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!

Smile Tag

My first tag! Thanks for the tag!

Here’s how it works…

Ciarralorren, creator of The SMILE Tag, wants to see your smiles! If you are nominated for this tag (which I hope all of you are), then simply post a photo of yourself smiling! There really are no rules for this tag. You can post as many pictures with as many people as you’d like, solely under the condition that you are smiling in the photo or looking back at the photo makes you smile! It’s really quite simple. If you’d like, also share the story or stories behind the photos you post to let your followers gain more of an insight of who you are and what makes you happy. Or don’t! It’s really up to you! Truthfully, it doesn’t matter how you interpret this tag, so long as you spread joy and happiness around the Internet and in doing so within your own life. Let’s all be happy and share our smiles! Thank you, Laura, for tagging me!

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This is by far one of my favorite moments that made me smile. Mariah Carey has always been my favorite singer and person on this planet (haha)! My sister (left) pulled some strings and took me to see Mariah receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was amazing and I had such a wonderful time! Love you big sis!

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I wanted to share this picture because obviously I was smiling, but this picture was taken a few days before I started blogging again.  I had dinner at a cute Italian place in Brentwood with my friend and her son. Over Fritto Mistos and a glass of Prosecco I told her that I needed a creative outlet of some sort, and we then came to a conclusion that I should start blogging again. Thank you, Sandra! ❤

EverydaySachet, Victoria, and Sarah. I’m nominating you ladies!

My Skin Care Routine

Love the skin you’re in. As a little girl my mother often told me how important it was to take care of my skin. I’ve suffered from eczema and sensitive skin for most of my life, and thankfully as I grew up it slowly went away. My skin care routine is pretty simple and here it is!

To remove my makeup I often like to use baby oil because it is very moisturizing and gentle. It also helps remove any waterproof makeup or stubborn lash glue residue.

JOHNSON’S® baby Oil

My favorite thing to use for my facial cleanser in the morning and at night is Cetaphil. I pretty much love Cetaphil and have been using their products my whole life. Whether it is for face or body, I use this brand. I think this is what partially cured my eczema. I couldn’t live without it!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16.0 FL OZ

After I wash my face, I love to tone my face with a toner from Kiehl’s. I’ve tried all of their toners, but my all time favorite from them would have to be the Ultra facial toner. It is mild and moisturizing.  It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, alcohol, or fragrance that will irritate my skin.

Ultra Facial Toner

For my moisturizer, which I am always switching up and trying different ones, I am currently using the Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream from SK-II.

Every once in awhile when I have some down time, I like to apply a face mask. A current favorite at the moment would be from an Asian skin care line called Tony and Molly, which I happen to have found at Urban Outfitters.

I would love to know what are some of your favorite skin care products as well! 🙂

Springtime Glam

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Doesn’t makeup always look better when someone else does it for you? Okay, not always. I just wanted to share an eye shadow look that my super-talented hair dresser and friend did for me the other day. I will insert her Youtube channel here whenever she decides to start filming again!

20170423_14140520170423_141357She created a cut-crease eye shadow look using her Too Faced Natural Love makeup palette.

Can we talk about how beautiful the packaging is?? I love Too Faced cosmetics for their amazing products and cute and girly packaging.

 

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Teddy Bear Toast

Happy Monday!

Nothing makes Monday mornings harder than realizing it’s only Monday! This morning before I left for work, I decided to whip up my normal breakfast with a twist. I turned my sunflower toast into a cute teddy bear toast. I like to make sunflower toast in the mornings for breakfast or as a snack because it is fairly healthy, quick, and easy. Did mention it’s really yummy? 20170424_081728

To make my simple teddy bear toast:

  • Slice of toasted wheat bread
  • Sunflower spread for the face
  • Slices of bananas for the nose and ears
  • Blueberries for the eyes
  • Hemp seeds for extra flair and flavor

Enjoy!

The 1940’s Look

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Hello, world, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I spent my Saturday at my cousin’s Fabulous 40’s themed birthday party. When I got the invite I automatically knew what dress I always wanted to wear, but to me the 1940’s were not so glamorous since makeup was scarce and bright, bold red lips just isn’t me. Still I managed to pull through and had fun with it!

My 1940’s vintage dress:

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The Dress: My beautiful true, blue vintage 1940’s dress was given to me from an older friend. It belonged to someone in her family. Now here it is, I can finally wear it. At first I was hesitant to wear it because I was sure that most of the guests at the speakeasy were not going to be in the 1940’s theme. Or if they were, they weren’t going to be wearing a full on costume! It made me think of the scene from Mean Girls when it was time for the Halloween party and Lindsey Lohan shows up wearing a scary bridezilla costume and all the other girls were wearing sexy lingerie with some form of animal ears! Girl world Vs Real world. Well, I chose real world.

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The Hair: 1940’s were all about the victory rolls. Those Youtube girls really make them seem so easy! For me, they were anything but that; but I manged to somehow make a roll or two. They sure were anything but victory, haha! The girls back then didn’t seem to have long hair, but I curled all of my hair, brushed out the curls to create the waves, teased, and rolled it out the best I could!

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My victory rolls ended up looking like Maleficent as the night progressed (lol).

The Makeup:

Lips: For my red lips I used a matte lipstick from Smashbox cosmetics. It was the only red lip color I own that came in the Light It Up lipstick and mattifier set that given to me for my birthday. The shade is called “Be Legendary.”

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Eyes: For my eye shadow I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Although shimmer wasn’t the appropriate look at the times for eyes, I wanted to use something natural and smooth that popped (it is a party after all!), and the naked palette did just that. The shades I used were “Dust” and “Nooner.”

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Face: I primed my face with the Chanel primer and used my Chanel foundation that are in my Everyday Makeup post. For my cheeks I used the Hoola bronzer from Benefit cosmetics to contour my cheeks a bit, and I added a pop of color using the Mariah Carey blush collection for MAC in the shade “You Got Me Feeling.”

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Some pictures from my cousin’s party. Happy Birthday, Jaime! Love you!! I had a wonderful time.

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My sis and I – her victory rolls took the cake!

The beautiful cupcakes (the sprinkles were edible)!

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Left: Caught being anti-social at the party (thanks for the pic sis!).

The Road to Healthier Hair

I have a love and hate relationship with my hair. Together we’ve been through hell and back (haha)! Thank goodness I realized I have been taking my hair for granted, and I haven’t really been giving it the TLC it really needed.  I knew that in order to avoid the big chop I had to get serious.

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  • I stopped curling my hair everyday. Thanks to my mom, I have a set of old school hair rollers that I am addicted to! I never leave the house without one for my bangs. (I have stubborn bangs!)
  • I didn’t color my hair for at least a year! It was so hard to watch hair color fade and grow out, but I stuck with it!
  • I started taking Hair, Skin, and Nail gummy vitamins. I don’t know if this helped, but I like to think it did!
  • I finally started using a heat protectant spray if I did use any heat tools.
  • I get a trim once a month.
  • I started using Mane and Tail (a classic, but also a shampoo for horses haha)!
  • And lastly, when I remembered, I rubbed coconut oil on the ends of my hair. A little goes a long way.

My dear friend and hair dresser always told me “Love your hair and it will love you.” she couldn’t be more right.