Thursday, September 30, 2010

Little office Fall update

Went to "ikea" yesterday and got some new furniture for the office at work to give it a lil update.
Bought the little table, 2 chairs (Dident find the ones i was looking for), the painting and the Fall flowers.
Also got  a little pumpkin candle.. =) 

 Also on my desk have a lil fall bouquet and a Apple tart candle.

Had lots of fun shopping around on work hours hehe

A Princess Party

This past weekend i went to a Princess birthday party with my sister Lily and niece Ariana.
It was just to adorable and i had to share the pictures with all of you,  it was totally decked out with a real Cinderella, every little girls dream.

Adorable little Princess table

The candy buffet .. mmmmm

Drinks station..

Little Princess Tea Party

Niece Ariana Dressed at "Belle"

Me helping Ariana hold the puppy named... "Princess" lol

Juliana, Me && Yelena

She loved that little puppy =)

All the little Princess's getting ready to have some milk and PB&J sandwiches with Cinderella.

She is ready for some milk =) 

Emma the Birthday Princess!!

All the pretty Princess's with Cinderella

Ariana little silly goose!!! =) 

Little "Belle"

Yelena handing out little heart sandwiches.

Ariana singing along with the girls!!!
 Love the little foot pop. hehe

So that was the fun little princess party i attended.. It was a lot of fun all the girls getting excited and so dressed up.
Hope u all enjoyed the cute pictures.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Around the world Beauty Remedies

Ladies we all want to look good right?? Like the women in magazines, women from other parts of the world thats why we spend hundreds of dollars on beauty supplies, Hair, jewelery, and latest fashion...
I could help you save a few $$ with these Beauty remedies that my friend Julie sent over to me and i thought id share it with all of you.
Its cheap and fun to do with your girlfriends on a rainy day and will brighten up your face and hair. =) 


* The Allure: that porcelain complexion 
* Secret Ingredients: rice and seaweed 

Rice Body Rub: "In the old days, rice bran was a substitute for soap," says K.C. Kang, speaking on the phone from Japan as she launches her new skin-care line in the U.S.. "You'd bring your little cotton pouch to the local bath house and fill it up with the bran. Then you'd soak and scrub your whole body, including the face. People still do this." Beyond sloughing off the dead skin layer, rice bran oil is known for its potent vitamin E and other antioxidants that brighten the skin. To see for yourself, fill a pouch with rice bran, and rub your body. If you're bathing, leave the bag in the tub and let the nutrients seep into the water.   

Kelp Face Pack: Seaweed has long been used in Japan as a beauty aid, says Kang, whose interest in traditional remedies grew from trying to heal her own severe eczema. The best recipe for a face mask, she says, requires about 7 ounces of raw seaweed (if you can't find any, reconstitute the dried kind.) Thoroughly soak the kelp to rinse out the salt; then drain and place in a pan with 16 ounces of water, and cook at a low heat, stirring, for 10 minutes. Next, pour it into blender and make a creamy paste, mixing in a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice once it cools. Refrigerate for three days (freeze what you won't be using) and apply for 20 minutes.   

Sun Style: Ever considered opera gloves for the car? "Japanese women are so picky about their skin," says Kang, "aside from using the traditional umbrella in the summer, they wear long gloves—past the elbow—when they're driving. They want to make sure the sun from the window doesn't age their hands or arms." 


* The Allure: wild, luxurious hair 
* Secret Ingredients: rainforest plums and desert limes

Kakadu Plum Paste:  Aussie hairstylist Kevin Murphy—whose Hollywood clients have included Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, and Selma Blair—also became obsessed with natural beauty as a result of eczema. His favorite discovery (which he uses in his hair care line) is the kakadu plum. "The Aborigines have been using it medicinally for 40,000 years," he says. The dumpy little rainforest fruit has the highest known vitamin C content of any plant on the planet. And Murphy has found that its antioxidant power saves hair from serious dye-job damage. "You know how after you color your hair it's all slimy and horrible," he asks? "That's because the oxidants from the dye are still working and breaking the delicate fibers. If you apply kakadu plum right away, it mops those oxidants up." Try it by mixing one part kakadu plum liquid extract—health food stores sell it (or you can squeeze the liquid from gel capsules)—and five parts virgin olive oil. Apply the paste ASAP post-coloring, and sleep in it before washing out.  

* Desert Lime Spray: Another Down Under treasure is the desert lime, a plant that flourishes in scorching temperatures. "We use it as a natural heat protectant on the hair," Murphy says. You may be able to find desert lime locally or online in an extract or tea. If so, boil it up and strain it a few times until you get a clear liquid. Once it cools, pour into an atomizer and use it to spray your hair before you work with a hot blow dryer or styling iron.


* The Allure: fresh-faced model appeal 
* Secret Ingredients: milk, olive oil, egg white, grapes
* Milky Skin Wash: "Eastern European women are extremely vain." That's the verdict from Bella Schneider, who lived in Ukraine, Poland, Italy, and Israel while working in salons with Hungarian and Bulgarian clients, before opening her LaBelle Day Spas & Salons in the San Francisco Bay Area. "These women have always taken every effort to look wonderful, even in Communist times when so little was available and they had to rely on home remedies." A tried-and-true remedy is milk. "We know about Cleopatra taking milk baths," Schneider says. "The reason is the lactic acid, which now, we chemically alter for peels. But you can just use a little milk to rinse your cleanser off and it's great for the skin." If your complexion is dry, she advises, use whole milk; if oily, go for low fat. 

* Milky Skin Mask: For a more concentrated dose, boil a little milk until it gets a crusty surface. Once it cools, add a teaspoon of spoiled yogurt ("leave it out until it gets that yucky look," Schneider says) and mix into a mask you can wear for 20 minutes. 

* Egg White Oily Skin Lift:  A little egg on the face apparently makes an amazing mask for oily skin: Beat a few whites until they're not tacky, stir in a bit of baking soda, and add some shredded lemon and grapefruit peel. Brush on the mixture and let it harden. According to Schneider, you'll feel a undeniably youthful, fresh lift.  
* Olive Buff: "Back home, women 'schmear' themselves from head to toe in olive oil, and stay in it for hours," says Schneider. "When they rinse it all off, the skin is like silk." You just have to be careful because your face can break out. 

* Grape Splash: The juice of grapes (packed with antioxidants) is also great for your skin,says Schneider. "Rub it in, and if you crush the seeds, you've got a great scrub, too."


* The Allure: silky skin 
* Secret Ingredients: almonds, orange peel, watermelon, extra virgin olive oil

* Almond Scrub: "My mom used to grind the soft shells of young almonds into a very fine powder and mix it with coconut milk or oil," says  New York City dermatologist Misbah Kahn, MD, who grew up in PakistanLike rice bran and grape seeds, the almonds make a good exfoliator. "The home remedies really haven't been surpassed by high-tech microdermabrasion products," says Kahn. "In scar surgery we can even use very fine sandpaper that's available at Home Depot." As for the coconut oil, she says, "it has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties and may be good for keratin, which the outer layer of skin is made of." You can whip up your own scrub with coconut oil and finely ground shells—if you can't find the young almonds, use coconut shell (soak first and shred it.)

* Scalp Balm: "I tell my patients with dry, itchy scalps, to rub on some extra virgin olive oil and wrap their head in a warm towel," says Kahn. "The oil is great for the hair, too."   

* Crushed Orange Watermelon Mask: Another skin secret from her homeland: Take a dried-out orange peel and crush it into a fine powder. Add a little lemon juice, water, or in the summer, mashed watermelon, and apply the mixture on your face for 20 minutes before going out for the evening. "The mask has antioxidants, and—especially if you use lemon—oh boy, forget it!" says Kahn. "It smells good, your makeup goes on easily, and your skin looks so nice and bright."


* The soak. From thalassotherapy in French Brittany to the Dead Sea cure, soaking is a universal beauty secret we often pass up in favor of the rush-hour shower. "In Japan, we worship water," K.C. Kang says. "Toji is the word for bathing, and it's been a traditional therapy ever since the Samurais started fighting." Aside from the minerals and healing qualities of certain waters, an obvious benefit is relaxation—and we know a zen mind can translate to beaming skin. To that end, Kang suggests taking a half hour, drawing a nice, warm tub, and throwing in a touch of sake. "It's fantastic for the skin," she says, laughing. "Just don't drink your bath!"

Hope some of this was of help and you all should have a little fun with it.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Thank Goodness its Friday!

Its been some time now since i posted some of my outfits..
Here are a couple from past week i took.

I been looking for a white dress for awhile now, haven't found one but i found a beach dress i use to wear and it went perfectly with my blue cardi and a brown belt.

Got the stripped tank and mustard colored cardi from "Nordstorms Rack" this past weekend and paired it with a pair of white short, blue satchel and sandals.

Have a few more outfits just need to upload them on to the comp so ill post them next Monday.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Great Finds or Birthday wish list.

My 21st birthday is coming up, October 7th!!!!

I'm very excited but its like on one hand i feel like i should of been already 21, iv been married for over a year now! But on the other hand its surprising that i'm about to be 21.. years back it seemed like 21 was so much older and they all seems tall, but i feel so young at heart love acting like a total nerd and i'm super short so it seems like i should still be 17-18!! At times when i'm asked my age i almost blurt out 18 or have to think for a few secs on how old i really am. After 21 there really isn't any excitement for upcoming birthdays, you just get older and older. Growing up you have the sweet 16, finally legal 18, and then adult 21! Some say 25 is something to look forward too but really your insurance might just get cheaper thats it.

So i recently got my October issue Lucky Magazine.

As i was looking through the magazine i found a lot of  cute things that i wanted to get or maybe put it on my birthday wish list and get it for my birthday hehe..

I love bags, purses, satchels.. They are a great accessory and they carry anything u want in it, and this bag is adorable and would be perfect for fall!

Who doesn't love a hot pair of boots??
I love love these brown heel boots great color, love the buckle and again perfect for fall!!

I'm in love with these heels!!!!
Of course when i go online to purchase them they are all out of my size, what a bummer...
So hopefully i can find them in store!

Hot Hot Clutch!!! 
Love how big it is!

Love these oxford-style shoes, especially in nude.
also heel version

Definitely want a Denim Jacket this season, i wouldn't pair them with jeans or anything else denim but with a cute dress or skirt would look fabulous!

Cute dress paired with an awesome belt. 
She is wearing it as a shirt but on me it will be perfect as a dress.

Michael Kors lovely brown bag!

Into red bags also. 
Great loud color to add to any attire.

These high wasted shorts are great. 
I hope ill be able to pull it off with my short body.. 
A pair of awesome heels will fix that. hehe

Also still in  search of these few things..
Beautiful necklace

Of course the Gold Watch.. Love it!!

So these are some things that I'm in search of this season.
Any of you in search of great finds this season? 
Share your style favorites.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn has Begun!

Today is the first day of Autumn.. Even though i live in Florida iv been feeling the weather change lately.. Its much cooler in the morning and in the afternoon.

So iv been meaning to post pictures from my family camping trip couple weeks ago. I finally uploaded them on to the computer so i can show u all some picture.

Hope you enjoy.

Ariana  sitting i her little princess chair enjoying a banana

Vadim and Yuriy fishing it up

Vadim singing and playing guitar for us

Hubby Ted fishing

Cutie Niece

Ariana fishing with her cute little fishing rod

Some nature pictures

Ariana my niece and I with Kukla

She wanted both dogs lol

Going fishing with my Love

Fonzo taking a swim

Fire pit

Ariana and her grandpa relaxing by the fire

Girl loves chicken

Yuriy and Papa fishing

Got super foggy

On our 5k hike

Fog was taking over

Saw an apple tree all alone middle of no where

The walk was steep down everything was muddy and slippery, i was the first to fall on our hiking adventure..

The nature only got more beautiful, but the camera died and it got way more steep and couldn't risk having it around my neck in case of slipping or having it fall in the water so this is all we got only the beginning of our hiking trip.


So last day of our camping trip a couple of us took a little trip to the nearest town from our camp site..

Found a little pumpkin patch / boutique

Adorable little town, would love to have a vacay home there

I had like 800 pictures so i picked out a couple to show all you.
So hope you enjoyed the pictures