3.31.2012

March Favorites


I haven't done a favorites post since September and I felt I had enough of my favorites to do this post so here I am.

01 | V05 Extra Body Mousse
I love this mousse and I love the bounce it gives me when I need to curl my hair. It doesn't have a strong scent which I like so it doesn't bother me through out the day. I am glad I picked this one up randomly at my local beauty store.

02 | Dove Frizz Control Smoothing Cream
I use this only when I do ponytails or up-dos and since it has been kind of hot recently I love my hair smoothed back and out of my face. I like that it is creamy and again not that strong scented. It usually last my entire day but its not perfect. I do enjoy it though.

03 | Goody Foam Rollers
I have quit curling my hair and picked these up. When I want to put my hair down for a day I just leave these on in the morning and if I am in a rush the next day I usually sleep with them on. I don't really notice I am wearing them and they are quite comfy so I love these for curling my hair.

04 | Lush Ocean Salt
This has been my exfoliator for over a month now and I adore it. I love the scent and it leaves me soft and just so clean. I use it maybe 2-3 times a week depending where I went or I just want to feel smooth.

05 | Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
The weather has been all jumbled up this month so I love a good lip scrub when it is either hot or when it gets cool. The wind just does so much damage and I need to get rid of my dry skin so I grab for this and I love it.

06 | Maybelline Pressed Powder in 04 Honey
I have raved so much about this so I knew it was going to be in a favorites post. I love that it covers my skin quite well and leaves my face oil free for a while.

07 | Nivea Lip Balm in Cherry
I adore this lip balm and I love the color it gives me. I love the scent and it taste pretty good too. It is soft and it applies smoothly without a mirror. I have all the colors too.

08 | Dashea Fluffy Face Brush
I use this with my Maybelline powder and I think it is so soft and has a pretty good handle. And another plus it is purple. I love pink but I didn't want a standard black handle so I went with purple. This was featured in a haul a while ago and I just got around to using some of the brushes because I really didn't want to.

09 | Sally Hanson Insta-Dry Top coat
When I paint my nails I use this and it leaves them nice and shiny. It is my only top coat I have right now so I cant really complain. It does last long even if I spilled some of it I think it is still good.  

What did you enjoy this March?
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3.29.2012

New Places to Follow Blogs

I have heard that Google Friend Connect is about to end so I jumped on the bandwagon and joined some blog following sites.

hellocotton |
This is a site where you can follow other bloggers. And not just beauty and fashion but they have other categories that would treat your fancy. I found it to be easy and I am amazed by it.

I personally like it better and enjoy the interaction you can have with other bloggers. I have found so many new bloggers on the site and really happy with that. I love reading new material and it makes me happy to learn new information. In other words i used happy a lot to describe this!

bloglovin' |
This site is another place where you can follow blogs. They too have many categories to choose from but it is not interactive not like the other one. I too love it and I have found many blogs to follow too.

I find the design very simple and easy to use and you can easily access the blog entries. I love that I get an email to notify me. Some might find it annoying but I love it.

I do love both of them and recommend you try both!

You can follow me on both the sites!

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3.23.2012

Friday Favorites | 03.23.12



Favorite Makeup Product | Maybelline Pressed Powder in Honey
I use this everyday and just love the finish it leaves on my skin. It is definitely an essential in my makeup bag. It is great when I don't really want to wear foundation. It is really another substitute on the days I feel lazy or just not in the mood for makeup.

Favorite Hair Product | Dove Smooth and Silk Smoothing Cream
This really makes my hair smoother and it does take away some frizz. I love using it as a base before I put mousse in my hair and it surly makes my curls a little bouncy. It really does some smoothing and it can last me a while.

Favorite Skin Product | Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel
I love the scent and have been using it for my nightly showers. I love that the honey scent lingers at night but during the day it fades a little more. It leaves my skin soft and clean so it is a great shower gel.

Favorite Website | Youtube
I have been watching random and regular videos the entire week to forget about the stress of finals week. I sometimes use it as my music player and sometimes just use it as my TV since I don't really have time to watch a full day of TV. I watch TV Shows mostly online and find it more enjoyable to watch videos online.

Favorite Song | Give Your Heart a Break - Demi Lovato
I have had Demi Lovato's album for a while now but haven't really listened to the songs. Maybe a week ago when I watched her documentary I heard this and instantly fell in love. After that I kept listening to it and it has been on repeat on my ipod.

Favorite TV Show | Once Upon a Time
I love fairytales so when I learned about this show I had to watch it all in one day. This is definitely my favorite TV Show ever. I don't know but I just love it! The way they make the fairytale characters come to life makes it even more real. Personally, I love the Evil Queen's character the most. She is so evil yet I get such a thrill watching what she will do next! I definitely recommend watching this if your a big fan of fairytales like me and love the old Disney movies.

What were your favorites this week?
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3.21.2012

Wish list | China Glaze Nail Polish

01 | China Glaze Re-fresh mint
I think I finally found a good minty nail polish! Brands are limited in my country so when I discovered this one it was love! I have been obsessed with everything mint these days and wish I could find some good mint clothing and of course the right shade of nail polish. I haven't seen this in my local beauty store but I was informed of a shipment coming in soon! Out of many mint nail polish I have access to this is the one I am most looking forward to!

02 | China Glaze Fairy Dust
This is such a pretty glitter polish! I love glitter and sparkle nails and still haven't grew out of it. It's great that it doesn't have a colored base so I pair it up with another color to spice it up. I love micro and flaky glitter together so I hope when I get it that it goes well with bigger chunks of glitter.

03 | China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
I love wearing hot pink and neon pink nail polishes over the summer! Even if it is my favorite color I still wear different nail polishes by season. I have so many shades of hot pinks and dark pinks even some neon pinks but I don't have one that is a little more neon and orange. I seen quite a few posts about this color and adore it so much. Hope they still have it when I get payed!

All polishes are great for the upcoming Spring and Summer and I am looking forward to the different nail trends that are awaiting for me!

What is your most wanted nail polish at the moment?
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3.18.2012

Sunday Summeries | March 18, 2012


I recently used to call these chit-chats but I decided to change it so I could do these maybe every other week. I feel that blogs should contain some personal post and something other than beauty and fashion once in a while to get to know more of the writer and it lets me and others to connect with each other. So, enough about that let's talk about my week!

001 | I have been stressing over my finals and trying to get a newspaper together. My group and I have been working non-stop on articles, lay-outing and editing. It really is hard and I am thankful to those newspapers who have to do it everyday. We submitted it on Friday and I think we did a pretty good job. I wrote an article about nail art and I might post it here when it is done and graded.

002 | Since it is almost my dad's birthday I have been planing on what to get him. It is so hard on what to choose. Every year sine I could remember I gave him a single balloon and a homemade card. I still give him the balloon but since I have grown up I feel a card is just to childish and not cute anymore. If anyone has a suggestion I would more than glad. But it gives me an excuse to go to the mall and window shop this weekend.

003 | Back to University work, I need to write a 20 page script and only have 2 pages done. My professor says I'm a natural writer but I don't agree. It is hard coming up with a concept and writing bigger projects with a deadline seems like a big deal and makes me pressured. I miss those days where I wrote for fun in my spare time and posted them on fanfiction. I enjoy the thrill of doing it but i hate that writer's block comes at unexpected times. I can't believe I can still write blog posts. I guess it's a way to get me going on that script.

004 | Today is Mothers day but my mom and I didn't really do anything special. Last time I checked mother's day was in May and not March but I guess it changed this year. I am going to take her out tomorrow to the mall and spend some time together and even though we don't do much stuff together I don't see why not go out for lunch and catch up. 

Next week I'll maybe post pictures of my week instead but I just thought of this a few days ago. Also I didn't have anything too exciting to be taking pictures of.

What did your week consist of?
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3.17.2012

Fashion Finds | Printed High-Waist Skirts

With spring and summer just around the corner, it's time to pull out those light clothes you have been waiting to wear again. I sure am already wearing light clothes since it's getting hotter and hotter each day. I find that high waist skirts look batter on me so I tend to wear them more often than regular skirts. 

Bold prints paired with the right outfit are perfect for those days where your going out of town, going to a beach or pool or just want to hang out at the mall. I am definitely excited to wear this on family road trips up in the resort house. Floral is the most used print and I love it but I want to step out of my shell and wear prints I never did zig-zags and crazy shapes. That is what fashion is about.

I might design my own next week so I can just buy the material and make it myself. but since I am heading to the mall I might just stop by my favorite store. Bold prints and high waist skirts are going to be the statement of my Spring / Summer.

Fashion Finds is a new series I started when I re-vamped my blog. These are just a few trends I am dying to try out or just finds that fascinate me or just inspire me to adapt in my wardrobe and sense of style. Fashion Finds are just a fun way to find clothes or shoes or maybe bags and pretty much anything fashion related. Sometimes I will put a collection I am really loving if I see anything good. And I also plan on actually posting about my Fashion Finds I find in stores so it's not all about internet shopping.

Hope you enjoy the series as much as I do. And if your wondering I get most of my inspiration from my favorite magazines or sometimes in real life and on fashion blogs.

What are your thoughts and would you wear printed skirts? 
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3.16.2012

Lush Ocean Salt Review



Product | Lush Ocean Salt

Packaging | It comes in a plastic black container. The lid is a little hard to screw on but it may be only mine. The writing is clear and it is simple to identify.

Size | 120g

Price | 595.00php // $13.86

Thoughts |
This is a great to exfoliate, softens skin and removes old and flaky skin. The first time I tried it and I saw a difference. My skin was definitely in need of deep exfoliation. The best part is it took off some unwanted dead skin I had on my elbows and made them extra smooth.

The smell is citrus like a lemon and lingers on your skin for a while. It leaves my shower to smell like lemonade.It says it has coconut in it but I don't smell it. It really just smells like citrus fruit but more of a lemony and orange smell to it.

The sea salt feels weird on my skin the first time I tried it like your rubbing actually salt on your body. After I got used to it, I really enjoyed it and it feels like you are getting lathered with small beads of rocks but it will subside and leave a light blue soap residue on your skin that is easy to wash away.

Overall, I love this product. I love this to exfoliate my skin and it leaves it fresh every time I use. I recommend it if you want an exfoliate to clean your skin with being to harsh. next time your in Lush definitely pick up the small size and try it out. That's what I did!

*Disclaimer: I bought this product with my own money and no way affiliated with this company. All my opinions are my own.

What do you think about Lush Ocean Salt?
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3.07.2012

Wish list | Hair Products



01 | Argan Oil
While on Beautylish I discovered an artcle that said Argan oil was best for damaged hair and after so many people saying it was best and there were so many positive reviews about it, I wanted to try it for myself! I am still unsure where to get and if it is worth it but ever since I started blogging and studying about different products I thought it would be a good idea to explore and find something new that works!

02 | Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
I've been in the market for a dry shampoo for a while now but the ones I want to try I can't find in my local store! As always I can never find anything but there is usually an alternative or a way I look for products! Last month in Lush after seeing a youtube video about this I asked and they said they would be recieving the shipment the first of March! The lady at Lush promised to text me so I can get the first batch and try it out! I hope it is as good as the reviews I see!

03 | Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
This again, has been raved as a good product and will work in one wash! I don't know but it is worth a try. I should find more products on my own but I really love reading reviews about it before I decided to buy it. I hope this is good because my hair is in deep need of a deep conditioning and I want to wait 'till summer before I go to a hairdresser and get it done by my favorite salon.

What is your holy grail hair product?
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3.04.2012

Fashion Finds | Red Valentino Spring & Summer Collection














This collection just caught my eye and it was love at first sight! I have never liked a collection this much and wanted every single outfit or design as much as I love these! They are very Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) and Rachel Berry (Glee)  inspired and that is my style. They are all very unique but yet say something and that is what I love about fashion.

Each design is really amazing and I am speechless to find such beautifully designed work! This is truly a work of art.

I will be taking fashion in 2 years and I want to create something similar to this but a girl could dream. I like that some pieces are very unique and have bows which are my trademark design. It just reminds me of happy things like fairytales and a really fashionable storybook.

I do not know which piece I love the most but I do love the colors and the prints that were choose for the collection. And can I say how cute the shoes are!

What is your favorite style collection?
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