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Best of ELF Cosmetics

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There are so many different products in their line, but these are my top picks.  One tip, wait until there's a sale, because I bought all of these products 50% off.

DECEMBER FAVORITES

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1. ASP Nail Filer.  I had to buy a new filer because my Sephora one got a little dull. I bought this one at Sally's and it files my nails in a jiffy.  It's strong and it will last me a long time. 2. Revlon Photoready Concealer in Fair.  I've been using this to highlight my face and it works like a charm.  I always purchased concealers 2 shades darker than this, but I needed a light and creamy concealer to perfect my highlight & contour routine. 3. Tokidoki Eyeshadow in Bulleto.  Tokidoki will always be one of my fave brands because I used to work at Happy Six in West LA & El Segundo.  They carry Tokidoki and Hello Kitty.  Sophie, the owner is and always will be the baddest boss ever.  She's down to earth and so sweet.  :) Anyways, I loveee their eye shadows!! The payoff is great and it never creases.  I bought this color on sale on Sephora.com.  This one is great for the crease and when you blend your kohl eyeliner on the lower lash line. 4. Maybelline New …

Maybelline's Color Tattoo

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I'm pretty obsessed with these creamy, highly pigmented eye shadows.  They came out with new colors! I tried the Gold Metal shadow last weekend, and it was really sparkly & glittery.  I use it as a base for my lids, and then layer on powdered eyeshadow on my crease.  These are inexpensive and a must try! The payoff is great and they don't crease.  

What's On My Face

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Detoxing Soaking Bath

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My weekly ritual is to take a soothing bath 2 times a week, or 3, if it was a rough week.  I use my mom's tub because it's basically a jacuzzi. 

Make sure you have not eaten an hour before your detox bath, be sure to drink a lot of water.  I drink about 700 ml before my bath. Place your water bottle near by, just in case you get thirsty because you will sweat out the toxins.  This is optional, but I have my favorite candle lit near by to make my bath feel even more relaxing.  One of my all time favorite candle is by Bath and Body Works, in their Aromatherapy collection called Stress Relief.













I also use my trusty Songza app and play the "unwinding" playlist. 
When the tub is 1/4 filled with warm-hot water, I then add 2-3 cups of Epsom Salt.  The one I use is Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution Soothe & Sleep.







I don't like to soak my hair in a detox bath because it will strip my natural oils, so I put my hair in a high bun.  I submerge into the bath…

November Favorites

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I can't believe I'm writing another favorites blog already.  November flew by so fast!

Juicing. I juice about 5 times a week.  Now I basically know which fruits and veggies to combine to create that perfect concoction. 
Here's a go to recipe that always satisfies my taste buds:
1/2 cucumber
1/2 beet
4 carrots
4 Celery ribs
1 apple
3 handfuls of spinach or kale
1/2 lemon with pith

MAC 209 Brush
I'm obsessed with this brush!! I use this for gel liners and it glides on so well.


http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/145/812/Products/Brushes/Eye/209-Eye-Liner-Brush/index.tmpl

Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eyeliner

I usually wear Clio's eyeliner that my mom picks up for me when I'm running low, but I decided to try this one out.  The pay off is amazing and I love how dark it is.  It's the best tool for a cat eye.
http://www.milanicosmetics.com/p-66-eye-tech-liquid-eye-liner.aspx









Urban Decay De Slick

Love this product! When I wear liquid foundation, De Slick will help to…

So Epic

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Oh my Goodness. Oh my DAYUM.  They going HAM.










http://youtu.be/DcJFdCmN98s

This song is stuck in my head, DAYUM.

Bullying

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EVERYONE needs to STOP HATING/BULLYING.  Find peace within yourself, GEEZ.

One of my favorite channels on YouTube is TheFineBros, I saw a new webisode and it's usually something funny, but this was so depressing, and I felt so bad for this girl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF6cmddWOgU&feature=share&list=PL908C968D2E5DF1A9

For an ADULT to send nude pictures of a minor to everyone is baffling.   GO FUCK YOURSELF. You fucking loser.

One month after she posted this video, she commited suicide. 

For the people that still leave nasty comments, something is definitely wrong with you. You need to find God.  I see 30-40 year olds leaving terrible comments.  Why?

I hope they find the pedophile, and he gets sent to prison for life.

RIP Amanda Todd

“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.”
Chris Colfer


If anyone is getting bullied, please find help.…

Fall Lips

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Steps on how to rock Fall Lips! 1. Always apply lip balm, or my ultimate favorite, CARMEX! 2. Lightly apply concealer or foundation on to the lips using a foundation brush.  This will act as a primer for lipstick. 3. Line the lips with a lip liner.  I just bought a Milani lip liner in Sugar Plum. 4. Layer your lipstick until you find the perfect shade.  I like to make my lips look opaque.  In this picture I'm using Wet n Wild in Black Orchid. 5. Using a small brush, apply concealer to clean up the lips and to perfect the shape.  For a bold lip, keep your eye makeup very simple & minimal.  A thin cat eye with 2 coats of mascara will be perfect! 

Elliptical

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I read an article on SELF, and found out that I've been working the elliptical wrong!  Well, not wrong, but the opposite of what I'm trying to tone.  When you press with your toes, it works the quads and front of the thighs.  Pressing with your heels works out the GLUTES & hamstrings.  Going in reverse + an incline will work your glutes and hamstrings.  I also like to set my resistance on 5.  ALSO, keep in mind your strides per minute (140-160 is the target). If possible, use an elliptical that have the handles.  It works your whole body, and burns more calories.  If you want to work out your core, don't use the handles.
An Elliptical Trainer Workout for GLUTES:


NOTW

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Nails of the Week.  Sonia Kashuk in Rock Star.  I added some glitter, but I actually like them without it.  -_- Sonia Kashuk has so many pretty colors, I have about 9 of them.

Today's Juice

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My Morning Juice
* 5 stalks of Kale
* 1 slice of lemon
* 1 guava
* 3 stalks of celery
* 1 golden delicious apple
* 1 nub of ginger
* 3 med size carrots
* 1/2 handful of wheatgrass

Brother's Juice
* 1 beet
* 2 carrots
* handful of spinach
* 1 slice of lemon
* Fuji Apple
* 1 Guava

I made him try his first juice and he absolutely enjoyed it! I got him hooked.  I incorporated more fruits, so it's easier for him to adapt to. 

Today's Juice

1 beet washed and skinned
1/8 Apple
1/2 lemon pitted
3 stalks of Celery washed

This was sweet and refreshing!

Devotion

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TRUST.

Juicing

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My mom had a juicer for over 2 years, and I think she only used it once.  I've seen so many juicing recipes online, so I decided to give it a try.  I always get Mother's Market juices, but they're so expensive! 

I'm excited to try out many more recipes!!

Here's the recipe for today's juice:
* 1 Beet peeled
* 1 Large Fuji Apple cored
* 3 Carrots peeled
* 1/2 bunch of Kale washed thoroughly

SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some more favorites! woo woo

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One Direction.  How do you NOT like them??? C'MON.  Their new single is out "One Thing".
Check it out if you haven't! Zayn is my favorite.
http://youtu.be/Y1xs_xPb46M

Jenna Marbles on YouTube.   She def. grew on me.  I didn't really like her baby talk with the dogs but whatever I got over it.  This episode I can relate too...  I, Jennifer Lee, am a goo hoarder.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1usT9C04Foc&feature=share&list=UU9gFih9rw0zNCK3ZtoKQQyA

Naked Skin from UD.  OMG.  I stopped by Sephora today to get my VIB 20% off. Holy shit yo.  It has coverage but it's so light on your skin.  Nothing is caked on, it's just like bare minerals but with 100% coverage.  I recommend this product.




Trader Joe's premade salads.  I'm fucking obsessed.  They're cheap, filling and amazing (maurico's voice).  The one's you should avoid : vermicelli.
My favorites: cobb salad, argula and chicken, quinoa salad, Caesar salad, there's more but I fo…

October 2012 Favorites

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Carmex Lip Balm!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Carmex-Original-Formula-External-Analgesic-Lip-Balm-Jar-0.25-oz.-Pack-of-12/21150317
I never gave this brand a try, I picked it up at Target today, and instantly fell in love with this product.  I have really, really, really chapped lips, especially during fall & winter.  I always used EOS, Nivea, Burts Bees, Exfoliatores, nothing really worked.  Carmex stays on the lips and keeps them soft and hydrated.  It's time to throw away the other lip balms. 




 NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil   http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-6-jumbo-eye-pencil.aspx

I saw many reviews on YouTube about these Pencils.  I have the Colors Cottage Cheese and French Fries.  I use Cottage Cheese on my tear ducts and to brighten my eyes and I also use it on my brow bone for highlight.  As for French Fries, I use it all over the lid as a base and then I can apply a matte light brown on my crease.  It's super blendable and versatile!  These are so cheap that I…

Devotions.

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Gangnam style

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Yes!

September favorites

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I'm going to blog about my favorites for EVERY month!

1. Breaking Bad.  I cannot believe how long it took me to start watching this show.  Seriously, if you haven't watched it yet... YOU ARE MISSING OUT.  Walter is fucking BAD ASS.


2. Loreal Extra-Volume Collagen in Extreme Black.  OMG.  No joke.  One coat is all you need.  Two coats for date night.  I don't even need to put on falsies.  This mascara is my FAVORITE.  I've tried every single mascara out there.  It thickens and lengthens your lashes.  You won't regret buying this.  Buy this at Target, cheaper than other retailers. 


3. 2 Chainz.  His voice is gangster.  Just the way I like my rappers (but no one will beat 2pac).  If you like Rick Ross, then you will like him!  So many songs on his new album (B.O.A.T.S.) are eargasms.  He's on so many tracks right now with different artists. 


4.  Reverse Lunges.  If you're traditional like me... forward lunges are a piece of cake.  Side lunges are extremely …

Pasta that's good for you and that actually tastes good.

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Ronzoni (SMART TASTE) is the first white pasta to be enriched with Fiber, Calcium and Vitamin D. It contains an excellent source of Fiber and Calcium and Vitamin D equal to an eight-ounce glass of milk. It is lower in calories and fat than traditional pasta.

I found my new favorite brand of pasta. I don't really care if it's white pasta because I cannot stand the taste of wheat pasta. It's just torture for me to eat.

I made spaghetti a couple of days ago using ronzoni pasta, healthy marinara sauce and meatless meatballs. It was soo good & healthy! Of course I only had a small bowlful but a huge serving of mixed green salad. My mom thoroughly enjoyed it too. I don't remember what brand was the meatballs, but I'll find out. :)