Friday, November 30, 2012

Well Hello there December

Hello December !!! SO Happy it's finally Here ! It's my favorite month of the whole year, not only because it's Christmas and because is a very festival month, but because I was born in December. Yes I know I am a December Baby. Yep I am so happy I was born in December not for my parents so much because that meant two gifts. But I was totally fine with that. SO EXCITED for this month.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Healthy Snack under 200 Calories !

Healthy snacks under 200 calories

When I was a freshman in College, I didn't know how to eat healthy and I was also a bit lazy also. I started taking a habit of eating really bad fast food. I would go out for lunch with my friends or would get the Cheeseburger deluxe from the school dining hall. I knew what I was doing was not good for my health. My excuse was " I am college student and i am too busy to prepare my meals at home or take my lunch or  snacks to school" I am sure you've heard students say that before. My freshman year of college was over.   I was very happy with my grades and making it through my first year  in college. My mom was proud of me, and I thought everything was okay until I went for my annual check up. I got weight in and they did some blood test. My Doctor sat with  me after and told me that I had gained 40 pounds !!!! I couldn't believe it. I knew I had put some weight which I have struggled since the age of 14, but not nothing that I couldn't control. 

I started crying and I got scared that I was putting my health at risk. That summer I decided to change little by little my meals and to workout more. It was not easy but I was determined. I started feeling more energized, I was sleeping more and I was eating healthier. The months pass and it was time to go back to school I was afraid that I couldn't keep up with my eating healthy habits and that I would forget about everything that I was doing over the summer. But my inner voice said NO YOU CAN DO IT !! I decided to take that challenge and I am not going to lie sometimes I indulge in fast food not everyday maybe one or twice a month. But for most of the time I try to keep my healthy snacks with me. With that said I know it's super difficult sometimes to live a "Healthy lifestyle". But little by little you can do it. I am not saying to go and clear your fridge and go buy organic and healthy food  I am saying you start with drinking more water and instead of buying a fruit juice buy a fruit. The snacks i have included can fit in your school bag. These are some of my favorite snacks to take to school and overall for everyday. They are all less than 200 calories and delicious, which is the most important you want it to taste good and be good for you at the same time.

I included Starbucks because I am fan of coffee and I usually get a tall skinny caramel Machiatto. If you are craving something salty you could buy or make your own pita chips they are so good for you I also take plenty of fruit to satisfy my hunger. Now, I am not saying it's all I eat, for lunch I usually have a chicken salad, or Chicken and avocado wrap or whole grain pasta. It's all about portions. I hope you enjoy my Healthy snacks.
Feel free to ask any questions

XOXO Andrea

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Spirit Sweaters

Sweater Weather in Christmas Spirit

Knit top / Maje printed shirt / Christmas shirt / Moschino wool shirt / River Island , $40 / Knit top

I remember being a little girl and for Christmas time my  would take out the Christmas knit sweaters. I would wear them to school when their was Christmas party's or just at home. I use to love them they were very colorful and it had Santa faces and reindeer's. Now that I am an adult I still very much love them. I am on a hunt of getting a stylish and very Christmas sweater. While I was searching for them online I came upon these. I think they are super cute some are pretty high end other are affordable for anyone that enjoy them as much as me.  Do you have any anecdotes of being a child and wearing Christmas sweaters? Leave your story in the comment box.

XOXO Andrea

Monday, November 26, 2012

Spice up your nails a bit during the Holiday

Christmas Nails

Are you the kind of girl that doesn't like to dress up too much during the holiday but still want to be part of it. I recommend getting your nails done in a Christmas theme. If you're more casual you can go with the plain red, green or glittery nail polish. But if you want to spice up your nails in Christmas time. I suggest you look at these DIY nail art pictures. They are so cute some more scandalous then others but over all all perfect for Christmas.

Get your Christmas Spirit on !

XOXO Andrea

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Want A Glowing skin in the Winter ?

winter face care

First Aid Beauty face moisturizer / First Aid Beauty oatmeal face mask / Clarins / Cetaphil / Nivea lip treatment, $4.70

Cold weather can be extremely damage for our skin, It can get really dry and no one wants that. I have decided to write a blog post on different steps you that  should take for your winter skincare routine. it's is important to  switch up your skincare routine every season. Products that will keep your face from getting dry patch areas and just very dehydrating. Here are some steps to keep your face hydrated, and free of flaky or cracking skin during the winter time. Cetaphil face wash it's just one of the best facial cleaner I have ever used. It's great for all year round and it's good for dry skin. A face toner that will make your face smooth and natural. A good hydrating moisturizer that I recommend is the brand First Aid Beauty it's not oily or sticky and it's great for when your face is itchy, flaky and very dry and overall for everyday. A lip balm that  is very hydrating and have a high percentage of Petroleum or cocoa butter. I use the Nivea it's very good and affordable.  The last product I included is A face scrub, It is important to use a face scrub during the winter as I said before for the flaky skin and it will also smooth your face. It's good to use it at night before going to bed and applying your face moisturizer. It removes all your dead skin cells. It is very important for everyone to take care of their skin especially us girls, we always want to look our best and trust me I have been their with my skin all red burning and dry and it's not comfortable or pretty. That's why is important to take care of our skin early instead of lamenting over it.

XOXO Andrea

Get your Gold on Girl

Hit the town with some Gold

ISSA London slimming dress / Kate Spade handbag / Kate Spade post earrings / NARS Cosmetics lip gloss / Chanel , $37 / Deborah Lippmann gold glitter nail polish / Gold nail polish / Ralph Lauren Home Classic Pied-A-Terre Single Wick Candle, $72 / Gold Snowflake Ornaments

Now that Christmas is around the corner one of the top major colors that you see people wearing or around is GOLD. People wear a color piece in gold for Christmas or New year. Here are some examples of objects that you can find for your personal use or for the home. I really love a touch of gold on my nails or on a pair of earrings. Also i love to match white with gold for Christmas decor. It just gives it that little extra.

Get your Gold on Girl !!! 

XOXO Andrea

My Lipstick Obsession

 I might Have a slight obsession on Lipstick. As you see in this picture. I decided to show you guys my collection this excludes the lip gloss and lip pencils. My collection is mostly from Chanel, MAC , Revlon, Maybelline and more drugstore brands. I am not bragging at all just to show you a a little bit of my makeup obsession. 
To all the makeup lovers what are the products that you guys are obsessed over ?
Thanks for visiting !!
XOXO Andrea

Friday, November 23, 2012

Things I Can't live without during Christmas

Things I Can't live without during Christmas

 The North Face north face jacket / UGG Australia tall boots / Nivea lip treatment / philosophy / Essie nailpolish / Peppermint Chocolate Cocoa

Now that Christmas Is around the Corner I tend to  change up  a couple of things regularly. As I said before I am a New Yorker and It gets pretty cold during Christmas time. Most of the time I use my UGG boots, and This north face Jacket under my coat. I love Peppermint  Hot coco and I think I drink around 3 cups a day or more of it. It's just the best. I also love the typical red nail polish , I always get manicures during  the winter time and use different shades of red. Some shower gel with a touch of the Holiday spirit, and last the Nivea lip moisturizer which are great for the dry crack lips EWW. Leave a comment on what are your must for the holidays.

XOXO Andrea

Christmas Spirit

I know is only a day after Thanksgiving but I am feeling the Christmas Spirit already. I am taking out all of my Christmas decorations to put around the house and have to go and get a Christmas tree. I woke up this morning in a Jolly mode. I have on blast my Pandora listening to all the Christmas Songs and sipping on my peppermint Hot coco. I might be exaggerating a little but I am also a December Baby that's why I think I am obsessed with Christmas.

XOXO Andrea

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Everyday Makeup


 NARS Cosmetics / MAC Cosmetics matte makeup / COVERGIRL black mascara / MAC Cosmetics / Bobbi Brown 

As a college student Most of the time I don't have time to use many products on my face. I tend to go more for the natural look. I don't use Foundation, I just use it if I have too or for special occasions. I keep these products in a separate place on my drawer because they are easy to find when I am on a rush. Of course before I put on any makeup in my face I use a face moisturizer and eye cream. Then I use a BB Cream, I bought the Garnier Fructis it's affordable and it works perfect for my skin, Then I use concealer for my dark circles due to my lack of sleep and over studying. After I apply those products I use a loose powder, blush, Mascara and last but not least some lip gloss. That's basically it. It might be a little too plain for you guys but It's perfect for me. I am presentable and at the same time still looking like me.  I think this is a great College look for everyday or even if you just don't feel like applying too much on your face.

xoxo Andrea

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Give Thanks This Thanksgiving !

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and great food. Enjoy your time. It's the time of the year that you can enjoy a great meal with your friends and family. Eat all you want and forget about the calories for the day. That's what I personally do. I remember being a little girl and having to sit with all my little cousins because we were all under age and I loved it because we would all talk about the same things. We would all stuff our face with so much food. But my favorite part had to be DESSERT.  I loved the apple pie, apple crumble or pecan pie and the famous pumpkin pie. Now let me stop talking about food It's getting me hungry. Think of those that would not have a meal that day, And those that are not fortunate of spending time with their family. Be thankful for what you have I know it's difficult sometimes to get caught up in so much but the little things are the one's that count. 
I am thankful for having God in my life, for a great Family and friends. For a Bless school year , being healthy and to be able to do what I love everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving
XOXO Andrea !

Monday, November 19, 2012

Celine Phantom, The Bag of the moment !

This Bag has me drooling is my current obsession. Everywhere I turn or look someone is carrying this bag. I love how open and spacious it is. The price is around $3,000. It is very high end but totally worth it.  You can find the bag at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman or at the Celine store. Many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and socialites have this bag. It's perfect for the fashionable city girl that carries her life in a bag. It is classy, Elegant and beautiful. Definitely on the top of my most wanted list.  

P.S I don't own these pictures got them online.

XOXO Andrea

Gifts Under 100 for him

Gifts Under 100 for him

In my last post I included gifts under 50 for Her, I decided to write a post for guys.  I mean how can I forget about them. I decided to do it under 100 bucks. Most of the items that I included in this post are great for fashionable and none fashionable guys. They are great for the dad, cousins Friends or your significant other. You have the perfect  phone and Ipad case for the tech guys. Some slippers for the chilly days and the perfect plaid shirt. I really enjoy and love to shop at J crew they have the best quality clothing and products and most of the time are pretty affordable. I hope everyone gets a little inspiration and enjoy buying things for the love one's during this holiday. 

XOXO, Andrea

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Great gifts under 50 for Her

Gifts under 50 featuring kate spade J.Crew flannel sleepwear / ASOS / Kate Spade / MAC Cosmetics / Kiehl's lip care / L'Occitane / Marc by Marc Jacobs marc jacob / NARS Cosmetics / Diptyque 'roses' Scented Candle

Christmas is around the corner and I hate to do last minute shopping. Living in NYC can get pretty crowded and I am not the type of person to stand in long lines or battle to get an Item So I started looking online what I can get.
As a college student I am constantly on a budget. I have many female cousins and friends, and I always love to buy them a little something. I did my research and these are some items that you can give to your girlie's and really  affordable for any kind of taste. Remember that you're buying for them not for you, and have an open mind of what they might like and invest on something that could be for the long term.

XOXO Andrea
trendy shoes

 knee high flat leather bootIsabel Marant booties / Tory Burch knee high flat leather boots, $415 / Valentino ballet flat

For me these are the trendiest shoes of the moment. Is fall and the biggest runway of the world which are the streets of New York are dominating the city with spikes, wedge sneakers, knee high boots , booties and a touch of leopard. That's all you need to survive this fall. I am loving this trend !!

XOXO Andrea

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Breaking Dawn part 2 

I went to see tonight Breaking Dawn part 2. It was pretty good I love the romantic moments between Bella and Edward although I am Jacobs Team all the way. Had funny moments also . I have to admit the baby was scary at the beginning, too fake for me. I was mad they tricked us I thought In one moment they died and then they are all happy and leave everything at peace and live happily ever after, I have to admit I waited for hrs to watch this movie so sad that I ended I was crying at the end when Bella was remembering of how everything started but  I just don’t  know I personally expected more if it. But over all THE BEST

Burgundy the Biggest trend in Autumn

Biggest trend in Autumn

J.Crew knit sweater, $160 / Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny jeans, $255 / Alexander McQueen leather shoes, $515 / Rebecca Minkoff clutch purse / Bare Escentuals / NARS Cosmetics lip makeup, $28 / Essie 

The Biggest trend in the fall is the color Burgundy. Everywhere I go I see someone wearing something burgundy either on the face, nails or a clothing piece. This is one of the biggest trend of the season. New York is filled up with the color burgundy and what makes it peculiar is that the color is not the typical black that everyone wears during the winter time. Is giving you a chance to use a dark color to change a bit your wardrobe. I personally am in love with the color. I can't stop using it on my lips. I have jeans in this color, socks, tights,sweater you name it.  An example is if you don't want to use all burgundy this J.crew heart sweater is perfect because  it has touches of burgundy and you can trow it on with anything you want it will still be a great statement piece.  

XOXO Andrea

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