Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fallas Discount Stores

I have seen these stores for a few years now since I moved west, but I don't remember going into one until just few months ago.

They have a lot of great deals, so I wish I checked it out sooner!

I found this bra and panty set for just $4.00.
I have a lot of bras and panties, but most don't match, so it's nice to have a set!

Fallas website

Monday, February 25, 2013

Clearly Natural pure glycerine soap

Here's another soap I bought for Vaughan this Christmas.  It's made by Clearly Natural, a company that's been around since the early 1970's.

The bar I bought Vaughan is Vitamin E pure glycerine soap, and is hypo-allergenic, and cruelty-free.

The smell is great, kind of like cedar, though it did not lather very well, or last very long.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Models for the MFA Calendar shoot

A few photos from my calendar shoot with  Daisi "Jo" Pollard SepĂșlveda-Low.  The shoot was for the Models for the MFA calendar which will be out next year!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

June Jacobs Spa Collection Cranberry Body Balm

I received this June Jacobs Spa Collection Cranberry Body Balm for being in audience guest on a talk show.

The scent is nice, and it works well as a moisturizer, though it does leave your skin feeling a little oily.  The balm is listed as having no parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes or sulfates.

I've been using mine almost everyday, and it's almost gone!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Suave Naturals tropical coconut conditioner

I ran out of my usual conditioner last year and purchased a bottle of Suave Naturals tropical coconut instead.  I have used a thicker conditioner for years, but I found that this actually works better now that my hair has been thinned from the caused by dying it.

When I apply conditioner after washing my hair, I never wash it out.  My hair is very frizzy and I really believe leaving the product in makes my hair smoother.

This conditioner is also super affordable, and I love the coconut scent.  It reminds me of some tropical paradise!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Disabled Veterans Thrift Store in Glendale, CA

I found this fun, vintage necklace at the Disabled Veterans Thrift Store in Glendale, California.

I first discovered this thrift store when I moved to California for a few months in 2009.  It was one of the things I missed when I left California, too.  I've found so many cool outfits, and things at this store!

According to the website for Disabled Veterans Thrift Stores "We are a nonprofit organization - IRS classification 501(c)(3) - that operates thrift stores to raise funds to support disabled veterans in need".  And I just found this out while visiting their site...they have three other locations!  Long Beach, Baldwin Park, and San Bernardino!

Visit, shop, and have fun!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Xhilaration plaid bikini from Target

Vaughan loves Royal Stewart Tartan, and it is ones of my favorites, too, so when we saw this bikini for sale at Target, we knew I had to have it.  I ended up having to go to several Targets to find a smaller top, because the only one that was available when I purchased the bottom was way too large for me.
Each piece was $14.99.  The bikini was made by Xhilaration.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

U.S. Polo Assn. plaid purse

I found this cute, plaid purse on sale for just $3.00 at Fallas Paredes.  It is made by U.S. Polo Assn.  It has a zipper top and a side zippered section inside.  The other side is plain plaid in case you are not a fan of logos.  Lately, I have been using smaller purses and this one is a perfect size!  I like to have a huge purse when I work on set sometimes, to make sure I have all I need, but when I am just going grocery shopping, etc., I do not like to bring in a gigantic bag with me.  With a tiny purse like this, you can fit it inside the larger  one, then when it comes time to head inside for some shopping or another quick errand, I just place the larger bag in my trunk and I am good to go, without having to carry a ton of extra cargo with me!

Monday, February 18, 2013

My new model reel

Party for Pancakes & Booze in downtown Los Angeles

I attended this party in downtown Los Angeles, celebrating with those that have contributed to the Pancakes & Booze Art Shows.

 Sweater is by Say What?

Dress is by Groovy.
Silver shoes are by Bandolino.  I love how short the heel is, so I can feel dressy, but be comfortable. This is one of my favorite shoe styles.

Gorgeous view of downtown Los Angeles, California

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My visit to Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

I have been wanting to walk the stairs at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for a long time now.  It was one of those things I kept talking about but it seemed like I would never really get around to doing.  Finally, Vaughan and I took the time, and got some great photos while we were there!  The view from the top really is wonderful.  You can see downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Century City, and the sea!

The stairs are also amazing, you really get a workout in the 15 minutes it takes to get to the top!

I bought this Fruit of the Loom sports bra the night before.  It was just $1.00 at the 99 Cent Only Store in Hollywood.  I have a lot of sports bras, but I like how this one has more coverage than most of them.

A look at the stairs!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Disabled Veteran's Thrift Store Haul

Dress is by Kaitlyn. I bought it brand new for just $3.00.  It has a black exposed zipper up the back, and the cutouts on the sides.

 This beautiful embroidered laundry bag was just 99 cents.

 This orange sea shell necklace was also 99 cents.

 This ring looks a little like bone, but I'm not sure what it's made of.  This was also 99 cents.

 Top was just $2.99 and is by Forever 21

 This shell bracelet was $3.59

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

Vaughan and I spent this Valentine's Day at home, and we both agreed it was the best one, ever!

 Valentine's lunch.  Boone's Cherry wine, salmon with rice, and fruit with chocolate dip.


 We went a little overboard on the chocolate...

Vaughan and I washing off all the green paint!
We got our Love Is Art kit in the mail the day before Valentine's.  It was COLD! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Angry Bird pillow

Vaughan placed this on our bed as a surprise for me.  It's and Angry Bird pillow!  It fits under my arm perfectly for my sleep pillow!

We both like to sleep with stuffed animals, and use them as pillows.  For spine support, I sleep with a throw pillow between my knees, and hugging a stuffed animal.  I've gotten so used to this, my back hurts if I don't have them. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Celine Dion eau de tiolette

I found this perfume several years ago, and it is one of my favorites.  Even my mother, who's very sensitive to fragrance, uses this!  I bought a bottle for her, also.

Celine Dion is the first of Celine Dion's fragrance line, and this will be the 10th-year anniversary of this perfume coming out!  It's a testament to the quality that it's still being used years later.

From Celine's own site, the notes are listed as being:
Red Berry
Lilly of the Valley
Yellow Rose
Orange Blossom
Blonde Woods

The combination really makes for a wonderful, light scent.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bargain Dollar haul

I bought all these items at the Bargain Dollar store for one dollar each.

This cute, green purse matches a wool coat Vaughan gave me!

These stretch bracelets are a lot of fun to wear!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Photo shoot with Lumeo.com

I was asked to model for a video and photo shoot produced for Lumeo.com, a new site for social learning.  Below are a few photos I took at the shoot location.  I was able to capture the sun setting!

This art is made from wood and when you step inside it, the sound is amplified!  It's pretty awesome!

Catching the sunset behind me.

The sunset, three different levels.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Venezia Soapworks "Oatmeal Cookie"

My husband, Vaughan loves soap, and taking bubble baths, so as a stocking stuffer, I bought him this bar of 7 oz. Oatmeal Cookie soap, it smells like cinnamon!  It's made with all-natural ingredients and is cruelty-free since 1969!

This soap is made by Shugar SoapWorks, right here in California!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Camera Show Fashions

Here are a few shots from the Bargain Camera Show held in Beuna Park, CA January 27th.  Photographer was William Mortensen Vaughan
You can see even more photos from the event here.

Dress is  Demetrios
Red shoes are Steve Madden

Dance costume is by Libertad Green

 This beautiful green gown is by B. Darlin.  This was just $2.99 at a thrift store, and was new with the tags on!

Top is by SilverGate
Pants are Harajuku Mini for Target, and were on sale for just $5.00

This purple dress was just $3.00, brand-new at a thrift store.  It's by Kaitlyn.

Top, skirt and pants are by Cicci
Shoes are Collection Carrini