TRAVELING IN STYLE WITH SAPAHN

Hi Friends,

Just coming back from an amazing much needed vacay in the beautiful city of Cancun, Mexico. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a vacation, but we finally decided it was time to get away from it all and just take a break for awhile. Packing has always been the most stressful part about going on vacay, I always pack way too much and can never decide what bags to bring. However, with this trip, that wasn’t the case. I brought along the most amazing bags by Sapahn and I basically used them everyday on my short trip. Before I share all the deets on them, I wanted to share a bit about the story behind the brand.

Sapahn is an artisan-friendly and artisan-driven company with a focus on humans rights. Sapahn aims to foster strong relationships with artisans in rural Thailand to bring their products and business to the forefront. They focus on bridging the gap by partnering with artisans in Thailand and aim to empower them to make the choice on how they do business. With human rights at the forefront of everything they do, their is a special focus on ensuring their artisan partners are empowered, treated with respect and paid fairly. To learn more about how Sapahn is putting human rights at the forefront of their business, click here. To learn how it all began click here.

Functionality, style, versatility, and lightweight were all the things I needed for my trip to Mexico and the two Sapahn bags I packed met all my needs. I knew we would be doing a lot of walking, so it was important to me that the bags I carried didn’t weigh me down and were easy to pack.

Keep scrolling to see the 3 ways I styled my Grace Crossbody.

On the shoulder
On the waist
Across the body

I’m the kind of woman who loves options and my Grace Crossbody provided all of that and then some; not to mention the bright yellow color is perfect for spring and summer looks. I was able to carry my cellphone, money, identification info, lip balm and few other on-the-go knick knacks in this purse and each day I wore it and aside from the adjustable straps I love that I could wear it on my waist, across my chest and on my shoulder so it was functional with every outfit and it was super easy to adjust the straps and change up on the go.

The latter part of my trip I used my Sapahn Rin Crossbody. This bag is very versatile. While it’s definitely simple to the look, it is super functional has a back zip, top zip and side zip pocket which was perfect for travel and holding all my little knick knacks (passport, keys, sunglasses, hand lotion, masks, hand sanitizer etc…).

Keep Scrolling for a closer look at the different zip pocket openings and don’t forget to check out the darling Rose Coin Purse as well.

Top Zip Pocket
Side Zip Pocket
Back Zip Pocket

I love the quality and clean look of these purses so much. Both purses are 100% leather with cotton lining on the inside and can be styled in so many different ways with a variety of looks, and as if you didn’t already know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors of both. For those wondering about the colors I’m styling in these shots, I have the Grace Crossbody in Illuminating Yellow Oil Leather the Rin Cross Body in Raspberry Raw Leather and the Rose Coin Purse in Smoke Oil Leather

Loving these bags as much as I do, use code: Deidra15 for 15% of your Sapahn order. Looking forward to sharing a few more ways I’ve styled these purses in the future.

Till next time.

Sincerely,


Deidra Marie


HAWAII ADVENTURES PART II

And here’s part II of our Hawaii adventures. If you read my previous post you know that I’m finally getting a chance to post pics from my trip to Oahu, Hawaii back in early January. I know, don’t judge me for being so late, LOL. 2020 has been crazy busy and trying to blog consistently with an infant is not easy, just saying.

In any case, our 4th day in Hawaii was spent taking tours around Kualoa Ranch in the Northshore of Honolulu. The ranch has so many different activities you can participate in. Having visited this spot last year, we wanted to make sure we showed our friends a good time, but also booked some different tours from our last visit. On our second tour, we decided on a UTV/ATV ride around the ranch. For those who don’t know, Kualoa Ranch is where they have filmed a plethora of big time Hollywood movies such as Jurassic Park, George of the Jungle, 50 First Dates, King Kong, Jumanji and the list goes on and on and on. We had a pretty awesome tour guide name Cole who took us mudding. I was covered in mud by the end of this ride and it was just so much fun getting messy and racing people around the ranch. Time flies when you’re having fun and this felt like one of the quickest tours, LOL.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos from this tour. And stay tuned for my next set of photos from our November 2019 visit to the beautiful Costa Rica.

Sincerely,


Deidra Marie


5 PACKABLE CLEAN BEAUTY MUST HAVES FOR YOUR VACATION

Packing is hard. Packing for a trip out of town is even harder. Making sure all your favorite clean beauty brands make the cut for your trip is also a challenge. If you’re like me, you want to pack the whole world. Last year, right before my trip to Costa Rica, I made a promise to myself to pack lighter, to be more logical about my packing and overall improve the way I pack things. Long story short, I promised myself I’d pack less, LOL. 😂  This seems minor to most, but to me it’s a big deal. I have this huge fear of not packing enough and not having clothes to fit every possible occasion or instance that may take place while on vacation. Mostly because, being a blogger means bringing along your products for styled shoots. While I’ve gotten better about packing less clothing, I’ve significantly improved in packing hygiene and beauty products too. Like with my clothes, I had to be honest with myself and really ask the infamous questions “Do I need this?” “Will I use this?”. After having a heart to heart with myself and really taking the time to address some of my packing anxiety, I’ve narrowed down my beauty products to simple 5 clean products that are small, easy to pack and don’t take up an enormous amount of space. My formula is Cleanse + Tone + Moisturize + Protect + Maintain = Five simple clean beauty products to pack for your trip out of town.

BODY BUTTER BY EARTHKISSED BEAUTY

This product is really all you need to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. It’s thick, but very light-weight and creamy. It leaves my skin super shiny and supple to the touch. I need all day stay and this body butter always does the trick.

RAW ELEMENTS FACE & BODY SUNSCREEN 

I usually travel to warmer places for vacation and require body and face sunscreen protectant. This stuff is thick, clean and gets the job done.

THAYERS WITCH HAZEL

I pack the travel size bottle everywhere I go. FYI, you can get this from Target for a few bucks. For those who don’t know, this is a great skin toner and really is great at getting that excess dirt your facial cleanser doesn’t quite catch.

365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC SWEET ALMOND OIL

This light weight oil couples as a make-up remover and skin moisturizer. It keeps my face and body feeling super smooth and soft and gets that first grimy layer of make-up off with ease. Obviously it’s best to follow up with a facial cleanser and toner, just an FYI.

TRADER JOES SPA FACE WASH WITH TEA TREE OIL

I have not seen this cleanser in travel size, but you can always buy one of those plastic travel size bottles and squirt some in there. I’ve been using this cleanser for a few months now it truly is the bomb.com. It gets my face squeaky clean without the drying out feeling at the end.

I hope this helped.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie