Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jizo & Chibi - My Jizo Necklace

I just wanted to start this post off with a huge thank you to Valerie Johns over at Jizo & Chibi for allowing me this amazing opportunity to have one of their necklaces! I received this beauty in the mail last week and I was overjoyed to get it! 

The necklace that I got was the Tiny Jizo.  The necklace is made of an 18K gold vermeil and is the perfect size for me! It's tiny, but packs a punch with the stunning finish it has. It can capture anyone attention.

Valerie created the image of Jizo for the first time when she was hiking to a hillside temple in Kyoto. Jizo Bodhisattva is known in Asia as the protector of women, children and travelers. Jizo is a teacher who passes on his knowledge to others. Jizo holds Chibi with him and teaches him the ways of life. He teaches us that at any given time, we can be free from suffering as long as we take time to enjoy ourselves in our busy lives. 

 For me, this necklace represents strength and peace. Jizo is the one to protect and teach Chibi. Being a student, I can have quite the hectic schedule sometimes. Jizo reminds me that I have the strength to make it as well as reminding me to make time for myself daily. With Jizo, I remember to cherish all the little moments in life. Whether that be a day out with my friends, an evening with my family, or even an hour to myself. Every moment in life counts and it is important to love every second of it!

     The quote that represents this necklace from Jizo and Chibi-
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault

Saturday, December 15, 2012

XC Class!

     On 12/12/12, I spend my night with none other than my cross country team!! I love everyone on the team so much and I can't believe the season is now *offically* over. We had our banquet that night where we all received our rewards.
      For the banquet, we were told to dress formal so I chose to wear a dress perfect for the season..

The dress is the Lili Rose Lurex Dress from Kohls. It's a beautiful gold dress with a touch of glitter! The dress is just formal enough for the event and I love how it reminds me of the holidays. 
The back of the dress is super cute. It has a little eye hook near the top with a gold bead. I love how versatile this dress is seeing how I can re wear it for Christmas parties coming up.

To style this dress, I chose to keep it classy and chic. It was cold that night so I paired the dress with some black leggings to keep my legs warm. I also chose to wear a pair of boots. I was contemplating wearing flats at one point, but stuck with boots as soon as I felt how cold it was outside. 

For this event, my sister and my mommy came. My sister was the "amazing" photographer here and she snapped all the photos of me that you see. (she loves taking photos without me knowing as you can tell from the ones below)  

I'm Beautiful, I know! 
....? I seem to be looking at something....? lol
All the delicious treats we had!

What did you guys do on 12/12/12?
What do you wear to a holiday party? 
   For me, dresses are the way to go! You can style them up or down and they look super classy for the holidays! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mini Black Friday Haul!

I can't believe it's already December! Thanksgiving was literally last week, yet it feel like it was a long time ago? At the same time it feels like just yesterday. It's hard to describe it, but this time of year always goes by slow and fast! 
It must be the holidays causing this...

Anyway, guess who went shopping on Black Friday? 
I did! After my filling dinner, I took a little nap and got myself out of bed and to the store. I picked up quite a few items for home and a few clothing items. I absolutely fell in love with two of my clothing pieces. 

 Here is a pair of jeans that I purchased for just 17.99! They are super cute and they are my first patterned jeans! They are grey colored and feature mini black hearts all over. These are just perfect with a cardigan and some boots!

 This sweater is adorable! It's super lightweight and made of a soft fabric. I love running my hands over this fabric. The sweater is a lovely mint color and has roses over it. After recently dying my hair a blondish, I find that this mint/green color seems to compliment it really well. Red clothes don't look so hot on me anymore however...

Ohhh and guess what else I got...???? This is the main reason why I went shopping so early!!

 I GOT A NEW WINDOWS 8 LAPTOP! (well technically, it's for my sister, but I am using it too!!!)

This is such a nice laptop! I got it for only 289 and about 2 hours of line waiting.. was it worth it? Yes!!
The laptop so far is really nice and running smoothly. The only thing is the setup of windows 8 is much different than windows 7 and it's taking some time to getting use to. I'm sure I will adapt to it soon!

Get the jeans here!

Did you go Black Friday Shopping?
Can You believe that it is almost 2013??!!?

I also wanted to put in here that I was thinking of hosting a few giveaways soon in 2013.. How do you guys feel about this? The prizes will be a single item most likely =)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cause Your Hot Than Your Cold....

Living on the East coast has been something these past weeks. I'm thankful that I don't live in the harder hit areas, but Sandy and Anthem really have done a number on some of our towns. Luckily, I didn't lose power for over 10 minutes during those 2 storms. The only bad thing was my connection to the internet was super slow ... 
Now that the storms have left, we have been left with freezing temps. here. I mean highs of 40's and lows below 32 degrees at night. I can't believe that a few weeks ago it was 60 degrees! 
I guess winter is coming! 

I don't know how I feel about the cooler temperatures. I always thought I loved winter weather, but not that it has come, I am not sure about that anymore. I miss the days where I could wake up, go for a run, and then soak up the sunlight with my friends outside. I miss wearing flipflops on a daily basis and all my colorful tank tops!

For my outfit today, I chose to wear a sweater to keep me warm and my fuzzy boots for my feet. This is the first time I pulled out my boots for the season! These are probably my favorite pair of boots since they keep my feet so warm with all the fur it has inside!

I paired the boots with a purple horizontally stripped sweater. Underneath the sweater, I wore a simple pink cami. To finish the look of, I wore a pair of dark washed skinny jeans!

Jeans- Forever 21
Shoes- Kohls

(P.S. , I don't know if you noticed, but I re-dyed my hair. This time I used bleach to try and get to a blond color. The haircolor turned out ehhh.. I love the color itself, but it's very uneven. I'll write more about this later in a post)

If any of you are fortunate enough to have warm weather and you are just in love with summer clothes, go check out this amazing dress from ModMint!
This dress is perfect for the summer or even winter. For me, I would definitely wear this dress in the winter no matter how cold. I just love the colors of the dress and the design. To winterize this dress, I would pair it with a jean jacket and a pair of boots. I would probably also wear a beige colored belt with this to give shape to my body and some gold jewelry to finish it off! 

If you want this dress for your closet, just go here-
and you can place your order. If you love the dress, make sure to order as soon as possible since there are only 4 of these left in stock!!
For free shipping, use the code "CHEVRON" at checkout!  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Huge Makeup Giveaway!

Congrats to Sandra S.!!!

This is my first ever giveaway and it I am doing it in celebration of all my followers and the fact that I am getting back into blogging after a long break! (school has gotten the huge chunk of my time, but I a determined to get back into blogging!)

Here are the prizes- (plus 2 more that I forgot to photograph)
 This is my first giveaway, so please excuse the messy format. The prizes I am giving away are all listed individually below and they were all brought with my money. =)
I will take care of all the shipping and handling cost for the U.S. + Canada ONLY. I am sorry about this, but international packages are quite costly. You can still enter if you are international, but you might have to take care of the shipping cost yourself. I'm sorry!

The Prizes-

Milani nail polish in Deep Thoughts

Milani powder eyeshadow in Pitch Black

Milani sparking eyeshadow in Lovley & Luminous

Covergirl eyeshadow in Sombras realzadoras

Maybelline color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt

Covergirl blush in Rose Silk

Covergirl Wetslicks in Potently Pink

Essie polish in As Gold As It Gets

Essie in Sexy Divide

Sally Hansen Crackle Polish in Fractured Foil

Sally Hansen polish in Wedding Crasher
Maybelline Superstay Lipstick

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I also wanted to tell you guys that I am participating in a contest where I try to get the most "likes" on my weighttraining profile page. If you guys could please help me out with that, you get 10 extra entries in this giveaway!
This giveaway will end Monday, Nov. 5 and the winner will be announced by Sunday, Nov. 11. I will announce the winner on my blog and email them as well for their shipping information.
                                                   Thank you and Good Luck!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Gift Haul

This is what I got my friend Vanessa for her birthday! She is a huge lover of makeup and beauty products so I chose to get her a bunch of makeup! She also mentioned to me that blue was her favorite color so as you can tell, I chose to stick within that color range as much as I could. Here is what I got her-

And now for close ups of each item because you probably can't see much from this top photo. I  love giving gifts for other people. I don't know why, but I think I like it more than receiving gifts, well sometimes. I just love seeing their faces when they open their present up! 

The first thing that I got my friend is this covergirl eye shadow palette. The color is called ice princess and it features shadows in several shades of purple. I know she likes blue more, but I think that purple suits her well! (I have blue stuff, don't worry)

The second item I got her was another eye shadow but in blue this time. This shadow is from Maybelline's eyestudio collection. It is called blue blowout and features shadows in shades of blue including many sparkly shades as well. I know personally I love sparkles once in a while and so does any other girl! 

The third item I got her was also eye shadow... am I overdoing the shadow here guys? I think not! A girl can never have enough eye shadow! This one is called crystal waters and is from covergirl like my first one. These colors are much calmer than the Maybelline colors and they are matte instead of shimmery.

To complement her colorful eyes, I decided to go and get her some mascara too! I wasn't sure what kind of mascara she liked, but I do know that she has stick straight asian lashes like mine! It sucks! I personally haven't found a mascara I love yet, so I decided to take a risk and buy this one for her. It's called Lash Out and it is from Loreal. I like Loreal when it comes to mascaras since I find them to lengthen and keep my curls tight. I haven't personally tried this one, but I bet it works well!

To complete her face makeup, I finished the makeup products off with Dream Bouncy blush from Maybelline in number 15. The shade is a light pink which would look great on my friend since she has pale/fair skin. I have this blush myself and I am in love with it! I love her it feels when you put your fingers on it. The blush literally bounces like a cloud!

At the very last minute, I added in 2 nail polishes into her birthday bag. I was out shopping and picked them up. I only took a picture of one of them. This one is from Essie and it is called turquoise and caicos. This color is a turquoise color with slight green undertones.
Essie is my favorite nail polish brand and I know she will love this one. The other nail polish that I got her (not pictured) was just a simple clear polish from Maybelline's 50 sec. line. This clear coat dries in just 50 sec and it is pretty amazing! 

The bag that held everything!

What do you think of my birthday gift for my friend? 
What is your favorite product here?

*I am going to be on vacation for the next week and I won't be back till Monday or Tuesday.
 Sadly, I don't know if I will be able to keep up with my blog while I am gone seeing as internet access is limited. Don't worry though, when I get back, my blog will be back up in full swing and I will reply to all your comments! Until then, comment and follow away if you like please =)*

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Flashback Time!

I was actually looking to do a post about my new jewelry today, but I ended up choosing to do an outfit of the day... a very old outfit of the day to be exact. I was looking through my photos on Facebook and I came across these little babies! 

This photo was snapped from my best friend's sweet 16 birthday party! Her birthday is June 4th which is the same as my Mommy's! For her party, she reserved an entire section for us at Olive Garden! How sweet! That was the first time I had ever gone to Olive Garden and let me tell you, it is delicious. (especially the fried eggplant!) 
For her party,  we were suppose to dress formal. It just so happened that around that time, I had picked up this dress from Kohl's on the clearance rack. It wasn't exactly my size, but it was only 7 dollars so I had to get it. I didn't even have an event to wear it to, but it turns out I do now! haha. 

The dress is split into two patterns. The top of the dress is a beautiful sea blue color. The dress on top is actually a one shoulder which means it hooks onto only one of my shoulders. I love these kinds of clothes, but the only problem is that the top was slightly too big on me. The side without the strap was constantly slipping down throughout the night which sucked. I tried to counterbalance this slipping top with a cardigan hoping it would keep the dress up. It sort of worked!

The bottom of dress is probably the best part! The bottom was an A-line skirt and I love these because they always look flattering on me. The lower part of the dress was white and had a splattered paint design on it in the colors of yellow, blue and pink! It is so cute and I love the pop of color it adds. The dress itself also had a black elastic band near the waist which I was thankful for. Belts/bands on the waist always look amazing on anyone. 
To finish my outfit off, I wore a pair of simple black flats and a set of stud earrings. 

DRESS- from Kohls
CARDIGAN- from Wetseal
SHOES- from Kohls
EARRINGS- from Wetseal

What do you think of my outfit?
What do you do when something doesn't fit you perfectly?
 I would love to get something tailored to me, but sadly I don't have that kind of cash hanging around!  Next best thing, duck tape and pins! lol

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rain Rain Go Away~

Well, the good news is that I was able to go to 6 Flags on Friday. The bad news is that I didn't get to go on any rides =( *cries* It was raining so everything was shut down, but at least we got free food and met other people? haha
Anyways here is what I chose to wear to the amusement park.
Sorry for the "mirror" pics. I was the only photographer and the mirror was the only way to do it!

I was anticipating it to be a hot day so I had to find an outfit that was cute, but also would keep me cool in the hot temperatures. I always seem to have bad luck because our bus was air conditioned and I was freezing, but once we got to the park, it was fine. I got this top just recently when I went to the mall with my friend and I love it!

The shirt is of chiffon material and is see through as you can tell. I chose to wear a simple navy blue bandeau underneath it for coverage. The shirt has a pattern of flowers on it and the top is made of a lace design.
The shirt also has buttons down the center. The shape of the top makes it perfect if you want to tuck it into your shorts which is what I did!

The shorts that I wore were just simple white khaki shorts. They are a bit of an off white color and I love them! They are super stretchy up top which also makes it perfect for tucking shirts in!!
The shoes I wore were just flip flops. I figured since I was going to walk around a lot and I was going to get wet so flip flops it was. I also sported a waterproof watch on my hand. That way, I could keep track of the time!

When we got to the park, it was slightly sprinkling and the water park was shut down. We chose to get food first and during our meal, it started down pouring. Luckily, we were under a hut so we wouldn't get wet. We literally were under the huts the entire time. We only ran out to either use the bathroom or go to other huts. 
It wasn't all a bad experience though because to make up for the bad weather, we got free balloon animals and face painting! (I must secretly be a little kid inside) 

it's a swan!

ohh gosh, excuse the odd smile here...
And at the end of the day when we were going home, the rain stopped and we saw this little baby up in the sky....


So I guess my trip wasn't a totally bust. I got out of the house and got to hang with my mom!

SHIRT- from forever 21
SHORTS- from Tj Maxx
SHOES- from Kohls
WATCH- from Kohls

What do you think of my outfit?
Have you ever been to Six Flags?
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