Things I do for Me

Things I do for Me

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well! I’m doing well. The boys have been so good. We are getting a schedule that works for us and we can’t wait for some more summer fun!

Today I wanted to share a few things I do for me. As a stay at home mom I think it’s easy to let certain things go. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t. I want to keep up with things I love to do for myself.

Everyone is different, and we all have unique things that make us feel good. So I say do them and remember to take care of yourself. We have an entire house of loved ones that count on us everyday so it’s important to keep ourselves feeling good.

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Exercise is probably one of the most important that I do 5 times a week. As I get older I have to start worrying about different health issues. I recently had a physical and everything checked out great. I feel having an exercise plan that fits you is key to a healthy life. Not to mention exercising has helped me with anxiety. It’s something I do alone for myself. I wake up early to get it done. With the boys home I wake up early so I can have that time to myself before they get up. It’s my kind of meditation in the morning. I’ve been hooked on The fitness Marshall on YouTube. I do about 4 dance videos and I’ll do a few workouts with weights. I have seen such a difference on the outside and most important on the inside of how I see myself. I say try it! Create a workout plan for you and try to do something that you enjoy. I never leave my house to workout so you don’t have to belong to a gym or have a personal trainer. Good luck ladies!

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Alone time! I’m always with the kids or the hubby. So I make sure to get some alone time away from home. Some of my favorite alone time things to do. I go shopping even if it’s just to look. I love walking the mall and just feeling free, browsing at my favorite stores. Grabbing a coffee alone. Or just going for a drive alone listening to music in the car with the windows down. That’s the best.

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Grooming! Something I promised myself is to keep up with grooming. I get haircuts every 5 weeks to make me feel good. I get Mani and Pedi’s on a regular basis. I have eyelash extensions that make me feel good. These might seem petty to others but to me it’s important. I love feeling good on the outside too. It’s for me and only for me. Not to mention I count these as alone time. And the hubby is so good and encouraging. He loves this about me.

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Going out for drinks! I enjoy hanging out with friends or the hubby. It’s a time I can have adult conversation and just relax. Nothing wrong with having a little time to enjoy! Cheers ladies!

Hope you liked This post! Till next post.

XO Lisa

Loving myself at 39

Loving myself at 39

Hello my Beautiful friends! Today is a special post. Today I turned 39 and I couldn’t be more proud of my age. I was born April 6 ,1979 to my Mother Guadalupe. And she’s very much important to this post as I am.  My parents divorced when I was pretty young so my reason of being who I am is because of my mom. Growing up in a single parent home was not always easy, But I have to say it was the best thing for my family. It was a house full of girls. My mom and my 2 sisters. My mom’s priority were her daughters. Nothing else mattered. My mom till this day is single. At times I feel bad for her decision to not date. But I’m also thankful for her decision. My mom is the sweetest person you can meet. I remember as kids we would be in a grocery store and she would smile and wave at someone, My sisters and I would say “do you know them?” her response ” No, but they smiled at me” As a kid I was like how embarrassing. But now I think how wonderful that was. I can go on and on about my mom. I love her more than words can say.

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The #1 thing that makes me feel blessed at 39 is, I finally know who I am. I love that I finally feel good with who I am and what I have. I focus on my family and I’m enjoying every minute I have with them. I know from experience and age that once you find happiness with yourself everything else in your life will be just as great. We all have struggles in life, But the most important thing to remember is that we only have one life to live. So make it a good one.

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The #2 reason is I finally love all of me. Even my flaws. Our flaws are what make us unique. I don’t walk around with the perfect body, but damn this body gave birth to 2 wonderful kids. So for that I love my body. This body gets things done everyday. I have legs that can get me around, I have arms that allow me to hug my family tight. I have eyes that can see everyday so clear. This body is what makes me me! The importance of self-love is way further than just the outside it’s what’s inside that counts more.

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Reason #3 is Confidence. I leave this last because without the other 2 you won’t find it. I didn’t always have the confidence I have now. Growing up I was as shy as they come. I didn’t like to speak up, I didn’t like attention on me. My confidence was pretty low. I was happy with just blending in. Now, I mean I’m not shouting at the roof tops , but if I need to speak up for myself I do. Becoming a mom really boosted up my confidence. I am their protector. I think about my mom she did it alone for 3 girls. I’m lucky I have my fiancé that is so supportive. That gives me the confidence I need. Confidence is not about being better than anyone. It’s about being a strong, kind and loving person. I have the confidence to give a stranger a smile rather than looking down. I have the confidence to stand up for something I don’t think is right. And with that I’m grateful for my age because without the journey to get to 39 I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I hope you all liked this post. I enjoyed writing it very much. Cheers to another year of life! Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions

Hello Beauties! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you ladies have some fun plans today. I’ll be up North visiting my Mom. Leaving the hubby behind along with my oldest. I hate leaving them behind, but they have work and school. So my trusty sidekick(Breaker) will be with me. Every chance I get I try to go see my mom. I’ve mentioned this before that she moved up North 5 years ago because of her job. Can’t wait for the day she comes back to LA. So that’s my plan for the next couple days. Hope you all took a look at my Valentine’s Day look! If you have a fun date planned and still don’t have an outfit, Check it out. 

Before I start with Today’s post I wanted to wish my much older wiser sister a Happy 40th Birthday. I love that you turn 40 first, LOL! Love you!

Today I wanted to talk about my eyelash extensions. I wanted to give a good review so I waited to have them on for a while. I’ve had mine on for 5 months now. This isn’t the first time I’ve had them. I got them back in 2011 and I hated them. I was unexperienced with what to ask or even expect. I got them done way to long and they just didn’t fit my eye shape. Not to mention I remember going in to get a fill and I can feel the lady pulling them off. Well after that I let them fall off and ended up with no eyelashes of my own. I had to get Latisse , just so I didn’t look crazy with no lashes. So of course after that experience, I was like never again. So when thinking about doing eyelash extensions, do research first!

So fast forward to 6 months ago. I was just starting my blog and taking more pics. I used sunglasses in the beginning because I felt I looked tired. Which I get that a lot that I looked tired, LOL. It’s just the eye shape I have. So after seeing my Best friends eyelash extensions I was like I need them! I know it’s easier to just put false lashes, not to mention less expensive. But this Mama never has time! I’m lucky if I have 20 minutes to put makeup on.

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I went to the place my friend got hers done. I can’t say enough on how happy I am with their service.  I had them done by Zoe at Sumi beauty. I love the way she does my lashes. They look perfect for my eye shape, not too long, and not to mention they just add life to my face. I love that I can just wear a pretty lip color and literally look like I did so much more. I had to get used to them for sure. But now they don’t bother me. I can still see that I have my real lashes in tact. I go get fills every 3-4 weeks. Every 4 months they will remove them and put a new set. Which was great they really did a great job on that. So carefully and sanitary. Would I recommend them to you? Yes for sure, I think they are fun and easy for busy moms that love to look glam! Below I’ll leave the price menu on what they offer and the business card. Hope this helped out if you were thinking about eyelash extensions! Hope you ladies have a great Valentine’s Day and rest of the week. Till next post.

XO Lisa

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Favorite Drug store nail polish

Favorite Drug store nail polish

Happy Friday Hermosas! WOW, this was a tough week. David’s back at school, preparing Breaker for his first day next week. This mama is exhausted. Trying to find my balance with house work, workouts, cooking, family time and blogging. I’ll find it eventually! But Oh how I look forward to writing my Blog post. And please feel free to comment if you want me to talk or review about something! So let’s get on with this post. Today I wanted to talk about nail polish. I love getting my nails done. Since being a stay at home mom I’m always in-house clothes. So my nails being done make me happy! I’m super picky with nail polish so I always bring my own color with me , unless I’m doing gel from the salon. These polishes have been my favorite this year! From the price being so good, the quality of the nail polish is amazing. They have so many colors to choose from. I can’t wait to pick up some fall colors. You can find these lovely polishes at Rite Aid the brand is LA Girl.

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These colors have been on my spring and summer rotation. I love me a good nude polish and a pale pink. This bright orange was so fun I picked that one up just last week for my last summer nail color before fall! For me I love a white polish on my toes it’s so fresh and so chic. This white is by far my favorite white. And let me tell you I’ve tried so many from high-end to middle to low. It’s the perfect white nail polish. Let just say these nail polishes last my daily dish washing and my toes don’t chip at all until next pedi time! Do I need to say more, LOL! Oh and one of the perks of me picking out some new polishes it gives me an excuse to grab some good old thrifty ice cream! You ladies have a great weekend!

XO Lisa

Pink color- Illusion

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bright orange-Impulse

*you can find these at your local rite aid or online at LA girl.

Laser Hair removal experience

Laser Hair removal experience

Happy Monday Ladies! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Another week to start fresh! I wanted to do a short post on my Laser hair removal experience. It’s funny because back in high school when I first heard of laser hair removal it seemed so scary. I’m talking 20 years ago to be exact! I also heard so many things that turned me away from laser hair removal. Some being, you can’t shave in between sessions, it’s so painful, it’s so expensive. Well not sure if those were true back in the day, but today no! At least not from my opinion. And let me disclose that this is all from my experience, I’m not talking for everyone.

One of my biggest problem areas to shave were my underarms. I was extremely sensitive and not to mention, I felt like my hairs grew overnight. I was probably shaving everyday so that was really irritating the area. I was also self-conscious about wearing tank tops because with shaving you get the dark shadow. I absolutely hated that, it looked gross and dirty. So I finally started Laser hair removal in October 2016. Life changing Lol, ok dramatic, but seriously love it! My favorite part of laser is the dark shadow gone and saving money on razors. Again telling you from my experience. I go once a month it’s affordable, it’s fast, it’s tolerable and I do not shave at all. Hair hardly grows. Something people don’t know is it’s reducing the growth, not completely stopping the growth. But if your good with your appointments and commit to your once a month, let me tell you most likely you won’t have to shave at all.

I also started my upper lip back in December 2016. So the reason I decided to laser my upper lip is I felt waxing every 2 weeks was getting expensive not to mention as we age our skin becomes thinner. So I didn’t like the pulling of the wax in that area so often. I’m not going to lie this is a little more uncomfortable than underarm area. I won’t say painful just uncomfortable because it’s so close to your nose. But overall the procedure is so fast, it’s totally tolerable. I’ll link the place I go to and they also have Instagram. They do a lot of other procedures you might find awesome. I do plan to start my legs and bikini area after summer. Reason you have to limit your sun bathing before and after treatment. I hope you ladies found this helpful!

XO Lisa

P.S I’m not at all sponsored by them, But if you pay them a visit put down that Lisa Aguirre sent you! XO

Flawless laser center – burbank,Ca.

Why I started my blog

Why I started my blog

Hello Hermosas! It’s Monday another week to get Motivated! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I had a nice chill weekend! I had a photo shoot with my favorite photographer. Can’t wait to share the looks we did! I wanted to talk a little about why I started my blog. It’s been 3 weeks since I went live! It’s been such a fun 3 weeks. I hope you all have enjoyed my post! More and more to come, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to learn more and make new friends.

 

I’ve always been a shy girl, like really shy. At times my shyness gets mistaken with maybe being a bit snobby, mean or just unapproachable. But I’m not at all. I love meeting new people, Once you get to know, me we will be besties. So going back to why I started my blog. 8 years ago I had an idea to start a blog. I was a single working mom that at times wanted an escape from my daily routine. Well it never happened because, I was scared to put myself out there like that. In between, I met my soul mate, we got pregnant and we had a son.  Before maternity leave, I got laid off. It wasn’t a surprise it was a scheduled lay off. Which at the time was pretty nice because I was able to stay home with my baby. I was sad though. I had been at my job 16 years, it was my second home. So new to being a stay at home mom, it took a long time to get used to. When Breaker was 6 months old I wanted to start the blog I had always dreamt of. Even bought my domain and everything but never had the courage to put it out and actually write something. As time passed I was feeling a little sad, lonely and un-accomplished. I know I needed to do something for myself. As a stay at home mom, it can get lonely at times. I mean I’m super busy with the kids and my big guy! But I wanted some kind of escape for myself. I love clothes like love. I love to keep up with fashion, makeup, cool things. I remember back in the day going out, I would go on pinterest for outfit inspos. I would get a lot of compliments on my outfit choices. Finally to think at 38 I finally gained the courage to start my blog. I’m so excited, I love sharing with you all. My goal is to grow my blog family and give some beautiful working moms, stay at home moms or just ladies who want some inspo! So thank you if you are reading this. It means so much! I hope this wasn’t too long or too boring, lol! Till next post my blog family!

XO Lisa

P.S Giveaway is over, I’ll announce the winner on Friday on my blog and Instagram! Thank you to those that joined! Look out for more giveaways.! XO 

Favorite beauty products under $20

Favorite beauty products under $20

Hello Hermosas! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! We did, I love weekends where we have no set plans. I did do a little shopping!! Can’t wait to share some of the cute items I found. Stay tuned to that on the blog soon! Today I wanted to share my TOP 10 beauty products under $20. I use almost every time, when I actually do my makeup. I’ll attach the link where you can purchase and a little about why I love the product!

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  1. Mario Badescu -facial spray with rose-water. I use this after I wash my face and moisturize, before priming and foundation.
  2. real techniques miracle sponge– I really like this more affordable makeup sponge, just damp it and apply your foundation.
  3. Loreal infallible pro-glow-this affordable foundation is by far my favorite, its medium coverage with a light weight feel. Creates a dewy glow finish, Love it!
  4. Benefits POREfessional face primer -this primer you apply after moisturizer, before foundation. I usually purchase the mini size, last pretty long.
  5. Benefits goof proof brow pencil-I’ve tried a few different eyebrow pencils and this one has been my go to. This one also comes in mini.
  6. Loreal voluminous mascara-this is my favorite drug store mascara.
  7. NYX dewy finish makeup spray– I really like this setting spray, affordable and works great.
  8. Garner Micellar cleansing water– At the moment this is my go to makeup remover. I apply to a makeup pad and works really well to remove makeup with no irritation.
  9. Sephora radiance Luminizing drops– I love this product. You can mix a drop into your foundation or use it as liquid highlight, either way it’s amazing!
  10. RCMA no color powder– This powder is great for setting your under eye area or T-zone. A more affordable translucent powder.

 

Well Ladies these are my Top 10 under $20. I’m not a professional ,lol! But I’m always trying to keep up with new products and not to mention affordable.

 

*GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY* 

LADIES! I wanted to do a fun giveaway with some of the items I listed in my top 10! All you have to do is Follow my blog and go give me a follow on Instagram, Tag 2 friends on my Instagram post from this blog post. I will be doing these kind of giveaways often so don’t miss out! I really want to build my blogging family. And show you how much I appreciate your time to read my post! Sorry ladies US only. Giveaway will end next Monday on July 24 and I’ll be announcing the winner on my Blog on Fridays post July 28!! Can’t wait! GOOD LUCK! 

P.S I’m also adding 2 surprises that I’ve mentioned in some of my other post and something I post a lot about on Instagram. Any guesses?! lol 

XO Lisa