Friday, October 19, 2012


Since I currently work for Lancome, I get all the benefits of working for a make-up counter. Like the amazing offer we were having on the Clarisonic. The Clarisonic Mia which is the one speed version has been around for a couple years now. There is also the Mia 2 which is the 2 speed version and the Aria which is the new 3 speed version, all of which are water proof. There is also one just for the body along with one just for acne. There are even other companies starting to copy them like Revlon.

So for the event we were having, if you bought the Mia Clarisonic for $119, you also got an extra brush head and a travel bag. The brush heads are to be changed every 3 months and cost $25 each unless you buy 2 in a pack which costs $40. So, with my shopping habit being as bad as it is, I thought I'd finally give it a try. I bought the lavender colored Mia Clarisonic, got the charger, cleanser, extra brush head, and the cute silver travel bag.

I have now had it for a little over a month now and can already see the difference. Just after the first use, I could see all the dead skin it pulled off my face. I only use it once or twice a week and can tell my skin was smoother, my acne was gone, and the products I use were absorbed into my skin better and faster. I love it!

xoxo Lola*

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 3

                Before I get into the 3rd day of my vacation to San Diego. I wanted to announce that I will be in a vintage fashion show on the 27th of this month. So expect to see a post on that and all of the lovely outfits I get to wear for it. Plus, the dress I bought during my fitting tonight that I will finally be able to take  home with me after the fashion show since it will be the last dress in the fashion show I will be wearing. So, lets get started...

Day 3
Day 3 started out wonderful with another day at the beach, splashing around in the water. I did get some sand you know where and that was abit unpleasant but still fun. I also saw a big ass jelly fish float by me and I kinda freaked out. Yeah, you can say I'm a little scared from some bad experiences I had when I lived back in Pa and went on vacation to the beaches in Maryland. But after that we moved down to the other end, and I didn't see or fear about seeing another jelly fish again.
Once we were done and realized how much sun we had actually gotten, even with all the sunscreen we had put on. We decided to go into the city of San Diego and check out some of the vintage shops I found on Yelp. The first place we decided to check out that actually had some things I liked was Ms. Vintage.
I looked around the store and didn't really find anything from the 1930s-1950s that I liked. I am rather picky when it comes to my vintage. I do tend to only go for certain looks from each era that fit my body shape and girlish style. They didn't seem to have it, but they did have alot of things I knew my friend Rachel would have loved. It was mostly late 1950s-1980s items. But I did find a pair of 50s gold lame heels and earrings, in total only spend $67.
The girl at the counter was super nice and wrapped everything so nice. She even told me that she could tell my style was earlier then what they carried and told me to go check out the place down the street that was having its grand opening that day. So, Kevin and I walked down the street and around the corner to where this new shop was. And I could tell by the window display I was going to love it.

We walked inside and I completely fell in love with the place. It was stunning and the amount of rare vintage items Sparkle had in her shop was amazing. I did look at getting one or two items including the purple dress in the silly picture you see above, that my boyfriend Kevin took of me while we were there. That dress was going for $178. The 1940s black number was going for $199 and the 1950s Alfred Shaheen was going for $425. That was alot of money, so I did ask if she was willing to do a little bit of a discount since I would be not only buying 3 dresses on her grand opening but without a discount be spending $802. She refused and insisted that all of her items were in mint condition and was not willing to go any lower on anything in her shop. So, being no dummy as to what the dresses were really worth but not being rude either, I pointed out all the holes, pulls, and moth damage on the dresses. She still refused, so I walked.
When it comes to good vintage I don't mind paying. When it's unbelievably over priced and damaged, I won't pay it. So, needless to say I won't be going there ever again.
Later that evening after we got back to the hotel we showered, and changed. I put on my new Stop Staring dress and the gold lame heels from earlier that day. We walked up the street from our hotel and decided to check out some of the restaurants menus and figure out where we wanted to eat. At first we were thinking sushi and even went into a spot, but where they sat us in the back was super hot and not to mention no a/c, so we left and headed back up the street. We then walked past an open Italian place called Ciao Bella where we could see people enjoying glasses of wine and delicious looking pasta dishes. So we went inside.
The first picture of the pasta is the gnocchi I had and the second picture is that of the ravioli Kevin got to eat for dinner. So, a really good dinner with lots of wine and bruschetta as our appetizer. But by the end of the evening I was pouting since I knew the next morning we would be leaving to head back home.
xoxo Lola


Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 2

Hello all!

Ok, so I know it's been a about a month since I said I was going to be posting the rest of my vacation that I went on with my boyfriend back in August. Bad, I know. Anyways, with working 6 day weeks it's been a little bit hard keeping up with this. Plus I am still trying to get use to this new blogger thing. It's so weird and nothing is where it use to be. So please stick with me because I have lots of fun things coming up for you all that I hope to share.

So on the night of Day 1 I forgot to add that after dinner we went for a walk to see what vintage shops we could find in the area. As we were walking, this lady came up to us and told me how lovely I looked in my pink vintage dress. She also said that if we kept walking there would be a store called Temptress that I should check out.

Day 2

On Day 2 of the vacation, we got up and went out for breakfast at the place that was located next to our hotel. It was a highly uncomfortable morning considering it was rather humid. I had decided to wear the Stop Staring dress I had gotten at Temptress the night before.

Over breakfast at Tower Two, we were trying to make plans on what we should do for the day. It was early and we already knew what we wanted to do that evening....drink cocktails. So we planned on going to the SD zoo. But due to the massive line of cars we changed plans and headed over to Sea World instead.

Got a little wet during the show. But my hair and the dress survived the splashing.

xoxo Lola