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MATTE x MAC

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Chelsea - nails inc Matte me crazy - NYC

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Julie G- Peep Toe Pumps

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Étude house - bye violet

Todays Juice

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1 medium cucumber 2 slices of lemon 10 mint leaves 1 c of spinach 4 kale leaves 3 celery ribs  1 Fuji apple 20 green grapes
Juice away!

GREEN LEMONADE JUICE

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This is my rendition of the green lemonade juice. 

I love this juice, it's refreshing and delicious.

DETOX WATER

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Whenever I feel like I've been eating poorly,  I would go to the market and buy the same fruits and veggies to make detox water.  There are many different variations, but I enjoy this combo the most.   You can also add a green, cranberry, or dandelion root tea bag in the mix.  Once you finish the water, you can fill it back up and reuse the fruits and veggies once or twice more.

BenjimanTV green smoothie

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I occasionally watch itsjudyslife on YouTube and her husband always makes green juice/ smoothies for his family.  He has his own cooking channel on YouTube called BenjimanTV.  I tried out his recipe today, and it's pretty tasty! 
 1 apple Handfuls of kale & spinach  1 slice of lemon and juice of 1/2 lemon  Ice  Water  Blend away!

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SEPHORA BY OPI- caffeine fix
Btw... GO DODGERS.

Weight loss smoothies

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I watched an infomercial about the nutribullet a couple of days ago.  It motivated me to use it!  I personally like juicers more but I decided to put my blender to use. 
I googled a bunch of recipes and found a couple that I jotted down. 
#1 1 1/2 c apple juice 2 c stemmed and chopped kale / spinach 1 apple chopped 1/2 avocado chopped
Instead of apple juice I just added filtered water.  I used a Granny Smith apple because it has less sugar than any other apple.  I also added a tablespoon of flaxseed. 
#2  1/2 banana 1/2 c peanut butter 1/2 c nonfat milk 1 T chocolate whey 
#3 1 c almond milk 1 c ice 2 T peanut butter 1 t cocoa powder
#4 1 c almond milk 1 c berries 1 t peanut butter 1 c ice
#5 1/2 c coconut milk  2 c stemmed kale / spinach 1 1/2 c chopped pineapple 1 banana

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Fall is just around the corner and it's back to dark and seductive colors!  I thought this color was very appropriate for fall.  CHINA GLAZE in 255 RAVISHING, DAHLING.

Quick Update Exercise Routine

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Hello, I've been MIA, again.  I'm going to try my hardest to be consistent with blogging. 

Our family got a new puppy named Teddy.  My mom calls her Gongju... which means princess in Korean.  We got the idea from a Korean Drama that we were obsessed with.  I never watch dramas, I just think it's a waste of time and tears.  Whenever I would go into my mom's room to ask her a question, this show would always be on.  I got so drawn to this drama that I actually asked my friend to give me some websites that upload K dramas.  Anyways, I highly recommend this drama, it's called "Here Comes Oh Jaryong!"  Jaryong ssi is that "perfect guy" protagonist that every drama has.

ANYWAYS.  This post is about my exercise routine for this week.  I try to change it up every week so that my muscles and I won't get bored of the workout.  The reason why I talked about my new dog is because I try to walk her everyday and that is included in my daily cardio.

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For this weeks nails, I used 4 different brands.
Base coat is WnW wild shine The lighter shade is by Sally Hansen in their Xtreme wear collection in Mint Sorbet.  ORLY in Gumdrop.  I got a 2 pack combo from Marshall's. It's the price of 1 and it came with a mint and coral color.   Top coat is by Out the door in Northern Lights.  It is a hologram top coat!

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Both colors are by China Glaze.  Shocking Pink and Re-Fresh Mint.

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I used ORLY in Glowstick (neon) and China Glaze in Dance Baby.  I love these to colors together, summer love!

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Butter London polishes are quite expensive - $15.  I love the colors that they offer and I'm going to add many more to my collection. This color is in MACBETH. :)
Btw- sorry for being MIA. I will start blogging soon!!

Air Jordan 5 Retro Grape Ice

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I used two colors both China Glaze: Shocking Pink, which is neon pink. Dance Baby, lavender.

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Essie- in the cab-ana

It resembles Tiffany blue but a tad bit darker. It looks great on tan skin! This will be on my nails a lot during the summer time!

APRIL FAVORITES 2013

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 1) Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 102- Creamy but has a matte finish.  Kate's line is my favorite because it goes on like a MAC lipstick.  This color in particular has a pink and coral hue. 
2) NYC Big Bold bronzer in MetropoliTan.  It's darker than "Sunny" and it has some shimmer.  I love to contour my cheeks with this.  Super cheap and has so much product.
3) NYX Roll on shimmer in Platinum. You can apply it so easily and the glitter will not fall on to your face.  This does not require a primer. 
4) I seem to find new mascaras that I'm obsessed with every month.  Maybelline's Illegal Length is not new, I've had this in my collection for awhile now.  This extends your lashes.  My babe thought I was wearing falsies but I wasn't!
5) Revlon Colorstay in Atomic.  Apply the copper side all over the lids and above the crease, you can also wear it in the inner corners.  Then apply the darker tone on your crease and blend away with a brush or your ring finge…

FOTD

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I used Naked Palette in Smog all over the lids and Virgin on my brow bone and the bridge of my nose for a highlight. Using Sidecar on the inner corners and bottom lash line makes your eyes look doe like. For my brows I used Newborn, a Japanese brand. I didn't apply face primer because Cetaphil works as one IMO. I just brushed on Physicians Forumlas new BB Powder all over the face. To contour my cheeks, I used NYC Big Bold bronzed in MetropoliTan. For my cat eye I used Clio, a Korean brand. I apply 2 coats of Maybelline's Illegal Length. Finally, for my lips I liberally applied Nivea Lip Butter, Drew Barrymore's makeup line called Flower in LS15, and finished it off with Maybelline's lip gloss in Knockout Pearl.





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China Glaze in Dance Baby. Love this Pepto-Bismol color! Perfect for spring time!

Examples of My Weekday Meals

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Breakfast: Hot water with lemon.
Venti Iced Coffee. Black, no sugar or milk.
Oatmeal or egg muffin (150 cals)

Lunch: 6" Subway Club on wheat with avocado and all the veggies except banana peppers. No dressing.
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Chicken/Salmon wrap with a couple of pickles.
Recipe below :)


Snack time: sweet potato or banana or any type of fruit.
2 cups of Roobios tea (so good and it's decaf so it's OK to drink at bedtime as well)

Dinner: Broiled Salmon, quinoa, and veggies.

2 hours after dinner, if thirsty: I like to enjoy a frothy Corona Light with lime or a glass of wine.  I used to drink Jameson neat, but I just drink that on the weekends now.
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If I'm a good girl: chamomile tea

I usually stick with these meals unless I'm grabbing dinner with my brother.  Then I try to stick with the healthier options.

Chik Wrap recipe (220 calories):
1 Morningstar chik patty
1 la tortilla factory wheat tortilla
2 handfuls of spinach spring mix
1 Roma tomato
2 T of Daiya mozzarella shre…

Quick & Healthy Dishes

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Salmon Quinoa Pasta with Sautéed Vegetables
3-4oz Salmon 10 Quinoa Spaghetti Strands 4 asparagus spears 6 grape tomatoes 1 slice of turkey bacon Fresh dill Lemon pepper EVOO lemon juice
Boil water and add EVOO.  Add in the spaghetti and cook the pasta al dente.  Drizzle EVOO on to the salmon and sprinkle it with lemon pepper. Grill your salmon 4-6 minutes on each side.  Add EVOO on to a nonstick pan and add the sliced asparagus, sauté for 3 mins and then add the grape tomatoes.  Cook until tender, then let it rest.  Spray nonstick cooking oil on to a pan and cook turkey bacon until crispy. Flip often! Place cooked bacon on a paper towel. 
Drain your pasta and reserve some of the pasta water, using the same pot, add some EVOO, chopped dill, sautéed tomatoes and asparagus.  Place it on low heat and stir it until it starts to sizzle.  
Place the pasta and salmon on a dish. Add some lemon juice on to the salmon. Chop the bacon and place it on top of the pasta.  Add a small side salad and …

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NYC Long Wearing 151 Slyline Blue. I'm becoming a big fan of the new NYC nail polishes. They're about $2 and have the same vibrancy and pigmentation as Sally Hansen nail polishes.

Spring Nail Polishes

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For Audrey/ Re-Fresh Mint / Tart-y For The Party / Shocking Pink/ Dance Baby/ Make a Spectacle
Silver Sparkle / Not a Cloud in Sight / Club Prive / Penthouse Pink/ Tweet Me/ Orange You Jealous?/Tangerine Crush
Fairy Princess / Purparazzi / Dream of Genie / Smoke and Mirrors
Coral Reef / Mellow Yellow / Lacey Lilac / Mint Sorbet / White On
Blue-Away / Peachy Breeze / Sonic Boom
Club Havana / Through the Grapevine / I need a Refresh-Mint / Candylicious / On a Trip


Some uplifting quotes

Someone near and dear to my heart is going through some health issues. I turn to God to help and save those in need. If you're reading this right now, could you please say a small prayer? Thank you.

These are some of my fave quotes:

Never underestimate prayer. It saves, heals, and comforts.

God is greater and stronger than any problem we may have.

When things didn't go as you planned, don't be let down. Make new plans. The sun doesn't stop shining just because of dark clouds.

Life can be unfair at times, but that isn't a reason to give up. God never said it would always be easy, but it will be worth it.

Make God your first resource not your last resort.

A Mini Haul

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I shopped quite a bit this weekend.
Obey tank from Zumies. I love menswear. Their tanks are soo comfy and cute.

Diamond Supply and Us vs. them socks from Active. The diamonds socks would go great with my Ultraviolets.

I had dinner with the in laws, and in the same plaza, they have a Japanese Makeup store. I used to use a lot of Japanese makeup in the past, but it's pricey.
- 2 packs of lashes by Decorative Eyelash $15.99 each
- Eyebrow pencil by NewBorn $16.99
- Eyelid stickers, because my right eye is annoying AF :/












CVS Physicians Formula makeup is $6.00 off !
I bought the shimmer strips custom eye enhancing kohl kajal eyeliner trio in Blue eyes. Yes, I don't have blue eyes but the colors will def go well with my dark brown eyes. It comes with 3 colors- black, blue and brown. I have another set of these for Brown eyes, which has black, silver and grey. They glide on smoothly and the payoff is amazing.










In my last post I mentioned that Rite Aid has a 40% off …