Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Haul...

Lovely Lips!

So this summer, along with getting a nice healthy tan, I have been obsessed with- you guessed it!- my lips! During the winter, moisturizing is a MUST, but it's important to not forget about it during the summer either! If there's something I can't stand, it's the feeling of chapped lips! It just bothers me so badly! 

Of course, I don't stick to chapstick alone. I love color! Thus, I have been picking up a few colors... here and there... :) [and a few other products to, of course! haha!]

Tribal print clutch and glade candle!

Just a few lip products! ;)

One of my favorites! Latino from Rimmel London. Fits no? :)

This is the perfect red! Love it! Are You Red-Dy from Cover Girl.

Picked up three lip liners from L.A. Colors (on sale for $ .25!)

Maybe I went a little overboard??? haha Never... :)

What are your favorite lip colors for the summer?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Floral Pastels...

with a pop!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Finally finding time to post again! Summer is supposed to be relaxing, however, I've been so busy as of late! For one, I refused to post again until I finished my gift for boyfriend's birthday. In case anyone is curious, my sister and I collab-ed on an art piece for his birthday, which is Thursday, and I must take it to the printer by tomorrow. Thus, no posting until it was finished. 

And it is finished! :)

Anyways, Sunday, and these passed few days, have been delightful! Humid a bit... But delightful nonetheless! So Sunday I deemed lovely enough for a dress! Since I've been living between my parents home and my apartment, I do not have all my clothes and shoes in one location so I had the dress I wanted to wear then suddenly realized I did not have the shoes! So I simply paired the dress with a bright yellow pair of peep-toed heels for a pop of color! 

My puppy dog photo-bombed the picture!! :)

Love the double bow detail! <3

Open back is super cute, no? :)

Dress: Given to me by my bestie!
Shoes: I wanna say they are from Cato
Necklace: Gotten in Guatemala

Remember to give thanks for those who gave so much! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

We Bought a Zoo...

Okay, no we didn't. But we visited one! :)

For anyone who read my previous blog, you'll know that recently my younger sister graduated from high school. Well, as her birthday/graduation gift, I decided to take my sister to my with me to the city for a few days. That's right, three days of sisterly bonding time! :) (Or as my sister likes to call her Sherlock/Mycroft bonding time. She being Sherlock and myself being Mycroft.)

We had many adventures while we were there. We watched Dark Shadows, which had us laughing 98% of the time!, explored downtown, lounged by the pool, and shopped till we literally dropped. But before we accomplished all these escapades, my sister had one main goal- SEE SOME OTTERS.

In case you haven't seen my John Watson inspired post, my sister and I are currently infatuated with the BBC series, Sherlock. And, if you get far enough into the fandom, you will see that Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Sherlock, loves Otters. So there you have it. She then insisted we see otters.

And we did. :) 

We found our parrot! haha Just kidding... But we finally discovered why type he is!

Lazy cheetah was sound asleep!

All the animals were so sleepy!

Such a cute statue!

The very greedy giraffe!

Went with some bright colors! Summer time, lovely!
Shorts: Zco Jeans
Cami and Bag: Forever21
Earrings: Bought in Guatemala :) 
Pony: McDonald's (bought for me by boyfriend!)

The otters! My sister dubbed one Sherlock and the other John!

I must admit, they are very cute creatures... :)

They were so curious to see what was in the bag!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Perfect Day...

For a graduation!!! :)

I get so behind on reading posts, its rather upsetting... :/  I was doing so well too! THEN... finals + my little sister's HS graduation + her birthday + end of May general craziness. Haha  But now I'm posting! And reading!

And I have so much to post! And read! O.o  haha I love it! :D

Anyway, As the title may lead you to believe, no I did not graduate. My baby sister did. I use the term "baby" or "little" sister very lightly being as how she is taller than me. This past Sunday, May 20, 2012, my baby sister ended her high school career. Not only that, she turned 18!!! How rude! Just completely leaving her "kid sister" status behind! I didn't think my heart could take it... haha Just kidding! I couldn't be more proud! :)

The day was supposed to have scattered thunderstorms, however, it was gorgeous! Slightly humid, as the Midwest so often is, but other than that, perfect. :) 

And since, this OoTD post is mainly about my sister, I'll do a sister edition! <3

My not-so-baby sister and I! :')

Dress: JC Penny
Mini Sweater: JC Penny 

My sister's birthday cake! Tres leches! It was soooo good! (Yes we had 2 cakes!)

Dress: Gordman's 
Shoes: Payless Shoes (though I've had them forever!)

Nails: Mellow Yellow and Strobe Light (the sparkles) by Sally Hansen and Boom Boom by Sinful Colors
Watch: Frances Advincula aka my bestie :) haha (a gift from the Philippines!)
Ring: My purity right :)

Sisters. Best friends <3
Congratulations to all the 2012 graduates out there! Great job!!! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Believe...

She can save the world...

Okay, so back in the day (back in the day being about 2 years ago) I was VERY into Avatar: The Last Airbender. And no, it had no large blue sea monkeys in it.

Anyways, Avatar: TLA ended and I and many fans were sad. :(  However, we later received news that a sequel would be made! :D This series would take place after the passing of the current avatar, Aang, and would focus on the next avatar- Korra.

The Legend of Korra is currently on its 7th episode, and..... I LOVE IT!!!

The story line is brilliant, the characters are excellent, the animation is incredible, and best of all.... my boyfriend looks like Mako! <3 haha (of course, I had to add that in there!)

Back to my point, I am a fan of costume roleplay. I have quite a few friends who are AMAZING at it, and I have been wanting to try my hand at it. I just hadn't found a character that really tickled my fancy. Till now...

Currently in the series, Asami is dating Mako, and she seems to be the perfect girl- rich, beautiful, and into Pro-bending, the sport Mako plays, as well as, the most stylish character thus far. Many viewers are speculating that she may be a spy for the antagonist of the show, Amon. It is a theory. I can't say yet, whether I think this or not. I do think she has hidden motives for being so chummy with Mako, but one never does know I suppose...

Want to know something funny? I'm not even that fond of the character! She kind of gets on my nerves! Especially here! 

Anyways, I'll let you all resume your regularly scheduled lives. Have any of you watched LoK? If you haven't, I recommend you do so! It's not just a kid's show! ;) You can watch full episodes at Korra Nation!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Keep Calm...

It's Almost Summer!!! :)

It's true! For myself, it is finals week. *sigh* And after finals, I am taking two summer classes. :/ But I can't complain. One is an intersession course which is only 3 weeks long and the second is a mixed class of in-class sessions and over the internet work. So I won't be stuck in a classroom ALL summer...! haha

So on to the subject of this post- SUMMER TIME!!!

Yes, as summer approaches I start wanting to eat healthier, wear brighter colors, and exercise more. So here are a few pictures I've collective from recently!

What's your favorite part of summer?

Okay, so not the healthiest thing... But the bright colors and tropical taste makes me happy! :)

I LOVE this top! Its loose and sheer. Can be worn down or tied in the front to create a high-low illusion!

This is a bright fuchsia color! Its so happy! Boom Boom by Sinful Colors polka dotted with Fiji by Essie. 

Went to a small all-natural  cafe for lunch with a friend. It was SO cute! The soup is chilled pineapple and strawberry soup! Ate the salad with peanut butter salad dressing! It was interesting to say the least!

My lunch today! Salad with shredded chicken and  cheese! Om nom nom! <3 I've also been kind of in love with apple juice... :)

Oh! Did anyone notice the new layout? I think I've been watching a bit too much Sherlock... :P Also, on instagram??? Let's be friends! Follow me- littlemisslatina :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

By the Sea, By the Sea...

By the beautiful Sea! Oh how happy we'll be! :)

So on a recent excursion to the mall- I swear I do NOT go everyday!- I passed by JC Penny and couldn't help but be struck by the bombardment of a certain color... AQUA!!!

I was very excited because I LOVE this color! I then browsed Maurice's only to find that aqua was lining their walls and displays, as well! I love all the bright colors for summer, but aqua is just so happy! It reminds me of the seaside! <3 You know, with as much as I love the color, I really don't have much aqua colored items... I should fix that soon? ;)

Aqua Fresh!
What colors are you loving this season? Orange? Neons?