Tuesday, December 21, 2010
During our NYC trip as soon as we stepped out the bus we headed to Macy's for my MAC concealer, handed the lady my current one and she gave me the little box so I go to pay, didn't even check if it was the same color, I mean I gave her my container...what's to get wrong?!?
Fast forward, I have been using my new concealer for 3 days and I began to notice how blotchy my complication is looking, maybe from the cold winter? NO !! I start to suspect my concealer is a couple shades to dark for me, so yesterday as soon as I go home I check my old container & new one...I was right !!! I'm a NW20 and the one she gave me was NW25, so now I'm stuck going back to Macy's and getting this exchanged...fun times.
Friday, December 17, 2010
I wanted to recap our trip and share some photos since we did not take many during our summer N.Y.C. trip, enjoy!
|Walking the concrete jungle|
|Cool looking building|
I was able to do a little shopping also, I'll post my mini haul soon so stayed connected! Do you live in or have visited N.Y.C? what are your fav. places to grab a bite, do a little shopping, tour or visit when your on vacay ?
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Every year we have made a trip down to N.C. to visit my mother-in-law and we would cook and eat together however, this year we decided to stay home and host Thanksgiving. I did miss visiting my mother-in-law but I must say I certainly did not miss dealing with all that traffic! and it was nice to stay home and host Thanksgiving for the very first time! We put our tree up and decorated for the holidays, I set up our Thanksgiving table and began to prep dinner.
|Sweet Potato with sugared pecans topping |
|Cranberry Sauce (yummy!)|
|Tres Leches Cake|
|Setting the Mood|
What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? What are some of your most liked dishes?
Monday, November 1, 2010
Fall decorating is my favorite, followed by the cool crisp air, beautiful foliage, and taking out those beloved boots and sweaters is just so divine! I also enjoy the hearty cooking and family meals enjoyed together inside a cozy warm home. Just think about the warm nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice scents in the air. Another great thing is making a trip to an orchard with family & friends, craft projects and movie nights from the comfort of your couch with a blanket while sipping on your hot chocolate!
With the craziness of Summer over, I have more time to concentrate on sharing tips and updates with you and catching up on my fellow bloggers, so excited and long overdue! I will soon be posting more on fall decor, meals and activities to share ! In the meantime I wanted to share with you a couple useful links:
- Decor Glittered Pumpkins Project
- Visit a local Orchard!
- Sweet Potato Recipes
- Cozy up to a hot drink
- Build your fall movie list !
More to come, enjoy !!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My mother-in-law bday was this past week and she really loves Roses, almost anytime we are over she usually has fresh pink roses on her foyer table...so this was an easy one, Pink Roses! To personalize this I went hunting down to one of my all time favorite stores, Home Goods, for an elegant vase. Here is what I found:
I prepared and arranged the pink roses in this beautiful vase, which was a steal by the way!, and tied up some curly bows to the side, pretty no?
Another thing she loves is Tres Leches Cake, so I decided to bust out my baking tools & get to work.
So here is the complete package, a personalized gift without breaking the bank, yippy!
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Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So I decided with the new birth of my blog why not start and dedicate myself to a healthy lifestyle? I can set up goals and post my progress or vent on my setbacks. See before we got married (♥8/8/08♥) the hubby & I set goals to be healthy & fit for our honeymoon, which we did accomplish by me losing 20lbs & he 50lbs in just 2 months! I know!! but shortly after some time we got too comfortable in our new bodies and of course recieveing all the compliments we started thinking, 'hey we're skinny minnies so we can eat this burger & fries..no biggie!' So now I find myself back to square one.
Luckily, during my health craze I found a true passion of mine in the fitness world. Not only did I find myself getting a super great workout (burn 500-800 calories an hour)but being able to release stress and surround myself with positive vibes! there was an extra spring in my step, happier at work and really loving life. the answer? Zumba. check out there official website Visit Zumba
In a nutshell Zumba is a dance aerobics class, usually running for an hour including pre & post workout streching, with the basis in Latin music: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Samba, Cumbia, Reggaton but it branches out to Belly Dancing, Caribbean Calypso, Dance, Hip Hop and more depending on your instructor. You really do feel like you are in a party and the best part - as intimading as it sounds for the ones asking themselves 'I couldnt dance to save my life' You dont have to know! you can modify the workout intensity to your level! Naturally the more you do it the better you get! I love it and am committing to jump right into my health & fitness goal the motivation of Zumba in my life & soul. I live in the DC metro area and am lucky to have this 'underground studio' led by Asuka Boucher close by,Get more info here
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I'm Orquidea, 25 yrs. young. Recently got married, going on 2 yrs!, recently purchased our first home and am enjoying and having a blast Decorating our home, Cooking with my wonderful hubby, playing with my Makeup and searching for new Fashion finds (shoes & bags!!). I love spending my free time online following blogs and surfing the web so I decided it was time to start my own, so here it is, GlitterMango! woohoo! I love expressing myself in any way creative so naturally I felt a blog would be a perfect outlet, also the fact that I have a lot of 1st in my life it would be a great way to document all that's going on. If anyone has any post requests or just want to say hello email me: email@example.com
because every girl deserves a little sweetness and glitter