Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm a big kid now.... meow?

This is my new toothbrush. I had to get rid of the other 4 i had because mommy didn't like so many of my toothbrushes in the bathroom. I mean who has 4 toothbrushes anyway? I don't even know why I had so many... I just kept getting one every time I slept over my friend's house and forgot mine from home... 

But here is my new one that my mommy bought for me from the dollar store!
It's so cute! And it comes with that cap to put on the bristles and ahh i lovey it!
It was actually made for little kids... but i don't care because it's super soft and i love brushing my teeth with it. 

How come they don't make cute toothbrushes for BIG kids like me? Instead they make boring ol ugly toothbrushes. 

I'm a BIG kid now, 
xoxo, Lina

Monday, January 30, 2012

Golden smokey eye, pink lips, curled hair

Sometimes I like t look all fancy and glamorous for work. Well makeup wise that is.. because clothes.. I wear the same thing every time. 

But here was a nice golden smokey eye created with the naked palette (the first one) and some pretty pink lips and curls! YAY for looking fab and glam!

oh and i love the sunglasses pictured above. $10 and they're my faveyy!!!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine's Day cookies!

So I thought I'd do another baking video.... I actually wanted to do this video like a year ago.... I just never got the chance to. So I though't I'd actually do it this year for Valentine's Day!

They are absolutely DELICIOUS European jam-filled heart-shaped cookies with some white chocolate. And they are amazingly good! My mom ate almost the whole batch that I made. SHE LOVES THEM!

Here is the recipe I followed to make the cookies:

  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of raspberry jam or homemade raspberry preserves
  • 2 ounces (60 grams) white chocolate, grated

Homemade Raspberry Preserves: (optional)
  • 2 cups (225 grams) (8 ounces) frozen raspberries, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar
  • a few drops of fresh lemon juice

Shortbreads: In a separate bowl whisk the flour with the salt. 
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least an hour.  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) with the rack in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch (1 cm) thick. Using a 2 to 3 inch (5 to 7.5 cm) cookie cutter (round, square, heart, etc.) cut out the dough.  Place the cookies about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use a smaller cookie cutter (3/4 - 1 inch (2.5 cm)) to cut out the centers of half of the cookies on the baking sheet. (You will be sandwiching two cookies together and there will be a small 'window or cut out' in the top cookie so you can see the jam underneath.)  Place the unbaked cookies, on the baking sheet, in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. This will firm up the dough so the cookies will maintain their shape when baked. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
To Assemble Cookies: Place the cookies with the cut-outs on a wire rack and dust the tops with the confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar.
On the bottom surface of the full cookie (top of cookie will face out) spread with about a 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of jam.  Sprinkle with a little grated white chocolate. Place the cut-out cookie on top and gently sandwich them together, making sure not to smug the confectioners' sugar. Using a small spoon, fill the cut-out with a little more jam.
Makes about 12 sandwich cookies.
Note: You can store the unassembled cookies for several days in an airtight container. It is best, though, to assemble the cookies the same day as serving in order to keep the cookies crisp.
Homemade Raspberry Preserves: Place the frozen unsweetened raspberries and the sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Do not let it burn. Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof measuring cup. You should have almost a cup of preserves. Add a drop or two of lemon juice. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few days before using.

And now time for some baking fun together, here is the video!

Hope you all enjoyed this video!
And Happy happy Valentine's day! If you don't have a valentine this year, well... i'll be your valentine! And we'll spend our day baking together and sharing and spreading the love <3

xoxo, Lina

Friday, January 27, 2012

you could never have enough...


This is my new charm bracelet from Kohl's online. they didn't have it in stores and i loveeee charm bracelets so i thought i'd get one. each charm had to be purchased separately but everything was on sale and i had a 30% off coupon in addition to that.

I paid 10x less for this filled bracelet than my quarter filled pandora bracelet. Just imagine how much my pandora bracelet is worth!

Isn't it beautiful!? i love it so much!! :D

i love love loveyy charms! they inspire me <3

xoxo, Lina

Thursday, January 26, 2012

8 years ago...

I got a baby bearded dragon lizard and she was only 2 weeks old, I named her Ginger.
She was so adorable and I loved her so much. 

I used to take her out on walks (yes, she had a leash) and she would run SOOO fast i couldn't catch up with her. 

When she was a baby she also tried to bite the green shirt I was wearing because she thought it was lettuce ;)

She would stand up on her two feet, she would climb my shoulder, and she would lick me with her sticky tongue. 

8 years ago... I also was 12/13 and I looked like this. Not so pretty I know. I was chubbier, i looked young still, very young. I didn't wear makeup, i was just there.

Bute 8 years ago, my baby would stand up on my hands, she was my life, my baby.

MONTHS ago, my baby was sleeping on her back. She was adorable. 
(no, she wasn't dead)

But last night, on January 25, 2012, Ginger said goodbye. And I can't even type this post without crying. 

I buried her last night, put her in a box, dug a hole in the ground and buried her. Mommy helped, and we cried together, 

My room now looks so empty where the cage used to be. 

I love you Ginger, always and forever. 
And I'm truly sorry for being a bad mother as I grew older.
I still love you though, and I already miss you. 

RIP Ginger

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Run and your heart will follow

This is a shirt i got from victoria's secret for $8 during the semi-annual sale!
It is very inspirational to me, so i thought i'd take a picture and share!

''Run and your heart will follow"

I'm a big believer in following your dreams and chasing after them as well as going after what you want and deserve. This shirt sort of reminds me of that because no matter what run and do what you think you need to do. Your heart will follow you and inspire you. 

Dreams and inspirations, 
xoxo, Lina

Monday, January 23, 2012

I got a mini-me!

So for those of you that don't know.... I love kids.. so I also babysit as well as work at Pandora jewelry, go to school, make videos on youtube, and yeah. SO many jobs! Haha but yes I babysit, and last time I was there, this little 3 year old decided to tell me that all my things were actually her things. 

And this is what we ended up with... a mini-me! Wearing some leather gloves, my sunglasses, and a Michael Kors bag. The uggs... well those are all hers (i don't even own a pair of uggs)! haha

Hope this brighten's up someone's day!!

xoxo, Lina

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Just another day in my life...

Just another day in my life....

I painted my nails... or rather stuck on sally hansen's nail thingies on my nails... they remind me of ed hardy, so I really like them. 

Then idk what was going on here... haha just having funs!

 This is my new ring (that I lost that same day :/ ) but it's a pinky ring.. or I wear(wore) it on my pinky because it was a size 4, just thought it was adorable!

 Then I made some tuna fish and wrapped it around in some lettuce like a wrap!

 And that next morning... or rather next afternoon after I went grocery shopping.. I made french toast with bananas on the side! Yummy!

Such a glamorous day huh?

xoxo, Lina

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cute lil loveys!!

This is my baby, wearing a sweater. I thought this picture was just too adorable! Again with the border, it's because it was posted on Instagram - linamariax3

Then my baby found a friend. His friend is a poodle mix with i don't know what... but the poodle mix is only 7.5 months old and my yorkie is almost 2 years. Huge difference in size!

Then I caught them playin in action and this picture I also thought was just way too adorable to not post. So i needed to share with you all!

Hope this maybe makes someone's day.!

xoxo, Lina

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Have you ever seen...?

A lizard that sleeps on it's back?

Meet ginger. She's my bearded dragon pet lizard.... And she was sleeping on her back the other day... I actually thought she was dead because I've never seen her do this before... but she's not... and she's still breathing as we speak (thank goodness!)

I just thought this was such a cute picture so I wanted to share it with you all!

Do your pets do any silly things?

Silly Ginger! Man I love her. 
xoxo, Lina

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A collection of my makeup looks... REQUESTS?

Here's just some ways I've been wearing my makeup.... I try not to wear the same thing every day... So here's just a few pictures... 

Once again, they're all edited and such because they were all posted on Instagram
Instagram username: linamariax3

This one was actually a tutorial Jlovesmac1 did...

Let me know if you guys want a tutorial on any of these.... other than that major purple eye makeup.. because i'm already planning to do a video on that one!

your makeup junkie...
xoxo, Lina

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A day at work!

For those of you that do not know where I work.... well I'll tell you. I work at Pandora Jewelry. I don't know if this pandora thing is popular in anywhere that not the US... but yea...

I don't own any of this jewelry.. I just wear it while i'm at work. We actually have to wear 3 different pieces of jewelry at work..

So the first thing I was wearing... that I fell in love with actually and needed to order for myself from another store to transfer to my store so I can buy it and wear it on my ring finger, is this smoked quartz ring. I just love this ring, i think it's beautiful. AND i also just love rings... if only you guys saw how many rings I won.... So that's a real smoked quartz stone, sterling silver ring, with some 14K gold touches to it on the sides. Isn't it pwetty?!

Then I was wearing a pandora bracelet with purple charms and two-tone charms (which are sterling silver and 14K gold on every charm)... two-tone charms are my favorite!

Then I was also wearing a leather bracelet with one charm... that said 2011 on it...

And here you can see I had a matching charm on my bracelet that matched the ring above! It's the dangle smoked quartz charm, and I love that one too!

 And here is a picture, that combines  3 of those above pictures and makes it look all super pretty...
It was also posted on Instagram
Instagram username: linamariax3

So... do any of you have a pandora bracelet? A pandora ring? Pandora earrings? necklace?

Or maybe you've never heard of Pandora... 

let me know!

Full of pandora jewelry...
xoxo, Lina

Friday, January 13, 2012

REVIEW on the revlon lip butters

So here's that long awaited video that I filmed a week ago, just didn't know when to put it up for you guys. I knew you guys wanted to see it but I had the other videos that I felt needed to go up first!

But since the craze about the revlon lip butters continues, i hope you all enjoy the review on them to help you decide whether they're worth it or not, and which colors to buy!

Hope you all enjoy!!
xoxo, Lina!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fruit loops makeup!!

This is a look that JLovesmac1 did, and I wore it for three days straight. I got a zillion compliments, and i felt like fruit loops hehe because it's so colorful and fun!

I just love this look so much!!!

xoxo, Lina

My TWO new palettes!

That one RARE day when I spent practically my WHOLE day with my dad and my sister just running errands, getting some information about my car from insurance companies, going to the craft store and target and walmart... this is what I bought...

Well I bought more than these two palettes but these were the most exciting!

First one is this ELF palette. People have said the ELF palette has pretty good pigmentation and I thought I'd get it so I can create some makeup looks with it for you guys. I realize that not everyone has the Naked palettes and all of those higher end products so I thought I'd get something each one of you can purchase for just $15! (I think it was $15.... might have been $10...)

 This second palette I bought is by Pixi and it has eyeshadows, blushes and lip colors. This palette I wanted to get two months ago on black friday but they were sold out and I didn't want to drive around to different stores looking for this palette so I decided I'd pay the extra $5 bucks and get it whenever it's in stock again. I saw reviews on this palette which is why I got it.... and I just LOVE blush and lip colors... and those two are probably two of my all time favorite makeup things. 

Do any of you have these palettes as well?
If ya do, let me know how they are because I haven't used them yet!!

xoxo, Lina

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Another haul video for you guys!
Hope you likey!

And for those of you that never heard of bh cosmetics before, they're really good quality. Like Coastal Scents and NYX, except that they have sales like all the time!

xooxo, Lina

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My not-so-glamorous weekend

Weekends are like the only few days during the week that I SOMETIMES have time to get things done. Especially now with no school, I have time to clean, clean, and clean some more. I have time to film and edit videos. I have time to clean my makeup brushes. I have time to go grocery shopping. I have time to make myself a sandwich and a drink...And I have time to depot eyeshadows.

Isn't that FUN STUFF?

This was my grocery shopping... it's a lil funny how today my dad, my brother, and I were all at the SAME grocery store... but neither of us knew the other was going... well actually I knew my dad was going.And it's a lil strange how the only reason I was at the grocery store was to add some stuff to my dad's shopping cart, and buy some stuff for my brother and his friend such as a watermelon.... AND i only took this picture because I didn't know how big my brother wanted the watermelon. LOL

When I get hungry... I make myself a sandwich. I actually wanted a wrap... but of course there were no tortillas.

Then with that watermelon, some cranberry juice, cherries, blueberries, pina colada mix, and vodka... my brother's friend made drinks..... i had to add pina colada mix to mine otherwise it was so gross!

Then... while I'm under the influence of alcohol and I'm not driving anywhere because I DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE, I clean my makeup brushes. This is just my first set.... and in the mean time while those dry for 48 hours, i use my other set of makeup brushes. And rotate every week (or at least try to... it's another new year's resolution)

Then while makeup brushes are drying, i depot eyeshadows. And NYX eyeshadows take FOREVER to depot. Some are harder to do and others, Some crack and break and I get mad and just throw them out and yeah....

And now you're probably wondering... or probably not wondering at all but I think you're wondering... why half of these pictures look edited. Probably thinking if I have time to edit all these photos... well no, not exactly. Half these photos I posted previously on Instagram, and for those of you that follow me there would know that :D

For those of you that don't know what Instagram is... it's like tumblr but on an iphone.... And i do not know if other phones have that app. AND if you want to follow me.. 
my name on Instagram is linamariax3

Was your weekend any better than mine?
Maybe you actually went out and hung out with people....

My not-so-glamorous weekend, 
xoxo, Lina Bina

Last video pertaining to 2011!

If you haven't seen it yet, you must go see it!

My last favorites of 2011 beauty video is up...
and here it is:

Products mentioned:
  • Vanilla butter cream
  • Jeffrey Campbell "Lita" in the color taupe
  • Opi Designer de Better nail polish (muppets collection)
  • Essie set in stones nail polish (luxe effects collection)
  • z-palettes
  • NYX eyeshadows
  • Inglot eyeshadows
  • MAC Virgin Silver cream shadow
  • Train case/ Caboodle with lace design
  • MAC Azalea Blossom blush
  • NARS super orgasm blush
  • Maybelline's falsies mascara
  • Revlon lip butter in strawberry shortcake
  • Obsessive compulsive cosmetics lip tar in Cha Cha
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
  • Michael Kors very hollywood perfume
  • Michael Kors zip around iphone wallet
  • Michael Kors watch in rose gold
  • BHcosmetics gel eyeliner in storm and the pink one
  • Clarins instant smooth perfecting touch primer
  • Twisted peppermint lip gloss
  • MAC eloquent air lipstick
  • MAC prolongwear lipstick in seasoned plum
  • Black radiance lip tint in 3704
  • Dermablend professional concealer (my color is nude)
  • Hot travel mug thing from PINK
  • It's a 10 leave-in product
  • Neutrogena eye makeup remover wipes
  • Neutrogena al ove makeup remover wipes
  • Diamond candles in vanilla cream
Hope you all enjoy and thanks for watching!
xoxo, Lina

Monday, January 2, 2012

I love Pooh Bear!

I definitely have a blog post from months and months ago about a pooh bear toothbrush. The other one was for toddlers 2 years or so and was tiny! Took me forever to brush my teeth with it!

This one i saw, is also for toddlers... but WAY COOLER because pooh bear is actually around some "hunny" AND on top of that, I think this one was the vibrating tooth brush.. you know where the bristles rotate and move and stuffs? And supposedly clean your teeth better.

The goodies you can find at tar-shjay...

Did I tell you they approved me for their credit card? Now everytime I shop there, I get 5% off of everything I buy! That's way better than paying full price! Even if it's just $5 less off of $100... it's still cheaper!!

Pooh bear and hunny, 
xoxo, Lina
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