Some Family Time

This weekend I got to spend some quality time with my aunt, mom and sister.

We left to San Diego for my mom’s birthday on Friday around noon. They got to go to Disneyland for a few hours while I was finishing up my last hours at work. Once they picked me up from work we were off.

We stayed at La Quinta and it was pretty nice considering the amount they charge. On Friday we were all pretty tired so, we decided to stay in and order pizza. It was nice just watching some HBO and having some delicious pizza with wings.

On Saturday we went to Belmont Shore and hung out at their pier. There was so much to do there and everything was very reasonable. My sister and I went rock climbing on their rock wall for just $6 each. I’m not going to lie I was pretty proud of myself when I got to the top. The whole way up there my knees were buckling and my palms were sweating up a storm. It also didn’t help that it was really hot too. So when I got to the top I felt that I conquered my fear and really stepped out of my comfort zone.


After that we checked out this cool lounge area where you can ride a wave. The people that were taking turns riding the waves were REALLY talented. I left inspired to learn how to surf or at least know how to keep my balance on one of those waves.


Since my mom loves games we checked out their arcade room. We had fun racing motorcycles and playing Deal or No Deal.

It was no surprise that once we were done playing our games that we took a sweets break. I order Dip and Dots cookies and cream and my mom got a funnel cake.


When we were all ready to go home we saw these roller skate dance crew. They were older but I was pretty jealous at their amazing roller moves. We stopped by the sand for one last look at the amazing ocean view.

On our last day we ate at my mom old favorite restaurant called On the Border. Then we stopped by my great aunts rehab center to pay her a visit. She was in such a good mood when she saw us. Since she is at fall risk she can’t go home so when she gets a visitor, she feels loved.

It was definitely one of the best family weekends I’ve had in a while. But as soon as I was almost home I got pretty excited to see my boyfriend. Even though I see him every single day, a day let alone a weekend without him seems so strange. So I was welcomed with kisses and hugs as soon as I opened the door.

I hope you also had an amazing and fun weekend too.

My Daily Beauty Routine

Good Morning World!

Today I had to wake up extra early like 2:00 AM early. I came into work early today because My aunt, mom and sister are going to San Diego to celebrate my mom’s big 5-0hh.


So come get ready with me!

First I start off by washing my face with the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Cleanser. After washing my face I massage in the Palmers Cocoa Butter all over my face. Then I go in with my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry- Touch Sunscreen.


Once I’m done, I quickly go in with my Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizer. I make sure that I rub it in my cheeks more because that is where most of my big pores are. Since I have oily eyelids too I make sure I put on the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I also make sure to put on my Calvin Klein mascara. I do this because my eyelashes are really straight, so by putting it on first and then curling makes the curls stay longer.

During this time I let everything set and usually brush my teeth while I wait.

After waiting I go in with my Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème. The shade I use is Nude. When I apply it , I just use my fingers to spread it where ever it needs to go. Once I’m done I go in with my Sephora MicroSmooth powder in the shade of Moyen Medium; Beige (25). I apply the powder with a round flat sponge.

For the eyes I put on the Creaseless Cream Shadow from Benefit. The color is No Pressure which is a nice rose gold shadow with hints of shimmer and glitter. I let that set for about a minute before I put on my eyeliner. When putting on my eyeliner, I just make a thin line and go back making it thinner.


Once everything is done I finish up with the Smashbox Photo Finish Prime Water. This helps my make up last longer and keep it from getting too oily.


I had fun sharing with you my daily routine. I hope you enjoying getting ready with me and I wish you all a fun weekend.

Love,

Erika