Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things I Love Thursday!

'Ello every one!!! For this weeks "Things I Love Thursday," everything is very random.

First of all, everyone needs a planner to make sure that their days turn out well. Well Moleskine has the best planners ever! They even have sketching notebooks, blank notebooks, watercolor painting notebooks, story board notebooks, and music notebooks. These notebooks have been used by great people like Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. That's how cool they are. The one I want is the 18 Month one, so that I can start using it now. You can find other great ones on Amazon or You can also find a small selection at a Borders near you (you might want to look around close to the cash registers, or at least that's were I've seen them).

I LOVE Sephora's line of Harajuku Lovers make-up bags. I prefer the "I Love Ice-Cream Collection" because I Love Ice-Cream!!!! I think I like the little pencil case bag more because I can use it for school or for carrying all of the little things I have in my every-day bag. All of them are every darling. Sephora also has a "Summer of Lovers Collection" and it's also cute!

Bath and Body Works has some of the best smelling lotions ever! They are not greasy and absorb quickly into your skin. My favorite scent is Sweat Pea. It's tones are very soft and just right for any season. Right now, Bath and Body Works is having it's Semi-Annual Sale, so why not take advantage of their great deals on-line or in store?
Another great item from Sephora or any department store with Benefit Cosmetics items is the Benetint Lip Balm with SPF 15. It's cute because it's a lip balm, a lip stain (its a rosy colored stain that will stay on your lips for a loooong time), and it has SPF 15 so it will protect your lips from the harmful rays of the sun. What more could you want in one product?

These sandals by Chales David are incredibly cute!!!!!! I love them in Pink and in Blue, but they also have them in Black and Gold/White. Why not get ready to dance the night away by ditching the killer heels for these glam, bejeweled flats?

Books are an important accessory and item in my life. I'm a crazed reader and right now I'm crazed over the House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. So far I've gotten my little cousin Joss into the series. You can check out the series' official website and you can purchase them at your local bookstore like Borders or Barnes & Noble, or on Amazon. I've read Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed. I've yet to get Hunted from my cousin Cindy, and I think I might crack soon and end up buying it because Untamed left you on a big cliff hanger with all hell breaking loose (literally). The sixth book, Tempted, doesn't come out until October 27, so I do have a while to the read the fifth one.

My family isn't big on pets, and if you're like me, you want one! Why not carry it around your neck? This cute little Pet Gold Fish necklace is too cute to pass on. It might not be able to hold a real gold fish, but it's just as cute!

I LOVE Chinese Food! I recently got back into Panda Express, after eating Chinese Food from this little place close to my house called Orange Chicken. So with my love of Chinese Food comes this charm bracelet! I love all of the little trinkets it has! It even has a pair of chop sticks! Hahaha! Too cute!!!

I love the work that Tarina Tarantino does with her jewelry and accessories! Everything is cute and sparkly. I couldn't just pick one piece to show here. I really love all of her jewelry. It's just too cute! Some things have Hello Kitty on them with Tarina's trademark pink hair (which I would love to have ^_^), or she picks a place like LA and makes jewelry based on the place like her new City Girl LA line.

And speaking of Pink Hair! Tarina Tarantino also released, along with Barbie Collector, a darling and sweet looking doll. The doll wears a lime dress, pink shoes, Tarina Tarantino mini accessories, a silver tiara and PINK hair! This is one of the dolls of my dreams!

That's it for this weeks "Things I Love Thursday!" I wish you an excellent and sparkly weekend!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quote of the Day!

"Don't Cry Because It's Over, Smile Because It Happened."
- Dr. Seuss
Congrats to my Grads: Khrisna, Arisbel, and Alba!
Woot Woot! Class of 2009!!!

What's In Jess's Bag?

  • Coach Indigo Patchwork Carly Bag
  • My Borders and Barnes & Noble Coupons (Cause you can never save too much at a bookstore, especially if you are me ^_^)
  • Coach Sofia Black sunglasses and case
  • Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissue (One can never know when you would get a runny nose)
  • Mini Advil pack
  • Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
  • Maybelline New York Mineral Power Finishing Veil Powder
  • Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover (Cause it looks like my food ends up on my shirt, not my mouth)
  • Pink CSULB pen
  • Korres Cherry Full Color Lip Gloss in Beige Pink 32
  • Blistex Silk & Shine Lip Balm (Thanks to my cousin, Maritza for suggesting this because it really works, unlike ChapStick)
  • Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer (Cause it kills 99.99% of Germs)
  • Mini Coach Coin Purse (Thanks to Maritza for giving it to me a few Christmases ago)
  • Lucy's Predic-a-Mints in Peppermint (Cause only Lucy can hold your mints)
  • iPod 30 GB and Pink Case (The pink case was given to me by Maritza last Christmas)
  • My House keys, Sephora Insider card, Borders Rewards card, and Hallmark Gold Crown Rewards card, and my Twilight Cullen Crest keychain
  • My Pink BlackJack II (I love it and can't live with out it!!!)
  • Queen of Freakin' Everything/ Marie Antoinette Metal Hinged Wallet (I freakin' love this wallet! It's very cute and just my size)
What do you think? What do you have in your bag? Hope your weekend goes off with a smash!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Things I Love Thursday!

It's been a while since I last updated this blog, and I thought I would add another "Things I Love Thursday!"

For today's Things I Love Thursday, I sort of went eco-chic.

First, PRETTY BOWS!!!! Gabby Estep and Emma Hartman are these sweet girls that make bows out of duct tape. They are darling and cute and purdy! Plus, they sell the bows to give a portion of their proceeds go towards stopping Global Warming. You can buy a bow in their website and you can also check out their blog to learn more about their cause.

Flowers in a can! This is toooo cute! Why not use recycled cans to grow flowers?!!

Buy a bag, feed a child. If you purchase one of these bags, you save the use of a plastic bag and you feel one child for a full year. This program was started by Lauren Bush and you can purchase a bag and learn more about her project on the FEED project website.

I L-O-V-E loooove make-up and my cousin Maritza can vouch for me on that, and what better way to love make up than to buy eco friendly make-up. CARGO has a great line of make-up that's organic, it has biodegradable packaging and even the boxes they are purchased with can be watered and planted to grow your own little garden. Check out the line at a Sephora near you or on their website.

I love these totes! Mostly because there's one with my favorite Zodiac (Cancer) Fairy, but they are really cute. I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail! They are organic and spacious to carry your things in. You can check them out on eBay or the actual website.

Shoes! Who doesn't like shoes! These shoes by Keds are made from organic cotton, recycled rubber, and soy-based inks and dyes. What better way to walk on this earth than with shoes that are good for the earth.

I like to listen to my iPod out loud usually when no one is around, or when my friends want to hear what I'm listening to, but it's too much work to carry my iHome around. These speakers fold up so that you can travel with them easily and they are made from recycled plastic. You can find these cute speakers and in other shapes and colors on the Fashionation website.

Whether it's your shampoo of your eye shadow, changing just one product in your beauty regimen to a natural or organic one can be a great first step. Teens Turning Green is a great organization that created products that we use everyday, but they are natural. Check out their line to see if there is something that you can change.

Etsy is one of the greatest websites ever invented! It works just like eBay, but it's more of a market place for hand made things. They also have recycled items, or vintage items. In other words, you buy and you reuse something that might have ended up in a land fill. I love it because it's the best place to find one-of-a-kind things, or gifts for people that are hard to get gifts for. Check it out!

Lastly, and this is my latest addiction (and my cousin Maritza's as well)...
YOGURTLAND!!!!!!!! ***Angels sing***
It is the best self-serve frozen yogurt store ever!!!!!!!!!! If you've never been, then you need to. It's sooooo gooooood!!!!! I'm going to get some today! Check out their website for a location near you. The reason they are eco, or at least the reason that I know of is that the plastic spoons that you use to eat your delicious fro-yo is biodegradable. That's eco enough for me! Hahahaha!
(My favorite: NY Cheesecake and Strawberry frozen yogurt, topped with strawberries, raspberries, cheesecake bits, and white yogurt chocolate chips, along with a bit of caramel syrup! *** More Angels sing***)

This is it for today. I'm off to get fro-yo. I WANT SOME NOW!!!