Thursday, November 6, 2014

5 DUMB QUESTIONS THAT I PONDER ABOUT SOMETIMES..

WARNING: These questions are extremely dumb and do not make any sense whatsoever. You might lose valuable brain cells from reading this post. READ WITH CAUTION. 

Everyone has their ditsy blond moments, some more than others in my case :) I've compiled a list of questions that I ponder about sometimes and that are worthy of labeling me a true airhead! I'M DITSY SOMETIMES & I'M PROUD !

#1.) Why is tuna called "Chicken Of The Sea"?

Jessica Simpson was right! I understand that it's great for marketing and to get people who are anti-pescatarians to try some fish, but why name it chicken if it's nothing close to chicken? Just call it what it is and sell it!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

HOW TO RELAX 101 + SOME HELPFUL TIPS :)


Life can be so hectic sometimes, and we let it make us that way!! It is so important to get some necessary down time, slow down and take notice of your surroundings. Everything doesn't have to be fast-paced and rushed! Here are my top 5 ways on how to relax and "woosa" your way into heavenly bliss :)





1.) "PAMPER ME" TIME








Pamper yourself! Soak in a warm, rich bubble bath and let the bubbles soothe you and lower your adrenaline levels. Play some soft jazz music, apply some of your favorite face mask, put some fresh cool cucumber over your eyes and float away to peace and serenity :)

TIP: Add some lavender essential oil to boost up the soothing and relaxation of your bubble bath. Lavender essential oil is proven to help with treating depression, anxiety and antsy and jittery nerves, while also substantially increasing mental activity.



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

3 EASY TIPS ON HOW TO GET HIM TO NOTICE YOU ;)

It seems like you do everything and anything to get him to notice you, and still, he doesn't have a clue! You have on that brand new pink Chanel lipstick that compliments your flawless, freshly tanned complexion, and you even woke up extra bright & early and skipped out on some vital beauty sleep (which is super hard to do btw!) to spend an extra 30 minutes on your hair trying to perfectly straighten every single frizzy strand! And still (sigh)... zero, ziltch, nada. But I'm here with some helpful girl advice! (as always!) Here are 3 easy tips that will have his eyes on you and only you :)


Friday, October 17, 2014

PERFECTSPICEXO.

A crafty collaboration between two super sweet bloggers :)




SPICEADVICEXO: Hello my lovelies!! This is another awesome collaboration post between me and a special blogger! Me and this blogger couldn't be more on the opposite sides of the spectrum, but we decided to take on the challenge of merging our ideas together and creating something awesome! Today, we will be teaching you how to make a super cute Signature Mini SpiceAdvice Pink Princess Cupcake! I figured I enlist the the help of Amy from Perfect Imperfections who is the queen of little cute and crafty DIY knick knacks :) Let's get started!






Thursday, October 9, 2014

MY TOP 3 SECRETS TO FLAWLESS SKIN.

After years of testing out all types of products and home remedies, I thought I'd save you the time and hassle of it all and share with you my top 3 skin care secrets to get flawless and glowing skin :)



1.) If you can't pronounce the ingredients, don't put it on your face.

Products with fancy-schmancy unpronounceable names are usually packed with harsh chemicals and toxins that kill your skin. yes i said it, KILL! Keep your skin regimen very simple and use the least amount of products as possible. Your skin is a healthy, functioning organ and it can and will heal and protect itself. Use products that are going to help it, not do it's job or destroy it. It takes time and patience to find the perfect routine for your skin, so be patient.
 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BORNPRETTY JEWELRY & DISCOUNT CODE!

Hey guys!! Today I wanted to introduce to you The Born Pretty Jewelry Collection. Born Pretty has some really cool funky jewelry pieces for some great budget prices. If you like to go crazy on accessories and like really glamorous, bold statement pieces but don't want to suffer the consequences of burning a hole through your wallet just to look fabulous, this is the perfect place to shop!They have a variety of cool jewelry, so there's something for everyone :) Here are a couple of awesome pieces that I personally like from this collection :)



 1.) Boho Multi-Layer Pearl Bracelet Tribal Bracelet - $6.73




This layered piece has a edgy but elegant feel to it. I don't know how they managed to combine those two styles, but with this piece it works flawlessly. SOOOO BOHO-CHIC ;)


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

TMI TAG.

1: What are you wearing? My jammies.
2: Ever been in love? Nope.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Nope.
4: How tall are you? 5'10
5: How much do you weigh? about 150, not sure.
6: Any tattoos? Nope.
7: Any piercings? Just my ears.
8: OTP? ?? What is this?
9: Favorite show? Don't have one, I watch whatever's on T.V. when I'm sitting in front of it lol.
10: Favorite bands? Coldplay, hands down.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

MINT PEARLS.





Love these adorable pearl midi rings :)

* Excuse my fugly bear claws! lol

MIDI RINGS : NASTYGAL
NAILPOLISH : ESSIE "MINT CANDY APPLE"

Comment down below :)
xo Sarahi

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MY TOP 4 FAVORITE FALL LIPS.

I love a simple classic bold lip and how it can fabulously make an outfit pop and bring it to life! Fall is the perfect season to play around with different shades,colors and tones,SO DON'T BE SHY! MAKE THOSE LIPS POP!! Here are my top 4 favorite lip color picks, that'll compliment the cool autumn season and will definitely have all eyes on FASHIONISTA YOU :)




1.) HOT SIREN RED.





Tuesday, September 30, 2014

IM NOT JUST A FASHION/BEAUTY BLOGGER.

I just wanted to write this post because I wanted to clarify what my blog is about. I'm not a beauty guru and I'm not a how-to DIY internet queen. I feel like the main message of my blog has sort-of been misconstrued somehow along the way and I'm going to clear that all up today. But to do that, I need to give some background on how SpiceAdviceXO came about, so here goes nothing :)

Soo, I don't have any social networks because I kind of always felt like I never had much to say or that if I did say something, it wouldn't be valued. That's kind of been my life. Being the youngest, sometimes you feel like your thoughts and feelings aren't valued as much as you would like them to be and unfortunately for me, those feelings latched on to me and stayed for what feels like an eternity. Those feelings have affected almost every aspect of my life. At one point, it felt like it was physically debilitating and was just ruining me.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

WHAT TYPE OF STYLISH PAIR OF HEELS ARE YOU?

HEELS, HEELS, HEELS!!! Who doesn't love a fabulous pair of heels? Heels can boost your confidence and make you feel sexy!! But, what type of heel are you? Are you the life of the party? or are you a bit more cautious and analytical? Here are 3 pairs of heels that say a lot about you and your personality :)


5 THINGS I LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT MYSELF...

Hey guys, today I wanted to do a personal post and just lay it all out on the table.It's definitely a 180 from what I usually post, but I wanted to switch it up a bit today. I like to be as raw and honest as I can with myself, so today, I've decided to compile a list of the top 5 things that I like and dislike about myself. This is usually something that I'll write in my personal journal but , I've decided to grow a pair today and post it up on my blog. It's another place where I can be able to express myself, and let loose without feeling any judgement, and if I can influence one of you guys to take a hard and honest look at yourself, then it'll be all worth it. So with that being said, here's my list of things that I like and dislike about myself.


Friday, September 26, 2014

STARDUSTADVICEXO.

 
 
 
A glamorous collaboration between two fashion savvy bloggers.




SPICEADVICEXO : HELLO MY FABULOUS QUEENS!! This is a special collaboration post and I'm so excited to share it with you guys :) I and a fellow blogger by the name of stardustbohemian have decided to join our blogs together today and form stardustadvicexo. Since my blog is mainly about giving advice and stardustbohemian's blog is as fashion forward as you can get, we decided to collaborate and show you some
Fashion Etiquette 101.




  STARDUSTBOHEMIAN : Hey guys~ today we will be introducing 5 clothing articles and giving our own personal opinions on how we would style them. Since SpiceAdvicexo and myself come from different unique perspectives--we thought it would be fun to let you guys know how we would complete each outfit. In the
end, we would like to know who's style you would most likely choose for each category!
Let's get it started :)



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Liebster Award.






Soooo, I have been nominated to do The Liebster Award by my lovely fellow blogger StardustBohemian :) It's an eleven question survey with questions written by the person who nominated you and I'm so excited to do this! The Liebster Award is a great opportunity for up and coming bloggers to further express themselves and share a little more with their readers. So with that being said, LET'S GET STARTED! :)


GURLY GURLssss.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

4 FUNNY TIPS ON HOW TO TURN HIM OFF!

Ever have that annoying guy chasing after you that just cant accept the fact that your not interested? No matter what you say or do he just can't take a hint? Well I got the solution for ya!! Here are 4 easy tips that are guaranteed to work!! I promise you ;)


1.)GET REALLLLYY UGLY, LITERALLY.

This may be pretty hard to do but skip on brushing your hair for a day, don't wear that pink lipstick that he likes, hell, don't even brush your teeth. Try to look as horrible as you can so that in no way, shape or form he finds you at all appealing.


3 EASY TIPS ON HOW NOT TO BE AWKWARD AT SOCIAL GATHERINGS.

Social gatherings can be pretty tough. The pressures to be cool and fit in are always at an all-time high in these sort of situations.

1.) "Is my hair OK?"
2.) "I hope I don't look like I'm trying too hard in this dress!"
3.) "Let me just pretend to be busy on my phone." 

These are regular thoughts that go through all of our heads. BUT I'M HERE TO HELP YOU GUYS!!! as usual :) Here are my top three tips on how not to look like the awkward sore thumb out of the group at a social gathering.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

4 STYLISH FALL TRENDS.

Well now that Fall's here, it's time to make some adjustments to our wardrobes. Light colors are out for now and now it's time to reintroduce the warmer tones back into our closets. As you can see I'm all about pastel colors, but I also love love love changing it up sometimes and playing around with warmer and darker tones...believe it or not :) Here is my Fall Wish List and what I'll be looking out for this season :)


1.) FUN PLAID SKIRTS.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

SKIN CARE FACE MAPPING?

I'm completely obsessed with everything and anything that has to do with skin care, so I try my best to educate myself on the dos and don'ts and everything in between. Lately, I've been looking into something called "The Face Mapping Theory". Chinese dermatologists believe that your face is the window to your overall health and what's going on within your body. Here's a diagram to further explain this theory :)




Thursday, September 18, 2014

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD OWN THE CLASSIC LITTLE BLACK DRESS.



Classic fashion in it's simplest form. The Little Black Dress has been around for ages.The ever changing world of fashion could be extremely intimidating sometimes and since fashion is constantly changing and new trends are constantly on the rise, things can go out of style in a blink of an eye. However, the classic little black dress has managed to stay in the forefront of the fashion universe for decades, and for good reasons.Here are three reasons why you should have a little black dress tucked away in your closet :)



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3 EASY TIPS ON HOW TO ACE THE FIRST CONVERSATION WITH YOUR CRUSH.

Your standing at the bus stop on a chilly autumn evening when you suddenly notice the hottest guy you have ever seen...like ever! and he's just standing there. He's not really paying you any attention, his head is down, he looks so concentrated texting away on his Iphone.Maybe he's settling some important business on his phone? Hmmmmm a business man, that sounds really, really nice. He notices you staring at him and looks at you and flashes you his gorgeous pearly whites. What do you say?


Monday, September 15, 2014

CUTE.


5 HORRIBLE SKIN DON'TS!!

We all know how overwhelming and complicated skincare can be.We often always hear about what we should do to our skin and what new products and at home remedies to try and experiment with, but I don't think we hear enough about the don'ts of skin care and the bad habits that gradually destroy our skin over time. I created a list of my top five skin don'ts from my personal experience through out the years with my own skin. Here are my top five:


USING THE WRONG PRODUCTS

With the billions of products and brands out there, where do we begin to find the right products that are going to do right by our skin and meet its special needs. Understanding your skin is essential for having healthy,flawless skin.You cannot have healthy skin if your not meeting your skins needs and requirements.Ask yourself what is my skin lacking? If you have dry skin, look for products that focus on ultimate hydration and that are gentle and moisturizing. If your skin is oily, try to find products that contain salycic acid and benzoyl peroxide to maintain and control the over production of oil in your skin, Use the right products for your skins special and important needs.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

MY MINI-VACATION IN DR!

Last minute, I decided to go on a trip to The Dominican Republic in a desperate attempt to salvage what was left of my summer break (I'll explain in another post) I also had to go to settle some personal things,but it was mostly to enjoy myself for a few weeks and lay around in the hot tropical sun!! I'm not a photographer nor am I trying to be and I usually try to avoid pictures at all costs, but I've realized the importance of photos and capturing wonderful lasting memories.Here are a few photos of my lovely vacation :)

Hope you enjoy!!



Monday, September 1, 2014

YOU ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS.

It's easy to get frustrated and to put yourself down when you don't meet those imaginary, impossible high standards that we all as humans set for ourselves.We all want to go far in life, we all are on a mission for success and self-empowerment. Don't be upset if your not where you want to be at this stage in your life,you are a work in progress.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Poem From My Journal.

Brave Sweet Rain.

Coming down at the speed of light, going in the same direction.
Not fearful of hitting the cold, hard pavement.
I wish I could be brave , just like the brave sweet rain.





Tuesday, August 12, 2014

3 THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO ON YOUR JOURNEY TO SELF-DISCOVERY.

The journey to self discovery is such a glorious and wonderful phase in everyones life...NOT!! This transitional phase in life can be filled with confusion,emotional despair, and more confusion,trust me. Here are my top three tips on the things you should avoid during this time period when your judgement isn't the clearest.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

1 MONTH BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!! YAY!!!!

THANKS TO THOSE WHO READ MY BLOG AND SUPPORT ME!! I COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU GUYS!!

I WAS VERY APPREHENSIVE ABOUT STARTING THIS BLOG AND IT TOOK A LOT OF SELF-CONVINCING TO GET THIS THING GOING,BUT IT'S THE BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE AND I HOPE YOU GUYS THINK SO TOO!!



THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SPICEADVICEXO. LOVE YOU GUYS!! 






THANK YOU GUYS FOR GIVING ME AN AMAZING 1ST MONTH, HOPEFULLY, THERE WILL BE MANY, MANY MORE TO COME :)

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."  -  Marcel Proust

xo Sarahi

MY TOP 5 FAVORITE "MEAN GIRLS" MOVIE SCENES!!


#1 : "I WANT MY PINK SHIRT BACK!!! "









#2: "SHE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE! "










#3 "WE SHOULD TOTALLY JUST STAB CAESAR!! "










#4 "ALYSSA, I'M SORRY I CALLED YOU A GAP-TOOTHED BITCH. IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT YOU'RE SO GAP-TOOTHED."








#5  "SHE'S FABULOUS, BUT SHE'S EVIL."







This blog post is simply showing my love + appreciation for one of my all-time favorite movies!!

What are your favorite scenes from this awesome movie? Comment down below.

xo Sarahi

3 REFRESHING KITCHEN INGREDIENTS THAT REVIVE YOUR SKIN!!

You don't always need expensive, luxurious products to get flawless,glowing skin!

Believe it or not, you can pamper your skin with products that are in your kitchen cabinet!! BEAUTY DOESN'T GET ANYMORE CONVENIENT THAN THAT LADIES!!

These are my top 3 magic kitchen ingredients that can be used in DIY face masks and will do wonders for your skin just like high quality skin care products.They are also great for replenishing and renewing your skin to give you that natural, healthy and youthful glow that we all want to accomplish!! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE?

It's good to want to live in the moment, stress-free and without any limitations but are you living too much in the present and feel like your future is looking meek?

First off, I'm a big believer in having some sort of future plan to be able to live in the moment. How can you concentrate on and live out today when tomorrow is so uncertain? Some people have the rare ability to live day by day and figure things out along the way, but majority of us need some sort of guideline or plan to take the next step. I am one of those people. If I dont have tomorrow planned, I cannot enjoy the pleasures and joys of today. Here are my top 3 tips on how to sort out your future plans and look forward to a brighter, better and much more organized future :)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3 TIPS ON HOW TO GET IN TUNE WITH THE REAL YOU!

How do you genuinely connect with the real you? How do you really figure out if something suits you or not? Here are 3 tips that would help you figure those things out a little better :


If it doesn't feel right, chances are it isn't you.

You shouldn't feel uncomfortable with whatever it is that your pursuing. If something doesn't feel right, then most likely it isn't something that suits your character or that's going to benefit you.This is when your self conscious speaks. Listen to your self conscious and follow your instincts because usually, they're always right.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

MY TOP 3 GUILTY PLEASURES & MY 3 NEW HEALTHIER SUBSTITUTES :)

Guilty pleasures, unfortunately everyone has them. How can something so bad feel so right? Luckily, I've got a solution for a few. Here are my top 3 guilty pleasures and my 3 healthier new substitutes/solutions, you can thank me later :)


1.) ICECREAM !!!

Who doesn't like a sweet treat sometimes? Whether your sad or happy, icecream is suitable for any occasion. This sweet delight just has the magical ability to make you feel good!! But unfortunately, it's not good for your body. It's OK to gorge on icecream sometimes but take a break once in a while. If your sweet tooth is still screaming for more instead try:


THINKING ABOUT GETTING A NEW HAIRCUT? TOP 3 BOB HAIRCUTS FOR THE SUMMER SEASON!!

Hair is beautiful!! Whether it's short, long, curly or straight, the way you style your hair can say a lot about who you are.Usually during the hot summer season, a lot of people are chopping off their long tresses and sporting more shorter and edgier cuts. I joined the club last summer and cut my mid-length hair to a stylish bob. Here are 3 short bob styles that you can try this summer if your thinking about giving your gorgeous locks a trim :)


Monday, July 21, 2014

3 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO.

Everyone has those days where it seems like there is nothing to do and your just staring at the walls waiting for something fun to just magically happen. Well stare no more!! Here are the top 3 things that I do to keep me busy and boredom-free!!

1.) GET CREATIVE

Write in your journal ,draw a portrait or make a vase. There are a million things that you can make and that are simple to create. You don't have to be Picasso to get your creative juices going. Get on your internet and search for easy  and fun DIY tutorials.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

WHAT DO YOUR SHOES SAY ABOUT YOU? 3 SHOE STYLES THAT SAY A LOT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.

Since my "What does your hair say about you?" post was so loved and well received by you guys, I decided to do a remake of that post but with shoes. Shoes are a great way to lift an outfit from a 0 to a 10. They add extra personality to your outfit if you choose the right pair of shoes to go along with your fashionable look. Here are 3 types of shoes that are widely popular and are very expressive :)


YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL,IT'S TRUE.

Currently on repeat, Thank you James Blunt. :)



"I saw your face, in a crowded place, and I don't know what to do...'cause I'll never be with you."

Friday, July 18, 2014

3 TIPS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE STRUGGLES OF TRANSITIONING FROM TEENAGER TO ADULT.

Nothings weirder than the crazy transition phase that you go through when your leaving your teenage years behind and stepping into adulthood. I'm going through that phase right now and let me tell you...it freakin' sucks. I don't know about you guys but to me it just all seems really overwhelming sometimes and just makes me want to curl up into a ball, in my room and just stay there,forever. But, life wouldn't be life if it didn't scare you sometimes. Here are 3 tips on how to deal with this messy transition phase in your life :)


MY TOP 20 FAVORITE OLD SCHOOL JAMS.

1.) Your Beautiful - James Blunt

2.) Beautiful Love - The Afters

3.) My Love - Justin Timberlake

4.) All The Same - Sick Puppies

5.) Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland

6.) Hot In Here - Nelly

7.) Ride Wit Me - Nelly

8.) Pass The Courvoiser - Busta Rhymes ft P.Diddy & Pharell

9.) Frontin' - Pharell ft Snoop Dogg

10.) She Wants To Move - N.E.R.D

11.) You And Me - Life House

12.) Blue (Da Ba Dee)  - Eiffell 65

13.) Let It Burn - Usher

14.) When I See You - Fantasia

15.) Maria, Maria - Carlos Santana ft The Product G & B

16.) It's Gonna Be Me - NSYNC

17.) All The Small Things - Blink 182

18.) Just Like A Pill - Pink

19.) I'm Still A Rockstar - Pink

20.) Rude Boy - Rihanna


A blast from the past!! What are your favorite old school hits? Comment below

xo Sarahi

3 REASONS WHY IT'S OK TO BE SINGLE.

Relationships are like a popular trend, everyone's doing it...with the exception of some "uncool" people : the singles. But I'm here to tell you guys that thats not true.We singles rock!! Here are 3 reasons why its not so bad to be single.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

WELCOME..TO THE NEW & IMPROVED SPICEADVICEXO.

Welcome to the new & updated version of  spiceadvicexo. It took a lot of work but you guys are worth it :) Enjoy.


What do you think about the new changes? Comment down below :) 

xo Sarahi

WHAT DOES YOU HAIR SAY ABOUT YOU? 3 HAIRSTYLES THAT SPEAK VOLUMES.

Just like clothes and fashion , our hair could be used as a form of self-expression. We dye it, pin it, straighten and do all sorts of crazy things to it. But what exactly do our tresses say about our personality? Here are 3 hairstyles that speak volumes :)


JUST SOME OL' MEMORIES.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

i'M SO GEEKD.



A POEM FROM MY JOURNAL.

Forms of life


Flowers are in full bloom as their pollen travels in the air like mystical dust,
Enticing the humming bees to drink out of their sweet,milky nectar.
Happy to be alive, and be a part of life itself.

Trees are swaying back and forth
In the soft blowing winds.
Happy to be alive, and be a part of life itself.

The sound of kids laughing in the distance
As they grab their single dollars out of their pockets
Racing to the nearest ice cream stand.
Happy to be alive,and be a part of life itself.

The old wrinkled face peered out of the window with tired eyes.
Wrinkled hands clutching the arm rests on the sides of her rocking chair.
As she closed her eyes and the wind caressed her face,
She drifted to sleep with a wide grin, because she was happy to be alive...and be a part of life itself.



XO CLASSY.


3 EASY TIPS ON HOW TO BE A TRENDSETTER.

Look at what styles and trends are popular today.Why are these trends so popular? Why are people following this trend? If your trying to start a new trend or simply influence your close pals to change up their style , here are 3 tips on how to be a persuasive fashionista :)


L.W.







PRIMADONNA.






4 SUMMER TRENDS..FROM HEAD TO TOE!


1.) FLOWER CROWNS -  This adorable floral head piece is the perfect way to stay in style during the summer. Flower crowns are a fashion summer statement and are perfect for the summer season.







Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 THINGS THAT DESTROYS FRIENDSHIPS...

There's many ways that a friendship could be disfunctional. A lot of people put up with their friends because they feel helpless, are use to being treated badly or worse, don't even realize that they're being treated badly. But these are my top 3 behaviors that cannot be accepted by anyone, no matter how close you are to them.


A POEM FROM MY JOURNAL.

Tired hearts, hearts a float.
Late night hearts
And all my hopes, are sinking down a river.

Diamonds and glistening streams.
Are not at all what they seem
They're empty images , they're make-believe...
And you always seem to believe.
It's your quick escape to a dream.

SISTER,SISTERS.

4 HELPFUL FIRST STEPS TO BREAK A BAD HABIT!

Biting my nails when I'm nervous, watching way too much T.V,and picking on my skin as soon as I see a zit forming. These are my bad habits and I'm going to make it my goal to break them!! Here are 4 first steps you can take to finally break out of your destructive bad habits if you are having trouble figuring out how to start.