Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Love my new iPhone, but I feel like it's so delicate. I was in search of a new case. I found a great store on eBay it's the samsung unique store. They have a huge selection for every phone. My cases were $24.95, but prices vary depending on the phone. This was the higher end of prices too, not bad.

The first one is the leopard print in flat sequence. It's really pretty & its been a couple of weeks, no sequence has fallen off. My daughter loved this one, so she took it! She is so picky, you know this is super cute. She already dropped hers. Her phone & case were not damaged at all.

This sexy pin up black number is mine. When I first saw it online, I thought it was all rhinestones & didn't really know how that would hold up. Its really a hard plastic covering made to look like it's blinged out!
Here's my favorite part, i loved that the pin up was dark haired, like me. Parts of her are colored rhinestones.
If I had to say anything that I don't like, is the black case is a little rough near the ear, but I love them & will definitely get more. I ordered them & they were shipped the next day. Service was great too.

I hope this is helpful in choosing a trustworthy eBay seller.

Who is your favorite eBay seller for makeup or accessories? I would love recommendations!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


After getting my hair colored professionally for years, I just did it myself today.
I used this Revlon ColorSilk Hair color. I tried it on my mom, & her hair was so silky, smooth, & soft afterwards. Target has 2/$5. It's a great price for a great color. They have so many colors. Plus it covers grays & has no ammonia. Sounds good & looks great!
I just washed it & air blew it dry to see the color. Looks silky, doesn't it?
The color is darker than on the box, but I love it. The color has red undertones in the light.

I have to admit, I feel like I'm cheating on my stylist though.

What do you think of my new color? What's your fave hair color/brand?

Friday, December 25, 2009


Happy holidays to everyone! My wish for you is health, luck, happiness, love, wealth, friendship, & prosperity!!

What is your holiday wish for yourself, family, or for all people? Leave your wish behind for us to read!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I loved what my daughter had on today. I think it's a look any age could wear. The boots are O'neal fringe. They look & feel like Uggs, love Uggs, but are $60.

This is the whole look. Very Gap Christmas looking. I love flannel & plaid shirts with jeans. Warm & comfy, but stylish.
Shirt: American Eagle
Jeans & long sleeve T Forever 21

What is your comfy, but stylish look?

Monday, December 21, 2009


This is the blackest gel eyeliner ever! I love my eyeliner to be really dark, & this Wet n Wild eyeliner really is. It is $4-5. I t looks like there isn't a lot of product, but a little goes a long way. When I first tried it I really dipped it in, I ended up looking like I had a black eye. So, just a touch on your brush will do. The brush isn't too bad either.

Look how black the color is

This week at Walgreens all Wet n Wild products are buy 1 get one FREE! My fave word. So, it would be a great time to try this out if you wanted to.

Has anyone tried the new organic line? What are some products that you have liked from Wet n Wild?

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Baked pasta casserole!

You can find the recipe on recipe zarr here. This is a great website for recipes, ideas, & menus!

This is a simple recipe that you just put in a pan. mix, & bake. It tastes like lasagna without the work!

What's your favorite recipe or recipe website?

Friday, December 18, 2009


This is what I use and what I do to make my foundation last all day.
What you need:
-Foundation (my HG Revlon Colostay)
-La Femme pressed mineral powder from Sally's
-short handle Coastalscents Kabuki brush
-makeup sponge

How To:
1. I put the foundation right on the brush
2.Dab the foundation in your most oily parts of your face first
3.Blend the foundation in circular mtions
4.Take the sponge & press it all over to press the foundation in
5.With the same brush, set your face w/powder
6.Take the sponge with more powder & press into your t-zone & oily parts

That's it. Put on the rest of your makeup. When your putting the powder on, you don't need a lot, just a dusting. The main part is pressing in the powder. For concealer, put that on before the powder, so you could set that too.

What is your make up tip for lasting finish? What about a pore minimizer?

Monday, December 14, 2009


E.L.F. had 60% off their studio line, & you know what I did, Hauled. I picked up bronzed & all over color stick from the $1. I like the bronzed it really warms up the face. If you want a concealer try the all over color stick it's got peach undertones for the dark circles.

I want to review the blush & eyeshadows, which are nice.

I wanted the HD powder, but they were sold out. Have you tried it? Is it good? What about the primer? I have the worst luck because my skin is so oily & primers feel oily too. I need something for the pores.
Disclaimer(I bought all tis w/my own money)

Friday, December 11, 2009


Forever 21, you just cant beat the prices. I never feel guilty for buying what I like.

This skirt is really black, but the color looks off, $14.

It's tight fitting & I love the pleats in the back. Makes the butt look Jloish.
This is a silk cami, $15. I'm pairing it w/a boyfriend blazer & skinny jeans.
The tights are textured & i thought would look great with all black skirt or dress. The belts were 2/$5. I'm planning on wearing the black skirt w/a plain black shirt & a leopard belt & boots.
Have you seen the great jewelry they have? I want it all. I like there shoes, but they feel so hard, I don't know. I love the La Girls nail polish. Have you tried that. You could get them at F21 online now.

What's the last thing you bought from F21?
Disclaimer: I have bought all my own products. I was not paid by a company for my review or haul. This is my honest opinion.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This year is I have decided that I am going to shop early & smart. I send out most of my presents, so shipping is a huge consideration for me. Saving money is an even bigger consideration.

These are my gift ideas & tips for Christmas Shopping:

1. Gift cards are always easiest. some people feel they are not personal, but I think that who doesn't love free money to spend how they want!

2.For the makeup lover E.L.F. has great items not only on there site, but at Target too. Forever 21 has brought out really cute packages & they are selling online too.

3. There are so many makeup packages at Dept. stores & Sephora gift sets. Break them up & put them in pretty paper or bows. More than 1 present with a single purchase.

4. The grocery stores have beautifully packaged liquor bottles & sets w/ shakers & glasses. I
love those sets. They are actually sometimes cheaper.

5. For friends or family you live far from, make & send an album of the last year of you or your family.

6. I sent out a collage wall frame to a friend this year who had a baby to create her own memory collage. The frame was $20 from Kohl'

7. Big Lots & Walmart have already made gift packages & tons of boxed presents for $20 and under.

8. Check out & for coupons and cash back promotions.

9. Costume jewelry for a friend from Forever 21 for under $8. They have great gift for him too now!

10. Take someone to dinner to a place you can afford. It's a great gesture.

11. Walgreens has toy specials all season. Buy 3 for $10 or buy 2 get 2 free.

12. A slow cooker & slow cooker cookbook you can buy or print out some recipes, is great for the busy person.

13. The best tip of all is presentation. No matter if you buy something from a gas station, if you wrap it & put a bow it will look great!

What are your tips for this seasons shopping?

Friday, December 4, 2009


My November favorites are few because I haven't bought much and I have been wearing the same look pretty much.

This E.L.F. palette is my favorite buy of the last couple months, $5 @Target. I use it everyday, love, love. The next 2 colors are from the Nordstom's LE palette & it's the dark brown & raspberry color, both for the crease. The last 2 are E.L.F. pots & they are very smooth & pigmented.

The 2 blushes I have been loving are mac Peachykeen & ELF bronzed.For the lips Rimmel Airy Fairy, Revlon Nude Attitude, & Mac Myth. I'm wearing a smokey eye with a sexy nude lip.
Surprisingly these are the only 2 brushes I have been using for my entire eye, mac 275 & E.L.F. crease brush. The Mac 275 fits perfect on the lid to the outer crease.
So, November flew by & it's holiday shopping time. I am going to post a tips & ideas for shopping next.

What has been your one Favorite this month?
(Disclaimer: I have bought all my own products. I was not paid by a company for my review or haul. This is my honest opinion.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A So-So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME + my present.

Today is my Birthday, & i am not super excited. Why? This year is the first year i will spend it without my family & worst of all Sugar Daddy is out of town!!! So, it's me & my girls, who I love more than anything, on our own. I think we'll just do dinner, I don't know.

Before Sugar daddy left he gave me my present.

This is me & the girls opening my present. I was excited, but it was like that bitter sweet. I'm excited, but sad that I know he'll be gone & no matter how much I could skip mu B-Day, I can't. Here's me being excited this weekend.

He bought my the iPhone. Very exciting & I've wanted one so bad. Thank you so much, xoxox.
Sad to say, I am texting a lot more now. I like talking on the phone, but think it's becoming non-existant now!?! Well that's my Birthday confession. I'm glad I could tell you guys though! xoxoxo

Monday, November 30, 2009


I have been seeing a lot of Boyfriend/Girlfriend drama around me lately. I am not perfect or in a perfect relationship, but i have been married for a long, long time(over 15 yrs.), so maybe I can give a few tips on what Not to do, so you don't scare your BF/GF away.

1.Don't text him obsessively, no matter how much you want him to talk to you. You look like a clingy/needy person, which to him looks like your a High maintenance person.

2.Don't tell lies weather it's the 1st date or 21st date. You become the untrustworthy liar. All lies come out. You may lose this person if you told a lie early on & now your serious & the lie is exposed.

3. I don't understand how someone tells the other person they want a long term relationship when it's the 1st or 2nd date. He'll run so fast.

4. Don't talk about your EX anything, BF, husband, friend, or boss. You'll look angry or stuck in the past.

5. Don't expect to see him everyday when you first start dating or to talk everyday. Another sign of a clinger or stalker.

6. Don't keep asking why he didn't call or ask you out again, I think you know why.

7. Don't talk on the phone/text while your w/ him. I see people doing this more than actually being on a date.

8. If you have kids, tell them right away. You don't want to keep it a secret because if they don't like kids, they will leave no matter how much they like you.

Most important: Be mysterious, don't be so accessible to him. Don't put all your hopes on a guy you just met. The less expectations you have, the better chance you have of this relationship working.

This is just my opinion on what I've been seeing with all my friends lately & what my advice has been. It doesn't matter if your 18 or 35, I think this is universal.

What is some of your best advice?

Monday, November 23, 2009


I LOVE this lip gloss. It's Bonnie Bell lip Lites in Cappuccino. Sccastaneda on YT mentioned it was her long time favorite, & when I saw it for $3.50, I was sold.

It's not sticky or gooey. It's very pigmented, but feels light. The smell is a bit strong, French Vanilla, but it fades.

There are 2 things I love most about this.
1. The color of this to me looks like liquid form of Mac Blankety. Smokey light pink.
(L) lip Lites cappuccino (R) Mac Blankety lipstick
2. This sinks into your lips & it's so moisturizing, which a lip gloss really isn't. The staying power is amazing. Your lips feel soft even when the gloss has faded.

Bonnie Bell reminds me of the years when I first started wearing makeup. The first lipstick I bought was, I think by Cover Girl in Ice Blue Pink.

What was your first makeup product you bought?

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I found this E.L.F. get the look eyes kit at Ross for $6. I know they have Ross on both west/east coast. I have been loving the E.L.F. eye shadows. This is the purple look.

This is what you get:

These are the eye shadows, but they have no names, sorry.
Very pigmented
The top is the eye liner in purple & the bottom is the Mac Purple Grease Paint Stick. The Mac has awesome staying power, but this is an awesome color dupe.
I have a couple of orders coming from E.L.F. & a couple of clothes hauls in the near future.

So what is your best E.L.F. product? Best makeup dupe? I love heap dupes!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Went for Italian with my family at Roman Cucina in Costa Mesa, Ca. They have a couple of locations in SoCal. The place has a great feeling with the big black booths & old family pics on the walls, but a metro feel. The drinks are strong & 1/2 off Martini Monday!!

I ordered Steak Milanese in a freshly baked baguette w/the house salad on top. This is what my sandwhich looked like-Huge & Yummy!!

The hubby had lasagna w/meat sauce, also delish & huge.
We love italian food, but it's so hard to find GOOD italian in orange county.

What's you favorite italian dish? Any suggestions for good Italian in SoCal?

Monday, November 16, 2009


I have been watching the 8 most worn things tag on YT. I love these Tags, so here are my most worn:

Earring: Silver disks from F21. I have long thick hair & you cold see these under it all.

Lipstick: My first Mac buy Blankety. It's the perfect Smokey color pink.
Shirt: I have had this sweater for years & it's soft & comfy like a blanket.
Nail Polish: La Girls Flare in Dark Purple from F21($2.80). Love this brand & you can get them online now.
Shoes: Wear these everyday, they are my flip flops. Very light & comfy.
Hair Product: Biosilk Silk Therapy. I use it from 1/2 way down to the ends of my over-worked hair.
Perfume: Betsey Johnson by Betsy Johnson. Fruity & a hint of Spicy, last forever. A little goes a long way.

Purse: My beloved L.A.M.B purse. I love how soft the leather gets on the LAMB purses. I love the colors & the shape. There's so much room inside & a great thick strap.

I Tag everyone. I can't wait to see your most worn.

What is your most worn? The one thing that you love?

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I picked up these 2 lip glosses at one of my neighborhood stores. It's a mom/pop kind of place, but they carry NYX. They're $3 & they actually had testers, how exciting.

L-R Smokey Look & French Kiss
I love a product that's cheap & pigmented.

L-R French Kiss & Smokey Look

These glosses are thick, so when you put them on they give you the pouty look. Smokey Look looks like a better version of Mac Love Nectar. I'm not a huge gloss girl, but I feel it's OK for me to get them for the price. Addiction ladies & gents is hard.

I've started Xmas shopping, so expect some hauls coming up.

What other NYX gloss do you recommend? Or any cheap lipstick or gloss?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This is a quick review & update on the E.L.F. beauty encyclopedia eyes at Target. It's the best $5 I have spent. I use this EVERYDAY, & use it at night the times I have gone out. I'm getting one for my mom, cousin, friend, & anyone I think would like one. The colors are rich, soft, pigmented,& blendable. Both my targets have been sold out of them, so I keep looking. I even use the little brush for my outer corner. The colors are a bit powdery, but not cheap looking. I wanted to post this for those of you who are thinking of getting this.

Also, while I was at Target i picked up some great brushes. The top one is the E.L.F. shadow brush & the next 2 are from the studio line that are $2, & the last one is from the E.L.F. palette.

The first 2 are the $2 ones. The larger one is great for packing on color & great at blending. I use the smaller one for the outer corners or under the lower lash line.
The one on the left is the E.L.F. shadow brush from target & the other is from my online order. The Target brush reminds me of the Mac 239. The bristles are shorter & rounder & perfect for the lid.
So, those are my great cheap finds at Target this week. E.L.F. is really doing some great things.
What are your great finds? Have you tried any of the Target products? What do you think of sponge applicators?

Monday, November 9, 2009


I love watching these on YT & reading them on blogger! It's fun to see what people carry with them. So here's my recent makeup case.

I still have my Fafi makeup case from the CCO. I love it because it's see through & plastic, easy to clean & find things.

Blush-Nars Orgasm & Laguna bronzer
La Femme Couture Mineral Makeup
Loreal Quad Earthscapes -matte & neutral
Essence of Beauty travel brush & 2 eye brushes.

Milani Mocha lip liner
Co Bigelow lip conditioner(best for dry lips)
Eye drops for my allergies
Mac Freckletone, Shygirl, & Blankety
BonnieBell Liplites in Cappuccino(love it & it;'s cheap)
1 mint- you never know
I usually carry a band-aid for any blisters from my shoes, but I used it!

What's in your makeup bag? What is the 1 item you NEVER leave home without?
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