21 & FUN

  
My 21st birthday has finally come! I can’t tell you how long of a year my 20th was.. lol. Especially considering that my boyfriend and the rest of our friends turned 21 when I was only 19. My family always makes it a point to go out for a nice dinner on each one of our birthdays and this one wasn’t any different. For my birthday, I chose to go to Cafe Ba-ba-reeba’s down in the city. I’ve heard lots of good things about it and I figured a tapas place would be great for a big group of people. Surprisingly, the idea of tapas was a hard one for my parent to grasp and took multiple times to explain lol. After dinner, Uriel and I picked up two of our friends and headed over to El Hefe where we had friends coming in and meeting up with us for the remainder of the night. It was so much fun and I’m so blessed to have some of my closest friends celebrate my 21st birthday with me. Luckily, I brought ya’ll with me in my vlog! Please be sure to thumbs up my vlog and subscribe to my channel!  

             

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NANDOS DATE AND FIRST VLOG?!


If you know me, you know for a not-so-brief period in time, I was quite fond of One Direction. Actually I’m still in love with One Direction.. Just not as much as I was in 2012 (my fellow 1D Fans know that was the best time to be in love with One Direction, am I right?!). I swear this ties into the topic. The boys, particularly Niall Horan, are big fans of Nandos Peri-Peri. Within the past couple of months, they’ve managed to open, not just one location in Chicago, but two and I’ve been absolutely dying to go. So since Uriel and I were going to be heading down there to see one of his friends perform, I couldn’t wait any longer!  Continue reading

AMERICA’S BEAUTY SHOW @ MCCORMICK PLACE 

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended America’s Beauty Show in Chicago at McCormick Place. Imagine IMATS, but with hair products haha. You have all the major lines there such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, TIGI, Pureoology, CHI, Moroccan Oil, American Crew, etc. As well as tons of smaller brands intermixed throughout. If you are a hair and makeup junkie like me (I mean let’s be real, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t), this place is heaven. You have hundreds of vendors, great deals, tons of stages and presentations. You’d literally have to be lacking a creative bone in your body if this place didn’t inspire you at all. This was the 2nd year I’ve attended and lemme tell you, I handled it a lot better than last year! I went as a student and it was my first time going so I seriously had NO idea what to expect. I’ve been to the Auto Show at McCormick Place several times, but the beauty show is a whole other level. Definitely overwhelming to say the least. This year, I went into it with a list of booths I couldn’t miss and it made my day so much easier! I made sure I had enough time to visit all the booths I wanted to visit and buy all the products I needed to get because HELLO? amazing deals! The show isn’t just limited to only hair lines, they also have lots of makeup vendors as well as a separate show in the same building for skin and body. The highlight of my entire day was getting the opportunity to meet JP DeJoria, co-founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell. He has such a great spirit about him that even being in his presence for five minutes was awesome.

FUN FACT: the backstreet boys were there??????????? I saw Nick Carter in person. It was weird, haha.