Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OOTD: Like Some Jeters on a Zebra, Way Too Many Stripes!

By not placing judgement on people by their outward appearance or by the things they do or don't have has given me opportunities to formulate some pretty awesome friendships and acquaintances. I have learned that the statement, "If you judge someone, you leave no room to love (like) them" was SO true. Of course its easy to admire our friends on the good path, because that's a great accomplishment, but it takes a special person to really care for all walks of life.  I've also learned it's never wise to put generalizations on people, if you put them in a category based on your opinion just makes you look silly. ...Oh I will never be a baby momma, or I will never talk to HER because she slept with HIM, or look what kind of car she drives....STOP IT!  What we do in our personal bedrooms, with our money, or our free time is really no one's business if it's not directly affecting you.  When I took judgement out of my heart it just made life more clear. I didn't feel the need to be right, or worried what people thought. As long as I knew I was being my true self, with a genuine heart and had a honest love for human life and not running my mouth being messy,  I felt like a better person. By no means am I saying I'm perfect or not guilty, I'm just more aware of my actions now than ever.

Standing on our balcony in Palm Springs, CA

Aviators Forgot the Name will post later
Top, Skirt, Earrings & Sandals all Target
Silver rings gifted from various ppl
Hayden Harnett Cuff available on http://www.haydenharnett.com/
Necklace of "Smile Now, Cry Later" I've had since Jr. HS
I LOVE Tiffany & Co. silver cleaner it works amazing!!

Color of my nails is Bachelorette Party by Essie


We're finally at our mid-week HOORAH!
Dos Mas
Let's GO!

Toodles!
Natalie

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Birchbox

My August Birchbox finally arrived today!
As usual, it's an exciting experience to rip off that paper & see what goodies I was sent! I have seen a lot of other people's boxes but what I received was completely different than anything I've seen on blogs thus far.   I try & give honest feed back on their site for the products that I like, not sure if your paricipation has anything to do w/ the type of samples you receive?

The theme this month was devoted to beauty innovations.

1.  Caudalie| Premier Cru The Eye Cream $95 for .5 oz.
I received .03 roughly a $6.00 value

2.  Fix Malibu| Wish Wash Exfoliating Powder Wash 1.06 oz $40
Received sample size, oz. not listed.

3. Number 4|  Lumiere D'Hiver Reconstructing Masque 5.1 oz for $58
Received 1.5 oz. roughly a $16.00 value

4. Number 4| L'eau De Mare Hydrating Shampoo 8.5 oz $34
Received a .25 oz. sample
States its a highly concentrated formula. One sample size should last up to 3 washes.
We'll see! :)

5. Zoya| Touch Collection Nail Polish in Pandora .5 oz. $8.00
Received .25 oz. $4.00 value

EXTRA: Twistband| Hair Tie Set of 3 for $5
I received 1, $ 1.67 value.

All in all I received about $26.00 worth of products.
Birchbox still has yet to disappoint me!
Can't wait to try the hair masque & the Zoya nail polish.



I also was the lucky winner of Dhalia's giveaway on her blog http://www.mzfashioncloset.com/
I was soo excited to receive this lovely gift!

Model Mirror
Compact mirror with led lights!

She sent me the style 'Portrait'
They can be purchased here----> http://www.lestaitai.com/


Look how it lights up and comes with a dust bag to carry it in.
If that isn't LUXE I don't know what is!
Thank you Dhalia!!




OOTD: Vintage Red

What may be important to your life might not be as important to others. Just because I love it, does not mean you have to like it, or vice versa, and that is perfectly fine… However, to be a genuine person and leave a positive lasting impression with someone, be honest in your approach. Sometimes it’s okay to be wrong, but have a backbone first before you ignite that fire & also try and be accepting of others POV's..we all have a story.  


Vintage Jane Ashley Top
7 Shorts
VS & Charm bracelets
Cole Haan Bag
Guess Shoes







Also, CONGRATS to YUKI for being the winner of my Verde Bling Giveaway!! THANK YOU to everyone who entered my giveaway!

Have a beautiful day!!
Natalie

Monday, August 15, 2011

OOTD: Heat Wave

I took Friday off to spend some much needed QT with my daughter. Sometimes we get so busy as parents trying to pursue our own happiness and goals that we easily lose focus on the tender moments that our children can never repeat.  So we headed to Palm Springs, for some not-so-far-away SUN. It was a breezy 70 in South Bay, so we made a dash to some 105 degree heat!


After a day at the pool, we headed to see The Help. Great movie!!





My top is made out of 100% recycled materials!
Shorts no name
Shoes from SoleSociety.com
Bag: Gucci
Sunglasses & Belt: Betsey Johnson


Besides sunblock and tanning oil, these were my 4 essentials for my quick trip. Nothing too heavy for heat!

1. Limited Edition 'Very Sexy Summer' by Victoria's Secret. It's a light fruity scent.
2. Revlon Color Stay in Cozy Coral
3. Clear lip gloss by Dior that I use over the lipstick since it's sorta a matte color.
4. Stila Sun Bronzing powder in Shade 1. It's a very light color with an SPF in it!

I hope you had an awesome weekend! 
I'm ready to conquer the week!
Let's go!

xoxo,
JazzyO