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may 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} these are all products that i’ve either recently rediscovered or are my old faithfuls for the summer… loreal pro matte foundation – i’ve mentioned this one in the past but it’s back because it is the time of the year when it’s perfect to wear here in hot texas.  it stays… Continue reading may 2017 monthly favorites.

personal life · random crap

happy birthday to me.

i’m 33 today. the past year has not been without its difficult moments but overall, it’s been a great one.   i’ve checked off several things from my to do list. i now own a home. i started (and maybe quit – still deciding…) grad school, took on more of a leadership role in my… Continue reading happy birthday to me.

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april 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite beauty products} revlon colorstay gel envy nail polishes – i usually do a clear coat on my nails and call it a day.  but recently, i’ve been wanting to branch out.  i saw someone mention that the gel envy polishes were great and since they are very affordable, i thought i would try them… Continue reading april 2017 monthly favorites.

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march 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} i didn’t buy any makeup in march!  so i don’t have much to share, but i do have this… olay regenerist luminous light hydrating lotion and overnight mask.  i ran out of my day and night cream at the same time so i decided to try these.  i’m trying to step… Continue reading march 2017 monthly favorites.

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february 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen spf 70 – after my skin cancer scare that i’ve been dealing with for the past couple months, i have been more careful about wearing sunscreen all. the. time.  i like this sunscreen because i can blend it into my moisturizer and it’s not greasy.  it sits well… Continue reading february 2017 monthly favorites.

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january 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena hydro boost hydrating tint – i’ve been wanting a lighter foundation lately.  plus, my skin has been kind of dry with it being dry and cold lately.  i already use the hydro boost gel-cream, so i thought i’d try this one.  i LOVE it.  but i figured out pretty quickly… Continue reading january 2017 monthly favorites.

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december 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} mario badescu drying lotion – this is weird stuff, but it totally works.  i’ve had mine for about a year.  basically, you take a q-tip and dip it into the bottom of the container and pick up some of the pink stuff.  you leave it on overnight and it takes care… Continue reading december 2016 monthly favorites.

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november 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} organic argan oil – i add it to my moisturizer at night or my more matte foundations to give them a little more moisture during this dry season.  i also use it on my cuticles, ends of my hair when needed, and elbows. l’oréal hair mask -this fall/winter is killing my… Continue reading november 2016 monthly favorites.

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october 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} rimmel lipstick in no. 45 – this is my perfect everyday nude color.  i like that it’s a no fuss glossy lipstick.  my dry lips can’t take the mattes right now.  plus it’s super cheap! mary-lou manizer highlighter by the balm – i’ve been wanting this highlighter for a LONG time,… Continue reading october 2016 monthly favorites.

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10•14 | high five for friday!

…one…   today is the pink out day at school for breast cancer month.  so in honor of my friend’s mom, cathy – i’m team lozano today.  cathy was a mentor for me in my first few years of teaching.  then, she retired and became a friend.  she bravely fought breast cancer (after losing her… Continue reading 10•14 | high five for friday!

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september 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} the kat von d shade and light eye contour palette was a gamble.  i had seen it in sephora but never could quite pull the trigger.  but after reading lots of reviews of lots of neutral palettes, i decided on this one.  it is beautiful.  the shades are a perfect mix.  the… Continue reading september 2016 monthly favorites.

home sweet home · random crap

my crazy neighbors

i didn’t really get to know my neighbors when i lived in an apartment. i was friendly with the vietnam vet amputee who used to love to rant in my general direction while i smiled and nodded. and i would say “hi” to my upstairs neighbor when i saw him while simultaneously blushing because i… Continue reading my crazy neighbors

random crap

#sorrynotsorry

i eat raw cookie dough.  it’s almost worth the salmonella poisoning. i hate coconut flakes. they ruin so many perfectly good desserts.  and don’t get me started on raw onions… i’ll always wear my denim jacket. i don’t care if it’s “not in style”. i like modern art. all of it. the weirder the better.… Continue reading #sorrynotsorry

random crap

well, i’m officially bored. 

last summer, i watched “unreal”. it showed the behind the scenes view of a “bachelor” type show. yeah, it was fictional but it was fascinating. this summer, i just binge watched this season of “the bachelorette” on Hulu. seriously?? seriously? this is not me. this show goes against so much of what i look for… Continue reading well, i’m officially bored. 

random crap

historical tv shows worth watching. 

since cutting cable, i’ve discovered a desire to find new and interesting shows.  as a history teacher, i’m always interested in trying new shows set in different times.  here are some of my favorites: 11.23.63 – i knew i was going to LOVE this limited series after the first episode.  a teacher getting to time… Continue reading historical tv shows worth watching.