Tuesday, November 29, 2011



This is what many of you have been waiting for...

and the winner of the sunglasses giveaway is....



YAY!!! Congratulations on winning the giveaway! And to those of you that didn't win, well i'm so very sorry, but they'll be more chances to win future giveaways so just stay tuned to my channel!!

I was so happy to see the winner of the giveaway also favorited my video, it was so kind!!!! THANK YOU! That just made me very very happy. It's the little things in life that put a smile on my face!!

Thank you to everyone who took part in this giveaway!!

xoxo, Lina

Sunday, November 27, 2011

LEARN how to make RAVIOLI with me!

So I'm like not skilled in cooking whatsoever. Watch me try to figure out how to make ravioli and join me on the great adventure!

I think I should probably find myself a guy that's a chef....

feel free to laugh at me... or smile... or whatever... as long as it brightens up your day and makes you happy!

xoxo, Lina

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hot Chocolate Recipes!!!

Everyone loves a good cup of hot chocolate! And what better way to stay warm on these cold days then of cup of yumminess?!

First recipe: Nutella Hot Chocolate
- you'll need a whisk for this recipe. (trust me, it works better with a whisk than a spoon)
  • milk
  • nutella
  • cinnamon
  • whipped cream

Peppermint hot chocolate
  • your choice of hot chocolate... you can even start from scratch and melt your own chocolate... i like to use Swiss Miss hot chocolate and add water.
  • milk/water , depending in how you're making the hot chocolate itself. with swiss miss i use water
  • peppermint CANDY CANES! (better stock up this holiday season if you want it to last you all year!)

Now watch the video, and find out how to make these delicious recipes! Got your ingredients and utensils? Get ready, get so, start cooking!

Good luck! And enjoy!
xoxo, Lina

My Thanksgiving.

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry i haven't posted in a while... i've just had double the work hours and midterm exams and such... I know i know, it's not an excuse right? But when you're home only in time to sleep 3 hours and not at home the rest of the time and ya don't have your laptop, what's a girl to do?

So today I thought i'd share with you my thanksgiving outfit , as well as the dinner table and some other things from thanksgiving day!!
 my new shoes-ies below... i was told i look like a drag queen in these shoes.... i think the person meant to say hooker? haha i don't care! i love them! <3
 My makeup and weird smile....

 My sister getting kisses from a family friend's dog..
 My brother playing with a family friend's dog...
 DIN DIN! haha look at the guys face.... he's a family friend..


And that's all!!
Hope you all enjoyed these massive amounts of pictures.... cause that's what I do.. take piccs for you all!

What was I thankful for? For everything. For my life, for being a miracle baby. For my family even though they're really annoying 99% of the time, my friends for always being there for me, and ALL OF YOU for supporting me and being here with me on this journey on youtube.

What were you thankful for?

xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sparkles of joy!

I saw these shoes and it was love at first sight! I honestly have no idea where i'll wear them... i don't party, i don't drink, i don't go out.... but they were just so pretty and sparkly, i had to!

They're from Charlotte Russe, $48.50
On Black friday they're having a 30% sale!
They're not actually that high because they have a good amount on the platform, and they're actually really comfy. It's love <3

Thought I'd share with you all these sparkles of joy in my day!!

xoxo, Lina

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Want to win a pair of sunglasses?

Of course you want to win a pair of sunglasses, I mean why not. I guess the better question would be, who doesn't want to win?

Well now you can win you own pair of sunglasses. Just watch the video to see which ones I got, which ones you can get, and how to win!

Good luck to you all!
xoxo, Lina

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I wish I had room for this..

One day when I move out, I planning on having a GINORMOUS closet for my clothes, shoes, scarves, hats, and ACCESSORIES!

Maybe years from now whenever that happens, HauteLook will be having another sale for these jewelry armoires. For those of you that have room for this and can afford it... well I'm sharing this beauty with you. 
Looks like a dresser right? Wait til ya open it up!

AHHH it's so beautiful! I wonder if that would fit all my jewelry? I mean... I have A LOT of rings....

This armoire is currently on sale on HauteLook. It's on sale for $110, original price $243, it's 55% off!!! Man I wish I had a place to put it.... Here's the exact link for those of you that want to see it.

Important notice: I am not being paid by HauteLook or whatever company makes this armoire to tell you about it. I got an email telling me about some holiday gift ideas form hautelook.... and this wasn't on it.... but i ended up looking through the whole site 

Keep dreaming Lina, 
xoxo, Me

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Designer bag "splurge"?

SO a Macy's near me was having a 50% off designer bag sale! Only one of the Macy's near me, not the other one. They also never carry designer bags.... but people do return because they take all returns. So today and tomorrow was a 50% off designer bag sale, at 8AM! My mom and I being the crazy awesome people that we are who love to shop, were at Macy's around 8:20AM.

This was me in the car on the way there!
My mom was like, what are you so full of yourself that you need to take pictures all the time?! HAH. 

So around 8:20AM is when they started bringing out all the goodies!
They had these two bags, identical but one was silver one was gold... I wanted them.... but couldn't decide which one i wanted so I didn't get any...

Guess laptop case bag
I'm so glad this fits my mac laptop! It was love!!! 
Original price of this was $98... this wasn't considered a "designer" bag but it was on sale anyway for $68 and I had an extra 20%off coupon so I paid $54.88. 

 This baby right here is a Michael Kors cross body bag... I think that's what its called. I mean it doesn't fit to go across...but it goes as a long shoulder bag. I figured since I don't have a black shoulder bag thing, i needed to buy one!
Original price: $198
Sale price: $41.58
Price I paid with 20% off coupon: $33.26

And this is my big baby! I bought this 2.5 weeks ago... returned it at the sale and bought it again!
Original price: $498.00
Sale price: $261.45
Price I paid with 20% off coupon: $209.16

I don't even know if this is considered a splurge since I didn't pay full price for any of them... 
But I'm so happy... I love my Guess and Michael Kors. MY TWO FAVORITE BRANDS EVER!

Your smart shopper, 
xoxo, Lina

Monday, November 14, 2011

Forever 21 package!

During the online "sale" forever 21 had, i bought a couple of things. Didn't need much so i didn't buy much, but it was free shipping!

So the first thing I bought was just a plain black skirt.... because every girl needs one of those in her closet (i didn't even have one.... i've been wearing my sisters for weeks)
This is ONLY $6.50, you can still get one for that cheap... Just clicky here!
and this is what it looks like on me...

Then since I really don't have any simple black dresses to go out... i don't know.. maybe a date? HA, that was funny.. me? a date? right... Anyways I got this little dress for an occasion when I might need it.... I guess forever 21 is sold out though, because it's not on the website anymore...
and the top part (above my boob area) is that see-through material. And that dress was only $11.50 :D

Thought I'd just share with you all that mini haul!! :D

xoxo, Lina

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bedazzled phone case!

I got this phone case from 

Isn't is gorgeous look?

Can you just imagine that someone sat their butt down for HOURS, putting together every little piece on this phone case? (I know they're a bit pricey, $79, but that's why.) All the hard work and labor they put into a phone case just to make it for you. And on top of that it's bedazzled with swarovski crystals, and those are expensive too. 

Get your own one of a kind phone case, because you can personalize them too rather then just choosing from their basic design. 

Watch my review video on them.

There may be a possible giveaway, so watch the video!

xoxo, Lina

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ya know the store Free People?

I was just, actually I don't even know what I was doing. I checked my email (well my 10 different emails), then was on facebook, looked at my phone to see if any of my food was done cooking in bakery story... and then I somehow ended up on a clothing store website for Free People. So then there was this as about limited time dresses, and I was like OOO let me see. SO i'm looking at these dresses, and found this GORGEOUS one.
This dress is SO cute! And I don't really have like a going out/party dress, because I don't go out and I don't party. So i've never really had a reason to buy one. But what I do like is SHINY stuff and SEQUINS. When I saw this, I was like wow i really want it. 

But then I changed my mind when I saw the price....

Is Free People crazy or something? 258 buckaroos for that dress? I mean yes it's pretty and all and shiny and i really want it, but I would never spend that much on a dress like that (maybe if I was a millionaire).  Sequin dresses are being sold in a lot of places now, including forever 21 where you can get one for 30 buckaroos. I did try them on at forever 21... they just didn't fit my right so I didn't buy them. 

Sometimes I don't understand what these stores are thinking. I mean we got other stores where we can get a similar dress much cheaper, and then ya come out with a $258 dress... What makes these stores think that we're going to buy their expensive dress, instead of a similar dress for much cheaper?

I just don't understand... and can't afford these massively expensive beautiful clothes....

And i'm sure a lot of you are on the same page as I!
xoxo, Lina

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Since I know you all like outfits of the day, here's another one for you!!!!!

Here's where I got my stuff from:
  • Scarf - Tjmaxx
  • Faux fur vest - forever 21
  • Jeans - Guess
  • Suede boots - Tjmaxx
  • Black shirt - Joyce Leslie
Hope you all enjoy that video!!! And thanks for watching!
xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


SO, let's watch a new video. Made, edited, and posted by me of course!
You all seem to like haul videos, so here ya go, this one was made with you in mind! (actually all my videos are made with you guys in mind because otherwise i wouldn't be on youtube in the first place!)

Also, I posted a new video on my vlog channel yesterday if you want to go check that out too!!!
sine you're visiting my 2nd channel anyway, want to make my day and subscribe!?

Oh and an update on my life. Remember how my car was broken like 2 weeks ago, and then I got it back like last week?! Well it broke AGAIN like 3 hours ago... and it stopped in the middle of the street, and needed to be pushed into a parking lot, and had to put a note on the car, so the cops don't think i'm trying to rob a bank (since it's parked at a bank) and it needs to be towed tomorrow.

Oh what great days my car brings to me....-_-

On the bright side.... I did some shopping before my car did break down.... and I'll film a haul video tomorrow (since i have nothing better to do because I don't have any way of leaving my house without a car). I don't know when it'll be posted... but it will be posted eventually. And that's all that matters right?!

Hope you're all having a beautiful day!
xoxo, Lina

Monday, November 7, 2011

Apple software for my laptop...

This was my attempt at going to Apple to upgrade my software of my laptop. I still have imovie 09.... it ahs been great! BUT there are some new features on imovie 11 i'd love to use for when I edit my videos.... But for imovie 11... i need a whole new software for my laptop. It needs to running AT LEAST the snow leopard 10.6 .... and then there's lion.... which is even better then snow leopard... but for lion... i still need snow leopard first. It's great isn't it?

Here's my video on my journey to the apple store... my frustration... my attempt at filming in the car and on my iphone... and a totally weird looking but awesome car i saw on the road. Hope you enjoy!

So since that's kind of is expensive.... I know someone who may be able to download it for me or put it on my computer from their disk since they have the family pack.... Unless things go wrong... then i'll end up getting it myself. But, i'll get it one way or another.

Apple frustration,
xoxo, Lina


Has the week and a half or 2 weeks passed by already?! IT SURE HAS! Well, I only know that because my laptop says so.... otherwise i'd still be thinking today is November 2nd. Haha, that's how behind I am on my days!

So i used random.org to pick the winner for me. The contest was open internationally, and I closed it exactly at midnight of nov. 7th. If that's too hard to understand, pretend it was 11:59pm on november 6th. 

Now rules were rules. So prior to posting the winner here, I had made sure the person was subscribed to BOTH my regular channel (linamariax3ify) and my vlog channel (LifeWithLina), and had the giveaway video in their favorites for me to see. Ya wouldn't believe how many people didn't follow one of those rules I just mentioned and I had to keep clicking on random.org to choose another winner. My gosh, people don't listen huh, well sucks because those 4 people lost a whole nail polish collection they could have had!

As much as I wanted to announce the winner once I found out.... well it'd be too much, because i had to check that people followed the rules. And that took up so much time! So I figured I would just announce the winner NOW!

So the winner is:

Fun part about this contest was that you were able to say whatever you wanted in the comments, so that winning comment was:

You guys had asked I post it, so I did!

Now, the WINNER has 48 hours to reply to my youtube message I had sent them, and tell me one of the three:
1) Username/email following me with on my blog
2) username following me with on facebook
3) username following me with on twitter

AND then I will also need you to tell me your address to send the nail polish to!

Let's keep in mind, that if the winner didn't do this beforehand, then I will be choosing another winner! 

Anyways, lovedancebeauty, you have 48 hours to respond to me with that information, and I'll be looking forward to your reply!

Tick tock, 
xoxo, Lina

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Misery --> Happiness

A few days in your life may be horrible, may seem like the worst day ever. Then you get those really good days, and nothing else matters anymore. 
(Example: my car broke down last week when I was going babysitting, but spending time with those kids just makes everything better.)

Someone wrote...
(you know who you are, sorry to use you as an example, hope you don't mind!)

Well to start off... if it makes you feel any better.... i'm down -100 on a costume I bought two years ago and didn't wear. I planned on wearing it this year but then my weekend was all filled with work, and my being sick as well... so that's 2 years I didn't get to wear that costume. On the bright side, Halloween isn't going anywhere... so I'll plan on wearing it next year.... and if it doesn't happen.... then the year after that! EVENTUALLY, i'll wear it.. and when I do, that day will be an awesome one. 

Being sick sucks, yes. But we all get sick... some of us just get sick at a bad time. But let's just be happy that we get better, and everything is okay again. As for the candy.... candy causes cavities anyways!

Halloween comes, Halloween goes, and comes back again next year!

But it's not just Halloween that we may be having a bad day. Maybe it's our birthday, a different holiday, or maybe just a random day out of the 365 days in a year. We all get bad days, some years we'll have more bad days than others. But you know what, then when you get those really good days, you're just that much more appreciative that everything is going right. 

The way I see it is that a bad day comes once in a while. And most of the time, it's not even your whole day, it's like an hour or so! Don't dwell on the misery... it happened, and so what? You move on with your life! Or at least I do... an hour of misery is another 23 hours of happiness that day!

Hope this helps some of you with your bad days. 

A lot of people always ask "how are you so happy all the time?" And it's not that my life is so perfect because it's not. It's the way I look at things, it's my attitude towards things and how I don't let little things upset me and ruin the rest of my day. So try that. 

CAUTION: changing your attitude and adding some positivity can cause Happiness!

Good luck, 

xoxo, Karolina

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

September and October favorites!

WOW, I bought way too much this month! So much that I didn't even get a chance to try out all the products I bought.... so I guess if I like them, they'll make it to my november.december favorites that will be up in January! Seems like such a long time from now, but time flies when you're making videos! HAha

Here's the video of all my favorites! I think it's pretty funny, and I laugh at myself every time i watch it haha.

List of products mentioned:
  • Zebra print leggings (Forever 21)
  • cheetah print boots heels (Charlotte Russe)
  • Mickey mouse hat (Singer 22)
  • Studio tech foundation - NW20 (MAC)
  • Tarte cosmetics (sephora)
    • lively
    • swank
    • flashy
    • dazzled
    • perky
    • glitzy
  • Revlon matte lipstick - Pink Pout (CVS)
  • Nars lip gloss - turkish delight (sephora)
  • L'oreal extra intense eyeliner - carbon black (CVS)
  • Maybelline eye studio gel -charcoal (Kmart)
  • L'oreal voluminous million lashes mascara (CVS)
  • Revlon top speed nail polish - Peachy (CVS)
  • Sephora glitter eyeliner - Opal (sephora)
  • Make up for ever lipliner - 16C (sephora)
  • Make up for ever blush - neon pink (sephora)
  • MAC eyeshadows
    • Saddle
    • Soft Brown
    • All That Glitters
    • Satin Taupe
    • Embark
    • Phloof (forgot to put this in the video, but it's my fave highlight color under the brow bone)
  • MAC blush - equilibrium
  • Youthberry and Wild Orange Blosson tea (Teavana)
The products mentioned that I bought in CVS, or Kmart, keep in mind that you can buy at any drugstore. 

Hope you all enjoyed this video!!! And thanks for watching , and reading this blog post :D

xoxo, Karolina
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