Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Recent Purchases

Just thought I'd share a few of my recent purchases. Haven't bought too much recently as I am still pretty broke, but we went to Phoenix and Albuquerque this past weekend and I got a few things. We were there on a mini tour with Fernando's band Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Rock Trio. I got to see my  family and friends, which was a lot of fun. We went shopping in Albuquerque and I got most of these at Buffalo Exchange.

The first thing I got is this vintage wool cardigan. It has beading and sequins around the collar.


I always have a hard time finding these in my size so I was happy to find this one. It fits like an extra small.
Buffalo Exchange
$11

I also got this Forever 21 coat. Its a nice fuchsia color and appears brand new.

Buffalo Exchange
$17

Next I got this really beautiful vintage 40s dress. It has a couple light stains on it, but who cares! Its sooo pretty!!


The sleeves are scalloped.
Buffalo Exchange
$17

The last thing I got are these vintage pink fabric earrings. I have them in a few other colors too.
Uneek Treasures
$2.50

These last 2 things I got a while back. This is a sparkly lucite bracelet I got at a vintage flew market.
$3

This is a sweater from the 70s that looks like its from the 40s or 50s. I think its really cute and it looks great with my Freddies jeans.

$15

So thats everything. I havent had much money to shop with but I really like the few things I got. Everything above totals less than $100. Not bad!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

People Be Trippin'

Remember this Dress:


I did a post about it months ago. Go back to it here and read the comments.

Silly people!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bad Blogger/I Heart Shoes

I have been a neglectful blogger, I know. I should be doing my October Spookfest right now but to be perfectly honest...I just don't feel like it. I have had a lot going on in my life with the move and 2 new jobs (and hopefully a 3rd) and just haven't been in a blogging state of mind. I haven't had any money to really shop with and havent been doing too much with my hair because I need a cut really bad! I am going to slowly try to get back into blogging, but we will just have to take it one day at a time.

All that being said...I wanted to share with you a couple of recent purchases. Shoes, of course.



Harajuku Lovers "Yipee".
I have these in black and I love them so I decided to get the red ones too. They were on sale at Amazon.com for around $17.

And next--

Miss L Fire "Tiki".
Which I won on Ebay, brand new in the box for $55!! They retail for around $150 on the website, but are actually sold out in this color.


I love my Lola's so much and have been wanting another pair of Miss L Fires but I haven't been able to afford them. I technically can't afford them now but at that price I couldn't pass them up! I will make sure to take pictures of them when I get them in.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

I would KILL for this dress!!!! It is sooooooooooo amazing it makes me cry! Its just perfect in every way...




~Sigh~

Even I weren't completely broke I wouldn't be able to buy it. At $425 its just way too pricey.

It sure is pretty though!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Skincare Routine

This was requested of me a long time ago and I am just now getting to it! Sorry for the delay!

When it comes to skincare I am a drug store girl all the way. My last real job was for a high end skincare company, so for 2 years I used only their products. I thought that because they were so pricey that they must be good. I was wrong. My skin looked so bad! I had horrible breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, bumps and wrinkles that didn't go away until I stopped using their products completely. After that experience I have sworn off high end beauty products in favor of drug store brands. They work better for me and they don't break the bank! Also, if I buy one that I don't like I won't be too upset because I didn't spend an entire paycheck on it!

So here is my list of beauty products that I use everyday. Since setting this routine my skin looks better than it has in ages! I haven't had a single breakout in about 6 months, no black/white heads, and the wrinkles I do have around my eyes have been drastically diminished. Needless to say, I'm pretty happy!

Face Wash
I have two face washes that I alternate. I sue this one by Neutrogena in the shower and it is really great at preventing acne. I used to get cystic acne on my forehead that was impossible to get rid of! The last time I had one was in December and it went away really fast. This stuff is great!



My other cleanser is this one by St Ives. I've reviewed it before and I still love it just as much. I use this one at the end of the day to wash off my makeup. It works really well at getting my face really clean. It helps prevent acne and reduces redness, without drying out my skin. My skin used to be really dry but as I've gotten older I've noticed that I now have more of a T zone; meaning my forehead and nose get oily, while the rest of my face is normal/dry. Thats why I like acne cleansers that don't dry out my skin.



Exfoliate
Everyone needs to exfoliate, even people with really oily skin. I use this cleanser about 3 times a week and I usually mix it in with my Neutrogena face wash. I initially bought this by accident. I meant to buy the masque of the same name. I was gonna return it but decided to give it a try instead. I'm glad I did because it really works!!


Toner
Even though I wash my face diligently every day, there will always be some residue left over. I have been using a toner for about 15 years now to make sure I get my face really clean. For a while I was using witch hazel, and I may again, but for now I am using this one by Biore that I really like. It keeps my pores really clean and drys up any acne I may get. Again, since I set this routine I have had no breakouts, but every now and then I will get one pimple. This stuff gets rid of it fast!


Prep
I have reviewed this stuff before too. It is a staple in my medicine cabinet. I swear by this stuff! When I was using Osmotics (the devil company's products) I started noticing some serious wrinkles forming around my eyes. I actually believe that their products made me age faster! I started using Bio Oil and my crows feet have been greatly diminished. I only use it around my eyes, twice daily, letting it soak in before applying moisturizer. Along with the comments I got from my coworkers, I have noticed visibly smoother skin around my eyes. For that reason, I will never stop using this stuff!!

$9.59

Now onto the newest brand of skincare products that have stolen my heart: Oil of Olay. I decided to give it a try after my Osmotics fiasco, based solely on reviews I had read. I wanted to start on a beauty regimen that was good, but wouldnt cost an arm and a leg. I was using Origins, which worked great, but at $30-$70 a product, I could no longer afford it. I got all of my Oil of Olay products for around $50, buying a value set and using coupons from the newspaper. Not bad!

The first product I use is the Regenerist Serum. I apply it to my face first, avoiding the eyes where I put the Bio Oil, and let it soak in for a few minutes. Serums are a great way to get more concentrated nutrients into the skin, so its important to let them properly penetrate into the skin.

Moisturize
For my eyes I use the Lifting Serum. I like it because its light. I already get moisture from the Bio Oil so I don't need a heavy cream on top of that. I like these two together as they seem to compliment each other well.


Day
Its important to use a different moisturizer for day and night, especially if the day one has an SPF in it. Sleeping in an SPF can irritate your skin, as I found out once the hard way. My day moisturizer by Olay does not have an SPF in it, so I will add one on top of it when I am going outside. The next time I need to stock up I am going to get one with and SPF already in it. For now though this hydrating cream works really well. It moisturizes my skin without being too heavy, leaving my skin really soft.

Night
My night cream is an anti wrinkle one. Its never too early to battle wrinkles, and the best time to do it is at night. Its good to use a heavier cream at night, so that it can penetrate into the skin while you sleep. This one is really good because my skin still feels hydrated when I wake up.


So there you have it! That is my daily skincare routine that I swear by. I have no plans to deviate from it too much (aside from adding an SPF) because I havent been this happy with my skin in years. I learned a real lesson working at my former company: just because the products are expensive does not mean that they work! All the products I use can be bought for around $100 at any drugstore and they work better than any department store product I have ever used.

So ladies...what skincare products do you swear by? Are you a drugstore girl like me or do you prefer the high end route? I'd love to hear your opinions on this matter!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

San Diego Randomness

Well I have been in San Diego now for a few weeks. I am currently searching for a job, which is never fun. Once I get a job then we get to search for a new place to live. Currently we are a bit further out  than I'd prefer. Everything we do is in the city so once we have some income coming in on my part we are going to look for a little cottage somewhere.  San Diego is cool because a lot of rentals are little cottage complexes, so you live in a mini house with no shared walls. They're really cute too!

In case you are wondering who the "we" is that I am referring to...


This is Fernando. I have known him for about 10 years. He's the drummer for Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Rock Trio, who I have mentioned before here. Thats all I will say about him for now ;-) I am happy though, and that is all that matters!

So here are some random pics:



Dancing at a Roy Rapid show.

Wearing one of my all time favorite dresses.

At a barber shop benefit show.


At Comic Con with my bestie Tara. We got free tickets to preview night.

With some Princess Leia's

With my baby before a show :-)

I am still trying to get back into the blogging mood, so bare with me!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

While We're at it...

I can't wait for season 2 of Boardwalk Empire!!!!

Pan Am

This show looks like its gonna be really good!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Moving

So, just thought I would let everyone know that I am San Diego bound today! One of the big changes in my life is a big move halfway across country and today is the big day. That is why there has been a lack of posting from me. I've been packing and cleaning for over a week. I am really excited for a new start and couldnt have done it without my friends. Once I am settled I will start posting more and will clue you all in on the rest of the big changes in my life.

Bon voyage Denver!!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hair and Outfit Post

Here is a roundup of hairstyles I've worn and managed to take pictures of. I don't know if you can tell, but I'm obsessed with scarves right now. I've always liked them but I've been wearing them a lot more now. Its a good thing because I have about 50 million of them!! Somehow though, I seem to mostly wear only two or three of them.


I have a Bluetooth on. I'm all technological now.

This is a PJ top that is now a staple in my wardrobe.

I love this purple floral scarf and I LOVE my peasant blouse. I need more!!!

This is my 40s linen dress that I love. I have to replace the zipper in it.



Here's a closeup of the detail on the dress. Its so, so pretty!!


And the hair. It looks really short here.

I really liked the way my hair turned out here. I got the rose clip at Viva and I really like it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Some Not So Recent Purchases and Acquisitions

First, let me apologize for my absense. There have been a lot of changes in my personal life, with a lot more still to come. I try to not get too personal on here so I am keeping it to myself for now, but as things progress I will tell you all more. What I will say is that I am happier than I have been in years, and I'm very excited for whats to come :-)

So, here are a bunch of pictures of things I have bought or acquired in the last 4 or 5 months.



Carved bakelite earrings.
Ebay $10

40s rayon dress. Estae sale in LA.
$2

It has cute little cutouts at the neck.

And petal like scallops on the waist.

This was given to me. Its black and white with rhinestone buttons that I sewed on.

The inside lining is red.

This was a Viva purchase.
40s rayon Cheongsam dress
$160

Its purple and lime green. I couldnt resist!!

Mexican raffia tote.
Estate sale
$1

Another Viva purchase.
Cotton playsuit.
$95

This was a free estate sale find. I wish I would've taken a 'before' picture. It was in such a sad state. Holes and tears all over, missing all its buttons. I figured I'd try to save it since it was such a pretty dress. 

Its crepe and really beautiful. I had to soak it 3 times to get the stains out. Then I had to mend all the tears and hols. Then replace the buttons. Once I was done I put it on and realized that its way too long for me!! So now I have to hem it. 



This is another purchase I made at the estate sale in LA. They're 30s beaded shoes and they are amazing!!! The interior is velvet and all the beads are perfect!

I love them! The only problem is that they are just a tad too big for me. I don't know if I should pad the toe or just sell them.

I love them though!!!
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