St. Patrick’s Day themed..nail art (x2)





2017 Photo Blog Rewind

2017 has been a year of steady growth in all aspects especially life.  I hope 2018 will be so much better than this year.  Here’s a quick recap of the year..


Weekend getaway back to Emerald City.



My newest God baby, Malliah.



Bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs & wedding #1.


More concerts this year than past years.  From John Legend to Jay-Z and everything in between.

Backstreet Boys – April

Wango Tango, John Legend – May

Colbie Callait, Incubus – August

Jay-Z – October


Meet my favorite Backstreet Boy…twice and Howie!!! Absolutely fangirling!



Baker to Vegas – March

Hollywood Half Marathon – April

Disneyland race weekend 6.2 & 13.1 – September


Honolulu, Hawaii


My Birthday!


Went to church in the sky with my countless omg’s.


Bachelorette weekend in San Diego’s & wedding #2.


Los Cabos, Mexico


Snapchat filter for Halloween!



Meet a reindeer!






And of course countless Disneyland trips



There weren’t as many extravagant trips this year as last year, but that could be because of all the Disneyland visits.  While in Mexico I started a travel journal which, hopefully, I will continue in my future travels.  However, it does take a bit of time to write in detail about my day.

Fitnesswise, I have had a few injuries (if you can even call them that) that I had to overcome.  1) I messed up my wrist while working out and didn’t fully recover until thre months later.  Even now while working out I do think about not hurting it again.  2) I made the biggest running error in all the years I have been running and work Nike’s during a race.  A big no-no and I now have plantar fasciitis and have not ran since mid-October.  I feel I am slowly healing though and I do want to do a lot of half’s in 2018.  Finally, not an injury, but a fitness goal, I can kind of, sort of almost do a pull up.  We’ll see how far I get with this in the coming year.




SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill Workout – Week 4

Week 4 aka 1 month into the SHEDFAT Queen of the Hill 12-week Workout!

Workouts are made for:


Wednesday – rest day


Sunday – rest day

Workouts consist of 1-2 focus areas for the day.  (Ie. chest/calves day, shoulders/abs, legs/biceps, etc.). Some workouts are longer than other days and days where workouts are shorter 30-minute post cardio is the final to-do.

I typically go to gym after work and work has been challenging this past month in addition to Christmas and all the holiday festivities it was a bit tough keeping up with the workouts day by day.  If I workedout on Wednesday (a rest day) I would do Thursday’s workout.  Most exercises are 4 sets with x amount of reps for an exercise.  There were times when I was too tired to do all 4 sets and I would only do 3 sets.  Depending on the exercise I would lessen or up my reps of the exercise.  For instance, I do not do decline bench press at all and sometimes I may only do 8 reps or 10 reps depending how much energy I have at that given moment.  That is also another thing about the workout plan, it requires certain exercises that get me out of my comfort zone like side cable crunch, decline bench press, and more.  Sometimes I would still do other exercises in addition for the gieven days workout.  For instance, I would do some butt workouts on biceps day because I want to and/or because the current machine I need is being used.  As for the cardio on the shorter workout days , I will be honest, sometimes..okay most of the time I do not do the entire 30 minutes.  Again, I go to the gym after work and by the time I get home other things have to be have dinner.  However, I do do cardio for 15 minutes or so, just not always the entire 30 required minutes.




do some progression in my back and my legs.  I have a few more months to go and see my full progress.

Colourpop x Sephora “You’re a Gem” Lip Trio Review

You’ve heard of the brand Colourpop and their famous ultra matte lippies.  They were only available online until recently.  When Sephora had their sale last month in November I had to try these babies out.  I wanted to give it a little time before giving a full review on them.



“YOU’RE A GEM” set comes in 3 full size lippies in ‘Charming’, ‘Misbehaving’, & ‘Cathching Feels’ each is 0.11 ounces.  Retails for $18/set.


‘Charming’ – Is a satin lip with some glitter to it. It can be worn alone or layered on top of ‘Misbehaving’ or ‘Catching Feels’.

‘Misbehaving’ – 1/2 glossy finish lippies.  I wore it and it my coworker said it was similar to MAC’s ‘Rebel’ with a deep purple color.

‘Catching Feels’ – 2/2 glossy finish lippies in the set.  It is a darker taupe color that reminds me of Colourpop’s ‘Tulle’ (one of my favorites).


I absolutley love love the trio set and highly recommended trying this out if you have never used Colourpop.