Monday, September 30, 2013

Drugstore (CVS)/Walmart Mini Haul

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

So I've been absent a few days bc I've been a little under the weather with the season changing to Fall...The joy of having allergies and sinuses...NOT! lol Well anyway I've also been focusing my time on working on a new Afghan and I can't wait to show you all :)

Now on to today's post my current mini haul. I went to Walmart and CVS the other day and picked up a few items.

 


1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser for normal to oily skin

 

You probably have noticed I've been using Cetaphil products lately, and they're great! This isn't a new product for me I just started using it again to switch things up.

2. Dial Coconut Water & Bamboo Leaf Extract Ultra Fresh Hydrating Body Wash

 

This is another product thats not new for me lol I mentioned this in product in my Bath/Beauty products post. Since I'm running low, I just bought a new bottle.

3. Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm (Pink Pout)


 



Ok, I'm still undecided how I feel about this product. I like that the lip balm is very hydrating on my lips. The lip balm smells really nice, to me it smells like cocoa butter or a cookie. I also really like the color, however the color isn't very pigmented. I feel like I had to keep re-applying just to make the color more noticeable. I'm not too disappointed since it didn't cost that much. I'm going to wear the lip balm, but for now im undecided if I'll repurchase.


4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss (Berry Allure)

 

 

I actually didn't pick this out. Remember I mentioned I was under the weather with allergies...well my mom was at CVS the other day, and got me me lip gloss and a Cosmo magazine. Wasn't that sweet of her :) I've never tried this color before, but when I tried it I loved it! It's not too dark and it's a perfect color for Fall. This color is really pigmented, and hydrating. It's also long lasting, I only re-applied once. Another plus is that its by Revlon and I love their products! As for the Cosmo magazine she just got it for me since it's my favorite magazine lol

 


Germ X Atomic Apple Hand Sanitizer

 

This smells really good and it keeps the germs away! Enough said lol :)

There you have it my mini haul. I also purchased about 6 rolls of yarn for my Afghan. I'm not going to show the colors until I finish my project, be on the lookout for that :)

Pilar

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crocheting Project: Half Double Crochet Fingerless Gloves

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

Well in my last crocheting post, I mentioned about starting an Afghan...no worries I started on it Tuesday :) First I wanted to take a little detour and make another one of "my first" projects...fingerless gloves. I've been crocheting like crazy lately!! Well back to the fingerless gloves. They were really easy to make, and it didn't take me long at all to make these gloves. The lovely thing about this project is that I used some of my scrap yarn to make the gloves...what a wonderful way to use scrap yarn!

In addition to crocheting, I put my sewing skills to use to sew on on the light blue borders. I guess this was a two in one kind of project lol!

Half Double Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Left Hand

 


Back of left hand
 



 Right hand
 
Both gloves together

 

By using the half double crochet pattern the gloves are thick, warm, and very roomy.

Pilar


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The Autumn Tag

Hey everyone!

 I was tagged by Laurie for The Autumn Tag! Go check out her great blog on beauty tips and advice!


Let's Get Started!

Favorite thing about Autumn?
The cooler weather, the leaves falling from the trees, and the upcoming holidays.

Favorite Drink?
Hot chocolate or hot lemon tea

Fave Scent/Candle?
Country Apple Candle from Bath and Body Works

Best Lipstick?
Red is always classy

Go to Moisturizer?
Undecided lol

Fave Go to Color for the eyes?
Neutrals

Favorite Music to listen to?
I like all kinds of music, too many to name lol

Favorite Outfit to wear?
Sweaters, cardigans, leggings, scarves, and of course boots!

Autumn Treat?
Sweet Potato Pie

Favorite Place to be?
Laying on the couch with a blanket watching movies


Disclaimer:
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Pics of me last Fall
 

 

I tag anyone who wants to do this!

Pilar


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Estée Lauder Makeup: Eyeshadow and Blush

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
With Fall approaching soon, I wanted to share a few items from Estée Lauder that I like. I got this makeup set on sale a while ago. I'm not going to show everything since some of my items that came in the makeup case, I've ran out of lol. Here are some of my perfect colors for Fall :)

Estée Lauder Deluxe Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette

 

Estée Lauder Deluxe All Over Face Compact

 

Makeup brushes that came with the set

 

Cosmetics Bag

 

Last but not least, the makeup case that came with the items

 

Side Note: You've likely noticed the applicatior brushes are missing in the palettes... I have to replace them, but I usually use a longer eyeshadow and blush brush anyway lol

Are you looking forward to wearing any eyeshadow colors and makeup looks this Fall?

Pilar

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Crocheting Project: Ribbed Hat and Horizontal Ribbed Scarf with fringe

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
I've been in kind of a funk the last few days, so to try and take my mind of things I did the one thing that I love... crocheting.  Since the start of Fall is coming up this weekend, what better way to bring in a new season with a new scarf and hat set. I really hope the South has a cooler fall and winter this year lol.

I actually started the hat last weekend and worked throughout this week on both projects. I did both projects in a ribbed crochet pattern. I really enjoyed making these items since pink is my favorite color.

Horizontal Ribbed Scarf with fringe

 

 



Ribbed Hat

 


Materials Used

For the scarf :

1. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 7oz: Petal Pink

2. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 7oz: Perfect Pink (for fringe)

3. Boye Hook: Size H

 



For the hat:

1. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 7oz: Perfect Pink

2. Boye Hook: Size G

3. Boye Tapestry Needle

 


I'm thinking my next project will be an Afghan.  I really want to make either a Fall color themed Afghan or a Christmas themed Aghan or maybe even both. I love this upcoming time of year!

Pilar

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Thank You

Hello Everyone!

I want to take a moment and thank my followers and readers! When I first started my blog, just like some of you I had my concerns...what will I talk about?...will I be any good at this? etc. I want to thank you all for showing kindness, support, and leaving comments on my blog, I really appreciate it! I really like blogging it's gives me a chance to share with you all my thoughts, crafts, and everything else I love to discuss. It's awesome that I also get to view other bloggers blogs that share my same interests and I can show support back! I hope that I have shown you all the same kindness, that you all have shown me!

As always thanks for reading!

Pilar


The Versatile Blog Award Part 2 and 3!!

Hello Everyone!

I was nomimated two more times for the Versatile Blog Award!! I want to kindly thank Sarah @sarahharrisonn, Denise M @wantingtobeadomesticgoddess, Amelie @allthingsglitterandbeautyand Rachel @sweetnothings Check out these ladies great blogs!

The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you from your blogger peers, for writing quality blogs that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The Award is to honor the bloggers who bring something special to your life :)

 

How It Works: -Display the Award Certificate on your blog. -Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.-Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award. -Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

-Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

1. I want to start painting and drawing again. I haven't done these two hobbies in a long time.

2. I love art, and I like to visit Art Museums.

3. I love Spring, but I'm looking forward to fall. I can't wait for the cooler weather, wearing boots, cardigans, and drinking hot chocolate.

4. One of my favorite shows is Law and Order SVU...I think I have a slight obsession, I'm always watching marathons on USA and I can't wait for the season premiere next Wednesday lol.

5. I always keep hand sanitizer in my purse.

6. I want to go to Disney World one day.

7. I like to blog.

Nominees..

I want to nominate anyone who wants to do this! Link your address if you want me to check your answers!

Thanks again to Sarah, Denise, Amelie, and Rachel for the nomination!
Pilar

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Hair Care Products: Part 2 Review ORS: with Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo and Deep Penetrating Conditioner

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

As promised, here's my review on ORS (formerly Organic Root Stimulator) products. After reading about the products and trying it out for myself, I was happy that I decided to purchase the shampoo and conditioner.  

ORS: Organic Root Stimulator with Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo

 

I like that the shampoo leaves my hair feeling moisturized during use and after I rinse it out. The shampoo lathers really well which is a plus, so I won't feel like like I'm always buying a new bottle lol. Another plus is that the shampoo leaves me hair tangle free and really soft after use.

ORS: Organic Root Stimulator with Olive Oil Deep Penetrating Conditioner Replenishing Pak

 

The conditioner works just as well as the shampoo does. The only thing is that I wish it came in a bottle instead of these packets (If it does come in a bottle I didn't see any available in Walmart lol) I use one pack to condition my hair. I also bought a few packs so I would have them in advance. Since I didn't sit under a dryer, I put a shower cap on my hair with the conditioner in and let it sit for 45 minutes. After washing it out, my hair was still soft and tangle free.

Overall I like the ORS products I purchased. I find that the products I use that contain olive oil really help my hair stay hydrated. I'll will be using these products for a while :)

Have you used any new hair products lately?

Pilar

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hair Care Products: Part 1

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
I want to focus today's post on my hair care products.  I usually try to wash my hair twice a week (the beginning of the week, and the end of the week) Right now I'm wearing my hair in an afro, so keeping my hair shampooed, conditioned, and moisturized helps prevents dryness.  My hair is thick, curly, and frizzy so I try my best to manage my hair especially during the spring and summer months…heat tends to make my hair go crazy!

Motions Lavish Conditioning Shampoo and Motions Moisture Plus Conditioner

 

 

I've been an avid user of Motions Hair Products for a few years. Since my hair is frizzy, I look for shampoos, and conditioners that won't make my hair dry. Both products work well on my hair.

BB Olive Oil with Shea Butter & UV Protection Hair Strengthener

 


After I shampoo and condition my hair, I pat my hair dry with a towel and let my hair air dry. I try not to use a blow dryer (unless I'm in a rush or being a little impatient for my hair to dry) because it adds more frizz to my hair.  While my hair is damp, I use BB Olive Oil hair moisturizer on my hair.  I use this a few times a week mainly at night, and wrap my hair up with a sheer scarf to lock in the moisture in my hair. By morning my hair is soft and shiny but not greasy.

Motions Oil Sheen & Conditioner Spray

 

When I don't use the BB Olive Oil Hair Strengthener, I use this hairspray by Motions. This is probably my favorite hairspray. Like the rest of the hair products I use, this hairspray also smells amazing! It keeps my hair looking fresh and shiny.  I like that both the hairspray and hair strengthener give my hair a shine without leaving my hair greasy.  

Overall, these products meet the basic needs for my hair without being expensive. Look out for my upcoming post and review about Organic Root Stimulator with Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo and Deep Penetrating Conditioner. These are two hair care products I've been wanting to try.

What are your favorite hair care products?

Pilar  

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This and That Tag!

Hello Everyone!

I was tagged for the This and That Tag! I want to thank Ashley Maria @ciaobella0816 Check out her great blog!

Makeup:

1. Blush or Bronzer- Blush
2. Lip Gloss or Lip Stick- Lip gloss, but I like lipstick too.
3. Eyeliner or Mascara- I can skip eyeliner, but I have to have mascara.
4. Foundation or Concealer- Concealer
5. Natural or Colored Eye Shadow- Both
6. Pressed or Loose Eye Shadow- Pressed
7. Brush or Sponge- Brush, but I will use a sponge sometimes

Nails:

1. Opi or China Glaze- OPI
2. Long or Short- Both, I'll let my nails grow long. At the moment my nails are short.
3. Acrylic or Natural- Natural
4. Bright or Dark- Bright
5. Flower or No Flower- No flower

Body:

1. Perfume or Body Splash- Both
2. Lotion or Body Butter- I love both
3. Body Wash or Soap- Both.
4. Lush or other- Bath and Body Works

Fashion:

1. Jeans or Sweat Pants - both
2. Long sleeves or short sleeve? Both, it depends on the weather
3. Dress or Skirt?- Both.
4. Scarves or Hat- Scarves.
5. Studs or dangling earrings- dangling earrings
6. Necklace or bracelet-Necklace.
7. Heels or flats- Both
8. Cowboy boots or riding boots - Riding boots
9. Jackets or hoodies - both
10. Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe - Forever 21

Hair:

1. Curly or Straight- I have a curly afro right now
2. Bun or Ponytail - Bun
3. Bobby pin or butterfly clips - Bobby Pin
4. Hairspray or gel - Hairspray
5. Long or short- Both
6. Dark or light- Dark
7. Side swept bangs or fully bangs - Side swept bangs
8. Up or down- Both

Random:

1. Rain or shine- Shine
2. Summer or winter- Summer
3. Fall or spring- Right now I'm ready for fall
4. Chocolate or Vanilla- Chocolate

I want to tag..

Nicole@ neenersmakeup
And anyone else who wants to do this tag! Link your address, so I can read your responses!

Pilar

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Versatile Blog Award

Hello Everyone!

I want to thank Lily at beautywithlily and Liz at myprettyobsessions nominating me for The Versatile Blog Award! Go check out these ladies awesome blogs!

The Versatile Blogger Award is an award given to you from your blogger peers, for writing quality blogs that have somehow touched them, having good quality photographs, and the uniqueness of the subjects covered. The Award is to honor the bloggers who bring something special to your life :)

 

How It Works: -Display the Award Certificate on your blog. -Announce your win and thank the blogger who nominated you.

-Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award. -Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

-Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

1. I love to shop, especially for purses, and beauty items.

2. I maintained over a 3.0 gpa during college.

3. I drink water a good bit, It's good for you!

4. I've always wanted live in New York, and I go to grad school at New York University.

5. I was born on Christmas day.

6. I'm a crafty person. I love DIY projects.

7. In addition to crocheting, I like sewing. I hope to learn knitting in the future.

The Nominees are...

Ashley

Lorraine

Lucy

Nicole

Manda

Nichole

...and anyone else who wants to complete this! Link your address, so I can veiw your answers!

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Pilar

Saturday, September 14, 2013

BH Cosmetics Mini Haul and Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
I wanted to do a quick review on some makeup bags I bought from BH Cosmetics. This was my first purchase from BH Cosmetics. I figured I would start off with something small, so I bought a few cosmetic bags. Overall I'm pleased with my selctions. The prices were very reasonable and with a 10% discount, I saved even more on my items lol.


The round cosmetics pouch is slightly smaller than I expected, but roomy.

 

The travel bag is also roomy and it can be used for regular makeup bag. This bag will fit perfectly in many of my purses.

 

I'll probably use the pink beauty bag for things like lotion, hand sanitizer etc. this bag also has many uses.

 


I also wanted to ask my followers and readers, has anyone puchased BH Cosmetics eye shadows palettes? I was thinking about purchasing an eye shadows pallete and I wanted some opinions about the brand.

Pilar

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Beauty Blogger Tag

Hello Everyone!

I was kindly tagged in a beauty blogger post by Liz at myprettyobsessions! Go check her awesome blog out!

 
here are the rules for the Beauty Blogger Tag:* state that this tag was created by the beau bow* tag some more beauty bloggers* title this as I've done to show what the tag is about This tag was created by the beau bow!

Questions & Answers:

1. Name a beauty routine you rarely do.
I don't tweeze my eyebrows much. They're pretty manageable.

2. Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly?
Yes, I haven't worn makeup this summer, but normally I usually clean them every Sunday night so they will be dry by morning.

3. How long will you last with chipped nail varnish?
 Not very long, I have to retouch the polish

4. How long do you put off buying/replacing a beauty or nail polish product even if you need it (i.e. - top coat,foundation, etc.)?
Not long lol if it's a product I use a lot sometimes I'll buy a duplicate.

5. What is your worst beauty habit?
I don't enough sleep.

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off all the time.
Working out, I plan on making that apart of my agenda this fall.

7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready until the last minute or not?
Never!  I have to have time to get ready.

8. Can you commit to spending bans?
Yes, I have self restraint.

9. How organized is your makeup and nail polish collections?
Nail polish collection...very organized  Makeup... is so so I want to be more organized, but I can find what I need.

10. What is the longest time you've gone without writing a blog post?
Maybe about 5 days. I try to post on regular basis.

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts?
I'm unsure, but I know I put in a good amount of time :)

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
Both

3. When is it easiest for you to blog?
At night, bc I have insomnia lol, but anytime during the day...whenever I get into my blogging zone

4. What makes writing behind a computer comfortable for you?
There's no pressure.

5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?
I don't comb my hair everyday..I comb it every other day, but lately I've been combing it everyday.

6. One quote that you wish the world would live by?
Treat others as you want to be treated.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
Depends...important or going out, about two hours. something simple like running an errand...15 to 20 minutes

8. Who is your favorite blogger?
All blogs are unique and offer something worth reading :)

9. Who is a blogger that you read who deserves more subscribers than they have?
Everyone! Every blogger and blog has a purpose :)

10. One thing your excited about in the upcoming year?
All the wonderful endless possibilities of what the future can hold!

11. Your most awkward blogging moment?
I don't think I've had one lol.

12. How long does it take you to prep for a post?
Depends, usually about an hour or so...unless the blog is short.

13. Are you wearing pants(jeans/skirt) right now or are you actually wearing pajama bottoms?
Tank and black yoga pants

14. What are you most proud of in your life?
Graduating College with a B.A. in Psychology :)

And now the bloggers I would like to Tag:

Lorraine

Ashley

Nicole

And anyone else who wants to participate!


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Pilar

Guilty Pleasure Dessert

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Disclaimer:
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Earlier I was craving one of my favorite guily pleasure desserts...S'mores! What can I say I love these lol! I was first introduced to S' mores when I was a little girl and I've loved them ever since. I haven't had any in a very long time so I decided to make a few.

 


Such a yummy dessert :) What is your guilty pleasure desert(s)?

Pilar


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Liebster Award Part 4!!!!!

Hello everyone!

I'm so psyched that was a nominated a fourth time :) for The Liebster Award!!! which is an award for bloggers with under 200 followers. It helps smaller blogs get more readers and help them become a bigger part of the blogging community which is always good! I want to take the time to thank Ashley for nominating me a fourth time, and check out her awesome blog!! ashleysuemakeup


Here are the rules
1. write 11 random facts about yourselves
2. answer the 11 questions from the award giver then nominate another 11 bloggers
3. make up 11 questions for them to answer.It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people and find some blogs that they want to follow."

11 facts about me

1. I love to crochet

2. One of my favorite fashion decades was the 1950's. I love the glamour.

3. I like to read Cosmopolitan and Glamour magazines.

4. When I cook/bake, most of my dishes are homemade.

5. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday.

6. I'm a neat freak! Organization is very important to me.

7. I love photography, pictures can capture life's most memorable and significant moments.

8. I'm 27 years old.

9. I like to write.

10. My favorite makeup items are concealer, lip gloss, and lipstick.

11. I own two pairs of pearls, a single strand and double strand.

Ashley's Questions

1. Favorite all time makeup product?
Concealor

2. Favorite hair products?
hair moisturizer

3. Favorite food?
Mac and cheese

4. Favorite fashion accessories to wear?
Earrings and necklaces

5. Favorite animal?
Dogs

6. Favorite vacation spot?
Somewhere that has a peaceful setting.

7. Favorite place to shop?
Bath and body works, Victoria Secret, Old Navy, And Lane Bryant

8. Must have items in your purse?
Lipgloss, Lipstick, mirror, and hand sanitizer...to name a few lol

9. Favorite book or magazine to read?
Cosmopolitian

10. Favorite way to relax?
Taking a long bubble bath while listening to music

11. Favorite skin care products?
I have so many! At the moment I starting using Cetaphil Soap


I want to nominate anyone who wants to complete this :)

My Questions


1. Fall or winter?

2. What is your favorite makeup look?

3. How old are you?

4. What is your fall style going to consist of?

5. Do you have a favorite beauty guru?

6. What is your favorite item(s) at the moment?

7. Do you have any hidden talents?

8. What is your favorite holiday?

9. Perfume or body spray?

10. Are you a crafy person?

11. What is your dream job?





Saturday, September 7, 2013

Summer/August Favorites

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Since I didn't get around to it until now, I wanted to combine my Summer/August favorite items.

Summer Favorites

Old Navy Neutral Strip Printed Flip Flops

 

I had to have these! I usually get my flip flops online from Old Navy. Buying online saves me the frustration of the flips selling out or not having the color I want. I love glitter on them. Even though it is September, I probably will get around to wearing these before it gets cool. Based on the heat and humidity I should have time lol.

Black Hinge Wallet

 

 

I love these types of wallets! I think they're so cute! The only thing is that I rarely see them in stores or they sell out quickly. I actually bought this offline. I ordered a teal color as well, but the company notified me it was out of stock.

Avon Bubble Delight (Sensitive Skin) Bubble Bath

 

When Avon has a special on bubble bath, I try to stock up. The smell of the bubble bath is lovely, and it doesnt take much to add in the bubble bath water to get a tub full of suds.

August Favorites

I didn't do a whole lot of shopping during August since I had a terrible cold and a sinus infection. I'll just review two items that I like and find useful.

Spoiled by Wet n Wild

 

I picked this item up a few weeks ago. I like to have clear polish around at all times to use a base coat and a top coat. I'm pleased with it so far and the price was reasonable around $2.00.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Antibacterial Bar

 

 

In my opinion, this is an awesome product! I've been using this since I was a teenager. I should have mentioned product this in my Healthy Skin Tips post because using this soap can also help prevent and clear up breakouts. Even if you don't have skin issues, you can just use Cetaphil for a basic soap when you wash. You can also use the soap for face. I like that I can use the soap for either my face and/or washing in general. This is of the best soaps I've ever used so far in my life! I also recommend trying out Cetaphil's other products lotions, cleansers, etc.

What were some of your favorite items of the summer?

Pilar



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Liebster Award Part 3!

Hello Everyone!


I was nominated a third time :) for The Liebster Award!! which is an award for bloggers with under 200 followers. It helps smaller blogs get more readers and help them become a bigger part of the blogging community which is always good! I want to take the time to thank Nicole for nominating me a third time and check out her awesome blog neenersmakeup


Here are the rules

1. write 11 random facts about yourselves,
2. answer the 11 questions from the award giver and then nominate another 11 bloggers
3. make up 11 questions for them to answer.

It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people and find some blogs that they want to follow."

11 Facts About Me

1. My favorite holiday is actually my birthday. My birthday is on Christmas Day ☺

2. I have a B.A. in Psychology. I want to be counselor.

3. My favorite color is pink.

4. I like to cook and bake. Most people tell me my food is yummy.

5. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a model.

6. I have an obsession for purses and sunglasses.

7. I usually watch an episode of Roseanne, The Golden Girls, and The King of Queens daily.    These nostalgic shows keep me laughing.

8. My favorite season is spring, even though spring doesnt agree with my allergies too well lol.

9. My favorite outdoor activity is going to a park or taking a long drive to clear my thoughts.

10. I've always wanted to visit Las Vegas or Florida (mainly for Disney World)

11. My favorite movie is Gone With The Wind

Nicole's Questions

1. Favorite nail polish?
Milani or Maybelline New York Color Stay

2. Do you prefer your hair curly or straight?
Straight but my hair is curly

3. Favorite perfume?
J'adore Dior

4. Favorite high end product?
I would love to try a high end hair product,  maybe it will help eliminate the frizziness lol

5. Favorite drug store product?
Cetaphil Products

6. Favorite time of year?
Spring

7. Who inspires you?
My Mom :)

8. Favorite tv show/movie?
Law and Order SVU/ Gone With The Wind

9. What purse are you currently using?
Coach

10. Best memory from 2013 so far?
Living life

11. Silver or gold jewelry?
Gold

I want to nominate anyone wants to complete this :)

Here are my 11 Questions


1. What is your favorite color?

2. What is one essential bath/beauty product you must have?

3. What is your favorite hobby?

4. Who inspires you the most in your life?

5. Where is your favorite place to visit?

6. Lip gloss or Lipstick?

7. What is your favorite season?

8. Do you have a secret talent?

9. Why did you start a blog?

10. What is your favorite store?

11. What is your favorite makeup brand?




Self Respect and Self Esteem

Hello Everyone!

I realized that I haven't written an inspirational post lately, so today I want to focus on self respect and self esteem. Self Respect is defined as: due respect for oneself, ones character, and ones conduct. I've always felt that self respect can highly affect ones self esteem and vise versa. If you think about it, they go hand in hand. I think that in order to have self respect for yourself, a person must love oneself. Even if you're going through a difficult time in your life, you have to value yourself. When a person doesn't love and value themselves the ugliness of negative self esteem occurs.

Negative self esteem usually comes from maladaptive thoughts i.e. "I hate the way I look" or "I'm not good enough" etc. We all have insecurities, but continuously dwelling on them can lead to negative results. Another reason for low self esteem, is due to negative outside influences. I've noticed that teenage girls sometimes struggle with this. However, anyone at any age can struggle with low self esteem. You should never let anyone affect the way you feel about yourself. Whether if it's a guy you're dating turns out to be a jerk, a friend who tries to get you in trouble, or whatever the reason may be, don't let anyone or anything make you feel devalued because in the end it's not worth it. In a nutshell know that you are special and always value yourself.

What are your thoughts on self respect and self esteem?

Pilar


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crocheting Project: Half Double Crochet Ribbed Scarf with Fringe

Hello Everyone!
 
Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Here's my latest addition to my scarves that I've already posted: a half double crochet ribbed scarf with fringe. I worked on this throughout Labor Day weekend and I finished on Labor Day. To give it a little flare, I added three rows of square holes before I fringed the scarf. Since it's ribbed the scarf feels super warm. Click crocheting support to view the matching hat :)

Half Double Crochet Ribbed Scarf with Fringe

 

 I took this picture for a better view of the ribbed pattern and the square holes in the scarf.
This picture is more of the true color of the scarf (soft navy)

 

Materials Used

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: Soft Navy
Boye Hook: Size G


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Pilar

Makeup: Eyeshadow

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
I'm actually glad September is here! I'm hoping that it will get cooler soon or at least not as humid. The south has been a real scorcher this year (that's ALWAYS how it is lol) Well enough of my little rant about the heat and on to my post of the day eyeshadow. This is probably one of favorite makeup product tied with lipsticks and lip glosses :) I have a confession...since it's been so hot I rarely wore any makeup during the spring and summer. I didn't want to melt because of the heat, so I just kept things simple with lip gloss or lipstick. I usually don't wear a lot of makeup all the time but I still love to wear it in general. I welcome the cooler weather so I can get back to wearing it like I want. Here are some of my favorite brands of eyeshadow I love to wear! What are some of your favorite eyeshadow brands?

Maybelline New York Eyeshadows

 


 Avon True Color Eyeahadow Quad (left and right) and Revlon Eyeshadow (middle)

 

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Pilar

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beaded Jewelry Projects

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share with you all some of my beaded jewelry work. I did these beading projects back in March and April of this year. I love wearing beaded jewelry and they go so well with maxi dresses among various other outfits I have. They can be worn any time of the year :)

I hope you enjoyed viewing my beaded jewelry creations!

Pilar

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Breast Cancer Awareness Inspired Makeup

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share a few makeup looks I created for Breast Cancer Awareness. I also want to take a moment to thank every...