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Beauty Tuesday: Desk & Dresser Organization

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, De-Stress Saturday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Study Saturday, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/19/2015 at 12:20

Happy Birthday, Bishop Mike (yesterday)!

I teach🎤 about and should practice the importance of ensuring that our 🏡environment🚘 reflects on ourselves! Therefore, I still advocate reusing and recycling♻️ the 🌍Earth‘s resources while reducing clutter!

colors

Colors & prints allude to my cheer📢 for 📓work: teal herringbone🐠 & lime green (my fave shade) brighten🔆 my day☀️ * zebra striped stiletto heel👠 tape dispenser is chic & slick * more colorful containers to coordinate with my tools & utensils (Dallas Cowboys🏈 Cheerleaders🌠 Breast Cancer Awareness🎀 cup to store my mini pink bag👛 that holds my hand sanitizer & SatinHands👋 lotion, Wanna Wanna🌴 cup holds my many colored ✒️pens + animal🐯 print pens that I pass out to my 🎓dissertation📜 survey participants)

Since downsizing during my sabbatical (while storing away my home office large L-shaped desk with a bookshelf📚 hutch over my large desktop monitor💻 that takes up two corner walls ~ perfect by a window), I had to get creative🎨 with my 📇workstation, and I followed my friend’s advice to make my area work-friendly.

trays

These trays on clearance 💸 on clearance from OfficeMax📇 (where I’m a Star🌠 🍎Teacher) come in handy for my projects ~ including 💒First Communion🙏 📷photos: completed packages on top (love😍 my cat😻 post-its?) and in-progress on the bottom

At least I didn’t sacrifice my 🌠Dallas Cowboys🏈 swivel chair💺 with wheels!

Annie Double-DC

My 👊sidekick😻 🍭Sweet🍯 🐱Annie🐈 likes to hide out in this 🌠Dallas Cowboys🏈 chair underneath our 🏇Dallas Cowboys🏉 snuggie ~ especially during today’s ⚡️t-storms☔️ for a 📢t-down🏆 😴chill😸 spot! #PURRfectMomentToPAWS 🐾

Also, I had to tighten up everything that I keep on my vanity: 💄makeup, nail💅 care, 👛fragrances, 💍jewelry, etc. Spring🍀 cleaning gave me an ample opportunity to straighten up this space!

makeup organizer

Rather than tossing my CVS cotton swab container, I’m storing my eye shadow & powder that don’t fit into my acrylic makeup 💄 & nail💅 organizer! Thrifty + nifty = #DISPObustAFlow 👊

perfume

Some of my scents … My newest addition/obsession: Vera Wang💍 🎸Rockstar🎤 from Bday Bestie Evie! Like how you can catch a glimpse of my view on my DKNY🗽 🍏Be Delicious? The Fossil watch⏰ boxes behind my glass fragrance tray stores extra buttons & thread to doctor up 👔clothes👗 & 🎽accessories!


más perfume

More of seasonal signature scents: Coach Legacy for 🍀spring🐇 & 🍁fall🍂 * 👛Victoria’s Secret👙 Bombshell💣 🌞Summer🌴 Edition * 💟VS🆚 😇Angel👼 Gold for 🎅HOLYdays🎄 ~ all encased in the aforementioned Vera Wang💍 🎸Rockstar🎤 box!

Recently, I found bargains💸 on picture holders ~ another great way to personalize my “world”: with my 😍loved😻 ones!

CHRISTmas

🎅CHRISTmas🎄 in May: This pic📷 frame 🎁gift💝 set was on clearance (fortunately for yours truly yet unfortunately due to the closure of one of our local Christian stores) ~ I used these for last HOLYday season’s photos but still wish to see them year-round!


inspiration

Now here’s a sight for sore, overworked 👓eyes: my 😻babes! This inexpensive clear acrylic literature📖 holder (also from OfficeMax) was simply mounted to my wall ~ where I can see my Blogilates💝 vision🌈 board to remind me of my goal🏁 to become 🎓Dr. + the PURRfect fit for my A&A!

Throwback: Birthday Bishop & the Oblates

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 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!!! ♣

Throwback Thursday Tags: Lifestyle & Fitness + Procrastinating Beauty

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/14/2014 at 04:11

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, after going Tuesday Beauty happy and adding the 2 for Tuesday *bonus* Sweater Weather Tag, I’m accepting these 2013 truth challenges for full disclosure. Enjoy, and if you’ve done either of these tags, please feel free to comment with the link to your answers!

 * Lifestyle & Fitness Tag ~ from GetFitWithLeyla‘s Lifestyle & Fitness TAG video [Questions are in bold; my answers are in italics.]

  1. How fit do you consider yourself to be? Are you happy with the shape you’re in? On a scale from 1-10, I’d say an 8. While I know that I’m fab, I still can stand to lose some flab. 
  2. Do you play any sports? I did back in the day ~ as in basketball & tennis 2 decades ago in jr. high ~ then discovered that I’m a much better spectator @ my fave sport: basketball, than I am as a baller… Competitions in which I’ve participated as a grown-up have been races, but I’ve mainly run them to benefit their worthy causes. Now I’m proud to say that I’m part of the 26.2 (full marathon) club & have run in several smaller events (e.g., 5Ks) since then! 
    Fiesta Marathon

    Shot Gun Bang! Fiesta Marathon‘s my chance to run like a Mustang!

    STC 5K

    South Texas College 5K (where I used to teach) ~ I should’ve done more high knees!

  3. Besides those, do you exercise as well? That’s exactly what I do to stay fit nowadays! Please check out my recommendations on the Pretty Fit Way blog & the Pretty Fit iOS app
  4. Do you have any fitness or health related goals? I work out to stay healthy, relieve stress & reduce my risk for disease in the long run. 
  5. Which celebrity’s body would you like to have? Does Elaine Dispo count? I’d like to say I’m my own celeb… But if I had to choose someone other than yours truly, I really dig on Jessica Alba’s bod! Plus, I must give myself props on mocking other folks pretty well for Halloween. 
    DCC

    *TRUE BLUE* Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

    Princess Leia Wannabe

    I love the Princess Leia hair from Episode IV, but it’s her goddess bod from VI that screams SEXY!

  6. What’s your favorite and/or least favorite exercise? My #1 fave is dancing because I can do it anywhere & everywhere; as a matter of fact, I most recently caught myself just grooving to the chores without even planning to burn calories that way today! My least fave may have to be burpees (jump to plank to squat) because they kick my boot-ay, but they’re definitely effective for my boot-ay! 
  7. How important is leading an active and healthy lifestyle for you? Extremely; this is THE way of life, not just for the sake of taking care of our bodies, but also our minds & our souls ~ not to mention our hearts (both literally & figuratively) ~ all the way inside & out! 
  8. How much attention to a healthy diet do you pay? On a scale from 1-10, I’d go with a 7. Although I keep track of my calorie consumption & burn, I don’t always pass up my weakness: sweets (e.g., cupcakes)! 
  9. What’s your biggest diet secret? I don’t diet. Since I don’t believe in depriving myself from what brings me joy, I’ll at least control my portions & eat in moderation. 
  10. Do you smoke, or have you ever smoked in the past? Never ever. I don’t have the desire to mess up my lungs, heart, teeth or skin… So no, thanks! 

* Procrastinating Beauty Tag [from FrmHeadToToe Jen‘s Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG]

  1. Name a beauty regimen that you rarely do? I’ve never applied primer to my face. I’m not into caking on a mask, as I’m completely content with my concealer, foundation & powder (I don’t always use ALL of the above @ the same time). 
  2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly? I don’t wash them too frequently because I want them to last, so I don’t use the same ones too often. When I do wash them, I use my M•A•C Brush Cleanser (pictured below). 
  3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? I plead the 5th… on going past the 5th day. 
    Spring forward

    Spring forward means…

    Sports Watches

    … that it’s time to change my nail color!

  4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it? I seldom ever need a new beauty product because I usually have a backup supply to replenish once I run out of something. 
  5. What is your worst beauty habit? Admittedly, I’ve gone to sleep without removing my makeup & washing my face on more than a few occasions ~ not something I’m proud of, for which there aren’t any legit excuses. 
  6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time? Decluttering ~ which I’m actually doing during this Spring Break on breaks from my dissertation! Since I’m not that much of a cosmetics hoarder, I don’t have much to purge, but I did get rid of loads of Bath & Body Works nail polish 1½ years ago, way past due. 
  7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute? Not always; I usually spare 2-3h before I’m supposed to leave for a planned event, so I can devote a little more time on my studies, a project or pleasure-______ (-reading, -surfing ~ as in channel- or net-surfing, etc.) before I take off. If I go the other way around & keep working then have minimal time to shower, hair & makeup + nails, then I don’t do myself justice. 
  8. Can you commit to spending bans? I haven’t made any, but I suppose that it’s worth a shot. Now if I only I had before my cosmetics sprees! How lame that my hometown just closed down our only M•A•C shop yesterday after being open for a short while. 
  9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections? On a scale from 1-10, this should be a solid 9. Check out my acrylic organizer on my dresser here, where I can find everything in place, arranged according to color & category (nails on the left, makeup on the right). The red & clear beads that help keep my eye liners, lip balms & gloss straight in the front right compartment are from the centerpiece of my table at the Sweetheart Ball to celebrate this past Valentine’s Day

    Nails & Makeup

    Acrylic Organizer keeps my RTW Nail Care & Makeup out in View for Open Concept

LOVE

Red + Clear Beads = LOVE Ambiance

♥ Warmest Kisses, Tightest Hugs & Much LOVE to my Dearest Darling Lola Rosing (March 5, 1910-March 14, 2014) in Heaven above!!! 

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT: We #celebrate my #LolaRosa‘s #birthday on March 5th & #commemorate her #life on March 14th, so as her 6th #anniversaryapproaches, I share this #fond #memory of these 3 #generations: my #dearest#darling #LolaRosing, my #beautiful #Nanay Estrella Dispo & yours truly on that#spring day in The Philippines  ♥♣☼ As my #cousin Ignaz Philip Reyes said about our #maternal #grandmother: our #grandma led through #struggles up until her last #breath! We #love you, #Lola #Rosa in #Heaven above  fellow #teacher my#PenPal who instilled in me #FaithHopeLove … Request to my family & friends: please pray for the repose of her soul, thank you Uncles Antero Tavernero Art ReyesDrs. Robert Reyes & Yolanda Hernandez-Reyes Titas Mildred Abalos Joy Gomez Jessie Quebral Rosseana De Dios Titos Momoy Lachica Isaac Lachica Sr. Ate Rose Razon-Basinillo Kuya Arnel Basinillo Drs. Vee Luna & June Luna Kuya Mark Anthony Razon Ate Sonia Pahayo Kuya Rod Dallape sister Joanne Dispo cousins Eeno Ki Juan Raymundo Abalos Guizano Andrew Abalos Guizano Lowell Gomez Donnabelle Gomez-Parfan Boie Parfan Gomez Parfan Pamela Abalos-Carranza Kristine Abalos De Casa Clod Lachica Cinense Naomi Lachica Diane De Dios + cousins’ children/4th genArielle Royse R Basinillo Arthur Basinillo Antonio Gomez ***Maraming Salamat*** (3.5.1910-3.14.2008)
Remembering Lola Rosa on her 101st Birthday: 3 generations – Lola Rosing, Nanay, & yours truly – the day after Lola’s 96th Birthday (3/6/2006) — with Estrella Dispo.
Photo: Remembering Lola Rosa on her 101st Birthday: 3 generations -  Lola Rosing, Nanay, & yours truly - the day after Lola's 96th Birthday (3/6/2006)

CHEERS as we Ring in Spring & Get Lucky on St. Patty’s Day!!! ♣ 

11:11 ~ make a wish!!!