Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Positive Thinkers Have Twelve Qualities in Common

They have confidence in themselves
They have a very strong sense of purpose
They never have excuses for not doing something
They always try their hardest for perfection
They never consider the idea of failing
They work extremely hard toward their goals
They know who they are
They understand their weaknesses as well as their strong points
They can accept and benefit from criticism
They know when to defend what they are doing
They are creative
They are not afraid to be a little different in finding innovative solutions that will enable them to achieve their dreams
                                             -----Susan Polis Schutz
                                             -----A daybook of positive thinking

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My weightloss journey series

Choose your thoughts wisely

Accept and appreciate that you're the one most
responsible for making your dreams come true. Be
your own best friend. Cheer yourself on.

Choose your thoughts, because if you don't , you're still
making a choice and you'll have to take what you get. In
your mind's eye, create a positive picture that will draw
what you want to you. Your intuition is powerful; use
it. Keep your desires burning. Don't be afraid to take
careful chances.

Inform yourself. Make the connection between your
thoughts, your actions, and the results you're
getting. The cumulative quality of your actions will
weave the tapestry of your destiny. Live your life
Consciously; don't just let your life live you.

Look at your circumstances as life lessons rather
than adversities. Keep a careful watch over your joy.
Cherish it. Acknowledge your blessings, no matter
how small they may seem. You are a student in the
school of life and in many ways your own teacher.
Appreciate the lessons you've learned, and enjoy life,
others, and yourself.
                                              ----Donna Fargo
                                              ---A daybook of positive thinking

Friday, May 24, 2013

Find something every day to be positive about

Every day, be full of awareness
    of the beauty around you.
Be full of gratitude
   for friends and family,
for the goodness you find in others,
for your health and all you're capable of.
Be full of acceptance
   of yourself and others----
without conditions or judging,
knowing that differences and changes
   make life interesting.
Appreciate the gifts of laughter
   and fun in your life
and find contentment in knowing
   that you can always control
your ability to look on the bright side.
                                                 ----Barbara Cage

Promise yourself
to accept life as it comes
and truly make each day special----
to become more independent
and more willing to change----
to fill your life
with special times,
and make your dreams come true.
                                   ------Deanna Beisser

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Life is everything you make it and more

In life, there will inevitably be obstacles to
encounter. But don't worry that they will seem
too great for you to handle, because you can.
You may doubt yourself at times, but know
that if you have faith, you have everything.
Faith is the key to being successful.
If you know you are capable of anything
because of who you are, you will always
reach your destination. It may not always
be easy, but it will always be worth it. Look
ahead of you, never behind. Have faith in
yourself. If you do, you will be amazed at
what you can accomplish
                              -----A daybook of positive thinking

Monday, May 20, 2013

My weightloss journey series

Star's Beauty awards 2013

I picked up a Star magazine not for the articles but because they have some great beauty articles and ideas and makeup looks.
The recent magazine that i picked up has the beauty awards for 2013, so i wanted to share them with you.
Lets get started:

Concealer---Benefit fakeup $24 (
        Why it wins--- This lightweight concealer is wrapped in a hydrating ring that is packed with vitamin E and apple seed extract, and the result is unltramoisturizing   formula glides on without any creases or flakes.
          Who uses it----  Heidi Klum

Eyeliner---Rimmel London ScandelEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner $4.50 (Drugstores)
         Why it wins----You can create both a sexy, smudge look and precisely defined eyes.
          Who uses it----Celeb makeup artist Molly Stern, who used it on Kate Beckinsale

Lipstick---Dolce &Gabbana Monica Voluptuous Lipstick $33 (Saks Fifth Avenue Stores)
           Why it wins---Feel like Italian bombshell Monica Bellucci who inspired this luxe lipstick when you slick on the rich and creamy color from this chic tube
            Who uses it--- Scarlett Jonansson

Eye Shadow---E.L.F. Cosmetics Studio Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow $3 (
            Why it wins---Leave it to a brand named E.L.F. to make you feel like a fairy princess. The amazing shimmery shadow, in shades like Soiree and Gala, will last long past the stroke of midnight
             Who uses it---- Stephanie Pratt

Mascara---Laura Geller Wow Factor Mascara $24 (Ulta Stores)
              Why it wins---Its the perfect daytime mascara, delivering clean, separated lashes. Add a few more coats, and you get dramatic volume and length for night
               Who uses it----Celeb makeup artist Laura Geller, who works with Christina Baranski

Bronzer---Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder $75 (Sephora stores)
                 Why it wins---Your  whisked away on a sunny,seaside vacation every time you  open this compact. The lastest version of the cult favorite bronzing powder has the ideal balance of matte and shimmer pigments to make others believe you have actually  been on holiday.
                  Who uses it---Miranda Kerr

Lip Crayon---CoverGirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm  $7.50 (drugstores)
                 Why it wins---Neither a gloss nor a stick, this lip crayon leaves the softest tint of color with the perfect amount of shine.  It comes in 16 yummy shades
                  Who uses it---Janelle Monae

BB Cream---Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream  $9 (drugstores)
                  Why it wins----This multitasking moisturizer, complete with SPF 30 make skin look so flawless.
                   Who uses it--- Kristin Cavallari

Blush---Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge $29 (
                   Why it wins---One swipe of this sheer tint onto cheeks and you look like your  glowing from within. Bonus: You can also wear it on your lips for an easy monochromatic makeup look
                   Who uses it---Brooke Shields

Foundation---Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup $62 (
                    Why it wins---A total game changer for foundationphobes: The silky texture of this weightless, oil based fluid melts into skin on contact, leaving a  flawless complexion
                      Who uses it--- Solange Knowles

Best Hair Products:
 Mousse---Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip $7 ( drugstores)
                       Why it wins---Pantene gave mousse a major makeover with this formula:  a soft, fluffy, bounce-begetting cream that makes us forget the foam's hairy history
                        Who uses it ---Eve Mendes

Shampoo---Suave Professional Moroccan Infusion Shines Shampoo $3. (drugstores)
                     Why it wins--- exotic-smelling shine-boosting shampoo
                     Who uses it---Nicole Richie

Texturizer--Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream $6 (ulta stores)
                   Why it wins---Nonsticky wave enhancing cream infused with sea kelp extract
                  Who uses it----Celeb hairstylist Jeffery Paul who works with Emily Blunt

Hair Color Innovation---Splat Hair Chalk $6 (drugstores)
                Why it wins---One night stand streaks by using the range of colored chalks.
               Who uses it----Celeb hairstylist Jim Crawford who works with Kelly Osbourne

Hairspray---got2b2sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray $6 (drugstores)
             Why it wins---long lasting hold that is still totally touchable
             Who uses it--- Celeb hairstylist Larry Sims who used it on Kerry Washington

Color Protector----Dove Color Care Leave On Conditioner $4.50 (drugstores)
            Why it wins---Don't let your hair color crash and burn in the sun, keep your shade shiny and vibrant with this UV shielding cream
             Who uses it---Celeb hairstylist Mark Townsend who works with Jennifer Lawrence

Volumizer----John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow Out   Spray $10 (drugstores)
          Why it wins-- If your at home blowouts fall flat just like that then reach for this styling spray that is guaranteed to give you a coif that wont collapse
             Who uses it---Celeb hairstylist Harry Josh who works with Rose Byrne

Conditioner---Kerastase Masque Elixir Ultime $65 (salons)
        Why it wins---Luxe oil based hair mask that leave hair soft.
        Who uses it---Celeb hairstylist Mara Roszak who works with Zoe Saldana

Hair Oil---Biolage ExquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment $22 (salons)
           Why it wins---It was the year of the hair oils, but so many of them left our strands feeling greasy and weighed down. Not this one, which added just the right amount of moisture plus loads of shine
           Who uses it---- AnnaLynne McCord

Blowdryer---Conair Infiniti Pro Motor Dryer--$35 (drugstores)
           Why it wins---lightweight dryer that takes you from damp to dry in record time
            Who uses it---Celeb hairstylist Ursula Stephen  who works with Rihanna

Best Skin Care Products
Antiaging Night Cream---Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night,$20 (drugstores)
           Why it wins---Powerful combination of Accelerated Retinol SA plus vitamin C
           Who uses it---Jennifer Garner

Cellulite Treatment---Bliss Fatgirlslim Lean Machine $195 (
          Why it wins---The first of its kind, this at home vacuum massaging device contours trouble areas using lifting, rolling and pulsing motions.
            Who uses it---Magan Hilty

Lip Balm ----Nivea lip butter $4 (drugstores)
           Why it wins--   three indulgent flavors that are very mosturizing 
            Who uses it---Stacy Keibler

Serum----Clarins Double Serum $85 (
          Why it wins---Innovative two chambered dispenser makes it possible to combine 20 pure plant extracts effectively for a botanical antiaging blockbuster 
             Who uses it---Lauren Bush Lauren

 Body Moisturizer---Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer $8 (drugstrores)
            Why it wins---A spray on moisturizer that dries in a flash
              Who uses it----Nia Vardalos

Antiaging Day Cream---L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Smoother Finishing Cream $25 (drugstores)
             Why it wins-- Silica based smoother
             Who uses it---Julianna Margulies

Facial Exfoliator---Ole Henriksen Power Peel $45 (
             Why it wins---Give your skin a spa treatment with this three step system
            Who uses it--- Charlize Theron

Facial Cleanser---Garnier Skincare The Radiance Renewer Cleansing Gelee $7 (drugstores)
              Why it wins----see all  your sins wash down the sink with this hydroxy acid cleanser. The soft texture belies some serious exfoliation
               Who uses it----Stacy London

Body Wash---Tone Fruit  Peel Body Wash $4 (drugstores)
               Why it wins---Waking up is easy to do when washing with this invigorating fruity body wash. Not only does it smell delicious but skin also feels completely rejuvenated
               Who uses it----Kellie Pickler

Eye Treatment---Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye & Lash Duo $25 (drugstores)
               Why it wins----One end tackles fine lines while the other restores thinning lashes
               Who uses it----Sara Evan

Best Finishing touches

Nail Color---Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Water Color $8 (drugstores)
                 Why it wins----It was a big year for blue polish and this bright sky shade nailed it.
                Who uses it---Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Makeup Remover---Simple Eye Make-up Remover Pads $6.50 (drugstores)
                 Why it wins---Vitamin infused pads take off the most stubborn waterproof mascra
                Who uses it----Allison  Williams

Fragrance for men---The essence by David Beckham $25 (target stores)
                Why it wins---Zesty sexy scent with top notes of grapefruit      
                  Who uses it---- David Beckham

Nail Tool---Revlon File  N' Peel 6 in 1 file $4.50 (drugstores)
                  Why it wins----This layered emery board peels back to six fresh files so nails stay in shape on the go
                  Who uses it----Celeb makeup artist GucciWestman who works with Emma Stone

Deodorant---Degree Women Expert Protection with MotionSense in Sheer Powder $6 (drugstores)
                   Why it wins---The more you move and sweet, the more it works to keep you smelling fresh
                     Who uses it ----Alex Morgan

Shaving Cream---Eos 24-hour Moisturizing Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry $3.50 (drugstores)
                    Why it wins----Shaving becomes a full on sensory experiences with this juicy smelling skins softening foam
                     Who uses it---- Denise Richards

Nail Polish Neutral--- OPI Nail Lacquer in Barre My Soul, $8.50 (ulta stores)
                  Why it wins----Sheer beige that is a beautiful basic
                    Who uses it----Kiernan Shipka

Designer Fragrance---See By Chloe $98 (sephora stores)
              Why it wins----This floral fragrances features sophisticated notes of apple blossom and jasmine
              Who uses it----Whitney Port

Toothpaste----Creast 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste $4 (drugstores)
                Why it wins----Brushing twice a day is no longer a chore thanks to this tasty toothpaste and our teeth have never looked whiter
                 Who uses it---Cat Deeley

Celeb Fragrance--Justin Bieber's Girlfriend
                Why it wins---Sweet mix of mandarin, blackberry, pink freesia and star jasmine
              Who uses it---Justin Bieber

Best Sun Care Products
 SPF for Face---Peter Thomas Roth Sheer Liquid SPF 50 $52 (
              Why it wins---oil free
               Who uses it---Katrina Bowden

Body Bronzer---Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion $14 (drugstores)
               Why it wins---legs are ready in minutes
               Who uses it---The cast of SMASH

SPF for Body----Aveeno Protect +Hydrate SPF 30 $11 (drugstores)
               Why it wins---This lotion is so moisturizing
                Who uses it---Jennifer Aniston

Sunless Tanner----Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer $9 (drugstores)
              Why it wins---Unscented self tanner. Builds gradually and beautifully
                Who uses it---Brittany Snow

I do uses some of these products and i do agree but some i dont use and i have to admit that i am curious about then.

Peace and beauty
laurie ann

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reach for the Good

There is good in life every day.
Take a few minutes to distract yourself
from your concerns---
long enough to draw strength from a tree
or to find pleasure in a bird's song.
Return a smile;
realize that life is a series of levels
cycles of ups and downs---
some easy, some challenging.
Through it all, you will learn;
you will grow strong in faith;
you will mature in understanding.
The difficult times are often
the best teachers, and there is
good to be found in all situations.
Reach for the good.
Be positive, and don't give up.
                         -----Pamela Owens Renfro
                        ------A daybook of positive thinking

Nail Polish Lottery Club week 19

Friday, May 17, 2013

Review: Rock your hair

Be Positive Be Happy

Refuse to be unhappy
    be cheerful instead.
Refuse To let your troubles multiply;
    just take them one by one.
Refuse to complain about things;
    learn to improve your surroundings
and create your world
    the way you believe it should be.
Refuse to dwell  on the mistakes
    or disappointments
that are sometimes a part of life;
instead learn how you can
     make things better.
Be otimistic
Be energetic and positive
      about  the things you do
and always hope for the best.
Believe in yourself at all times
      and in all aspects of your life
Before you know it,
those wonderful dreams
you have believed in all your life
      will come true,
and your life will be
the happy and successful life
     that it was meant to be.
                               ----Ben Daniels
                               -----A daybook of positive thinking

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Influenster unboxing

The skin regime giveaway winner

I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway.
I have contacted to winner and they have 24 hours to contact me with their information so that i can give the information to Dana.

The Winner is

Leah S.

Congrats to the winner

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The skin regime review and giveaway (closed)

 Do you ever think about what exactly is in the skin care that we use. Do you ever get tired of spending money on products and them not work at all. I know i do..
I was contacted by Dana Ramos to check out her book and try out her products.
I have read this book and im telling you that you need to get this book.

 Dana speaks the hard core truth in this amazing book. Im sure that cosmetic and skin care company's are not happy with this information being put out there.

 Dana starts out by talking about past issues with bad skin and then it goes into telling you more about the skin regime and the process for doing the skin regime as well. It also talks about the products that are safe to use that are available at any drugstore or even your local walmart.
I love this book. Its very informative  and a must have for you.

 Do you remember tan mom?

  She has done the skin regime and this is her above. She looks fabulous.  A  lot better than before.

I was given a sample of the product. It is 30% glycolic acid peel. I applied this at night before bed. I did experience  some stinging and a bit of redness which according to the book is what is normal. It also states that it is normal for peeling but i didnt have any of the peeling. After leaving the peel on for only a few minutes, i washed it off using the recommended face wash.  The next more when i woke up, i did notice a change in my skin. It looks a lot better and a lot healthier.
Check out her site.

Here is some exciting news. I am having a giveaway and you could win the book and a sample of the peel,.
The giveaway goes for one week and at the end of the giveaway i will then announce the winner and give the information for the winner to Dana and she will take care of mail out the products. Also this is open  to anyone, anywhere.

The giveaway has been taken down due to having a winner


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