Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wind In My Hair

Hello ... This morning I woke up not feeling my normal self, my throat, chest and body are hurting also.  If you keep up with the news and weather in the southeast you might know that Hurricane Earl is at a category 4 … whatever that means.  This would be my first experience to anything close to a hurricane - I’m use to the earth shaking.  So, although the winds have picked up a bit, the heat is still here.  So much that I was able to drive this afternoon without using my A/C, I thought that day would never come.  It was 95 degrees outside and the wind felt good in my hair. 

It is definitely colder in my house than it is outside which is why I might be getting sick.  Let’s hope this Earl keeps moving and leaves without causing any damage.  I’ve never had to pay so much attention to the weather as I have had to do in the last few months.  You never know, I might just become a meteorologist.  Hahahahah!  Okay, maybe that is going a bit far but I can definitely say that I’m starting to understand the weather pattern a little better.  Well, I am off to bed early, no ‘novelas’ for me tonight.    


Monday, August 30, 2010

My Daily Beauty Go-To Picks

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite products I happen to use on a daily basis.

First off is my favorite body cream, yes, I said body cream in summer.

I absolutely love the way this feels on my skin and the scent it leaves and lingers on through out the day.  From the Elizabeth Arden collection, this is the only item I have tried and has become a staple in my beauty stash.  If you are looking for something that smells clean and will not leave your skin feeling greasy, then this is worth you trying.  Every morning after my shower I spread this baby over my body and the bonus is its aroma.  They honey beads are also quite nice and they do not irritate the skin at all.  Can’t say any more about this, go find it and smell it.  Done.

My brushes love this stuff!

My second item is Brush-Off make-up brush cleaner.  This bottle may look familiar you see, the make-up counters in most department stores use this to clean their brushes for immediate use on their clients.  Not only does it clean and disinfect but it also dries in seconds without damaging your brushes.  I love this cleaner so much I bought the full 16oz. bottle and am refilling my little 4oz. pump bottle.  Once or every other week I will do a deep clean to my foundation brushes with mild shampoo and water to get that build-up off; although, I think they do not need to be cleaned because of how well this cleaner works.  One spray pump and your black eye shadow will come off the brush, especially those goat-hair brush bristles.  It’s always nice to start with a clean brush, right ladies?

Lastly, “my Power Couple”, I gave it that name because I think these two products combined work marvelous.  My skin is combination/ oily so I have to be careful not to use anything that will make me look even shinier by the end of the day … the T-zone is my problem.  For an everyday use without the heavy feel of foundation, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse is perfect.  I know what you’re thinking, “you just said you have combination/ oily skin, why would you use something that is intended for ultra-hydrating skin?”  Yes, this product is ultra-hydrating, but even in this Florida weather and with my patchy combination skin, this glides on my face with a sheer look.  I’m not trying to hide all of my face under a heavy mask of foundation and this is just the thing.  In combination with Maybelline Dream Matte Powder I get a good balance.  I wish the powder would come in a color that is slightly darker than the Medium 2-2.5 but also lighter than the Medium 3-4, that would be my ideal shade.  


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Little Hands

What should have been a day at the park with a nice picnic turned out to be just a walk in the park.  That’s the thing with Florida, you can plan all you want but Mother Nature will make it pour for an hour and force you to change your plans.

So this is what we did …

My little one and I headed to the park to watch our homemade paper rocket ship take off.  It’s just amazing what children can come up with and the imagination that they have.

These were the flower petals my little one collected for me while we walked.  One day I know this little hand will be bigger than mine.

What a familiar picture, I've walked into my bathroom to find it looking like this a few times.

This is one of my favorite books to read to my little fella.  In this book by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw, you will find there is a beautiful song the mother sings to her son ...

“I love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.”

I tried telling my son that no matter how old he is he will always be my baby, he seems to agree … for now.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Guilty Treats

So after my morning shindig I headed over to my local Sephora and purchased these three basic pieces.  If they are so basic, why did I feel so guilty after I walked out of the store?  Perhaps because I own something very similar to each of these products.  The one product I thought I would be most excited about has now fallen to second place, yes, the mascara.  Lately, I have been obsessing over my brows and am in the hunt for the right brow shadow, pencil, or setting gel.  Keep in mind that I already use the Anastasia shadow and love it but it’s always nice to have options right ladies?

I haven’t tried any of the products yet but am sure I will love my brow pencil, that is of course if I didn’t goof on the color … my pick was Medium Ash Brown.   I will post you all with an update sometime next week with my opinion on each of these products.  


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to Basics

It's super late and I am still up ... I know I will regret staying up so late while I struggle to get myself out of bed in the morning.  Tomorrow I have work and know that I will have to be on full alert, especially with the group I have to work with.  After work I plan to pay a visit to the Lancome counter to check out the new mascara being advertised by Julia Roberts.  Oh Ads ... You get me every time. 

Years ago I use to swear by Lancome Definicils and would use nothing but that brand for my lashes.  After years of constant use, my lashes had gotten use to the product and stopped working its charm (that and the fact that it was over $20) -  which is why I stop purchasing this product.  Nowadays, I can't justify spending over $10 on mascara, even then that is a bit much ... Sorry MAC but $10 for your mascara is a bit too much.  

So after years of inexpensive mascara use, I will be going back to Definicils ... except this time I will try the new Definicils Precious Cells.

I am so excited, I can't wait to give it a go.

- Hizles


I have landed Florida!  Well, actually that was a few months back ... 
I want you all to get to see what I see in this beautiful sunny state that is, Florida. 

I'm a home body by nature and love staying indoors, more so now that it is hot.  It is still kind of hard to get my mind around seeing rain pouring down and not automatically reaching for a sweater or jacket before leaving the house to only be slapped in the face with heat.  WHAT!? 
Rain does not equal cold here in Florida.  It has only taken me a month to figure that one out.

Not a bad view, huh?

Even in the early evening, hot!  

I think I'm going to like it here ....


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