Vaccination

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Vaccination

As it is getting closer and closer to my due date, I have been reading many books and topics about anything related to mommy and baby. One topic, with a lot of controversy, is vaccination. All I can say is that I do not feel comfortable with the CDC vaccination schedule. The amount of chemicals injected in the babies tiny bodies is alarming. One book that I enjoyed is written by William Sears. I loved his book, his recommendations, advice, and suggestions. Here is a little summary I came up with after reading his book.

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Lush Henna

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I received so many awesome gifts from my familia on Christmas. One of my gifts were all these products from Lush. They knew how much I’ve been wanting to buy lush products. Everytime I go shopping with one of my sisters, we end up at the lush store smelling and trying all these products until we get so overwhelmed that we end up buying nothing. This time my sister said let’s just go into lush and buy you your Christmas gift. The best part, was that, I had made a wishlist with all the products I have been wanting to try. We went in, gave them my list, they showed us the products, and finally we made the selection. It wasn’t that hard after all.
From the things I picked, I have tried a couple so far. This post will be about their Henna, the Caca Noir.

As a middle eastern, henna is one of the widely known product we use for various things and occasions. It is used in weddings celebrations, for drawing on hands, tattoos, and for dying hair. Henna is a plant, it is natural, and it has so many benefits for hair and skin. Personally, I have never used it before.
I like to color my hair black once in a while; however, I haven’t done so in a while because I am trying to avoid all those products with the harsh chemicals. Therefore, I thought I would give this henna from lush a try since it is beneficial for the hair and claims to deposit color to your hair.
I followed the instructions and applied it to my hair last night. As directed, I kept it warm through out the process when applying to my hair and left it on for a couple hours. It definitely felt super nice when applied warm to your scalp. It refreshened and conditioned my scalp. Now, it didn’t deposit any color to my hair even though I chose the black color; however, It is definitely a nice hair treatment because it left my super silky and shiny.

I would use it again because they suggest giving the hair another application to get better color results, but I would do so just to get the silky shiny hair. It is worth it.

Next I want to try the Indian/middle Eastern henna and find out if there are any differences. I will give an update once I do so.
Now I am going to give my other lush products a try.

Happy Suday!
Arki

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That’s how it looked after a couple hours ^

Latest bargain

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So here is my latest haul, I mean steal from Beauty.com/drugstore.com site. I love those sister sites because they have everything and always have deals and coupons going on.
I had more than $20 in store credit from previous purchases and on top of that they were offering other promotions. I scored those 4 items for fraction of the cost. Instead of $53 I only paid $9.15 including a two day shipping. I mean can it get any better? I will answer that. Nope!

Here is what I got:
Origins Blade Runner (for the hubby, see? I am not that selfish).
Revlon Moon Drops Lip conditioner.
Revlon Photo ready Concealer.
It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Happy shopping!
Arki

1.7 Years ago.. This happened

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1.7 Years ago.. This happened

Randomly, I go back to look at our engagement session pictures, and I fall back in love with them all over again.
I still haven’t printed any of these pictures to hang on my living room’s bare walls, and I need to make this part of my New Year’s to do list/resolution. The photographer did an amazing job and took beautiful shots. You can check Ken Pak amazing photography at his blog VisualSketch I am already planning on having another Photoshoot on one of our upcoming anniversaries.

I will share more amazing shots with you in the near future.

Ipsy December Bag

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This is what I received this month from Ipsy:
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in black
Mai Couture Highlighter Paper
Mirabella Prime for Face & Eyes
NYX loose pearl shadow
It’s a Bombshell Hot Mess Lip Gloss
And it came with $20 promo code for JustFab and other discounts promo codes.

Glossy Box November

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OMG! The November Glossy Box is awesome. It has a great selection of products and a few of them are full size. The value for what I received is at least worth $70, how amazing is that when I only paid $20 dollars for it? Oh I love me some bargains.

Epionce restorative hand cream – full size
Illamasqua LTD lip & eye pencil- full size
Nume Style arganics Argan oil
Perfumies solid perfume stick- full size
Skin&CO Roma truffle serum

And not to mentions I also received two gift cards to Nume website for a $100 and a gift card to Skin&CO for a face set sampler!

Stay fabulous,
Arki

November Ipsy

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So here’s what I got from Ipsy (formerly known as MyGlam) for the month of November.
Nailtini nail polish in Millionaire
Chella eyebrow defining gel
Bare Minerals marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Dare Devil
Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow from the Balm in Matt Batali
And finally
Starlet Cosmetics black eye pencil

❤ happy Saturday!
Arki

Obsessed with..

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I recently bought 3 amazing items from Zara. Oh Em Gee, I cannot get over my neon blazer!
I am sure this particular piece will be worn to death. Oh, and those heels I got, I cannot get over them either. They are very feminine, yet edgy. They are very sexy!

Take an advice from me, and run to Zara. They have the most amazing pieces for this summer!

Arki

Persian Garden

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Who else feels guilty when spraying perfume on? Who doesn’t like perfumes that much?
Well, I will admit that I am probably one of those few people who do not like perfume that much. I’d rather use a nice fabric softener with a nice refreshing smell than wearing a perfume. I love lotions and body washes, but perfumes are not my thing.
However, today, while shopping at Whole Foods, I came across the oil perfume section. I fell in love with this particular smell “Persian Garden”. It is so musky, yet sweet. I love musky smells. They are so warm and inviting. I had to have it. Not to mention, it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals, it’s a pure fragrance oil.

This will be my first fragrance oil. It is so tiny that it fits in my wallet. Perfect for the days on-the-go. I will definitely go back to purchase a few more of those smells, such as the Egyptian Musk and the Tunisian Jasmine.

Smell good, feel good, and go green.

Arki

Target Haul

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If you like Macadamia Natural products, or have been wanting to try them for the longest time like me, then run to target and buy two for the price of ONE!
I heard great things about those products, and I cannot wait to use them. I am loving everything I got and super excited to use them.

Arki

Not your everyday

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So the US retired it’s space shuttle, Discovery. For its last ride, it sat on top of a modified Boeing 747 for a ride around the DC area, and finally to touch down at Washington Dulles International Airport. Then, it will be transferred to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum nearby. Now, that’s history and I was part of it!
I left all the work and ran to the sidewalk to wait for it. It passed by two times in less than 15 minutes. I was able to catch a few shots.

The Boeing was so close and loud. It was amazing. A great feeling and a very cool view.
That’s one of the advantages of living near DC. You get to be part of some cool incidents that will be part of country’s history.

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Space Shuttle Discovery on top of Boeing 747 flying over the Pentagon City, DC, captured by the amazing Megan Nasir.

Today’s Haul

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I’ve been wanting to go shopping for the longest time! So it seems..
I cannot get over the beautiful trends for this season. I love everything from the dainty jewelry, to the statement pieces. I never get enough of neons or pastels. Everything in the stores is so pretty, I might just go broke soon :/
Anyways here is what I got today:
From dELiA*s – btw this is my first time there and they have the cutest stuff!
Hot neon pink crop jeans
Faded floral print shorts

From H&M
Nude Blazer (I forgot to take a picture of it :/)
Dainty set of skull necklace and earrings
A rose gold cuff and a gold one
A gold cuff hair tie

From Sephora
Jose Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Divine
Make Up For Ever eyeshadow #9
Fresh Sugar Kisses mini lip duo (a gift from sephora for my birthday!)

I love everything I got!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Arki

Denim storage

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I think I just figured the best economical way to store my jeans. I rolled each one and stacked it in this pretty pink storage box from ikea!
So far I love it!
There is no mess as long as you know which pants your going for and you put it in a place where you can reach easily 🙂

Less maintenance = happy me!

Arki

Exciting

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I am so excited!
I came back from my cruise to a wonderful surprise. Four customers placed orders on my Etsy store within two days. Oh wait, one more was placed today!
I am beyond thrilled. Can you imagine the feeling? Someone out there who lives in a completely different state, who is thousand s of miles away is wearing one of my pieces!

I am so thankful and happy. Spring started on a great note, I cannot wait to see what this summer will have for me.


Arki

Organic Face!

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I am so excited to try this natural organic line Nardo’s Natural. Four brothers are behind this company and I’ve heard great things about their products.

I will post a review on these products once I get to use them. However, I just tried their lip balm and Oh EM Gee it is so moisturizing. It feels like butter on your lips! I am in love already.

One more step closer to being an IOC.

Arki

What’s for Breakfast?

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I love Mondays!
Everyone starts their work week on that day, except me. So I decided to start this day with a delicious breakfast.
Plate breakdown:
1 egg fluffed with olives.
Half of an avocado sprinkled with salt and lemon peppers.
2 mini potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and scallions from TJs.
A slice of home made bread, made by my momma, topped with light cream cheese and TJs olive tapenade spread.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!
Arki