Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gracie's Visit To Santa/Chronicles Of Narnia Exhibit at Woodfield Mall

This past weekend I took Grace to visit Santa Clause at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. To our surprise before visiting Santa they had the most wonderful exhibit The Chronicles of  Narnia.   It was  turned into an Ice Castle that you have to go through right before you go see Santa.  Here are a few pics that displayed the wonderful time we had:

Before Entering The Ice Castle

Waiting in Line before she saw Santa., she was very impatient to see him.

They had the most amazing life Size Dolls of the Movie Chronicles Of Narnia Part Three in a SnowGlobe and in the bottom displayed part's of the movie.  How cool is that?

In the movie the new character that is the boy is hilarious and Gracie love's the Rat.

Grace inside the Ice Castle right before she was about to see Santa.

Inside the Ice Castle there was fake snow that she played with and threw in the air.

She really enjoyed being inside the Ice Castle and it was so beautiful.

She loved the Center of the Ice Castle where you threw snow and it just floated in the air.

I was so happy to share this wonderful moment with her as the Ice Castle was like a dream. 
 Plasma's all around displaying part's of the movie , the walls where transformed into ice paintings; making you feel like you where in Antartica and snow all over the floor. Such a magical place.

She had the time of her life and didn't want to leave.

By the time she got to see Santa she was filled with snow.

Right before she saw Santa, she also Sat in a huge chair that was frozen cold resembling the Ice Queen from the Movie.  She saw Santa and gave him a huge list of things she wanted. Oh Boy was it a long list.,LOL. After the Santa Visit we went to the Movie Theatre and saw The Chronicles Of Narnia Part Three Movie in 3D. It was great and we loved it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quotes of the Day : Strength

Life can be filled with challenges. Sometimes you just feel totally beaten up and need comforting arms and encouraging thoughts to soothe your soul. Look within yourself to find your strength. We gain strength through practice and making efforts to learn from mistakes. It's also during your darkest or fearful moments, that you gather your courage and call upon your greatest strength to pull you through those days. That's when you learn to stretch your strength. These quotes our my favorite when it comes to having strength in my everyday life.  Remember you too are a woman of strength and let these strength quotes speak to you!


Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.-- Author Unknown

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.-- Katherine Dunham

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.-- Elbert Hubbard

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.-- Alex Karras

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.-- Tao Te Ching

Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.-- Drew Barrymore

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.-- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.-- Robert Kiyosaki

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.-- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!-- Eleanor Roosevelt

I  needed these quotes today as I needed to remind myself  that I have true strength within myself.  Remember that no matter what you are Strong & Beautiful.

Love,
Shelly

Victoria Secret Fashion Show Tonight

I always watch the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. I just picked up a ton of there Body Sprays., need to go back for the lotions :). Love it!


Victoria Secret Fashion Show Tonight November 30th at 10/9C on CBS


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Thing's Am Loving!

It's been a very rough couple of months and I can finally say things our turning around.  Wanted to share with you all some of the things I have been loving since I haven't been able to make any videos.  These our things that where either gifts, I won or I bought :).

Physicians Contest Makeup Challenge Monthly Winner., Yeeahhhh I Won! Check Out My Prize: Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses. Sooo Cool! Thanks to Everyone Who Gave Me All There Support Means A Lot.


Thanks A. Love My Green Prada Bag.


 My Medium Black Prada Bag. Yes they are originals. Came from the store. :)

Nothing Like Getting Pampered By Your Girl. Love's My Shoes from Beba.


Will def. make a video and feature this products and many more that I have in store for y'all. Muuasszzz

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I AM AN EAGLE

Today well since yesterday has been a very stressful., life changing evaluation of my life literally.  Things have been a huge struggle and it has made me realize that I have to make a major change in my own personal life.  This poem is making me realize that I am just like an Eagle and have to remember that always; no matter what am going through. Here is the poem that made me realize this:

:"Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it."

Stay Strong and Fly Like An Eagle :)

Love,
Shelly

Monday, November 22, 2010

Confidence Video:

This song is perfect for today to go along with the quotes that I previously wrote: Every women should feel beautiful, no matter what :)

CONFIDENCE

Confidence is What Makes a Women Sexy & Beautiful


Well today I am feeling very Confident & Sexy., I guess because more and more I am finding out who I really am as a person. I'd like to share these quotes with you today as I find them very inspiring:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela.



“Find out who you are and do it on purpose" Dolly Parton.

“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay." Virginia Satir

Love this quotes enjoy them as much as I am right now :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quotes: I will start writing for u!

I  love quotes!  Quotes are little golden nuggets of wisdom – that make me think, challenge my mindset, and many times, help to change my perspective.  For years, whenever I came across a positive quote I would write it down in my journal, stick it on the bathroom mirror, and even; all over my walls when I was in pageants.As a  person who learned to become optimistic, I realized that a positive quote could make the difference between having a good day or a bad day.  I am inspired by people who come through adversity, wiser, kinder, and resilient.  That's why I decided to everyday share a quote with you.  Here are some that have inspired me one way or the other.  Enjoy & Feedback is Always Welcomed!

  1. Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. Nathaniel Branden
  2. Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different. Stacey Charter
  3. You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours. Anne-Wilson Schaef
  4. Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities. William Bridges
  5. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. Henry David Thoreau
  6. Accept no one’s definition of your life. Define yourself. Harry Feinstein
  7. To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. Sandra Bierig
  8. Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy.
  9. Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.
I will post a new Quote M-F.  Be Uplifted, Be Inspired and Stay True to YourSelf!

Love, Shelly

Monday, November 1, 2010

Apology Sorry

To all my fellow Youtube Subscribers and fellow blog followers.  I haven't posted any videos or blog due to moving and ended my relationship with Eric.  As soon as am settled I will be posting again videos and will start next week on posting my blog.  I truly apologize to my faithful subscribers who tune in to watch my videos.  I promise I will be back soon.  Until then take time to read my old post and check out my other videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/shellylicious1  I truly miss making them and having your wonderful feedback. Muuaazzz to Everyone.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TUTORIAL: FUN FALL LOOK


Products Used:
Pixi Eye Base Primer
Sonia Kashuk Large Eyeshadow Brush
Profusion Illumen Eyes 24 Shadow Palette-Colors Used: Copper, Medium Brown & Yogurt
Ulta Smudge Brush #2
Sonia Kashuk Highlight Brush
Sonia Kashuk Angle Eyeline Brush
Physicians Formula Gel Cream Eyeliner in Brown
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
Rimmel London Waterproof Sexy Curves Mascara in Black
Maybelline Shine Pressed Powder in Ivory

Bdellium Tools Precision Cheek Brush #975:


Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Berry:


Jordana Lipliner in Latte
L'oreal Lipstick in Dune-(Nude Color)


Let me know if you liked this look?
Love, Shelly

Monday, September 27, 2010

Inspired......

Do you ever have those moments where your just either listening to music or just writing anything.  Well today I felt like that.  I started just listening to music and started writing.  What music and the heart brings:

no matter what comes my way...I will be me....no matter who comes...I will be me...no matter who goes....I will be me...no matter whatever happens...I will be me....no matter if you make me cry...I will be me...no matter if you make me laugh...I will be me...when the moon comes out...I will be me...when the sun comes up...i will still be me! I'm just waiting to show you me...


My advice to everyone out there is that no matter what your going through -always stay true to yourself and what you feel.



Love,
Shelly

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nail Polish Am Loving

I went recently to get a Mani & Pedi with my girl Erica.  So we get there and I was so relaxed in the Pedicure Chair because it had massages, awwww what a moment.  To make a long story short I felt in love with this Nail Polish there that I picked out as my color to wear on.  I loved it soooo much that I had to have it.  Hehehe I bought it from the lady for $3 dollars what a deal.:)  The Nail Polish is from China Glaze and it's in the color Anklets of Amethysts.  Have you tried it?  Here's a pick of it , let me know what y'all think?

Review: Ola Tropical Organics

I am simply in love with these two products.  I am in love with there smell and how good the products worked out on my skin.  The Vanilla Ginger Cane Sugar Scrub provides a gentle natural exfoliation with Organic Ginger and Vanilla. It conditioned and softened my skin extremely well.  The Vanilla Ginger Creme Lotion is such a great pair to follow up with the Ginger Cane Sugar Scrub.  The Creme Lotion is so moisturizing and hydrating and will leave your skin feeling exceptionally soft and rejuvenated. This Creme Lotion Scent lasted such a long time and left me feeling relaxed all day.  These two products are the perfect pair together. 

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CLEAR PORES Skin Cleansing System

I finally found an acne system that works for me., it's the Clear Pores Skin Cleansing System. 


 It's easy for me because it only contains 3 products that I use: Deep Facial Wash, Dietary Supplement & Facial Protection Cream.  It's Oil Free and all 3 products combined together will unclog pores and fight those nasty blemishes.  I like the Deep Facial Wash because it left my skin smooth and helped my skin in shedding the old cells that clog my pores. Treatment #2 was taking a Dietary Supplement that contains Aloe Vera and other herbs that heal the skin from the inside where the acne flourishes.  It fights the acne and controls the sebum production.  The Last Treatment #3 was the Facial Protection Cream that you apply after cleansing.  I loved the cream as it left my skin clear and smooth.  I also saw that it helped with the acne spots.  To find out more about Clear Pores visit the link: http://www.clearpores.com/ct/151242

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wish List #1

Have you ever just had those days where your surfing the net bored at home not knowing what to do? Well lately that's what I've been doing. I even came up with a list of things that am going to start saving my money for. It's okay to dream because that's how anything in this world starts out from. If you have dream you got to work towards them if you really want them. These are things that are on my list that I want and little by little I will save my money and get. Hey a girl can dream why not chase her dreams. :)



Bead Head Hot Rollers

Enzo Milano Curling Iron


Clarisonic Mia



Nikon Digital SLR Camera-Not Sure Which One Yet?



MacBook or MacBook Pro?


Digital Frame not sure which one yet?

These are things I want for myself but before getting them I am going to remodel Gracie's Room , her closet, my closet and finish my kitchen.  So I won't get this things right away but it's good to have a plan.  Am going to start with Gracie's Room so I will show you some ideas of what I want to do for her room in another blog.

Review: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge Energizing Power Cleanser

Review: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge Energizing Power Cleanser


I recently got the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge Energizing Power Cleanser about a couple weeks ago and love it. I already loved the Clean & Clear Morning Burst like most people do that’s why I was very excited when this one came out. It’s been out for a while and I find it to be a great alternative for people like me who want a deep cleaning and can’t afford to get the Clarisonic Mia. I would definitely go this route. I paid $14 for it as I had a coupon but retails for about $16 dollars at most stores. It comes with 14 pads that have the cleanser already in them. You attach them to the Velcro section; wet the pad and activate the turn on button. The Morning Burst Surge comes with two speeds for your choice of a targeted cleansing. The lower speed allows a slower massaging clean & the higher speed for a more targeted clean with an extra kick to get you going. It contains vitamin c & ginseng in the pads that enliven your senses in the morning. My skin felt refreshed and smooth all in just 60 seconds. Now I don’t use it every day just when I feel that my skin needs that extra kick. I use it about once or twice a week but it’s safe to use every day. What are you waiting for go ahead and pick up your Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge it’s amazing and you won’t regret it. If you would like me to do a review on this on my YouTube channel please don't hesitate to ask.  Muuaazzzz Love, Shelly

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review Charm Factory & Giveaway

I received this Charm Bracelet that I got to personally personalized and means the world to me.  It is the best charm bracelet ever and I know that I will cherish it for years to come.  Am also doing a giveaway that you can enter in my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEh-3EHNeVk
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Review: Kollagen Intensiv All Over Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Collagen Renewal For Ageless Skin

Rooted in Switzerland this luxurious formulation contains the highest grade of vitamins and other ingredients that left my skin soft and smooth.  It improved my overall elasticity that retained moisture on my skin.  I applied at night all over my skin even under my eyes and my skin was supple and well hydrated in the morning. Has a very soothing Lavender Scent and works great for Oily to Combination Skin.  This cream will keep your skin looking youthful, firm and radiant. To Purchase or Find Out More about Kollagen Intensive Please Visit:

Blogging/ Posting Videos On Youtube

I wanted to apologize to my subbies for not posting any videos lately on my Youtube. I've been extremely busy getting Gracie ready with her school schedule and myself.  Now that we have established a somewhat routine I will be posting videos and blog on a regular basis.  I am just uploading now my August Fave's and My August Tips Of The Month and some other videos if I have time before I have to pick up Gracie from school.  Here is pics of her first day of  Kindergarden:

 Gracie & Her Friend Michael

Below you will find instructions on How to Remove Product Buildup from hair that I just uploaded in my August Tips Of The Month:

Ingredients
1tsp of Baking Soda
Shampoo of Your Choice-I used: Loreal Sulfate Free Shampoo for Frizzy Hair

Mix together and distribute through-out the hair then rinse.  Will remove product buildup and leave your hair soft and manageable.

Let me know how it works out for you?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Entry to Physicians Formula Makeup Challenge Contest



Please Vote for me at http://mypfbeauty.com/ .

Physicians Formula Contest,Giveaway & Mini Review



I've never entered a contest before like this and am very excited. Check out my two videos and please go vote for me at: http://mypfbeauty.com/ look for shellylicious1. Muuazzz Thanks for all the support!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Soleo Organics-All Natural Sunscreen

Switching My Water Resistant Sunscreen was a choice I wanted to make. I chose Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen as it contains No Chemical UV Absorbers, No Titanium Dioxide and No Synthetic Preservatives. Why did I decide to switch it because after viewing National Geographic’s News Report I was astonished how much of an impact sunscreens are making to our Coral Reefs.


Here is what National Geographic stated:
The Sunscreen that you dutifully slather on before a swim on the beach may be protecting your body-but a new study finds that the chemicals are also killing coral reefs worldwide. The researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching.

The study appeared online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

What should you look for to determine if your sunscreen is reef-friendly?
Buy Sunscreens with plant based ingredients, which break down faster than petroleum-based ingredients do after they wash off. Opt for UV Barriers rather than Chemicals. That’s why I have chosen Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen because it is safe not only for the reef but also for me and my family. It has only organic and naturally sourced ingredients. Contains 30+SPF, UV-A and UV-B and is very Water Resistant. It’s patented micronized zinc technology that won’t leave your skin white. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is great for pregnant women and people with chemical sensitivities, common allergies and intolerances. I loved that it still smells like sunscreen as I like the sunscreen smell, very creamy and once applied added a beautiful shine to my skin.

Make a Healthy Choice, Suitable for the entire family-children of all ages and adults.

Nature’s Trusted Sunscreen-http://soleousa.com/# -
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen

Candy Girl Makeup Update

I just posted a video review from Candy Girl Makeup. 

I am working on tutorials using Candy Girl Makeup Eyeshadows and will have those up soon, along with pictures.  Let me know what colors you would like a tutorial on? 

Love, Shelly

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sea World In San Antonio

We had so much fun in Sea World , if you haven't checked out my channel here is the video I have posted:
video
Thanks to Everyone who wished us a good time.Love, Shelly & Family

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: Best Bath Store Products

The Best Bath Store

I’ve been testing these out and here’s what I think:


The Bath Bombs are great! You can smell the wonderful aromas in them. There a very good size & I loved the packaging. It had this plastic container which protects it from breaking and this plastic film around it which protects the scent.


I had the Dead Sea one which smells like the sea but with an Ivory Scent. It contains salt, mud & essential minerals from the sea that leaves your skin radiant. This bath bomb is great to exfoliate your skin.


The Next Bath Bomb I had was the “Sweetheart” and smells like roses to me. It had this very cute heart in the middle which Gracie loved. Gracie and I did a Mommy and Me Bath Together with this and we truly enjoyed it. It contains Neroli, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. This bath bomb is great if you had a long stressed day, as it lifted my spirits.



Now everyone knows I love Citrus Scents. I tried the “Summer Citrus Body Scrub”. Let me tell you it smells amazing. I love the fine granule particles it has as it gave me a great exfoliating experience. I also like that it’s in a squeeze bottle that allowed me to use the amount I only needed. Most of all the scent stood in my skin.

The last product I tried was the “Summer Citrus Body Bar”. This was a great soap to start off my day in the shower, as it energized me with a sweet splash of citrus scent. This is also great to give as gifts as it came in a nice gift bag.

For amazing Bath & Body Products Visit: http://www.bestbathstore.com/


Face Naturals-Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care



Did you know that most of what you put on your body gets inside your body & bloodstream? That’s why it’s important to use products and know exactly what’s inside them. I love Face Naturals it’s a company that makes Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care. They sell everything from Organic Cleansers, Toners, Masks, Moisturizers, Hair Care and even Deodorant.


I’ve been getting compliments on my skin and how improved and healthy it looks. My Secret is the Purify Mask for Oily & Blemish Prone Skin. I use this mask once a week for Deep Cleansing. It has a dark green color & contains French Green & Montmorillonite Clay & Green Tea. All these ingredients combined will clean your skin by drawing out all the bacteria that cause you clogged pores and infected blemishes. It will also make your pores smaller & less noticeable. I felt my whole face tighten & I felt a tingling sensation which meant the mask was doing its job. After I removed with warm water my skin was super smooth like a porcelain texture. I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in my acne. This mask is simply one of my ultimate favorites now. It’s definitely a must have in my beauty skin care regimen.


I also tried this Balance Mask for Normal Skin. It has a pink color and contains Moroccan Rhassoul &French Pink Clay which will reduce dryness, improve skin’s clarity& firmness as well as absorb excess oil without over drying the skin. For normal skin this is great as a deep cleansing mask, now for oily skin like me it’s great on days when your skin is more sensitive & you just want a light cleaning.

Clay Mask like the Purify & Balance will make your skin softer, smoother and have that perfect even skin tone that where all looking for. I highly recommend these masks as they are like nothing I’ve tried before. They are amazing!

They also sent me this Organic Lavender-Honey Healing Cream for Eczema. I apply t to Gracie’s skin for relief when she is itchy. She loves the smell and I love that it quickly absorbs into her skin stopping the irritation. This cream works & fast. It also works great on psoriasis, redness, sunburned or chapped skin.

Face Naturals was also kind enough to send me this 15% off code for my subscribers for your first purchase. Code: my15

Please Visit www.facenaturals.com  –Organic & Chemical Free Skin Care

Friday, August 20, 2010

Gracie's Fun Summer!

Gracie's been having a blast this summer from RollerSkating to Playdates and sleep over's.  She say's she love's summer time.  Can't you tell?

(One of her many RollerSkating Days)

(Her Sleep-Over With Cousin Emily)

(Her Playdate with Natasha)

(Taking A Walk With Her Mommy)

(She got her big girl bike this Summer)

(Her Cousins Gianni & Leilani)

(Her Best Friend Natasha & Cousin Emily)

(Last Two Pictures are of the Ending of her Preschool Days)