Hey? Hi? Hello? // QUICK UPDATE

So… I’m not dead HAHA. I am SOOOO SORRY that I have been completely silent for?? I don’t even know how long! 😦

A little summary of what I’ve been up to:

  • job hunting
  • expanding ‘family’ for Kikis Photography & Co.
  • exploring and branding my photography (in LOVE)
  • growing with this amazing social media family, I love talking with you guys!!
  • QUITTING SMOKING! (today, May 15th, is officially day 1 since I smoked half yesterday morning.. but HEY!)

Alright, I have a post showing my trip to the Heard Museum in Phoenix when I got to experience the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit! OH MY GOD, what an AMAZING experience! Thanks again to my wonderful friend Alexis (friends since ’01 AYEE).

Here’s a shot of me in front of the best background EVER:


(Thanks, Alexis <3)

And here are some photos that I’ve taken at this beautiful park that I discovered recently:

That’s just a little update on life, I’ll have the museum post up tomorrow! I can’t wait to share it.

As for projects I’ve been working on, be sure to look out for those in the next week or two! ❀


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 lastΒ 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. πŸ˜‰ 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

Sunday Adventure and DIY Acrylics

Hey guys! I KNOW, I KNOW.. I’M LATE. AND I’M SORRY OKAY I JUST. GOSH. I spent the day with Ben (my husband, for you new readers!) and we just enjoyed the day together and with our pups.

I made breakfast (waffles and coffee, my favorite <3) for B and I, which I hardly ever do anymore, and we finally went to a park that we drive by almost every other day, and the dogs loved it (I did, too!). I did, however, get eaten alive by mosquitos. πŸ™‚ Guess it’s that time again! I made tacos for dinner and now we’re just drinking coffee and watching Hunter x Hunter.

Before I get into the nails, here are a couple of favorites from today (taken w/ Canon 80D).

NOW. DIY Acrylic nails! These suckers were a paaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn in the ass. I shit you not. This is my 3rd attempt with these (the Kiss kit!), and it’s DEFINITELY better than the first time, but I want to do this another time or two before I put up an actual tutorial type deal. Yes/no? Let me know. πŸ˜‰


It was super fun, don’t get me wrong, but unless you’ve done it a few times (or have natural nail magic talent shit) then they can look BUUUULLLKKKKKKYYYY. Ooooo girl. BULKY. This time around, they weren’t too bad. I just filed the tops smooth before applying polish. πŸ˜‰ At first I had kept them square, but I just can’t stand square nails on me hahah. SO! I just filed them down to an almond-ish shape, applied my second favorite polish, and called it a day. In person (and photos, to me), they look super natural! I love them. BUT! During my second time, I used up the natural tips… so under the polish I have a French manicure. Not crazy bad, though. I enjoy the random pop of white.

I want to keep this up, because I absolutely HAAATEE paying $40-$50 every time I get a new set. With this kit, it’s about $3-$5 (each time.. the kit runs about $10), depending on how many tips you use (it usually comes w/ 20 each color, but mess ups are possible!). They also sell sets of nail tips at beauty stores (such as Sally Beauty), and keep using the glue, acrylic liquid, and powder! VIOLA! Cheap (but quality c;) acrylic nails!


I hope you guys have enjoyed your Sunday! I know I have. I’m gonna go make more coffee and get some fruit snacks now…. I’M AN ADULT OKAY.