An afternoon out in downtown LA

So I recently spent a day out in downtown LA with a good friend. Despite the day having started with some rain it got clear after and it was such a nice day to just stroll around and do some shopping.  We started out by having some breakfast at Urth Caffe So good, they have the most delicious healthy food you can think of, that when you eat it your like THIS IS HEALTHY?! lol. If you haven't visited one of their locations I would definitely give it a try, Anyways after we caught up and talked for a bit we walked over to the little flea market that they have on weekends and just browsed around(ok we also did some shopping) all in all it was a nice spent day with a good friend relaxing and having some laughs.

What did you all do this weekend?

Late to the party

I wasn't really late to a party per say, but I am late on jumping on the bandwagon of some of these products. Its not like I haven't heard about these products before I have. I've seen other bloggers and youtubers rave about them but I just never got around to trying them until now. Boy was I happy I did. I don't really know what took me so long to try them if they kept getting mentioned on how awesome they were. So here I am writing a mini review for them so that you too don't arrive late for the party.

1.Macadamia Natural oil, Deep Repair Masque: This is just so amazing! I recently went ombre with my hair and as you know bleach on hair is not such a good idea. So when I was in the market for some help with hair repair, this one did the trick. After one use you can definitely feel and see the difference. This really is for anyone who wants to nourish their hair to a healthier state. Sure it might be a teeny tiny bit pricey but it is so worth it.

2.Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer: I was looking for a new under eye concealer since the one I'm currently using is about to run out. I heard about this brands foundation (which sadly is not available in the states yet :( but you can order online, I think) I saw their concealer and decided to give it a try. I really like it as it gives good coverage for those pesky dark circles plus it kinda makes you look a little more awake. It helps with Instant anti-fatigue effect with peptides and vitamin moisturising complex.Visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes, and completely conceals spots and other blemishes.

3.Maybeline Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara : I've always had issues with mascaras since my eye lashes are stick straight and most mascaras weigh them down when I curl them but this one did not. It helps make them look fuller and longer which is always a plus. It is water proof so it might be a bit tricky to take off but nothing to hard with a little make up remover. All in all this mascara is great. It's very lengthening and stays on all day long.

4.The original Beauty Blender: Now I must admit when first heard about this I was a bit doubtful about all the rave reviews this itty bitty sponge was getting but  was wrong. Once I tried it with my foundation, it was love at first...use. lol It amazing how this sponge can make a world of difference in the appearance of you make up. It gives you everything from amazingly sheer coverage to a buildable full coverage, and it can be used it with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product. If you haven't bought this little sucker I would def go out and do it now!

5. Airspun loose face powder: This powder not only provide good, flawless coverage it's also really inexpensive for the amount you get. The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder contains tints that are spread throughout the powder and are designed to lay flat and evenly on your skin, providing you with a flawless finish. This translucent loose face powder can be used as a foundation or to set make-up in place as a finishing agent. Love it!

6.I'm really late on this. I tried it and ever since I have not used another thin on my brows. I just love how the color matches to your brows and the finish it gives them. They have many different shades to pick from. It stays on all day! I don't have to redo it at all! I love the convenient compact that it comes in, too! I have to try her brow pencil I have heard many great things about it too.

7. Evian Facial spray: Last but not least this facial spray. Evian supplies the vital moisture skin so desperately needs to look soft, supple, healthy, and young looking. Use it with complete confidence to rehydrate and deliver the perfect balance of minerals skin demands. For home or on the go. Love how you can use it to re fix your make up or simply refresh your face (especially on those summer scorching days, which is what I did. My face thanked me for it).

Let me know if you've tried any of these or recommend me trying some products you've tried. I love trying new products.

P.S. I am feeling a lot better. Thank you for the get well wishes. :) Hope you all are having a great Monday.


Under the weather

Hey guys,
I've seem to come down with a cold. I feel horrible. I had a post half way done but not entirely finished to go up today. By the time I get out of work, I just have no energy to get on the computer and be creative. I don't want to do a half job on the post so I will leave it until I feel better. Hopefully I will feel better soon and can have it up by the end of the weekend, but if you do not hear from me it's because I am trying to get better. Anyways hope you all have a great day. Stay healthy the cold/flu season is upon us.

Relaxing Sundays

A little snippet about me, sometimes I suffer for anxiety/nervousness (is that a word?) issues. Just recently I've noticed that these episodes started happening more often and they suck. I go through times where i just get really bad anxiety, I start to over think things way too much, worry, get nervous, want to cry, question so many things, all in all its just anxiety issues. So when I noticed or realized what this was because at first I thought it was just me overreacting, I had to learn how to deal with these kinds of days (which can be hard sometimes), and trust it's not easy. Anyways I'm not gonna go into a whole post about how I deal with anxiety or what helps me, maybe I'll save that fro another post where I can describe things in more detail for you guys.

Any-who the reason for this post was because I recently had one of those days and it was bad. I was at work when it started and those are just the worst because I feel like I can't really do much to calm myself down because, well I am working and can't have a mental breakdown lol. So me and my sisters decided to head down to a Botanical garden that's' close to home and that is just gorgeous. I mean apart from all the plants and art they have it's just peaceful. It really helped me clear my mind and feel at peace if you will. Putting my phone away and just taking in the sights and taking a few pictures was a wonderful way to spend the day.

They have wonderful cafes throughout the park with amazing views or one can simply sit on the grassy areas and eat or on the benches. They even have art houses as well. It's a massive park. All in all it's a beautiful place to visit to spend a relaxing afternoon with family, friends, and loved ones. Check out some of the pictures I took of my afternoon visit there. If you live around the LA area and you'd like to visit here is the website where you can find more info:

What kind of place do you like to visit to find some peace and quiet? Or what kind of things do you do to relax? Or simply let me know what you did this Sunday. :) Let me know in the comments. Hope this Monday is treating you all well.

Outfit of the day

This was today's outfit of the day. I was running late so I didn't have time to take pics of me with the outfit on, but hope you get an idea of what it looked like. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Top and Skirt are from Charlotte Russe, tights from Forever 21 and shoes are from a little boutique near me called Wild Diva Lounge.


Comfort Food Saturday

Hello Everyone,

On weekends I usually like to treat myself, especially for breakfast (it is the weekend after all). The next recipe is one of my favorites and it's very easy to do. It's a Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich (Yea, I just said that). To do this you start off by making a regular PB&J sandwich.

  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Butter (optional) 
  • Milk
* You can always substitute any of these ingredients to whatever you like.

  1. Start by making your PB&J (jelly on one side and Peanut butter on the other, in case you didn't know :))
  2. Once that's done you put them together and add butter on the outer sides of the bread (again this is optional)
  3. Then you grill your sandwich. You can use any non-stick pan to do this. Grill until both sides are golden brown. 
And that's it! Easy! You plate it, eat it, and enjoy! I usually like to add some sort of fruit to my plate, along with some milk because you can't have a PB&J with it.

If you try this let me know down in the comments. Or let me know what you favorite weekend meal

It's starting to feel a lot like fall.

I should have taken a picture here, just like all the other little kids. :)

Falls here! Although it still feels like summer here. This has got to be my second favorite season, well it ties with summer. I love how it get cooler, time for all those warm meals and hot chocolates, warm fuzzy sweaters, movie nights in all warm and cozy. Ahhh I'm excited just writing about these things.

This afternoon we decided to visit a pumpkin patch, since it is that time of year and they're starting to pop up just about everywhere. It was a nice afternoon out with my sisters, just walking around looking at all the pumpkins and all the little kids running around excitedly looking for just the right pumpkin to take home (ah to be a little kid again).

We're thinking of carving some pumpkins, although with my drawing skills that might not go so well. Thank goodness for stencils! Anyways if we decide to carve some I'll post some pics for you guys, either here or on instagram, so keep an eye out for those.

Have you guys visited your neighborhood pumpkin patch yet? What do you like about fall?



Work Station

   Welcome to Where Beauty Meets Brains or WBMB for short :) I just wanted to have this 1st post (yay 1st post) be a mini intro into all the goodies that you'll be able to find on my new blog. I'm super excited to be sharing this blog and can't wait to fully get it going. On WBMB you'll be able to find post on things from fashion, make-up, places i've visited or want to visit in the future, books, music, movies, food/recipes, and how to work of said food (hehe) and everyday life adventures(or sweatpants, snacks, and Netflix kinda days, cuz I have a few of those) Anyways I'll stop rambling and hope you all will join me on this new blog journey and hope you enjoy all the info. Feel free to follow on twitter/Instagram/bloglovin where you can stay updated on this blog, or just stop by and say hi. Until the next post.