Pantone Very Peri Valentine’s Day 2022 Gift Guide

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Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri, is very serene and inviting. Very Peri is a purple-ish blue hue (hence the peri, which is short for “periwinkle”) that looks super radiant without going over the top.

As noted on Instagram, the color is quite similar to my favorite Filipino dessert, ube!

If you’re looking to treat your lady (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day, consider a gift in the shade Very Peri to encourage calm vibes in 2022.

1. Matching Pajama Set, Saks Off 5th, $65.00. Get cozy in this two-piece pajama set.

2. Double Tear Earrings, Roxanne Assoulin, $90.00. Very Peri classic teardrop earrings for a night out on the town.

3. iPad Tablet Case, Zazzle, $44.95. Protect your tablet with this simple striped case.

4. Leaf Backpack, Society6, $59.99. A cute backpack for work or school to carry all your essentials.

5. Retro Flower Travel Mug, Society6, $32.99. Keep your coffee, hot chocolate or tea warm in this retro patterned mug.

6. Daisy Print Crew Socks, Forever21, $3.49. Your toesies will love staying warm on a cold night in these adorable socks.

7. Studded Clutch Bag, Bridgette’s Boutique, $39.00. Jazz up your outfit with this stylish clutch.

8. Microfiber Weighted Throw Blanket, Walmart, $32.97. Curl up with a book while you enjoy the warmth of your weighted blanket this winter.

9. Star Bath Bomb, ULTA, $8.00. Relax like the star you are in a warm bath with a fun bath bomb.

10. Wall Hanging, Society6, $31.99. Bring some pizazz to your space with this gorgeous wall hanging.

*Be sure to use Rakuten for $30 cashback on your Valentine’s Day shopping!

Let’s Catch Up + Cliclime Review

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Since I haven’t uploaded to my YouTube channel for AGES, I figured I’d update you all on some recent happenings before I jump back into uploading content.

Cliclime was kind enough to send me two complimentary pairs of stylish glasses for me to review in the video.

As many of my close friends have heard me complain, I HATE wearing contact lenses but I love wearing sunglasses in warm weather. I definitely don’t love the idea of trying to walk around wearing my prescription lenses under a pair of sunglasses either. 🙅🏽‍♀️

I was so ecstatic to discover Cliclime’s Jones frame, which comes with a magnetic clip-on that turns clear lenses into dark shades in seconds!

Cliclime Jones glasses frame with magnetic clip-on
Magnetic clip-on turns these specs into prescription sunglasses instantly!

It’s perfect for switching from clear lenses to dark sunglasses quickly on days when you’re walking around both indoors and outdoors. Can’t wait to wear these in the spring and summer!

I also received the pair Nora in the color Petal Tortoise. It features a gorgeous dark gray floral pattern on a pinkish-tan background. Nora also comes in Black, Clear, and Champagne.

Cliclime Nora Petal Tortoise glasses
I love how fun the Petal Tortoise pattern looks on these Nora frames.

I can’t tell which pair I love more.

My two pairs of glasses came with an orange Cliclime drawstring bag, glasses cases, lens cloths and a double-sided tool to tighten the screws on the frames.

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One of Cliclime’s lens cloths and a double-sided tool to tighten glasses frames.

My only critique of Cliclime is the strange plastic wrap packaging that was placed over the lenses, which got caught in the hinges as I tried to remove it from the glasses.

Cliclime’s selection features both clear eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses, as well as anti-fog lenses and blue light glasses. I’d definitely recommend you check out the site if you’re in the market for new specs.

Use the code Dana for 40% off of your order at cliclime.com!

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27th Birthday Wishlist

Another year older soon, so here’s another wishlist for the blog! As always, do not feel obligated to buy me anything, your birthday wishes are sufficient for me 🥳

  1. Seoul’s I Become a Shade on vinyl. Been listening to this 2015 album a lot lately.
  2. Tea and the Gang’s Apple Lavender Powdered Tea. Will willingly enter the world complicated breakfast beverage-making/preparation for this.
  3. Pura Vida’s Rose Gold Statement Heart Ring. So freaking cute ❤️
  4. DSLR Camera Backpack. Ordered one from a different place online last summer and it got lost in the mail so I’m still salty.
  5. MONQ Forest Bath Soak. Need this to soak away my anxiety.
  6. Classic Floral Lily and Fox nail strips. The easiest manicure ever so it’s always nice having these around as an option!

Quarantine & Work From Home Items Inspired by Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year

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If you know anything about me you probably know how much I ADORE the color yellow, so when I found out that Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year included a shade of yellow I was ecstatic!

Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year compliment each other so well. Illuminating and Ultimate Gray are a nice balance of sunshine and stormy, making it the perfect color combo to express the mix of emotions 2021 is making us all feel thus far. 

I’ve compiled a few fun items worth acquiring for your quarantine/work from home situation. From DIY projects to activewear and computer accessories, there’s just about something to make anyone’s day a bit more bearable in this collection:

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WHITL Earrings Review

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whitl earrings*I received these earrings complimentary from WHITL. All views are my own.

A few weeks ago, a company called WHITL Woodworking sent me an email asking if I wanted to try their handmade wooden jewelry. The costume jewelry collector in me could not refuse the offer!

WHITL Woodworking in Abilene, Texas makes eco-friendly earrings out of  ethically sourced wood. They also have designs made of leather, which are quite sophisticated and unique. The company partners with local mental health nonprofits to assemble their earrings.

I had a hard time choosing the earrings I wanted to review due to the fact that they have so many amazing designs on their site. I settled on the Cheetah & Maple Claw Earring, and a friend of mine picked out the Walnut & Rose Gold Leaf Earring set. I was also sent two mystery earrings, which ended up being the Beautiful 3 Point Cactus Earring  in the color Moss and the Feather Earring in the color Walnut.

I absolutely LOVE the Cheetah & Maple Claw set, as it’s super bold and stands out quite a bit against darker-colored outfits.When I showed these to my mom she immediately started telling me about this cheetah-print loungewear set she has that would look amazing with it, so I might let her have them.

whitl cheetah maple claw earrings

I also really love the Feather ones. The color is perfect for autumn, and I can definitely see myself wearing them a bit when I want to add a little subtle charm to my look.whitl woodworking feather earringsYou’re bound to find a pair on their site that would be perfect for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

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Use the code whisperbox to get $5 off of your order!

26th Birthday Wishlist

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Do not pity me, dears, I’ve fully come to terms with the fact that I will have to celebrate my birthday while social distancing.

I thought it would be nice to post my birthday wishlist on the blog, as I’ve done for the last few years. As always, do not feel obligated to get me anything!  A simple birthday message in the comments (or if you’re a personal acquaintance a text or message via social media) on May 20th will suffice!

But like seriously, none of these items on the wishlist are essential so do not feel pressured.

Don’t forget to use my Rakuten link to get $30 cashback on your order!*

DSLR Diaries: New York Fashion Week SS20

It’s time for another DSLR Diaries!

I had a blast being an amateur photographer during New York Fashion Week SS20. While I wasn’t prepared to take shots of moving models on the catwalk (didn’t know how to work the manual shutter speed), thankfully, I was invited to photograph the Kentina showcase backstage. So exciting!

I also went to two NYFW events, one at Micheal’s Luxury Consignment shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a blogger event at Ann Taylor on 5th Ave (thanks for the invite, Christina!).

I wasn’t able to take any photos at all during the Minika Ko showcase I went to at PH-D Lounge (the Penthouse rooftop at Dream Downtown) because it was so dark that my night mode setting was USELESS. I was able to get a decent video on my DSLR though, which you can see in this Instagram post.

Without further ado, enjoy DSLR Diaries a la fashion week:

Backstage at Kentina

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nyfw kentina ss20 doc martens

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nyfw kentina ss20 kento

Micheal’s Luxury Consignment

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michaels luxury consignment nyfw

michaels luxury consignment nyfw

michaels luxury consignment nyfw

Style Collective Blogger Event at Ann Taylor 

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nyfw ann taylor

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Getting My Eyebrows Done Professionally for the First Time

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As you may know, one of the items on my 30 Before 30 list is to get my eyebrows done professionally.

I’ve always had thick eyebrows, and my mom would simply trim them for me with beauty scissors and an eyebrow razor to save me a trip to pain land at a salon. However, my eyebrows were never the best they could be.

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Before geting my eyebrows done professionally. Notice the stray hairs on my brow bone.

I knew getting them threaded was probably the only way I’d ever see my eyebrows reach their true potential. Even so, I waited 25 years before taking the plunge at the Thread Loft in Washington Heights, Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon.

Not going to lie, I teared up a bit for each eyebrow! It hurt a lot on the parts she treaded on my browbone. Threading the baby hairs in between my brows and around the other areas I could barely feel, though.

after getting eyebrows threaded

My eyebrows after threading uncombed, combed, and with e.l.f. eyebrow gel!

Overall, I’m pleased with the experience. My brow bones are so pretty and hair-free! It only cost $7, so I can’t say I wouldn’t do it again, just not too often because…pain.

Next time I go, maybe at the end of the summer, I will definitely ask to have my eyebrows trimmed a bit shorter on the top since that’s where they tend to curl. I’ll also make sure to have my eyebrows wiped with some alcohol immediately after because I broke out around that area of my face a few hours later. Regardless, I’m so glad I finally did this. Even without makeup on, my eyebrows look DECENT for once!

Checking another one off of my 30 Before 30 list 😉

25th Birthday Wishlist

For my 25th birthday this year I won’t be having a party or anything, but since it’s my quarter life, I thought it would be cool to post about a few things on my birthday wishlist this year!

Please do not feel obligated to buy me anything! I’m honestly just posting this because I have this wishlist saved in my phone and I haven’t blogged for a few weeks.

    • Qveen Herby Frames. I totes need this pair of gorgeous frames so I can be a BAMF like Qveen Herby!
    • Qveen Herby Tumbler. I’ve been looking for a cute tumbler to carry my tea to work in. This one is the perfect size!
    • Loepsie Tea Time Blouse. Love tea and love Loepsie’s YouTube channel so only makes sense that I represent with this tee.
    • Camo Jacket. I’ve had this on my list of wardrobe staples I need to have in my life for quite some time.
    • Skater Skirt. I only own one skater skirt and I love it so much that I kinda want to start a collection with at least two more colors.
    • Essential Oils. I’ve been getting into essential oils lately and I want to add some more to my collection to try in my diffuser!
    • Yoga Bolster.  I learned to do the saddle pose shortly after starting yoga and I can only do it with a bolster so I definitely want one of these for my yoga sessions!
    • Face Roller. These are all the rage right now, and since I’m super into skin care lately I’d love to try incorporating these into my routine.
    • Hair Scrunchie with Scarf. Gabriella Lindley wore one of these in a recent YouTube video and I totally love how cute they are. Seems like a super easy way to make a ponytail fun.

 

Favorite Living Coral Fashion Picks for Valentine’s Day 2019

When I found out that Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, I was super ecstatic because its the perfect color for Valentine’s Day!

In addition to being the ideal color to wear for a romantic Valentine’s Day night out, Living Coral is super easy to pair with neutrals. You can either go super light on the coral pink side or get deep into it with a rusty coral orange. Below are a few of my favorite Living Coral dresses and skirts you can pair with a black, tan, or white sweaters, tops, and accessories.

Dresses (L-R):

Unique Vintage, $98.00

FORWARD, $313.00

Amazon, $64.99-128.99

Barneys, $695.00

Venus, $19.99

 

Skirts (L-R):

KOH KOH, $49.95

Forever 21, $14.90

ASOS, $18.00

Lindy Bop, $$35.00