Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Things I am glad I gave up...

for better beauty and overall health! Sometimes with age, comes knowledge. Thankfully this has been true for me in the last 3 years and am happy that these changes have stuck around. You get to where you want to be by planning and following through with necessary action.

#1 Quit smoking
That is a no brainier. I went from being a pack a week, sometimes more, to a social smoker and now to none at all. Celebrating my first year smoke-free! Not only do I feel awesome, my skin looks great.

#2 Stop fake 'n baking
If I do tan, it's in the sun with SPF. I still need to bring that down to a minimum. There are few people that look naturally tan after using a tanning bed. Orange is not tan ladies/gents. Plus why would you want to make your skin look leathery? Take a good look at the skin on your face and chest next time you tan. I think of the tanning bed as an oven "setting" everything in.

#Binge drinking & partying
Just don't see the purpose unless it's a celebration. Why put so much sh*t in your body? Every now and then is cool, but I keep the drinks to a minimum, cut out the other stuff and have fun being in more control. I don't want to be a sloppy 30something at the club/bar/lounge. Hot mess is not nice. I've learned that I'm not invincible and the choices I make can have serious & lasting consequences.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Is my hair growing faster?!

Remember those vitamins I got from Trader Joe's about a month ago? Well, 30 days later, I feel like my hair has grown. :) I think I'll make a trip to Costco and pick up some straight Biotin next. C'mon hair!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Blogging goals for this year!

I have kept this blog and site pretty basic and am hoping to clean it up this year.  I do a lot of mo-blogging, but it shouldn't be a majority of my posts, if I can help it.  Just don't have the time like I used to - playing around with product, taking photos and editing takes a lot of time and energy!  I'm going to take some pointers from other bloggers and with the help of my kasama/Ading Nicole, create a brand new layout.  I'm excited!  For now, pasensya with the basic while I up my game.  :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just ordered! Bundle Monster 20 pc Nail Art Tool Kit

I have been eyeing these for months and finally gave in and ordered it today. I also found the code 'thanks,' for a couple bucks off. It's already a good deal at $14.99. Can't wait to try out some designs with these brushes!


Nail night! Creamy peach with gilded tips & holo sparkle

Note to self, don't do nails when you're extremely tired after working 11 straight hours. I had a vision since last week about this color way and it took me 3 times to get my nails decent. I just painted the tips with the nail polish brush, but will try this again when I get nail brushes from Bundle Monster. :)

Base: Essie A Crewed Interest
Tips: Ulta High Roller
All over: China Glaze Golden Enchantment