OUR DAUGHTER IS ONE YEAR OLD!

Last weekend we celebrated our daughter's 1st birthday  by having a pony party!! It was such a sweet time and will be engrained in our minds for years to come! I wanted to share it with you all here. :) 

 

WATCH THE VLOG! 

We took her cake smash photos a couple of days after her actual birthday. The party was held on the weekend before her b-day. Special thanks to my brother (K.E.R) for helping to capture all of the details we couldn't. 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who traveled from near and far to celebrate Gisele's 1st year of life! It was so great seeing everyone! Thank you for all the wonderful gifts, too! 

Love,

Joe & Ker-Leen

SPRING HAUL 2018 {POPJULIA}!!!

Fresh weather calls for fresh new pieces in your wardrobe! Today, I'm sharing another clothing site with you for all of your Spring wardrobe needs! 

WATCH MY HAUL/REVIEW VIDEO HERE!! 

Part 1 is all about this lovely ruffled yellow number! How gorgeous is this dress! I got heart eyes when I saw it on the website, but was blown away when I received it in the mail! The photo does it no justice, as this dress is bouncy, stretchy, thick and bright! It is form-fitting, but not tight at all. I felt so feminine and comfortable. This is a piece I can see in my wardrobe for a long time because of how good I feel in it! Check it out here. 

 These statement earrings along with all of my ruffles were giving me all types of Dolce & Gabbana vibes...for much less of course! 😆

These statement earrings along with all of my ruffles were giving me all types of Dolce & Gabbana vibes...for much less of course! 😆

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 My gold-heel perspex sandals were purchased form Charlotte Russe last year. My gold clutch is a recent gift from hubby. 

My gold-heel perspex sandals were purchased form Charlotte Russe last year. My gold clutch is a recent gift from hubby. 

Stay tuned for Part 2! 

WATCH MY HAUL/REVIEW VIDEO HERE!! 

 

Until Next Time,

Ker-Leen™

SOFT POWER...

Hey Ya'll,

I am loving this pastel trend that is currently making it's rounds. Not only have I been seeing pastels all over the web, but the addition of suits in pastel hues has gotten me super excited! I wore this look for Easter Sunday. There is nothing like a power suit on a woman. But add a soft color to the mix and the effect is quite awe-inspiring! Although it wasn't ultimately what I had in mind ( I didn't have enough time to pull together what I wanted), it turned out really nice. Believe it or not, I scored both of these pieces on Amazon.

I have linked them in my Amazon shop for you! 

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 I paired this 'suit' look with some pink drop earrings and a fuzzy pink bag for a bit of playfulness. The nude heels are simple and minimalistic, keeping all of the focus on the outfit. 

I paired this 'suit' look with some pink drop earrings and a fuzzy pink bag for a bit of playfulness. The nude heels are simple and minimalistic, keeping all of the focus on the outfit. 

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I loved the way I felt in this because I was so comfortable. I will be purchasing some more light colored suits for the Spring and Summer! 

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I hope you were inspired! 

See you in the next post,

Ker-Leen™

VALENTINE'S DAY WISHLIST FULFILLED: PART 2!

IT'S DATE NIGHT!

 

Rosegal has done it again! This red number was the perfect choice for my recent date night. It was on my Valentine's Day wish list and I am so glad I chose this one. It's curvy girl friendly because the fabric isn't too thin. Be sure to wear some shape wear underneath and you're good to go. (This is the shape wear garment I wore underneath.) I also love that this is more a cold shoulder top, than an off the shoulder completely. The straps help to keep the dress in place, even if your bust is heavy. I did have to wear an awesome strapless bra underneath. I found this amazing strapless bra on Amazon! Thank me later. 

GET THE DRESS HERE

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This dress has a great amount of stretch in it, and it feels so soft against my skin. The ruffles at the bottom are a detail that adds to the femininity of this dress. I paired it with some fun earrings and some lucite  sandals to complete the look!  It is the perfect date night dress!

GET THE DRESS HERE

xx,

Ker-Leen™

NEW VLOG + JORD WATCH GIVEAWAY!

Hey Ya'll! I've just shared a NEW VLOG today! Spend a weekend with me and my family! Just a regular weekend with some outfits in between! :) 

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I am hosting a contest/giveaway for JORD watches. Click the link below to enter to win one of their watches. Use the code kerleen to get an immediate $25 off and free sizing. 

               ENTER CONTEST HERE

                   Contest End Date 3/11/2018

 

 

xx,

Ker-Leen™

Valentine's Day Wish Fulfilled! My Outfit Guidebook Part 1

Hey ya'll!

I wanted to share a look I wore the other day, while out with the family! Some of the pieces were from my Rosegal wish list. It was a little experimental for me. It was a combination of several different ideas. It was edgy, it was soft, it was preppy, and  I got tons of compliments on it! 

 This faux leather jacket has structured shoulders and gold hardware. I love the zipper details! Get the jacket  HERE ! 

This faux leather jacket has structured shoulders and gold hardware. I love the zipper details! Get the jacket HERE

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 This pink chain faux fur cross body bag is so versatile. Get it  HERE ! These distressed leggings are out of the norm with the peek-a-boo lace under the distress. Get them  HERE ! 

This pink chain faux fur cross body bag is so versatile. Get it HERE! These distressed leggings are out of the norm with the peek-a-boo lace under the distress. Get them HERE

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I hope you were inspired!! Let me know your thoughts on this look! Would you rock it? Comment down below! 

xx,

Ker-Leen™

Travel Diary: New Orleans & Alabama

About one week ago I had to travel for work. I wanted to document some of the memories me and the family got a chance to make. So, if you're interested keep reading! :) 

So, while in New Orleans we visited the World War II Museum. It was a very interesting museum. I didn't think I'd enjoy it at first, and really just did it for Eilan and hubby, but I actually had a lot of fun. lol The museum really takes you into the lives of those living during WWII, and some of the things I enjoyed were the simulated train ride in the L.W. "Pete" Kent Train Car Experience, the AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in the ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY, THE ROAD TO TOKYO, and walking through a remake of a kitchen during that time. Eilan especially loved the motor vehicles and the aircrafts that were in the US FREEDOM PAVILION: THE BOEING CENTER. 

 

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We ate at Bearcat Cafe a total of 3 times! I think that tells you what we thought about it! lol

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Next, we visited the USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK. This is something that was not planned. On the way back home, we spotted this from the expressway and decided to exit immediately. This museum totally fit our little family field trip and I am glad we stopped. If you are ever in the Spanish Fort area, please stop by...it's worth it. Total admission was $30 because we did not pay for the kids. I loved going aboard the USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP, and going through the AIRCRAFT COLLECTION, specifically, seeing the Red Tail planes. This museum was a pleasant surprise and full of rich history. Not to mention the ship and aircrafts were beautiful. 

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It was pretty awesome creating memories like these for the kids. I love that they will be able to look at these photos and watch the videos made one day. 

Until Next Time,

Ker-Leen™

Overall I'm Great!

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Hey Ya'll,

I wanted to share this look with you all but I also wanted to share some thoughts I've been having. This location was so beautiful and vast. Being out in nature really reminds me of just how BIG God is. I felt so tiny yet so significant. I felt protected even when standing in this large un-developed field. Being a child of God makes me feel protected and loved and important. No matter what happens in my life, I know that I am significant in God's eyes. If I never received one world accolade, I know that God awaits me with open arms. There is such a security and deep satisfaction in that. It makes me excited about heaven! Any who, enjoy the look! :) 

 The long-sleeve shirt is my hubby's. The overalls are about two years old. The shoes are from Charlotte Russe. I love purchasing shoes from there when they have sales!

The long-sleeve shirt is my hubby's. The overalls are about two years old. The shoes are from Charlotte Russe. I love purchasing shoes from there when they have sales!

Fun Fact: I purchased these overalls about 1 1/2 years ago. They fit good back then, but they fit even better today! Yippee! Oh! I forgot to mention that they were purchased from Old Navy!

The pic on the left is from March 2016, the one on the right is from today! 

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Thanks for letting me share this look with you! Like and share this post if you enjoyed it! 

Until Next Time,

Ker-Leen™

Travel Diary: Miami

Last month, we visited my family in the Miami area. We had a few awesome days, as my mom babysat for us to have a couple of dates. On our last day there, we visited Wynwood. A product of gentrification, this urban chic district is kind of a hotspot now. Despite being from the area and visiting frequently, I had not yet been to Wynwood. It is was an artist’s ideal playground. Here’s my little picture diary. 

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I AM HER. 

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I just realized we were coordinated with this photo. 

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I’m a different kind of rose. 

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I cannot believe how tall Eilan has gotten in the last few months. He’s more than half the length of his father! lol

 Loved this neon bench. 

Loved this neon bench. 

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 Kisses from my little guy are pretty much life. 😘💕💙💙

Kisses from my little guy are pretty much life. 😘💕💙💙

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This smile covers a multitude of no-nos. Not really, but it sure does melt mommy’s heart. 

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You know where I be...

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 Elle was all smiles. She likes  to travel like her mommy. 

Elle was all smiles. She likes  to travel like her mommy. 

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We are at Miam...no, that’s not a typo, that’s the way it’s spelled. We had egg white omelets and French toast. Yum! 

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This gorgeous coat was sent to me by JustFashionNow. It’s worked well with the casual looks I wore on this trip. It was just the right touch of glam. 

 Gisele was taking a snooze off camera...We found this neat infinity pond outside of an art building. It served as a consolation to the museum that we (and some other families) could not gain access to that day. 

Gisele was taking a snooze off camera...We found this neat infinity pond outside of an art building. It served as a consolation to the museum that we (and some other families) could not gain access to that day. 

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My little man is so observant and so smart! 

 Eilan and I at one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, Pura Vida. 

Eilan and I at one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, Pura Vida. 

 See you in the next post,

Ker-Leen™️ 

MONOCHROME VIBES...

Hey Everyone,

It doesn’t get very cold in Florida, but these past two weeks have been just cold enough for some warmer attire. I was ecstatic about donning this gorgeous 2-piece knit set the other day. This set was sent to me by JustFashioNow. I’ve got the full review up on my YouTube channel! You can watch it HERE!

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These booties are from Charlotte Russe! I know, I know, I shop there a lot! :/

 This look is great for a semi-dressy occasion. It’s fresh, neutral, and most importantly, warm! It would make a great impression for. Sunday church service, brunch afterward, a casual lunch date, a casual business meeting, or a day of shopping. I’m loving this look!  

This look is great for a semi-dressy occasion. It’s fresh, neutral, and most importantly, warm! It would make a great impression for. Sunday church service, brunch afterward, a casual lunch date, a casual business meeting, or a day of shopping. I’m loving this look!  

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You don't really need to do much with a set like this! Some statement heels, a pair of statement earrings and the look is complete! I opted for some simple hoop earrings this time. The next time I wear this I will probably wear some jeweled earrings and pointed-toe pumps!

 

See you in the next post,

Ker-Leen™️ 

The Space in Between...

Hey ya’ll,

 I’m absolutely loving this black and white look! With the weather being cooler here in Florida, I am finally able to don some warmer winter looks! This two-piece is from JustFashionNow. Watch the review on this outfit over on my YouTube channel! 

So, these sock booties are a bit unexpected with this look, especially for me. I decided to pair them with this look for a bit of interest. Some hoop earrings completed this simple, yet bold look. These days I’m all about making effortless fashion statements as a mom of two.   

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Although this look is black and white my reality couldn’t be farther from that nowadays. I am learning that everything isn’t going to be either white or black. Certain situations call for a tolerance of the gray area. Certain predicaments will require a patience and a coaxing towards either extreme. 

Being a mom and wife has been stretching and maturing me in ways I never imagined. God has been using my roles to help me understand the depth of His love for me. I'm excited to continue embracing the black, the white, and the gray. 

Valentine's Day Gifts 2018 - My Wish List!

For Valentine's Day this year I have a few things on my wish list. These items will help me bring my looks together effortlessly. If you're looking for Valentine's Day gifts or outfits this year then check out my list below! I'm highlighting Rosegal in this post and will be back with some other affordable websites in the coming posts. Some of the pieces can work for a casual look and some would be great for a more dressy look. 

A Fun & Glamorous Accessory

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These items are on my wish list for Valentine's Day 2018! See anything you like? 

 

See you in the next post,

Ker-Leen™

LPD = Little Pink Dress

Hey My Fashionistas,

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I've got another Zaful find for you today!

It is my opinion that every gal needs a little pink dress in her closet. Why? Because some days you want to feel both striking and soft. This is especially possible when you have a great quality LPD. Zaful delivers again with this super comfortable and supportive pink mini body-con!

I've been stepping out of my comfort zone lately and doing more form-fitting clothes, despite my reservations about my body. Every time I take a risk I feel more empowered to embrace my body and continue to work toward my ultimate goals. Ultimately, I want to lose about 10 more pounds and tone up my muscles. I want to tighten up my abs and reduce the cellulite on my legs. In the mean time, I try to make smart outfit choices while still being bold. 

Oh, and shape-wear is a must! I've been loving my Bellefit corset for outfits that are fitted on top and loose at the bottom. For a dress like this, I use a torso-to-thigh shaper like this one.

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This dress is made of polyester and spandex  fabric, but feels very high quality. It is super stretchy and the material reminds me of shape wear. It is finely ribbed and does not reveal any lumps or bumps! I paired it with my favorite over-the-knee boots of the moment, to make it more Winter appropriate. I loved the end result! 

They've got some more sizes in stock again, so hurry before you miss this one! 

GET THE DRESS HERE!

 

xx,

Ker-Leen™️

 

Militia Vibes...

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Hi Everyone, 

This army green bomber jacket has me feeling all types of tough! This is another piece from Zaful, and I am in love!! This look is on the rugged and casual side and a little out of the norm for me, but I’m loving it! 

The olive green is such a nice pop of color during the Winter months. You can wear something like this year-round, too! Wear it during the spring with a t-shirt, jeans, and sandals or wear it in the summer with shorts and a tank top. I love the French-inspired patchwork. The patches really takes this bomber jacket to new style heights!

 

GET THIS JACKET HERE

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I decided to pair this jacket with a sheer, polka dot bodysuit and velvet leggings with over-the-knee boots for the Winter. The thick-framed cat eye sunglasses add the finishing touch of edge.

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 Look out! Mom & son army coming your way! I thought it’d be cute if we wore these jackets on the same day!  

Look out! Mom & son army coming your way! I thought it’d be cute if we wore these jackets on the same day!  

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If you haven’t already check out Zaful for some affordable, quality, on-trend clothing! 

See you in the next post, 

Ker-Leen™ 

 

Bodycon Dress Postpartum?

Hey Friends, 

Today, I am showcasing this lovely dress from Zaful. It’s a soft blue dress that’s perfect for date night in the Fall & Winter months. It’s a nice stretchy material and I’m wearing a size XL. It is pretty true to size for me,  but it didn't turn out as loose as the model on the site. What I got was a super cute bodycon dress. I was really nervous about being photographed in a dress like this, as I am still working on my mommy tummy. I also recently found out that I have diastasis recti (a separation of the abdominal muscles), so the road to a toned tummy will take a bit longer than I had anticipated.

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I've been seeing a physical therapist in working to regain strength in my body (will share more about this in a later post), and I am hopeful that I will continue to get healthier and toner as time moves on. Something else that has helped me lose a ton of inches (aside from breastfeeding) is eating clean and drastically reducing animal and animal by-products from my diet. The only 'meat' my family and I have now is seafood, in moderation, of course. So, I am definitely NOT where I want to be physically speaking, but I am so much healthier today. There's no going back after posting myself in a bodycon dress!!

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See you In the Next Post,

Ker-Leen™

Gisele's Dedication

This past Saturday, we dedicated our baby girl back to the Lord. Dedicating a baby back to Jesus is symbolic. It represents the fact that God gave us the children we now have. We are saying to Him  that we understand we are their earthly parents, but that He is their heavenly parent. It is an opportunity to gather together with other believers and agree that the child will ultimately come to know Jesus personally and make a decision to follow Him when they are older. It is a plea to God to keep them covered from danger and dangerous decisions. It was all this for us and more. Here are some pics from the weekend's festivities. I took the liberty of naming the celebration, "Gisele's Sixmonthversary"! lol Yes, I'm that mom! 

xx,

Ker-Leen™

Fashion Trends of the Moment

Hey everyone,

I'm back with another fashion post! I am featuring Zaful again, as I have been partnering with them as of late. This post is all about some of the most note-worthy trends this season. Don't worry, I've got you covered; the items are linked! Enjoy the post and leave your thoughts below! What's your favorite fashion trend this season? Personally, I am really into over-sized outerwear right now. 

 

1. Over-sized/ Long Outerwear

 

 There is something very chic about an over-sized coat or jacket. Throwing on an over-sized coat atop a dress or a top and jeans creates interest, edge, and a bit of mystery. 

2. Over-the-Knee Boots  

 

I love that these come in so many varieties. Stiletto, chunky heels, high heels, flats, opened toes,  pointed toes, rounded toes, etc. You can dress them up or down. A great pair of OTK boots are a great default for all of your fall and winter outfits. 

3. Faux fur details

 

Nothing days glamour like fur. If you want that effortless 'wow' factor, try some faux fur details this Fall and Winter season.  Faux fur is a trendy way to look fabulous whilst protecting animal rights. 

 4. Plaid/tartan

 

What I love about this runway craze is the androgynous feel of a tartan or plaid clothing item. There’s also something so polished about plaid. 

5.  Fray Hemmed Jeans

 Now, this is one trend I never thought would be a ‘thing’. I certainly never pictured wearing jeans that looked like this in any capacity other than a show. But fray hem jeans are a new trend making ‘waves’ in the fashion community. Done correctly they are, surprisingly, clever. 

Don't forget to check out Zaful for these amazing pieces at a great price! 

 

 

Until Next Time,

Ker-Leen™

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Transitioning to Fall: Part 2 (Fall 2017)

Hey all,

In today's look I am styling this delightful floral romper! It's another piece I received from Zaful recently! Living in a warmer climate has its benefits. One of those is the ability to wear rompers in the Fall. Now, I did style this romper in a way that will give you some inspiration for a colder climate.  

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 Get this romper  HERE .

Get this romper HERE.

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 This light trench gives some added warmth. You can see how this would work with a thicker, more heavy coat. 

This light trench gives some added warmth. You can see how this would work with a thicker, more heavy coat. 

I wore this look out on the town for the weekend. I love rompers because they are super easy to style. I sized up, so that I could have some (literal) wiggle room. i paired them with these gorgeous over-the-knee boots from Charlotte Russe. 

 Me and the princess, Elle. 

Me and the princess, Elle. 

 This delicious salad is from a restaurant downtown called SoFresh. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

This delicious salad is from a restaurant downtown called SoFresh. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

 My Prince, Eilan 

My Prince, Eilan 

 Babes 

Babes 

Zaful currently having a HUGE SHOPPING FESTIVAL!! Click the photo below to start creating your perfect Fall wardrobe!!

xx,

Ker-Leen™

1986...Flashback to my favorite year ;)

Hi Everyone,

This edgy t-shirt dress is from Zaful!! When I first saw it on the website I was drawn to it because it was casual with a bit of roughness, and it could be dressed up. After I received my package, I noticed the date read 1986...my birth year! It was totally meant to be! 😆 I wore it for brunch with the fam last weekend and I felt chic, yet comfy. The perfect combo! It’s also a great piece for the fall!  

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I paired the dress with these laser-cut booties from Charlotte Russe. Get the shoes here. 

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Oh, hey Fall! 

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I had to find a setting fitting enough for this dress! This construction dumpster and rock pile really paint the picture I wanted to depict. 

Zaful has a great selection of Fall apparel for sale now. Click the photo to start building an awesome Fall wardrobe. 

See you in the next post!! 

xx,

Ker-Leen™

My Thrifted Gem!

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My Thrifted Gem!  

Hey Everyone,

Today's look is from a thrift store purchase that I made a few months ago. This gorgeous vintage dress is gorgeous. I love the stripes, the over-sized sleeves, and the roomy pockets! It's the perfect dress for a mommy like me and It cost under $5! Not only was the price amazing, but the dress was in great shape. It took a few months for me to fit it, and I still have 'baby weight' to shed. However, I am so proud of myself for making it to the point in my weight loss journey where this dress fits me so well. Yay me!! 

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                         Dress: Thrifted / Choker: Rosegal / Sandals: Charlotte Russe

By the way, I am wearing the new Fenty Beauty foundation and highlighter! OMG! The porducts are amazing. I've never felt this good in my foundation before!! I love that my makeup looks like skin!

I hope you were inspired!! Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,

Ker-Leen™