Hello Beautiful! Recently, I have been very interested in health and I am slowly changing my diet and fitness routine. I find that it is much easier to make little changes than to attempt an extreme 360°. I always try to become a healthier me but I usually give up after a week because my changes are too drastic. Although I don't have too much "me" time to exercise everyday, I try to fit in at least 3 days of working out a week. Usually its Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you don't have enough time to workout, there are many exercises you could do that are under 10 minutes right before hoping in the shower. I learned not to be too hard on myself if I don't have any time.
As most of you know, I am not a huge fish fan. The only type of fish I actually enjoy eating is Salmon. Not only is it delicious but it has so many benefits! Of course, it is filled with Omega 3 but it also helps prevent cancer, improves eye health (which I REALLY need), and reduces skin blemishes while making your hair shiny! I usually have a side of organic brown rice and a little bit of soy sauce. Although brown rice has a more grainy texture than white and some may say it isn't that yummy, it carries much more fiber and promotes weight loss. I know right? Score!This is what I had for lunch yesterday and dinner tonight. It is absolutely delicious and filled with nutrients!
I hope you are all having a fabulous day! Enjoy the last hours of the weekend. Monday has yet to come :)
Also, I just got a tumblr and I would love it if you followed me! http://makeupbyal.tumblr.com/
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hello Beautiful! Spring is finally here and it is incredible to see the transformations in the weather and nature. Flowers are springing (haha get it "spring"ing) from the earth and it is finally getting warmer! I don't know about you guys, but this winter was especially freezing, not to mention filled with sickiness. It seems like I was sick at least once every month this winter!
With Spring here, I decided to create a colorful look that can still be wearable for everyday. I actually have been wearing this look at school this past week and I absolutely adore it! It has just the perfect amount of color without overdoing it. Since I was sick (what a shock!) I decided to skip voice-over and just write everything I was doing. I also really love the song in my video so I was super excited to get a chance to use a song with lyrics.
Since you guys are always interested in the products I use in my tutorials, I decided to create a blog post about it! I haven't written for ages, so what a perfect opportunity to talk to you guys! I hope you enjoy this video and let me know what else you would like to see on my channel! Happy Spring :)
|NYX Eyeshadow in Highlight|
|NYX Blush in Pink Poppy|
|NYX Lip Cream in Addis Ababa|
|Copper Eyeshadow from BH Cosmetic Tropical Shimmer Palette|
|NYX Eyeshadow in Hot Pink|
|Loreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Iced Latte|
|NYX Eyeliner in Green Papaya|
|NYX Eyeshadow in Frosted Lilac|
|NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Oyster|
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Hi Beautiful! Since I was long overdue for a haircut, yesterday I decided I would finally get a trim. I wanted to do something different with my hair since I've had it the same length for a while now. I wanted to keep my length but add some more fun layers in it. This was the first time I'd ever gone to a "professional" salon to get a haircut rather than just a Super Cuts and I was absolutely amazed! I usually dread getting my hair cut since it never turns out the way I want it to but this time, it turned out even better than I'd imagined!
The Style: I got about 2 inches off of the length since most of my ends were very dry and damaged. I asked for layers framing my face and also had my bangs blended in better with the rest of the hair. When I'd gotten my bangs cut before they weren't blended in with the rest of the hair, so they kind of awkwardly appeared. I love having layers in my hair rather than one length because it adds more movement to your hair especially when its curled!
|This is the picture that I showed my hair stylist. |
I saw this picture on Annie Jaffrey's blog and fell in love with her haircut
Hello Beautiful! Happy New Year ♥ I hope this year will be filled with happiness and good health. I cannot believe that it is already 2013! 2012 went by so fast but it was such an amazing year. I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has shown me so much love this past year. I love you all and I hope you will have an incredible 2013.
I love starting a new year because it feels like a clean slate and another year to make your dreams come true! And of course don't forget your New Year's resolutions! A few of mine are updating this blog more often and uploading a video at least twice a week! What are your resolutions for 2013?
|Here are a few pictures we took at the beautiful,little park after filming my New Years look!|
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Hello Beautiful! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! I spent the day with my family playing board games and watching our favorite movies. It was so nice to be with everyone and not have to worry about school or work and just enjoy this incredible day! Of course, we stuffed our faces with some delicious home-cooked food! We made many traditional Romanian dishes including Sarmale, Cozonac, and Baklava (technically Greek but us Romanians LOVE it!). I had so much fun helping my mom cook and I loved learning how to make these recipes! I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful day and got everything you wished for! I want to thank you guys so much for supporting me and being there for me! I love you all! ♥
Our delicious breakfast!
My favorite was the Baklava and Cozonac!
We played Monoply all day and guess who won?? :)
Loggy got lots of cuddles today!
We watched our favorite family movie!
Snuggling with my Little Loggy!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Hello Everyone! Can you believe there are only 9 days until Christmas? It feels like Sabrina and I just started Sistermas! Our house is all decorated and we even have our presents wrapped and under the tree! I love this time of the year when you are with family and everyone who is dear to you. I've been listening to Christmas music since Thanksgiving and it still hasn't gotten old! I hope you guys have been having a wonderful December and remember why we are celebrating this time of the year! :) I love you all! Here are a few of our decorations around the house:
Our beautiful Christmas tree!
The train under our tree!
Santa hanging on our staircase!
My mini Christmas tree on my nightstand!
Vanessa and I standing next to a HUGE Christmas tree!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Hey Guys! I hope you had an amazing September! I cannot believe that it is already October. I love October since it is officially fall and of course, HALLOWEEN! I am super excited for Halloween this year and I can't wait to start filming a TON of Costume & Makeup Tutorials! So, since September is long gone it is time to show you guys all of my favorite products this month. I have been loving so many new (& old) products this month that I wanted to share with you guys! I would love to hear what your favorite products were this month!
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure
Victoria's Secret Strawberries and Champagne Body Spray
Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara
NYX The Curve Eyeliner
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt
Sedona Lace 480 Brush
& Some pictures from September!