Monday, March 31, 2014

Movies of March


These are the movies I watched during the month of March!

The Heartbreak Kid - easy going romantic comedy, I liked it.

Redemption - decent movie, a good mix of genres.

Into The Wild - not a fan of the story, an okay movie.

Taken From Me - watched mainly because of Taraji P. Henson and it was pretty good.

Jobs - shots seemed distant, wonder if it really portrayed Steve Jobs.

Carrie - never seen the original version, but this movie was great.

Captain Phillips - great movie with intense parts to it, definitely recommend.

12 Years A Slave - dreadful story, expected it to be slightly better.

Gravity - great audio and visuals, script was okay, good movie overall.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - different movie, based on pranks, funny, I liked it.

Baggage Claim - banal and easygoing movie, not a fan of Paula Patton.

300: Rise of an Empire - do not really like these kind of movies but it was an okay film, haven't seen the original one.

Last Vegas - fun-filled drama, pretty good movie.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chili Soup


I wanted to share with you my own recipe of chili soup which I've been making for a while now. It's extremely delicious and easy to make.

You'll need: 
ground turkey (1 lb.)
tomato paste (6 oz. can)
kidney beans (15.5 oz. can)
black beans (15.5 oz. can)
onion (half of medium onion)
pepper (1 medium pepper)
chili powder (1/4 cup)
crushed red pepper (1/2 tsp.)
black pepper (1/2 tsp.)
parsley flakes (1/2 tsp.)
italian seasoning (1/2 tsp.)
paprika (1/2 tsp.)
ground cinnamon (1/2 tsp.)
seasoned salt (1 tsp.)
water (3 cups)

First, brown your meat. In my case, I used ground turkey.

Saute vegetables. You can put whatever you think is going to taste good in this soup. I put half of onion, half of yellow pepper and half of red pepper.

Pour kidney and black beans into a pot where you will be cooking the chili (do not drain them). Add the tomato paste, cooked meat and sauteed vegetables. Pour 3 cups of water. Add chili powder, crushed red pepper, black pepper, parsley flakes, italian seasoning, paprika, cinnamon and seasoned salt. Mix it all, turn on the heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes.

You can serve it with some cheese on top.



Little Things That Matter... (3)


Week Mar. 24th - 28th


Crackers + honey = delicious snack!


Snack for my little sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Made enchiladas for the first time.


Animal shelter... :(


When time is tight, this comes in handy.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Kelly Howell - "Relieve Anxiety"


Recently I've been feeling kind of tense and stressed out. I often would find myself worrying about not so important things in life and experience some symptoms of anxiety. 

This particular audio book caught my attention. It's by Kelly Howell and is called "Relieve Anxiety". One CD includes two 30 minute tracks. I was expecting someone to be talking and when I turned it on for the first time, I was disappointed. However, I decided to read the description one more time and realized it was brain wave therapy. I started listening to it again and really liked it. Basically what you hear is ocean and theta waves. You can also hear some kind of whispering in the background, which is known as subliminal messages. 

I was listening to this audio book while laying down with my headphones just before going to sleep. I felt relaxed and sleepy during it and found out that it is easy to fall asleep and start dreaming while listening to it. Overall, I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Nail Polish Collection


I remember myself being obsessed with nail polish. However, for a long time now, I haven't been painting my nails very often. 

Here is my nail polish collection I accumulated so far.

I hope to inspire you all, as well as myself, to make this world a little bit more colorful!

CONFETTI Nail Polishes

017 Dance Party Pink
071 Belle of the Ball
025 Fashionista
031 The Red Carpet
045 Afterparty
093 Debutante
091 Silver Slippers

L.A. COLORS Nail Polishes

Color Craze
Color Craze
Color Craze
Color Craze BCC 573
Color Craze BCC 574
Color Craze
Color Craze
Color Craze BCC 564
Color Craze
Color Craze Metallic
Color Craze Metallic
Color Craze Metallic
Color Craze BCC 572
Color Craze Metallic
Lacquer BLQ 385 Black Velvet

Random Nail Polishes

L'OREAL Paris Color Riche 617 You Are Worth It
e.l.f #806612 Fair Pink
Sally Hansen Diamond Strenght 81 Sunrise, Sunset

Sorry, I couldn't find some of the names of nail polishes. 

If you have any questions about a particular product, let me know!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Little Things That Matter... (2)


Week Mar. 10th - 14th


Had it all to myself...


Got sick...


Winter, you've been so generous!


Had it for a while now... Still works perfectly!


As much as I love it, I spend way too much time on my computer.


Friday, March 7, 2014

My Small Makeup Collection


I wanted to share the makeup products I currently own. I do not have a lot of it, but it is more than enough for me. Some of them are good quality, others - not. 

If you have any questions or comments about a particular item, let me know!


Essence Forget it! 3in1 Concealer
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
Garnier BB Cream Light
Essence Kajal Pencil 04 White


Marionnaud N°30 Powder
Marionnaud N°32 Blush
Marionnaud N°35 Eyes
Elf Professional Eye Shadow Brush


Ruby Rose Beauty 12 Colour Eyeshadow Kit HB-312
L.A. COLORS 12 Eyeshadow Palette Urban C10036
L.A. COLORS 6 Color Eyeshadow Eye Candy BEP415
Wet & Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio 383B Knock On Wood
Almay Intense I-Color Powder Shadow Trio For Hazels 023
L.A. COLORS Mineral Eyeshadow Teal BME495
Almay Pure Blends 225 Stone
Deco Collection Eyeshadows 08
Elf Cream Eyeshadow Candlelight #1120
L.A. COLORS Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow w/ Brush Snow White BES400


Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Violight
Almay One Coat Dial Up Blackest Black 010
Belaton Infinite Mascara


COPINES Line Paris 02 Orange Sanguine
L.A. COLORS Peach Rose BSB 331
Essence Mineral Powder Blush 2in1 Best Friends 04


N.Y.C Lip Gloss 0091-01 Snow Kiss
Donna MICHELLE Lip Gloss Cherry Scented
L.A. COLORS Moisturizing Glossy Lips Sheer Lipgloss BLG53 Jelly Bean
L.A. COLORS Lipstick, Blush & Eyeshadow all-n-one Pink Satin BP435
L.A. COLORS Moisturizing Lip Gloss Pink Pearl BLG334
L.A. COLORS Lip Stick Pink Frost BLC4
L.A. COLORS Lip Stick Satin BLC11


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Little Things That Matter... (1)


I wanted to start the series of posts where I take pictures of the little things that matter (Monday through Friday) and post them here (on the weekend) every other week.

I hope to inspire you and myself to appreciate some things we often take for granted.

Week 24th - 28th


Proud of not eating it all and saving some for breakfast.


Hoping for the comeback.


Small birthday gift for a friend.


Mother Nature going crazy.


Fooling me like the sun in the winter.