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May Favorites 2015

BeautyMaría Elena8 Comments

I don't know about you, but I'm super happy May is over. It was kind of a really long month work wise but I'm really happy how it all ended: Having the opportunity of interviewing Fernando Rodríguez from Aaron Stewart Home as Ambinity's first Career Profile was definitely the highlight! Since May was kind of an interesting month, I decided to show off some of my favorites, ignoring the fact it's June 7th and I'm a little late now. :)

  • Macbook Pro Retina Display + Marble Case - You see that beautiful marble in the picture? That's my new Macbook! After 5 years using the old white Macbook I was ready for an update, especially before they announce our sales tax is being increased from a 7% to an 11% later this year! I think I did a great purchase. So the same day I brought my new baby home, I went into Amazon and bought myself the most beautiful marble case to complete my recent marble obsession. Totally worth it, don't you think?
  • Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye - I got this as a free gift with purchase after buying the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I don't get impressed very often with eye creams thanks to my super dark genetic dark circles, but with this, I feel like it's actually making a difference. Definitely will be buying full size when it runs out. 
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - This has been my go to foundation since I bought it! It feels light to the skin and gives you a subtle glow that doesn't look shiny throughout the day. And that's a lot to say when you think about the draught Puerto Rico is going through this summer! 
  • Rimmel's Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic - My go-to summer lip look. I recently reviewed this for you guys as one of my favorite drugstore purchases since it is one of the only kind of hot pink color that actually looks good on my lips. I also feel like the longer you wear it, the better it looks. 
  • Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia/ Fragonard Sweetpea Eau de Toilette - This month I've been more into fresh and really feminine smells which is why I've been loving wearing any of these two. Jo Malone makes me feel fancy as hell and Fragonard reminds me of my teenage years when I used to wear Tommy Girl (but better).
  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits - This is the perfect summer read! Light, funny and informative. I've been bringing this with me for any relaxing moment and I've been learning a lot. Like wearing a black bra underneath a white t-shirt. What? Love it!

What were your May favorites?

The importance of Lazy Weekends and Quality Time

Lifestyle, TravelMaría ElenaComment

Guys, I want to be 100% honest here. This post "should've" been posted on Monday, but it didn't and here's why:

As a mother's day/ sister's birthday present (two dates that luckily or unfortunately for me are really close together), I went on a mini getaway. It goes without saying that I wanted to have quality time with my mom and sister while actually embracing a lazy weekend, but I didn't want to not upload my weekly Sunday post that I promise you guys on Ambinity's home page.

So my inner Carrie Bradshaw had this question: In this crazy Internet world we're living in, should you feel guilty for not disconnecting yourself? Ha! Candice Bushnell would be so proud! 

What am I trying to say here? That as oddly as it sounds, blogging helps me be present and I don't think it's fair to try so hard to control my urge to be connected with you guys when it actually makes me happy. Believe it or not, having to write and take beautiful pictures for a new blog post every week, helps me be aware of my surroundings and obligates me to find inspiration and beauty in the simplest details. I may be the devil's advocate here, but I'm hoping this makes sense to any of you bloggers out there... So let me know!

BUT you know me! I quickly found a cure to keep both my blogging conscience and family happy: I closed my laptop for the weekend and took my camera outside to shoot everything that inspired me while enjoying my time with my mom, sister and Fiona (my little rescue dog). This way I could wait until Sunday night to upload a beautiful post and not disappoint you guys. So here you go! In honor of embracing lazy weekends and quality time with your loved ones, here's a diary type post from another lovely weekend getaway. Hope you enjoy!

No we did not ride on a banana boat but I had to take a picture of this beautiful wall.

 Ostiones = one of my favorite parts of visiting Cabo Rojo. Must try!

 Have you seen a most beautiful "no parking" sign? Of course you haven't!

So many colors to find in Cabo Rojo!

Who runs into a sunflower field during a roadtrip? We did! What a wonderful and magical experience.

 I have been alternating these books through the week but I must say the How To Be a Parisian one is a GEM.

Remember! Don't feel guilty for doing what makes you happy. Just don't forget to be present and give quality time to your loved ones. It's all about finding balance. :)

Want to see more from Puerto Rico's west coast and Cabo Rojo? You can see this and this previous posts. 

XO, Elena