Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Face Moisturizer

There is only one brand of moisturizer that I trust when it comes to keeping my face feeling and looking great, and that is Shiseido. We all have different types of skin and I just want to share what works for me. I have tried many different brands such as Clinique, MAC, Lancome, Origins, Olay, but they never really worked out for me. Either they made me break out, made my face too dry or oily, or turned my face red. During the Summer time, I like to use Shiseido's PURENESS Matifying Moisturizer Oil-free. I like how it controls the oil on my face and leaves a matte look without having to apply powder to reduce surface shine. It also is non-comedogenic, meaning that it does not clog the pores. During the Winter time, because of the cold, my face gets a little dry and I switch to a different moisturizer. I use BENEFIANCE WrinkleResist24 Day Emulsion. It has SPF 15 and it reduces the appearance of fine lines, which I definitely need. LOL. You can buy these products at Sephora, Macy*s, Nodrstom or online at Shiseido. They are pretty pricey, but worth it. Make sure to keep your receipt. If it doesn't work for you, you can always return it back to the store. Once again, I'm not a beauty guru... but these products work for me.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa Monica

Today, we took Danica to Santa Monica for the first time to see the pier, beach and nature. The weather was perfect, not too hot nor too cold. Of course, I took tons of pictures of Raul and Danica. My hair is still very short due to Chemo and my face is swollen from steroids... so, no pictures of me. Ahhhh, can't wait to have long hair again. Anyway, we love Santa Monica!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Leica, The Make-up Guru

Do you know any girl out there who doesn't like make-up? So, I may have lied... I'm not a make-up guru. My friend, Charlane, got me a gift, even though my birthday already passed. Isn't she an awesome friend? I think so. And not just because she gave me a gift, but she always keeps in touch with me. I wish I was a good friend like she is. I'm really bad at calling my friends. Anyway, back to the main subject.... I got this collection of lip products from Sephora. It's called "Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Lip." I knew exactly that I would love everything in the box, because it came with my first love: Benetint by Benefit. I was right about my hunch. I've tried everything and they are all great lip products. My favorite is the Juicy Tube by Lancome. It has this sweet scent that reminds me of a candy I used to eat when I was younger, although I don't remember what it was. I love it so much that I wear lip gloss even when I'm home. Haha! Ok, I might as well give you gals a full review. The Kat Von D is awesome and gives you a nice nude color. Buxom lip gloss makes your lips look fuller, again a nude/coral color. Smashbox lip gloss is a nice pink, just perfect. Tarte lip pencil has a perfect red tint, not too red, which I love. Benefit gives a natural red tint and because it's a tint, it doesn't smudge. I love this collection. It really is a must-have. So, if you don't know what to get yourself for Christmas (and yes, I know we get ourselves a gift or gifts) then do yourself a favor or shall I say do your lips a favor and get this lovely collection. Thanks, Charlane =)

Sunday, December 4, 2011


The best gift that my husband has given to me is my Nikon D5000. I love it because it takes great pictures, even though I don't really know how to use a DSLR. I did take a Photography class in college and learned a bit, but that was such a loooooong time ago and I don't remember most of the stuff. Basically, since I don't know much about changing the settings or putting my camera on Manual mode, I just use Automatic and change the Aperture setting. I love the Bokeh effect that you get when you put the Aperture on the lowest possible setting. I plan to take Photo class again... one day...

I love Bokeh:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Not the Gas Station

So lately, I've been seeing the Chevron pattern a lot and I just love it. I made a birthday card, using a Chevron stamp I bought from Michaels. This rubber stamp is currently my favorite item. Have I mentioned that I got it for 70 cents? Yes, you read that right. I found in the dollar bin and used my 30% off during the Black Friday sale. So when I say I love Chevron... I'm not talking about the gas station :)

Here is my latest project: