Beachy Essentials :

Beachy Essentials :

Some would say that your only worry should be if the tide is going to reach your chair, and although that does cross my mind whenever I’m relaxing by the shoreline, I also have found myself worrying about my skin and hair while I’m at the beach. It’s normal to worry about them because our skin + hair tend to dry up with sun and saltwater exposure, and especially when you’ve got treated hair. But throughout the years, I have found great products that I can’t live without them, for whenever we head over to a tropical destination. I have compiled a list for you guys of a few products that I have been using for a while now and a few other ones that I have recently added to my beach bag!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 70

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radian Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen is extremely important no matter the occasion, I normally wear sunscreen every single day and I try to make sure that my daily moisturizer for both my body & face contain some amount of SPF. But of course, whenever you’re headed to the beach you need much more than just a little amount of SPF, so these are the 2 sunscreens I like to use while I am laying out in the sun. I actually don’t wear any tanning lotion, I prefer not to and I don’t really feel like I need it, because I tend to get a nice natural tan with these two sunscreens.

Banana Boat Moisturizing Aloe Lotion

Ladies! Please moisturize after laying out in the sun!!! It’s such an important step that most women tend to forget, but trust me you will notice the difference right after the 1st application. Whenever you lay out in the sun, your skin tends to get dry and moisturizing it with some Aloe will definitely help bond your skin together. What I would normally do, was that once we showered back at the room I would moisturize with Aloe all throughout my body.

Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Lotion

Like I said before, moisturizing is needed especially after a day out in the sun. So I personally like to ‘extra moisturize’, after the Aloe dries up, I go back and usually moisturize with a regular lotion. But I recently purchased this specific lotion, because of it’s great reviews. This natural glow moisturizer is truly a game changer ladies, it gradually created a flawless, natural-looking color while also hydrating my skin!

EOS Lip Balm

I’m not lying when I say that I use this lip balm on the daily, but I feel like lip balm is also very important when you’re headed to the beach! Just like your skin and hair, your lips tend to get dry and chappie, which is NOT cute! So make sure you get your favorite lip balm and stick it in your beach bag NOW!

Olaplex No 3, 4, 5 & 6

So when it comes to Olaplex, there’s only good things to say! I got these 4 products after I decided to lighten my hair and now I can’t live without them! They are a bit pricey, but worth every penny, because you will notice the difference in your hair once you use them. I basically washed my hair every single day that we were at the beach, and after every wash I would apply Olaplex No 6, which is a styling hair cream. The styling hair cream helped with keeping the frizz away and would make my hair extra soft. Now with Olaplex No 3, I only used it once throughout our whole trip. This specific product is a hair mask, so it’s not meant to be used every single day, using it just once did the trick!

Unbrush Detangling Hair Brush

A good detangling hair brush is a total must, especially after you get out of the water and you just want to brush out your hair – I would totally recommend this one because I’ve noticed that it doesn’t tug & pull my hair!

OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner

I always like to have my hair feel smooth, so whenever I was out of the water and ready to sunbathe, I would splat some of this coconut milk conditioner onto my hair and brush it through. It would obviously condition my hair and give it these cute ‘beachy wavey’ style!

OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

And of course, you can’t forget your serum! I would apply this every single day before and after applying the coconut milk conditioner. I’ve even found it very useful for whenever I would want to style my hair up on a bun or ponytail, rather than using gel or moose!

Hopefully you will find these products useful for your next beachy getaway, and as always Happy Friday!✨💛🌴

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Sanibel Island Outfit Diary :

Sanibel Island Outfit Diary :

Here is my first ever outfit diary! I decided I would take some photos/videos in each of my outfits throughout our mini-getaway at Sanibel Island, with the help of my Hubbager Mr. Lizano! Check out all of my outfits + links on how you can achieve the same exact looks!💛

Women’s Short Sleeve With Lace Details Shift Dress – Knox Rose

I wanted to be able to leave in something cute but comfy, because we were going to be stuck in a car for about 2 hours before we reached our destination. So I decided to wear this beautiful Mamey color linen dress from Target. I was able to link it above, but only in the color white, as that is the only color they currently have available.

Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit – Shade & Shore

Let’s talk about formfitting, this swimsuit wrapped around my body as if it were made specifically for me! The material was thick enough to give me full coverage, and offered the most perfect cheeky bottom!

White Palm Print Culottes & Tie Front Bralet

It’s not a tropical vibe, unless you’ve got a tropical set to go with it – blessed to have collaborated with Pretty Little Thing for this trip, because I got to wear the cutest outfits ever!

Pink Tie Dye Ribbed Bardot Balloon Sleeve Ruched Bodycon Dress

Tie-Dye is definitely the way to my C O R A Z O N, this bodycon dress fit so well + matched the vibrant sunset perfectly after a long beachy day!

Cheeky High Leg Monokini One Piece Swimsuit – Xhilaration Pink & Pacific Straw Fedora

Did someone say Fedora? This had to be one of my favorite beachy looks, I actually bought this swimsuit on our final run to Target right before our trip, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. The color gave me major ‘tropical vibes’ and I thought it would go perfectly with the Heart-shaped Sunglasses that I also got at Pretty Little Thing!🦩

Tiger Print Bikini

Funny enough I got a bunch of DM’s regarding this Bikini I wore on our last beachy day, which is why I decided to link it above. I’ve had this bikini for over a year now, and it’s one of my favorite bikinis because of it’s print!🐅

Lime Bandage Rib Crew Neck Low Armhole Bodycon Dress

This peachy dress I wore on our last night at Sanibel caused sensation all throughout the island, especially to Alex’s eyes 😍 lol – he really wanted me to get this specific dress & insisted that I had to have it!

Dog Mom Graphic Tee & Mid-Rise Skinny Raw hem Ankle Jeans – Universal Thread

On our departure date, I decided to wear something a little more sporty. I didn’t post it up on the Insta’s Timeline, but I did post it up on my stories & you guys wanted all the deets! As many of you guys know, I had been on the look for some new denims, and I found the perfect fit at Target + I also picked up this cute Tee to represent my little Scoobs!🐶

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know f you would like to see more outfit diaries from every place I go to! Happy Hump Day!✨

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Sanibel Island, FL :

Sanibel Island, FL :

You know that saying that traveling is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer – well, Alex & I definitely believe that! We’ve made it a habit to at least once a year plan a little getaway so we can relax, meet new places and create new memories. Since the beginning of this year we had a trip planned out for the weekend of our wedding anniversary, but had to cancel last minute for obvious reasons! Shortly after we canceled my family-business was mandated by the county to close until further notice & I was basically stuck at home, handling all of Marilin’s online orders, while Alex was working non-stop + wrapping up his last couple of weeks of PGY-1 residency. Honestly, I felt extra bad for Alex because I knew exactly how badly he really just wanted to take a few days off to relax, but at that current moment it wasn’t gonna be option.

Fast forward to June 27th (just to be exact), we booked a mini-getaway to celebrate the fact that Alex was officially done with his residency – the funny part was that I basically had less than 24 hours to pack up everything, because we were literally leaving the next day. Some would question why did we wait so last minute to book anything and the answer to that is quite simple, with everything that has been going on this past year, we didn’t want to book anything with anticipation and then have to cancel once again! I won’t lie, at first I was a bit skeptical as to where we should go, I knew it had to be somewhere local just incase an emergency or potential lock-down due to this pandemic. The great part of living in Florida, is that FL has beautiful beaches all throughout the state, but you have to be willing to drive just a little. We were looking for a place neither of us have ever been to and we had a few options, but one specific spot stood out the most for us and that was Sanibel Island. We wanted to go somewhere that was tropical and peaceful, and I must say that the other reason why we were so attracted to this location, was because of the amazing deal we got at the resort! DEALS are always the way to Alex’s heart 💛 😂!

ROOM TOUR ✨

We found this Resort right on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Sanibel Island, called Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. We were able to select from their spacious and fully-equipped condominium accommodations our Island Suite! They’ve got different condos to fit everyones needs, I personally liked the fact that it was spacious + very private/cozy at the same time. It honestly felt like we were in our second home, I even remember us leaving dinner one night and saying “now when we get home let’s sit on the balcony”! We reserved directly from their site with the Florida & Georgia Resident Discount; which included Breakfast for 2 every morning of our stay, beach towels, chairs & umbrellas, paddle boarding, kayaks, bikes to ride throughout the island and all the basics that a resort usually includes.

The resort is very centric to local restaurants & shops, which was something I absolutely loved, because you don’t have to fully rely on the resort if you’d like to grab something to eat. The resort also offers multiple restaurants/bars, but we really wanted to eat local food and I’m glad we did because we got to try out different restaurants. I feel like the best part of the resort was the fact that it included so many activities like bikes, kayaks and paddle boarding. We would normally do something active every day and then end up relaxing at the beach until 4:00 or 5:00 in the afternoon. Plus, by that time the low-tide was active and we would just walk right by the shoreline collecting seashells. The amount of beautiful seashells that you will find at Sanibel is insane, I have never seen so many seashells in my life! I mean, they don’t just call Sanibel a tropical island destination with miles of shell-strewn beaches for nothing!

TIKTOK : @adayinyesislife

Sanibel Island is definitely a must if you haven’t been to already, trust me! Needless to say, this trip was definitely all about relaxing, and that’s something we both needed! We laughed, we created new memories and we probably even found the one place we could always turn to for a mini-getaway!💛🌴✨ – Till we meet again Sani!

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Honeymoon :

Honeymoon :

We’re still on that honeymoon state of mind, but I wish we could be reliving that entire week all over again! When it came to honeymoon 🍯 planning, Alex & I literally had to wait till last minute to actually reserve anything. We were getting married on March 30th, and I kid you not when I am telling you that 2 weeks before the wedding, was when we were finally able to reserve our honeymoon. Ever since Alex started Pharmacy School, we would always have to plan things around his schedule, especially our honeymoon, because he was waiting to see where & when he would start his residency year.

So on March 15th, 2019 at exactly 8:00AM, he finally got that phone call that we were both yearning for so long. He had gotten accepted at the #1 place that he really wanted to do his 1st year of residency & we were finally on the clear to plan our honeymoon. His graduation date was set for May 17th & he still had to study for his board exam before he started the residency program, which only left us with 1 possible week to celebrate our honeymoon. Which was perfect, because all we really wanted to do was take some time off, just for the two of us & disconnect from our normal routine.

Fast forward to one day later, and we were able to get an amazing deal on a 1-week cruise on the Symphony of the Seas by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line & we were finally able to book our honeymoon! The best part of it all, was that we were leaving the day after Alex’s graduation, so it honestly couldn’t have been planned any better! We both needed this time off, but it was extra special for Alex, because he was officially graduating from Pharmacy School, so it was double the celebration!

May 17th, 2019 : Graduation Day 🎓

I personally love cruising, because you don’t really have to worry about anything, everything is literally taken care of for your, and Royal Caribbean really knows how to treat their guests on-board. From the moment we got to the port they were fully aware that we were on our honeymoon & really gave us those extra perks. Not a day passed by, that we didn’t feel like we were both on Cloud 9! Everything about this trip was absolutely perfect; from the service, to our balcony ocean-view cabin, to the food, to the shows & honestly the list can go on. Royal Caribbean is an exceptional cruise line! They’ve got jaw-dropping performances on stage, ice, water and air with entertainment that transcends the stage, literally. Plus they’ve got so many onboard experiences, that it would be imposible for you to get bored on their ships!

Boardwalk — Symphony of the Seas

Our itinerary included the following ports : (W/ 3 at Sea Days)

  • St. Kitss
  • St. Thomas
  • Coco Cay Perfect Day

Even though, Alex & I have been to all of these 3 islands, we were both just looking forward to relaxing & trying out different excursions that we probably hadn’t done before. Plus, Coco Cay (which is a private island that is owned by Royal Caribbean) had recently gotten a total facelift 😂, so we were looking forward to checking that out as well.

St. Kitts :

Alex & I really wanted to do the Mount Liamuiga Volcano Hike at St. Kitts, but unfortunately due to the weather they had to cancel this excursion. So we decided to go ATV riding throughout the St. Kitts rainforest (which we were able to see Mount Liamuiga from afar + snap some beautiful pictures) & then ended up at the beach, sipping on tropical drinks while we sun-bathed.

ATV Riding — St. Kitts
Ocean View Balcony!😍

St. Thomas :

At St. Thomas, we sailed away on a Catamaran that took us to Christmas Cove where we snorkeled with sea turtles & stingrays. And later sipped on unlimited rum-punch🍹, while we partied our way back to our cruise ship!

Coco Cay, Perfect Day :

Honestly this day was full of tropical drinks & delicious food by the beach, while we sun-bathed at one of their adults-only beaches. Talk about a perfect 👌🏻 day at Coco Cay!

Days at sea, were just as good as the days that we were roaming the islands 🌴. We took those 3-days at sea to enjoy all the perks the ship has to offer + relax by the adults-only pool with a Piña Colada!🍍🍹Besides the fact that this was our honeymoon, this trip was one of the best, and it’s funny because I feel like I always say the same thing about every other trip, but seriously we couldn’t have selected a better way to spend our honeymoon!💛✨🥂🍯

Check out our Honeymoon Vlog!⬆️ #YouHadMeAtLizano

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

JIS 2019 :

JIS 2019 :

Once a year the biggest Jewelry International Showcase takes place @ the Miami Beach Convention Center; JIS offers inside access to the hottest jewelry brands, industry leading manufacturers, jewelry wholesalers, and an experience like no other trade show! I was able to attend my first ever JIS last year and I was obsessed with the event! They honestly have the best of the best & makes it much easier to get ready for the Holiday Season with such great jewelry manufacturers.

Perfect fit for your Queen! 👑

With the Holidays right around the corner our jewelry experts are hard at work putting the final touches on our fall line @ Marilin’s Jewelry. Being recognized as Miami’s Top Ten Jewelry Store on Yelp ; means having the absolute best customer service, unbeatable prices, and a wide selection of fine and fashion jewelry. It’s important for us to always be up to date on the latest fashion trends. We always strive to have a little bit of everything for everyone’s taste + budget. This is why it’s extremely important that we’d attend the JIS jewelry expo. Like every industry, it’s important for us to reach out and feel part of a larger community of jewelry retailers and manufacturers. We have built lasting relationships with some of the top manufacturers of our industry and will continue to grow our relationships as we expand and grow our business.

We can’t wait to show ya’ll, all the beautiful & unique pieces that we’ll be adding to our collection this Holiday Season! So stay tuned for our JIS Haul on our Instagram page @marilinsjewelry + my top 10 favorite pieces for this Holiday Season! But in the meantime enjoy these snaps 📸 I was able to get while we were shopping 🛍 for ya’ll!💎 -Enjoy

#BTS ✨💎📸

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Salt Miami Wellness:

Salt Miami Wellness:

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So recently I got the opportunity to discover a hidden gem right here in our own backyard called Salt Miami Wellness. Personally I’ve ventured into the usual dark caves here and there, but never had the chance to experience a salt cave before. After I did, I can wholeheartedly say that I might’ve found my new favorite place to just hang out, all the while sipping on some warm tea & improving my breathing.

With a mission to provide a healthy (drug free) and relaxing way to improve your breathing, this place is ideal for those  who suffer from asthma, allergies, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, stress….you name it. Their Salt Caves are equipped with Himalayan salt that can be reserved for a private session as well as a group session with others who are seeking the same relaxing experience. This holistic therapy using the micro particles of salt promotes better breathing, healthier skin, improved fitness and overall wellness. It’s proven that salt therapy can significantly help to increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases, strengthen your immune system, among many other benefits + it’s completely safe for your entire family! Speaking of, if you’ve got kids, there’s a playground where they can have fun and also improve their breathing, because it’s never too early to get a start on being healthy.

Alex and I came here 2 weeks after our wedding, which was a perfect occasion to spend some time for ourselves to relax and unwind for a little. Once there we got to try out their private Himalayan Salt Cave for a 1 hour session. The ambiance was absolutely relaxing, they’ve got these love chairs that open up for the perfect position to take a nap in + they give you these cozy blankets with fluffy pillows, with all that it’s impossible not to want to doze off. When I tell you that their Salt Caves are fully equipped with Himalayan salt, I mean that their walls & floors are literally all made out of salt. YES EVEN THE WALLS ARE MADE OUT OF SALT! It’s like a salty version of Elsa (not her mood, even though she was a little salty at first) without the possibility of hyperthermia.

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Finally, after our 1 hour session in the Salt Cave we stepped into their infrared sauna room for a 45 minute session. The infrared heat allows the skin to breathe, penetrates deeper to detoxify the body + you can burn up to 600 calories! It was pretty hot in that sauna, but what’s a little sweat compared to burning that fat away. Plus unlike most saunas out there, they have a mini TV inside, in which you could catch up on your show while you relax (talk about some Netflix & Chill). You didn’t need to tell us twice though; we immediately decided to catch up on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina while we sipped on some icy cold lemonade water to forget about the fact that we were literally sweating our whole life within those 45 minutes. (Although the scenes of fire and brimstone didn’t help too much)

Needless to say, we enjoyed this one of a kind experience and I’m 100000% sure that we will definitely be back for a few more sessions because we totally felt the difference after we left. I’m the type of person that when I feel a tad bit stressed out my shoulders start to hurt and it’s mainly because my muscles tend to get all sore & tense  up. This whole experience made me feel more relaxed and I noticed muscle relief pretty quickly + I felt like I was able to breathe with more ease, something that I probably wouldn’t have noticed unless I came here. If you’re looking for a natural way of relieving some stress and helping yourself breathe better, I would definitely recommend for you to check out Salt Miami Wellness. Even if you’re not from Miami you could try checking Google for any local salt wellness locations around your area. It never hurts to try out something new, especially if it’s good for you!

XOXO, Yesi

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Salt Miami Wellness

Instagram: @saltmiamiwellness

13571 Biscayne Blvd.

North Miami Beach, FL 33181

(305)454-9081