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Beauty Tuesday: Fruit from the Roots

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 04/21/2015 at 10:55

S is for:

Spring * Scents * Sense …

From myself to my clothes!

Along with working more on my body during my break from full time teaching, I’ve also improved the body of my hair! Plus, my slimmer budget is always happy when I can $ave through my Beauty Rewards that included di$count$ or ExtraCare Buck$ for some of the following hygiene products …

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New additions to my bath: Suds up with fruity fragrances chock-full of enriching elements!

Garnier Fructis

  • Full & Plush Shampoo
  • Marvelous Oil

The former has worked for me these ways:

  • Pumped up the volume
  • Sensation with the scent

The latter boasts these following 5 functions:

  1. Pre-Shampoo Primer
  2. Conditioner Additive for Detangling
  3. Blow-Dry Speeder-Upper
  4. Ends Protector
  5. Sleep-In Leave-In Treatment

I’ve tried ALL of the above and noticed a difference:

  • My hair’s now more manageable, as I was able to comb through it smoothly after washing
  • I see and feel more bounce ~ now my long locks are more lively!
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My sister-in-law’s secret: Degree deodorant! So far, I haven’t seen residue from this on my whites, lights, brights and black clothing!

 I’m also ways all about seeking stain-preventative measures!

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Since I want my clothing and environment to smell good, why limit it to laundry? As the ads say, it’s like deodorant for our workout gear! #UnSTOPables

Added bonus: Bestie gave me her Vera Wang 🎤Rockstar🌠 👑Princess👸 🎁gift💝 👛set!

Vera Wang Rockstar Princess

Vera Wang Rockstar🎤 Princess👑 Gift💝 Set: EDT Perfume * 💄Dual-Lip Gloss💋 * Body Lotion👛

On top of the cosmetics, the caps actually double-function as rings!

 

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Like my crown👑 heart💝 & sparkly spinner ring💍 💎bling?

Workout Wednesday: Beautify Your Thighs!

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 04/01/2015 at 10:00

Happy April Fools’ Day! Rather than joke and be broke (can’t quit my day job), how about I share the wealth of health?

While styling your hair, you might as well knock multiple birds ~ or in this case, leg muscles ~ with one stone and be bad to the bone* and rock solid!

10-20 reps while you heat-dry or iron each section:

  • squats (alternate sets of narrow, wide, plié)
  • lunges (sets of the same leg, then switch)
  • glute lifts (alternate between each leg)
  • knee raises (alternate between each leg)
  • thigh raises (sets of the same leg then switch)
  • calf raises (both legs at the same time)

Your thighs look like sweet potato pies!

That was a line from my fellow trainer‘s brand-spankin’ new single, 1994

This jam makes me want to dance ~ so now I can get my ♥cardio♥ on!

* #DISPObustAFlow

Beauty Tuesday: Doo Wop Pop Sock Hop

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/24/2015 at 16:25

This past weekend, I took my latest photo gig to my fam friend’s 50th birthday party ~ ’50s style! Before I strapped on my cam and shot snaps, I strapped on my suspenders and shot a smile!

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Since I seldom have time to shop, much less the money to invest on a full-fledged poodle skirt complete with petticoat

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I just created labels from photos of real French poodles who I professionally photographed!

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Presenting: my micro mini poodle skirt on a budget!

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To complete the look: my high school varsity letterman jacket * my grad ring on a chain * my cat bobby socks * my bowling shoes {Stevies by Steve Madden}

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My beloved felines seemed to think that I was looking fine!

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My big champ cat is the #BOMBdotCom ~ as in the beautiful #photobomb dot com!

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Of course, my furr babies also make the purrfect models!

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✌Deuces✌ That makes 2 for Tuesday Beauty!

Beauty Tuesday: Mini Sleeves

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/24/2015 at 08:55

Happy Belated Presidents’ Day 🇺🇸

Lately, I’ve been into sleeved (long- or 3/4-sleeved) mini dresses during this mid-season.

First, my sister started me out with this piece from the Altuzarra collection.

Then I gathered more garments from A’GACI, both for †CHRISTmas† andValentine’s.

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My Ash Wednesday ensemble when I proclaimed the readings at evening Mass: IN San Francisco lavender 3/4-sleeved mini dress with ruffled v-neck & tan trim ivory braided skinny belt {thanks to María’s †CHRISTmas† gift card from Dillard’s} * Corral 2-toned cowboy boots * Nicole by O•P•I Kardashian Kolor in Back to Reality TV (lavender) as main shade & Follow Me on Glitter (black sparkle for ashes) as accent hue

Most recently, I wore this when I proclaimed the readings at Ash Wednesday †Mass†.

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I did a diagonal side braid to float across the crown.

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I’m wearing these beautiful pieces ~ sceptre Rosary & Saint Benedict medal on chain and bracelet ~ from Puerto Rico {thanks to Easygoing Evie y su familia}

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To top off my jewelry, I also went rose gold-happy again with these pieces ~ last year’s ♥Valentine’s♥ gift watch and I ♥LOVE♥ †JESUS† bracelet, both from my Mommy Aya!

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†♥†

Beauty Tuesday: ♥Sweetheart♥ Ball

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/10/2015 at 08:45

Happy 106th Birthday, LOLO TICO!!!

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Bold Gold as the accent nail

Last Saturday, when I got ready for the ♥Valentine’s♥ dinner dance,  I still stayed productive by hitting the park to dry my nails during a fun run & quickie workout

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Many Shades of Pink

followed by a study session at Starbucks, + ♥Adoration♥ at the †Chapel† and Vigil †Mass† before spending the evening at the Country Club!

Country Club

Walking uphill in these platforms is a workout in itself! No pole or 18 hole!

LMFAO‘s ♪Party Rock Anthem♫ & ♫Sexy & I Know It♪ come to my mind!

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¿Tienes agua? My campaign for H2O + my attempt for this DISPO @ the Baby Grand Piano to pull a Cassey Ho #DISPObustAFlow

Despite insoles to alleviate the platform pain, I must admit that I suffered through shuffling (i.e., ♫Cupid Shuffle♪) + salsa y bailando en general yet still managed to have a blast!

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Taking a break from dancing & photographing … Here’s how I did my hair (when it held up): I kept it braided all day ’til I got ready, then separated into 2 sections ~ teased the top & put into a braid to wrap around the bottom, which I curled.

Beauty Tuesday: Saints & Devils

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/27/2015 at 08:30

For my speech classPaper Bag Speech

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Mani Monday: Blue * Silver * Gold for team spirit ~ specifically for the Duke Blue Devils + my Dallas Mavericks & Cowboys + my Our Lady of the Lake Saints!

I showed school spirit

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Mani Monday: Blue * VS Secret No Strings nail lacquer (dark blue) * NUANCE Salma Hayek True Azul 450 nail lacquer (cobalt blue) | Silver * Revlon Silver Screen 918 * O•P•I Silver Snowflakes top coat | Gold * NUANCE Salma Hayek Goldstone 345 nail lacquer * O•P•I ♥Heart♥ of Gold nail lacquer

right down to my team colors

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Paper Bag Speech: My 5K Trophy * my OLLU PhD Medal & Ring + Afghan Blanket * Dallas Cowboys earrings

and even wore a similar suit to Coach K after he reached 1K!

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E is for … Elaine * Education * Earned

Beauty Tuesday: Spa Days

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/20/2015 at 08:00

Happy Belated Dr. MLK Jr. Day!

Tomorrow, my spring semester starts for the speech class that I teach. For the week and-a-half prior, I had my simple spa days:

Cornrow Care

Cornrow Care: Bandanas & scarves + dry shampoo ~ including this one from my Birthday/B2S Birchbox and from my fave raves ~ come in handy for my braided hair and Asia!

Cornrow Maintenance

Mo’ Cornrow Main(tenance) for my Mane: Annie backs me on more bandanas & scarves!

Skin Care Selfie

S is for … SundaySkin Care/Face Mask Selfie ~ Clean in 2015 * NO Makeup * Bare Face * I Woke Up Like This … It also stood for Superbowl-bound ~ until my *DALLAS COWBOYS* were defeated

  • got my massage from Lisa
  • gave myself a mani-pedi

* Another acne treatment:

Toothpaste!

Both mi comadre y mi amigo suggested this skin care mode for me ~ so I noticed the effectiveness when I spot-treat! When I compared ingredients between my toothpaste and my astringent, it made sense:

Benzoic Acid!

Well, we all need to make time out of our busy schedules to take care of ourselves! In the midst of serving my Church, working on my dissertation, teaching and tutoring, photographing, I must be mindful of my own maintenance in order to keep up my mood and momentum plus stay effective.

CHEERS to ♣Spring♣ 2015!

Beauty Tuesday: Gold and Goldilocks

In Beauty Tuesday, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/13/2015 at 13:05

This 2 for Tuesday double-feature boasts about my bold gold products and my hair…

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#128GB in gold b/c I always get the most memory📳 & stay bold! #SonixCases 💼 #Delphine 🌸 beautiful faces #iPhone6plusMadeItsWay 💸 #iPhone6plusMadeMyDay 🌅 #iPhone6fix ➕ #DISPObustAFlow 🎤 #DisposAlwaysFly 👊 #iPhone6plus 📲 #luxuriousNOfuss 👛

My gold obsession has taken new heights with my iPhone 6 plus📱 and its glamorous case that pair well with my wristlet👛!

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Gold to store my gold and gold cards!

 

Now that my ombré tips slowly are fading as my roots grow out🙆, I’m still savoring💆 my highlights as much as I can before severing💇 them off.

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Fresh: from getting my cornrows & the CHRISTmas HOLYday season

Once I got my crown👑 braided👧 ~ thanks to my long-time hairdresser, since the high sky‘s the limit with her ~ I curled💁 the bottom for Ladies’ Night! 💃

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Braids, curls & dolled-up, oh my! ¡Estoy lista por Ladies’ Night!

FYI: I miss ’tis the CHRISTmas🎄 HOLYday🎅 season!

Beauty Tuesday: Bonita * Hermosa * Linda

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/17/2014 at 03:10

While I do my best to pack light and stay somewhat low maintenance while traveling, I admit that I must maintain a grain of vain!

Therefore, during my EP trip, I brought trial-sized travel-friendly products, including:

Also, I visited A’GACI at Ft. Bliss

… and ended up with this!

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My friend and I represented her husband’s UTEP school colors ~ orange and blue ~ and she got this cute hair-do too!

Check out how to have bow braids like hers here: How to Create a Diagonal Bow Braid tutorial.

Beauty Tuesday: Fall From Head to Toe

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 11/18/2014 at 08:00

Jen from FHHT, as in From Head to Toe, and I must be two great minds who think alike!

She also wanted to look cute for Farmers Market, as you can see …

When I went, I picked fresh veggies in plaid!

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As someone with lots of locks, she showed how you can fake a bob and still rock!

Of course, you saw me with my bouffant

The latter video points out that you can get a free hair style from a major salon if you donate your hair on November 22nd!

 R.I.P. ✌  my PAPA PED (June 27, 1927-November 18, 2008)