Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweet Summer Suits

It feels as though in only a flash the weaher has drastically changed.  The summer is finally upon us.  You know what that means...swim suit season.  Here are a few great options to ease the stress of this time of year...
 {Urban Outfitters}
 {Malia Mills}
{Nanette Lapore}
For further info on all styles featured click here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

{bottomless margarita from Agave's brunch menu}
Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I'll be back next week with some goodies.  Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, May 16, 2011

All About Eyes

I am not a "high end" makeup kind of girl.  I get so much pleasure out of visiting a drugstore or beauty supply and getting to choose from so many different products at half/more than half the price I would pay at a department store.  Here are a few of my latest eye make up essentials...
{E.l.f. Eyelid Primer - The beauty of the E.l.f. line is that all products are $1.00. (The Studio line is $3). This primer works amazingly. Keeps eyeshadow on all day without that nasty creasing}

{Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette - The highly pigmented colors are a great mix of matte and shimmery shades.  The price can't be beat and it's actually 25% off this week.}
{Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Goes on super smooth and lasts all day}

{E.l.f. Eye liner Brush - Again a fab product for a buck.  I use this to apply my gel and powder liners.}
{Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara - I am always on the search for a really great mascara because I have like two eyelashes.  This one really really brought out my lashes without any added clumpiness.}

{E.l.f Eye Widener - This white liner has a built in sharpener and make eyes pop!}
 {Revlon Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear Self Adhesive Lashes - For a bit of drama without the hassle of eyelash glue}

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Pizza Party

My family and I celebrated Mother's Day with a pizza party at my mom's house this year.  The menu consisted of fried ravioli, antipasto salad, and assorted pizzas.  Chris was kind enough to capture some memories for us.  I truly love how working in the kitchen brings us even closer together.

Art & Burlesque

My hubbster and I attended a Robert Piersanti art show last week. The art was awesome and we were pleasantly surprised by a burlesque performance by two of Mr. Piersanti's models. No joke the day before the show I was watching an interview with Dita Von Teese on TV and I told Chris that I would really like to go see one of her performances or a burlesque performance in general. Check out the footage Chris captured. This video is one of his best works to date. In my opinion of course ; )

Friday, May 6, 2011

Coffee Run

My husband and I went out for a coffee run the other night. He decided to bring along his camera...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

{Chocolate Shoe by Jacques Torres}
For those of you who forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday!  Here are a few last minute gifts sure to make any mamacita's day.
 {Argan Beautiful Lips Collection by Josie Maran}

{Joan Bag by Michael Michael Kors}
{Bisou Ciao Macarons}
{Lavender Sachets}
{beautiful Peonies. These are by Flowers of the World}

For futher info on all products shown click here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Top 5 Favorite Met Gala 2011 Gowns

 {# 1 Jennifer Lopez in Gucci}
 {# 2 Beyonce in Pucci}
 {# 3 Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop, YES, TOPSHOP!}
 {# 4 Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen}
{# 5 Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney}

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hello Kitty Cakepops

I made these red velvet and chocolate Hello Kitty cakepops for a first birthday party.  I must say not too bad for my first attempt ; )

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jada's Baptism

{congrats Jill, Vinny & Jada}
Yesterday we celebrated my niece Jada's baptism.  It was such a beautiful day.  After the church ceremony we headed back to my mother's house for a delicious luncheon which consisted of Portuguese food and a table full of tasty treats.
God bless you, Jada!
 {the Godparents}
{she was so over taking pictures with her aunties and grandma at this point}
 {tasty treats table decorated by me; delicious Dominican cake made by Vinny's Mom}
 {I made chocolate cakebite pops with white chocolate crosses as well as red velvet cross cakepops}
 {delicious sugar cookies made by Godmother Ellie}
{jada & josiah hanging out}