ATK 5 Faves + Happy 2016 Stixie GIVEAWAY


Happy new year everyone! It's the first of 2016 and we have a whole year ahead of us...

A whole year to make changes. A whole year to make new goals. A whole year to become who we want to be. Although I'm a firm believer that you do not need a "new year" to create resolutions (cause you can start any time!), I like how it's a friendly reminder to help those reflect on the past and see what they want for themselves in the future. For me, this new year is all about making more memories with loved ones, travelling to new places, and exploring more of my local city. I'm almost feeling adventurous (almost) to dare to say to try to hike each month...but I'm not quite there just yet. Unless anyone wants to be my hiking buddie? *wink wink* Whatever happens for 2016, I'll be looking forward to it with open arms. Let's make each day a good day!

{FAVORITE PLANNER} The 2016 planner from Sugar Paper ($5.99 HERE). I cannot start thinking about the new year until I've had a planner. It's a process for me to pick the "right one" cause I'm pretty picky about planners. I mean, I have to stare at it daily for a whole year - that's 365+ days - so it has to be a good one. And I usually tend to go with the clean, classic planners with a touch of creativity. Hence, this Sugar Paper 2016 planner I found at Target while shopping for holiday gifts earlier this week. All my previous planners were pink so this time I went a little daring and went for this gray one. 

{FAVORITE PHONE CASE} The rose gold iPhone case from Spigen (HERE). Guess what? I upgraded my phone you guys! It's been over 2 years but I finally made the change. At the beginning of this month, the boyfriend got me a the iPhone6 rose gold phone as an early Christmas present (yay!). I really liked the rose gold phone but didn't like how so many phone cases would cover it. After searching online, the boyfriend found this Spigen iPhone rose gold case and surprised me with it a couple days later. I love how it's clear in the back with matching rose gold tones on the side. It's the perfect match!

{FAVORITE FOOD FIND} Dining at Slice of Deli and Cakery, 8780 Warner Avenue, Suite 15, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (site details HERE). For a random and spontaneous date night, the boyfriend and I went to check out a new local spot in our neighborhood. We started off with a couple drinks and their housemade pretzels with housemade mustard and caramel sauces and - boy! - were those super delicious! Next we had the lamb chops and pork chops which were also good but those pretzels really stood out as the meal's bread winner. Unfortunately, we didn't get to try their desserts so that'll be next on the list for when we come back.

{FAVORITE HAIR DEAL} Roots touch-up at Base Color Bar, 11677 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 215, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Founded by hair stylist expert Haleh Lekkos, this high-end salon features a clean white aesthetic with gold accents. Come in for quick touch-up with services ranging from $40-$60. I got my roots touched up and toner put in to revive my hair color (pictures to come). Thanks Kip Morrison and Base Color Bar for the hair care service! Call Base Color Bar to schedule your next hair appointment at (310) 820-0505.

{FAVORITE PASTTIME} Unwinding with Lush Cosmetics mask for me, Budlight superbowl series cans for him. If you haven't tried Lush yet (got mine from The Shops at Mission Viejo) then you need to! Their freshly made products will change your life, especially their face masks. I'm currently coveting their love lettuce face mask that makes your skin feel so good afterward. Also, did you know, Budlight has released some limited-edition NFL Super Bowl series cans and aren't they so cute? Great for the guys while watching Sunday football. #shopsatmissionviejo #foundatsimon #spreadlove #myteamcan #ad

Hope you all had a great time ringing in 2016 last night! To kick off the new year, I've teamed up with Stixie for an Essie nail polish giveaway! There's no such thing as enough nail polishes right? With so many creative colors releasing every season, I'm loving all the bold hues right now. And guess what? Now you can win this Essie winter collection set featuring haute tub, apres-chic, virgin snow, shall we chalet? colors valued at $8.50! See Rafflecopter widget below for details. Open to U.S. residents only. One winner will be randomly selected using Rafflecopter widget. Good luck everyone!

Ready to enter?
7 days :: 9 ways to win :: 1 Essie winter collection set

#ATK5Faves #hello2016


  1. I love the Virgin Snow color! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot co

  2. I love the Virgin Snow color as well(:
    Ashley Perez

  3. Love the Shall We Chalet color.

  4. My favorite is the apres-chic. Name: Sean email:

  5. Stafford
    Loving the Virgin Snow color best.

  6. Apres-Chic & Virgin Snow are my faves in this collection!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

  7. Name: Colleen Boudreau
    Instagram: collifornia
    Email: holliister at gmail dot com

    I like Shall We Chalet?.

  8. Name: Christy DuBois
    Shall We Chalet is my favorite in this collection. Actually I liked both of the red shades in this collection.

  9. I love Virgin Snow. Cindi Overstreet

  10. My favorite shade is Virgin Snow. So pretty! (Natalie Brown -

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  12. I love hautetub, especially in the bottle. Christine Wagner-Miller

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  14. Trinh Lam Quinonez

    My favorite color would have to be haute tub.

  15. My favorite color is shall we chalet.

    Janet Fricano janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. My favorite is the Haute Tub shade.

  17. Birdiebee birdiebe52 (at) gmail (dot) com
    Favorite color: virgin snow

  18. Haute Tub
    Cynthia Richardson

  19. My favorite color is Virgin Snow
    DeAnna Keller

  20. I love the color Virgin Snow!
    Rachel Beltz


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