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My Paris Trip!

16 Jun

I  recently arrived back home to Los angeles from a dream vacation to Paris with my wife. I was so satisfied when the trip ended and I looked back at all that we had done- We did everything on our list and more. As promised, here are just some of our many pictures below. Paris is considered to be a trip of a lifetime for most and it did not disappoint. Bucket list…..Check!

Random travel tips:

*Exchange your money before you go to save a bit on the exchange rate and save time waiting in line at the French airport.

*Learn a few common phrases in French. ‘hello, goodbye, thank you, how much’ etc.

*Get the international data plan your phone carrier offers, it’s worth it. My plan was just $10 a day to use data in France.

*Don’t forget to bring outlet converters (specifically for France) so that you can charge your electronics, including your phone.

*Indulge!!!! Counting calories can be done when you get back home! There is also plenty of walking to offset the overeating you will do! We walked 10-15 miles a day!

Paddle boat at the garden of Versailles.19148932_10212162476991423_6470749387562051714_n

Chocolate sculptures were unreal.19145726_10212162697516936_9159886990439975182_nVersailles rowboats and garden were literally straight out of a fairy tail.19114023_10212162853560837_7596937829662730331_n19060218_10212162482031549_5673358027957423239_nWe really became familiar with the metro.19059275_10212162926762667_7693657593912451727_nThe eiffel tower was amazing, and picnicking under it was priceless. We found an amazing place by the name of Cafe Zia that prepared a picnic to go that included wine and a blanket for under 60 euros. It was one of my favorite experiences on our trip.19029770_10212162477591438_2453970744740841579_n

Me- right before Nina surprised me with a beautiful band to add to my wedding stack. It was beyond romantic. I will never forget that moment.

boatA cafe nestled in the french countryside in a town called Giverny.cafe countrysideUnderground catacombs where the remains of over 6 million people are stored. The bones were neatly stacked to the ceiling and it went on for miles.catacombsfranceGardens of Versailles.gardenGolden gates of Versailles.gateGiverny.givernyMontmartre.montemartreCarousel ride across the street from the eiffel tower.
parisSo many beautiful blooms in Paris. I was obsessed!paris2Pajama party in our hotel!pjs

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My Go- To Cheapie Beauty Products!

3 Sep

I love  makeup and a great bargain just as much as the next girl.  So it should be no surprise that I’ve been head over heels for NYX for a couple of years now! NYX has great formulas and even better prices. I have many NYX products, but have a trio that I rarely stray away from. Matte bronzer, the curve eyeliner and   butter gloss lip color. These products are all under $15 and are amazing!!!!!!!

 

The Curve Eyeliner: This felt tip liner is so precise and you can choose a thick or thin application depending on how you hold the product- really cool for a shaky handed girl like myself.

Butter Gloss: This formula is amazingly smooth- so similar to the much higher priced NARS lip gloss that I haven’t purchased since discovering  butter gloss.

Matte Bronzer: I am a big fan of highlight and contouring and prefer matte bronzer. This is NOT orangey like many bronzers can be and it goes on perfectly!

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NYFW Monique Lhuillier F/W’14!

9 Feb

WOW!!! Monique Lhuillier has done it AGAIN! I can’t even express how gorgeous this collection is! The ready to wear collection is full of lace overlays and beautiful textures. Known for her beadwork, the intricate details are craftsmanship at its best! There were so many silhouettes as well, I just can’t take it!!!! I’m thoroughly impressed with this collection!!!!!!! This is my favorite collection thus far!

ML1                                                                             Lhuillier has definitely gone to the dark side and in a GOOD way! SKULLS!ML2 ML3 ML4 ML5 ML6 ML7 ML8 ML9 ML10 ML11 ML13 ML14                                                                                                   Can somebody pick my jaw up off the floor????ML15 ML16 ML17 ML20

My FAVORITE New Beauty Product!

20 Nov

I love BB creams and tinted moisturizers very much.  I’m a huge fan of Smash Box BB cream as well as Laura Mercer tinted moisturizer and recently I’ve been using Origins VitaZing moisturizer and I LOVE IT!  VitaZing is somewhat in a category of its own….like the products I previously mentioned, VitaZing is definitely a multi tasking moisturizer , it has SPF, anti oxidant rich mangosteen and a hint of color…….NOT weird orangey fake tan color either,  it just evens out my skin while adding a healthy glow.  I have medium/slightly deep colored skin and it gave me a glow!  It smells great and is fun to apply(comes out of the tube white with tiny brown specs and turns into a beautiful warm color as it’s rubbed into the skin) I cannot get enough of this stuff!  It’s great because I can wear it alone with or as a base for my makeup without it being cakey and with NO irritation!  It is much greater than I can even begin to explain…..please go to your local Origins and ask for a sample…..but before you do read the reviews they speak for themselves.  VitaZing is available at Origins $35 .  If you want a light moisturizer that evens out skin and is wearable everyday, this is your product!

 

 

Coverage comparison:

Smashbox BB Cream: slightly heavy coverage

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: medium coverage

Origins VitaZing: Light, sheer coverage.

 

Check out these YouTube reviews!!!!!

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Cool Halloween Makeup Contest Winners!

1 Nov

Amazing MAC Halloween makeup looks

Lady Gaga Starts Body Revolution!

30 Sep

Lady Gaga opened up about her personal struggles with eating disorders this week when she shocked fans by posing in her underwear.  The singer recently admitted to gaining 25 pounds and isn’t apologizing!  She launched the “Body Revolution 2013″ campaign on September 25th and her fans are responding!  She released the pictures on her social media site little monsters to “inspire bravery” and “celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws”. This is inspirational  and beyond amazing!  BRAVO Lady Gaga!

Pretty awesome!

Dream Closets

3 Jun

Aaaaaaaaah…………Pinch me now…………..