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Hanging with the Pros: Hair Stylist Lizzy Rose

A hair stylist determines whether or not you see daylight. Let's be real, getting your hair done isn't the easiest process that can be done. Every stylist has their own way of doing things and their knowledge on current fashion and products could either make or break a look. I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by Lizzy Rose in a salon called 8th & Main Hair Lounge located on 24355, 1/2 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321. I have also partnered with Lizzy to offer a 20% discount code using "The Lifestyle Diary" which hey who doesn't love a good discount!

Hanging with the Pros: Hair Stylist Lizzy Rose

A hair stylist determines whether or not you see daylight. Let's be real, getting your hair done isn't the easiest process that can be done. Every stylist has their own way of doing things and their knowledge on current fashion and products could either make or break a look. I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by Lizzy Rose in a salon called 8th & Main Hair Lounge located on 24355, 1/2 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321. I have also partnered with Lizzy to offer a 20% discount code using "The Lifestyle Diary" which hey who doesn't love a good discount!

Battle of the Instant Ramen

If you have never had a pack of instant ramen, ask yourself have you ever lived life to the fullest? Let's admit that these packs of instant ramen are the best to treat hunger with a naughty punch! Although people say they have tons of sodium, empty calories, and carbs we can all agree that they are still the best easy and cheap type of meal to have! I have tried a few packs of ramen and have come up with the top 2 that ultimately had the best taste and flavor.

10 Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves

Let's just all come to the agreement that makeup just isn't cheap! Sometimes brands really take advantage of the amount they make us pay because they know we will pay for the brand name. Drug store products don't get the hype they deserve! Everyone would rather pay $40 for a foundation when it could easily cost you $15 or less for something that could do the same thing or a $20 lipstick when there's $10 or less for lipsticks that are just as beautiful. Don't get me wrong splurge on what you want but maybe give the drug store option a chance to the job and still save you money! Here are 10 drug store products I use on myself and recommend for you to give a try!

Shrimp Linguine Pasta with Mushrooms & Spinach Red Sauce

Lets begin with one simple question. Who doesn't love a simple but elegant pasta dish? The answer to that is EVERYONE! Pasta is the way to peoples hearts! Carbs are a divine! This simple and easy dish will bring out your inner culinary chef! Using fresh and simple ingredients to create an elegant pasta dish in under 30 min is a must have recipe you need to have! Whether its for a dinner date or a quick dinner with the family, this recipe will surly leave everyone wanting seconds!

Dealing with Depression, Anxiety, &PTSD

Let's talk about the 3 things people have the hardest time coming to terms with depression, anxiety, and PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder). Having either or all of these could really affect someone physically, mentally, and could alter their way of thinking in the most negative and horrible way. Having watched someone and personally have gone through it first hand made me realize how truly horrifying it can be to deal with. So know that you are not alone! Know there is light on the other side of the tunnel if you are willing to seek the help you need in order to overcome this battle you may be going through.

Easy 3 Ingredient Mexican Hot Coco

Every latino family has a way of making hot chocolate. Some recipes include 50 ingredients that can take a lifetime to make and others such a this one only have a few. My parents never had a lot of time due to having busy schedules so something quick and easy to satisfy my sweet tooth as a kid was key. My dad would make his favorite and yummy tasting recipe that would only include 3 things and would take less than 10 minutes to create! So a hot coco recipe that takes minimal ingredients and takes less than 10 min to make, I'm sharing hidden gem here now just add a pan dulce or maybe 10 and you got yourself the best breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner if your about that life!

My Experience: Labor & Delivery

Let's talk mama stuff! Giving birth was the best and worst thing I have ever put myself through. Having to go through getting gestational diabetes at 8 months of being pregnant to being in labor for 4 days, yes you read that right 4 DAYS. There is so much I wish I would have known before going into the hospital that I should have physically and mentally have prepared myself for.

In a relationship, can age really just be a number?

Ever heard that phrase "age is just a number" when having a conversation about something? Let's take a second to ask ourselves this question...does age really matter? Some may say no and other may say yes. Well if you ask me, age really doesn't! Everyone deserves to be happy regardless of the age, race, color, or gender they may be. I once read an article where two people at the age of 90 and 93 found each other and fell in love, so yeah if they saw age didn't matter so can everyone else. What matters is the quality of the person. I once had to ask that same question to myself "Is age really just a number?" had I not put that thought aside and just given life a chance to guide me I would have never gotten married. So life lesson 101 just follow your heart because fate will never misguide you.

Easy Chocolate Braided Swirl Puff with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

One of my good friends Alex allowed me to steal her amazing swirl puff recipe. What a wonderful friend right! When she made this for me I could honestly say I fell in love again (sorry husband). Seeing her make this recipe was one of the best things that could be done, the smell of all of the ingredients when they came together were so lovely. Let me tell you, when she put the puff into the oven, the house smelled like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies were in the making. Lets be honest we all LOVE that smell and if some of you are nodding your heads saying "No" this is the main reason you need to try this recipe, I promise you the beautiful chocolatey smell will make you drool.

4 Simple Body Scrubs

Every so often our skin needs to be exfoliated. Exfoliating our skin allows us to remove any dead skin that may be clogged underneath. Uncovering the skin underneath reveals the fresh new skin cells we had below. Exfoliating opens a way for moisturizing products to work more effective, leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy. Here are 4 body scrubs that have seemed to work for me. I am a pretty lazy person when it comes to having to go out and buy things, plus everything at the store has such a long list of ingredients, I don't know half of the things I am actually putting on my body. So when I make my own scrubs I know what exactly went into them and trust the stuff I am using. Plus not to mention it's way more cost efficient. Buying a body scrub from let's say Target can cost you up to $10, making your own scrub could cost you less than $3 if you already have the essential oils on hand.

Abuelitas Buñuelos

Buñuelos are a dessert made from frying a piece of dough which is then covered with cinnamon sugar. They're typically rolled out into thin circles or by using a metal buñuelo mold. Latino households usually make them during Christmas or New Years. Luckily for me, my dad and I would make these delicious treats year round and enjoy them with a cup of homemade Mexican chocolate (Mexican Hot Chocolate). As a kid I would make the buñuelos and would always get in trouble for putting an "excessive" amount of cinnamon sugar, which in my opinion does not exist. Eating the buñuelos fresh from the frying pan with sugar is the best thing in the world. Who are we kidding, fresh fried dough is everyones soft spot.

5 Fall Outfits for a Casual Date

Lets take a minute to talk about one of the hardest things to go through... going on a date. Going on a date can be a roller coaster of emotions especially when figuring out what to wear. Figuring that out can often times make things worse. It's not a secret we all want to dress our best, but a casual date can always be a good option. Whether it’s grabbing a cup of coffee or taking a visit to the nearest Ben and Jerry's for a strawberry ice cream on top of a sugar cone bowl (which honestly in my opinion sounds better than a 5 start restaurant ) can often time beat a fancy overrated date. Whether it be your first or tenth date it's okay to opt in for a comfy outfit that can still impress that special someone.