xoxo-Brosia: June 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Half way thru

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So glad that this week of training is almost over. It has been hot as heck and I'm definitely not digging the commute to this training location in this horrid Az summer heat. Got in my car and the temp inside said 158 degrees. Do you know how long it takes to get that Down to a tolerable number? Smh. As soon as I walk outside I have to start snatching off my accessories especially earrings, the sun heats them up quick. I'm afraid of having third degree burns from my accessories. I hope you Gals are in cooler weathers! Monsoon season is here so it's hot windy and semi humid. We will be getting thunderstorms ab showers in a few days. I'm dreading the humidity.

Enough of my weather lady updates you all have a great day!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blog Sale

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If you are interested in any item(s) below please leave a comment with your email address and the item(s) that you are interested in. If you are not comfortable posting your email on the blog please email ambrosiamm@gmail.com with the item(s) you are interested in purchasing so that I can send an invoice via Paypal.  $3.00 shipping [FREE SHIPPING ON PURCHASES OVER $30.00].  I am also open to better offers on items.

SHOES


Black T-Strap Heels
Size 8 (Forever21) Actually a Size 7. F21 is one size up. worn a few times, small scuffs & wear on sides
$15.00

Tux Heels - Blk & White
Size 8 (Charlotte Russe) may also be a 7 in reg. sizing
$18.00 never worn




BAGS

Over Sized Classic Tote - Black slightly used
$15.00 SOLD

Faux Coach never used
$15.00


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Safi Natural Hair Care

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Alex, founder of The Good Hair Blog and owner of Safi Natural Hair Care sent me a couple of product samples!  Hair Heaven Leave-In & Coil Latte Buttercreme.  Anytime I get my hands on a new product, my first instinct is to smell it, second instinct is to feel it.  I'm big on smell & texture, especially when it comes to what I will be putting into my hair.

Monday morning I washed and conditioned my hair, and followed up by applying The Hair Heaven Leave-In, the smell is mouth watering smell's like an orange creme popsicle!  I actually applied the leave in by applying it on medium sections of my hair and twisting it to dry over night.  That following morning, I had lots of moisture.  I never really purchase leave-in conditioners because I usually just use regular conditioner's as leave-in's but I can see this being a staple product, the smell is great and I love the way my hair felt after using it.

This morning I used the Coil Latte Buttercreme to take out my coil's to, it gave me the perfect amount of moisture and shine; and I kid you not, this stuff smells so yummy. . . like a cafe frappuccino!  I believe the Hair Heaven is a new product that isn't currently available but once it becomes avail. to you all I promise the smell will blow you away, in a very positive, HEAVENLY way!





Wednesday, June 22, 2011

E.L.F. Cosmetics 50% off Sale!

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Hey make-up beginners and you intermediat ladies who like to be smart about purchasing new tools and products. You all know I am a sucker for E.L.F because they have amazin' things for crazy good prices. Well, starting today through the next 4 days you can get 50% off on everything in the Studio collection!

The 11 piece brush collection is definitely a good steal! with the promo code it's only $15! Loves it

Take 50% off all Studio Makeup with coupon code STUDIO50. Good through 6/27,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Toric Lenses

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I can see! My whole life I have been stuck wearing prescription frames, though I made it work for me by picking frames that accentuated my face; A girl gets tired of being behind the frames. Today I picked up my first paid of contact lenses. I have an astigmatism so I did have to get end up having to get Toric Lenses which are still soft but a bid larger in circumference than your average lenses. I originally went in for my fitting on Thursday. Unfortunately I'm a blinker and couldn't get them both in and out on my own. I was a bit irritated with myself, damn right! But I watched a few YouTube videos and meditated a bit. Comes tuesday and I was ready! The boyf. gave me a little pep talk and I was good! I can see! that's all I have been saying today.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cropped Top + Jeggings

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In my park attire, ready for the Arizona heat and wind!  I am wearing jeggings from [Target] a black t-shirt that I chopped up around the neckline & cropped.  Although my sandals are not visible they are just black denim sandals from [Target]. Fedora is from [forever21] Accessories include 1 feather earring from [Charlotte Russe] along with standard gold hoops from [forever21] and my standard arm jewelry. I am wearing a simple diamond necklace that my boyfriend got me as a gift 2 years ago.  My boho sling over bag is from my high school days.  

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend thus far!



Friday, June 17, 2011

Airy Blouse + Houndstooth Tote

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IDK what I was thinking to wear this today, I had no idea it would be so hot.  I have no clue where these jeans were from as I did buy them when I was in high school, keep in mind I graduated about 4 years ago..forgive me!  This blouse is from [forever21] I am not positive where my bag is from, but I do remember i purchased it when I lived in LA.. same arm jewelry as previously stated, just added a [d.i.y]braided bracelet  that my little sister made for me using hemp and gold colored metallic yarn, earrings are from [forever21] Wedges are from [charlotte russe].  My hair is a result of a week old preserved coil out.  You can see the tutorial in the side column.

Happy friday everyone.  I will do my best at not melting in this 106 degree weather.




Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Pop of Color

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I felt uber comfortable today.. I'm wearing an ancient top that I bought years ago, just trimmed a bit off the bottom for added "drape-ery".  Leggings are from [H&M].  These lovely sandals that I purchased a few years ago are like my favorite, but I don't wear them that often because I'm a bit too lazy to lace them all the way up.. If I were wearing shorts, these sandles are capable of being laced all the way up above the calf, I purchased them at the [L.A. Garment District] quite some time ago.  Same arm jewelry as the previous days, only I added a Tunisian woven bracelent from last season's [Crochet Love] collection that may be coming back eventually.  1 Feather earring, again I'm not quite sure where it was purchased, but my guess would be either [forever21] or [charlotte russe]. The studs are from [forever21]. Clutch is [Foley + Corinna] a gift from my best friend




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Stuff!

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After last week's review on the hair care product's that [Tiiva Natural's] sent me, out of courtesy they sponsored a give away for my viewers. Two lucky viewers of [My Youtube Channel] got the opportunity to receive a 8oz. bottle of the leave in conditioner.

All packaged and ready for shipment first thing tomorrow morning!  Congrats ladies, please let me know how it works out for you. . . Being that we all have different hair textures/combo's it will be great to know how it has worked for the next gal.

Don't be discouraged if you aren't randomly selected this time, I am working on hosting more give away's in the near future!

OOTD [Maxi]

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WARNING: SLIGHTLY EXPOSED BRA STRAP Ugh, these photos sort of bother me because my bra strap was showing in both.  Yes, I have strapless bra's but I wasn't in the mood to keep having to tug and pull at a strapless. Plus I wore this throw over from [Forever21] all day to hide the straps and keep it "office appropriate".  My boyfriend bought this maxi dress for me about a year ago from a boutique out in San Tan Valley, AZ.  I really don't remember the shoppe name since we don't go out there that often.  I have to get better with showing shoes, but I just wore basic [BCBG] sandals. Earrings are from [Charlotte Russe] ring is from [Forever21]. Gold bangles, from my local jeweler purchased years ago.  Beaded bracelets are from childhood.  Bag is [Urban Outfitters]

Face: Snob lipstick from [MAC], Lower smokey eye once again, and a slightly flushed cheek.





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

OOTD [ office ]

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So as you can tell by now, my office doesn't really require your traditional attire.  Quite casual. .

leggings are from [forever21] I love these because of the texture around the knee area, sort of like a knee pad look.
The blue throw over is also from [forever21] purchased about a year ago, I actually cut it, the original length reached right above the thigh.  Layered with just a simple loose tee underneath.
Yesterdays chain link necklace [thrifted] along with an old necklace also from [forever21] purchased about a year ago.  one feather earring, I actually do not remember where the feather earrings are from. Turquoise & pearl ring both from forever, thumb ring is [thrifted] Booties are from [shoe dazzle]. Bag from [California Market in downtown LA]

Face: Smokey lower lash line, nude lip Shell by [Mary Kay]








Monday, June 13, 2011

OOTD [ office ]

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Top - Unknown
High Waisted Trousers - Forever 21
Accessories - Gold 7-day bangles [local jeweler] | childhood bead bracelets | link necklace [thrifted] | gold layered necklace [forever21]

Side note: I was not prepared to do an ootd, ha! so I'll take detailed photo's and have everything together next time.  These trousers are a bit too big for me,  & I didn't have my shoes on!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Toning

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I've recently been getting a lot of questions on what I have been doing to tone/stay fit.  I've stated before, I'm a naturally small person, my reason for workout is to keep healthy and tone.  I've been trying to make it a part of my daily lifestyle, as it really should be part of it.
I would really love to be able to just go for a jog in the morning/evenings but I haven't quite found a place that I feel comfortable/safe enough to just go run alone. So as of now my workouts go down around my home.  You really don't need a huge amount of space to workout, Many people use that as an excuse.  Every workout that I do is done only on my yoga mat, that's only taking about 4.5 "; Length: 24.0 "; Width: 4.5 " of space. I also use 5lb weights for some of the exercises.

These are the exercises that I love to do the most, they are really affective for me as well.

Stomach
Reverse Crunches
Bicycle Crunches
Jack hammers
And a few other things that I honestly don't know the name of 

Arms
Bicep Curls 
Dips 
Triceps Extensions 
Lateral Shoulder Rises 
& Hammer Curls

Legs
I really don't focus on my legs as much, but I do squats every now and then, also a type of squat that instead of standing up straight after coming out of the squat, you jump up in the air and return to the squat form.  I may have to do a video demonstration


Please google the terms that I've listed, I'm just making a quick reference list of what I do.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blog Sale!

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$2 Shipping

reply on this post with the earrings you're purchasing and your email address, you will receive an invoice through PayPal
SHELL EARRINGS - $1


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Meet Me in Miami!

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I have been invited out as a special guest to this huge event! This is a 3-day weekend conference/expo.
This isn't a hair show, it's more so a Natural/Organic movement! This event is a cultural platform for women that choose to live natural lifestyles.  I will be sharing both make-up & hair advice, answering all of your questions.  Most importantly, I will be able to meet with you all!

The event's will be held at a 5 star resort & spa
There will be an all white event by the pool
An all black social
Celebrity comdey show 
+ so much more! 

What more can you ask for? You'll get your summer events in one trip!  Show your love, show your support :)

Go to the event site at amillionqueens.com and leave your comments on my media sponsor page and help show support for my YouTube channel, rate my channel, interact with me! Any additional questions you may have about this event leave it on my sponsor page.



A Million Queens is a total inspiration and an amazing movement!

Check out the website!
The first 50 people that register for the expo will receive a $20 off registration make sure you leave a comment on my sponsor page stating that you have registered, if you plan on doing so and you'll also receive an all natural gift bag upon arrival at the event. Basically, you're like v.i.p.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

DIY Faux Gauge Earrings

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I recently reblogged a pair of UO earrings that I absolutely adored. Sure, I could have just ordered myself a pair online but me being a crafty gal, I decided to create a little D.I.Y project for myself.

Clearly they aren't perfect being that this was only my first try.  But I plan on trying thous out again maybe add a gloss finish.  Today I used a  f i m o  brand clay and baked it for 25 minutes in the kitchen oven at 230° after baking, I let the earrings cool for about 10 minutes before I handled them in any way.