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#RelationSHEP #howtobealady

Can you see what’s wrong with this snapshot?

Why do people do this? Specifically non Asians? There is a perfectly good chair where the purse can sit. If there isn’t, guess what!? You’re going to have to scoot your little tush up and sit uncomfortably on that chair.

Never ever put your damn purse on the floor, that’s disgusting and REALLY unnecessary.

#TravelNecessities

I’m starting to grow my travel toiletries. I definitely wash my face more often and with the right soap so I started carrying around the Shiseido I’ve had.

To be honest, I’ve really only been using up these things because I’ve had it under my bathroom sink. I’ve been hoarding it for some unknown reason. I was saving it for that one time in the future that I’ll need it… but we know that’s an excuse for hoarding.

We’re moving in May so I want to get rid of anything extra I have so I won’t have to take any extra shit with me. Which works for me because I’m taking better care of my skin due to this.

My new travel pouch for my toiletries is my Mz Wallace Oxford Metro Nylon Pouch.

The items below are in my rotation now.

Atopalm Real Barrier, Intense Moisture Cream
Shiseido Ibuki Purifying Cleanser for Unisex
Purorganic Enhance Forte Essential Serum
Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Clear Eyes
Kai Body Lotion

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Always Been Into Scents

I have a thing with scents. I always say, a lady should be complimented by her scent.

Nobody wants to hug a lady and smell nothing or even worse, bad! Scents leave a lasting impression and I want to make sure I do that.

Petite Cherie was a discovery several years back. I want to say around 2012. I could be wrong.

When I have an obsession with a scent, I buy everything and anything that is in the family.

Shampoo and Conditioner if they have (most likely they don’t), Shower Gel, body lotion, etc.

I want to make sure every inch of my body is in sync with my scent. A bit OCD like that.

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Lotion

What’s in my @_NadiaGabriella? And this isn’t dirty talk.

The last time I used this clutch was at Kelly & Matt’s wedding in Kansas. I left the contents that I didn’t imminently need so here I was cleaning it out tonight. Only handbag that will go with my outfit.

Tomorrow is my company’s holiday party. Excited and nervous. Never can do really well in a large group setting.

I’m not spending money because I can’t. Lol so all my “vintage” stuff came out. What is really considered vintage though. (I looked it up, older than 20 years.)

This clutch is definitely not vintage. It is however old and rarely used.

Contents and why:

  1. Matches – Dual purpose. If you can’t figure out, yo and poopie. I don’t like to in public but if I gotta go… I light a match. It even helps when I walk into a stall that stinks like poopie. Oh! It’s tri-purpose. Not sure if that makes sense because it’s never been used by me! Lol

  2. Mint (usually gum) – Always need freshness.

  3. Floss – It’s the worst feeling to have something stuck in my teeth.

The above are all that I always carry.

  1. Heel protectors – The wedding was on grass.

AM/PM Routine

My skin has been super super dry and it’s been very annoying. flakey skin on the face is not cute and I was getting really irritated. My friends who are into skincare have been suggesting products and though those individual products didn’t work, a combination of them did.

The Argan oil and Murad products were gifted by Catalina
The rest were from a couple of different people… the two spfs were ones I purchased…

So I always put on the Murad Toner, I then put on either of the oils (Argan and PurOrganic) in the evening before going to bed.

For the day, I put on the toner again, eye cream, spf, AtoPalm and either of the oils.

My skin has softened up and the flakiness has minimized.

My skin felt like sandpaper and now it’s much better!

From left to right:
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

PurOrganic Serum
Argan Wear Oil
Eau Thermale Avène Mineral Light SPF 50
AtoPalm Real Barrier Intensive Care
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Sunscreen SPF 30
Murad Hydrating Toner

#MustHave @Nike #AirVaporMax

You know I’m a sucker for anything purple Violet.
My dear husband in New York set his calendar to get me the new release of the Nike Air VaporMax sneakers in Violet!!! They come in the pale and true Violet,
I got the true Violet.

Nike Sportswear Wmns Air Vapormax Flyknit

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Not A Gimmick @JaoGal #MustHave

Best hand sanitizer, hands down. Pun intended.

I never ever use hand sanitizers because it leaves my hands feeling dirtier and I just don’t believe it actually sanitizes it. However, I was given this by Catalina and I trust everything she uses so I tried it (after eating Shake Shack).

This thing was impressive! You have to try it to believe it.

Jao Hand Sanitizer

Graduation @WaldenU

Wow, what a feat. After all these years, I’ve finally finished college with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

As I struggled through the quarters, managing my social, professional and student life, it was apparent that I was almost finishing and it would be too late to quit.

Several, MANY years ago, I realized there wasn’t anything I’ve ever accomplished.

I played the piano for 10 years, played the violin and the flute but didn’t do it enough to stick. I figure skated, but only got to an axle jump. I’ve tried out different jobs, but after two years, I’d quit. I got married and decided to get a divorce…the story goes on.

I knew that I had to graduate college not only for my mom, family, Tyler (especially), but REALLY, for me.

This would be my first accomplishment in life. Hoping that this is a jump start to accomplishing many other things in life.

I always felt insecure about not having a degree, people would ask where I went to school and I would feel dumb for saying I didn’t and trying to justify why. Usually I’d blame my early marriage, but we all know the issue was the fact that I couldn’t get it done.

Now of course, no one asks where I went to school. 😛 But it’s okay, I feel confident, fearless and most of all proud.

Though my mom didn’t really seem that excited for me, all these years she would tell me to finish school and I’d just reply, “I am.” I think the whole online concept was weird for her. She quite didn’t understand the online university and I wasn’t about to explain how now. (Do you know how frustrating it is to show her things on her smartphone?)

Anyway, I am blessed to have been given the time and opportunity to finish my studies.

Now I just need to payoff my school loans. :/

Bear? Where are you?

#LAArtShow #LAAS2017 #DTLA

LA Art Show is always a great idea. One time out of the year where we get to experience and feel things we don’t typically see.

I love art, pop art especially. This year, there were so many amazing pieces that I wanted to take home with me. My favorite being the bear made of what looked like marbles. Little metallic balls joined to create a little teddy. Light as a feather too!

Our company hosts the VIP area and we get to go… what a fun night!

Travel Kit @KaiFragrance @HotToolsPro

Been traveling for work and I have my usual suspects with me…

I always do a face mask since I’m in my hotel room alone and watching a show.

Kai Body Butter
Travel Toiletry
Hot Tools Curler
pureGLO Brush
Face Mask

And of course my RUBYSTELLA jewelry.

Vintage Dior travel bag, can’t seem to throw it out. I just keep washing and washing it.

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Out With the Old, In With the New @ABHcosmetics

I’ve using this forever. Some girl that I’m not friends with anymore got me a brow kit from Anastasia a while back. I never used it until I realized I could use it for my lash extensions.

I ran out finally and ended up buying two for the future. This is the best for eyelashes, it’s gooey and it holds it in place. I put it on after the shower and after I wash my face.

Anastasia Brow Gel

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Nightly #facemask

I got a new mask from Amazon (link below) and decided to try it during my night in Palm Springs. I’m not sure what the exact benefits are, however it made my skin look amazing after and even this am.

I wasn’t sure when I should remove it but I did follow the directions and trashed it after 15-20 minutes. This mask stays wet due to the material so there’s not drying out.

My face has been super dry and rash-y lately, super bothersome… needed to try other things.

Retinol Face Mask

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