Happy Thursday! How’s your week going? Mine has been crazy! We just got back from a weekend trip at Skytop Lodge in Pocono Mountains (where these photos were taken); there’s going to be a blog post about our trip soon so make sure to watch out for it. And then my work week started with a 6-hour meeting, took off 2 days from work to spend some time with my parents before they left, and said goodbye to them yesterday. They stayed with us, took care of my son, and helped us out for 6 months so it’s going to be a huge…

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Did you ever wish your teeth were whiter? Have you been frustrated a lot with different teeth whitening brands that don’t deliver? Well, you’re not alone. I’ve always wished my teeth were whiter but I didn’t want to spend A LOT to have them professionally whitened. I drink soda a lot. In fact, in 5 Little Things I Am Thankful For – A Thanksgiving Post, I’ve told everyone about my love of soda. As a result, my teeth have been stained with soda for years; and no amount of brushing and cleaning could make them whiter. I’ve tried several different products from whitening toothpaste,…

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great week! Mine has been crazy busy which is why I took a few days off blogging. I am back though with a new guest author; Claire Hastings. Claire is a design student and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. She’s going to tell us how Australian’s view beauty untraditionally and how we can all benefit from them. – The Land Down Under is one of the first places to greet the New Year every 1st of January. And while the rest of us are still waiting for the fireworks to…

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I love cosmetics but I am not really good with putting makeup on. I can’t contour; I don’t know how to get that winged eyeliner look nor do I know how to perfectly blend my eyeshadow. I’ve tried watching Youtube tutorial videos and would follow each and every step they say you should do, but I would just always end up frustrated every single time. So when I discovered mineral makeup products a few years back, I was very ecstatic! Finally, I can put some makeup on without requiring the proper skills (that I cannot seem to have) to do so! Since then,…

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a crazy and fun night ringing in the New Year with your loved ones. I know I did; we started potty training my daughter on New Year’s Eve, played the whole day, attended the NYE mass, then had dinner as a family. As soon as the kids went to bed, my parents, my husband and I had a few bottles of beer while we sang karaoke as we rang in 2017. The start of the New Year often entails people making resolutions and goals that they strive to accomplish by the end of the…

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This is the last installment of my 3-part Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit Review. I know it has been long overdue so I’d like to apologize for that; but it’s better late than never, right? A few months ago, I was able to get my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit (from Sephora) and I decided to do a review on all the fun shades. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of this 3-part review. Let me just say, I am enjoying using a lip brush to apply lipsticks; I think it’s so much easier this…

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As a mom, your day and energy can easily be consumed by just taking care of your kids and entertaining them; so it’s not that hard to take yourself for granted in the process. To be honest, I am one of those moms who easily gets lost in all the craziness that happens every day in their life. Luxury for me these days are being able to take a shower, put my moisturizer and lotion on, and spending a good 5 minutes all by myself before hearing “Where’s mommy?” or “Mommy, come here!”. I know how doing something for yourself can…

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Two weeks ago, I did a review on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit that I got from Sephora. If you haven’t read the first part yet, you can check it out here. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I am not an expert with regards to makeup. This is just me having some fun while trying out the different shades included in the sample kit. Today, I decided to provide my feedback on the third panel of the sample kit – the Neutrals. I’ll do the reds and browns last so make sure to watch out for that. Here’s…

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Let me just warn you, I am not an expert with regards to makeup. Just like most of you, I am just someone who is fascinated by it. It just so happened that I was able to get my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit (from Sephora). So why not have some fun playing with it and share with you what I thought, right? I will do a 3-part review;  one per panel – the Purples and Pinks, the Reds and Browns, and the Neutrals. Since this is just a sample kit, I had to use a lip brush during application.…

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I used to have oily face during the summer months and dry face in winter. I’ve tried several different moisturizers but nothing worked. Every few months, I would try to find a new moisturizer in the hopes of solving my skin problem. I was in the market for a new moisturizer and I heard about La Mer. To be honest, when I first heard about the brand, I told myself I won’t pay that much for a moisturizer. It’s just crazy!!! But the more I heard about it, the more I got curious so I started reading up about it. I…

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