Happy Birthday!

On Thursday, September 24, was mine & Rudys birthday! (Yes we share the same birthdays! He's two years older.) We didn't do much since it fell on a week day & we both worked the day of & the day after which we chose to do since we're going to Disneyland the following Wednesday, September 30.

On Wednesday we went to a Mexican restaurant where Rudy really likes these micheladas. I don't care for those except the shrimps are really yummy! 

The day of our birthday I went to work & all my co workers were absolutely the sweetest. They bought me my favorite cake, coffee, balloons along with gift card, a box of donuts & even took me out for lunch. We went to Bills Cafe since I've never been. The place was really good & I loved their mimosas. I love mimosas haha. Once I got off work I waited for Rudys to get off work & once he got home we exchanged gifts & spent the rest of the day watching our tv shows. 

Friday as a birthday gift to myself I got my hair done! I was getting a bit tired of the ombré look so I wanted to go back to my all natural red hair. I've also been really bored with my hair & wanted a change. I decided to get some bangs! I've never had straight front bangs in my life. It was something I always wanted when I was a kid because every little girl in school had them & I felt left out since I never had it. I was so nervous about it but honestly I'm in love with them. Im really happy I made the decision to get them. I think it was the change I needed. 

On Saturday my dad made a small BBQ for mine & Rudys birthdays. We kept it really small & my new baby niece even came to celebrate with us! Overall it was a good & relaxing birthday.

I really wished I took a bit more photos to share but here are a few that I did take. I love sharing my birthday with Rudy & wouldn't want to share my birthday with anyone else but him. 

(& one more of my hair cause I'm so obsessed!)

XO
Juliana 

Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

Over a month ago I made a purchase that I'm so happy about. I got myself the Clarisonic Mia 2 in the shade Sunwashed Peach of course. The set came with a travel case, charger, extra brush head & a full size cleanser.  I had heard nothing but great things about this & I always wanted to give it a try for myself because I'm always looking for new ways to better my skin. Finally in July I made the purchase & I've been using it since. 
have combination to oily skin that is acne prone. I have redness along with enlarged pores & black heads. From time to time I'll have dry patches as well & I have a few dark spots from previous breakouts. I read that the Clarisonic helps with all those & I was excited to put it to the test. I began using this on July 24 & I haven't missed a day since. 
Once you have your Clarisonic you're suppose to charge it for a whole 24 hours straight, which I did. The Clarisonic Mia 2 has two different speeds to choose from. I've been sticking with the standard one which I believe it's the slower speed. Once you turn it on I like to start on my chin & nose area & you're suppose to move in circular motions for 20 seconds.  It even has a timer that will tell you when to move to the next area on your face. From the nose & chin I go to my forehead for another 20 seconds then 10 seconds on each side of the face such as the checks & jaw line. You use the Clarisonic for a total of 60 seconds on your face. I find it a lot of fun to do everyday. Once you start using the Clarisonic it's highly suggested to continue the use for every single day to keep a clean & clear face not just once in a while. To wash my face with the Clarisonic I use the refreshing cleansing gel that came with my set & I'm really loving it. 
Before I ordered my own Clarisonic I read some review & many girls said that once they started using it that it made their skin break out. This is common due to the fact that the Clarisonic in doing a deep clean on your skin pulling out all the bacteria & impurities from deep down in your skin out to the surface which causes the skin to purge "break out". Do not stop using the Clarisonic because of this! You're skin will go back to being clear & looking better than ever. 

I'm a bit nervous about sharing my pictures through this whole process. My skin is still not 100% perfect or clear but it's close & I can see how much my skin has came from back when I started using it. You can definitely notice a difference on my pores. 

*Please excuse some bad lighting from my bathroom lights.* 
Day one // Week one
(My skin was definitely purging.)
Day one // Week one
Week 2 // Week 3 
Week 2 // Week 3
Week 4 // Week 5
Week 4 // Week 5
Week 6

Overall I'm beyond happy with this purchase if I haven't said it enough already. I highly recommend it to everyone & anyone. It's became such a necessity in my skin care routine. I'll never not use it. I look back at these photos & can't believe how much my skin has changed for the better. I look forward to see how flawless I can get my skin to look ;)

XO
Juliana