Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beauty Questions Tag

Ronesha at VivaciousRo recently all of her readers for a Beauty Questions tag. Soooo I decided to participate and pass this along for other to participate in =)


How many times do you wash your face daily
usually just once.... i need to get in the habit of washing it after work/at night

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
its for sure oily, but i think combo at times.....

What is your current facial wash?
Mary Kay Deep Cleanser followed by Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner [gets all the excess dirt i live by this stuff!!!]

Do you exfoliate?

What brand do you use?

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
no; just during "that time of the month" =/ 

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

What foundation do you use?
none, i have 1 Covergirl foundation... use it maybe once every 3 weeks 

How about concealer?

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
i used to hate them... but i'm contimplating trying them out.. but not the bulky ones... something more subtle and natural looking....

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
no, but i know now, thanks! =)

What brand of mascara do you use?
I've tried Rimmel London, Revlon [#epicfail], Mary Kay & Mabelline.. but i LOVE Maybelline's Falsies mascara!!! <3

Sephora or MAC?

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Essence of Beauty brushes, and a eye brush i got from F21
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
yes, Mary Kay eye primer
For the face?
no... just a moisterizer....
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Maybelline Eye Studio- Carbon Frosty & Sinful Sinnamon

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
both, usually pencil

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
never.... poked it with the mascara wand once.... =(

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
havent used any

Do you use mineral makeup?
i dont think so..... no

What is your favorite lipstick?
N/a I have maybe 3 or 4 diff lipsticks but i hardly ever use  them... so no fave

How about lipgloss?
Revlon color stay- Continuous Coral

What is your favorite blush to use?
i dont use blush

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Do you like drugstore makeup?
sure do

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
no, this is my first time hearing about out... but i'll try to look into it now

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
permanent eye brows ::cringes:: i want to scream at the women "WHYYYYYY????"

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
both- i usually wear neutral colors for work since we have a uniform... but when not at work i like my eyes to be bright/colorful. etc =)

Which celebrity always has great make up?
idk... never paid attention to celebs makeup, i usually pay more attention to what their wearing 

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
just 1? =( ummmm lipgloss perferably a color gloss

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I've done it before... although i perfer to have on a *little* makeup

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
:-/ yea... but a little eye liner doesnt hurt- LOL

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
i dont think there is a best one. many of the lines i use have certain items i love more than from other lines.

What do you think of Makeup??
love it dearly 

I want to tag... EVERYONE =)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What Im Thankful for!

Although Thanksgiving was 2 days ago, I have not forgotten the need for me to post what I'm thankful for this year! Here is my list of things that are near and dear to my heart!

I'm thankful for:
  1. Life
  2. My family
  3. My health
  4. My friends
  5. My job, i may not like it at times, but Lord knows I am thankful to be employed!!
  6. sorority sisters/chapter/ the org as a whole! I've learned a lot from those ladies, being MIA for a semester taught me how much I love spending time with them
  7. all the life lessons my mom has taught me!
  8. my blog followers/readers ... those comments I truly enjoy reading
  9. God- I'm thankful for all the blessings he has given me... I've learned this year more than ever before that the things we WANT TO HAPPEN, never happen exactly when we want them to, but when we NEED them to!!
  10. all the "things" I have... I don't NEED them, but its nice to know that I don't have "nothing" [this is not meant to sound materialistic...]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

101 in 1001 days... months 14 & 15

I accomplished a few new things over the last 2 months!! =) Yay me! I hope in 2011 i can accomplish more because I'm realizing more and more that there is no time like the present!

Completed: 38, 56, 64, 94
in progress: # 95

[red writing = in progress]
[ strike through = completed]
[green writing  = these are items I've decided NOT to complete]]

Start Date: August 17, 2009
End Date: May 14, 2012

1. Visit NYC [crossing my fingers that this happens like my friend planned]
2. Visit Miami
3. Get a 3.0 or higher GPA during a semester of undergrad [Fall '09 got a 3.019.. shooting for a 4.0 in spring]
4. Get drivers license
5. Get a VW bug [red.. or pink. i recently saw a pink one and fell in love]
6. Lose 30 pounds [10/30]
7. Learn sign language
8. Learn to play a guitar [ bought a Fender for my b-day]
9. Get Bachelor’s degree in CDFS & FLE 
10. Take the GRE exam
11. Enter graduate school
12. Visit Hawaii
13. Get Child Development Permit
14. Get FLE certificate
5. Go skiing/ snowboarding
16. Take hip-hop dance class
17. Take ballet dance class
18. Take jazz dance class
19. Take Pilates/yoga class
20. Be able to do the splits after all these dance classes
21. Go back to school and get certificate in dance from a Community college
22. Get angel wings tattoo .... *and a chinese lilly.. and a quote tat =)
23. Get braces
24. Attend a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere
25. Pay off my credit cards [2/6]
26. Go to a taping of The Price Is Right
27. Read the bible, beginning to end
28. Read 15 (non-school related) books I haven’t read before [4/15] (1) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, (2) If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (3) Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella (4) Act like a lady, Think like a man by Steve Harvey
29. Get a passport
30. Travel to Canada
31. Travel to a different continent
32. Go camping [trees, tent, wood fire and all]
33. Learn to play the keyboard/piano
34. Learn to play a popular song [new or old] on the keyboard/piano
35. Dye (burgundy highlights in) my hair
36. Go two weeks without drinking soda [25/14] 
37. Go one week without eating candy/sugary snacks
38. Attend 5 different concerts/tours [6/5 -9.3.09 100Monkeys @ The Joint/ 9.23.09 Britney Spears!! / 10.17.09 Justin Timberlake Benefit concert in VEGAS! 09.11.10- Trey Songz ♥ 11.18.10- Usher's OMG tour 7.1.10- BSB & NKOTB]
39. Take a self-defense/ kick boxing class
40. Buy seasons 2, 3, & 4 of Prison Break ... no longer want to even search for these DVDs.... I bought the alternate series finale and that was good enough!
41. Have a One Tree Hill or The OC DVD watching marathon
42. Re-read the Twilight series [0/4] I no longer feel like a Twilight Junkie.... attempted to re-read Twilight- FAIL,, then tried New Moon before the movie came out... FAIL ...
43. Buy a Coach purse
44. Go to Las Vegas [10.17.09 it was fun!!]
45. Get my own apartment
46. Attend an Award show
47. Make a home cooked meal
48. Attend a TV sitcom or game show taping
49. Attend another Talk show taping [already went to a Tyra Banks Show taping]
50. Wear a celeb-inspired outfit
51. Go one week without Facebook/MySpace/twitter... i have deleted my twitter and myspace pages!!! but i cant stay off FB to save my damn life
52. Host a ‘themed’ party
53. Buy a pair of William-Rast jeans - this line will be at Target in December!!!! Merry Christmas to me! =)
54. Take Spanish level 2 class
55. Visit Cancun
56. Attend a live comedy show
57. Buy a FLiP Video and put it to good use!
58. Post a video blog on YouTube about one of my goals on this list []
59. Don’t go clothes/shoes/accessories shopping for a month
60. Get a dog
61. Bake a dessert from a cookbook
62. Become involved in a committed relationship
63. Sort through old clothes/shoes- donate what I no longer wear
64. Buy a pair of black heels and wear them!
65. Attend a wedding 
66. Delete my MySpace profile.
67. Go one week eating NO MEAT
68. Go to the gym 3 times a week for one month [0/12days]
69. Go jet-skiing/water-skiing [learn how]
70. See a new movie every weekend in one month [4/4 weekends] by 'new' i didnt necessarily mean brand new to theaters... hehe but i've been able to see a LOT of new [to me] movies in the last month. read my reviews 
71. Completely clean my room; throw away anything I don’t need! [this will be on going]
72. Throw someone a surprise party [it wasnt a HUGE party... but it was BFF kim's B-day && she was surprised!]
73. Read 5 books that have been turned into movies; either before or after movies has been released—not including Twilight Series [1/5] - (1)Dear John, (2)
74. Send a postcard to someone from a place I am visiting/have traveled to
75. Go to Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in New Jersey[from the show Cake Boss]
76. Go to Orlando, Fl/ go to Disney World
77. Get a massage at a spa
78. Read a Shakespeare novel ...
79. Visit 5 different cities in California [not within LA County area [1/5- Stanislaus(11.7.09)-]
80. Go to Atlanta
81. Buy myself a jewelry item with (a) diamond(s) on it. so i bought a graduation ring, it doesnt have a diamond but the damn thing was pricey enough! lol
82. Get hair cut into a stylish short ‘do
83. Move out of ‘south’ Los Angeles [whoop whoop... as of 11.28.09 i now reside in... uh "Culver City". apparently this part of LA has like 3 diff names]
84. Re-new gym membership [in 2010] after a 3 year membership that i barely used, i dont want another one
85. No watching TV for one week 
86. Go to 5 restaurants I’ve never been to before [5/5-- Benihana's 8.29.09/ Yard House 9.1.09/ 9.13.09 Pastagina in Irvine. yummy pasta!! / 10.3.09 Frisco's / 1.4.10 Togo's ]
87. Try a new make-up style/technique [eye shadow color/ specific ‘look’]
88. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for one week
89. Finish 2 term papers at least one week *before* their due! [0/2]
90. Go to Forks, WA
91. Take belly dancing class
92. Go on a boat ride
93. Buy a “little black dress” and rock it! =)
94. Stick with one phone for entire 2 year contact! [current phone ‘expires’ Oct. 2010]
95. Get a physical every 6 months [1/5]
96. Walk in the Avon Breast Cancer walk/run
97. Learn to swim
98. Help my sorority chapter receive the highest honor/award in the organization
99. Take a pottery/clay molding class
100. Get a full time (or part time) job at a child-care center.. or in the Fam. Life Educator field
101. Visit Washington, DC/ Walk pass the White house!
102. Take photos and keep journal/ scrapbook of the completed things on this list
103. Make a new list of 101 things to do!

My inner teen ♥ NKOTBSB

Yes, that's right..... I loved The Backstreet Boys as a teenager, and I still love them now. I may or may not have loved *Nsync more BUT that's not the point.... the point of this post is... The Backstreet Boys are clearly not going anywhere anytime soon. This time around their  teaming with with the hottest [.. and probably only] boyband from the 80s.. LOL. Looonnnggg story short; these 2 groups are touring together next summer and I'M GOING! Yep, even before the AMAs aired, I grabbed up my ticket to the NKOTBSB show that hits Los Angeles. Since none of my friends are fans of BSB I'm going to the show alone, BUT I'm sure I'll make friends with other fans by then! For the most part the AMAs were BLAH. Most of the performances were boring as well. Usher, Pink and NOTBSB were the best, in my opinion.

For those few who may have missed the NKOTB & BSB mega performance, I found a clip on YouTube. Enjoy =)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brrr.. It's Cold in Here

Yes I pulled that straight from Bring It On! It's finally getting cold here in California so winter attire is needed!! Recently I went to Target [and almost bought up the whole store...] and bought a few things. A few days later I ordered some things from Forever 21 for me & my mom [her gifts are a surprise..]. Then yesterday my mom & I went looking for a cute jacket for my niece..and left with like 2 extra bags.... oops [after reading this sounds like we went on a pre-Black Friday Shopping spree, lol]

cute plaid scarf I got at Target

gold scarf; also from Target

teal colored long sleeve; Forever21

cream colored faux leather jacket; F21


teal/tan/white stripped sweater. I talked my mom into buying this
.I may borrow it one day ;-)

Saw these beauties and HAD to buy them-- they were only $20!!!!
[bought them at Ross]

another shot of the shoes. yea I too a pic of the shoes on the kitchen table...

10 shades of polish set- $3.99!!!
I'm wearing the Romance color now [6th bottle from the left]
needed about 2 to 3 coats for the color to really show
but I'm still liking it!!

** I also bought Lauren Conrad's new book Style. Haven't had time to sit down and read it yet but when I do I will discuss it in a blog post **

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Healthy Living

Right now, I should be sleep considering I have a headache and it has taken those 2 little Advil's a little too long to kick in... But I'm not sleep. As I was watching a CSI: NY re-run I started to think: I way wayyy unhealthy. I don't know if this is from years of busy college life; "eating on the go" mentality.. but that is exactly how I eat. Since I typically work at night I have time to make breakfast but never do much for lunch, so when my meal break comes at work and I go home to eat its something quick and usually high in sodium. I also realized [I've always known this but have been in DENIAL] I eat entirely wayyyyy toooo much CHOCOLATE ::cringes:: ahhhhh there I said it. I eat some form of chocolate almost everyday. And I don't mean just one small Hershey kiss, i mean like a regular size kit-kat or a bag of almond M&Ms ... which is all very unhealthy after a few days.. UGH. I'm kinda mad at myself for being in such denial about it for so long....I needed a intervention YEARS ago- seriously!!

I've seen other blogger posting healthy food choices/meals/recipes on their blogs. I may do something like that, or look for some good cookbooks for beginners, cause the Lord knows I'm no Martha Stewart! As I come across good healthy food tips I will try to post them. I'm 5 months and 15 days shy of my 25th birthday and I want to be a lot more healthy than I have been in the past... too many health issues effect both of my parents sides of the family for me to not get my act together! What are some food choices you ladies have made to live healthier?

A few health changes I have made are:
  1. Instead of SODA, I drink flavor water [Sobe Life water, Vitamin water, Propel, etc]
  2. Instead of regular juice [Ocean Spray Cran-Apple that's only 27% juice], I get the Ocean Spray 100% mixes.. its all real juice so there is NO added sugar!]
  3. I have been eating more bananas which is VERY unlike me, or at least the old me!
  4. Lately I've been eating baby carrots... I use Jalapeno-Ranch dip ti give it flavor cause I don't like regular Ranch... [yea, I'm weird]
  5. I've been eating a lot less fried chicken! Maybe once every few months, as opposed to every other week!!!! Baked chicken is much better!!
Hope my small beginners list helps... let me know what you girls are doing!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Busy, busy busy + new hair do

I've wanted to post so badly the last week or 2, but had NOTHING to blog about, with the exception of the 2 things I actually blogged about =/ Hope everyone enjoyed their October; can't believe its already over. I've been crazy busy w/ work lately... working 30+ hours is VERY time consuming, never understood that until now. I did nothing for Halloween because I worked all weekend, then one of my dear friends moved clear across the country! School is.. okay. I had a test last Friday and I think I did okay.. All-in-all life is okay. Mom is getting better which is always good.

Remember how I posted before about getting a half wig to wear as a protective style? Well this past weekend I got my first weave [sew-in]!!! My cousin did it and people have said they can't even tell its a weave! Posted a pic on Facebook and one of my sisters thought it was my real hair. Surprisingly the color matched perfectly =) I'll post a few pics below, what do you girls think?

the bottom portion is a darker color

it's not too long, so it looks realistic. I love it!