Feb 16, 2012

Update- Girl Power! (Lame, I know)

Hey ladies! I know, I know it's been quite a while since I've posted anything. My mom's here visiting and I've just been spending some time with her. Also, this past week I've applied for a new job and found out the next day that I was hired. YAY for moving on up! :)

I've just been stressing a bit on getting some things squared away for the new hire at my current job. I'll be training my replacement next week and so this week I had to get EVERYTHING I do together to show her the ropes. Quite stressful considering I only have three days to prepare for her arrival and still keeping up with my current tasks before I leave. I'm also quite nervous with my new job because it's a different field. Yes, it's an opportunity to move up but it is COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone. Say good-bye to my everyday heels and office job and hello to working out in the field.

My new co-workers aren't to thrilled either. My company already notified me that because of my gender, they think that I can't hack it already? REALLY?? I haven't even started yet and they're already hating because they heard that a female is going to fill the position? Can I say sexist??  My company also asked me if that effects my decision on accepting the position. HECK NO! That makes me want it even more just so I can prove them wrong. Am I right ladies?? I may be a little nervous but that doesn't mean that I can't do it. So bring it on boys!

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So yess, ladies I start on the 27th and I shall let you guys know how it goes. My mom also leaves that day so hopefully I'll get back to the flow of things and catch up with you ladies. Until then, I hope you ladies enjoy the rest of the week and I'll try as much as possible to post a little something later.

Bye ladies! :)

Feb 7, 2012

Lovely Blog Award & Versatile Blogger Award

A big thank you to Izy for awarding me with the Lovely Blog Award and Lisa for the Versatile Blog Award! Be sure to check out their blog ladies :) This really put a big smile on my face all day today.

The Rules
1. Thank the person that nominated you with a link back to their blog.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Name your nominated blogs. 

7 Things about me:
1. I dislike any insects or bugs. Most especially the ones that fly!
2. My favorite T.V. show is The Vampire Diaries (I think I've mentioned this before)
3. I have been excited/happy all week knowing that Friday is getting closer. The Vow premieres! :)
4. My favorite movie is Taken. I can watch that 100 times!
5. I love to cook.
6. I rather shop online than anywhere else.
7. I have a slight addiction to shopping online.

Enough about me! Time for the ladies that I pass this too:
For the Lovely Blog Award:

For the Versatile Blogger Award:
2. Jess

Congratulations Ladies! :) Please be sure to check out their blogs and show them some love! A big thanks again to Izy and Lisa! :)

E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer Review

I'm in quite a good mood today :) & I hope everyone else is enjoying their week!

I recently purchased E.L.F.'s Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 from Beauty Joint and today was my first time using it. I saw that A LOT of people did not like this Tinted Moisturizer. They claimed that it was too cakey and they didn't like the smell of it. They also said that it was really greasy and it looked too dark for them especially in hot weather.  After reading these reviews, I almost changed my mind. I live on an island where the humidity is 84% and the weather ranges from 76° F to 85° F. This is year round! 

E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer in Beige

I wanted to give it a try since it was only $3. What could I lose? (Other than the $3) I got it in the color Beige (Click here to check out the other colors of this product). I wanted to try it for the days that I wanted a sheer coverage so that you couldn't even tell I was wearing any make-up. I feel like this product nailed it. I really don't feel like I'm wearing anything! I didn't put that much on.

I think a lot of those who experienced that it made their face feel cakey probably put too much. I put really little like less than a normal pump (from a pump foundation) and I used my fingers to blend it into my face. It really evened my skin tone and I did put a little powder on but my face feels like I have no make-up on. This tinted moisturizer really made my face look really natural.

Please keep in mind that E.L.F.'s Tinted Moisturizer might not be suitable for everyone. But, it did work for me! I bought this product with my money & this was an honest review.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week! :) Bye for now!


Feb 6, 2012

Versatile Blog Award

Hello my lovely ladies! I just found out Marina has given me The Versatile Blogger award! YAY! :)

Now on to the rules of the award:
  1. Thank the person that nominated you with a linkback
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this on to 10 newly discovered blogs and let them know they received the award.
7 Random Facts:     
    1. I really want to get into photography!
    2. My favorite accessory is rings!
    3. I love the ocean.
    4. I miss working in retail.
    5. My favorite color changes daily! Today's it's the sparkling nude that's on my nails today!
    6. I really want to experience a winter with snow! I have yet to see snow :(
    7. I really want to settle down and buy a house already.
I now pass this award to these beauties:

Thanks again to Marina who awarded me and Congratulations to these ladies. Please be sure to check them out and show them some love on their blog!

Feb 2, 2012

Commit to be Fit Friday!

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"

Via Google

Hey ladies! I'm sure many of us have heard this saying before but how true is it? While exercising daily or weekly will improve our health and bodies. Going the extra mile and substituting our usual choice of eating junk food or fast food with healthy snacks will really make a HUGE difference in our performance at the gym, outdoor activities or just our everyday life. We feel better when eating an apple instead of something really sweet like a donut or candy.

I know we all have those sweet streaks, where we just feel like we NEED us some sugar! But, knowing how much better we'll feel after eating an apple instead of something "unhealthy" is so much more better than feeling guilty! I'm not saying to torture yourself and NEVER eat any of these things! Just know that you have a choice & when you choose to say yes to candy or sweets, eat it in moderation. Too much of it will make you feel sluggish or tired after the sugar rush is over.

Personally, I like apples! I think that you can also have this as a quick breakfast. I know some people eat it with peanut butter, but I think it is perfect the way it is!

10 Health Benefits of Apples (click here to check out the article):
1. Bone Protection
2. Asthma Help
3. Alzheimer's Prevention
4. Lower Cholesterol
5. Lung Cancer Prevention
6. Breast Cancer Prevention
7. Colon Cancer Prevention
8. Liver Cancer Prevention
9. Diabetes Management
10. Weight Loss  (A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting!)

Happy Friday Everyone (or Thursdays depending where you are)!!  :)


Jan 31, 2012

Upcoming Posts!

Hey ladies! It's been quite a while since my last post. I've been quite busy this week and so I just wanted to let you ladies know that I've planned quite a few posts for the next few days (majority of them are hauls).  I also reached over 100 followers!! YAYYY! :)

Upcoming posts:
-January Birchbox & Julep (I know, I know, this is REALLY late to post. But, better late than never!)
-Mini Drugstore Haul & Review: Revlon PhotoReady Liquid Foundation & PhotoReady Powder
-O.P.I. Haul & Swatches
-Beauty Joint Haul & Review: NYX Lipsticks (10!!)
-Birchbox/Julep/MyGlam: Which monthly beauty subscriptions I decided to cancel/continue?
-E.L.F. Eyeliner Review
-E.L.F. Mascara Review
-E.L.F Tinted Moisturizer Review
-NYX Tinted Lip Spa Haul (ebay)
-Skindinavia Finishing Spray

Later, I will also post the Photo A Day Challenge for February. Today's FEBRUARY 1st!! I can't believe how fast January came and went! I hope you ladies enjoy the rest of the day :)


Jan 27, 2012

New Hair & Sultry Purple

I'm sure some of you remember my post a while back about me cutting my hair (click here to see the post) & I'm sorry it took so long for me to actually show you guys how it turned out. I did cut my hair the same day that I posted it but I just never took the time to actually take a picture and post it.

I do love how it turned out. Especially the layers! I was a bit worried that I wouldn't like it and regret it but that wasn't the case. My boyfriend loved it as well.  Hope you guys like it too :)

Jan 26, 2012

Time for a change! Gym Routines, Healthy Habits!

Hey ladies! I know we've seen this "Eating Healthy" everywhere in the blog world but I wanted to share my recent thoughts on the subject. I personally love food! Who doesn't?

This morning I noticed that I felt quite sluggish. I was tired & my co-worker handed me a Mountain Dew to "give me some energy" he said. So, I took it and ended up drinking it and guess what? Not only did that NOT help to me feeling sluggish, but it made me feel horrible knowing how much sugar is in that one can! UGH.

So why I am feeling sluggish today? Well I regrettably didn't go to the gym all week except for Monday. I guess my body isn't happy with me right now. For the past two weeks I have developed a bad eating habit. I have been only eating lunch. As in ONLY lunch (& not the healthy kind but the go to the nearest restaurant with the co-workers). Yup! Tsk tsk... After the gym it's already 7 or 8 and I end up doing a little cleaning up at home and by the time I'm all relaxed, I go to sleep. SKIP DINNER because I'm so tired from the day already.

So today, I decided that I really need to make a change. To feel better and be happier :) with myself and my body. Instead of forcing myself to go to the gym, I have decided to give myself another option: Either go to the gym or stay home & work out with the Insanity DVDs that I've had for months. I also decided that I need to plan/prepare my breakfast the night before. That way I won't have to rush and end up not eating breakfast at all. I also decided that before going to the gym, I should already plan up my dinner that way I can eat right when I get home.

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I've looked at the Insanity Workout Calendar & I really want to (as my gym would say) "Commit to be Fit." My boyfriend & I started working out at the same time & trust me... you can actually tell that he works out. It just sucks that we have to work out harder!  

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My co-worker has also decided to practice eating healthier with me for lunch. Instead of spending $10 a day we decided to pitch in $20 each and buy some veggies & healthy snacks to leave at the office. So whenever we're hungry, we head to the "healthy corner" instead of the vending machine. I also wanted to cut out soda! I'm actually a new soda drinker believe it or not. I never used to drink soda until I moved to Guam. When I lived in Hawaii, I never touched soda. I loved water!
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Maybe I'll start a weekly series, "Commit to be Fit" Fridays" ? What do you think? Is this something you guys would find interesting? We could all be each other's motivators and help each other out! I think having support helps us with our goals. Otherwise, we get influenced and not feel that bad about it.

Time to tone-up, Eat Healthy & "Commit to be Fit" ! :)


Jan 25, 2012

Kristel's MAC Giveaway

Hey Ladies! Just another giveaway I wanted to share with you guys. Kristel is giving away MAC products! click here to enter :)

Jan 23, 2012

Date Night: HELP Ladies!

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I need some ideas/advice ladies! Ok, so last night my boyfriend & I were talking about how long we haven't had a date night with just the two of us in a really really long time! Like months! We recently started hanging out with his brother and his new girlfriend (who is such a nice girl), but we felt that we need a night/day for just the two of us.

Our typical day would be work from 7:30-4:30, then he would go to the gym straight after work while I wait until 5:30 or 6:00 (so it won't be as busy), then we grab something to eat, go home, and repeat the same thing the next day and so on. It's been like this for quite some time. We used to go on dates regularly but not lately. So, we planned to have a dinner and a movie date like old times this Sunday!

I know it's like a week away and I usually don't stress about this kind of thing but I'm really excited for it! I've been stressing about what I should wear, where to eat at, what movie to watch, basically everything. This is the first time I've stressed about it and I think it's because we haven't gone out for such a long time. I would love it if you ladies help me out.

I'll post a few outfits sometime this week for you ladies to help me decide what you think I should wear. Maybe even tonight!
Also, what movie do you think we should watch?



Jan 22, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge for February!

Hey beauties! Look what I stumbled across. I saw the January Photo a Day Challenge on a few blogs, so I went straight to the source and I got lucky that she posted February's Photo a Day Challenge. I wanted to share it with you guys just in case you haven't seen it around and you wanted to do this too! Be sure to check out Chantelle's blog. She's planning on creating one every month.

I thought this might be a great way to share more about myself and my daily life with you ladies. I think it also might be fun to get to know others that participate in this challenge as well. Looking at the list, I think many of us will have a different interpretation of the things that are listed. I think that's the most interesting part of this challenge!


Jan 21, 2012

Versatile Blog Award

I'm so excited to be posting this! I really want to thank two pretty ladies for passing this award on to me. Be sure to check out Becky and Melissa's blog!

Now I have to share 7 random facts about myself and pass this to 15 ladies.

7 Random facts:
1. I am an only child.

2. Whenever I feel sad about something, I bake :) 

3. I am in love with the t.v show 'The Vampire Diaries.' 

4. One day out of the weekend, my boyfriend and I spend some quality time playing COD (Call of Duty) on the xbox together. As lame as it sounds, I consider it as our bonding time teaming up together. :) 

5. I'm going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year!

6. My least favorite vegetable is peas. I will not touch them! (let alone eat them)

7. I have a terrible fear of heights!

I am now passing this award to:
9. UnA
11. Sheree
12. Izy
14. Jordan
15. Wendy

Congratulations ladies! Have a great weekend! :)

Giveaway- The Valentine Kisses Giveaway

Hey ladies check out this fantastic giveaway on Crystal's blog. She's giving away 65 items to one lucky winner! The giveaway ends on January 31st so be sure to check it out! Click here to enter.

Jan 20, 2012

ELF Haul

Guess what came in the mail??? My ELF order! FINALLY! This was the first time I ordered from ELF after hearing so much on their products on YouTube and other blogs.  I was a bit bummed that it took so long to get to me. I placed my order on December 15 and received it January 18 so it took a little over a month to get to me. WARNING! A lot of pictures coming your way.

Waterproof Eyeliner Pens: Coffee, Ash & Black
Waterproof Lengthening & Voluminzing Mascara,
Lengthening & Voluminzing Mascara,
Mineral Infused Mascara: All black 
L-R: Flat Eyeliner Brush, Blending Eye Brush, another Blending Eye Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eyeshadow C Brush, Small Smudge Brush, Small Angled Brush.
Stipple Brush, Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Retractable Brush and Total Face Brush.

Matte Eyeshadow in Muted Mauve & a cute Kabuki Face Brush

Eye Primer & Liner Sealer, Eye Makeup Remover Pads and Nail Polish Removal Pads

Nail Polishes in: Fair Pink, Berry Pink, Champagne and Mod Mauve

Mini Makeup Collection (free!)
 I was pretty satisfied with my order and I was happy that I received a free mini makeup collection to try out their eye shadows and blushes before buying the full size. I was pretty surprised at the quality of the brushes. None of the brushes were shedding which I found surprising because they were so inexpensive. I don't know if I would order from them again only because it took FOREVER to get to me. Click here to check out their site!

I wish you lovely ladies a safe and beautiful weekend :)

Jan 16, 2012

Cute Blog Award- Thank You!

1. What is your go to makeup product?
     Mascara & Blush
 2. What was your favorite fashion trend of  2011? I don't think I have a favorite fashion trend from 2011.
3. What is your favorite dessert? I love me some frozen yogurt! A healthier version of ice cream.
4. Favorite color? I'd have to say that my favorite color changes daily. Right now my favorite is this bluish gray that I have on my nails today!
5. What is your middle name? Rose :)
6. What was the last song you listened to? I don't remember. Whatever was playing on the radio.
7. Cats or dogs? I lovvveee dogs!

I send this award to the following ladies:
1. Wendy
2. Lucinda
3. Laura
4. Helen
5. Sandra

A special thank you to Yolandaas (be sure to show her some love on her page) for awarding me this Cute Blog Award. I received this quite a while back and have been meaning to put it up. I finally made the time for it! I hope everyone's enjoying the rest of their weekend! I'm already spending my Tuesday back at work! :)

Jan 15, 2012

Julep Intro Box

Hello hello! I think I've had this box for quite a while already and I was determined to get this up by today. It was just a matter of turning the computer on (I was enjoying my "lazy day"). So this is my first "Bombshell" box from Julep & I was quite happy with what I received. One of the reasons I signed up for Julep was because I thought it would a great way for me to try colors that I wouldn't normally buy. So here's what I got!

Since I received by box on the end of December it was a very festive package. I loved the christmas themed bag! It was like receiving a late christmas present.

From L-R: Julep's Nail Vernis in "Catherine" (the classic, go-to red), Julep "Facial for Hands" glycolic hand scrub, Julep's Nail Vernis in "Gayle" (regal, deep aubergine), a glitter pot, nail polish remover pad, and also a sample of hand cream. One reason I signed up for Julep was because I thought it would be a great way to use colors that I wouldn't normally buy. I have quite a few deep red polishes but this is my first "classic" red.



 I hope everyone's enjoying their weekends!


Jan 12, 2012

Good-bye Locks of Love

Sorry the picture is such bad quality (it's from my phone) but I just wanted to share what I've been thinking about ALL day long & I think I've made up my mind. With bringing in the New Year, I think it's time for a new do! So my hair as you can see is quite long, it's 3/4 down my back and my hair is wavy. I feel like it's just hanging and that's it. It's too long for me to do pretty much anything and my layers aren't even visible anymore.

So... I have been thinking about this for about a week now. & I think my mind is made up! I take a while to really think about cutting my hair but I think it's time for something new and different. New Year.. new hair! So I decided which hairstyle I want to have...

I was Google-ing different hairstyles and browsing different galleries until I stumbled upon this look! As soon as I saw this I knew it is THE ONE! I feel like this is very different with the layers and the bangs compared to my simple long look right now. I think it really would change my look because it's soo short compared to my hair right now. I love how the side bangs look but I'm thinking about having it a little shorter than this but I might stick to this if it looks better on me. I'm so excited! Now onto which salon to schedule my appointment at!

Jan 10, 2012

Who is Reese?

 Hey ladies! I thought this would be a neat post. I saw a similar post on Lucinda's blog (check out her site!) and wanted to do something similar. I think by getting a little personal would help with finding new friends in this blogging world. I think it's a great experience to share on here and meet new bloggers with similar interest as I do and it's awesome to build a friendship with people around the world. So here goes..

1. What is your first name?

2. Do you have kids?
No. Not yet. But I LOVE kids.

3. Would you bungee jump?
No.. I have a terrible fear of heights.

4. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No. Such a funny habit.

5. What is your favorite ice cream?
Everyone thinks I'm weird but, I LOVE mint chocolate chip!

6. Red or Pink?
Depends.... on what??

7. Who do you miss the most?
My parents. They're still living in Hawaii, while I left as soon as I graduated. I have been quite homesick the past couple of weeks...

8. What color shoes are you wearing?
Black heels (I'm at work. On my break of course! hehe)

9. What was the last ting you ate?
Tacos!!! :) They were soo good.

10. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My mom.

11. Hair Color?
Dark Brown.

12. Eye Color?
Dark brown too!

13. Do you wear contacts?
Yes! I'm quite blind without them.

14. Favorite type of food?
I love italian food! Pizza and pasta are my faves!

15. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings. I am such a little girl when it comes to scary movies.

16. Summer or winter?
Living on an island... there's absolutely NO difference at all.

17. Hugs or kisses?
I love both :)

18. Favorite dessert?
Frozen Yogurt!

19. Strength training or cardio?

20. Computer or television?
Hmm... I would choose computer. There's so many things to do!

21. What is the farthest you have been from home?
That one's easy! Last summer, I went to Malta and Spain! That's pretty much half way around the world from where I am.

22. What color is your car?
Dark Grey.

23. What is your favourite TV show of all time i.e. you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it? 
One Tree Hill!  
24. What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be? 
I remember wanting to be a veterinarian but I don't see myself getting in that field of work.

25. What were you doing before you started this? 
Out at lunch.  

26. Have you ever been out of the country? if so how many times?
Yes to Spain and Malta!

27. How many siblings do you have?
Zero. Only child. 

28. What is your favorite store?
Forever 21

29. Favorite youtuber?
ItsJudyTime / ItsJudysLife

30. Favorite movie?

31. Favorite TV show?
The Vampire Diaries.

32. PC or Mac?

33. How tall are you?
5' 1" I'm tiny!

Jan 7, 2012

My first award!! :)

Hey lovelies! I hope everyone's enjoying their weekends. I know I am because I received my first blog award! I am soooo giddy right now! Thank you so much Monica for nominating me. Be sure to check out her blog!

This award is for bloggers who have less than 200 followers and are newer to the world of blogging.  I am so excited & giddy (i think I said that already) this morning!

Here is how to participate in this nomination/award giving fun!

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded/nominated you
3. Copy and paste the blog award to your blog 
4. Reveal your top 5 blog picks!!
5. Drop by your top 5 picks and let them know you chose them by commenting on their blog!

Here are my TOP 5 picks!
1. Tamyr: http://in2gloss.blogspot.com/
She is a sweet girl from South America who is a certified make-up artist. I'll always remember that she was my first follower and gave me some quick tips when I first came into the blog world. She blogs about beauty, food and fitness.

Jessica is a married mother of two (her baby girl is almost here!). I love her nail series. This girl is seriously talented and creative. I don't think I could ever do half the things she does with her nails.
I love Rashelle's DIY ideas. She breaks it down and makes it sound so easy. My favorite would have to be the recipes. The pictures make it look so delicious that you would want to get up, get the ingredients and start cooking!

4. Lindsay: http://lindsayfrances.blogspot.com/
I love that Lindsay is such an awesome photographer. I recently have been wanting to start taking up photography as a hobby and Lindsay has been inspiring me since! This lady has some serious talent!
Mica is currently a make-up student who shares her passion for make-up and beauty on her blog. She recently posted about airbrush abs which I have never heard of and that's one reason I love her blog. I learn quite a few new tricks when I take a look at her blog.

Congratulations ladies :)
& again a big Thank You to MONICA!!
Please be sure to stop by their blog and show them some love with following them! Have a great weekend loves!