Weekend Stuff

Over the weekend I did things with my children and also a little shopping. With the holidays approaching I’m preparing early. I can’t believe we are just a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving already. The only things my children want to know is what’s on our Thanksgiving menu and about their Christmas list that they already gave me, lol.

One of the sales I always make it to was at one of my favorite stores Nordstrom. It was their mascara madness sale! Buy two and get one free, from any makeup counter. They have it twice a year and I make sure to stock up both times. I also made a trip to Fashion Fair cosmetics counter in Macy’s. We also brought warm and fuzzy gloves, hats, and scarves getting ready for the cold weather. Since my surgery on my neck I make sure to keep scarves in all weather changes.

I had a pretty good weekend with my children. We all attended church on Sunday and also spent time with extended family.

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My New Stuff

I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday weekend. Spent time with friends and family. Wedding for family turned out fantastic! I cooked dinner on Monday, had some family time with all 5 of my children. Well my oldest is grown now and is on her own, so it’s always great to have my mini basketball team in the same place. (Lol)

So I am about to share my beauty products and of course my purchase from Nordstrom’s mascara maddness sale! They do this twice a year and I make it to both of them.

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Mascaras: DiorShow Black Out, MAC Extreme False Lashes, MAC Studio Fix

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MAC “PrimRose”

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MAC “True Love’s Kiss”

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MAC “Pink Pigeon” and Lipglass “Pure Silliness”

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Body Butters in “Baby Baby” “Mango” “Applelicious”

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Have a Great Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by❤️💋

Wedding Preparations….


I spent my Saturday at hairdresser and some shopping and last preparations for family wedding that I’m in. I had a nice day and night yesterday. I finally went to sleep after finishing my manicure.
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Had to have hair covered so no-one would see it!
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Gel pedicure by Nina! And I did my own manicure last night.
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                 My own manicure!

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         Our shoes picked by Bride to Be Mo!

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Stay tuned for more preparations and my final look tomorrow!  The big day is today and I will be back to share with you all. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day❤💋

Memorial Day Weekend Fun!!

This weekend is going to be a busy and fun one for me and my kids. I’m doing last preparations for the wedding that is over this weekend as well. I made some new adjustments to dress and added my accessories and shoes.

And also for those that don’t know Nordstrom is having their Mascara Maddness sale! It’s buy 2 mascaras any brand ( YES ANY BRAND!!) and get 1 free. You can do a reorder on items and pick up tomorrow or have them shipped to your home. I’m sure there will also be other great sales going on this holiday weekend.

Well I’m getting my busy day started you all enjoy your start of the Holiday Weekend!

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My Daily And Favorite Products ❤

I have my favorite products that I use in my everyday beauty regimen and on occasions. I am big on taking care of my skin and overall health. So I’m sharing with you some of the products that I make sure to keep around the house. They are:
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MAC Cosmetics “Fresh Brew” Lipstick❤💋
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Of course I have more products that I’m loving, but I could go on and on. So I asked some of my acquaintances to share some of their products they use. Here is what they shared:
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I used oil of Olay for skin.. Mac makeup concealer and mineralized powder! Love those two products and Shea butter or palmers for skin! Miss Dior perfume! (O’Neequa)
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Dial triple moisture body wash, Dial coconut water body wash
Tresemmé flawless curls conditioner, Wen sweet almond mint cleansing conditioner, Kinky Curly Knot Today detangling conditioner
Clean & Clear morning burst facial cleaner
Any hair care products by Cantu (so many to name)
Lustrasilk Curl Max twisty curly spray
MAC RiRi Woo & RiRi Boy, Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick & gloss line
OPI, Sinful Colors, Essie, NYC, Orly, Sally Hansen, butter London, China Glaze (and a few others) nail polish… You know how I am with the polish, Darling Nikki. LOL!!! Oh, and my daily fave: Palmer’s dark chocolate & peppermint lip butter. (Vedajenne)
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I use Tone Cocoa Butter & Shea Butter Body Wash and there is also a brown sugar scrub I use from the farmers market in Hollywood by Magical Soap. It’s all natural & phenomenal!
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Perfume Gucci Envy, Chanel No 5, Jessica Simpson Fancy, Curves for women, beyonce heat, Gucci Rush and I love St. Ives Apricot Scrub. (TJ)
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I love Murad products. They are great products for women of color & the only line that worked when acne was plaguing my face.
Wen hair cleanser is great for both natural and permed hair.
In the winter cocoa butter Vaseline right after a shower keeps me extra moisterized
Sephora’s Hand Food is perfect any time of the year…keeps my hands fresh
Bare Minerals make up
Protein mascara (can be found at any hood beauty supply)
Sumita brow filler (Ziba)
Watts up hilighter (benefit) (Collette shared)
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Dove creme bar, Very Sexy perfume (victoria secret), Juicy Couture perfume, Essie nail polish and OPI
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(Tranell) Eucerin ointment for my eczema, jergens w/Shea butter lotion, neutrogena oil free acne wash, ambi cleansing bar, Bath & Body works body wash & sprays
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And a few more shared their favorite products:

(Destiny Shared)
The Body Shop (not bath and body works) Strawberry and Mango lotion from there. They also have sprays that have a lasting smell, and they have oil that you burn in the burners. Makeup-MAC, Perfume – Chance by Chanel (OMG!!!!) Gel Like Nail Polish by KB Shimmer www.kbshimmer.com Ummmm, that is all that I can think of right now.

(Natashie Shared)
Mary kay all their products are great mkup facial wash cleansers etc blk opal ,black radiance ,perfume tresor by lancome i lk body spray most of them that don't smell floral CVs sells a citrus coconut i love and its one called angelic kiss that's sooo bomb the fellas lk but that's some to name a few and Mac products are over rated!

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dolce gabbana light blue..very irresistible Givenchy ….nivea lotion. .. .Bed Bath beyond body wash ..black soap for me face. Indian healing clay and apple cider vinegar for my mask

(Monique Shared)
Yes the Body Shop and Sephora are my favorite stores

(Leonard Shared)Lol
Cocoa butter and suave the cheap stuff , sorry no make up tips haha

(LaCosa Shared)
Nubian Heritage body butter soap,
Shea Moisture's raw Shea butter restorative shampoo, conditioner And deep treatment masque,
Shea ministry's coconut n hibiscus curl n style milk,
coconut oil(for body and hair),
Carols Daughter Lisa's hair elixir,
Ampro Olive oil gel,
Mark by Avon glow baby glow luxe lip glosses
Fresh Brown sugar scrub
Fresh sugar, sugar lemon,brown sugar, grapefruit hesperides,
Can't live without blister dct lip balm

And that concludes everyone's favorite products! Thanks to everyone that participated and contributed.

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Rocking Retro MAC “Viva Glam 1″❤💋
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The Best Shoes For Nurses

I love these nursing shoes by Dansko! Taking care of my feet is a must and I have to wear the most comfortable shoes, standing on my feet for hours. These shoes by Dansko are popular in the nursing/ medical profession.

We know a lot of nurses who go to Wal-Mart to look for a cheap pair of white shoes to bring to work. We understand that you might think that regular shoes can do the job of nurse shoes when it comes to standing and walking all day. However, more than 10 hours of working at the hospital can definitely kill your feet at the end of your shift. More than that, working on your feet without the aid of proper nurse shoes can cause a lot of problems in the long run: varicose veins, back problems, heart problems etc.

The Dansko Professional clogs feature an anti-fatigue rocker bottom to give you the stability and support needed for standing all day. Dansko is also known for creating a roomy toe box that allows movement and circulation in your toes.

In terms of foot health, Dansko shoes for nurses proved to be beneficial. They carry the APMA seal of acceptance, which means that they are recognized by the American Podiatric Association to place significant value in the areas of daily foot care and regular professional treatment. If you ask us, the seal can tell you a lot about the Dansko Pro XP, but we do encourage you to check them out for yourself.

Because these shoes are slip-resistant, you can count on them when you are walking fast on a wet concrete or tiled floor. The waterproof construction of these shoes also helps protect your feet against any accidental spills and liquids found in the hospital floor. Due to its slip resistant feature, these shoes are one of the best shoes for chefs and food industry as well.

In terms of arch support, these shoes are nothing short of it. The ample arch support coupled with the soft cushioning gives the stability, comfort and support needed even while you are just standing.

Now when asked about durability, some people raised concerns that their Dansko XP shoes started tearing or cracking up after a month of use. For most of us, this is a deal-breaker since these shoes do cost a lot than others. When we looked into it, we realized that an improperly sized shoe will usually crack after continuous wear because it will be too tight. The Dansko XP Shoes for nurses is meant to be a bit loose at the heels, so your heel will move a little up and down (don’t worry, it won’t cause any blisters).

The easiest way for you to find the right size for your Dansko Pro XP is to go to an actual store that carries these shoes. Some people we know had their foot sized at Nordstrom. It is advised to have your foot size taken at the end of the workday or your shift when your feet are a bit swollen. This way, you will get the most realistic size for your feet. If you haven’t been able to take your foot size, you can actually order a few pairs at Amazon just for size and style comparison. They offer free shipping/returns on most shoes.

The Dansko Pro XP Clogs have a classic look that makes them versatile to wear in various occasions. They are available in many colors and styles so if you want to wear them outside of work, you may. We know a lot of people who do! These shoes are so comfortable for walking or standing that we can’t actually blame them. There are white shoes available for student nurses for their clinicals.

Perhaps, this is the biggest concern when it comes to these nurse shoes. When the benefits in terms of comfort, foot health and protection are concerned, the price of these shoes is just a small price to pay. Come to think of it, these shoes can help solve various foot problems, back pain, uneasiness, swollen muscles and other concerns you may have during your shift. It can help you become more productive at work and feel better at the end of the day. By correcting foot problems now, you can save more money for treatments later. So is it worth the extra dollars? Definitely YES!

Is the Dansko Women’s Pro XP Clog worth the extra dollars spent buying it? The Dansko Pro XP may be more expensive compared to Dansko Professional clogs, but the extra price comes with a handful of benefits, mostly in the areas of comfort and reliability.

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Holiday Weekend Stuff…..MAC Make-Over……

Saturday morning,  my daughter and I went to Nordstrom’s at The South Coast Plaza for a MAC Cosmetics Summer Collection launch with makeovers. MAC was also having a sale on their mascara that you had to order ahead of time and either have them delivered home or pick up at the store that day. The sale was buy 2 and get 1 free! Of course I signed up and picked mines up after our makeover was done. I Loved their new summer colors and blushes. Yes I did purchase some of the new summer collection! My lip picks were Altered Beige, Feel My Pulse, and Soft Serenade lipglass. I loved both Blushes in Ripe for Love and Hot Nights. I loved the Strobe Liquid on. I really enjoyed myself and got to spend a little time with B. Hope everyone is having a Great Holiday Weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by….

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Our make-up Artists were Veronica Anderson and Juliana Le. Veronica’s email is veronica.anderson@Nordstrom.com
The phone number to contact both is 714-549-8300 ext.1066
I was very pleased with their work. They both did an excellent job blending and enhancing our faces. Love it!!!! Thanks to Veronica and Juliana!