12.18.2014

#1-My Top 5 Trader Joes Food Items!

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So if you’ve been following my YouTube Channel¬†or my latest (and very first haha) vlog you might know that I moved into my very first apartment! Now I am not going to get into the stress, but instead,¬†I would like to talk about something a little bit better….FOOD!

Trader Joes was always one of my favorite supermarkets because simply it’s affordable (duh) and ¬†some of my favorite foods from there can cook within 20 minute with very little effort! Ever since I moved into my apartment, I have been frequently visiting¬†Trader Joes. Let me remind you that I’ve only been living here for about two weeks. Food goes so fast you guys! I now have some Trader Joes products that I pick up on the regular and of course I had to share with you guys!

My Trader Joes Favs!

-Herb Turkey Breast (Brand: Columbus)- ¬†So I am sure we all grew up on Turkey Sandwiches! I also remember that not all Turkey Breast had flavor. Some that I’ve tried was extremely dry (literally stuck to the top of my mouth lol), too sweet and unseasoned. This turkey breast right here is the best! It is extremely seasoned and it also taste good with provolone cheese (my fav)! It retails for only $4.99. It makes about 4 sandwiches, depending on how much meat you like.

-Oven Ready Breaded Cod Fillets (Brand: Trader Joes)- This has been my absolute favorite thing to eat for dinner with salad! This fish taste like authentic fish and chips! All I have to do is turn my oven on 400 and basically let 2 pieces (or more haha) cook for 20 minutes and all done!

-Butter Chicken w/ Basmati Rice (Brand:Trader Joes- Indian Cuisine Dishes)- I enjoy Indian food a lot and compared to authentic Indian food, this frozen meal hits it on the head for me. I get to enjoy indian food for less money in the comfort of my own home. The spices are literally perfect.

-Vanilla Bean Nonfat Greek Yogurt (Brand: Trader Joes)- You know when you go to a store and pick up one ¬†of something just incase you don’t like it? That’s what I did, but I ended up loving this yogurt! This yogurt wasn’t too sweet and to tell you the truth, it didn’t taste like vanilla bean at all. It taste like an original flavor/light vanilla flavored yogurt. I also mixed in some granola (which will be in my next weekly favorites!)

-Trader Joes Sliced Fresh Mango (Brand: Trader Joes)- What else can I say about mangos… I love them!!! Just like the title says, these are fresh and not too sweet!

11.28.2014

DANCING…GRUNGY OOTD/SMOKEY EYE/ OMBRE LIPS!

Hope everyone had a fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous lol) Thanksgiving filled with family and friends! I know I did. Besides my family and friends, I have so much to be thankful for! All glory to god and hard work! Let me know how your Thanksgiving was! Anyways, I wanted to film a video for this grungy makeup look and of course¬†I had to feature Beyonce’s new song 7/11! ¬†I love dark eye makeup. Dark eye makeup is a way to bring out your inner fierce-ness and it is quite sexy! I also did purple ombre lips to add in a bit of color! Hope you guys enjoy this!

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*EYES*
-TRANSITION SHADOW- USED A NO NAME ORANGE MATTE SHADOW (PURCHASED FROM IMATS)
-MATTE BLACK EYESHADOW & BLACK GLITTER SHADOW (SEPHORA)
-LASHES (ARDELL 120 DEMI)

*LIPS*
-MAC’S NIGHTMOTH LIP PENCIL
-NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREME -SAN PAULO

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10.26.2014

My Basic Skin Routine For OILY SKIN/How to Build A Skin Regimen!

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Hi Loves! I am here with a beauty post about #naturalbeauty  I feel that individuals (including myself) are more into makeup due to all the wonderful YouTubers/Beauty Gurus, however I wanted to bring it back to protecting your canvas (a.k.a your face under the makeup). #PROTECTYOURCANVAS!  What is your skin routine? You should have some type of skin routine to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin to keep your skin looking healthy! My skin routine is fairly simple and I decided to share it with you guys! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoy filming it!

10.19.2014

3 Self-Help Books That Helped Me In My 20’s!

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Hi Lovies!

Today I have yet another lifestyle post about my 20’s! One thing that I learned about myself is that I absolutely love Self-Help books! Self-Help books helped me so much with self improvement thus far. Today I want to talk briefly about three self help books that I’ve read and enjoyed: The Happiness Project, The Secret and The Power of NOW. Hope you enjoy this post and if you decide to pick one up, make sure to add me on “the gram” @TheFashionCrazexo, take a photo of the book (of course) and tag me!

  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

I first picked up this book after I went through a break up an ex boyfriend. No, it was not that I was completely unhappy nor depressed, but after that relationship ended I noticed that a lot of activities and time spent supported majority of my happiness. After that ended, I wanted to find a new happiness…joy, that no one can take away. After reading the first page in Barnes and Nobles, I just had to pick it up! The author Gretchen Rubin decided to devote a year to promote her happiness and documented it along the way. The book is split up to months and each month Rubin decided to focus on something specific.¬†January focused on vitality, February focused on marriage and March focused on work. One of the best takeaways from this book is “An important aspect of happiness is managing your moods, and studies show that one of the best ways to lift your mood is to engineer an easy success, such as tackling a long-delayed chore. (pg 35)”. Definitely pick up this book guys!

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

I picked up this book when I first started my online business www.ShopFashionCrazeBoutique.com . I was motivated more than ever, browsing the Self-Help section of Barnes and Nobles and I glanced through the pages of this¬†book. The Power of Now solely focuses on being present at this present moment. The Power of Now¬†includes¬†ideas from Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and other¬†religions/practices to explain the authors¬†point on ‘being-ness’. One of my favorite takeaways from this book (just one of many) is “You are not your mind”. Tolle explains that having control of your mind and thoughts are crucial. If you become a watcher of your thoughts instead of an identifier you won’t be able to elevate to a higher consciousness. This tip is one of thee most important tips from this book!

Lastly

  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

‚ÄúBe grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē¬†Rhonda Byrne,¬†The Secret

One of my very close friends let me borrow this book and this is what started my whole “Self-Help book addiction” (lol)! The Secret by¬†Rhonda Byrne is about the law of attraction. In case you aren’t aware of what that is here is a definition from SuccesConsciousness.com:”The law of attraction is the attractive, magnetic power of the Universe that draws similar energies together. It manifests through the power of creation, everywhere and in multiple ways. Even the law of gravity is part of the law of attraction. This law attracts thoughts, ideas, people, situations and circumstances.” Byrnes explains different ways and examples of how people attracted what they wanted by using the Law of Attraction. I do believe this up into a certain point, which is yes, there must be positive thoughts , but there also must be action. Although Byrnes talked very little about the action portion of attracting what you want and succeeding, she still made quite a few great points about life, gratitude and more!

Until Next Time…xoxo!

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10.8.2014

12 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THUS FAR IN MY 20’s!

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Hi Loves! In case you didn’t know (as if my sidebar doesn’t say my age),¬†I am 23 years of age and I got really inspired from one of my all time favorite YOUTUBERS Patricia Bright. ¬†Two random things! I know it will all come together in the next sentence haha!She did a video¬†called “20 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN MY 20’s“. Since I am only 23, I decided to name my video “12 THINGS I’VE LEARNED THUS FAR IN MY 20’s“. I hope you guys enjoy this video!

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10.4.2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer Review!

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So yesterday I decided to pick up a product that some of my FAVORITE youtubers are raving about and it’s the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer. If you are unfamiliar about¬†what a primer is, it is basically a skin base that creates a smoother surface before applying a foundation. One of my first primers I’ve used ever in my life was Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer and that stuff is AMAZING. Honestly, I been too lazy to pick up another one, but this time around I just had to give the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer a try.

So let’s first talk about the consistency of¬†this primer. Like most primers, this primer has a gel-like consistency. It’s quite thick, but it thins out after application.It’s also a clear gel, so it goes with all skin tones. When applying, my skin instantly felt so smooth! ¬†In fact, it reminded me so much of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I researched to compare and here is what I found:

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After comparing, the biggest difference in ingredients compared to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is the absence of Cyclohexasiloxane which is a silicone found in most high end brand primers. After applying, I saw that this inexpensive product works perfectly fine! The Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer erased small pores that were visible before application. See below before and after photos. Lastly I wanted to remind you all that this product is also fragrance which is a major plus for sensitive skin!

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10.1.2014

MY FAVORITE FALL LIPSTICKS!

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Its fall so you know what time it is….FALL LIPSTICK TIME! I honestly love Fall because it calls for darker makeup shades and grungy fashion looks. Who doesn’t love that? I did this video a while back on my YouTube Channel sharing my favorite fall lipsticks! I hope that you guys enjoy. Let me know your favorite fall lipsticks as well!

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MAC Film Noir
MAC Cremesheen Hangup
MAC Diva
SMASHBOX Cremesheen Hangup
MAC Yash
Bare Minerals Finish First

10.1.2014

Hello October- October Goals!

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Hello October and…Hello Blog!

¬†I honestly cannot believe how fast September came and left! Pretty soon October will be completely done and then *BOOM*¬†the holidays are here. So, I know I haven’t been blogging for a while and I completely apologize. Let me tell you guys, when working full time….. I’ll just say LIFE GETS REAL. Nonetheless, I am back in full effect! I will be doing my normal beauty, fashion and lifestyle post as usual. Also tell me what you guys have been up to! What are your monthly goals? Here are my monthly October goals! Will be sure to keep you guys posted throughout the month on how it goes.

Monthly October Goals:

*Find an Apartment*

*Become a certified Zumba Instructor*

…and of course *Vlog & Blog more frequently*

xoxo

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9.1.2014

Vampy Fall Makeup Look ‚ô°

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Hi Ladies!

In case you were wondering where I was, I am busy with filming videos on my Youtube Channel. YouTube has definitely been more of my hobby nowadays so please make sure to subscribe there! As you may know (obviously you do know hehe), Fall is approaching soon. Fall calls for darker colors in fashion, makeup..and nature of course, so I was inspired to create a Fall Makeup Look for you all. This Fall Makeup Look includes a gold and purple smokey eye and a daring red lip. I hope you all enjoy it!

xoxo!

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Complete Face Products for this Fall Makeup Look:
Foundation: CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

Concealor: MAC Studio Finish NC45 Concealor

Bronzer: Covergirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronzer

EYES:
Motives Cosmetics Shadow: Vino (Applied w/ MAC 224 Blending Brush)

L’Oreal Paris Smoky Palette (Les Ombres)- Purple Used In Crease. Applied w/ MAC 217 Blending Brush

Indus Gold Marble Eyeshadow- Purchased from The Makeup Store in London

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

Ardell Demi Whispies

LIPS:
Black Radiance Lipstick- Shade 5033

MAC Lip Stick- Film Nior

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Song:
Touch it Bring It-Pure
Lying Together-FKJ

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8.17.2014

Bioré FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub Review!

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I’m sure you had this exact same moment. You are satisfied with your skin and the products you use, but you just feel that maybe there will be another product out there to try? Yes, that is always me. Recently, instead of picking up my usual face scrub (St. Ives Apricot Scrub) I decided to pick up this¬†Bior√© FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub. I was quite scared to try this because I heard mixed reviews about it, but I said “What the heck? It won’t kill me haha.” I’ve been using it for over 3 weeks now and I love it! I use this in addition to my Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser. When using the¬†Bior√© FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub, your skin starts to tingle (in a good way). I actually feel that the¬†Bior√© FREE YOUR PORES Unclogging Scrub is really doing a deep cleanse. The exfoliating beads aren’t too hard for the skin as well. Once rinsed, my face feels amazingly soft and clean!!! I don’t usually get breakouts so I can’t say it helped me with skin problems, however the scrub really cleans my skin. I love it and you should try it!

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