Romance is Dying

I am definitely not an expert when it comes to love, but I just thought I would share my thoughts on a growing trend.

We all want to be loved some way, some how but do not want to put in the effort. It seems like everything these days is just instant gratification, and there is no such thing as love or even romance anymore. How did romance suddenly die? Some say social media and apps like Tinder are to blame, and I believe there is some truth to that.

With social media you see everything in that instant. You like the girl, she sends you a risque selfie of some sort, you exchange a few flirty messages, and there you go: that is what constitutes romance today. I feel that we need to go back to a time where men would take the time and actually plan a date, pick up the girl, and actually share an experience; not just “let’s get drinks.” That is not romance! Make an effort, communicate, go places, do things, get to know each other, and fall in love…

Maybe this is just what I hear and see from my friends here in LA. Is romance dying everywhere else? Is what they say true, that there really is no love in the big cities? ❤

 

Summer Goals

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Finally my favorite season is here! I like to set mini goals or to-do lists for myself this time of year. These are some of my mini goals/to do for this summer:

-Drink more water: I can never remember to drink water throughout the year, but with temperatures rising it is extremely crucial to stay hydrated! I also like to collect new reusable water bottles to make remembering to drink water easier (haha). Here are a few cute ones I’ve had my eyes on:

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My latest one for this summer!

Berry Stainless Steel Cold Cup

Victoria’s Secret Pink

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-Wear sunscreen! I am guilty of only wearing sunscreen when I go to the beach or theme parks, which is terrible, because I live in sunny California!  Skin cancer can happen at any age with any race, so let’s all try to remember those SPFs! The sunblock I am currently using is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen in SPF 100. I love how light weight this feels and it doesn’t have a strong sunblock odor. The packaging is also sleek and small, so it fits in my purse! 

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-Visit someplace new: I’d like to travel or go to a new place that I haven’t gone to before: Whether it is a new beach or new hiking location, I would love to experience something new. Even something as simple as a new restaurant!

-Cleaning: Every summer I always like to clean out my closet and donate clothes to the local charity. It is a great way to give back and clean out my closet to make room for that new summer wardrobe! 

What are some of your goals and to-do list for this summer? 🙂

Mini MAC Haul

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I cannot believe we are quickly approaching my favorite season already! Summer! I was so exited for this years summer fruity juicy collection from MAC cosmetics. I headed to the MAC counter the second day the collection launched, and boy was I too late! The only item I was able to score was the Pearlmatte Face Powder. Since I was already there I picked up some more items along the way 

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MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder: I only had the chance to use this product once. However, based on the packaging alone I am already obsessed with it! 

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I can never get enough MAC lippies. They are affordable, and  I always go back to MAC after all the years of experimenting with high end and drug store lipsticks. MAC lipsticks are worth the buy! This shade is a nude brown from the Liptensity collection. It is pretty moisturizing as well.  I tend to stick to nude lip hues because they compliment any makeup look. This shade that I recently purchased is called “Doe.”

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I purchased these MAC lashes for an event I had to go to. However, I don’t feel that it is worth the heavy price tag of $18.  I’ve worn the Lashes once already in this photo. I will try to get more usages out of them for this price! 😉

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MAC Mini False Lashes mascara in black. This is my all time favorite mascara from MAC. 

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Another MAC Lippie. This shade is called “Velvet Teddy” It looks orange in the photo, but it is more on the neutral side. Because this lipstick is a matte one, it tends to dry out my lips very quickly, so I make sure to always use a lip balm before applying. Love the look of this matte lipstick but not the way it feels. 

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(Makeup look done by my talented hair dresser, makeup artist, and friend Angelica!) 

Thank you guys for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I apologize I haven’t been as consistent as I hoped to be. I’d love to know what are some of your favorite products from MAC!

 

 

Stuck in the 90’s

IMG_20170306_084743_668Is it just me or were the 90’s the absolute best decade ever?! When I hear people talk about the 90’s I feel like it was only ten years ago! My favorite thing about the 90’s? Everything. Music, cheesy movies, and the awesome fashion. Nostalgia at it’s finest. Some things never change. So glad that the 90’s are making a comeback! As for me, I never left! 😉

Here is a list of some of my 90’s favorites from each category. 

Music:

Mariah Carey

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Backstreet Boys

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TLC

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98 Degrees

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Spice Girls

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Britney Spears

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Fashion:

Crop Tops

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Tattoo Choker Necklaces

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Velvet and fur are acceptable again yay! 

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Crimped hair (Yes I was totally addicted to crimping my hair)

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Films:

Cruel Intensions

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The Sandlot

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Clueless

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Home Alone

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Can’t forget how awesome the toys were back then too! For those of you with children, you’re welcome.  I would like to know what are some of your favorite things from the 90’s? 🙂 

May Beauty Haul

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Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products from May.  For this month’s shopping haul, I picked up a bit of everything from makeup and skincare to hair products; I needed to restock for my beauty pantry!

The Hair:

Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Conditioner: I’ve tried this shampoo and conditioner once before, and it’s helped my hair on its journey to recovery. I tend to run out of conditioner first, which is why I didn’t pick up the shampoo as well. Joico’s K-Pak is supposed to repair damaged hair and is safe to use on color treated hair. I picked mine up at Ulta when they had a sale.

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OGX Quick Drying Thermal Spray: I also picked up this heat protecting spray from Ulta. I have never tried this brand before, so I am pretty excited. I do love the way this product smells!

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So hurry to Ulta now for their gorgeous hair event (I am not sponsored, haha!) Going on now until the the beginning  of June!

Makeup:

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio: Highlight and strobe your cheekbones with these three beautiful shades: Pyrite, Oasis, and Twilight. I tend to love everything from Urban Decay, and I have been wanting it for awhile so I had to purchase this!

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Mini: I have the large size that I use quite often, but I wanted one to be able to put in my makeup bag and have with me on the go!

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Skincare:

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner: I purchased the large size of the toner because I tend to go through them rather quickly, so this would save me time and money in the long run. I love all of the toners from Kiehl’s.

 

 

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Micellar Cleansing Water by Jean Pierre Travel Size: This was my first time purchasing this product. What caught my attention was the cute packaging! I purchased this at Ulta beauty, and I had brought this with me on my road trip. I gotta say, I love it! I will definitely be picking up the full-size soon! It was gentle on my skin and removed all of my makeup!

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Road Trippin: My Travel Diary

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I recently just got back from an amazing road trip from Los Angeles to Utah and then Colorado. The drive there was extremely long, but the scenery was so breathtakingly beautiful it made up for it.

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The first place I went to in Utah was Moab to hike in Arches National Park. It was very hot and sunny (which I love), so I decided to take the easy trail and just enjoy the view. After Moab and the hike, I went to have dinner at Sunset Grill, which was a cute place that sat over a hill with amazing views all around. Another nice feature about this restaurant was the free shuttle service that can pick you up at your hotel and drop you off after your meal.

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Yummy tuna steak

The next morning after the hike I was feeling dehydrated (I never drink water, so bad I know). It was extremely crucial to stay hydrated, especially being so high up in the hills! I needed some TLC and pampering, so I went into town and found a cute little nail shop: Lee Nails. I got my gel nails filled, and the staff was extremely sweet. We talked about the latest nail trends and what restaurants were worth trying and where to find good coffee. I had a wonderful time, and for a minute I felt like I was home in LA again. After a little pampering and feeding my belly, I headed to see the Moab Giants.  It was really interesting to see all of the dinosaur replicas throughout the park and learn about the different type of fossils that were discovered here. They also had a cool 5D guided tour that was fun and informative. I would highly recommend checking out the Peleo Aquarium!

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The next day was Norwood Colorado. The drive from Utah to Colorado by far was the most beautiful yet scariest drive ever! The mountain roads were winding, and it was important to obey all the traffic signs since there was construction work. Being in the Rocky Mountains made me feel so small, but it gave me a sense of calm – there is so much beauty in the world that has yet to been explored.

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My hair is the same color as the cow (must be the sun, hehe)

When I arrived in Norwood I was so shocked to see that the population was only 500. There were no neighbors within miles! Norwood had a lot of wild life. I was so happy to see the wild elk, deer, blue jays, and Canadian geese. After Norwood I went to Telluride to check out the cool little ski town. It was off season while I was there so not many shops were open, but it was still very interesting to learn about how Telluride became the town it is today from its early days as a mining town… and to see all of the snow of course!

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This was my first road trip, and I don’t know why I never went sooner! Looking forward to my next vacation already. Until next time…

Extreme Green Smoothie

When I am on the go and don’t have time for a snack or meal, I like to whip up a quick, easy, and nutritious green smoothie.

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All you need is a greens-based smoothie powder, like Amazing Grass’s Green Superfood. I love this green powder so much! It contains a blend of organic greens such as spinach, wheat grass, spirulina, and broccoli, and it also has a blend of fruits including acai.

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Toasted Coconut Almondmilk

  • One scoop of Green Superfood
  • Milk or almond/coconut alternative (I prefer Califia Farm’s Coconut Almond Milk blend)
  • One banana
  • Handful of baby kale or spinach (whatever fresh greens I have)
  • A drizzle of agave

Just blend and enjoy!