Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nobody is perfect- don't ever forget this!!!

I bought this amazingly!!! cute flip flops today...


besides that I want to talk about a problem i have been having for a very long time...

There are tons of ladies and guys having the same or similiar issues...

its this infection i had on my toe nail- which led me to loose my toe nail- than it grew back...lost it again...started growing back again...
( its my 6 inch heels causing the problem)

now finally looking like to be OK again, but not 100% there yet
 this is how it really looks like...:(((((
I prefer not only to talk about things that are pretty and fun but also things that are common and would affect ones self-esteem. Things that people don't usually want to talk about

see Girls; looking good is not just about getting dolled up- its also about being able to deal with imperfections beacuse at the end of the day NOBODY is perfect. Tell yourself that everyday. 

We all have flaws...Big Small...we all do...

now; i have a very ugly toe nail- but instead of letting it get to me- i came up with a practical and functional solution:

I cover the toe nail with fake nails!!!

YAY- and than its done...

go out- have off your flip flops...than come back home- take the fakey out and throw it away...

and in the meantime- take care of the real one...see a doc

this is the fake nail set that i buy...only use the big ones for the toes....
i couldn't find one that was for toe nails specifically but this one works just fine too!

here are the helpfull stuff i have collected from all around the world- that i apply to my toe nails every night...seems to be working but the process is very slow i am not going to lie...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

i bought make-up today, again!!!

not a day goes by without me buying new make-up stuff...

its absolutely out of control.

I actually went to MAC to get my special eye lashes... 

i call them special because they are Double Stacked, meaning: 

i wear two eye lashes on top of one another at once...i want to try 3- now how would that look(((:

There are so many other celebs doing the same thing- i will try to find pics and post here so you can see...

ok, so found one:

Lilly Ghalichi-from the show Shahs of Sunset
I loveee her style-look at the lashes!
actually she has her own eye lash line- which is launching soon- i will start getting hers 

back to MAC, oh yes I buy #2 and #3 and get them double stacked there- they would need to be cut to fit to your eye lashes length wise...

my eye lashes are to die for!!!

look how sick it is...AMAZING!!! this is when its double stacked!!!

I also got MAC studio Finish Concealer- well i have so many different kinds of concealers but this one is the stick one- and supposedly you must put the stick one and then apply the liquid one on we will see what happens... I will post pics of it once i try to do that. my concealer is NM20

i didn't buy the brush that the make up artist recommended because I have one zillion brushes, so will use one that i had from before...I saved money:)))

my new concealer and the old brush. the brush is Sephora pro line- 45

Also this new palette that they had... How amazing is that! this palette is crucial when it comes to putting your make-up bec. you dont want to apply eye shadow or others directly from the case to your face- its a huge mistake- 

you have to put it on the palette and then get a tiny portion on the brush and than apply... there needs to be a more serious tutorial on this- i will post more details when i use it in the future

the palette

after the make up mania, worked out a little bit fallowed by a 50 minute sports was Amazing...
SPA-very sporty look

before saying goodbye for tonite- I also want to talk about fragrances a little bit...

I have been a CREED girl, for a long time...tried a lot of them... including the LOVE in white one...

and now I have the Acqua it! smells amazing....loveee the bottles but 

the fragrance it self is so soft and does not really come out all around you, stink the room kind of parfume...i think i am switching to TOM FORD for the next one...thats supposed to be crazy heavy smelling...thats what i want...will keep you posted...

the one i have now!

Monday, January 28, 2013

todays picks...mostly HERMES!

todays outfit was another big success LOL

this is the main part of the outfit i would say...

its an amazing cape; Helena Berman London- bought it at Nordstroms...FAB!!!

my Hermes boots ( they are called jumping boots)color is Etube- i am absolutely in loveeeeee with these!

my Hermes Evelyn bag in Gold
i can just carry it on all day long- will get more colors...maybe red and black

the white is an Hermes pullover

Patchwork knit pullover

Hermes boatneck pullover in off-white patchwork knit

and the Hermes scarf

my Hermes leather bracelets- just FAB!!!
i always wear them in 3s...

like i said before; it was a nice Hermes day...(:

Teeth, your most imp. asset! what i really do:

I get so many questions about my teeth, so decided to bring it all on the table in this BLOG...

Well, i have porcelain veneers, not gonna lie! 
those are not my natural teeth-lets get real!

for those who don't really know about veneers ( i had no idea about them when i first started researching...i was like- how come everybody's teeth look so perfect-what is that??? and found the answer)

heres a little info:

In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooths surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

Why did i get Veneers???
very imp. question!

(because its pricy and time consuming right...)

the reason why is; because I host TV shows and you HAVE TO HAVE perfect teeth otherwise it gets really annoys you before anybody else- watching thats why i was very motivated to do it... 

Getting veneers is not an easy procedure, i would say you need one month for the entire process
I will go over it very quickly for those who might be interested...

first, you have to find THE right doctor. do your research. My doc. is Dr. Leon Ren( Newport Beach) Newport Beach is known for perfect teeth people:)
Thats why i picked it there...

once you have a doc- you have to determine how many teeth you will get done. I did my whole front and sides-up and bottom. big procedure!!!

and the next step is the price...
see, prices vary so much-thats why i don't want to be confusing- but just do your research and don't feel embarrassed to ask for a good deal! feel free to bargain a little bit- they might be able to give you a discount...

and than you have to determine the color-whiteness that you want- i wanted the whitest possible on the face of earth and got exactly that:) some people prefer a more natural look, i don't...

once all of those are set
its the actual doing

well it is considered a 2 step dental work

first time you go in- doc shaves...cuts...whatever you call it- your real teeth and puts in the temporary teeth- for you to see exactly how the finished look will be. ( took about 3 hrs- I went under so i was sleeping the whole time)

the reason they do that is so you can make changes to sizes and shapes looking at those temporary ones. 
which sounds good right?

except for one thing- those temporary ones are all in one piece- they drove me crazy. it was like i had a mouth piece24/7...could't eat...couldn't speak...OMG! hated that. 
and they stayed for 2 WEEKS. because doc will be designing the actual ones in the meantime...
that was the worst part for me...
the only things i could was risotto and mashed potatoes...

so anyways

than when the design process in done- you go in for the real ones. once you get the real ones, they feel so good! ( took about 4 hrs- i went under this time as well, so didn't feel anything)

you feel so new and can make some changes on the real ones too- not drastic but length or thickness...but minor changes!

i was done in about a month-

so this is the recap of my veneers

but it does not end there because you really have to take great care of them.
well even if i didn't have veneers i would still do the these exact same things because teeth affects everything from appearance to self esteem to health

so heres what i do every single night step by step
( i only do a quick brush in the morning bec i am always in a hurry LOL )

First I Spray my whole face with Avene Thermal Water, instead of washing it. I love Avene products-
this thermal water one is extremely good...
without driying my face ( no need) start brushing my teeth with my sonic brush for 2 minutes. 

my sonic brush

i use Rembrandt tooth paste- its really good!

and than the next step is the floss- ORAL B GLIDE floss is so soft almost like silk thats why i prefer this one. Flossing is as important as brushing- if not more... this is the most crucial step!!!

and than i use this GUM picks, to go over the flossed areas and clean the gums- once more...can't remember the brand for this...i will post it later...

and finally- i make sure to put some lip moisture on, before going to sleep- it makes all the difference. i like to use different ones each night. so far the NIVEA mint&minerals one is my fav.

this is another thing i don't really enjoy but it's a must: when you have veeners- you need to wear a Night Guard ( thats what they call it) to protect your veneers from grinding and all... during sleep.

I try to do it 3-4 times a week. a little uncompfy:)))

some pharmacy stores might sell these but its good to have them custom made-you need one in the exact  size and shape of your teeth...

(ask your doc)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

one item from my "future purchases" list (:

REF: B6035616

A child of 1970s New York, the LOVE collection remains today an iconic symbol of love that transgresses convention. The screw motifs, ideal oval shape and undeniable elegance establish the piece as a timeless tribute to passionate romance. Studded with diamonds, yellow gold or rose gold: how far would you go for love?
18K pink gold bracelet.
A bracelet easy to screw on thanks to an ergonomic screwdriver.
this Cartier love bracelet has been popular for a while- but i have never gotten the chance to get one yet! which is a shame:(((
so its one of next purchases hopefully in near future!

I am thinking- the pink gold- i am so obsessed with pink cold lately- so classy...
Kourtney is wearing 2, FAB!!!

SPA on a veryyy cold day in California

Southern California and Rain & Cold don't go together...

I had my every 45 days- Alphine Oxygen Facial that day so had to go in despite the cold...
Medical-grade ingredients combined with rare Alpine organics deliver unparalleled cell renewal, damage repair, and nourishment. A double cleanse and customized exfoliation prime the skin to receive layer upon layer of antioxidants and cosmeceutical actives, personalized for your skin’s exact needs. A specialty mask energizes the cells and supplies the skin with intense moisture, followed by our pure oxygen infusion, delivering powerful age-fighters to minimize fine lines, restore resiliency and suppleness.

Now this facial is amazing because like everything else, your skin needs oxygen too, and this 75 min treatment includes long enzyme peel- oxygen boost and wrinkle treatment. 

I get it done at the ST Regis SPA


Because of the cold- i am in extreme winter clothes...Fur Jacket and everything

inside the SPA
the treatment room

the product line that they use is called Luzern 
its Swiss, its very good- 

i will post more info about this line ( when i buy their products)

when it comes to skin- Swiss products really have the best ingredients i think! their lab technology is amazing 
heres a little info from their web site:

Taking Skin Care to New Heights.

Amidst the pristine beauty of the Swiss Alps, a new concept in luxury skin care is born. One designed to enhance
the health and beauty of the skin, from the inside out. Our state of the art pharmaceutical-grade ingredients
contain ultra-high levels of peptides, antioxidants and polyphenols, and are processed pure and free from skin
damaging additives. From wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity, Luzern Labs takes skin care to new
levels of efficacy, without synthetics, preservatives or chemicals.

Processed Pure. To Keep You That Way.

Like food, your skin care should be free of toxins, because skin can absorb these impurities. Emulsifiers, preservatives, formaldehydes and synthetic fragrances cause irritation and inflammation that can accelerate aging. Our Pure Processing system eliminates these chemicals while maintaining the effectiveness of
active ingredients, giving you the purest and best of beauty. Learn More.
you can see the redness on my skin after the treatment
 i dont wash my face for the next 12 hrs...
 let the oxygen go in deeper and deeper...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Greek" Hair Treatment

I was in Greece, this last summer...

one day...Trying to buy some snacks from this tiny little store in Lindos Beach on Rhodes Island- I saw this bottle...Nothing expensive, 7.50 Euros... not bad for a hair product:))))

The bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, of the plant family Lauraceae), also known as sweet baybay tree (esp. United Kingdom), true laurelGrecian laurel,[1] laurel tree, or simply laurel, is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glossy leaves, native to the Mediterranean region. It is one of the plants used for bay leaf used in cooking. Under the simpler name "laurel," Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greek, Roman, and Biblical culture.
Worldwide, many other kinds of plants in diverse families are also called "bay" or "laurel," generally due to similarity of foliage or aroma to Laurus nobilis, and the full name is used for the California bay laurel (Umbellularia), also in the family Lauraceae.

ended up buying it- i was like: why not...and

its is so good, unbelievable!
i get so many compliments about how shiny my hair is...all the time...

well, what i do:

I spray it on before i got to sleep ( once a week)- the hair gets extremely oily you can only use that if you don't mind oily hair for a bit...

and i go to sleep like that...

wash it off next morning

and VOLIA! amazing hair

speaking of Greece here are some pics from the trip

stayed at the LINDOSBLU luxury boutique hotel
it was FAB!!!

I did really do this, on the way up to ACROPOLIS
   It's so much harder than one can imagine!!!

the view of the ACROPOLIS from the sea
Fruit plate presentation at the hotel, how lovely!!!

i loveee hats- me and my hat and the Mediterranean