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Friday, May 30, 2014

Class of 2014!






Hey Dolls, 
today's post is a special request from a very special person in my life. This is a shout out to all the students and staff of Alta Vista High School in Vista, California "Oh how I miss you California!" 
Congrats to all of the 2014 graduates I personally wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors and may all of your dreams come true. Having said that I would like to share a quote with you that was given to me several years ago that I firmly believe to be completely true. 

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!" 

Graduates, always remember to dream big and work hard to achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality. Don't let anyone discourage you from reaching for the stars. Because with a little elbow grease and determination you can make it there. 

I would also like to send a little shout out to Dulce Reyes. Congratulations on graduating your hard work has paid off. Good luck in all that you do.

I would also like to congratulate the Teachers and Staff for all the work and effort that you put into the students. Being the wife of a dedicated teacher I know that at times your jobs can be mentally draining and even frustrating but know that your actions and dedication do not go unnoticed. Remember that all of you have a hand in educating the possible leaders of tomorrow and all of the effort you put into your classrooms is worth it in the end. 


Congrats to all of the 2014 graduates all over the world!



Wishing you all the best!

















Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Product Reviews????

Hey Dolls,

I am in search of new and/or established companies or products to review for my blog and instablog. Also for all of you lovely readers that follow me through my blog and instagram if their are any specific products you would like to see reviewed please contact me via email or leave a comment below. Any makeup pictorials you would like for me to post?? Comment below! I am open to ideas and suggestions or requests.

I look forward to reading your comments, suggestions and/or ideas!!!!



                                             Thanks in advance!
                                                      XoXo,
                                                       Alex


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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Influenster #VivaVoxBox Review

Hey dolls,
 I received this awesome box of products to review a few weeks ago. I wanted to use all of these products for a few weeks so that I could form a proper opinion and be able to give you all the best review.
First off Influenster is a company that works with different product companies and sends out packages filled with products to test out and review.
So let's start reviewing shall we??


These are all of the goodies I was sent to test out for them.




Let's start off with the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Cocoa Radiant. It is a 6.5 oz can and it states it has about 30 uses in every can. It retails for $7.99 and all drugstores and retailers. In my opinion this is a great product to have on hand, especially when you are running late or on the go. I'm sure you have all seen the commercial where the girl is in a rush and sprays it on and then throws on her clothes and she's out the door. Well, it's not exactly that easy. You still have to rub it in so don't be fooled by the hype. But the actual product is definitely worth trying. It is just as moisturizing as the regular Vaseline lotions but this one definitely comes with less mess. I have actually been enjoying this spray and I plan on picking up another one in a different scent to try it out.


Next up is the Pure Ice Nail Polish that retails for $1.69 and I believe it can be found at all Walmarts and Target stores. From the displays I have seen at my local walmart they have an awesome color selection and some really nice glitters to pick from. I was sent 1 nail polish and 1 glitter polish and let me tell you the coral polish I was sent has definitely become one of my favorites. It is perfect for the summer. It's a beautiful color with just enough pink and just enough red. The glitter top coat I was sent was a nice topper for a perfect accent nail or for those of you who like to wear glitter on every nail.

The colors pictured are After Hours and It's Complicated.



I was also sent the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths. These wipes retail for $5.99 and they can be found next to all the other Cetaphil products. In my honest opinion these are perfect for those of you that have very sensitive skin as they do not irritate at all. I personally do not have sensitive skin but I have been carrying these in my purse and have used them on my son to wipe off food or dirt or sweat and have been completely mild on his skin. I do recommend having these in your purse or even in your diaper bags.



Also in the box was the NYC New York Color Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color. These lip colors retail for $2.99  and are sold at all mass retailers. I was sent the color 040 South Ferry Berry. I have to say I own a few other colors from this specific line and they are all gorgeous colors. Very richly pigmented and not to mention smooth and moisturizing. I love how easy they are to apply and how comfortable they are to wear. Not sticky or ill smelling. I recommend trying these out and the price is extremely affordable.

This picture is showing how pigmented this product is. The first color swatch is only one swipe of the lip color and the second is 3 swipes. You can see for yourself it's worth the money.
They also sent me a Montagnne Jeunesse Clay Spas Mask. You can find these in stores for $2.49

In all honesty, I had high hopes for this as I love using cream clay masks but this product in particular was a total disappointment. The smell was horrendous and instead of hydrating my skin it left me extremely dry and rough feeling, and to top it off the next morning I woke up looking like a total grease ball. I will definitely be sticking to my all time favorite avocado mask from Freeman.


Lastly I was sent a Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card that I have yet to use. But I have done my research on it and basically it is a free loyalty rewards program that helps you save money every time you gas up.

I hope these reviews have been helpful in any way if you were considering purchasing any of these products. If you are interested in this company you should go check them out at 
www.influenster.com you can also follow them on facebook and twitter. 


Don't forget you can connect with me through instagram and twitter..
XoXo,
Alex


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easy Pasta Side Dish...

Hey dolls,
So, if you're anything like me you're a sucker for quick and easy meals. Therefore I thought I'd share one of my favorite quick side dishes that doesn't involve too many ingredients.




This is my easy cheesy penne pleaser! 
Doesn't take much to make this side dish and you can certainly add or change the ingredients depending on your preferences. 


Ingredients:

- Penne Pasta or any pasta of your preference.
- Kraft Green Goddess dressing
- Grape or cherry tomatoes or of course chopped Roma tomatoes
- Colby Jack shredded cheese 

You can add chopped avocados or cubed cheddar cheese instead of shredded and you can also substitute the green dressing for zesty Italian or even mayonnaise if you prefer a  more creamier taste.

This pasta is meant to be served cold so you can absolutely cook up your pasta the day before and have it chill over night in the fridge or just cook it up early in the day. 

Once you have cooked your pasta and it has chilled you can then add your dressing. I am not including a set measurement because it should be as dry or as creamy as you would like.  Add a handful of the shredded or cubed cheese and then slice or chop your tomatoes. Mix everything well and at this point you can add any extra ingredients that you may want and serve it up with your main dish.

Today I served it along with homemade burgers...


I hope you enjoy this recipe and you find it just as tasty as my family. 

From my kitchen to yours,
Alex