Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

My favorite fall scent!!
My friend Tina, who works at bath and body works gave me
a small candle last year of the pumpkin pecan waffle.
I loved the smell so much I wanted to buy the 3-wick candle,
sadly it was limited edition, and would eventually come back next fall.
Now that the beginning of fall has arrived,
and they're back in stock,
I made sure to stock up on the 3-wick!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Manang Ro's Graduation MSN, FNP

Today we celebrated My cousin Rowena (aka Manang Ro) 's Graduation
at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
She graduated from University of Phoenix with her
Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner.
I'm so happy for her, she's truly my role model.
Although going back to school for my masters seem like a good plan,
My mind is not set to go back to school.
I'm pretty content with where I am in life right now.
We will see.

We had dinner at the Thunder Valley Casino Buffet 
after the graduation. 
It was super delicious, I think I like it better than Red Hawk.
It's the closest thing we can get to Las Vegas Buffets!
I love me some Las Vegas Buffets!

My bf and I just spent $40 on a slot machine.
I dont gamble, I don't like to gamble at all.
Seeing that $40 dollar down the drain was sorta heart breaking.
I could've bought some other things with that 40 rather than losing it.
Oh well, at least it wasn't more than that.

Sublime was also performing outside of the Thunder Valley Casino.
We weren't able to get into the concert, but we had seats outside just to 
"listen" to them sing. Couldn't really see their faces.
All and all it was a great day!

It was also my first time at Thunder Valley,
I enjoyed their food.
I just wished I had more room to eat..
next time!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jaelyn and Maddyx's Birthday and Maddyx's Baptism + Vlog

Today we celebrated my Nephew Maddyx's 1st Birthday and Baptism.
It was also combined with his sister Jaelyn's 6th birthday party.
The baptism was early in the morning around 10:30 and
the party was later on in the afternoon.
After the baptism, my family and I headed over to Mimi's Cafe
for some late breakfast, or shall I say brunch.
I got the strawberries and cream waffles with a side 
of scrambled eggs and ham. Why ham? I have no idea,
I just wanted something new other than bacon.
Although I wished I had bacon instead.

Luckily the party didn't start until later, so I had time
to clean up my room and take a mini nap.

My parents and my cousins say that Maddyx resembles my older brother Eric.
They are reminded of him whenever they see Maddyx because 
they look a like.
You can see that big smile on my dad's face, I bet he misses his son.
My cousin Megan was saying how our family is complete now lol.
I never got a chance to meet my older brother,
but I would imagine he would be a great brother.

SATURDAY FOTD - Airbrush makeup

Face of the day

My Favorite Go-To Eyeshadow look

I've had the Dinair airbush system for quite a while. I bought it along with the 
foundation.  I think i got it about 3-4 years ago? It's been so long..
I never really used it because I wasn't really liking the consistency of 
the dinair foundation. I also didn't like cleaning the air brush system 
after each use.. It was a bit time consuming.

However, a couple months ago, i've been seeing youtube guru's
review the Belletto Studio foundation and i've seen
many great reviews on it.
Although I didn't have the belletto studio airbrush system,
I did have my Dinair airbush system.
They all work the same in my opinion,
why buy another airbrush system when I already have one.
That saved me a lot of money.
All I did had to do was to buy the foundation/blush etc.

I really love the formulation of the Belletto Studio Airbrush makeup.
It lasts all day and I didn't even need to powder!!
I shall do a review on it once I have time.

Dinair Airbrush system
Belletto Studio Airbrush Foundation - Sahara Sand
Belletto Studio Airbrush Foundation - Roasted Almond (contour)
Belletto Studio - Sun Goddess illuminating bronzer
Belletto Studio Blush - Sangria

Smashbox 24 hr photofinish shadow primer
Mac e/s - Satin Taupe
Mac e/s - Soft Brown
Mac e/s - Espresso
Paula's Choice Matte Nudes Palette, 3rd color -inner eye shimmer
Lancome Art Liner
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

Jack Black Lip Balm - Shea Butter
Em Cosmetics Lipstick - Posh

Friday, September 12, 2014

Truly Blessed + Big splurge

My lease was up with my previous car so I decided to trade it in and
get a different one.
I went to the dealership expecting to get the newest IS 350, 
but they only had it in red, with tan interior, which wasn't 
fitting to my taste. They had me test drive it, and I wasn't too impressed.
It all seemed too familiar.
So I caught my eye on a GS350 which I initially thought was
an IS350. I gave it a test run and the salesman could tell I loved that car.
He said I was driving it like I enjoyed it! I was giving it gas,
handling it well. I was sold. I didn't bother looking at anything else.

I ended up getting the GS350 on my own this time under my name.
My parents have released me under their wings lol.
Time to be a grown up now.
Work hard, play harder, buy big girl toys.

Next on my goal is to buy a house by the end of next year.

I'm just truly blessed for everything I have, supportive loved ones, a great job,
a brand new car that I can afford on my own. I truly thank God for all of these
blessings. I cannot be more thankful enough.

I bought this car SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6.
I couldn't really fully enjoy it until maybe today.
The next day I was on call at work so I spent the majority of my time at work
and resting.
Then I work the whole week after that.

What i love most about it is that it has a white exterior and BLACK interior.
My previous car was white exterior and tan interior,
and the tan would get dirty quick.
The GS is a tad big larger than my IS,
i wasn't use to it at first, but after driving it for almost a week
I got the hang of it.
I love the interior, the detailing.
It is a GS350 F Sport,
so It's pretty sporty looking especially the pedals.

The day I bought the car.
The salesman wanted to take out picture and
was kind enough to park it in this area so that 
he can take this picture of us.