Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 8: A photo of your favorite band



So this is my all time favorite band. I know they're old guys now but I still love them all. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. I've been lucky to see them three times in concert, too bad their tix cost an arm and a leg or I'd see them again next year :-/ My other favorites are The Killers, Dashboard Confessional, The Cure, Coldplay, etc :-)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 7: A photo of someone you love



This is my abuelita. She's my last living grandparent. I don't visit her as often as I should ... but I do love her! I love any food she makes, I love the way she smells, and I love how tiny she is :-)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 6: A photo that makes me laugh



This pictures cracks me up. It was my grandma's 90th birthday party and we had rented a jump house for my cousins' kids, but after all the kids left my cousin, sis, and me went in and had a blast! It's just funny cuz we're grown ass women jumping in a jump house and it looks like we're having the time of our lives! LOL

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 5: Pictures of my favorite books

There are so many good books, but the one that always comes to mind when someone asks me what my favorite book is, is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Just read it, its a great story with a good moral.



#2 is the Harry Potter series ... I admit that I'm a sucker for wizards and magic.



#3 is The Help by Kathryn Sockett (SO GOOD!! Just read it!)




#4 is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Way better than the movie, but I cried with both)



#5 The Thief of Always by Clive Barker (Too scared to read his books for adults, but this one isn't too bad. I was slightly scared but it was a fun read)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 3 & 4 (of 30 day blog challenge)

Day 4: Last place I went on holiday/vacation was in Santa Barbara with my girls from work. Had a blast!!



Day 3: A photo that makes me happy is this one. This is my roommates daughter. She's in her terrible two's but she can be real sweet, and when she wants to play with teacups or barbies it takes my mind off things :-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Photo of me a year ago - Day 2



This is me in October 2009. I was at the U2 concert at the Rose Bowl. It was amazing!!!! ... And I miss my long hair :-(

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Facebook Profile Pic - Day 1



This is my BFF and I. We were in Santa Barbara on a wine tasting trip, and we were getting ready to go have dinner and dance! We've been friends since the 6th grade and at one point we kind of grew apart and hardly saw each other, but now we work in the same office and when one of us is gone it sucks! I love her to death, she's like my sister from another mister:-)

Monday, November 22, 2010

30 day blog challenge :-D

Found this on Wifezilla Hekela's Blog and it sounds like fun! (p.s. here is a link to her blog, its pretty awesome! http://wifezillahekela.blogspot.com/)

day 1. your facebook profile photo
day 2. a photo of yourself a year ago
day 3. a photo that makes you happy
day 4. a photo of the last place you went on holiday
day 5. a photo of your favorite book
day 6. a photo that makes you laugh
day 7. a photo of someone you love
day 8. a photo of your favorite band/musician
day 9. a photo of something you've been wanting to do
day 10. a photo of you as a baby or as a kid
day 11. a photo of your favorite film(s)
day 12. a photo of you
day 13. a photo of your best friend(s)
day 14. a photo of your favorite drink
day 15. a photo of you and someone you love
day 16. a photo of you at the last party you went to
day 17. a photo of your guilty pleasure
day 18. a photo of your dream wedding
day 19. a photo of your dream car
day 20. a photo of something you enjoy doing
day 21. a photo of your everyday makeup
day 22. a photo of your fave city
day 23. a photo of your first celebrity crush
day 24. a photo of you that your hair looks nice in
day 25. a photo of ur fave shows
day 26. a photo of someone you look up to
day 27. a photo of your favorite purse
day 28. a photo of what you ate today
day 29. a photo of someone you find attractive
day 30. a photo of you when you were happy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Leopard Luxe




So I'm finally doing a post on a make-up look. But to be honest, I think its a fail:-/ I know I could do better, but I kinda did it in a hurry so this is what I got. For my eyes I used the Leopard Luxe palette from the MAC Fabulous Felines collection (which is no longer in stock, but I think you could get it on eBay). I used the two top colors and the bottom left color. I used the Orangey/peach color on my eyelid, the dark brownish color on the crease, and the matte tan color on my brow bone. For my lips I used the Wicked Queen lipstick in Toxic Tale, and the gloss in Strange Potion (Also by MAC and also recently sold out I believe). Anyway, thats all. I just bought a new Wet n' Wild palette at Rite Aid, because I keep hearing great things about it, so as soon as I try it I'll post some pics and do a review :-) Thanks for stopping by readers!

P.S. In case anyone wants to know, I got my feather earrings on Etsy. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LovMely?ga_search_query=lovmely&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes



http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chicken-enchiladas-verdes-00000000039506/index.html?xid=dailyrecnews-11-07-2010

So these are one version of green enchiladas. The traditional Mexican way is different, but I love creamy sauces so my roomie and I wanted to try it. Got this recipe from Real Simple and it was pretty good. We added some of my roommate's mom's REAL green homemade chile to give the sauce some good spice. The green chile I got at fresh and easy was very mild and I need some spicy heat in my food! Anyway, pretty much followed the directions given, but instead of using flour tortillas we used corn and layered them instead of rolling, we were hungry and too lazy to roll and stuff them in the traditional way. They turned out pretty delicious :-) I would definitely make these again. Enjoy it if you try it!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Ultimate Winter Skin Care Guide | Real Simple

I get a ton of emails about makeup and beauty, so I think I'll start sharing them :-) I thought this one would be helpful, although California can't seem to make up its mind if its going to be Fall or an extended summer, its good to have some tips about dealing with dry winter skin. Enjoy!

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/ultimate-skin-care-guide-00000000028619/index.html

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favorite Cleanser and Toner



This is my favorite cleanser and toner. This was recommended to me by my make-up artistry teacher, Jason Sanchez, and it coincidentally happens to be by company named Jason Cosmetics (http://www.jasoncosmetics.com/). He said it was a cheap alternative to fancy name brand cleansers like Clinique and Chanel. One thing he mentioned is that it is important to use cleansers that do not have Sodium Laurosulphate (spelling is probably wrong). This ingredient strips your face of necessary oils. So although its a gentle cleanser it does the job without harming your skin. I'd say to just remove your eye makeup with eye makeup remover first so you don't have to use so much of the cleanser. AND the toner is also an important step in order to remove any excess dirt or makeup, and to provide some pH balance to your skin. They both cost about 11 or 12 bucks, and can be found at Whole Foods or Rite Aid. It should be gentle on most skin types, but if you have extra sensitive skin then be careful it doesn't have ingredients you may be allergic to :-)
Enjoy!