Monday, March 29, 2010


So I have been getting a lot of compliments on my hair from many of my friends. They mention how my hair is starting to look much healthier and thicker. Well, every time I hear that I get sooo happy. Last year I went to my friend's hair dresser to get highlights and she totally ruined my hair. My hair where the highlights were supposed to be at basically had split. I was depressed for over a month because of it. I didn’t go out nor did anything socially. I just stayed home and basically cursed the lady in my mind every time I looked at my hair. But life goes on and I moved on. So I ran into this super intresting article in GLAMOUR which makes so much sense and wanted to share.


The Fastest way to Healthy Hair

First Shampoo

Brush your hair before you wash.
Bonus: You’ll avoid hair balls in the drain.

Use less than you think.
That’s a quarter size blob of shampoo (double for long hair).

Work it in.
Use the pads of your fingers (not your nails) to knead the scalp, Skip the ends, which can get dried out.

Then Condition

Yes, it’s a must-do for all hair types.

Avoid the Scalp.
Start with the ends (they’re thirstiest). Stop three quarter of the way up. Anything higher cause greasy roots.

Let it soak in.
Comb conditioner through to coat every strand, and leave on for five minutes before rinsing. (Be green and turn the water off!)

Rinse well.
Don’t just let the shower hit your head-use your fingers to separate hair. Finish with cool water to seal the cuticle and lock in shine.



Besides being so happy w/ my hair this weekend I went shopping and got some new Chucks. I love them because they are simple and comfy. I can really wear it w/ anything and I feel casual and simply cute.

I’m getting the grey one’s next… so cute…lol

Other than that I just stayed home and study and hanged out with my kids. Bryan was kind of mad because I went to print some pictures at CVS and forgot to print one w/ him in it. So here Bryan… one of my favorite picture of you. I ♥ you!

I have been getting into Mayer Hawthorne music lately. I know I’m late but it’s cool. He has a different flow going. Check it out…

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Natural Nails Care

So I took off my acrylic nails because it’s been months since I gave them a break. I use to give them a day or two break time before getting them re-done. But now my nails are so weak and thin. There horribly damage. Last night I cut them short and file the sides and coated them with MAC Studded nail polish and clear gloss. I need to make an emergency run to the beauty supply and find something to help them out. I think I need a break from acrylic nails for at least a month. I’ll see if I can hang, I’m so use to having them. It’s hard to type without them, my shower took longer and getting my hair done was not easy.

Any suggestion on what I can use to help them out???
I found this article which I will definitely try doing.

Hope it help other girls out there.

Sorry I been out, sill anticipating the NEWS at work. It has been postponed a little more.

Wish me Luck =]

I’m hoping for the best.

*6 tips for cute nails*

1. How to remove nail polish fast.

Press a cosmetic cotton pad saturated with nail polish remover onto the nail, wait for 10 seconds, then draw the pad to the nail tip with a 1-way stroke. Rubbing back and forth will leave stains on skin & cuticles.

2. How to create nicely shaped nails.

After filing your nails straight with a regular file, use a low grit buffing block to smooth out uneven edges to give your nails a finished look. Buffing the edges seals the open layers of filed nails to prevent breakage or chips. Use the buffing block just like the way you use your file.

3. How to remove dry, ragged cuticles quickly.

Once a week, apply a cuticle remover at the cuticle line and wait for 5 minutes. Use a cuticle wood stick and scrape back & forth at the cuticle line to remove dead cuticles- dry skin bits that cling to the base of the nail. Rinse nails with a soap gel. Use a nipper and nip - don’t pull – cuticle bits that stick up and hangnails. If your live cuticles are too thick and you want to have them trimmed, have a manicurist trim them once in a while. Frequent trimming will make them harder and thicker. Avoid trimming your own live cuticles. Use cuticle oil daily. Fast absorbing Cuticle Cure softens hard cuticles and ragged, dry cuticles and makes nails stronger and flexible, which helps reduce nail breakage. Keep Cuticle Cure in your purse or at your desk to keep cuticles looking moist after washing your hands each time.

4. Washed and dry nails.

Apply nail products, whether nail color or nail treatments, to nails that are washed and dry, free of any oil or lotion. Nail products will peel or chip when applied to dirty nails. Dead cuticles have to be removed first. If a nail product is applied over dead cuticles, it’s going to lift.

5. How to build hard, strong nails.

Always use nail care and nail treatment products that are free of toxic chemicals. Besides harming your health, formaldehyde, toluene & dibutyl phthalate cause nails to dry, yellow, and become brittle. Even if you don’t wear nail color, wearing just a nail treatment alone will prevent your nails from breakage and protect them from the drying effects of water and harsh cleaning products. Always apply a nail treatment base coat before applying nail color. When applying a nail treatment, cover the sides and the corners of the nail. These areas are where the breaks start. For fast nail growth use Grow Tougher for thin nails & slow growth nails and Nail Recovery for repair of ripped nails & peeling nails, after the removal of artificial nails. As a nail hardener and nail thickener, Instant Wrap for splitting nails is uniquely formulated to provide an instant manicure for its sheer white tint will give your nails a clean, polished look.

6. How to have a long-lasting manicure.

After cleaning and drying your nails, apply your base coat. Applying a nail treatment base coat first helps grip nail color to the nail. Always allow one coat of nail treatment to dry to the touch before applying another coat. Besides nourishing your nails, a treatment base coat will help prevent nail color stains on your nails. Apply Fast Dry Top Coat every 3 days for protection from nail color chipping and nail color peeling and to provide a high gloss shine. When applying a nail treatment or color, wipe the brush inside the bottle to remove excess. Then, put a little stroke near the cuticle line to remove a little more product before placing the brush as close as possible to the cuticle line. This method will give you thin coatings for long wear.

Some final do’s and don’ts.

  • To avoid bubbles never shake bottles of nail treatments or colors.

  • To blend nail color, turn the bottle upside down for 3 minutes.

  • After applying a fast drying top coat, just let your manicure dry naturally. Don’t: stick hands right in front of a fan; blow air from mouth on to freshly painted nails; wave hands back and forth; or place freshly painted nails under cold water.

  • Store nail products in a cool dark place like in a bathroom cabinet. Avoid putting them in a warm place or in a refrigerator. Extreme temperatures thicken and separate product formulas.

  • Don’t mix nail polish thinner with nail products. It will make nail color look dull and separate nail treatmentformulas. If a nail product is 6 months old after it’s opened, it’s time for a replacement.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


So yesterday at work we all got an email stating we had a meeting with the boss at 4pm. We were all joking around that we were getting raises or we came up w/ theories that some of us were in trouble or getting lectures on being more discreet with our files. Then our boss told us that almost half of our staff was going to be laid off. It shocked me at first that I didn’t know what to think. Then minutes later I realized OMG I might be without a job soon. We’re not sure who’s getting laid off yet. We will find out in a week or so. I have been working at my job for four and half years. I been working for a non-profit since I was 17 and I have not really picture myself doing anything else. I’m heartbroken not only because I’m might be losing my job but my co-workers will too. It’s like my work family will be moving out. I love my job and I love my co-workers. So even if I was not losing my job it hurts to know that I might not be working with some of them.

Monday, March 8, 2010


“Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet”

Okay so I’m was going to take a vacation and relax at home but our yearly audit was scheduled at work. So I agreed to work one of my vacation days. But then…. The auditor stated that they would be here for 4 days working on their reviews. I was like WHHHAAT?!? There goes my vacation. The most suck-y part is that I didn’t do my homework. I was going to do it during my vacation while I was relaxing. All I had to do is read 2 chapters on my Political Science book and practice my sing language. Now I’m at work, and have to catch up on my reading and practice my sign language during lunch. It’s one of my bestie birthdays today and we were going to celebrate and needed some of Tuesday morning to recover. Now I’m going to have to limit my drinks =\

So hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! All I did on Saturday night was stayed home… read blogs and listen to music.

My mom gave me these adorable slippers. She said they match my room.

How I wish I was home in them…

I also got a new home for my brushes. They were originally all in the big clear vase with no rocks. They were all sad and slanted. But now they’re happy and standing straight and two vases… How cute. stand.




Friday, March 5, 2010

Penut Butter & Apple Time

Half an apple with teaspoon of Peanut butter is the best lunch snack… so my co-worker says.
So of course being my nerdy self (due to my co-worker)
I researched!

Half an Apple- Calories 40
1 teaspoon of Skippy -Calories 32

So after that review, I say go for it… that does sound like the best lunch snack…

You can even treat yourself to a whole apple and 2 teaspoon…lol

I'm going to MAC Cosmetics for lunch =]

BLOG about it soon!

Stay tune...

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I have been wanting to blog about the coastal scents Contour pallet for a while. I’m in love with blush! Blush just helps make you look so girly. So I had to get this pallet. It’s perfect! It has a huge Contour,2 highlights, and 2 blushes. It really is huge. I think this will last me forever (Well I really hope so) lol

I also bought a couple of brushes from them... I'll tell you guys about it soon =]

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hey you...LISTEN!


We have to learn to listen. I know it’s more difficult for some than others. I would consider myself one of those “some” type of people. I have to learn to be more patience and slow down and listen. Sometimes if we listen we can actually learn stuff that benefits us in any kind of way.

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
~Robert McCloskey quotes



1. Step
When you engage in a conversation with someone you need to put all of your other thoughts and concerns to the side and focus on the conversation. This can be tough, especially if you are upset about something or really busy. If you don't put it to the side, it can cause you to miss out on what someone is saying and also cause you to respond with short answers.

2. Step 2
Look at the speaker directly. Try to make good eye contact, especially when they are telling you the most important information of the conversation. By looking directly at the speaker, you will hear what they are saying more clearly and retain more information.

3. Step 3
If the person is foreign, has a slurred speech, or speaks softly, be sure to watch their mouth to make out the words. People retain a fraction of the information they hear, so it's important not to miss out on what's being said during the conversation.
4. Step 4
Allow the person to finish their side of the conversation before speaking. Instead of trying to interrupt, and get your two cents in, gather information by listening.
5. Step 5
Lastly, the biggest problem people have while listening is that they're trying to formulate a response while the other person is still talking. Again, listen to what the other person is saying and gather information. When they are done speaking, you will be able to quickly respond from having listened so well. If you try to formulate a response while they are speaking, you will find that you miss important information and risk embarrassment when you ask something they already told you.

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”

Figure it was time for an non-make up blog... But Next-make up blog =]
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