Monday, September 29, 2014

Vlogging life

New Vlog is up! Id like to pat myself on the back for being so "on point" with the uploads. Its been a great accomplishment for me since I am always so busy with this that and the other! Thank you to all that have been so supportive! XO

Peace Love and Lipgloss

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Las Vegas Film Festival and Look


Totally late post, but here is another look into my experience at the Film Festival here in Vegas. A few weeks back I was able to be apart of the scene and get some behind the scene looks from the actors and directors eyes. Below is from the screening of "Motel Life" starring Stephan Dorff. Since I was press, I was able to be paparazzi ;) LOL Im very proud of the shot below, they are both looking at my camera!! 

Now for the girly stuff! 
Since I was downtown I thought this would be the perfect time to get some images and do this "Outfit of the day" post! I took my cousin Danielle who is into photography, so she could help me out! Since Im pretty shy in front of a camera, I felt way better with her behind it!

Big love to zappos for inviting me and dressing me one of the days 

If you've never been downtown Las Vegas and are into the more "vintage" feel, you're missing out! A lot of renovation over the past years has really made downtown a gem. The upbeat bars and tourist attractions make for a fun night out. (And for some fun photo ops)

Shoes: Gucci
AG Jeans
No name top from years ago
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow "IVY"
BH Cosmetics 120 palette
Esquido eyelashes "Voila"
Mac Matchmaster foundation

Thursday, August 7, 2014

RissRose2 Takes the Las Vegas Film Festival


SOOOOOOO super cool post today, MAKE UP and Outfit of the Day!
I was invited to the Las Vegas Film Festival! So I was able to dress up, wear funky makeup and watch some movies! I was given a press pass so all access was awarded to me. (I felt like paparazzi haha) It was held Downtown Las Vegas which is super funky and artsy fartsy, which you will see in the pics below and next blog post!

The look below is my new favorite. Never did I think to wear yellow liner in my waterline! Since I was invited to go by Zappos they let me grab a few items from their site. When I saw yellow eyeliner, I was like, "ummm yea.." usually its worn on the lid but I thought it would be funky and fun in my waterline.. For some pizzaz I used the foil eyeshadow  just on the outer half of my lower lash line. I could have used this on my whole lid, but I wasn't looking for something so intense. Of course my lashes are from MAC #35

I even played with this while I took these pics. I used it on top of my eyeliner and its so subtle. It's not a shocking intense yellow, which I appreciate for a more subtle look.

So heres a rare post for me! I always wanted to have my picture taken so I could do outfits of the day, but I've been too bashful haha. So my cousin Danielle is pretty much a great photographer and I have started to work with her on some projects! Like this one! Another look from Zappos that I gravitated towards is this one piece by BCBG ! Light weight and see thru on top but theres a black skirt on the bottom portion to keep your goods covered! Im a huge fan of the one piece outfit..rompers are obviously so free flowing as well as a great maxi dress! Sometimes those don't have enough of a dress up factor so this long sleeve print did just the trick.

 Shoes by Alexander Wang

 Look at me in motion. Air Jordan ;)

I have another blog lined up for the other day that I was able to attend the festivities. I hope you all enjoyed this post! Feed back is always welcomed! Very grateful to the Zappos fam for giving me the goodies to rock while I spent time in the city I love and call home! 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Las Vegas Beauty and Club Package!


So if you watched a couple Vlogs ago, I was filming this "thing" with BeGlammed. Jose did my makeup for this video shoot. A friend of ours started her own business called BeGlammed. Its an app where you can have hair and makeup come right to your door! Obviously its a great idea for you and your girl trips before a night out! Even bridal parties! To get a better idea, watch this video, you might notice someone...

With that in mind need a guest list!? 

Call Danielle! She's my cousin who just started promoting! She can get you set up with hotel stay and all that good stuff!!

LIGHT- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Night
Daylight Beach Club- Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Eclipse night swim- Sunday nights

Id love to meet you all as well, this is a way better time and more appropriate for meeting some of you!! 

CALL DANIELLE (702) 279-9576 and tell her I sent you!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

JulieG713 Talks about our meet up in Beverly Hills!


SO I'll be having a meet n greet with my dear friend Julie at Rite Aid! She beat me to the punch and posted a video with all the details! I hope to see you soon!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Journal entry from the air..


I wrote this in my notes while I was up in the air on my way to Manila... Wednesday March 19th, 2014

Digging Deep

Digging deep for me isn’t  reaching down “deep" inside for that life altering memory/experience. I learned today that its appreciating the ordinary. How often do we do simple things like walk our dogs, run to the grocery store, talk on the phone, sit and do homework with our kids, make them snacks, listen to their stories about what happened at school? Everyday right? Everyday we do these basic things that we don’t remember years down the road. They are ordinary things that don’t stick out 10 years down the road, but we acknowledge they are there. By this domino effect of my thought process, I realized how much I don’t enjoy the present. (“The power of now” book by Eckhart Tolle) It would explain why when I look at the girls and see pre teens already and wonder what happened to my 5 year old babies!? I’ve been worrying about everything else under the sun for so many years that I didn’t get to enjoy the girls growing up!  I worried about things that every parent and adult has to worry about: rent, car payment, groceries, work, me time, college money for kids. Those are just off the top of my head. Im my finding, I worried and stressed over the little things like, “What am I gonna make for dinner? I want something healthy for the kids but something special that they will ask for all the time” (I loooove my moms chicken casserole, I still ask for it) But while 20 minutes has gone by and then the trip to the grocery store, it has taken 2 hours. Then I come to terms with, “Wow I just wasted that much time and I haven’t even cooked dinner yet” I’ve spent money on ingredients that I won’t use after this dish as well as take time away from my kids. Now Im not saying Ive stopped doing this all together, I’m saying that I did this too often, but still do it. Its GOOD to go out of your way to make something special! Its GOOD to have a goal like a great healthy dinner and achieve it! I’m just saying its NOT good to constantly do very time consuming things because before you know it, your kids are 10 years old and speaking to you like they are in High School! 

It’s not like I don’t spend time with my kids or don’t listen to them, that I’m writing this, its the simple fact that I realized to appreciate the ordinary and not JUST the super spectacular moments like, giving birth or running my first half marathon! Make the “ordinary” moments appreciated and be grateful for them. The way I think is, “Im walking around the grocery store with my kids and letting them get a couple different boxes of cereal because they can’t decide together on one, when there are people that can’t even WALK let alone afford to buy food” Thoughts like that make me appreciate, count my blessings that very second and before I know it, that turned out to be the best grocery store trip with the kids! 

I soul search on a regular basis. It’s how I keep from losing myself and my mind in the times of stress and over flowing plate of concerns. Just go one day at a time and give full attention to the present, it'll keep your stress level at a medium, in my opinion.  Soul searching isn’t done over night. It’s a process of course. It takes a big blow of some sort to really get your inner self to come out. For example, a break up, losing a loved one or even “Silence”. Silence? For me, yes. I talk so much and worried about me, me , me, me that I didn't see what was going on around me! I practiced listening and not talking so much which was EXTREMELY hard for me. (If you’re like me, its a big blow to your ego) I started hearing and listening to my best friend tell me about her day with her husband and the dinner conversations they had, I started watching and understanding why the twins are fighting over who gets what and then coming up with a solution. When at one point I would of said “uh huh, cool, really?” to Tammy or “stop girls or you’re grounded” to my kids. If you re-read my examples, you’ll see that THESE are ORDINARY EVERYDAY things! Over time, I found that I had soul searched with just one simple practice. LISTENING. I shut my mouth and soaked in everything. HOW SIMPLE. Not easy, but SIMPLE. Much easier to find your self this way then go thru trauma of a lost loved one! BUT with a dramatic event, you do a lot more thinking a re-evaluating of yourself and the decisions you have made and how you can make better choices for your future. Trust me, my last break up, I had some major hang ups about myself and what happened that it left me lost and confused and at one time,very mad and spiteful. I controlled those thoughts with reading and writing or any other positive energy which kept me from “Self Sabotage” mode or that familiar downward spiral when we hit rock bottom.

Im not particularly sure why I decided to share this with my readers, but Im glad I did. Exposing my true thoughts and life experiences is the vulnerability taking over. Im being an open book which allows you to make your own judgements about me, and thats ok. 

I wrote this on my last 3 hours of my flight to Manila. I read a chapter from “The gifts of Imperfections” by BrenĂ© Brown and BOOM, it triggered something in me to write how I think and how the little people work in my brain! To my readers, I’ve always promoted happiness and independence. Several comments on my videos have confirmed that. Im SO grateful.

Have you done your part to promote self worth to others? What did you do today that you can look back on 10 years from now and say, “yea, that was a great day…..!”