Split Pants

mq_romwepants1mq_romwepants3mq_romwepants4mq_romwepants2Top: Brandy Melville – Pants: Romwe – Shoes: Just Fab – Sunglasses: Nordstrom B.P.

Split pants… say what?!? Lol. I first saw them when I was shopping on Nordstrom.com and was eyeing the Free People ones but of course, they’re like a million bucks. For something so trendy and that might go out of style real quick, I tend to buy an inexpensive version. I fell in love with these ones from Romwe! The stripes are flattering because they are horizontal which creates the illusion of longer legs… yes please! Haha. Oh and the best part? They’re ONLY $13.99!

I decided to pair them with a Brandy Melville loose off the shoulder crop top. It’s SO comfy! And gotta love my black lace up sandals from Just Fab 🙂

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*This post was in collaboration with Romwe. As always, all opinions are my own.


Teami Blends Tea

teamiblendsiPhone Case: Caseapp

teamiblends2My outfit: Dress: H&M (old; similar) – Choker: Vanessa Mooney – Sunglasses: Nordstrom B.P. (sold out; similar)

Scarlett’s Outfit: Tunic: Carter’s – Socks: Old Navy – Headband: The Twisted Knot

It’s been such a crazy few weeks at my work since the big show that I’ve been working on for the last few months was on Friday! Basically, I was constantly busy ALL day working on behind the scenes stuff while leading dance rehearsals. My work days this past week were about 12 hours long. Thank goodness for Teami Focus tea which allowed me to stay focused during my long work days. With 11 naturally powerful plant based ingredients, it helped me stay motivated to complete my never ending to do lists! And when I get off of work, I switch into full mommy mode to take care of my 2 under 2… whew! 

You would think that once I finally get to lay in bed at night, I could fall asleep right away right? Wrong! My mind continues to race and I literally have to force myself to relax. This is where Teami Relax tea comes in perfectly. Teami Relax contains 5 soothing ingredients… Lavender Flower ,Chamomile, Lemon grass, Orange peel, Valerian Root extract. These plants help relax tight muscles and reduce insomnia. So awesome! *TIP* Pour the tea over ice and add a splash of non-fat milk… delish!

These 2 teas are seriously the perfect combo for a full-time working mama like me 🙂 You should check them out here! Use code “RAINA10” to get 10% off you order.

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This post was in collaboration with Teami Blends. As always, all opinions are my own.

Ready for Fall


How freakin’ cute are those leggings and matching headband from Trendy Bubs?! The print is jus so stylish! The fabric is super soft as well… Love! I decided to pair them with a simple white top (old, from H&M) that has some detail on the sleeves. Heart eyes emoji right?! 

Btw, I love trips to the park that are also a photo opp. Scarlett is able to burn some energy and explore while mama gets some adorable pictures of her 🙂 Of course, she got a little treat too! She felt “SO COOL” with her very own jamba juice cup. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Ipsy “September 2016 Glam Bag” Review

mq_septipsy1What’s in the September 2016 “Glamazon” bag?

  1. AMIE New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish
  2. ToGoSpa Eyes by ToGoSpa in Green Tea EYES
  3. EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  4. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black
  5. Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

mq_septipsy6AMIE New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish

First of all, I love the smell of this product! It definitely left my face feeling so soft and smooth. I’d say it served it’s purpose! 

mq_septipsy3ToGoSpa Eyes by ToGoSpa in Green Tea EYES

These were so fun to use! I chilled it in the fridge for a little bit before I applied it under my eyes and it felt amazing! As a mom, dark circles and puffy eyes are the norm so this was nice to use. It didn’t do much about the dark circles but it did feel amazing and left the area under my eyes really moisturized.

mq_septipsy4EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Aside from nail polishes and mascaras, eyeliners are my next favorite thing to get in my glam bags. Since I use eyeliner every day, it’s nice to always have some ready to use when one runs out. This liquid eyeliner is awesome. It’s super easy to apply and the tip allows me to create precise lines. It’s also very pigmented! I’m a fan.

mq_septipsy2IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara in Super Black

I was excited to get this brand again since I loved their eyeliner I received a couple months ago. This mascara definitely lives up to its name… it’s super black! I love the brush because it allowed me to apply it evenly. I feel like it helped with lengthening and adding volume my lashes!

mq_septipsy5Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

Butter is right… lol. This stuff is so creamy! As much as I would love the color on my cheeks, I’m more of a powdered blush kinda gal. I will be using this on my lips though! Pretty color and it’s super moisturizing.

First of all, I actually liked the bag itself this month! Gold is like my favorite color (after black) so it’s perfect. And it has a zipper… YES! Any way, I enjoyed this month’s products for sure. My favorites are the eyeliner and mascara. If you want to try Ipsy out, click here! It’s only $10 a month for a bag of beauty products… so worth it.

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Insta Update

Wow, it’s been such a busy month… started my new position at work as the Musical Production Coordinator, turned 29, and adjusting back to the “working mom life.” I’ve rounded up some of my latest Instagram posts since my last Insta Update 🙂

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.36.25 PMScarlett’s Bloch ballet shoes! So obsessed. Everything is so much cuter in smaller sizes! Lol.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.36.38 PMIt just melts my heart seeing how much Scarlett loves her baby bro! I can’t get enough of transformation pictures 🙂 Scarlett used to cuddle with my baby belly and now she uses her Landon as a blankie to suck her thumb!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.02 PMOk toddler mamas, you have to get them whole milk blended with ice from Starbucks! They will feel SO cool. Lol.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.36 PMPosted this picture on my first day back at work full-time after a 4 month maternity leave! I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to blog anymore but I told myself I wouldn’t quit since I love it!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.37.46 PMLove my new heels from Makaila James!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.35 PMI love Scarlett’s cheesy smile! Oh what about that awesome spread though… shoutout to my aunts for setting that up for my birthday celebration at a winery!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.46 PM3 days to 3 months! Same outfit 🙂

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.38.58 PMWhen Scarlett naps, Landon plays. Haha! His onesie is from Trendy Bubs!

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-13-24-pmJanel Parrish who plays Mona on Pretty Little Liars reposted my picture since she is the designer of the notebook! Yeah, I totally freaked out a little bit.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-05-33-pmI literally live in workout clothes since I teach dance all day! So when we had a field trip to see the Lion King Musical, I took advantage of dressing up. Btw, I am obsessed with my marble iPhone case from CaseApp!

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-05-59-pmThis has been my favorite month of his growth so far because his cute little personality is starting to come out! Everyone always asks where this chalk board is from… it’s from Babies R Us 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Happy hump day!



Baby Fall Fashion

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. As always, all opinions are my own.

It’s about that time and I’m stocking up on clothing from Carter’s that my babies can wear throughout the Fall season! So exciting. When building a wardrobe, I like to start with the basics that can be worn in a ton of different looks. And I just LOVE basic pieces that have an added touch of detail. Here’s some of my faves from Carter’s Fall Collection!


See what I mean about basics with detail? That lace detail on that top though… and it’s ONLY $8! And simple black booties jazzed up with a little bit of glitter… Yes please!! That sweater is not only super cute but so soft 🙂


I can’t with this baby boy of mine! Doesn’t he look like he’s about to do the “whip” in that last pic? Lol. Any way, those bodysuits come in a pack! I always feel like I hit the jackpot when I find a set of bodysuits that come in different colors and when I actually like ALL of them. 

You guys, have to check out Carter’s ASAP! There’s so many good deals and the quality is amazing as always! Trust me, you’ll be able to build your babies’ Fall Wardrobe without breaking the bank. They’re actually having a sale right now and it’s 50% off all basics… you’re welcome! 🙂

P.S. Enter to win a $50 gift card to Carter’s by uploading your favorite Carter’s baby’s first look here! Contest runs until September 26, 2016 and there will be 75 winners. Ready, set, GO!