Thursday, January 2, 2014

The New Year...





Growing up, I remember that I was expected to write a long list of resolutions at the dawn of every new year to share with the world.  And all those times, I thought to myself, that for every line I wrote, I divulged something so intimate as to which bad habit I need to break, or how I am to skim the scale.  In my mind, it's almost a guaranteed set up for failure when the rest of the world is privy to your less-than-perfect lifestyle. You watch every step, every word, every bite.. under the scrutinizing microscope of the Resolution Police.. yeah, you can bid your food porn posts on Instagram, adieu!

As an adult, I did not apply the "new year" resolution to my life, my husband and kids.  Why, you might ask, when we all know resolutions are assembled to better your choices and life all together?  Well there is my emphasis on the "new year",  which goes against my belief that resolutions should never be made just when the new year begins.

I am not perfect.  Not even a half-a-world close.  There are moments of procrastination, impulsiveness, and yes, moments of "I shouldn't have taken that last bite.."  But in reality, these incidents happen all.year.round. -- and not the week before the ball drops in Times Square.

I believe that resolution should happen the moment you realize that there is something amiss in your life.  And everyday seems to be the best time to assess and look beyond yourself to find these misdeeds.  And when you do, find it in you to make that change, and stick to it.  There are things that require time, like weight loss, relocation, employment changes, or maybe even relationship changes.  But the one thing I do believe is, when it comes to character, I think the change should happen at the point of discovery.

I believe that turning the leaf over does not happen every year... it happens every day.  We close and begin new chapters in life the moment it happens, and never at the dawn of every year.  Finding resolve in what is amiss in your life should be the same way... and it shouldn't take a list, just determination and the willingness to change something in your life.. every single moment.


Happy New Year.. and along with that, a happy new day!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Little Charms for the Christmas Tree


Bvlgari The Jewel Charms Collection




Want a beautiful last minute gift for her that's almost fool-proof?  This beautiful Bvlgari Charms Perfume set is just that.  She gets a variety of classic and beautiful scents.  I was surprised as to how much I love the bottles, and the scents are just wonderful for everyday.

Available at Neiman Marcus. (Not sponsored or affiliated)


Thursday, January 10, 2013

"the future's so bright.. i gotta wear.."




It's the new year and in need of new specs.. not having the perfect vision sure has its inconvenient moments.  But why stop at looking through boring specs?  When lack of inspiration sets in, I look to the House of Tom Ford for the fail-proof answer.  



Pictured above: Tom Ford Christophe and Tom Ford Optics.  





Not a sponsored post.  I purchased both sunglasses and eyeglasses featured.  






Tuesday, December 11, 2012

the wishlist.


Tom Ford Rouge Collection for the Holidays.  Red Hot.



Tom Ford Private Blend Lipsticks.  Bisous.



Tom Ford Nail Laquer Set.  I want my paws on these.



Tom Ford Brush Set.  It will make me the fairest of them all.



Swarovski-encrusted Tweezerman Tweezer.  All that glitters..



David Yurman rings.  Always a classic.



Tom Ford Specs.  Hella Sexy.



Rebecca Minkoff Jacket.  Bad-A$$.



Alexander Wang... Will.definitely.float.my.Christmas.boat.






Friday, November 9, 2012

winterizing my skincare






My skin inevitably changes with the season.  I go from combination-oily in the summers, and then normal-to-dry, even parched in the winters.  To top it off, I have sensitive skin that can go haywire with certain ingredients.  I make it a point to make a few adjustments to my skincare seasonally to keep my skin happy.






This winter, I decided to give Pai Skincare a spin.  All their products are "formulated with sensitive and allergy-prone skin in mind".  I went ahead and ordered the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, Kukui & Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator, and the popular Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser.  

I have only been using these products for about a week and I must say I am quite pleased so far.  I will post reviews on each product given sufficient time of trial and usage.



*Not a sponsored post.  I purchased all the items featured.


Monday, October 15, 2012

there you are.





Well, there he is.. and as the saying goes.. Change is Inevitable, Change is Constant.  And there goes Chanel with its choice of the opposite gender for its ultra femme scent, No.5.  I have mixed feelings about this change.  I have worn this scent, and although I tip-toed around the thought of my kids telling me I smell like grandma, I have also indulged myself in reverie of a young Marilyn Monroe, wearing nothing but a drop of No.5 to bed.  So do I evoke the scent of a bombshell or of granny crocheting doilies?

Well I guess if I were standing to the sexiest man alive, I'd be called Norma Jean.

Watching the video, I initially was in awe. There was a little jaw-drop action.  Then a raised brow.  Then a smirk.  Enough said.








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