Monday, October 3, 2011

Thirsty skin?

It seems like the cold weather is coming in full force now... and with every cool wind that blows, I think of the horrible last winter I went through! (It snowed forever, and ever, and ever....) My skin tends to take a beating in the winter time...which is why I'm very happy that I have my Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Body Cream! One of my recent favorites =] I received it in a free gift with a purchase from Lancome last Fall, I believe, and it was AWESOME because they gave it to me in this little tube that I just threw in my purse and carried with me EVERYWHERE, and it restored life to my hands when the hard Syracuse winter threatened to drain it all out. When I actually returned to Macy's to BUY the cream, however, I learned that they only had it in a jar.... hmph. But I love it anyway!!! I love to use it after the shower.. It's really got a great emolliating effect, and it smells nice too! it makes my skin happy =]

*cheeeese* (I need to clean my usual...haha)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beauty Bow's Coach Giveaway!

So I should totally have been sleeping like 4-5 hours ago....but instead I'm reading all my blogs & I came across Beauty Bow's Coach giveaway! I feel like such a bum for happening to pop up when she's giving something away, but I guess my timing was just right; I LOVE Coach! She's also giving away a couple of pieces of jewelry that she made herself, and I think they are SOOO CUTE! So I want a chance to win, even though I like never randomly win ANYTHING. =] hahaha you can go decrease my odds even more & enter too:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Soothing moments...

    Nothing relaxes me quite like a warm, late-night shower. Tonight, I    decided to use this scrub from St. Ives that I bought a long time ago,    but only used once or twice, called "Smoothing In-shower exfoliating    body polish, mineral therapy." I'm not sure how popular it is or if its     still out there, but it provided just that, THERAPY. The aroma was     just so soft and was delightful. While in the shower, I    also took the time to comb out my thick curls with the plain and    simple, yet pleasantly fragrant suave naturals "fresh mountain    strawberry" conditioner. It's not the fanciest    stuff I have, but    all the pretty smells made for    some good "me-time." Sometimes it's the    SIMPLE pleasures in life that really make a    difference, ya know? The     days can get a little    bit crazy, and I tend to spend so much time thinking about what I have to do, or what I haven't done! it felt nice to let it all go away for a while, and to take the extra time to just focus on me, the warmth, and coming clean! I used to be a really big worrier, always worrying about all types of things I couldn't control on my own. Although I've calmed down a lot, sometimes I still have my moments. I told a friend having a rough day earlier that I am sure God will work everything out in its own time. I think I need to listen to where that part of my voice is coming from and not let myself get so tense about certain situations in my life. So more about one of my favorite topics: HAIR!! =] I recently got a trim/cut....I'm calling it that because apparently my split ends were so bad that the scissor-happy hairdresser "trimmed" away a lot more than I would have wanted to part with. BUT, it was best for my hair health, so I just had to stop pouting about it. Now, I'm trying to be EXTRA good to my hair. I think I got a little lazy with my wash-and-gos, especially in the summertime when I was busy with schoolwork and clinical, which is SUPER bad, since I colored it sometime in June, I think? I don't even remember (what does THAT tell you?)! My natural hair seems to handle color much better than my hair did when it was relaxed, but I need to be careful to keep it well-moisturized. One thing my hair has been LOVING lately is the "One 'n Only" Argan Oil Curl Cream. I was SOOO confused recently when I went into a Sally's Beauty Supply store to pick it up, and right next to it was a bottle that looked almost exactly the same, except it was called One 'n Only Argan Oil "styling cream." I already loved the curl cream so much that I was curious, yet torn, all in the same moment, trying to figure out what the heck was the difference, and which one I should pick up, and whether or not I should go ahead and get both??? I looked at the ingredients...and it looks like one of the differences is that the "styling cream" did not contain mineral oil, where as the "curl cream" does...? I have heard some negative things about mineral oil in products...but my trial with the curl cream so far has been great, so I didn't care! I decided to pick up another bottle of the One 'n Only Argan oil curl cream, and I still love it so far. I used it today in combination with the Carol's daughter "Hair Milk" that I wasn't too thrilled about when I first purchased, but it (the hair milk) seems to have plenty of ingredients in it that are good for my hair, and it also seems to keep my curls happy enough thus far when used with the argan oil curl cream, so I'll give it a chance for now. Besides, I already spent my money on it. So WHAT, my hair will smell like an herbal tea for a while... Well, have a lovely week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 months later....

Hey yall! haha... So yea, I completely abandoned my blog!! Shame on me. But school's FINALLY out for the summer, for a grand total of...*drumroll please*........FIVE WEEKS! Ahhh, amazingness. So I'm still in Syracuse working, and trying to get my work-out on in the mean time...and next week at this time, I plan to be enjoying the Florida SUNSHINE with my parents!!! yayyy!!! Well, maybe not EXACTLY at THIS time, because's 12:41 in the morning and there PROBABLY won't be any sun shining at this time...and since I'll be on vacation with my PARENTS, we'll most likely actually be SLEEPING at this time. hahaha.

Well it's been a CRAZZZYYY summer & I spent it running all over the place for clinical, and we were in and out of the classroom. I was SOOOO sick of school towards the end of it all,mostly because I was EXHAUSTED, (It was like spring semester NEVER ended!) but I had some really good clinical experiences, so it's all good.

So ummm.... I've been a bad girl and I've been doing lots of online shopping...and I think I'm becoming notorious downstairs in the mailroom for the ridiculous amount of packages I've been receiving lately. I am gonna STOP soon, I PROMISE!! ughhh if I never shopped like this, I'd probably be able to buy a car already by now, which I feel a growing need for while I'm up here.

But anyway, I guess I have to realize that I'm getting OLD and I need to be more financially RESPONSIBLE or something like that. I was thinking that in the past few months, but it doesn't seem to have translated to an impedance in my spending habits. I was actually never this bad...but I think the problem is that I was out of school for a year, and became a real 40-hour a week "working woman" for a while...and now that I'm back in school and FAR from that, I've just never stopped spending like it. And I really should STOP, and I WILL!!! eventually. ;-)

Last week, when I was really busy writing my case studies that I should have written a LONG time before last week...I spent a lot of time NOT writing and I did my hair instead. =] I've been meaning to stop being lazy and actually twist it again!! I put in these little twists and put it in an up-do. I really liked it:

I might try this again sometime soon if I get around to it. But of course when I have school work due, I tend to get around to EVERYTHING else a whole lot more quickly. ;-)

well, we'll see how long it takes me to update this blog again!

Until then!

<3 Much love

Sunday, February 6, 2011

So...I guess I kinda SUCK....

February 6th.

So I guess I kinda suck at keeping up with this blog thing. I think I can attribute part of it to the fact that since my semester started on January 3rd, I still haven't been able to settle into my schedule; I started a new job the following week, basically, and I still don't have a set schedule. So I think that makes it harder for me to decide when I should be doing stuff for school, and when I actually have "free" time. And I think I can attribute the rest of it to the fact that I pretty much just...kinda...SUCK. haha.

Ummm, so since the consideration of "morning pages" and just the idea of free writing in general, I've come up with several personal thoughts that I'd rather hold closer to myself than share with the world(or what little portion of the world may actually read this, haha)! It's been kinda good, I guess. Some stuff I've been able to just reveal to myself, pen to paper, the good old fashioned way!!! :-)

I actually have plenty to blog about, because I've done PLENTY of shopping, in the mall, and online....tsk tsk tsk....
but I'm feeling kinda lazyyyyy......

I guess I'll blog another day....haha

Stay WARM!

It's freezing out here, and there's ice on the floor! DANGEROUS!!!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 2011 is like halfway done???

Hello out there!! I realize that suddenly, it is the MIDDLE of January, and I have yet to post a blog in the year 2011!!! What can I say so far? I've been up to no good...I've been excessively shoe-shopping!! Macy's, ALDO....boy oh boy! But I am gonna try to give it a LEAST for the rest of the month. =]

Soooo...I recently watched this video on YouTube, on the "iHeartTandM" Channel, about "morning pages".
You can see the video at the end of this post. But basically, watching this has made me think again about how much I USED to write, and how little I write now. I really don't remember the last time I wrote a poem. I used to really enjoy writing, throughout high school and junior high school. I think junior high school started my serious writing, and I fell off somewhere in college when I started learning about SCIENCE, SCIENCE, and MORE SCIENCE!!! but anyway, I think I'm gonna give these "morning pages" a shot. although mine will probably be something more like "midnight pages". haha....RARELY do I ever wake up with enough time to write three pages of anything. I barely ever even eat breakfast. But I am usually up in the weeeeee hours of the night/morning. hmmm....there's something about the thought of writing 1st thing in the morning though, after a nice night of sleep, with a fresh mind....
If I ever wake up early enough before class, I might give it a try....