Twin Cities Auto Show Recap + OOTD



Happy Friday guys,

If you’re following me on Instagram (which I think you should! 😉 ), you’ve probably seen a little bit of recap of my busy yet fun weekend activities on my feed and insta stories! One of the reasons why I love what I do, is that I get to experience new things, and meet some awesome individuals and also being able to share those experiences and my take with you guys. The biggest’s highlight of my weekend was the twin cities auto show, which I talked a little bit about here. I was fortunate enough to be part of a group of awesome influencers who were invited to the Toyota’s auto show VIP Preview. I have never been to an auto show before; and my first experience, even though it was work related, was a blast, and I’m looking forward to reliving the experience! Twin-cites-auto-show-recap-and-look

Among many wonders, I got to see and play with the totally newly redesigned Toyota Camry! Their Sport Pro Sequoia and luxury Avalon were also displayed and vastly complimented by the attenders.


With Lexus now being part of the Toyota family, I got to see a few high-end cars in the Twin Cities Auto Show’s Luxury Lane! Now, guess what was front and center… Go ahead… Just take a wild guess! As we all know, the Wakanda fever has been floating around these last few weeks with the Black Panther playing in theaters.

Believe it or not, I got to see up close and personal the Lexus LC500 featured in the movie during a car chase in Hong Kong! It was just a different feeling altogether looking at this masterpiece, the Black Tiger’s scratch marks and the bullet holes on the side… Enough said, just take a look for yourself!

I went live a couple of times on Instagram and on Facebook; and it was amazing seeing how many people were tuning in and how much interest they showed.

My local readers, if you haven’t been to the twin cities auto show yet, it’s so much fun with amazing new cars waiting for you to test-drive or just admire and take selfies with… but don’t just take my words for it! You still have today and the weekend to go check it out. As I mentioned here, the show is ending on March 18th and you can see all the information you need in this article.


It was no doubt a wonderful day, but I was tired and hungry (I had a “bloggers event” the night before and woke up early for the Toyota Auto Show VIP Preview ), so hubby and I headed straight to a favorite restaurant to enjoy some goodness; but you’ll know I was glad to snatch some quick outfit post pics before I get food all over myself. Just kidding. 😀 



By the way, if you’re wondering what you should wear to the auto show or similar events, I would suggest that you definitely keep comfort in mind, as you will be doing a lot of walking and browsing. I knew that prior to going to the event, but I still went with my striped heels and kept a pair of nice flats in my bag, just in case!Twin-cites-auto-show-recap-and-look

My feet were tired at some points, and you could hear that I was breathing heavily in one of my live videos on social media, but I was resilient until the end, and never got to change into those flats. Mainly because I was working non-stop and was taking pictures with the group and for myself.


Anyway, I’m glad I had the opportunity to participate in this campaign and hope you take something away from this recap. – On another note, what do you think of my outfit of the day? XOXO


Jacket:  c/o Just Fab | Skirt: c/o U.S | Shoes: Old. Try these | bodysuit: Also seen HERE| Try this one or this | Earrings: Here | Bag: Try this one or this.

As always, thank you for reading and cheers to a fabulous weekend!

Love+ Light,



Don’t Miss the TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW | Win a free ticket!


Happy Wednesday, beautiful people!

It’s been a minute, but I’m back with some exciting news! This weekend, I’m joining a group of awesome influencers for an exclusive preview of the Twin Cities Auto Show. How exciting! Toyota and Girls Guide To Cars are making this possible, and I’m super excited about this partnership! 

Now, when I say I’m very excited about the Twin City Auto Show, I’m actually saying that I’m super duper excited about Toyota and their presence and role at the show! Hubby and I can barely wait until Saturday! You may not know this about me, but I’m a RAV-4 girl! 😉 I had a blast driving my 2012 RAV-4 for a couple of years before trading it up for something bigger, family getting bigger and all! By the way, best trade-in value I’ve had on any of my trades so far!

Black-woman-with -Rav 4


***These pictures are old and were previously featured  here.***

I’ve got my eyes on the new Toyota Camry for a little while now; and I can’t wait to test-drive it and my other Toyota products at the Auto Show! I’m probably going to be one of those car commercial test-drivers that would hug the car for hours! 😀 Don’t judge me; we’re talking the new Camry!


My husband has had his sight set on the Sequoia, the Tundra and … wait for it… the new Avalon! He loves himself big SUV’s, powerful trucks, and of course, swanky, stylish, and spacious full-size sedans! I can already picture the kid in the candy store! 🙂

Images via @toyotausa

Attending the Twin City Auto Show as a Toyota special guest is actually much of an excitement I can barely hide. 

Now, I’m sure you want to know how you can make your way to the Twin City Auto Show… Well, I’m must be your fairy godmother! You can enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of the 10 pairs of tickets to the Twin Cities Auto Show and a grand prize of a $100 gift card. 

Come check out the Toyota wonders and other amazing cars such as the Lexus LC500 featured in the Black Panther Movie, at the Twin City Auto Show with me, or any day between March 10th and 18th. What better days and occasions to test-drive and shop for your dream cars or just enjoy a fun indoor activity in this Minnesota mud-season!? 

Click on the link below to enter the giveaway now:

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Contest rules:

Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight March 11, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents and subject to the laws of Minnesota. Winners will be notified by email by March 12, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Twin Cities Auto Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55403, between March 12, 2018 and March 18, 2018. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $24 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $124. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

The Twin Cities Auto Show runs from March 10-March 18, 2018, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55403.Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for teens and all tickets are half price on Wednesday. See the Twin Cities Auto Show website for more details.

Disclosure: This post is part of a program sponsored by Toyota. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam 

Love + Light,



Eli’s First Winter Carnival | Book Review


It’s that time of the year again; believe it or not, the holidays season is upon us and the degree of magic in the air when Winter arrives is just… oh so magical! Fun, interactive and festive moments are what we yearn for at this magical time of the year! Some of my family’s traditions when the weather calls for fuzzy socks, hot chocolate, marshmallow, and furry blankets is to just cuddle up, read holidays and winter books, watch Christmas movies, and built snowmen… Something my kids joyfully noticed is that Eli, the little character in the book “Eli’s first Winter carnival” and his family, have in common with our family! 

Top-minneapolis-bloggerEli’s 1st Winter Carnival is a wonderful story of a sweet little boy’s adventures with his family and friends at a winter carnival. This being Eli’s first time attending the carnival, he just couldn’t contain his excitement. The carnival, as you can imagine, was full of fun activities that I will not quite unveil yet… 😉


Eli, the little protagonist, had so much fun with his family and friends, but the highlight of Eli winter carnival adventure was when… Well, I don’t want to be a spoiler. You should get this and discover all the exciting things that make this book so fantastic! 😉


Lisa Bowen, the author of this book, did a great job depicting a modern day, happy family life and fun outdoor activities with positive and fun interacting moments. Such a delightful book with beautiful illustrations; and so relatable! I immediately knew what the kids would want to have for dinner that night, when Eli’s mom has served them one of the most popular foods at my house for dinner… 🙂

Eli’s First Winter Carnival” is currently a top favorite around our house; and I honestly think this book will make a great gift for the littles ones. Get your copies now at amazon.

Spending that money on another gift? It’s ok, you can also win a free copy. Just head over to my Instagram to enter the giveaway that Lisa Bowen and I are currently hosting. The rules are really simple an you can be the lucky winner! Enter giveaway here 🙂 

***I was provided a copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Girls Talk Cars

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Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you’re having your best Summer ever! I have spent the last few weeks helping one of my good friends deciding on her new family car; and I was especially happy this weekend knowing that she finally found her perfect car. I’m not an expert on cars, but when she came and asked for suggestions, advice, and recommendations on a good family car, I was more than happy to give her a few tips on car shopping, that I have learned over the years. Finding the perfect car, when you have to think about you and your family’s safety and comfort, is a long and challenging process. Even though the experience may differ from one person to another, I believe it all comes down to everyone’s needs and expectations. One important fact about purchasing a car is to conduct a serious research; and I always recommend to take time and do just that before taking the leap!

These research are anything from the make of the car, the model, the features, the safety, and, of course, the pricing and much more… has been extremely helpful to us when conducting such research and purchases and to anyone who wants to know more, I would recommend visiting their website. They provide you with tons of information about variety of cars from shopping to selling or servicing. They also have videos and honest reviews (good or bad) on their website , and that can be a tremendous help for potential buyers, especially first-timers. Doing your homework is an important process in car shopping. We all want to make the most out of our money and making sure you choose the right car for you or your family is the ultimate reward. 


Oh, and if you were wondering if this is really me, the answers is yes! 🙂 … And you can check out the full post on this look HERE.

Thank you for reading and make it a great week!




My Tea times just got better with the holidays

A little random fact about me: I’m not much of a coffee person. Really not. You know the occasional coffee drinker who can’t help but take those cute photos with a Starbucks coffee in her hands, and chances are her coffee is not strong at all, a latte or mocha kind of girl, enjoying the aroma more than the coffee itself? Yep that’s me. The truth is, I may have enjoyed a cup here and there, but coffee have never been my cup of tea… Did someone say tea? I love tea!!! All kinds and types. It probably has something to do with the cute little tea parties I used to have with my siblings and little friends when I was just a little girl… who knows?  The thing is, my old self can’t stray away from a nice hot cup of tea. I’ve tried and used many blends and flavors and I’m very picky when it comes to the teas I drink. I expect a great quality and good taste at all times. Best of both worlds. Some of my favorite teas would be green tea, chamomile tea, detox tea, white tea, mint tea, chai tea, lemon ginger with a hint of peppermint (for those mid-west colder days), and passion-mango tea… Truthfully, the list could go on and on! 😀

It’s the holiday season; and there’s nothing nicer on a chilly winter or autumn day than a soothing cup of tea. My tea times just got even better. If you assumed this blanket is probably for one of my daughters, bingo… and the cutie pie was seating right in front of me with my blanket over her tiny little feet. 😀 Don’t ask me why. LOL The things we do and… share 🙂 Can you relate, moms and aunties?

The other exciting thing (or only) about the evening I took these photos beside having my 3 year-old seating on the other side of the couch and constantly wanting to get in the pictures is that I was one of the luckiest people to have to try a new tea coming soon on the market. The Nourish Blend herbal tea from Golden Flourish has been a little on repeat these last days. The aroma and the taste of this tea were a tad bit strong for me at first, but I actually enjoyed it as I took more sips. Golden Flourish advertises that this tea promotes healthy immune system. Who doesn’t want that!?

tea-golden-flourishThis tea is currently NOT on the market yet, as I mentioned earlier, but will be launching this new year.  In case you are interested, the company will be taking pre-orders very soon. You can either sign up for their mailing list at or follow her on Instagram to be the first to know when they lunch.

tea-golden-flourish2Are you a tea kind of girl?  Show me some love and comment below… Or Coffee please? it doesn’t matter. I love reading your comments… They make me smile 🙂 

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