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Beauty Tuesday: Post-Summer Post ~ S is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/01/2015 at 10:00

Welcome, September! With school in full swing, I still have summer☼ season on the brain!

Sunkissed Summer

1. What is your go-to product for a sunkissed summer glow?

natural sunshine: *FREE* Vitamin D!

2. What book would you recommend for a summer read?

Dulce Candy Ruiz‘s The Sweet Life to inspire anyone & Dr. Karen Kelsky‘s The Professor Is In for fellow grad students

BBB

Backyard Post-Bday Brunch to bask in ☼sunshine☼ + organize my HK planner & pleasure-read (intended ~ I ended up just working)

 both of which hit bookshelves exactly 4 weeks ago!

3. What’s your signature summer scent this year?

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Summer Edition (since 2012) ~ I also store Sephora samples in my handbags

4. The sun is shining and it’s time to get outside! What’s your favorite thing to do?

simply bask in the ☼sunshine☼ through ALL of my senses ~ including the smell of fresh air

5. You’re on the boardwalk and starving! What’s your go-to summer beach food?

banana ice cream, paletas (popcycles) or raspas (snow cones) ~ anything frozen treat to beat the heat!

6. What’s your dream summery date?

watch a blockbuster & ☼sun☼ fun run or walk on the beach + chow down

7. After a day in the summer heat, what do you do to cool off?

chillax with my shows + consume cucumber ~ on my eyes & in H2O #DISPObustAFlow

8. How do you wear your hair in the summer?

braids for days

9. What’s your must-have nail polish for summer 2015?

this Tiffany Blue hue

Tiffany Blue hue

Fitting name for this shade

as Audrey Hepburn tribute

10. What shows do you recommend for summer?

my share of sizzling series: network nighttime dramas + home/real estate reality TV

11. Do you wear liquid foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer in the summer?

occasional base but more powder to offset sweat

12. Sunglasses or Hats?

Exhibit shown below

TAMUK sunproof hat

I tip off this hat & show school team spirit!

I always must sport ~O-O~specs~O-O~ anyway ~ I usually rock my Coach transitional lenses nowadays + still have my Fendi & Gucci frames*

13. What is your summer jam this year?

  • Locked Away♪ (not that I’m doing anything to get locked up ~ I really dig the ♫beat♪ & ♫Adam Levine‘s ♪singing)

  • Bad Blood♫ (so cliche, but I ♥heart♥ the graceful ♫Taylor Swift♪ ~ not to mention that you can’t take the ♪hip hop♫ out of this chick)

14. Do you have a summer bucket list?

mainly to finish my doc docs (paper & PowerPoint to prep to present for dissertation defense) ~ since I’m not completely caught up, my Plan B is to have them done by Labor Day now that Fall is upon us and the BiG Day draws near + added bonus: relatives reunion, check √

15. Bikini, tankini, or one piece? Show us your fave bathing suit this year!

I’ve already built up quite a two-piece collection through the years but wouldn’t mind adding a monokini to the mix ~ my fave of the moment: my VS chevron top & ombré bottom (see No. 5 “paleta” link for sippie selfie in said swimsuit)

16. What’s your favorite sweat proof product?

Banana Boat Baby Faces ☼sunblock

17. If you could create your own ice cream flavor, what would it be?

Champ Hoop Scoop ~ to score an ice cream dreamy combo of my faves:

S also is for …

Daily Grind

Filled up in August & as we approach September

Cross Pencil Sharpener & Eraser + Cat Notes

Champ Catechesis student’s First Communion reception gift goodies

$ Therefore, S also is forSavings $

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Beauty Tuesday: Drug Store Score & More

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/14/2015 at 09:00

As a doc student on a budget, I no longer can invest on high-end cosmetics such as my beloved

Yet I don’t mind the beauty products that I find for less at CVS!

Latest Face Craze

Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow

I was in search of an eye makeup primer, and Neutrogena has these liquid shadows that already have it built-in with these neutral shades that make for a great *smoky eye* {Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Stay Golden 10 & Lasting Toupe 50} I already dig on Neutrogena products for their skin-protecting features, including their hypoallergenic eye products & SPFs!

Nail $ale

Milani Color Statement

Of course, I can’t resist markdowns, especially on something I’m seeking anyway! {Milani Color Statement in Mint Crush} Close to Tiffany Blue

 

Sally Hansen 85 Gold Hardener

I’m all about the gold … These’ll top nails off! {Sally Hansen 8K Gold Hardener}

Good vibes to yours truly as I meet with my dissertation chair (head honcho professor of my committee) today!

Beauty Tuesday: Showered with Gifts

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 01/06/2015 at 08:00

Happy 3 Kings👑

The 🎅holiday🎅 season has brought me these 👛beauty💄 products that come in handy!

I started using the Rodan+Fields UnBlemish acne treatment system from my sister, who also gave me the Birchbox travel treats, including the facial sea salts ~ which, along with the towelettes, also from her, as well as the mud mask, were *refreshing* to *exfoliate* on my recent snow day off! The Nivea Creme and Neutrogena lip balm are great moisturizers. I’m grateful for the sleep mask too!

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What a perfect slogan for this Year of Finishing!

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!!! ♣