Beauty

The Little Book Of Skin Care – Review

Hi SS Followers,

For a while I’ve been interested on Korean Beauty.  On some point in your life you may be listened that Koreans are serious about their skin care, they always have this glowing, smooth skin that we all want.  Looking for more information on the subject I found this book, The Little Book of Skin Care, Korean Beauty Secrets for Health, Glowing Skin by Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam.  Soko Glam is a online store where you can find all Korean skin care products.

Desde hace un tiempo me ha interesado los productos koreanos. En algún momento de tu vida, es posible que escuches que las koreanas toman en serio el cuidado de su piel, siempre tienen esta piel brillante y suave que todos queremos. Buscando más información sobre el tema encontré este libro The Little Book of Skin Care, Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin de Charlotte Cho de Soko Glam.  Soko Glam es una tienda en línea donde puedes encontrar todos los productos koreanos para el cuidado de la piel.

When I start reading the book  I was thinking that was only to tell what are the best products and routines for skin care.  But this book teach you that skin care is not only for beauty and vanity, is something that we have to enjoy and do for the well-being.   Before reading the book the only Korean product that I have used so far are the masks and I love them.   After having finished reading the book I want to try other Korean products.

Al comenzar a leer el libro pensaba que era solo para decir cuáles eran los mejores productos y rutinas para el cuidado de la piel.  Pero este libro te enseña que el cuidado de la piel no es solo para la belleza y la vanidad, es algo que tenemos que disfrutar y hacer para el bienestar.  Antes de leer el libro, el único producto coreano que he utilizado hasta ahora son las mascarillas y los amo!  Después de haber terminado de leer el libro, quiero probar otros productos koreanos.

On the book the author tell us that brand loyalty is overrated, rarely the Koreans stick with one brand and you can see that they also use brands from US and Europe.  And this is why in Korea constantly the beauty industry develop new products, because for them innovation is everything.

En el libro, la autora nos dice que la lealtad a la marca está sobrevalorada, raramente los coreanos se quedan con una marca y se puede ver que también utilizan marcas de Americanas y Europeas.  Y esta es la razón por la cual en Korea constantemente la industria de la belleza desarrolla nuevos productos, porque para ellos la innovación es todo.

“Korean beauty is more than just ten steps and sheet masks – it’s not just what you use, but how you think. ” 

“The way your skin feels and looks is priority number one.  But in Korea, skin culture goes beyond products…”

“…a country where skin care was not just about the products on your bathroom shelf, but a mindset that permeates your lifestyle, from the food you eat to the clothes you wear.”

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Also something that catch my attention was the “Double Cleanse”, Koreans take very seriously on how cleanse your skin since this is the first step toward the final goal.   They use 2 different cleansers one oil-base and one water-base.

Algo que también que llamó mi atención fue la “Limpieza Doble”, los koreanos se toman muy en serio la forma de limpiar su piel, ya que este es el primer paso hacia el objetivo final. Usan 2 limpiadores diferentes, uno con base de aceite y uno con base de agua.

On the book you will find skin care tips not only for your face also for your body.  The Koreans woman and mens take care of their entire body in a serious way.   The author explain everything from the mysterious ten step Korean skin care routine to the ABC of skin care shopping and much more.    I totally recommend this book, the good thing is that you can apply so many of this tips without using Korean products.

En el libro encontrará consejos para el cuidado de la piel no solo para su rostro sino también para su cuerpo. Las mujeres y los hombres koreanos se ocupan de todo su cuerpo de una manera seria. El autor explica todo, desde la misteriosa rutina koreana de cuidado de la piel de diez pasos hasta el ABC de las compras para el cuidado de la piel y mucho más. Recomiendo totalmente este libro, lo bueno es que puede aplicar muchos de estos consejos sin utilizar productos koreanos.

Be creative, be you…

Gi

 

 

*This review is my true opinion and I don’t get paid for it.

Lifestyle

Valentine’s Gift Ideas – Part III

Hi SS followers,

Here is the part 3 of the Valentine’s gift ideas.  Now I will present you Papayeye!  Papayeye is a line of handmade bags by the designer Ruth Zaida.  The designer create unique handbags for every woman using different and daring prints.  On Papayeye will find clutches, wallets, backpacks and earrings with a unique touch.  The one on this pictures is perfect for spring and a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

Esta es la tercera parte de la serie de artículos sobre ideas de regalo para San Valentín.  Aquí les presento a Papayeye!  Papayeye es un linea de carteras hechas a mano por la diseñadora Ruth Zaida.  La diseñadora crea diseños únicos para cualquier mujer utilizando estampados diferentes y atrevidos.  En Papayeye podrás encontrar carteras, billeteras, mochilas y pantallas un toque único.  Esta que muestro en la foto esta perfecta para primavera y para regalar en este día de San Valentín!

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You can find more styles and beautiful prints on Instagram as @papayeye_handmade and @papayeye_style.   They ship to Puerto Rico and US.

Puedes encontrar más estilos y hermosos estampados en Instagram como @papayeye_handmade y @papayeye_style.  Hacen envíos a Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos. 

Be creative, be you…

Gi

*Collaboration with Papayeye Handmade

Lifestyle

Valentine’s Gift Ideas – Part II

Hi SS followers!

Here is the part 2 of Valentine’s Day gift ideas.  This pieces are so unique and different that you are going to love them!  You will find from earrings, accessories for your car to home / office decor.  They have so many unique items that are perfect for gifts.

Esta es la segunda parte de las ideas para regalos para San Valentín.  Estos artículos son únicos y diferentes que te van a encantar! Podrás encontrar desde pantallas, accesorios para el carro hasta decoración para el hogar y oficina.  Tienen tantos artículos únicos que son perfectos para regalo. 

BIJA  &  Lam_Art

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This two lines are created by Beatriz C. Garcia that is a Landscape Architect.  One year ago she decide to quit to her office work to work from home to dedicate to what is her passion, plants and draw.

BIJA- it means the mantra that balances all the energetic points of the human body, its word attracts a force of serenity and good with everything.

Lam_Art- it means the existence on earth. It is the sound that synchronizes with existence on earth and feeling that it belongs.

Estas dos lineas son creadas por Beatriz C. Garcia, Arquitecta Paisajista.  Hace un año ella decidió dejar su trabajo de oficina para trabajar desde su casa en lo que le apasiona, las plantas y el dibujo.   

BIJA- significa el mantra  que balancea todos los puntos energéticos del cuerpo humano, su palabra atrae una fuerza de serenidad y el bien con todo.

Lam_Art- significa existencia en la tierra.  Es el sonido que sincroniza con la existencia en la tierra y sentirse que pertenece. 

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You can find this unique pieces on Instagram as @bijapr /  @lamart_pr and also on Etsy.com.   And don’t worry she ship to Puerto Rico and US.

Estas piezas únicas las puedes encontrar en Instagram as @bijapr / @lamart_pr y además  en Easy.com.  Y no te preocupes ella hace envíos a Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos. 

 

Be creative, be you…

Gi

*Collaboration with BIJA and Lam_Art.

 

 

 

Lifestyle

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Part I

Hi SS Followers,

Valentine’s Day is around the corner!  I always want to find something special and different.  I get it! Sometimes it is difficult to find that special gift and I  tell you not have to break the bank to found it.   Here I’m going to show you some ideas that your love or friend will love it!  This is the first part of a series of posts about gift ideas with only local business created by women’s.

El día de San Valentín esta a la vuelta de la esquina!  Yo siempre quiero encontrar cosas especiales y diferentes para regalar.  Lo se!!! En ocasiones es difícil encontrar ese regalos especial y te digo que no tienes que gastar mucho en ello.  En este articulo te voy a dar varias ideas de regalos que tu amor o amigas que les encantaran! Esta es la primera parte de una serie de publicaciones sobre ideas para regalos con negocios locales creados por mujeres. 

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C&M Creations

Is a business established in 2016 in Salinas, Puerto Rico by two women who specialize n the creation of handmade jewelry and accessories.  The business arises through the search for additional income to complete their master and meet their goal of having a Clinic to help people with disabilities.   They also focus on support and help others small and local business to grow.

Es un negocio establecido en el 2016 en Salinas, Puerto Rico por dos mujeres que se especializan en la creación de joyería y accesorios hechos a mano.  El negocio surge a través de la búsqueda de un ingreso adicional para culminar sus estudios de postgrado y cumplir su meta de tener una Clínica para personas discapacitadas.   Además se enfocan en apoyar  y ayudar a otros a crecer.  

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They have a wide variety of accessories such as bracelets, earrings and necklaces for woman and mens.  And don’t worry the ladies from C & M Creations ship to any part of Puerto Rico and United States.  Also they have free shipping on orders of $30 USD  or more!

You can find them on Instagram as cm.creations.pr  or  Facebook  as C & M Creations.    Also you can contact them via email c.m.creations.contact@gmail.com. 

Cuentan con una amplia variedad de accesorios como pulseras, pantallas y collares tanto para damas como para caballeros.    Y no te preocupes que las chicas de C & M Creations hacen envíos a todo Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos.  Además tienen una oferta que si compras $30 USD o más el envío es gratis!

Las puedes encontrar en Instagram como cm.creations.pr  o  Facebook como C & M Creations.  También las puedes contactar via correo electrónico c.m.creations.contact@gmail.com. 

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Be creative, be you…

Gi

 

*This is a collaboration with C & M Creations.

Decor

5 Tips to Survive Renovation

Hi SS Followers!

 

I ask to my followers on Instagram if they want to see more of Home Decor and the 90% of them said YES.  Home renovation and decor is one thing that I’m really passion about it and now and forward I’m going to share with you all.  I have been renovating my house since November 2017 and we are nearly to finish all the construction, them I can start painting and decorating the space.   Living in the house during renovation with all the noise, limited space, privacy and others is challenging.  I’m not going to lie home renovation can be excited but and same time can be stressful and scary.

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Here I will tell you some tips that will help you to survive renovation.

  1. You have to be patience! I now that is not easy, but on any renovation sometimes the time frame, budget and any other issue can change on any moment.
  2. The budget is one of the most important factors during renovation you have to be sure and go over every single detail.  Also you have to be prepare for any unexpected issue that comes up, that’s why I recommend to have a contingency budget.
  3.  Meet with different contractors and ask for reference.  This will help you to decide which one is the perfect for the job.
  4. If you can spend time out of the renovation zone do it.  Is the perfect time to plan a short trip or visit family and friends.  This will help you to relax and have less stress.
  5. Enjoy the process and be grateful! During renovation you will learn a lot and will change your perspective on some many ways.

 

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If you want to see more details of my renovation and decor process you follow me at Instagram or Facebook @surroundingstyle.

Be creative, be you…

Gi

Lifestyle

My Little Family

Hi SS Followers!

 

I present you… my little family!  Usually you don’t see the 3 of us on the blog, but I want to share with you a little bit of our story.   We had been married for almost 7 amazing years and have a baby boy Mauricio of 1 year old.   Mauricio is the best thing that happened to us.  Me and my husband dream and talk about having a child and when we saw the positive results we were so excited, happy and nervous.  Was a dream come true… but when we hold him for the first time there is where our dream was really come true!

For us is really important to spend time as a family.  Sometimes is challenging because my hubby works long hours and is difficult to find time to spend together.  But for us family is always first.  My husband is my best friend, the best daddy and the best provider for his family.  I’m grateful and blessed for my family!

*Special thanks to Eagle Photography Puerto Rico for the beautiful pictures.  You can find them at IG and Facebook as @eaglephotographypr.

Be creative, be you…

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Beauty

New Favorites

Hi SS Followers,

Happy New Year!!!

This is my first post of 2018 and I can tell you that this year will be amazing.  I  like to try new products for skin care.  During the past month I have been using this two products and I can said that I LOVE them.   The great thing of the products is that are not expensive and you can find them at the drugstore and online.

* Esta es mi primera publicación de 2018 y puedo decirles que este año será increíble.  Me gusta probar nuevos productos para el cuido de la piel.  Durante el mes pasado, estuve utilizando estos dos productos y puedo decir que ME ENCANTAN.  Lo mejor de los productos es que no son caros y pueden encontrarlos en la farmacia y en linea.*

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N7 Restore & Renew Eye Cream– If you read one of my past post about my skin care routine you remember that I use the Avocado Eye Cream from Kiehl’s.   But one day I run out and the store is far away from my home, so I decide to go to the drugstore and buy one until I have time to go to the Kiehl’s store.  And I have to said that this cream is really good!  Smooths the skin and when you apply concealer goes on very smooth and minimize dark circles.   I use it am and pm before makeup or before going to sleep.

*N7 Restore & Renew Eye Cream– Si lees una de mis publicaciones anteriores sobre mi rutina de cuidado de la piel, recordaras que utilizo la crema para ojos de Avocado de Kiehl’s. Un día me desperté y me di cuenta que se me había acabado y la tienda estaba muy lejos de mi casa, así que decidí ir a la farmacia y comprar una hasta que tuviera tiempo de ir a la tienda de Kiehl’s. ¡Y tengo que decir que esta crema es realmente buena! Suaviza la piel y cuando aplicas el corrector continúa muy suave y minimiza las ojeras. Lo uso mañana y tarde antes del maquillaje o antes de irme a dormir.*

VALJEAN LABS Restore Facial Serum– I found this serum from a review from another blogger.  This serum have Niacinamide  that restore & purify and Zinc that soothes stressed & blemish-prone skin.  This serum really works with my sensitive skin, my face looks healthy and with a natural glow.

*VALJEAN LABS Restore Facial Serum– Encontré este suero de una reseña de otra blogger. Este suero tiene Niacinamide que restaura y purifica y Zinc que alivia la piel estresada y propensa a las imperfecciones. Este suero realmente funciona con mi piel sensible, mi cara se ve saludable y con un brillo natural.*

 

Be creative, be you…

Gi

*Not sponsor.

Lifestyle

Gift Ideas for Him

Hi SS followers,

I don’t know if I’m the only one but for me the most difficult ones when it comes to gifts are the guys.   I can be hours thinking or looking online for the perfect gift for my hubby and dad.  If I ask them what they want for Christmas they will said “nothing” or “whatever you want” and that’s not helpful at all.  Here I’m going to share with you great ideas that I think are perfect gifts for guys.

 

1.Kiehl’s Men’s Stater Kit, from Kiehls.com  /  2.Ray-Ban Original Aviator, from Sunglasshut.com  /  3.Casual Grey Boots, from Novushoes.com  /  4.Tous Silver TS Bracelet, from Tous.com  /  5.Watch Box, from Macy’s.com  /  6.Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Dress Shirt & Mesh Tie, from Macy’s.com  /  7.Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, from Nordstrom.com  /  8.Tous Stainless Steel Acero Cufflinks, from Tous.com  /  9.TUMI Global Leather RFID Wallet, from Nordstrom.com /  10.Perry Ellis Men’s Travel Kit, from Macy’s.com  /  11.Hatterker Multi-funtional 2 in 1 Professional Men’s Electric Shaver, from Amazon.com  /  12.Apple Watch, from Apple.com

 

Hope this help you this holidays!

Be creative, be you…

Gi

*Not sponsor*

Lifestyle

Gifts Ideas for Her

Hi SS followers!

Christmas is around the corner and we have to be prepared.  It’s all about the tree, Christmas decor, family and gifts.  Something that has been helpful in the past years is to   make a list and set a budget before start buying any gift.   Here I’m going to share with you great gifts ideas for her. In other post I will share with you gift ideas for mens and kids.           ///             Las Navidades están a la vuelta de la esquina y tenemos que prepararnos.   En esta época es todo alrededor del árbol, decoración, familia y regalos.  Algo que siempre me ha sido útil en los últimos años es hacer una lista y establecer un presupuesto antes de comenzar a comprar los regalos.  En este articulo voy a compartir con ustedes algunas ideas de regalos para ellas.   Mas adelante en otros escritos les voy a compartir ideas de regalos para los hombres y niños.

 

Gift Ideas for Her  /  Ideas de regalo para ella

 

 

1. Tarte, Magic Star Collector’s Set,  from Ulta.com  /  2.TORY BURCH, Georgia Turn-Lock Mini Bag, from Toryburch.com  /  3.GUCCI, Leather belt with Double G buckle, from Gucci.com  /  4.ZARA, Gold Slides with Fringe, from Zara.com  /  5.TOUS, Vermeil Silver Warm Ring, from Tous.com  /  7.Kiehl’s, Disney x Kiehl’s Glow-Getters, from Kiehls.com  / 8.ZARA Ruffled Floral Print Jumpsuit, from Zara.com  /   9.Canon Powershot SX530 HS Camera, from Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Xmas!!!!    ///    Feliz Navidad!!!!

be creative, be you

Gi

 

*Not sponsor*

Lifestyle

No Bake – Thanksgiving Desserts / Postres para Acción de Gracias

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Hi everyone!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know that is a big celebration.  I love to bake and more in the fall and winter season.   But I know not everyone like it,  have the time or like in Puerto Rico not everyone have power.  Im going to share with you some fun, easy and no bake desserts recipes that I found on Pinterest for Thanksgiving Day.  This recipes are great and fun activities to do with kids or with the entire family.

I hope that you enjoy this ideas!

Be creative, be you…

Gi

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Acción de Gracias esta a la vuelta de la esquina y todos sabemos que es una gran celebración.  Me encanta hornear y más para la época de otoño e invierno.  Pero se que no a todos les gusta hornear, no tienen el tiempo o como en Puerto Rico que no toda la población tiene energía eléctrica.  Les voy a compartir unas recetas divertidas, fáciles y que no necesitan hornear de postres que encontré en Pinterest para el Día de Acción de Gracias.      Estas recetas son actividades divertidas y excelentes para incluir a los niños y a toda la familia. 

Espero que disfruten estas ideas!

Se creativa, se tu…

Gi

*Click the link to see the recipe. / Haz un click en el enlace para ver la receta.

Pumpkin Cheesecake – No Bake

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

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No Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

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Reeses Bottom Cheesecake Recipe

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Mayflower Munch Mix

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No Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies

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*Pictures are from Pinterest.