Sunday, May 29, 2016


This week I attended 2 fitness classes. On Wednesday night, May 25th, 
I went to Zumba Sculpt class. Ahhh, this class is powerful! Sweated like crazy as expected!
 It was awesome! The following day, was Yoga Day 3 for me.
 I was awaiting this class all week. Right after work, 
I changed into my "workout" attire, and made it to the 7:30 p.m. class. 

There was a sub-instructor, named Naomi who led the class 
through Yin+Meditation. She told us that there would be no Reiki that night, 
 I was totally fine with that, especially with my new found interest in doTerra.  

          We began the class in Shavasana aka "Corpse Pose", laying flat on our backs.  
  This pose helps promote relaxation to the mind, body and spirit. 
 As we continued on in the position, we were told to close our eyes
 and let go of our bodies.  To feel like you are floating.  
To forget everything and just feel the now.

  I was at ease in this class.  I am feeling more at ease being there.  
I felt like I could relax deeper.  Let go of everything even more. 
We went through many other poses.  During one of the poses, 
she came to each of us with the scent of lavender + orange.  
The aroma was calming and rejuvenating at the same time.

 The word I took from that night's class was "surrender".  
To surrender myself to each pose. To surrender myself in life, 
in the times that I need to.  Another word, I took away from Yoga day 3 is "grateful".  
To be grateful for everything.  Grateful for life. Be grateful I made it to class.  

      I had referred my sister-in-law to this studio
 and since she attended, I received referral points. Whenever you attend class
 you also receive points.  I love the incentives of this studio!  
Also, she ended up loving it too!


      This week was busy with work and trying to make it to classes after work.  
But it was so worth it.  I feel excited even just planning what classes I'll be taking next.  
I was so excited this week, that I forgot to take a photo before class. 
So here's a couple of photos of me after class.  See you on Yoga Day 4!!


                                 Photocredit: Imprinted Images

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Yoga day 2 down! So last Thursday I made it to the Yin+Reiki+Meditation yoga class.  Ahhh....This class was more my pace as a newbie and I actually felt good! 

                                                     PHOTO CREDIT: IMPRINTED IMAGES

       It consisted of relaxing “spa” music, yoga poses that stretched out and challenged my body, and some meditation. The instructor's calming voice helped get us into a state of mind where you just let everything go and be where you are. We also used props such as 
blankets, pillow bolsters, and blocks to help with some poses.
 I felt accomplished and relaxed after the class.

       To top the night off after class, I turned on my doTerra diffuser as soon as I got home. Added in a couple drops of lavender essential oil in it and it just helped 
extend the peace I was feeling from class. 
 I am starting to feel this yearning to keep going. This coming week, 
I have signed up for 2 fitness classes Zumba Sculpt and another Yin+Reiki+Meditation class.  So looking forward to it! Giving myself a thumbs up for last week!=)


                                      Video + Photo Credit: Taken by yours truly;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


     It’s almost half way through the year and I am feeling inspired. Inspired to keep working toward being my own boss full-time + working from home.  Inspired to slow down a bit + enjoy the many miracles life has to offer. Most of all, inspired to take care of me! No one can take better care of us than ourselves. These past few months I have been reevaluating the food I put into my body and the things I can do for my body to make it healthier.  I mean, why not? It is the only body I have, might as well take good care of it right?! 
      As far as food goes, I am currently + have always been a meat eater. I don’t think I can totally give up meat. However, my view on eating meat or “flesh” has become skewed a bit.  Maybe I am getting older, but when I chew a piece of thick steak, I find myself feeling weird about chewing on “flesh”.  Don’t get me wrong, I love myself some, Korean Bulgogi!!! I don’t think I can live without it. So maybe a compromise for my body is eating thinly sliced meat. Hahaha! So that is my little rant about food that I have been conflicting with myself lately. 
      Now onto the topic of being more physically active.. So the past 5+ years or so, I haven’t been to a gym or done any kind of organized exercise regimen. To be brutally honest with myself, I have been LAZY! For my day job, I am walking and on my feet all day, so I made myself believe that I was being active enough. What a big lie I had been living for too long! My body started changing. I can feel the sluggishness, I could feel the aches + pains. I can feel the weight I had collected. More importantly, I can feel sadness + defeat coming over me.  
        People around me were excitedly talking about the work out classes they have been going to. I would hear people say they just got home from the gym, when I’d see them.  I quitely thought to myself, “One day, I’ll start….”.
          I had been kindly given a GROUPON for 5-trial classes at a local Yoga Studio, that offered a wide variety of yoga + other fitness classes.   I placed it on my dining table for about 2 weeks, then brought it to the top of my desk for another 2 weeks. I figured, I would “Get to it soon”. Finally that “one day” came.  I called my cousin to see when she was available to come with me.  My first class was a Zumba class, last week.  It was exhilarating, fun and made me sweat a lot!! Loved it! 
        Last night I experienced my very first Yoga class, “Gentle Yoga"!! First and foremost, I want to give credit for people who “do Yoga”! OH MY GOSH!! It was so hard and challenging. I stretched my body in ways I have never done before. My body did creak here and there, but I survived the class. So here is a photo of myself, right before going to my very first Yoga Class.  

       My goal is to stick it through, the best I can + continue to take more classes.  I signed up for another Yoga class this Thursday, “Yin+Reiki+Meditation” and then Zumba next Monday!  I want to be the best me I can be and give myself more opportunities in life. Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope to share many more with you. Have an amazing day!!! 

With Love, 


Thursday, October 29, 2015



Once again, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning colors, and the night falls sooner.  Who doesn’t love the fall season?!  The scent of the autumn breeze brings me back to fifth grade.  Growing up, always around this time of the year, my mom took us back-to-school shopping for supplies and clothes.  It seems just like yesterday, a couple pairs of pants,
 4-5 tops, a new jacket and 2-3 pairs of shoes.  Life was so simple as a kid.
  In this post I wanted to share my favorite go-to fall look this year. Ok well, every year!!

      When I think of my Fall wardrobe, I see dark bold colors, long sleeves and pants, layering pieces, and comfortable, warm garments.  It’s the season where I can leave my hair down, instead of my summer ponytails and buns.  In this photo, I paired LIVE A GREAT STORY's gray tank top with a bold red flannel shirt by Adam Levine and some dark blue skinny jeans from Forever21.  I finished the look with some strappy black sandals.  I absolutely love this look. It’s comfortable but somehow it makes me feel somewhat put together.



          Brown is my favorite Fall color! It’s my ultimate go-to color when picking out clothes, shoes, purses and even nail polish during this season.  Here, I switch out the red flannel shirt with a brown corduroy shirt by J.CREW.  This is a more neutral, toned down look. 
It's something I typically wear to run errands around town
 or to get some work done at a coffee shop. 


This heather gray Live A Great Story tank top is super comfy and is a great piece 
to include when layering.  Now, since it doesn’t get too cold, where I live, 
compared to other parts of the world during this season, I can wear this tank with 
almost anything.  Even shorts! Lol!!



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He is very much involved with the community,
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I love this quote that is branded on his line of tanks and t-shirts.  
It’s something I strive to live by everyday.  
It’s a reminder to live life to the fullest, carpe diem. 
         Hope you guys enjoyed my very simple and cozy Fall go-to outfits!  

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ladies Only - Social Event by Sassy City Chicks - Thursday, September 4, 2014 SAN DIEGO

                   Every girl needs to get out and spend some time with other girls!  Your girls are there to listen to you vent, shop for clothes you need(or don’t need), check out new restaurants and their Happy Hour menus, help you pick out new makeup and accessories, and/or just be together.  Besides, GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, right?!  
                 Well ladies, it’s that time again!!  Sassy City Chicks is having one of their semi-annual events in my hometown, SAN DIEGO!  I am definitely ready for some girl time!  
                 You and your girls are due for the absolute GIRLS NIGHT OUT on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 5:00- 10:00p.m. at 57 degrees in Mission Hills, San Diego!
 57 degrees offers free parking and is San Diego’s largest wine facility! 
So call, email and/or text your closest girlies and plan for a night of festivity!
                 I have been to previous Sassy City Chicks events and it was always a fun night!             
             They have giveaways, beauty services and sample sales from many trendy companies.
 Look forward to a night of pampering, shopping, mingling, wine sampling 
and of course fashion!

          With some of my favorite girls at the Sassy City Chicks event
 we attended last February 2014 at the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego.

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                  Check out my short vlog from my Girls Night Out experience at a previous
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

UPCOMING EVENT: Fashion & Beauty Networking Event & Meetup on April 22, 2014 in SAN DIEGO

Love fashion and beauty? 

Meet other people who share that 
fabulous interest with you!

Attend this upcoming
 fashion & beauty networking event in San Diego.  

It will be held at Wine Steals in Point Loma on 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6 PM.  

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Monday, March 17, 2014


I am so excited to share these charming makeup travel palettes from Alcone at Home with you all!  Alcone at Home has various makeup palettes to help organize your makeup, and they come in handy assorted shapes and sizes.  However,  this travel palette has been the one I have been gravitating to more often.

 These compact and sleek-looking palettes are fabulous and very suitable for travel, especially for a weekend getaway.  It fits perfectly into your purse or makeup bag. This palette can easily carry any 3 pans of Alcone at Home's eyeshadows, lipsticks, or concealers.  I recently traveled to Arizona for a weekend, and this palette was just amazing.  I had taken along with me Alcone at Home's Perfect Eyeshadows in the colors, #2, #5, and #6.  These are neutral and very pigmented gorgeous colors.  Quintessential for my trip.

The palette has a long mirror and comes with a dual-ended brush.  One side can be used for eyeshadows and the other side is a lip brush.  You can easily switch out the makeup pans you carry inside and is safely held in place by a super durable magnetic closure.

Photos taken with my Canon Powershot ELPH 310 HS

 These approximately 4.75 inches(length) x 2.6 inches(width) travel palettes come in 7 stylish and chic patterns.  Each design has its own character.  It impels me to collect them all!

                                        You can purchase this product at my Alcone store here.
Photo credit to

Photos taken with my Canon Powershot ELPH 310 HS

Ready for a giveaway?!

I am thrilled to share these contemporary palettes from Alcone at Home.

There will be 3 chances to win, through my Instagram, Facebook, and here on this blog post.

How to enter to win:

1) Follow my blog and post a comment on this blogpost telling me which pattern you like best.
2) Follow me on Instagram- leave a comment on the "Travel Palette" photo post telling me which pattern you like best.
3) Like my Facebook page, and leave a comment on the "Travel Palette" post telling me which pattern you like best.

One winner will be randomly picked from each platform and will be announced on my blog.

Giveaway is open internationally.

Good Luck!=)

FTC:  This post contains affiliate links and giveaway is sponsored by Alcone at Home.  All opinions are my own.