Archive | June, 2012

Karma Police by Radiohead

25 Jun

They usually say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”.

But after catching a local band, all while downing two beers and sipping a shot of tequila, I decided that this was not going to stay in Vegas. Because it was just AWESOME.

Karma Police by Radiohead.

I never did get the name of the local band, but they ended their set with this song and I sang along and downloaded the tune into my phone the next day. What an amazing track. That’s all.

 

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Imagine All the People…Eating ICE CREAM!

21 Jun

Has something ever captured your taste buds so much that you are constantly looking for it everywhere you go?

Last year, I walked into a Whole Foods and browsed through their ice cream section. Me, I’m a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fan and I’m also a John Lennon fan. So can you just imagine my happiness thermometer when I glance to see a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor called “Imagine Whirled Peace” in honor of thee John Lennon?!

imagine whirled peace ice cream

IMAGINE this in my belly….

This sweet concoction is made up of:

caramel & sweet cream ice cream swirled with fudge peace signs and toffee cookie pieces

Oh boy! Me and my puppy, LUCYintheskywithdiamonds, by the way, truly enjoyed the pint of ice cream during my one-hour lunch break. Not an appropriate portion size, I know. Nor highly nutritious but tastefully addicting! I have since been able to find this wonderful gift of sweet goodness from Ben & Jerry’s but the memory it left: priceless.

According to Ben & Jerry’s:

When Ben & Jerry’s wanted to talk about peace, we couldn’t think of a better person to exemplify the message than John Lennon. Through his art and lyrics he imagined a world without war and asked us all to ‘Give Peace a Chance’. We hope this whirly mixture of toffee cookies and fudge peace signs enlightens your bellies and souls and makes you ask what you can do to promote peace in your lives.

My go-to has always been Cherry Garcia but every so often, I cheat on it with thoughts of those fudge peace signs and sweet cream ice cream. If it was a moment that was supposed to be experienced once, then it was a moment that was experienced to its fullest….

Lights Out! (Santigold)

18 Jun

 

 

I didn’t know there was such a thing as creating a playlist on Youtube! The BF has amazing playlists and I wanted to be cool just like him. So I created one, simply titled: Nancy’s Playlist, cuz it is. I added a variety of beats that kinda get me to do a little shoulder action. To be honest, I have never listened to any of Santigold’s music; I’ve only heard of her. For some reason, I clicked on this video here, and it has now been added to my Vegas Mix. It’s kinda cool, the song. I dig it and I’m sure you will add to some sort of playlist as well.

Guest Post: Mascara Me Fabulous!

17 Jun

Looking for a great mascara is like looking for the perfect guy:

so many to choose from, all saying they are going to do this and that for you, having you feeling fabulous…UNTIL it starts to flake on you!

Ah! Read below and discover the journey Lorena has taken to find thee mascara that’s right for her. We’ve ALL been there:

“This year I have been in search of the perfect many things:

men, eye shadow, eye liner and…MASCARA!

Let me tell you about just a few mascaras I have tried: Maybelline Falsies, Define a Lash, as well as their OG Pink and Green tube. Some of these made my lashes fall out or they dried too fast. Others did nothing they claimed to do! My lashes didn’t look like I had”falsies” on and no single lash was defined. I even tried mascaras because of the spokespeople (Drew Barrymore, I could have sworn my lashes were going to turn out exactly like yours…). Another one bites the
dust. Mascara after mascara, I always go back to Maybelline’s Colossal Volume Express mascara in Glam Black:

maybelline collossal mascara

Maybe she’s born with it….maybe it’s ________

For me, Colossal Volume Express does what it says: 9x the volume! Colossal lashes in just one coat (or 2-3 depending on
occasion) and made with collagen. It may be the mega brush or the collagen formula; I don’t know…maybe it’s the combination of the two but it plumps my lashes just the way I like them – VOLUMINOUS. I buy mine at Target usually between $5-6. The only down fall to this mascara is that it dries quickly. I find myself buying a tube every month and half or so. I know when I need to buy a new tube when mid day I see flakes on my cheeks (not cute, not cute at all). Besides that, this is the one product that you’ll always find in my make up caboodle.”

lorena zazueta

“YOLO”

Lorena Zazueta is currently a student at USC. She enjoys spending time with her friends and  eating bean ‘n cheese burritos with green sauce. She likes to put make up on her friends, loves a good laugh, dancing with no rhythm and has a passion for helping others. Looking for the right guy is on hold as she is still trying to find the perfect mascara!

Obsessed: Seychelles Footwear

15 Jun
seychelles heels

Too…Friggin’…Cute!

I hope this isn’t weird. But I’ve become a little obsessed with Seychelles‘ shoes. I don’t own a pair. But I check out their web site: EVERY DAY. Hello, my name is Nancy and I am stalking your shoes. Happy Thursday.

I love their unique style and too-cute looks! I want to put every pair into my online shopping cart but something always holds me back. It could be the monthly rent I have to pay or the student loans that are starting to come through. Whatever it is, I must find an end to this. Not an end to Seychelles, but an end to my daily viewing of their site pages and picturing me wearing them with my outfit. Their heels have a signature heel and oh-so-cute designs. They are a bit reminiscent of vintage styles. They describe their shoes made for the “girl with a different point of view: independent and romantic, with a sharp eye for mixing the best vintage elements with modern designs.” I don’t know about you but that means Seychelles shoes and moi, we are soul mates gurl!

I mean…..just look:

seychelles heels

Wedding Heels

seychelles booties

Rocker Heels

seychelles wedges

Picnic Wedges

Can you honestly blame me? And it doesn’t help that I am subscribed to their Facebook page, THUS, I get daily updates of other cool chicks sporting their heels or images of their newest additions to a collection. Ugh. I have to totally just DO IT! Just buy myself some Seychelles shoes and get it over with. I mean, they are the ones that came up with these:

seychelles shoes

Pretty in Pink Heels

seychelles booties heels

Party Girl Heels

seychelles heels black and gold

Glam Heels

OK! that’s enough! I can’t take this anymore. I will be buying a pair this week and perhaps I’ll write a random review about them because sweet chili cheese soup bowl! They are just gorgeous. Aside from unique heels and wedges, Seychelles also offers sandals, flats, boots and WEDDING heels. Sigh. I’m totally obsessed.

P.S. the captions aren’t their real names – those are the names I describe their look to be (according to Me)

 

Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB Cream

14 Jun

I recently signed up for the New  Beauty’s Test Tube sampling program. Sooner than later, I get this hot pink package in the mail FULL of amazing beauty goodies, including the New Beauty magazine. Ok so before you get super jealous of me, I just want to share one of the goodies I’ve been using and loving:

Dr. Brandt’s Signature BB cream with flexitone

bb cream dr brandt

color blending complexion enhancement technology (drbrandtskincare.com)

I know there was or has been an explosion of BB creams but I didn’t jump on that trend immediately. I didn’t really understand how BB creams worked but after trying Dr. Brandt’s BB cream, I want to look natural everyday! Like the Boscia BB cream I discussed a while back, BB creams do provide a beautiful finish and do more than just cover up flaws:

  • moisturize
  • protect against the effects of aging
  • revitalize the skin
  • brightens the skin
  • UV-protection

Dr. Brandt’s BB cream leaves a really smooth finish. I have been using it daily for a natural, no makeup look. It blends pretty good with my skin color and I feel like it lasts mostly all day. What is also really cool and different is that this BB cream has this flexitone, a color blending technology that is supposed to enhance your complexion – I think it’s that radiance I see after I put it on in the morning.

I’m hoping this little sample tube of wonders does not finish on me too soon. Let’s see what amazing products my next New Beauty test tube will introduce me to!

Beautiful…I Just Want You To Know (Snoop Dogg)

11 Jun

I like the fresh beats in this song and Pharell’s smooth voice.
Too many “beautiful” songs out there but this one adds some spice to the romance. And I don’t know a girl that doesn’t listen to this song and doesn’t think it is dedicated to her. If you are that girl, listen again. What a sweet song that instantly boosts my self-esteem.
 
Best part of this week’s pick – Snoop Dogg’s LYRICS! Kinda silly but amusing to sing along to:
 
“come on baby boo, you gotsta get into it – don’t fool wit the playa with the cool whip”
 
“You got my pictures on the wall in your room-in – Girls be complainin’ you keep me boomin’ but girls like that wanna listen to Pat Boone”
 
“Nothin’ I do is new to you – I smack up the world if they rude to you ’cause baby girl you so beautiful..”