June 25, 2012


So I have been trying to find the perfect jean short for the last month and finally this weekend after trying on pair after pair of unfitting (read: unflattering) shorts I decided why not make my own from old pairs of jeans I have just lying around. These were so simple to make! All you do is flip them over, and decide how long you want your shorts to be. I advise that you cut leaving a lot of room left in case you mess up the cut or you want to fold it. If you want the cuffed shorts like I did leave an extra two inches(I folded mine twice). Make sure to cut in a slight V so it's more flattering, other than that just have fun!

June 20, 2012

My philosophy for fashion during summer is casual and colorful. I love the idea of rocking minimal makeup(some blush, lip gloss and mascara is all I need before leaving the house). As far as accesories and jewelry goes the more colorful the better. I love the idea of having a colorful arm party and wearing the quintessential Ray Ban Aviators. 

June 18, 2012

6 foods that are good for your skin

1. Avocados: Avocados are filled with essential oils and B vitamins that will nourish your skin. One specific B-complex vitamin is Niacin which is an inflammatory that soothes the skin. Avocados have 27% of your daily need of Niacin.
2. Mangoes: Mangoes are full of Vitamin A which repairs skin cells. If you have a deficiency in Vitamin A, you are likely to have dry, flaky skin. Bonus: Mangoes only have 70 calories per serving!
3. Almonds: Almonds are amazing for your skin since it is abundant with Vitamin E. In fact it has 150% of your daily need for Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps moisturize dry skin and it’s antioxidants protect against both skin damage and aging.
4. Cottage Cheese: Although Cottage cheese is filled with diary which is an essential need for humans. Selenium, not calcium is why we love Cottage Cheese for the face. Selenium like Vitamin E protects against skin damage and aging. But it also helps prevent Skin cancer and fights dandruff.
5. Acerola Cherries: These are not your regular cherries as these contain 100% of your daily need for Vitamin C. Since Vitamin C is an antioxidant it fights against skin damage and wrinkles. But Vitamin C also helps produce collagen which is the structural protein of your skin.
6. Oysters: Oysters are delicious to taste but they are also filled with Zinc. Zinc helps with the production of elasticity.
7. Baked Potato: Have a craving for french fries? Put those down and eat one baked potato. One baked potato will give you your daily need for copper which combined with Zinc and Vitamin C makes sure your skin stays healthy.
8. Mushrooms: Put down your concealer there is a natural solution that could help your blemishes. Mushrooms are abundant with Riboflavin(Vitamin B2) which helps improve skin blemishes.
9. Flaxseed Oil: For all non fish lovers out there rejoice! We all know that Omega3’s are great for the skin but did you know that Flaxseed does too?

June 13, 2012

Envy-worthy closets

Since of the most popular posts on this blog has been closets here is the second edition of the post I made several months ago. Hope you Enjoy!

June 8, 2012

Guess who is back! Yeah, Nancy! I have been SO busy between finishing papers, presentations, essays, finals, and moving out I have not had the time to blog! It's been crazy! So this post is a catch up post of things I have bought/fell in love with this past month!
The first is the E.L.F tone correcting powder for $3 at Target. I am honestly in love with this product. It is so easy to use, and actually works!

To get rid of the dark under eyes you simply use the yellow tone and apply it.
My amazing pig! He's microwavable so he can give you warm hugs!
A must read! I read it in 24 hours and LOVED it!
My new favorite drink! I got the energy one today and it actually worked and was delicious!
This was also $3 and working amazingly!

I will do another post sometime soon. Right now I need a nap!

June 5, 2012

As much as I swore I wouldn't like Pinterest in the past-I felt it was just like tumblr but for my facebook friends. My perception of it changed however when I tried it thanks to my friend Tiffany and I found all these cool DIY posts and organization/design posts and that's honestly what has me made me change my mind. If you would like to follow me on Pinterest there's a link on the sidebar which you can click. 

For those who have wanderlust-thus you travel a lot I think the two are great ideas for you.  Basically you glue sections of the world map to 3 pieces of canvas and then you can stick little pins where you have visited and when people see it they will know all the places you have been. On the right is a sort of traveling scrap booking that you can display proudly showcasing once again all the places you've been but also the mementos. On the bottom left I just have an obsession with Chanel and I think that would look amazing in a bedroom (and you can make it yourself or ask someone who's an artist to do it for you). The last one has to be my favorite chalkboard organizational tool yet. Not only do you have a menu but you also have hooks on the bottom for car keys and pockets to place magazines, bills, to do lists etc. It's a little too perfect. 

June 4, 2012

I feel like now that summer has started I've bought so many things. That may also be because I started a new job and I finally have money to buy things for myself, a bit of a reward I suppose? I went to Central Market with my family this weekend to buy some fresh vegetables and fruit to start my healthy summer diets. Right next door is a small boutique we always wondered how the boutique survived for so long. After walking in and looking around I can honestly say I don't know how that boutique lasted that long either. The clothes are over expensive(over $100 dollars even on sale) for brands I have never heard of with medium to bad quality of clothes. The only thing in this entire store that caught my eye was this bright neon print scarf. This scarf seriously looks good on everything.

June 1, 2012

For someone who loves reading getting a kindle as a graduation present is the best present possible.  My aunt gave me the Kindle Touch(the non 3G version) and I love it already! I think I have read 3 books on it in a span of a week. The Kindle claims to read like a book and I was a bit skeptical about it earlier hence why I never bought the Kindle for myself. But now that it was given to me I love it and would recommend this to anyone!