Sunday, September 18, 2011

fierce blades


After experiencing a 1-1/2 hour haircut and not getting what I wanted, I've decided to learn how to cut my own hair. I came across these shears... oh my god how sick are these??  I'd love to get my hands on these, but at a bank breaking $2,995.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

superdrink

I recently purchased an acai drink made from Sambazon and it's pretty darn good. Who knew something so healthy could taste so good! And it looks like they make more than just beverages, but supplements, sorbet, energy drinks and smoothie packs! I'd love to get my hands on the sorbet!

The acai berry is a great source of antioxidant and dietary fiber, perfect for the digestive system, contains calcium, vitamins A and E.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

heads up




























































What better way to recycle your old newspaper than to turn it into a beautiful art piece for you to hang on your wall!  This is a perfect diy project! or you can purchase these papier-mâché animal sculptures from westelm. A collaboration with Aid to Artisans, artists in Haiti's capital create witty riffs on horned African animals made entirely from recycled materials.

(via westelm)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

i love decorative pillows
















but they are expensive.  One of these pillows cost $79!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

i'm addicted...

to MADELEINES!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

what a brilliant idea!

I need to teach my dog how to do this!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

speechless































sometimes words just can't describe how you feel inside..

Friday, August 26, 2011

i love choo

Oh my~ I love these gladiator heels by Jimmy Choo. At a bank breaking $2,495. 

(via Nordstrom)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

goodmorning sunshine!


huh? wuh? ugh..5 more minutes mom..
this definitely makes me want a cat now..

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

chains will always be..


























a love of mine...but I think the thick heavy stacked chain look will always be a year round trend. Rendered in so many ways, from the tough punk to the chic rock with pearls.

Monday, August 22, 2011

art makes the world go around and around..

This makes me want to pick up ceramics again. I love that class, I've always had a love relationship with art, when it was time to pick out the classes I would always take at least one art class. So far I've worked with wood, metal and clay. One thing I haven't tried was glass. Someday I hope I get the chance to! Glass is really beautiful~

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

it was love..

at first sight.. I am loving FL!! <3

Thursday, August 18, 2011

all i'm missing..

outfit 16
Is some feather jewelry! Lately I've been into the ethnic prints. I love this top! It's got some gold accents in the front and a laced back.

(via Redishop)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

diy: balmain destroyed safety pin shirt


















I love balmain, but I think you could save a lot of $$ and do-it-yourself! All you need is 3 simple things! A simple plain black shirt to whichever sleeve length you desire, a bunch of silver safety pins and a pair of good scissors. And you got yourself a balmain destroyed safety pin shirt for less than $10 bucks!

Monday, August 15, 2011

i think..

i feel sick.. this reminds me of the bettlejuice 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

treat your body like a temple

Sure we could buy expensive products to treat our skin, but that's only externally and temporary.  Why not treat our temple from within, naturally with the food that's provided by mother nature.  Here are some great tips on what to eat, check it out!
 
Superfood Diets for Glowing Skin
The Problem: Dry, Dull Skin
Downing water, water and more water to rejuvenate flaky, flat-looking skin? Keep it up, but don't stop there. Drinking adequate liquid does help ensure every cell in your body is hydrated, but these nutrients are also vital to your freshen-up arsenal.
Omega-3 fatty acids- "As we get older, our oil glands produce less oil, so you see more flaking and scaling," Dr. Treloar says. Omega-3s may help lubricate skin to keep it looking dewy. Try to consume 600 mg a day.

Good sources: Flaxseed (1,600 mg per 1 tbsp), canola oil (1,300 mg per 1 tbsp), soybean oil (900 mg per 1 tbsp)
Niacin- "When skin cells dry out, their barrier to the environment breaks down," Dr. Levine says. "Bacteria and other things from the outside can then penetrate more easily and cause an inflammatory reaction." And that means you can add redness and irritation to your list of complaints. Niacin, a B vitamin, appears to help strengthen the skin's barrier, by both hydrating cells and acting as an anti-inflammatory, Dr. Levine says. The RDA for niacin is 14 mg.

Good sources: Chicken (12 mg per 1/2 breast), canned light tuna (11 mg per 3 oz), wheat flour (9 mg per cup), pork chops (7 mg per 3 oz), beef sirloin (6 mg per 3 oz), cornmeal (4 mg per cup)
Biotin- This is another B vitamin, and although its mechanisms aren't yet well understood, biotin has been shown to help hair and nails grow, and it may also aid skin-cell turnover, which keeps your complexion looking fresh. There's no RDA, but doctors consider 30 micrograms adequate.

Good sources: Eggs (up to 25 mcg each), avocado (up to 6 mcg each), salmon (up to 5 mcg per 3 oz)

The Problem: Acne
Mean girls don't always disappear after high school, and neither do embarrassing breakouts. But getting plenty of these three nutrients can help you banish blemishes. (Sadly, the snobs may still linger.)
Vitamin A- "This antioxidant thins the epidermis, or outer layer of skin, which produces dead cells that can clog pores," explains Jody Levine, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. It also dries up sebum, the gross, oily, waxy stuff your skin glands produce that mixes with dead skin cells to create the clogs and transport you to Zitville. The daily value (DV) of A is 5,000 international units (IUs), so get at least that much, and pair it with some healthy fats such as olive oil or avocado: A is a fat-soluble vitamin, so your body will absorb it better.

Good sources: Sweet potatoes (28,000 IUs each); leafy greens such as spinach (23,000 IUs per chopped, cooked cup), kale (19,000 IUs per cooked cup) and broccoli (2,400 IUs per cooked cup); bright red, yellow and orange produce such as carrots (27,000 IUs per cooked cup), cantaloupe (5,400 IUs per cup), red bell peppers (4,700 IUs per cup) and red chile peppers (428 IUs each); asparagus (600 IUs per four spears)

Zinc- The mineral helps tame skin's oil production; less oil (if you have an excess of the stuff) means less sebum—and fewer pimples, according to Dr. Levine. The RDA for zinc is 8 milligrams.

Good sources: Raw oysters (76 mg per six oysters), fortified breakfast cereals such as Total (15 mg per 3/4 cup), canned blue crab (5 mg per cup), turkey (4 mg per cup), beef sirloin (4 mg per 3 ounces), pork loin (4 mg per 3 oz), part-skim ricotta (3 mg per cup)

Omega-3 fatty acids- They help maintain the body's essential oils, the healthy, non-pore-clogging kind that keep skin cells from drying out, flaking and congesting pores, Dr. Levine says. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that aid with healing. "Acne is a teeny little wound on your face," Kirkpatrick says. There's no RDA for omega-3s; Kirkpatrick suggests aiming for 600 mg daily.
Good sources: Flaxseed (1,600 mg per 1 tablespoon), canola oil (1,300 mg per 1 tbsp), soybean oil (900 mg per 1 tbsp)
 
The Problem: Signs of Aging
Getting older is fine (wisdom, respect, all that good stuff). Looking older, not so much. Thankfully, we can help stall the process by eating strawberries, pineapple and other delish foods.

Vitamin A- Of skin's several layers, the dermis—which lies right below the surface layer of skin (or epidermis)—contains all the collagen, a protein that gives skin plumpness and elasticity. "Vitamin A helps increase collagen production and thickens the dermis," Dr. Levine explains. The result: Skin looks fuller and bounces back more readily. And because it's an antioxidant, A also helps repair the free radical damage to skin cells that leads to wrinkling and sagging. The DV is 5,000 IUs.

Good sources: Sweet potatoes, leafy greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli; bright red, yellow and orange produce such as carrots, cantaloupe, sweet red bell peppers and red chile peppers; asparagus

Vitamin C- Also an antioxidant, "vitamin C basically helps mop up free radicals before they do any damage," Dr. Levine says. You'll hit your mark at 75 mg.
Good sources: Red bell peppers (152 mg each), broccoli (101 mg per cooked cup), strawberries (98 mg per cup), papaya (87 mg per cup), pineapple (74 mg per cup), kiwifruit (70 mg each), cantaloupe (59 mg per cup), cauliflower (46 mg per cup)
Vitamin E- Speaking (still) of antioxidants, E seems to help skin produce natural oils that aid with aging-related dryness, Dr. Levine says. You need at least 15 mg a day to fulfill your RDA.

Good sources: Nuts and seeds such as almonds (7 mg per oz) and roasted sunflower seeds (7 mg per oz); vegetable oils such as sunflower (6 mg per tbsp) and safflower (5 mg per tbsp); tomato products such as pasta sauce (6 mg per cup) and pureed tomatoes (5 mg per cup); spinach (4 mg per cooked cup)

Plant polyphenols- These organic plant chemicals seem to do double dermis duty. For starters, polyphenols in green tea significantly increased circulation to skin in a recent study at the University of Witten-Herdeck. "We don't know the mechanism, but if you're getting more blood flow to the skin, the cells are getting increased nutrients, which can help support their health," says study author Carolyn Moore, Ph.D. Participants drank the equivalent of 8 cups of decaffeinated green tea a day; Dr. Moore can't speculate on the effect of drinking less, but it couldn't hurt to start with 1 or 2 cups a day. People who drank water mixed with cocoa powder high in flavonols, another type of polyphenol, experienced a similar increase in hydration and blood flow to their skin, as well as less roughness and scaling, a study in The Journal of Nutrition shows. What's more, cocoa's flavonols seem to offer some UV ray protection: The skin of cocoa sippers showed less redness after sun exposure.

Good sources: Green tea, chocolate (a few ounces a day should do the trick)
 
(via SELF)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

tie me a rope




















These rope scarfs are totally chic~ designed by Amrita Singh. If you want to save some money, you probably could make this out of an ol shirt and some chains!

Monday, August 8, 2011

too sick..

 
 




A very talented artist Aj Fosik creating these crazy sculptures made from wood and other materials. I would love to get my hands on one of these monster sculptures and hang it on my wall.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

a senso of style










































i'm shoe struck by sensos..

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

squared away



































How chic are these cuffs?! Cuff designed by Dsquared2

Monday, August 1, 2011

yes believe..

and it will bite you in the *** when you least expect it!

Friday, July 29, 2011

i heart gwen stefani

I've always admired Gwen and her sense of style. And I just love her collection of shoes and accessories, especially these handbags and wallets!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

its going on my wishlist


I want this camera. A camera that can take pictures without flash. No more shots of blurry zombie-eyed friends, this new point-and-shoot camera is the real deal at shooting low-light shots. Olympus XZ-1 retails for $500.

Monday, July 25, 2011

livin in plastic




I just love these shoes! Each one has it's own style and merit. Melissa designs are always playful, flirty and vibrant. Anyone own a pair?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

fall is near

outfit 15
I'm really loving these handmade bead earrings.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

we need more green..

Sometimes I feel like we don't have enough plant life around us.