Midnight Raven Studios: Meaning in Fashion REVIEW!

Hey guys! I’m so excited to finally be sharing my recent collaboration with The Midnight Raven, AKA Sarah Rombough (IG: midnight_raven_studios)!

Let me tell you, from the very first reaction, this girl was already cool in my book. Her style, her feed, her blog.. everything spoke to me. She is such a kindhearted soul, her energy is just so very lovely! Never a bad interaction whatsoever.

On her shoppe website, it is written, “Midnight Raven Studios is a fashion company aiming to create stunning accessories to truly allow you to express yourself.”, and this couldn’t be more accurate.
(ALSO!! Be sure to take The Spirit Stones Quiz here to find your archetype!)

She handcrafts BEAUTIFUL pieces of jewelry from crystals and stones, meant for healing and balance your overall well being. These pieces are one of a kind, no two are exactly alike, and they will immediately speak to you once you’ve found your match.
Her jewelry ranges from bracelets to earrings, amethyst to rose quartz, etc. Each piece has a purpose, and will soon hold a story!
Quite honestly, there is nothing more I love more than small business when it comes to my jewelry. The pieces are handmade, and that instantly makes them SOOO much more special than a manufactured piece., and you KNOW you will be getting something that will last, as she (as well as the majority of small business owners!) takes pride in her work, making it something that she would want for herself.

Luckily for us, she decided to expand beyond herself and give us the opportunity to be able to wear her beautiful jewelry ourselves. *heart eyes*

Sarah was kind enough to send me a few pieces of her jewelry (thank you again, Sarah!!), and I would LOVE to share with you all what I received.

First, a Green Aventurine Pendant
Described, “Green aventurine is loving and motherly stone promoting connection with nature, soothing and gentle love as well as a very strong luck stone. It’s the perfect pick me up when life just has not been going your way.”

I absolutely ADORE this piece, especially being able to wear it close to my heart. Immediately, I felt at peace, and actually got to see my parents the same day, which helped me with what I’ve been going through. I felt that the shorter I wore it, the more my energy danced with it, and it was so lovely.

Second, an Amethyst Minimalist Bracelet
Described, “Simple, modern and calming. Amethyst is a very strong multi purpose stone, great for it’s anti anxiety properties and it’s ability to help the wearer think more clearly. It’s also create for increasing intuition. As a whole it is a very good everyday wear, particularly for people with anxiety problems as it can help both get ride of that anxiety and get you thinking more logically.”, and I could not agree more.

This bracelet is my savior. Having dealt with anxiety for quite sometime now, this bracelet helps me tremendously. Right away, I held my hand over it, took some deep breaths, and felt so very calm. No pills, no artificial methods, just a natural, beautiful stone with me. Not only does it help the mind, but it complemented my outfit so nicely!! 🙂 Amethyst is a favorite of mine, and this piece was just done so beautifully.

Last, but not least, I received a pair of Lunar Goddess Basic Earrings
Described, “Made for the modern feminine woman. For strength, Independence and inner beauty.”

Now, I have not yet worn these out, but let me tell you, they are SO. GORGEOUS. I did, however, try them on, and they can easily pull a look together.
On her site it also states that, “Opalite helps you tap into goddess energy for feminine strength while white howlite helps to calm anxieties and irrational worries.”. I cannot wait to feel on top of the world in these beauties.

I am extremely grateful having been given this opportunity to work with such a talented woman! Talk about Boss Babe!
I am in love with her creations, and I cannot wait for my collection of her work to grow! I know you all will love her work, too! There are so many pieces that you can relate to, and cherish in your lives, for the peace they will bring is an incredible thing.

Being Wiccan, I have a very strong connection to stones/crystals, but you can bring this same love for them no matter what your beliefs, I promise. ❤

Please, give her a follow, a look, and send love! She is one of the friendliest people you will ever come across, so don’t be afraid to make a new friend! 🙂 Let me know what you guys think! ❤

 

xoxo, kikis

NORDSTROM HAUL

SO! I finally fixed whatever bug was messing with my account (I couldn’t log in through the website or my PC app, only on my phone.. weird) BUT! Here is the Nordstrom haul that I’ve been talking about on my Instagram (which you should totally follow me on… @/kikisconleche).

My brother actually sent all of this to me (THANK YOU I LOVE YOU B) and I am beyond grateful, because all of it is super gorgeous (I do have to iron some things, once I find my iron..).

Not too big of a post at all, but I just wanted to share this with you guys, as I was so excited to have received it. ❤

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My back tattoo is on display for the first time in almost 3 years.. but I’ll save that for another day.

For an idea of how they fit, I’m 5’3 and:

  • TOPS/DRESSES: small, 1 medium
  • BOTTOMS: 26 & 27 (adjusted in back to fit a 25)

I’ve already worn the jacket countless times… it’s my favorite at the moment hahah. I can’t wait to share OOTDs with these. ❤

 

xoxo kikis

So.. Who Am I?

Okay, This is my 3rd post within 24 hours (who fucking cares), and I just wanted to address my last post.

Yes, those are all facts about me, but honestly.. I’ve been kind of holding back with you guys. Who am I? Am I a beauty blogger? Fashion blogger? Lifestyle blogger? Photographer? I post about all of these things, yes..IMG_2390_01

but I’m also a wife, a best friend, a dog mom, a brat, moody as fuck, annoying, sarcastic, and somewhat (okay.. very) vulgar when it comes to my language. I take Baileys in my coffee and shit from no one. I yell a lot, have strange humor, am pretty obnoxious, and I don’t like biting my tongue.

Am I mean? Fuck no. 😉 I have a heart of gold, and put everyone before me. But I’m not about to fake who I am anymore. It’s just not in my nature.

I figure I’m going to keep my readers either way, (maybe some come and go), but why hold back? It’s not.. me. And I want this to be fully me. Take it or leave it, but I’m here to stay.

 

xoxo, kikis

HAPPY SPRING! // Get to Know Me

Hey guys! So, I know I already posted yesterday, but in honor of Spring, I wanted to post a little OOTD! I’m FINALLY wearing my favorite shorts and a sweater my Momma gave me. ❤

DETAILS:

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IMG_2361 (1)Honestly, I HAAAATEEEE full body shots, but after gaining some weight I’m LOVING how my body looks. ❤

A few more!


TIME FOR SOME FACTS!
 I feel like my blog just came up out of nowhere (it did) and you guys don’t really know me at all?! So I’m gonna do a 25 Random Facts thing! Are you ready? Because I’m not.

HERE WE GO

  1. I’m half Filipino! (Thanks Momma)
  2. My first language was Tagalog
  3. I’m a military brat and lived on a Marine base for more than half of my life
  4. I LOVE gummy candies, my favorites are Swedish Fish
  5. I drink enough coffee to keep me awake for weeks, but I’m immune to caffeine
  6. I’m married to my best friend! (no, really, we’ve been friends forever)
  7. I own more lipstick than I know what to do with
  8. I love cooking and baking. And for that, my husband loves me even more LOL
  9. I’m allergic to almost everything amazing
  10. I’ve been into photography since I was a kid, because of my Dad (he’s a photographer)
  11. My last name is Ramirez and I can’t speak a lick of Spanish 🙂
  12. I’ve lived in Arizona since 2007
  13. I’m a dog mom of a 2 year old Border Collie/Shepherd mix and a year old Siberian Husky (or a walking pile of fluff.. still haven’t figured it out)
  14. I have never been to the East Coast, not even for a flight connection
  15. I LOVE Portland, there’s a doughnut cart across the street from VooDoo and they have the BEST donuts. EVER
  16. I was a barista at Starbucks for almost 2 years
  17. I prefer Dunkin’ over Starbucks
  18. I’m the youngest of 4, and the only married child
  19. I listen to almost anything, but my favorite music is Electronic
  20. I hope to own my own business someday
  21. I collect old cameras, and love finding them/lenses at thrift shops
  22. Waffles are my favorite breakfast food
  23. I prefer craft beers over girly mixed drinks
  24. Winter is my favorite season.. I LOVE the snow, but I hate wearing jeans 24/7
  25. I’m 22 years old 😉

Haha there we go, 25 RANDOM facts. I apologize if they aren’t too interesting. Well, Happy Spring, everyone!

xoxo, kikis

Sick Days and Dupes

First, happy Wednesday you amazing souls! Unfortunately, my Wednesday hasn’t been so happy. I woke up grumpy and sick before my husband left to play golf, again when the dogs started barking, and a THIRD EFFING TIME when my husband finally came home. I can’t stand being sick, this no energy thing sucks ass. I can’t deal LOL. HOPEFULLY your day is going better than mine has been. 😉

SECOND! I wanted to post an OOTD yesterday with a cute cactus background (because AZ = DESERT.. weird, right?) but my genius ass left my SD card in the laptop. 🙂 SO! Here’s a quick shot from last night, minus my favorite dirty white tennis shoes from Target (that were on clearance for $4 plus my employee discount at the time + red card.. go me). IMG_2146Super simple, but I loved it. ESPECIALLY since I can wear shorts without freezing now (my legs are in DESPERATE need of a tan).

FOR TODAY’S POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wow okay, that can stop now), I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite dupes! Now, they aren’t SUUUPER EXACT, but they’re close enough if you don’t want to spend over $8, like me.. sometimes. 🙂IMG_2150

(FT MY FIRST AND FAVORITE TATTOO. No, it isn’t for a trend, it’s religion. But I’m not getting into that right now.)

With the colors, I’ve included names and pricing on them. The high ends can be purchased at Ulta, as well as the cheaper dupes (Or Target, if you’re wanting to randomly leave spending well over $300).

I’m absolutely in love with these colors, and will wear them no matter what season it is (I don’t do seasoned fashion…. GOOOOOODDBDDBDBBBYE).

I hope you guys enjoyed this! I’m going on an adventure with the hubby tomorrow, so I’ll be uploading in between posts! See you soon. ❤

 

xoxo – kikis