Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
For all skin types: Olay Daily Facials Express
For a more "luminous" result: Olay Definity Illuminating Makeup Removing Cloths
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Please, go read her blog :) Chelsea Talks Smack
**image by fred miranda**
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is the skincare routine I use... I have super sensitive skin that likes to breakout VERY easily. I've had some real nightmares with it in the past!
Step 1: That's Deep Face Wash by Mark. Cosmetics - $7
I love this stuff! I like to use this in the morning as a gentle way to prep my face for the day. It is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, oil-free, and allergy tested. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean even before I apply the moisturizer! It lasts a while too... I've only bought 2 bottles in over a year!
Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub - $5
I try not to use the exfoliating scrub for morning and night because I fear it will be too harsh on my skin. I use this product at night to remove all the dirt and makeup from the day. You can feel it working... your face tingles and just feels clean. It's addicting!
Step 2: Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment - $6
I use just a dab of this every morning & night... kinda as a way to keep my skin "in check." lol This is the ONLY product I use that contains an acne fighter (such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide) because I find that less is more... I used to pile on the acne fighters and I didn't notice a difference in my skin until cut them out.
Step 3: Matte Chance Moisturizer by Mark. Cosmetics - $15
I love love love this stuff. It leaves your skin silky smooth and it smells fantastic! I have NEVER found a moisturizer that works as well as this does! It's certainly a must-have for oily skin types.
I am a Mark. Cosmetics Representative. You can purchase the "That's Deep" face wash & the "Matte Chance" moisturizer in my store found at www.mymarkstore.com/lvandever .
The Clean & Clear products... well, can obviously be found just about anywhere. lol
If oily skin isn't your main concern, don't worry! Mark. Cosmetics has great products for every skin type!
**I'm not sure how long it will last but get FREE SHIPPING [on any size order] when you enter the code MOM2009**
Monday, July 20, 2009
- I got my lil somthin' from this AWESOME girlie whom I adore =)
Did I mention that I LOVE it?? It totally made my day! Such a sweet letter too...
- I finally got my first issue of Bridal Guide! (the start of my free subscription)
- I got "asked out to dinner" for a date! lol [Sorry, I'm taken!]
- I got a free soda today at the post office :) lol
&&& the day is not even over!!!
And you know what I said to myself this morning? Seriously, I quote... "This week will be better than the last!"
I just might be right....
Looks great, right? No! I hate it and I SO want to be anywhere else at the moment... Ok, so maybe not "anywhere" but you get the point. Don't get me wrong... It's a great place to come visit. But living here is driving me crazy. It's been 3 years now so I think I've got a pretty good feel for this place.
1. WAY too many illegal aliens.
2. It's at least 2 hours from any other decent size town... so you're stuck here.
3. There's a stabbing pretty much every day... and no, I'm not joking.
4. It's too far away from home (for me). [It's 7 1/2 hours from Dallas]
I could go on... but I think you get the idea.
There are a few places that I would love to live for at most a year... (Who knows? I might LOVE it and want to stay! lol It would be hard to be that far away from my family though... I'm very close with my family)
Los Angeles, CA
This seems like a place where people go to chase their dreams... I'd like to hear the stories of where people came from and about their goals. It would be an interesting place I believe.
New York City, NY
Now this place, I could only stay for a bit I'm sure. Number 1, it'd probably be too cold for me. lol I hate the cold! I'm a Texas girl for goodness sakes! But I would love to stay for a bit... I'd love just to TRY to work for my favorite magazine or catch a broadway show.
San Francisco, CA
I've been here one time and I completely fell in love with it! It is such a beautiful place with lots of different kinds of people. I remember that everyone seemed so friendly... It's such a healthy place and very dog friendly! *sigh*
Realistically, this is where I'm headed...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My fiance is the best :)
~ a massage
~ my favorite dinner (salmon & broccoli)
~ he made me go to the gym with him (b/c he knows I won't do it on my own)
~ and now he's in there doing dishes
Did I mention he agreed to massage my legs every day this week to see if it helps my spider veins? (yes... I have spider veins lol) They're not too bad but they bother me...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"I try to do just 30 minutes of cardio, mandatory. Obviously if I have more time, I want to do weights, but really that cardio is what works for me because I'm bigger. Cardio is what leans me out, and it still works your muscle definition too. Any kind of cardio."
Read more about how she did it on US Magazine's website.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I got mine on Folica.com for a little over $100
It is SO much better than the CHI! Don't get me wrong... the CHI flatirons are great but I know on my hair they seemed very rough, they would grab my hair (pull it out), and my hair wasn't as shiny as it is using Sedu.
&&& my hair is naturally curly
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I love the way the shirt & vest fit!! [Goodwill]
(The pants are Forever 21)
I was thinking I must've had some good [thrift] karma because just the other day my fiance and I took a whole box full of clothes there that we didn't need... :)
So, I was told that I was on some "blog babe" ranking and I had to go take a look. Now, while some chicks would be totally offended or whatever... not me! I laughed so hard! Check it out: July Blog Babes
I got some pictures of me and Dierks that turned out way too cute not to share!
Lastly, thank you so much for the hair tips [here] and I'm gonna try it out tomorrow!
I'll let you know!