Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
*description, price, and image from http://www.lushusa.com/*
I've always had some issues with my hair. I have super straight hair (something my friends always said they'd kill for). It takes sooooo looooong to grow, and I shed more hair than is normal. Thankfully, these past few years, my hair and I have become better and better friends. I learned to just ignore the over shedding, and began to love my hair.
My sister (who is a Lush lover) bought me the New! solid shampoo. She said it would make my hair grow faster. At first I was like, "Are you sure? How do you use this? Will it produce lather like normal shampoo does?". She said just try it and so I did.
The first thing I noticed is that it does produce lather - more than you would expect from a solid shampoo. The cinnamon and peppermint smell will fill your bathroom and stay there for quite a while. So, if you love the smell of cinnamon and peppermint, you might like this. :)
How do you use it?: You just scrub/swipe it against your hair, and when you get enough lather, you knead/scrub your hair like normal. (I'm not sure about the correct words to use. Sorry!)
After a few weeks, I did start to feel new hair growing. It's a bit weird at first because you'd go and touch your scalp and you'd feel baby hair growing. Haha. But it goes to show that it really does make new hair grow. Just a word of caution, be careful when you scrub it against your hair/scalp. The first few times I did, I forgot there were cinnamon sticks within the shampoo, and mine were sticking out... I scratched my scalp with those sticks. So yeah, be careful. :D
Have you tried it? What did you think of it?
Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you! We are approaching the 4th of July weekend here! I'm so excited because it's also my 20th birthday on Sunday! :D
Friday, June 25, 2010
the Venetian hotel where we stayed
the Wynn where we ate dinner (really yummy buffet!)
I hope everyone had a fantastic week! :D
*photo editing done by my sister*
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hash Brown Salmon Florentine, $14.25
Chocolate Chip Cakes, $8.25
Check out their website here.
It's Friday tomorrow! One more day 'til the weekend! :D
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Linen Blend Floral Dress, $13.50 (also available in yellow and pink)
Tropical Paradise Sun Dress, $24.80 (The straps can be taken out. Cool!)
Blooming Floral Dress, $22.80
Floral Ruffle Dress, $19.80
Heritage 1981 Women: Pleat Panel Dress, $24.90
I am only about 5 feet and 2 inches, and I don't know if maxi dresses would look good on me. But here are some long dresses that caught my eye:
Heritage 1981 Women: Striped Maxi Dress, $28.90
Knotted Maxi Dress, $22.80
Jersey Maxi Halter Dress, $22.80
Which ones did you like? :)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Stanley Tucci as Paul Child
Stanley Tucci is basically like Meryl Streep. He's good, as always. :)
The actors in the movie were all brilliant, I guess it's just the storyline that got me bored and looking forward to the ending. Don't get me wrong, though; it's a good movie - there were quite a few funny moments. It's just that after seeing it once, I don't think I'm gonna watch it a second or third time, unless I'm at home and I see it on HBO or something.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
It's Friday! Haha, yet again. I can't get over how time flies. Sorry, I know I say that quite a lot.
But anyways, I just want to share this one song that makes me dance (even if I can't really dance, haha) and gets me pumped when I work out.
Put It In A Love Song by Alicia Keys, feat. Beyonce
What is your favorite dancing/ work out song? :D
Another thing, I went to the library yesterday to borrow a review book (I have to brush up on my Math skills...), and I decided to borrow some DVDs. This was actually the first time I borrowed DVDs from the library, so I found out that you can only check out 3 DVDs per library card. I had 6 I wanted to borrow! Haha. Fortunately, my sister was with me, so I had to use her card to borrow the other 3. I really love our local public library. They have tons of books, CDs, and movies available for free! :D
The DVDs I borrowed are:
Angels & Demons, Julie & Julia, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Proposal, The Blind Side, and Tuck Everlasting.
I watched both The Proposal and The Blind Side a few months back, but we just want to see them again. Yes, we are big Sandra Bullock fans. :D
Tuck Everlasting, on the other hand, is a movie my younger sister wanted to borrow and watch.
The first three movies I named are some of the movies I've been wanting to see for a long time now. I'm glad I am able to check off three from my "Movies to watch" list. I will definitely make posts about my thoughts on those three sometime this coming week. :D
In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
On a different note, check out http://www.freebeautyevents.com/. You can enter your zip code to find out what makeover, gift with purchase, spa open houses, and sampling events are happening near you. They also have product reviews and monthly contests.
I tried putting in my zip code and results came out showing which Rite Aid or Walgreens stores near me are giving away free beauty samples. I have yet to see if I'd be able to get some samples, but it's worth a try, right? :D
Let me know if you do end up trying this and getting samples from locations given by this website. :)
Have a lovely rest of the week, everyone! :D
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
V-neck tissue organza ballgown with illusion corset bodice, and french tulle veiled metallic hand painting, with grosgrain sash at natural waist.
One-shoulder tissue taffeta full a-line gown with asymmetrically draped bubble skirt, lilly of the valley embroidery at bustline, and grosgrain sash at natural waist.
Strapless stretch mikado mermaid gown with draped bodice, swirling tissue organza flanges on skirt and grosgrain sash at waist.
One-shoulder silk crepe soft mermaid sheath with asymmetrically draped bodice, draped french tulle accents, and sheer nude corset back.
This bridal gown, a strapless full A-line gown with a pleated bodice, emphasis on the natural waist and a softly tucked hand painted skirt which, can be described as vivacious as well as uniquely flattering and easy to wear, could only be the work of Vera Wang. Available in Citrus Watercolor, Ivory or White.
*images and descriptions from http://www.verawangonweddings.com/*
Here some celebrity brides who chose to wear Vera on their wedding day:
*all images from Google*
Monday, June 7, 2010
Now I know it's true when they say everything is big in Texas, haha. :D
Right when we were about to leave, rain started to pour... as in actually pour. It was seriously "raining cats and dogs". We didn't have umbrellas. The coat I was wearing didn't have a hood to cover my head. We were stuck. It was a funny experience, actually. We tried to wait a while, hoping the rain would come to a standstill or something, but it didn't. We had no choice but to run in the rain because we still had about 3 hours drive back to Houston! Our other problem was that our car was parked about 3-4 blocks away. It was crazy. But we had fun. :D
Do you have any fun vacation stories? :)
*photo editing done by my sister*