Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Friday: As we come to the closing of yet one more week of the year I have to say I am very happy you always come around and bring Saturday and Sunday along for the ride!

Dear Humanity: What is wrong with our species? Starting with the Boston tragedy and pretty much every other news on tv, internet and radio, so many conflicts, so many people suffering and all of it for the wrong reasons, we need to do something SOON, wake up and realize what really matters and what doesn't and although we ask God for help, it has to start with us and our own actions towards ourselves and others.

Dear Husband: If you feel like granting me a wish anytime soon, it could be anything in the lines of these...




Dear Earth Day: You are just around the corner (April 22nd), so this weekend we need to make sure and do a bigger effort to show you love and care. 

It doesn't matter what you do, even something as small as carrying a small grocery bag and filling it up with garbage, or perhaps turning off the a/c for the weekend and opening your windows instead, or even maybe taking your car for inspection? 

Even just the bare minimum is better than nothing, right?

Dear hands: prepare yourself for yet another batch of amigurumi creations, I am currently working on an octopus, then I have a cat and perhaps another octopus (if the first one comes out nice) already lined up afterwards.

Dear facebook friends: PLEASE STOP sharing and putting on your walls photos of abused, killed or tortured animals, that is just horrible and although it exists I do not want to see it (even in photo), so either you stop or simply I will have to delete you fo-eva'!

Dear Monsanto and GMO's: you SUCK, how can companies play with people life like this? Genetically Modified Organisms equals poison and it's unbelievable the amount of companies that are doing this to us... Check out his depressing list of companies using genetically modified organisms.


Dear followers/readers: Wishing you guys a wonderful weekend and looking forward to an even better week to come after that!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random Thursday: Holy Grail Cosmetics


Hello random Thursday!

Today's topic comes at a time in my life when I actually do wear a bit of makeup although I've never been much into the whole "full on" make up thing, although when it comes to give my face a bit of "life" there are some products that could fall into the following category...



If you are anything like me, then that means you have mostly oily skin, specially nowadays and since  I started using sunscreen everyday of my life, then with more reason I have to rely on the following products:

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First and foremost, the Clinique liquid facial soap (in my case for oily skin) it's got to be THE BEST soap for  faces eva'! It's mild enough but it leaves my face truly clean and feeling refreshed. 

Many times I've used other cleanser soaps that if I use toner after it I still find residue of the makeup in my face, but not with the Clinique soap, it leaves nothing but a clean feeling without over-drying my skin, it is fabulous!


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Other than the liquid facial soap I only have one truly "holy grail" product which is the Estee Lauder Bronzer Goddess...




What do I like about it? Well, it's matte but it still have a bit of shimmer, you can wear it over foundation or by itself, but mainly it doesn't give you an orange tone so it works with almost any face complexion.

So, if you've never tried bronzer but would like to venture into the world of color without the sun or perhaps you don't even use blush but still want to add some shade to your face, this is a must have on your makeup list, trust me, you won't be disappointed!

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And last but not least, although it's probably not consider a cosmetic per se, I have to go with plain and simple Vaseline!!!



I really use this stuff when it comes to cosmetic/beauty related; I use it as a  lipstick base as it makes my lips shine more, use it to remove eye makeup and I sometimes mix it with my night moisturizer and it helps clear out blemishes overnight!

But mostly I use Vaseline as mascara, ever since I used to have an allergy that will make my eyes swollen a lot, somebody recommended Vaseline instead of mascara and I've been using that ever since, it works great! 

Also I've heard that if you apply it to your eyelashes before going to bed, it's supposed to help your eyelashes grown thicker and fuller, still need to try that!

Well, that's it for me, as you can see I do not use a lot of cosmetics, but this products I will have a hard time living without....

How about you, any special "holy grails" cosmetics you wanna share with us?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dinner time!

This is what dinner time looks like around our house, well, perhaps I should say around the outdoor area of our house.

As some of you know we have 7 rescued/feral cats that live in our property and although some of them are not-so feral anymore, they are quite demanding when it comes to food.... well, who isn't, right?

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Thank Goodness we are able to provide for them with food, shelter and lots of love... After more than a year of having them, I cannot imagine and don't want to imagine our lives without them.

Happy Hump day!!! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

10 on Tuesday



10.
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. 
Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. 
Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. 
Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. 
Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” ― Lao Tzu

9. 
After the sad event happening in Boston yesterday, I figured it's better to start today's 10 list with a positive message. My heart goes out to all the people affected by this tragedy, this happenings need to STOP!

8.
I currently own this pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses but they are old and quite scratched...



According to my co-workers I need to upgrade and go for a major change of style. Our store used to carry the Maui Jim line but decided to drop it, so now we have a few styles on sale... I am consider this ones now, what do you think?

What do you guys think? Perhaps I should take some photos with both style so you can give me your feedback?!?

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This is what we woke up to this morning, gorgeous colors in the sky, so I had to take a pic!



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Lately we've been sort of obsessed with re-runs of 30 Rock, it's such a fun show I can't get enough of it, specially when Liz Lemon dances!





5.
You got that right!


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This is totally me!


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We are half way into April already, soon we will be in August, just in time for my next vacation, yey!

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Wishing everybody a Happy, Fun, Wonderful, Exciting, Productive, Unique Tuesday!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Inta-Monday

Just like that, in an instant it's Monday again and the weekend is just a long lost memory... Oh well, better make the best out of it right?

For those of you that DO NOT follow me on Instagram, all I have to ask is: What is wrong with you?!? LOL... just kidding!

And for those that do follow me, thank you and sorry for the repeat photos here, hope you'll enjoy them anyway!

Our 7 wonders!

sea and palm tree

exotic flower on our back deck

my avocado tree

Goldie playing statue

Paradise has a picked fence

teeny tiny mushroom

Caribbean Trumpet Tree= Love!

Ditto

Sheba aka Girly Girl

Cactus in bloom
Happy Monday and week ahead!!!

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