Thursday, September 29, 2011

Exercise Without Baggage

It’s happened to everyone at some point. You go out for a walk, jog or a bike ride and you encounter some sort of situation in which you need some flow. Perhaps for a cold Gatorade at the gas station; a smoothie from that smoothie place; or just a sit-down snack/coffee with your friend. It’s not totally surprising that someone who is on a walk or a bike ride wouldn’t have their wallet on them. Unless you opt to take a bag with you (how convenient is that?), you can pretty much only fit your keys (and - not really) into your leggings or shorts.
Someone out there found that situation annoying enough to invent a solution. It’s called the VITAband, a pre-paid VISA debit chip in a bracelet. You can use VITAband at any store that accepts Visa debit cards (Find places near you). Also, VITAband also functions as an ID and it stores emergency contact information as well as medical history incase of any accidents while you’re out and about. Coo’.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fitness Inspiration Blog

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Those of you ladies who have a hard time keeping up the motivation, it may do you some good to look at pictures of other women with hot bodies. I found a blog that delivers all the necessary photos of skinny bitches as well as other fitness tips and tricks that should help your motivation along. It's call Fuck Ya Fitspo! It's a nice place to go and browse when you're feelin' a lil bit lazy.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nail Stickers from FabulousNails

A couple of weeks ago I got a special online deal for nail stickers from I had actually been wanting to try nail stickers/wraps because I saw that one my best friends had put some on. She told me that it doesn't chip off and is not bad for your nails at all. I decided I wanted to try a solid color nail sticker. Get a long-term manicure along with a little bit of protection for my nails. Good deal. When I saw that there was an entire site that dedicated itself to nail stickers, and there was a deal running, I was sold!

I don't know where things went so wrong...

I got my two sets of nail stickers in the mail (I couldn't decide on just one color) and I decided to just put them on my toes first. I followed the instructions to get them on. Used a blow dryer to seal them on and everything. Ay, papa.

It was impossible to get those flat nail stickers on the natural curve of my nails. I looked like I had some sort of special rippling water texture nail polish on. I "sealed" them on with the blow dryer and repeatedly burned my poor little piggies. But they still wouldn't stick!! ::Clip, clip, clip:: I shaped around my nails perfectly with a pair of nail scissors and cuticle cutters. I decided I had done everything I could and it was time to get into bed.

I kept feeling slightly embarrassed every time i felt myself scratch my boyfriend with my toenails. He was not in the room when i was putting them on, nor did I even tell him I had ordered he probably thought I had some crazy hang nail going on.

The next morning I went into work and kept looking down at my wrinkly-colored toe nails. Sigh. The big toe was the worst. While I was standing at the entrance of my coworkers office, she told me to come closer so she could see my toe nails. Fabulous(Nails)! They're calling attention with their "super cool" water texture. I immediately went to my desk and pealed off every one of those bitches at my desk.

Project Nail Wraps was a failure.

Has anyone out there flawlessly applied nail wraps before? If so, how!?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beautiful Yellow Eye Shadow

I love this ad...
That yellow eye shadow with the bold black liner and eyelashes inspires me, somehow.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pink and Green Eyeshadow Can Look Good

I love this combination of pink and green eyeshadow. Too bad this type of look would only fly for a photo shoot and not an everyday event. But its beautiful from an artistic perspective, nonetheless. The colors are subtle yet bold and perfectly blended. I gotta say, I'm quite inspired to go home and replicate the look for my own make-up portfolio. Get excited.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OH&My God! Online Shopping!

I live in Miami, so I didn’t have the privilege of ever knowing that H&M existed until I was studying abroad in Berlin in 2006. When I walked into the magical store that first time I thought, “What is this cheap goodness?!” My first visit to H&M was followed up by a routine stop in an H&M in each European city I visited during my 1.5-month travel following my time in Berlin.

Since I got back to the states, I’ve only been able to revisit H&M twice: once in Chicago and once in New York. First off, how does a popular store like H&M skip a poppin’ city like Miami? But even if…HOW are you not going to offer online shopping as an option?! Like…what??? Do you know how much business you would get from the many people around the nation who don’t have a local H&M store? And don’t we deserve this basic human right? We’re people, too, you know? I’ve posted comments on their Facebook page asking them why they don’t offer online shopping. Well I guess I really scared the bajeezus out of them! They’ve answered my demands! Late last month, H&M tweeted “H&M has decided to have online shopping in the U.S. at the turn of the year 2011/2012.” Well Hallelujah! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bohemian Braids - How To

I tried out the Bohemian braids tied back in a low bun. I think it came out cute. Particularly for my first time. If you know how to do a french braid, you should be able to do the Bohemian braids pretty easily. This is how I did it:

1. Start by parting your hair in the middle about 1 1/2" into your hair.
2. Starting with a little triangle shape at the front of one side, start braiding and follow along the top/side of your head.
3. Pick up hair as you go but leave a sort of mohawk strip that starts behind the 1 1/2 inch partition you made in step 1. That loose hair will keep there from being any partition between the two braids.
4. Keep braiding till you reach the bottom of your hair and actually keep the braid going off your head for about 2 inches and hold it temporarily with a hair tie.
5. Do the same on the other side.
6. Take off the hair tie and join the two braids over the brushed back, loose hair in the middle.
7. Twist the loose hair and the two braids into a low bun and...tie it up!