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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Damnnn girl, where you been?!

I know it's been a minute.  I always say that I'm going to update this blog as much as I can and I can never find the time to do so.  So, so sorry!  Like I said before, I have a few rough drafts still waiting to go up but my damn laptop recently caught a virus so I had to reboot.  I don't have a program to edit my photos with.  I am definitely working on it though.  I promise I will make it up to you guys.  I was supposed to roll out my skincare posts back in May!  I already had it typed out but the photos still needed to be re-sized.  My skincare routine has definitely changed since then so I need to update.

For the time being, I thought that I would just update you guys on what the hell is going on in my life and what I've been up to.

LIFE is GOOD!  The boyfriend & I are doing great.  Way better than we were doing a few months ago.  So happy that we got pass all the bullshit.  It was tough but we hung in there.  The kiddos are doing great!  Ms. Jadelyn just made 8 months on the 6th.  She can crawl & she can also stand.  I'm hoping she'll be walking on her 1st birthday :)  She can say simple words like mommy, daddy, mama, papa, and she calls Landon "andon" hahahaha.  She's so adorable! It's so amazing to see her grow.

As far as work, I was able to land a full time job at a different hotel.  It's a totally new experience from what I'm used to.  I was ready for changes in a different department & setting so when the opportunity came along, I took it.  New place, new department & bigger & better pay :) What does that mean though? I'll be working 3 jobs.  I have a full time job, a part time job and a casual job.  Phew.  Why 3? Because I love my jobs and co-workers so much that I refuse to quit.  And yes, I'll still have time for my family.  It's all about work-life balance.  RELAX.

Other things that I've been focusing on? Planning baby girl's 1st birthday.  Planning parties are so stressful.  She'll be 1 years old in 4 months.  I need to make sure that everything will be perfect when her party rolls around.

I've also been focusing on working out.  It really irritates me that I can't lose the weight as fast as I did before I got pregnant with Jade.  I just don't have the time that I used to.  I'm just too busy.  But I've been making progress!  I'm 3 pounds away from pre-pregnancy weight which makes me 13 pounds away from my target weight.  I'm also happy to say that I've graduated Insanity about 2 months ago.  How exciting is that?!  My eating habits have really improved.  I'm on the low carb / no rice thang.  I'll have a scoop of rice on my cheat day and that's about it.  I've been eating a ton of fresh fruit & veggies.  I've also gone back to counting calories with my fitness pal.  That app really holds me accountable for the things that I eat.  It also keeps me in check with working out.  I remember that app is what helped me lose 35 lbs in 3 months.  Love it!  I'm also still debating if I should do my first marathon.  I've always wanted to start off with a 5k & there's one coming up at the end of the month but I don't know if my work schedule will allow me to join.  If not, there's always next year & that gives me more time to train for it.

That is about it for now.  I hope you guys understand!  Thank you to all my followers who have stuck around.  You guys are truly amazing!  I've been so busy that I totally forgot that I've been blogging for a year ^_^  I will definitely throw together a huge giveaway to celebrate my one year anniversary and the upcoming holidays.  I went through my stash and found a bunch of things that I had duplicates of last year so I'll be throwing all of that together and more!  There's gonna be Sephora stuff, drugstore stuff and even a purse!  Stay tuned for details!!  I'm putting it together and will probably give it away by late November, early December.  I'm still thinking of what other things I should throw in there :)  Do yall want some skincare products as well?  LMK what you guys would like me to giveaway :)

I need to get some rest.  I start my new job tomorrow morning.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.  I don't expect it to be easy but I hope it's not too complicating.  I have 4 months to learn all this.  I know I can do it, right?!!

Till next time, take care and talk to you guys soon! XOXO.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Collective Haul: Sephora & Drugstore

I've been doing some shopping, nothing crazy but I've managed to collect quite a bit of stuff.  Damn, this lipstick kick really needs to take a chill pill LOL.  I've been buying lipsticks like craaaazy! Well, I hope you guys enjoy this.  Sorry majority of the products are not even it their boxes anymore LOL! I always get super excited when I buy or order something & just tear the boxes apart.  You know that feeling right? I don't even get to photograph it haha. (Pre-blogged back in May or June!)













Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Jay Boo

It's weird how I developed the nickname "Jay" for Jadelyn.  Everyone calls her "Jade" for short but apparently that's not short enough for me hahaha.  I find myself calling her "Jay" all the time.  Oh well, I'm Mommy! I can call her whatever I want LOL.

Well this precious little human being just turned 4 months old today! Holy cow!!! I still remember like it was just yesterday when I wished I could hear her baby talk or when I'd see her accomplish new things and now, she's doing all that and more! This girl will talk to you, of course in baby language & I swear it's the cutest thing ever! Just a few weeks ago, she learned how to finally roll over after weeks of trying.  Now she's rolling all over the place like a pro! I can't believe it! She's outgrown so much of her clothes & it's sad that she didn't even get to wear majority of them.  She's such a chunky little girl.  She's only going to get chunkier as we introduce her to baby food this month.  Can you believe that in 8 months she'll already be a year old??? My Jay Boo is growing way too fast for me :(

Happy 4 months baby girl! One day we'll look back on this blog & read this post together.  You will always be my baby girl no matter how old you are.  I love you, sweetheart!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm baaaaack! FOTD/MOTD to kick it off :)

Hi guys! I know it's been such a long time! I've been sick for the past few days & now that I'm feeling a little better, I thought that I'd just update my blog with a quick post.  I know how some of you like the FOTD/MOTD posts & I've accumulated a few which I always forget to post.  If you follow me on Instagram (lisaleeselisa) then some of these may look familiar to you.  Some of these date as far back as April haha.  But I hope you guys enjoy this little post :) Of course, I don't remember half of the products I've used.  I have been working on a few posts so I'm hoping I'll be able to post them this week! Until then, leave me comments below! I love hearing from all of you.  You guys can also keep in touch with me on twitter (lisaleeselisa) & Instagram (lisaleeselisa).  Talk to you guys later :) Oh, and if you're wondering why some of the color schemes are the same it's because that's what we had to use to work.











Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stranger!

Does anyone even read my blog anymore?! LOL. I've been debating on taking this blog down because I've neglected it A LOT! Not intentionally of course but I seriously have no time to sit in front of my laptop anymore, let alone spend an hour or so re-sizing images & then wording a blog post. I believe this is the first time I've turned on my laptop on in the past 3 weeks or so. Work & babysitting duties has seriously taken over my life. I remember last week or so I worked nearly 40 hours in 3 freckin' days!! Bleh.

I really want to post something soon so please be patient & stay tuned :) I know I'm a stranger on here & I'm so sorry. If you really wanna keep up with me, feel free to add me on twitter or instagram.

TWITTER: lisaleeselisa
INSTAGRAM: lisaleeselisa

I do update quite frequently on those two because my phone is always within reach :) Keep up with me, Jadelyn & the fam!

For those of you wondering how Jadelyn is doing, well, she's doing awesome! She's already 2 months old. Crazy that time won't slow down. I always post pics of her on twitter & instagram so feel free to follow me ;)

Talk to you all in my next post! XOXO.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Face & Eye Primers 101


Believe it or not, at work I come across a lot of people who don't know the importance of primers. It's part of my job to educate clients on products & I feel that primers are a must have in everyone's makeup collection. I feel like a primer is just as important as applying moisturizer. We all have different thoughts on primers but this is just my honest opinions on them.

Primers should not be that "optional" step. It should be incorporated into your daily makeup routine & I'll tell you why.

Face Primers:
-Primers fill in lines & pores, evens out skin tone & gives you a flawless surface to work with. Just as an artist would use a primer before proceeding to start painting, the same applies to makeup.

-Your face makeup will last much longer if you use a primer before applying your foundation.

-You'll use less foundation if you apply a primer first so your products will last you longer than usual.

-Primers help to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long. You'll touch up / re-apply less.

Eye Primers:
-Prevents creasing, helps with longevity of eyeshadow, shadows appear much more vibrant.

I say if you're going to spend $40+ on a foundation or $20 on an eyeshadow, why not protect your investment by using a primer to get your product working at it's finest quality? Makes sense right? I use a primer with everything. Even if it doesn't require a primer, I still use one. Why? Because I notice the difference. Primers really do make all the difference.

There are primers for both face & eyes that works for every skin type. Smashbox & Makeup Forever have face primers that suit whatever skin type you may have. Primers also don't have to be expensive for it to work well. There are a few drugstore ones that I've tried that work great. There are also primers that help with color correcting on the face, minimizing pores, etc. And then there are also eye primers that are colored, which you can use to bring out the color of any eye shadow. The possibilities are endless with primers. Below I'll list some popular primers for both the face & eyes. Stop by your nearest drugstore or high end counter & check some of these products out!

I have tried all products listed below. If you have any questions or want a review on a certain product, please let me know. What are your favorite primers?

Face Primers:

High End:
Smashbox Photofinish Primer
Makeup Forever HD Primer
Tarte Clean Slate
Benefit The Porefessional

Drugstore:
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
Rimmel Fix+Perfect


Eye Primers:

High End:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Paint Pots
Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Drugstore:
Maybelline Color Tattoos
Elf Eyelid Primer

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Inspired FOTD Featuring Drugstore Products

During Jadelyn's nap today I thought that I'd freshen up my blending skills since I'm going back to work soon hehe. I was tempted to use my Wet n' Wild I ♥ Matte Palette because I've never used this palette before. Once I swatched it, I remember leaving it out on my vanity so I'd use it but it slowly made it into the back of my drawer where I hold my drugstore products. The life of a makeup hoarder LOL.




Spring is here & when I think of Spring the one thing that comes to mind is bright, bold colors. I totally broke some makeup rules when it came to this look. I did bold eyes & bold lips. So the hell what? Rules are meant to be broken :) And I totally fell in love with the results that I'm thinking of rockin' this look tomorrow night. I also paired the look with nude lips so you guys could get an idea of what that would look like. I hope you guys enjoy this post.

Try this look out! Majority of the products I used can be found at any drugstore which makes everything pretty accessible & afforadable.








PRODUCTS USED

FACE:
No Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer
WnW Goddess Bronzer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush
Gold Spill MSF

EYES:
UDPP
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tenacious Teal
WnW I ♥ Matte Palette
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner
Milani Liquifeye Liner in Black

BOLD LIPS:
Loreal Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude
Wet N' Wild 9038C Sugar Plum Fairy Lipstick

NUDE LIPS:
Loreal Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude
MAC Cherish Lipstick