My Office Nook

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If it’s one thing that keeps me inspired is 1)Where I live and 2)Where I work. Coincidentally, I do both at home! We recently moved to the Heights with a similar layout as the condo we used to live at, just a better floorplan and use of space. I am absolutely in love with our new place and how much it has brought out my inner-Kourtney Kardashian. The Kardashians have always been a guilty pleasure, but Kourtney’s avid love for interior design is one that I’ll always admire. Her sense of style at home is one that I’ll always keep under the tab #HomeDecorGoals. While we did decide on a 1-bedroom, our open-space floorplan allowed me to have an office nook in the living area without making it look out of place or too cluttered. I love the way it turned out and how the style of my office desk ended up tying into our new home.

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Casual Date Night Outfit

Casual Date Night Outfit

I don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve come to appreciate more laid-back dates. From going to the movies or simply going on a food-venture in the neighborhood is what we’re all about now. Going on these fun dates, I usually like staying comfy but still chic. The classic fall outfit of a chambray shirt with black pants is definitely a go-to for nights like these. I like putting my own unique spin on it by wearing my suede black loafers, geometric gold earrings and a merlot crossbody. These small details make it one of the best ways to make this classic look a little bit more glam. Keep reading for more on this casual date night outfit!

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Beauty on the Go: My Favorite Products for a Minimal Face

minimal-makeup-products-15_nancy-sparklesToday is just one of those days where last minute errands need to be done and I’m finding myself with only 10 minutes to quickly brush my hair, put a little bit of makeup and run out the door. I’ve always been one to literally make the time to look decent even on trips to the grocery store. In my world, the saying: “you never know who you’re going to bump into”, is always one that I have lived by. I don’t necessarily go full-face glam with color correcting or baking, but I moreso prioritize my brows, lashes and lips. Keep reading to get a quick look of my beauty on the go process and some of my favorite products for a minimal face.

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My Lash Extension Experience at Amazing Lash Studio

lash extension experience- Nancy SparklesMy eye makeup routine has always been primer, shadow, liner and finally mascara. From what used to be a whole 20 minutes spent on my eyes, it now take 5-8 minutes to get a beautiful eye look after visiting Amazing Lash Studio-Atascosita. I always played around with the thought of getting lash extensions, but considering how big of a financial commitment it would be, I always second guessed it when I was ready to pull the trigger. Thanks to Amazing Lash Studio, I finally got to experience this amazing lash makeover that beauty aficionados swear by! Keep reading to get a full scope of my first lash extension experience.

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2016 Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites _Nancy SparklesThis summer was a season of discovery. In the past, I used to just accept my oily skin for what it was and tried to bear with it throughout the hot, humid summer days. This year, I decided to put that lazy habit behind me and start investing in a couple of products that have changed the way and what I wear on my face during the summer. I made some pretty sweet discoveries along the way and have found some of the most amazing gems at Sephora and the drugstore. I’m super happy with my roundup of go-to products for the summer as they’re probably going to become some of my most necessary staples in my regular routine for the remainder of the year. Keep reading to check out my 2016 Summer Beauty Favorites!

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When Life Gave Me Lemons, I Made Lemonade

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When life gave me lemons, I made lemonade. Since I last blogged, we signed a lease for our new home in the Heights and I got a new job. It’s still crazy to me how in just a matter of a few weeks, my life changed in the best of ways. I got out of a situation that became so toxic that it affected all parts of my life, including my passion project (Nancy Sparkles). Through the madness of whatever that was, I learned the meaning of what loving your job really meant. It means, feeling the residual happiness all the way home, not feeling stuck with the people you work with and where you want to end up as a professional and most importantly, having the opportunity to learn. I can finally say that I now have that and more. I joined an amazing team who really gets how it is and never gets tired of empowering each other to do their best for both themselves and the agency. With that, I’m happy to finally have the energy to put towards Nancy Sparkles, my relationship and what’s going to be our new home in a few weeks! I know I have my loyal readers that keep up with my blog and I want to make this post a quick update on where I’ve been and where I’m going. I couldn’t thank any single one of you enough for sticking around during a really rough time in my life. If it weren’t for you, I would have closed this part of my life without a doubt, but I know that I owe it to you and myself to keep doing what I love. Stay tuned for my Summer Beauty Favorites in the next few days!

Until next time loves ✨

Summer Pops of Pink

Summer Pops of Pink_Nancy Sparkles_6 We’re slowly but surely getting into the hotter degrees of the infamous Texas heat. As the temperature goes up, so do our skirt length in hopes that we can bear with the heat even through the short walk from the parking lot to the front door. Ask anyone, I am literally the worst person when it comes to staying sane in this Houston humidity. The stickiness has always been my biggest pet peeve during these hotter months, so much that I create a very specific work wardrobe that consists of 90% dresses and 10% skirts. My main concern is always comfort; I need to wear fabric that’s breathable and in shorter words: not tight. Today I’m showing you all one of my favorite outfits for when I have a day full of meetings or if I’ll be running around town during the workday. Adding summer pops of pink is the perfect way to give your outfit that sparkle factor.

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Playing With Emeralds This Summer

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As we’re heading into those hot Houston summer days (ignoring the current rainy situation), I’m ready to start busting out my colorful wardrobe. One of my most favorite colors that I love wearing is Emerald. Not only does it complement my skin tone so well, but I find that this color always makes me glow from within. As a confidence and mood booster, this J.Crew Daybreak Dress fits comfortably enough to be dressed up or down for any casual and special event.

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