Monday, April 11, 2016

Sick Puppy -- Update

This past weekend was "ruff"(pun intended)... I caught a bad cold from Justin who is recovering from Bronchitis. We both pretty much slept all weekend. 

Today is the first day I'm actually starting to feel a little better, as well as himself. I was able to get out of my pajamas, put a little makeup on, and get some things done. 

I needed to get my car in for an oil change, so I dropped it off at Tire Pros. Justin and I walked to get some lunch while we waited. We ordered a little too much food for lunch so the left over wrapped tacos we couldn't eat were given to the homeless man outside the door. He was so grateful to be getting a little bit of food in his stomach and his reaction totally made my day. 

It's the little things that matter the most in life. Justin and I leave for Concord next weekend to visit his cousin Stacy. While we are down there, we'll be going to the 2016 Bay Area Craft Beer Festival at Martinez Waterfront Park, so that'll be fun!

Have a lovely and productive week.
xoxo  Christine.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gloss - Kylie Cosmetics

In a new video posted to YouTube by Kylie Cosmetics on Thursday, March 31st, Kylie Jenner  introduces a different type of Lip Kit: glosses. 
"In the action-oriented clip, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 18, drives up in a getaway car, wearing a snake skin crop top and matching flares, while her girlfriends pretend to make a deal with some black market retailers of her kits (shading distributors of her matte shades for selling them at outrageous prices)After the girls — who all sport strong brows and bronzed contours along with shiny lips in various shades — beat up the men inside, they drive away with Jenner in her convertible with cash and lip kits in hand. The words, "Like Literally So Cute," flash on the screen as they speed off."
Her kits literally SELL OUT within minutes... Last re-stock she broke Google.
I've been trying to get my hands on a lip kit forever now. Praise those of you who got through.
What do you think of the gloss? I really like how she branched out from the matte shades. BRAVA!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tea and Tequila Cocktail


8 ounces Sauza 901 Tequila
6 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 ounces orange juice
4 ounces agave syrup
1 cup cold black tea
1 bottle of Mexican pilsner
Slices of orange, lemon, pink grapefruit and cucumber.
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Add ice and a cup of raspberries. Cheers!
This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan as "Say Hello to August's Cocktail of the Month," part of Cosmo's Cocktail of the Month series where editors highlight the delicious drink you should try that month.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Body Motivation - Monday Inspiration

Finding the motivation to get healthy and work out is one of the hardest things. I start finding more motivation when the weather changes, it starts to get warm and Spring is in full bloom. 

This week it's suppose to be in the high 80's and even reach up to 93 degrees -- which in California is common, but I am not ready for this heat. I love to find inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, there are so many motivating accounts and images that I'm sure you'll enjoy as well.

- Do it for the body you've always wanted. 
- Would you rather be covered in sweat at the gym, or covered in clothes at the beach?
- Make your body the sexiest outfit you own.
- Hard work and a clean diet, that's all it takes.
- Pain is just weakness leaving your body.
- Believe in yourself. 
- Stop thinking, just do it. 
- Don't quit. You're already in pain. You're already hurt. Get a reward from it.

- It's not about becoming perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs. 

I hope you find gain some motivation from this post.
I'm going to go drink a bottle of water and walk my dog now.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Charlotte Olympia for M.A.C. Spring 2016

M.A.C. is known for it's killer collaborations, and the latest is no exception. The 21-piece collection with Charlotte Olympia includes 3 different red lipsticks to match different skin tones, a deep brown liquid eyeliner, 3 different nail polishes, among other swoon-worthy items. This gorgeous Spring collection brings together a selection of makeup products inspired by silver screen legends, old Hollywood glamour, and pin-up beauties. I'd call this a masterpiece of glamour days from the past. 

"I think I fell in love with glamour," says Olympia, describing the times she used to watch old movies with her mother when she was young. "It wasn't just the fashion. It was the whole look. It was the makeup, the hair, the clothing, the accessories, the mood". 

Did I mention.... the PACKAGING is to-die-for !!!

Pigment $23, Mascara $18, Liquid Eyeliner $22, Lipstick $18

Lip Mix $16, Pro Longwear Lip Pencil $21, Cream Colour Base $23

Nail Lacquer $13, Eyeshadow Brush $33, Lash Brush $16, Eyelash Curler $23

Blot Film $17, Mirror Compact $13