh, and don't forget his sandals!
Horses of Ares | Wear: Casual Summer Day
Horses of Ares | Wear: Casual Summer Day
Nick was getting a little shy about posing, which says a lot. I think it was because I like to pretend I'm a genuine photographer and move around. I'll stoop, kneel down, climb onto rocks, or whatever I feel will make a better shot. On the other hand, when the camera is pointed at me, I freeze! I'll be posting the rest of our pictures tomorrow which include the outside and inside of the lighthouse - and a stunning panorama of San Diego. I'll see you guys then!

Wearing: 1// Tank Tops: H&M 2// High-Waisted Shorts: Forever 21 3// Floral Necklace: Swap Meet 4// Sandals: Ross 5// Men's T-Shirt: "Too Old to Remember" 6// Men's Pants: Forever 21 7// Sandals: Gifted 8// Neon Green Shades: Gifted 9// Purse: H&M

love and hugs, adriana

Review: Influenster Venus® Snap with Embrace

May 22, 2014

Influenster Venus® Snap with Embrace Review

Recently, I received my Venus Snap with Embrace razor from Influenster to try out, and I've got to say... I'm really impressed. So far, I really love it! I normally purchase disposable razors because I feel they last a long time and give an "okay" shave for how much it costs. I have tried a Venus razor once in the past and, although it was a fantastic product, I didn't think it was worth the price so I stuck with my disposable alternatives.

After trying out the Venus Snap, I am so impressed that I'm finally changing my mind and purchasing refills! It's amazing! I had the smoothest, closest shave of my life, hands down. It glided so effortlessly that, for a second, I thought it wasn't working. But it works great and didn't miss a single spot. It doesn't pull or tug and makes my skin feel really soft. It'll be perfect for trips to the beach or spontaneous date nights.

Influenster Venus® Snap with Embrace Review
The size of the handle can be hard to hold, but since I have small hands, I'm able to use the smaller handle without any problems and actually, prefer it. The Venus Snap is small enough to fit anywhere so it's great for someone who lives with 3+ roommates and share the same bathroom - like me. So, it's compact enough to store anywhere without taking up a lot of space but large enough to hold all the great features of a full-sized razor.

Would I recommend it? Maybe. As much as I love my Venus Snap, I'm not a big fan of the price! (Almost $10) If you're looking for a compact and travel-friendly razor, I think it's a great product to have. But if "compact" and "travel-friendly" don't describe your perfect razor, then I would recommend purchasing other full-size Venus razors that are more inexpensive. OR, you could...

Enter below for a chance to win your own Venus Snap razor and your choice of razor blade refills for smooth legs on-the-go! Giveaway is open for everyone in the US and runs until May 31th. Have fun!

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love and hugs, adriana

New Look, New Haircut!

May 21, 2014


Two years ago, when I first met Nick, I decided to grow out my hair as long as possible! I ended up with wavy locks down to my elbow before I realized I'm a low-maintenance gal at heart and needed to chop them off. My long hair was driving me pretty crazy.

I also knew that I wanted to donate my hair - I'm always looking for a way to give back to charity - so I searched nearby my area for salons that would cut my hair for free and chopped all of my hair off! I ended up donating ten inches to Locks of Love.

In case you aren't familiar with them, Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that makes hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. It warms my heart to think I could help a child somewhere who's different and sick, but just wants to feel normal. And I get to sport a new haircut so it's a win-win. :)

love and hugs, adriana