DrugStore Products,

e.l.f Eye Transformer

12:51 PM Katherine H 0 Comments


I used high and low end product as a highlight for my eyes. But ELF Compact Eye Transformer is what I reach to daily. Its $3 at ELF.com or Target. It has perfect amount of shimmer and gives you 4 different shades to match your eye shadows.

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I've been using pink and peach colors a lot, for my everyday make up. I even use it alone in my inner corner of my eye to make my eyes look awake and seem as though I had long hours of sleep. I appreciate the fact that my eyes don't look like a disco ball on in the sun or light, each time I get the product on my eye brush it gives me the right amount of shimmer! 
 
I would definitely re-purchase this again and its going on me "ELF Favorites List"

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This was taken in natural lighting with out flash, this way you can see the true color (The flash was making them look to bright) The brush that it comes with, its not a brush I like to use, but if I forgot my brushes home this brush works fine as a substitute for time being. Its not ideal for me to use all the time. In the first picture above you can see even through plastic glass the little amount of shimmer.

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DrugStore Products,

Lately Favorites

1:37 PM Katherine H 1 Comments


Its GORGEOUS outside today. Its 1:20PM and I've done so many things today already. Me and Keylana have to go talk a walk in few minutes! She is patiently waiting ( I did a pony her ponytail and it looks like a pineapple top!) I hope all of you having an amazing day. I have so much blogs and videos to catch up with, since I've been focusing on making my own videos and posts! 

Below you will see the products I've been loving lately.




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DrugStore Products,

I cheated!!!

7:04 PM Katherine H 0 Comments


I cheated, YES I DID! I cant believe  it but I had to, they were looking at me desperately.

I love China Glaze nail polishes, but its a whole hassle top order it from the store I usually buy from. I was passing beauty isle in drugstore and these babies caught my eye. I wasn't able to get one, I had to get 4. FOUR, come on. Would you pass by and not get at least 2? Ask yourself!!!! BE HONEST.


I haven't tried the nail polishes yet. But as soon as I do, I will do a post about it. I couldn't wait till then, I wanted to show you guys them NOW! I would always want to get a bottle of the Sinful Colors Professional nail polishes, but I was so faithful to my China Glaze. But these colors made me want to try them!

THEY ARE PERFECT FOR SPRING/SUMMER (Drooling)

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As to my REAL LIFE, I just edited and posted a NEW VIDEO, blog about it tomorrow. I am so sleepy now, I woke up so early today, haven't been getting enough sleep. So many things to do not enough time in a day, that's why I have been getting up early and since Keylana came into my life daily walks is a must. I have lots of things to do still, so let me gooooo.


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Inspiration,

Stress....

10:12 AM Katherine H 2 Comments


I am probably the #1 person who know what its like to go through stress.

Okey, let me stop exaggerating. We all stress, in some ways stress is good. For example when you are about to get on a roller coaster, doing a presentation in front of a group, planning a wedding or any kind of event....this is what good stress is!



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Many of us have the bad stress, which involves being worried. I want to share one technique with you that I do on daily basis. (Yes, stress is hard to avoid) but you can make it much easier on yourself.  This will take you one minute (you can do it longer)

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You see this picture above? Imagine it and even better, visualize yourself there are how relaxed you are. You may never visit that place, but that second that you visualize yourself there you will ease the tension of your stress. I am not saying this is a miracle technique (if it was I would be famous) but this is a way that you ease your brain and bring down your stress level. It may not go away completely, but I guarantee you, you will feel much better.

Don't care about the picture that above, then that's fine. Use your own imagination and picture what you want, that gorgeous dress, your bf-fiance-husband, your puppy, your kids, summer, winter, basically what makes you SMILE. picture that and hold it in your view for few minutes and let go.

I've done this millions of times. I will say, it doesn't always work. I am stressed time to time to a point where not even imagining those FABULOUS shoes I want wont help. This is when you need to sit back and breath, re-evaluate the situation. I think of what would someone else would, who had good outcome, and what I can use from them as an example.
 
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I hope you guys get what I am saying, this is truly a life saver for me.

Remember, few hours or few months from now what you are stressing about might not even matter and you will laugh at your self and ask "Why did I even stress?"


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Inspiration,

First Day

9:09 AM Katherine H 0 Comments

Knock, & the door will be opened. -Luke 11.9


Its 9AM and its foggy&cloudy in NYC.
 .....and yes its the FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

I just love, love, love Spring because it means summer is just around the corner! This year Winter went by sooooo fast and I am still for some reason thinking no don't but away your boots, ones you do the cold will come back! ALWAYS HAPPENS! I wore jeans and flats yesterday with out knee highs, I though I was dreaming! i love Spring, ohh I cant wait for flowers to be blossoming, its gorgeous! 

To celebrate First Day of Spring  I want to share with you something I've been drooling over for the past two weeks over this baby.....


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Its so me, but is it worth it for almost $70 after shipping!? I wish I would find them in stores :( Its such a risk to buy swimsuit online!! Click HERE to see their website. I've never heard of them, I need to look for reviews! 

Anyway, I am going to get ready and take Keylana for a walk, I hope you all have a productive start to the week!



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Inspiration,

Cleaning YOUR LIFE....

12:04 PM Katherine H 0 Comments


   Discipline is nothing more than desire that has become smart and has learned what works.

 
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I know first hand how hard it is to let things go or people. I had to learn the hard way. But  if you are stuck in a position where you are not moving with your life no matter what you try. It can be two things that stopping you from it THINGS&PEOPLE. I know its hard to imagine that THINGS can stop you from moving on, but in reality, yes they do. If your home is cluttered even if your room is a mess, you stopping the good evergy from entering your place and moving around. I know I sound crazy right now. I am giving you a visual that most people dont see. So get down to it and clean your home and throw away things that you will never use, donate things that you think will help someone else, if money is fine, then buy a new thing instead of something old. 
 
REFRESH YOUR HOMES.
 
Bring things that will re-fresh your home, like flowers, open up windows, let the air and sun reys in, mop floors, voccume, do your bed, dust.....etc.
 
You will be amazed at the feeling you will have after! 
 
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Now lets get down to people! Oh boy, this is the hardest one. I am a person who loves to be around people. I love communication&socializing. Over the years I've learned that not everyone have good intention when they become your friend. I've welcomed everyone with open arms and helped out to a point that I felt like i was their mother. How I was wrong, it was the matter of time, until it came and stab me in the back. I learned the hard way how to test people before letting them in my life and never being no ones mother! 

Its sad to say that 99.99% of people you cant trust at all, they become friends with you, because they get something out you. Ones they get it, they are done. I had so many incidences like this, that one day I sat down and I mentally sort of all the benefits of being friends with these people and all the cons. Let me tell you cons WON over. I politely removed myself from that friendships. It hurtsme at first, I was upset over loosing a friend, but then again if they weight me down what kind friends are those? 

I realized that everyone is out to get your own, I knew that all along, but I though I wont have friends like that! I am out to get my own to, dont get me wrong, but i would still give my best to my friends. Its always going to be like that. This is the person I am and always will be. God gave me this personality and I LOVE IT. I am not a fake person and I say it like it is! 

If you stuck with so many friends and you see you cant trust no one re-evaluate your friendships! Even if you left with one friend, its better to be with that one person, but you will be sure that they are loyal to you as you are to them.
No matter what yyou going to clean out of your life, remember!!!!

YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON!!!

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Movie Review

Jane By Design

3:22 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

The more sincerely you love life, the better life becomes for all those who come near you.


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THE CAST IS GORGEOUS!!!!

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If you follow me on twitter you know that I've been obsessed with new ABC FAMILY TV show "Jane By Design" I have to say they poorly advertised it, because I found out about it a month ago and it first premiered Jan. 3,2012. I am just glad I came across it on another beauty blog.

The second I started to watch it I fell in love with it. Jane in the show is super stylish and just by watching the show you can get so many idea how to dress up for the party, work and school. Its fabulous show for everyone who loves fashion&beauty, especially YOUTUBE&BLOG community! We SHARE same PASSION!

I will say one thing, the shoe is very predictable. Just by watching beginning I know it will end on a good note. I need next season to be more daring, more risks, and leave me with a OMG factor. I think that's how the next season will be. YOU KNOW I AM WATCHING!

THERE are some episodes you can watch online or check your local TV listings for the times it re-run.

I also wanted to include the THEME SONG, I love it! Fits Perfectly!

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My Current Obsession,

Waiting

10:46 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

God didn't create any of us to be average. He didn't make us to barely get by. We were created to excel.

Are you waiting?

Are you waiting for Spring&Summer?

I AM!!!

THIS IS what I am looking forward to!!!!!

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Advice,

Inspiration....

1:24 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

Dream big dreams, and set magnificent goals that take your breath away.

Good Afternoon my dear readers, Its so gloomy out. i kinda like it today, because I am staying home all day and working from home. Maybe later on if it wont rain me and Keylana will take a walk.

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Its not always easy as 123 to find a blogger or Youtube guru, that you can read or watch non stop. But its ever harder to find one that will respond to her followers. I noticed the people who get big and have a lot of followers don't respond to any comment or tweets, they thank them all in one sentence. For me when I remember I had one subscriber I answered, now I have over 1500 combined from YT and Blogg. I get e-mails, comment, tweets, and guess what i find time to respond to each and every single one of them. Why? Because I care. They are the reason I started this blog and YT. To give ideas, tips, suggestions...etc. So its hard to find a person you can trust with their review and the one that will communicate with you.

 For about a month I've been reading non stop a new blog. I have no idea, I cant remember how I found it, but I am so glad I did. The blog name is The Simply Luxurious Life by Shannon Ables. How gorgeous is the name? She blogs about the Luxurious things in life anything from, Style Inspiration, recommendations, recipe, style & decor, inspiration & why not?, money, too book reviews. I read it daily, I got so many tips about money topics and how to simply enjoy my life. The things she writes is so easy to understand, reading through her blog is a breeze. She also posts such inspiring and not your everyday pictures. This is what inspired me to post the picture in this post! She also has guest blogger come in and post a post, so there is always some different posts and ideas and topics.When I go to her blog, I just feel a sense of great energy. I am a very spiritual person, so I feel the energy on the bloggers when I check out different blogs. This is why I love to go to Shannon's blog, especially in the morning while I am on my way somewhere or if I am home on a lazy day (like I ever have one) then I read from my bed before with cup of coffee. I hope you get a chance to check her our, let me know via comment, email, twitter what you guys think! I am 100% you will love it!

I want to include this quote before I go, that I LOVE!

Be ready when opportunities present themselves. Throw yourself into your career with passion… embrace the challenges presented to you; ask the question that everyone is afraid to ask; be bold and be comfortable being wrong. Most importantly, stay true to yourself, keeping your two feet planted firmly on the ground.  And remember, life does not owe you a living, you have to actively live your life."

P.S. This quote was taken from a YOUTUBE GURU, that I will talk about next week. 

This is not sponsored post, this is my own opinion.

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Book Review,

Kyle Richards "Life Is Not A Reality Show" Book Review

1:09 PM Katherine H 1 Comments

 You got to fake it till you make it! -Kyle Richards
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I love watching "The real Housewifes of Beverly Hills" I dont wantch it for the arguments that they have, but for the houses that are just fabuulous and for the fashion. One charater thaat stood out was Kyle Richards. Their relationship with her hursband, beautiful kids, and cute dogs. There is just something there that makes her stand out from the rest of the croud.

I recently read her book "Life Is Not a Reality Show" 
I was in love! I love the book cover, its fabulous!!! I wasn't able to put it down at all, with my busy schedule if I had time to read the whole book in a week then you can too. I was sucked in to the book, from the first page. The first part of the book she talked about the relationship she has with her husband. JUICY and you can get her tips and tricks to spice up you relationship and fix  what needs to be fixed. I don't want to tell you what the whole book about, because its more interesting if you read it your self.  I skipped the sisters part of the book, because I don't have a sister and I wasn't too interested in that subject. @_@ I loved her quote, and I totally agree with it "FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT" she said that in Beverly Hills you have to live by that quote. I kinda disagree, because THE HATERS are EVERYWHERE. Anywhere you life you have to fake it till you make it. I know you guys may not agree with my, but its true, YOU KNOW THAT!

Anyway, It s almost 70 degrees here in NY, me and Keylana slept in today. She didn't wake me up in the morning, so we woke up around 11AM. Thanks God, I did so many things today so my schedule today is empty. No its not, who 'em I kidding! I have only one thing to do, but its going to keep me busy all day long! Let me get into it and chat with you tomorrow!!!


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Nail Care And Designs

Sparkling Nude

1:01 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

Don’t sweat the small stuff.


How you guys this tittle? Too much? I don't think do! Its DARING!!

Few days ago, I did my own nails, and I love how the combination turned out. Its lovely. Works great together. I also played with some photo editing software that I had since I was about 13 years old, I must say this was a fun little post to do! Enjoy, I hope you guys try this combo.

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I get my supplies from 88BeautySupply 
Rhinestones from E-Bay

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I don't know I didn't use this software before years ago. Its been laying around for over 5 years! I am glad I found it, now I can put some special effects into my photos. As you can see in this post I over did each photo. I got too excited! I promise I will be better next post! 
 
I am looking to re-ramp my blog, meaning get a new layout and template. I've been looking around, but no luck. The prices some people charge to make one is toooo much, tooo much, did I tell you its too much? It's like a rip off, yeah it takes time, but not over $100. I am not asking for a TOP NOTCH design. Simple, Clean, Elegant, Easy to use. That's it. 
 
I hope all of you are having great Tuesday&great week so far. Its 12:50PM and I've woke up (thanks to my fam. at 8AM) then went to sleep till 11AM. (I don't like doing that) woke up with a headache. Now its going away. Since it rained in the morning and now its just cloudy, me and Keylana probably going to take a walk, a nice walk always a good thing to relax&calm down, its also great for over all health! 

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Keylana,

Allow Yourself To Grow....

1:35 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

See things working out, even if u don't know how... Be open, be receptive, allow yourself to be brand new.

I hope my daily readers noticed that I started to blog more!!!!! I finally managed to find time in my busy life, to blog. I was looking back, and I remember blogging so much more. Anyway, I hope all of you enjoying your weekends and have a happy rest of the Sunday!


I got couple of emails, since I got Keylana back in July, requesting to do an over view of the product I use on her and where to I buy her outfits and over all products I recommend. I WILL FILM A VIDEO SOON!



    My little furry ball is going wild with her bone, if you have a little one i strongly suggest to get one of those middle size bones and let them play with it for stronger and healthier teeth. 
 
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Cooking,

On The Go....

2:07 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

You are what you eat!

I am frugal. Just telling you in case you didn't know. I travel a lot and many times I leave my house at 9AM and come back around 9PM or 10PM. During that time you might ask do you constantly eat out? The answer is no. Didn't I tell you I am frugal female.

I take my time in the morning, to make a sandwich for myself. I tweeeted many times, what I am eating during my lunch and I got few e-mails asking me to share what I take on the go. If I was eating out even in fast food places, I would spend around $40 a week. Do you know what I can do with $40? At this moment I can tell you 400 things I can do with that, but this is not the main point of the post. Maybe later.

I cook all the time, but if I am lazy or just didn't have time to cook and make a sandwich I will do go and buy food outside. Places that I go are....

SUBWAY- Whole Wheat or Flat bread, Veggie Patty, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Jalapenos Peppers, Honey Mustard.

McDonalds- South Western Salad with Honey Mustard.

Dunkin Donuts- Tuna Salad On Whole Wheat Bagel ( I also get their flavored coffee)

(These are just 3 places, I always go when I am on the go, and trust if I say that's the only I get I really do)

So, now let me show you the typical&nutritious sandwich I make home a lot of times.....

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In my house, we don't accept white bread, its always whole wheat or whole grain
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Cole Slaw, I am craving it now.
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Eggs fill you up and a great source of A&D
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Put it in aluminum foil and put in a plastic bag

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I love veggies, i need something like tomatoes or cucumbers to complete my lunch. 


***I usually would go to DD and get coffee, cold or hot. and That's it that is my frugal lunch to you!

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Restaurant/Food Place Review

LA PAELLA

11:45 PM Katherine H 0 Comments

A friend is someone who is there for you rather then being anywhere else.

 I never ever done a post like this, but I think this will be something new and different! When I browse through other people blogs, I love when they rave&rate about a place they went out to eat or do something fun. So why not start it on my blog? I don't usually go out and eat, because I am a home body and there is nothing more special then cooking and especially for the ones I love. 

Anyway, enough with the love story. When even I do go out I usually go to places like Olive Garden, TGIF, Applebee's..etc. Places like that. Well i decided if I am going out I am going to a cute, funky, romantic, rock&roll places. (NOT AT ONES)

So I came across a little place ( When say little I MEAN little) Called "LA PAELLA" We went around 7PM and it was packed (YOU CAN MAKE RESERVATIONS) We went to the basement sat down and we were alone for about 20 minutes, then people came pouring in. LIKE CRAZY. When we were done and we were leaving I can assure you my booty ended up in some ones plate. It was so small and so many people. The decor was nice, nothing too crazy like "WOW" cozy&romantic.

Hours of operation: Mon-Tue-: 5pm-10:30pm Sun-Wed-Thu: Noon-11pm Fri-Sat: Noon-11:30pm
214 E 9th St, New York 10003
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave
Phone: 212-598-4321

NOW ON THE THE FOOD....
WE ORDERED....

Calamares Fritos/Fried Calamar- DELISH, mouth watering.

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Pollo a la Parrilla/Chicken Breast grilled served with saffron rice- Good, nothing special
   
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Basque/Smoked salmon, asparagus, and lemon dressing- Salmon was so delicious, grilled and it was crispy!



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Sangria- It was delicious, the place if so tiny. I don't like tiny places I feel claustrophobic and I didn't want think to snap pictures of more things, because one it was packed and two we were hungry!


OVER-ALL: We first though, we not going to be full with the portions they served. But let me tell you, I love this place for serving just the right size or portions of food. We left happy and feeling good. I would definitely recommend for you to go there, but try to go there during the day or early evening before 6PM. Go to their website and read more about it and see the whole menu "LA PAELLA"

P.S. Right before we about to leave, a lady comes and sits next to me. She is small she had so much room, yet, she turns around and has nerve to tell me. "Take your bag down" I said i don't put my bag on the floor. I guess she didn't hear me so I had to repeat it again. Anyway, she didn't reply to me. She had so much room, its not enough for her that i had to move two jackets for her to sit, when there was so much room across from out table, but she wanted to sit next to us. No miss I AM NOT moving y bag especially on the floor, that is so nasty. How dare she tell me what to do, at least ask politely, I would maybe put it on the lap or something. Ohhh, stories I tell ya!



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My Every Day Life

22 Years Later...

2:37 AM Katherine H 0 Comments



 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

I turned 22 years old today! Boy has time flew by! I can't imagine how my mom feels. I ordered a personalized card for Keylana last night for her 1st B-Day, and I was looking through pictures to add to the card and i came across pictures when she was 2 months old, I cried like a little baby. Anyway, I am so thankful to God that I am where I am today. I thank my family and close friends for the support and love that they give me day in day out.

 This is a picture of me when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I loved going to a street fairs where they had stuffed animals on display and just to look at them. Me and my mom would go when every street fair was in town and just walk around take pictures and spend quality time together. With our busy schedules its so hard to do that now days, I am sure many of you are in the same situation. But its so important to spend quality time with your family.
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