30 days until the day of the dead and we’re slowly getting into the mood of becoming inhuman. Haha! I kid. First things first…we prep our little girl for the huge event of goblins and monsters (she still gets freaked out)...or maybe it's us with the sound effect [volume up high]: "muahaha".
For some odd reason I’m in love with the idea of someone dressing up like Frankenstein, so this will do for now...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
(using google nordstroms images I created a montage. *Thanks Guys*)
Youthful, fresh, and seductive, miss Pucci is undeniably modern while opening a window to the retro Pucci lifestyle of vibrant color, perpetual motion, and sun-soaked destinations. This sparkling musky floral comes alive with the elegance of magnolia and the lightness of Sicilian winter lemon, playfully blossoming to heart notes of Turkish rose and seductive Comoros ylang-ylang. Its base lingers on woody Texas cedar, powdered iris from Florence, and the delicate sensuality of white musk.
Sicilian Lemon, Turkish Rose, Comoros Ylang-Ylang, Tunisian Orange Blossom, Arabian Jasmine, Texas Cedar, Florentine Iris, Musk.
1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray - $53
1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray - $74
2.5 oz Eau de Parfum Spray - $89
**I remember there was a period in time where Nicole Richie would wear this print nonstop.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Aloe Planet by the window growing up… I thought my household was nuts. I remember my grandmother taking me to the planet. Breaking off a leaf and adding the serum from it to my wounds. It’s amusing how the little things in life like an “Aloe planet” by the window will always stick to mind when I see anything claiming to have “Aloe” in it.
Aloe promotes clear healthy skin as well as soothes dry itching skin. Have eczema? Try introducing Aloe into your regimen some how. It works great at healing cuts—those with acne-prone skin think about *winks*. I actually have dry skin—so dry skin and summer weather is a def. skin dehydrator. With winter approaching I have a few changes to my regimen but it will include aloe somehow.
So, I discovered this cleanser during the summer and now just about all out. I would describe this as a clear liquid-y lightweight gel similar to a serum—sounds icky but it smells like grapefruit which is great to wake-up to ( so in ” aaah!” when it comes to citrus scents in the a.m.) leaving my skin squeaky clean, but soft to the touch. And guess what? It fights off the aging clock. At least it claims.
Anti-aging products at what age? Read More...
Dr. Robert Schwartz revowned Dermatologist has formulated an anti-aging collection of Aloe based skin care products, which help reduce the visible signs of aging while soothing and improving the appearance of your skin.
- Paraben Free
- Tones & Balances.
- Perfect for all skin types
- Gentle yet effective at cleansing away make-up
- Skin feeling clean and smooth afterwards
To use: Dispense a dime sized amount of cleanser onto water moistened fingertips, apply to face and gently massage, rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Size: 8.5 fl. oz. – 250 ml
Price: $27.99 (find it cheaper at Amazon/Ebay)
For an affordable alternative: The Body Shop has one called, "Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser". I believe St. Ives does as well...not sure.
or you can create one yourself (D.I.Y): Click to Read
Will I try anything else from this line? hmmm... I love spritzing my face with a light mist of "healthy water" from time to time and I've been debating on whether or not I should get the "Aloe Mineral Anti-Aging Mist" which is also by R. Schwartz MD. ( price runs the same) or Just create a D.I.Y Formula, because I actually have the main ingredients.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So, I stumbled upon a backup of the Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Intensive Moisturizing Conditioner that I had from a while ago and decided to just try it out to see what kind of sensation it give my hair—instantly… loved it! What sold me was the detangling action. If it can’t detangle my hair it’s a no-go. I’m not sure what took place when I first tried it out and I just neglected the other bottle but I snapped out of it recently.
Anywho, I run out of the product so I went to my local drugstore to pick-up another bottle. Eh… I noticed a new look to the bottle…wasn’t sure if it was the right thing, but it was because it was the only thing that somewhat resemble what I was looking for.
Took the item home…opened the bottle to get a whiff of the scent that I’ve become accustom to (… to me it smells heavenly *perfume like*) –the scent was off by a lot. It smelt like a total different product (not in a bad way, but um yeah...). The texture was the same—very creamy…so I still began to think it was the same awesomeness in a bottle with a different brand design, glitch in the name (wishful thinking) and different scent…WRONG!
Long story short…I ended up mixing it with my “Yes to cucumber” conditioner and lets just say it will do for now.
***...It’s not the worst thing I've tried, but it's not my gem!
Sometimes it is hard to find that good book that just makes you read the pages until your eyes get heavy. Well…I did! I fount a couple of great reads actually. As you may know from the title it’s in the detective genre—which I love because they always keeps you on your toes. These books have a little bit “Sex” splashed in it so make sure you’re at least old enough to read— it’s not that kind of book (dirty), but it’s for the mature audience…because it’s extremely graphic with the violence, sadness, craziness all around and the sex is cruel too. I
hate dislike a person who tells bits of the story to a good book before you can get to pick it up...so just pick one up and if you like what read…finish the trilogy.
(Picked up the 3rd Book today)
Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist.
Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy "The Millenium-series" which were published posthumously; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 20 million copies in 41 countries (spring of 2010), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.
So, if your interested in a good read check out:
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- The Girl Who Played With Fire
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Monday, September 27, 2010
=) Spoke to my sister this morning...watched Dexter last night. Gloomy day shamoothe day!
Check out this cool animation clip:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Oh! Those are happy tears. Domo is full with joy that Dexter Morgan is back on the screen—of course sad about what happened to Rita.
I'm hoping they keep her present like they did Harry (think Edward in New Moon).
FYI: Domo also thinks he's a Vampire...yuppers! a part of the True Blood crew. I'm just happy he stop thinking he can sparkle like the Twilight Vamps. It was getting a little too much...every few seconds it was...
[in Stuart Larkin (Madtv) Voice]: Look what I can do!
I'm ready...are you? http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/home.do
*************The legal drinking age is 21 and up and if you are of age don’t drink and drive.
I was at the corner store and was passing drinks; to get a drink (something in the “Red Bull” genre)… I ended up seeing this...
(iPhone + Cross Process app)
What kind of shenanigans is this?
Clams, Tomato and Beer...how gross can you get.
*************The legal drinking age is 21 and up and if you are of age don’t drink and drive.
You ever viewed an effortless Ad and thought…I concur!
First thing I noticed is a big “warm yellow flower” entwined in golden hair. Right off the back … to me I see shine and the nutrients you would get from this product. They have the flower grasping and infusing every lock of hair strand making it one (hence the one side of hair being a flower).
What I also get from this hair style turning into a flower is the sense of smell—giving the consumer a belief of cleanness as well as protection your hair would get from this product.
I did notice a similarity from an Ad that Pantene did, but this is different…it’s a program for “Healthy hair for Healthy Water”…
More than half a billion women and children in developing countries lack safe drinking water.
When you purchase Pantene from pgestore.com, Pantene will donate $0.10 per bottle to the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund, the cost of providing one week of clean drinking water (10 liters) to a child in the developing world who needs it most, through February 28, 2011. For more information about the charity, please visit CSDW.org.
Read more about this article here: http://www.pantene.com/en-US/CSDW/Pages/healthy-hair-healthy-water-articles.aspx
***It's an old Ad, but every time I see it ...I love it. Not sure if it's because an old childhood friend had a hair style to it –stuff like that always brings back the memories.
Friday, September 24, 2010
(picture taken with iphone + "CrossProcess App")
Great day today ended up being—woke up feeling so congested and miserable. Did a lot of tossing and turning last night…ugh!
Anywho, everything that needed to be done today was surprisingly done. I really can’t believe how everything went so smoothly (crosses fingers for tomorrow + knock on wood).
On the way home the clouds reminded me of fabric. I just wanted to wrap myself in it and get kissed by the sun…Mother Nature is beautiful.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle.
Here's the closest thing I have to "The Thinker":
"The Thinker" Gargoyle Sculpture Statue Thinking.
In medievel times, ancient architects and stone carvers used gargoyles on buildings as a way to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.
#SK31 Brown Contour Wheel
Deep olive to brown complexions SC2, CS6, SC4, CS9
Swatches of the Ben Nye Brown Contour Wheel:
MAC PRO | Studio Finish Skin Corrector
A specially tinted formula offering the traditional full coverage and protection of Studio Finish SPF 35 while providing long-lasting pro-quality concealing and colour-adjusting properties. Goes on smoothly, dries to a natural matte. Use alone or blend with other foundations. Highly pigmented and richly emollient: even a dab provides enough coverage to effectively conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and any skin discolouration. Available in eight skin-correcting shades.
(Thanks to KarlaSugar for the MAC PRO Corrector Swatches)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Okay so me and the bf was organizing the office and I came across this tray with 4 rows full with holes—instantly thought of a “MAC Pigment Holder!!” …[Bill and Ted’s Voice]: “EXCELLENTTTTTT”…Def. an *air guitar* moment lmao! At first I thought hmmm… Could this be a painter’s paint tray? The bf goes…”No, a Car Refresher Display”…Why was I more excited than before?lol Maybe, because I took something from not the norm and made it instantly ordinary.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thanks Google Images for the picture.
I really adore this jacket trend the first I seen this style was on Khloe in the episode she was over Kourtney's little bad vibes and left to go back to La Mar, but couldn't find a picture so I fount one with Kourtney.
I'm going to try to invest in a "Bob Cut" Jacket (Leather & Cotton, Light & Dark).
I have a similar cut in a cardigan so I know it will be perfect.
***I'm actually wearing wedges lol.
Must Try: M·A·C 'Pro Longwear' Concealer, Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancing Eye Liner, Trish McEvoy 'Instant Pick Me Up' Lip Shimmer
1.Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancing Eye Liner
Details Shipping Nourish the lashes of your dreams while defining your eyes. Trish McEvoy's revolutionary Lash Enhancing Eye Liner contains the maximum dose of the powerful protein complex SymPeptide™ to promote fuller lashes while enhancing your eyes with the flawless definition of a liquid liner.
How to use: Pair by day with High Volume or Lash Curling Mascara. Follow at night with Lash Enhancer Nighttime Conditioning Treatment for maximum benefits.
2. Trish McEvoy 'Instant Pick Me Up' Lip Shimmer
Trish's Instant Pick-Me-Up Lip Shimmer is the perfect shade of complexion-brightening pink infused with lip-enhancing shimmer. Goes on glossy then adapts to lips' own perfect shade as a long-wearing stain.
3. M·A·C 'Pro Longwear' Concealer
A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Color-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump.
**Things I see and want to try instantly!
- Infused with 100% natural almond and shea butter
- Replinishes lost moisture leaving your hair well-nourished and beautiful.
- For dry, damaged hair
At first I was going to get the small bottle ($2), but it was out of stock so I ended up reaching for the larger bottle($5)—from there I decided to go with the pump style version. It’s much handy when I’m working it section by section through my hair reverse the flip cap version.
Quick Thoughts: Let's just say I tried it once and I was in "aaahhhh"...I got a huge knot out of my hair. From there on out we was the best of friends. It left my hair soft and smooth. I just need to figure out what to use it with as a leave-in. I tend to make sure I apply oil as a base than the conditioner following with a styling gel. All of that always equals out to soft hair.
Rosemary and Mint
Aloe Vera and Ginseng
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Don’t ask me why but I love shopping in the baby section. If its not in the food section hunting down some yummy mashed Gerber banana fruit it’s for some type of oil or crème in the care section. I was looking for my all time favorite Burt's Bees apricot baby oil and stumble upon this item—which also come with Apricot oil, but mixed with an extra splash of a few oils.
I’ve been using this item for a few weeks now and I love it! It leaves my skin feeling ubber soft and the scent it leaves on my skin is so delicate—the scent is so fresh and pure. Skin instantly has that glow to it, but no oily residue is left so you don’t have worry about your clothes getting icky. I use this oil 2 ways—splash some in my bath water or apply after I’m out the shower/bath. I really want to buy everything in the line and ship it to my twin brother who has a little one….night Christmas gift perhaps?
BABY BLOSSOM GENTLE BABY OIL
Keep baby's skin moisturized with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Gentle Baby Oil. The soothing all vegetable massage oil is made with organic oils of Olive, Sunflower and Jojoba, key sources of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Dermatologist-tested.
Put a small amount of Gentle Baby Oil into your hand, rub your palms together & gently massage the oil into your baby's skin. Especially nice after a warm bath to relax your baby before bedtime.
Size: 4 fl oz, 118 mL
Shop: Meyer's Baby Care
1.MUFE Coral all over the lid. #232
*Possible Dupe: NYX Single Eye Shadow 69 Orange
2. MAC Handwritten in the midsection #224
*Matte deep brown w/ a orange tint to it.
3. MAC Highlight color to the tearduct area and browbone. *Forgot them name
**The textured is like naked lunch, with a peachy hue to it.
4. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on the upper eye area.
*L'Oreal HIP Color Cream (Black)
5. Smashbox LASH DNA