Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OOTD: Homage to Michael Jordan

My OOTD was for casual Friday at my job, which just so happened to fall on Michael Jordan's birthday.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.... Michael Jordan 


My love for Jordan started when I was about 9, I am part of that generation of basketball. Hardwood was just different back then, I don't know how to explain it, but you can relate if  you were a fan. I was born a Laker fan but the talent that Jordan delivered was inevitable regardless of who your team was.  Well...unless you were my Dad, he never was a Bulls or Jordan fan, ever. Ya see, my favorite past time was watching hoops with my Dad, I learned everything there was to ever know about basketball just listening to him talk his crap & throw remote controls when the Lakers lost. LOL I collected basketball cards, loads of them & would quiz him all the time...naming out the last name and jersey number & he'd tell me the team, he'd take me to the Bren Center in the summers & we'd watch the Lakers practice during off-season. I truly loved the game of ball, and still do!  I think I broke his heart when I got my first Starters jacket & it was in Red, not our native Purple & Gold. He'd always tell me, take that off!  Any of my close friends would tell you, my pager code was #23 & I was the epitome of a die hard Jordan fan. So when I rock my J's I rock em' with pride, having seen every milestone of his career and the first time every number of sneaker hit the shelf. I could care less if they cost 50 cents, 50 dollars or the price they retail for now. I rock mine as a homage, to one of the greatest players ever in the history of the NBA to hit the hardwood, I am a TRUE fan.


These are the first Jordan's to ever be released, the 1's. It's a trip hearing people call them Retros, but that's what they are.  Dang I'm old!!

Wearing the 10's in red. I've had these since 2005.


This was my Instagram :)
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Half way thru the work week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Introducing LASH EM!

LASH EM
The ultimate beauty essentials for the Eyes

Huge shout out to Bee, the owner of BeautyAndEverythingElse
for hosting this great giveaway & giving her beauty lovers a chance to test out a great product!
Lucky me for being the winner :)

Azusa, CA

Measureable Difference Lash Gel $69.99

Experience the difference with our dual-patented lash boosting formula that is sure to condition those beautiful lashes! This lash boosting product works great on short, brittle and weak lashes. When it comes down to beauty we know it’s all about the eyes. Also works great on eyebrows. Irritation free, prostaglandin free and no prescription needed!


BENEFITS: 

◦ Eyelash boosting formula.
◦ Protects your lashes and is designed to help improve the overall condition and appearance of eyelashes. 
◦ Specifically formulated to deliver essential proteins, vitamins and rejuvenating ingredients that can nourish the structure of lashes, while adding shine and appearance. 
◦ It is ideal for women and men with brittle, weak, thin or short eyelashes. 
◦ Helps amplify volume by strengthening and rejuvenating lashes. 
◦ Helps promote lash flexibility and durability. 
◦ Adds moisture and shine to lashes and improve elasticity. 
◦ Can also be used on eyebrow. 
◦ Great for lash extension users! Help those broken, brittle lashes. 





Directions:
Apply LASHEM with one gentle continuous stroke across base of lashes. Recommended application is twice daily, can also apply one a night. Eyes should be clear of any makeup or cream residue; contact lenses should also be removed.




Double Trouble Mascara $19.99
Let your lashes do the taking with our infamous Double Trouble Mascara! Now you don’t have to choose—use the volume wand for a long and bold voluminous effect and use the length wand to expand your natural lashes. The lengthening fiber mascara helps extend to the tip of the lashes without clumping and doesn’t irritate your eyes. Extend those lashes for some double trouble fun!


BENEFITS:
◦Define and smooth lashes for an even application without clumps. 

◦Flexible cotton fibers wrap around each lash like a tube to help thicken and curl lashes.

◦Build length for an instant lash extension effect.

◦Nourish and hydrate for longer, thicker, voluptuous lashes. 

◦Volume fiber enhance lash growth for a bolder look. 

◦Formula is easily removed, which is great to use on sensitive and fragile lashes. 

Directions:
For best results, apply the volumizing black mascara first, and then finish with the lengthening fiber black mascara for those Double Trouble lashes.





Have you tried any lash boosters? I have another one at home that I received about a year ago in a swag bag. I think I'm going to test the two, one on each eye and seriously do the regimen for a month and see if I notice any growth. $70 for the product it should work wonders right? :)

Thanks again BEE!
You're the best.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My February Birchbox

My Feb Birchbox was mehhh, Okay.
But don't fret, my loss if your win.
Continue reading until the bottom.....

The theme this month was 'Spotlight"...This months selections were designed to highlight your awesomeness.


1. Eye Rock | Designer Liner
2 packs of 4 retail for $13. I received 1 pack of 4, roughly $6.50 value

2. Chuao Chocolatier | Spicy May Chocopad
Sweet & Spicy, artisanal dark chocolate treats that are laced with chile and cayenne pepper!
IT WAS SOOO GOOD! The combination of spices w/ dark chocoloate was TDF.
A full size retails for $6


3. Kiehl's | Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
It's a brightening serum that evens out skin tone with vitamin C & white birch extracts.
1 oz. retails for $49.50, I received .14 oz. $6.93 value

 4. Colorescience Pro| Glow & Go Travel Puff
Handy, powder-filled puffs to keep your skin shine-free & luminous while you're out on the town.
I checked their site, and I didn't see any of these 'To-go" puffs,
but the full size compact of powder retails $50.
I recived one puff in California Girl (naturally..LOL)

5. Juice Beauty| Green Apple Peel Sensetive Skin
Organic facial peel leaves skin glowing with vitamins and fruit acids.
2.0 oz. retails for $39, I received .17. $3.32 value

Total Value of $16.75!
As you can see the value keeps going down every month. :(
I am pleased w/ the Kiehl's & Juice Beauty products.
Anything that does a peel or reduces dark spots, I'm willing to try.

However, I will not be using the Eye Rock so the first person to comment with their email, I'll send them over to you.  I'm going to send just regular USPS mail, and I'll send a confirmation that I sent it once I receive the first email.

Happy Monday!