Food for thought/ The ultimate food guide


Edward Wilkerson, designer for Lafayette 148 will be in Illinois!!!

If you love fashion shows, this is a great opportunity to meet Creative Designer Edward Wilkerson, who will be presenting the Lafayette New York Fall Collection 2014
When: Saturday, October 11th from 12:30-3pm
Where: Nordstrom in OakBrook,IL.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the collection directly from Lafayette 148 New York Creative Director Edward Wilkerson’s point of view.
Afterward, enjoy one-on-one styling sessions with Edward himself! Light refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there!
*Did I mention that this event is free? Well, Yes! So, mark your calendars beautiful ladies, and please I would really appreciate if you attend, please say that Ana invited you !


20 Reasons why you should be happy!

1) You are alive!
We should be happy every morning when we wake up. It is a true blessing to have the opportunity to enjoy a new day, so live it to the fullest!

2) You have a wonderful family and good friends
This is a perfect source of happiness. Go hug your parents, your kids, your significant others and your friends and tell them how lucky you feel to have them in your life!

3) You are healthy
One of the things in life that people appreciate the most, although usually realize it when it’s too late, is their health. If you suffer from any illness, focus on thinking that a day will come when you will recover and feel good again!

4) Every day is another chance to change your life
You have the power to change the things that you are not so happy you’ve done. Perhaps you might want to break a bad habit that you have, or simply apologize to that person whom you offended.

5) Happiness comes from your own actions
Smile every day, forgive others, help the less fortunate.

6) You can love
This is a great feeling that makes everyone happy! You will experience this wonderful feeling in different ways and for many people throughout your life. Starting with your parents, grandparents, the love of your life, your kids, your pets or dream job!

7) You are capable of learning new things
Learning new things is very rewarding, so why not learn something new? You can take a cooking class, or perhaps you want to learn CPR , or a new language!

8) You are unique
It doesn’t matter whether you’re blonde or a brunette, if you are introverted or outgoing, book smart or street smart and so on. You are the only person in the world who is like you… so be proud of you are!

9) You can make a difference
You are capable of changing the world. Begin by doing small things that could mean the world to others! Such as helping people in need, visiting our grandparents who might feel ill or forgotten, having quality time with your kids, and many other good deeds that you can think of.

10) You can listen to music
When we listen to happy music, it automatically changes our mood. It either relaxes us, or makes us want to dance!

11 Someone loves you
It’s a beautiful thing to feel love for someone, but It is absolutely wonderful when they love you back! Many people will come and go in your life, but there will always be someone out there who loves you!

12) You have a roof over your head
Whether you own a home, rent or live with someone, you should be thankful that you have a roof over your head and it’s not raining on you.

13) You are able to see
Having the sense of sight is marvelous, you are capable of seeing the beauty that the world has to offer. Anyone who has lost their vision, would probably give anything to get it back. Let’s not take this for granted and appreciate all the beautiful things in life that we see everyday.

14) You can hear
Being able to hear is wonderful, from the music we love, to hearing our baby’s first words.
Imagine not being able to hear.
You would never know how your name sounds, the sound of music or trying to figure out what characters in movies are saying.

15) You can smell
We should be happy for being able to smell the many things that life has to offer; for instance, food that we eat ,fragrances we love, and the unforgettable smell of freshly cut grass.

16) You can change your perceptions
It is possible to view the bad things that happen to you as things that will make you stronger and the obstacles that come on your way as opportunities to learn. It doesn’t matter what happens to us – all that matters is our perception of what is happening.

17) You can believe
It doesn’t really matter what you believe in but remember to never stop believing because it gives us hope and satisfaction in everyday life.

18) Write a list of all your accomplishments
When you write down everything that you’ve accomplished, make sure that you place this where you can see it. This will not only make you feel better, but will encourage you to set additional goals for you to achieve.

19) You have clothes to wear
You should be thankful to have a closet-full of clothes. I know, that sometimes we say “I have nothing to wear”. Just imagine all of the homeless people that only have one outfit and they have no choice but to wear it everyday.

20) You are capable of forgiving
Yes, it is not always easy to forgive, but when you do, you have a sense of relief and feel as weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

I hope you found this post helpful, and remember…Be happy!!!


5 drugstore items that I regret buying

Simple eye makeup remover
I was drawn to this particular product for two reasons: It is recommended for sensitive eyes and also removes waterproof mascara. ” What a great combo!” I thought to myself.
Well, I have to say that I was totally disappointed with this product!
I wear waterproof mascara on a daily basis, and trying to remove it was almost impossible; First it felt like I was using plain water, and the worst part was when my eyes began to sting! After that, I experienced some dryness around the eyes, as if I would of washed with soap and water; The worse part was that after all the tugging and rubbing, It did nothing to remove my mascara 😦
In conclusion, I do not recommend this product nor plan to repurchase it!

Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing eye makeup remover
When I first tried this eye makeup remover, I thought: “Hmm, feels just like baby oil”. The only bad thing is that I had to go over each eye with two cotton balls to try and remove my mascara. After that, my eyes felt so oily; I guess it’s Ok if your going to wash your face after that; However if you’re just trying to fix a mishap when applying either your eyeshadow or eyeliner, it is way too greasy!

Almay One Coat Get Up And Grow Mascara
I have to say that I was somewhat excited when I saw this product. What was there not to like? Gentle mascara that helps your eyelashes grow!
As soon as I opened it I noticed that it had a big fluffy wand, which is great for creating volume; And it didn’t have a strong offensive smell, as with some other mascaras. I have to say that the outcome wasn’t that great, since by the middle of the day I took a glance of myself in the mirror, and I noticed that my mascara was flaking off! I just had the ” I slept with my makeup” look. This was definitely not the look I was aiming for. LOL!

L’oréal Paris Infallible eyeshadow
I had heard such good reviews on this product, that I decided to buy it. I purchased color 556 Smoldering Plum. I was a little surprised to see that the product was in between pressed and loose powder. It had a consistency of kids “moon sand”(Moldable wet sand). Before applying, I made sure to tap my brush, applied gently on lids and as soon as a looked up to see the finished product… What do I see? Some product appeared all the way to my crease, also tiny particles on my cheek! I tried removing it, but it was a little difficult, since it has that 24 hr staying power.

L’oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist
I decided to buy this product because it seemed like an easy and healthier way on achieving a tan. (Not that I need one, I’m already tan, lol!)
In the hot summer weather my arms always get darker than my legs, since most of the time I wear pants. I never wear shorts, since I am a little embarrassed. Perhaps, because I grew up with my grandmother, therefore I’m a little more conservative.
Sorry, back to my light legs. I wanted to wear a cute dress that I bought, but I looked a little funny with my dark arms and lighter legs 🙂
Before applying the product, I made sure I read the instructions. I washed and exfoliated my legs. I was a bit skeptical on how the outcome might be, so I only sprayed part of my leg and waited for it to dry. I didn’t see anything different, so I decided to go to bed, since It was late at night.
Oh, my God! the next day when I took a shower I noticed that a orange-brownish color developed during the night. So what I did, was to spray the remaining areas of my legs, hoping for a fantastic tan.
Day three: I was not sure whether to cry or laugh. Yes, it was that bad. The result: streaky and the worse part was when I saw my feet! Since you’re suppose to spray and let dry, sometimes it’s too wet that it just drips. Yes, you could see perfectly the drips of the tanning spray on the sides of my feet! I tried to remove desperately with soap and water, I exfoliated, but no luck.
So, guess who had to wear pants for a couple of days in the super hot weather? Yep! that would be me.
Question is, will I attempt trying this tanning spray again? I probably would…

So, that’s the end of my little horror stories. Please let me know if you have had any disappointments with any of your purchases.
Oh, yes and also any advice on which tanning products have worked for you.


Family fun day

Hello, my wonderful friends!
Just wanted to wish you a wonderful day:)
I’m off to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee , Illinois (theme park ) . I am considering going on the new ride called Goliath. I’m a little scared since it’s been at least 10 years since I don’t go on roller coasters !!! (I’m scared)

Goliath is a triple record-breaking roller coaster, the world’s tallest, steepest, and fastest wooden roller coaster. According to Six Flags, it boasts an 180-foot drop, near-vertical 85-degree fall, and top speeds of 72 mph.

Wish me luck .