Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Juice Beauty

I am so excited, I received my package from Juice Beauty! I found this organic skin care line on Gal Meets Glam and ordered it that night. I bought the skin care line for acne, I have oily, dry, sensitive, acne prone skin that peals, and turns read with every other product I have tried (and I have tried them all). So far so good, my skin feels great. I will keep you updated on how it feels, and how it works.

I am excited to try their make-up as well, what products do you guys use?


(Just as an update, I ended my Organics to clear skin, and reordered proactive. Even though this did not clear my acne, I am saving to purchase other products, I am a big believer in EVERYTHING organic! 1/10/12)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Busy Bee

Hello all, it has been a pretty long time since I last posted anything. While I have been missing-in-action, this semester is already coming to an end (which is bittersweet), and I have decorated our home for Christmas. I wanted to post a picture of our tree but my iphone just is not doing it for me, so I think I will have my boyfriend do it with his amazing camera. Other than that, Thanksgiving was calm and delicious, and for the first time ever my boyfriend and I participated in Black Friday shopping. It was my boyfriend's idea, all because we were bored at home, and I would have to say that I am now looking forward to next year's Black Friday. We went to Target an hour before it opened at midnight and waited in line, while we were not there for the exciting TVs, XBoxes, and other electronics; my boyfriend did buy my christmas present: A SEWING MACHINE! I do not know how to use it yet, but I my mom and grandma are nothing but excited to teach me everything they know. I can't wait for school to end, and have a few sewing lessons with both of them..
 Send me any ideas you might have for my first projects!

(I shouldn't forget that my boyfriend also bought us frames, a crock-pot, and my favorite seasonal Dunkin' Donuts coffee- Vanilla Nut).


Friday, November 11, 2011

Successful DIY

Final piece, hanging in the Kitchen

I am so excited, I finished my first project, and I love it so much! This wreath was super simple and inexpensive to make. I got the idea from Ruche (which I wrote about in my last post), although it did not turn out exactly how the inspiration was, I couldn't be happier. Also, the felt flower was an inspiration from Ruche (and I highly suggest using a hot glue gun, sewing was very time consuming). 

This little project has only inspired me in many other ways, I hung up a couple things on our bare walls, and can't wait to finish hanging everything else we have! Along with making a few more projects from one of my favorite blogs: A Beautiful Mess, I only dream about going to their store Red Velvet. 

Do you guys have any great projects coming up or that you just recently finished? Let me know!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Holidays

I can't wait to buy each one of these!

I hate how Halloween ends and then all of sudden it is Christmas everywhere you look (stores and TV). I wish there was a stop to enjoy Thanksgiving, and for giving thanks, not for football. But I guess there is nothing I can do about that with our current American culture. But in light of the upcoming holidays Ruche has an amazing online magazine, with inspiring DIY projects, and I could not help but share this with you guys! I want to try and make the glitter candle holders. What will you try?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Downtown Books

One of the many shelves of cookbooks.

I have already expressed how much I love going to used book stores in a previous post, but today on my walk home, I made it a point to stop by and check out what new cook books they had. Every time I go there is always something different, and I never know what to expect. I found two books that are in my new favorite trend, France. I don't know that much about France, but I am falling in love with the romantic ideology this country holds. My first few years in college my declared major was Spanish, while it has now changed to Anthropology, I am dreaming of learning French. Now that I think about it why can't college be free, that way I can take a few classes in everything that I find interesting? But I guess that is why they have book stores, or used bookstores to be exact. I will share my books once I have a chance to read them, one being a cookbook and the next being a book on a mans adventures eating through France. 

Keep on reading!
I debated buying this book, purely for the title,
and I will have to admit, I am still considering it!

What a beautiful quote.

I adore personal hand written messages in books.
It adds a little bit of history, personality, and love to the book itself. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Currently Reading

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, is a great pick me up. Especially after reading titles such as; Who Can Stop the Drums (Venezuela, anthro class), Counting the Dead (Colombia, anthro class), and lastly The Heart of Darkness (history class). It is nice to just to get away and re-live someone else's experience of life, love, blogging, and cooking.

What are you currently reading? Good book suggestions are always exciting. 


One of my favorite things about Julia Child is the love she had for her husband, and how she was not scared to show it! What an amazing life to live with the one you love! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Beautiful Monday

I love the burnt orange colors in monarch butterflies, perfect for fall!

So far, so good. I usually dread Mondays, mostly because I have homework pilled up that is always due on Tuesday afternoon, and I have to be at work earlier than usual (10am instead of 12noon). This morning I woke up early and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee. Instead of reading one of the four books I need to finish this week for my classes, I opted for online shopping. After heading to Forever 21 with my girlfriend this weekend, I couldn't help but love the selection of online shopping much better. While nothing beats going to the store and finding a great piece, the selection and lack of people that I find online will never compare (I only found the blazer & the hair clip bows from my wish list). 

I could not save the picture from the Vans online store, but I fell in love with at least three pairs of shoes that I want to order asap! Here are a couple links to check them out! Have a great day! 


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

My new addiction is blog called Gal Meets Glam. Julia, who is the author, is absolutely inspiring in every way! Check her out!!!   

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shopping List

(Knee High Brown Boots) 

(Distressed Brown Boot)

I think that it is important to have something in mind when I  go shopping, otherwise I will roam aimlessly throughout the mall without a clue. So, I thought that tonight I would take sometime and "window" shop, and when I say "window" I mean from the window of my MacBook. I have to limit myself to the stores that I will be visiting here in ABQ. My 
first stop, Forever 21! Here are all my hopefuls, enjoy!


(Black Infinity Scarf) 
(Classic Black Woven Jacket)  
(Saddle Stich Denim)

(Multi-colored woven belt)

(Bow Hair Clip)

Now, what color should I paint my nails?? Decisions, decisions... 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just another Tuesday

Halloween is finally over, which resulted in a very slow weekend at work, that is never good, and only about 10 trick-or-treaters came by our house.  Now it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? 

This morning I was on Facebook, and on OPI's page they posted Nicki Minaj's new nail polish line, and I can't wait to get it!!! 

5 days until my shopping with my girlfriend, Amanda.