Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WELCOME 2014!!

GoodBye 2013
You have put me through hell and back but I am grateful for all the lessons learned.
I lost love ones, "friends", Money, Love etc.. You name it 2013 took it, But it never took away my faith in God and I know everything happens for a reason.
So I WELCOME you 2014 with open arms, open mind and a open heart!
I am ready for my life to take the course it is suppose to take.
Made some New Years Resolutions. No, Dieting is not one. Getting healthy? Yes!
If you saw my post on instagram you may know what they are, but just in case you missed it, Here they are.
1.Be Completely Happy!
2.Be More Positive!
3. Make More Friends.
4.Try something New Every Week.
Simple, Right?
Come back in a month and ask me how i am doing with them :)
Well my lovely readers, Even though I am new to the blogging world. I Thank you ALL! for taking your time out and reading my messy life. I appreciate and love every one of you.
May 2014 Bring you all Lots of love, Great Health and Inner Peace.
Sincerely ThoughtfulVee of 2013....
What are your New Years Resolution? Do you keep up with them?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Career Path At 31??

A new year is about to start and I will be turning 32 pretty soon after. I have been a pawnbroker/jeweler for the past 10 years of my life. It is basically all I know at the moment. But honestly I don't love it anymore I want to venture out into something new. Just don't have any idea of what exactly yet. I love clothes makeup fashion really anything beauty related. Would love to go into something into that part of the world but its difficult when you have no idea where to start or what to do. I haven't been in school in over 10 years. So just the thought of that makes me anxious. Especially since for the past year I have the attention span of a goldfish. I don't think I can make it sitting for hours at school with out loosing my mind.
Have any of you guys made a big change in your careers? How did you go about it? Any tips or advice. They are all welcomed here. My blog is a open canvas for every ones thoughts.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Secret Cupid Love Exchange

Hello my Friends..
I am Hosting a Secret Cupid Love Exchange. It basically is a Secret Santa for Valentines.
It will be held through elfster so you must sign up, I will send you a email if you have been accepted.
The Sign up Date ends on January 10th, so you may have enough time to send your partner their gift.
The Limit is $75 .. It is pretty pricey so please make sure you are going to not flake on your partner if you are going to join.
Rules for this Swap
1. Must be over 18.
2.Must have a Instagram. @porcelainvee. is my name on it.
And be active on it.
3. Valid email address.
To participate you must email me at thoughtfulvee@gmail.com
with your Instagram name and email you would like me to send the invite to.
Elfster is a website that lets you add items to wish list so your partner has a idea of what you may like. It will generate and assign you a partner for your secret cupid.
Make sure to check your partners wish list on a regular basis so you can have a idea of what they like.
Also add items to your wish list so they know what you like.

DISCLAIMER: If participating and you get sent a package and do not send your partner a package it is a FEDERAL OFFENSE and your partner may take legal action . So please avoid any scams.

Small Giveaway for my Readers! Best of Stila Collection

This is a small GIVEAWAY for my readers.
You will be getting a Best of Stila Collection
Items include
Deluxe convertible Color
Smudge stick waterproof eyeliner
Deluxe Eye shadow
Deluxe Stay all day Liquid Lipstick
Deluxe Lip glaze

Giveaway Ends Jan 24th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Influesnter BrAun Forehead Thermometer

Influesnter is a site where you can sign up and receive new products that are out in the market for you to test.
When you sign up you will be asked to take a quiz. Based on your answers depends on the box/products you will receive . After receiving your box you must sign on and let influesnter know you received your box. Test your product out and spread the word about it all over your social media sites. For more chances of receiving new items.
In the box I received the Braun Forehead Thermometer. Which retails for $51.99 !! Pretty pricey if you ask me. Unlike a oral thermometer you just press a button and swipe across the forehead.
Which came in very handy since my niece and nephew both got sick at the same time due to this crazy New York weather. It works really well, which I guess that's why its the price it is. I highly do recommend it if you have little ones at home. It comes to good use, especially when they are small and do not like to stay still for the oral one.

I highly recommend you guys to sign up for influesnter. Great way to try new products without spending the cash. If you don't like the item you can be mad since it was FREE!
Are you signed up to Influesnter? What are some of the products you have gotten? How did you like them?

Glossy Box December 2013

Glossy box is a monthly Beauty subscription box that offers 5 luxury products. That you may love to try out that you wont regularly like to pick up on a regular basis. The cost of the box is $21. You can earn points by referring friends and reviewing the products you receive in your box to go towards future box purchases.
It comes in a Grey and pink box.

When you open the box, there is a pretty pink box that is reusable to store items or use as a gift box.

When you first open the box you will find a note care epxplaining all the products inside, it is wrapped in tissue paper and a nice ribbon .


First product in the box is a Anatomicals Shower Gel. A Full size is $5.50 for 10fl oz. It smells lovely, like a bouquet or roses.  Description says its a mix of Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Rose and Jasmine scents.

Ardency Inn Punker Eyeliner Full Price is $19 for a .85 oz . It is a felt tip eyeliner pen. The pen is pretty chunky, which I kind of did not like it.  It was a little hard making a straight line across my eye
Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin mask Full size is $34 for a 3.4fl oz. I have not tried this one yet but it says it dissolves impurities like dead skin and clogged pores, which improves fine lines and wrinkles right after one use. 1 use? really ?  I must start using this right after this post is up lol. I have tried another one their mask from a previous box. It was pretty good, didn't keep up with it so couldn't give you a full review. But it did smell amazing and left my skin feeling pretty soft.
Nails Inc Nail Polish for a fiull size is $9.50. I received the color Victoria, which is a burgundy/Ox Blood color. That I love wearing especially for the holidays. Nails Inc at the moment does not have a USA site but are in the works of making one, But you can still order their polishes at Sephora which are having a MAJOR SALE going on at the moment.
Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing Full size is $44 for a 1.7 Fl oz. This brand comes in from the UK. It says it is based with essential oils such as rose hip and sweet almond. It is suppose to keep the surface of your skin fresh and balanced.

These were the items in the December box. I am looking forward to trying out the Michael Todd and Naobay products out. Are you subscribed to Glossy box? What did you think of this months box?

The Night after Christmas..

Hello my Lovely,
Is it just me or did this Christmas just sneak up on us? Did it come and go as fast for you as it did for me? I am kind of sad it is all over. I love the holiday season  so for it to come to such an abrupt stop for me it is kind of depressing.
My Christmas was actually very good. Spent the time with my family opening gifts
This is what it mainly consisted of... For those that don't know me I don't have children yet but my niece and nephews are  my world.
Meet My Little Ones
Dylan F.  1yr old
KaseyAnn F. 2 yr old
Miguel Jr. 3 Months old

This was my Christmas.

One of the best gifts I received was stationary items I been eyeing from target thanks to my Brother .

How did you spend your Christmas? What did Santa leave you?
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


May all my readers have a great Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Love Cherish and appreciate one another!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Plus size Barbie.. Yay or Nay?

Their has been a lot of talk in the media and social networks about a Plus Size Barbie that may be released.
By looks of the doll I don't think the body is bad but the face is another story. Their is a lot of plus size people/models that have that body type but not the double chin. Reality is obesity is a major problem in the USA. Including myself being one of those people. It great to make sure your child is confident in their looks, but do you guys think this Barbie is a bad example or it is something you look forward buying your child?
My opinion is torn.. I like that the Barbie displays a different body type,  growing up as a over weight child sometimes was the butt of jokes but the strong character I had never let it get to me. On the other it makes me think that it is saying it is OK for you to be over weight. Being over weight does lead to health issues in the future. Which it is easy to prevent with a healthy lifestyle.

My questions to the parents, especially if your child is over weight. Would you buy this doll for your child? What do you think of it?

Back at Bath and Body Works...

So to the advice I received from a friend on Instagram, I decided to go back and exchange the Candy apple candle that I had and a few others I had duplicates of. The cashier was very nice and exchanged them for me with no hassle . These are the ones I decided to pick up.
Frosted Cranberry
Sugared Lemon
Champagne Toast
Sicilian Orange
Berries and Pears
The 2 for $22 sale ends tomorrow, but their end of year sell will be happening the day after Christmas. They will be having up to 75% off . Make sure you check out your local BBW or online for amazing sales.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

InJustice in our Prison Systems.

This is something personal and dear to my heart, Later in a future post I will explain why. I would love and appreciate if the word can spread.
We all know someone who is lost in the system due to unfair sentencing. The Federal system has mandatory sentencing which forces inmates to take sentencing that is injustice and unfair! Someone may be sentenced to 15-25 years for a small amount of illegal substance. While a murderer or pedophile can walk away with in 5-10 years. If this isn't wrong I don't know what is. Please read the info below. Do you know or have anyone in the system?
This week on cnn President OBAMA voiced  his opinion on federal mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine laws and how unjust and harsh these laws are. Majority of people affected by these laws are minority's including African Americans and Hispanics. Mass majority of government officials such as senators are against these laws which they see unfair.
Early in the year 10,000 letters where sent to the U.S. Sentencing Commission requesting that it make some serious changes to the Guidelines. In response to the letters, the Commission agreed to take a look at adopting certain amendments. The commission will announce its plans for 2014 most likely in march.
Similar to how we did with the letters Commission , we need to do it again.. This time < we are going to make our voices heard  in Congress. This is how the campaign will work.
1) All of your friends and loved ones need to visit www.prisology.org/action. That webpage features a form that they need to fill out with their information and submit. Once the form is submitted online, it will be faxed to Key U.S. Senators. We are going to keep faxes in the U.S. Senate running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with letters from you , yours family members, and your loved ones

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sample Boxes and New to the Bloging world.

I Must confess, I Yivanna V. am a sample box Lover. :)

I will be posting reviews on the ones I receive soon. I added a sample box tab so it will be easier for everyone to find.

I recently started blogging and when I mean recently its been like 3 days. So please have patience with me. I am starting to set up my page and in the works of getting it customized with a nice header and background to help it look more appealing. 

Any thoughts, comments and constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.

I am also looking forward to being part or the blogging community so if any one can recommend some blogs for me to check out or pages to help me it would be appreciated

Thank you Vee

Bath and Body works

Those that follow me on instagram and know me personally know I am addicted to Bath and Body works candles. I love to collect them especially the Holiday ones.
So far these are the ones I have collected this holiday season.
To be Honest I was kind of disappointed with them, Not the candles but the delivery from UPS, They were not ringing my bell so I literally  had to wait for them in front of my home to get my box. Than a lot of my candles were broken and out of place in the jars which made them look so dirty and messy. I called BBW and spoke with a very nice lady at customer service who replaced my candles with no hassle. These were the ones that were sent the second time around.
This year my favorites have been so far 'Tis The Season and Sparkling Icicle
Tis the Season  smells Like peppermint, Pine with a hint of cinnamon. I am not a fan of cinnamon but this one is bearable cause its not a strong over powering scent.
Sparkling Icicles has a clean soft scent, Not like clean laundry but a fresh scent that's hard for me to explain.
I had only one major disappointment with one of the candles. Which was a huge surprise to me since it smelled amazing in the jar. Big thumbs down goes to Winter Candy Apple.
But thanks to one of my lovely friends on Instagram I was told I can return it with no hassles, which I will be doing Tuesday, Yes on Christmas eve, I will be around BBW on the 24th so just going to take advantage of it and take it back. With another one that was given to me as a gift that completely shattered. 
Well my readers, Hope you enjoyed this random blog on one of my may obsessions.
What are you obsessed with?  What are your thoughts on candles especially the BBW ones?
3 days til Christmas. Hope everyone is don't with their shopping.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Thoughtful Vee: On the Hunt!

Thoughtful Vee: On the Hunt!: Went to target today to finish some Christmas shopping.. Are you guys don't with yours? I was looking for these pens that I have seen...

On the Hunt!

Went to target today to finish some Christmas shopping.. Are you guys don't with yours?
I was looking for these pens that I have seen all over instagram and cute stationary items.
Found a few cute things but was actually on the hunt for these pens in the Beige and gold polka dots, but NO LUCK! Found these after some major digging. Not satisfied I put up a SOS on my instagram. To see if anyone of my pals was able to track them down for me. I must sound like a mad women searching for pens lol. But small things like this make me happy, especially when they are just a dollar, yes you read right just $1.
I also wanted some throw that were on sale a few weeks back for $17. I figured they would be at regular price. Which I think are between $30-$40 bucks. I really didn't want to pay that price but they were so pretty I needed one, And to  my surprise I found  a good amount of stock .
But to my luck they were on sale for $17.48 !!! What!! So you know I had to take one. I took the light grey leopard print. While walking around Target I spotted this beauty and for the same price.
WHAT!?!?! Major score in my book! Haha. I told a friend of mine I know I am getting old when I leave Target with just a throw and pens and be completely satisfied with shopping. Whoever knows me I am a shopping addict. Especially at Target.
Well guys this was my highlight of my Friday night.. Going to spend the rest of it wrapping gifts while watching Christmas movies. 4 days to go. Is it just me or Christmas is creeping up on us extremely fast.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

5 days til Christmas!!!

How excited are you for Christmas?? Have you finished your Christmas shopping?
I am almost done! Heading tomorrow to target to finish picking up a few presents...
Mainly going to check out their Dollar Spot section. Seen a picture on @ramblingsofasuburbanmom blog ((If you haven't read her blog its a must)) of some real cute stationary items I want to pick up for myself. Cant forget yourself this Christmas. I really don't need anything but thought those little items would come in handy. So I have a question Did you guys finish your shopping or leave it for last min??
Hope Everyone has had a wonderful day!

New Beginnings For Thoughtful Vee

Hi and WELCOME!! To my blog.
Soon to be our blog, Hoping that you stick around and enjoy my thoughts and shenanigans.
A little about me... Hmmm.... Where to start? My name is Yivanna, Vee for short.
I am a True New Yorker, Born in DR but raised in the Bronx, As a living I am a jeweler and love shiny things :) I am very close to my family especially my niece and nephew. I am a fashion and Beauty lover Classic looks and modern pieces I am very diverse and into so many different things, Have a sample box obsession, Instagram addiction, getting back into the twitter world .
I decided to try out a blog and see where things head. I tried doing the youtube thing but I am not one for the cameras. I think I can type better than I speak.
As for now my/our blog will consist of a little bit of everything that's going on in my world.
I hope you will take part of it and enjoy the journey with me.