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Some snaps of what I wore to go to my French final yesterday.

Luckily, I actually got some pictures from yesterday considering the fact I have a nasty allergy ? reaction on my right eye since early this morning. Actually it’s a good thing I took yesterday to snap some for Friday’s post. Okay so I’m currently, sitting in the waiting room in the hospital waiting on my doctor to call me in and see what is the deal with my eye, I mean I haven’t eaten kiwi’s (allergic) so it can’t be that … so is it possible that I am now allergic to something else let’s hope not. I would honestly love to show you guys but I don’t think you guys would like it so much ha.

But honestly sorry for the not so decent photos on this post.It’s absolutely freezing and I was not trying to go outside and pose until I get the nicest captures … sorry but not happening. I also really love that when I’m actually up and ready to go out snap some pictures on my look it’s freezing and I tend to go on about my business and do something else, whoops!
Not to mention my dawg on tripod .. don’t even get me started. I set up my tripod and 5 seconds later it automatically knocks down my whole camera. These are pictures as I’m trying to not run late for class, rushing as well to watch some Sportscenter and shamelessly jamming to KiD CuDi at seven in the morning.

Hopefully my neighbors do not mind, doubt it. But yesterday was one of those days I wanted to just wear a single color so why not blue, not my color at all but I was getting tired of wearing these grey and dull colors like I have been for the past couple of months.

So here you go plain and sucky pictures … I’m sorry folks. Have a good old day let’s hope they call me in soon I’ve imported, edited and written for this post and still nothing it’s been about two hours already. ugh

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DIY Lip Scrub!

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Ever wake up to, terrible looking dry chapped lips? Because I don’t know it’s winter time? Sound familiar? If so we’re on the same boat, you are in luck because today I am going to show you one way (one) of my favorite way to exfoliate my lips with a lip scrub, but without having to do out and buying one. The thing is: I am 100% certain you have these items laying around in your kitchen cabinet somewhere trust me. This is one of those DIY’s that ARE simple that I honestly don’t have to even explain to you how to do so because I will simply tell you what you need and all you need to do is combine and you’re finished! Nevertheless, lip scrubs are very much needed on these freezing cold winter days, chapped lips simply suck and are unattractive to look at! With that being said make your own! It’s ridiculously easy and you only need things that you have.

Things you will need.

  • A small plate
  • white or brown sugar (whichever sugar you use)
  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • half lime

Mix everything together in your small plate and mix mix mix. And there you have it! If you don’t have coconut oil you can substitute olive oil. Also: Remember to apply your  lip balm after scrubbing your lip scrub off!

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Once you mix it all leave it sitting on your lips for 2 minutes. Have a napkin in hand it tends to get a little messy.ess

Photo Diary: Dominican Republic

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Okay, so I know I’ve been gone for much of December, buuuuut because I went to the Dominican Republic for a little over 2 weeks. There’s SO MUCH to say and write about this trip that it will be impossible to end . First things first is, Dominican Republic is a beautiful place … delicious food, vibrant houses, good music and joyful people well most of the time ha. Not to mention the architecture, the land itself, is all so beautiful. I usually go every year or two and usually go during the summer but this time I went during the cooler time of the year which made a huge difference. The temp wasn’t overwhelming the first couple a days with nice breezes as you sit and rock yourself in the rocking chair, I think going during the winter is a big plus.

Started the trip in the Capital, then took off to Nizao where my family stays, Bani the next day then back to Nizao. Then, La Romana, Higuey, then back to Nizao then Saona Island then back to Nizao. The photos are in order from when I landed to the very last day of my trip which was yesterday. Not too mention I took my camera everywhere and have about over a 1,000 photos not to forget photos on my phone which adds about 500 + more. But I’ll obviously wont post them all because that’ll be overwhelming for people to continuously scroll down. So i’ll try key word TRY to narrow it down to as little as possible. There was so much good food, good people, good music, and just endless new adventures along the trip.  It was definitely a great way to spend my winter break there, not to mention weird being home. I hope you enjoy the photos, that I wish I can show all. Happy New Year!
Happy 2015

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Easy Way to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

It’s finals week and needed to take a break and do a post so here it is. If you’re anything like me you have a serious problem getting up and cleaning your makeup brushes. I can get rather lazy, and completely try to forget that they need some cleaning and I’m talking weeks of no cleaning them and then I wonder when I put on makeup it goes on rather weird. But yea I did say weeks I can go with without cleaning them which can be bad as well all know and the product keeps adding on and on and on … That, right there is a big no no, because the germs and bacteria that can evolve on you brushes after using them a few times.

As you may know keeping your brushes clean helps along with maintain healthy skin because no bacteria will get to your face.For us non makeup artists, it is said to be good to clean your brushes weekly to prevent many things shadows not going on right, colors mixing and just have good skin overall. Taking care of your brushes equals them last for a long time. Hopefully these are helpful. There are also makeup brush cleaners that tend to be more on the expensive side of things and are obviously simpler and easier  to clean, the shampoo will do the same job unless you want to make sure your brushes are in tip top shape and buy some of those expensive products. Read below for my quick tips on cleaning them!

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Things you will need:

  • Lukewarm running water
  • Head and shoulders shampoo / or any shampoo you use that’s good quality
  • Dirty brushes
  • Small plate
  • A clean towel

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  1. You’ll need to squeeze some shampoo (just a little) onto a clean small plate before dipping your brush head to it.
  2. first, you’ll need to let your brush run through the lukewarm warm for about a minute. Then dip your brush had to the shampoo.
  3. For this step make sure the palm of your hand is clean, you will swirl the head of the brush in the palm of your hand, you will start to see the color that was on the brush on your hand and sink.
  4. Then with the brush downward and your palm keep swirling until you see and feel no more shampoo of the brush. Squeeze to make sure it is clear.
  5. Lastly, lay your brushes to dry on the towel. Let them dry out for about a day, overnight.

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Don’t Step On A Scale !

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So this is a picture I keep on my phone and look at daily and see how far I’ve come …

The first picture is from February I believe before starting “Insanity” a crazy workout video created by Shaun T, it’s pretty insane hence the name Insanity. But the first picture is me working out every other day and by work out I mean (doing little sit-ups before going to bed) eating practically whatever I wanted and whenever I wanted. Most importantly NEVER and I repeat NEVER drinking water seriously. I drank nothing but juice, I would drink it every hour to be exact (not even being sarcastic.) Then, I would wonder why am I not getting abs?! or slimming down?! because that’s all I wanted. So it’s safe to say I was not happy with my body at all.

So by March I officially started to take things serious. The second picture is me during the summer after finishing Insanity then doing T25. NO GYM. My eating habits completely changed eating clean ever since, water daily and working out everyday minus Sundays which is the day I stretch. It’s crazy to me the inches I’ve lost by eating clean and working out. It’s true abs are made in the kitchen. Been drinking water every hour and eat 4 to 5 meals a day every three hours.

By the picture you can see inches lost and definition, believe it or not I still weight the same. scales aren’t good at all !! Try avoiding scales, I would always get discouraged every week or so when I stepped on and see I wouldn’t lose nothing. Late on I ditched the scale it did nothing for me. Remember eat clean and exercise it becomes apart of your everyday routine is you put your mind to it. It can be done.

xoxo ….Estivali ❤