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Beauty Tuesday: Spring & Summer Skin Safety

In Beauty Tuesday, Weekly Wonders on 05/07/2014 at 01:50

Happy National Nurses Day and Week plus Teacher Appreciation Week! 

With spring in full swing and summer on the way, I have these two tips for this Beauty Tuesday on: how to make (not cake) your face after lack of sleep ~ like what some of us teachers experience ~ and protection to beat spring showers and the summer heat …  

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I brush on this Neutrogena bronzing powder around my face and concealer under my eyes.

 As a teacher, I’ve stayed up late creating assignments and grading on many nights, and as a graduate student, I’ve burned the midnight oil studying and writing research papers (now on my final one for my Ph.D.: the dissertation). That being said, I must combat the dark circles under my eyes, and what better new way for me to do that than this Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 25 that not only conceals the puffiness but also postpones the aging process. Over the concealer (and sometimes sheer foundation during these hotter seasons), I can dust this Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder for a light finish. For more of my favorite Neutrogena and other cosmetic and skin care products, please check out my Beauty Tuesday debut.

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I apply these sweet-smelling oils and lotions from the Philippines to protect myself from bug bites.

With mosquitoes and the like swarming around, especially in the aftermath of storms, we must prevent ourselves from unwanted pests who feast on our flesh.

SPF

No beach bag is complete without sunscreen, like these sunblock sprays and suntan lotion.

☼Sunshine☼ is sublime, and we can get our share of Vitamin D, but to reduce the risk of skin cancer, we need the SPF, as well as limited time under the sun.

Now look and feel your best this season, whether you Train in the Rain or have ☼Fun in the Sun☼ ~ yep, I’m a poet & don’t know it!

Beauty Tuesday Review: Mani Monday Recap + Makeup Doll-up & Toss-up

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/19/2014 at 01:30

Happy Belated St. Patty’s Day ♣

Last week, I showcased my fave beauty products, wrapped up winter and lit up my fitness hits! Since I still have way more that are worthy of mentioning, I’ll reveal a few for you…

Shower Combs

What else is in my shower? When I suds up, I prefer to detangle so I don’t step out with shower head!

Mani Mania

Clockwise from top right: Hand lotion like this Bath & Body Works handbag size, comes in hand-y for a mani • I love this Victoria’s Secret nail polish remover bottle because the cap opens up to a user-friendly press-dispenser & easily snaps shut • I keep most of my nail tools in this leopard-print manicure set case from my GODson’s mom • I travel with this pastel-striped manicure set from one of my students • I soothe my lil’ piggies with this gel toe separator for pedis + to relieve foot tension!

M•A•C

M•A•C‘s where it’s @: I stick with red & pink shades yet switch from smooth to shimmer, depending on the occasion … or the mood.

I also post on the From Head to Toe app, so here are a dozen photos, from Mani Monday to Mardi Gras to Face & Outfit of the Day:

  • Peachy Keen

#ManiMonday #Peach #nails #PairWell w/#3point1PhillipLim #dress #TwoTone #VictoriasSecret#Addictive nail #lacquer #OPI #Silver #Snowflakes#glitter #TopCoat 👗❄️

#3point1PhillipLim #FloralPrint #abstract #dress #layerunderneath #SofiaVergara #ColorBlock #blazer#accessorize w/ #peach #flower #earrings & #Coach#Hamptons #handbag (#matching #mani w/ #Addictive#VictoriasSecret #nail #lacquer & #Silver #Snowflakes#OPI #glitter #TopCoat) ~ due to #ColdFront I #pair w/#leggings & #CowboyBoots

#PutYourBestFaceForward #BeautifulFace#BeautifulHeart #February is#HeartDiseaseAwarenessMonth hence #GoRed#RedDress #pin on #lapel of #SofiaVergara#ColorBlock #blazer over #3point1PhillipLim#FloralPrint #abstract #dress (#nails by#VictoriasSecret #nail #lacquer in #Addictive & #OPI#glitter #TopCoat in #Silver #Snowflakes #complement#RoseGold #sparkler #ring)

  • Bled Red

#ManiMonday #Red #nails #PairWell w/ #PeterPilotto#RedFloral #CheckPrint #dress #PureIce #Vineyard#ombré #AccentNail w/ #OPI #SweetMemories & #pink#shimmer #ShanghaiShimmer + #glitter from#NicoleByOPI #KardashianKolor #FollowMeOnGlitter#jewelry #ojo #bead #bracelet to #repel #EvilEye &#PhD #ClassRing to #motivate 👗💍

#OOTD #PeterPilotto #RedFloral #CheckPrint #silky#flowy #HighLow #dress #perfect for #spring w/ #patent#accessories #BlackAndWhite #ColorBlock #belt #black#BCBG #BCBGMAXAZRIA #BCBGeneration #platform#wedge #sandals #red #Coach #QuiltStitch#QuiltedStitch #signature #handbag #floral #print 👠👛

#PutYourBestFaceForward #BeautifulFace #March into#spring! Fellow #EyeWear peeps, please check out#Jen #FrmHeadToToe #FHTT #Makeup for #Glasses ~ new #Coach #Gabrielle #LegacyStripe #signature#eyeglasses #frames #red #lips from #ArdencyInn#Modster #LongPlaySuperchargedLipColor #lipstick in#LoveCat #perfect for #PeterPilotto #RedFloral#CheckPrint #dress #SideSweptBangs#FrenchBraidSockBun 👓 

  • Mardi Gras

#HappyMardiGras ~ #MardiGrasMask from my student who visited #NewOrleans + #Gold goes w/#MardiGrasBeads in … #Hashtag haters who #stomp on my #HashtagHappiness instead of #March in my#HashtagHappy #parade my can#KissMyIrishSpringZest because all I’m doing is spreading #luck & #love#Happy #MardiGras w/ #NOLA#mask & #BourbonStreet #beads + #SaintPattys w/#LuckOfTheIrish #KissMeImIrish & #PotOfGold +#CHEERS to #hashtags here from yours truly who my#TrueBlue friends call the #HashtagQueen & #Bling by name I didn’t self-proclaim 🃏🎲🎆🎇🎊🌠👑 

#HappyMardiGras ~ #MardiGrasMask from my student who visited #NewOrleans + #Green goes w/#MardiGrasBeads … #Hashtag haters who #stomp on my #HashtagHappiness instead of #March in my#HashtagHappy #parade my can#KissMyIrishSpringZest because all I’m doing is spreading #luck & #love#Happy #MardiGras w/ #NOLA#mask & #BourbonStreet #beads + #SaintPattys w/#LuckOfTheIrish #KissMeImIrish &#DontPinchMeImWearingGreen #BangBraid +#CHEERS to #hashtags here from yours truly who my#TrueBlue friends call the #HashtagQueen & #Bling by name I didn’t self-proclaim 🃏🎲🎆🎇🎊🌠👑

 
#HappyMardiGras ~ #MardiGrasMask from my student who visited #NewOrleans + #Purple #dress goes w/#MardiGrasBeads … #Hashtag haters who #stomp on my #HashtagHappiness instead of #March & #dance in my #HashtagHappy #parade my can#KissMyIrishSpringZest because all I’m doing is spreading #luck & #love#Happy #MardiGras w/ #NOLAp#mask & #BourbonStreet #beads + #SaintPattys w/#LuckOfTheIrish #KissMeImIrish + #CHEERS to#hashtags here from yours truly who my #TrueBluefriends call the #HashtagQueen & #Bling by name I didn’t self-proclaim 🃏🎲🎆🎇🎊🌠👑
  • Green for St. P’s ♣
 

#OOTD #StPatricksDay #casual yet #festive #HelloKitty#leprechaun #top #hat #bedazzled #bow#FourLeafClover + since it’s #chilly here #layer on#JohnDeere-inspired #SouthPadreIsland #hoodie in#green & #yellow to go w/ #HK #nose + I’m #homesickfor the #beach #SPI #Island #Irish #HappyStPatricksDay#StPattys #StPats #StPs #lucky 🎀

#PutYourBestFaceForward #BeautifulFace #March into#spring#StPatricksDay #green #Clinque #EyeShadow#Duo in #Jaded (like Aerosmith song) + #pink to #honormy #LolaRosa on her #birthday & #anniversary #monthw/ #MAC #Mineralize #Blush in #Dainty &#VictoriasSecret #ColorDrama #LipShine in#RosyDarling … My #best #accessory is #Annie of#GreenEyes w/her #PURRfect #face 💄

 & last, but certainly not least… Let’s end this on the most beautiful note:
Photo: Happy #StPatricksDay ♣ Wishing y'all lots of #luck & #love ♥ My #fave #shade of #green: #Gringa #Annie’s #CatEyes ^_^ She always #brightens my #day ☼ both my #babies #LilOrphanAnnie & her #BigSis #Asia the #BirthdayGirl a week from today! #SweetAnnie #GoodLuck #Bear #CareBear #Frog #Beautiful #Cat #Pretty #Kitty #PurrFect #FurrEver #FourLeafClover #LuckyCharms #PotOfGold
Happy #StPatricksDay ♣ Wishing y’all lots of #luck & #love  My #fave #shade of#green#Gringa #Annie’s #CatEyes  She always #brightens my #day ☼ both my#babies #LilOrphanAnnie & her #BigSis #Asia the #BirthdayGirl a week from today!#SweetAnnie #GoodLuck #Bear #CareBear #Frog #Beautiful #Cat #Pretty #Kitty#PurrFect #FurrEver #FourLeafClover #LuckyCharms #PotOfGold
♣ I’m extremely lucky to have both my Princess Annie & my Queen Asia ~ who’s turning 8 next Monday, yay!!! ♣

Beauty Tuesday Review: Fave Raves & Some Rants

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/11/2014 at 21:44

Now that I’m doing Spring Cleaning during this Spring Break, I shall share my favorite beauty products, as well as a few reviews…

Since I love to stimulate my senses, I tend to stock up on stuff that is visually-appealing ~ you know, eye candy ~ and smells good to yours truly.

Matrix® Biolage

Matrix® Biolage Hydrathérapie & Smooththérapie

Biolage by Matrix®  is my #1 brand of hair care because I feel like I’m in a spa whenever I use it! It’s a sweet treat for my hair since I always experience an enticing scent and a smoothing effect.

Styling Products & Tools

Pantene Pro-V & TRESemmé + Conair & Revlon

However, I also rely on TRESemmé and Pantene Pro-V styling products when using my Conair and Revlon hair appliances.

Pantene & Herbal Essences

What’s in My Shower? More Pantene & Herbal Essences + Garnier Fructis

Odor Prevention

Are You Sure? Raise Your Arms!

I stash deodorant in my bathrooms and my bags, so I’m always ready to combat b.o.

Neutrogena & Nivea

N for SkiN Care: Neutrogena & Nivea Rock!

To treat my oily-dry combination skin, I need a variety of skin care products that treat acne and moisturize!

Neutrogena Make-up

Neutrogena Skin-Clearing® w/ Microclear® Technology

Neutrogena Skin-Clearing® w/ Microclear® Technology

FALL/WINTER (fairer complexion)

SPRING/SUMMER (more sunkissed)

Oil-Free Makeup

Warm Beige 90

Natural Tan 100

Blemish Concealer

Light 10

Medium 15

HK

Hello Kitty for M•A•C & Forever 21 Limited Editions

Hello Kitty Happiness

Seasonal Sig Fragrances

Signature Fragrances for Each Season

These are just a few of my favorite fragrances, in rotation by season.

  • Sephora Hello Kitty Pink Bow roller ball when on-the-go
  • Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Summer Edition
  • Coach Legacy for Fall
  • VS Angel Gold for Winter
Sephora Fragrance Sampler

Sephora Fragrance Sampler mini vials come in handy for travel

My sample bottles, including from this Sephora Favorites Fragrance Sampler for Her and from VS, are the perfect size to fit into my array of purses! 

More Sephora Fragrance Samplers

More Sephora Fragrance Samplers

See how Sephora samples accumulate?

What's in My Purse?

What’s in My Purse? Coach Handbags for Each Season + Bare Essentials I Don’t Leave Home Without

I should have enough scent samples to fill all of my handbags, including a couple of my classics and a couple of my seasonal

  • Coach [counter-clockwise, from bottom right]: Madison Maggie Shoulder Bag in chocolate-doe/gold hardware with matching wristlet that I change out with larger bags, Poppy Denim Whipstich Hippie with matching wallet that has Legacy Stripes lining, Signature C Tote in tri-color, Poppy Pop C backpack in pastel/gold hardware
  • Bath & Body Works® PocketBacs are in all of my bags
  • As you already know, I also keep deodorant in handy
  • A first-aid kit, or at least Neosporin and bandaids (like in this keychain container) aid in the event of a boo-boo
  • My generous students have gifted me with other beauty needs worth mentioning: blush and eye shadow palette and manicure set from one plus Breast Cancer Awareness compact mirror from another!
  • Miniature lotions and fragrances (such as those that appear above) ~ including this Juicy Cologne in Sprightly Sparkle from the Philippines ~ help my body smell nice
  • Last but most definitely not least: gum freshens my breath, and floss picks are a must-have between meals!
BBW

Bath & Body Works® Aromatherapy & Fragrances to Get Through the Day

Certain scents are perfect for the senses at a specific time

  • This B&BW® P.S. I Love You Spring Fling Lotion and Body Spray is great for the upcoming spring days and sunny rays!
  • Orange for energy ~ such as B&BW® Orange Sapphire or Aromatherapy Energy with Orange + Ginger upon awaking 
  • Eucayptus for destressing ~ such as B&BW® Aromatherapy Stress when relieving anxiety [I also apply the aforementioned Vicks VapoRub to tense muslces]
  • Jasmine for romance ~ such as B&BW® Night Blooming Jasmine or Aromatherapy Sensual with Jasmine + Vanilla at bedtime [I also use vanilla to relax, such as from the Summer Vanillas collection ~ Berry, Lemon and Coconut] 
  • Lavender for rest ~ such as B&BW® Aromatherapy Sleep with Lavender + Vanilla at bedtime

NOTE: None of these aforementioned rants and raves are endorsements; they all simply come from my own opinion [other similar product mentions appear in brackets]. 

4:44 ~ make a wish!!!