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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.





NOTW

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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 …

NOTW

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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 …

NOTW (NYC)

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Currently at Rite Aid they have all of the NYC cosmetics 40% off! That also includes the new items! I got the new NYC long wearing nail polish in 149 Boat Basin. It's definitely better than their old polishes, thick and vibrant. I will go back to get all of the new polishes. :) It's such a pretty blue, and with the top coat it makes it look so clean.

Eye Makeup for Dodger game

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 Since I'll be attending tomorrow, I decided to try out a new eye makeup look! I wanted to combine some blues with browns.  I primed my eyes with MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot. Maybelline Color tattoo in Tenacious Teal as a base on my lids.Using Coastal Scents 88 Palette, I applied the shimmery light blue on my inner thirds of the lid, for the outer V, I combined violet and royal blue.  Using the copper brown, I used this on my crease and blended it all out.  NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries, swipe it on the lower lash line.Line your eyes and wing it out with Maybelline master precise.Tight line your eyes with Physicians Formula Kohl Kajal Eyeliner.Apply Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Express and then finish it off with Maybelline Great Lash in Blink of Blue.