3.31.2016

DXDWANDER - EPISODE #3

It's the last day of March and EPISODE 3 of #DXDWANDER is now out on Youtube!
The reason why we started doing these videos is so everyone could see the real behind the scenes of blogging and how we turn our blogging into a new adventure every time.
So if you haven't already, please WATCH, LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE. Follow us and our weirdness. x 


Follow us on Twitter - @DXDWANDER_
Follow us on Instagram - @DANCINGWITHFLYINGCOLORS @DARKMINTDAISY

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Music by - BRAEVES
Filmed by - RACHEL LEYCO


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3.21.2016

REEF x COACHELLA

Less than a month away until COACHELLA guys. Did you hear that, LESS THEN A MONTH! Now, whenever festival season is around the corner, everyone starts panicking about what they are going to wear. You want to be comfortable at the festival you are attending but at the same time fashionable. Gotta be ready for those fashion photographers.

Recently, I collaborated with Reef for Coachella and I would just like to say that this is one of my favorite blog posts EVER. We bought some color bombs and just danced around in the field to The 1975. NOTE TO SELF *Do not pick up any bombs* We were being rebels.. haha. 

Back to Reef, they sent me two men shirts and asked if I could create a Coachella outfit out of it. When I got the shirts that I picked so many thoughts were popping through my head. "Should I dye the shirts? How should I cut them? What if I mess up? AH I don't know WHAT TO DO!" After a few hours of thinking, sketching, daydreaming, it was time to bring this idea to life.

The two shirts that I had were 1) Printed Button Up and 2) Reef Hood T-Shirt. I made the printed button up into a skirt and cut the t-shirt into a crop top, I cut the sleeves of the t-shirt and with the left over material, I created a little choker for the outfit. The other half of the printed button up was used for Ashley's Coachella inspired look for you boho babes. Easily, I would definitely wear this outfit to any festival. The material is light, the colors and prints go perfectly well together and of course you have to add the Reef Rovers to complete the look. 

A few other festival 101 tips is to make sure to bring TONS of sunscreen when going to any festival, my preference would be SUNBUM, it works magic on your skin and it smells good as well. Bring a pair of sunnies to block your eyes from the sun, a Polaroid camera to capture all of your memories, a best friend to dance like weirdos with and a hat to protect that beautiful head of yours, Talk about festival fashion READY.

#FEATURED OOTD

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Reef Hood Yellow T-Shirt / BUY HERE / @REEF @REEFGIRLS
Reef Rover Low TX BUY HERE / @REEF @REEFGIRLS
Amethyst A Series Sunglasses / BUY HERE / @BLENDERSEYEWEAR





















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3.16.2016

DXDWANDER - EPISODE #2

EPISODE 2 is HERE finally. We have so much fun filming and editing (when I mean editing, that's all Ashley haha) these videos for you! 
This episode takes place in MALIBU, one of our favorite places to shoot- I certainly love it because of the OCEEEEEAN *insert the happiest face here* 

5am wake up, tired eyes, tons of coffee and the biggest smile on our faces, we started the day. 
Watch Episode 2 BELOW and make sure to like and subscribe on Youtube! A new episode will come out every two weeks, lovelies. x


Follow us on Twitter - @DXDWANDER_
Follow us on Instagram - @DANCINGWITHFLYINGCOLORS + @DARKMINTDAISY

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Music byBEL HAVEN
Filmed by RACHEL LEYCO


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3.13.2016

LOVE THE SKIN

 When I hit my 20's is when I realized that I needed to start taking care of my skin. I haven't had a problem with acne before because of my genetics (bless you mom + dad) but I do struggle with dry and dull skin. I've tried many cleansers, moisturizers, face washes, lotions, you name it but nothing ever worked. 
It was starting to get extremely frustrating until I hit the jackpot!

INTRODUCING MY DAILY SKIN ROUTINE 

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Rise N' Shine

1) First I wash my face with luke warm water and then I use two to three pumps of the Milky Jelly Cleanser from Glossier. <<BUY HERE>>  I mix the cleanser all over my face, doing upward and outward motions. After the cleanser is all over my face, I then wash my face again with luke warm water.

2) I pat my face dry with a towel and add the Priming Moisturizer from Glossier <<BUY HERE>> all over my face. It's the perfect moisturizer for any skin type.

3) Third step is applying the Skin Tint from Glossier <<BUY HERE>> upward and outward all over my face. I love using the skin tint instead of foundation because it gives you a natural look, it doesn't cover up all the freckles and beauty marks on your skin but it does give your skin a smooth, even look.

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Time For Bed

4) It's the end of the day and the makeup needs to come off. I apply about three pumps of the Milky Jelly Cleanser (purchase from the link above) all over my dry face. Not only is this cleanser the perfect *WAKEMEUP product but it also is able to remove all of your makeup. Once I am done applying the cleanser, I then wash my face with luke warm water.

5) About twice a week, I love giving my face the royal treatment... MASK TIME. I use the Ionic Clay Mask with Willowbark from Boots Botanics <<BUY HERE>>.

6) I pat my face dry with a towel and my next step is applying my DNA Lock Serum + Moisturizer aka Daile <<BUY HERE>> all over my face. I scoop about the size of a quarter and just moisturize the product all over my face and neck. Daile keeps my skin radiant and wrinkle free (thank goodness!).

7) Last but not least, to prevent any wrinkles + wanting to get rid of the bags under my eyes, I apply about three tiny dots of my Enchanted Eye Cream from Lush <<BUY HERE>> with my fore finger. I carefully rub all of the cream under my eyes and to the corners of my eyes because your eyes are like a delicate flower.

& there you have it! I know it must seem like a long routine in the morning and at night but honestly, once you get the hang of it, it's a pretty fast process that you just can't stop doing. So take care of your skin, show it the love that it deserves! x






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3.09.2016

STONE COLD VIXEN

I have been living in Los Angeles for about five years now and there's still so much that I haven't seen in this huge city. The other day, we decided to roam around Downtown because we needed a little change of scenery. Normally, my days consist of going to Malibu or any beach town for that matter but I wanted to wander around my first home when I first moved out to LA. There's just so many coffee shops to try, many art deco buildings to look at, just so much beauty to take in.
By far this has to be one of my favorite shoots ever. This location is beyond amazing. It is right outside of the Disney Concert Hall. The reflecting building just reminded me of an art gallery, so modern and chic which went perfectly with my outfit. 

#FEATURED OOTD

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Silverado Vegan Leather ShortsBUY HERE @SHOPBLAKLABEL
The Wrap NecklaceBUY HERE @JAY.NICOLE.JEWELRY

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3.03.2016

REEFS x GIVEAWAY

From March 3, 2016 to March 17, 2016 11:59pm PT - Reef will be giving away the ULTIMATE SPRING TRAVEL GETAWAY.
Nothing excites me more than one of my favorite companies giving away the coolest grand prize to one guy AND one girl that is worth up to $400 each!
Who wouldn't want to win this ultimate prize?! Perfect for any upcoming festivals and Spring Break.
You can win not only some rad shoes but also a backpack, board shorts and hats!
It's simple, all you have to do is click the link below and ENTER

CONTEST LINK 


 Once you sign up on the contest link, Reef will give you a unique URL link to share throughout ALL of your social media platforms. For each person that enters the contest through your URL, you will get an additional contest entry.


SO GO AHEAD, CLICK THE LINK AND ENTER! #REEFSPRINGTRAVELCONTEST

A sneak peek at some of the prizes...

<< REEF GIRLS PRIZES BELOW >>

 
 

<< REEF GUYS PRIZES BELOW >>











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3.01.2016

DXDWANDER VIDEO LAUNCH - EPISODE #1

TODAY IS THE DAY - MARCH 1ST 2016.
Our launch of our very first episode of #DXDWANDER is on Youtube NOW.
Ashley @dancingwithflyingcolors and I are SO ecstatic to share our lives with you all.

"We're the dreamers. The ones that lose sleep, the ones that are too busy creating magic to be asleep when we dream.."

We are best friends who:

1.) Have a passion for fashion, we want to inspire everyone to wear whatever they want to wear. You don't need to follow the trends. Create you own style! Be free.
2.) Drink endless amounts of coffee, talk about #coffeehigh ALL DAY, everyday.
3.) Are the biggest weirdos that you will ever meet.
4.) Love to wake up at the crack of dawn and explore. Whether we are heading to the beach in Malibu or driving all the way to Big Sur for the day. You never know with us. We love spontaneity.

Our first episode took place in December. Of course we have to start off the day with our cup of coffee in Studio City! Red Window is one of the cutest coffee stands on Ventura Blvd. 
Moving along with the day, we drove all the way to San Clemente- ONE OF OUR FAVORITE BEACH TOWNS. There's so much more I could tell you but you are going to have to just watch the video below. Take a look inside the lives of Ashley and Cathie - We hope you ALL enjoy our very first episode as much as we do! We can't wait to show you more. 

PLEASE SHARE/LIKE/SUBSCRIBE. x 

Music by BEL HAVEN 
Filmed by RACHEL LEYCO



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