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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Fall Favorites - September Edition of BeautyBox5

This month's edition of BeautyBox5 was  really nice.  There's an eyelight crayon,  deep conditioner and co wash, toe spacers, nail polish and 3-in-1 bright.  I will break it down to you one by one below.
I like the Natural Style by Fubu Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash.  Something different  to use as I  cut my hair shorter.It is equipped with 8 kinds of oils that helps repair your hair which I really like because my hair gets dull.  It also has a shea butter and it is paraben free.
So I have been going to bed early  and I am getting used to it.  Before,  I used to sleep after midnight but I changed that because it  is taking toll on my performance during the day.   On the weekends however, my kids wants to stay a little bit late so I have to stay late as well that's why I love this Chrislie Formulation 3-in-1 bright eye.  This reduces dark circles aand helps rejuvenates your skin.  
I am loving the eyelight crayon  from Nicka K New York.  I have  clothes that   would really match  this color if I go somewhere.  
Aside from the  Eyelight Crayon, the color of the nail polish is also gorgeous.  My Beauty Spot  have great selection of these pretty polishes for their  bold colors.  This gives me an opportunity to  give my toe nails some pampering.  The Sally Hansen Toe Spacers also comes in handy in  painting my toe nails.  
As you can see in the photos, my toe nails are  very small  that's why I don't go to the nail salon to have it painted.  It's a waste of money and time lol.  
I love the color of the  nail polish because it goes perfectly with my dress and bag, yay!  Balancing act is really what this month  BB5's goal with their selection inside the box.  
Thank you so much once again  Beauty Box 5 for the fabulous   selection this month!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Repair, Refresh, and Renew with Even Glow Serum

At 41, wrinkles and  lines are already visible in my face.  When I was younger, I don't really care too much about this stuff so I have never used any products that would take care of my skin.  Now that I am older, I am  trying new things such as  Serum and other  moisturizers just to enhance the  visible lines and other  signs of aging.  Both of my lower cheeks have dark spots  that started when I gave birth to my children and stayed  there  ever since.  I tried several products that could  lighten it up but  nothing seem to work.
When I was contacted via email and was  given a chance to try this Even Glow Vitamin C Serum  from Valentia, I was excited.  It said that it works as anti-wrinkle, an  antioxidant treatment  and quickly reduce Pores.  I have been using  this for four days now and I can honestly say that my skin is softer and feeling hydrated.
It's natural  ingredients such as organic  rose hip oil and sea buckthorn oil gives your skin that hydration  power all day.  Unlike the first serum that I have tried last month, this one is very smooth.  You can't really tell that you applied something after it dried out.   You can use your favorite moisturizer if you feel the need to  but you have to wait till this  serum  dry up first.  What I am looking forward in using this is to  even my skin tone and hopefully   erased my dark spots.  
I have learned through using this product that serums, unlike moisturizers, have smaller molecules and a higher concentration of ingredients and therefore deeply and quickly penetrate the pores in your skin in order to deliver  incredibly effective natural and organic ingredients. Serums are ingredient delivery systems. If used consistently, you will see more noticeable and dramatic results.  I guess I have to continue using this to  see a maximum result.
The antioxidants in  Even Glow Serum can take up to 4 weeks to completely soak into the skin and remove toxins that are causing dullness, dryness, and discoloration. The best way to apply the serum to your face and neck, in order to get full coverage, is to apply tiny dots all over and blend quickly but lightly.  I hope that this 1.8 fl. oz would last for a month  so I could  see the  difference in my dark spots.  

I only use this in the morning  after I shower  and I don't need to use anything else on my face.  It feels good actually.  This suppose to increase glow and radiance on your skin  but I don't know if you can see it in my picture.  You be the judge.  Anyway, you can buy this via Amazon, it is on sale for $35 from the original cost of $80.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Here's another event we attended before that  I neglected to post and I am not just getting around  posting it.  My family and the Howells family started   watching the firework display together.  We started the tradition since last year and we plan to keep doing it every year.  The night before we  went for our summer vacation in Ocean City, we watched the  Firework display in Weirton, together with our neighbor family/friends .  We headed there a little bit early to find a good spot to park since it is always  packed with  cars and people at the venue.
 While waiting for the Howells, I got the chance to take  pictures of my silly daughter.
 While we were waiting for the firework display to start, we   took some photos of us.
Here are some of the snaps for the firework.
The moon  have provided a much better lighting  after the firework was over.  It was another great bonding with the Howells family.  We  look forward to do this again next year.  

Health Insurance

The  virus that hjas been going around affecting kids is scaring me.  I hope and pray that it won't affect  our state as it is very scary, just to think about it  worries me so much.  You definitely  need to secure  an health insurance policy these days.  If you live in North Carolina and in in need   for nc health insurance quotes, just check it out online and you will find the best one that  would best suit your family's needs.  I pray that the affected children will find healing very soon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fitness Recap

This would be a  long post as I wasn't able to post my weekly  post for my fitness routine. Life go in the way and  blogging was put aside.  Anyway, here are some of the ones that I was able to document.

July 21 - Power walk with hubby, 5 minutes plank, and 20 squats.
July 22 - Did laundry, mowed grass, 5 minutes plank, and  20 squats.  That's pretty much about it.

July 23 - help other Moms in school in sorting out donated uniforms.  Also did some hula hoops and stretching at our backyard.
July 24 - 27 -  Did some  stretching and yoga and  family walk.  Glad it's over for this month.  It's hard to do anything when I have it since I always have cramps and migraine.

July 28 - /enjoyed a glass of  cucumber  and mint shake after burning 429 calories on a treadmill.

July 29 - Walked on a treadmill for 30 minutes, not much but it's good enough.

July 30 - Walked on a treadmill again for 30 minutes and rode the stationary bike for 5 minutes.  Another refreshing  cucumber and mint shake afterwards.

The whole month of August was the busiest for me.  Lots of things to attend to and prioritize so blogging was  pretty much neglected.

August 1 - Got my cardio done down the basement while doing laundry.
August 2 - EJ and I  took Bolt for a walk where we let him go down the field and chased him for about 10 minutes, it was fun!

August 5 - Hubby was at work so me and the kids went for a bike ride at our neighborhood.

August 6 - ran in our treadmill again and did some planks afterwards.  

August 7 - Our neighbor invited the kids for a movie night so hubby and I went for a walk  down to Starvaggi Park.  Thanks to the Howells for giving us some alone time.    

August 10 - wasn't my best day.  I tried to run but my  right leg was very painful.  This  exercise only lasted for 25 minutes.

August 12  - When my kids are not home, I  usually ran in the treadmill while the laundry is going to make use of my time.

August 13 - Sometimes, I am in the mood to  hit the treadmill every single day but there are times that I talked myself out of it, especially when I am feeling crappy because of  my PMS.
August  14 - Me and the kids went for a bike ride.
August 15 - My daughter was invited for a play-date by her friend I entertained my son in going to the woods.  Then later on, we went for a bike ride.
August 17 - Did some indoor  exercise routine.  I have no  energy to  go for a walk outside for some reason.

August 21 - Hubby was off from work so we decided to go on a long walk down the cemetery to visit loved ones.
August 22 - Went for a jog after dropping off my kids to school.  Then in the afternoon, we went for a family walk.
August 26 - 28 - Now that my husband goes to work at 5:30, I walked my kids  everyday except Mondays when hubby is off from work.  I liked it a lot because it gives me no excuse  to go on my 30 minute walk in the morning after dropping them off.
We do a lot of family walk and bike rides while the weather is warm.  
This month, I have the same routine, a 30-minute walk after my kids have gone to school.  I will be  making a separate post for it at the end of the month.  Hopefully.

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