Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Wish List: 1946 Ford Woodie Station Wagon

Woodie's are absolutely one of my favorites cars! You can never beat the design concept, space, safety, and comfort that this station wagon has to offer. This is one of those wish list items that I could only dream of having one day.

Wait a minute I hear a horn. Why there parked in front of our driveway is Mr. Woodie waiting anxiously to take us all to Cocoa Beach. He is well packed with surfing boards, umbrellas, beach chairs, towels, a cooler and several picnic baskets. I can't wait to arrive at the sandy beach and enjoy an ice cream sandwich, sitting next to my hubby and Mr. Woodie while basking in the sun. 

What a weekend that would be!
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Panama Jack Cruisers / Huffy

How cute! This was the first thing I said when I saw these Huffy classic Panama Jack Cruisers at Walmart. These bikes are super stylish and comparing to other cruisers are also more affordable!

I for one love bike riding. I don't own a Huffy cruiser. I do however own a Trailmate three wheel bike, which may look a little granny but I totally love it!

Bike riding happens to be one of my favorites forms of exercise and recreation. I also love bike racing. I especially enjoy watching Le Tour De France, which by the way will start on June 30 to July 22!

I figure that while I'm not able to afford a plane ticket to France I could still tour it from the bikers point of view. I enjoy watching these bikers travel through those adorable little towns filled with charm and history. I could almost feel my hair being blown by the wind.



This lovely cream color 26" women's bike is adorable! I imagined being in an Island and drinking Pina Colada while cruising on this bike.

Some of the features of this bike are:

  • Wide padded saddle with springs for comfort
  • Painted steel fenders for a vintage look while it keeps the rain and dirt away
  • Weather-resistant painted alloy rims save weight
  • Alloy quick-release seat post makes adjustments a snap
  • Easy coaster brake
  • Wide white wall tires for smooth riding
  • Wide sweep cruiser handlebar for a comfortable upright riding position
  • Leather handlebar bag and bottle holder
  • Adjustable rear rack


  • This swell 26" Men's Cruiser is in a Champagne color. The orange accents are so retro! I just can imagine my hubby riding this baby while wearing his favorite Hawaiian shirt, bermuda shorts, and flip flops.

    Here are it's features:

  • Matte black steel cantilever classic cruiser frame
  • Wide padded saddle with springs for comfort
  • Painted steel fenders for a vintage look while it keeps the rain and dirt away
  • Weather-resistant painted alloy rims save weight
  • Alloy quick-release seat post makes adjustments a snap
  • Black 26" Huffy men's bike features easy coaster brake
  • Wide whitewall tires for smooth riding
  • Wide sweep cruiser handlebar for a comfortable upright riding position on this black 26" Huffy men's bike
  • Leather handlebar bag and bottle holder
  • Adjustable rear rack
  • Bottle opener



  • Let your imagination run wild!



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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Eye Brow Pencils/ Reviews

    Marilyn tending to her brows.
    have always loved Marilyn Monroe's eyebrow style. It was never too thick nor too thin. It was always just right. For years I have been searching for that perfect brow pencil so that I could easily style that perfect retro eyebrow look.

    But every time I would come home happy thinking that I might have found the perfect eye pencil,  and after several strokes, and I would try to make the pencil work. Then that's when I had to accept the fact that again it wasn't the perfect one.

    After several attempts I have finally found so far three brow pencils that have some potential. And perhaps there is one that have made the cut. 

    Here we go:



    Soap & Glory Arch De Triumph:

    *Double function pencil. One side is the actual brow pencil. The other side is a creamy eye brow highlighter to enhance the eyebrow area.
    * The brow pencil has a hard consistency, which is good for my taste because it doesn't smudge.
    * Great coverage.
    * Easy to apply. Very forgiving.
    * Thick and durable. (To be able to sharpen this pencil I had to use a big sharpener).
    * Lasts a long time.
    * Reasonable price. I bought it at Target for $10.

    On the other hand: 
    * Although the eye pencil was a light brown it kind of worked along with my dark eyebrows. But I still believe that a darker brown would have worked better for me. They should offer more color choices.
    * This kit came with several size stencils that you would pop out from the box. The stencils had a pretty shape. But when you used it with the pencil it couldn't fit. In other words the pencil was way to big for the stencils.


    Star Rating:




    Update: After Target stop carrying Soap & Glory products I haven't been able to find this pencil anywhere.  I visited the Soap & Glory website and they stop featuring it as well.  I emailed Soap & Glory, but I haven't yet heard from them. Sorry ladies! I will be looking for a similar pencil.


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    Mac Eye Brows:

    * Thinner than the Soap & Glory, which I had to get use to. You have to feather it in the brow instead of drawing them in. And then with a brow brush you finished them off.
    * The consistency is great. Not too hard and not too soft. But because it is a thin pencil you have to feather it lightly, so it won't break.
    * Very professional looking eyebrows.
    * Great for that retro look.
    * It's one of those pencil that you twist. No need for sharpening. At times I have to make sure to twist the right way or else nothing would come out.
    * A wide color selection. The color that was chosen for me was Spike. Which is a very dark brown. And it works perfect for my dark brows.

    On the other hand:
    * Bought it for $15. A bit more than I am use to paying for an eyebrow pencil. But it was worth it!
    *  I haven't had a chance to really use it everyday. I am not sure how long it would last. I bought it back in February. So far, so good it has lasted for two whole months.


    Star Rating:

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    Benefit Instant Brow Pencil:

    * Double function. One side it's the brow pencil. The other side has a brush.
    * The diameter of this pencil allows for great coverage. It's not too thin, not too wide, but just right.  
    * To apply you should use the feather stroke. Or else it could get pretty smudgy.
    * Good natural look effect right after you brush them. After an hour though it tends to look sloppy.
    * Has a nice color selection. I bought the medium brown.

    On the other hand:
    * It is a little bit too soft for my taste. It tends to get very smudgy. Not too great for warm weather.
    * You have to sharpen constantly, which will mean that it might not last that long if you have to use it on a regular basis.
    * I bought it at Ulta for $20. A little bit steep for the girl next door. And unfortunately it wasn't worth the price.


    Star Rating:





    My final verdict:

    The Mac brow pencil is my favorite so far! I wear it all the time. And I am happy how my brows end up looking polish and very professional! I will continue to buy this baby.


    Did somebody say Anastasia? I have never bought her products before. I heard that she is the queen of eye brows and that she has shaped Hollywood stars brows for years. I heard great reviews about her products. I recently visited her website. The prices are a bit high for me. But perhaps it's worth a try.



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    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Window Shopping & Review: Banana Republic/ MadMen Collection

    Today I went to the mall to do some window shopping exercise. Then all the sudden I came to a screeching halt when I saw the newest MadMen Limited Collection at the Banana Republic! I loved what I saw in their window display so I decided to make a right hand turn into the store.

    Amc and Banana Republic had team up again for another MadMen Collection. Inspired by the 1960's look designer Jamie Bryant has created a lovely Spring collection that is both handsome and sophisticated.

    Here are my Banana Republic window shopping experience and reviews for their Spring collection.



    My First Impression:

    I have always loved this classy store! Today the staff happily greeted me and made me feel comfortable. The store was well organized, clean, and it was easy to navigate.


    * The clothes were beautifully designed.
    * Retro wearable for the modern world.
    * Clothes looked vibrant and well made.





    Betty Dress

    * This fuchsia dress is made of a silk taffeta, which felt smooth and light and not heavy.
    * Delineates the feminine figure pretty nicely.
    * It is shinier in person. If you don't mind the shine this dress is wedding party ready.






    Joan Floral Sheath

    * The design is very sophisticated.
    * Nice sleek material. Perfect for Spring and Summer.
    * This dress flower pattern was a bit too abstract and large for my taste.






    Cigarette Pants

    * These pink cigarette pants are my favorites.
    * The design is very 60's.
    * Invisible side zipper.
    * The material is soft and stretchy.
     
     Lace Shell:

    * These 60's tailored lace top design hits perfectly at the hip.
    * It is nicely lined.
    * Sleeveless. Perfect for Spring.

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    My Final Verdict:

    Very classy durable timeless designs that will last forever. It is a bit pricey for my pocketbook. But at the same time it is a very good investment.


    Star Rating:

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    Happy Shopping!




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