Friday, November 30, 2012

Acrylic Nails Raspberry Daisy and You Tube Tutorial

Products I used: Nailite Omega Acrylic with sparkly glitter on the almond of the nail.On the free edge I used a mix of different glitters in red,purple and pink. I used a clear acrylic to encapsulate the glitter from Sally's called ASP in clear. The flower is a sticker flower from Kiss brand that I got at Walmart. For the ultra shine I used Glaze N Go.I also made a video tutorial if you would like to try it. I'm not a professional I just love nails on my very little free time. Till next time :-)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mineral eyeshadow makeup for very sensitive eyes.

I'm unfortunate to have very sensitive eyes. I searched for more information about sensitive eyes,but there's not a lot.Mostly is blame to allergies,wich I do have but very mild. I'm allergic to dust,but who isn't. I love makeup! but most of the eyeshadows make my eyes very sensitive.I get all kinds of reactions from very red eyes,to itching and burning. I wonder if there's anyone out there with the same problem.I would like to point out that I'm very hygienic with my makeup. I often disinfect all of my makeup. Yes I've seen news report about a lady who's makeup bag was bacteria ville,scary. 
So far the only eyeshadow that has work for me is  mineral eyeshadows and Almay eyeshadow. I felt the difference as soon as I applied it.I didn't have any burning or itching or even red eyes.Yay! I'm one happy Girl!. I tell my husband that I wish I could have more time to do my makeup everyday,because I love the feeling that I get when I put makeup on.When I was Expecting my daughter I became obsessed about makeup,even to take the trash out, seriously. 

Mineral micas from TKB trading 

Products used: urband Decay primer,Aztec Gold and Capricorn sea micas

Note: I'm not affiliated with the mentioned products nor did I received a commission for using them. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simplicity 9497

I got this pattern long ago, until one day I pulled my pattern stash. I went to Joann's to buy a beautiful brocade fabric. we yes we,because my daughter is 5yrs old and is always willing to help. They only problem is that she wants the stuff that we sew to be done in minutes.
Cutting the skirt and linning.

She's helping me to sew the skirt thinking that it will be done in minutes! I wish.

Sewing the invisible zipper.I had a bit of difficulty the pattern skipped a couple of steps and I had to figure it out on my own. I'm not an expert seamstress but would love to be one,one day.

When sewing the invisible zipper I used a flat  screwdriver  to keep the zipper to the side.I  got this technique  from a very old and beautiful book called The busy mother's guide to sewing children's clothes by Nancy Coburn.

The back of the dress all done,sorry I forgot to add step by step pictures.
so glad that both sides are at the same level.I decided to add a long black ribbon as a sash.

 The dress completed she couldn't wait any longer and wore it right away that sunday to go to church.The dress was overall easy to make,except that the instructions on how to sew the linning was missing. I do recommend this pattern,but not for beginners.

My daughter and my 20 months old son after church.
till next time :-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oh Honey

Recently I went to a local pet store to get some natural pet food. We have a long hair chihuahua and a new puppy German Shepard. As I approached the check out line I noticed a huge jar oft beautiful, delicious honey. Not just any honey, natural honey. I bought it and was very happy the jar was only $10.
The benefits of honey are endless from the inside out. Honey can help muscles before, during and after exercise. Honey can enhance sexual libido( hooray) lol. It is perfect for the skin specially my worse nightmare acne scars. Here is a few recipes made with honey of course. For acne scars 2 tbs of honey and 2 tbs of lemon can clear up the skin. Lemons have vitamin c which is very good for the skin. 2 tbs of honey and 1 tbs of baking soda creates a paste to exfoliate your skin. Do it twice a week. 2 tbs of honey and tbs of olive oil put the mixture on your face for three minutes. Get a hot steamy towel and let it rest on your face. The steam will remove scaring , then wash your face. Pour half a cup of honey in the blender with a cucumber blend together really well. Cucumber is very good to tighten the pores. Apply on the face for a couple if minutes then clean the face with a wash cloth. These can be done daily except the exfoliant.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Homeschooling finally a dream come true.

Ever since our daughter was 2 yrs old I've been buying her activities books and crayons. I even got her a desk. Almost every afternoon we sat down and sang out abc's we read stories and she did some coloring And painting. I was once reading an article about homeschooling and how these children always scored higher on tests that the children that actually where in school. I asked my husband about homeschooling our daughter. He answered with a no it is too hard to do it. I kept buying books and doing mini lessons at home. Last year my husband got deployed to Irak and I went to Florida with the children. We stood at my moms house. My daughter started pre K. Omg it broke my heart that rainy day that I left my beloved daughter in a tiny yellow school. I saw the teacher yelling at the children. That really bothered me, but at the same time I wanted her to learn and the big word " socialized ". after my husband got back, we came back to our duty station. It was going to be her second school only in pre k. Here it was worse. Teachers seem impatient and rude. Kids were bullies and some not even old enough to defend themselves. After seeing so many things, I felt that my calling got stronger And I decided to google homeschooling. I pray and still praying about it. So far I've gain some knowledge and are getting ready to begin in September. The curriculum that I would love to try Heart of Dakota with Little hearts for his glory. Will give a complete review after I order it. Out 16 month old son will also be part of our homeschooling. Thank God for giving me a supporting husband. I Will keep praying so that God gives us the wisdom to do it. I want to leave the legacy to our children to follow the lord.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My obsession with Chipotle's Mexican Grill during my husband deployment

During my husband's last deployment to Irak,I decided to go and stay with my mom and sister in Orlando, Florida. During our stayed there my sister introduced me to a restaurant called Chipotle's Mexican Grill,I was instantly in  love with the food. I became a regular at the restaurant that I knew almost everybody.I know crazy! After about four months we get the amazing news that the deployment got cut short and the guys were heading back.Forget Chipotle, my hubby is coming home! was, what I was thinking all the time.When my hubby got back,we went to the restaurant and my husband loved it. I knew that he was going to get hooked on it like I did. Since my husband is into playing baseball and eating healthy and weights and all of that,he loved it. After the holidays it was our time to head back home,after searching for my closest location I got the following message "We are sorry no Chipole in your area search for another city or MOVE!" I was devastated, I didn't know to either laugh,cry,get angry or simply close my mac book. I was thinking to myself is ok,screw you,you'll be the one missing me,lol. After heading back home I did some research and duplicate it at home.yay for me! Now four months later I do what I call "Chipotleada Night" and here is my recent picture of my version of Barbacoa beef with white rice bowl.Like my dearest Julia Child used to say "Bon Appetit"