Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and Its Effect on My Oily Acne Prone Skin

Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and Its Effect on My Oily Acne Prone Skin

      The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is one of my favorite products from their line, and if you ask why, it’s because it actually works. You know how it usually goes when we buy products. We give them a try and often don’t see any results. That is not the case when it comes to this one. Here are a few tips to make the most of using it, along with my impressions:

  • At first there was some pretty intense tingling, especially around my eyes and lips. My skin rarely has any sensations when it comes to skincare products, so that made me slightly nervous. I would suggest going easy with it in those two areas. The founders and online reviews say that the tingling goes away in a week or two, but if you know your skin the way I do, you might want  to avoid using this product around your upper lip and take extra care around your eye area. If the tingling feels unbearable to you, or if you don’t want to take any chances, you can always mix it with your favorite moisturizer. For people with sensitive skin, I suggest being cautious and maybe start with it as a spot treatment to see how your skin reacts.
  • The first time I applied this product, I used it along with Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. At the time, I had two breakouts on my cheek, and I swear to you the next day they were almost gone. Three days later, they had vanished completely.


  • Another miraculous effect this product had was brightening my skin. We all know how long it takes for acne scars to go away, and I noticed them fading after using this Vitamin C for only about one week. I literally had a “wow” moment, because, just like many of you, I am skeptical about a product until I see visible results. I’m very happy with its effectiveness.
  • Another benefit is that it  works well with the other products I use. I usually wait a couple of minutes to let it soak in before I follow up with moisturizer. The formula seems compatible with the rest of my skincare routine.
  • Because of all the tingling and irritation that can follow (I suggest starting with a less-concentrated Vitamin C to build up your tolerance), I only apply it at night. Plus its texture is a bit gritty, which makes it a better product for my p.m. skincare routine.
  • My skin looks super plump and radiant the morning after using it. I can’t say it helps fines lines just yet since breakouts and scars are my biggest concern.
  • In the beginning, the texture was something that threw me off. At first, it’s very creamy, but as you rub it in (like you would do with any cream or serum), it developed more of  a texture that was harder to spread. So now I only use a drop of product and apply it to one area of my face, then apply another drop for another area, and so on.
  • I use it only at night, and after one month of use I’m can see that I’m almost halfway done with the product, which means that one bottle won’t even last for two months. That’s a downside, but on the other hand the product is only about $7, so it won’t hurt your wallet too much…just pray it’s not out of stock when you go to reorder it.

Hope this helps!


NDS duo

Fall 2018 Trends: Oversized Coats, Animal Print and More

Fall 2018 Trends: Oversized Coats, Animal Print and More

      When you live in Chicago and have four seasons (more like two actually, temperature-wise it feels more like three months of summer and nine months of winter here!), you end up having more clothes than you can actually fit in your closet. Long story short, September is approaching pretty quickly, so we are happy to announce it’s time to shop for fall. Personally, I can’t wait to embrace the art of layering, especially since it seems this time around trends are heavily inspired by the 80’s. If you are a girl always on the hunt for trends like I am, you will probably find more plaid, animal print, statement coats, velvet and lace, bustier dresses and cozy oversized sweaters in your wardrobe this season.

           Here are some fall outfits to give you some shopping inspiration!

Staple Pieces Everyone Needs to Have in Their Closet
          Oversized coats. Simply put, the most versatile and transitional staple piece that one can own. The best part is that you can pull it off with anything and it works for any occasion. But if you were to ask me this season’s style recipe, I would say here are the ingredients: a classic black coat, a colorful coat to add interest to all of your looks, and a plaid coat, which is definitely the most sought after trend for Fall 2018. Here are some options for you to shop: The Date Night Blazer, Don’t Sugarcoat it Longline Coat, Lily Knit Back Midi Coat, Mural Blazer Midi Coat, Feutre Coat, Lapels Structured Coat, Unstructured Wool-Blend Coat.
Most Favorite Looks with Animal Print Pieces
       Animal print. This fall, get excited for animal prints to make a comeback, with everything from  leopard to snakeskin gracing the runway. If you ask me, it almost feels like it hasn’t been gone for that long. If you are going for more of a luxurious look or if you are trying to hit the high-charts with killer street style, then it’s a great idea to mix in some color and give some space to let the animal print take center stage by keeping it simple in the accessories department. Get inspired by these pieces: Perfect Pair Oblong Bandana, Kate Leopard Coat, Leopard Chevron Sweater, Foldover Calf Hair Clutch, X Revolve Delaney Duster, X Revolve Bada Bodysuit, Pant 88.
Must Have Oversized Sweaters for This Fall Season

        Cozy sweaters. Aren’t you happy these never seem to go out of style? The coziest part of the fall season is big, comfy oversized knit sweaters. Just one con worth mentioning: the room they take up in your closet and drawers. But you know yourself that it’s worth it. Every time I’m pursuing a stylish or classic look, I go for cream, black and white colored sweaters. For something fun and maybe more casual, I pick one of my bright colored or patterned sweaters. Shop some options here: GCDS Logo Sweater, East Coast Wrap Sweater, Softly Structured Tunic, Jill Sweater, Twister Sweater, Patterned Top, Rib-Knit Sweater, Cora Sweater.


Let the fall shopping begin.

Weightless Multi-Tasking Hydrating Facial Oil

Weightless Multi-Tasking Hydrating Facial Oil

       If you are looking for a new skincare product and you have dry skin, I think I might have something for you. I was introduced to Biossance by a friend. She got a sample of 100% Squalane Oil, but her skin is on the oily side and I guess it didn’t work out for her…lucky me!

Multi-Tasking Facial Oil That Works for Dry and Oily Skin

     I will be honest. My first impression from the get go is that their products are on the pricey side, but they are so worth it. The full-size bottle of Squalane Oil goes for $58. I know, it’s a bit crazy…but the best part is that they offer a sample size for $14. That sample will be enough for you to figure out if this product is worth the investment for you.

     Side note: they are offering 25% off on all of the products until August 28, 2018 when shop through their website. Also, you get $15 for referring a friend. So hurry up!

Oil that Hydrates Face, Body and Hair

    So what’s squalane? I love brands that educate you about their products and the ingredients they use. The Biossance website explains:

You may or may not have heard of squalane, but your skin has. The human body produces its own version (known as squalene), but the amount made and retained in the skin decreases over time. It peaks in our teens and then starts to decline in our 20’s, leaving skin rough, dry and vulnerable.

        After using it for about two weeks on a daily basis, my skin felt moisturized and that annoying dullness has disappeared. This product has given life and glow to my skin, which is so hard to achieve for a girl with dry skin. The good news: This oil is meant for all skin types, so don’t let the word “oil” scare you off. It doesn’t contain fragrance, which is really something you must watch out for when choosing your next skincare product. It’s also non-toxic and hypoallergenic.

Facial Oil that Instantly Hydrates and Locks in Essential Moisture.

Just a few tips:

  • You can use it for adding moisture to your cuticles, as well as your hands;
  • You can add a drop or two of the oil to your body lotion if your skin feels extra dry; 
  • Same tip goes for your hair;

     My routine with it is pretty simple: I use this oil by itself at night and also in the morning before applying my moisturizer. Pretty certain this product will stay on my shelf for a long time! 

Your NDS Duo,


7 Tips to Help Your Photoshoots Run Smoothly

7 Tips to Help Your Photoshoots Run Smoothly

     You would think that being a blogger puts me in a category of people that feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Photoshoots are my least favorite part of the blogging journey, but it happens to be the most important one sooooo long story short, there are some things you simply must do as a blogger. The day we decided to launch Next Destination: Style, we also made the decision to hire a photographer. And here are just a few reasons why: 

  • I personally don’t know much about cameras, and that would have just added another thing that I would have needed to learn to start blogging. Hiring a photographer simply saved me lots of time.
  • Quality photography is something you must invest in if you are trying to make your blog look professional, and trust me, people will notice the difference.
  • Photographers are professionals, and the pictures they take are better quality than photos taken by your annoyed friends or a family member.

Here are some tips for making your photoshoots go as smoothly as possible:

       1. Decide on the mood. Photography is an art. Remember that every picture will have its own spirit and a message that it sends. Think of what you are trying to show off. Do you want to highlight certain pieces of your outfit, the location you are shooting, travel vibes? In this photoshoot, I wore this purple scarf in a couple of different ways while also trying to channel a California vibe here in Chicago, which I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish without my amazing photographer: Lua Photo.

Circle Woven Crossbody Bag from Urban Outfitters

Hoop Earrings from Urban Outfitters Trends of 2018Photography: Lua Photo; BDG Essential Mid-Rise Denim Shorts (only $49); Uo Poppy Pointelle Turtleneck Sweater (only $49); Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top (only $50); Large Hollow Hoop Earring (only $18); Circle Woven Crossbody Bag (only $34); Paisley Silky Mini Square Scarf (only $14)

    2. Location. In my book, location comes even before the outfit. The backdrop and scenery sets a particular mood that I use as inspiration when shopping for pieces to create my looks. But that’s not it. Scouting locations beforehand will save you time and money. Looking for locations at the last minute can be pretty stressful. You might get lucky and find someplace that is insta-worthy and cute along the way, but it’s better to plan ahead. That’s the best tip to consider when you are planning to get some shots in a local restaurant, hotel or coffee shop. Trust my experience: Call and ask first before strolling in with a professional photographer because some places won’t allow that. It’s also a great opportunity to ask if you can come in before the place opens up, which will give you much more freedom to get creative with the place. Plus, doing so means there is no need to photoshop people out of the image later on.

Side note: At the end of the day, it’s important that what you are wearing flows with the color scheme and, of course, the background of your location.

Stand out in these chunky, hollow hoop earrings, found only at Urban Outfitters. Shiny, metal open-ended hoop that puts a bold spin on a classic look.

         3. Look for inspiration. Time to scroll through Pinterest boards and save some pins for inspiration. It’s not only useful for you, but also for your photographer. A couple of days before the shoot, I shared some boards on Pinterest with mine and I think that was helpful for both of us to get an idea of the style and mood that we were going for. There is nothing more important than being able to translate your vision to the photographer, and what could be more helpful than saved Instagram pictures or Pinterest boards.

      4. Prepare you looks in advance. Staying organized is the key to success. Pull your looks together the day before. Take some pictures showing all of the details of your outfit, including shoes and jewelry. You would be surprised how many looks you can achieve by simply switching, adding or removing some accessories. And what is the best way to remember all of that when you have only two seconds to change outfits? The easiest way is to have it all stored on your phone. I would suggest creating a catalog of looks, which you may even want to share with your photographer so they can envision what you’re going for as well. You would be surprised how serious some photographers are about their job.

Side note: If you are thinking of changing your hair for one of the photos or adding a bright lipstick, for example, try to do that during the last few pictures. I have learned this lesson the hard way from trying to find makeup remover in the middle of nowhere in NYC at 8:00 am.

BDG Essential Mid-Rise Denim Short – Indigo Summer 2018 Trend

     5. Practice your poses. Find what fits you as well as the look you have created. If you’ve been inspired by poses  on Pinterest and the like, test those out in front of a mirror beforehand. I always take some quick snapshots ahead of time to see what I will look like in those poses. Keep in mind that photoshoots can get chaotic, and it’s easy to forget what you wanted to achieve in your photos while remembering your best angles.

      6. Bring makeup and hair products along. You will need to retouch after you switch from one look to the next or when you have to pull your hair up. That’s when hairspray really comes in handy, especially if your hair tends to  frizzy easily. Welcome to Chicago.

Bring bohemian charm to your summery styles with this woven crossbody bag, available only at UO. In a roped cotton fabrication + circle silhouette for a vintage inspired finish.

Classic good looks in this pointelle turtleneck sweater from Urban Outfitters. Made from a lightweight pointelle ribbed knit in a bodycon fit. Topped with a turtleneck + long sleeves. Finished with lettuce-edge trim detailing throughout.Photography: Lua Photo; BDG Essential Mid-Rise Denim Shorts (only $49); Uo Poppy Pointelle Turtleneck Sweater (only $49); Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top (only $50); Large Hollow Hoop Earring (only $18); Circle Woven Crossbody Bag (only $34); Paisley Silky Mini Square Scarf (only $14)

      7. Involve a friend. It is always nice to have someone who can help carry bags around (haha). A third party can also be very helpful for the photographer when she/he needs to get the light game on, so promise your friend two professional pictures or even drinks afterwards…few friends can say no to that.

        Once you do more photoshoots, you will find what works best for you. The only thing I can’t promise is that it will be easy, but it will certainly be fun. But hey, remember that nothing that is worth doing comes easy. Leave your tips in the comments below! Maybe we can learn from you as well!

Your NDS Duo,



Jumpsuits Are My New Summer Love

Jumpsuits Are My New Summer Love

        If we had to pick our favorite outfits of this spring/summer so far, not one but several pieces from  would have made it on the list. We learned about this online shop from a friend, and even got to meet the owner who just recently launched her website. Danielle, just like the two of us, has decided to pursue one of her passions: fashion. She has always believed that clothes can really help people express their individual personalities: “I love how an outfit can completely change a person’s mood or self-esteem with the addition of a pair of bold heels or a colorful bag. I want to sell clothing that makes women feel confident! Mixing that with my career in social media advertising has brought us here!” Her online store was officially launched April 15th, 2018 and we are here to share some of our favorite looks that we put together from ShopSocialGal:

        1. The Center of Attention Stripe Jumpsuit. Trust me, she called it this for a reason. It’s hard to tell you how many compliments I received when I wore it, but there was definitely a whole bunch. It’s certainly one of the best pieces I got to try on. The fabric is extremely soft and light. I combined it with this straw bag from Zara and these Rachelle-2 Suede Sandals from Vince.

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      2. Fit For a Queen Navy Romper Maxi. There are two things that make this piece unique. First, it’s a short romper that is hidden beneath a full, long skirt, and second, it has an open back. So cute! It has a beautiful v-neck that allowed me to show off some of my favorite pieces of jewelry so far this summer. Could it get any better?!

Blue and White Striped Romper

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     3. My Lucky Peonies Floral Off the Shoulder Dress. Like any good clothing store, ShopSocialGal stocked up on some cute floral dresses for summer, like this one. It is my absolute favorite, and I think the off-the-shoulder part must have something to do with it. Florals will never go out of style, that’s something that is guaranteed. I love to pair these types of dresses with my “Lavette” Perforated Peep Toe Bootie from Vince Camuto, especially when I’m trying to keep my look casual.

Red Floral Summer Dress

Off The Shoulder Short Floral DressOff The Shoulder Red Floral Summer Dress

           4. Dance the Night Away Navy Romper. Who doesn’t have more than one jumpsuit in their closet, if not more than that? I love a good jumpsuit. They’re fast, easy and stylish.This one specifically was so cute and comfortable to wear. It would be perfect to wear to an outdoor event or street fest. You can dress it up with heels or dress it down with some flats. The jumpsuit really stands out, which means that you don’t need many accessories. Perfect for summer days or nights!

        ShopSocialGal is constantly adding more items to the collection, so there is always something new and on trend available! Danielle eventually wants to expand the store into bags, shoes, and jewelry. Possibly her own graphic tee line as well! All things that are comfortable and cute. We are so excited for this!

Happy Shopping!

Your NDS Duo,


That One Hair Oil that Made My Hair Look Picture Perfect

That One Hair Oil that Made My Hair Look Picture Perfect

       My story with Bumble and Bumble began the day I decided to make an appointment at the salon to cut my hair short. I just felt so bored with it at the time. After scrolling through Instagram on a daily (actually, more like an hourly) basis, I felt like my hair was lacking that picture-perfect shine all of the celebrities have.

Bumble and Bumble Invisible Hair Oil

       I had no idea whether cutting my hair would fix that issue, but I was definitely on a mission to get that haircut…that is, until I walked into Sephora and asked a consultant to show me the product that ended up bringing life and glow back to my hair. He handed me Bumble and Bumble hair oil. I fell in love and we have been together ever since.

Product that Makes My Hair Look Picture Perfect    Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in it yourself, and when I say invest, it’s because it is a bit on the pricey side…so listen up:

  • It contains six different kinds of oils that are very beneficial for your hair;
  • It doesn’t weigh down hair like some other hair oils tend to do;
  • The day you try this oil will be the day you say goodbye to split ends;
  • If you have curly hair, that probably means you have a close relationship with hot tools, and it’s no secret they cause hair damage. This oil will protect your hair from getting damaged while heat styling;
  • It will make your hair smell great even though it absorbs quickly;
  • I love using it on dry hair too since it helps to tame that annoying frizz;
  • A little goes a long way. I bought it about six months ago and have only gone through ¼ of the bottle;

Fast Absorbing Hair Oil      Friendly reminder: avoid using too much of the oil so your hair doesn’t get greasy. And please, please, please don’t put it on your roots! I’ve heard some people actually do that. Anyways, if you have been struggling to find a great hair oil that will keep your hair healthy, soft and moisturized, I think I may have solved that one for you today. I hope I did 🙂 

Your NDS Duo,



The Accessory Trend that Will Never Leave for Good: Hoop Earrings

The Accessory Trend that Will Never Leave for Good: Hoop Earrings
      Do you ever fall behind on trends? Welcome to my life. It takes me time to catch up on some fashion trends, and in this case we are talking about hoop earrings. They made a comeback in 2017, but only recently have I begun falling back in love with them…..but as they say: better late than never. 
The Chuck Taylor All-Star is a staple: the high-top and oxford silhouettes stay simply classic, while the white laces and star ankle patch give a nod to the legacy of the Chuck. This is the go-with-everything go-to that you won’t get sick of going to.

       If you had met me in the 90s, all that you would have found in my jewelry box were huge hoop earrings, and I  was absolutely obsessed with those shoulder-sweeping hoops, which would literally make me keep my posture straight. My mom was happy. It was the only time she wouldn’t have to lecture me about my posture.


Never let go of the ‘90s with these vintage-inspired chain bracelets.

      Being a 90s baby and seeing trends like this coming back makes me feel a little sad because it means I’m getting older, but then again it’s so nice to see them back around. But for the most part, I love how they are coming back in different shapes and sizes, and my favorite is gold! Gold was never my thing and I don’t even have explanation as to why, but lately all I ever look at are gold pieces. If I need to be extra honest, I think Negin Mirsalehi is responsible for it. 

slightly wide-cut, relaxed-fit construction sweater

         Of course, the best part is that you can pair them with any outfit. You name it: from a casual blouse to long summer dresses and even that one fancy black dress.

absolutely essential knit sweater from Urban Outfitters.
       You will always need at least need 1 pair of hoop earrings in your jewelry collection!
Your NDS Duo

8 Best Podcasts We Listen to on a Daily Basis

8 Best Podcasts We Listen to on a Daily Basis

“Those are series that spotlights successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief innovation officer at MyDomaine’s parent company, Clique Brands, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Think of it as a virtual mentor: Beyond inspiring career stories, they’ll share the wisdom and advice they’ve learned along the way, from side hustle and startup attempts to searching for investors, hiring superstar staff, and everything in between”.

Favorite Episodes:

Episode 4: Everything But the House Chief Brand Officer Mandana Dayani;
Episode 9: Jessica Alba, Actress and Founder of The Honest Company;
Episode 11: Sophia Rossi, HelloGiggles Co-Founder;
Episode 10: Tracy Sun, Poshmark Co-Founder;
“The Business of Fashion has gained a global following as an essential daily resource for fashion creatives, executives and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It is frequently described as “indispensable,” “required reading” and “an addiction.”
Favorite Episodes:
Episode 51 |May 21|: Why Age Is Irrelevant;
Episode 68|April 30|: Inside Kim Kardashian West’s Burgeoning Beauty Empire | Inside Fashion;
Episode 54 |May 11|: Inside the Magic and Math of Digital Marketing;
“Behind every best-selling beauty product, there’s a damn good story. Two longtime magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Each month, we talk to the industry’s most genius founders, and find out how they broke into the biz, with a little beauty idea that blew up into a million-dollar success story. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world’s buzziest beauty brands. Plus, check out their mid-month series, #TheGlowDown where they interview industry insiders and chat about beauty news and the best new products that are worth the spend”.
Favorite Episodes:
Episode 11: Glossier Founder Emily Weiss;
Episode 09: Nudestix Founders Taylor and Ally Frankel;
Episode 13: Drunk Elephant Skincare Founder Tiffany Masterson;
Episode 07: Rodial and Nip + Fab Founder Maria Hatzistefanis;
Episode 10: The Glow Down Ft. Patrick Ta, Petra Collins, Fenty Beauty & ELLE Canada’s Victoria DiPlacido;
Podcast by Danielle Bernsteinm founder of WeWoreWhat.
Favorite Episodes:
Episode 12: Rachel Zeilic – Founder of Majorelle & VP of Marketing / Influencers at Clique Media;
Episode 4: Jen Atkin – Celebrity Hairstylist, Creator of The OUAI, and the ultimate boss babe!
Episode 11: DJ CASSIDY (Legendary DJ, Producer, and Fashion Icon);
“Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks,, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career. Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer. Along with sharing her best kept secrets, she interviews the best in the industry (Amy Porterfield, Jamie Ivey, Melyssa Griffin, Lori Harder, Cathy Heller and so much more) who will share their secrets to ensure you are seen, heard, (and hired!) With millions of downloads and counting, the Goal Digger Movement is growing every day and now it’s YOUR TURN to hear from the experts, get inspired, and tackle your biggest goals along the way. What do you say? Are you in? Because we believe that work doesn’t have to feel like work. For daily business tips, inspiration, (and free resources!)”.
Favorite Episodes:
Episode 157: What’s a Visual Brand and Why Do You Need One?
Episode 150: Chatting with a Lawyer: How to Legally Protect Yourself;
Episode 146: Writing a Book 101 with Rachel Hollis;
The Influencer Podcast is an innovative podcast that explores the secrets behind the ever-changing trends of influencer marketing and the careers of today’s top social influencers. Hosted by marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist and influencer Julie Solomon, Julie and guests join in the conversation to share how they engage, persuade and grow their unique influence, and how their work impacts the influencer industry. Julie brings you marketing and branding strategies with Marie Forleo, Amy Porterfield, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, Melyssa Griffin and more. Through each episode, learn how to strengthen, monetize and build your own industry-leading influence.
Favorite Episodes:
Episode 008: Why Live Streaming is Essential for Influencer Marketing Deals & Growth;
Episode 009: How to Set Goals and Stay on Track this Summer;
Episode 055: Figuring Out Who You Are + Overcoming Fear with Amber Lilyestrom;

“Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self”.

Favorite Episodes:
March 12: Salma Hayek Pinault: Making Peace with Yourself;
February 14: Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling: Brave New Worlds;
March 14: Jimmy Kimmel: What Do You Stand For?
April 18: Timothy Shriver: Fully Alive, Discovering What Matters Most;
April 16: Madonna Badger: Finding Light After Unimaginable Tragedy;
April 30: Jay Williams: You Can Survive Your Worst Mistake;

Tony Robbins, the #1 Life and Business Strategist, has helped over 50 million people from 100 countries create real and lasting change in their lives. In this podcast, he shares proven strategies and tactics so you, too, can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health and finances. In addition to excerpts from his signature events and other exclusive, never-before-released audio content, Tony and his team also conduct deeply insightful interviews with the most prominent masterminds and experts on the global stage.

Favorite Episodes:
November 17, 2017: Success Strategies from a Self-made Billionaire;
February 6, 2018: The Entrepreneur Playbook;
February 27, 2018: How to Crowdsourcing Can Ignite your Business;
March 7, 2018: It Matters How You Get There.
Hope you get to listen to all of them!
Your NDS Duo,

Where Do I Shop for My Most Favorite Swimwear Pieces?

Where Do I Shop for My Most Favorite Swimwear Pieces?

     Vacation season is here! For most of us that means beach, hot weather settings! So now would be the right time to start your hunt for some trendy swimsuits. I don’t know how you get the swimwear shopping done, but i’m part of the “shopping online” team, particularly because it gets uncomfortable at the times (i won’t be getting into the details), but also the lighting kills it for me as well, so online shopping it is. Enough talking let’s to the point: today I’m going to guide you through my most favorite swimwear online shops. Ready. Set. Go.


Naked Wardrobe: we all know this brand for it’s insanely affordable, curve-hugging bodysuits and dresses. BUT, what have been life changing for me (I know I can get obsessive at times) it’s their swimsuits. The way the fit… I mean just go look on pictures on Instagram. I’m here to tell you that those pictures don’t lie. I have bought three of them and honestly have loved them all. Favorites: BAD BEACH BANDEAU BIKINI , TANKED ON THE BEACH ONE PIECE, MESH ME OVER COVER-UP.


Fox Swimwear: this swimwear brand is part of the Australian online shopping company White Fox Boutique. The color and the quality of the material doesn’t get ruined no matter how many times you wash it. Trust me on that. Another great thing about this brand is that if you love one color you can chose from a couple of differently styles, the ones that fits you best! The only problem is that you will love all of the options, so be careful and don’t hurt your bank account. Another quick advice: don’t let those items live in your cart for too long, because they get to sell out pretty quickly. Favorites: PALM SPRINGS BIKINI TOP RED RIB, ST TROPEZ ONE PIECE TANGERINE, TULA BOTTOMS RED RIB.



Onia: WeWoreWhat Collection: well known influencer Danielle Bernstein teamed up with Onia to create her own line, which is so freaking cute!! Reviews will tell you that all of the pieces fit great. They are a bit higher in the price but that’s only because they are more on the high end side. If you are debating wether to splurge or not, think of this: if those pieces are more expensive, there is a chance they will last longer. 😉 Favorites: LYDIA BIKINI TOP, EMILY BIKINI TOP, DANIELLE ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT. Btw, they have 25% off your purchase on Memorial Day Weekend.

Revolve: finally get to tell you about my most favorite place to shop for everything: starting with dresses and ending with shoes. I don’t think there are any other online shops that will give you so many options and all from different brands as Revolve. If you are on a hunt for trendy things, Revolve got you all covered. Favorites: THE CLEVELAND ONE PIECE, SHINE BRIGHT TOP (with the bottoms), HAVANA BANDEAU TOP (with the bottoms). Cover up: PEEK A BOO, KIRA ONE PIECE BIKINIHILARY PANT.

Happy swimwear shopping lovelies!

Your NDS Duo,



My love for short trips: Miami edition

My love for short trips: Miami edition

If there is one thing I love more than work, fashion, reading and spending time with my friends, it’s combining everything that I mentioned with 80 degree weather.


There are a few things that I love about short getaways:

1.  Not much planning is needed. When it’s just a quick weekend trip, then I can focus on relaxing. Because I know I won’t have much time to see or do too many things, I can let myself be lazy. No need to pack or plan two weeks’ worth of outfits. I honestly struggle to pack for a two-day getaway, and by that I mean I usually end up bringing too much clothing, or too many pairs of shoes and my whole vanity. The struggle is real.


2. Quality time with friends without getting on each other’s nerves. No matter how much you love your friends, a four-day trip might sometimes be overdoing  it. Three days away tend to work best for most people. (I really hope not many of my friends are reading this!)


3. Short trips make me appreciate my getaways more. Since I know there is not much time to waste on a short trip, those two or three days will slip away faster than I can blink. For that reason, I try to make the best of every moment.


4. They say that people who take vacations are much happier and calmer. Imagine taking a trip once a month? Taking quick trips to other cities and getting a change of scenery, even if it’s just for the weekend, works magic.

Your NDS Duo,