Thursday, January 15, 2015

Little Miss Sunshine


      I walk up into my grandparents house to see my 7-year-old sidekick Angelika crying in the living room. I run in there and hug her, talk to her, and eventually practice her spelling words. Really rootin she gets 'Blizzard' down! The point is that it was horrible having to come in to see her upset, no matter what about. 


      Eventually we adventured outside. I rocked her scarf and frozen hat. Hehe. 


      We had a snowball fight. The snow was really fluffy, but there were still chunks? Lol. Angelika looks so pumped to strike me with those snowballs after the picture, Haha. 


My homegirl of course has an awesome pet. This tree frog was adorable yet slimey ahaha. 


      Just stuck like those hand stickey things from the fifty cent machine as it glided do often. You do know those slimey stickey hands you'd throw and it sticks into glass for 50 cents - Promise.


      We be crazy. I love when she sees my facial expression in the camera eventually, ahaha. 


      She insisted I get a picture with no glasses, so I had her put on the nerdy shades. I'll see little miss later after she gets outta school today, glad I've been able to spend more time with her. 






Sunday, January 4, 2015

Julep Maven


      I received yet another Julep Maven box. Julep is a nail polish brand with various shades, and quick dry time. 


      The box includes three polishes. This included a shimmery pink color, charcoal, and a gorgeous mint. My mothers nail collection consists of pink, pink, and more pink, so she'll be getting the pink polish. I'm loving the charcoal and mint. 


      If you've seen my Time of the season post, you saw my new metamorphic plugs. I thought the effect was damn spiffy, and absolutely adore the plugs. For Christmas I got my girl a metamorphic chillum. Now I recieve this bonus metamorphic polish! 


      Please excuse the messy job. I put the metamorphic coat over Julep's mint polish. The subtle shimmer is perfect for a casual look. I'm going to add a few more coats and see how it turns out.


      They included the polishes, a bonus coat, and junior mints. Junior mints! They've had my heart for as long as I can remember. Another plus about Julep, polishes are all vegan friendly and made in the USA. You can visit julep.com to sign up for a Maven box. It's worthwhile and affordable.

      I'll be holding a giveaway to receive 30% off Julep products. Two lucky winners will be picked by next week. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the giveaway!




Friday, January 2, 2015

OOTD plum leggings


      From scarf to boots, this outfit has a story. The beautiful scarf was made by my homegirl Alex. Once I've convinced her to sell on Etsy, I'll be sure to let you know! The leather jacket is also Alex's (she took my pea coat while I borrow this). I feel it's more my style. 


      My Faja got me this dress for my birthday. I love the lace, shows class. The leggings are made with Rayon partially, which is a huge plus for a hooper. They are high rise. Not your average "wear like yoga pants" fit. It gives a camel toe appearance in result of the way the seam is sewn. On the contrary, they're rocking with a dress! Also very cozy and warm. You can find them at eShakti, with sizes ranging from women's 0-32. 


      As I assumed, these are perfect hooper leggings! The top image shows my String Art Incident hoop (found on Etsy). The bottom image shows my MoodHoop (moodhoops.com). Both hoop suppliers sponsor me, which gives you discounts!! For a gorgeous custom or pre-made polypro hoop/minis, head over to String Art Incident on Etsy. For a discount enter coupon code MICAELASPONSOR. For great quality LED toys head over to MoodHoops.


      My favorite and newest addition to my wardrobe, my Hello Kitty tribal boots. They're super comfy with great grip. The casualty of each Hello Kitty button makes me fall in love with them even more. 

      Jacket - Target
      Dress - Kohls
      Scarf - Handmade 
      Leggings - eShakti
      Boots - Journeys 



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Color of Wonder Woman


      As soon as I saw these super hero inspired nail polishes I had to grab Wonder Woman (it was the last one too). You can get yourself a polish at Five Below


      The color is a coral red, and really does remind you of Wonder Woman. I only used one coat, but could use a second for an extra pop. As gorgeous as the color is, this polish was a pain the the ass! Drying time varies from 10-15 minutes, adding a second coat adds on time. It also stains pretty bad. I driped some on my hand and it took 2-days to take the stuff off with nail polish remover

      What super hero polish would you want? 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Winterize your nails



      This winter Julep would like to assist us lady's (and you few gents) with "winterizing" our nails. They've set up a template with five color options. I enjoy brights and darks, but couldn't resist Julep's plum purple polish. 


      The plum color is dark with a very subtle purple to it. No need for any clear coat, as the polish already has a shine to it. Another plus is how quickly it dries!


      A few tips on how to keep those nails healthy and looking good through the cold winter season. What's your favorite out of the colors?




Time of the season


      I have a picture of myself and cousin Mathyou (seen above) as kiddos on Christmas. I was wearing a Blue's Clues sweater (even though I hated Blue's Clues). Matt was wearing a nifty toddler button up. 13-years later we sit on Christmas with myself wearing a Grinch sweater, and Matt a button up. 


      Second time the past month I got to see my munchkin Angelika!! I haven't seen her in 2-years before then. Notice the sass expressions we coincidentally have on our faces? Sass runs in the family. 


     My step niece seems to find me rather strange. It's straight, I'm used to it by now. Last time we saw each other was the day I started hula hooping (4th of July, 2011). She's taller than me now, dressed rather sophisticated. Girl got style. 

      Here's the egotistical part of the Christmas post!


      This boy I've been chilling with got me hooked on these Garbage Pail Kids trading stickers. They're each a punny name with an image of the particular character. The back of each is part if a puzzle you can create after collecting he right ones of the collection. 

      How'd the holiday go for yourself, most interesting thing that happened?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hoop progress


      I've successfully accomplished nose hooping! I did two full rotations before going hysterical asking my buddy to grab my phone. To see the video check it here

      The process of nose hooping contains two key points. Balanced core and a steady positioning of the head parallel to the ceiling/sky
      To help keep balance, here's a trick my ballet teacher would use. Pretend you're a doll with a string going directly through the center of your body (head to feets). The string is always being pulled upward, creating a very straight posture. 
      To keep head positioning keep your head parallel to the ceiling/sky or whatever's above you. Do not move your head on an upward angle!! Downward angle will create it to fly off your face. Upward angle will make it glide off your face. 
      Next hold the hoop setting it with the inside of your hula hoop touching the septum part of your nose (where you have open nostrils). Keeping light grasp to level the hoop, make steady turns the way you'd naturally turn your hula hoop to spin. Lightly build speed. Now let go of the hoop and let it flow in the rotation. Keep turning your body!! You should be able to feel the difference between the momentum of your hoop and the speed of your turns. 

      Whether or not you're into giving hula hoop dancing/tricks a try, be sure to at least give my video a look. People seem to either find it bizarre, pretty awesome, talented, whack, or they just don't give a shit about hula hoops. Let me know your input either via YouTube or in the comments!! 

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