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Monday, July 25, 2011

Makeup Monday :: Series 02 :: FOTD it's all in the eyes

So yes another one of these FOTD's.. well I know this look is rather simple and very similar to last weeks make-up monday. but i decided to go ahead and add some darker eyeliner instead of brown (from last week).. so it's still rather simple/neutral with some emphasis on my eyes - which i absolutely love eyeliner! :)


Happy Monday all!



Products Used:

FACE:
Smashbox Photo finish light primer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in B30 Beige Sable (LOVE this stuff! review to follow!)
Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Powder in Golden Glow

EYES:
UDPP in Eden
MAC Espresso in crease/outer corner
MAC All that glitters all over lid
MAC Haux in the crease to create some depth
Maybelline Line stiletto in blackest black liquid eyeliner
Anastasia Mascara (review to come)


CHEEKS:
Ruby Kisses All over Glow Bronzing powder in 'ABP03 Bronze Glow'


LIPS:
STILA lip glaze in Mauvelous

I of coursed used my Model in A bottle setting spray which helped make the look last all day long. :) 


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gym Session :: 07/24/2011

Since yesterday was full of errands (trying on bridesmaids dresses with the soon to be bride aka my soon to be sister in law - she also was trying on her wedding dress).. it took most of the day and she found her perfect dress.


we were not able to work out due to the majority of time spent out all day - plus i was starving and tired from all that jazz lol.. we decided to stay in and relax at home..


Sunday Morning we did decide to check out the new 24hr fitness in Burbank since it had opened up yesterday.. and my goodness - it's a beauty! im definitely getting my money's worth by being able to go to so many different gyms in my area.. I think I really like this one compared to the previous two that i've been at... so anyway.. it was back/shoulders day.. so this is what i did.



Warmup:
- Cardio on bike for 15 minutes just to warm up & get the blood flowing

Back:
- Lat Pull Downs
75lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5

-Hammer High Rows (one side at a time)
30lbsx8
40lbsx8
40lbsx8

Shoulders:
- Bent over DB Row
15lbsx10
15lbsx10
15lbsx10

- BB overhead press
30lbsx8
30lbsx8
30lbsx8

-DB Side raises
10lbsx8
10lbsx8
10lbsx8

- finished off with the free motion machine doing various shoulder exercises/movements.. 

After the gym, Hubby & I decided to take the girls and head on over to the beach to go bike riding. It was an awesome experience. we got to bike on the redondo beach bike trail for about a little over 6 miles - i was pooped! but it was so much fun. we are going to go again this weekend.. but start from a different beach and just go! :) hope you all had a great weekend!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Gym Session :: 07/22/2011

Hey Everyone! there was a slight change of plans - ended up going to the gym with Karen and we did legs.


I went to the yucky gym lol.. and omg i remember now why i don't go there anymore lol - it's just SOO different.. heard they were going to close it down to remodel it (FINALLY!)


but anywho... I wasn't expecting it to be packed as it was.. but anywho we were still able to workout despite the lack of equipment (everything is either missing or broken)..



Legs:
-  Leg Press
180lbx5
180lbx5
180lbx5
180lbx5
180lbx5

- BB Squats
105lbx5
105lbx5
105lbx5

- Sumo (Wide-leg) Deadlift
135lbsx5
135lbsx5
135lbsx5 
(this was my first time doing these - so i kinda just wanted to test it out lol)

- Bulgarian Lunges
BW = Body Weight
BWx8
BWx8
BWx8

- Lying Leg Curls
25lbx12
25lbx12
25lbx12

Biceps:
- Alternating DB bicep curls
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5

- Standing Hammer Curls
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8

We were supposed to add in Abs & Calves- but due to it being so jam packed - we had to just substitute it with what was available so we added in the other leg work lol

i wasn't feeling the greatest after the workout.. don't know if it was because of the pre work-out supplement i took.. but yea was not feeling good at all.. anywho what did you do for #FitFriday?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Throwback Thursdays :: Beauty Icon :: Audrey Hepburn

For this week's Throwback Thursday - it's the Beautiful Aubrey Hepburn (Her Birth name Audrey Kathleen Ruston)




Who is your Beauty Icon for this week or All time?



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tip Tuesday :: Hair Care Tip

So every Tuesday will be a quick tip - ranging from hair, fashion, beauty, fitness... from my twitter! :) 


 Zinc can help prevent hair loss by building hair protein. Good sources of zinc include meat and seafood.


What are some of your tips you'd like to share? (can be hair, fitness, beauty or fashion!) 




Monday, July 18, 2011

Makeup Monday :: Series 01 :: FOTD something simple

So if you don't know me by now.. I'm ALWAYS in a hurry when i'm getting ready for work. because i've slept way too late and woke up way too late lol. so i'm always in a rush when it comes to doing my make-up. I usually like my makeup to be very neutral/natural while I'm at work. 

So Today for Monday this is my FOTD :) 



Products Used:

FACE:
Smashbox Photo finish light primer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in B30 Beige Sable (LOVE this stuff! review to follow!)
Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Powder in Golden Glow

EYES:
UDPP in Eden
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in R.S.V.P. all over lid
MAC Blonde's Gold Pigment all over lid
MAC Haux in the crease to create some depth
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Whiskey applies to top and bottom lashlines
Anastasia Mascara 


CHEEKS:
Ruby Kisses All over Glow Bronzing powder in 'ABP03 Bronze Glow'


LIPS:
STILA lip glaze in Mauvelous

I of coursed used my Model in A bottle setting spray which helped make the look last all day long. :) 





Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gym Session :: 07/17/2011

Hey Everyone! This past week has been super crazy! I actually was really sick - had to go to the Doctor's twice.. and I was just a mess..


Also - My Husband's cousin's wedding was yesterday and although I have only been to like 3 weddings my whole life lol.. this one hands down was the most beautiful wedding i've attended. My Oldest daughter Tianna was one of the flower girls and it was such an amazing wedding. The venue was perfect and the setting was just so fitting. Had a lot of fun. so was not able to go to the gym as planned as of course Hubby & I are last minute shoppers and were trying to get an outfit the day of the event LOL.


Mind you i'm terrible at these kind of events on what to wear - the lady at Express had suggested a Red dress - was not sure if it was appropriate - so I asked my twitter friends and got sooo many mixed answers of yes, Go for it, to no way! lol..


luckily the dress looked horrid on me and I decided to go with a black dress, simple eyes and red lips. very elegant as I recall my hubby said :P (mind you I rarely ever wear Red lipstick!)


so we went to the Gym this evening (His other cousins and family members were still here from out of town to attend the wedding so we had lunch with them at a Seafood Buffet called Hokkaido - SUPER delicious.


was glad to be in the gym again - but of course it's a set back because of me being sick.. but that's all part of this journey! :) so this was my workout for the day.



Back:
- Cable Rows
60lbsx5
75lbsx5
75lbsx5
75lbsx5
75lbsx5

- Lat Pull Downs
60lbsx8 (warm-up)
60lbsx8
60lbsx8
(I varied the grip and width on each set)

Chest:
- Bench Press
65lbsx5
65lbsx5
65lbsx5
65lbsx5
65lbsx5

- Incline Dumbbell Press
17.5lbsx8
17.5lbsx8
17.5lbsx8

- Pec Flys
10lbsx10
10lbsx10
10lbsx10

Going to have to makeup for Friday & Saturday's missed session this week! wish me luck!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Throwback Thursdays :: Old Hollywood Glamour

Hey all! So I thought it'd be cool to have thursdays as my "Throwback Thursdays" which basically i'll be showcasing just that - random throwback style/beauty icons/fitness icons etc that i think are very inspiring and hope they inspire you as well :)

for my first Throwback Thursday.. we have the amazing Elizabeth Taylor. :)




Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review :: 'Featured on Pursebuzz.com' :: UDPP "Greed" (Squeeze tube)

Item: Urban Decay Primer Potion (squeeze tube version) in "Greed"

Price: $19.00 + tax
Where to Buy: UrbanDecay.com, Sephora.com - saw this also at my local Ulta
Pros: 
  • Long-Lasting 
  • Can be worn alone
  • lightweight/not greasy feeling
  • in a squeeze tube
  • blends easily
  • contains more product in tube than in bottle version
  • great for travel
For the complete review with Pictures and details, please visit the official review - Located HERE

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tip Tuesday :: 4 Moves to Sexier-Looking Legs :: Total Beauty

Hi Everyone! I wanted to get your thoughts! I have mentioned this on my twitter and i think in a blog post or two previously.. that I have a lot of things planned for my blog.


Every day of the week I will be sharing something with you all - kind of like a series :) i'm going to start gradually, and based on feedback and what not - I will become more consistent!


So for Tuesday - it's my Tip Tuesday! I'll be sharing any fitness/beauty/mommy related tips I may have found and wanted to share with all of you fellow fitness/beauty enthusiasts and mommies! :) Hope you enjoy!





4 Moves to Sexier-Looking Legs:


Wish you had the legs of Sarah Jessica Parker or Jessica Biel? Or maybe just legs you'd feel confident showing off in shorts, short dresses or skirts? Yeah, us too. That's why we did some research to figure out which leg workouts for women actually work. 


See four moves to sexier-looking legs now.

So what did we find? Well, after having a candid conversation with nutrition and fitness consultant Ashley Borden, we were sold on these four exercises, which she swears are really all you need. Yes, you can get your legs looking toned, lean and dare we say it -- sexy -- by adding these four simple moves to your usual workout routine.

Don't have a routine? Now's the time to start one. How to do that? Simple: Do 15 repetitions of each of these four moves and when you're done, do two minutes of cardio. Repeat the leg workouts for women set four times -- doing cardio between each set -- in order to get gorgeous-looking legs. 

See the 4 Moves to sexier-looking legs HERE



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gym Session :: 07/10/2011

Hubby & I came home quite late last night (went out with family & friends for some dinner and drinks - fun times!) and i've been feeling quite sick lately.. but my sore throat and cough were really acting up last night.. and I woke up this morning feeling like poop! but decided to stick it out and go to the gym as I had planned! :) 


Warmup:
- Cardio on bike for 15 minutes just to warm up & get the blood flowing

Back:
- Lat Pull Downs
75lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
60lbsx5
(I varied the grip and width on each set)

-Hammer High Rows (one side at a time)
25lbsx8
30lbsx8
40lbsx8
40lbsx8

Shoulders:
- Bent over DB Row
15lbsx10
15lbsx10
15lbsx10

- DB shoulder press
15lbsx5
15lbsx5
15lbsx5
15lbsx5
15lbsx5

- BB overhead press
20lbsx8
20lbsx8
20lbsx8

-DB Side raises
10lbsx8
10lbsx8
10lbsx8

- finished off with the free motion machine doing various shoulder exercises/movements.. 
and did some ab work (only 4 sets of 20 rep crunches)..

that was my workout for today! have a great rest of the weekend everyone! hope you guys did something fitness related this weekend! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gym Session :: 07/09/2011

So Hubby & I had a lot to do prior to Tianna's birthday party - so we woke up a bit early to hit the gym. It was leg day for me - decided to do my usual, but lighter because i did not want to be to tired for the party.

Going to post the exercises a bit differently:
90lbsx5 = 90lbs x (for) 5 repetitions (if your wondering what the below mean)

Legs:
-  Leg Press
90lbx5
90lbx5
90lbx5
90lbx5
90lbx5

- BB Squats
95lbx8
95lbx8
95lbx8

- Seated Leg Curls
25lbx12
40lbx20
40lbx20

Biceps:
- Alternating DB bicep curls
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5
15lbx5

- Standing Hammer Curls
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8
12.5lbx8

Abs:
BW (Bodyweight) - 3 sets of 30 crunches.

that was pretty much my workout for the day.. 

IMATS 2011 Pasadena Experience/Haul

IMATS :: June 2011 


So this year was my first time ever going to IMATS! I was supposed to go last year, but Karen couldn't make it, and I didn't feel like going all by myself lol so I skipped out.. 

this year we were both determined to go no matter what - I thought it was going to be a total bust because I heard the news on twitter that they actually sold out tickets on saturday.. so i was like darn :( .. but then someone told me they had released extra tickets - so you bet your bottom i jumped on their site and purchased our tickets!

I'm so glad that I was able to go! I honestly did not know what to expect since this was my first time. I read a lot of tweets about - omg what to wear blah blah.. but seriously .. that place was WAY to crowded and hot.. i did not feel like getting too dressed up because i knew I was going to be on my feet most of the day.. and get really sweaty lol.. So I dressed comfortably and with clothes I didn't mind getting sweaty in or accidentally getting makeup on (from all the swatching etc).. 

It did help that I looked at a few websites with tips for first timers going to IMATS..and I think that really did help (although i wish i did it way earlier than the night before IMATS).. 

I looked on the website to see which vendors were going to be there, read reviews on the latest products to see if there was anything i needed. I knew that most vendors had special discounts for those attending IMATS.. and the discounts were like 30-40% off retail price - which was awesome for me!

I made a small list, had a budget and stuck by it.. and I met a lot of awesome people and had an awesome time! :) so here's what I got and i'll share some pictures below of the people i got to see! :)

Karen & I first stopped by the Sigma booth.. I was actually suprised because they weren't selling anything.. just had the some of their popular products on display.. and then you could choose from a travel E25 brush or a sample of their eyeshadows from their newest palettes.. i have way too many travel size E25 brush so i of course got the eyeshadow..

 Look it's Mz_Karen :P 

love these brushes - i own a purple set!

<3 the Dry'N Shape system!

And this is the sample that I received from their booth:
(they have 3 new eyeshadow palettes and in this sample is an eyeshadow from each palette)

And Here are some other pictures that I managed to take (I know not that many :( )

it just opened! still empty! 

Heard the eyelashes were $1.00 last year - they were $2.00each or
3 pairs for $5.00.. wanted to try them out! :D

Guess who I spotted! Elessa from Pursebuzz.com

and Koren from Enkoremakeup.com was there! SUPER NICE!

Koren, Me & Elessa <3 they are so sweet!

Pursebuzz class for Crown Brush 101

Randomness


Lol Karen and zombie

Lol me and monster dude

Me, TheMakeupSnob & Nymphette
(they were SUPER nice!) 

Me & Christina of Beautylish.com


she was getting her makeup done (airbrushed) love the eyeshadow!

cool :D
close up

it was so crazy packed in there! random characters walking around :p

So I didn't take that many pictures.. i really kind of wanted to purchase what I needed.. and by the end 
Karen and I were SUPER tired! luckily on my way out - i was able to meet...

RissRose, Me & JLovesMac1
(Marissa, Me & Jarmaine)
They are awesome <3

Me & Judy! 
She is the SWEETEST person i've ever met!
Wish I could have hung out with you longer! <3

I did run into a few other beauty bloggers, but didn't get to take pictures with them.. but I had an awesome experience. I think for next year - I will purchase tickets as soon as they go on sale - look way ahead of time which vendors will be there, what products are hot and worth waiting in line for etc.. and then spend time looking for my friends/other beauty bloggers and make sure I take pictures! lol

anywho - here are some pictures of what I purchased/received from IMATS! I'll try to do a video on this as well soon! :)

 Lash adhesive - these were $1.00 each (single use)
wanted to try out some Miss Adoro lashes it was
3 pairs for $5.00

My First OCC Liptar in Plum & tinted moisturizer in Y2 
Liptar $10.00 
TM - $20.00 

I actually was on the hunt for a great powder foundation
and the demo the lady did on me was amazing
made me fall in love with this! have been using it and been loving it!
I think it was on sale (retails for $49.50)
I believe I purchased this for $35.00


Stopped by the Crown Brush booth for these brushes :)

First time purchasing from Model in a Bottle
this set was $35.00 (she threw in an extra make-up remover)
i've been using it so far and LOVING it!

these were the samples that I received. yes that is a boob lol
it's a stress reliever thingie.. from a plastic surgery company/vendor that 
was there giving away boobies LOL.. anywho, got a lipgloss from Napoleon Perdis
Some stuff from Senna Cosmetics and the Sigma eyeshadows as mentioned previously.. 

That pretty much completes my haul for IMATS.. I did have a great time! funny thing was - I did not vlog the whole time I was in there.. it wasn't till afterwards when we were leaving did I vlog lol.. 

We went home shortly after, and I actually had filmed a haul video and my experience.. but of course it had to record with no freaking sound.. so i had to re-record all over again.. but i ran out of time cause we had to do errands.. so as of yet I have been unable to do a video.. so i'll make one later one - it's easier for me to blog than to record and then edit a video.. 

but hope you enjoyed this blog! :) if you went to IMATS what did you purchase?

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