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Beauty Tuesday: BTS Hacks

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/15/2015 at 09:30

‘Cause I have your back!

This Back-to-School season, check out my super saver tips for time, money and the Earth plus even your sanity …

Set out:

  • weekly wardrobe ~ clothes, jewelry, hair accessories, handbags, etc. (hang on a rolling rack or dedicated space to designate) #OOTDforDays
  • anything else that you need to get ready ~ especially your keys, in the same spot, and also specific hair tools & products, makeup, nail colors

Always check the weather forecast and have a back-up plan if an unexpected natural circumstance arises

Sleep in:

This has worked for me on a couple of different situations:

  1. when I had my fitness classes 1st thing in the AM in college
  2. when I worked at my hometown gym and exercised before work

Speaking of ♫working on my fitness, he’s my witness♪ {Fergie‘s Fergalicious}

Be Prepared  {Boy Scout motto}

  • stash sneakers in your vehicle ~ so you have no excuse for a fun run on-the-go
  • pack change clothes ~ from working out to reporting to work or vice versa

This has worked for me on a few different situations:

  1. when I hit the base gym before and after work after I graduated from college (YES, 2-a-days)
  2. when I hit the university gym during lunch with my boss during graduate school
  3. when I hit the college gym between classes that I taught
  4. when I had my photography gig at the hospitals (during which I’d sometimes fit in a work workout) before teaching at the College or ministering at Church

Bearing this in mind, make sure to pack

  • hygiene products (i.e., dry shampoo, deodorant) ~ do your best to fit in a quick shower if there’s a locker room
  • dental hygiene products (i.e., floss picks, gum, mints) ~ so your breath doesn’t kick

I actually store deodorant and mini perfume bottles plus packs of gum in most of my purses plus my compact bag that I transport when I switch handbags

DON’T forget to eat! ~ Mami Aya + many Pinay & caring moms everywhere

  • double-duty edibles ~ such as coconut oil to substitute fatty oils in recipes plus is my favorite hair conditioner and also moisturizes skin, as well as removes makeup (according to The Sweet Life)
  • handy healthy snacks (not fast food) ~ such as apples, grapes (I dig mine fresh or frozen), pears ~ the pear or apple crisp can trigger brain juice flow, don’t ya know #DISPObustAFlow
  • chill your coffee ~ since I don’t drink as much for heartburn prevention, I store the rest in the fridge until the next day
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Stylin’ Sippie Selfie: Reppin’ my *Dallas Cowboys* after last night‘s victory to kick off NFL season: Go, Big Blue … in Checkered & Houndstooth!

Transitioning between seasons from cold cups to hot tumblers …

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*Star* Quality: Starbucks Anniversary Collection Houndstooth Double-Wall Traveler Ceramic Mug was worth the investment for yours truly (as long as I don’t drop it ~ no jinx, please) because I ♥love♥ the look and can save a few cents every time I refill it … (I also adore the same-style Swarovski Crystal one from this season’s collection because I wear Swarovski from head to toe, but c’mon: I’m a doc candidate on a tight budget ~ so I’ll keep admiring from afar)

1-Stop Shop

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You too can check out these Target en Vogue** photos by scoring a copy and scanning with your Shazam app

☼Sunshine☼ Time

  • Get a daily dose of Vitamin D (as weather permits) ~ for health & happiness
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Taking a breezy breather from my dissertation in the backyard to thumb through Vogue** in ☼serenity☼

Just make YOU Time

Easy Reads

Perfect coffee table or night stand literature ~ when I need a break from my dissertation, these are my latest go-tos: the original Cupcakes and Cashmere (prequel to Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home that I have in eBook form) and this month’s 800+-page Vogue** (glossy inspirations of this season’s styles)

More than Scrub in the Tub

  • ♪sing♫ in the shower ~ so cliché, but as someone who needs a nice-sounding voice for teaching, defending my dissertation, and most of all: ministering (leading in readings, prayers and song) at Mass, I must warm up my ♫melody♪
  • stay fit as you suds up ~ stretch (with caution) as you reach for body parts to clean, and if you’re seated during a bath, I strongly suggest doing water pilates (think table top position with head and feet raised for resistance as you move)

†Pray† at Any Time of the Day

* Rewards = another way to $ave (discount$ & FREEbie$)

These guidelines will save you in the long one ~ not only for the aforementioned reasons, but also from embarrassment (i.e., killer breath, B.O.) if you run into someone later… We don’t want to be Finch from the American Pie movies who had to go home from school every time he had to release his macchiato! You’re welcome.  ✌

Happy ☼Birthday☼ to my ♥Tita Fe♥, a.k.a. Dr. Reyes-Dollete, & HBD to my BFF Bestie SSG Melody!

^– Let this **Vogue ♪jam♫ ♫pump you up♪ today!!! –^

As ♫Madonna♪ sings:

♪That’s why I feel so beautiful♫

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Beauty Tuesday Review: Hair Care Tips from Root to Tip

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/25/2014 at 17:30

I go BANANAS for apples and coconut… for my hair!

Let’s feed our body,  from the inside out.

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Here’s where I got apple happy on Pretty Fit Way

As I’ve told you in my debut Beauty Tuesday Review, I prefer products that stimulate the senses, including scent!

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What’s in my shower today? Stake off the flakes with this Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner in Green Apple

Therefore, ridding of itch and irritation doesn’t have to smell like chemicals!

Before I lather up, I apply this to my hair…

Coco Oil

Coconut Oil can “condition my color-treated hair and moisturize my skin” ~ Welcome to My Kitchen

While I say the Pretty Fit Way must practiced from the inside out, coconut oil

makes a great alternative in lieu of more fattening oils ~ WIMK

More Mane Management Tips from root to tip:

  • Massage your head ~ to stimulate scalp for hair growth, as well as to soothe the brain for headache prevention (I swear by these, in particular from my student, a licensed massage therapist)
  • Treat wet hair gently ~ no harsh brushing that would lead it to damage (I showed my shower combs in last week’s Beauty Tuesday segment)
  • DON’T wash hair every single day ~ frequent washing can strip your hair from its natural oils
  • DO wash hair after extended exposure outdoors ~ for allergy prevention (from mold and other muck in the air)
  • Use Dry or Waterless Shampoo when water’s not available ~ to keep hair fresh (like my recommendation in my Beauty Tuesday debut)

More B-U-T-ful Asia Fantasia from her Birthday Festivities

  • Outfits of the Day

#OOTD ~ Ring in #Spring into a fling of bling the time of year to #cheer w/ pops of #bright #pastels + #mix &#match #prints & #patterns#LBD + #houndstooth & complimentary hues … #KardashianKollection#LittleBlackDress #SweaterDress w/ subtle #PolkaDot#LaceOverlay & #blazer + #Express #abstract#SilkScarf + #Coach #PopC #suede#SignatureHandbag + #Toms #wedges #KK#BlackAndWhite + #YellowGreenBlue 👗👜👡 

#OOTD #HelloKitty for ASIA’s #Birthday + #Bows &#Denim ~ #Sanrio #Britannica #CutOutShoulderTop •#GAP #vintage #ALineSkirt • #Coach #handbag • #red#wedges | #gold #crystal #jewelry • #YellowGold#WhiteGold #RoseGold #sparkler #rings • #bow#TwoToned #earrings • #necklace #cat #pendant#GoldChain 🐈🐈🎀👠👜💍

  • Faces of the Day
 
#PutYourBestFaceForward #SelfieSunday ~ Put my#GameFace on as I’m about to #proclaim #GOD‘s#word @ #Church & #speak from the #heart w/ #UpDo#PinnedUp #braids #HighlightedBangs + ring in #Springinto a fling of bling the time of year to #cheer w/ pops of#bright #pastels + #prints & #patterns#LBD & complimentary hues … #KardashianKollection#LittleBlackDress #SweaterDress w/ subtle #PolkaDot#LaceOverlay & #blazer + #Express #abstract#SilkScarf #YellowGreenBlue 👗🎤📖💒
#PutYourBestFaceForward #HelloKitty for ASIA’s#Birthday ~ #Sanrio #Britannica #CutOutShoulder |#red #lips from #ArdencyInn #Modster#LongPlaySuperchargedLipColor #lipstick in #LoveCat • M•A•C #CremeStickPearlLiner #CranApple #lipliner •#MAC #Serenely #BeautyPowderBlush • #PlushLash#PlushBlack #mascara #creme #pearl #liner #Beauty#Powder #Blush #cat #necklace 🐈🐈🎀👛💄

Stay beaYOUtiful in your life’s work.
I’ll do the same as I keep calm and study on with my dissertation plus keep calm and snap on with my photography gig!