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Beauty Tuesday: From Head to Toe ~ Year-Round Hair Care & Summer Happy Feet Tips

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/16/2015 at 05:25

Restore your hair💁🏻 and keep your feet👣 in tip-top shape this season! 

Head’s Start: Our Hair💁🏻 

Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim

Effortless look: Hair up (yet always time to take hair down [more to follow below]) * flawless make-up * statement dress Impress = Success #DISPObustAFlow

💁🏻Any hair breakage or loss probs? Look no further; Dr. Oz😷 and yours truly to the rescue!

As someone who’s had healthy hair and has attempted to revitalize it after chemically-treating it (color and curl), I swear by coconut oil and now Marvelous Oil to moisturize it!

💁🏻On 📺The Dr. Oz Show, a professional guest who appeared introduced a pre-treatment

*Pre-Poo ~ comb through approximately 20 minutes before shampooing💆🏻

  • Thin Hair: Coconut
  • Medium: Ampro
  • Thick: Castor

👦🏻Now as someone who’s been more self-conscious about receding hairlines, I’m all about this

Thinning Hair Breakthrough

*Color Powder ~ hides bald spots and grays👴🏽

I personally use the dry shampoo from my Birthday Birchbox to cover up

*Change the part to cover the spots👸🏻

➕Plus, I’d like to pony … I mean, point out the obvious (thanks, auto-correct/subliminal message in my subconscious):

🚫DON’T always pull your hair back in tight buns🍘 or ponytails🐴

👧🏻It may be common sense that these up-dos tend to impose damage on hair follicles, as well as loosening from the scalp. However, for some of us who have long 💇🏼hair, we need to wear our hair up for daily activities (i.e., work, workout) to keep it away from our face.

👧🏻Just like our diets, we may wish to consider that our hairstyles🙆🏽 (chemicals, heat, etc.) must be done in moderation to prevent long-term effects, like losing it. #YOLO

Finish with Our Feet👣

Boots

Now that we’ve hit more ☼sunshine☼ past our lingering snowy & rainy seasons, I’m storing my boots at the very top tier of my dress/accessory closet, but they’re still easy to access if I occasionally need them!

👣I read this article that addressed how to exercise good foot and shoe hygiene, especially with the sweat that accompanies the summer heat. It reminds me of how I adopted a practice from my AF wife bestie, who’d at the very least wash her feet before bed (especially after a ladies’ night full of dancing at the club) ~ that way, we don’t stink up our bedtime sheets and wake up with the stench in the air!

👣Similarly, our shoes👟 ~ especially those open-toed ones (flats, flip flops, sandals, stilettos) that we don’t wear with socks ~ need loving too! When I’d work at shoe stores during h.s. and college, I’d always stock up on mint balls to freshen up my footwear. Due to some stains on the insides of our shoes actually coming from dead skin, we must clean and spray those off (I typically pre-treat them with water repellent to prevent marks)! Also, upon removing those shoes, I go back to the above guideline: wash my feet!

🌅Since I’m about to teach my ☼summer☼ speech class about **persuasive speaking, I’ve used two types of testimonies to sway you:

Summer Stylin'

♪We Never Go Out of Style♫ This season/teaching session, my VS ☼Summer☼ ♥Love♥ tote holds my textbook + M•A•C HK cosmetics bag

  • Expert Testimony ~ Dr. Oz and his guests as the specialists in their respective fields
  • Lay/Peer Testimony ~ I’m just an average joe who can show how these have worked for me!
M•A•C for Class

… to store my Dry-Erase Board Markers & Cleaner!

Sources

*The Dr. Oz Show, “Secrets to Thicker, Fuller, Stronger Hair”

**Ford-Brown, L. A. (2014). DK guide to public speaking, 2nd ed. NY: Pearson Education.

Beauty Tuesday: Suit 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 04/07/2015 at 11:00

Back to business …

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Now that we’ve entered the †Easter† season, I’ve continued to prepare for my dissertation defense

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Right down to what I wear!

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I actually sought consult from my personal stylist/classmate who finished his Ph.D. two years ago

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As of this month!

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I ended up scoring another A’GACI number that matches up with almost all-of-the-above ~ plus has this ☼spring’s☼ on-point trend: polka dots!

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Then I had to remind myself of this scripture that I came across during †Lent†:

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of †GOD† and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” ~ Matthew 6:25-27, 31-34

Soul Saturday: Pride and Heritage

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/28/2015 at 09:15

Fresh Off the Boat = Fresh On Point!

Rey + A&A

Throwback: I sport my red adidas track suit while my †GODdaughter† & I pose w/my ♥Double ATeam♥ @ the ♪piano♫ 5y ago!

 As an Asian Gen-Y, I absolutely agree with the points addressed by the main character of this season’s new ABC sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat! I can totally relate to Eddie for the following reasons:

  • We both sport T-shirts with black heroes ~ to celebrate Black History Month, here are my share
Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis: Super Bowl XLVII Champ of the Baltimore Ravens

Los Mavs

Dallas Mavericks: NBA Finals Champions 2011!

Grant Hill

Old School: Grant Hill played for Coach K in *Team USA*

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: Lookin’ Fine 4 Valentine’s

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/03/2015 at 20:00

My ♥LOVE♥ for gold and rose gold takes new heights for ♥Valentine’s Day♥ with the ♥Sweetheart Ball♥ about to be thrown down …

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This A’GACI dress was exactly what I envisioned: peach and goddess sleeves!

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Add to my ♥V-Day♥ ensemble: Forever 21 rose gold platforms!

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I’m swaying away from stilettos this time around & strutting my stuff in these platforms to make me taller like a baller! #DISPObustAFlow

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With so many yellow & rose gold ♥heart♥ choices to choose from, I actually most likely will adorn my neck with the beautiful ruby †cross† that María Elena gave me as a gift from Assisi Jewels in Italy.

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I may top off this ensemble with my rose gold ♥heart♥ & bow Guess? handbag to tote my DSLR cam!

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Now that I have my platforms, this DISPO wants to ♪strike a pose♪ {to the tune of Madonna‘s ♫Vogue♫} like Cassey Ho from her Chillout Stretches video! #DISPObustAFlow

Beauty Tuesday: CHRISTmas Cheer Gear

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 12/23/2014 at 16:30

Bring it on…

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S is for: * Santa * Starbucks * Sippie * Snappy * Sappy Frappy in * Selfie * Sweater Weather

… The CHRISTmas† Cheer, that is here!

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Another *Santa Selfie* with ASIA

Debuting the chocolate pleather from A’GACI

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A is for: ASIA * †Advent† * Angel Tree * A‘GACI

Planning to wear this when I commentate at our children’s †CHRISTmas† Eve Mass

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♫Deck the Bod♪ in ♥Red♥ & ♣Green♣: Plaid Shirt Dress by A’GACI +CHRISTmas† †Holy† ♥Family♥ Rosary & Rosary Bracelet from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in El Paso, TX

Stay Merry, Bright & Beautiful!!!

Beauty Tuesday: Layered Look OOTD

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Tag You're IT, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/25/2014 at 08:00

Stay stylish in the snow!

Faux Fur & Foil: Metallic Top pairs well w/ Gold Foil Jeggings & Sherpa Fur Boots + Sherpa Fur Vest or Lined Suede Jacket or Leopard Coat

Faux Fur & Foil: Metallic Top pairs well w/ Gold Foil Jeggings {Sofia by Sofia Vergara} & Sherpa Fur Lined Boots {Tone Up by Skechers} + Sherpa Fur Vest or Lined Suede Jacket {GAP} or Leopard Coat {Guess?}

Sweater Weather TAG ~ YOU’re IT!!!

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TOMS One for One NOW at TARGET: Denim Jacket (in Natural) {TOMS} is the perfect piece to pair with any apparel from your wardrobe! Shown with red gold chain sweater {Bongo} * gingham slacks {H&M Fashion Star}, black sparkly bag {VS limited edition} *  houndstooth wedges {TOMS}

Fall Faves 2014

[answers in bold]

1. Face Product lately, Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation

2. Cheek Product blush from palette given to me from my student 

3. Eye Product eye shadows with warm colors from aforementioned palette 

4. Lip product Bath & Body Works lip balms from my sister and sister-in-law 

5. Fragrance/candle B&BW Thanksgiving Morning Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

6. Nail Polish NUANCE Goldstone 345 

7. Hair Product Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser 

8. Fall Fashion Faves layered looks (see photo above) ~ including this versatile TOMS denim jacket 

9. Accessories scarves 

10. Holiday Faves: CHRISTmas or THANKSgiving? BOTH because I’m grateful to GOD for JESUS’ birth & the gifts with which He has blessed us 

11. Festive Food or Drink? Drinks: Pumpkin Spice Latte * Salted Caramel Mocha * White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha | Food: savory or sweet comfort food  

12. Happiest Part of Fall? Football & Basketball (just attended my MAVS game when they put the LAkers to shame) #DISPObustAFlow

Beauty Tuesday: Pumped Up Kicks

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/07/2014 at 17:30

To the tune of PD’s ♪The Benjamins♫:

It’s all about the shoes👟, baby…

Who cares about footwear👣? I do! 👋

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This past weekend, I went to Arlington for the state rivalry between my 🏈Dallas Cowboys🏉 game and the Houston Texans. I couldn’t resist pairing my Dez Bryant No. 88 Breast Cancer Awareness jersey with these DC blue boots👢 with pink ribbon🎀 trim!

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My buddy almost threw his Ninja Turtles🐢-themed birthday party at Putt Putt⛳️, but it got rained☔️ out from the storm⚡️. I still sported my TMNT anyway! Like my pumped up kicks?

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With this week being homecoming week, we have different themes each day!

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Today was Movie Character Monday.

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I played Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man!

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5:55 ~ make a wish!!!🌠

Beauty Tuesday: What’s in My Truck?

In Beauty Tuesday, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 07/01/2014 at 08:00

Bon Voyage!

Sunshine

In the lyrics of Stevie Wonder ~ Isn’t she lovely?

Since I’m preparing to take off for my next work assignment, I got ☼Sunshine☼ ready for our next road trip: oil change, state inspection, tune-up and full detail.

Truck Necessities

Boy Scouts’ Motto: Be Prepared

As always, I keep my truck fully loaded with the following: * Bible * First Aid Kit (complete with alcohol prep, antibiotics, bandages, gauze, sanitizer) * emergency kit (complete with jumper cables and warning cones) * lunch bag with essentials (including female needs) * snow shovel * phone chargers (iPod/iPhone 4 for my cigarette lighter input and iPhone 5 for my USB input) * reusable tote bag (for shopping ~ to save Earth’s resources) * umbrella {by Coach}, towel and pillow, running shoes {by Asics} (you never know when you’ll need them while on-the-go) * flip flops/chanclas (always come in handy as back up)

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Survival to the FittestOn the Road!

Don’t y’all dig on my Dallas Cowboys and Hello Kitty gear? I actually got props for my team from the crew who serviced my car!

Happy Trails!

Workout Wednesday: Unorthodox Gear

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 05/28/2014 at 01:00

I wear jeans to the gym!

This was from Working Out Gets Girls* one of Rick’s Man Tutorials, starring Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions. Ok, so I wouldn’t go that far (unless they were a stretchy pair of jeggings that feel like yoga pants without showing camel toe). Actually, the only times when I’d wear jeans to the gym were when I worked at my local gym a decade ago.

Well, the weekend before last, I hit the track with my folks for the first time in a long while after Church.

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Stroll Selfie: Mommy Aya & Me

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Stroll Selfie: Papa Jun & Me

My mom told me that I wasn’t dressed up appropriately.

Sandals and skirt, really?

My footwear were toning flip flops …

Not your typical workout gear

Work those leg muscles {Fit Flops in black Rockstar bedazzled in Swarovski crystals & bronze; Reebok EasyTone (my most effective); Skechers Tone-Ups (the sister sandals to the Shape-Ups MBT-type sneakers)}

… and my bottoms were a running skort.

Running Skirt

Exercise in comfort and style ~ putting this to good use @ Walk to End Alzheimers [2013] {running skirt/shorts combo from C9 by Champion}

I’d recommend these pieces when you’re on-the-go: walking while doing errands, but definitely not these open-toed shoes while you’re doing higher-impact or more strenuous exercise: running, tumbling, lifting weights, etc.

An outfit that I work out in actually offers resistance as I move!

Fiesta Marathon

Flexing after the Fiesta 5K [2012] {Hot pink top & black capris from the Reebok EasyTone line}

When I went to the park to walk with my parents again last week, my mom didn’t mention anything wrong with my choice of apparel anymore!

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Stroll Selfie: Parentals in Shades & Yours Truly

Today, I look forward to going to the base gym (which, in my opinion, has the most top-of-the-line amenities compared to the rest of our citywide health clubs) with Evie! Enjoy your summer training sessions with a workout buddy to have fun, whether on the run or in the sun☼

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