Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Today I'll be reviewing the Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette that I received from  I really enjoyed the colors and the pigmentation plays off pretty well.  When I first swatch this palette it was pretty chalky, but don't be fool by the chalky shadows.  After applying on my eye primer the pigmentation glided on very smoothly.  This palette comes with a full set step to step instructions for a gorgeous holiday smokey eye look and in this palette it also comes with a nice rosy blush.  Here's the look that I did using this palette set and added a red lipstick for the holiday making it bright and festive. 

Here's how the palette looks like:

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Crown Brush HD Set with Mirror & Tweezer

I'm so glad I had an opportunity to try this Crown Brush HD brush Set through  It's a pleasant surprise that they sent me a purple with pink tip brushes set and because purple is one of my favorite color.   When I first opened and inspected each brush bristles, I have to say that the bristles are extremely soft to the touch.  I personally like soft brushes because my face can get sensitive at times that can cause irritation to my face when using harsh brushes.  I also want to indicated that these brushes are perfect for applying high definition cosmetics, liquids, creams, powder and it's also vegan friendly.  This set comes with 6 brushes, a tweezers and a mirror.   This brush set is great for traveling. it's light and easy to pack it in your purse or luggage, which I'm looking forward to bring for my upcoming trip. 

The 6 brushes includes in this set are: 
  • Pro Powder Brush 
  • Tapered Blush Brush
  • Deluxe Contour Brush 
  • Chisel Shadow Brush
  • Crease Blender Brush
  • Detail Liner Brush

If you haven't try out Crown Brush HD set with Mirror & Tweezers, please check it out at this following link: available in purple, orange, or white/blue retail price for $27.95

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Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter

Another review that I recently got from  This time I got I ordered the Perlier Imperial Honey Body Butter.  Since the cold weather is approaching this body butter cream is the perfect item that I got.  My body tends to get drier due to the extreme cold weather that I get in New York.  I have to say that I enjoyed using this, it helps me moisturizers my whole body, especially my legs.  My legs can get easily chap due to exposure to coldness.  What I like the most is the texture and the fragrance, this body butter has this strong sense that contains Honey of Black Bees combined with Royal Jelly.  When I first tried the body butter cream; the smell is very relaxing and reminds me of fresh honey that it's almost good enough to eat or drink.

Here's the description of the Periler Imperial Honey Body Butter: 
This marvelous melting body butter from the rare honey of Black Bees, combined with Royal Jelly, is a true beauty formulation.  It nourishes the skin with moisture, leaving it pleasantly scented with the sensual notes of Honey and Oriental woods.  Perfect to moisture the skin in harsh winter and summer months.

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My Shiseido Haul

Squealing and jumping for joy cause I'm so thrill that I won a $500.00 e-gift card through Shiseido facebook.  I signed up for a a Shiseido sweepstake awhile ago that the company were introducing their new Shiseido ibuki line.  I know back of my mind what the chances of winning and in 2 weeks time I got a message on my facebook timeline that I won $500.00 e-gift card.  I immediately contacted them with my info and was a bit worry that I didn't get a reply back.  I thought that the giveaway was a glitch until I received the e-gift card code through my e-mail and I was relieved.  I'm so glad I have an opportunity to try some of the Shiseido products and it was a perfect timing because I was running low on moisturizers.

The items that I ordered are:
  • WHITE LUCENT Brightening Protective Emulsion W SPF 18 
  • BENEFIANCE WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion
  • Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio
  • Perfect Foundation Brush
This is the best sweepstake I won by far.

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Perlier Volcanic Thermo Scrub

Here's another review that I will be discussing of.  I recently had the opportunity to test out the Perlier Volcanic Thermo Scrub.  I really enjoy the Periler line so far.  Majority of the past Periler bath shower products are amazing.  With this Thermo Scrub I really enjoy the fragrance and the texture of it.  I really like using around where my chicken pores are affected. After using it a few times my chicken pores helped to minimizes a bit and making my skin more smoother. 

This is what in the container stated:  
Thermal Scrub:
Much more than a scrub , it is a true beauty treatment for the body.  Various-sized natural minerals deeply stimulate skin regeneration while smoothing out the outer skin. With the energy of volcanic stones, it revives the vital functions of the skin and makes it firm, velvety, more receptive to the following treatments with results comparable to spa. 

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I recently decided to order HYD For Men Shaving Cream this through ifabbo shop for my husband to try.  The following items I received from ifabbo are HYD MEN Shave Cream, Buffer Stick and Razor Shield.   He stated that he enjoyed using the shaving cream, because it moisturizes his face by giving him a smooth and clean look.  Overall he enjoys these items that I got for him.  I'm so glad that this product line is not tested on animals, Paraben Free, Dermatologist tested and non-irritating.   I've been conscious and try to avoid buying makeup products that are tested on animals. 

HYD Shave Cream:
Shave Cream hydrates and rejuvenates your skin by minimizing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Our unique blend of natural oils and moisturizers allow your razor to glide effortlessly across your skin, reducing friction and irritation.

For an even more satisfying shave, add HYD Razor Shield to  your routine.  Your favorite blade will last much longer and your face will feel even smoother.

Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream SPF15

I recently received this Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream SPF 15 through influenster after completing a survey.  I never expected to receiving a big package with many samples with it and a big size storage mirror/makeup case with it as well.  I'm truly overwhelmed the generosity that they have provided for me.  Thank you influenster so much for this, unfortunately I'm not able partake the video campaign. I have been busy that I couldn't participate in this campaign but will do a review of what I think of this new Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ cream. 

When I first tried this I really like the light coverage and the luminous coverage.  I really like the dewy and glowy look for the summer.  This BB cream gives me refreshing look after applying it on, however, I felt that the coverage was lacking a bit.  The coverage wasn't strong enough to cover my dark spot blemishes under my chin area, but this won't keep me from reusing this BB cream again.  I simply use a concealer to cover my unwanted blemishes.  Overall I really like this BB cream because it's light and perfect for my summer days.

  • Gives me a luminous and dewy finish look 
  • Foundation isn't runny at all, very smooth and easily bendable 
  • Has this floral rose smell that isn't strong at all
  • Hydrates and moisturize my skin 
  • Feels light on skin 
  • Has SPF15 coverage
  • Not strong coverage to cover unwanted blemishes 
 Here are some pics of me trying the BB cream: 

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Elegance for All - A POP-UP SHOP BY MODCLOTH

I have to admit my makeup shopping passion have die down a bit.  I have been shopping more for clothes than makeup recently.  I want to balance on clothes shopping instead of just buying makeups.  I want to look and feel good when dressing up as well. I took the opportunity and attended a Pop-Up shop event by Modcloth called Elegance for All in Mid-June.  For this modcloth event it tends to gear for women of all sizes including plus sizes as well.   I'm glad I had an opportunity to check out what modcloth would bring.  I was hoping for more items like shoes and accessories; selection of clothes wasn't a as much as I thought it would be.  I tried out some stuff but was bummed it didn't work out for me.  The only thing I got was the All Year Round Skirt, which I had been eyeing on and added that on my wishlist account. I'm just loving the polka dots and I have been buying tops and dress that are polka dots printed. I paired the skirt with my Horsing Around Town Top. When I first arrived at this event, there was a long line but the line moved pretty fast.  Once I got in there were a lot of people already determine what they wanted to get and the changing room was packed full.  I took my time to look around and decided to try on my clothes out by the side of the event.  Overall it was a pretty great experience, I was served with refreshments and cupcakes and it was a nice place just to relax for some AC.  I hope modcloth will continue a pop-shop event more in New York City

Here are some pics that I took at the event:

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Beautisol Review

Since summer is coming and I'm ready for some summer fun.  I want to to have a nice healthy tan  during the summer time.  The only problem is that, I have a hard time getting tan and I also never tried out some of self-tanning products before.  I heard some self-tanning products can be a hot mess and that it might streak or stain your clothes.  Also some self-tanning products can have bad chemical smells when applying it on that leaves an unpleasant sensation.   

I'm not to keen on all that until offer beautisol that provides:
  • pure scents
  • color correcting pigments
  • Streak-Free Application 
  • No Bad Stuff
I received the beautisol a 4.7 fl oz / 139 mml with a Easy Application Mitt and I tested on myself. I have to say, it's true to the test, this self-tanning mousse doesn't leave a bad odor at all when applying it on. I can't wait to pack this mousse in my travel bag for my upcoming cruise trip for a healthy tan look when I'm at the beach.

Here's a pics that I tested on my arms:

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Lash Perm

Without the lash perm, plus I have extremely short lashes
I recently got treated to a Lash perm by my friend as a early birthday gift.  To be honest I'm not a total beauty expert yet, but little minor detail of certain things make things appeals and looks better especially getting a lash perm.  As I gotten older I notice that my lashes droop downwards and it takes a while for me to curl my lashes and apply mascara.  I typically don't curl my lashes and apply mascara on a daily basis, because I just don't have that extra time each morning.  After having the lash perm, I can minimize the down time not having to curl my lashes and straightly apply on mascara.

Getting the lash perm wasn't so bad, in fact it was therapeutic and relaxing.  At first I youtubed some videos to see what this lash perm was all about and I was a bit concern and scared what they put on my eyes.  As I was lying there, the lady rubbed some ointment on my eyes, I realized the glue ointment was to seal my eye shut.  I kinda of got nervous and twitched my eyes a bit and told myself not to get nervous and clam myself down.  Later on she rubbed some more things and put a cold pack under my eye circles and this was the most relaxing part.  The estimated time was at least 45 minutes of getting both of my lashes done and I asked for a straight curl.  I'm glad I had an opportunity to try this out and certainly it does make some difference to your appearance.

Here's a pic of before and after result of getting my lashes perm: 

After result with the lash perm straight up perm

Have you tried lash perm yet?  What's your thought on this? 

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My Influesnter Spring Fever Box

I recently received the Influenster Spring Fever Box.  I have to say I'm excited to try everything in this box.

This is what I received in my Spring Fever Box:
  • Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant Deodorant 
  • NYC New York Color Applelicious Glossy Lip Blam 
  • Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure 
  • Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes 
The first thing I grabbed was the TastyKake Kandy Bar Kakes.  The cake was pretty moist and soft with peanut butter in between the cake bar.  I have to warn you though the hard shell chocolate can get messy, because it melts pretty fast when eating. I enjoyed eating every minute of it and I'm so tempted in getting a full box of this.  Also these cake bar makes a great snack for myself or for my daughter.

Also I have tried the Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant Deodorant.  I like that it doesn't stain my clothes and that it's a clear gel that you can simply glided on easily because it's invisible solid.  I threw this in my gym bag and I love the fragrance of this.  Anyway have you tried the Spring Fever Box and what are your thoughts on receiving these items?

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Perlier Shower & Bath Cream Kit

I'm currently trying out Perlier Shower & Bath Cream Kit. I received 8 Piece Shower & Body Travel Kit that comes with a clear Zip Top Bag, which makes traveling so much easier.  I can't wait to bring these to my upcoming cruise trip. I really like that it's 100% it is Certified Organic, which is pure and natural.

So far I tested out each of them and my favorites Shower & Bath Cream Kit I liked the most are 100% Certified Organic Shea Butter & Citrus and the White Almond with Cold Pressed & Pure Almond Oil.  The fragrances for each of these body creams has this therapeutic lingering sensation when applying it on. Very relaxing and I'm one of those in need of a long shower after a long day from work and taking care of my little girl. Thanks PERLIER for introducing me to these wonderful shower and body creams.   

This is what I received in my Kit:
  • 1.6 fl oz 100% Certified Italian Organic Honey Shower Cream
  • 1.0 fl oz 100% Certified Italian Organic Honey Body Cream 
  • 1.6 fl oz 100% Organic Italian Olive Oil Shower Cream 
  • 1.0 fl oz 100% Organic Italian Olive Oil Body Cream 
  • 1.6 fl oz Pure 100% Certified Organic Shea Butter & Citrus 
  • 1.0 fl oz Pure 100% Certified Organic Shea Butter & Citrus 
  • 1.6 fl oz White Almond with Cold Pressed & Pure Almond Oil 
  • 1.0 fl oz White Almond with Cold Pressed & Pure Almond Oil 

This 8 Piece Shower & Body Travel Kit is currently sold at retailing for $19.95 USD

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Ivory® 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash Review

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try this new Ivory® 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash.  I really like the idea that it's 2 in 1 cause you don't have to spend extra dollars on buying a separate body wash and shampoo. I like that it comes in just 1 bottle and also a great way to refill it in a small bottle and throw it in your gym bag for those who works out like me.  I really like the refreshing scent of this shampoo and body wash.  I can't make out the scent whether it's a floral scent, but it has a nice perfume scent that isn't overpowering at all.  This 2 in 1 is hair and body wash is pretty simple and it works perfectly well for me when I'm on a go after working out at the gym.  I'm so glad I had an opportunity to try this full size bottle through influenster.

Here's a description of what the bottle stated:
Ivory hair and body was cleans you from head to toe while leaving your hair conditioned.  It's as simple as that.

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My Fashion Sense Part III

To be honest I don't really have a fashion sense at all when comes to shopping.  On my typical days I dress in my sloppy clothes that consist of a t-shirt, jeans and a hoodie.  I've been very lazy in dressing or glamoring up for myself cause my day is consist of picking up my little girl and working with kids.  I'm not sure if it's the comfortability factor that plays a role to it as I'm getting older.  I feel that the world can throw you off at times.  Society and friends can comes to role where we at times judging each others of how the way we dress and how we look. I dress up only when I'm in mood, but each day I always promise myself in dressing up more for myself.  I'm dressing up for myself, not what people or the society will think of me.  

I did some spring cleaning and try to minimize my wardrobe and try to wear what I have or mix and match some of the previous older clothes that I brought.  I recently also brought some tops and I notice that Horse prints has been very trendy and popular these days. I think horse prints are popular now after PSY created the Gangnam style song.  I also got a floral pink top for the summer.  These tops are able to mix and match from causal to a sophisticated events.  I have to admit, I've been having an itch and wanting to buy more clothes.  I always try to find an excuse or reasons of wanting to get a new items just to match with a certain look.

I find things that appeals to me more than the name brand.  I make sure that the quality is long lasting when I'm buying certain type of clothes. I used to work as a production coordinater at a fabric company.  I seen many fabrics that came into my office.  I studied and analyzed the fabric each time.  I also looks at prints/designs of how the pattern flows.

Also I rarely shop at high end brand name store.  I find things that are appealing and budget friendly to my wallet than the name itself. 

What do you look for when shopping?  Does name brand appeals to you more or the quality items appeals more to you? 

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Hydroxatone - AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex

Another review on Hydroxatone brand called AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream.  I couldn't resist not ordering after I test their BB cream.  I can't believe that the BB cream I tried really work wonders, so with my remaining coins that I have at I ordered this immediately.  Since I'm not getting young, I want to prevent from getting wrinkles.  Whenever I smile I see crows feet around my eyes area and certainly it's been one of my concerns. 

What I like about this AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex:
  • Paraben Free 
  • No animal testing 
  • Fragrance Free 
  • Natural Formula
  • Helps and reduce wrinkles
  • Moderate Sun Protection Product with SPF 15
I really like the texture of this cream.  This texture felt like butter and felt smooth once it is glide onto your face.  The second bonus of this is that it's fragrance free and that it contains natural formula that doesn't irritate your skin.

Here's a description of what the box says:
Hydroxatone - AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex is a unique formula that is proven to help reduce the appearance of a wide range of wrinkles and improve the overall appearance of the skin.  Our safe and effective formula is more natural alternative to harsher age-fighting solutions.

Proven to be gentle and non-irritating for sensitive skin, this effective formula contains:
  • Argireline® - Anti-aging peptide specifically designed to provide fast results.
  • Matrixyl™- Helps skin to promote natural levels of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid - incredible ability to retain moisture in the skin which results in increased smoothness, softness and decrease of facial wrinkles. 

Here's a swatch of the cream

This Hydroxatone - AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream is offer at for $69.00 USD NET WT 1 OZ (30 g) 

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Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream

I recently got this Anti-Aging BB Cream through and I want to review this BB cream.  I never heard of this brand and was very curious of trying this out.  I have only tried 3 BB creams so far and I have to say that there is this love and hate relationship with me when trying out different types of BB creams.

What I like about this Anti-Aging BB Cream: 
  • That it hides my uneven skin tone and it minimizes my imperfections. 
  • Has Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen 
  • Could wear this alone for outdoors events and acts like a makeup or for skincare 
  • Gives you hydration 
  • Feels light weight, doesn't feel heavy at all
Here's the description of what the box says:
Hydroxotone Anti-Aging BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is your all-in-one multi-tasking perfecting cream that hydrates, conceals, protects, reduces the look of aging, and brightens skin in just one step.

Hides uneven skin tone and minimizes the appearance of imperfections.  Works perfectly under foundation, or all on its own.  Skin looks naturally flawless.  Effortlessly perfect.  Overall more youthful.

My diet plan

I was never to keen on watching my diet from my early 20s till in my early 30s.  I eat what I want and don't really care if I gained.  Eating makes me happy, especially when I'm with a friend.  Now that I lost that circle of friends, because I have my own busy schedules and they have theirs too.  Eating wasn't much fun anymore without a company.

Unfortunately I'm not blessed with a perfect figure, I have an hour glass shape figure and it was very hard in losing weight.  I know that I have a slow metabolism.  Each new year I always tell myself to eat healthy and workout more.  Things never changed and I still procrastinated continuing eating and gaining.  My highest and heaviest was almost 138lbs being 4'11.  I also have a heavy set of breast that makes me feel conscious even more of myself.

This is my journey on losing weight and attempt on documenting my journey. I want to see that change instead of doing nothing.  Last summer my husband encouraged me to get a gym plan and found a place for me where I can jog or doing some weights.  I attempted to go to the gym at least 2 times a week.  At first it was hard I started on the treadmill running 1 miles took me 30 mins within 5 lapses.  I try to pace it up each time.  My current stat now is 17 mins 1 mile 3 lapses and I jog the whole way through.

This is me before and after from 138 lbs to 125 lbs.  I've been also watching what I eat as well.  I recently pulled out my old juicer and decided to do more juicing.

Carrot Juice 
  • 1 Pear
  • 2 Apples 
  • 1 Big Carrot
  • 1 Small Ginger 
I hope I will see more results and keep continuing my healthy journey.

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Clarisonic Mia 2 Reviews

I have decided to document my Clarisonic Mia 2 journey and I have notice some changes to my skin. I'm currently using the sensitive brush as of now.  

Week 1
I notice a bit of change after using this, my face feel smoother before, but I purposely and trying not to excessively use it everyday.   I use it normally once every other day and so far I've been using it only in the morning.  A friendly pimple came recently on top of my forehead.  

Week 2
Notice been breaking out a lot after using it.  The breakouts occur around my chin and forehead area. Been using it only in the morning so far once every other day. Hope my pimples will clear up soon.  I notice that my pores has tighten and that it wasn't as visible as before. No red blemishes. 

To be continue...

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My Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

I have posted before of my Clarisonic Plus review, but recently I wanted to say that I downgraded the Clarisonic Plus for a Mia 2.

The reasons why I downgraded is because:
  1. I didn't have room for the base to charge 
  2. I feel that the plus speed is way stronger
  3. I was breaking out extremely bad and I didn't reuse the Plus again
So why did I repurchased the Clarisonic again?  The reasons why I repurchased the Clarisonic again is because I notice that my face has been really dull and I notice that my pores are more noticeable.  I have been breaking out around my chin area and have hard white heads around my chin area.

I will try to document my Clarisonic Mia 2 journey of each time I'm using it and hopefully I see some good results.   I repurchased my Clarisonic Mia 2 + Cleansing Brush Head Value Park with my 15% Sephora Chic Week discount.

Week 1
I notice a bit of change after using this, my face feel smoother before, but I purposely and trying not to excessively use it everyday.   I use it normally once every other day and so far I've been using it only in the morning.  A friendly pimple came recently on top of my forehead. 

To be continue...

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Dupe with Wet n Wild and Naked Palette

Another dupe post that I recently discovered.  I recently discover that one of the Wet n Wild palette - The Gilded Age has some dupes shades to the Urban Decay Naked palette. The Wet n Wild shades are dupe to the following shades from the Naked Palette as follow Sin, Smog and Half Baked.

I put these shades to the test by swatching it and also testing it on my eyes.  I have to say I favor wet n wild palette more than the naked palette.  Some how I feel like I had more control on the wet n wild palette verses the naked palette.  Although the wet n wild shades runs a bit lighter but you can gradually pack on more shades on your eyes until you are satisfy with the look.  As for the naked palette I think you'll have to be a bit careful on it cause the texture and shades are quiet pigmented and shimmery when applying.

Here are the swatches of how similar the shades are:

Top shades are the Wet n Wild - The Gilded Age Palette
Bottom shades are the Naked Palette 

Tested on my eyes to see the comparison how the shades are so similar when applying.

Which dupe palette do you prefer?

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Sana Pore Putty BB Cream Review

I have to say I haven't really jumped into the Asian BB cream bandwagon faze as of yet.  Typically I think it's harder for me to find the right BB cream that I can stick to.  The downsize of Asian BB cream is that it doesn't come in a lot of shades.  The only shades I have come across is grey and fair shades and nothing in between.  I'm in between a light medium to medium shade.   I brought this Sana Pore Putty BB cream a few months ago.  I heard it's a number #1 bb cream in Japan and it doesn't have a grey shade to it.  I personally hate bb cream that has grey shades; making me look pale is not my thing.  I used for a bit and at first I do like the coverage, it really does minimize your pores for a good few hours but by the end of the day my face feel dry and cakey.  Also this tube is not travel friendly.  I put this BB cream in my makeup bag just in case I need to touch up by mid-day and when I open my makeup bag the cream has leaked some out.  The cap is not tight at all so you have to consider just using this before heading out.  Overall it's not a bad bb cream and I brought this at an Asian Beauty supply store called oo35mm in Chinatown for $25.00

My Trip to Paris and Tips

My trip to Paris was a wish come true, unfortunately it was a short 4 days trip, so I had to make my good 4 days worth while I was there. Upon our first day awhile we immediately checked in our hotel and rested an hour then headed to the Eiffel Tower.  I was beyond thrill of looking at this beautiful  structure and awing at the same time.  Sitting near by the structure just viewing this beautiful scenic area was just a joyous moment.

For those who are a first time traveler it will be a bit difficult to get by if you don't speak a slick of French.  There were some generous people who helped us and knows how to speak English to guide us where we needed to be.  The streets is a bit confusing and you can get easily lost even following the map is a bit complicated cause the streets zig zags.  I took a few week course of French so I only know the very basic just to get by during those 4 days.

Chateau Of Versailles  
The palace was breathtaking and it's huge.  I love that it has a lot of historic history of this during the French Revolution war how the left-wing political groups and peasants try to over throw the King and Queen out. Each rooms were fill with high end furniture, paintings, chandeliers etcThe palace can take days to finish exploring and unfortunately I didn't get my opportunity to visit Marie Antoinette Chateau.  

  1. Bring a tour guide book - (we completely forgot ours cause I was rushing getting packed at the last minute)
  2. In Paris they don't have Siesta - so your good to have lunch at any time
  3. Sundays -  A lot of places like restaurants, groceries shops and major shopping stores are closed.  I advise you to stock up on food or just eat at your hotel if you can.  I suggest you not to shop for anything on Sunday cause you will be out of luck.
  4. Dress causal and comfortable, people in France lives very simple.  Bring a sneaker if you are going to walk a lot.  Some streets can turn into cobblestones.  Heel and cobblestones are very unconformable to walk in. 
  5. Metro - get a 10 ticket pass instead of individual passes.  This helps you save than purchasing individual passes. 
  6. Plan out ahead for the day.  As for restaurants you would like to dine in requires a month ahead reservation.
I had a great time in Paris and hope to go there again in the future.  I hope that some of these tips are helpful to you. 

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Paul & Joe Mix & Match Refillable Cheek Blush Colors

I recently purchase Paul & Joe Mix & Match Refillable Cheek blush and compact. This is a new Spring Carousel of Paul & Joe beauty line for 2013. I couldn't resist from getting this cause the compact is so pretty and elegant at the same time.  Secondly, this compact and the blush colors are calling me.  I also like the fact that it's magnetic and refillable.  I could use the compact alone when I'm done using the blush.  What I like about this compact is that it's small and travel friendly.  The downsize it that the compact is a bit small, I wish it could have been bigger a bit.  I really like the motif chrysanthemum on the casing; making it extra unique and somewhat vintage at the same time.  As for the blush I ordered Cinema 04, a pretty coral matte blush; soft and warm pink tone that warms up your cheeks after using this.  I hope in the long run I'll order more refillable blushes, it's so hard to decide cause most of the colors looks so pretty.  Let me know if you are going to try this blush as well.

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