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CINCO DE MAYO

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I had to hit up the bacon mania truck again!!  Before my daily trip to the gym, I noticed that they set up their trucks on Imperial again!!! I was about to get their Jack Back grilled cheese sammie but I got their taco special for Cinco De Mayo! The carnitas were really good and I enjoyed them!! I met another foodie there and he totally reminded me of a writer for Bethanny Frankel!  He told me about the SGV food trucks that meet every first Friday of every month! Tomorrow I have plans with the BF at Manpuku!!! I will def. hit it up next month though.  I'm super excited!!

LAKERS

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HELLO LAKERS?!!?!?!  IT'S CALLED HCA FOR A REASON!!!! HCA- home court advantage.


I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANY OF THIS BS ANYMORE. STOP SLACKING OFF WHEN YOU'RE PWNING THEM.  UGHHHHHH.

other than that.... GO LAKERS! MUAH! ;)

JAPAN

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I know a lot of you guys helped in some way for the travesty in Japan...but the damage will last for several years.  Please continue to pray for Japan and try to donate to the Red Cross.  So many other conflicts erupted after the tsunami in Japan, such as Libya, the royal wedding (yes, it was annoying!!) and the death of Osama.  BUT PLEASE still continue to PRAY and help Japan!!!  I heard that it will take them 20 years to buy a house! They fit 30 people in one room and most of them would rather have died in the tsunami than live in these conditions.  :(

Fav. nail polish

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BEST FALSE LASHES DEALS

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I bought these lashes for 15 CENTS for 10 pairs of lashes. YES 15 CENTS! I was the only bidder on these lashes on EBAY.com.  The shipping was only $2.85.  They were shipped from Hong Kong and I received them in 8 days.  The quality of these lashes are really nice and I love the Lushness of the lashes.  I will try these on the next night out and take some pictures of them. 


 E.L.F. (eyes lips face)
These are $1 at Target. They also include eyelash adhesive.  I don't recommend reusing these because they're very fragile and the glue may damage them after use.  But very cost efficient since Ardell is getting a little more expensive.

Best nem nuong cuon

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If you have never tried a Nem Nuong Cuon (Vietnamese Pork Spring Roll), then you are missing out.  But did you try Brodard's Nem Nuong Cuon? THEN you're really missing out.
It comes with either 3 or 4 orders and an amazing dipping sauce. 
I used to eat these every weekend before this place got so damn popular! Now the wait is freaking crazy.  It's better to order on the phone and pick it up.  These are nothing like the rest, the crunchiness and the tenderness of this succulent treat will get you hooked!!! This is something you should try before you die. :)

macarons VS. macaroons

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MACARONS:













"A macaron specifically refers to a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, then filled with buttercream or fruit spread. The delicate treat has a crunchy exterior, and a weightless interior with a soft ending that's almost nougatlike in its chewiness. To add to the confusion, it's often called a French macaroon."

MACAROONS:


















"In contrast, the word macaroon is a generic phrase that is applied to a number of small, sweet confections. Mostly, the term is equated with the the moist and dense coconut macaroon, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, piped with a star-shaped tip, and often dipped in chocolate. The coconut macaroon, or congolais, as it's known in France, is frequently served during Passover because it contains no flour." - YUMSUGAR.COM

I've had my share of Macarons, but I would NOT eat a Macaroon. Why? Well, because I hate coconuts! One of the best …

Hangover cures

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So after a night of  heavy drinking- the inevitable happened: Yes, a hangover.
In my experience, my hangovers last until 8pm!!! No matter how much water I drink or the countless amount of shut eye, NOTHING CAN SPEED UP THIS HORRIBLE FEELING OF: "JENNIFER, I'M NEVER DRINKING AGAIN! (until next weekend)"
So, I heard that a Bloody Mary can do the trick.  I had to test it out! I went to my neighborhood Chili's, sat at the bar and tried this tomatoey concoction.  Ugh, maybe I shouldn't have gotten the well drink, but man.... it tasted terrible! Nonetheless,  I started feeling a little better... I was feigning for a big bowl of Pho. I then, drank a beer(Stella Artois on tap! yay!) because everyone says "You need to drink more to feel better." 
I went into my car and drove my ass to Pho Hoang and ordered a Pho Tai Chin with a Thai Iced Tea, ya baby.
The Brisket was SO DELICIOUS and the broth was so soothing, ahhh~!  Nothing like a hot bowl of pho to ease the …

Sally Hansen Nails

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I finally decided to give these bad boys a try and I love the results!
I bought these at Walmart for about $8.50.  There are so many different styles and colors i.e. Leopard, glitter, neon colors, butterflies, etc. I applied these last Friday and it's been 3 days and there's barely any chipping! It's just that the process takes forever. 
 Push back cuticles.File and Shape your nailsWipe off your nails with acetoneFor each sticker I held each one in between in my thumb and index finger to warm them upFind the right size and carefully press down in the center then stretch it out and file it down with the included nail file It took roughly 30 minutes to complete but it was WORTH every minute.  I'm excited to snag some more different styles! These are perfect for the night out or VEGAS!  My BF loves them. :)

Bin Laden: DECEASED

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Yesterday, my bf and I went to Cha Cha's in Brea for dinner.  This was probably my 5th visit and the most recent visit wasn't a good one.  They gave us a lot of problems when we tried to use this GC (gift card) I received in the mail.  The fine print was not clear but in the end our server let us use the GC.  Last night, we ordered off of the Happy Hour menu- $24 bottle of Sangria, Shrimp Ceviche, Chicken Flautas, and 2 tacos for $10.  The bottle of Sangria is a MUST, the cups are filled with ice and different varieties of chopped up fruits and then the Sangria is then brought in a wine bottle.   Our server was really sweet, he even brought out a bottle chiller and checked up on us countless times.  While I was eating the ceviche, my bf pointed at the TV and said "Osama died!"  What a total shock but definitely a relief.  BUT! We should not put our guard down! This will probably last forever......................... and ever.
Tonights Laker and Dodger game will be h…

Skin care I always will rave about.

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Toner: Ole Henriksen -pick me up face tonic-
I have been using this toner for 3 years now and it eradicates oil and makes my skin feel so refreshed!











Moisturizer: DDF -ultra lite oil free moisturizing dew-
This light weight formula is actually VERY moisturizing.  I use this in the summer time. But during the harsh winds of winter I opt to another moisturizer from DDF -Daily protective moisturizer-.










Anti wrinkle cream for neck: LOREAL -revitalift face & neck-
I tend to sleep on my sides rather than sleeping on my back.  This leads to wrinkles on your neck!!  >_< This product works.  It's beneficial to use this product everyday for immediate results.  I have been using this for a month now and all the lines are fading.  They are barely visible now. This is a MUST!








Tanning lotion: Jergens-natural glow-
When you want healthy sun kissed skin all year round this is the product for you.  Apply everyday as your daily lotion and wait a couple of minutes before dressing. 













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THE BEST FITNESS TIPS EVERR.

So, I'm thinking of all the best tips that I abide by (most of the time).... while I'm eating a whole bunch of fruity mentos! -_- Fitness: 1. Take your multivitamin, Vitamin D, Omega 3, CLA, Vitamin B12 2. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. 3. Drink plenty of ice cold water. 4. Drink Green/Black tea to boost metabolism. 5. Eat every 3 hours; small increments! 6.Eat lean meat: skinless chicken breast, tilapia, salmon. 7. Include as many veggies with every big meal. 8. Make post workout smoothies with whey/soy protein. 9.  Use herbs or citrus to flavor your protein instead of salt. 10. Use cooking spray instead of butter! 11. Whole grains and fiber is the best way to heave off hunger. 12. When you feel hungry; opt to drinking water.  Dehydration will make you feel hungry. Or chew gum!! 13. Change up your fitness routine. When it comes to cardio try using 3 different machines for 20 mins each.  (i.e. stairmaster, treadmill, and elliptical)
 14. Strength training is a must! and it's not ma…

Yelp Elite 2011

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So, after a year of yelping.... I FINALLY GOT MY ELITE BADGE + I got ROTD (review of the day;my 2nd one)!  This gives me an incentive to try out new places!

















I'm starting this blog because I want to document new finds, fashion, and just write nonsense. :)  Some of my interests are sports, make up, food, fashion and staying fit.  So, here goes:
SPORTS: CONGRATS TO THE GREEN BAY PACKERS! Although, I love the Steelers, Rodgers was def. MVP this season (in my eyes). So, football season ends... but I can't wait for baseball (DODGERS) and nba finals (PURP AND YELLOW)!! :)
 FITNESS: I frequent 24 hour fitness for both cardio and strength training.  I also signed up for a free virtual trainer on www.shape.com.  It shows you different routines; toning of the arms or legs, which ever you need some assistance on.  I yoyo diet so much it's so frustrating! It's really hard when you LOVE food, you can't

resist! I lived in LA for 2 years and I really regret not going on many food adv…