Friday, September 26, 2014

Ootd : Pink and Stripes - Spring Look

Getting my Spring spirit! It's been quite cold here in Utah :( but today was nice! 

Pink Jeans : Ross
Stripped Shirt : Thrift Store
Black Flats: Ross

How is the weather where you are? Getting hot?

Have a great day!! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CLEAR: Strong Lenghts

Hello world

Another month another Shampoo & Conditioner Review :D I bought them because I had some coupons lol you should know by now how much I love to save money haha.

I got CLEAR Scalp & Hair Therapy: Strong Lengths because my nair is really long (it reaches my waist :D)

CLEAR Scalp & Hair Therapy: Strong Lengths
CLEAR Scalp & Hair Therapy: Strong Lengths

It claims:
  • Helps restore scalp's natural moisture balance.
  • Leaves hair strong and beautiful from root to tip.
 My thoughts about it:
  • It smells delicious
  • Shampoo works pretty nice
  • Conditioner is not good in my opinion, it is not rich enough, in order to make it work I have to mix it with my other condinioner ( Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner click here for the review! )
Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner
Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner
  • Leaves residue, but I honestly think that happens with almost all hair products.

Will I buy it again?

No, It was ok to try it but I wasn't impressed at all, the only good thing I found is that it smell good, that's all unfortunately.

Have you tried it? what are your thoughts about it? Should I try the other CLEAR systems?

Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wet n Wild in Tropicalia

Hi world

You want a fun color? this is it! Wet n Wild in Tropicalia 210C is such a beautiful color!! It is a gorgeous neon shade. It has no shimmer whatsoever.

Wet n Wild Megalast Tropicalia
Wet n Wild in Tropicalia

I love Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Polishes. The formula is amazing! not streaky at all and sooo affordable! (around $1.50 - 2.00!!) I love the brush and since my hands are small with only one swipe I can paint a whole nail so it's so quick to do them all :)

Wet n Wild Megalast Tropicalia
Wet n Wild in Tropicalia
Have a Tropicalia day ;)


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner Review

Hello World

Here is a review of my favorite conditioner. I decided to try it because of Smoonstyle (EPICA's singer Simone Simons personal blog), I read that she liked it and I was like yeah I should try it! it's only 6 bucks! I'm so glad I bought it!

Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner
Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner

Its statement:

"Drench your strands in an ultra moisturizing luxurious conditioner infused with nutrient rich macadamia oil to instantly hydrate and smooth parched, dry hair while exotic sugar cane extract and bamboo extract soften and mend split ends for a luscious, vibrant mane with brilliant shine"

My Thoughts:

I love it! There's nothing wrong about it. at first I thought it was too watery and wasn't going to help me at all but I was so wrong! It leaves my hair so soft and shiny! my hair has good body and it really looks healthy. It smells delicious!

Will I buy it again?

YES! It'll be a staple in my shower! Try it and you will love it!!

Have you tried it before? How about the shampoo? I'm still thinking about trying it but I'm not too sure let me know if you like it or not.

Have a shiny day!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wet n Wild in I need a Refresh-Mint

Hi world

Wet n Wild in I need a Refresh-Mint 218A is so beautiful creamy color. No shimmer at all. The pics are pretty accurate on the color and as you can see it is just gorgeous!

Wet n Wild Megalast in I need a Refresh-Mint 218A
Wet n Wild in I need a Refresh-Mint 218A

Again I can't say enough how much I love Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Polishes! You get quality for such cheap price!! I love them!!

Wet n Wild Megalast in I need a Refresh-Mint 218A
Wet n Wild in I need a Refresh-Mint 218A

I'm starting to get into minty colors, I'm trying to expand my minty/teal collection :)

Have a Refresh-Mint day!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Revlon in Sunshine Sparkle

Hi world

Revlon in Sunshine Sparkle 089 is a beautiful light yellow. It has really fine shimmer that you can barely notice once it is applied. I think this is a really fun and cute spring color :)

Revlon in Sunshine Sparkle 089
 Revlon in Sunshine Sparkle 089
It's not difficult to apply unlike Revlon Lemon which is basically the same color except it has no shimmer at all.

Have a sunny day!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Revlon in Socialite

Hello world

This color is just beautiful! It became one of my favorites! It's the perfect nude for my skin tone and I love the fact that it has some delicate silver shimmer in it! Just lovely <3

Revlon Top Speed in Socialite
Revlon in Socialite

Revlon in Socialite is part of the Top Speed line and it's great if you don't have too much time, it really dries quickly :)

Revlon Top Speed in Socialite
Revlon in Socialite

Nude nail polishes are great any time, any season! I'll post my favorite nude nail polishes soon so keep an eye on that :)

Have a nude-y day ;)


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Loreal Total Repair 5 Review

Hi World

As you know I love bargain shopping so when I saw coupons for these items I was a little excited :) I like to try new shampoos and conditioners and if I can save some money at the same time makes very happy haha.

So I bought the the whole line but today I will only review the shampoo and conditioner.

Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner

They both claim that:

Instantly and over time help repair the 5 visible signs of damaged hair (Split Ends, Weak, Rough, Dull, Dehydrated) with out weighing it down.

My thoughts:

They leave your hair pretty soft and with body
Hair was shiny (not too much though)
I don't think there's anything that can help split ends except for a trim.
Unfortunately they leave residue (to eliminate it I use Neutrogena )
They leave your hair smelling really good :D

Will I buy them again?
Yes, but not anytime soon since I want to try new things :)\

Did you try it before? what are your thoughts about it?

Have a nice day!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Favorite lip combo + Update

Hello world

How are you? it's been months since my last update ... So busy with school and work ... Being a full time student and work full time is really exhausting! Three more weeks and I will be done with the semester so hopefully I will have more time to keep updating, I miss reading your blogs so much!! and I apologize not having time to comment!! I will try my best, I promise! :D

So I've been using this lip combo for a while and I love it!

Love my lip combo <3
It's quite simple! You only need these two bad boys! Maybelline in Cherry Me and Smooth Taupe.

Favorite Lip Combo
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me 15 is a really soft red, I don't think I can pull off a red lip anytime soon so this is a great alternative for someone shy about it. :)

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me 15

Maybelline in Smooth Taupe 860 is a Limited Edition lipstick (I think it is available now in one of the new Maybelline lipstick collection). It was quite hard to make it work since it's so light and a little drying. I have this one and a back up since I fell in love with the color and I didn't want to just have them stored without any purpose so I needed to find a way to use them.

Maybelline Smooth Taupe 860 (Limited Edition)
Maybelline Smooth Taupe 860 (Limited Edition)
So I decided to apply first the Baby Lips in Cherry Me and top it off with Smooth Taupe. I love how they look together, applying Smooth Taupe over Cherry Me makes it a creamy pink color :) So pretty and girly!!

Maybelline in Smoothe Taupe 860 swatch
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me 15
Maybelline in Smoothe Taupe 860
Both combined
Do you have any lip combo that you love? if you do let me know so I can try it :D

Have a beautiful day!!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

IVF: A good option for women and couples.

Having a child is something that most women or couples want but sometimes there are issues that prevent them to have them like infertility, being single, being older, same sex couples, etc. but with the advance of science and technology we are able to get In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments which require the extraction of eggs and sperm from the couple, inseminate and incubate them outside the womb and then put them back into it in order to conceive in an artificial way (see Fig.1). Though this is a great step for science and couples, there is a lot of controversy regarding this topic..
Fig.1  How In Vitro Fertilization works
(Image courtesy of Google)

In Vitro Fertilization has been used for many years to help women get pregnant and finally have children they were waiting so much to have. There are many who oppose to this and say that they should be adopting instead of trying this expensive treatment arguing that there are a lot of children who are waiting for a home. While this is true, there are many people that want genetically same children and there's nothing wrong with that thought. If they are willing to go with the treatment and know about the risks involved then they should go ahead and try to get what they want the most. There are many cases of couples that first try In Vitro Fertilization before considering adopting and I know that I would choose to do that if I were in that situation. 

Another reason why some people oppose is that the baby can suffer many consequences, like birth defects, underdevelopment, psychological problems, etc. but what they don’t take into considerations is those risks could happen to any other type of birth, of course the percentage is higher while using In Vitro Fertilization but if the woman or couple do their homework and see that this is something that they can handle and it is a good treatment for them then IVF is something that could change her/their lives forever. My aunt struggled for many years to conceived a baby, my whole family could see how much she and my uncle wanted to have a baby, it seemed that was the only thing they could think about. After all those years they decided to try IVF treatment which changed their lives drastically. The treatment of course was expensive, time consuming and mentally and physically exhausting but at the end it gave them the most wonderful gift in the world, a child of their own. What a wonderful moment when he was born, and now nineteen years later we are all so glad for their decision to go ahead with IVF treatments and to have him in our lives and I cannot imagine how life would be without him.

Doctors advice about the consequences of In Vitro Fertilization for the mother, like for example, there might be some psychological problems arising from the treatment. It is not guaranteed that the mother will get pregnant on the first round of treatment, in fact there is a huge possibility that it might take at least 3 rounds and if the mother is not prepared for this it can really affect her greatly emotionally. In my aunt's case she had two treatments, the first one failed and she lost twins, it was devastating but she had a good doctor that explained to her, before starting the treatments, that this was a possibility and that she should be prepared in every sense for that. Because of her doctor's warnings, she was prepared and she kept going strong and and fortunately the second round was successful.

There are many consequences for this treatment but the amount of women who decide to take the risks is increasing exponentially by the passing of years. Some women do it is because they want to experience childbirth, That is one of the reasons many decide to take this path because they feel that in order to be fully a mother they need to experience that, and In Vitro Fertilization can give them that opportunity

IVF can bring happiness to the couple that is struggling conceiving.
(Image Courtesy of Google)

In Vitro Fertilization is a great way to help people have children. There are many risks involved but having a new life as the desired result outweighs all the consequences and if the parents are willing to go through this long taxing process not matter what might arise later on, then it is a great option for them. I believe that In Vitro Fertilization can bring hope and happiness to the people that is struggling a lot for that desired child.

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Hello guys,

So 2014 is here meaning that it is time again to make resolutions. It is always a good idea to set goals in everything and do whatever you can to get them. Even if the goals are small or seem insignificant it is important to write them down as a reminded because it might happen that you forget them later on. 

I have set goals for very things this year since I think one of them is pretty big, for me anyways, but hopefully I will be able to reach them with not so many obstacles.

So my goals for this year are the following:

Get my degree by the end of Summer

I still have some classes left in order to graduate but I've been working full time and didn't get any chance to go back to school. Now I'm working full time and I'm planning studying full time as well ... it will be kind of hard but I know I can do it!! I believe I can do anything I want to do.

Here is the way I think: I'd rather be a slave of my books for 8 months (spring and summer terms) instead of taking more time to finish and been stressed out.twice the time.

Be totally debt free

I've been using my credit card a lot for all the Christmas gifts I got. My debt is not too much but with school now makes it a little hard to pay it promptly :(

So what will I do about it? I will leave my card at home and just use cash in the mean time. Cash is more difficult to use than a credit card that is for sure! And I don't believe on using a debit card since it is more difficult to dispute a charge in the case your card gets stolen! so yeah no debit card for this girl!

Fixing my car

More like repainting it! It has some chips here and there nothing too bad but I want to fix it. I'm not planning on getting a new one anytime soon so I want to take care of it as much as I can. I want to change the headlights to brighter as well.

Problem here is that I'm trying to be debt free so this is quite expensive; paint around $300-400, headlight $30 each .... Of course I'll start with the headlights but it is not a priority right now because they are just fine but I just like really bright lights XD

So those are my goals, not so many huh? but hopefully I can reach them all!  I wanted to post them here and I have you guys as witnesses so that way I have to get them no matter what!!! :D

What are your goals or resolutions for this year? Is this something that you do as well?


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Downtown Salt Lake City Utah

Hello World!

My mom and I went to Downtown Salt Lake City around a week ago to see the lights :) we always find an excuse with my mom to go out and do something together! 

The roads are quite dangerous so instead of driving there (we live in the suburbs) we decided to take the Trax there and enjoy the ride without worrying about our car slipping here and there or other drivers driving fast as if there's no black ice >.<

We reached Downtown and we were welcome by lights everywhere :) it was so crowded there with people doing exactly the same thing like us, enjoying the lights and taking pictures.

I love my silly mom :) she is never afraid to show her crazy personality haha I love that about her!

I think the view in this pic is just beautiful, this is the LDS temple and it is exactly in the middle of downtown.

This is my favorite pic so far :) we both are happy and enjoying each other's company. My mom is definitely my best friend.

So this was our night in downtown SLC and I love that big city feel (even though it is not even close to be a big city haha)

How is it where you live? :D

Have a great day/night! 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Hello world!!

First of all happy New Year! This past 2013 went by pretty fast! It was a good year for me :) I was able to reach many of my goals and I can move on onto new ones! 

We waited the New Year at home with my family. I'm not a party girl at all so I enjoy spending time wig my family :)

My boyfriend is just like me in the sense that he enjoys family time (we never went clubbing or anything like that) and that is something that I love about him :)

We had a simple and easy New Year's Eve dinner but we like to make sure that we have a nice decorated table.

The menu was as follows:

• Walnut Shrimp
• Mongolian Beef
• Pom Pom Chicken
• Sweet and Sour Pork
• General Tso Chicken
• Lo Mein 
• White Rice
• Coconut Pie
• Apple Cider (we don't drink alcoholic drinks)

My parents always make sure we have a good time while waiting for the new year :) our tradition is playing cards, we play a game called "Loba" 

And of course King Rusty is present in all the festivities :)

We had a great time together and I'm so happy to have the family I have! I know this New Year will be a great one as well and I'll reach new goals I life. 

I'll make a post of all my goals for this year and I hope you do it as well and I would love to read it!!

I hope you had a great beginning of this year and may all your wishes and goals come true!!