Celebration Run – 7/4/15
I should have started earlier in life doing this.
I’m glad I started, though.
I really need to run more often.
I’m glad I stretched my IT band.
Pelvic floor exercises, pelvic floor exercises.
Sunday evening we were walking around Target and like always we were looking around for things that Target has. A few months ago I got a face mask in my ipsy bag and my daughter begged me to let her try it; at the time I said no (because it was the only one I had) but I told her I would let her try one day… Fast forward to Sunday we stopped by the make up section and she saw the skin related products and her eyes landed on these pretty packages:
What do you say when your little girl, who makes you cereal every morning, wants to spend time with you in the most girly way possible? “Grab a packet.”.
So we picked these two, the relaxing one for her and the deep cleansing one for me. I figured I wouldn’t have her try something that may affect her skin in a harsh way.
We headed home with our little packets, had dinner, cut up some cucumbers and settled for our at-home-spa-treatment.
So I am not sure how the relaxing mask felt. She said it felt cool and itchy, but I think it was more related to the fact that she had something on her face that she wanted to mess with. Her mask had lavender oils, seaweed and Dead Sea mud. (read more here). Mine on the other hand, I bought it because I’ve been breaking out a lot and I don’t usually put on anything on my zits, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to try something that would help… And it did. It reduced the redness and any inflammation I had. Also, 4 days later I have not had any new breakouts. *knocks on wood*. My skin felt flawless afterwards and it also left it with a matte feeling, which I love (read about its ingredients here). Needless to say, I totally recommend them!
Bye, bye, June… Hello July!
Here are some of the things I’ll be working on this month:
Have a great July,
Growing up outside of the USA puts me in at a disadvantage when it comes to lots of things that I could relate to, but unless someone mentions it to me, I wouldn’t have an idea (bands, movies, books, you get the idea). It is not with everything, but certain things… Like The Great Gatsby.
It wasn’t part of my High School curriculum, like it is for most teenagers so I didn’t have the “pressure” to read it, or work on projects, or do any other kind of research. I just went to my local bookstore, and bough a copy (which unfortunately has the “now a major motion picture” label on it).
As small as it is, only 180 pages, it wasn’t an easy read for me. There was A LOT going on, lots of pointless conversations, lots of parties, lots of characters that will not be seen later on, etc. However when it got to just a few of the characters, and a specific event, it got really interesting and immediately picked up.
I can see why F. Scott Fitzgerald was so criticized when the book was published and why at the time it didn’t have a much influence as it does today. I can also see why it became the great novel that did. It’s about living the American dream, it’s about falling in love at the wrong time, and it’s about knowing that nothing it’s perfect.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
1. If there is something I love are watches, but this one is so different that I just fell in love with it! The name of this Fossil is Curiosity, and it fits so well! You are definitely curious to see how it works, how it runs, and it’s just mesmerizing. Definitely worth it to have in a watch collection.
2. You’ll find out soon enough how much I love Disney. But Disney that you can wear? I love it even more! How about these beautiful Vans Authentics. I picked the ones that feature the Princesses, however there are different ones: Ariel, Jasmine, Donald Duck, Winnie The Pool. A great way to wear your Disney passion.
3. I cannot have enough lipsticks, and what better than lipstick and cheek coloring. This product is by RMS beauty and it comes in eight different colors. It isn’t a drug store buy, but I have read wonderful reviews about it.
4. Tulle, flowers, and a skirt. What could be more chic than this adorable skirt by Shabby Apple. Another great buy for date night.
5. I went full nerd when I saw this cutie! I never knew I wanted a plant so much until I saw it planted in a Triceratops. Very affordable, and just dorky and cute enough. I can’t wait to add this one to my Triceratops collection. (If you’d like a different kind of plant, the store owner would gladly help you with a costume plant.)
I hope you enjoy it,
I think I may be late to the party, but I discovered Rocksbox this month and I am so excited! In case you don’t know, Rocksbox is a subscription box that will send you tree pieces of jewelry (a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet) for only $19. Once you have tried the pieces, you can either return them (and get a new box), or purchase them for a lower price than the actual retail price.
I got my first box this week, I wasn’t necessarily mesmerized by it, but it still had lovely pieces… Here’s a peek of my box and what I think of the pieces.
The pieces I got are very pretty, but they are very delicate. I think if I had a wedding or a fancy party to go to, I would have loved them a little more than I did, but I didn’t. I am not saying the pieces are bad, it’s just that I couldn’t appreciate them as much as I could have.
I got a beautiful pair of earrings by Kendra Scott. They are the Alex Silver Earrings in Slate. I think these beauties could be worn to a party or to work. They are definitely pretty. They had enough sparkle to make them suitable for any occasion. On Kendra Scott’s website these earrings are $65.00 and they come in multiple colors, however with Rocksbox they are $44.00.
The next piece is by Lotus Jewelry Studio. It’s the Petal Necklace in silver. I wasn’t very impressed by it. It is very delicate,but I thought it was missing something. I think if the petal was a leaf instead it would look much prettier and much more alluring than a petal. It just felt empty.This necklace is $58 on their website, but $44 for Rocksbox.
The last item I got was this gold bracelet. Very delicate, like the rest of the pieces. It’s great if used by itself, because if used in a whole arm party, it would get completely lost. This is the Gorjana Taner Loop Chain Bracelet in Gold (it also comes in Rose Gold). The price for Rocksbox insiders is $48 compared to the $60 in Gorjana’s.
Here are how the pieces looked when I wore them.
I’m packing these today and shipping them back. Let’s see how what I get on the next box.
If you’d like to try out Rocksbox for one month free follow this link and enter the code MONICABFF163.
Last night I shared with my kids a movie that left me with memories for life, Jurassic Park. Obviously the Jurassic World craze influenced in my decision of having a movie night in the middle of the week, but we also made it special eating dinosaur chicken nuggets (eat dinosaurs while you watch dinosaurs eat people). While we were watching the movie I kept thinking about how much the movie meant to me at the time. It was a way to fall in love with dinosaurs (in case you missed it, I love Triceratops), to be scared of them, but also to wonder how it would be to just walk around with them. The movie impacted my imagination a lot.
My weekend inspiration is to share with your little ones those things in your childhood that made a difference. To take them to places that made a difference to you, to play with them those childhood games that may not be popular anymore, to watch movies that made an impact in your life when you were younger. Make those memories come back to you, and make new memories for and with them.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I am definitely an Earth tones kind of girl, and even though I do not mind trying out colors, I am not experienced with them… Until these pretty little “sticks”.
They are made by Rimmel London, and they are designed by Kate Moss. Technically they are eye-shadow in the shape of a pencil, so it makes it really easy to use as regular shadow all over your eyelid, or as a thicker eye liner. I have used them as both, and I love the eyeliner look. I usually apply it like I would with a regular pencil, then apply a thinner black line over it. It makes it truly pop!
This beauty comes in multiple colors, Gold Rose, Pure Turquoise (both shown), Deep Amethyst, and Electric Saphire. Rimmel also has a different set of eye shadow sticks called “Scandal Eyes” in 15 different shades, that I have not tried, but I believe they work the same.
Have you tried these? What did you think?