Friday, July 31, 2009

What am I reading right now......

The combination of the classic Jane Austen and Zombies seemed irresistible to me...haha!Not...maybe Mr. Darcy is....but while I was ready the first chapter of this book I was like "why do I have to read this, again?", and on the second chapter I began wish me luck on this cuz I really want to finish this by the weekend and start a new book by next week...:)


I ♥ Daily.......Roses and Teacup

"Roses and Teacups makes me Happy"

Image via Decorology


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Latest Investments....LOL...

oh no!!!not another haul......:)

I got this pendant at an arts&crafts show, and it is made from an old broken plate.

J.Crew Headbands ( sorry bout the picture just don't want to show my face..)

Essie Nailpolish in Carousel Coral

China Glaze Nailpolishes in (clockwise): Solar Power, Black Diamond & Up all Night

and a "Bird Fly over the Rainbow" print by Carol Bowles ( )

to be continued.......

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Getting to know you......

The Lovely Christine of C.Tang-Love, Food, Make-Up, and Life posted these questions on her blog to get to know her readers much better...what a very nice feel free to answer the questions and post it on your blogs as are my answers:

1. What's your name?
Nicola Iris

2. What's one item you cannot leave your house without?
Digital Cam......I never go out without it....

3. What is one cosmetic that you find yourself buying over and over again?
Burts Bee's Lip Balm...even my husband use it...

4. What is one cosmetic that you always wear in your look?
A Blush...I just love blushes...I think it is also the very first makeup that I got..

5. How do you decide what you wear? (clothes and make up)
With clothes it depends on where am I going, what occasion and of course the weather, if I'm going to a party or meeting friends I would really think about what to wear a few weeks ahead cuz I don't want people to see me with the same clothes...but if I'm just going to the grocery or run some errands I will just grab whatever it is that I see on my drawer or closet as long as it is comfy, clean and no crease... with makeup I tend to use the same stuff over & over again except for lippies......but most of the time I'll just put on a face powder,blush and a lip balm.

6. What's one song you find yourself playing over and over again right now?
Gravity by Sarah Bareilles

7. What's one cosmetic item you've had your eye on but haven't bought?
Mac Angel Lipstick

8. If you could only own one pair of shoes, what pair would it be? (Evil question, I know haha)
this is a very difficult question...I live on my Hollister flipflops but when the winter comes I can't go out with i would say a comfy sneakers.My Current Favorite

9. Where do you buy most of your cosmetics?
Random Online Store, Drugstores, mall

10. How do you find out about new products?
I love to read magazines and from you wonderful bloggers....and Youtube..

11. How do you decide what cosmetics you buy?
I read reviews from blogs...and sometimes I check it out at and it really depends on how much am I willing to spend on it..

12. How did you get into make up?
It started from watching Youtube Makeup Gurus...I'm such a late bloomer!!

13. What websites do you go to first when you open your browser?
Yahoomail..then Facebook, blogger, fabsugar.....etc....

14. Tell me a fun fact about yourself :)
I don't smoke, maybe once or twice in my whole life, I never liked it...but I love the smell of an unlit cigarette..I would smell it over & over an addict.....luckily no one in the family are smokers or else i would need to go to rehab...:)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Remembering My Dad

I'm so sorry for not being able to post anything for a while, I've been too lazy recently with regards to posting...It's not a valid excuse but It's just that sometimes my brain doesn't work properly...Maybe I've got large gaps of neurons..LOL..

This coming monday (July 27) is my Dad's first year death anniversary..I can't believe it's been a year. I actually think of Papa a lot...

My Father has always been strict not only with me but with everyone...he provided us with discipline that we required and needed, his commands are always the law and everyone is scared of him.but he was always fair and just. throughout the years we have had our share of disagreements, the typical arguments about curfews, partying, piercings, having a boyfriend or even petty things like my eyebrows or presidential candidates..hehe...still my fear and respect of him, provided me a perspective that my actions would acquire negative consequences. disappointing my dad was not an option. He was a very caring and compassionate man, a supportive father..He was also never vocal about his feelings..I never heard him said I love you but I know in my heart that he loves us more than anyone in the world does.

My Parents Wedding Photo, they were always together until my dad died.

I love my Papa so much and I regret not being able to tell him so...the last time I talked to him was on the phone he was in the hospital being treated with fungal infection in the lungs, all I said to him was that he should relax and that he was going to be well but after a few days he was in the ICU, the doctors misdiagnosed him, he has cancer and they never treated him for it. I wasn't there when he died, I wasn't able to go home on time.

me,my papa and his friends on my 18th birthday

I want to thank my papa for being always there for us, for loving us unconditionally, for sharing everything that he has, for providing us with memories and everything that we need to survive his absence..there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him, I know he is in better place now and someday I know we will be together in heaven but till then I will miss him with all my heart.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jewelry Love and Some Random Stuff.....

These are some of my hauls for the past few weeks....

all jewelries are from Forever21.......

This are not the most comfortable shoes
but it makes my legs look longer...

My Very First Essie Nailpolis(es):
(L)Forget Me Nots ; (R)Guchi Muchi Puchi

and some random stuff....


Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July Weekend

McArthur Memorial (Norfolk, VA)

Collective Soul Concert at Norfolk Harborfest
The Fireworks
Virginia Beach

New Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach, VA)
Old Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach, VA)

DSK Giveaway #3

Steph of DSK jewelry is having another celebrate her 300 followers...

click here to enter
Contest Ends: August 1st, 2009 (at exactly 12AM)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Loving Emma Watsons Looks for Teen Vogue....

Emma Watson All Grown Up, looking chic and sophisticated for Teen Vogue July 2009 issue.


Tagged: Honest Scrap Award

I was tagged by my favorite blogger Lisa of Shop N' Chomp Daily....Thanks girl you have always been so nice to me...

Tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag ten people with the award, and be sure to let them know they've been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don't forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

1. I have a really bad fear of snakes..and unfortunately for me my cousins love to have snakes as a pet and we used to all live in a same house....

2. My hubby & I got married on the exact day of our 12th yr. anniversary as a couple...

3. I own 2 cars & 1 big bike back home which I inherited from my dad but I still don't know how to drive...:(

4. In college I took up BS Physical Therapy & In my 4th yr. I realized I don't want to be a Physical Therapist but I finished my course anyway...

5. I'm a Harry Potter Freak....

6. I always wanted to be an Interior Designer...

7. When I was younger I used to be very good in painting, I even won a contest but as I got older I lost that talent, is that possible??

8. I used to drink coffee before I got to sleep...

9. I'm always on a diet but I never lose weight....

10.I'm a shopaholic..honestly I need therapy...I get so frustrated whenever I don't get to buy something...

I'm tagging anyone who hasn't done this yet, I believe I'm always the last one to get tagged...haha