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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

End of the Month Diet Update

Wow, where should I start? The beginning of this month was great. I did manage to lose 7 lbs, but you guessed it, I gained it back. I don't know if this is muscle mass that I'm gaining or what? I still look the same & my clothes are still big so I have no clue.

Eating habits though have been a little haywire. I've been eating more rice than usual, been drinking more than usual & been sleeping A LOT. I have been working out on a daily basis though, sometimes twice or three times a day. Still on Insanity & just trying to get back into the habit of eating healthier. Not that I'm not eating healthy right now, it's just that I could do better.

I have been depending on the scale a lot too which is a bad thing. I am content with the way I look, but there's always room for improvement. I've decided to not depend on the scale anymore because it brings nothing but disappointment & it just discourages me because I don't see the numbers going down. Once they do go down, they go back up. How frustrating is that right?! I just told myself that as long as I'm healthy, that should be the only thing that should matter. I should be happy with how far I've come & how hard I've worked to get here, instead of getting mad at how long it's taking me to get the results that I want. Next month, I'm going to try to focus on being a more positive person about this & try not to beat myself up with my negative thoughts.

Just wanted to leave you guys with some before & after pictures. Do you guys notice a difference? This is kinda embarassing to post but I hope for those of you out there who are trying to get fit or lose some weight, I hope this motivates you :) Please click pictures to enlarge.


Fave Products of the Month


I know I just got these products recently but I am completely in LOVE! Hard Candys Fox in a Box Blush in Skinny Dipping is... I have no words! It's the most amazing blush on my skin tone! It just gives my cheeks that summer glow. Ahhh I am so in love! There's something about orange blush on darker skin tones that just goes LOL.

Second best thing is my Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeep Conditioner. This makes my hair feel super soft. It conditions great & just makes my hair feel so moisturized. The price is also unbeatable! Pick this up at Walmart. I got mine for a little over $3!!

I've also been loving Sinful Colors Nail polish in Savage & Nail Junkie. One of my favorite nail combo's for the summer :)

And last but not least, this is a non-beauty product but yall know I'm loving my Justin Bieber Never Say Never DVD lmfao. I have been watching it daily since the first day I've seen it ^_^ I thank my friend's Son for letting me borrow his DVD until I got a copy of my own.

What has been your guys' favorite products this month? Please share :)

Just to clarify :)

My dear lovely readers & subscribers, I have been bombarded with DM's on twitter & emails about my giveaway. I have a bunch of you who have entered through both DM's & through my email. Please follow the rules. I'm not trying to be rude about it but I have rules for a specific reason :) I can't keep up with all of that so I told you guys to enter through my giveaway post which you can find here because all other entries will not be counted. Just had to clarify that.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. Tootles :D

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Random Haul (Wetseal, WnW, Elf & more)

My Sister & the kids decided to hit up the mall today because I really wanted to go get a new outfit for dinner next week Friday. We're taking my Mommy out to dinner for her birthday & since majority of all my clothes are kinda big on me now, I thought I should go shopping for some new clothes. FAIL. There wasn't anything that really caught my eye & I didn't really have time to go to all the stores because our mall here closes at 5pm on Sundays. UGH. I wasn't going home empty handed though, that's for sure!

So our first stop was Walmart. I finally caved in & copped me those WnW palettes. I didn't wanna get it to begin with because although they're pretty, I have a lot of MAC shadows that look like the colors in the WnW palette but for some reason I just decided to pick them up today. They were out of Comfort Zone (neutral one). I have a hard time finding that palette. I also picked up another Hard Candy Fox in a Box blush in 'Skinny Dipping'. MichelleXO said it's one of her favorites so I decided to try it out. It's a orange/coral color. I love this one! It's gorgeous.

After Walmart, we headed over to Kmart. I wanted to see if they re-stocked on Elf but sadly they did not :( The Elf shelve was pretty empty actually. I did manage to get a few things though. I've heard so much about the Elf quads & I never really cared to pick them up. I have no idea why. But today, I just decided to get it. It was just calling my name! I got 'Drama' which is really good for a smokey eye & I also picked up 'Butternut' which is nice for a neutral eye. I also managed to pick up the last powder brush they had. I bought one last week & I do like the Elf brushes because they're cheap & they work great. I also got a Duo Eye Shadow Cream in Mocha Swirl. This Cream Shadow is looooove! It's so pretty. I'm pretty much gonna use it as a base under my brown shadows. Picked up two Super Glossy Lip Shines. These have SPF 15 in them which is a plus. I got 'Goddess' & 'Pink Kiss.' I paid only $2 something because of that Kmart Reward Card program. How awesome is that?!

Next we headed to Ross. I could stay in this store all day! I found these cute shorts. It's a little big on me but I couldn't pass it up because it was on sale for $6!! What a steal! Those shoes were also a steal! I got them for Landon. They were on sale for $13.99 & I thought that was awesome, especially for the brand. It's Polo :)
As we were standing in line to check out, I bump into these babies. They were $4.99 - $5.99 each so I got all of them! Talk about deals!

Then we headed to the mall to have some lunch & do some more damage, or so I thought. Had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants which is Ramen Ya. I can live off of Ramen, seriously!! Headed to Macy's to find Pat & Landon some clothes for dinner. No luck for Landon. But I managed to get Baby Daddy this flannel :) It's plain but atleast it's different from all the other flannels that he has in the closet. It was also on sale so that just made it even better! I hope he likes it. It looks black in the pic but it's actually dark brown.

I was mad that I wasn't able to go to F21. The mall already closed by the time we made our way there. I was able to go to Wetseal though :) I didn't find any cute clothes but I did find these. I've been wanting Fedora hats for a while now but I could never find the right ones, until today. I can't wait to use these, especially the scarf! OMG, would you look at that!!! These were probably my favorite purchases of the day. Love the hats & love the scarf!

That was my day in a nutshell. I am beat so I'll end it with this: Don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Please ENTER :)

Hey beauty readers, please enter my giveaway if you haven't already. Click HERE to enter. I must have atleast 10 people enter this giveaway in order for me to do the giveaway. Please spread the word!!

You can also enter on my Twitter as well. Please see the side bar for more info or read the blog post below.

Gotta keep this short & simple. Off to work in a few so I need to take a nap. I've got a hangover LMAO.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bes' Kine Lashes Review + Surprise Giveaway!

Well hello there blog readers :) So, I'm finally getting around to doing this review. I've been wearing this brand of lashes for a few years now & they're always the ones that I run back to. I've tried other brands out there but I love this brand the most.

As you can see in the picture, it's 100% human hair & hand made :) The only place that sells this brand of lashes are at a drugstore in Hawaii called "Longs Drugs." It's like a CVS. They're about $3.29 each. Sometimes they have sales & that's when I usually stock up on them.

Of all the lashes that they carry, Y-1 is my favorite to use if I want dramatic, full & long lashes. Y-10 which, unfortunately I don't have a picture of because I've already used it is my favorite for a more natural look. Majority of the time I'll use the natural ones so I'm pretty much down to my last pair.

In these photo's here & here, I'm using the Y-1 lashes.

I love how affordable they are. They're slightly cheaper than other brands out there (well atleast in Hawaii). I love how they blend well with my natural lashes, being that they're made of human hair. They also last a pretty long time if you take care of them properly. The lashes come in both Brown & Black. Of course, I wouldn't use the brown but having other options are always nice. The only downfall is probably finding a store in your area that carries this brand...

which brings me to this... I am gonna be giving away some of these lashes!!! Of course, BRAND SPANKING NEW! I would love for my readers to try out some of the things that I like. I'm gonna be giving away 4 pairs of lashes. 2 lucky blog readers of mine will win (1) pair each of Y-1 & Y-10. The giveaway starts NOW!

RULES & HOW TO ENTER:
1. You must follow my blog. I will check to see that you're following :)
2. This is open to EVERYONE! If you're under 18, please have your parent or guardian's permission to give me your home address. (I'll ask you for this info ONLY if you win)
3. A legit email must be given to me because I will be contacting you via the email you've provided, should you win.
4. Copy the questions below, fill them out & post them as a comment on this blog post ONLY. All info must be filled out for it to be a valid entry. You can enter as much times as you'd like.

Name:
Blog link:
Email Address:

5. This contest will be open until Friday, June 17, 2011. I will announce winners a few days after via twitter & a blog post. I'll also contact winners through the email provided. Winners have 48 hours to respond to me or another winner will be chosen.
6. Atleast 10 people must enter this giveaway for me to pursue it so SPREAD THE WORD :)

BUT......WAIT!!! That's not all!!! For all you twitter followers, you deserve some love, too. I'll also be giving away 4 pairs of lashes. 2 of my lucky twitter followers will win (1) pair each of Y-1 & Y-10.

RULES & HOW TO ENTER:
1. You must follow me on Twitter. I will check to see that you're following :) If you're not a follower then click here & click that "follow" button :)
2. You guys can enter both my blog & twitter giveaway.
3. A legit email must be given to me because I will be contacting you via the email you've provided, should you win.
4. Tweet this "@lisaleeselisa http://allthingslisaaa.blogspot.com #lashesgiveaway" You can tweet as many times as you'd like. They will be considered multiple entries :)
5. This contest will be open until Friday, June 17, 2011. I will announce winners a few days after via twitter & a blog post. I'll also contact winners through the email provided. Winners have 48 hours to respond to me or another winner will be chosen.


Go, go go!!! GOOD LUCK!!! :D

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Haul & First Impressions (Hard Candy & Elf)

What it do blogspot? WOW, I haven't been here in almost a week. My apologies. First & foremost, thank you to all my old & new followers :) I seriously appreciate you all! I know I say that all the time, but it's because I really do ♥

Anyway, I'm back with a haul! I went shopping today & decided to pick up some stuff. I also wanted to get some prizes for my giveaway. I'm halfway there!! 43 more followers to go. Let's do this :) So we hit up Walmart & I found some goodies that I wanted to try.



Anyone tried this Aussie Deep Conditioner before? I just threw it in the cart after I read the instructions on the back of the bottle. It claims to "deep condition" dry/damaged hair in 3 minutes. Not that my hair is damaged but I wanted to try a different conditioner. So I'm gonna give this a try. If any of you have tried this product before, let me know what you think about it.

Of course, I had to pick up Never Say Never. I am such a sucker for Justin Bieber! Not in a perverted way. I just love his music & I think he is so adorable!! I've seen this movie a million times & I felt bad because I've been borrowing it from a 3 year old hahaha. So I decided that I needed to pick up a copy of my own.

I also picked up 2 blushes from Hard Candy. They're called "Fox in a Box." I got Hot Flash & Spicy and Sweet. A first impressions will be down below if you're interested on my initial thoughts on the product.

I also hit up my local Kmart & saw that they had more Elf products than usual so I picked up some prizes for my giveaway, some brushes, even their infamous eyelash curler!!! I wish they had more eyelash curlers in stock because I really wanted to give them away as a prize but unfortunately they only had 2 & I bought them both for me. LMAO. I'll check again next time.


First Impressions:
Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush ($6 each, Walmart)
The packaging is cute. It has a magnetic closure at the top. The blush also comes with a tiny brush which I'll never use. I must say the brush is quite soft though but not the type of brush to be using to apply the blush. They swatched really chalky on my hand. I couldn't get the product to stay. Everytime I blended it, it would just disappear. I had to wait till I got home to use a different brush to apply the blush. They are pigmented & blendable when applied on my cheeks. It gave my cheeks a nice flush of color but I honestly don't know how I feel about them just yet so a review to follow after I have the chance to play with them more.

First Impressions:
Elf Brushes; Powder, Concealer & Contour ($1 each, Kmart)
Now these on the other hand, I do like. For $1, I have nothing bad to say about it. Of all the 3, the powder brush is my fave. It's really soft. You would think that for $1, they'd be generic quality but it's actually far from it. I've bought brushes from different brands that cost more than the Elf brushes & sucked!! There was a powder brush that I received with a Stila palette that was scratchy. I could never use it! I suggest you pick these brushes up if you ever run into them. They'll be worth your $1.

First Impressions:
Elf Eyelash Curler ($1 each, Kmart)
I've heard so many people rave about this, so when I saw it today I just had to pick it up. I was actually amazed that they even had it on the shelve!! My current eyelash curler is from Shu Uemera & there's no doubt about it that it's the best thing out there, BUT this Elf curler actually gets the job done which impressed the hell out of me. I have stick straight lashes & I was surprised to see how the curler curled them. The best thing about it besides the price was that it doesn't pinch when I curl. I recommend this product 100%!!!

And that's about it. Stay tuned for my giveaway. Still thinking of all the details. I'll be giving away a bunch of Elf products, some WnW products, even some Sinful Color nail polish and of course they'll be all brand new. Let's get my follower list to 100 :D

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Proud Mommy + FOTD!

I am so proud that Landon was given the honor to receive what his school calls the "Ali'i Award." There were only 2 students in his class that were able to receive this award. Landon & his classmate Leland were the lucky ones. According to his teacher, "Landon worked really hard & has made a tremendous improvement throughout the school year." *tear* In adult terms, this award would be something like "employee of the year." I am so proud & happy for Landon! We took him out to dinner for his accomplishment. He wanted to eat hamburgers so we tried a new burger joint that just recently opened here in Lahaina. It's called Teddy's Burgers. I'm not really a huge fan of burgers but they were good. Pat ordered the Teri Burger & I got a Bacado Burger. It basically had bacon, grilled onions & a shitload of avocado in that burger. It was yummy! Unfortunately, the burgers are so huge that I wasn't able to finish mine. Landon got a corn dog ^_^ After all that talk about wanting hamburgers & he gets a corn dog LOL. Then we took him to Barnes & Nobles to buy some books. We are trying to teach him that if he does something good, he'll get rewarded for it :) *Sigh* the joys of parenthood.


Quick FOTD. I really wanted to use my Stila Pewter eyeshadow that I received from Birchbox so I did a smokey eye. I knew that I would love that color since the minute I opened that box. Stila eyeshadows are LOVE!






EYES:
-UDPP
-Stila Pewter e/s
-MAC (an old Christmas palette from a few years ago - used a matte gray & silver)
-MAC Graphology e/s
-MAC Carbon e/s
-MAC Ricepaper e/s
-Elf Liquid e/l
-Da Bes' Kine falsies Y-1
-Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero

CONTACTS:

-Geo Honey Wing
Get them here

FACE PRODUCTS:

-MAC Studio Fix Foundation
-MAC Notable Blush
-MAC Blushbaby Blush
-MAC Fashion Frenzy Blush
-MAC MSF Goldspill
-MAC MSFN in Dark

LIPS:
-Carmex
-MAC Buerre l/l
-Rimmel Spotlight Beige
-Elf Blossom l/g

Monday, May 16, 2011

TAG: 100 things you probably didn't know about me

Sorry for another tag. I promise I'll get rollin' on other things. Anyway, I saw Lani do "30 things you probably didn't know about me" & since I have readers on my blog, this is a way you guys can get to know a few facts about me. I did 100 random facts about me on Twitter a while back & I'm gonna pull most of my info from there because it's kinda hard to think of 100 random facts about me, believe it or not. I tag everyone that reads this. Please inform me if you do this tag because I would love to read yours!

#100: When Pat runs his fingers through my hair repeatedly, I tend to fall asleep real quick.

#99: Everytime curiousity gets to me about something, I jump on Google to find the answer.

#98: My shoe size ranges between 6 1/2 - 8. I find that odd.

#97: I use to dance Hula & Tahitian but I stopped because my teacher was mean.

#96: If I like a song a lot, I'll listen to it on repeat all day & night till I get tired of it.

#95: When I walk on sidewalks, I avoid stepping on the cracks. I think I have a slight OCD issue hahaha.

#94: I'm addicted to Words With Friends. I can sit at home on my iTouch and play that the whole day. Trust me, I do it all the time. I learned how to play Scrabble a little over 3 months ago & since then, I've been on wwf everyday. Practice makes perfect :)

#93: I'd rather stay home & be bored than go to the club.

#92: My favorite fruit is Grapes. I like to eat the skin first then the fruit.

#91: I'm obsessed with the X-men Movies. I have all of them.

#90: I love Justin Bieber. Yes, I admit that I have Bieber fever :) I can listen to his music all day!

#89: I've only snorkeled once in my life & I enjoyed it. Surprising huh?

#88: I have really bad eyesight. My optometrist told me that I shouldn't be driving w/out my glasses coz it's illegal LOL.

#87: Working out has become an addiction. I can't stop & I won't stop.

#86: Camping disgusts me. I feel homeless when I go camping coz my skin gets super sticky. Bleh.

#85: My wrists are super flexible.

#84: I can do all 26 letters of the alphabet in sign language.

#83: I forgive very easily & I tend to give a lot of chances.

#82: I'm afraid of frogs. If I see one, Idk if I should run or stay in one place. I usually just freeze coz I'm so scared that I can't move.

#81: My pet peeve is when people get confused w/ their spelling. Example: their/they're/there/your/you're. FUCK! Get it right.

#80: I hate taking pics. I might seem like a camera whore but really, I'm not. i have to be in the mood to take pics.

#79: I don't know how to wash my car. I make Pat do it. However, I can clean the inside of my car like a pro!

#78: When I shop for clothes, if I like something, I tend to get them in every color.

#77: I could sleep the whole day if no one woke me up.

#76: If I see something Pink, I wanna buy it because it's Pink LMAO.

#75: I'm the nicest bitch. I'm really friendly to people who have respect & are open. If you're gonna give me attitude, then be prepared to get it back from me but 10x worse. IDGAF who you are. Just sayin' :) I really live by that saying "treat others how you want to be treated" & that's just how I do it. If you're nice then I'm nice, if you're bitchy to me then FUCK YOU! People honestly need to get to know me before they judge. That's all.

#74: I have the dumbest managers but the best co-workers.

#73: I'm one of those girls that don't care for handbags. I gave up that fetish a long time ago.

#72: I don't like receiving flowers on special occasions but I do appreciate it when I get them.

#71: I hate being short coz I can never find jeans that are the perfect length. They're always long, even when I use heels.

#70: I'm ambidextrious.

#69: I've learned to stop eating rice everyday. I eat rice 1-2 times a week or sometimes I actually skip weeks.

#68: I love sleeping naked. Hahaha. TMI.

#67: When I'm not dolled up, I get mistaken for being under 18 years old. That's a good thing right?

#66: I happen to think manly gay guys are SEXY ;)

#65: My favorite feature about myself is my butt coz I have a big booty for a Filipina girl haha.

#64: I placed 1st place (Top 10 in the world) on the Taptap Revenge app on iPhone to Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. My 1st run was 4th place. Of course there's always gonna be someone better than you, so they did beat my score :( I do have pictures to prove it though.

#63: My favorite sport is tennis. I prefer the brand Prince but I hit better with Babolat racquets.

#62: I make really good Chow Fun :)

#61: There's only a handful of people that I like talking to on the phone. Other than that, I'd rather text than talk.

#60: I'm so afraid of getting in the water at the beach that I only have one bathing suit which I've had for years.

#59: I don't really like Mexican food. No offense. The only thing that I care to eat is the salad in that deep fried tortilla shell. I think it's called a taco salad?

#58: I suck at applying nail polish so I tend to keep my toenails simple. Sometimes simple is better :) I can't paint my fingernails for shit & even if I could, I probably wouldn't paint them anyway. I can't stand my fingernails with nail polish on them. You'll barely see them painted.

#57: I love wild cats, especially tigers but could care less for regular cats.

#56: I only like driving if I'm driving someone else's car.

#55: I have a lot of scars coz I scar easily. If I scratch a mosquito bite, it will scar.

#54: I'm one of those girls that really take 3-4 hours to get ready because I'm indecisive.

#53: My sis & I are allergic to fake earrings. If we use them for a few hours, our ears turn red & start to itch.

#52: I have road rage. I hate it when people don't know how to drive. GTFO the road!! I seriously flick people off or roll down my window & say shit to them.

#51: I inherited my Mom's attitude & my Dad's impatience. My parents can't tolerate my attitude.

#50: Eminem & 2pac will always be the best rappers in my eyes.

#49: I owned over a thousand dollars worth of MAC makeup before I even knew how to apply eyeshadow. My BFF who is a MUA at MAC had to give me lessons lmao.

#48: I'm afraid of needles but I have tattoos & had many body piercings.

#47: I'm a little kid at heart. I love Hannah Montana. I watch the Disney Channel as much as I watch MTV!

#46: I get excited when we're driving on the Pali & I see whales.

#45: I hate being tagged in photos on FB coz I hate how it floods my wall.

#44: I eat my Pho without noodles. I order extra veggies instead. I don't like the noodles.

#43: I eat Balut but only the yellow part. I give the chick to Pat.

#42: I get motion sickness easily.

#41: I could eat at Ramen Ya every single day if I was given the chance.

#40: If I could marry anyone in the world besides my BF, I'd marry Trey Songz :)

#39: I hate the beach. I prefer to stay on shore & enjoy the beach that way than go in the water coz I'm scared of sharks.

#38: When I gave birth to Landon, I was in labor for 11.5 hours.

#37: I have the hardest time taking medicine when I'm sick. I can't stand the taste. I'd rather suffer sometimes than swallow that stuff.

#36: Swallowing pills makes me wanna puke. When I was pregnant with Landon, I refused to take my prenatal vitamins because I'd throw up everytime I did.

#35: I love the sound of turbo. It's music to my ears. I can't wait to get a different blow off valve for my car just for the noise hahaha.

#34: My dream car is a Mercedes SLR McLaren.

#33: I could never be a vegeterian. I have to eat some kind of meat everyday.

#32: I'm the eldest child out of 4.

#31: I don't like soda & I barely drink juice.

#30: The only time I like to dance is when I'm drunk haha.

#29: I've never been to the mainland.

#28: I'm blunt & most poeple don't like that about me, believe it or not.

#27: I have more guy friends than girl friends coz I don't trust most girls. Some girls can be so shady! Makes me wanna bitch slap someone :)

#26: I can understand Ilocano fluently but I speak it broken.

#25: I'm deathly afraid of heights!

#24: I don't know how to travel by air by myself. I'd get lost! How dumb huh? I've never spent much time in an airport because I have a fear of flying.

#23: My makeup collection is worth roughly around 15 grand but I gave & sold a lot of stuff because I wasn't using them anyway.

#22: I love working out to love songs haha. I like it. It relaxes me.

#21: I do the worst things to get back at people. I'm a bitch like that ;P

#20: I'm the most impatient person EVERRR.

#19: I'm a gamer. I play more video games than my boyfriend or in my household for that matter.

#18: My very first job was at Burger King LOL. I was 15 or 16 yrs. old. I can't remember.

#17: I learned how to drive standard by watching my friend's foot while he took me to school everyday.

#16: I taught Pat how to drive stick shift & after he perfected it, he taught me how to race.

#15: People younger than me taught me how to play poker & I got hooked on the game since then.

#14: I don't like Peanut Butter but I love Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches, I hate ketchup but I love tomatoes, I love seafood but get grossed out at the thought of oysters & I HATE HATE HATE cheese and the only time I'll eat it is if I'm having Pizza. Yes, I'm weird like that ;P

#13: I'm a highschool drop out. I hated school. I went to school just to kick it with my friends. I do have a good paying job though.

#12: I tan hella fast but take FOREVER to get back to my regular skin tone.

#11: 98% of my clothes & heels are black. I try to venture out to different colors but I always come back to black.

#10: I have a high tolerance for alcohol. I get it from my Grandpa.

#9: I get a lot of compliments on my handwriting. Nice handwriting runs in the family (Mom's side), not to say that my Dad's side has ugly handwriting LMAO. Mom's side writes better for sure though.

#8: I have a ridiculous shoe fetish. I can't shake it off.

#7: I have super healthy hair :) You should've seen wtf my hair looked like back then. I wish I had a picture. I wouldn't mind embarassing myself just to show you guys how damaged it was LOL.

#6: I have very low tolerance for prissy bitches & I'm not afraid to slap a girl for being dumb. I always get into trouble.

#5: This is probably the most healthiest I've been in a very long time LOL.

#4: I had no waithelp experience prior to transferring to a server. I had to learn everything on my own.

#3: I love Sushi but I will not eat Unagi. I tried it once & I'm not ever eating eat again. It was disgusting!!!!!!

#2: Pat & I met for the very 1st time on the phone & got super close. That was back in the 7th grade.

Fact #1: In case u didn't know, my sis & I have the same bdays but we're born on different years. We're 5 years apart.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birchbox (open box) & First Impressions

Hey guys! Sorry for being MIA :( I've been sick the past couple of days & I think it just got worst. I really wanted to do a post for you guys though, even if I'm not 100% feeling better. However, feel free to follow me on Twitter if you'd like to know what I'm up to :) I logged onto blogger to see that my follower list has climbed, again :) I love you guys, seriously. New followers --> Jasmine, Moeri, L. Dupree & Michelle. Halfway there till I do a giveaway :)

So I'm sure that everyone knows what Birchbox is. If you don't, it's basically a website where you sign up & every month they send you deluxe samples of beauty products & if you like the product enough, you can order the full size product off their website. It's $10 a month & you can cancel anytime. For $10 a month, I decided to sign up :) This is a great way to try products for a fraction of the price. They send you about 4-5 deluxe samples every month.

The main thing that I love about this is that the samples are actually decent. I've received samples before from companies & they barely give you enough product to even last 2 days! But with Birchbox, the samples are huge, hence the word 'deluxe'. The products are wrapped beautifully in tissue paper with a bow :) They give you a greeting card & if you turn it over, it gives you a brief description of all the products you received for that month & the prices for the full size items incase you wanted to purchase them.

Here's the products that I received this month.




-Stila Eyeshadow in Pewter
-Bulgari Fragrance
-Archipelago Pomegranate Soap
-Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
-Tiny Print Card (Customizable Greeting Cards)

I only liked one thing from this & it was the Stila eyeshadow. Stila eyeshadows are pigmented & creamy. I love how they blend so easily. Pewter is a darkish gray color. Great for a smokey eye. I can't wait to use it.

The rest of the products were "bleh" to me. I don't hate them, but I don't really care for them either. The Bulgari fragrance isn't something I would use. It's a little too strong for my taste. Kinda reminds me of an old lady scent. The soap is okay. I don't really care for bar soaps. However, it does smell good though so that's a plus. The mineral hand cream is okay too. I'm not a huge fan of hand creams. I don't even really care for lotion. But this hand cream does moisturize well but I don't think it's something that I'd reach for all the time and last but not least, the card. It was a "treat." They sent me a blank card with a cute design on it. I really find no use for that unless it's a special occasion, but by the time a special occasion rolls around, I will have forgotten about the card ^_^

I can't wait to see what I get next month. The suspense really gets to you. I kinda like that aspect LOL. So if you haven't already, go sign up for Birchbox! I'd love to see what you guys get every month :)

On another note, yall know that I'm still crying about my Lakers getting swept away :( I seriously just can't get over it. That really ruined the week, actually the month, no...maybe the YEAR for me. Ok, maybe not but it has done some damage in my life LOL. I must say though that I loved what Bynum & Odom did. *evil face* When you're mad, you're mad. We all throw tantrums like that once in a while. Don't act like you don't. Hahaha. Sore losers? NAW. Boys will be boys muahahahaha.

So we went to Nissan the other day.. again. I wanted to trade my car in lmao. I don't know why I'm so fuckin' indecisive. I SWEAR. I can never seem to make up my mind. This car was sexy & I wanted it so bad.


2011 Nissan Altima. It was the only one in the parking lot that looked sporty. The rest looked tourist like. It was automatic though & no leather seats! And come on now, let's be real. I'm not rich so of course, I couldn't get the car LMAO. But it would've been one hell of a Mothers Day gift, don't ya think?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!

♥ Angelina, FiaSo, Dale, Jackie, Holly, Gisell, Meloowmakeup.

Keepin' this short & simple. Happy Mothers Day to all you beautiful Mothers out there!! I hope you guys have a fabulous day! 5 years ago, on November 13, 2005, Pat & I were blessed with a baby boy. We named him Landon. He's what I live for. I am honored to be his Mommy ;)



Thursday, May 5, 2011

TAG: Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows

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I find this quite odd that my top 10 MAC shadows are mainly in the neutral family. If anything, I'm up for bold & dramatic colors. Hmmm. So let's start ;) This is in no specific order.

01. Ricepaper - My favorite highlight in the world!!
02. Soft Brown
03. Crystal Avalanche
04. Parfait Amour
05. Beautiful Iris
06. Sketch
07. Carbon
08. Bamboo
09. Espresso - To fill in my brows.
10. Texture

What's you favorite MAC shadows??

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick post: Sister's photoshoot

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Just wanted to do a quick post on my Sister's photoshoot. I did her makeup for this shoot. It was her first time rockin' a red lip. She's never into any type of bold makeup & I thought that needed to be changed. She didn't like the red lip but I thought she looked great. What do you guys think? And NO, she's not naked lol.



FACE PRODUCTS:
-Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
-MSFN in Dark (used lightly just to set foundation)
-Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
-WnW Goddess Bronzer (contour)
-MSF Goldspill (highlight)
-MAC Blush in Notable or Blushbaby (I forgot lol)

EYES:
-UDPP
-Coastal Scents 88 Matte palette
-MAC Soft Brown e/s
-MAC Ricepaper e/s
-MAC Espresso e/s

LIPS:
-EOS Lip Balm
-MAC Portside l/l
-MAC So Scarlet l/s

OMG, I seriously tried so hard to remember what products I used. Some might not be the exact products but I think they're pretty close.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stop bad habits (Tips & Tricks)

MOTIVATION
Today, I'm going to do a post on how to stay motivated on weight loss or you can base this upon anything in general. I honestly get a lot of people that ask how I stay motivated. In the beginning it was easy, but right now it's getting a little difficult. If you guys have been following me on Twitter or on this blog since last month when I created it, you'll know that I do a lot of posts on weight loss as a reminder to myself of all the hard work that I'm doing or have done & to tell myself to never give up.

In the beginning, our workout routines were HELL!! I mean, we spent hours in a day committing ourselves to the tennis courts, hiking, the gym & eating healthy. 3 months later, my workout partners reached their comfort zone. Obviously I'm not content yet so I continue to keep going but it's hard to keep yourself motivated when there's no one there to motivate or encourage you anymore. Working out by yourself gets boring & that's usually the reason why people quit or give up. But in all honesty, who the hell is gonna be there to help you get in shape? Drop the weight you always wanted to? Give you a better & healthier lifestyle? NO ONE BUT YOURSELF!! I have this "bitchy" type of mentality where I just don't give a shit sometimes & it gives people the impression that I'm better than them. Don't ever mistake my confidence for cockiness. So with that said, on to the tips & tricks on how I stay motivated :)

1. All it takes is about 30 minutes to an hour to exercise each day. When I get lazy, I tell myself that I'll have 23 hours left in the day to do whatever I want after I sacrifice an hour to workout. It works for the most part.

2. If that's not enough, I go to my bathroom & jump on the scale LMAO. Sounds corny but this doesn't fail me. Once I see the numbers on the scale, I remind myself of my goals & that usually takes me straight to my bedroom & I have an intervention with Shaun T :)

3. I go through my closet & find clothes that I want to fit in. If you can fit all your clothes in your closet then go shopping for clothes that are one size smaller. It's been years since I've been able to fit into a size small & so far I can fit only one thing in my closet that's a size small. Hey, that's a start!

4. I look through old pictures of myself (before I started working out) & remind myself how I don't ever want to go back, EVER!

5. Don't take negativity & people who love to run their mouths, to the heart. Again, you're doing this for yourself. Who cares what others think. Unless they have the body that you want, then by all means, listen to them. But if not, shake it off & keep working hard. You'll be in a better position than them in the long run. Infact, let their shit talking be your motivation!

6. Last but not least, when I get comments online or in person about me motivating someone to get in shape or do something about their weight, that's seriously all the motivation that I need to keep on going. I thank every single person who's encouraged me & supported me through this. If I can do it, so can you :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

End of the Month Diet Update + Random stuff

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New follower Kathleenabelle :)

I apologize that I've been missing for the past few days. My weekends are always tied up. So anyway, just thought I'd do an update post for yall.

So as of May 1st, I am currently still the same weight. My weight fluctuated like crazy in April. I'd lose 5lbs then gain it back and it kept going back & forth. There are so many things that I've done in April that I don't want to do anymore. We've been slacking & I feel so crappy about it. We're starting to get into that "comfortable" zone of eating whatever because we can burn it off easily kind of zone. There's days where we sometimes don't even workout because we don't feel like it. Like seriously? I honestly do workout by myself sometimes coz Pat doesn't like doing Insanity. I have to force myself to do things alone & it's hard because of the lack of motivation. BUT I'm not giving up! I've come a long way & I'd hate to throw it all away. It's a brand new month so that calls for some brand new weight loss goals :) I will drop another 5 lbs at the least this month. NO EXCUSES! Back to a strict diet & workout regimen. The things you need to go through to get in shape & be healthy *sigh*

So any of you into UFC? Well I am & my favorite UFC fighter of all time, hands down, is Georges "Rush" St-Pierre. I've been a fan for a very long time. Whenever he or BJ Penn fights, we're always watching :) So I was stoked that GSP was fighting last night. I was ready for GSP to deliver one of the best fights of his career, but honestly the fight was so damn boring!! No action, whatsoever. What a disappointment! But I'm glad that GSP still holds the title & has that belt around his waist. Sorry to all you Jake Shields fans out there because he sucked. All that talk about Jake murdering GSP in the ring --HAHAHAHA yeah right. He murdered GSP's left eye & that was about it.

On a beauty note, I painted my nails this weekend. I tried some of my new Sinful Colors nail polish & discovered LOVE! If any of you follow me on Twitter then you'll see that I've tweeted this pic.

The camera didn't really pick up the glitter reflects on the purple nail polish but in person, it's so GORGEOUS!!!! I swear! I don't like wearing nail polish on my fingernails all that much but my toes are always painted. So of course, the purple nail polish is what I have on my toes right now. I can't wait to slap on the teal colors :) If you guys don't have these Sinful Colors n/p, I suggest you go out & get them. You won't regret it. The purples are 'I Love You' over 'Fig' and Teals are 'Nail Junkie' over 'Savage'

And last but not least I did my Sister's makeup for a photo shoot she had today. My Sister always wants neutral makeup but I thought she needed to jump the gun & go for something different. I made her rock a bold red lip. She was uncomfortable about it but I think she pulled it off well. What do yall think?? Sorry I don't have any up close photos but I'll be sure to post some pics of her photo shoot when it comes in!


So that pretty much sums up my weekend, in a nutshell. Pat just bought me Mortal Kombat today so I've been busy playing hehe. Any game fanatics up in here?? I was supposed to buy it last week but we got caught up doing other shit. Sometimes there's not enough hours in a day. Well, see yall in my next post :)