Monday, November 30, 2009


I have been seeing a lot of Boyfriend/Girlfriend drama around me lately. I am not perfect or in a perfect relationship, but i have been married for a long, long time(over 15 yrs.), so maybe I can give a few tips on what Not to do, so you don't scare your BF/GF away.

1.Don't text him obsessively, no matter how much you want him to talk to you. You look like a clingy/needy person, which to him looks like your a High maintenance person.

2.Don't tell lies weather it's the 1st date or 21st date. You become the untrustworthy liar. All lies come out. You may lose this person if you told a lie early on & now your serious & the lie is exposed.

3. I don't understand how someone tells the other person they want a long term relationship when it's the 1st or 2nd date. He'll run so fast.

4. Don't talk about your EX anything, BF, husband, friend, or boss. You'll look angry or stuck in the past.

5. Don't expect to see him everyday when you first start dating or to talk everyday. Another sign of a clinger or stalker.

6. Don't keep asking why he didn't call or ask you out again, I think you know why.

7. Don't talk on the phone/text while your w/ him. I see people doing this more than actually being on a date.

8. If you have kids, tell them right away. You don't want to keep it a secret because if they don't like kids, they will leave no matter how much they like you.

Most important: Be mysterious, don't be so accessible to him. Don't put all your hopes on a guy you just met. The less expectations you have, the better chance you have of this relationship working.

This is just my opinion on what I've been seeing with all my friends lately & what my advice has been. It doesn't matter if your 18 or 35, I think this is universal.

What is some of your best advice?

Monday, November 23, 2009


I LOVE this lip gloss. It's Bonnie Bell lip Lites in Cappuccino. Sccastaneda on YT mentioned it was her long time favorite, & when I saw it for $3.50, I was sold.

It's not sticky or gooey. It's very pigmented, but feels light. The smell is a bit strong, French Vanilla, but it fades.

There are 2 things I love most about this.
1. The color of this to me looks like liquid form of Mac Blankety. Smokey light pink.
(L) lip Lites cappuccino (R) Mac Blankety lipstick
2. This sinks into your lips & it's so moisturizing, which a lip gloss really isn't. The staying power is amazing. Your lips feel soft even when the gloss has faded.

Bonnie Bell reminds me of the years when I first started wearing makeup. The first lipstick I bought was, I think by Cover Girl in Ice Blue Pink.

What was your first makeup product you bought?

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I found this E.L.F. get the look eyes kit at Ross for $6. I know they have Ross on both west/east coast. I have been loving the E.L.F. eye shadows. This is the purple look.

This is what you get:

These are the eye shadows, but they have no names, sorry.
Very pigmented
The top is the eye liner in purple & the bottom is the Mac Purple Grease Paint Stick. The Mac has awesome staying power, but this is an awesome color dupe.
I have a couple of orders coming from E.L.F. & a couple of clothes hauls in the near future.

So what is your best E.L.F. product? Best makeup dupe? I love heap dupes!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Went for Italian with my family at Roman Cucina in Costa Mesa, Ca. They have a couple of locations in SoCal. The place has a great feeling with the big black booths & old family pics on the walls, but a metro feel. The drinks are strong & 1/2 off Martini Monday!!

I ordered Steak Milanese in a freshly baked baguette w/the house salad on top. This is what my sandwhich looked like-Huge & Yummy!!

The hubby had lasagna w/meat sauce, also delish & huge.
We love italian food, but it's so hard to find GOOD italian in orange county.

What's you favorite italian dish? Any suggestions for good Italian in SoCal?

Monday, November 16, 2009


I have been watching the 8 most worn things tag on YT. I love these Tags, so here are my most worn:

Earring: Silver disks from F21. I have long thick hair & you cold see these under it all.

Lipstick: My first Mac buy Blankety. It's the perfect Smokey color pink.
Shirt: I have had this sweater for years & it's soft & comfy like a blanket.
Nail Polish: La Girls Flare in Dark Purple from F21($2.80). Love this brand & you can get them online now.
Shoes: Wear these everyday, they are my flip flops. Very light & comfy.
Hair Product: Biosilk Silk Therapy. I use it from 1/2 way down to the ends of my over-worked hair.
Perfume: Betsey Johnson by Betsy Johnson. Fruity & a hint of Spicy, last forever. A little goes a long way.

Purse: My beloved L.A.M.B purse. I love how soft the leather gets on the LAMB purses. I love the colors & the shape. There's so much room inside & a great thick strap.

I Tag everyone. I can't wait to see your most worn.

What is your most worn? The one thing that you love?

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I picked up these 2 lip glosses at one of my neighborhood stores. It's a mom/pop kind of place, but they carry NYX. They're $3 & they actually had testers, how exciting.

L-R Smokey Look & French Kiss
I love a product that's cheap & pigmented.

L-R French Kiss & Smokey Look

These glosses are thick, so when you put them on they give you the pouty look. Smokey Look looks like a better version of Mac Love Nectar. I'm not a huge gloss girl, but I feel it's OK for me to get them for the price. Addiction ladies & gents is hard.

I've started Xmas shopping, so expect some hauls coming up.

What other NYX gloss do you recommend? Or any cheap lipstick or gloss?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


This is a quick review & update on the E.L.F. beauty encyclopedia eyes at Target. It's the best $5 I have spent. I use this EVERYDAY, & use it at night the times I have gone out. I'm getting one for my mom, cousin, friend, & anyone I think would like one. The colors are rich, soft, pigmented,& blendable. Both my targets have been sold out of them, so I keep looking. I even use the little brush for my outer corner. The colors are a bit powdery, but not cheap looking. I wanted to post this for those of you who are thinking of getting this.

Also, while I was at Target i picked up some great brushes. The top one is the E.L.F. shadow brush & the next 2 are from the studio line that are $2, & the last one is from the E.L.F. palette.

The first 2 are the $2 ones. The larger one is great for packing on color & great at blending. I use the smaller one for the outer corners or under the lower lash line.
The one on the left is the E.L.F. shadow brush from target & the other is from my online order. The Target brush reminds me of the Mac 239. The bristles are shorter & rounder & perfect for the lid.
So, those are my great cheap finds at Target this week. E.L.F. is really doing some great things.
What are your great finds? Have you tried any of the Target products? What do you think of sponge applicators?

Monday, November 9, 2009


I love watching these on YT & reading them on blogger! It's fun to see what people carry with them. So here's my recent makeup case.

I still have my Fafi makeup case from the CCO. I love it because it's see through & plastic, easy to clean & find things.

Blush-Nars Orgasm & Laguna bronzer
La Femme Couture Mineral Makeup
Loreal Quad Earthscapes -matte & neutral
Essence of Beauty travel brush & 2 eye brushes.

Milani Mocha lip liner
Co Bigelow lip conditioner(best for dry lips)
Eye drops for my allergies
Mac Freckletone, Shygirl, & Blankety
BonnieBell Liplites in Cappuccino(love it & it;'s cheap)
1 mint- you never know
I usually carry a band-aid for any blisters from my shoes, but I used it!

What's in your makeup bag? What is the 1 item you NEVER leave home without?

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I got this award from the lovely, sweet, & very supportive Clearly Beautiful! This was so very nice of her & you have to go by & check out her awsome blog! She has great taste & I love what she buys. She has the best DIY masks.

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Seven interesting things about me!

1. I cook a lot for my family, but I love cooking, so it's fun. Every week I look through tons of recipes & I try to cook at least 1 new dish a week.

2. When I get into the shopping mode, I either shop for clothes, makeup, or the house, never everything at one. This can go on for weeks.

3. I wear flats all the time, except when I'm with the hubby.

4. I never betray someones confidence. I think it's the worst thing to do, or be malicious towards someone.

5. Everyone calls me w/their problems & I love to listen, but i don't get that in return.

6. I speak 2 languages, well maybe 3.

7.I come from a huge close-knit family, but when I moved away, I found that I'm not around a lot of people at all. Which makes me sad.

I Give this award to all of these lovely ladies and the great effort they put into their blogs!

Share the award like this:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award(clearly beautiful)
2. Copy the award to your blog.
3. Link the person wo nominated you for the award(Clearly Beautiful)
4. Tell us 7 intersting tings about you.
5. Nominate 7 bloggers for this award.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

Friday, November 6, 2009

BareMinerals Haul+Ulta 20 %coupon

Ulta is having a 20% off coupon until 11/7/09 & they have included some Smashbox, Urban Decay, bareMinerals & others.

I wanted ti try the bareMinerals matte & got this $30 kit for $24. i thought that was a good buy.

The kit comes with .05oz. of matte foundation, mineral veil, sample moisturizer, face brush & How-to card.
I have tried the regular foundation & found it to be OK, but I love the matte look & wanted to try this. I still use my Femme Couture from Sally's it's my HG mineral foundation/powder.
Take a look at the Ulta site. They had some good things for the 20% off from the prestige cosmetics.
What's your HG foundation/powder?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Halloween is over & it was fun. My girls were Killer Clown & Tinkerbell, & I was a Cat! We went to our local downtown where they shut off the streets & all the stores give out candy 7 have games. It was a cold, but fun night.
I guess you could guess at who is the shortest in our family! My hubby is 6'4" & the girls already passed on by my height, but I love it & I told them not to forget who's got the card that buys them what they want. Which still makes me in charge!

Now it's time for Xmas shopping. I've started, have you?

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