Happy Halloween: Halloween in Louisville.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

This year, I decided to try out some new things for our fall festivities.

Typically for Halloween, we've stayed around our neighborhood to do some trick or treating (pretty boring!). This year, we took our boys to The Paddock (weekend before Halloween), and then we headed to Crescent Hill to the famous Frankfort Ave. for the real stuff. Oh my goodness, was everything decorated to a T. All of the homes were decked out, tons of adults in costumes! I honestly can't wait to go back for next year! Such a great experience for the family, def must see for anyone in Louisville.

The day after Halloween, I wanted to commemorate my grandfather for Dia De Los Muertos. To be honest, this was my first time celebrating this Hispanic holiday. Growing up, we only celebrated Halloween (although I knew of Dia De Los Muertos), but I've been yearning to teach my sons' more of our culture and traditions.

I cooked my Grandfather's favorite meal (according to my grandma it's Caldo De Res (a beef soup)), ate his favorite nuts (with his actual nutcrackers that were given to me as a gift), and displayed his picture for my kids to see. It was a lovely family dinner.

The day after, we celebrated All Saints Day (I am a very non-conservative Catholic) in honor of Saint Anthony. I really don't consider myself religious, as much as I consider myself spiritual.<3 I pray to St. Anthony for many things, and feel he helps us out very much! (Diving into some personal beliefs in this post I guess, lol.). I made a simple Rotini Pasta & cheese dish, served with Asiago Bread from Lucky's Market, and Beringer Wine (I'm not a huge Wine drinker, but I'm obsessed with this one!)

What was your Halloween like?


Sunday, October 25, 2015


More often than not, I get upset when something doesn't go the way I wanted. There's a reason for everything<3


Smile Brilliant: At Home Teeth Whitening Review

Sunday, October 18, 2015


 I was approached by a rep for Smile Brilliant!, to see if I'd be interested in trying out some of their products for review. I personally use different brands of teeth whitening products, so I was completely on board to see what it was about.

I was sent out everything pictured above. First, you make these molds by mixing the pastes and placing it into the trays. You make the indentations, and send off to their labratory to make your custom fit trays. (I loved this part because I enjoyed playing with the paste and making my mold lol.)

These are the pastes you mold together and play with before you place it into the tray and bite into it. Then you send it off (pre-labeled/pre-paid package) and wait for your molds to come in.

Here are my molds of my teeth I got back! Super Quick, and easy to do.




These were the whitening gels & de-sensitizing gels that were sent out to me. You just place them into the trays and pop them into your mouth. You can either start out in 15 minute increments, or work up to higher amounts of time on your teeth. The great thing about this, is that the de-sensitizing gel is set up so that you immediately apply it to help out with any sensitivity. (My teeth usually hurt with whitening systems, but I found that this helped quite a bit, and had noticeably less irritation, especially along my gums.


These were my before and after pictures. I def saw a big improvement in the brightness of my teeth! I'm very happy with the product, especially considering these kind of treatments cost upwards of $500 at a dentist office. This makes it super easy & much more cost effective.

Here are other testimonials on their products :-)
Here is a video provided by Smile Brilliant! explaining their product.

Check them out at Smile Brilliant! Have you tried their products before?

Whole Foods Louisville

Monday, October 12, 2015


Early morning, I decided to go to Whole Foods for some snacks. My favorite food is their sushi & this Harmless Harvest coconut water. I have never heard of Banana Bread beer, so I thought hey, why not?


The Quiche was delicious!  Very cheesy and tasty.

The sushi is always great (probably 98.9999% of the reason why I even step foot in Whole Foods, super quick and fresh sushi).


While waiting for the kiddos to get out of school, I usually read or play a game (not really much to do just sitting in my car). Harmless Harvest coconut water is PHENOMENAL. Oh my goodness, this stuff is delicious! I grab the pink colored juice if I can find it, I swear its the sweetest, tastiest, coconut water I have ever tasted. Absolutely worth every penny.

I still have yet to try the beers, I'll probably try them out one of my next sushi runs!

What are your favorite treats from Whole Foods? I really enjoy seeing other people's posts on treats and snacks, gives me an idea of what to try.

Hard Candy Oopsy-Proof Eye Liner Eraser: Review

Monday, September 28, 2015

I've always quite enjoyed the Hard Candy brand. As a little girl, I remember their nail polishes were one of my very first cosmetic purchases. (I purchased it when I was at the store with my aunt, since my dad didn't allow me to wear nail polish at the time lol. I have the best aunts.). 

Since Walmart started carrying their line, its pretty much routine to swing by their display to see what they have to offer. (Yes... Walmart isn't necessarily my favorite place in the world, but its hard to beat the grocery prices. Especially, when its the SAME EXACT product (only pricier) somewhere else.). 

 I have to admit, one of my biggest make up blunders are dealing with dry skin issues (if you don't have a smooth canvas, its hard to have a flawless make up application.), and over lined eyes. One eye turns out great, and then the next eye is over lined...   (0.0)   If you remove the eyeliner all of the eye makeup needs to be re-done, and if you try to even out the eyes, it looks like you got punched. Hello Racoon Eyes.

When I saw the Oopsy-Proof Liner, it reminded me of those nail polish remover wands! Immediately I was curious to see if these worked.

 I drew a line mocking eye liner with my L'oreal Paris Liquid Liner. Too thick, uneven.

 With one swipe, it did remove the liner, but it left a bit of smudge.

 I continued to clean it up (which looks fairly clean on the end), and wanted to see how it worked in the middle.

It took a few swipes to get a clean(ish) line (a little bit of feathering occurred from the moistness of the wand) at the end. All in all, it did remove the liner, leaving a bit of a shadow around the edges. This would be fine if you only had eyeliner on (you just keep wiping until you remove all of the mistake), but if I have eyeliner on, chances are I have eye cream, primer, shadow etc... so that means I would be smudging a lot more around than just the liner, and/or having to reapply makeup to fix it all =/ I used it on my eyes with a full face on, and it left a tiny bit of a dark cast on the end of my eye. But what's worse? A bit of a shadow, or two unevenly lined eyes?


  • Quick Fix
  • Non-irritating
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Inexpensive
  • Left a shadow
  • Smudges makeup
  • If it gets too wet, it feathers the liner.

 Final thoughts:

Overall it worked fine. I can't think of any improvements (realistically, you can't really remove a liner without removing the makeup underneath.). I would definitely use this to fix the "wing" of the liner and touch up any removed makeup with a sponge. I wouldn't use this to thin the top of my eyeliner if I had eyeshadow on. Its a good fix if you're in a rush!

What are your favorite quick fix products?