ULTA haul & product review

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I went to ULTA a few days ago because I wanted to get an eye cream and an eyebrow pencil…I came out with a few extra stuff as well! Does that ever happen to you? Happens to me all the time…I’ll go in for one thing but come out with a few (maybe more than a few) extra stuff.

Look through the gallery to see what I go. I will be adding my thoughts on the products as well down below…

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I had never tried the Murad Clarifying Cleanser before so I was excited to try especially since I like shopping more for skin care products than actual make up. Because I had never tried it, I got the travel size version first before I purchase the actual big size one. I have used a few times now and I LOVE it. I have been using it with my clarisonic and it has left my skin so clean but it does leave it kinda dry; it has salicylic acid acne treatment in it which usually dries out my skin. I feel a bit of a tingle when I wash it off my face and it feels so fresh to me.

I then wanted to get an eye cream and I have heard great things about benefit eye cream called its potent and I wanted to give it a try. Again I didn’t want to purchase the regular size since it was my first time so I purchased the travel size one which came in  box with a few other goodies. So far I love the eye cream, but my favorite I would have to say is the facial cream by benefit. It is so moisturizing and smells so good! I will for sure be purchasing the facial cream but may shop around for an eye cream…if you have one that you love please let me know in the comments below 🙂

I always go with Anastasia brow pencil for my brows…I was actually disappointed this time because I used it for two days and there was no more product left inside…usually these last me for a good few weeks!

I have been meaning to get a beauty blender but couldn’t find the original one at ulta that day so I ended up getting the sponge to contour with; but I love it for applying my foundation actually. I love that the bottom of it is small and fits perfectly in my fingers.

I have weak nails and so I got a nail harder nail polish to try out to see how I like it along with nail filer because I always lose those.

I have been into blow drying my hair lately rather than straightening it so I went ahead and purchased a new round brush and I love it.

I have been hearing a lot about the poo-poourri so I wanted to give it a try…first of it, it smells so good and secondly it actually works so woohoo!

What are some of your favorite skin care products???

 

Our trip to the Hearst Castle…

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In 2013, my husband and I went to Hearst Castle for our 2 year anniversary. At this time we actually were not married, we were just engaged. I fell in love with the castle, so much so that we actually went back to take our engagement photos there before our wedding; I will actually post that video up another day!

If you have never been to Hearst Castle, I highly recommend you go. But if you do here are a few tips:

  • Try to avoid going in the summer time, our first trip was during the summer and let me tell you, it was so hot! There are no AC’s obviously, they just have portable fans throughout the castle which doesn’t help as much since everyone tries to stand in front of it.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes! There are a lot of stairs like A TON!!!
  • Don’t schedule as much tours as you can! Hubby and I scheduled all 4 tours for the day! We barely made it to tour 4. They usually don’t refund you back when its so last minute, but they felt so sorry for us for booking all of them in one day that they ended up refunding us for the last tour since we were so exhausted!

Here is the video, I hope you enjoy!

Please like and subscribe to my channel and my blog! Let me know in the comments below if you have ever been to Hearst Castle, what you thought about it or if you are planning on going! 🙂

What a disappointing weekend…


My husband had gotten tickets last year to go to the San diego zoo and we decided to go this past weekend, so we got a hotel for the weekend to make it a mini getaway! We were both so excited…on Friday I woke up sick 😡 which sucked but we couldn’t cancel the hotel since it was too late so we decided to go either way and just stay at the hotel (boy do I regret that decision!) we got to our hotel, the lafayette hotel in San Diego! My first expression of it was how neat and cool it was because it is a historical hotel after all, I loved all the sayings that they had on each door number…I would read it as I would walk by each room. Now here is the reason why it was such a disappointing weekend…we got there around do 11pm or so and I could not wait to get in bed and sleep (I’m sick and exhausted) well it turns out that the heater wasnt working which I didnt think would be such a big issue since husband and I love the cold weather. Well it was colder than I thought and even sleeping in a hoodie and blankets I was still cold so I woke up Saturday even more sick. We went down to grab breakfast and I informed the front desk that our heater wasn’t working and I need someone to fix it because I’m sick and don’t want to end up with pneumonia. Well no one ever went to fix it. We waited an hour or so after breakfast and tried to call and turns out our phone is broken. So I went back to the front desk at this point so pissed and complain how I have a fever, we’ve been waiting and no one has come up. So finally they send over extra blankets and a portable heater. Then I decided to take a shower…boy again wrong decision! The water was perfect for the first 30 seconds of me getting in; then the water would go from super duper hot to freezing within a matter of minutes and back again to super hot. I am as so annoyed! Sunday comes and we wake up to leave and I have all these bumps, they’re kind of like a bug bite but also look like blisters all over my right hand…it hurts and is so itchy! 

Overall I regret this trip so so much! 

How was your weekend? 

Tips for when you’re sick…

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It is that time of the year when everyone is either getting over a cold/flu or is just getting it…I currently have a cold! I thought it would be helpful to share tips for when you are sick.

  • Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water, juice (especially with lots of vitamin C) and tea
    • My favorite tea to drink when I’m sick is chamomile with honey, or what I also like to do is mix 5 or 6 cough drops into a cup of hot water and drink it as it…sounds weird but so good!
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks, they will dehydrate you.
  • Rest! Rest! Rest! – get as much sleep as you possibly can!
  • If the air in your room/house is dry, use a humidifier. You can even add a 2 or 3 drops of essential oil in it if you’re into it. I use an oil diffuser almost everyday but more so when I’m sick and my favorite oils to use are lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus.
  • Take an epsom salt bath. It will help relief body aches, stress, eliminated toxins from your body and much more!
  • Wash your hands often!!!
  • Eat and drink things with lots of vitamin C!
  • Drink pineapple juice…not only does it contain 50% of the daily requirement for vitamin C but it also helps with your cough.
  • Gargle with Salt water…this is my least favorite and I honestly never do it but I always get told to do so.
  • Avoid exercise, stress, daily chores as much as you can.
  • Get some fresh air…it’s good for you!

Hope you avoided getting sick this season!

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Tea Time Thursday

My goal for this year was for me to blog everyday, well that has not been the case. I have been so busy at work, my bosses mom who helps with the kids when me and the other nanny aren’t there got super sick for a good few weeks, and so I have been staying past my hours and helping and even working weekends. By the time I get home I just shower and get in bed….I’m exhausted! And now I think I’m getting sick 😔

I think starting next week (hopefully) my schedule will go back to normal so I can get back to normal things in life; starting with this blog! One thing I want to start doing is tea time Thursdays (TTT)…meaning I talk about what type of tea I’m drinking that day! So here is the first TTT, it is the organic sweet almond green tea From Davids tea. My sweet coworker knows how much I love tea and got me a mix of teas from Davids tea (my favorite tea store) for Christmas! Out of all the teas that were in the box, I would have to say this is my favorite…I love the smell and the taste of it! 

Is the Weekend Really Over?

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And just like that, the weekend came to an end! It went by super fast and honestly it didn’t even feel like a weekend; mainly because I worked both Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays I work for my regular nanny family so of course I was there, then hubby and I had a double date planned with my cousin and her new boyfriend, we had a great time, ate a little too much though lol. Today I actually babysat for my last nanny family who I was with for 7 years, it was so great to see and hang out with the kids and even care for their new 3 month old baby brother. After wards hubby and I just went food shopping for the week…fun weekend right? lol Now I’m laying here trying to get my nausea to go away (I get nauseous whenever I take my multivitamins…I hate it) but I have my peppermint oil in my diffuser so thats helping! But its time for me to call it a night and go to bed to get some rest for work tomorrow!

How was your weekend?

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Poor Boo is Sick! 


Happy Friday everyone. It’s been such a busy day for me, I just got off from working 12.5 hours and I’m exhausted! My little boo that I nanny for whose 8 months old is sick right now and it’s been rough. She’s usually such a happy baby but today she’s been miserable and it breaks my heart! She’s been cranky and very clingy, we spent a lot of time cuddling and she napped on me for every single nap, which I love but it’s hard to get anything done when I’m holding her. I hate it when babies are sick, I feel so helpless! I’m ready to drink some hot tea, relax and go to bed and get some much needed rest and hopefully be able to sleep in for a bit.  

Have a great weekend 😊