Monday, March 29, 2010

Adventures of my Day Off

As you read earlier, today is/was [whatever] my day off. Why the excitement, you ask. Because is MY ONLY ONE. Yupp, I'm a slave, naww kidding, but due to some work issues, I've been doing overtime and getting only one, tiny, cutsie little day off a week. I love my job so I don't mind, but then again.. dayuuummmm I'm tired and my feet are beyond saving point. I lost the balls of my feet. Say goodbye to them [for those of you new around here, I work on heels].

Despite all of this, on my days off, I get to do a routine which usually consists of going to Ralph's, Kmart, Walgreens, Bank of America, etc. Last week, on my day off, I decided to be a rebel and went shopping far away. I drove 2hrs, and just went into 3 stores, bought about 5 items, and drove 2hrs back. Today, I couldn't ignore the routine. The honey was good enough to go to Ralph's and Kmart during the weekend, while I was working, so basically I just needed to go to Walgreens and JCP to grab a new Photo Finish Foundation Primer, which I talked about here.

While being in JCP, I decided to get some bras, to replace some other ones, and that's when I saw them!

City Street Coco Platform for $19.99

I have absolutely no idea what brand that is, but the shoes look similar to the Jessica Simpson ones I've been wanting forever!!!! Plus they were also very comfy. WIN.

I mean, the ones I got are not slingbacks, but who cares? For that price, definitely not me. I know, you all must be going like what??? OMG, she needs rehab, another pair of shoes, specially black heels... BUT let me tell you all, that my black heels are either, suede, fabric, or leather. No patent leather whatsoever, and I needed ones. So here they are. I guess that means, that this pumps are also out of the picture for me:

Victoria $79.95

That doesn't mean I can't get them on the blush color, right?? Tahahaha. Sorry for the shoe porn. But seriously, I had to. Besos XO

Think This: Handbags

Flowers in your handbags, that is.

Now, is it just me, or are these the cutest spring purses EVER?? Some of them, like the Eryn clutch, can even be used in the Fall season, despite the flowers. I'm not a very girly-girl, or that's what I like to think jiji but I'm in love with all of these, especially the regal rose purse in travertine. I want it soooo bad. The first 3 styles are from Ruche, the last one from Bakers. All of them for under $55.

PS: Today's my ONLY DAY OFF [since like forever, and until like forever] but more on that later, I love you guys, muchos besos!!! XOXOXOXOXO

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Product Review - Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

This review is a bit overdue, but I wanted to make sure that I had a thorough sense of the product, before even mentioning it to you guys. So as I type this, I no longer have my Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion because I ran out. Yes, I've been constantly using it to the point where it no longer exists. Read on...

Pricing $18 for a 4 oz. bottle

Even though this one was a courtesy of the company, I think the price is just right. I mean I usually pay around $20 for my body butter, so $18 is not so bad.


If you're like me, and buy stuff because it's pretty, then you will probably never own this. It's not a cute bottle, let alone catchy, and if you carry your lotion around [like moi] it's not something that I would be proud to flaunt around. The bottle was a nice size though, so it fit on my purse easily.


If there was one thing I loved about this product, was it's texture. It's almost addicting. It's very thin, and the skin absorbs it in NO TIME! I seriously loved that. Also, since I'm an allergic freak, I was hesitant to try it at first, but it has no fragrance, and it's non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

The fact that it was fragrance free, intrigued me. I've always used lotions with a scent. However, I've noticed that I put on perfume, then a few minutes later I put on whatever lotion I have on my purse, and they're NEVER the same scent. So basically, either the perfume scent gets lost, or I just smell like a bunch of different things. With this lotion, I didn't have that problem.


Note: You can use the product on your hands, body and face, I only tried it on my hands.

Like I mentioned earlier, I used the whole 4 oz. of this little product, but I have mixed feelings about it. When I put it on, my skin felt great. It was silky smooth, and my skin actually felt fresh. However, after a while they would get dry, and when I say dry I mean DRY. Something that I had never seen before, they started to get ashy, and white-looking, which is weird, because well, I was using lotion. This only made me put more on, which is probably the reason of why I went trough the whole bottle.

Would I recommend this product?

Yes, especially if you have allergy problems, this one didn't cause any reactions on my skin.

PS: Is anybody else having trouble uploading pictures to blogger???? Is driving me insane. Ciao lovers, Have a great weekend, XOXO

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What am I wearing?

Thrifted top, F21 skirt, Bakers shoes, pearl necklace from Francesca's Collection.

Just a random work outfit. I loooove that top is so versatile, I can wear it with anything!!!! On other news, how are you guys doing? I'm kinda bummed cause I reaaaaally, really want to go to Calibash 2010, but can't. UGHH!! Sucks! Please leave me happy comments, the thing's tomorrow, and I'm in depression here, hehe. Bye!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What am I wearing?

Valentine's Weekend - Day 3
I know, always on top of things..talking Valentine's on the end of March (:

This is it. This was Valentine's Day!!!

Let me just say this first. THE HONEY WAS AMAZING!!! Are you reading this hun??? You were awesome. You got me a purrrfect gift, and chocolates, and dinner, and took me out. You were just the best!!!!

Saturday when I returned home from work.. you know with the horrendous cramps and whatnot there was a gift on top of the bed. Just for me, and just what I wanted. Awww. 

Ok, I'll stop now before people start throwing up.

-Dress from F21
-shoes from bakers
-Michael Kors watch

In case you haven't noticed yet. A dress from Forever 21 and a pair of shoes from Bakers is the way to go. I made the mistake of going in the Forever 21 Mega Store to find a dress for Valentine's Day and ended up with waaaay more than one outfit. Thankfully I can wear all of them for work. Wheeww! A lady's gotta justify sales. Done and done.

I loved the color of this dress, and the simple, yet sophisticated look to it. It's kinda tricky to wear a bra, so I guess it's just for us ladies who have NO boobs. The honey loooved the length of it, as being that I'm tall, normal short dresses look extra short on me. NOT.MY.FAULT. We went to a little Italian restaurant and it was all perfect. Love you dear.

PS: You can check out pics of my makeup on this post here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

And the winner is....

For my Pretty Pink Rat giveaway the winner [chosen at random] is ChinkyGirlMel from ChinkyMel's Corner. Go ahead, be VERY jealous. I know I am.

E-mail me [] your info girl, so that we can send you your price.

And just to let you know, I've been a little MIA, but it's all because of the honey, yeap. blame him, it's his fault. It was his 25th birthday yesterday, so I've been going crazy spending time with him all these days. Gotta go read some blogs now. Kisses!!!

PS: I hate this damn new computer, just sayin'.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Sponsor Notice - Entropy

I'm really proud to announce eNTROPY as a new sponsor, because first of all I love the brand, and second the designer's a good friend of mine and seeing his ideas put together to become something this amazing is just truly inspiring.

Here's some more info about eNTROPY:

Entropy is a brand new clothing line from the island of Puerto rico. We don’t believe in labels nor do we want to associate with any label, this line is for everyone and anyone who likes it. Inspired by art, vector art, surfing, skating, and vibrant colors. This line is made to get out of the trend that big companies have fallen to, and make you like what you are wearing. [Web Site Under Construction]

You can read his interview here. And meanwhile you can check out all the designs on their Facebook Fan Page.

That's us in 2008.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Images

Beautiful things...

I hope you're having an awesome weekend! This is a scheduled post, right about now I should be having fun on one of the honey's surprise birthday activities!!! Remember you have until tomorrow to enter my Pretty Pink Rat necklace giveaway. Sorry for the drool fest jajaja Kisses! XO

All pictures from here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What am I wearing?

Valentine's Weekend- Day 2

The dress was very wrinkly, so I was hesitant about pics, but honestly... how do you even iron a thing like this??? I mean it's bubble shaped!

Anywhoddle, you see that first pic up there? That's me having the worst cramps in the history of cramps. I had work that day [hence the outfit, and me being vertical] and thank God it was only for like 5 hours. I remember saying things like: "I just want to sit on a corner and die", "someone just shoot me on the face...NOW!"

Despite all that shizzle, I had a romantic bfast with the honey that day. We went to IHOP. It's turned out to be like our little tradition, either that or we just like to go every.single.weekend to stuff our faces, LITERALLY!

-dress from F21
-shoes from Bakers

Kisses my lovahs! XOXO

Ambar's Thoughts Covers The Academy Awards part II

I know, I know.. I took a while, but here they are. Also, I'm gonna try the whole "jump break" thing, pleaaaseee let me know how it goes. And if you could also vote on my poll here --------> on the side bar it would be awesome. Kisses for you.

These are the ones I'm not so sure about...

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace.

I think the color blends in with her skin tone, and maybe it's too ruffly.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What am I wearing?

Valentine's Weekend - Day 1

Before we hit Christmas again, here are the pics of my Valentine's Weekend. This was Friday Feb 12. We went out dancing/drinking. I let the lady who cut my ends play a little with my hair. I don't necessarily love it, but I don't hate it. I also got a mani/pedi and had my eyebrows done. Woohoo me!

-Dress from Forever 21
-Ring and shoes from Bakers
-minty nail polish is from Icing and it's called Mint 2 Be
-toe nail color is also from Icing and it's name is Champagne Bubbles

I love those shoes!!!! They're extremely comfortable and just plain dreamy. I always get compliments on them. Ohhh and speaking of compliments that day as soon as we walked into bar #1, this lady came up to me behind my back and poked me. I turned around and she said "Excuse me, I'm sorry, I came from across the room to tell you that you look amazing" "You're beautiful, I love your dress". I just mumbled thanks, and when I turned... the honey's face was just PRICELESS!! We left after I chugged my sangria.

I did my makeup this day, and loved it!!! I kinda can't believe I did it. Don't worry I'll be blogging all about that soon!

PS: Have you entered my lovely necklace giveaway yet??? There's still time, hurry up. ENTER.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ambar's Thoughts Covers The Academy Awards

Or the Oscars. However you wanna call them. So, let's get down to business, you know how it goes, my fave ones first [as in the first post]. Here they are in no particular order....maybe.

Cameron Diaz wearing Oscar de la Renta.
I couldn't even recognize her. She looked so glamorous, I think her red nails and the big, wavy hair made the perfect final touch.

Penelope Cruz wearing Dona Karan.
Stunning. Enough said.

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier.
WOW! This dress is fabulous, she actually looks like a lady. I would have worn some statement earrings or a necklace, instead of just a bracelet. Because her upper half seems kinda naked, but she still looks good. 

Diane Kruger wearing Chanel.
I don't understand the hate towards this dress. I like it and I think it suits her body shape. I don't know about her hair though.

SJP wearing Chanel.
If that thing around your neck is a scarf, please throw it away immediately. Regardless, I loved the dress. It has a different shape, but it's still elegant, specially because of the light color. I don't know what's going on with those shoes, they seem to have a platform and that's a NO-NO for dressy events. Oh, and her bracelets too.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packman.
UGH, I sorta hate myself for even having her picture on my blog. Clearly, I'm not a fan of hers, but this dress ZOMG! She even looks classy. I loved it, I think is one of my favorites but SHHH!!! Don't tell on me. Her hair and accesories are right on, if only she would've had better posture.

Those were my faves, ladies and gents. Tomorrow, the meh pile. Maybe I won't even bother with the horrendous ones. Did you watch the show? Which ones did you like? Were you surprised at the end? Tell me everything!

Kisses, XOXO and don't forget to enter my giveaway.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Images

Last week I didn't post my Saturday Images, despite having done the post. And this week, I really don't feel like using those pics anymore. Why? Well because I don't feel like that anymore.

Lately I've been really aching to go home. I need to feel the warm air, the sun rays heating me up, the sand below my feet and  the smell of the beach. I need to be home. I need to stare at the ocean. Those of you who follow me on twitter, might have seen my tweet about this already. Well... it's still on my mind.

Location: Playa Sucia, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

I'm sorry for my very untoned body, but frankly, at this point I don't care. All of these were taken last year during our trip to Puerto Rico.This is one of my favorite beaches, EVER! It's just breathtaking being there.

PS: All pictures by Neffer Carrillo.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Product Review - Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows

What a perfect day to post this review, huh? Today comes out the much anticipated Tim Burton's remake of Alice in Wonderland, featuring Johnny Depp.

Well, as I had mentioned before [here] when I splurged on a lot of makeup at Sephora, I was going to be reviewing them. Here's my review of the Book of Shadows.

Pricing - $52

I actually think it's a good price for 16 eye shadows [supposedly their top sellers], one eye shadow primer, 2 eye liners and the fact that is special edition. 


That's exactly what made me buy it. I'm a sucker for pretty things. And it's pop-up art of Alice in "Wonderland" is amazing. The names given to the eye shadows also caught my attention. In particular "Drink me, Eat me" I mean who doesn't want an eye shadow by that name? Only bad thing is that you can't take your eye shadow with you to retouch, unless you have a really big makeup bag.


Here's where the weight of the whole review lies, it's effectiveness, and I must say I love it. The eye shadow primer potion is amazing and so is the black eye liner pencil. Not to mention the lovely things you can do with those colors.

The eye shadow primer potion glides in smoothly without leaving your eyelids all cakey. I have used eye shadow primer in the past and hated the whole idea of it, until I tried this one. It also evens out your skin tone in that area,  making it perfect for day looks with just a simple color or glamorous night makeup.

Here I'm wearing 3 of the eye shadows that come in the palette. I used Curioser for the main lid area, Underland for the outer corner and White Rabbit for the brow bone. It sort of looks like I'm wearing 4 different colors, but it's just those 3 blended in. I'm also wearing the eyeshadow primer potion. I'm happy to say that this makeup looked exactly like this ALL NIGHT LONG! That's a winner on my book. I also learned, for next time, that I should apply the primer all the way up to my brow, since I will be applying eye shadow all the way over there, otherwise you get that weird strike mark that I'm pretty sure all of you can see [it makes the white color look different].

Hours later, returning home.

Would I recommend this product?

Definitely! Too bad is sold out everywhere [or so I heard].

PS: I will post all about this outfit soon.