Monday, May 26, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY


"Some gave a little, He gave it all"
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if you have not seen this  movie YOU MUST! It will help you appreciate #memorialday and our soldiers a lot more.! It's a very touching and true story. The young marine in the picture who lost his life for us is #chancephelps the movie is based on his journey back home after loosing his life in 04. 
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Thank you to those who have served, are serving and are planning to serve . 馃挅馃嚭馃嚫 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ipsy May 2014

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription bag. Each month you receive a makeup bag stuffed with great products to try out.
This months bag is a very pretty beige bag with leaf prints and the Ipsy logo printed on it.
 
 
Boo Boo Cover up Concealor $20 . This little tube is pretty pricey but it is totally worth it!! I love this! I was reading about it and saw it says it covers tattoos. Those that know me or seen my pictures know I have my arm tattooed. I tried this on it and it completely disappeared. This product also heals pimples and scars with all the amazing ingredients in it.

 
Coola Hang Ten Spf 50 Sunscreen- $12.99 for a full size. This is perfect for the hot summer days we are anxiously waiting on here in New York. At first I thought it was a foot lotion. After reading the instructions I figured it out. I like that it is non greasy since in the summer everyone tends to sweat and get oily.

 
Balanced Guru Hair Oil. $25  . I was looking to this product the most. I love hair oils and thought it would be great form me, but the Argan scent is just too strong and mixed with all the other scents it is just not appealing to me.

 
Avene Thremal Spring Water $18 for a full size. My 1 year old nephew absolutely loves this spray. It really refreshes him. So I will be saving it for him.

 
Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo $unkown. I like Pacifica products but these colors are just not for me.

 
With the concealer alone you already received twice worth what you paid for the bag. Ipsy is a great way to try good products for such a low price.
I really liked this months Ipsy. What did you receive in yours?


BirchBox May 2014

 
 
BirchBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. For $10 a month you can sample some great products every month.
This months theme is FREEWHEELING. I really like the print inside the box.
 
 
Sumbody -Salt Scrub Bonbon$13.50 for set of 3.  This really looks like a candy.. I like sea salt scrubs and the scent on this one is lavender which is another favorite. I thought it was a 1x use but the instruction says it should last up to 3 washes . Not bad. It smells like the lush ocean salt scrub. 


 
Votvio Candle in Azure Garden - Full size $12-$26 . I never thought of taking candles with me while traveling until I started receiving smalls ones in my sample boxes. This one is the perfect size. Its a real light floral scent. It smells real good and I am thinking of getting a full size. Another good thing about these small tin candles you can always reuse the tins.


 
Nexxus - Color Assure Pre wash Primer, Shampoo and Conditioner. Full size $12- $18.
I will not be using these sample. I honestly thing it is a waste when they send me hair products like this. 1. I have very long hair, the little sample size wont even wash half of it. 2. I need to use a hair product more than one time to see results.
 
 

CotZ Face Natural Skin Tone Full size $20 - Again such a small sample, but I have received this before so I know I have it stashed somewhere and will be able to try it out as soon as it starts getting sunny here in NY.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm- In Coral Crush $8.  I really like this! It is a tinted balm that is very moisturizing. Its a real pretty summer color and the more you pile on the more pigmented it gets.

 
 
Also received a coupon for $25 purchase of $75 from Kate spade. Which I will be using for some sneakers or cute office supplies. Also a giveaway for supergoop so check that out

 
I think this birchbox was pretty decent. I will get good use out of everything except the shampoo set.
How did you like your BirchBox??
 



Thoughtful Thursdays Down


Sorry everyone. I have been having such a overwhelming week. There won't be any thoughtful Thursdays . So stressed I just need to sleep and those are the plans for the weekend 

Hope everyone has a great weekend 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Candle Of The Day.



                                                           CANDLE OF THE DAY
From: Bath and Body Works
Name: Pineapple Palm Grass
Original Price: $22.50
I Paid:$8.80
Size: 3 Wick 14.5 Oz
                        Scent Description: Transform your home into a tropical oasis with fresh pineapple and luscious mango layered atop warm vanilla for a tantalizing treat.
First Glance: Not sure what the picture is but it reminds me of a tropical island.
Very Bright and green.

The cover is not your typical solid lid. It has a very pretty hibiscus pattern on it.

Candle Description.

Wax is a Bright orange/yellow color. Very pretty.
 
Rating 3.5 out of 5.
 
When I first opened the candle and took a sniff I fell in love! I love scents with pineapple, lemons and limes in it. This candle smelled like a ripe juicy pineapple that you find those people selling on the road in the islands. I kind of wished it was edible would of took a huge bite out of it lol.
 
Now that disappointment :(  When lit the scent was horrible! It was a strong wax scent that you get from those cheap dollar store candles.  I was so sad with this because I was expecting the pineapple scent since it was so strong when it wasn't lit.  After a bit the pineapple scent started coming through but it mixed with that strong waxy scent and it wasn't appealing.
I turned It off  might light it later on tonight to see if there is a difference.
 
Not sure if I just received a Dub or that's just all of Pineapple palm candles.
Someone on IG told me why I just don't return the candles I am disappointed in. I usually order online since the online since the Bath and Body works near me are pretty far.
Its crazy that in New York we only have 2 Bath and Body Works. One in Manhattan  that is extremely small and the other in Brooklyn.
 
Have you tried this candle? What did you think?
 


Saturday, May 10, 2014

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.




I know you will not see this because you have no idea how to use the internet lol. You still deserve to be showed love everywhere and anywhere it can be spread.  You have always been a mother before anything. Those that know you know your kids are your world and that's exactly why you deserve the world. I don't know how many times I can thank god for blessing me with such a amazing mother. Te Quiero Te Amp mi madre querida! Feliz Dia de las Madres.

S贸lo el Amor de Una Madre

S贸lo el amor de una Madre apoyar谩,
Cuando todo el mundo deja de hacerlo.

S贸lo el amor de una Madre confiar谩,
Cuando nadie otro cree.

S贸lo el amor de una Madre perdonar谩,
Cuando ninguno otro entender谩.

S贸lo el amor de una Madre honrar谩,
No importa en qu茅 pruebas has estado.

S贸lo el amor de una Madre resistir谩,
Por cualquier tiempo de prueba.

No hay ning煤n otro amor terrenal,
M谩s grande que el de una Madre.



To all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, GodMothers, StepMoms etc.. Any woman that has helped raise a child in any way. May it be for a few days to a years. You are all appreciated and loved.
May you all have a blessed Mothers Day.


Candle of The Day


                                                          CANDLE OF THE DAY
From: Bath and Body Works
Name: Raspberry Peach Macaroon
Original Price: $22.50
I Paid:$8.80
Sweet Shop Collection
Size: 3 Wick 14.5 Oz
                        Scent Description: The Ultimate French cookie is celebrated in a unique blend of ripe raspberries, juicy peach and almond cream.
First Glance: Cupcakes are a thing of the past Macarons have been all over the place lately.
I Myself have not had any yet but only heard good things about them.
(im going so off subject)
Picture is pretty pastel macarons stacked on each other.Very cute.
 
Lid: Has the Sweet shop sticker and patter.
( Please don't mind the tiny finger prints on it that belong to my 1yr old nephew)

The wax is a pretty soft pastel pink.


Description at the bottom.

 
Rating 5 out of  5.
 
Ok I know I said Beach Cabana was amazing, but this Macaron Candle just beat it.
I was looking forward to the Sweet Shop Collection and am upset I didn't get a back up for this one or even the full collection.
The throw on this candle was pretty good. It did scent my whole room which was great. It was not a over powering scent just very noticeable.
It smelled like fresh warm cotton candy right out the spinning machine.
If this is what a Macaron actually smells like I want to live in one! :)
This is by far one of my favorite candle.
 
Any candles you guys may recommend?
 

Fried Cheese Cake Recipe.


I put up a picture one instagram of a fried cheese cake I made for my mom earlier today and got a few request for the recipe through DM. Decided to post it up here where everyone can get it.
 

 
Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients.
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 packages (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
 
- Preheat oven at 350.
 
1. With a mixer blend the sugar and soften cream cheese in a bowl.
To soften cream cheese toss it in the microwave for 30/40 seconds.
 
2.Add in the eggs one at a time while still mixing.
 
3. Add the rest off the ingredients one at a time.
 
4.Grease baking pan and pour in mixture.
 
5. Bake for 40 minutes.
Set on cooling for until cool and store in fridge for 4 hours.
- I like to store mines over night so it can be a little firmer.
 
CRUST
 
-Heat oil in a deep pan. If you have a deep fryer even better!
 
This part can be done to your preference.
If you are able to find eggroll wrappers, filo sheets or pastry sheets you can use those.
You may also use soft taco shells.
 
I prefer pie crust because it will be more flaky when it is done.
 
1.Cut cheese cake pieces to your desire shape and size and wrap evenly with whichever one of the wrap you decide to do.
 
2.When oil Is hot drop your cheese cake pieces in the pan.
If using pie crust or a flaky type of cover make sure oil is HOT.
-DO NOT move around until you see it is golden brown because it will fall apart in your pan.
 
3. When golden Brown Remove.
 
TOPPINGS!!!
This is also made at your preference.
I like Dulce de Leche or Caramel Sauce with Bananas.
 
You may Add. Chocolate, Strawberry, Grape, Raspberry, Guava Sauce etc...
Fruits, Coconut shavings, Toffee chips, Hersheys kisses etc.
 
If you want to go that extra mile add some ice cream and whip cream.
The possibilities are endless.
 
Serve and Enjoy!
 
This desert is very decadent so I don't recommend it on a regular basis.
Special occasions is always great.
 
What are your favorite deserts to make at home?
 



Friday, May 9, 2014

Candle Of The Day.

CANDLE OF THE DAY
From: Bath and Body Works
Name: Beach Cabana
Original Price: $22.50
I Paid:$8.80
Size: 3 Wick 14.5 Oz
                                                     Scent Description: Fragrant, sweet jasmine, orange blossom and the fresh scent of fluffy white towels evokes the endless-summer feel. Breathe in the air under a beach cabana and instantly transport your senses to the shore.
First Look : Reminds me of the Caribbean. Bright colors and the gorgeous minty blue color of the wax reminds me of the ocean.
 
                                                         Scent Description.. Bottom
 
The Wax is a Minty/Blue/Green color.
 
Rating 5 out of 5.
 
This candle is amazing! I was not expecting the throw on this one to be as strong as it was. It was not a overwhelming smell but it was very noticeable right away.
It smells like a day at a resort right on the beach! Its like a mix of suntan lotion, ocean water and sun. ((Like if sun has a scent but I hope you know what I mean))
The color is very pretty and light. It burns evenly.
This candle is perfect for hot summer days. I was thinking of taking the label off and keeping it in the bathroom. Not sure yet.
This is definitely one of my favorite candles.
 
Do you have any recent favorite candles?




Pop Sugar Must Have May 2014 - $10 Coupon code.


                                   PopSugar Must Have is a monthly lifestyle box.
Each month you receive between 5-6 full size products. The price for a monthly subscription is $39.95. The value of the contents always add up to more than double of what you pay for.
 

-First Glance... Looks like it had a rough ride ..
 
All the items..

 
-Zing Anything Citrus Zinger $17.  A water bottle that allows you to add citrus to your drink. How nice and handy is this going to be for these hot summer days coming up.(If summer ever gets here!) I wonder if you can add other fruits to it.

 
-OCC aka Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. $10 - In Pool Boy. I absolutely love this brand. I bought a few things from them at IMATS. I never tried the polish so looking forward to it. It is very pigmented just like their lip tars and lip pencils.  This brand is also 100% Vegan and Cruelty free. This sky blue color is another perfect summer must have.

 
-Kerry Cassil Eye Mask $24. I don't really like using sleep mask but I might give this one a try if I don't give it away. It is a nice print but a floral print would of been prettier.

 
- Smell Bent St.Tropez Dispenser $45. Hmm I was excited when I saw this in the spoiler on instagram but I am not so happy with it now. It does remind of a vacation/beach/resort scent. It smells like you just got to the beach and slather on some suntan lotion. I usually love this scent but something about this one is a little musky instead of fresh. The scent does not last long either. I sprayed my arm around 11am and by 1pm the scent was gone.

 
-Tone It Up Dvd $15. I am really looking forward trying this Dvd out. I still have the one they gave in a previous box. I don't have the time to go to a gym now but I can always try and do it at home.

 
-Hi Im Skinny Sticks Multi-Grain Sweet Onion $4. These are pretty good. They are a healthier version of onion rings chips.  They do have a slight sweet taste and were approved by my 1 year old nephew so they must be good.

 
 
 Like always I was very pleased with my popsugar box. I always say it is my favorite box and recommend it to everyone who is looking for boxes to sub to.
The total that I came up with for this box is... $115. Way over the amount that was paid for the box.
Are you subbed to POPSUGAR? If not just click on the link and go and do it! Use code MODNIQUE for $10 off your first box.
 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May Wishlist 2014




                                              Its that time of the month for my Wishlist.
 Every month I add a list of items that I have  my eye and am planning on buying. 
 
- Prada Candy Florale $68-$88. I cant remember where but I smelled this perfume and I am in love!. Its a sweet floral scent and the bottle is gorgeous.
 
-Sephora Favorites Summer Crushes $48. Everything you need in one travel bag for a summer weekend getaway.

 
-Formula X Press Pods $39. Lots of people were complaining about the one time use pods but I think its a great idea! These are perfect for someone that travels a lot or is always on the go. It is also good for just testing out colors instead of buying a full size right away.  It brings 24 pods for $39 so you would be paying around $1.62 for pod. Only thing I would of like if they came in smaller sets also.

-Anthropology Bunny Clip Globe $4.99.  This little globe is too cute!

 
-Lotus Cotton Bud Holder $18. What a better way to hold Qtips than in this cute lotus flower. How pretty will this look on top of a vanity or in your bathroom.

 
-Mac Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic line -$?? It has not released here in the states yet but how gorgeous does this line look. I want it all!

 
Bed Spread from Urban outfitters.$(UnKnown). I cant find this anymore on the website but I really like this set.

 
-Ban.do Gem Speaker $40. Its a speaker shaped like a diamond.... Glam Music!

 
BIC Pens $(UnKnown)- Saw these on Pinerest and will be on the hunt for them.

 
Tory Burch Sneakers- Gold Comfy sneaker perfect for the summer.

 
Pink Matches $5-$19. I saw someone have pink matches in a clear jar on her desk on Instagram and fell in love. Etsy has many different kinds for different prices.

 
Etsy- More Issues than Vogue -$15-20 (Depending on the buyer you get it from) Shirt says it all!

 
-Sigma Lip Concealer $15. Great base before a lipstick to get a accurate color.

 
That's all for my May Wish List! What are you planning on buying or have your eye on this month?