5 ways to de-stress 

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone has a great start to their week and I hope it’s a happy and quick week! I’m not ever going to lie to yall and say I don’t get stressed because I do, so I came up with my 5 ways I de-stress to share with Y’all!

  1. Grab some fuzzy socks, a cup of your favorite tea and watch your favorite YouTuber.
  2. Take a warm shower. Grab your favorite body scrub and body wash! Then when you’re done, get your favorite smell good lotion and moisturize your skin. Nothing like smelling good to make you feel a bit better!
  3. Read a book! I love reading religious books or adventure books! Here’s  one book that I just finished and man- it’s worth the read I promise you!
  4. Light a candle. I stock up when Bath and Body Works has their candle sales for this exact reason! I light a candle and read or watch videos- do something YOU like to do.
  5. Pamper yourself. Put on those fuzzy socks, wash your face & apply a mask and just relax! I Make all of my off days my spa day, self-care is very important!

Mint mask // Book // Candle // Aloe fuzzy socks // Lotion

*Make sure if you get the mint mask you put ‘Natasha‘ in the “Where did you hear about us?” Section at checkout for $$ off your next order!*

I hope all of these tips help anyone who needs to de-stress! Like I said, self-care is very important and it’s just as important to do stuff that you like to do when you’re off and have free time!

Here’s our latest YouTube video!

Xo, Natasha. 

Camo and Gold

Happy Friday! I’m loving this camo trend and this shirt is the softest one ever from Francesca’s for only $28! I will link cheaper versions of everything below as well.



I know y’all love affordable products so from now on I’ll try to find outfits and designer items for less! I’ve been wanting one of these gold layered necklaces for months now but dropping $40 at baublebar (all though I know their products are great) I just couldn’t. I got this necklace from The Styled Collection and they give $$ back to animals! The gold hoops are from Francesca’s as well so I’ll link them or similar ones below. These Vigoss jeans can be more than other jeans but they last forever and are super comfortable and worth it. I bought my Tory Burch bag from @shopkateyscloset on Instagram for half price! I highly suggest seeing if your favorite bloggers/YouTubers have a postmark or Instagram page where they sell their designer items or go to fashionfile or any resale authentic website to buy designer bags for a cheaper price. Like I said in my Ballin’ on a Budget post these black heels are under $40 and they’re designer! This lipstick is one of my holy grail products because it dries on and literally stays on all dang day!


1.Exact shirt // Cheaper version of the shirt
2.Similar jeans // Cheaper version of jeans

3.Exact hoops

4.Exact necklace // Cheaper version of necklace

5.Exact shoes // Cheaper version of shoes

6. Exact bag is no longer Available // Similar & cheaper bag version

7. Exact lipstick

Xo, Natasha

Ballin’ on a budget | Pt. 1

Hello everyone! I’m starting a new blog post series called Ballin’ on a budget which means I’ll show y’all how to find designer items at affordable prices, and items that are trending/in style without breaking the bank! Sadly I won’t be doing any “save or splurge” posts but this will be very similar!




1. Tory Burch // 2. White shorts // 3. Denim skirt // 4. Off the shoulder top // 5. Oversized cardigan // 6. Layered necklace // 7. Nude espadrille sandals // 8. Saddle bag // 9. Monogram necklace // 10. Black heels

I’m in love with everything in the photos! I’m a lace up shoe fanatic so both of these designer shoes are right up my ally plus they’re great prices! Especially for Marc Fisher. I don’t know if y’all know this about me, but I love wearing sweaters and nice cardigans all year around (I know that makes me sound crazy in Houston) but I can’t help it. This oversized cardigan is definitely on my wish list. These gold layered necklaces are so in style right now so why not get one without breaking the bank? To top everything off this Tory Burch pink pouch is super cute and it’s a great price. I love finding designer items that don’t make you feel guilty for spending a lot…That’s what ballin’ on a budget is all about!

Xo, Natasha

Beautiful baubles under $100

Everyone loves some good jewelry, especially when it’s under $100! From hoops to bracelets I’ll show you my favorite pieces from that you can get at Target or designer brands.

One ring that I’ve been dying over is this silver simulated diamond band that’s only $99, but looks like it’s hundreds of dollars! These gold floral earrings are too cute to pass up, especially for under $60. I feel like they could make a simple outfit dressy without overdoing it.

Ring // Floral gold hoop

BaubleBar has a great line at Target that looks expensive but it’s very affordable. The pink burst earrings and blue tassels are under $20 at Target.

Pink burst earring // Blue tassel earring

Now, at BaubleBar’s actual website they are still very affordable! I’m talking about seeing a necklace for $700 and they made an affordable dupe for under $50 pictured here! This layered necklace is definitely on my wish list. They also have this gold link bracelet for under $40 which is a steal! I’ve always wanted a chunky gold bracelet that looks high quality, but don’t want to spend hundreds on it.

Layered necklace // Gold bracelet

This James Avery silver twisted link bracelet has been on my list for months y’all! The best part is that now they are having a special called the Charm Event where you buy 2 charms and get a bracelet free up to $69 and this fits in it! Yep, I buy 2 charms and get this cute bracelet for FREE!

Silver bracelet

I’ve been eyeballing these Tory Burch pearl earrings for the longest time. They’re so classy and simple, I love them! I feel like retro is coming back into trend, so these 2 circle hoops are perfect for that and under $40. 

Pearl earrings // 2 circle hoops

Have a happy Monday!

Xo, Natasha

Save or splurge! Pt. 2

Last year I did part 1 of this series, and I’ve found more items to share again! Everyone loves to save money and to buy pieces that are worth the money. I’ll be showing you what’s worth spending the big bucks on and what’s not.

To start things off with a bang, let me tell you about this leopard clutch and sunglasses. The Prada brand of these sunglasses is over $300! The identical pair that isn’t Prada is only $12! I know the Designer Chloe ’62mm’ sunglasses are a huge trend but cost almost $400. I swear I saw an identical pair at Francesca’s for under $20! Unfortunately, they don’t have it posted online, but I saw them in store. Let’s talk about this leopard clutch, it’s been seen everywhere by every blogger. I wanted this leopard clutch, but could never just drop $300 on a clutch, this Sole Society version is less than $40!

 

 

I know this cheaper alternative of the velvet trend Gucci bag isn’t very similar, but there is a Rebecca Minkoff version that’s under $200. Since velvet is a trend, I decided to find the most affordable version of a velvet bag plus this green is so pretty! Everyone needs a black bag as a go to, so you can always invest in a great piece that will last you forever or get the affordable version! The cheaper version of this Zac Posen bag doesn’t have as much hardware on it, but it’s still cute!

 

 

 

Now let’s talk about jewelry! These BaubleBar tassel earrings are trending as well and compared to the price of the Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings you save a ton! This nail ring by James Avery is my favorite. I’ve loved the Cartier nail ring forever, but it’s over $2000! The cheaper nail ring alternative is made out of sterling silver which is still a great material and will last a long time. You will definitely be seeing this ring on my fingers! I always love following trends, especially if I get a good deal. This Tiffany & Co ‘T’ rose gold bracelet is over a thousand dollars, but Nordstrom has a cheaper alternative.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve linked the items with the higher prices on top, and lower prices items/similar towards the bottom

Oscar de la Renta earrings
BaubleBar earrings
Cartier ring
James Avery ring
Clare V clutch
Sole Society clutch
Tiffany & Co bracelet
Topshop bracelet
Velvet Gucci bag
Rebecca Minkoff version
BP velvet bag
Prada sunglasses
BP sunglasses
Zac Posen black bag
Sole Society black bag

Don’t get me wrong, some items are worth splurging the extra money on. One thing I don’t ever recommend is spending a ton of money just to stay with trends. If you truly believe you will use that item for many years then buy the expensive item. The best of both worlds is when you find a cheaper option that is still very good quality, just like the nail ring! I will try my best to post a splurge or save every month with the best deals on trends I can find. I hope y’all enjoy this post!

   Xo, Natasha

Peppermint Bark

I haven’t done a recipe post in forever! So let me just say Williams Sonoma is selling peppermint bark for $28 a tin…. I don’t know about y’all, but this girl isn’t dropping that much on chocolate. So I made my own! This recipe will cost you UNDER $10! 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of white chocolate
  • 1 package of milk chocolate
  • 2 big candy cane sticks (I got mine from the $1 store)

-The chocolate packages I used are in the pictures below, I found them at Walmart.


  • Place large candy cane sticks into plastic bag and crush up into medium small pieces
  • Break apart the cubes and melt with 1/2 tsp of oil/butter in large bowl for about 3 minutes, but keep an eye on it every minute in case your microwave heats up faster or slower.
  • Once melted pour onto baking pan lined with wax paper and spread evenly, let the first layer of chocolate cool for 10-15 minutes before pouring the second layer
  • Repeat steps for white chocolate then spread crunched candy cane pieces evenly over melted white chocolate while it’s still warm. Then place into the fridge for 20-30 minutes until cool/solid.

Enjoy!! I took some to my coworkers and I had someone that doesn’t like peppermint Love this! It’s perfect to bring to bible studies and family or friend gatherings. 
          Xo, Natasha

Christmas Spirit

I’m proud to say that I’ve finished my Christmas shopping! This is the first year that I didn’t know what to get for most of the people on my list, but that just makes the gifts so much better! I know Christmas seems like it’s all about presents and spending money but I just love the spirit it brings. Things like people getting a little bit nicer, you get to see family, and have fun! This year I may or may not be attempting to make tamales for my first time but I love challenges!

I put a few festive and inexpensive items together to show your Christmas spirit! Forever21 has a lot of cute Christmas sweaters that are under $30. Although I do love hitting up a thrift store and finding vintage Christmas sweaters! I can’t even say how many times I’ve had hot chocolate, but I promise it tastes better in a Christmas mug! Plus a mug for under $5 is a deal. Anyone who knows me will tell you that no matter what my age is I will rock a onesie, and I’m loving this tree one from H&M! I need this cat sweater. I love black cats and own one so I need to represent lol. I’m pretty sure y’all know bath and body works has great candles so I’ll end that there. Go stock up!


Forever 21 Christmas sweaters

Cat Christmas sweater

Reindeer onesie
Christmas tree onesie

Flannel pants

 

Baby it’s cold outside mug
Oh deer mug
Snow day mug

 

Evergreen candle
Twisted Peppermint candle

 

 

Happy Holidays!

Xo, Natasha