Lulus: Work the Bloom 🌹

Lulus- Work the Bloom
Happy Friday, everyone! I am so in love with this ‘Work the Bloom’ maxi dress from LuLu’s! The wine red, pink and black embroidery is so beautiful! It’s so summery- cool, comfortable and so feminine. My G by Guess Juto Lace up Block Heel Sandals are from Macy’s. My favorite accessory is the velvet red choker I’m wearing, from Charlotte Russe. I wore this outfit to an anniversary party last month and got so many compliments! This is one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever purchased!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!
xoxo Marina



🌸 Cherry Blossom Princess 🌸

Happy May everyone! My favorite part of Spring are the flowers blooming on every corner. This look was inspired by Asian Cherry Blossoms.
Wear: My beautiful mock neck floral dress is from Guess. I especially love the exaggerated bell sleeves, makes me feel like princess Mulan!
Makeup: I went with a natural light foundation with a warm pink eye, black cat eye liquid liner and a bright pink lip- for an extra pop of color! Lastly, I added two small pink blossom sticker beads outside of each eye.
Hair: I love this double braided updo so much! Just make two braids then bobby pin them together. For an extra dose of pretty, I added my pink flower crown headband.
Hope this post inspires you to soak up all the beauty that surrounds you this Spring!

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Everyday Soft Curls-Beauty 💇🏻

Happy February- I’m so happy to be sharing my very first hair post! I’ve been wanting to do one for awhile and finally got a chance last weekend- here it goes!
This is how I get my soft/loose curls:
  1. Wash and condition hair- I always brush with my favorite wet brush while conditioner is in it. Best way to detangle!
  2. Next I blow dry my hair (nume signature dryer) with a round brush.
  3. Starting at the bottom…In sections, I take 1-2 inch pieces of hair and curl outward with my (Hot Tools 1 1/2″ barrel Curling iron) – it’s my favorite curling iron!
  4. Lastly, I go over the top section with smaller piece curls…. then I hair spray (Clinique Non-Aerosol Hairspray) to keep in place and brush through gently.
Charlotte Russe Stitch Lace- Up Sweater


Hope you liked my very first hair tutorial!
xoxo Marina

Influenster: Endless Summer Voxbox Review

I am so excited to have been chosen to receive an Influenster VoxBox- and am so honored to be part of their Endless Summer VoxBox campaign!! I received these products for FREE in exchange for my opinion.

Masterpiece Max Mascara, $13.99 

Review: Lately I’ve been on a search for a mascara that adds volume, long lasting and is easily removed. Max Factor does all of these! It went on smoothly (no clumps, and definitely adds volume). It also stayed on all day, which is pretty impressive. I definitely recommend.

Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Eyeliner, $12.99 

Review: A dramatic cat eye is an important part in my beauty routine, I couldn’t wait to try this eye liner. Usually the line I make is either too thick or smudges. This does neither! It created very precise lines and no smear. I’m in love with this product, it has been added to my collection.

Numi Organic Turmeric, Jasmine Green, & Pu-erh Teas, $4.99

Review: Numi’s Jasmine Green Tea has a pleasant flavor and a  lovely aroma. This standout company in tea bags is that it’s organic and also free trade.

Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Leave-In Conditioner, $9.60

Review: Im obsessed with this leave in conditioner. I’ve tried a lot of various leave in sprays and this one tops them all. It’s great for detangling my hair after a shower and leaves it shiny, soft and manageable. 

Seche Vite® Mini, $6.03 fast-drying top coat

Review: Definitely recommend using this after painting the nail color polish. It’s fast working and gives a lovely matte finish.

Seche Premier Colour in Intrepid, $9.99 

Review: The quality of the polish is pretty good. I absolutely love the vibrant purple color. I would recommend two coats for complete coverage.

Iron-Tek Essential Protein, $34.40

Review: This protein has an excellent taste and great after a workout. Overall, this product is healthy, delicious and a fantastic price for 20g protein. 

Hope you enjoyed my review. Until next time! 

XO, Marina Joy

[I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.]