Monday, June 13, 2016

Real Women Wear Flats








Hi Loves!
I hope the month of June is treating you well. May you be filled with Happiness, fulfillment and Joy! I have been running around now that the weather has gotten warmer-  so my apologies if I have been sort of MIA :)
My post today is about flats and how in the real world we as women really don't wear stilettos as much as we used to in our 20's and 30's. I remember the good ole days when I would actually wear  heels to work and be ok the whole day. How I did it? Don't ask I don't even know myself!





Those days are forever gone. I am lucky if I can withstand them more than 3 or 4 hours if that LOL! I haven't given them up but eventually I will have to one day.
 My new bestie has become the flat shoe.  Here are a few of my favorite celebs walking gracefully in flats and sneakers ( which by the way come in so many fantastic styles and colors ). I bought a pair of Adidas and to my surprise they are beyond comfortable compared to the way they felt back in the early 80's. I like to wear mine with leather skintight pants or boyfriend jeans. 













































































Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jumpsuits











Hi Darlings!

I have to say Jumpsuits are one of my favorite pieces to wear. They are beyond comfortable and so easy to dress up or down. If you really check out for a good sale you can find a beautiful one for a reasonable price. Jumpsuits in my opinion are so feminine and look lovely with flats, sneakers, or heels.









































Friday, May 27, 2016

Changes and How We can face them together.










In your fabulous 40s, you still feel invincible—these are great years, after all.

But small changes are occurring that need to be addressed before they become problems. Here are some of the most common health shifts women experience:




  • Metabolism: Slowing by 2% per decade. I have learned this and struggle to loose 5 damn pounds in a month. BUT I won't give up just because my body is holding on to this damn fat. I will succeed and keep going to have a healthier body and lifestyle. And so will you! POWER of the mind is everything to get what you want.
  • Muscle: Down by 6 to 7 pounds from 10 years ago. Ugh the struggles we face. As your Dr what can be done.
  • Bone: Dropping by about 1% a year since your mid-30s. Vitamins & Calcium 911 Ladies! I am taking 1 a day vitamins.
  • Libido: Declining because of high stress levels and hormonal changes. We are always on the run and wear so many hats at the same time. It happens and is normal.
  • Stress: Especially high because of worries about kids, parents, health, career, and finances. And we all know these kids take a big toll on our lives.
  • Depression: More likely now than later in life. If You feel a little off emotionally, let your Dr. know. It's important to find someone to vent your life situations to. It's ok everyone has daily struggles. Reach out and do something healthy for your well being. Therapy is a healthy thing for the soul.
  • Exercise: Walk, taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator is a big change in your body. Stretch your body in the mornings- reach for stars as you do it. Walk an extra 5 blocks when you can like when you come out of work. Take the long way to the train station.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hydrate Your Body in Seconds






Good Morning and Hello My Darlings!
I hope You had a Beautiful, Relaxing and Very HappyWeekend. 


Ok so here is the scenario~ You have 20 minutes tops to shower, dress, and get out the door.
Sometimes Less in the real world -as your racing to the shower in a frantic "OH MY GOD!!"state- REMEMBER Your best feature and best outfit is your skin. Polished Smooth Skin always makes an  fabulous and radiant entrance. No matter what you are wearing people will always notice your skin before anything else. Here are some fantastic oils to use once you are fresh out of the shower before you towel dry your skin.






Neutrogena Sesame Body Oil. For starters the smell of this oil is beautiful! It is light and has a pleasant feel once applied on your skin. I like to apply it on right after I rinse off body cleanser (or soap). I let it set into my skin as I wash my face. I always leave my face for last ( steam opens up my pores ). Once you are out of the shower Don't rub it off -Pat your skin with a towel and let air dry. This reminds me of my BFF who introduced me to this Gem of an Oil and years later I am still a big fan. Great for cuticles and as a shaving oil.









An oldie but goodie Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil is Good for Face Esp at night. This works really well in the winter time. Cold winds, artificial heater and radiators beat up and suck up skin's moisture. Argan Oil takes care of that always make sure it's 100%. This is perfect after you wax your legs or bikini area. Make sure to click on the 0.5 ounce bottle which is $16.00






I have a huge obsession with the Ocean. Anything that can bring me close or remind me of the beach is the smell of this amazing oil by Bobby Brown. Once you open the cap you will know exactly what I am talking about. I can't put my finger on it ( it has a clean smell to it ).  I loved this so much I  bought the roll on scent. I think you would prob love it as well. This baby is a little heavier in texture because it contains Olive Oil Sesame Oil Avocado Vitamins E & C. Which is a huge plus!










Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil has a nice cocoa butter/ shea smell to it. I love the spray effect  smooth it on while your skin is still damp. I don't recommend this on your face ( unless it's pure Argan oil). For hair -spray onto your palm, (not directly into hair) rub your hands to break down the oil first then lightly smooth onto your dry hair to get rid of frizz. It has been sadly discontinued -BUT!! You can still find it on Amazon or Ebay. I went on a mission but found one. Why did I put this one up? Incase if you see it anywhere GRAB ONE before they are all gone! You never know! LOL!




*P.S. Please be careful not to apply any oils on your feet ( ESP in the shower or bathroom floor tiles) they get very slippery and you can slide or fall God Forbid. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vogue Recommended ~ Drugstore Facial Cleanser & Body Moisturizer














Hi My Darlings!! 

Happy Friday!!!!

Before I begin, I want to say "Thank You" to every single beautiful soul who has visited my blog. 
To My Family, My Friends who believe in me, and their Friends who have spread the word on Facebook. To all my new Friends from all these amazing countries around the world!! Spain, Germany, China, Guyana, Greece, Colombia, Bahamas, Ecuador, Sweden, DR, PR, Mexico, Canada and OMG so many others! You have no idea how happy you have made me feel. I truly appreciate your visit. You have brought so much HAPPINESS to this simple girl in New York City!
From My heart to yours Thank You, Grazie, Efxaristo, Shei-Shei :) - De Corazon Mil Gracias :)
I hope you continue to visit me, xoxo!















Skin Cleanser














I read about CeraVe Hydrating cleanser in Vogue magazine. When? I don't remember, but I ran the very next day and bought a bottle. This is perfect since my face always feels dehydrated.  It doesn't make a foam like soap. The texture is more like liquid cream. It has no smell and it's super affordable. It contains Hyaluronic Acid ( which is already naturally in the body) this creates fullness in the skin and secures moister.










Skin Moisturizer 
















When I bought the cleanser I said - I might as well buy the lotion as well. Let me tell you something This stuff is really good! It has no smell (which to me is perfect because I like to smell like whatever perfume have sprayed on).  It dries quick and works fast. I keep one in the car -it has saved me many times when I have ran out late and noticed my skin looked dry. This is also great for dry feet. I love it!






Here is a link for a $2.00 coupon for your purchase! You can use it whenever you go to any CVS Duane Reede, Target, or Walmart.














Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jasmine Tea





Hi My Darlings! 









May today's blog find you endoused in Happiness, Health and Love! Sometimes we need a quiet moment from the constant errands & busy life we lead. Our responsibilities are never ending. Work, Laundry, Cooking, Food Shopping, The kids on and on and on .....UGH.  When I need a moment of silence in my own head I make myself a nice hot tea.
 Green Tea with Jasmine :)




 My obsession for years, Jasmine tea adds a nice flavor and beautiful aroma to green tea. I enjoy it most with food, the jasmine brings out the flavor of my meal. The best part is it has 0 Calories, is full of Antioxidants which works towards fighting disease and help slow down the aging process in our skin. It also helps when dieting, Which soothes my stomach not making me as hungry.




An old friend of mine, Chimei ( pronounced Shimay) once taught me "One should never rush having tea." "One should stop -look- listen- smell- and taste what the tea has to offer." Wise woman, the beautiful things we learn from good friends. 29 yrs later I appreciate her tactic more than ever.  That's the beauty of getting older, I'm noticing the little things more each day.and enjoying them :)




I like to put the bag in a tea pot - 1 bag is potent enough to make 4 cups of tea.
I wait about 2 minutes for the tea bag to soak. That way the full flavor can be acquired and the beads in the tea bag can expand to it's potential.





I almost forgot! If you buy the jasmine tea at one The Coffee Bean Shops you get a free cup of any tea. They have an assortment of delicious flavors. So don't forget to ask :)

P.S click on the select button then click on 20 Tea Bags otherwise you will end up ordering the loose tea.

http://www.coffeebean.com/jasmine-dragon-phoenix-pearl-tea/d/1151_c_200_cl_465

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bronzer Blush and Brush









Hello My Beautiful Friends! 
Wednesday is here -Is it me or is the month of May flying by? I feel like it is LOL!
As you read this blog I hope it finds you Rejuvenated! Refreshed! Fantabulous and Feeling Fulfilled!








I was walking by a Family Dollar and decided to check out the goods. I love bargains! Anyway, so I had forgotten about this Bronzer by NYC for $2.15 at Family Dollar! Yes you read right, a whole $2.15! I grabbed it then I totally remembered my favorite drug store combo with this. Now I am going to share it.
















This Bronzer has a Matte finish to it which is perfect for the blush I combine it with. Shimmer on top of Shimmer isn't good for any woman at any age. I always use matte bronzer then combine with a shimmery blush. I use the color 720 (Sunny). This to me is just as beautiful as the NARS Laguna Bronzer which is $40 a pop.



Nyc-smooth-skin-bronzing-powder-sunny - buy it here









Sonia Kashuk has been a favorite of many makeup artists that I know & Love.  This angled brush is perfect for applying bronzer. Good looking makeup begins with good brushes.
I don't use the same brushes for bronzer and blush. It's more flattering to separate the colors, and I can control how much of either I am putting on my face. 
As My Fabulous Friend KOKO from MAC used to tell me back in
 '97.

"Girl the key is to BLEND BLEND BLEND" I never forgot her/his advise. 
I Pick up some product with my brush (a light hand) TAP the brush to get the excess powder off then I apply. And Blend Blend Blend  KOKO style :)




Sonia Kashuk At Target













Another Oldie But Good is The Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. After I blended my bronzer - I apply Luminoso lightly on top of my cheek bones.  I don't make that smiley face and apply on the apples of my cheeks.  I like to sweep it on top of the Bronzer.  It makes the face look defined not blush scattered all over the face. This is a beautiful color for the warmer days coming up. You can find Milani at any CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreen's.



Milani Luminoso Baked Blush At Walgreens - buy it here






This blush brush is a beautiful choice feels so soft on the skin. I like the No. 16 because sometimes I have a heavy hand ESP. when I am in a rush this is perfect it controls that.