Hey friends! Here are my top beach essentials for a summer glowy look even on days that you are’t heading to the beach. These items are very affordable in which you can get off of Amazon or Walmart.

  1. Beach Hat or Visor – I like to hide my face from the sun to avoid sun spots and from getting a tan on my face. So these for me are always necessary.
  2. Sun Shades – A must for everyone!
  3. L’Oreal Beach Bae Body Luminizer – This luminizer gives your body and face a gorgeous glow! I use it on the beach, and on any other day to achieve that bronze summer look.
  4. Coppertone Glow Sunscreen – Sunscreen to protect my body from UV rays and sunburn. This Coppertone sunscreen has a tint of luminizer already in it.
  5. Lip Tint – I do not wear lipstick to the beach, I just like to wear a lip tint to give some color to my lips and keep them hydrated.

By the ladies, if you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I am an Amazon addict! This entire look is from there, and I have linked them on my storefront.

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My Tulum Travel Guide

Tulum has being one of my top places to visit in my Bucket list. Tulum vibes is perfect for family, girls trips and couples. It’s a place to relax and have a great time. I went with my husband, who is also my photographer and we loved the placed! We had visit for 6 days and we really took advantage to those 6 days. We visited back in May 2019 which the weather was super hot! Felt like in the 90s, but it felt so good to had escape NYC’s cold weather. We would love to go back in the future.

Tulum, is a 90 minute ride from Cancun’s airport. I suggest making arrangements with your hotel for the transportation. The price we paid for a round trip from the airport to the hotel and back, was a good deal. The ride was smooth, since mostly of it, it’s a straight route.


I saw so many hotels option, but we decided to stay at Papaya Playa Project. We loved this hotel, it was the first one when you drive into the Tulum’s strip and it’s very secure. Tulum strip is an actual long street full of restaurants, local stores and hotels. What we really loved about the hotel, was their natural toiletries, their natural clay cabanas, and their natural prepped meals. Most cabanas are right on the water, but there are so many different ones. It just depends on your preferences. The food and drinks are so delicious! The hotel is an ocean front hotel, which was perfect to have breakfast by the water.

The hotel featured two bars, a rooftop (like a second floor) which was a restaurant as well and one bar right underneath. At the entrance of their hotel, there is a small coffee shop to grab and go. I loved their natural juices, so delicious and perfect to refresh yourself during the day. The hotel had two pools, the main one was right in front of the lobby where everyday a DJ would come in and play background music. The second one, was right in front of our cabana! How amazing is that?!

Main pool (right in front of the hotel’s lobby)
Pool right in front of our cabana


While planning this trip, I made my research on places I wanted to try and see. Most restaurants, are beachfront and they are part of hotels. You can be able to use their beach chairs as along as you get a drink or a dish. Which it was what we did exactly, since we wanted to take pictures and explore. These places did not only had Mexican food, but american dishes were included in their menu. I am a very picky eater and thought I wasn’t going to like the food, but I was wrong.

Down below, are some places I visited and I have placed the photos in the same order of the list.

Matcha Mama – A small local matcha bar plant based and gluten free products. There is two locations, the one I visited was at the Zona Hotelera (on Tulum’s strip).

Nomade Tulum – Such a fun and chic restaurant which is located at the Nomade hotel. The restaurant is a beachfront restaurant and it’s cuisine is straight from the fish market. I had a salmon which was amazing!

Tata Tulum – Tata tulum I can say was my favorite. When we visited Tata tulum, we were actually craving some American food so we decided to get Pizza! We also tried their watermelon juice, and OMG my husband kept on ordering this since it was a very hot day and it was just so deli!

Tulum, is full of swings! Many restaurants have them and on the beach as well.

Here are some of the places, where it was a must for me to visit and snap a photo.

Casa Malca – Is an actual hotel once owned by Pablo Escobar. This photo right down below, was taken at the main entrance of the hotel. Isn’t just breathtaking? These are actual vintage wedding dress, which at first I thought they were curtains.

El Gran Cenote – Cenotes are natural sink holes, which we only had time to visit one.

A popular question we got asked a lot while being in Tulum, was “Have you guys visit the ruins yet?” And that was on our do to list!

A very touristy thing to do in Tulum, is bike riding. Most hotels rent their bikes, but outside the hotels they are shop that rent as well. We first rented bike from the hotel, but since I am petite they were too high for my comfort. So the next day, we rented bike from a shop outside the hotel. We did rent a car, to go visit the Cenote and to visit the ruins since they were a bit far from our hotel.

Here is my to do list that I had planned before my trip.

I hope you enjoy this post! I just wanted to share for when quarantine is over, you guys can have an idea of where to vacay!


Bar Cart Decor

Hey friends! Welcome back, I hope you find yourself well.

I wanted to share with you my Bar Cart decor. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I have re-decorate my entire place during this quarantine! Most of the items on my bar cart, are from Amazon. (I have become an Amazon addict lately) hehe

I love how this turned out; it finally looks exactly how I vision it.

Down below, you can find the exact or similar items to these.

Stay Safe & Remember WEAR A MASK!

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Wow! 2019 has being a wild ride full of amazing news, memories but yet horrific news. 2019 Open the doors to me by accomplishing part of my American Dream. I was able to travel to places that I can finally mark off my bucket list. The year has ended with losing a very important family member in my family (my grandfather). I have created beautiful memories with friends and family, and for these reason; I will for always remember this year with tears in my eyes.

Now, I am so ready to receive 2020 and see what this year has in store for me. Friends live, laugh and enjoy life because in a wink of an eye our lives can change for the worst or for the better. From my family to yours, we wish you all a great holiday season!!

Much love always,

The Evan-Ortiz Family



Hey babes, It’s Taco Tuesday! I definitely want some tacos right now. haha 😝

Any who friends, Snake print booties are always a popular trend for fall and even that I dislike this print, I had to purchase them! I am not going to lie, the snake print booties look amazing with so many outfits. Specially these Steve Madden booties, are super stylish and comfortable.

I paired these booties with a rhinestone belt to make the outfit a little more dramatic, and I was obsessed! Would love to hear what you think of this look. Where would you wear it to?

Much love always,

Hanoi Evangelista



Happy Fall everyone! It has being a while that I have not posted anything here, but I am back and ready to start making great content for you all! I really wanted to share with you that I finally created a Poshmark account to sale the clothes that I no longer wear.

Here is the link:

By the way, can you guys believe that is November already?! Gesh, time passes by so quick.

Anywho babes, hope you all are having a great start to the week. Much love always your truly.


Hanoi Evangelista



“Make it a September to remember!” Happy Tuesday friends, how was the long weekend? I feel so relax, I needed the extra day.

Any who lovies, today’s post is on this beautiful outfit from Shein. To be honest, I never thought I would love loose pants as much as I love these! I love the fabric on both the pants and top, they are good quality.

My most favorite piece of this outfit, is the top! So pretty, it can be dressed up or down. I would definitely wear this outfit a brunch date. Where would you wear it to? Also, would you like to see this top styled in a different way?

By the way, here is an extra 15% off your next Shein purchase by using the Q3evangelista15.

Much Love,




Petite High Waisted Flare Jeans
Plunge Neck Bodysuit
Petite Jeans

Today I wanted to share this look perfect for a summer day. I am a really big fan of petite jeans because I really don’t need to do anything to them. These jeans from Express are a perfect fit for petites under 5.5 ft tall. I am wearing a 00 in petite, but they do come in regular sizes as well.

These are my first pair of flare jeans, but I will purchasing at least two more for fall. What do you think about this outfit?



Hi! Welcome to a fashion post involving espadrilles. I am such a heel fan, and was never a fan of espadrilles sandals. I recently just purchased this pair from Steven Madden which goes with so many outfits! They are super comfy to walk for a very period of time.

Any who babes, I wanted to share my secret on wearing plunge clothing like this romper.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seeing stories on how I achieve this process. If you have not, I created a “Fashion Tip” highlight on my Instagram where I saved the videos.

Here are the products I use.

Fashion Tapes + Silicone Coverups

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