Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Skin care I always will rave about.

I have been using this toner for 3 years now and it eradicates oil and makes my skin feel so refreshed!

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. 

Gentle yet potent enough to take off the stubborn waterproof mascara.  This is easy on the eyes, but remember to wash off with warm water and add some eye cream on at night.

If you're acne prone; this will eliminate sebum and it will clear your complexion! Forget proactive; this totally worked for me.  I'm in my mid 20's and I had a crazy acne problem when I was 22-24.  Now I'm almost acne free! It was so bad that I have gone to see a dermatologist. He prescribed me some meds but it didn't work. This is what helped me, drastically!


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! -_-
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 manly, it's pretty hot when you know what you're doing.
15. Weekends can be cheat days but don't over do it, like me.  Just work harder during the weekdays.
16.  Drink Champagne or White Vino for a buzz, less calories yet more fun!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Yelp Elite 2011

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:

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  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 adventures.  OC doesn't have many choices, esp where I live.  :( But one of my favorite gem is SOOWON GAL BI.  They serve the highest grade of meat and their side dishes are SO- good. 
Ok, I was mouthing off on fitness and now I'm talking about food! >_<


So I pretty much do 45-60 mins of cardio: stairmaster, treadmill, or elliptical.  Strength training for another 30-45 minutes.  My bf, Jon, tells me I should work out one-two parts of the body each day (traps and shoulders).  But I just do a bunch of variety routines.  The one thing I do everyday is lunges.  You only need a pair of dumbbells! ALWAYS, AlWAYS: DRINK ICE COLD WATER. It makes your body work to warm up the fluids.  Never drink sports drinks that have X amnt of cals.  I went to target yesterday and bought a new drink called SKINNY. They are $10/10 right now! I also bought SILK lite chocolate milk (90 cals./serving); it is a great post workout drink.  

The best finds for gym clothes are at TJ MAXX. I probably dropped about $150 and got 8-10 pants and 3 tops.  They fit like a glove and I received many compliments! They also carry name brand balance balls, dumbbells, yoga mats, kettle balls, etc!

What I love about my Iphone is the apps! they have an app called MyFitnessPal.  You log what you eat and all the physical activities you  have done in a day.  My goal is to eat 1,200 cals/day and hopefully i'll shed some pounds while on a strict diet and exercise.

FOOD:  Jon and I are going to The Bazaar this Sunday to celebrate Valentine's day.  I'm super excited because I've hear many raves about this establishment.  I will take many pictures to capture our intimate dinner.

We recently took a trip to Vegas and I was pretty bummed because I didn't enjoy much of the food that weekend.  The only thing I liked was the Pistachio Macaron from Bouchon Bakery in the Venetian.
Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen?! YOU need to try it! These macarons are def. bigger than usual.
Ok, well this post was extremely long. I'll leave it at that!